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  Reply # 1895458 5-Nov-2017 12:34
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OK sorted the supplied box is just a router, so have replaced it with Netgear R7300, WOW what a difference on old box d/l was about 50/70 and u/l was around 25, now d/l on the 2.4 has remained around the same but on the 5 band 125/145 .


thanks to all for the info 

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  Reply # 1899445 11-Nov-2017 23:27
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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



Kind of, but its optical so a bit different.




The one on the wall is the ONT or "Optical Network Terminal", so in a GPON fibre network it does the a more complicated equivalent to the job of a modem. The router is similar to what you used to have but has to be faster and has phone line outputs (since the fibre only carries internet it must convert phones to "Voice over IP"), and definitely has extra settings that tell Chorus which ISP to send your data to, since this is done differently too.


So that skinny yellow cable with the green plug is the actual fibre. Its sensitive; dont pull it out or damage it. If someone is tempted to pull it out for painting or something then don't. A little bit of dust inside the plug will break your connection, just like getting a blotch on a camera lens.

Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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