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  # 1769478 24-Apr-2017 07:33
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Unlimited VDSL (or Fiber, when it's available) with homeline is only $84.95 with Slingshot... if you're not in contract you may as well switch and benefit from the extra speed.  Note most VDSL modems will work with ADSL anyway.




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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.



Oh yea i was going to ask you. Since I bought the asus router from the u.s. I would assume that i need a power transformer to convert 220v to 110v otherwise i might blow the router right? I do own a few power transformers.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1770362 25-Apr-2017 21:50
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1. For your ASUS router, check the output specification of the power supply, then pick up a power supply from Jaycar. Much cheaper than a decent 230-115 V stepdown transformer.

2. Would a D-Link DSL-502T fulfil your ADSL2+ requirements? I've got one in the cupboard and no prospect of using it.

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  # 1770366 25-Apr-2017 21:58
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kiwigander: 1. For your ASUS router, check the output specification of the power supply, then pick up a power supply from Jaycar. Much cheaper than a decent 230-115 V stepdown transformer.

 

 

I'm yet to see a modem that does not take in a low DC voltage i'd expect no stepdown is required just the correct input.

 

 

 

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2. Would a D-Link DSL-502T fulfil your ADSL2+ requirements? I've got one in the cupboard and no prospect of using it.

 

That modem has major issues with syncing on ADSL2+ profiles, normally resulting in trash speed.





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kiwigander: 1. For your ASUS router, check the output specification of the power supply, then pick up a power supply from Jaycar. Much cheaper than a decent 230-115 V stepdown transformer.


I'm yet to see a modem that does not take in a low DC voltage i'd expect no stepdown is required just the correct input.


They all take low voltage DC, but if you try to use a USA-sourced power supply you may find that you fry your modem. Universal voltage (100-250 VAC input) power supplies are not universal in North America. Some of their power supplies will not cope with 230 V mains and will end up putting too many volts into the modem.

If the North American power supply says 100-250 VAC input, fine. But if it says 100-125 VAC, do NOT try to use it.



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  # 1770397 26-Apr-2017 07:17
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kiwigander:

 


kiwigander: 1. For your ASUS router, check the output specification of the power supply, then pick up a power supply from Jaycar. Much cheaper than a decent 230-115 V stepdown transformer.


I'm yet to see a modem that does not take in a low DC voltage i'd expect no stepdown is required just the correct input.

 



They all take low voltage DC, but if you try to use a USA-sourced power supply you may find that you fry your modem. Universal voltage (100-250 VAC input) power supplies are not universal in North America. Some of their power supplies will not cope with 230 V mains and will end up putting too many volts into the modem.

If the North American power supply says 100-250 VAC input, fine. But if it says 100-125 VAC, do NOT try to use it.


 

Universal power supplies now seem to be the norm on most devices such as routers.

 

Running a product permanently with a travel adapter is however not recommended. By law these are for temporary use, not permanent. It's also illegal to sell a product in NZ that does not have a AU/NZ power socket which still catches people out on Trademe. Lots of parallel importers just use to sell products with travel adapters.

 

 




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  # 1771138 27-Apr-2017 10:48
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kiwigander:

 


kiwigander: 1. For your ASUS router, check the output specification of the power supply, then pick up a power supply from Jaycar. Much cheaper than a decent 230-115 V stepdown transformer.


I'm yet to see a modem that does not take in a low DC voltage i'd expect no stepdown is required just the correct input.

 



They all take low voltage DC, but if you try to use a USA-sourced power supply you may find that you fry your modem. Universal voltage (100-250 VAC input) power supplies are not universal in North America. Some of their power supplies will not cope with 230 V mains and will end up putting too many volts into the modem.

If the North American power supply says 100-250 VAC input, fine. But if it says 100-125 VAC, do NOT try to use it.


 

Universal power supplies now seem to be the norm on most devices such as routers.

 

Running a product permanently with a travel adapter is however not recommended. By law these are for temporary use, not permanent. It's also illegal to sell a product in NZ that does not have a AU/NZ power socket which still catches people out on Trademe. Lots of parallel importers just use to sell products with travel adapters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah i've just called Asus and they have confirmed the one that I've ordered through amazon does come with a universal power supply. I guess I just need to purchase a adaptor to make the pins fit into my wall jack.


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