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# 174996 13-Jun-2015 09:36
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While sorting out our recent loss of internet, the person I spoke to at Orcon suggested not using the NF4V in bridge mode because they could not manage it remotely.  So at present it's in default mode with our own router (Asus AC66U) disconnected.

Now my desktop PC plugged into Orcon router definitely seems more responsive, which doesn't make sense to me.  But wifi connections are slower, which isn't a surprise as the NF4V is 2.4 GHz only.

So I suppose the choices are to use the Asus as an AP only, or ignore the advice and go back to using the Orcon router as a modem.  Any thoughts / comments would be appreciated.  We have a VDSL connection.

Would be Really Nice if we could use the fibre that was laid in our street almost a year ago!




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  # 1323899 13-Jun-2015 11:14
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w2krules:

Would be Really Nice if we could use the fibre that was laid in our street almost a year ago!


Why can't you?





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  # 1324005 13-Jun-2015 12:56
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sbiddle:
w2krules:

Would be Really Nice if we could use the fibre that was laid in our street almost a year ago!


Why can't you?



Because it's not "available" until March next year according to Chorus.




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  # 1324047 13-Jun-2015 14:00
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and your ISP says?

if there is fibre in your street at the moment and you cant get it till next year then its probably back bone fibre not residential fibre



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  # 1324086 13-Jun-2015 15:23
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The ISP web pages say it's not available at our address.

It's definitely residential.  They've been laying it in the area when replacing footpaths but haven't done all of the streets yet.




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  # 1324863 15-Jun-2015 11:38
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Would appreciate a reply from an Orcon guru.

w2krules: While sorting out our recent loss of internet, the person I spoke to at Orcon suggested not using the NF4V in bridge mode because they could not manage it remotely.  So at present it's in default mode with our own router (Asus AC66U) disconnected.

Now my desktop PC plugged into Orcon router definitely seems more responsive, which doesn't make sense to me.  But wifi connections are slower, which isn't a surprise as the NF4V is 2.4 GHz only.

So I suppose the choices are to use the Asus as an AP only, or ignore the advice and go back to using the Orcon router as a modem.  Any thoughts / comments would be appreciated.  We have a VDSL connection.




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  # 1324911 15-Jun-2015 12:26
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NF4V is a good router, I'd just set up your Asus as an AP and disable the built in one.



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  # 1327448 18-Jun-2015 17:24
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ubergeeknz: NF4V is a good router, I'd just set up your Asus as an AP and disable the built in one.

I've been running this configuration for the last few days and it seems fine.  Websites certainly seem more responsive now for some reason, especially over wired connections.




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