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Topic # 224136 4-Nov-2017 10:30
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Hi, everyone bit of a stupid question here, just had fibre fitted after a year long wait. So the question is; what are the two boxes?

 

is the one on the wall (the optical termination) the modem and the box supplied the Router only?

 

or the supplied box is the router/modem. Have asked Slingshot and they give vague answer that does not answer the question and to confuse the issue some sites I've been on say its a router only and others say Modem/router.

 

Need this resolving as looking to replace the box supplied with my own as I would like dual band.

 

thank you in advance for everyones help


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  Reply # 1895161 4-Nov-2017 10:37
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There is no need for a "modem" for a fibre connection.  =-)

 

Modem is a "modulator / demodulator" that converts analogue to digital signal and vice versa (if I remember it correctly).

 

The box (a white box if you are in a Chorus area) on the wall is the ONT, optical network teminal.  It allows you to connect your network equipment to the fibre network.

 

The equipment sent to you by Slingshot is a router.

 

Enjoy your fibre connection.  =-D


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  Reply # 1895162 4-Nov-2017 10:38
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post a photo, the other box is likely the connection back into your existing telephone wiring.

 

slingshot should supply you with a router, you plug that into the ONT which your fibre installer installed


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1895163 4-Nov-2017 10:39
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is the one on the wall (the optical termination) the modem and the box supplied the Router only?


Pretty much this.

A fibre connection doesn't actually use a "modem", but the Optical Network Terminal (ONT) could be thought of as a "fibre modem". This means that the other box will just act as a router.

Just to confuse things, the router may have an actual modem built into it, but this will only be used for ADSL/VDSL connections. I'm not sure what box Slingshot provides.



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Reply # 1895164 4-Nov-2017 10:42
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Thank you for the prompt reply, so would you suggest i just purchase a "router" only, say the Netgear R7000


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  Reply # 1895166 4-Nov-2017 10:57
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Yes, if you don't want to use the Slingshot router. Or you could get a separate wireless access point.

Do you have a phone service through the Slingshot router? If so, things will be a bit more complicated.

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  Reply # 1895169 4-Nov-2017 11:14
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what did slingshot give you to use?




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  Reply # 1895183 4-Nov-2017 12:09
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They gave me the Nv4f I believe, still have phone by copper, how would I set up my own router? Some friends tried but failed was thinking of buying their router.

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  Reply # 1895215 4-Nov-2017 14:47
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it should already be setup for you.

 

plug and play.




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  Reply # 1895216 4-Nov-2017 14:49
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It sure is but only 2.4 would prefer dual band.

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  Reply # 1895218 4-Nov-2017 15:16
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LUPPO: It sure is but only 2.4 would prefer dual band.

 

Are you kidding it does not support 5Ghz Wi-Fi?

 

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  Reply # 1895264 4-Nov-2017 17:03
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the you find/follow a setup guide on how to put the required setting into the new router

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=220340




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  Reply # 1895319 4-Nov-2017 20:13
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Linux:

 

LUPPO: It sure is but only 2.4 would prefer dual band.

 

Are you kidding it does not support 5Ghz Wi-Fi?

 

Linux

 

 

yes I know it does not support 5Ghz thats why I stated i would like dual band :)


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  Reply # 1895357 4-Nov-2017 22:22
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LUPPO:

 

Linux:

 

LUPPO: It sure is but only 2.4 would prefer dual band.

 

Are you kidding it does not support 5Ghz Wi-Fi?

 

Linux

 

 

yes I know it does not support 5Ghz thats why I stated i would like dual band :)

 

 

think hes questioning why an ISP is giving out a router that doesnt have dual band wifi


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  Reply # 1895360 4-Nov-2017 22:33
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The only thing that surprises me is that anyone is surprised a crappy budget ISP sent out a crappy budget router :-P





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  Reply # 1895362 4-Nov-2017 22:41
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Lias:

The only thing that surprises me is that anyone is surprised a crappy budget ISP sent out a crappy budget router :-P



You got that right

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