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Topic # 205627 20-Nov-2016 17:41
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Hey Everyone,

 

So looks like Google WiFi isn't going to work with NZ, but I'm looking at a router with the following features:

 

- QoS.  I want to be able to restrict the speed of networks to certain devices (e.g Kids phones, laptops).

 

- Parental Controls. Disable internet access during certain times (e.g after 10pm or at dinner time).

 

- (Does not have to have, but bonus if it does!) Limitation of WiFi to e.g 2GB of Usage per month.

 

 

 

Was recommended the Netgear Nighthawk.  Any other suggestions for a lower price?

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1674584 20-Nov-2016 17:48
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  Reply # 1674587 20-Nov-2016 17:54
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You are amazing!  Yuss!  EXACTLY what I am looking for.

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETSYN1900/Synology-Router-RT1900ac-3x3-MIMO-Dual-core-10GHz?qr=pspy&ref=pricespy

 

Just to confirm this works in NZ?  Also, sorry if this is a STUPID question, I've always only used the modems included with e.g Spark etc... But I was reading that in order to access the internet you need a modem and router.  Is this BOTH, i.e a modem and router?


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1674588 20-Nov-2016 17:55
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Just read it now:

 

 

 

simply plug it into your existing ISP modem, enter "router.synology.com" in a web browser, and follow the interactive installation guide to finish. You can also install DS router to find and complete setup using your Android or iOS device.

 

So do I just plug in with Ethernet to my existing modem supplied by spark?  And then I just turn off the wifi setting on my current spark modem right?

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1674589 20-Nov-2016 18:05
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I think OpenDNS is probably one of the easiest ways to implement content control on the network.

 

I do this on our call centre machines at work. They run on their own VLAN and the DHCP server gives out OpenDNS servers to those machines. Then set up content controls and OpenDNS control panel and easy as. Also get the benefit of a branded 'blocked' screen so that people know that aren't allowed to access it.

 

If you comprise on price you comprise quality.

 

 


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  Reply # 1674602 20-Nov-2016 18:29
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alexanderu:

 

You are amazing!  Yuss!  EXACTLY what I am looking for.

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETSYN1900/Synology-Router-RT1900ac-3x3-MIMO-Dual-core-10GHz?qr=pspy&ref=pricespy

 

Just to confirm this works in NZ?  Also, sorry if this is a STUPID question, I've always only used the modems included with e.g Spark etc... But I was reading that in order to access the internet you need a modem and router.  Is this BOTH, i.e a modem and router?

 

 

It's a router - and a very good one.  smile

 

What sort of connection do you have - ADSL, VDSL, cable, fibre?





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  Reply # 1674605 20-Nov-2016 18:32
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ADSL with Spark.  Any settings i need to change on my HG630b to set this up?




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  Reply # 1674608 20-Nov-2016 18:40
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I should turn off DHCP right, and as well as this it says on Sparks KB: https://www.spark.co.nz/help/internet-data/equipment/huawei/hg630b-gateway/setup-bridge-mode-huawei-hg630b/

 

     

  1. The HG630b uses the IP address range 192.168.1.x/24 by default.
    To avoid conflict, change the LAN address and subnet settings to another IP address range. i.e. 192.168.3.x/24

 

(At the bottom).

 

 

 

So at the moment it displays 192.168.1.254 - should I change this to like 192.168.3.254?

 

Thanks:)


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  Reply # 1674609 20-Nov-2016 18:47
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alexanderu:

 

ADSL with Spark.  Any settings i need to change on my HG630b to set this up?

 

 

If you're a serious geek, you could discard your old modem-router and buy a real modem (as well as the router):

 

Draytek Vigor 120 ADSL/2+ Modem
or
DrayTek Vigor DV130 ADSL/VDSL Modem (more expensive, but works with VDSL as well)

You will find guides to Vigor modems on Geekzone.





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  Reply # 1674627 20-Nov-2016 19:27
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alexanderu:

 

ADSL with Spark.  Any settings i need to change on my HG630b to set this up?

 

 

If you're a serious geek, you could discard your old modem-router and buy a real modem (as well as the router):

 

Draytek Vigor 120 ADSL/2+ Modem
or
DrayTek Vigor DV130 ADSL/VDSL Modem (more expensive, but works with VDSL as well)

You will find guides to Vigor modems on Geekzone.

 

 

 

 

Looking at buying it from eBay - much much cheaper.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Synology-RT1900ac-AC1900-Wireless-Dual-Band-Gigabit-Router-New-version-/121819478396?hash=item1c5d01b97c:g:8BkAAOSw8-tWVAAk

 

It's from Aus - it should still work in NZ right?


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  Reply # 1674630 20-Nov-2016 19:39
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alexanderu:

 

Looking at buying it from eBay - much much cheaper.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Synology-RT1900ac-AC1900-Wireless-Dual-Band-Gigabit-Router-New-version-/121819478396?hash=item1c5d01b97c:g:8BkAAOSw8-tWVAAk

 

It's from Aus - it should still work in NZ right?

 

 

It should work OK in NZ - same model, voltage, and power plug.

 

Converts to NZD $232 plus postage - a good price.

 

I'm an Australian living in NZ, but I always buy in NZ - makes returns much easier if required.





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  Reply # 1674649 20-Nov-2016 20:08
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alexanderu:

 

Looking at buying it from eBay - much much cheaper.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Synology-RT1900ac-AC1900-Wireless-Dual-Band-Gigabit-Router-New-version-/121819478396?hash=item1c5d01b97c:g:8BkAAOSw8-tWVAAk

 

It's from Aus - it should still work in NZ right?

 

 

It should work OK in NZ - same model, voltage, and power plug.

 

Converts to NZD $232 plus postage - a good price.

 

I'm an Australian living in NZ, but I always buy in NZ - makes returns much easier if required.

 

 

 

 

Just to confirm, this will work with ADSL correct?


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  Reply # 1674652 20-Nov-2016 20:19
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alexanderu:

 

Just to confirm, this will work with ADSL correct?

 

 

It's a router, not a modem-router. It will work with ADSL, VDSL, cable, or fibre, but not by itself.

 

To work with ADSL, you will need an ADSL modem as well. See my earlier post re Vigor modems.





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  Reply # 1674706 20-Nov-2016 22:24
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Netgear D7000


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  Reply # 1674739 21-Nov-2016 00:03
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For me the $50 saving isn't large enough saving to want me to buy from eBay. If any problems there's no CGA..

I'd buy from PbTech or other nz based site.

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  Reply # 1674749 21-Nov-2016 02:00
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If you don't want to invest in a new router BigPipe has what you're needing built into their network (they're an offshoot from Spark) except what you block on BigPipe will apply to all devices - the QoS is legit as it works on their end. I saw this on my Facebook feed posted by a BigPipe customer the other week that made me chuckle:

 

 





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