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.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
8906 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2198912 15-Mar-2019 17:24
Send private message

if you got the orbi you have 2 options, use the spark router turn off the wifi and setup the orbis as access points, one would need to be cabled to the spark router, and thats your network

 

or remove the spark router, use the orbi router, and use the other satellite where you need it.

 

the second options has less components and is a one stop setup


Mr Snotty
8903 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2198913 15-Mar-2019 17:24
Send private message

You won’t have any need for the Spark router. It is always better to run the Orbi as the main router. Daisy chaining them can cause issues.

Grab one of these:
https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers-tablets/accessories/networking-equipment/netgear-rbk20-100aus-orbi-whole-home-ac2200-tri-band-wifi-system-rbk20/prod164062.html

You’ll need to set it up with:
Connection type: PPPoE
Username: user@xtrabb.co.nz
Password: anythingexceptblankbutincludingblank
VLAN 10

There are instructions somewhere - perhaps on PB Technologies website. I’m mobile so can’t easily link to it.




 
 
 
 


3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  # 2199819 16-Mar-2019 21:45
Send private message

Hey Micheal,

 

Me again hahah need some more advice. I think im actually going to go with voyager since theres no contract. That being said I will need to provide my own router/modem (not sure if i need both as im a noob with this). Do you have any recommendations for any modem router than will be compatible with voyagers fibre. Looking for something solid but not wanting to speed anymore than $160 NZD, also sent you a message through FB if thats easier to contact you.

 

Anyone feel free to give your advice too, thanks in advanced!


1050 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2199898 17-Mar-2019 00:27
Send private message

Modems are for the ADSL and VDSL connections, not fibre. There is no such thing as a fibre modem, despite the term being fairly common. For fibre you’ll want a router. (A módem converts the analog signal in copper phone lines to digital signals used by computer networks, since fibre is digital there is no need for the analog to digital conversion capability of the modem)

If you have an android device you can download an app called ‘WiFi analyzer “, it’ll show the channels the various WiFi signals are running on. You can use this app to configure your WiFi to the optimal channel. There is a bit of a science to it, e.g. for 2.4GHz only use channels 1, 6 or 11.



106 posts

Master Geek


# 2200553 18-Mar-2019 09:09
Send private message

thanks for all replies so far.

 

 

 

it helps a lot

 

 

 

i wanted to ask another question

 

 

 

i am on fiber 100 now and in the main living room i can get around 60-70mb speed

 

 

 

and in the bedrooms i can get around 40-50

 

 

 

so my question is if i upgrade to 200 , or say 900 max, will my current spark modem be able to deliver double or say 6-7 times respectively ( of current ) , purely going by theory, 

 

 

 

as per given situation, or again does it have other factors like modem and area capability, etc.


8906 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2202391 20-Mar-2019 13:21
Send private message

im guessing you are using wifi, and upping your plans speed will not really give you faster speeds to your devices if you are already suing the AC wifi standard.

 

you will get 200mbps when connected to the router via ethernet your issue is wifi


1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



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:





News »

Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27


D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07


LG Electronics begins distributing the G8X THINQ
Posted 24-Oct-2019 10:58


Arlo unveils its first video doorbell
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:27


New Zealand students shortlisted for James Dyson Award
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:18



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.