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Cisco VDSL2 Modem RV134W
« on: September 18, 2017, 01:06:49 PM »

Hi guys newbie so please bear with me.
Does anyone know what chipset is in the Cisco Small Business Rv134W VDSL Modem Router please? https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/routers/rv134w-vdsl2-wireless-ac-vpn-router/index.html.

Scant Reviews, but keen to find out as I need a solid fast VDSL modem with top tier VPN capabilities (my job takes me around the world so want to access web from my home network) and of course ability connect a network drive. I don't need its wifi capabilities as i plan to put it in front of a new Eero Mesh that's enroute from the US https://eero.com/shop courtesy of Ebay.

I'm on a Huawei broadcom cabinet roughly 450m-650m from the house according to ISP (ENTAnet).

I did try the Draytek 2860 but it was registering HEC and CRC errors on my line which in testing failed to show up on a Asus DSL-AC88U (very high sync rate but sent back due to unit failure) and also a Billion 8900ax-2400 (sent back due to lower sync rates compared to the 88U and slow GUI, also unit was very plasticky in comparison to previous units I've had from them).

Many thanks.

 
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Re: Cisco VDSL2 Modem RV134W
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 05:49:58 PM »

Welcome to the Kitz forum.  :)

Hmm . . . It is rather difficult trying to find any technical specifications for the Cisco RV134W. Try as I might, I have discovered nothing.

Perhaps one of our members may be able to provide the required information.
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Re: Cisco VDSL2 Modem RV134W
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 07:25:00 PM »

I'm no expert at this, but a couple of things that may allow those more knowledgeable than me come to some conclusion.

In the document Open Source Used In Cisco RV134W 1.0.0.x I see a reference to Broadcom bcm963xx 1.1.

I also grabbed the latest software, v1.0.0.29, from the Cisco website and pulled it apart with binwalk. That extracted a file that is reported as a JFFS2 filesystem, and whilst I've not been able to mount this, running a strings on it gives the following, which has references to bcm963xx and BCM63168

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root@lampu:~/cisco/_RV134W_FW_ANNEX_A_1.0.0.29.bin.extracted# strings 0.jffs2 | grep -i bcm
BCM63xx DUART
ERROR BcmSpi_SetCtrlState: invalid slave id (%d) or busNum (%d)
BCM Flash API. Flash device is not found.
eg. bcm963xx_fs_kernel
e=192.168.1.1:ffffff00 h=192.168.1.100 g= r=f f=vmlinux i=bcm963xx_fs_kernel d=1 p=0 c= a= s= w= m=1 v=0 x= y=V01
BCM963268
athBCM63xx Ethernet
BCM63xx : Fail alloctxBds mem
BCM63xx : Fail alloc rxBds mem
BCM63xx : Failed allocRxBuffer mem
BCM63xx : Failed alloc txBuffer mem
%BCM
bcM~
bcm_boot_launcher
bcm_omci
bcm_ploam
Ibcm_user_ploam
bcm_user_tod
1Vu8bcmaal20
bcmadsl0
bcmadsl1
bcmarl
hbcmatm0
bcmatmb0
Zbcmendpoint0
Zbcmfap
-bcmles0
bcmmoca0
6bcmmoca1
}bcmomcipm
<cbcmprof
bcmvdsl0
Hybcmvlan
bcmxtmcfg0
!=RV134W_BCM63168
xf=4142RV134W_BCM631680642320
=eid_bcm_base.txt
eid_bcm_kthreads.txt
nV. reid_bcm_mgmt.txt
eid_bcm_swmdk.txt
eid_bcm_voip.txt
1bcm-base-drivers.sh
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}*../init.d/bcm-base-drivers.sh
QUv%Bbcm43112_map.bin
bcm43131_map.bin
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bcm43227_map.bin
bcm43228_map.bin
bcm4322_map.bin
bcm4331_map.bin
bcm4331_vars.bin
bcm43428_map.bin
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bcm4360_map.bin
bcm4360_nvramvars.bin
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llibcms_util.so
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libwlbcmcrypto.so
libwlbcmshared.so
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Re: Cisco VDSL2 Modem RV134W
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 07:45:23 PM »

I believe that means BCM963268 is the board, and BCM63168 is the chipset.
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Re: Cisco VDSL2 Modem RV134W
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 08:46:23 PM »

So the device is definitely Broadcom based.

