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Master Geek

#223279 22-Sep-2017 07:46
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Hey folks,


I live in a city apartment with Slingshot fibre internet but the 2.4Ghz WiFi interference leaves me with bad DSL speeds.


I have read a bunch of threads and reviews and I'm very tempted to buy the Netcomm NF8AC.


Our ONT is installed in a highly visible place and I need to make it all look as pretty as possible. I would like an economical single box with 5Ghz and an internal antenna.


The options are:


 - Netcomm NF8AC (Latest Firmware is May 2017) - $200


 - Netcomm NF17ACV (latest Firmware is June 2017) - $260


I have no requirement for VOIP - is that the only real difference between these guys? 


I also bookmarked other devices, but I would really like to have a sleek form factor, so external antennas are a showstopper (and the Fritz is too expensive).




I've read about a periodic DNS issue on the NF8AC, but it's very periodic, it will be fixed at some point, and I don't mind rebooting my router occasionally.


The WiFi strength is a bit average due to the internal antennas, but I'm in a one bedroom apartment, I can't imagine WiFi strength being an issue.




Is there any other reason not to buy the NF8AC? Its seems like it will do everything I want to me.

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Master Geek

  #1871296 23-Sep-2017 07:12
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deadlyllama: You can get a second hand Fritz off trademe for half that!


That sir, is a brilliant suggestion. I didn't even look seriously at the Fritz because of the price, but now I will go and find out what makes it worth the moolah




sbiddle: It's also not uncommon to see HG659b's going for $20 - $30


...and the brilliant ideas just keep coming!




Either of those options will suit me perfectly and I'll look forward to doing some comparative research and bidding this weekend!




Thanks folks!

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