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Posted 18 April 2016 - 10:14 AM

Hi, 

 

I'm about to move into a new place and will probably get fibre installed. I would prefer to get my own router this time. Is there anything I should look out for when buying one or does anyone have any recommendations? 

 

Thanks, 

 

 


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Posted 18 April 2016 - 11:25 AM

We have an netgear Nighthawk AC3200  and it is pretty great.



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Posted 18 April 2016 - 12:55 PM

Basically any router will work, as long as it supports a certain feature that I'm not sure of the name of (VLAN Tagging or something, by any chance?).

 

I'd look for something that supports OpenWRT or similar, and has the wireless network support and any other features that you want. Then choose by price...


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Posted 20 April 2016 - 02:39 PM

http://thewirecutter...t-wi-fi-router/



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Posted 21 April 2016 - 01:57 AM

Im aware that Apple's Airport doesnt work with Spark's fibre.



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Posted 21 April 2016 - 03:17 PM

Some ISPs require VLAN 10 tagging, like 2Degrees.  That's pretty much the only thing required, but you will want something decent so it's not going to slow down your connection.



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 07:55 AM

Few things:

 - Tagging VLAN 10 is necessary for all most major ISPs.

 - The only bigger ISPs that support phone over the ONT unit are Spark and MyRepublic. All other ISPs use Voip usually through their stock routers.

 

A great place to check for compatibility is actually bigpipe.co.nz. Enter your address, select a fibre plan then click "Check your existing modem". Or you can google others success.

 

Our current setup is PFSense, and our phone line over the ONT unit, with it wired up to our old copper phone line.

 

Edit: As for what I'd personally recommend, I honestly think the best options are the TPLink Archers:

 

Archer C2 ($100) - Has gigabit ethernet. Pretty basic interface

Archer C5 ($150) - Has wireless AC, 5GHz, all modern and that jazz.

Archer C8 or C9 ($220ish) - More total wifi throughput 2000mbps or so compared to the C5s 1200mbps. Also has wifi beamforming. Lots of really cool software stuff

 

The C7 is in a weird spot. It's basically a C5 with 1750mbps wifi bandwidth compared to the C5s 1200mbps, and it has a bit of a better processor.

 

And yes I love TPLink, but I do personally think they have the best value for money in those brackets, and they're highly supported for UFB in NZ.


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Posted 26 April 2016 - 07:55 PM

Few things:

 - Tagging VLAN 10 is necessary for all ISPs.

 - The only ISP that supports phone over the ONT unit is spark. All other ISPs use Voip usually through their stock routers.

Wrong on both counts -- see http://www.geekzone....&topicid=174969 for a list of ISPs that don't require VLAN tagging, and allow phone over ONT.



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Posted 27 April 2016 - 07:20 AM

Wrong on both counts -- see http://www.geekzone....&topicid=174969 for a list of ISPs that don't require VLAN tagging, and allow phone over ONT.

Well. I'm wrong.

 

However, I do believe in Chorus's "standard best practises" or whatever they say VLAN tagging should be used, and I believe it was previously a requirement. Either I'm stupid or it's changed. 50/50.

 

I did believe Spark to be the only "big" ISP to support voice over ONT, however it would appear MyRepublic do as well, which must be different, as I believed they used the fritzboxs for the phone line in the past. (And of course some smaller ISPs do as well, which is a given)


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 08:52 AM

MyRepublic used voice over ONT since launch. They used Asus N56U's at launch and later switched to TP-Link. They never used FritzBoxes as far as I'm aware.


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 07:27 PM

MyRepublic used voice over ONT since launch. They used Asus N56U's at launch and later switched to TP-Link. They never used FritzBoxes as far as I'm aware.

 

Yep, I got the N56U when i joined (which I never used, went to a Netgear R6300v2 when Amazon had it silly cheap) and checking every few months it doesnt seem to have ever been fritzbox.

 

I'd also recommend MyRepublic as someone to go with, ive had a connection issue once and their helpdesk is very good.



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 04:20 PM

So my place has been identified as being down a ROW because it's part of a group of units which share a drive. Unfortunately, my unit is the roadside one so it would literally require five metres of cabling through a garden to get to the wall. You could even run it along the top of the fence and drop it down under a private path if necessary. I have a feeling this could take months. 


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Posted 02 May 2016 - 04:30 PM

Sounds fantastic, I don't think... I hope everything works out for you.


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Posted 03 May 2016 - 12:42 PM

Cancelled my connection in favour of ADSL. I'll try again after that's installed. 


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