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  Reply # 1312790 27-May-2015 14:50
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That's 310Mb/s transmit AND 310Mb/s receive, right? That seems pretty impressive to me when I stop to actually think about it.

HOWEVER, they're supposed to theoretically provide around 450Mb/s both TX and RX I think, so what do you think stops your scenario giving you that much, given that your two are so close?

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  Reply # 1312844 27-May-2015 15:43
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qyiet:
Ardgowan: A bit of an update — I got two of the NanoBeam 5AC-19's and love them.


I also have two NanoBeam 5AC-19s in Point to Point with zero issues.  My link seems to have approx. 310Mbps of throughput.  I see sbiddle recommend against them, but I've not had any issues at all.   I do have a short link (less than 50m)


I recommended against them 4 months ago because at the time they were so useless they weren't even worth plugging in.

In 4 months the product has become a lot more stable. I still wouldn't deploy in any large numbers them due to the problems that still do exist, but they are a lot better.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1312871 27-May-2015 16:31
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qyiet:
Ardgowan: A bit of an update — I got two of the NanoBeam 5AC-19's and love them.


I also have two NanoBeam 5AC-19s in Point to Point with zero issues.  My link seems to have approx. 310Mbps of throughput.  I see sbiddle recommend against them, but I've not had any issues at all.   I do have a short link (less than 50m)


I recommended against them 4 months ago because at the time they were so useless they weren't even worth plugging in.

In 4 months the product has become a lot more stable. I still wouldn't deploy in any large numbers them due to the problems that still do exist, but they are a lot better.



Sorry, I missed the date there.   My deployment has been running for ~2-3 months without issues.  but it's only a single short link, so I guess I've just been lucky.




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  Reply # 1771582 27-Apr-2017 21:41
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Thought I'd post a brief update after 2 years with this setup. My two nanobeams have been extraordinary. They are so reliable I forget they're even there. I never have to restart them. Absolutely rock solid, regardless of the weather, the wind, or whatever.

 

In fact, I was fiddling with the config a few months ago just because I can, and now get even better speed. Far more than I need for 100/20 fibre in fact, so I've dialled the output power right down, especially on the return link (which only needs 20Mb/s).

 

My internet has only gone down a half dozen times or so in the 2 years and in every case it was either Vodafone's fault, or a tractor dug through the fibre somewhere, or the router's power brick fell out of the wall at my friend's house (yes really! :p ) or the increasingly-horrible Vodafone standard-issue router (Huawei HG659).

 

This Huawei HG659 has started really playing up badly, but unfortunately my friend has her phone plugged into it.

 

Anyone have thoughts whether I could add a properly decent router (e.g. a MikroTik Routerboard) into the mix at her end to provide DHCP and port forwarding etc, but still use the Huawei for her WIFI and VOIP? Vodafone scare me, mainly. e.g. I don't really relish the thought of trying to get VOIP config from Vodafone's tech support :o


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  Reply # 1771583 27-Apr-2017 21:44
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Ardgowan:

 

 

 

Anyone have thoughts whether I could add a properly decent router (e.g. a MikroTik Routerboard) into the mix at her end to provide DHCP and port forwarding etc, but still use the Huawei for her WIFI and VOIP? Vodafone scare me, mainly. e.g. I don't really relish the thought of trying to get VOIP config from Vodafone's tech support :o

 

 

 

 

Most RGW voice services will work behind another router, you will be hard pressed to find a provider who will "support" it ofcourse.

 

since vodafone use DHCP it should technically be plug and go.





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  Reply # 1771610 27-Apr-2017 22:54
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hio77:

 

Ardgowan:

 

 

 

Anyone have thoughts whether I could add a properly decent router (e.g. a MikroTik Routerboard) into the mix at her end to provide DHCP and port forwarding etc, but still use the Huawei for her WIFI and VOIP? Vodafone scare me, mainly. e.g. I don't really relish the thought of trying to get VOIP config from Vodafone's tech support :o

 

 

 

 

Most RGW voice services will work behind another router, you will be hard pressed to find a provider who will "support" it ofcourse.

 

since vodafone use DHCP it should technically be plug and go.

 

 

They use DHCP on vlan10 right? if so, your new router would need to supply DHCP on vlan10 for the Vodafone CPE to get an address so it still works for Voice





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  Reply # 1774572 2-May-2017 20:26
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hio77:


Ardgowan:


 


Anyone have thoughts whether I could add a properly decent router (e.g. a MikroTik Routerboard) into the mix at her end to provide DHCP and port forwarding etc, but still use the Huawei for her WIFI and VOIP? Vodafone scare me, mainly. e.g. I don't really relish the thought of trying to get VOIP config from Vodafone's tech support :o



 


Most RGW voice services will work behind another router, you will be hard pressed to find a provider who will "support" it ofcourse.


since vodafone use DHCP it should technically be plug and go.



They use DHCP on vlan10 right? if so, your new router would need to supply DHCP on vlan10 for the Vodafone CPE to get an address so it still works for Voice



I put together some instructions for getting this setup working back in this thread: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=198107&page_no=3#1595908

Note that if you are using WiFi through the HG659 with this setup, it will be behind double NAT (i.e. not ideal).



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  Reply # 1774576 2-May-2017 20:33
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@froob — oh brilliant! Thanks for writing it, and pointing me to it... it could be exactly what I end up doing.


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  Reply # 1774656 2-May-2017 21:49
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cisconz:

 

hio77:

 

Ardgowan:

 

 

 

Anyone have thoughts whether I could add a properly decent router (e.g. a MikroTik Routerboard) into the mix at her end to provide DHCP and port forwarding etc, but still use the Huawei for her WIFI and VOIP? Vodafone scare me, mainly. e.g. I don't really relish the thought of trying to get VOIP config from Vodafone's tech support :o

 

 

 

 

Most RGW voice services will work behind another router, you will be hard pressed to find a provider who will "support" it ofcourse.

 

since vodafone use DHCP it should technically be plug and go.

 

 

They use DHCP on vlan10 right? if so, your new router would need to supply DHCP on vlan10 for the Vodafone CPE to get an address so it still works for Voice

 

 

Yes. Although TBH vodafone support PPPoE and DHCP on vlan 10, even on adsl where there is also PPPoA open and free.





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