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#277179 30-Sep-2020 16:39
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Chorus installed our Fibre connection last week with their Type 300 ONT. They put this directly next to the phone socket and seem to have integrated the phone (if that is the correct term?).

 

Vodafone will be turning on our Fibre on Monday; despite their customer service we are sticking with them as they have an international call plan that we want to keep.

 

We have an ASUS DSL-AC68U that we have had a few years on ADSL. It has a good wifi range and I'm keen to retain it.  However, I've been told I can only use the Vodafone Ultra Hub Plus that has been supplied to us, as I have to use this for the phone. Does anyone know any way around this?  I'm told that Vodafone does things differently with the phone and if I was with another company I could use my existing modem?

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Many thanks.


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  #2576611 30-Sep-2020 17:00
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PBTech have a good page on settings you need for each provider: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/ASUSISPSettings


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  #2576612 30-Sep-2020 17:02
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Unless VF are willing to tell you the VOIP credentials, you'll need to use their router to get the voice service.  That's assuming your existing device can even support VOIP?


 
 
 
 


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  #2576614 30-Sep-2020 17:02
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NZKC Thank you.  I'd had a look at that but it seems to be silent on the home phone; perhaps I'm just outdated wanting a landline!

 

 


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  #2576618 30-Sep-2020 17:06
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shk292 and Linux, this is where I start to get lost. I need Vodafone VOIP for Dummies...


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  #2576624 30-Sep-2020 17:17
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RJK:

 

shk292 and Linux, this is where I start to get lost. I need Vodafone VOIP for Dummies...

 

 

If you need VOIP for Dummies, then I recommend that you use their supplied device or switch to an ISP (eg Spark) that provisions VOIP from the ONT.

 

You can always re-purpose your device as a wireless access point connected to the VF router if you want to benefit from it's good WIFI coverage

 

 


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  #2576629 30-Sep-2020 17:29
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Linux:

 

If it supports VLAN tagging it should work fine

 

 

including using the phone from the ultrahub?


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  #2576630 30-Sep-2020 17:32
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I have the same router and I connected the Vodafone router to it for the phone only, using instructions I probably found on here a couple of years ago, so have a search, it can definitely be done.


 
 
 
 


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  #2576631 30-Sep-2020 17:34
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Aitchy:

 

I have the same router and I connected the Vodafone router to it for the phone only, using instructions I probably found on here a couple of years ago, so have a search, it can definitely be done.

 

 

and thats the only downside you need to have the ultrahub connected to the asus and only get your phone from the ultrahub


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  #2576633 30-Sep-2020 17:41
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Sorry, I lied, I have the RT-AC68U. Don’t know if that makes a difference. But I have that connected to the box on the wall, and the Vodafone supplied router connected to the ASUS and the phone plugged into the Vodafone router. Sorry I am not good with the jargon, and can’t remember how to post a link [URL=https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=198107&page_no=3#1595908]

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  #2576651 30-Sep-2020 18:11
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Many thanks

 

I wondered about the option of using the Ultra Hub for the connection and the ASUS for my Wifi,but PB Tech have told me that I cannot use it as a router only (ie not also use it as my modem).  I was surprised by this....


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  #2576711 30-Sep-2020 19:21
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You would be surprised because you've been told nonsense.





Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. UAP, UAP AC Pro, UAP AC Pro Mesh, Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone XR, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then it's data cabled.


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  #2576787 30-Sep-2020 20:38
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also be aware that the DSL version of the asus device will likely not even get close to getting gigabit speeds


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  #2576910 1-Oct-2020 07:13
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Your Asus router is vastly inferior to the Vodafone device when it comes to overall routing performance and WiFi performance, and has no ATA built in so there is no possible way for you to use it for your phone service.

 

 


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  #2579479 5-Oct-2020 12:31
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Fibre turned on this morning.  

 

 

 

Wireless coverage from the Asus DSL-AC68U is vastly superior to the Vodafone Ultra Hub; so I will need to work my way through all of the information provided above to find a way to keep it!


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  #2579480 5-Oct-2020 12:36
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RJK:

 

Fibre turned on this morning.  

 

 

 

Wireless coverage from the Asus DSL-AC68U is vastly superior to the Vodafone Ultra Hub; so I will need to work my way through all of the information provided above to find a way to keep it!

 

 

 

 

Use the Asus as a wireless AP then, but the voice must run from the ultra hub unless you can magically some how get the SIP credentials


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