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# 252809 12-Jul-2019 14:40
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I'm considering moving from Vodafone FibreX 200 to Fibre with Spark and am confused about whether my current modem is suitable, or if I need to stump up the $14.95 courier fee for Spark's modem. I take it the VF supplied router (Huawei?) will no longer be required?

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

 


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  # 2275380 12-Jul-2019 14:48
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It'll work.
Your current router for fibre is ok.

 

For fibre they just plug a network cable from the ONT device onto the WAN port of your current router to broadcast and receive internet traffic so it doesn't really matter what router you use

 

 


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  # 2275391 12-Jul-2019 15:23
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Salami:

 

It'll work.
Your current router for fibre is ok.

 

For fibre they just plug a network cable from the ONT device onto the WAN port of your current router to broadcast and receive internet traffic so it doesn't really matter what router you use

 

 

 

 

 

 

except that for Spark the router has to be able to handle VLAN tagging on the wan port - which isn't a given on all routers (especially older ones).

 

Also obviously it needs to be able to keep up with the connection whilst running PPPoE - generally ok on 100 or 200mbit/s connections, but again can become an issue on older routers if you've gone for full speed


 
 
 
 


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  # 2275396 12-Jul-2019 15:43
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The Voda FibreX also runs vlan10 tagging on their WAN, so not sure what your on about, regardless Voda Huawei routers are identical to the Spark ones best I can tell.

 

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  # 2275406 12-Jul-2019 16:08
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Thanks for the replies everyone, have a good weekend! 


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