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# 222476 13-Aug-2017 19:51
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Does anyone know settings i can use  for another modem i want to use rather than there Fritz Box 7490.

 

There modem is not good enough for me


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  # 1846006 13-Aug-2017 19:53
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go through the router and take the settings from that

 

PS there is no modem for UFB, the ONT does that job


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  # 1846010 13-Aug-2017 19:58
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What's wrong with it?  

 

I'm not sure if the gigabit is classed as part of their Genius service, but you can't use a 3rd party device to replace a Genius device.  https://help.orcon.net.nz/Technical-Support/Phone/Genius-Phone/44742404/I-have-a-VoIP-capable-modem-already-Can-I-use-this-on-Orcon-Genius.htm

 

Also if you use a 3rd party then Orcon can't remote into the device to diagnose faults.  I can't see any benefit to replacing it with a 3rd party device.  


 
 
 
 


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  # 1846021 13-Aug-2017 20:10
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The main benefit for myself after using it for 2 years, roughly, would be to boost the wifi signal. It's not very consistent, most days my ipad receives the signal without issue anywhere in the house but other days barely half my house gets the signal and its a real pain not being able to do anything other then hope the signal improves as you lay in bed moving the ipad around.


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  # 1846024 13-Aug-2017 20:12
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^For that you can just get a better WiFi access point.  I have an Airport Extreme connected to my Fritzbox, and I have just disabled the WiFi in the Fritz.  Easy.  


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  # 1846030 13-Aug-2017 20:15
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gehenna:

 

^For that you can just get a better WiFi access point.  I have an Airport Extreme connected to my Fritzbox, and I have just disabled the WiFi in the Fritz.  Easy.  

 

 

The previous white genius router had zero issues with wifi ever, but the fritzbox in my bedroom provides 3 bars at times, some days 2, other days none and it's really annoying but i'll try looking up the airport extreme - thanks for the info :) 


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  # 1846071 13-Aug-2017 22:00
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Take a look at grabbing a UniFi AC-LR. You won't regret it :)




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