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Topic # 198579 14-Jul-2016 17:46
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  Can anybody advise what the model/brand model Slingshot supply (I've seen a few references in the forum but unsure if they are for fibre or VDSL installs)?

 

  Any feedback re the modem or whether to roll your own than take the ISP supplied model?

 

 


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  Reply # 1592938 15-Jul-2016 09:28
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Hey H, the modem we're currently supply for Fibre is an Energy Imports Gigabit Fibre Router - GF1V. It has the same chip-set as the Netcomm NF4V modems, but without the VDSL or ADSL functionality. For VDSL we supply an Energy Imports VB4204 W Modem.





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  Reply # 1593273 15-Jul-2016 17:57
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I've got the NF4V on fibre. Only had it a couple of months.

 

Has SS just started using the GF1V? Ive found the NF4V ok to use but lack 802.11n 5Ghz wireless.

 

It has many menus because of the added ADSL and VDSL functionality.

 

Wondering if anyone else has for the GF1V and has had the NF4V.

 

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  Reply # 1593504 16-Jul-2016 11:46
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Slingshot:

 

Hey H, the modem we're currently supply for Fibre is an Energy Imports Gigabit Fibre Router - GF1V. It has the same chip-set as the Netcomm NF4V modems, but without the VDSL or ADSL functionality. For VDSL we supply an Energy Imports VB4204 W Modem.

 

 

 

 

  Thanks, sorry I wasn't clear I was referring to VDSL. What is the chipset/specs of the VB2404W modem as I couldn't find anything on the Energy Imports website?

 

  Also as an aside, we don't get fibre until 2018, hence the VDSL. ufb.org.nz says we don't have VDSL coverage in our area, yet most ISP's will accept a VDSL (incld Slingshot) from our address. Who is correct, and am I pushing the proverbial uphill requesting a VDSL connect if the ufb.org.nz website says that there is no coverage?

 

  Many thanks.

 

 


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  Reply # 1593547 16-Jul-2016 14:57
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that does the chorus site say? they are the authority for XDSL connections




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  Reply # 1593548 16-Jul-2016 15:05
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Jase2985:

 

that does the chorus site say? they are the authority for XDSL connections

 

 

 

 

  For some reason the Chorus site doesn't come up with anything for our address (current connection or possible connections).

 

  If I try a neighbouring house (across the road and next door) it comes up that they are VDSL capable whereas ufb.org.nz shows the whole neighbourhood as VDSL excluded.

 

  I take it then that VDSL is a possibility.


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  Reply # 1593558 16-Jul-2016 15:56
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call your isp and get them to do a manual prequal for VDSL, see what that comes back with


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