Cheap VDSL modem

antowan

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I need to find a cheap VDSL modem to test on client lines.

Most I can find I know for a fact are not suitable for South African flavour of VDSL.

For instance ASUS vdsl capable modems and routers tend to bomb out, which is a shame because the hardware itself is brilliant.

What is available that we know works and is helluva affordable?

:D

BTW who knows what to look for in order to make sure a particular VDSL device is Telkom capable...? An ICASA seal is NOT enough... it could mean the ADSL works...
 

fragtion

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How does the Billion Bipac 8800NXL compare with the Zyxel VMG1312-B10A -- anyone know?
 

MickeyD

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The MSANs in Pretoria area are from Huawei, so look for one of their cheap VDSL modems...
 

steel_dog

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The Billion 8800NXL is on special at Takealot Daily Deals for R699 today (30th Nov).
It's a good modem but WiFi is erratic at best. At R699 it's great to be used as a modem only.
Pair that with a good WiFi router and you'll be in business.
 

Electric

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The Billion 8800NXL is on special at Takealot Daily Deals for R699 today (30th Nov).
It's a good modem but WiFi is erratic at best. At R699 it's great to be used as a modem only.
Pair that with a good WiFi router and you'll be in business.
The zyxel I recommended is better and not far off in price.
It has no wifi issues.
 

Charly

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That mweb fon router is R799 and you get R300 off if you are an mweb customer (my parents pay R29 for 1GB to keep their email with them).
 

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adam_g

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I am also looking for a VDSL router right now. I see you can purchase the ZyXEL VMG1312-B10A here:

https://www.webafrica.co.za/routers.php
https://www.axxess.co.za/dslmodems
http://www.webantics.com/zyxel-vmg1312-b10a-wireless-n-vdsl2-4-port-gateway-with-usb-over-pots
http://www.takealot.com/zyxel-wireless-n-vdsl2-adsl2-router-with-3g-failover/PLID40398678

Where else can you purchase a VDSL modem under R1'000? I need to get one ASAP.
Ordered this yesterday https://m.takealot.com/#product?id=PLID34201268&initskuid=35347998&extra=1

Ive read some good reviews on mybb about it.
 
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