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Netgear R7000 vs Smart Modem Gen 2 Wifi Capabilities

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Does anyone know which one is better in terms of wifi performance. More specifically 5ghz wifi. I just got connected onto the NBN and I find not being able to change the dns on the smart modem to be quite a deal breaker. So I plugged my Netgear R7000 into the NBN box instead and it works just like before. Now I'm considering of keeping it this way and returning the smart modem back to Telstra. i know by not using the smart modem, I loose the 4G backup feature and the phoneline, but if that's the only compromises I make then thats fine. Would there be anything else I would miss out on?

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Re: Netgear R7000 vs Smart Modem Gen 2 Wifi Capabilities

If you have a non Telstra modem and a fault develops it will be harder to get support, also if you want to use Telstra Air hot spots you will lose free access to Telstra Air and Fonunless you also have Telstra Mobile phone or Broadband service, Apart from that there is nothing else you will miss. If you don't have to pay for the modem I would keep it as a spare.

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Re: Netgear R7000 vs Smart Modem Gen 2 Wifi Capabilities

If you have a non Telstra modem and a fault develops it will be harder to get support, also if you want to use Telstra Air hot spots you will lose free access to Telstra Air and Fonunless you also have Telstra Mobile phone or Broadband service, Apart from that there is nothing else you will miss. If you don't have to pay for the modem I would keep it as a spare.

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toolsofpwnage
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Re: Netgear R7000 vs Smart Modem Gen 2 Wifi Capabilities

In that case I'll keep the smart modem as a backup. 

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