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#261992 28-Dec-2019 12:24
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Ok I saw over in the Lan forum that noroad mentioned that the NF18ACV compatible mesh units are being trialled/tested, is this something orcon are looking at doing or bringing in?

 

https://www.netcomm.com/products/cloudmesh-wifi-satellite

 

 

 

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  #2391515 14-Jan-2020 09:52
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Hi there,

 

Nothing to announce just yet, but we'll def have a look at it and let you / geekzone know of any developments.

 

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  #2437079 12-Mar-2020 18:04
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quentinreade:

 

Hi there,

 

Nothing to announce just yet, but we'll def have a look at it and let you / geekzone know of any developments.

 

Cheers, Quentin

 

 

I noticed they've put out some major firmware updates recently, but no sign of the mesh support yet

 

Any further updates from Orcon/Vocus about potential mesh support for

 

 





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  #2437851 14-Mar-2020 10:19
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My understanding was the new NF18 Cloud Mesh router + satellite was launching this month, with the firmware for the NF18ACV to follow soon after. I believe the NF18ACV will lose (from memory) SMB functionality due to insufficient memory if you opt for the mesh firmware.

 

 

 

 


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  #2437855 14-Mar-2020 10:42
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My understanding was the new NF18 Cloud Mesh router + satellite was launching this month, with the firmware for the NF18ACV to follow soon after. I believe the NF18ACV will lose (from memory) SMB functionality due to insufficient memory if you opt for the mesh firmware.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Correct, the NF18ACV loses SMB to fit the mesh code. The newer NF18 Cloud Mesh router is the replacement unit with more memory to fit the new code and updated GUI. These units are with ISP's for testing, obviously ISP's don't tend to roll things out without making sure the units are fully fit for purpose and supportable.




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  #2471188 25-Apr-2020 16:31
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any updates to all this?





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  #2489399 22-May-2020 13:12
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Hey @quentinreade any updates on this?





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  #2489677 22-May-2020 16:16
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Still working on it I am afraid ... I don't want to put a date on it as that's tempting fate too much. Can I be vague and say later this year? :)





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  #2489682 22-May-2020 16:27
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Hey @quentinreade any updates on this?

 

 

 

 

"final" firmware is due mid June...


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  #2489684 22-May-2020 16:32
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but what about the SMB users!

 

 

 

 

 

i never really understood the point of hosting a SMB mount point on a router...... It's just asking for something bad to happen.





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  #2489877 22-May-2020 23:48
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but what about the SMB users!

 

 

 

 

 

i never really understood the point of hosting a SMB mount point on a router...... It's just asking for something bad to happen.

 

 

 

 

Yes, if you run the mesh code on the the nf18acv the smb usp file sharing code is removed to fit within memory limits, the whole 6 people who used it in the history of the box will be unhappy... If you use the new nf18mesh router its got double the memory so that most valuable of features still works. In reality every router I've tested the smb feature on has had total crap performance anyway.


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