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  # 1769359 23-Apr-2017 20:10
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If you just want a reliable ADSL modem to bridge to a router, and price is important, then a Dynalink RTA1320 is still a good option - pick them up really cheap on TradeMe. Go for the later revision (black case, not beige) as it has better cooling. As long as you are on a EUBA connection, you can bridge it to the router, which does all the authentication etc.

 

Here's a brand new one for a $1 - http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/networking-modems/adsl-modems/auction-1305731570.htm

 

 

 

 

Considering i've bricked 4 of these through overheating, i'd say they are a little EOL.

 

 

 

Personally my favorite bridging modem nowdays is the NF4V, Given they are slightly on the higher end for simply a modem though!

 

even as a low user, i'd recommend vdsl particularly for a short line... among other things, minor reductions to crosstalk in the bundle from the lower power levels is certainly a positive factor.

 

 

 

plus in the event you upload things, hey your not constrained by ADSL's poor upload bandwidth. 

 

 

 

 

yeah that's one of the reason why I avoid getting a modem/router combo units, either one would eventually burn out. Imo I find that routers last far much longer compared to the modem component of the device. The RT-AC68U is pretty much the toyota corrolla of stand alone routers imo.




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  # 1769365 23-Apr-2017 20:31
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Putting money into any form of ADSL modem when you are on the verge of getting fiber available doesnt seem that wise.

 

Most of the ISPs will give you a great deal for a phoneline and internet over fiber since they can cut chorus out of the equation for the phone part by using their router for it.

 

 

 

 

haha good point but my other half refuses to let the good old pstn line go though.. I guess the old cooper holds some settlemental value for her.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1769367 23-Apr-2017 20:41
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you can still have a phone line with fibre




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  # 1769371 23-Apr-2017 20:49
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you can still have a phone line with fibre

 

 

 

 

yeah i know, port the number across to be used as a voip sipp number right? I might consider that as an option in the near future as fibre hasn't gone live yet untill sometimes in may hopefully. In the meantime I will stick to adsl 2+, our current 4 year old vodafone modem/router has finally died which is the reason I ordered the RT-AC68U stand alone router. We are currently just using a single ethernet port back up adsl1 modem. Besides, I can also use the RT-AC68U for fibre connection if we ever decide to upgrade in the future, maybe.


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  # 1769372 23-Apr-2017 20:50
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Whats wrong with the single port one you have plugged into the asus?





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  # 1769373 23-Apr-2017 20:51
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RunningMan:

 

If you just want a reliable ADSL modem to bridge to a router, and price is important, then a Dynalink RTA1320 is still a good option - pick them up really cheap on TradeMe. Go for the later revision (black case, not beige) as it has better cooling. As long as you are on a EUBA connection, you can bridge it to the router, which does all the authentication etc.

 

Here's a brand new one for a $1 - http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/networking-modems/adsl-modems/auction-1305731570.htm

 

 

 

 

Considering i've bricked 4 of these through overheating, i'd say they are a little EOL.

 

 

 

Personally my favorite bridging modem nowdays is the NF4V, Given they are slightly on the higher end for simply a modem though!

 

even as a low user, i'd recommend vdsl particularly for a short line... among other things, minor reductions to crosstalk in the bundle from the lower power levels is certainly a positive factor.

 

 

 

plus in the event you upload things, hey your not constrained by ADSL's poor upload bandwidth. 

 

 

that NF4V cost nearly $200 though! lol, nah I will stick to the $1-$10 adsl2+ secondhand modem thanks. haha.


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  # 1769375 23-Apr-2017 21:04
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$40 to $50 on trademe


 
 
 
 


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  # 1769383 23-Apr-2017 21:13
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that NF4V cost nearly $200 though! lol, nah I will stick to the $1-$10 adsl2+ secondhand modem thanks. haha.

 

 

as above, you can pickup them secondhand for 50~ish.

 

 

 

Reason i target something slightly higher is because then you have room to do whatever, adsl, vdsl and fibre..

 

Sure if you just go with an "adsl" modem now days, eh whatever it will be cheap but you limit your capability a fair bit.





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  # 1769385 23-Apr-2017 21:31
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 Are you in a UFB area?

 



The fibre is layed out on our street and i think it's going live during may.. Imo i really don't see much benefit of upgrading to either vdsl or fibre for us. Getting between 15Mbit/s - 18Mbit/sec average throughput is more than enough for us 2 people in the household. We just do the usual daily torrent unix isos, youtube, netflix and chill and md general browsing.

 

You're downloading *nix ISOs daily and you don't see the need for higher speeds?

 

Anyway it's not like you have a choice in this matter, the way this government is going, DSL services will be cut and you have to get fibre. Might as well sign up to fibre now while it's still free.




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  # 1769386 23-Apr-2017 21:32
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Whats wrong with the single port one you have plugged into the asus?

 

 

 

 

as i've mentioned previously, the backup single port back modem I'm currently using is just a standard adsl 1 modem, so the max attainable line speed i can get through this box is around 4-6Mbit if i can recall.


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  # 1769388 23-Apr-2017 21:37
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Well if speed isnt an issue then whats the problem with that?





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  # 1769426 23-Apr-2017 21:43
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tommyboy:
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 Are you in a UFB area?

 



The fibre is layed out on our street and i think it's going live during may.. Imo i really don't see much benefit of upgrading to either vdsl or fibre for us. Getting between 15Mbit/s - 18Mbit/sec average throughput is more than enough for us 2 people in the household. We just do the usual daily torrent unix isos, youtube, netflix and chill and md general browsing.

 

You're downloading *nix ISOs daily and you don't see the need for higher speeds?

 

Anyway it's not like you have a choice in this matter, the way this government is going, DSL services will be cut and you have to get fibre. Might as well sign up to fibre now while it's still free.

 

 

well there is only so much you can download off the net right? even when I torrent through flux (andriod fone torrent app), while netflixing and browsing, there is still more than enough bandwidth left on the pipe to be ultilised. There is only 2 of us in the household. Fibre/VDSL is just not neccessary for us but yeah I might consider to upgrade in the near future.




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  # 1769428 23-Apr-2017 21:46
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Well if speed isnt an issue then whats the problem with that?

 

 

 

 

I never said speed was not an issue bro..  4-6Mbit/s is obviously not fast enough for both of us. I can live with anything 10Mbit/s+ in my house hold as long as we get a good deal for unlimited data with calling which we are getting right now.


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  # 1769446 23-Apr-2017 23:15
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I don't need Gigabit - just saying ;) It is worth going to VDSL. I would talk to your partner about going to Skinny Direct on her mobile - $30/mo for unlimited calls, texts and 3gb data then you can go for something like Skinny for home broadband. This way, you're getting the best speeds you can possibly get and a cheap router.







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  # 1769468 24-Apr-2017 00:39
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I don't need Gigabit - just saying ;) It is worth going to VDSL. I would talk to your partner about going to Skinny Direct on her mobile - $30/mo for unlimited calls, texts and 3gb data then you can go for something like Skinny for home broadband. This way, you're getting the best speeds you can possibly get and a cheap router.



Haha.. Nah not really keen on that skinny direct 4g home bband ay, she needs the pstn line and she doesn't like the idea of porting the number into a voip sipp. We both arn't paying anything for our mobile services as we just use the skinny collect app in return for monthly free 200MB mobile data, we simply use our mobile data to communicate using whatsapp/viber while on the road. I also forgot to mention that i often leech off my local gyms unlimited fibre connection to torrent our favorite unix distros while i train on the daily afterwork.

Overall, i'm happy with our adsl2+ service :).

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