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Topic # 230376 21-Feb-2018 15:24
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Late last year the man from Chorus came & installed our fiber. It wasn't the smoothest install but we got there in the end. 2 months later we get a phone call from Slingshot saying the need to come round & do some more wiring as our phone was still running on the copper lines. In the mean time I'd ditched the less than desirable "free" modem/rouoter supplied, Netcomm NF4V with an ASUS DSL-AC52U so I could at least stream Netflix in HD.  Today we find out we require a VoIP compatible modem/router, I've had to hook the old NF4V back up so the Mrs can use the land line. I phoned Slingshot & asked them if they had any better modems & for $100 they'll sell me a Netcomm NF18ACV. I'm not happy with having to pay for a reasonable modem/router when most of the competition in this day & age can supply a dual band. I've also not seen many good reviews of Netcomm products wifi stability.


Do people have any recommendations? Just having a quick look around now & the d-link talkbox2800  is one of the few options out there that don't cost a small fortune. I'd prefer to stay with ASUS but. 


The other option we have is to swap providers, the guy from Chorus said Spark & Trustpower customers can plug their phones directly into the fiber box.


Thanks in advance.



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  Reply # 1961632 21-Feb-2018 15:39
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Most here would recommend you stick with the ISP supplied router.



If the NF4V Wi-Fi is no good then you can turn off its Wi-Fi and plug in your DSL-AC52U behind your primary ISP supplied router for its improved Wi-Fi. You will need to configure the DSL-AC52U in Ethernet WAN mode. See here.

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  Reply # 1961657 21-Feb-2018 15:54
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Use your Asus router as a wireless access point instead of a router. The NF4V isn't terrible, just need to make sure it has up to date firmware - I'm sure slingshot would have probably done that when provisioning the VoIP line to it.


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  Reply # 1961659 21-Feb-2018 16:00
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Agreed - with my Parents I am using the standard Voyager router that came with their plan and some Ubiquiti UniFi AC-Pro's. Works well and their wireless is great.

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  Reply # 1962782 23-Feb-2018 10:49
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Thanks for the reply's. Spoke to another person at Slingshot & they said if we extend our contract for 12months they'll supply the Netcomm NF18ACV free of charge. So we'll give that a go.

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  Reply # 1985498 29-Mar-2018 16:49
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I got the Netcomm NF18ACV with my Slingshot Fibre. My experience with it is that wired connections works perfect but the Wi-Fi is utter crap. It keeps disconnecting frequently.


Googled for solutions and tweaked it's Wi-Fi settings and nothing made it stable. My old Asus N55U ADSL modem's Wi-Fi- was ROCK SOLID.


In the end, I got an EdgerouterX and hooked up my old Asus N55U router/modem. I love the EdgerouterX, does so much more for it's size.

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