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    Question New Router

    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking to replace the Spark provided router pretty soon, but i'm not sure what to replace it with.

    I've been looking at the Asus routers recently

    https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/...outer/26749269
    http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=20931

    Are there any other brands/setups I should look at instead?

    I seem to remember on here awhile ago, a setup of a TP-link router a ubiquiti modem thing, but is that the way to go?

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    Default Re: New Router

    What's your problem with the free Spark router/modem? They will replace it F.O.C if it's faulty, just a phone call away.

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    Default Re: New Router

    The signal strength aint that great, we have to keep resetting it every so often.

    I just want something better
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    Default Re: New Router

    ISP provided routers are as cheap as they can get them. If they work for you as you want by all means use them and as pointed out by bkT above they can be replaced at no cost. I understand that they are likely to have a backdoor built into them so I guess it depends just how paranoid you are as to weather or not that bothers you. I have now installed all Ubiquiti gear an EdgerouterX and an Access Point. This stuff is not cheap but it works perfectly and depending just how far you wish to go you can set it up to work just how you wish. For example you can set up a seperate network for your kids to use which can be time limited and blocked from unsuitable content.

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    Default Re: New Router

    Quote Originally Posted by GameJunkie View Post
    The signal strength aint that great.....
    start here
    https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.as...topicid=197871

    dont expect wifi miracles just from replacing the router (although sometimes can help somewhat)

    Also, does the new router also need to be ADSL, VDSL, Fibre . I wouldnt bother getting anything that doesnt
    support VDSL AND fibre

    If you just wanted a new wifi access point, thats another story :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    start here
    https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.as...topicid=197871

    dont expect wifi miracles just from replacing the router (although sometimes can help somewhat)

    Also, does the new router also need to be ADSL, VDSL, Fibre . I wouldnt bother getting anything that doesnt
    support VDSL AND fibre

    If you just wanted a new wifi access point, thats another story :-)

    We're running fibre at home.

    I'll look into it further
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