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Broadband Related => Broadband Hardware => Topic started by: kitz on May 08, 2014, 08:05:57 PM

Title: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on May 08, 2014, 08:05:57 PM
Ive decided to make a list of the firmwares for the VMG8324-B10A

Its now pretty well known that there are some issues with the default firmware, and its not my job to keep track of their firmware and constantly put it in PMs - especially when Zyxel are saying there isnt new firmware when there is.

So to save me the time of constantly repeating this Im making it public -  Ive spent too long trying to resolve the issues and then pass it on via PM.   If they want people to buy the router then Zyxel should make the firmware publicly available.

These are the versions of firmware that I have


1.   100AAKL2C0_20131205.bin      link (https://www.dropbox.com/s/eexmuuq8lac2n4n/100AAKL2C0_20131205.bin)
2.    V100AAKL3b2.bin      link (https://www.dropbox.com/s/hz17wnartgu1f6b/V100AAKL3b2.bin)
3.    V100AAKL4b1.bin   link (https://www.dropbox.com/s/wh9i34c2fpqq869/V100AAKL4b1.bin)
The above 3 must be installed in order. (3) wont work without (1) being installed first.
The following are cumulative and should work without earlier versions having to be installed:-

4.    V100AAKL4b2.bin  link (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fiw61gaetg3uylo/2PaoVYZnDJ) - Stable / Recommended
5.    V100AAKL4C0.bin  link (http://www.tweak.nl/consument/support/firmware.html) - Available from a Netherlands ISP but is in English
6.    V100AAKL5C0.bin  link (http://www.tweak.nl/consument/support/firmware.html) - Available from a Netherlands ISP but is in English
7.    V100AAKL6b1.bin  link (https://www.dropbox.com/s/i8hn2klokggi1sy/V100AAKL6b1.bin?dl=0) - Stable. Mirror (http://www.kitz.co.uk/downloads/zyxel/V100AAKL6b1.rar)
8.    V100AAKL6b2.bin  link (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/72648012/V100AAKL6b2.bin)
9.    V100AAKL6b3.bin  link (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/72648012/V100AAKL6b3.bin)
10.   V100AAKL6b4.bin  link (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/72648012/V100AAKL6b4.bin)
11.   V100AAKL6b5.bin  link (http://ftp://quality:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/V100AAKL6b5.bin)
12.   V100AAKL6C0.bin - link - ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/ (ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/)
13.   V100AAKL7C0.bin - link - ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/V100AAKL7C0.bin
14.   V100AAKL8C0.bin - link - ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/ (ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/)


Please be aware that some of the above are beta versions and not officially released by ZyXel, so you install them at your own risk.

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Updates:
Thank you manny2003, Jereon06, Ronski, Navrett, Clonc for sharing.


Latest changelog (V100AAKL6b5.pdf (http://ftp://quality:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/V100AAKL6b5.pdf))

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on May 08, 2014, 08:12:17 PM
You may also need the following information:-

How to configure the ZyXel VMG8324-B10A for VDSL (http://www.kitz.co.uk/routers/zyxel_VMG8324-B10A_vdsl_setup.htm) (UK).

I also recommend you use Chrome and not Firefox.   Firefox doesnt always save all the settings.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: les-70 on May 08, 2014, 08:39:02 PM
  I notice that all  VMG8324-B10A firmwares and files have disappeared from the Zyxel web site and ftp sites  ???  . There was one a week or so ago!  I hope this just means that new ones will shortly appear.  It may help explain "nothing available" responses from them.   It is very helpful that Kitz  is making them available here. 
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on May 08, 2014, 10:33:09 PM
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I notice that all  VMG8324-B10A firmwares and files have disappeared from the Zyxel web site and ftp sites

So they have, The only one I can find is 100AAKL0C0 which is the standard thats shipped with new routers.

iirc the one they had on offer previously was 1), so its a bit old hat now I guess as theres quite a few fixes since then. 3) had a lot of changes.
I cant understand why they havent made 4) available yet though, Ive had it nearly 4wks and it seems fine.

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: dmcdonnell on May 09, 2014, 12:16:56 PM
Ive decided to make a list of the firmwares for the VMG8324-B10A............

Note: These firmware cannot be flashed to the Eircom F1000 banded version of this device from the web interface, an "invalid model id" error occurs.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: les-70 on May 16, 2014, 08:49:34 PM
  Assuming you have the  ppoe setting and the vlan settings of 2 and 101 there is not much I can think of.  I did a hard reset after the firmware upgrade as some old settings can linger otherwise. 

 
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Jeroen06 on September 05, 2014, 06:24:00 PM
On this page of a Dutch ISP: http://www.tweak.nl/consument/support/firmware.html
You can find 2 firmware versions for the ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A, V1.00(AAKL.4)C0 and V1.00(AAKL.5)C0

They use an unbranded version of the ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A, so there is no problem using these  ;D
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on September 05, 2014, 06:38:21 PM
Thank you Jeroen06 and welcome :)

Do you know if these versions are an English or Dutch version?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Jeroen06 on September 05, 2014, 08:03:38 PM
Thanks!

The firmware is English, the V1.00(AAKL.4)C0 firmware over there has the same MD5 Hash (0e24ac41bce316e1392f4bd0456a46fd) as V100AAKL4C0.bin firmware in the startpost.
So it looks like they are generic english ZyXEL firmware  :)

I already flashed the newer V1.00(AAKL.5)C0 and it works great, soon my line will be upgraded to VDSL2 with Vectoring. I will be looking forward to share the results of using this modem with an Vectoring line  8)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on September 06, 2014, 07:22:49 PM
Thank you :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on September 06, 2014, 11:27:40 PM
On this page of a Dutch ISP: http://www.tweak.nl/consument/support/firmware.html
You can find 2 firmware versions for the ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A, V1.00(AAKL.4)C0 and V1.00(AAKL.5)C0

They use an unbranded version of the ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A, so there is no problem using these  ;D

Thank you, Jeroen06.
Very informative as the firmware includes some release notes and there is a config file as well on the site.
(Always interesting to see what 'tricks' are used in other ISP's standard configs. But I am just nosey that way !!  ;D )
Very interested in seeing what vectoring can do to your performance on VDSL2.

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: dmcdonnell on September 07, 2014, 12:51:30 PM
The firmware is English, the V1.00(AAKL.4)C0 firmware over there has the same MD5 Hash (0e24ac41bce316e1392f4bd0456a46fd) as V100AAKL4C0.bin firmware in the startpost.
So it looks like they are generic english ZyXEL firmware  :)

Neither of the firmwares on the Dutch site will flash to the unlocked F1000 from the Web GUI - gives "illegal image". The images will flash from cfe.

What is interesting is that, as Jeroen06 points out, the MD5 hash is exactly the same as the other UK firmware which will flash from CFE. This may prove key in understanding what ZyXel are up to.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: dmcdonnell on September 07, 2014, 04:01:14 PM
My bad. The latest Dutch Firmwares will flash from CFE on the F1000. I picked up the wrong zyxel board. Edited above post to reflect this.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PsyCLown on September 10, 2014, 01:44:11 PM
Hi guys,

So while doing some router research I stumbled upon this thread. I am planning on getting myself the VMG8924-B10A and was wondering whether the firmware for the 8324 would work - or whether I may lose the 802.11AC support?

If I am not able to use the 8324 firmware, any ideas where I might be able to get the latest firmware for the 8924?
I was contemplating getting the SBG3300-N or the VMG8924-B10A and I think the VMG might be a bit better?

Thanks,
Psy
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: manny2003 on September 10, 2014, 02:05:32 PM
Hi guys,

So while doing some router research I stumbled upon this thread. I am planning on getting myself the VMG8924-B10A and was wondering whether the firmware for the 8324 would work - or whether I may lose the 802.11AC support?

If I am not able to use the 8324 firmware, any ideas where I might be able to get the latest firmware for the 8924?
I was contemplating getting the SBG3300-N or the VMG8924-B10A and I think the VMG might be a bit better?

Thanks,
Psy

Sent in pvt ;)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: HDTechVideo on September 25, 2014, 01:47:00 PM
Yesterday I managed to unbrand my eFibre F1000 modem with help of this forum members. After that I tried to update tge firmware listed in OP via normal firmware update method but it is not allowing. Do I have to use the same unbranding methid to update the firmware. Thanks...
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on September 30, 2014, 10:13:30 PM
Thanks ronski for sharing this link

new firmware V100AAKL6b1 available.   Ive been using it for the past day.  It seems stable and the web GUI appears a little faster - especially the login page. :)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/i8hn2klokggi1sy/V100AAKL6b1.bin?dl=0
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on October 02, 2014, 10:27:39 AM
kitz can I mirror these on my webspace?

also you put the first 3 have to be in order, if I go straight to kl6b1 from shipping fw will that work?

cannot grab the pdf, dropbox is weird :(
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on October 02, 2014, 06:48:08 PM
V100AAKL6b1 should be fine - its only the first 3 that were like that.

I didnt see a pdf for it.  Did you manage to get the firmware ok?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on October 02, 2014, 07:12:30 PM
I got it in the end yeah, by the way that firmware you crossed out I suggest you uncross it, its the same as the version that shipped with my device KL4C0 which is a non beta release, seems odd you recommend a older beta over that version.  But I guess you crossed it out as you didnt personally use it to verify stable for you?

The one and only firmware zyxel list (I agree is poor going) is older than what shipped with my router.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on October 02, 2014, 09:04:12 PM
The links crossed out were actually for the VMG8924 and wouldnt load on the VMG8324 - see   http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=14084.msg264981#msg264981.   You may be interested in that thread as manny had a QoS issue on the VMG8924

Hence why I crossed it out and then put a link to Jeroens post.   Those were f/w from a Belgium ISP and not Zyxel.. hence why they also werent listed in the main section.   I'll try edit that post to make it clearer.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on October 02, 2014, 09:09:54 PM
tomorrow I will retest the kl6 version and this time do a settings wipe after flashing.

So far no reply from zyxel support.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Jeroen06 on October 04, 2014, 11:58:25 AM
Seems that the link to the V100AAKL6b1 firmware is broken, could anyone reupload it? I would like to test it and compare it with the V100AAKL5C0 firmware I am currently using.
I am experiencing some DHCP problems with the V100AAKL5C0. And also had some problems with port forwarding, the rules do not work after an reboot of the modem.

So hopefully some of these issues are fixed in that (beta) firmware  :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on October 04, 2014, 02:15:20 PM
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Seems that the link to the V100AAKL6b1 firmware is broken, could anyone reupload it?

Grr..  I noticed yesterday they pulled some other links too.   Ive uploaded it if anyone needs it
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Jeroen06 on October 04, 2014, 02:18:32 PM
Great! Thnx   ;D
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on October 04, 2014, 05:01:00 PM
in my opinion zyxel pulling links isnt on, whats their problem?  Given the bugs I seen reported on here, they need to replace the one on their website.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Balb0wa on October 12, 2014, 08:13:45 PM
the last two firmwares have been dodgy for me, a few wireless things wont connect, sky go wireless thing, and my nexus 5. Other wireless devices connect ok to the zyxel though.

b2 is the only one that is perfect for me.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: manny2003 on October 23, 2014, 02:20:22 AM
Seems that the link to the V100AAKL6b1 firmware is broken, could anyone reupload it? I would like to test it and compare it with the V100AAKL5C0 firmware I am currently using.
I am experiencing some DHCP problems with the V100AAKL5C0. And also had some problems with port forwarding, the rules do not work after an reboot of the modem.

So hopefully some of these issues are fixed in that (beta) firmware  :)

Yes Jeroen, I can confirm you the same problems with 5C0 on my VMG8924. Port forwarding is reset after reboot but also after a disconnect/reconnection of the WAN port (in my case a DSL PPPoE).
Also the DHCP is faulty but it has been fixed with a minor release (always 5C0 but with the date 20140617). In case it could be useful to someone (despite the new beta 6) I post you a link I host with this release:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/72648012/V100AAKL5C0_20140911.bin (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/72648012/V100AAKL5C0_20140911.bin)

The links crossed out were actually for the VMG8924 and wouldnt load on the VMG8324 - see   http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=14084.msg264981#msg264981.   You may be interested in that thread as manny had a QoS issue on the VMG8924

Hence why I crossed it out and then put a link to Jeroens post.   Those were f/w from a Belgium ISP and not Zyxel.. hence why they also werent listed in the main section.   I'll try edit that post to make it clearer.
Thank you Kitz for the credits in the OP! :)

For the QoS problem that I had, I don't remember if I've already talk here about how I have fix it, in any case just FYI I changed the WAN protocol from PPPoA to PPPoE (my provider accepts both) and now it is working. It is a bug with the PPPoA protocol I have already submitted to the customer service.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on October 23, 2014, 10:26:38 PM
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I can confirm you the same problems with 5C0 on my VMG8924. Port forwarding is reset after reboot but also after a disconnect/reconnection of the WAN port (in my case a DSL PPPoE).

I think Ronski had exactly that same issue.  Zyxel gave him a link for V100AAKL6b1.bin which has hopefully cured it. 
The only thing is they pulled the link soon after, so its a good job he kindly shared the link and I was able to get a copy before they deleted it..  I dont know why they are so hesitant about leaving up the more recent firmwares :/
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on October 24, 2014, 06:22:17 AM
I had a resync the other day and port forwarding was fine afterwards, so it has indeed fixed it.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: manny2003 on October 24, 2014, 02:13:01 PM
Quote
I can confirm you the same problems with 5C0 on my VMG8924. Port forwarding is reset after reboot but also after a disconnect/reconnection of the WAN port (in my case a DSL PPPoE).

I think Ronski had exactly that same issue.  Zyxel gave him a link for V100AAKL6b1.bin which has hopefully cured it. 
The only thing is they pulled the link soon after, so its a good job he kindly shared the link and I was able to get a copy before they deleted it..  I dont know why they are so hesitant about leaving up the more recent firmwares :/

Maybe they deleted because of this:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/72648012/V100AAKL6b2.bin (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/72648012/V100AAKL6b2.bin)

versione 6 beta 2  ;)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on October 24, 2014, 07:39:13 PM
Have you tried it?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: manny2003 on October 24, 2014, 09:58:41 PM
Have you tried it?

Not yet, I'm not next to the router for some days  ;D
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on October 24, 2014, 10:16:08 PM
zyxel are acting a bit odd using dropbox for files, and hidden links.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: manny2003 on October 25, 2014, 12:46:12 AM
zyxel are acting a bit odd using dropbox for files, and hidden links.

 ;D this is my personal Dropbox space, I use it to share the firmware with you and with some other people. The problem is that Zyxel actually seems to only distribute the firmware via riquest to every user that ask for it to the customer service in order to fix a problem.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on October 25, 2014, 07:36:11 AM
yes but when zyxel supplied firmware's to others its via dropbox as well.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on October 25, 2014, 09:04:12 AM
Thanks Manny.  Ive updated the front page with the link :)

Ive not tried it yet.  Ive still got the DLM on my back whilst BT are faffing around and they havent replied to my ISP yet..  who cant even see my line details because theres still a BT task open.   When that clears I'll prolly need an OR visit to reset my DLM :/
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on October 25, 2014, 09:28:49 AM
As my router seems to have stopped dishing out IP addresses overnight I took the opportunity to upgrade to the latest version. One thing I've noticed is that it seems to get stuck showing the loading icon after changing the description name of an attached item. A simple F5 refreshes it though.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: manny2003 on October 27, 2014, 12:50:01 PM
I'm trying this b2 version and the first thing I've noticed is that it is no more possible to configure the advanced parameters of the 5Ghz network. If I go to Wireless>Others the parameters always refer to the 2.4Ghz network despite I select the 5Ghz in the first tab.
Have everyone noticed the same behaviour? (Pity there is no changelog available for these last releases...)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on October 27, 2014, 03:46:02 PM
I cant ever recall seeing anything for 5GHz -  Im not on the b2 version - but even when I was testing the wireless range when I first got the router afaik its always only shown 2.4Ghz

Its not a 5Ghz router, its the VMG8924 which has dual band 802.11ac
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on October 27, 2014, 07:38:02 PM
There is a drop down box, which has 2.4Ghz in it, but that has always been greyed out, it is after all only a 2.4Ghz wireless system.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on November 02, 2014, 08:17:45 AM
Quote

Note: These firmware cannot be flashed to the Eircom F1000 banded version of this device from the web interface, an "invalid model id" error occurs.

Odd, I was able to flash the ZyXel firmware on the unlocked F1000 you sent me.
I noticed it came with V100AAKL6b1.bin so I flashed the 6b2 version through the web gui just fine late last night.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: manny2003 on November 02, 2014, 08:11:43 PM
Fresh new b3 release! Enjoy!  ;)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/72648012/V100AAKL6b3.bin (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/72648012/V100AAKL6b3.bin)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on November 02, 2014, 08:14:12 PM
Thanks. Any noticeable differences from the b2?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on November 03, 2014, 02:19:09 AM
Thank you manny - front page updated.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: manny2003 on November 03, 2014, 04:22:19 AM
Thanks. Any noticeable differences from the b2?
At the moment I just found they fixed the problem I talked about the missing other tab for 5Ghz wireless config. But as Kitz stated the VMG8324 is only 2.4Ghz so you won't notice.
Unfortunately no changelog as usual for the last releases. I don't remember if it was already there in the previous version but I see a menu I didn't remember: IGMP/MLD. Pay attention to the fact that you need to enable it via the privileges setting, logging in with the supervisor user.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: manny2003 on November 06, 2014, 12:22:40 PM
 :D One more!!!  :P

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/72648012/V100AAKL6b4.bin (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/72648012/V100AAKL6b4.bin)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on November 06, 2014, 04:48:17 PM
Thank you :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Jeroen06 on November 06, 2014, 07:25:30 PM
Nice all those firmwares thnx manny2003, looks like ZyXEL is busy improving this device  ;)
Hopefully ZyXEL will soon release an stable firmware with an actual changelog  ;D
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on November 06, 2014, 09:26:11 PM
Running latest beta 6b4 and 'touchwood' it's running much better with no CRC or ES errors in the past 2 hrs.
Attainable rate is a about 3mb higher, wonder if DLM will grant me extra speed if it stays stable.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on November 07, 2014, 12:40:56 PM
Hopefully it should.    I may upgrade to the latest f/w this w/e -  My line is slightly wobblier since BT did whatever they did the other week.  Plus I seem to have acquired a new crosstalk disturber that instantly lopped 5Mbps from my max rate. :/
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on November 07, 2014, 01:15:35 PM
I've just logged into mine from work and in 19 hours it has recorded 90 CRC errors and 12 ES, which compared to the 410 ES it notched up in an hour on firmware 6b2 is good progress.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on November 07, 2014, 01:18:53 PM
That sounds pretty good.   Lets hope that the DLM notices and takes action accordingly :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: les-70 on November 07, 2014, 03:14:35 PM
   I look forwards to seeing if others get the same error reductions from the latest firmware, maybe the VMG8324-B10A is finally OK on a noisy line.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on November 07, 2014, 03:15:18 PM
the b6 actually has a newer broadcom blob?

The zyxel is very good at US ES, note kitz has 0 US ES and I had 0 or almost 0 every day on the zyxel also, but was worse on the DS for me.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on November 08, 2014, 10:33:14 AM
Anyone else having issues with the ppoe password not working after a resync? Had to log back in delete the password and re-enter one just to connect. Hopefully a one off issue but DLM raised  my DS speed by 2mbps overnight so that's a plus.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on November 08, 2014, 12:25:36 PM
I accidentally dislodged the power lead from my UPS this morning for the router, so I've taken the opportunity to flash the B4 firmware, slight increase in speed but thats probably just the time of day.

No problems with PPOE password yet.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on November 08, 2014, 09:41:25 PM
Still doing very well on this new firmware, in the past 18hrs since DLM raised my DS connection by 2mbps my DS error rates are CRC=82 and ES=23. It'll be interesting to see if DLM raises my profile again tonight or whether it will wait a couple more days.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on November 09, 2014, 12:18:33 AM
I updated the firmware today, and so far, Ive not noticed any difference at all in my error rates.   

But then again, unlike les-70, I never saw my errors get any worse when moving from the HG612 to the Zyxel.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on November 09, 2014, 09:48:20 AM
I'm currently unable to access the router, and my stats have stopped logging as well. Internet is working fine though.

I get the login page, enter my details and then after hitting login I get the following.

Quote
The connection was reset

The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.

    The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
    If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.
    If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

I'll have to power down the router and see what happens, this is with the B4 firmware which I changed to yesterday.

Edit: Normal service resumed after a reboot.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on November 09, 2014, 01:22:53 PM
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I'm currently unable to access the router, and my stats have stopped logging as well. Internet is working fine though.

hmmm  me too - same symptoms.  I also upgraded to b4 yesterday.

Ive also got some weird error messages in DSLstats that Ive never seen before...  I'll ask Eric in another thread if he knows what that means.
Quote
Error running the HG622 workaround
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on November 09, 2014, 02:37:58 PM
Error running the HG622 workaround

I've seen that on my F1000 as well but not had the problems you have of not being able to access the router.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on November 09, 2014, 10:26:28 PM
Thanks Stuart, I couldt ever recall seeing that message before so wondered what it was about and if it was somehow related to something that they've done in this fw version
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Navrett on November 11, 2014, 01:15:28 AM
b5 and changelog here :

ftp://quality:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/V100AAKL6b5.bin
ftp://quality:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/V100AAKL6b5.pdf

bye.  ;)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on November 11, 2014, 12:08:21 PM
Flashed the new B5 version this morning, nothing to report really.

I set up the email feature for logs but so far can't get it working, anyone had any joy on previous versions?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on November 11, 2014, 04:24:31 PM
b5 and changelog here :

ftp://quality:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/V100AAKL6b5.bin
ftp://quality:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/V100AAKL6b5.pdf

bye.  ;)

Hi Navrett & welcome to the forum.

Thank you for those :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on November 11, 2014, 04:28:56 PM
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I'm currently unable to access the router, and my stats have stopped logging as well. Internet is working fine though.

hmmm  me too - same symptoms.  I also upgraded to b4 yesterday.

Ive also got some weird error messages in DSLstats that Ive never seen before...  I'll ask Eric in another thread if he knows what that means.
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Error running the HG622 workaround

hmmmm now look at this from the changelog - page 8 for 6b2

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FEATURE MODIFIED]
1. [Telnet] Limit the telnet session to one session

I wonder if that has anything to do with the lockup?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on November 11, 2014, 04:30:12 PM
quite possibly as BE has mentioned his app makes lots of retries to get the data?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on November 12, 2014, 02:22:21 PM
WebGUI is unstable in the latest beta, keeps locking up and becomes unresponsive.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on November 12, 2014, 04:21:47 PM
Damnit.  I just noticed mine locked up again earlier this afternoon.   I certainly havent had this happen with previous f/w versions and its only started happening since I upgraded to 6b4 from  6b1
Ive got another thread going about it here http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=14660.0

I suspect it may have something to do with the fact that since 6b2 they only allow one telnet session.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on November 12, 2014, 04:25:43 PM
I've only had issues with 6b5 so I reflashed back to 6b4.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on November 12, 2014, 05:44:50 PM
Ive reflashed back to 6b1 which was the version I was previously using and had no problems with. 

Reminder to others:  I lost all settings by downgrading the f/w and had to reconfigure all settings again.  So warning to have all info to hand if you are going to do this.

Ive also spoken to Zyxel and reported this.  They are going to put a request back in to HQ to re-instate multiple telnet sessions.

Quote
I've only had issues with 6b5 so I reflashed back to 6b4.
I was on 6b4 which was the version which locked me out, so I hope that all is ok for you on 6b4 or you may have to down grade further.


Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on November 17, 2014, 10:19:46 PM
Hi

There is a new firmware for this router V100AAKL6C0 (based on b5)

ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/


Greetings
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on November 17, 2014, 10:29:17 PM
folder indicates model VMG8924 not VMG8324
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on November 17, 2014, 10:37:11 PM
folder indicates model VMG8924 not VMG8324

The firmware is the same for both models....
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on November 17, 2014, 11:35:10 PM
Hi clonc & welcome.

Thank you for those, list updated :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on November 18, 2014, 08:00:36 PM
In that folder you can find also changelog file and file.rom (i don't know what it is).

With the new firmware wifi seems worse then firmware b4: 2.4Ghz link is less stable and using 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz togheter the router reboots.....

I have a VMG8924-B10A on DSL link 7Mbps/512kbps telecomitalia
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on November 20, 2014, 06:30:44 PM
Well my VMG8924-B10A arrived today and I installed the recently posted firmware (V100AAKL6C0) and found that the GUI/router kept locking up.

