Easy to set up but poor signal
We live in 120 sqm apartment and I agree the signal strength is not the same in every room. It is quite Ok within 10 meters of the router and dies almost half within 15 meters. I agree this router can be perfect for a small place. The price is reasonable and it's easy to set up as well.
Ok Modem for a small residence
I purchased this modem from aussie broadband when I signed up my nbn connection with them. The setup was very straight forward but I am not overwhelmingly happy with the signal strength of the modem, can't get decent wifi signal from even 15m distance. I am already considering changing this.
I bought this thru my ISP & it stopped working within 2 weeks then took 3 weeks before a replacement was sent out to me under warranty. It regularly drops out & slow speeds. I found it will not connect to the internet if the cable is more than a metre from the NBN connection to device, I also have to reboot it daily so my VOIP will work. It was also hacked & used for international calls so for that reason I do not recommend getting VOIP on it, hackers are still trying to get into it so you have to make sure your password is totally random & no...t simple. If you lose power you have no VOIP or Internet. I do recommend getting a better quality router if you want reliability & better speeds because the NBN itself is of poor quality on FTTN so you will want to have something more reliable.
10 metres and my phone and tablet struggle to get a stable connection when my 10 year+ router never had an issue. Tried all channels to eliminate interference with no success. Doesn't help that spintel have locked it and I can't update the firmware. Other than the range issue everything seems to work OK and I get decent speeds when in range. It only has single band 2.4Ghz Wifi unlike many of the other new models out in the same price range. I would not recommend to anyone though unless you live in a tiny tiny unit. Very disappointed to say the least.
Changing Over to NBN i Got This New Moderm
The setup was easy as, It has been so good, never drops out, i have only had to restart it once as it slowed down, but that was the servers fault, not moderm, i am very happy with it my computer is in office, and my Moderm 1o -15 ft away
Absolute piece of garbage
We purchased a NF10WV with our internet connection. It would never hold a connection. We tried different firmwares and still the modem dropped out after 20 minutes. Our provider offered us a different model from the same manufacturer with dual wifi and voip (more ram and a bigger processor) and it never missed a beat. Stay away from this router, if given one give to your ex.
Not pleased with the speeds
I received this with my NBN connection. However, I am not pleased with the speeds I receive as I am on the 100/40 plan, and this router has been giving me very low wireless speeds, of only 60 Mbps maximum. It doesn't get too much better on ethernet either as I only get 65 Mbps. It can also take some time to connect to the Wifi sometimes and it isn't too instant.
- Verified purchase
Works great for our small household, Easy setup and use Great Speeds.
This router was supplied to us with our new nbn connection and provides great wireless coverage across our house with wireless speeds close my max nbn connection speed. Setup was easy, and the routers online interface is clean and easy to understand. Highly recommended if you dont need anything fancy and dont have a large house that needs covering.
Modem colour should be Lemon
Basically if you don't need to use a LAN connection, this modem works fine. Otherwise you will need to reboot (turn it off/on) every time you want to use the LAN connection on any device. There is a conga line of customers with this issue, some also need to reboot for Voip to work. Netcomm are aware of the problems and have been working on it for some time. Their most recent firmware v24 release doesn't resolve the issue, but Netcomm asks everyone to upgrade anyway in a vain attempt for a miracle to occur.
This modem was provided by my ISP ...called Exetel, who only have 2 modems approved to use on their NBN FTTN service plans, both of which are Netcomm modems. At the time of this writing I have an open support ticket with Netcomm and are awaiting further instructions on a resolution, which could be switching to the other Netcomm model Exetel use. I have googled a number of web sites including Exetel's own forum, and a lot of people are in the same boat as myself with the NF10WV. Until Netcomm fix this product, I recommend you do not purchase one unless you are happy to connect all your devices via wireless wi-fi. In which case this product will perform as designed.
Questions & Answers
Hey just want to make sure this modem (NetComm NF10WV) provides VPN passthrough...? Also for any Spintel users.... is it locked to Spintel when purchased through them on a plan?
Thanks for any responses
With the DSL light steady, the "Inernet" light flashes, usually. Some times the "Internet" light is also steady, but not often. While the flashing is fast, we have an internet connection, but when it is a slow blink (or not on at all) we don't appear to have any Internet. At what "Blink Rate" is our Internet compromised?
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