New AC DSL combo modem/routers??

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michty_me
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New AC DSL combo modem/routers??

Post by michty_me » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:35 am

At the end of last year it was mentioned that there would be a new range of xDSL combo units (8900 series) released in Q1 of 2015. I then heard on here a few months ago that there was now no ETA for release.
I did find on whirlpool forums that they expect Q2 2015 (http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2341185). Any one heard anything different?

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Re: New AC DSL combo modem/routers??

Post by billion_fan » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:37 am

michty_me wrote:At the end of last year it was mentioned that there would be a new range of xDSL combo units (8900 series) released in Q1 of 2015. I then heard on here a few months ago that there was now no ETA for release.
I did find on whirlpool forums that they expect Q2 2015 (http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2341185). Any one heard anything different?
Still no ETA yet,

michty_me
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Re: New AC DSL combo modem/routers??

Post by michty_me » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:59 am

Oh well. That's unfortunate. Do you think it will be out this year at least?

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Re: New AC DSL combo modem/routers??

Post by billion_fan » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:44 am

michty_me wrote:Oh well. That's unfortunate. Do you think it will be out this year at least?
Hopefully :D

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Re: New AC DSL combo modem/routers??

Post by michty_me » Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:28 am

Hmm that doesn't sound to promising at all. I may have to look at other options if that is the case.

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Re: New AC DSL combo modem/routers??

Post by billion_fan » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:25 am

michty_me wrote:Hmm that doesn't sound to promising at all. I may have to look at other options if that is the case.
I know the device is coming out, but I just don't have a time scale for release

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Re: New AC DSL combo modem/routers??

Post by michty_me » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:51 am

OK, thank you for taking the time to answer. I'll hang off a little while longer to see if something materialises. :D

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Re: New AC DSL combo modem/routers??

Post by ironman01 » Fri May 01, 2015 4:36 pm

I'm waiting too...

AdrianH
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Re: New AC DSL combo modem/routers??

Post by AdrianH » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:14 am

Tell them to hurry up )) Need a new modem / router and AC with external aerials.

Can't wait too much longer, it's been over a year now.

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Re: New AC DSL combo modem/routers??

Post by michty_me » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:39 am

I ended up buying a Netgear D6400 and an Asus DSL-AC68U.

The Netgear modem was solid and had good range however the throughput dropped off rapidly as you moved away. It was returned to the supplier.

The Asus I got off eBay. As has been documented by loads of places, The modem/firmware is pretty terrible so it is currently being used as an access point connected into my trusty HG612.

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