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Topic # 67181 29-Aug-2010 20:22
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Hi All,

The house we are building will have a Vynco Logix VCC40 commuication board in the garage with Cat5 wiring to all rooms.

Can anyone recommend a modem that will fit into this cabinet? Wifi will be taken care of inside the house.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  Reply # 374484 30-Aug-2010 19:30
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Hi, the most common unit i use is the TPLink TD-8840, quite compact and good design overal, plus well matched to Telecoms ISAMs

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=361956

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  Reply # 374519 30-Aug-2010 20:37
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Hey cyril, can you comment on TP-Link's firmware? TP-Links's units seem to be virtually the same as dynalink/netcomm when it comes to hardware (broadcom chipsets).

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  Reply # 374524 30-Aug-2010 20:40
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Hi, the firmware is identical to the DSE model (no longer listed) and seems to do all the main things. One issue I have recently noted is that with the port forwarding you dont seem to be able to map a WAN port to a different LAN port even though the firmware and manual indicates you can cross map ports. Other than that they seem to work very well and seem very reliable.

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  Reply # 374546 30-Aug-2010 21:57
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Hi Cyril,

Thanks for the advice. Had a look on the net for reviews and it looks as if it may be quite complex to configure - perhaps more geared towards someone of your abilities than a newbie like me. In your experience, are these easy to set-up?

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  Reply # 374548 30-Aug-2010 22:00
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They are in my view no harder than any other, by and large out of the box they do all most folk want. Further you have a inexhaustible resource here in GZ.

But honestly whilst the interface is a bit more complex looking than most similar products, there is nothing to be afraid of.

Cyril



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  Reply # 374559 30-Aug-2010 22:14
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Cyril, you're right about the support on here - can't go wrong. Thanks for your input, much appreciated.

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