Another example of team-work's success.  :thumbs:
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Re: Cisco VDSL2 Modem RV134W
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 09:20:50 AM »

burakkucat, guys thanks for the warm welcome! wow you fellas are quick! the router arrived.
the unit is well built by today's standard and definitely better built than the Billion 8900ax-2400.

I had to call cisco to finalise the setup as after setting up PPOE. Turns out I had to tell it which port to look for in order for it to resolve web pages... long story... scary thing is I figured it out myself as the tech guy had no idea what to do and was about to issue me an RMA.

Pros:
1. The router is nice, well built, solid connection and holding well at 65Mbs. Im only supposed to be getting 55Mbps however i saw similar speeds with the 88u.
2. Unlike the 88U, it offers full bridge only mode if required
3. Fast GUI
4. WIFI and LAN(laptop lacks a lan port so I have to use usb-Lan adapter) are very quick to connect
5. Temperature: Runs really really cool in fact its the coolest running modem I've had; I have 5 kids and 1 wife and they all want to stream stuff.....

Cons:
1. Between Cisco UK, USA and several Cisco Partners, they were unable to tell me the chipset in it! (pat on the back smf22!!).
2. Based on my experience re: point 1, it was evident during the call that the tech guy was not at trained in the product,neither was pre-sales who I also contacted re: chipset, in fact pre sales were just terrible to the point I made an excuse in to end the call quickly
3. Shockingly, there is no XDsl Stats page within the GUI!!! Rather than rely on web speedtest I had to call my isp to find out what speed I was syncing at!!

Nice router but its going back
 



 
 
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Re: Cisco VDSL2 Modem RV134W
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2017, 10:13:46 AM »

I found the Command Line Interface (CLI) Reference Guide on the Cisco website and it seems there's a 'wan show' command. There's no detail within the guide as to what information is returned from this command, but perhaps give that a try before removing/returning the modem.... if for no other reason than we get the output documented somewhere on the Internet :D
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Re: Cisco VDSL2 Modem RV134W
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2017, 06:56:13 PM »

Nice router but its going back

Please give it a little time . . . just because support is lacking doesn't imply that the product is not fit for purpose. I think the information is "out there". It's just a little hard to find.  :-X

I found the Command Line Interface (CLI) Reference Guide on the Cisco website and it seems there's a 'wan show' command. There's no detail within the guide as to what information is returned from this command, but perhaps give that a try before removing/returning the modem.... if for no other reason than we get the output documented somewhere on the Internet :D

Ah, now that might be useful. In fact I've just downloaded a copy, to have a look.  ;)
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Re: Cisco VDSL2 Modem RV134W
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2017, 12:21:07 AM »

Would you be willing to disclose the cost of that RV134W, please?
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Re: Cisco VDSL2 Modem RV134W
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2017, 08:12:37 AM »

hi burakkucat sure I got it from https://shop.hyperscaleit.com/cisco-rv134w-vdsl2-wireless-ac-vpn-router.html around 160 and cheaper than waht i saw on ebay at the time. 14 days no quibbles return.
Much like Draytek, the unit is definitely feature rich but being broadcom for me more appealing.

@smf22 thanks for that idea, not had the chance to look into it yet but I'll try and run Command Line today and let you know.

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Re: Cisco VDSL2 Modem RV134W
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2017, 04:34:17 PM »

@smf22 not much there is it because i'm running it in bridge mode?

