So I'm finally getting my FTTC NBN connected (ISP: Tangerine) but I've not had internet previously at this place at all (been using 4G).
The above indicates my lack of tech-savvy-ness with these kinds of things.
My Uncle has given me an old router, and I'm not sure if it's going to work. It's a Belong/Telstra branded Sagemcom [email protected] 4315. I've done a bunch of Googling today and some websites/forums (incl Tangerine's "list of BYO Modems" page) indicate it won't work on FTTC, but others suggest it might in bridging mode (which is a whole new concept for my head to grasp - so there would be hurdles there).
- Does anyone have any experience in using this router on fttc? And is it worth using this, or getting another router?
One thing I'm concerned of is that my connection will get set up, but I can't get the router to work and will be paying for NBN but not have access to it.
If I did opt for an alt router - Tangerine will send out a netcomm nf10wv that is "ready" for their network, for $120 (I could get it $10 cheaper at a local tech store).
- Once again, is this router worth it? Or should I be looking at something else 'more reliable'?
Note I am in a single level old apartment with double brick walls. When I hotspot off my phone, it works if the hotspot is in one corner of the apartment and the device being used is in another.