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  # 2198912 15-Mar-2019 17:24
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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

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  # 2198913 15-Mar-2019 17:24
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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:

You’ll need to set it up with:
Connection type: PPPoE
Password: anythingexceptblankbutincludingblank

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


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  # 2199819 16-Mar-2019 21:45
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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!

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  # 2199898 17-Mar-2019 00:27
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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.

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# 2200553 18-Mar-2019 09:09
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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.

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  # 2202391 20-Mar-2019 13:21
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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

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