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routerba353x> wan show interface
Type    PortId  VPI/VCI Link Type       Categ.  encap   Enable QoS      Enable V                                                                             LAN Mux
ATM     0       0/33    EoA             UBR     LLC     Yes
Type    PortId  VPI/VCI Link Type       Categ.  encap   Enable QoS      Enable V                                                                             LAN Mux
ATM     0       0/35    Unconfigured            UBR     LLC     No
Type    PortId  Priority        Enable QoS      Enable VLAN Mux
PTM     0       both            Yes
Type    PortId  VPI/VCI Link Type       Categ.  encap   Enable QoS      Enable V                                                                             LAN Mux
ATM     0       0/35    Unconfigured            UBR     LLC     No
routerba353x> wan show
VCC     Con.    Service         Interface       Proto.  IGMP    Src?    MLD     Src?    Status          IP
        ID      Name            Name                                                    address
0.0.33  1       ipoe_0_0_33.1   atm0.1          IPoE    Enable  Disable Enable  Enable  Unconfigured
N/A     1       ipoe_eth0.1     eth0.1          IPoE    Enable  Disable Enable  Enable  Unconfigured
N/A     2       br_0_1_0.2      ptm0.2          Bridged Enable  Disable Enable  Enable  Connected
N/A     1       ip_usb          eth5            IPoE    Disable Disable Disable Enable  Unconfigured
N/A     1       ppp_usb         ppp7            PPP     Disable Disable Disable Enable  Unconfigured
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Re: Cisco VDSL2 Modem RV134W
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2017, 05:13:44 PM »

Underneath the surface it appears to be running Busybox like many of the other routers/modems. Try simply entering sh at the > prompt and see what happens. If you get another prompt e.g., a #, then try xdslctl and see what options there are. Usually xdslctl info with one of a number of options provides a wealth of information.

Edit: I've now mounted the JFFS2 file system I extracted from the RV134's OS I downloaded from Cisco and can see the xdslctl command is definitely there in /bin. These are the options based on a strings of the command.

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Usage: %s start [--up] <configure command options>
       %s stop
       %s connection [--up] [--down] [--loopback] [--reverb]
           [--medley] [--noretrain] [--L3] [--diagmode] [--L0]
           [--tones <r1-r2,r3-r4,...>] [--normal] [--freezeReverb] [--freezeMedley]
       %s configure/configure1 [--mod <a|d|l|t|2|p|e|m|M3|M5%s>] [--lpair <(i)nner|(o)uter>]
           [--trellis <on|off>] [--snr <snrQ4>] [--bitswap <on|off>] [--sesdrop <on|off>]
           [--sra <on|off>] [--CoMinMgn <on|off>] [--i24k <on|off>] [--phyReXmt <0xBitMap-UsDs>]
           [--Ginp <0xBitMap-UsDs>] [--TpsTc <0xBitMap-AvPvAaPa>] [--monitorTone <on|off>]
           [--profile <0x00 - 0xFF>|<"8a |8b |8c |8d |12a |12b |17a |30a">] [--us0 <on|off>]
           [--dynamicD <on|off>] [--dynamicF <on|off>] [--SOS <on|off>] [--maxDataRate <maxDsDataRateKbps maxUsD
ataRateKbps maxAggrDataRateKbps>]
           [--forceJ43 <on|off>] [--toggleJ43B43 <on|off>]
       %s bert [--start <#seconds>] [--stop] [--show]
       %s afelb [--time <sec>] [--tones] [--signal <1/2/8>]
       %s qlnmntr [--time <sec>] [--freq <msec>]
       %s inm [--start <INMIATO> <INMIATS><INMCC><INM_INPEQ_MODE><INM_INPEQ_FORMAT>] [--show]
       %s snrclamp [--shape <shapeId>] [--bpshape [bpIndex-bpLevel,]]
       %s nlnm [--show ] [--setThld <Thld_Num_Tones>]
       %s diag [--logstart <nBytes>] [--logpause] [--logstop] [--loguntilbufferfull <nBytes>] [--loguntilretrain
 <nBytes>] [--dumpBuf <sizeKb>]
       %s ntr [--start [output freq(default is 8000)]] [--stop]
       %s info [--state] [--show] [--stats] [--SNR] [--QLN] [--Hlog] [--Hlin] [--HlinS] [--Bits]
[--pbParams] [--linediag] [--linediag1] [--reset] [--vendor] [--cfg]
       %s profile [--show] [--save] [--restore]
       %s --version
       %s --help
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Re: Cisco VDSL2 Modem RV134W
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2017, 11:00:41 PM »

hi burakkucat sure I got it from https://shop.hyperscaleit.com/cisco-rv134w-vdsl2-wireless-ac-vpn-router.html around 160 and cheaper than waht i saw on ebay at the time. 14 days no quibbles return.
Much like Draytek, the unit is definitely feature rich but being broadcom for me more appealing.

