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Topic # 236297 27-May-2018 17:46
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Looks like a good value device for UFB.

 

Most big sites are giving it 8-8.5/10.

 

Anything I should be concerned about with the device?

 

https://www.asus.com/nz/Networking/RTAC66U/

 

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  Reply # 2023527 27-May-2018 19:09
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Liker every single router on the market and every thread on here about the best router, whether or not a router is any good or not depends entirely on your requirements.

 

There is no ""best" router out there, but pros and cons to pretty much every product out there on the market.

 

 




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  Reply # 2023530 27-May-2018 19:25
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Thanks.

 

Do I need a modem or can I use a router directly into the ONT ? Or so I need the Modem part of my netcomm NF4V with UFB? Hope that makes sense.

 

Im just wanting something slightly better in speed and penetration than the typical ISP device like the huawei hg659?

 

The AC66U for its price gets really good reviews for penetration and speed. I dont need to hack an HG659 and add an external antenna on the 5GHz internal antenna etc.

 

 




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  Reply # 2023531 27-May-2018 19:31
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Here is the answer. Awesome. Id rather buy a used higher quality router than another 2 in 1 Modem/Router

 

https://www.bigpipe.co.nz/faq/faq-about-our-plans/faq-ultra-fast-broadband/what-router-do-i-need

 

Perhaps I should keep the NF4V though just in case the next place we move to doesnt have UFB available.....


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  Reply # 2023536 27-May-2018 19:46
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honestly stop starting new threads for questions that could be answered in your other threads.

 

there is no modem in the UFB world, the ONT does that job, you need a router,

 

get the cheap $10 hg659 and see if it fixes you issues before you contemplate getting something different. it may very well work find for you.




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  Reply # 2023538 27-May-2018 19:52
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i only started new thread as i thought it needed to be relevant, ie this is specific to this device.

 

but if you think spending $10 might do the job vs $70-110, i will go that way. So many available, getting one cheap is garunteed. Im glad BigPipe didnt offer to sell me one now.


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  Reply # 2023567 27-May-2018 19:59
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get it try it see if it solves your issues, if it doesn't its likely your devices thats the issue.

 

can always flick it again if you want to go for something better later


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  Reply # 2023568 27-May-2018 20:00
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Sorry Tealeaf you are very hard to help with you chopping and changing 

 

Get the HG659 (as above) it does everything
Use the Laptops WLAN card that should be inside it, if removed get another or better

 

Start with the above and see how you go, I doubt getting anything better you'll know what to do with
Gather up knowledge and improve bits as needed once you know what you need to replace




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  Reply # 2023611 27-May-2018 21:42
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freakngeek:

 

Start with the above and see how you go, I doubt getting anything better you'll know what to do with
Gather up knowledge and improve bits as needed once you know what you need to replace

 

 

Hehe thanks Freak. I see your point but I wouldnt assume too much, I play dumb for a very good reason, I think its better to potentially learn from people than be one of those know alls, especially in Telco/IT. Its an approach that has served me well for 30 years in the industry.

 

I do agree.

 

Ok so given a lot of these Huaweis are starting at $1 and many are $20 buy now. How much would be a fair price to pay for one? $15-30?

 

I feel 5Ghz speed will see a massive improvement, my only concern is penetration and distance.

 

At worst case it is one closed indoor door and 15 metres distance.


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  Reply # 2023629 27-May-2018 21:57
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think i paid $15 for the last one i brought




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  Reply # 2023673 27-May-2018 22:31
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Jase2985:

 

think i paid $15 for the last one i brought

 

 

Ok mate that sounds about spot on then. Trademe is often full of dreamers, but luckily there are soooo many of these that the ones that are asking $50, are outnumbered by those starting at $1 or asking $20 buy now etc.

 

Cheers all.


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