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Telstra velocity modem options

Are there any cheaper options for Telstra Home Velocity users on modem/routers? I have ADSL2+ modem with PPPoE support. Will it work? If I buy from Telstra it is $168. I think that is too expensive. My internet connection already cost me a lot (89 Activation + 129 Casual Fee + 90$ monthly fee), now 168 for the modem. Nearly $500. 

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Re: Telstra velocity modem options

If the ADSL modem has a WAN port you should be able to use it. You could use any router that supports PPOE.

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Re: Telstra velocity modem options

Thank you for the reply. Mine is DLink DSL 2730B 

 

It doesn't have WAN port. I used to connect the telephone jack when working on ADSL2. Will it still work?

 

Again appreciate your time on replying.

 

http://www.ebah.com.br/content/ABAAAfsZsAF/dsl-2730b-a1-manual-v1-00-leo

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Re: Telstra velocity modem options

Sorry the DLink DSL 2730B is not compatible. It does not have a WAN port or LAN port that can be configured as a WAN port. It will only work on ADSL connections

You can use third part router for  $40 but you want be able to use the integrated telephony.

 

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Re: Telstra velocity modem options

Thanks. I am looking at NetGear N300 or Netgear D3600 N600. I think these will still work. Btw, what is integrated telephony? Does it work only on Telstra modem?

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Re: Telstra velocity modem options

Integrated Telephony is a telephone service working over the Velocity service using VOIP instead of using telephone copper wires. It requires a telstra modem to work.

 

Either of those modems will work. You don't need to get an ADSL modem router you could just get router such as

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/computers-tablets/networking/netgear/netgear-wnr2000-wireless-n300-router/...

 

ADSL  modems will be obsolete in a few years time so its not wort paying extra for a ADSL modem router instead of a router.

 

The Telstra modem has better WI-Fi and faster LAN ports than any of these modems /routers and although you might save $100 it might be the better option as it is fully supported.

 

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