Thank you. Quite pricey and above what I would be prepared to pay.  :o

Having read the CLI Reference Guide, I realised that there was no mention of access to the Busybox shell . . . so that was a negative mark "on the list".

If smf22's idea fails, I think I would be more inclined to return it.  :-\
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Re: Cisco VDSL2 Modem RV134W
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2017, 12:18:13 AM »

just got round to trying to get that info...... not boding well...

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routerba353x> sh
syslog:system log commands
save:save
swversion:get software version
ssh:enable disable ssh server
Syntax error: unrecognized command sh
routerba353x> xdslctl info
Syntax error: unrecognized command xdslctl
routerba353x> xdslctl
Syntax error: unrecognized command xdslctl
routerba353x> ?
?
dhcpserver
exit
help
lan
lanhosts
loglevel
logout
nslookup
ping
quit
reboot
restoredefault
save
ssh
swversion
syslog
tr69cfg
traceroute
uptime
vlan
vpn
wan
wlan
routerba353x> wan

Usage:
       wan <add|edit> interface atm <PORTID.VPI.VCI>
       --linktype [EoA|PPPoA|IPoA] [--encap <llc|vcmux>]
       [--atmcat UBR | --atmcat CBR <PCR> | --atmcat nrtVBR <PCR> <SCR> <MBS> | --atmcat rtVBR <PCR> <SCR> <MBS>]
       wan <add|edit> service atm <PORTID.VPI.VCI> --protocol <bridge|ipoe|pppoe|ipoa|pppoa>
       wan <add|edit> service ptm --protocol <bridge|ipoe|pppoe>
       wan <add|edit> service eth --protocol <dhcp|static|pppoe|l2tp|pptp>
       wan delete service atm <PORTID.VPI.VCI> [--vlan <VLANID>]
       wan delete service ptm [--vlan <VLANID>]
       wan delete service eth --vlan <ETHVLANID>
       wan show
       wan show interface
       wan --help <bridge|pppoe|pppoa|ipoe|ipoa|dhcp|static|l2tp|pptp>

Define:
       VLANID: -1 | 2-4194
       ETHVLANID: -1 | 2-4194
       PORTID: 0(FAST) | 1(INTERLEAVED)   (Select DSL Latency)
       USERNAME: [a-zA-Z0-9*_]{1-256}
       PASSWORD: [a-zA-Z0-9*_]{1-256}
       TIMEOUT: 1 - 9999 (minutes, default: 5)
       IPV4ADDRESS: [0-254].[0-254].[0-254].[0-254]   (e.g. 192.168.1.111)
       IPV4NETMASK: [1-255].[0-255].[1-255].[0-255]   (e.g. 255.255.255.0)
       IPV4MASKLEN: 0-32
       IPV6ADDRESS: [a-fA-FA-9]{1-4}:[a-fA-F0-9]{1-4}:[a-fA-F0-9]{0-4}:[a-fA-FA-9]{0-4}:[a-fA-F0-9]{1-4}:[a-fA-F0-9]{0-4}:[a-fA-F0-9]{1-4}:[a-fA-F0-9]{0-4}  (e.g. 2001::, 2002:200:122:333::)
       IPV6PREFIXLEN: 1-64
       FQDN: [0-9a-zA-Z_-].[0-9a-zA-Z][0-9a-zA-Z-]{0,61}.[a-z]{2,6}    (a domain name address, e.g. www.google.com.)
       PCR: 4000-65534 (Peak Cell Rate)
       SCR: 4000-65534 (Sustainable Cell Rate)
       MBS: 1-1000000 (Maximum Burst Size)
       VPI: 0-65535
       VCI: 0-65535
routerba353x>
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Re: Cisco VDSL2 Modem RV134W
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2017, 12:27:06 AM »

just got round to trying to get that info...... not boding well...

Hmm . . . No.  :no:
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