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  Reply # 1627477 11-Sep-2016 16:26
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Expecting a single router to cover a whole house with WiFi (especially if it's dual band and performance is important) is a distant dream. It simply isn't a realistic expectation in many modern homes. 

 

Running additional AP's and not relying on WiFi from the router is always the best option. I would recommend Xclaim AP's by Ruckus who make the best WiFI gear in the market.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1627506 11-Sep-2016 17:25
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Well you could just buy 1 more access point then. get a good quality one like Sbiddle suggested. 

 

You could go 802.11n like an XI-1 for a lot less. But if you want to get wireless AC then You will need to look at an XI-3.

 

You can get other brands, but yeh xclaim use the same components that Ruckus use, and Ruckus and Aerohive make by far the best AP's around. 

 

The ubiquiti unifi stuff is OK for consumers as well. 

 


Back to your original problem though, you need to make sure your current router can remember your NAT settings. I would see if you can do something about that first, that would cheese me off personally. 






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  Reply # 1627577 11-Sep-2016 20:33
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Hey, thanks for all the advice; will post an update once I get it all sorted out. Cheers




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  Reply # 1627737 12-Sep-2016 09:30
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I am using a VoiP phone with Orcon so since they don't give out any details, to me that equals forcing me to use their modem. I also know that Orcon, from their end, can log in to the modem and see - a subset - of the the settings which I feel violates my privacy. One of the things they can see/control is the wireless settings.

 

So I switched off the wireless on the Orcon modem, switched off DHCP, basically switched off everything I could and I use 1 LAN output of the modem as the WAN input on my own router running custom firmware. I prefer this because not even Orcon can log in to my (own) router and see my settings and if I'd switch to another provider then my network stays exactly the way it is now, only the WAN connection on my own router will be connected to another device.

 

I don't like combined devices. I have always preferred to have a dedicated modem and behind that a dedicated router, imho modem-routers suck.


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  Reply # 1630861 15-Sep-2016 12:43
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edwinov:

 

I am using a VoiP phone with Orcon so since they don't give out any details, to me that equals forcing me to use their modem. I also know that Orcon, from their end, can log in to the modem and see - a subset - of the the settings which I feel violates my privacy. One of the things they can see/control is the wireless settings.

 

So I switched off the wireless on the Orcon modem, switched off DHCP, basically switched off everything I could and I use 1 LAN output of the modem as the WAN input on my own router running custom firmware. I prefer this because not even Orcon can log in to my (own) router and see my settings and if I'd switch to another provider then my network stays exactly the way it is now, only the WAN connection on my own router will be connected to another device.

 

I don't like combined devices. I have always preferred to have a dedicated modem and behind that a dedicated router, imho modem-routers suck.

 

 

Also not happy that my ISP can effectively "snoop" on my setup, so I like what you have suggested ... excellent idea.

 

Regarding a router, do you have any suggestions ?
I have 6 x CAT6 connections into various rooms in the house, so would need at least an 8 port device plus fast wireless, preferably AC ?

 

Cheers
--Michael

 

 




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  Reply # 1847311 15-Aug-2017 23:05
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edwinov:

 

I am using a VoiP phone with Orcon so since they don't give out any details, to me that equals forcing me to use their modem. I also know that Orcon, from their end, can log in to the modem and see - a subset - of the the settings which I feel violates my privacy. One of the things they can see/control is the wireless settings.

 

So I switched off the wireless on the Orcon modem, switched off DHCP, basically switched off everything I could and I use 1 LAN output of the modem as the WAN input on my own router running custom firmware. I prefer this because not even Orcon can log in to my (own) router and see my settings and if I'd switch to another provider then my network stays exactly the way it is now, only the WAN connection on my own router will be connected to another device.

 

I don't like combined devices. I have always preferred to have a dedicated modem and behind that a dedicated router, imho modem-routers suck.

 

 

Also not happy that my ISP can effectively "snoop" on my setup, so I like what you have suggested ... excellent idea.

 

Regarding a router, do you have any suggestions ?
I have 6 x CAT6 connections into various rooms in the house, so would need at least an 8 port device plus fast wireless, preferably AC ?

 

Cheers
--Michael

 

 

 

 

 

 

I realize I am terribly late with this reply but for what it's worth: I am using a TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND modem myself, running Gargoyle 1.8.1, one of the 4 LAN ports in turn is connected to one of the 4 LAN ports of another router, a TP-LINK Archer C7 (running it's own default TP-LINK router firmware). This leaves me with exactly 6 wired ethernet connections, which is also exactly what you need. Both routers are Gigabit routers and this makes for a really fast snappy network.

 

I absolutely looove the Gargoyle firmware with it's great graphs of webusage and other stats. My recommendation would be to find a router that is supported by Gargoyle, buy 2 (or 1 and a switch), put Gargoyle on it and off you go.


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  Reply # 1860015 6-Sep-2017 23:14
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You can use your own VoIP hardware.  I'm currently using a Cisco SPA112, previous to that a Linksys PAP2T, previous to that (for the proverbial giggles) a SIP client on a Nokia N95.  Back then the SIP client actually worked on another provider's connection, don't know if it's still the case.




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  Reply # 1860030 6-Sep-2017 23:48
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MadEngineer:

 

You can use your own VoIP hardware.  I'm currently using a Cisco SPA112, previous to that a Linksys PAP2T, previous to that (for the proverbial giggles) a SIP client on a Nokia N95.  Back then the SIP client actually worked on another provider's connection, don't know if it's still the case.

 

 

It's not the hardware that's the problem. It's knowing the settings to get VoIP working. Orcon does not give that information. Unless somebody knows and shares these settings with us, we're stuck with the NF4V.


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  Reply # 1860474 7-Sep-2017 17:43
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LOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's been done to death on GZ.  Start with the above




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  Reply # 1860621 8-Sep-2017 00:53
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MadEngineer:

 

LOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's been done to death on GZ.  Start with the above

 

 

 

 

I've not seen it before but thanks for bringing it to my attention.


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