Any Recommendation for a Sub $150 NBN Modem Router? HFC NBN

Any Recommendation for a Sub $150 NBN Modem Router? HFC NBN. Can stretch to $250. Thanks in advance.

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    NetComm NF18ACV is the standard NBN modem/router and is usually $150. Does that not suffice?

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      Used to have Telstra one (brand new) which broke down in a month (2.4ghz component burnt out). Googled it and found it was common, so I prefer not using the one to be supplied by the ISP. I know ABB offers NF18ACV with their 24m contract. Is it reliable?

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        I bought mine over a year ago from Mate Communicate then switched to Aussie Broadband 3 months later. Both on monthly contracts and was easy to edit settings and get going.

        Been rock solid since, no problems at all and great to be able to have both frequency connections. It probably won't rival the signal on an ASUS RT-AC5300 but does the job.

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        If you sign up with Activ8 (and you live in Melbourne) you can get a NF18ACV for free on a month to month contract.

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    You will receive a modem when the technician installs your NBN HFC connection. Depending on the isp you sign up with, you may receive one and if you want to use a landline, you maybe forced to use the router because phone calls will be using VOIP. As for routers, really depends on how big your house or apartment is.

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    I heard only router is required since NBN supplies the modem (NTD box). If so, any recommendation for a good router?

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      Have you ever consider mesh? If you doesnt require dhcp control then Tenda MW3 would be sufficient with your price range, you can get it for around $120 on ebay less any discount you can find here.

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      Correct - NBN supplies the HFC modem (NDT).

      I should be getting HFC NBN next month and I'm probably going to get the Ubiquiti Amplifi HD.

      • Ubiquiti has a good reputation for their professional Unifi networking products. This router will well reviewed
      • It uses a bluetooth connection to an app on android/apple for setup and control.
      • It can be meshed with other Amplifi products at a later date if required.
      • Antennas are internal so it's neat. The LED can be dimmed.
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    After my research on whirlpool and here, I'll get TP-LINK Archer C3150 v2.

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      Asus RT-AC68U

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      I ended up getting this about a month ago after my 4yr old archer d7 started needing resets.

      No complaints so far and it has 3 years warranty so I was pretty happy to pony up the extra money. I looked at the ASUS but it’s a much older device for similar price.

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    NetGear R7000, Asus RT-AC68U, Ubiquiti Unifi AC Pro

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