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TP Link Archer D7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band ADSL Modem Router $59 + Delivery @ Mwave

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From website:
TP-LINK’s Archer D7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router is a combined wired/wireless network connection device with integrated wireless router and ADSL modem, reducing hassle of configuration and saving space. Featuring a variety of features and rich functionality, Archer D7 is the perfect hub of your home or business network.

Price at Centrecom is $99, as a reference point.

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  • +1 vote

    adsl? wtf?

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    You can use it on NBN as a router too, provided you don't need VDSL (e.g. not on FTTN I believe). It connects to your NBN connection box.

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      What is HFC classified as? FTTN?

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        HFC is its own type itself. It is not FTTN, and you can use this as a router connected to your NBN connection device.

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          Thanks, so this will work great then right? Having a think of whether to replace the router than Belong will provide.

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            @chillipaste: I've used this with HFC, so yes. This model is rather old though - I'm not sure whether it will be better than the one Belong will provide. This one has external antennas which is good, that could be one advantage if the provided one has internal antennas.

  • +2 votes

    I have one of these since 2015 in daily use, never had a problem with it (paid 141.- at the time)

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      Same. I just decommissioned mine as our area switched to FTTN. It wasn't the best modem, but it was fine. I paid $125 IIRC.

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    Hi, I don't know much about modems. NBN say they plan on rolling out FTTC to my apartment next year. Will this modem be compatible? ATM I only have ADSL2+.

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      It will be compatible with FTTC as NBN supplies a VDSL2 modem for that. You can run it from that to the WAN port on this and run it in router only mode.

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    Does this thing have Wall-mounting holes on its underside ?

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    If you're on eBay Plus, this one's slightly cheaper at $64.07 delivered.

    Will I see an uptick in performance and coverage if I were to change my oldie Asus RT-N56U with this? Using the N56U as a wireless Access Point at the moment (wired to the wireless router provided by my NBN ISP).

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      The RT-N56U is a Wi-Fi 4 device (wireless N 300+300 Mbps).
      The Archer D7 is a Wi-Fi 5 device (wireless AC 450+1300 Mbps).
      Wi-Fi 6 is the just-released latest generation wireless standard, also known as 802.11ax (AX).

      So the Archer D7 will support AC devices at the faster AC speeds (instead of N).
      The Archer D7 will also provide better coverage due to 3 external antennas (vs 1 internal for the RT-N56U).
      So yes, the Archer D7 should make a better wireless Access Point.