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Hi Lifehacker, I've just finished building a new house which has Cat5e cabling and am looking at my modem and router options. It seems that the best speed I can get is ADSL2+ so the download and upload capabilities of the modem aren't going to be critical; the ability for the router to transfer traffic around the home network at maximum speed is going to matter more. However, most of the hardware offered by ISPs doesn't offer gigabit ports; 100/10 is as good as it gets.


It doesn't have a final name yet, but iiNet is planning to replace its well-regarded BoB modem/router with a new NBN-friendly design later this year. iiNet is also looking into introducing ZigBee-based home automation services.


Dear Lifehacker, My girlfriend is moving into a house with five people, and she's asked me to setup her network and ISP. At her last house there was one person always hogging the bandwidth though everyone paid an equal share; is there any way I can monitor which computers are using the bandwidth each month? Thanks, EquallityInDownloads


Dear Lifehacker, My modem and router keep flashing all night, even when I'm not doing anything on the internet. I know my power light is supposed to be on, but should the send/receive light be blinking even when all my computers are turned off? Am I using up data? Help!


Router and modem setups are a complicated affair in many a households. Factor in phone lines and the situation can be messy to say the least. iiNet have managed to simplify matters by bringing the internet and phone together with their latest router/modem offering, BoB.