Flashed down to b4 which thus far seems stable thought for some reason 5GHz Wi-Fi does not seem to switch itself on even thought I can see its enabled.

Does anyone have a mirror for the recommended L4b2 firmware? - As the drop box link no longer works.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on November 20, 2014, 11:43:47 PM
Well my VMG8924-B10A arrived today and I installed the recently posted firmware (V100AAKL6C0) and found that the GUI/router kept locking up.

Flashed down to b4 which thus far seems stable thought for some reason 5GHz Wi-Fi does not seem to switch itself on even thought I can see its enabled.

Does anyone have a mirror for the recommended L4b2 firmware? - As the drop box link no longer works.

Use this link on italian ftp zyxel site

ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on November 21, 2014, 07:25:41 PM
here, until zyxel gives me a takedown notice ;)

http://www.chrysalisnet.org/zyxel/
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on November 21, 2014, 07:28:30 PM
Thanks Chrysalis, I'll mirror those myself if required.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on November 21, 2014, 07:29:30 PM
just uploaded 6b2 as was missing, so all the ones I have are there now plus pdf files with changelogs.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on December 07, 2014, 12:44:55 AM
Can I just ask if anyone else is having problems with logging?

Ive noticed that I no longer seem to be logging anything under System Log - theres nothing there at all   
Ive checked the Security log and I notice the last entires were
Code: [Select]
2014 Nov 12 07:37:39 Account warn User admin login from 192.168.1.2 successful
2 2014 Nov 12 07:37:05 Account warn User admin login from 192.168.1.2 successful

hmm it was the 12th that I rolled back to to 6b1 because of the telnet session limitation..   But the weird thing it was obviously working in 6b4 and had previously worked in 6b1.  The only problem I seemed to have with the roll back is that it lost all my prefs & settings (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=13930.60).

So why should it suddenly stop working  after the roll back when it previously worked.   Not sure if Ive missed a setting somewhere. 
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on December 07, 2014, 09:07:36 AM
I believe I had this issue with the system log myself using the L6 firmware downgraded to L5 and it has worked fine since.

Have you checked log settings to make sure its enabled and local log is selected?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on December 08, 2014, 09:30:59 PM
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Have you checked log settings to make sure its enabled and local log is selected?

Thanks, I'd enabled it and checked the relevant events to log (ie system, xdsl, internet etc), but hadnt noticed that for some reason it had defaulted to remote it the top section.  Ive just changed it now, so I'll see if that makes any difference.   :fingers:

---
ETA

Looks like that did the trick.  Thank you.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on December 18, 2014, 09:10:42 PM
There is a new firmware V100AAKL7C0

ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/


Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on December 19, 2014, 06:02:41 AM
thanks will upload to my webspace when is downloaded, its coming down really slow from italy.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on December 22, 2014, 11:42:24 PM
Did anybody manage to download that last version? If so do you have a link please?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on December 23, 2014, 12:05:02 AM
Not me Im afraid. :/

Whole ftp site seems down which is unusual as the .it one is normally up all the time.   Hopefully it will be back up soon
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on December 23, 2014, 06:08:17 AM
Yes it's on my Google drive here...

https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B3xctZoK6T9HbzM3YXE5V2FBb2M/edit
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on December 23, 2014, 06:34:26 AM
Thanks Simon I've downloaded it. Have you tried it yet?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on December 23, 2014, 06:54:01 AM
its also on my webspace, posted earlier in thread.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on December 23, 2014, 06:59:26 AM
I've had it running 12hrs so nothing to report yet other than seems reasonably stable.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on December 23, 2014, 10:32:22 AM
Curious did this upgrade reset back to factory defaults?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on December 23, 2014, 10:35:17 AM
Not on mine, everything was preserved.

The only issue I've got is that if I log into the router remotely it keeps logging me out randomly when moving between pages.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on December 24, 2014, 07:14:46 AM
I upgraded and now find that I am unable to access the router config pages at all.

Gateway address has not changed and internet access works fine - odd.

Guess I'll be factory resetting and restoring the firmware version I was using before.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on December 24, 2014, 08:22:06 AM
My Zyxel was having problems (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=13769.msg277040#msg277040) this morning so I decided as I needed to reboot it I would take the opportunity to upgrade the firmware.

Everything was reset to default, so after a quick google on my phone which turned up Kitz setup page I found out what the default password was (1234) and logged back in on 192.168.1.1. I then tried to upload my configuration settings I'd just saved and was told that it was not compatible, something about an illegal value IIRC.

End result I re-flashed the previous firmware and upload the configuration settings to get things back up and running quickly.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: SupremeOne on December 29, 2014, 11:12:11 AM
Hello everyone! Since I went from 4C0 I'm constantly having problems with my Develo 200 AV powerline/homeplug. I need to reboot my router every 2 or 3 days to have a connection. Besides the powerline my router is working fine so in the environment of the route I have a connection wireless/wired. 

So the only problem I have is with the equipment connected to the Devolo upstairs(Acces Point, PS4 etc) So just restarting the Devolo or resetting it doesn't work. I need to reboot the Zyxel while my connection is ok on the first floor. I'm getting desperate. It's very frustrating while I'm gaming.

I'm currently on 7c0 I've tried 6c0, 6b5, 6b3 all the same. Should I go back to 4c0?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on December 29, 2014, 11:33:27 AM
>> Should I go back to 4c0?

If it was stable for you then you may as well.   You can use which ever version you like best.   Just remember that if you downgrade you will likely lose your config settings.

Im still running 6b1 which I find stable for my requirements.   I havent bothered updating any further due to the single telnet session that they supposedly introduced after that.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: SupremeOne on December 29, 2014, 11:38:05 AM
>> Should I go back to 4c0?

If it was stable for you then you may as well.   You can use which ever version you like best.   Just remember that if you downgrade you will likely lose your config settings.

Im still running 6b1 which I find stable for my requirements.   I havent bothered updating any further due to the single telnet session that they supposedly introduced after that.
It was stable for me besides the fact when I did a portforwarding my Voip didn't work anymore also I've an increased speed of couple mb/s with the newer firmwares. But the problem with the powerline isn't it a common problem? Is there anything I can do to solve it. It looks like the router doesn't recognize the Devolo powerline after a couple of days.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on December 29, 2014, 04:12:08 PM
Another GUI bug that keeps cropping up in the latest 7C0 firmware for me...

(https://forum.kitz.co.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs21.postimg.org%2Fqh5jzfgfr%2FUntitled.jpg&hash=1ee73df0909b971f13cb76b5c1e3e092)

I guess it's not ready for use.
Think I'll go back to a previous version later.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on December 30, 2014, 09:19:49 AM
Another GUI bug that keeps cropping up in the latest 7C0 firmware for me...

(https://forum.kitz.co.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs21.postimg.org%2Fqh5jzfgfr%2FUntitled.jpg&hash=1ee73df0909b971f13cb76b5c1e3e092)

I guess it's not ready for use.
Think I'll go back to a previous version later.

DSL Statistics is working fine on my router....using 7C0 firmware it is very strange....
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on December 30, 2014, 11:34:37 AM
I wonder if Simons problem could somehow have something to do with the max 1 telnet sessions that they introduced a couple of versions ago in 6b2
iirc Simon also uses DSLstats/HG612modemstats.   

The only reason I rolled back is that I found that for the first time I found that I was getting errors in dslstats and eventually the interface would lock up.  irrc ronski also encountered this same issue at the same time.  Since I rolled back to 6b1 I havent had a problem with the GUI & telnet lockups.

Ive already contacted Zyxel & put in a request to Zyxel that they increase the max telnet sessions but afaik theyve not done anything about it.

Perhaps more people need to contact Zyxel requesting more telnet sessions?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: SupremeOne on December 30, 2014, 12:08:26 PM
I wonder if Simons problem could somehow have something to do with the max 1 telnet sessions that they introduced a couple of versions ago in 6b2
iirc Simon also uses DSLstats/HG612modemstats.   

The only reason I rolled back is that I found that for the first time I found that I was getting errors in dslstats and eventually the interface would lock up.  irrc ronski also encountered this same issue at the same time.  Since I rolled back to 6b1 I havent had a problem with the GUI & telnet lockups.

Ive already contacted Zyxel & put in a request to Zyxel that they increase the max telnet sessions but afaik theyve not done anything about it.

Perhaps more people need to contact Zyxel requesting more telnet sessions?
How can I contact them about this router.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on December 30, 2014, 12:18:33 PM
I wonder if Simons problem could somehow have something to do with the max 1 telnet sessions that they introduced a couple of versions ago in 6b2
iirc Simon also uses DSLstats/HG612modemstats.   

The only reason I rolled back is that I found that for the first time I found that I was getting errors in dslstats and eventually the interface would lock up.  irrc ronski also encountered this same issue at the same time.  Since I rolled back to 6b1 I havent had a problem with the GUI & telnet lockups.

Ive already contacted Zyxel & put in a request to Zyxel that they increase the max telnet sessions but afaik theyve not done anything about it.

Perhaps more people need to contact Zyxel requesting more telnet sessions?

I wish they would do away with what looks like a 'half finished' GUI and adopt something simple like Billion use, I'm sure it would speed it up no end.

Yes I use DSLStats occasionally so I've gone back to 6b1 and whilst not perfect it's probably the best so far.

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on December 30, 2014, 12:19:14 PM
Ive contacted them via telephone last month...  but Ive just sent off a repeat request to increase the telnet sessions by email.
The contact details I used are here

http://www.zyxel.com/uk/en/support/contact_support.shtml

Code: [Select]
General Support
Email:
support@zyxel.co.uk

Phone:
UK: 0845 122 0301
Ireland: 01-902 2620



Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on December 30, 2014, 12:38:42 PM

I wish they would do away with the what looks like a 'half finished' GUI and adopt something simple like Billion use.
I've gone back to 6b1 and whilst not perfect it's probably the best so far.

I must admit my first impression was that the GUI was half finished purely due to the fact that they pull some information such as that xDSL statistics in an i-frame.    But actually now I really like the fact that it does this, purely because it does provide so much info and its probably the easiest way of obtaining all the information which could normally only be provided by telnet.     If someone wants the basics then it can be obtained elsewhere on the general status pages etc.

I acknowledge that the web GUI can be overwhelming... but now that I have got used to it I wouldnt like them to go back to something simple..  I now love the fact that everything is configurable and can be accessed direct from the webGUI.    Perhaps they need 2 options for the webGUI :

 ~   A simple version for those that just want to see the basics
 ~   A advanced option for those who do like all the features -  Its not often that you see a router in this price range with the extensive configurations that is offered by the VMG8324 and now that I am used to it...  Id hate to see it go.

I now theres been f/w bugs etc along the way, but for me..  this really is the favourite of all my routers that Ive ever purchased. 
Add in the fact that its now the only router whereby I can obtain a full 80/20 sync and its rock steady for my line.. then Im well happy.
If Zyxel would just be more pro-active with the firmware then Id have no complaints at all.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on December 30, 2014, 12:48:00 PM
I wonder if Simons problem could somehow have something to do with the max 1 telnet sessions that they introduced a couple of versions ago in 6b2
iirc Simon also uses DSLstats/HG612modemstats.   

The only reason I rolled back is that I found that for the first time I found that I was getting errors in dslstats and eventually the interface would lock up.  irrc ronski also encountered this same issue at the same time.  Since I rolled back to 6b1 I havent had a problem with the GUI & telnet lockups.

Ive already contacted Zyxel & put in a request to Zyxel that they increase the max telnet sessions but afaik theyve not done anything about it.

Perhaps more people need to contact Zyxel requesting more telnet sessions?

I wish they would do away with what looks like a 'half finished' GUI and adopt something simple like Billion use, I'm sure it would speed it up no end.

Yes I use DSLStats occasionally so I've gone back to 6b1 and whilst not perfect it's probably the best so far.



simon didnt you buy a billion and was happy with it? if so how have you ended up on the zyxel?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on December 30, 2014, 12:56:41 PM
I did indeed however about 3 weeks ago the Billion started loosing big chunks of 'Attainable Rate' and of course 'Actual Data Rate'. I went from 67/22 down to 50/22 in steps for no obvious reason.

With the Zyxel back in place my attainable rate is almost 63/22 which is identical to what I got with the HG612 and HH5.

I contacted Billion but they couldn't offer any possible reason so for now it's been shelved.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on December 30, 2014, 01:40:40 PM
Quote
I did indeed however about 3 weeks ago the Billion started loosing big chunks of 'Attainable Rate' and of course 'Actual Data Rate'. I went from 67/22 down to 50/22 in steps for no obvious reason

Haven't looked at your stats but possibly crosstalk would explain a lot of it.    There's a chance that if you put the HG612 back on that wouldn't get what you used to either.   

Ive been losing huge chunks to crosstalk over the past month or so.   I have an unproven suspicion that the recent BT re-routing and change of SVLANs in connection with the MSE bRAS has caused me more x-talk.  I certainly picked up one bad disturber during the time of these changes.   I also wonder about the huge amount of errors that I started seeing at the exact time that they were carrying out the changes although admittedly they did find and fix that but I had no explanation as to what it was.   Without doubt this past month has been the most Ive noticed any large changes (10Mb loss in total) since my early days fo fttc.

The Zyxel is currently giving me circa 82.5/30.5.  The HG612 would give me a sync of 79Mb.. and I estimate I'd likely only get something like 76Mb with the TPlink  :(
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on December 30, 2014, 01:46:36 PM
I don't think it's crosstalk, the Zyxel has always given roughly the same as the HH5 and HG612 so it's performing has it was when I first obtained it.

I might for testing put the HH5 back in place tonight and see what that gives now.

I'm guessing that changes are afoot at cabinet level that some devices are more sensitive to given the fact the Billion is using Broadcomm driver 39g and the Zyxel is on 39i if I'm not mistaken.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on December 30, 2014, 02:15:55 PM
I did indeed however about 3 weeks ago the Billion started loosing big chunks of 'Attainable Rate' and of course 'Actual Data Rate'. I went from 67/22 down to 50/22 in steps for no obvious reason.

With the Zyxel back in place my attainable rate is almost 63/22 which is identical to what I got with the HG612 and HH5.

I contacted Billion but they couldn't offer any possible reason so for now it's been shelved.

oh yeah I think I remember the post now, ok thanks.

did you retry the billion on a new sync before ditching it?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on December 30, 2014, 03:56:11 PM
Yes, the only suggestion Billion made was trying an earlier firmware build but that made no difference.
The only thing I've not tried is re-flashing to the latest build and doing a full factory reset, which I may do tomorrow.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on January 05, 2015, 06:00:17 PM
any luck trying it again simon?

my neighbour has lost about 45mbit of sync speed holy cow, the same neighbour I said had a wicked attainable some months back..

Flashing AAKL.6b1 on my zyxel now (the newest kitz said is stable) and lending him in it to see what he gets.  On a hg612 he is getting now 51/18 (yep cannot get full upstream, I am next door getting over 30 attainable) on fast path.  I am trying to persuade him to use mydslwebstats.



Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on January 05, 2015, 07:40:05 PM
I tried a factory reset on the latest firmware but it made no difference. Still hovered around 50/22, the ZyXEL however still shows approx. 62/22 which I can only attribute to the Broadcomm driver 39i.

The BT HH5 shows 55/22 and the HG612 shows 52/22, so I'm sticking with the ZyXEL on firmware 6b1.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on January 05, 2015, 07:54:54 PM
Wow that is crazy, noone else has reported such large differences. I also think you the first guy to have the billion sync lower than the hg612.

You done any graphs to compare the 2 in bitloading/snrm?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on January 05, 2015, 08:08:06 PM
No I didn't really have time but from my own observations snrm was only minutely different.

From memory the HG612 was approx. 6.2db, the Billion around 6.4db and the ZyXEL hovers around 6.4 to 6.6db. Only the HH5 reported spot on 6db.

All this happened just after the farce with BT's DLM court case, and I have suspicions something was changed at cabinet level.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on January 05, 2015, 08:42:04 PM
ok to be clear we are talking attainable difference or actual speed differences?

By snrm graphs I meant snr sorry, the snr per tone graphs that can be made.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: simoncraddock on January 05, 2015, 09:07:01 PM
Attainable Rates but they are both linked, if the Attainable Rate drops so does Actual if they are close enough.

I'm going to give it until the end of January then if there's no positive change raise a fault. They supposedly fixed something on my line late November and for 2/3 weeks I was getting 66/22 Attainable Rate 62/19 Actual. Around the time DLM was supposedly turned off in December my connection speed started decreasing.

I'm going to pop the Billion back on-line for an hour and see how it compares to the ZyXEL on MYDSLSTATS afterwards.

Edit: The Billion seems to be doing slightly better tonight, approx. AR 60/22 although its down from 66/22 in December. I'll leave it connected for a day or so and see if it deteriorates again.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on January 05, 2015, 11:05:16 PM
please get full monty stats as BE calls it :)
Then when you go back to zyxel do same again, thanks.

I do prefer you post actual sync speeds as some of these devices I feel massively over estimate attainable.

e.g. my billion estimates 72.9 on a 5.8db snrm, 73.4 on a 6.3db snrm  so that 0.5db is 0.5mbit.  Yet when the snrm goes to 6.4db the attainable jumps up to over 74.  Then jumps again to over 75 with a 6.5db snrm.  No doubt crosstalk continues to grow here tho, I am now staying synced with an snrm below 6db, so its steadily going down.

On my 30 day graph I see just before the 22nd the reported attainable briefly jumped to over 85, a big disturber I guess was briefly offline.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on January 06, 2015, 12:39:40 AM
Quote
e.g. my billion estimates 72.9 on a 5.8db snrm, 73.4 on a 6.3db snrm  so that 0.5db is 0.5mbit.  Yet when the snrm goes to 6.4db the attainable jumps up to over 74.  Then jumps again to over 75 with a 6.5db snrm.

Thats likely to do with the number of carrier bins available for actual use.   Its always been like that even on adsl/adsl2+.  The more tones that are actually available for use then the more bits can be loaded into the bins.   Its why on adsl we say each 3dB of SNR can be worth anything between 400-1200 kbps and we use 800kbps as an average.  On a  very short line then its likely to be nearer 1200kbps, on a long line nearer to 400 kbps because it cant use all of the tones in the frequency band.
The same theory is why 3dB on vdsl is worth far more than on adsl... because vdsl has for more tones available for use.

Look at it this way.. (very rough calculation coming up*).. 2 lines both with exactly the same SNRm

if you have a line that can only use 100 tones then 100 x 60kbps = 6000 kbps
if you have a line that can use 255 tones then 255 x 60 kbps = 15300kbps

As line conditions deteriorate (through crosstalk or EMI/RFI or whatever) then the less bits can be loaded into the bins and the latter tones start becoming unavailable for use.

* QAM rate is 4,000 symbols per second, therefore each 3dB of SNR available in the sub channel over the base line will give approx 4kbps of sync speed, subject to a maximum of 60kbps (15 x 4kbps) per carrier.


----------
ETA

PS  Just checked my stats... on my line 0.5 dB appears to be worth circa 2000 kbps.
Over the past 6 weeks Ive lost 1.5dB and 6000kbps of sync purely down to crosstalk.   

Its more than on yours because I obviously have more tones available for use and am currently using all carriers.    This is also the reason why crosstalk affects the short lines the most and we see the biggest losses from crosstalk.  One of my big disturbers costs me 1dB each time he has his router on line.. that 1dB is worth 4000 kbps to me.


Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on January 06, 2015, 12:47:17 PM
kitz is your reply to me? I also have all the tones available.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: les-70 on January 06, 2015, 03:10:19 PM
    This is also the reason why crosstalk affects the short lines the most and we see the biggest losses from crosstalk. 

  That is probably be true for the absolute number of Mb/s lost.  However as a percentage of signal, cross talk will be worse for long lines.  They may have less Mb/s lost but I think the percentage loss of their attainable speed will be larger.  Many may also have long D sides and start with lower power from the FTTC DSLAM.  I would say that as a rule all of us with over 40Mb/s sync have little to grumble about.  I am afraid that does not stop me though  ;D .
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: SupremeOne on February 12, 2015, 09:09:42 AM
Any new firmwares released?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on February 12, 2015, 11:34:52 AM
I think the % loss on average may be the same, but if you have a high enough speed, for short lines, the attainable over 80mbit can absorb some or most of that loss.

In my case I lost 40mbit or so on my attainable, but most of that was above 80mbit.  So the actual % speed loss on actual sync speed is much lower.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: paddybudg on February 17, 2015, 10:15:55 AM
Hi, I am trying to upgrade from V100AAKL4b2.bin but in all cases im getting "illegal image" warning.  What am I doing wrong.  It was a former v1000 Eircom VDSL model that was flashed to its current V100AAKL4b2.bin firmware.  I have simply tried to upgrade using the web GIU.  Any help appreciated.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: roseway on February 17, 2015, 10:31:08 AM
What version are you trying to upgrade to? Some firmware versions have been released in .rar format which gives the error you mention. If you have a .rar version then you need to unrar it or download the .bin version.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on February 17, 2015, 02:28:15 PM
I believe that y6ou cannot do this with an ex F1000 from Eircom using the standard GUI update process.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Tyke on March 11, 2015, 08:02:12 AM
Very useful thread for helping me set up my VMG8924 
Just to note that in the set up guide I had to set the 802.1p in VLan to 1 not 2 to get BT Infinity running 
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on March 17, 2015, 11:01:12 AM
Very useful thread for helping me set up my VMG8924 
Just to note that in the set up guide I had to set the 802.1p in VLan to 1 not 2 to get BT Infinity running

Thanks - just spotted this in one of your other threads - page updated. :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on March 23, 2015, 07:55:53 PM
New bugfix based on 7c0

ftp://ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/V100AAKL7C0_20150319/1.00(AAKL.7)_0319_reg_fail/
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on March 23, 2015, 08:02:29 PM
That link appears broken - there's no firmware folder.

Try this one ftp://certified@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/  and ftp://certified@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/V100AAKL7C0_20150319/1.00(AAKL.7)_0319_reg_fail/

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on March 23, 2015, 08:05:40 PM
That link appears broken - there's no firmware folder.

Try this one ftp://ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/

My link is a subdirectory of your link...hovewer my pc can open that link....
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on March 23, 2015, 08:09:33 PM
It's strange click your link and I get an error, use this link ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/ (I edited my post) and it changes to the URL (or part of) you posted,which doesn't work, very strange!

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on March 23, 2015, 08:46:26 PM
Hi

The certified:zyxel part is essentially a user name and password that logs us in as part of a single link and click, so navigating directly without that fails as we don't get authenticated.  It's the way they have set up the FTP site, presumably to avoid search engines indexing it or to be able to retract these links easily by revoking the user/name password at a later date.

Regards

Phil

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on March 24, 2015, 09:40:22 PM
Yes sorry i pasted the wrong link.....
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on March 25, 2015, 10:50:07 AM
That link appears broken - there's no firmware folder.

Try this one ftp://certified@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/  and ftp://certified@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/V100AAKL7C0_20150319/1.00(AAKL.7)_0319_reg_fail/



both ask for a password O_o, trying to grab so can put on my webspace.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Tyke on March 25, 2015, 10:53:40 AM
There is also a V100AAKL8b2 version now up as well!!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Tyke on March 25, 2015, 12:11:34 PM
Installed the V100AAKL8b2, so far looks very stable. The GUI seems a lot more responsive too!

adsl info --stats
adsl: ADSL driver and PHY status
Status: Showtime
Last Retrain Reason:    0
Last initialization procedure status:   0
Max:    Upstream rate = 19575 Kbps, Downstream rate = 78568 Kbps
Bearer: 0, Upstream rate = 19708 Kbps, Downstream rate = 65897 Kbps

Link Power State:       L0
Mode:                   VDSL2 Annex B
VDSL2 Profile:          Profile 17a
TPS-TC:                 PTM Mode(0x0)
Trellis:                U:ON /D:ON
Line Status:            No Defect
Training Status:        Showtime
                Down            Up
SNR (dB):        6.1             6.0
Attn(dB):        19.4            0.0
Pwr(dBm):        13.9            7.6


Bitswap:        2541/2541               32/32

Total time = 1 hours 26 sec
FEC:            20268           53
CRC:            5               10
ES:             1               7
SES:            0               0
UAS:            363             363
LOS:            0               0
LOF:            0               0
LOM:            0               0
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on March 25, 2015, 12:40:59 PM

both ask for a password O_o, trying to grab so can put on my webspace.

If you goto the first post, use link number 12, that always seems to work.

