Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


81 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


Topic # 240733 23-Sep-2018 13:19
Send private message quote this post

I know this sounds crazy, but I have spent a few hours trying to find someone that has one of these.

 

 

 

There are plenty of Australian websites, however, none that I could find allowed shipping to New Zealand. 

 

According to PriceSpy there are no retailers that stock them in New Zealand and Google seems to report the same results.

 

 

 

I'd really love to get my hands on one of these but it seems like they just aren't available. So if anyone knows any retailers, let me know! Note, that for it to work in NZ we need the LB2120-100AUS variant that's compatible with our 4g and 3g bands.


Create new topic
1848 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 137


  Reply # 2095157 23-Sep-2018 16:30
Send private message quote this post


81 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 2095158 23-Sep-2018 16:32
Send private message quote this post

Rickles:

 

https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/netgear-4g-lte-modem-lb2120-100aus-netgear/

 

Essentially Dick Smith store.

 

 

 

 

Sadly they won't let me enter a NZ address, and their NZ site doesn't have it.


1848 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 137


  Reply # 2095277 23-Sep-2018 23:12
Send private message quote this post

     >Sadly they won't let me enter a NZ address, and their NZ site doesn't have it.<

 

Bugger!  I was in Oz for 6 weeks just a few days ago, could have easily carried one back with me <undecided>

 

Do you know someone in Oz who could post it over for you?


27158 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6588

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2095292 24-Sep-2018 07:09
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Out of curiosity what is the appeal of that device?

 

There is no real retail market for 3rd party 3G/4G devices in NZ since they're not something 99% of people can use as home fixed wireless solutions from both VF and Spark and tied to their hardware. As a result if this you're not going to find these type of devices aimed at domestic consumers.

 

Anybody who does use 3G/4G devices in a serious production environment would opt for a higher quality unit such as an Icomera.

 

 

 

 


31 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 2095392 24-Sep-2018 11:41
Send private message quote this post

None currently in NZ apparently, but checking with my supplier to see if they are still available and whether or not one can be ordered.

 

 

 

+++ supplier has come back with... "ETA is 6 weeks via sea freight and 2 weeks via air freight with an additional charge"

 

 

 

Can ascertain costings if you like.




81 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 2095396 24-Sep-2018 11:46
Send private message quote this post

sbiddle:

 

Out of curiosity what is the appeal of that device?

 

There is no real retail market for 3rd party 3G/4G devices in NZ since they're not something 99% of people can use as home fixed wireless solutions from both VF and Spark and tied to their hardware. As a result if this you're not going to find these type of devices aimed at domestic consumers.

 

Anybody who does use 3G/4G devices in a serious production environment would opt for a higher quality unit such as an Icomera.

 

 

 

 

I currently have an RBI connection with a wholesaler on an unlocked SIM (so I can use it in any modem I please). I got an unlocked SIM because my router runs off solar power and the standard B315s' that come with connections are awful at battery usage and basically everything else. Looking for something that can do a "bridge mode" to my actual router that is powered on mains.

 

 

 

fritzman:

 

None currently in NZ apparently, but checking with my supplier to see if they are still available and whether or not one can be ordered.

 

 

 

 

Appreciate it man!


31 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 2095467 24-Sep-2018 13:12
Send private message quote this post

Short answer is $200+gst incl (sea-freight) shipping (6/7-weeks to get to you).


1848 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 137


  Reply # 2095474 24-Sep-2018 13:23
Send private message quote this post

What router are you using?

 

If it has a mobile/USB port, then a normal T-stick style modem with your SIM inserted should work well?


1 post

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 2097701 27-Sep-2018 19:25
Send private message quote this post

I am looking for an LTE modem that can be put into "Bridge Mode" so that I can avoid double NAT when plugging it into my Ubiquiti Unifi USG.

 

It looks like the Netgear LB1110/LB1111/LB1120/LB1121/LB2120 are the most suitable for this purpose. I think I would be happy with an LB1111 (POE + 1 LAN port) though. 

 

I don't know whether you are aware that RBI in NZ is currently being upgraded and modem firmware is needing upgrading in some circumstances. I upgraded my Huawei B315s-607 today. I wonder if the Netgear LB modems will be supported here.

 

Please can you let me know if you find out how to get one of these Netgear LB modems and whether they will be compatible.

 

Go Wireless NZ recommended this modem https://www.gowifi.co.nz/outdoora/wapltekit.html as a possible replacement that can be set up with "Bridge Mode", but I haven't researched it adequately and am not sure how good the NZ version is - I saw some pretty uncomplimentary overseas reviews regarding slow speed. I am checking with my ISP as to suitability.

 

Thanks and good luck.


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.