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Topic # 79885 23-Mar-2011 23:07
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I'm need some advice about our 2Mbps HNSN (SHDSL) connection vs. ADSL2+, the 2Mbps HNSN is 2Mbps download/upload but is very expensive compared to normal ADSL2+ which has a much higher download & lower download. Is there a type of connection or ISP that can offer better upload without the premium price?

I also need to get a business grade wireless router & firewall for a network of Mac users, will a wireless router with a built-in SPI firewall be suitable compared to the expense of a complicated hardware firewall? I think our ISP disabled the firewall in the managed Thomson ST605 DSL router.

I was hoping for ADSL2+ download with 1Mbps upload and a quality wireless router with firewall that can support 5-6 wireless users, there iPhones & wireless printing. I have a Ingram Micro account but no corporate budget.      

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  Reply # 451275 23-Mar-2011 23:24
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Telecom will not allow ISPs to provision any higher upload speeds on their network despite it being proven to work ok in other countries. I dont know if bonding the connections got anywhere here




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  Reply # 451279 24-Mar-2011 00:01
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Where abouts are you and how much are you willing to pay? HSNS is really expensive for what it is TBH, Telecom wholesale have a monopoly with it in many areas so can get away with the pricing.

Also be aware that ADSL2+ won't offer you the same SLA level as HSNS so if something breaks you may be stuck. There are many options other than ADSL2+ that are heaps cheaper than HSNS and offer better uploads and decent SLAs in many areas, it all depends where you are as to what we recommend.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 451286 24-Mar-2011 00:56
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Talk to Unleash - They specialize in this sort of thing. Will totally be able to sort you out something :)




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  Reply # 451302 24-Mar-2011 07:37
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We are based in Auckland City Central off Shortland Street. Thanks

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  Reply # 451303 24-Mar-2011 07:47
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mushtac: We are based in Auckland City Central off Shortland Street. Thanks


Erm, that's no problems... 




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  Reply # 451312 24-Mar-2011 08:29
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Pricing around $300-$350. Thanks

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