The 8B2 version seems to predate the 7C0 version, which is a bit odd.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on March 25, 2015, 01:36:45 PM
is ok I manually entered the pass in my ftp client, grabbed missing firmwares, will upload them later to my webspace.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on March 25, 2015, 01:46:54 PM
I wont update links in the first post, as after a while they appear to move them into the [old] sub directory.
It does however appear that you can usually get to all versions by navigating from the index at ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/  so I will add a note to that effect.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on March 25, 2015, 03:13:53 PM
I wont update links in the first post, as after a while they appear to move them into the [old] sub directory.
It does however appear that you can usually get to all versions by navigating from the index at ftp://ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/  so I will add a note to that effect.

Kitz that link is not working - at least for me. Ronski's link is working but no V8 shows up.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on March 25, 2015, 03:21:36 PM

Kitz that link is not working - at least for me. Ronski's link is working but no V8 shows up.

Stuart

Ooops I copied the link straight from my browser window, so it didnt show certified - link amended thanks.

V8 is in the top level folder from that link (see cap)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on March 25, 2015, 04:53:59 PM
Kitz it had loaded an old page from cache for me  :-[

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Tyke on March 25, 2015, 04:56:18 PM
Installed the V100AAKL8b2, so far looks very stable. The GUI seems a lot more responsive too!

adsl info --stats
adsl: ADSL driver and PHY status
Status: Showtime
Last Retrain Reason:    0
Last initialization procedure status:   0
Max:    Upstream rate = 19575 Kbps, Downstream rate = 78568 Kbps
Bearer: 0, Upstream rate = 19708 Kbps, Downstream rate = 65897 Kbps

Link Power State:       L0
Mode:                   VDSL2 Annex B
VDSL2 Profile:          Profile 17a
TPS-TC:                 PTM Mode(0x0)
Trellis:                U:ON /D:ON
Line Status:            No Defect
Training Status:        Showtime
                Down            Up
SNR (dB):        6.1             6.0
Attn(dB):        19.4            0.0
Pwr(dBm):        13.9            7.6


Bitswap:        2541/2541               32/32

Total time = 1 hours 26 sec
FEC:            20268           53
CRC:            5               10
ES:             1               7
SES:            0               0
UAS:            363             363
LOS:            0               0
LOF:            0               0
LOM:            0               0

UPDATE: Not so stable: three resyncs in the last couple of hours, gone back to AAKL7!!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Balb0wa on March 25, 2015, 05:44:53 PM
anyone with g.inp enabled and using the zyxel? ive put my hg612 back in till its enabled on my line.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: spudgun on March 25, 2015, 08:36:37 PM
anyone with g.inp enabled and using the zyxel? ive put my hg612 back in till its enabled on my line.

Yes, it was enabled this week and it works fine.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on March 25, 2015, 08:45:47 PM
Kitz, you may also want to put this link in the first post for official downloads (http://www.zyxel.com/uk/en/DownloadLibraryFilter.shtml?c=uk&l=en&mto=_G_Dongle_Document%2CApplication_Guide%2CApplication_note%2CBrochure%2CCertification%2CCLI_Reference_Guide%2CDatasheet%2CDeclaration%2CDeployment_Guide%2CDriver%2CFirmware%2CHardware_Installation_Guide%2CMIB_File%2CQuick_Start_Guide%2CSoftware%2CSolution_Guide%2CTechnology_Brief%2CUser_s_Guide%2C&pname=VMG8324-B10A&mtname=Material+Type&md=y&pid=20120924112441&tab=ALL&submit=Search),  they actually list the V100AAKL7C0 firmware now.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on March 25, 2015, 09:01:12 PM
Am I mistaken or is the new firmware 8b2 using a new modem driver F039o1 ?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on March 25, 2015, 11:58:34 PM
Am I mistaken or is the new firmware 8b2 using a new modem driver F039o1 ?

Yes just updated the firmware, it has a new dsl driver, at the moment the crc errors seem to be much less on my adsl2+ connection
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on March 26, 2015, 12:07:52 AM
Kitz, you may also want to put this link in the first post for official downloads (http://www.zyxel.com/uk/en/DownloadLibraryFilter.shtml?c=uk&l=en&mto=_G_Dongle_Document%2CApplication_Guide%2CApplication_note%2CBrochure%2CCertification%2CCLI_Reference_Guide%2CDatasheet%2CDeclaration%2CDeployment_Guide%2CDriver%2CFirmware%2CHardware_Installation_Guide%2CMIB_File%2CQuick_Start_Guide%2CSoftware%2CSolution_Guide%2CTechnology_Brief%2CUser_s_Guide%2C&pname=VMG8324-B10A&mtname=Material+Type&md=y&pid=20120924112441&tab=ALL&submit=Search),  they actually list the V100AAKL7C0 firmware now.

ta
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on March 26, 2015, 10:05:41 AM
I just installed the V8 firmware on my 8924 and found that after a factory reset and then reloading the user config file I just created before the upgrade would not work. I had to manually set everything up again. The was an upgrade from the first V7 version. Anyone else see this?

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on March 26, 2015, 10:17:08 AM
I haven't yet installed V7,  as that wouldn't load my previous configuration file so I went back to the previous version as I didn't have the time.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on March 26, 2015, 11:54:04 AM
I just installed the V8 firmware on my 8924 and found that after a factory reset and then reloading the user config file I just created before the upgrade would not work. I had to manually set everything up again. The was an upgrade from the first V7 version. Anyone else see this?

Stuart
I have had similar problems when up/downgrading the firmware on the 8324.
I think there are differences in the format of the output when the configs are saved and sometimes the differences cause the 'Restore' to be rejected.

I am logging all the messages that are 'spit-out' via the Serial terminal connected to the header on the motherboard.
When backing up the config the messages captured were are as follows [Firmware Ver:6b1]:

Quote
cfg_rule    : /var/cfgrule
 cfg_base   : /var/cfgbase
 cfg_output  : /var/cfgout

 generate the paralist and value list from input XML file
not well-formed (invalid token) at line 2149

 create tree

 process parameters filter procedure

 create output configuration file

 outout file: /var/cfgout

Obviously not bug free  ;D therefore quite possible there are input errors between versions of the config file.
(I have versions from firmware 4 --> 7 not all would restore. Expected possibility of not being backward compatible but maybe other issues as well)


Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on March 28, 2015, 10:58:56 PM
Might just be me but with the new b8 firmware I've noticed twice now approx 24hrs apart the DHCP seems to become stuck and refuses to issue addresses. Although by going into Network Settings -> Home Networking -> LAN Setup and just clicking apply. It seems to work resolve it and I notice that clicking apply also causes the device log to report "DHCP server information has been modified".

To be fair most LAN devices are setup to be reissued the same address its was just when connecting something new/rarely used since FW upgrade.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tbailey2 on March 29, 2015, 05:31:32 PM
Ive decided to make a list of the firmwares for the VMG8324-B10A

A little confused here - which is the latest firmware from the attached D/L list and that supports G.INP please? And are there some firmware flashing instructions anywhere pse? I can't find them  :-[ it's likely my advancing years (or so SWMBO tells me)  :oldman: I've found the basic setup guide though  :D (thanks Kitz  :) )

I am going to put it on for MDWS along with DSLstats as I think the current setup is getting suspect and it would be nice if it worked first time  ???
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on March 29, 2015, 06:07:00 PM
L8b2 is the latest firmware and I believe people running L7 reported G.INP working correctly.

I think its under Broadband -> Advanced its PhyR US & DS that enable G.INP if supported by the headend.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tbailey2 on March 29, 2015, 06:53:21 PM
L8b2 is the latest firmware and I believe people running L7 reported G.INP working correctly.

I think its under Broadband -> Advanced its PhyR US & DS that enable G.INP if supported by the headend.
Great thanks! And I now see from the manual that there is a menu option for the firmware upgrade:

 Maintenance, Firmware upgrade.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on March 29, 2015, 08:12:44 PM
Be advised that you may not be able to restore a config file from a previous version, so may well need to re-enter all your settings.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tbailey2 on March 29, 2015, 08:33:23 PM
Be advised that you may not be able to restore a config file from a previous version, so may well need to re-enter all your settings.

 :hmm: I haven't even powered it up yet and will flash it first anyway...
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tbailey2 on March 30, 2015, 05:05:28 PM
Be advised that you may not be able to restore a config file from a previous version, so may well need to re-enter all your settings.

 :hmm: I haven't even powered it up yet and will flash it first anyway...

Not having much success here....

It came with firmware v 1.00(AKL.4)

I've now tried to flash it to 8b2 about six times and it never works. Have factory reset in between, tried several different .bin file version/downloaded again etc etc and so on but it never updates.

According to the manual it is supposed to reboot itself sometime after the upload has succeeded - the upload always works.

Then there's a spinner for about 30 secs, but it then drops back to the same screen again with apparently nothing happened and no error messages (such as the 'illegal image' one the manual mentions). Have tried both from a stick and directly from the c: drive on the attached laptop.

Rebooting manually, even after a 10 minute wait,  always ends up back at the same firmware version again.

Any ideas please?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on March 30, 2015, 06:41:11 PM
Questions/Ideas: [Apologies if these are insulting your intelligence  ;D]

1. Is the Zyxel a 'Kosher' VMG8324-B10A or a Eircom F1000 unlocked ?
[Eircom will NOT read in Zyxel Firmware as standard. Can be made to though]

2. Can you check the Firmware *.bin is not corrupt ?
[Compare Checksum from Zip etc]

3. Use Chrome as your browser as the Zyxel UI is flakey with others sometimes.

4. Use a usb to ttl cable and update the firmware via a terminal session using xmodem.
[See http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,15038.msg282347.html#msg282347 (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,15038.msg282347.html#msg282347)

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tbailey2 on March 30, 2015, 07:10:58 PM
Questions/Ideas: [Apologies if these are insulting your intelligence  ;D ]

1. Is the Zyxel a 'Kosher' VMG8324-B10A or a Eircom F1000 unlocked ?
[Eircom will NOT read in Zyxel Firmware as standard. Can be made to though]

2. Can you check the Firmware *.bin is not corrupt ?
[Compare Checksum from Zip etc]

3. Use Chrome as your browser as the Zyxel UI is flakey with others sometimes.

4. Use a usb to ttl cable and update the firmware via a terminal session using xmodem.
[See http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,15038.msg282347.html#msg282347 (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,15038.msg282347.html#msg282347)

Thanks, no problem  ;)

1. The box it came in says it is a ZyXel as does the front panel....

2) Not a zip but have downloaded it several times and tried other earlier bins as well, and there are no errors shown with any

3) Yes, Chrome

4) Not tried that yet as don't have a cable.

Also all AV software etc off, no difference.

I've also contacted ZyXel to see if they've come across it before.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on March 30, 2015, 07:32:06 PM
Here is a link on Dropbox to zipped copies of versions 6b1 and 8b2.

Try the 6b1 version first and then if that works do the 8b2 version.

I wonder if the version upgrade is too far and you need to upgrade from a newer version.
i.e. 4 --> 6 then 6 --> 8

Ensure the zips test as OK [Test archive option in your zip s/w)

[Link gone]

I will delete this link in 8 hrs or so. (Don't like leaving potential points of access to Dropbox etc around on the web)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tbailey2 on March 30, 2015, 07:56:50 PM
Okay, got them thanks.

Having a rest at mo, I'll try FTP first a bit later and then another laptop, then the zips if I get that far  :D
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Balb0wa on March 30, 2015, 09:25:09 PM
i had trouble flashing from 4 to 8b2, took me about 5 goes, no idea why, but it did it in the end.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on March 30, 2015, 09:43:18 PM

Try the 6b1 version first and then if that works do the 8b2 version.


That's the way I did it, 6b1 then 8b2, success first time.

don't know about this router, but some prefer the PC on a static IP when flashing.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on March 30, 2015, 09:46:19 PM
Good point. I always use static addresses anyway.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tbailey2 on March 30, 2015, 11:48:57 PM
Success  :D

Changed to another laptop (both were Win 8.1), used Chrome again, tried the 8b bin I downloaded initially and it worked first time so thanks for the thoughts.

All set up ready for a try tomorrow - I think it also makes sense to change the device IP to 192.168.1.254 as that's the gateway everything else is set to and would allow a quick revert to the HG612/582n if needs be without reconfiguration....

I set a Static DNS to the OpenDNS servers (208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220) - I've had terrible trouble with Google's over the past few days, taking ages to find and load BBC pages and often not succeeding. Changed to OpenDNS and instant transformation and loading.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on March 30, 2015, 11:55:23 PM
Yay !
You can depend on Windows to get in the way when you don't need it
The ip change makes sense.
I use Opendns as standard everywhere, never been a problem.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tbailey2 on March 31, 2015, 08:20:54 AM
I've had a response from ZyXel that says I need to go to v5 first! However, reboot again confirms it is on 8b..

Is there a way of checking settings somewhere to confirm that it's 'taken'. Like a G.INP setting?

TIA
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on March 31, 2015, 09:29:22 AM
Login to the GUI Under Connection Status click the RH Status button in the middle of the screen it'll report Device Information there. Another way is to telnet into the router and confirm via the command: swversion

Mine reports - 1.00(AAKL.8)b2
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tbailey2 on March 31, 2015, 09:38:14 AM
Yep, same here  :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: haggster on March 31, 2015, 02:20:06 PM
Any reports regarding the stability of this latest firmware? I'm just wondering as Tyke had reported some resyncs which sounds as if they didn't appear with the previous firmware.

Using mine in bridge mode exclusively so at least to me the one single important thing is a reliable modem connection to the cab without any disconnections.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tbailey2 on March 31, 2015, 02:24:56 PM
Well it connected and synched at first attempt but otherwise a disaster.....

A TBB speed test showed loss of 3Mb/s down and 0.6 up. However, bigger problem was that of the 5 terminals available here, every one failed to connect to the internet except for the one I ran the speed test on (and they all go through the same Cisco switch) . All adaptors have always had 192.168.1.254 as the gateway and as the ZyXel now has that as its IP it should have worked out of the box.

Even worse, the MDWS server was failing to pick up anything incoming. I tried running the MDWS web page locally on it which should not be any problem - and it went to www.mydslwebstats.co.uk (http://www.mydslwebstats.co.uk) - but showing the ZyXel logon page :o

I can't spend any more time on it at the moment but ideas would be welcome.....  Maybe a misconfig on the Zyxel?

Back on HG612/582n at the moment and all is normal
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: haggster on March 31, 2015, 04:00:41 PM
Thanks a lot for the reply. This sounds as if they'll still have to iron out the bugs... this is not a "release/officially stable" firmware version, is it? So in that case it should be fine and especially after a change of the modem driver things like these can be expected. Hoping that it'll just take a while and the bugfix releases will make the firmware even better than the ones with the old driver.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on March 31, 2015, 04:15:21 PM
I'm running L8b2 as a router only connected to the HG612 purely to maintain connection stability and avoid DLM intervention. As a router L8b2 seems to be stable compared to other releases.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Tyke on March 31, 2015, 04:41:59 PM
Any reports regarding the stability of this latest firmware? I'm just wondering as Tyke had reported some resyncs which sounds as if they didn't appear with the previous firmware.

Using mine in bridge mode exclusively so at least to me the one single important thing is a reliable modem connection to the cab without any disconnections.

Just tried his for a second time, and again lots of resyncs, so back to the old firmware.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on March 31, 2015, 05:07:19 PM
Hi

No resyncs happening here in the beta 8 firmware.  Up for over 2 days now and all stable.

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on March 31, 2015, 05:58:11 PM
My 8924 on 8b2 has been up for just over 5 days now and the past 25 hours of that has been running on its own without the HG612. So far no reboots or re-syncs (other than those required to get it up without the HG612). My stats are up on mydslstats for folks to see. I am getting about the same level of CRCs as with the HG612 but still on fastpath with no problems. I have allowed it to sync slightly faster than with the HG612 64999kbps down, the HG612 ran at 59995kbps. So for me 8b2 is OK.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on March 31, 2015, 06:31:47 PM

Even worse, the MDWS server was failing to pick up anything incoming. I tried running the MDWS web page locally on it which should not be any problem - and it went to www.mydslwebstats.co.uk (http://www.mydslwebstats.co.uk) - but showing the ZyXel logon page :o

I found it difficult to forward port 80 with this router. When I tried, a popup message said because I had forwarded port 80 it was changing the router GUI to port 8080. That never happened, the GUI remained on port 80 and, like you found, any attempt to access my web server resulted in the routers login screen.
I briefely tried changing ther GUI to 8080 but failed to get things working properly so I took the easy way out and translated inbound port 8080 to port 80 on my web server (the GUI remaining on port 80) and that works ok.  I guess that's not a suitable solution for your web server though.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on March 31, 2015, 07:03:10 PM
Just tried again to forward to port 80, it does work :)

First I changed the GUI from port 80 to 8080.
You do this in Maintenance > Remote MGMT > change HTTP form 80 to 8080
Now access the GUI on 192.168.1.1:8080

Then Network settings > NAT >
WAN Interface: VDSL
Trigger start port: 80
End port: 80
Translation start port: 80
Translation end port: 80
Server IP address: your server LAN IP
Protocol: TCP
** IMPORTANT** place a tick in "Active" this is what I missed before.

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tbailey2 on March 31, 2015, 07:18:32 PM
Just tried again to forward to port 80, it does work :)

First I changed the GUI from port 80 to 8080.
You do this in Maintenance > Remote MGMT > change HTTP form 80 to 8080
Now access the GUI on 192.168.1.1:8080

Then Network settings > NAT >
WAN Interface: VDSL
Trigger start port: 80
End port: 80
Translation start port: 80
Translation end port: 80
Server IP address: your server IP
Protocol: TCP
** IMPORTANT** place a tick in "Active" this is what I missed before.

Okay thanks for that, it's outside my network knowledge/experience so wouldn't have thought of it! But that's what forums are for, sharing knowledge between us in different fields of expertise :cool:

I'll give it a go in the next day or two
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on March 31, 2015, 10:48:53 PM
I had a similar problem when I set mine up relating to port 80, but alas can't remember the detail  :no:
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on April 01, 2015, 07:24:43 AM
Hi

I also got the message about the port changing, but it didn't appear to change under the management page.  I could still access the routers admin page on port 80 fine internally, it might just make the change for connections from the WAN.

There is another way to add to a web server, under NAT go to Applications, Add new application, select the WAN interface required, then the internal server IP address to forward to, for Application Category select Servers, and under Application Forwarded select Web Server and OK.

This sets up ports 80 and 443, of course you may not need port 443 forwarded but it's done all the same and does no harm.

There are quite a few applications than can be added if required, I've also added PPTP.

A tip, if there is any chance you are going to change from using VDSL on the router to the it's WAN Ethernet or vice versa, then set up another Application for the Web server from the alternative port.  That way if swapping it will still work without needing any config changes.

I've noticed under Port Forwarding they have the label "Trigger Start Port:", this is wrong, and initially got me confused thinking it was Port Triggering and not forwarding I was setting up, it should of course say "Translation Start Port:".

Regards

Phil



Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tbailey2 on April 01, 2015, 07:44:13 AM
Another thing is that you check my original post on this, of the five other terminals here, only one could access port 80 normally - the others just came back with browser timeouts despite the cards and the browsers (auto LAN config) all being set up the same way (I had a look to check).

So just changing the forwarding to the web server may not be the answer?  All my LAN equipment has fixed IP addresses. So might each one need port forwarding setting up to its internal IP  :hmm:

As a matter of interest, why is it so different to the Technicolor HG582n, shouldn't it just work out the box for what would be the default mode of operation for most people?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on April 01, 2015, 10:44:22 AM
Hi

All internal machines should be able to get to http://192.1681.1 (or which ever is the router address) using port 80 fine, even if forwarding is set up to host a web server.

The forwarding only happens on packets arriving outside the local network. This rule has no effect on internal packets.

The ZyXEL may have only changed the port to 8080 for external traffic for outside, so going to http://192.1681.1 (which defaults to port 80) should be unaffected.  On my network this the case even after having the warning.

If the ZyXEL has changed internal and external ports to 8080 for itself, then going to http://192.168.1.1:8080 will work internally, but in my case it hasn't done this.

Do you host a web server, is that why you've opened port 80?

Regards

Phil







Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tbailey2 on April 01, 2015, 10:53:32 AM
Hi

All internal machines should be able to get to http://192.1681 (http://192.1681).1 (or which ever is the router address) using port 80 fine, even if forwarding is set up to host a web server.

The forwarding only happens on packets arriving outside the local network. This rule has no effect on internal packets.

The ZyXEL may have only changed the port to 8080 for external traffic for outside, so going to http://192.1681 (http://192.1681).1 (which defaults to port 80) should be unaffected.  On my network this the case even after having the warning.

If the ZyXEL has changed internal and external ports to 8080 for itself, then going to http://192.168.1.1:8080 (http://192.168.1.1:8080) will work internally, but in my case it hasn't done this.

Do you host a web server, is that why you've opened port 80?

Regards

Phil

Yes, MyDSLWebStats is hosted here - check the earlier posts here in the thread. The ZyXel is on 192.168.1.254 (see earlier posts again) as that's  what everything expects as a gateway and that's what the current TG582n router is on. There is no port forwarding currently (that I set up anyway).

I think it might be easier to just sell the Xyxel if anyone wants one.... :(
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on April 01, 2015, 11:22:51 AM
Quote
As a matter of interest, why is it so different to the Technicolor HG582n, shouldn't it just work out the box for what would be the default mode of operation for most people?

The TG582n was specifically designed for the home user and a lot of the BCM based commands arent available.  Thomson have their own CLI which also locks out the Busybox commands and have been known in the past to deliberately stop access to certain BCM commands.  The target SNR is an example of this, but in the past they also locked out some of the more basic commands which actually stopped you from being able to get full line stats. They have templates which ISPs can use for ISP specific set ups and are only sold to ISPs for shipment out to EU's. 

The Zyxels are a different beast and one of the things that I do like is they havent locked out anything.  Instead they have developed the web GUI to include direct commands that are usually only found in business grade modems. Unlike the TG582n, it was designed to target small business users.   

One of the things I said in my review of the VMG8324 was that the GUI could be confusing for novice users because it is so feature rich particularly coming in at the price that it does. Some of the type of config options are normally only seen in business grade routers... or in others you'd have to use telnet CLI.

I'm only guessing here but Im assuming they have attempted to perhaps base the web gui on their high end (and more expensive) products and make use of the full capabilities of the underlying hardware.   But it seems that theres still bugs that need to be ironed out
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tbailey2 on April 01, 2015, 11:34:07 AM
Thanks Kitz. I am just on the way out but I did use your excellent guide to set it up to the letter I may give it one more try after any other suggestions but I have a feeling it'll be a waste of time for some reason due to the setup here...
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tbailey2 on April 03, 2015, 10:11:31 AM
Well I gave the VMG8324 another go, and reconfigured it from scratch along with the port forwarding  - and it synched okay straight away  :D   So I guess the original config was astray...

The upside is that I gained 2Mbps downstream to 36684. Downside is I lost 1Mbps Upstream down to 4458 from 5506 - which is annoying as I upload a lot of large files  :( A year ago my upload was in excess of 15Mbps (and d/l 56Mbps) ... Had yet another disturber yesterday after spotting an OR van about 5 doors way. But that just lost me 1dB of SNRM on D/S only (again).

So see how this setup goes.

It's also fixed another problem that has plagued me for some weeks and that is corruption of downloaded images no matter what browser or terminal I'm using. But that's another story I'll post separately....

Thanks for the help getting there to all  ;)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on April 03, 2015, 11:27:40 AM
Well done, for trying again.
I wondered why you had such difficulties. Hope things are stable now.

Send from LG G3 via Tapatalk (Typos & bad formatting are free)

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on April 03, 2015, 04:30:39 PM
Hi

Found another bug in the UI, under Home network and UPnP, a list of current mappings are displayed.  I needed to move some left over mappings that were conflicting with a manual port-forward so clicked the 'Clear' button on the entry to remove, it posted back, the page refreshed and the entry was still there.  Tried in IE and Chrome.  The entries are not cleared no matter how many times you try.

Will raise it with ZyXEL.

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on April 08, 2015, 12:57:20 PM
Hi

Had a response from ZyXEL regarding some firmware issues.

1) Shared MBM memory error, something they seemed to know about and they sent me a firmware with a fix.  This firmware is still called version 7, dated mid January, but it is different to the version 7s we've seen before (different hashes).  They really need to be clearer with Version numbers for anyone to stand a chance of knowing what they are running.  The UK website still has the original broken version 7 firmware which seems pretty poor.

