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Topic: FTTN voip modems
Spock
Posts: 2264
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Has anyone here had some superbad experiences switching over to FTTN?

It's just become available where i am and I have to get a voip compatible modem for some conference calling... currently looking at the AVM Fritz!Box 7490.

Just wondering if anyone has it already and can tell me a better one? But I can't really justify spending anything over $250 I'd rather just spend $50 haha
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Spock
Posts: 2265
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Or the TP-Link Archer VR600v
radonix20
Posts: 3
Location:
fritzboxes are awesome
TiT
Posts: 6646
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Yeah my parents are on frtizbox totally recommend them. They will work with any dect phone. Also very easy to setup.
Ickus
Posts: 659
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Not the Huawei 659.

Extremely locked down access and reduced feature set, even for free/$50 its pretty bad.

Plus China will steal all your packets.
Spock
Posts: 2267
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
ping 8ms
Download 27.11Mbps
Up 10.42Mbps

Woo!

Not broadband network!
IVY_MiKe
Posts: 2191
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Sounds like a win Spock.
If you’re in the market for a fritz box, last time I bought one, Internode was cheapest (by around 10%, even on static ice) and you don’t need to be an ISP customer of theirs to buy it either.

I’m not sure how well it works as a non ADSL device, as that’s all I’ve used mine for. Though the VOIP stuff was a breeze if your ISP was able to provide the details for it.
Bonus points was the Fritz Fon. It allowed you to handle all firmware updates for the modem from a ‘Nokia style’ menu.
Similarly, the Fritz Fon also had some kinda nifty DLNA features too.

Then again, having seen what mobile phone contracts have done in the past 18-24 months, I’d practically abandon a VOIP phone (then again, I don’t have kids either) YMMV
Spock
Posts: 2268
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
It is a win.. But on the flip side it's also a massive loss for australia's internet being brought into the 90's.

I ended up going tplink.... cause i didn't need so many options. voip was just for a conference call a month.. and the occasional service call.
Twisted
Posts: 12399
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Has anyone here had some superbad experiences switching over to FTTN?
They disconnected my ADSL connection and forgot to connect the other end. It took 3 weeks for NBN to reconnect it. I've been randomly disconnected by accident 2 more times in 16 months since being connected...its a s*** show.
ping 8ms
Download 27.11Mbps
Up 10.42Mbps
That's your FTTN results? :/
FTTN voip modems
Mobile phone.
Spock
Posts: 2269
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Yeah that's my FTTN.

You say mobile phones.. but the $10 extra a month is less than i'd need to spend on a telstra mobile/contract.
no reception on the others.
Hogfather
Posts: 16934
Location: Cairns, Queensland

Looks like a 25/12 connection?

My mobile phone does this thing lately where it uses the wifi for calls.
IVY_MiKe
Posts: 2192
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

I was changed over from ADSL 2+ to FTTN, When I lived in the ACT.
I went from 10-12Mbit/s down 900Kbit/s up to maybe 6Mbit/s down, flat out 500Kbit/s up and many more dropouts.

Turns out the copper in the pit out the front of our rental was bad. It wasn’t fixed before I left that place maybe 3 months later.

I’m hoping to be in the property buying game before too long, and I’ll be buying where there is fibre, or at the very least, the option to get fibre installed.

I think it’s sad that a s***ty internet connection is what rustled my jimmies enough to get me to pay attention to politics; but I suppose I had to grow up sometime...
Spock
Posts: 2270
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
It's nbn50. Yeah wificalls are where it's at
Twisted
Posts: 12400
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

You say mobile phones.. but the $10 extra a month is less than i'd need to spend on a telstra mobile/contract.
So you don't have a mobile? Fark that's rare.
Hogfather
Posts: 16935
Location: Cairns, Queensland

27 on 50 is rough :( I get 95/44 in bumf*** fnq
Ickus
Posts: 663
Location: Perth, Western Australia

ping 8ms
Download 27.11Mbps
Up 10.42Mbps


Have you checked what you "should" be getting based on cable quality/length records?

Your line speed puts you at about 800m+ from your node.
Spock
Posts: 2271
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
How can i check that?


I have a mobile.. but in an area of only telstra reception.

I feel like if i am 800m away. I shouldn't bother going to a 25 plan cause then the speed will just drop some more.

last edited by Spock at 06:24:52 15/Jun/19
Ickus
Posts: 664
Location: Perth, Western Australia

You could try asking your RSP to check it for you, they can log into the NBN portal and SQ your address.

Alternatively you could give your address to someone with portal access (ie me) who can check it for you.
Spock
Posts: 2272
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
That sounds useful.. I was on the phone yesterday with the isp and on and on they went about how amazing my connection is. I mean yeah it's amazing if this was 30 years ago...etc
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