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#270122 24-Apr-2020 13:22
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Hi Orcon team,

 

I have the basic Orcon modem NetComm Wireless NF4V.

 

Is it possible to pay a fee and upgrade my modem to one that's slightly gruntier - even supporting 5GHZ would be great.

 

Thank you, TehGerbil


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  #2469328 24-Apr-2020 13:45
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Hi, are you on VDSL (or ADSL) or Fibre, typically the wireless performance of most all in one routers is pretty so so, why not instead invest in a decent seperate WAP.

 

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  #2470340 24-Apr-2020 14:24
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Thanks Cyril7, I suspect you're right. My HG659 from, 5+ years ago requires frequent rebooting, and is running the latest firmware so just checking out all my options. 

 

The Netcomm router is 2.4 only, but it does have a decent range. I am pissing around with a Vodafone "Ultra hub" to replace it (for free) but suspect forking out for a decent AP is well work the outlay.


 
 
 
 


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  #2470342 24-Apr-2020 14:29
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I use a non-ISP provided router on Orcon.  You can do the same.  Just keep the current one handy in case you need to do any troubleshooting during a fault.

 

 


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  #2470353 24-Apr-2020 14:36
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Hi, just confirming are you on VDSL/ADSL or Fibre

 

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  #2470373 24-Apr-2020 15:02
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hey Cyril, Fibre sorry mate missed that part. 


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  #2470427 24-Apr-2020 16:57
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All good then we don't t need to explore vdsl chipset ability or lack of.

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  #2470565 24-Apr-2020 21:00
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I am on Orcon Gigantic Fibre. I have used an HG659 until recently when the LAN ports started failing.

 

I never bothered using the Orcon supplied router.

 

I am presently using a Vodafone Ultra Hub which works very well. Also noting that WiFi on 2.4GHz and 5GHz works all around my house.

 

I also tested a Spark Smart Modem today and found that to work well too.

 

 

 

 





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  #2472769 28-Apr-2020 12:59
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tehgerbil:

 

Hi Orcon team,

 

I have the basic Orcon modem NetComm Wireless NF4V.

 

Is it possible to pay a fee and upgrade my modem to one that's slightly gruntier - even supporting 5GHZ would be great.

 

Thank you, TehGerbil

 

 

Hi there,

 

Chuck me a PM with your account details and I'll have a look at what we can do if you're still keen!

 

Cheers,

 

Cam




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  #2472807 28-Apr-2020 14:19
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Gordy7:

 

I am presently using a Vodafone Ultra Hub which works very well. Also noting that WiFi on 2.4GHz and 5GHz works all around my house.

 

 

I have done a factory reset, and then have it running simultaneously with the HG659 (different SSID) and it's been perfectly fine and yes - the range is much better than my HG659.

 

Thank you. 

 

 

 

Pinged Bameron!


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