2) I was told the beta 8v2 did not pass their qualifications and shouldn't be used, but as no other firmware allowed me to run for more than half a day without crashing, and this version has been up for 10 days now, I'll stick with what works :)

3) Regarding the DoS blocking pings at very low quantities, so much so Firebrick type line monitors are blocked with DoS enabled, they've agreed it isn't ideal but they have no better solution for this router.  Seems rather odd they can't change it.

They also told me to reassure me on their continued support that two manages (Account manager and Service manager) of theirs in the UK are using this router from home, and both are homeworkers.  Presumably they had access to the special fixed version 7 firmware so never suffered the shared MDM memory issue that caused me to send one back  ::)

I'm quite happy with it now its stable, still a few issues here and there, but seems happy enough and Wi-Fi with AC and a one box solution is great.

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on April 08, 2015, 01:11:35 PM
Just to say my 8924 has been up now for 13 days since last boot and 8 days since last sync on the V8 f/w so it is stable for me. I have never (touch wood) had the memory issue.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on April 08, 2015, 05:33:40 PM
Yeah I can only echo the previous posts - my ZyXEL has been running for 14 days now without a crash so despite what ZyXEL have stated the v8b2 firmware has been the most stable for me when using it as only a router not router modem.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on April 10, 2015, 08:53:55 PM
Hi

Had a response from ZyXEL regarding some firmware issues.

2) I was told the beta 8v2 did not pass their qualifications and shouldn't be used, but as no other firmware allowed me to run for more than half a day without crashing, and this version has been up for 10 days now, I'll stick with what works :)


They also told me to reassure me on their continued support that two manages (Account manager and Service manager) of theirs in the UK are using this router from home, and both are homeworkers.  Presumably they had access to the special fixed version 7 firmware so never suffered the shared MDM memory issue that caused me to send one back  ::)

I'm quite happy with it now its stable, still a few issues here and there, but seems happy enough and Wi-Fi with AC and a one box solution is great.

Regards

Phil

Italian Zyxel Support publishes on its ftp site also beta version (sometimes with changelog) because users have asked it;indeed we prefer to do beta testing and report our impressions to support rather then have a definitive release old and buggy.
There is an official thread on www.hwupgrade.it/forum related to Zyxel VMG8924 where we exchange infos, this thread is read by Zyxel support.

Hovewer on my router 8b2 runs smoother then 7C0 and for the first time the router doesn't reboot using 2.4 and 5 Ghz links together.....
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Tyke on April 17, 2015, 09:50:23 AM
Final Version of Version 8 firmware is now on the Zyxel server!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on April 17, 2015, 12:30:16 PM
Thank you.
Downloaded, will upgrade my 8324 while it is not in use.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on April 17, 2015, 12:34:14 PM
Cheers Tyke, front page updated.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on April 17, 2015, 02:05:01 PM
My 8924 crashed today in that DSLStats could not login and I could not login to the gui either. So I rebooted and took the opportunity to load the latest official firmware in which seems to be OK now. Of course I had to do extra re-sync to lower the actual speed a bit but all seems OK now.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on April 17, 2015, 09:59:48 PM
Hi

Trying this version 8 now and had first reboot after a few hours. Not looking promising may go back to the beta.

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Balb0wa on April 18, 2015, 06:52:22 AM
2 reboots in less than 12 hrs with version 8 , back to 7 for me, had over 15 days uptime with that one.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on April 18, 2015, 09:18:11 AM
Hi

Well I tried to downgrade to the beta 8v2 but it wouldn't allow me to upload the saved configuration I made when on that version, so as I would need to enter everything back in again for umpteenth time I thought I would give the released version 8 another go after doing a factory reset and entering everything back in, just in case it was tripping up over a previous configuration setting.  At least version 8 seems to have fixed the UPnP problem I had clearing out old entries.

I will let everyone know if it now appears stable.

ZyXEL need to do proper testing, if the BETA was stable, why on earth release a non-stable modified version of that BETA?

Regards

Phil


Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on April 18, 2015, 11:01:35 AM
Hi

ZyXEL need to sort out this firmware!  Managed to crash the router running the Thinkbroadband speed test over 5GHz Wi-Fi, think this has been a common complaint over on the HWUpgrade forum on various firmware versions.  This is on the released version 8 firmware, first time I tried the speed test over Wi-Fi so not sure if the problem exists on other versions.

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on April 18, 2015, 04:13:36 PM
Probably it is an earlier version of 8C0, the 7C0 was published in mid december on italian ftp site but released on global site about a month later at the end of january.

i am testing dual APs operation, at the moment no reboot but i am not stressing the router yet, i will do it later.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on April 18, 2015, 04:44:51 PM
Hi

Thanks, never thought it might be an older version than the Beta 8, but that could explain it.  Just crashed it again download a Skype update over 5G, so now going back to the Beta version 8.

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on April 18, 2015, 06:04:33 PM
Hi

Okay, owe the ZyXEL an apology  ::)  The new version of the firmware wasn't causing the crash.  Around the same time I sorted out wiring and power bricks, and long story short, the ZyXEL was being fed power from the wrong brick.  I'm guessing the demand of 5GHz doing a speed test was enough to cause the voltage to drop enough to cause a reboot.

On the correct brick and all is okay.

Regards

Phil

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Balb0wa on April 18, 2015, 08:00:37 PM
why do you keep saying 5ghz? it doesn't do 5ghz does it thought it was 2.4?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on April 18, 2015, 08:15:46 PM
iirc Philip has the VMG8924 which which has dual band 802.11ac.   Both use the same firmware.... and are the same apart from the wifi and the power supply.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Tyke on April 19, 2015, 09:29:35 AM
Too many resyncs on Version 8, gone back to 7 which is stable for me.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Balb0wa on April 19, 2015, 09:31:26 AM
i went back to 7 yesterday, had 1 re sync since,  7 used to be super stable for me, might do a reset on the router.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: haggster on April 27, 2015, 12:56:39 AM
I'm actually wondering how many people here are getting modem resyncs / connection losses with the new 8 firmware which they didn't get with the 7 one. Just as a rough statistic to see if the VDSL part is indeed more unstable on the new firmware.

I'm of course referring to the stable (non-beta) version 8.

A changelog would indeed be great. Hope that ZyXel will finally upload one soon...
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Tyke on April 27, 2015, 09:23:20 AM
I'm actually wondering how many people here are getting modem resyncs / connection losses with the new 8 firmware which they didn't get with the 7 one. Just as a rough statistic to see if the VDSL part is indeed more unstable on the new firmware.

I'm of course referring to the stable (non-beta) version 8.

A changelog would indeed be great. Hope that ZyXel will finally upload one soon...

I've had several tries with the Final V8 firmware and always got unexpected resyncs, although it looked like CRCs and ES were low. Gone back to V7 and everything is well!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on April 27, 2015, 11:36:38 AM
Still on the 8 beta with no stability problems.

Dare not downgrade router to ver 7 as DLM will no doubt complain.  ;D
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on April 27, 2015, 05:14:03 PM
Hi

I'm actually wondering how many people here are getting modem resyncs / connection losses with the new 8 firmware which they didn't get with the 7 one. Just as a rough statistic to see if the VDSL part is indeed more unstable on the new firmware.

I'm of course referring to the stable (non-beta) version 8.

A changelog would indeed be great. Hope that ZyXel will finally upload one soon...

I'm on release 8 (non-beta) and not a single resync here.  Did you do a reset of the configuration for release 8?

Best Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on April 27, 2015, 09:24:01 PM
i have noticed a strange thing with 8C0: sometimes it appears a message saying that router can't connect to internet but ipv4 uptime (in system status) doesn't go to zero and continues to grow.
So it could be only a false alarm and not a real disconnection.....8b2 seems more stable to me, i should go back to 8b2 and testing again it
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on April 28, 2015, 08:43:17 AM
Hi

I would try clearing your cache folder in the browser you are using.  I've notice various odd issues which relate to the JavaScript files that download to support the Web UI.  I think when these change between firmware versions they are not changing the name of them, so the browser uses an older cached copy of the JavaScript file which then doesn't work 100% with the newer firmware.

Regards

Phil

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: dmcdonnell on April 28, 2015, 10:51:51 AM
Just to report that I have not experienced any difficulties with the V8 release, it is still early days. I am using the unlocked Eircom F1000, the VMG8324-B10a. I wonder if users reporting issues here are using the same model or the dual band wifi device?

TIA.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on April 28, 2015, 01:15:28 PM
Quickly retested 8b2:it has the same problem so i came back to 8C0.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on April 28, 2015, 07:39:06 PM
Hi

I would try clearing your cache folder in the browser you are using.  I've notice various odd issues which relate to the JavaScript files that download to support the Web UI.  I think when these change between firmware versions they are not changing the name of them, so the browser uses an older cached copy of the JavaScript file which then doesn't work 100% with the newer firmware.

Regards

Phil

I'll follow your advice.
Thanks
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Tyke on May 06, 2015, 05:29:14 PM
Thought I would give V8 another try. so far ES and CRC OK after  7 hours but 560 million FEC errors. Is this a record?

adsl info --stats
adsl: ADSL driver and PHY status
Status: Showtime
Last Retrain Reason:    0
Last initialization procedure status:   0
Max:    Upstream rate = 18884 Kbps, Downstream rate = 76240 Kbps
Bearer: 0, Upstream rate = 18790 Kbps, Downstream rate = 64372 Kbps

Link Power State:       L0
Mode:                   VDSL2 Annex B
VDSL2 Profile:          Profile 17a
TPS-TC:                 PTM Mode(0x0)
Trellis:                U:ON /D:ON
Line Status:            No Defect
Training Status:        Showtime
                Down            Up
SNR (dB):        5.8             6.1
Attn(dB):        19.6            0.0
Pwr(dBm):        13.9            7.6

                        VDSL2 framing
                        Bearer 0
MSGc:           18              22
B:              51              239
M:              1               1
T:              64              64
R:              12              14
S:              0.0257          0.4064
L:              19920           5000
D:              1259            1
I:              64              127
N:              64              254

                        Counters
                        Bearer 0
OHF:            15311193                1309840
OHFErr:         183             49
RS:             3919511918              4102628
RSCorr:         560182093               285
RSUnCorr:       6577            0

                        Bearer 0
HEC:            1806            0
OCD:            1               0
LCD:            1               0
Total Cells:    3130076406              0
Data Cells:     467439279               0
Drop Cells:     0
Bit Errors:     0               0

ES:             31              38
SES:            0               0
UAS:            35              35
AS:             25291

                        Bearer 0
INP:            3.00            0.00
INPRein:        0.00            0.00
delay:          8               0
PER:            1.65            6.52
OR:             116.26          34.31
AgR:            64488.09        18824.10

Bitswap:        1477/4405               192/198

Total time = 7 hours 2 min 6 sec
FEC:            560182093               285
CRC:            183             49
ES:             31              38
SES:            0               0
UAS:            35              35
LOS:            0               0
LOF:            0               0
LOM:            0               0
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: haggster on May 06, 2015, 05:50:37 PM
that's interesting... what was the RSCorr value with the previous firmware?

have you compared the connection quality, e.g. via pingtest.net?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Tyke on May 06, 2015, 06:28:28 PM
Resetting the device seems to have sorted it .. fingers crossed!

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: haggster on May 06, 2015, 08:30:29 PM
On that Italian forum which has a thread about the VMG8324 there was a user mentioning that after upgrading to 8C0 his connection dropped after 2 days with over 200 CRC errors, which had never happened before with that modem (the post is from earlier today):

http://www.hwupgrade.it/forum/showpost.php?p=42445872&postcount=526

So yeah, some long-term reliability data regarding the new firmware would be interesting to see. :hmm:
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Tyke on May 07, 2015, 08:33:08 AM
Well that is my third and final try with the 8C0 firmware. Lots of disconnects, whilst 7C0 is absolutely rock solid!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on May 07, 2015, 09:31:08 AM
It does seem strange that some folks with the 8324 or 8924 have problems and others dont. I am one who has not had issues with either of mine. My 8324 is an F1000 re-flashed but was using the old f/w as V7 and V8 were not around when I was using it, but it ran just fine. My 8924 which is currently being used has also been good and stats can be seen on mydslstats user broadstair (it wont take the extra 's' in user name  ;) ) it is using the latest V8, currently has been up about 18 days the previous reboot was me and not the router.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on May 07, 2015, 09:39:33 AM
It seems there are problems using 8C0 on vdsl lines sometimes; on my adsl2+ 8C0 is ok
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on May 07, 2015, 10:12:42 AM
I'm still on version 6 and occasionally have problems, just haven't got around to updating yet.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Tyke on May 08, 2015, 05:53:05 AM
It does seem strange that some folks with the 8324 or 8924 have problems and others dont. I am one who has not had issues with either of mine. My 8324 is an F1000 re-flashed but was using the old f/w as V7 and V8 were not around when I was using it, but it ran just fine. My 8924 which is currently being used has also been good and stats can be seen on mydslstats user broadstair (it wont take the extra 's' in user name  ;) ) it is using the latest V8, currently has been up about 18 days the previous reboot was me and not the router.

Stuart

Interesting, because I have a 8924 on VDSL on MDSLS as Tyke 
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on May 21, 2015, 07:38:38 AM
Hi

My ZyXEL 8924 has now been up for over 30 days including the VDSL sync, so looks good for firmware version 8.  Of course all the counters for various statistics have halted at 2147483647, some a little time ago, so not much use if wanting to monitor data used by using the router statistics over a monthly basis.

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: spudgun on May 21, 2015, 03:09:55 PM
Am i right in thinking that 8C0 is the latest release?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on May 21, 2015, 09:34:11 PM
All ok also for me with 8C0, no reboot at all.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: haggster on May 22, 2015, 05:14:59 PM
All ok also for me with 8C0, no reboot at all.
Are you connected via ADSL (green LED) with a maximum of 50mbit/s upstream (or lower) or connected via VDSL2 (yellow LED) with up to 100mbit/s?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: haggster on May 22, 2015, 05:24:15 PM
BTW, does anybody know if it's possible to log onto the VMG8324 and change values such as the send buffer size, the TCP congestion control algorithm and so on? I've performed some speed tests and while doing that I saw that my connection still suffers from some buffer bloat which I was able to reduce by using QoS in the wi-fi router that the VMG8324 is bridged to - however I guess that limiting the VMG8324's buffer size could further reduce the buffer bloat if I just had the chance to adjust these values.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on May 22, 2015, 05:40:22 PM
All ok also for me with 8C0, no reboot at all.
Are you connected via ADSL (green LED) with a maximum of 50mbit/s upstream (or lower) or connected via VDSL2 (yellow LED) with up to 100mbit/s?

I have a 20/1 (DL/UL) Mbps ADSL connection but i am in italy (ISP Telecomitalia)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on May 22, 2015, 06:39:11 PM
BTW, does anybody know if it's possible to log onto the VMG8324 and change values such as the send buffer size, the TCP congestion control algorithm and so on? I've performed some speed tests and while doing that I saw that my connection still suffers from some buffer bloat which I was able to reduce by using QoS in the wi-fi router that the VMG8324 is bridged to - however I guess that limiting the VMG8324's buffer size could further reduce the buffer bloat if I just had the chance to adjust these values.

I think this would only help if QoS is used or a VPN, as the router is in the middle and not the endpoint.

With that said I guess it might be worth a try but since the router isnt a wrt variant you wont have access to those commands.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on May 22, 2015, 07:41:28 PM
Hi

Are you connected via ADSL (green LED) with a maximum of 50mbit/s upstream (or lower) or connected via VDSL2 (yellow LED) with up to 100mbit/s?

I'm connected via the built in VDSL modem on a 80/20 service with a sync speed of 80/20 if that helps.

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: haggster on May 22, 2015, 08:00:44 PM
With that said I guess it might be worth a try but since the router isnt a wrt variant you wont have access to those commands.
thanks for the info. Well, since I'm operating the ZyXEL as a blackbox basically and it's only doing the bridging, I think it's fine and I'll leave it that way. even if there'd be some way to access those values, I'd probably have to re-adjust those every single time the modem reboots (which doesn't happen often, but it will happen), so it's not worth the hassle.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: haggster on May 22, 2015, 08:03:53 PM
All ok also for me with 8C0, no reboot at all.
Are you connected via ADSL (green LED) with a maximum of 50mbit/s upstream (or lower) or connected via VDSL2 (yellow LED) with up to 100mbit/s?

I have a 20/1 (DL/UL) Mbps ADSL connection but i am in italy (ISP Telecomitalia)

Thanks for the info. ADSL users don't seem to have problems with the 8C0 firmware, whereas VDSL2 users seem to be the ones who are getting the resyncs, CRC errors and disconnects
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: dmcdonnell on May 23, 2015, 03:52:15 PM
BTW, does anybody know if it's possible to log onto the VMG8324..

You can telnet using admin and your full password or

Try this:

ssh -v admin@192.168.1.1

Enter only the first eight characters of your admin password.

Bizarre.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on May 27, 2015, 08:50:29 PM
New 10C0 firmware thanks to broadstairs

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1u8nmewjx7by5s3/V100AAKL10C0.zip?dl=0
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: haggster on May 28, 2015, 09:19:01 AM
Great! The zip finally contains the updated changelog which includes the changelog for the unreleased 9C0 releases as well. It confirms that for 8C0 the modem and xDSL drivers were updated, but I haven't seen any modifications to these in the changelog leading up to 10C0 since then. So it'll be interesting to see whether the reliability for VDSL2/vectoring connections has improved since the unreliable 8C0 release...
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on May 28, 2015, 04:07:25 PM
Great! The zip finally contains the updated changelog which includes the changelog for the unreleased 9C0 releases as well. It confirms that for 8C0 the modem and xDSL drivers were updated, but I haven't seen any modifications to these in the changelog leading up to 10C0 since then. So it'll be interesting to see whether the reliability for VDSL2/vectoring connections has improved since the unreliable 8C0 release...
The xdsl driver is the same present in 8C0....
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ayosi on June 04, 2015, 10:12:30 PM
I modified the 10C0 firmware to allow it to be flashed onto the Eircom F1000 from the web interface.
The unmodified firmware can only be loaded through the serial port.

https://mega.nz/#!mpBH2Rya!pzxQ6j9040YliWd0CBwgtGrVgJohUtuphw4He3MtBtY

After flashing, the default username/password will be admin/1234. The wifi name and password will
also be changed, so you will need an ethernet cable to access the router.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on June 05, 2015, 06:29:05 PM
10C0 is now also on italian FTP server,pity no changelog.....
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on June 05, 2015, 10:12:03 PM
10C0 is now also on italian FTP server,pity no changelog.....

Changelog is in the zip mentioned by me on the 8924 thread. Should be the same.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Kevinf63 on June 26, 2015, 11:47:09 AM
Hi broadstairs, Ayosi and clonc and everyone else here  ;D,

New to the forum but I have been tracking this thread for a good few months. Just thought I'd leave a big thank you down for all your links, mirrors, modifications and all that good stuff regarding 10C0. I hope you don't mind, I felt I should let the guys over on boards.ie (http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057302483 (http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057302483)) know what's new regarding this firmware, especially for those less versed in the serial port method.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on June 26, 2015, 03:08:40 PM
Hi Kevin and welcome to the forum.

Thank you for that link and your kind words.   
I note that Dermott started that thread.   He also contributes a lot over here and is the probably best in the know when it comes to first unlocking the EircomF1000 to make it behave like a 'normal' VMG8324.   Ayosi's work on a modified f/wnow makes things a lot easier, so along with everyone else* who has contributed, then theres a good team of guys on the ball with this.



[* too many to mention and I dont want to accidentally forget someone's input]
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Kevinf63 on June 26, 2015, 04:07:38 PM
Hi Kevin and welcome to the forum.

Thank you for that link and your kind words.   
I note that Dermott started that thread. He also contributes a lot over here and is the probably best in the know when it comes to first unlocking the EircomF1000 to make it behave like a 'normal' VMG8324.   Ayosi's work on a modified f/wnow makes things a lot easier, so along with everyone else* who has contributed, then theres a good team of guys on the ball with this.



[* too many to mention and I dont want to accidentally forget someone's input]


No problem, I apologize if I left anyone out who contributed! :-[ Great to have so many willing to work on it. Just got my finals in a computer science course, but I'm not going to deny the fact I wouldn't be as capable on Linux as I would be on Windows, especially in the area of networking so having a helping hand like Dermott, some of the other lads over on boards and this forum was a great help. I'm sure there are people who would like to take advantage of these new firmware features and bug fixes that wouldn't be as tech savvy over on Boards hence the post there (some were saying it was "Waàaay out of my league").
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on July 03, 2015, 07:31:17 PM
Hello All

New to this forum.

Had some good results with this modem but later firmwares seem to have degraded speed and stability.

Quick question to start, does downgrading firmware through web GUI do an absolutely clean install.

I suspect since taking my firmware up to version 10 then rolling back to version7 that it still has the new modem code?

The only reason I say this as I never used to see CRC or ES on version 7.

Now see them?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on July 04, 2015, 12:58:55 PM
Hi

It should also roll back the ADSL/VDSL drivers.  You can check this be telnet'ing in to ZyXEL and then type
Code: [Select]
xdslctl --version
Then pop back with the version number, I know 10C is A2pv6F039o1.d26a

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on July 05, 2015, 12:41:12 PM
Quote
Quick question to start, does downgrading firmware through web GUI do an absolutely clean install.

It would appear to do so, as downgrading forgets any config changes so make sure you have a record of these if you downgrade.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on July 05, 2015, 01:57:05 PM
Thanks all for feedback

Version reported A2pv6F039id.24e so must have rolled back.

Not sure why line has become unstable now.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on July 05, 2015, 02:12:53 PM
Hi

Issues may be completely unconnected with the modem/firmware.  Is the line dropping, or are you just seeing some errors you didn't see before.  It is rare any VDSL line runs with no errors at all, as the design of VDSL (and ADSL) is to work a level of errors in order to push as much data rate into decades old phone cable.  A small amount of errors are completely normal.

Regards

Phil

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on July 05, 2015, 10:51:43 PM
Hi

Thanks for this.

Couple more questions - Why does the ftp .it site seem to get higher versions of F/W than the Global site?

I notice one of the directories says Italian dial tone or something similar.

I notice earlier in the thread that there may be different versions of 7?

Thanks
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on July 06, 2015, 07:45:32 AM
Hi

Because ZyXEL are not very good at support, at least when it comes to consistency across all their sites and regions :(

The Italian site has been responding to posts in the Hwupgrade forum where there is a long thread about issues with the 8924, so my guess is this is why the Italian arm of ZyXEL have more versions of firmware.

The dial tone is the VoIP part of the router which appears more popular in Italy, and looks to be a minor correction so that an Italian dial tone is heard rather than one for another country.

The different versions of 7 should never have happened, this meant I sent a 8924 back to the supplier as faulty, as I was getting problems no one else seemed to get on the same version number of firmware, it was then found later there was a broken 7 and a fixed version 7.

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on July 06, 2015, 10:51:28 AM
Hi Phil

Thanks for that, find it very odd that they do it this way ???

What's the thoughts on version 10?

I had the drop issues with version 8 and am assuming with the same modem code, 10 will give me the same problems.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on July 06, 2015, 10:48:38 PM
Hi

10 has been completely stable for me and no VDSL drops but so was 8. It seems some are getting drops on 8 and 10, and I would think if you had drops on 8 they will also be present on 10.  On!y giving it a try is the only way to know for sure.

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on July 07, 2015, 09:53:46 AM
Hi Phil

Decided to give C10 another go. Up 9 hours and counting  :fingers:
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on July 07, 2015, 05:53:07 PM
New firmware version on italian Zyxel FTP site 11b2!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on July 07, 2015, 06:14:06 PM
New firmware version on italian Zyxel FTP site 11b2!

Could have sworn that wasn't there this morning - another senior moment! Anyway the b2 indicates a beta I believe so although I have downloaded it I might wait a bit before trying it unless I can see a change log which might say what it fixes.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on July 07, 2015, 06:50:39 PM
11b2 is based on 11b1 based on 10C0, so 11b2 should be an improvement over 10C0.

Hovewer i am happy to test it,later i'll report my impression here and to Zyxel Support
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on July 07, 2015, 09:10:46 PM

Could have sworn that wasn't there this morning - another senior moment!

It wasn't there this morning, unless we're both having a senior moment.  ???

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on July 07, 2015, 09:57:25 PM
xdsl version still A2pv6F039o1.d26a same as 8 and 10.

Gave 10 another try yesterday, got one re-synch overnight. CRC errors mounting up again so thought would load 11b2 as was about to re synch.

Doesn't look like they are trying to fix modem code with this flurry of releases.

