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#269787 8-Apr-2020 12:26
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Hi

 

Looking to purchase a second Fritzbox to create a wireless Mesh network.

 

Anybody got one they no longer using and wanting to get rid of it?

 

Willing to pay up to $50 exc postage to Wellington.

 

Cheers

 

 


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  #2457535 8-Apr-2020 16:11
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They are in hot demand second hand but they are also only a bit over $100 on the 2 degrees boardband web site if you can't find one.


 
 
 
 


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  #2457538 8-Apr-2020 16:13
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Just to add.  The 7390 doesn't do mesh but can be a repeater.  7490 is the lowest spec fritzbox that does mesh.  I have a 7390 I would be happy to sell.  Am Rolleston based.  I think you really want two 7490s.




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  #2457540 8-Apr-2020 16:15
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Ok thanks for the heads up on that one. I assumed the difference was just the 5GHz


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  #2457596 8-Apr-2020 17:05
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I've got a 2Degrees branded 7490 sitting here covered in dust, literally never fired up.

 

Happy to send it your way once everything calms down a bit and non-essential delivery is back on the boil.





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  #2457639 8-Apr-2020 18:08
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Thanks mate. I will be in touch unless I can get something organised before then.

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  #2457651 8-Apr-2020 19:00
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landcruiserguy:

 

They are in hot demand second hand but they are also only a bit over $100 on the 2 degrees boardband web site if you can't find one.

 

 

 

 

Where are they on the 2degrees website? I couldn't find them.


 
 
 
 


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  #2458074 9-Apr-2020 11:31
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NumPy:

 

Looking to purchase a second Fritzbox to create a wireless Mesh network.

 

 

I set up a Fritzbox Mesh with a 7560 and a 7490 for my parents in Masterton about a year ago and it has been so terrible that they just spent $469 on a 3-unit AC2200 Netgear Orbi system.

 

Handoff (or the lack of) between Fritzboxes was horrendous, wireless speeds were shocking (couldn't even keep up with their 2degrees 100/20 UFB plan), their 2018 Samsung smart TV wouldn't even stay connected.

 

I hope you have better luck but I thought I'd let you know their experiences.

 

For what it's worth, the Orbi are brilliant, easily keeps up with their plan (can get 100/20 on wifi on a mobile phone from the farthest reaches of the house), no dropoffs or handoff issues yet, and they have a second 5GHz band used solely as a backhaul between the units.


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  #2458348 9-Apr-2020 14:00
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I have had no issues with the Fritzbox mesh setups at all, I have done 2 set ups, one for myself (7530 and 7490) and parents (7560 and 7490) and has been going strong.


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  #2458352 9-Apr-2020 14:05
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BigMal:

 

landcruiserguy:

 

They are in hot demand second hand but they are also only a bit over $100 on the 2 degrees boardband web site if you can't find one.

 

 

 

 

Where are they on the 2degrees website? I couldn't find them.

 


as far as I can tell @landcruiserguy must be referring to the cost of $160ish if you sign up to a plan on an open term contract.
I don't see any way to buy one outright




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  #2458752 10-Apr-2020 08:24
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I looked on 2Degrees website and could not find them either.


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  #2458769 10-Apr-2020 09:46
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NumPy:

 

I looked on 2Degrees website and could not find them either.

 

 

Hopefully this helps:

 

     

  1. Log onto your 2 degrees broadband account (you need to be a customer)
  2. Click on extras tab
  3. Click on hardware sub tab
  4. The 2 degrees model is listed as $165 (+ $15 shipping).  I assume it's the 7490 as they changed over years ago but might be worth checking.

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