If I drop again it's back to 7. Going on holiday after that so DLM can recover.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jizzerman on July 07, 2015, 10:06:43 PM
Little difference for me so far on 11b2. 24 ES in 40 minutes.
Although HG612 stats monitor tool can no longer talk to the router :(
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on July 08, 2015, 03:31:23 PM
It seems doesn'working remote access from Wan via http.....
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on July 08, 2015, 11:12:26 PM
Gone back to 7.

Was getting that many FEC in 24 hours it was shifting columns in my stats and offending my OCD.  :P
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on July 09, 2015, 07:34:07 AM
Hi

Could it be versions 7 and below are under reporting FEC and this has been fixed in newer versions of the Broadcom driver?

As I understand it FEC is part of interleaving and shows the number of errors corrected, so is nothing to worry about, the opposite almost in that it confirms error correction is working.

Quote
Little difference for me so far on 11b2. 24 ES in 40 minutes.

24 ES in 40 minutes is absolutely no problem at all, that's pretty good.  VDSL like ADSL is designed to always run with some errors, it is how they push so much down old telephone cable.  As a percentage of the total packets transmitted in 40 minutes it is statistically irrelevant.

It could just be this newer Broadcom driver is the fixed one, and the older versions are broken and mis-reporting, perhaps across every Broadcom based VDSL modem using these older Broadcom driver versions?

Regards

Phil

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Tyke on July 09, 2015, 01:13:46 PM
On my Infinity 2 connection I was getting about 7000 FEC per minute using this latest beta. This is pretty much the same as every version since 7. ES and CRC run OK for a few hours then I get a peak and the connection resets. I am seriously thinking of going back to my HH5 Type B permanently as it is the same chipset and presumably specifically tuned for UK connections.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on July 09, 2015, 06:34:16 PM
GUI non stable in 11b2: sometimes i can't see serial number in Device Information and System status bars don't work.

I can't access to the device from Wan via http yet.....i'll be back soon to 10C0.....
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on July 09, 2015, 06:35:32 PM
Phil

See your point about FEC but it's the numerous connection drops that are the problem.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on July 09, 2015, 06:53:39 PM
Hi

Connection drops are a problem of course.  Is your line interleaved?

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on July 09, 2015, 10:40:59 PM
Back to 1.00(AAKL.10)C0_20150612  and all works....
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jizzerman on July 15, 2015, 01:50:57 PM
I get connection drops after a FEC buildup, even though I'm on G.INP. Running 10C0.

Seems to take about 3 or 4 days, with an eventual re-sync and FEC goes down to near zero for a while.

Looks like I might flip and see if they really have fixed the DSL-AC68u firmware. Risky, but G.INP might keep it in check.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: loveextasy on July 17, 2015, 08:27:50 PM
I get much more CRC errors win this router, tried 7C0, 8C10 and 10C0......compared with a TG582n by PlusNet.

These CRC errors casue a lot of connection drops. For TG582n I can see from the DSLStats that it can ignore a CRC burst and maintain a connection, but with this router it looks like with every burst the connection is resyncked....

Anyone got any idea if this unit is faulty or just too advanced for my line? thanks :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: dmcdonnell on July 19, 2015, 12:40:15 PM
I see V100AAKL11b2.bin is on the ZyXel Itialia site, ftp://ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/

Anyone tried it?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on July 19, 2015, 01:04:02 PM
Hi

I'm currently using this beta with no problems, been doing a lot of messing around in the Web UI and it hasn't crashed once, and the VDSL drivers are the same as version 10 so there shouldn't be any changes there.

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: GigabitEthernet on August 07, 2015, 05:55:17 PM
Can't get the latest beta to connect via IPoE to TalkTalk :shrug2:
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on August 08, 2015, 03:11:35 AM
I see V100AAKL11b2.bin is on the ZyXel Itialia site, ftp://ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/

Anyone tried it?
FYI
This link is no more.
It appears ftp://ftp.zyxel.it/firmware has been removed or made invisible to external access. ???

Here is dropbox link from google search
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/72648012/V100AAKL11b2.bin (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/72648012/V100AAKL11b2.bin)

It would be useful if someone could post a sha-1 or md5 on the original file to check this is OK.

TIA
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: les-70 on August 08, 2015, 07:16:19 AM
I get much more CRC errors win this router, tried 7C0, 8C10 and 10C0......compared with a TG582n by PlusNet.

These CRC errors casue a lot of connection drops. For TG582n I can see from the DSLStats that it can ignore a CRC burst and maintain a connection, but with this router it looks like with every burst the connection is resyncked....

Anyone got any idea if this unit is faulty or just too advanced for my line? thanks :)
          Sorry for a slow reply but I must have missed your post.

  I had much the same issue with this ZyXEL, it seemed to hate the odd SHINE events on my line. Normally with a HG612 these events just cause an error burst and one or two SES.  With the Zyxel the error burst was much more severe and resyncs often occurred. capping the Zyxel sync speed to less than the speed of the HG612 helped but the CRC from these events remained much bigger.  In between such events things were OK and I guess most people don't have such SHINE events and things are OK for them.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on August 08, 2015, 09:22:14 AM
Quote
FYI
This link is no more.
It appears ftp://ftp.zyxel.it/firmware has been removed or made invisible to external access. ???

Just logged into the FTP server and accessed the directory and file fine.

ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/V100AAKL11b2.bin

V100AAKL8b2.bin 24.7 MB (25,975,672 bytes)
CRC32: 4433C4A0
MD5: E3EBD87DF38BEF3D5E7C096D5E57E314
SHA-1: EDFF6DE225BCB00767CB2003152BF306BC417D8C
SHA-256: 8BAAFBB2E4CBEDA517B5971DB28EE4EADF1DA3FE8850703E3E395BEB89764F97
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on August 08, 2015, 10:19:17 AM
Quote
FYI
This link is no more.
It appears ftp://ftp.zyxel.it/firmware has been removed or made invisible to external access. ???

Just logged into the FTP server and accessed the directory and file fine.

ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/V100AAKL11b2.bin

V100AAKL8b2.bin 24.7 MB (25,975,672 bytes)
CRC32: 4433C4A0
MD5: E3EBD87DF38BEF3D5E7C096D5E57E314
SHA-1: EDFF6DE225BCB00767CB2003152BF306BC417D8C
SHA-256: 8BAAFBB2E4CBEDA517B5971DB28EE4EADF1DA3FE8850703E3E395BEB89764F97
Thanks, your reply solved the problem.
Duh, forgot last time I accessed it had a id/password.
Clicked link in original question and of course, no access.
My excuse it was late :)

Sent from my LG-D855 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: aneesh99 on August 19, 2015, 10:58:45 PM
Bit of a strange one, I'm on 1.00(AAKL.5). The user account screen is missing from the maintenance tree. Is that a known bug or am I just being dense?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: haggster on August 27, 2015, 10:22:03 PM
has anyone checked how stable 11b2 is regarding VDSL2 connections?

I'm still on the 7C0(?) which was released last year in December. Feels funny to use a version which is that old, but the connection reliability regressions that had been reported since the 8* versions scare me.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on August 27, 2015, 11:21:32 PM
My 10C0 version on my 8924 (its the same f/w for both the 8324 and 8924) has been up now 56 days with no interruptions so if you're not happy using 11b2 (a beta) try 10C0 which is a full release.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on August 28, 2015, 04:32:08 PM
My line is 1km from cab.

I get about 35D and 6.7U in sync.

Releases 8 and onwards seem to be much less stable for me and looking at the changes list there was new modem code in there which just didn't seem to work for my line.

The guys on here that seem to be getting on well with later F/W seem to have much better lines to start with and are debating how much affect it is having on their 80 meg speed lines.

For me, and I'm not saying this with any technical certainty, the new modem code is too sensitive causing errors (CRC) mainly that are causing the line to be unstable.

Can't see many features between 7 and 11b2 that I couldn't live without.

All Zyxel sites except Italian still show 7C as latest release.

Just my 2p
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Weaver on August 28, 2015, 04:40:28 PM
As a former developer, I would like people to take “beta” seriously.  Beta means “contains bugs”, and I am not sure why these manufacturers seem happy to release betas willy-nilly. There ought to be a limited distribution and health warning, and without a back-reporting mechanism the whole thing is pointless and simply harmful. Everyone seems to want their dinner before its ready.

To those who are brave, and who hopefully understand the risks, and are ready to report back, then _good for you_, helping the development effort.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on August 28, 2015, 05:07:01 PM
Ah.. But 8C an 10C were non Beta releases?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Weaver on August 28, 2015, 05:21:30 PM
I wouldn't know, unless there are release notes or meaningful filenames or version numbers. I just made the general health warning because someone I think mentioned 11b2 which sounds beta-ish. Version numbers need to be clear. Perhaps that's just hex!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on August 28, 2015, 05:27:49 PM
Anything released as C0 is supposedly final , anything which is b1, b2 etc is beta.

To add confusion, the last official C0 release on any Zyxel site is 7C but as you can see from the OP / top post in this thread there are a number of "C" releases on an Italian site which is just plain odd anyway.

To compound this, Zyxel managed to release two different versions of 7C !

 ???
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on August 28, 2015, 07:25:44 PM
they release beta so they have a get out of jail free card if it has show stopping bugs.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on August 29, 2015, 03:11:28 AM
Hi

I'm currently using this beta with no problems, been doing a lot of messing around in the Web UI and it hasn't crashed once, and the VDSL drivers are the same as version 10 so there shouldn't be any changes there.

Regards

Phil

Ditto, I have been using it for a few weeks and have had not problems with the GUI or line stability.
(Never had stability problems with any version)

In fact after a recent 'Mystery DLM Drop of the line' I am syncing at 79012 with a Max Attainable of 75897  ???
An improvement on recent figures but SNR (Down) is 4.7, so waiting for bounce at some point.  ;D
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: haggster on August 29, 2015, 02:56:38 PM
My line is 1km from cab.

I get about 35D and 6.7U in sync.

Releases 8 and onwards seem to be much less stable for me and looking at the changes list there was new modem code in there which just didn't seem to work for my line.

The guys on here that seem to be getting on well with later F/W seem to have much better lines to start with and are debating how much affect it is having on their 80 meg speed lines.

For me, and I'm not saying this with any technical certainty, the new modem code is too sensitive causing errors (CRC) mainly that are causing the line to be unstable.

Can't see many features between 7 and 11b2 that I couldn't live without.

All Zyxel sites except Italian still show 7C as latest release.

Just my 2p

There's just too much uncertainty regarding the stability of all post-7C releases... too many different opinions and the fact that different people are reporting that those later firmwares are causing them disconnections is a showstopper when deciding on whether to update or not. The opinions regarding 7C seem to be way more consistent. The new modem driver seems to be flawed.

Does anybody know whether this was the first time that Zyxel was updating the modem driver for this router?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on August 29, 2015, 07:05:33 PM
From the changelog it looks like they upgraded it at version 4 - A2pv6F039i and version 8 - Apv6F039o1
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: lcl00 on August 30, 2015, 03:40:54 PM
Does the change in modem driver improve performance any?  I'm running on version 7C and it's pretty stable but I was going to attempt 10C if I could eek out a bit more speed.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: haggster on September 02, 2015, 01:30:34 AM
Does the change in modem driver improve performance any?  I'm running on version 7C and it's pretty stable but I was going to attempt 10C if I could eek out a bit more speed.
I'm also still on the 7C one. A couple of months ago I got 97.x (or 98.x?) mbps in a speedtest over 802.11ac wifi (I'm only using the ZyXel in bridge mode and use an Asus router for the wifi part). I pay for an "up to" 100mbps connection. So I guess modem-wise the 7C0 should already give you the maximum physically possible speed. Due to the reports about many CRC errors with any later firmware versions I'd rather expect a speed degradation, unfortunately.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: GigabitEthernet on September 02, 2015, 09:25:58 AM
Perhaps I should have tried one of the earlier firmwares on my VMG8324 (ex Eircom F1000) but in my case, the 10C0 firmware generated far more CRCs than other modems I have used, e.g. Billion 8800NL, Huawei HG612.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on September 07, 2015, 09:53:10 AM
Hi

Version 11 has now been released along with a change log, lots of fixes and changes.

ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on September 07, 2015, 11:03:21 AM
Many thanks.
I am using the beta and it has been fine.
I will update.

Update:
Updated to 11C0 and all is working well.
Still got G.INP on US & DS  ;D
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on September 07, 2015, 07:57:14 PM
I have updated to 11C0 and FINALLY is showed Line Attenuation in Adsl mode: italian users on Hardware Upgrade forum have asked for it since 2014!

Gui runs smoother then 11b2,it seems that zyxel has done a good job in fixing bugs....i'll continue to test 11C0 in the next days but the first impression is very very good.....

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on September 08, 2015, 09:25:24 PM
Hi

I've upgraded to this firmware and all looking good.

They've fixed the DoS issue where pings were too easily classified as an attack which meant ThinkBroadband's monitor triggered a DoS and it's pings were blocked, that is no longer happening.

The interface seems quicker and rock solid.

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Roee on September 08, 2015, 09:59:53 PM
Hi all,
I installed the last version ( 11 ) ,
I have a problem in IPSEC
ADSL connection is not connecting
In VDSL connected
I have only places with ADSL
In previous versions it was a choice between ADSL to VDSL in IPSEC config , in this version there is no
What I can do ?
Thanks for all !
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: haggster on September 08, 2015, 10:29:06 PM
Hey that sounds great - did the VDSL reliability issues with the high number of CRC errors get fixed?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on September 09, 2015, 04:37:37 PM
Just installed L11 upgrade went fine no loss of config (From L10) and I must admit the GUI is much more responsive. I will see how stable this firmware is in router only mode before I attempt to utilise as VDSL modem also.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on September 10, 2015, 11:40:39 PM
Back to 10C0 because of problems with wifi:display errors in gui (only with wifi not wired).....
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on September 11, 2015, 08:36:17 AM
Hi

What sort of errors are you getting?  I've noticed a problem with the Wi-Fi password if set to something user defined, on revisiting the Wi-Fi page and changing a setting and applying it, all is okay, but revisit the Wi-Fi page and view the password and it shows the router password.  This means on 'Applying' to save other settings on that page, the Wi-Fi password gets reset back to the router one.

Regards

Phil

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on September 11, 2015, 12:41:39 PM
Look at the Release notes .... I am sure there is some mention of this sort of error previously. i.e. should have been fixed  :(
(Sorry not able to read them just now)

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on September 11, 2015, 03:54:47 PM
Hi

Lots of stuff about passwords in the release notes but couldn't see one that looked like this issue.  Looks like a new bug!

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on September 13, 2015, 05:04:19 PM
Harbinger of doom here.

Tried 11C and once more in less than 12 hours got millions of FEC and a crash and re-sync.

Back to 7C again!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: reddev on September 16, 2015, 12:38:24 PM
I was running 11b2 before. It ran fine, but had a few minor annoyances rather than outright deal breakers.

11C0 is much better - it's the best version so far for me. Those annoyances that I had with 11b2 have been fixed, with the added bonus of a much more responsive web GUI
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on September 16, 2015, 01:13:25 PM
So far 11C0 on my 8924 has been stable with no issues , so for me it is good.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on September 16, 2015, 04:17:21 PM
Downloaded again 11C0 ed updated the router,now wifi is ok and no displays errors,maybe the first download was corrupted....
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on September 16, 2015, 04:55:12 PM
maybe the first download was corrupted....

Did you do anything different this time? Wipe config factory default etc?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: aruba on September 16, 2015, 10:11:15 PM
Could I please quickly ask if the 'firmware lottery' of the VMG8324 is as bad as it seems?

I'm trying to decide whether to purchase one (or a W9980), but are being put off by the apparent buggyness of the firmware.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on September 17, 2015, 09:25:52 PM
Hi

I'm running the latest firmware with no issues at all (well except for password on the Wi-Fi page reverting back to the boxes admin password, although not everyone seems to have that issue, plus once it is set up you don't need to go into the page again).

It is very solid on my line, and hasn't rebooted or frozen at all on the latest firmwares.

The hardware is pretty top notch (includes an RF filter as close as you can physically get before the signal goes into the chip, which I've not seen on any other modems before) so if you can get it for a good price, well worth the money.

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: aruba on September 18, 2015, 08:31:57 AM
A big thank you Phil for taking the time to write your overview.  :thumbs:

I think I'll get one ordered - anything will be better than the HH5a hell I currently find myself in!

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on September 19, 2015, 07:39:05 PM
Does the 8924 support MER for SKy Fibre? Ive got one on the way and just assumed it would =/
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: SupremeOne on September 20, 2015, 07:26:42 PM
Where can I download 11C0 for  VMG8324-B10? Because the firmware is not working for VMG8324-B10
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on September 20, 2015, 07:31:54 PM
Where can I download 11C0 for  VMG8324-B10? Because the firmware is not working for VMG8324-B10
Need more detail of what the problem is ?
What do you mean by 'not working' ?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: SupremeOne on September 20, 2015, 07:33:08 PM

Where can I download 11C0 for  VMG8324-B10? Because the firmware is not working for VMG8324-B10
Need more detail of what the problem is ?
What do you mean by 'not working' ?
not supported. Ive tried to upgrade it but received a warning thats its not meant for the VMG8324-B10.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on September 20, 2015, 07:35:51 PM
Does the 8924 support MER for SKy Fibre? Ive got one on the way and just assumed it would =/
See this ......... http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,13769.msg278974.html#msg278974 (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,13769.msg278974.html#msg278974)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: SupremeOne on September 20, 2015, 07:38:16 PM
Or am I doing something wrong, because with all of the earlier firmware version I never had problems with.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on September 20, 2015, 07:54:52 PM
Or am I doing something wrong, because with all of the earlier firmware version I never had problems with.

If it is a VMG8324-B10A then possibly the firmware is getting corrupted before you do the update ?

else

If it is an Eircom F1000 branded version ?

The F1000 version cannot flash the firmware for the VMG8324-B10A as the 'Model No.' is different, even though the hardware is the same.
There is the 4-pin header on the motherboard which you can use to reflash the modem.
Connect a USB to RS232/TTL PL2303HX Cable Adapter COM Module Converter Adapter for Arduino to the header and you have an always open serial connection.
Such as:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350900210088?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_udlo%3D%26_udhi%3D%26_ftrt%3D901%26_ftrv%3D1%26_sabdlo%3D%26_sabdhi%3D%26_samilow%3D%26_samihi%3D%26_sadis%3D15%26_stpos%3D%26_sop%3D12%26_dmd%3D1%26_ipg%3D50%26_nkw%3D350900210088%26_rdc%3D1 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350900210088?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_udlo%3D%26_udhi%3D%26_ftrt%3D901%26_ftrv%3D1%26_sabdlo%3D%26_sabdhi%3D%26_samilow%3D%26_samihi%3D%26_sadis%3D15%26_stpos%3D%26_sop%3D12%26_dmd%3D1%26_ipg%3D50%26_nkw%3D350900210088%26_rdc%3D1)

For connection Instructions and much more see dmcdonnell's Excellent thread 'Unbranding the ZyXel VMG8324-B10A' :
http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,13939.msg269724.html#msg269724
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: SupremeOne on September 20, 2015, 07:57:20 PM

Or am I doing something wrong, because with all of the earlier firmware version I never had problems with.

If it is a VMG8324-B10A then possibly the firmware is getting corrupted before you do the update ?

else

If it is an Eircom F1000 branded version ?

The F1000 version cannot flash the firmware for the VMG8324-B10A as the 'Model No.' is different, even though the hardware is the same.
There is the 4-pin header on the motherboard which you can use to reflash the modem.
Connect a USB to RS232/TTL PL2303HX Cable Adapter COM Module Converter Adapter for Arduino to the header and you have an always open serial connection.
Such as:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350900210088?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_udlo%3D%26_udhi%3D%26_ftrt%3D901%26_ftrv%3D1%26_sabdlo%3D%26_sabdhi%3D%26_samilow%3D%26_samihi%3D%26_sadis%3D15%26_stpos%3D%26_sop%3D12%26_dmd%3D1%26_ipg%3D50%26_nkw%3D350900210088%26_rdc%3D1 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350900210088?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_udlo%3D%26_udhi%3D%26_ftrt%3D901%26_ftrv%3D1%26_sabdlo%3D%26_sabdhi%3D%26_samilow%3D%26_samihi%3D%26_sadis%3D15%26_stpos%3D%26_sop%3D12%26_dmd%3D1%26_ipg%3D50%26_nkw%3D350900210088%26_rdc%3D1)

For connection Instructions and much more see dmcdonnell's Excellent thread 'Unbranding the ZyXel VMG8324-B10A' :
http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,13939.msg269724.html#msg269724
Afaik its not a eircom f1000 branded version. How can I see if İve that version? Thank you very much.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: SupremeOne on September 20, 2015, 08:07:03 PM
Lol sorry for disturbing you instead of upgrading I tried to "Restore" the configuration being very stupid with the firmware bin file. Excuse me for being stupid.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on September 20, 2015, 08:15:51 PM
No problem  ;D
We all make mistakes at times.
Hope it is working now.
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on September 20, 2015, 09:09:16 PM
Does the 8924 support MER for SKy Fibre? Ive got one on the way and just assumed it would =/
See this ......... http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,13769.msg278974.html#msg278974 (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,13769.msg278974.html#msg278974)

Oh no, well if somebody wants an 8924 I got it for £120. Otherwise I'll try refund with stuff-uk..
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: KeithB on September 26, 2015, 07:49:44 PM
Actually is does work with sky fibre. It's just hard to get it to do so. Took me a month to work it out. It's still a botch and restart or resend will cut you off. Asked zyxel to add custom command to Internet setup To make permanent but they said no. You need to add ipoe setup in router setup as per kits setting and leave the aiid  and duid blank then go to the Cli interface. Out of interest if you log in as supervisor the time out works as to what you set it. No 2 min and kicks you off. Then run the udhcp command. can take upto 5 min to connect.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on September 27, 2015, 01:48:03 PM
Actually is does work with sky fibre. It's just hard to get it to do so. Took me a month to work it out. It's still a botch and restart or resend will cut you off. Asked zyxel to add custom command to Internet setup To make permanent but they said no. You need to add ipoe setup in router setup as per kits setting and leave the aiid  and duid blank then go to the Cli interface. Out of interest if you log in as supervisor the time out works as to what you set it. No 2 min and kicks you off. Then run the udhcp command. can take upto 5 min to connect.

Thats very interesting, i would like to keep the Zyxel so if you wouldnt mind, could you expand on your explanation in a little bit more depth as i only want to open the box if i know itll run (im not sure on stuff-uk's return policy).

Also they havent even delivered it yet =( Now will have to chase them up because it was dispatched on the 18th.

So what are the limitations on running it on Sky Fibre?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: KeithB on September 27, 2015, 07:25:32 PM
So, log into the router and add connection. Mines adsl/vdsl over ptm.
Mode routing
Encapsulation ipoe
Ip mode v4 only
Obtain Ip address auto
Dhcp options leave blank
Vlan  active
802p 0
802q 101
Mtu1500

Save this, I called it sky


Install putty and open connection to the router command line interface. Log in as supervisor. Default password is in firmware pdf file at the end.

Once in type
Sh

Then run the following line
Udhcpc  -i  ptm0.1 -c "youruserpasswordastext" &

It will then connect. May take 10mins to do so but give it time.
Lease message pops up when it has.

This is a non permanent solution. Restart or resync and you have to run the above command line again.

My connection is stable so once on can last week's with no issue.

Others may know way to make this permanent but I have tried and can't.  Not programmer you see.

This is against sky t&cs for their connection, if you on fibre. Use 3rd party router forbidden. Theirs is very poor though.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on September 27, 2015, 07:39:05 PM
Thanks for your post.

Ive not used Telnet, or know what utilities are available on router firmwares, but i know linux systems, so i wonder if crontab or similar is available which can just automate/schdule that task? And then create a script with the command and even make a monitoring loop for the connection.

My line is dreadful currently, when i got fibre it was synced 37mb for 135 days, but after that it has been degrading, i have an engineer coming to look at it. This has all worked out pretty badly so far. The line is resyncing nearly every night (early hours of morning), but hope it can get back to what it used to be, sitting at 24mb now but upload is the same as it was from the start (8mb).

edit
Another idea is to use my linux server to remotely execute some commands, and have that in a bash script which is scheduled to run in crontab.

I wonder is there any way to tell if the connection has dropped from the CLI of the router? That would make it work for me, as i could just poll that every 15 mins, then run the script to remote into the router and run the commands to issue a reconnect.

edit2
From your post, maybe the process "Udhcpc" quits when the router drops connection? If there is a process monitor maybe you can check for me.

Edit3
I can just ping the Google DNS 8.8.8.8 every 1 minute, if the ping fails, I kill udhcpc process via bash script and re run the connection command remotely.
I guess the worst thing is that potentially it takes up to 11 minutes to reconnect if we assume it can take 10 mins for udhcpc to get an IP.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on September 28, 2015, 06:09:19 PM
I have firmware 1.00(AAKL.10)C0, but cant seem to find the telnet password anywhere, any help?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on September 28, 2015, 06:13:17 PM
It's the same password you log in with.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on September 28, 2015, 06:17:01 PM
It's the same password you log in with.

Ok im just using defaults admin/1234 currently, that lets me in, but i cannot run anything
login as: admin
admin@192.168.1.1's password:
 > sh
sshd:error:634.323:processInput:544:unrecognized command sh
 > udhcpc
sshd:error:669.338:processInput:544:unrecognized command udhcpc

Ive used ssh in putty port 22 to connect. And the same with telnet port 23.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: burakkucat on September 28, 2015, 08:11:59 PM
Once you have logged in with the default admin/1234 credentials, try using entering help or ? to see if you are then provided with any clues.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on September 28, 2015, 08:21:32 PM
Once you have logged in with the default admin/1234 credentials, try using entering help or ? to see if you are then provided with any clues.

That gives me
Code: [Select]
> help
?
help
logout
exit
quit
reboot
adsl
xdslctl
xtm
loglevel
logdest
virtualserver
ddns
dumpcfg
dumpmdm
meminfo
psp
dumpsysinfo
syslog
sntp
voice
ethwanctl
wlan
wlanctl
arp
defaultgateway
dhcpserver
dhcpcondserv
igmpcmd
dns
lan
lanhosts
staticdhcp
portforward
passwd
ppp
pppoectl
firewall
dmz
snmpctl
rmtmgmt
restoredefault
route
save
swversion
uptime
cfgupdate
swupdate
exitOnIdle
wan
interfaceGroup
udpechod
tr69c
webstyle
radvdconf
vcautohunt
vlanautohunt
sys
save_default
captiveportal
celld
zyims_watchdog
wanaslan
tr064
wakeOnLan
snmp
phonetest
dhcpmachash
mapp
buttondisable

However i dont see how that allows me to run commands as KeithB posted.

Edit
run:
echo && bash
cd ./bin
ls

Now i see the executables.

Lastly, when running
Udhcpc  -i  ptm0.1 -c "youruserpasswordastext" &

Should the user pass be in the following format: "aaaaaaaa@skydsl|password" ?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: burakkucat on September 28, 2015, 08:40:10 PM
Hmm . . . So another step further forward. However I don't have access to a ZyXel device, so I am unable to assist.

Perhaps send a PM to KeithB if nobody else is able to advise you on the next steps?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: AArdvark on September 28, 2015, 08:45:50 PM
I wonder if you need to stop the Zyxel booting into its restricted shell. ?

When the Zyxel boots you get 1 second to interrupt the startup sequence and drop to a 'working' shell.
This is what I had to do to make changes to the Zyxel when the GUI Firmware update screen would not work.

This was only possible using a 'USB to RS232/TTL PL2303HX Cable Adapter COM Module Converter Adapter for Arduino' to the header on the Zyxel motherboard.
Example cable I used off ebay ==> Here (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350900210088?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_udlo%3D%26_udhi%3D%26_ftrt%3D901%26_ftrv%3D1%26_sabdlo%3D%26_sabdhi%3D%26_samilow%3D%26_samihi%3D%26_sadis%3D15%26_stpos%3D%26_sop%3D12%26_dmd%3D1%26_ipg%3D50%26_nkw%3D350900210088%26_rdc%3D1)
You have an always open serial connection which shows the boot up sequence.

See following Capture of boot up sequence.

Quote
CFE version 1.0.38-112.118 for BCM963268 (32bit,SP,BE)
Build Date: 05/10/2013 (wood@ubuntu)
Copyright (C) 2000-2011 Broadcom Corporation.

NAND flash device: name TOSHIBA TC58NVG0S3E, id 0x98d1 block 128KB size 131072KB
External switch id = 53125
Chip ID: BCM63168D0, MIPS: 400MHz, DDR: 400MHz, Bus: 200MHz
Main Thread: TP0
Memory Test Passed
Total Memory: 134217728 bytes (128MB)
Boot Address: 0xb8000000

Checking Reset button on EXT INTR 0
Board IP address                  : 192.168.1.1:ffffff00 
Host IP address                   : 192.168.1.100 
Gateway IP address                :   
Run from flash/host (f/h)         : f 
Default host run file name        : vmlinux 
Default host flash file name      : bcm963xx_fs_kernel 
Boot delay (0-9 seconds)          : 1 
Boot image (0=latest, 1=previous) : 0 
Board Id (0-14)                   : 963168VX 
Number of MAC Addresses (1-32)    : 12 
Base MAC Address                  : 10:7b:ef:f4:92:53 
PSI Size (1-128) KBytes           : 128 
Enable Backup PSI [0|1]           : 0 
System Log Size (0-256) KBytes    : 0 
Main Thread Number [0|1]          : 0 
Voice Board Configuration (0-5)   : VE890_INVBOOST 

*** Press any key to stop auto run (1 seconds) ***
Auto run second count down: 1
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on September 28, 2015, 08:47:02 PM
I wonder if you need to stop the Zyxel booting into its restricted shell. ?

When the Zyxel boots you get 1 second to interrupt the startup sequence and drop to a 'working' shell.
This is what I had to do to make changes to the Zyxel when the GUI Firmware update screen would not work.

This was only possible using a 'USB to RS232/TTL PL2303HX Cable Adapter COM Module Converter Adapter for Arduino' to the header on the Zyxel motherboard.
Example cable I used off ebay ==> Here (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350900210088?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_udlo%3D%26_udhi%3D%26_ftrt%3D901%26_ftrv%3D1%26_sabdlo%3D%26_sabdhi%3D%26_samilow%3D%26_samihi%3D%26_sadis%3D15%26_stpos%3D%26_sop%3D12%26_dmd%3D1%26_ipg%3D50%26_nkw%3D350900210088%26_rdc%3D1)
You have an always open serial connection which shows the boot up sequence.

See following Capture of boot up sequence.

Quote
CFE version 1.0.38-112.118 for BCM963268 (32bit,SP,BE)
Build Date: 05/10/2013 (wood@ubuntu)
Copyright (C) 2000-2011 Broadcom Corporation.

NAND flash device: name TOSHIBA TC58NVG0S3E, id 0x98d1 block 128KB size 131072KB
External switch id = 53125
Chip ID: BCM63168D0, MIPS: 400MHz, DDR: 400MHz, Bus: 200MHz
Main Thread: TP0
Memory Test Passed
Total Memory: 134217728 bytes (128MB)
Boot Address: 0xb8000000

Checking Reset button on EXT INTR 0
Board IP address                  : 192.168.1.1:ffffff00 
Host IP address                   : 192.168.1.100 
Gateway IP address                :   
Run from flash/host (f/h)         : f 
Default host run file name        : vmlinux 
Default host flash file name      : bcm963xx_fs_kernel 
Boot delay (0-9 seconds)          : 1 
Boot image (0=latest, 1=previous) : 0 
Board Id (0-14)                   : 963168VX 
Number of MAC Addresses (1-32)    : 12 
Base MAC Address                  : 10:7b:ef:f4:92:53 
PSI Size (1-128) KBytes           : 128 
Enable Backup PSI [0|1]           : 0 
System Log Size (0-256) KBytes    : 0 
Main Thread Number [0|1]          : 0 
Voice Board Configuration (0-5)   : VE890_INVBOOST 

*** Press any key to stop auto run (1 seconds) ***
Auto run second count down: 1

I hope there is a way to boot right into unrestricted.

But success!
 > echo && bash

~ # udhcpc -i ptm0.1 -c "7c4ca5fba128@skydsl|aaaaa" &
udhcpc (v1.17.2) started
~ # Sending discover...
Sending discover...
Sending select for 151.229.9.16...
Lease of 151.229.9.16 obtained, lease time 3600

Concern is now that lease time, is it going to die in 3600?

It connected instantly by the way.

Heres the stats, see the attainable dl at 35mbps, anyone can tell why its so bad?
Code: [Select]
===========================================================================
    VDSL Training Status:   Showtime
                    Mode:   VDSL2 Annex B
            VDSL Profile:   Profile 17a
            Traffic Type:   PTM Mode
             Link Uptime:   0 day: 0 hour: 7 minutes
============================================================================
       VDSL Port Details       Upstream         Downstream
               Line Rate:      8.332 Mbps       24.997 Mbps
    Actual Net Data Rate:      8.333 Mbps       24.998 Mbps
          Trellis Coding:         ON                ON
              SNR Margin:        6.1 dB           11.4 dB
            Actual Delay:          0 ms              0 ms
          Transmit Power:        2.8 dBm          11.0 dBm
           Receive Power:      -16.7 dBm         -15.4 dBm
              Actual INP:       45.0 symbols      51.0 symbols
       Total Attenuation:       19.6 dB           26.4 dB
Attainable Net Data Rate:      8.383 Mbps       35.042 Mbps
============================================================================
      VDSL Band Status    U0      U1      U2      U3      D1      D2      D3
  Line Attenuation(dB):  8.7    46.0     N/A     N/A    20.9    55.4    83.8   
Signal Attenuation(dB):  8.7    45.4     N/A     N/A    24.0    55.0     N/A   
        SNR Margin(dB):  6.1     6.1     N/A     N/A    11.3    11.4     N/A   
   Transmit Power(dBm):- 8.1     2.5     N/A     N/A     8.5     7.4     N/A   
============================================================================

            VDSL Counters

           Downstream        Upstream
Since Link time = 7 min 27 sec
FEC: 38 0
CRC: 0 0
ES: 0 0
SES: 0 0
UAS: 0 0
LOS: 0 0
LOF: 0 0
LOM: 0 0
Latest 15 minutes time = 7 min 51 sec
FEC: 38 0
CRC: 0 0
ES: 0 0
SES: 0 0
UAS: 24 24
LOS: 0 0
LOF: 0 0
LOM: 0 0
Previous 15 minutes time = 0 sec
FEC: 0 0
CRC: 0 0
ES: 0 0
SES: 0 0
UAS: 0 0
LOS: 0 0
LOF: 0 0
LOM: 0 0
Latest 1 day time = 7 min 51 sec
FEC: 38 0
CRC: 0 0
ES: 0 0
SES: 0 0
UAS: 24 24
LOS: 0 0
LOF: 0 0
LOM: 0 0
Previous 1 day time = 0 sec
FEC: 0 0
CRC: 0 0
ES: 0 0
SES: 0 0
UAS: 0 0
LOS: 0 0
LOF: 0 0
LOM: 0 0
Total time = 7 min 51 sec
FEC: 38 0
CRC: 0 0
ES: 0 0
SES: 0 0
UAS: 24 24
LOS: 0 0
LOF: 0 0
LOM: 0 0
============================================================================
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: loonylion on September 28, 2015, 09:51:21 PM
lease time means the lease will renew itself in 3600 (seconds, usually, but could be minutes)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on September 28, 2015, 09:58:19 PM
lease time means the lease will renew itself in 3600 (seconds, usually, but could be minutes)

Ok ill keep an eye on it, it wasnt 3600 seconds thats for sure.

Ive run into a road bump however, i have a bit of a complicated network config, and it doesnt seem to play ball with the router.

My connection is configured as follows:
A Linux server provides DHCP, and gives its own IP as the gateway. The server connects via OpenVPN to the internet (via my own VPS). Its been setup to forward packets over ipv4.
This was working fine with the Sky SR102, but doesnt seem to work with the Zyxel. The Linux server can ping the internet ok, but all my clients cant seem to connect to the internet anymore =( Ive set the Zyxel to use the same local ip as my SR102 was.

Investigations continue. I tried turning off all firewalls (on my server and the router) but that didnt solve it.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on September 30, 2015, 02:57:14 PM
Just noticed today that the 11C0 f/w seems to have disappeared from the Italian site, there is one called V100AAKL10C0_20150923.bin but no 11C0. This is at ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/ (ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/).

Stuart

Edit fixed link to be FTP!!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on September 30, 2015, 03:24:15 PM
Just noticed today that the 11C0 f/w seems to have disappeared from the Italian site, there is one called V100AAKL10C0_20150923.bin but no 11C0. This is at ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/ (http://ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/).

Stuart

I sent my last question to support, they sent me a link to the newest fw according to them
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21365490/V100AAKL11C0.rar

Edit
Also i solved my last problem, seems like my config didnt like Wifi, but was fine over ethernet.

Heres a bash script that auto connects the router on sky fibre, i just run it in the back ground on a linux machine - could use a raspberry pi.

Code: [Select]
#!/bin/bash

host=192.168.0.1
port=23
user=admin
pass=1234

while :
do
sleep 30
if ping -c 1 8.8.8.8 &> /dev/null
then
  echo connected
else
  echo disconnected

( echo open ${host}
sleep 1
echo ${user}
sleep 1
echo ${pass}
sleep 1
echo "echo && bash"
sleep 2
echo "udhcpc -i ptm0.1 -c \"7c4ca5fba128@skydsl|baaaaaa6\" &"
sleep 60
echo "exit"
sleep 1
echo "exit"
 ) | telnet
sleep 30
fi

done

I think something is badly up with the line with these stats.
Code: [Select]
           Downstream        Upstream
Since Link time = 32 min 53 sec
FEC: 399252258 0
CRC: 28344 129
ES: 6960 125
SES: 184 0
UAS: 0 0
LOS: 0 0
LOF: 0 0
LOM: 0 0
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: KeithB on October 03, 2015, 08:26:23 AM
Login to the command line interface using  supervisor pass zyad1234

Then you can use Sh  which shells into the full busybox interface with no annoying timeout.

Supervisor seems to unlock extra command options which you don't get with normal user login.

Using echo&bash times out after 3mins I seem to remember.  Not tried much with it for 6 months.

Considering  this device is 2 years old now it seems odd zyxel still seems to be having trouble finding bug free stable firmware.  And if 11c0 is stable why remove it and go back to 10c0?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on October 07, 2015, 11:29:16 PM
I was tinkering with the four VMG8{9,3}24-B10A devices I have here today. I pulled in all the firmware files from zyxel.it FTP, including the L11 they'd put in the recycle bin!

I was messing about with the CFE and enabling debug mode with ATSE/ATEN and got fed up needing to be online to the Javascript password generator, so I've written a little C program that can generate both seed and password from the MAC address and optional timestamp.

See my git repo for cfe-generate-password (https://iam.tj/gitweb/?p=cfe_generate_password.git). Instructions are in the header comments. I've tested it against the Javascript code and not found any differences, but please let me know if you use the tool and it generates incorrect values.

Code: [Select]
git clone git://iam.tj/cfe_generate_password.git
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: burakkucat on October 08, 2015, 12:11:26 AM
See my git repo for cfe-generate-password (https://iam.tj/gitweb/?p=cfe_generate_password.git).

I've taken a quick look and had a very simple play.

I recommend that you insert a return result; line at the end of the case 'v' section of the switch . . .

Currently --

Code: [Select]
[Duo2 zxc]$ cfe_gen_pass -v
Version: 1.00
Usage:
  -v                   show version
  -s 00:01:02:03:04:05 create seed from MAC address
  -t 000000            millisecond timestamp since boot
  -p [SEED]            generate password (with optional seed)

  E.g. -s 01:02:03:04:05
       -s 01:02:03:04:05 -p
       -p 000000030405

MAC address: (null) Timestamp: 000000 Seed:  Password:
[Duo2 zxc]$

With the insertion of the return result; line --

Code: [Select]
[Duo2 zxc]$ cfe_gen_pass -v
Version: 1.00
[Duo2 zxc]$

I.e.

<snip>
        switch (argv[arg][1]) {
          case 's':
            opt_seed = 1;
            break;
          case 'p':
            opt_pass = 1;
            break;
          case 't':
            opt_ts = 1;
            break;
          case 'v':
            fprintf(stderr, "Version: %0.2f\n", VERSION);
            return result;
        }
<snip>
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on October 08, 2015, 12:35:52 AM
Thanks for spotting that.

I made a conscious decision to allow version and other options at the same time; that is the reason version is written to stderr but the generated data to stdout. I just forgot to not write the report if no reporting options were given. Updated.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: burakkucat on October 08, 2015, 12:46:15 AM
Code: [Select]
[Duo2 zxc]$ cfe_gen_pass -v
Version: 1.10
Usage:
  -v                   show version
  -s 00:01:02:03:04:05 create seed from MAC address
  -t 000000            millisecond timestamp since boot
  -p [SEED]            generate password (with optional seed)

  E.g. -s 01:02:03:04:05
       -s 01:02:03:04:05 -p
       -p 000000030405

[Duo2 zxc]$

Purrfect.  :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on October 29, 2015, 01:01:49 PM
My line is 1km from cab.

I get about 35D and 6.7U in sync.

Releases 8 and onwards seem to be much less stable for me and looking at the changes list there was new modem code in there which just didn't seem to work for my line.

The guys on here that seem to be getting on well with later F/W seem to have much better lines to start with and are debating how much affect it is having on their 80 meg speed lines.

For me, and I'm not saying this with any technical certainty, the new modem code is too sensitive causing errors (CRC) mainly that are causing the line to be unstable.

Can't see many features between 7 and 11b2 that I couldn't live without.

All Zyxel sites except Italian still show 7C as latest release.

Just my 2p

Your post has saved me, i had the exact same issues as you, massive FEC's in the 3-5 millions per minute with the 10C0 fw that shipped with my router.
I have flashed 7C fw and now its perfect! The FECs have gone, the speeds are back. I am 900m away and am at 36.9/7.8 mbps.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on October 29, 2015, 10:59:23 PM
Glad it's worked for you  :)

I haven't had any problems since going back to 7C.

This router has been consistently better than all the routers I've tried before - HG12, Draytek 2760, Fritzbox, ZyXel P2812.

To be fair, the P2812HNU was pretty good but sent back about 3 routers because ZyXel's official firmware kept bricking them...hmmm

The 8324 has been solid and I'm leaving it alone now on 7C. I think it has eeked out every last bit on a long copper line and any more attempts on improving speed will decrease stability.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: NewtronStar on October 29, 2015, 11:27:55 PM
Thing is the problem started out on the Sky SR102, and I only just installed the Zyxel 8924 about a month ago.
Also, the Sky SR102 has been connected for a week since the BT Engineer last visited and the sync was degrading on that too.

I did ask you on your I have an engineer coming but thread at the modem/router could be at fault but you seemed to dismiss this as the cause and now you have changed your mind  ???
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on October 30, 2015, 08:40:09 AM
Thing is the problem started out on the Sky SR102, and I only just installed the Zyxel 8924 about a month ago.
Also, the Sky SR102 has been connected for a week since the BT Engineer last visited and the sync was degrading on that too.

I did ask you on your I have an engineer coming but thread at the modem/router could be at fault but you seemed to dismiss this as the cause and now you have changed your mind  ???

Yep, i have a feeling it was s combination of line fault and modem. The problem did exist on both modems, but the zyxel was causing another problem in itself. The SR102 had dropped to 27mbps a week after the first engineer visit.

And i will say thanks as well since your post made me doubt the modem after the 2nd visit and read this thread again  ;)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: HDTechVideo on November 25, 2015, 04:09:21 PM
Hi, I'm using my HDD as a file share, ie connected into the usb port. I can able to access via local network. Configured Dynamic DNS to access from outside and I can able to manage my router from outside network. But while trying to access my share folder it is not allowing. Do I have to configure anything for getting access to the shared folder?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: HDTechVideo on December 03, 2015, 03:34:33 PM
What is the maximum speed of wireless in this device. I changed my internet connection from eircom to virginmedia. That is offering 240Mbps but I'm getting around 180Mbps on their cable modem. I connected zyxel to the cable modem via WAN port get get access to my HDD and printer via usb. What I noticed is the internet speed is reduced to 90Mbps (zyxel wireless). But if I use the wireless connection from cable modem I'm still getting 180Mbps. Why is it so?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on December 15, 2015, 12:05:24 PM
New firmware V100AAKL12C0 available, not tried yet.
ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on December 15, 2015, 12:25:07 PM
I'll try it this evening....

Inviato dal mio SM-N9005 utilizzando Tapatalk

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on December 15, 2015, 03:43:38 PM
Downloading now,  but not sure she I'll update to it. Wonder what differences there are.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on December 15, 2015, 04:00:15 PM
Wonder what differences there are.

Not a lot that I can see so far.
I was hoping for a new xdsl driver but it's the same old A2pv6F039o1.d26a.

Quote
FW 1.00(AAKL.10)C0_20150923

 > xdslctl profile --show

Modulations:
        G.Dmt   Enabled
        G.lite  Enabled
        T1.413  Disabled
        ADSL2   Enabled
        AnnexL  Enabled
        ADSL2+  Enabled
        AnnexM  Disabled
        VDSL2   Enabled
Phone line pair:
        Inner pair
Capability:
        bitswap         Off
        sra             Off
        trellis         Off
        sesdrop         Off
        CoMinMgn        Off
        24k             Off
        phyReXmt(Us/Ds) Off/Off
        TpsTc           AvPvAa
        monitorTone:    On
        dynamicD:       On
        dynamicF:       On
        SOS:            On
        Training Margin(Q4 in dB):      -1(DEFAULT)
 >
 > xdslctl info --version
xdslctl: ADSL driver and PHY status
Status: Showtime
Last Retrain Reason:    0
Last initialization procedure status:   0
Max:    Upstream rate = 2192 Kbps, Downstream rate = 26872 Kbps
Bearer: 0, Upstream rate = 2065 Kbps, Downstream rate = 22536 Kbps

xdslctl version 1.2
ADSL PHY: AnnexA version - A2pv6F039o1.d26a


Quote
FW V100AAKL12C0

 > xdslctl profile --show

Modulations:
        G.Dmt   Enabled
        G.lite  Enabled
        T1.413  Enabled
        ADSL2   Enabled
        AnnexL  Enabled
        ADSL2+  Enabled
        AnnexM  Disabled
        VDSL2   Enabled
VDSL2 profiles:
        8a      Enabled
        8b      Enabled
        8c      Enabled
        8d      Enabled
        12a     Enabled
        12b     Enabled
        17a     Enabled
        30a     Enabled
        US0     Enabled
Phone line pair:
        Inner pair
Capability:
        bitswap         On
        sra             On
        trellis         On
        sesdrop         Off
        CoMinMgn        Off
        24k             On
        phyReXmt(Us/Ds) Off/On
        TpsTc           AvPvAaPa
        monitorTone:    On
        dynamicD:       On
        dynamicF:       On
        SOS:            On
        Training Margin(Q4 in dB):      -1(DEFAULT)

 > xdslctl info --version
xdslctl: ADSL driver and PHY status
Status: Idle
Last Retrain Reason:    0
Last initialization procedure status:   0

xdslctl version 1.2
ADSL PHY: AnnexA version - A2pv6F039o1.d26a
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on December 15, 2015, 04:19:45 PM
Vdsl profile 30a is new....or am i wrong?

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Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on December 15, 2015, 05:00:47 PM
Quote
> swversion
1.00(AAKL.11)C0
Quote
> xdslctl profile --show

Modulations:
        G.Dmt   Enabled
        G.lite  Enabled
        T1.413  Enabled
        ADSL2   Enabled
        AnnexL  Enabled
        ADSL2+  Enabled
        AnnexM  Disabled
        VDSL2   Enabled
VDSL2 profiles:
        8a      Enabled
        8b      Enabled
        8c      Enabled
        8d      Enabled
        12a     Enabled
        12b     Enabled
        17a     Enabled
        30a     Disabled
        US0     Enabled
Phone line pair:
        Inner pair
Capability:
        bitswap         On
        sra             On
        trellis         On
        sesdrop         Off
        CoMinMgn        Off
        24k             On
        phyReXmt(Us/Ds) On/On
        TpsTc           AvPvAaPa
        monitorTone:    On
        dynamicD:       On
        dynamicF:       On
        SOS:            On
        Training Margin(Q4 in dB):      -1(DEFAULT)
Quote
> xdslctl info --version
xdslctl: ADSL driver and PHY status
Status: Idle
Last Retrain Reason:    0
Last initialization procedure status:   0

xdslctl version 1.2
ADSL PHY: AnnexA version - A2pv6F039o1.d26a

I believe its supported by the hardware and cmd line but it wasn't an option within the GUI to enable it.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on December 15, 2015, 06:33:15 PM
The only difference I've notice with the new firmware is the GUI seems a bit snappier.

Other comments:
Reply to pings from WAN are enabled in the "Remote MGMT" section, which I think changed from being enabled in the Firewall section in FW AAKL.11
Still only allows one telnet session.  ???
Still slow to renew the PPP session.  ???
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on December 18, 2015, 05:48:17 PM
Im still struggling to stabilise my connection.
The v7 fw stopped the massive FEC's, but it was inherently unstable, the Wifi drops out, and sometimes it just decides to reboot. Due to this, the sync slowly dropped from 37mb to 27mb. Longest uptime without it crashing was 3 days.

So im trying v12 now, if millions of FEC/min comes back, then ill try again with V7.

Will keep you updated.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Balb0wa on December 18, 2015, 06:16:34 PM
Every firmware since V7  was rubbish for me, hence still on v7
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on December 19, 2015, 10:31:14 AM
Took 10 hours until 100,000 FEC/min, and as time passes that's gone up to 700,000 FEC/min.

And bit swapping goes to 0 at the point when FEC/min goes silly high.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: KeRbDoG on December 22, 2015, 02:01:06 PM
V100AAKL12C0.bin (http://ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/V100AAKL12C0.bin) firmware released
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on December 22, 2015, 02:39:03 PM
V100AAKL12C0.bin (http://ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/V100AAKL12C0.bin) firmware released

Er... yes back on the 15th in this post (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,13930.msg306629.html#msg306629) it was already mentioned.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on December 24, 2015, 12:15:38 AM
Contacted Zyxel about the FEC issue, they don't seem to have any idea yet....
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: KeRbDoG on December 31, 2015, 02:44:25 PM
V100AAKL12C0.bin (http://ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/V100AAKL12C0.bin) firmware released

Er... yes back on the 15th in this post (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,13930.msg306629.html#msg306629) it was already mentioned.

Stuart

Awesome - running it since and no issues
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: lcl00 on January 02, 2016, 12:33:05 AM
Has anyone got any experience with 12C0 connecting any slower/faster than the other releases?

I use 1.00(AAKL.7) currently and experience no real issues.  It connects as fast as a HG612 and is very stable, doesn't reset and I don't have the reported issue with CRC errors going crazy.

I'm pretty sure leaving it well alone would be the best option, but if there are speed gains then I might be tempted! :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: HDTechVideo on January 02, 2016, 12:00:13 PM
Hi, I have two ZyXel VMG8324-B10A devices, Both with same firmware but I noticed that one of the device have VoIP option. Why is it so? any idea?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on January 02, 2016, 12:06:12 PM
Weird - I suggest first step is to simply reboot the router if that doesn't restore it perhaps a factory restore and finally re-flash the firmware.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: HDTechVideo on January 02, 2016, 12:22:34 PM
Updated with the latest firmware but still no option for VoIP.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: HDTechVideo on January 02, 2016, 01:38:20 PM
See the menu difference as well. Dont know it is happening. any help is really appreciate. thanks.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on January 02, 2016, 01:54:03 PM
See the menu difference as well. Dont know it is happening. any help is really appreciate. thanks.

Are they both Zyxel or is one or the other a Eircom branded one? Do they both have the phone sockets on the back?

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: condi on January 02, 2016, 04:20:25 PM
Hi, I have two ZyXel VMG8324-B10A devices, Both with same firmware but I noticed that one of the device have VoIP option. Why is it so? any idea?

I had the same problem and a hard reset should fix it

Hold the reset pin on the rear in for 30 seconds or so
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: HDTechVideo on January 02, 2016, 05:37:06 PM
See the menu difference as well. Dont know it is happening. any help is really appreciate. thanks.

Are they both Zyxel or is one or the other a Eircom branded one? Do they both have the phone sockets on the back?

Stuart

Yes both Zyxel. Yes both are same model
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: HDTechVideo on January 02, 2016, 05:37:42 PM
Hi, I have two ZyXel VMG8324-B10A devices, Both with same firmware but I noticed that one of the device have VoIP option. Why is it so? any idea?

I had the same problem and a hard reset should fix it

Hold the reset pin on the rear in for 30 seconds or so

Did couple of times but no luck. Flashed different firmware still same...
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on January 05, 2016, 07:00:40 AM
There is the new version 13C0

https://www.studerus.ch/de/support/download/59855_1
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on January 05, 2016, 11:14:10 AM
Interesting where does this come from? I have not found it on any of the usual sites.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on January 05, 2016, 11:27:41 AM
Interesting where does this come from? I have not found it on any of the usual sites.

Stuart
I saw this link on hwupgrade forum this morning

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Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on January 05, 2016, 12:44:38 PM
Am I the first to try the new 13C0 firmware?

Still the same xdsl driver A2pv6F039o1.d26a
Still only allows one telnet session.
So far I don't see any difference between this and the previous 12C0 FW.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: condi on January 06, 2016, 06:27:38 AM
Did couple of times but no luck. Flashed different firmware still same...

Are you certain you're doing a full "hard-reset"?

Most reset buttons allow for 2 reset states depending on how long they're held for (short hold power cycles the unit, long hold resets the unit to firmware defaults)
The hold time for the long reset can be quite lengthy on some modems... 30 seconds plus


Over on DD-WRT and OpenWRT forums, you'll often see mention of a hard-reset procedure called 30-30-30. This may be worth a try

Quote
Hard Reset (aka 30/30/30 reset):

The following procedure will clear out the NVRAM and set dd-wrt back to default values:

1. With the unit powered on, press and hold the reset button on back of unit for 30 seconds
2. Without releasing the reset button, unplug the unit and hold reset for another 30 seconds
3. Plug the unit back in STILL holding the reset button a final 30 seconds (please note that this step can put Asus devices into recovery mode...see note below!)

This procedure should be done BEFORE and AFTER every firmware upgrade/downgrade.

Do not use configuration restore if you change firmware builds (different svn build numbers).
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: HDTechVideo on January 11, 2016, 10:05:27 PM
Did couple of times but no luck. Flashed different firmware still same...

Are you certain you're doing a full "hard-reset"?

Most reset buttons allow for 2 reset states depending on how long they're held for (short hold power cycles the unit, long hold resets the unit to firmware defaults)
The hold time for the long reset can be quite lengthy on some modems... 30 seconds plus


Over on DD-WRT and OpenWRT forums, you'll often see mention of a hard-reset procedure called 30-30-30. This may be worth a try

Quote
Hard Reset (aka 30/30/30 reset):

The following procedure will clear out the NVRAM and set dd-wrt back to default values:

1. With the unit powered on, press and hold the reset button on back of unit for 30 seconds
2. Without releasing the reset button, unplug the unit and hold reset for another 30 seconds
3. Plug the unit back in STILL holding the reset button a final 30 seconds (please note that this step can put Asus devices into recovery mode...see note below!)

This procedure should be done BEFORE and AFTER every firmware upgrade/downgrade.

Do not use configuration restore if you change firmware builds (different svn build numbers).

Thank you so much 30/30/30 reset did the job. :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on January 11, 2016, 10:28:53 PM
Interesting where does this come from? I have not found it on any of the usual sites.

Stuart

It seems to be a German network/hardware company, it's currently listed at the bottom of this page

https://www.studerus.ch/de/support/downloadcenter/

Anyone else tried it yet?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on January 12, 2016, 09:49:22 AM

https://www.studerus.ch/de/support/downloadcenter/

Anyone else tried it yet?

Three posts up ^  ::)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on January 12, 2016, 10:07:58 AM
 I've not yet installed it, so I'll rephrase, anyone else in addition to npr?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: bkehoe on January 13, 2016, 06:11:33 PM
I'm delighted with my 8924. After much research here I decided to replace my Homehub 5A with an 8924 I found on Amazon marketplace. The Homehub never synced at much above 50MBit on my Infinity 2 package even though I suspected the line should have been capable of more and I'm on a Huawei cabinet.

Got the 8924 installed and the attainable jumped to over 60Mbit, though was still syncing at around 54MBit, with high interleaving (pings around 30ms to uk servers). After a week the interleaving dropped and pings were around 25ms. Averaging around 100ES per day with no resyncs at all. Then today, after around 2 weeks installed, DLM was favourable and has activated G.INP. Now I'm syncing at over 60MBit and have pings of around 17ms! Also in the last 8 hours since the resync I've only had 2ES, so thats dropped dramatically!

Running the new firmware 13C0 and had run 12C0 since I installed it. Always getting a lot of FECs as previously reported but it doesn't seem to have any effect on link stability and I've never had a resync other than DLM changing the profile.
               
============================================================================
    VDSL Training Status:   Showtime
                    Mode:   VDSL2 Annex B
            VDSL Profile:   Profile 17a
                G.Vector:   Disable
            Traffic Type:   PTM Mode
             Link Uptime:   0 day: 7 hours: 33 minutes
============================================================================
       VDSL Port Details       Upstream         Downstream
               Line Rate:     18.910 Mbps       60.676 Mbps
    Actual Net Data Rate:     18.876 Mbps       60.677 Mbps
          Trellis Coding:         ON                ON
              SNR Margin:        6.1 dB            6.6 dB
            Actual Delay:          0 ms              0 ms
          Transmit Power:        7.4 dBm          12.5 dBm
           Receive Power:       -5.1 dBm          -8.0 dBm
              Actual INP:        0.0 symbols      48.0 symbols
       Total Attenuation:       12.5 dB           20.5 dB
Attainable Net Data Rate:     18.899 Mbps       63.065 Mbps
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on January 17, 2016, 02:41:59 PM
My Zyxel decided to completely reset itself today, no idea why, it had been on the v11 firmware and uptime was around 59 days. So I took the opportunity to upgrade to the v13 firmware, all went well and back up and running now.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on February 03, 2016, 05:26:48 PM
Slight issue with the L12 firmware today - my 2.4GHz Wi-Fi decided to drop out and devices were unable to connect yet 5GHz was still working fine.

I disabled and re-enabled it without requiring a reboot to resolve it - might be a one off.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on February 03, 2016, 07:54:16 PM
I have had that on earlier releases where devices could not connect despite 2.4ghz being active and working for other devices, usually in my case one particular Canon CP900 printer. Again disable/enable of 2.4ghz fixed it. Sometime I need to try to uderstand why but its not easy with relatively dumb devices. My 5ghz continues to work OK though.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on February 03, 2016, 10:23:20 PM
I fixed a similar problem with my Epson printer by placing it on a static DHCP IP address.
eg: in the routers settings > Home Networking > Static DHCP.

Rather suspect it's a issue with my the printer rather than the Zyxel.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: gazaai on February 04, 2016, 02:25:52 PM
I have just gotten this router set up. Seems pretty decent on the firmware 1.00(AAKL.13)C0

But I have noticed I cant have multiple telnet sessions, what are my options?

DSLStats doesn't seem to like it and cannot login to the router every 20 mins or so.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: roseway on February 04, 2016, 02:49:08 PM
It's a limitation of the later firmware versions. There's no real option apart from making sure that you only employ a single telnet access at any one time. If you use DSLstats you could pause it while you use the command line, and resume recording afterwards. I presume that you could do the same if you use HG612_Modem_Stats.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: gazaai on February 04, 2016, 02:53:25 PM
Do you know the latest firmware that still has multiple telnet sessions?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: roseway on February 04, 2016, 03:22:40 PM
It's discussed in this thread several times, but it looks as though 6b2 may be the latest.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: gazaai on February 04, 2016, 03:37:54 PM
Thanks for your help roseway. I just hope the older DSL driver wont affect my sync rate  :fingers:
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: alexrose1uk on February 12, 2016, 07:22:34 AM
I get the 2.4GHz drop as well. Has anyone noticed if there are any firmware which DON'T experience this issue? I am on latest at the moment and don't mind retrograding as my Zyxel is just acting as a router with a FTTP modem attached, so DSL firmware doesn't really affect me much.

I also found more noticeably on early firmware I would have to reboot every few weeks or the connection would slow down heavily. Didn't seem to handle the high traffic level from my connection well.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chunkers on February 15, 2016, 01:35:00 PM
I will just be using my VMG8324 as a modem, currently on ADSL 2+ - is there an optimal firmware choice or just go for the latest?

Thanks
Chunks
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on February 20, 2016, 02:26:03 PM
Personal choice I guess

I'm still using (AAKL.6)b1. 

Obviously I dont have some of the latest fixes, but I can still have multiple telnet sessions.    This version seems stable for my own usage so I got to the point of 'if it aint broken then dont fix it'.     I don't appear to have any wifi issues.   

My connection can be up for months and I havent seen any of the symptoms seen by alexrose whereby the connection slows down.   Could be due to the fact though that I may not have as much traffic as him.  Most of my traffic is streaming and I estimate I do about 80GB per month, which is quite low to some.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: alexrose1uk on February 25, 2016, 07:15:08 AM
Personal choice I guess

I'm still using (AAKL.6)b1. 

Obviously I dont have some of the latest fixes, but I can still have multiple telnet sessions.    This version seems stable for my own usage so I got to the point of 'if it aint broken then dont fix it'.     I don't appear to have any wifi issues.   

My connection can be up for months and I havent seen any of the symptoms seen by alexrose whereby the connection slows down.   Could be due to the fact though that I may not have as much traffic as him.  Most of my traffic is streaming and I estimate I do about 80GB per month, which is quite low to some.

Thanks for your feedback, my connection is 300/30, which I suspect is causing a situation where older firmware couldn't keep up. Could also have been due to ropey local kit which has been upgraded, but that one is harder to determine; me and my wife are quite heavy users on steam etc, so I'd imagine our usage is higher than yours. I'm downloading an 8GB game to test right now as an example.

Might try going back to 6b1 and see if I see any more WiFi issues.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on February 25, 2016, 10:58:21 PM
Have you experimented with setting a maximum upstream and downstream bandwidth on the routers 2.4GHz wifi.
Don't know if it will help, just seems a logical thing to try.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: youngsyp on February 26, 2016, 03:56:30 PM
I thought the power supply on my trusty Billion 7800N was starting to fail so I dug my Eircom branded 8324 out. Flashed the latest firmware and it's given me about 800Kb/s, at the same SNRM target, over what the old Billion could. That's connected to an Infineon MSAN (ADSL). Seems to be rock solid too. Very impressed and really like the GUI.

Paul
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: trantor26 on February 27, 2016, 04:03:00 PM
Hi! I just recently got this router and it works really well, syncing at almost 20% more than my older router. However, I've got a problem. I use the scheduler to turn off the wifi, leds and a few lan that I don't use during the night. The morning after the leds and lan turn on again, but the wifi stays off. I try to turn it on again, but it does not work, and the only way to recover the wifi is to turn off the router, and turn it on again. Anyone had this issue with the latest firmware 13? Is it an issue of my router?

Thanks a lot for the help!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on February 27, 2016, 04:44:29 PM
I've used that on the 11 release (which I'm still using) on my 8924 and it all worked OK.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: trantor26 on February 27, 2016, 11:50:14 PM
I've used that on the 11 release (which I'm still using) on my 8924 and it all worked OK.

Stuart

I'll try to find the 11 release and give it a try!! Thanks a lot Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: trantor26 on February 28, 2016, 12:00:14 PM
I tried the release 11 last night, and it worked flawlessly. This morning, it turned on as it should be after using the scheduler. All LAN and wifi working as it should. Thanks a lot Stuart!!!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: youngsyp on March 01, 2016, 02:15:09 PM
Hi,

If anyone is interested, there are a few VMG8924's on eBay currently. The seller states they've been taken out the box, set up by the ISP then put back in the box as they use they're own gateways. I just paid £40 for one. They're listed as ZyXEL VMG8324/8924 but I've confirmed they are the 8924s.

The seller is: kevinallitt - no affiliation whatsoever, just passing on the information.

Thanks,

Paul
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: youngsyp on March 01, 2016, 02:42:04 PM
I tried the release 11 last night, and it worked flawlessly. This morning, it turned on as it should be after using the scheduler. All LAN and wifi working as it should. Thanks a lot Stuart!!!
Could you please hsare where you located version 11 of the FW? I can't see it on the official pages...

Thanks,

Paul
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: KIAB on March 01, 2016, 03:22:56 PM
Hi,

If anyone is interested, there are a few VMG8924's on eBay currently. The seller states they've been taken out the box, set up by the ISP then put back in the box as they use they're own gateways. I just paid £40 for one. They're listed as ZyXEL VMG8324/8924 but I've confirmed they are the 8924s.

The seller is: kevinallitt - no affiliation whatsoever, just passing on the information.

Thanks,

Paul

Seen that listing, was tempted, but wasn't sure on model, so it's the 8924 which is dual band,great, going to order one now. :)

http://tjworld.net/wiki/Zyxel/VDSL_IAD
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: youngsyp on March 01, 2016, 03:38:43 PM
Excellent.

I have an 8324 currently that I've only been using for a week or so. Was only looking as my Dad commented that he was looking for something like the 8324 when he visited at the weekend. Randomly Googled it today and noticed the eBay listing. Can't go wrong for £40. The old man can have my 8324 now!

Paul
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on March 01, 2016, 05:18:38 PM
Hi,

If anyone is interested, there are a few VMG8924's on eBay currently. The seller states they've been taken out the box, set up by the ISP then put back in the box as they use they're own gateways. I just paid £40 for one. They're listed as ZyXEL VMG8324/8924 but I've confirmed they are the 8924s.

The seller is: kevinallitt - no affiliation whatsoever, just passing on the information.

Thanks,

Paul

Thanks - copied your post to http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=17155.msg315061#msg315061

Only one left.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: youngsyp on March 01, 2016, 08:18:34 PM
No worries, hope it helps others out.

Mine's been dispatched already, so I've just backed up the config on the 8324 hoping I can upload it to the 8924...

Cheers,

Paul
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: trantor26 on March 02, 2016, 11:33:02 PM
I tried the release 11 last night, and it worked flawlessly. This morning, it turned on as it should be after using the scheduler. All LAN and wifi working as it should. Thanks a lot Stuart!!!
Could you please hsare where you located version 11 of the FW? I can't see it on the official pages...

Thanks,

Paul

Yeah, sure! The link is https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/72648012/V100AAKL11C0.zip

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalis on March 05, 2016, 04:33:13 PM
Where are you guys buying your VMG8324's from? The company I work for resell broadband for some of our customers and our supplier has advised we use the above as they're one of the few modem routers that are certified by Openreach for use with FTTC. We've bought in 10 for now but out supplier are charging £90.ea which seems  a bit much?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: reddev on March 06, 2016, 09:25:32 AM
Yeah, the 8324 and 8924 are both on the relatively small list of consumer-grade VDSL modem/routers to have gone through and passed Openreach's modem conformance test for VDSL. However, £90 is way overpriced for a 8324. I'd expect a 8924 at that price!

I bought my 8324 from Eclipse (KCOM). They sell 8324s for £65 inc. VAT here: https://www.eclipse.net.uk/products/connect/broadband/broadband-hardware/

I've also seen them come and go on eBay now and again, both new and used - but mostly new.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on March 06, 2016, 01:05:15 PM
When they first came out the VMG8324 was about £120.   I paid about £109 for mine.  :(   It was the first combined fttc modem router that actually was available in the £100 range with GbE.   Eclipse and KCOM are currently about the cheapest place to buy them new.  They buy them in bulk to supply to their customers. 
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chunkers on March 07, 2016, 02:18:32 PM
I flashed my VMG8324 with 1.00(AAKL.12)C0, and I notice that it now thinks it is a VMG8924 (see below!)  It seems to be working OK, mind you ........

(https://forum.kitz.co.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi43.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fe352%2FJolltax%2FCrap%2Fconfued_zpszhlhesqh.png&hash=a9693e3fd771ab83a70c24008928a249)

mmmmmmmm, maybe I screwed up

Chunks
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Kevinf63 on March 17, 2016, 01:43:36 PM
I didn't see anyone post official Zyxel 13C0 repository and release notes... Please note although this is the VMG8924-B10A modem's repository, it claims the VMG8324-B10A we own is supported in the release notes.

Official Zyxel VMG8924-B10A FTP Repository:
ftp://ftp.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/ (http://"ftp://ftp.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/")

Official Zyxel V1.00(AAKL.13)C0 Release Notes:
ftp://ftp.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/VMG8924-B10A_1.00(AAKL.13)C0_2.pdf (http://"ftp://ftp.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/VMG8924-B10A_1.00(AAKL.13)C0_2.pdf")
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on March 17, 2016, 01:52:13 PM
Correct link to firmware is ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/ (ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/)

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on March 29, 2016, 03:13:42 PM
I've just created a new topic "New: CFE Password Generator, Firmware Header Editor (Invalid Model ID) (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,17361.0.html)"

It describes two new tools for local CFE password generation and editing firmware update files to avoid the web interface's "Invalid Model ID" message typically seen with the Eircom F1000 vs generic VMG8{3,9}24-B10A firmware updates.

Update: I'm also the author of http://tjworld.net/wiki/Zyxel/VDSL_IAD (http://tjworld.net/wiki/Zyxel/VDSL_IAD) (which will eventually relocate to my iam.tj domain)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on March 29, 2016, 05:42:37 PM
I have an F1000 so I might try and see if I can get it to load the latest f/w using these tools.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on April 06, 2016, 08:35:55 PM
I've noticed a few problems with this V1.00(AAKL.13)C0 pre-release/pre-certified firmware. I emailed support@zyxel but it's like a black hole.

1. IPv6 gateway is not being handed out via Router Advertisements or DHCPv6
2. Cannot configure any network settings for additional VLAN groups
3. Cannot create additional Interface groups
4. VDSL Broadband configuration keeps losing the IPv6 MLD enabled check mark
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on April 07, 2016, 12:22:57 AM
https://www.tweak.nl/support/firmware.html

V14 out now?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on April 07, 2016, 08:10:17 AM
https://www.tweak.nl/support/firmware.html

V14 out now?

Interesting, I am unable to find it anywhere on the usual places I look for F/W updates. I have grabbed this just in case.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: gt94sss2 on April 07, 2016, 03:21:35 PM
I haven't looked at v.14 of the firmware but it reminds me to mention that I emailed ZyXel with a couple of firmware requests some time ago.

The first was to do with re-enabling multiple telnet sessions to make it easier to use line monitoring software.They refused citing 'security issues'.

When asked what this meant:

Quote
The issue caused by multiple telnet sessions is that there is no real control over who is telnetting into the device. By limiting this to one, there has to be a dedicated telnet login by the admin who wants to alter the configuration.

Instead, they provided me with a CLI command list for the modem (attached) but unhelpfully went on to say 'but we can not verify that this contains a command for the desired function'

The second request was to raise the maximum MTU setting from 1492 to accommodate the use of baby jumbo frames which BT/Openreach support on their FTTC equipment.

In response to this I was told

Quote
We will kindly inform you that for the moment this is not possible. Your feature request has been forwarded to our product management.

Might be worth others contacting ZyXel to request these changes if you want them as well - via support@zyxel.eu
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: bkehoe on April 07, 2016, 05:24:57 PM
Just updated my 8924 to v14 after happily running v13 since December. ADSL modem driver version is the same. 1492 is the max MTU as well.
Seems OK so far.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on April 08, 2016, 02:46:04 AM
I'm treating the v14 image with suspicion until there's some confirmation that Zyxel are publishing it.

It's perfectly possible to compromise an existing image, or build one from the source, and as they aren't cryptographically signed there is no way to be sure it is from Zyxel.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: gt94sss2 on April 08, 2016, 09:20:58 AM
I'm treating the v14 image with suspicion until there's some confirmation that Zyxel are publishing it.

Fine to be cautious but worth recalling some of the earlier Zyxel builds also originally came from the same source (a Dutch ISP) as per the first post in this thread
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on April 08, 2016, 09:30:37 AM
I have been going back and forward between newer firmwares and version 7 which was stable for me.

Took the plunge again a couple of days ago with v13.

Seemed OK then caused hideous amounts of errors and kept resetting, ruining the somewhat fragile relationship I'd just built up with the DLAM.

I found that on V13 I could not connect to the web interface with an Ethernet connection, couldn't TELNET either.

Could communicate with a wireless connection and managed to configure but very odd.

I've gone back to V7 but still can't connect directly.

How do you flush / completely reset modem in this situation - I'm speculating it's retaining something from the V13 build. Bear in mind I can't TELNET.

I've hard reset, I've uploaded the V7 ROM file but still can't connect directly.

Thanks
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on April 08, 2016, 12:33:06 PM
Have you tried power cycling the router?
I suspect the router has issues with memory management, the more config changes I make the greater the memory usage, often up at >85%. Using the GUI reboot make no difference to this, but a power cycle will usually bring it down to 60% memory usage.


Running firmware v14 and so far I can't see any difference from v13.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on April 17, 2016, 06:10:54 PM
Hi

Just wondered if anyone can offer any advice please. I have setup my 8924 in bridge mode and so far its looking good. My error rates are dropping back when compared to my 8800nl but I have  a problem with stats monitoring. Regardless of which software I use I get lost minutes, currently around 92%. I guess this is something to do with telnet on the 8924. Have restested the billion and it doesnt have a problem.

Is there a workaround for this- I am on v13.

Many thanks
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on April 17, 2016, 06:45:55 PM
The Zyxel will only accept one Telnet session at a time so make sure that you've not got two bits of software trying to login at the same time. Mines been perfect even when I've tested with two copies of HG612 stats running currently but gathering stats 30 seconds apart.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on April 17, 2016, 06:52:00 PM
Hi.

Yeah I can't figure it whats causing it. I only have hg612 stats running yet the gaps can clearly be seen on mydslstats.all very odd.

Can I check what modem you type you have selected please. Are you using 8324 or a different type?

Cheers
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on April 18, 2016, 06:36:26 AM
My modem is Zyxel 8324 and that is what I have selected in HG612 Modem stats. Your best bet is to start a new thread and BE1 will see it and take a look at the error logs. Also just another thought but which OS are you using as Windows 7 had a bug where the task could run twice at the same time? To save taking this thread off topic please start a new thread.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: spudgun on April 26, 2016, 08:52:11 AM
What is the recommended firmware for this device at the moment, so I go straight for the latest 'official' release (13) or is one of the older ones more 'tried, tested and verified as stable'?

Many thanks for your help :-)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on April 26, 2016, 08:58:06 AM
Been running v14 (even though not officially recognised) and seems to work fine. Ran v13 as well and didnt see any issues..

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: spudgun on April 26, 2016, 09:16:43 AM
Thank you very much
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on April 26, 2016, 09:18:35 AM
I'm running v13 and its been up for 29 days straight no issues.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on April 28, 2016, 05:00:02 PM
Firmware version 14CO is now available from an official ZyXEL site:

ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on April 28, 2016, 08:21:52 PM
Thanks NPR, just compared it to the previous V14, and whilst the size is the same, the file hash's differ
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on April 28, 2016, 09:59:23 PM
Any changes in modem fw with 14c0? Since after fw 7c0 no fw will hold a stable connection and I get millions of FEC/minute.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on April 29, 2016, 10:41:37 AM
Hi

Thanks NPR, just compared it to the previous V14, and whilst the size is the same, the file hash's differ

...and ZyXel have been known on this model to have firmware with the exact same version number, but different depending on where you download it.  I started out with version 7 that just constantly crashed due to a memory problem and then found another version 7 that contained the fix (same size/different hash).

It's actually not a good sign of quality they do this, the whole reason for version numbers is stop exactly this sort of confusion.  Officially we are still on version 1.00 but 14c0, perhaps they think it looks like they have more reliable firmware as it doesn't need updating from version 1.00 and they get it right from day one, if only :D

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on April 29, 2016, 10:44:10 AM
Any changes in modem fw with 14c0? Since after fw 7c0 no fw will hold a stable connection and I get millions of FEC/minute.

FW 14 uses broadcom drivers A2pv6F039o1.d26a, IIRC that Broadcom software has been used since FW 8.

FW 7C0 was unstable on my line, with the router restarting every few hours due to a memory error. All FW's from 8C0 have been ok here.


Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Balb0wa on April 29, 2016, 10:51:22 AM
Firmware version 14CO is now available from an official ZyXEL site:

ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/

So does this run ok on the 8324 then?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on April 29, 2016, 11:00:09 AM
Installed it last night on my  8324 (bridge mode). So far seems ok. Nothing strange has happened so far.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on April 30, 2016, 06:44:53 PM
Anyone know where to source the 8924 version in the UK? Seems pretty hard to find one apart from the bay.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on April 30, 2016, 08:11:46 PM
I could not find either for sale from any uk sources at the time. One company I spoke with checked with the distributor and said it was 4-6 weeks  till they expected any stock but that was not definite.

I got mine from ebay in the end....

Amazon showing stock at £142 ouch!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on April 30, 2016, 08:15:40 PM
I could not find either for sale from any uk sources at the time. One company I spoke with checked with the distributor and said it was 4-6 weeks  till they expected any stock but that was not definite.

I got mine from ebay in the end....

Amazon showing stock at £142 ouch!

How much was your 8924 from the bay?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on April 30, 2016, 08:18:56 PM
Used at 45 I think
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on April 30, 2016, 08:39:12 PM
Used at 45 I think

Have you a link to it?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chunkers on April 30, 2016, 09:07:36 PM
Zen sell them,  but expensive..... https://www.zen.co.uk/default/Zyxel-VMG8924.aspx
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on May 01, 2016, 07:51:54 AM
I got lucky on fleabay for mine at a few pence under £70. Maybe save a search on there and see if any come up.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: KIAB on May 01, 2016, 07:54:09 AM
Same here, pick one up new on Ebay £40.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on May 01, 2016, 08:47:36 AM
Same here, pick one up new on Ebay £40.

Can't find any right now. I hope some appear soon!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on May 01, 2016, 09:10:45 AM
Spose depends if anywhere near you but there are 2 on gumtree
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on May 01, 2016, 09:20:26 AM
Spose depends if anywhere near you but there are 2 on gumtree

Link please? Ta!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on May 01, 2016, 09:22:07 AM
www.gumtree.com

Search for zyxel vmg8924 - 2 pop up
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on May 01, 2016, 09:24:18 AM
www.gumtree.com

Search for zyxel vmg8924 - 2 pop up

Really good prices especially at £20 for one. Never used gumtree before though.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on May 01, 2016, 09:28:47 AM
Just depends on the risk in case something goes wrong with the sale. Personally I only collect on gumtree
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: gt94sss2 on May 01, 2016, 10:49:14 AM
Uno sell them at https://www.uno.net.uk/equipment/ though I don't know if they supply non-customers. (Edit: they don't currently)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: spudgun on May 01, 2016, 11:04:27 AM
I have a spare 8324 if a forum member would like to buy it? Not looking for daft e-bay style prices, drop me a PM if you are interested
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on May 01, 2016, 01:09:13 PM
I have a spare 8324 if a forum member would like to buy it? Not looking for daft e-bay style prices, drop me a PM if you are interested

How much? PM me.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: spudgun on May 01, 2016, 02:10:53 PM
I have a spare 8324 if a forum member would like to buy it? Not looking for daft e-bay style prices, drop me a PM if you are interested

How much? PM me.

PM sent
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on May 02, 2016, 03:02:40 PM
I havent checked prices recently, but Eclipse and Kcom are 2 places who normally retail new VMG8324/VMG8924 at about the best price.

Stuff-UK usually sell them, but it looks like they only have the VMG8924 (http://www.stuff-uk.net/p-2236640.aspx) at the mo.

ETA
Eclipse site no more and redirects to kcom (http://business.kcom.com/products/connect/broadband/broadband-hardware/) where they list the VMG8324 but I cant see a way for non customers to purchase them any more. :(
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on May 04, 2016, 02:14:09 PM
Is the latest firmware 1.00(AAKL.14)C0?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on May 04, 2016, 03:08:42 PM
Yes
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on May 04, 2016, 04:02:41 PM
The checksum is different for:

ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/V100AAKL14C0_20160408.bin (ftp://ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/)

https://www.tweak.nl/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/V100AAKL14C0.bin (https://www.tweak.nl/support/firmware.html)

Anyone know the difference?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on May 04, 2016, 04:17:43 PM
Hi

We don't know the difference, but I would be inclined to use the file with the 8-4-2016 date, as this is newer than the tweak.nl site.

ZyXEL need to sort out their source control and version numbers, I returned one because it kept crashing and everyone said theirs didn't, and it was because I was using a different version 7 of the firmware to everyone else's version 7, I assumed they were all the same as they would be for any other manufacturer.

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on May 04, 2016, 04:22:01 PM
Which firmware are you on now?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on May 04, 2016, 05:24:11 PM
I use the 14c that is now on zyxel ftp. Not seen any issues yet though I use bridge mode.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on May 04, 2016, 05:35:47 PM
One thing I noticed is plugging in USB device causes the router to reboot?

3G backup works fine though.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on May 04, 2016, 08:06:15 PM
Are you using the correct 2A power supply?
No problem with it rebooting on usb here.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on May 04, 2016, 08:44:17 PM
Are you using the correct 2A power supply?
No problem with it rebooting on usb here.

Yes included 2A adapter. No idea why it rebooted, it hasn't happened since.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on May 05, 2016, 09:58:44 AM
I suspect this router is not good at memory management, sometimes the memory usage will creep up to the high 80%'s. This usually happens after I've made a few config changes, the reboot button in the GUI does nothing to bring it back down. I have, on occasions, thought the router may be a bit unstable when the memory usage gets in the high 80%'s, having seen the odd unexplained reboot.

I have found, that after making numerous config changes or installing new FW, it's best to reboot the router by turning the power off for around 30 seconds. This tends to bring the memory usage back down to the mid 60%'s were it stays until the next time I mess with the config.  ;)


Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: youngsyp on May 05, 2016, 04:52:09 PM
Could one of you chaps who've gone to the latest FW version, confirm whether it fixes the scheduling issue(s) seen with the previous version? I.e. if you attempt to configure the scheduler to switch the WiFi adapters off. It wouldn't switch them back on again.

Thanks in advance,

Paul
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: ultraview on May 05, 2016, 06:02:18 PM
We can supply the Zyxel VMG8924-B10A normally for £100.00 + VAT inc free shipping.
But for kitz users will do it for £95.00 + VAT (£114 Inc VAT) this includes free delivery.
These are brand new item and ship directly to you.
see http://www.ultraview.net/shop/zyxel-vmg8924-b10a-vdsladsl-wireless-ac-router/
Message me for the discount.

On another not the latest firmware on the UK site is 13 -
ftp://ftp.zyxel.co.uk/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/VMG8924-B10A_1.00(AAKL.13)C0.zip
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on May 05, 2016, 06:15:52 PM
We can supply the Zyxel VMG8924-B10A normally for £100.00 + VAT inc free shipping.
But for kitz users will do it for £95.00 + VAT (£114 Inc VAT) this includes free delivery.
These are brand new item and ship directly to you.
see http://www.ultraview.net/shop/zyxel-vmg8924-b10a-vdsladsl-wireless-ac-router/
Message me for the discount.

On another not the latest firmware on the UK site is 13 -
ftp://ftp.zyxel.co.uk/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/VMG8924-B10A_1.00(AAKL.13)C0.zip

Can you give me a free review sample?

Ta!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: youngsyp on May 06, 2016, 01:25:07 AM
Could one of you chaps who've gone to the latest FW version, confirm whether it fixes the scheduling issue(s) seen with the previous version? I.e. if you attempt to configure the scheduler to switch the WiFi adapters off. It wouldn't switch them back on again.

Thanks in advance,

Paul
Further to this, I bit the bullet and updated to the latest FW version and can confirm the Power Management scheduling has been fixed.

Cheers,

Paul
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on May 06, 2016, 09:27:35 AM
Further to this, I bit the bullet and updated to the latest FW version and can confirm the Power Management scheduling has been fixed.

Cheers,

Paul

Which exact firmware did you install mate?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on May 06, 2016, 09:51:05 AM
Use the v14 from zyxel ftp as listed further up. Been using it on mine this week and its been fine so far.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on May 06, 2016, 10:36:40 AM
AAKL.14 C0 Firmware Release Note -- PDF available here:

ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/

Not that they say much.  ???
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: vic0239 on May 06, 2016, 10:47:45 AM
I have reverted back to v13 as I had an unscheduled reboot last night after running version v14 for a week or so. V13 appears to be more stable for me.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on May 06, 2016, 10:51:33 AM
AAKL.14 C0 Firmware Release Note
...
Not that they say much.  ???
Looks like they've picked up on at least one of the bugs in v13 that I reported into the silent echo chamber that is Zyxel support!

There are several bugs around the "custom Interface Group" code that used to work fine. I'll try this v14 shortly and see if they've addressed my specific bugs.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on May 06, 2016, 10:57:45 AM
Use the v14 from zyxel ftp as listed further up. Been using it on mine this week and its been fine so far.

I'll try ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/VMG8924-B10A_1.00(AAKL.14)C0.zip from ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/

I had reboots on ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/V100AAKL14C0_20160408.bin (ftp://ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on May 06, 2016, 12:31:09 PM
The 8924 really is spectacular. Compared to my HG612 it syncs around 2 Mbps higher DS but slightly less US.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: youngsyp on May 06, 2016, 12:57:29 PM

Which exact firmware did you install mate?
This one: ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/V100AAKL14C0_20160408.bin

On the previous FW version the gateway had been up for 62 days uninterrupted, so was a bit hesitant to rock the boat. Only time will tell whether v14 is as stable. Interestingly, I dropped around 40kb/s on the down link sync but, throughput seems to be ever so slightly higher and more stable!

Paul
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: ultraview on May 10, 2016, 03:25:08 PM
Having spoken to Zyxel UK support I did another check and have now found that V14 firmware is now available.
ftp://ftp.zyxel.co.uk/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/VMG8924-B10A_1.00(AAKL.14)C0.zip
ftp://ftp.zyxel.co.uk/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/VMG8924-B10A_1.00(AAKL.14)C0_2.pdf
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on May 11, 2016, 09:29:50 AM
Just decided to install the latest f/w from the ZyXEL UK site (v14) on my 8924 and will see how it goes.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on May 11, 2016, 10:02:50 AM
Been on it 4 days on my 8324. Nothing has broken yet  ;D
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on May 12, 2016, 12:40:47 AM
Is channel 112 really the max for 5GHz Wi-Fi on this router?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on May 12, 2016, 09:51:45 AM
Hi

I think they have broken something with the latest firmware, which always seems to be the way with ZyXEL!  My 5GHz channel has always been higher than 112, and so is set as that now since the upgrade.  However now on v14, when I try and go to the 5GHz wireless settings I get a popup alert saying "Invalid Maximum bandwidth" and it will not show me the 5GHz settings.

Nice one ZyXEL.

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on May 12, 2016, 09:52:59 AM
Hi

I think they have broken something with the latest firmware, which always seems to be the way with ZyXEL!  My 5GHz channel has always been higher than 112, and so is set as that now since the upgrade.  However now on v14, when I try and go to the 5GHz wireless settings I get a popup alert saying "Invalid Maximum bandwidth" and it will not show me the 5GHz settings.

Nice one ZyXEL.

Regards

Phil

I'm on v14 and only see channel 112 as max for 5 GHz, perhaps they disabled the higher channels in this firmware for some reason?

Also yesterday I shutdown the router and re-booted after an hour. The 5 GHz Wi-Fi throughput was very slow (web pages not loading). I had to re-set the channel again for it to work.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on May 12, 2016, 10:11:08 AM
This is strange as 112 is part way up band B according to the specs I have read and bands A and B are legal for use in the UK from what I have read. Must admit I've not checked mine recently prior to upgrading to V14. Just checked and band B is channels 100 to 140.

Need someone on a lower f/w with an 8924 to check the displayed channels.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on May 12, 2016, 10:24:44 AM
5Ghz is a minefield, I have a Edimax Pro WAP1750, but it only allows me to use band A, there's been talk of a firmware to allow band B which is legal in the UK, but it's not be released yet.

You may find this webpage useful: http://www.digitalairwireless.com/wireless-blog/recent/quick-guide-to-5ghz-uk-part-1.html

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: vic0239 on May 12, 2016, 01:53:21 PM
112/80 is the max on v13 firmware as well.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on May 20, 2016, 11:31:34 PM
Hi

...and ZyXel have been known on this model to have firmware with the exact same version number, but different depending on where you download it.  I started out with version 7 that just constantly crashed due to a memory problem and then found another version 7 that contained the fix (same size/different hash).

It's actually not a good sign of quality they do this, the whole reason for version numbers is stop exactly this sort of confusion.  Officially we are still on version 1.00 but 14c0, perhaps they think it looks like they have more reliable firmware as it doesn't need updating from version 1.00 and they get it right from day one, if only :D

Regards

Phil

Still have the V7 fw without the memory leak?
The modem fw from V8 onwards gives me millions of FEC per minute causing content resyncs and DLM intervention so id like to try this magic V7 of you have it.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on May 22, 2016, 09:21:11 AM
Hi

No don't have that file any more, however it should be this one here ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/  called VMG8924-B10A_1.00(AAKL.7)C0

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on May 22, 2016, 12:22:19 PM
Having now used the 8324 in bridge mode for a little while it has performed the best out of the various modems I have tried on my eci cab. It has synced the highest out performing my previous 8800nl and even though I currently get about 400-600es DS per 24 hours on fast path with no g.inp this is still an improvement on the other modems I have tried. If only g.inp came back I could compare it with the others post g.inp...
Been running v14 since zyxel released it.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitz on May 22, 2016, 01:22:08 PM
Mine seemed to run well with G.INP.  Aside from the weird FEC spikes regular as clockwork at about the same time each day (which happened regardless of hardware) then the error rate was practically nil.   That said, this line is usually pretty stable so testing it on a more noisy line would give it a run for its money. 

Then again I appear to be getting more E/S since G.INP was turned off than I was ever doing before it was enabled. 
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on May 22, 2016, 01:59:12 PM
Well I hope to eventually as I do have some issues with noise so it would be a good test.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on May 22, 2016, 02:03:24 PM
For me, firmware v14 doesn't work with multicast TV. I've reported this to Zyxel support and am waiting a reply, I'll report back when I get a answer.

Update:
It's a week since I first reported this issue to Zyxel support, I've just chased it up and got the reply.
"this case has been escalated to our headquarters"

Update2:
Still no sensible reply from Xyxel support but I have discovered the following telnet command restores multicast TV to my youview box when using firmware (14C0).

Quote
interfaceGroup delete group_name ConcurrentWAN

This command is not required with other firmware versions.

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: youngsyp on June 01, 2016, 07:57:43 PM
I'm seeing issues with adding static IPs to devices too. When I add them, the interface states that they'll still DHCP and the lease timer ticks down eventually getting to 0 after the set period (1 day currently). Not sure if this actually affects the device's connectivity though. More investigation needed.

Paul
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Dave974 on June 02, 2016, 03:36:24 PM
The modem fw from V8 onwards gives me millions of FEC per minute causing content resyncs and DLM intervention so id like to try this magic V7 of you have it.

I currently have to run version 7 for the same reason as you, the FEC count is truly into the millions but only after 1 hour ?
Is anyone else having the same problem?
Mine is under 1 month old as it was replaced under warranty in May this year.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on June 02, 2016, 03:51:23 PM
no dlm resyncs for me on v14, have been on it since release and was using the possible non official version without any issues. All I get is between 400-600es ds per 24 hours on fast path. I see no other issues at the moment and my line is currently synced at the highest its ever been since the loss of g.inp on my eci cab.

uptime 18 days since it synced at the best I have managed to get out of the line when I saw a high snrm level so invoked a re-sync which resulted in 2mb gain on the ds which is now at 65mb
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: youngsyp on June 04, 2016, 01:27:58 PM
I'm after some help if possible.

I've given a device a static IP address. The device was faulty so it's been replaced by an identical device which I have given the same static IP address. The Zyxel seems to have an issue releasing the associated MAC address of the old device from that IP address. Is there anyway I can force it to drop that association?

Thanks in advance,

Paul
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Dan-UK on June 05, 2016, 10:47:18 AM
Overall what firmware would be considered the most stable say from v7 to v14 I am currently on v14 and it seems to be ok so far.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on June 05, 2016, 11:18:42 AM
Well I have been running V14 for a couple of weeks no and all seems OK, but then I've not had any issues with V13 either. I made sure I installed the version of the official site and not the Dutch one were it was first released.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on June 05, 2016, 01:04:44 PM
The Zyxel seems to have an issue releasing the associated MAC address of the old device from that IP address. Is there anyway I can force it to drop that association?


Have you tried?

Go to Network Settings > Home Networking > Static DHCP

Identify the old device from the list show, click the little dustbin to delete from list.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on June 05, 2016, 03:57:59 PM
Is channel 112 really the max for 5GHz Wi-Fi on this router?

At 80Mhz bandwidth, yes. Smaller bandwidth lets you use higher channels it appears.

Ive just test v7, v11 and v14 for the 5Ghz channels, 112 is max at 80mhz.

I have been having issues with 5Ghz, so i tested the signal strength with my PC that is connected right nearby the VMG8924. 2.4Ghz reads a signal strength of -20dbm, but 5Ghz is reading -70dbm. The PC is about 30cm away from the router.

Shouldnt signal strength be a lot higher at this small distance?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on June 05, 2016, 05:20:10 PM
At about 12ft mine is showing:

5 GHz -47dB
2.4 GHz  -32dB
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on June 06, 2016, 01:13:02 PM
Path loss is (in theory) proportional to the square of frequency ,so on 5 ghz you should see an higher attenuation

Inviato dal mio SM-N9005 utilizzando Tapatalk

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: S.Stephenson on June 07, 2016, 01:22:17 PM
Got one of these cheapish on ebay so far sync is the same as HG612 on the latest firmware with a g.inped ECI line.

Seems like nothing can beat my Open-WRT ECI modem on that line.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: youngsyp on June 11, 2016, 11:23:20 PM
Have you tried?

Go to Network Settings > Home Networking > Static DHCP

Identify the old device from the list show, click the little dustbin to delete from list.
Yes tried that (the usual way to delete static IP associations). However, if you attempt to 'Add new static lease', the IP address is still associated with an old MAC address in the list.
It appears a reboot of the gateway will wipe the cache for this association but seems a bit of an extreme route to have to go.

Paul
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Busa on June 13, 2016, 12:43:40 AM
I've just bought one of these to replace my SBG3300-N and it is syncing higher on the downstream but slightly lower on the upstream which is fine. Currently running firmware 1.00(AAKL.14)C0

After one day of use though I've noticed a huge amount of errors recorded in DSLStats:

Average error rates for 12 Jun 2016

CRC erors per hour:  4246 Down,  0.14 Up
FEC erors per hour:  182609981 Down,  0.14 Up
HEC erors per hour:  1166 Down,  0 Up
ES per hour:  772 Down,  0.14 Up
SES per hour:  3.16 Down,  0 Up

Not seen this before on anything I've ever used, any ideas?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Dave974 on June 13, 2016, 02:34:52 PM
I've noticed a huge amount of errors recorded in DSLStats:

Average error rates for 12 Jun 2016

CRC erors per hour:  4246 Down,  0.14 Up
FEC erors per hour:  182609981 Down,  0.14 Up
HEC erors per hour:  1166 Down,  0 Up
ES per hour:  772 Down,  0.14 Up
SES per hour:  3.16 Down,  0 Up

Not seen this before on anything I've ever used, any ideas?

Almost the same as I was getting with version 14 of the firmware, it seems it's only affecting a very small minority of us.
I rolled mine back to version 7
ftp://ftp.zyxel.co.uk/VMG8324-B10A/firmware/VMG8324-B10A_1.00(AAKL.7)C0.zip
Maybe try it and monitor how it goes?
Mine is fine now and still running version 7

I've also attached a redacted email I received from Zyxel this morning, my question to them was "which is the latest supported firmware for the VMG8324-B10A and would that firmware be approved under BTW SIN498"

Their answer was quite a surprise to me
 Considering the version 14 firmware release notes state for the 8324 and the 8924 models.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: gt94sss2 on June 13, 2016, 03:27:53 PM
I think that will also be a surprise to BT Wholesale - as confirmed by the list you posted the other day - BTW were saying that v.10 (1.00(AAKL.10)C0_0703) was the SIN498 approved firmware back in February.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Busa on June 13, 2016, 03:46:18 PM
@Dave974

My mistake it's actually a VMG8924-B10A I bought and after a connection drop last night my download speed has increased a further 3Mbps but INP has increased one level.

So far today no massive issue with errors:

Average error rates for 13 Jun 2016

CRC erors per hour:  0.55 Down,  0 Up
FEC erors per hour:  61340 Down,  0 Up
HEC erors per hour:  0 Down,  0 Up
ES per hour:  0.55 Down,  0 Up
SES per hour:  0 Down,  0 Up

All very strange, let's see what happens later tonight.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Dave974 on June 13, 2016, 03:56:17 PM
@Dave974

My mistake it's actually a VMG8924-B10A

Ah no worries, the minority diminishes!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on June 16, 2016, 07:32:39 PM
Yes, i think its 3 of us on this thread with the millions of FEC/min on anything above v7 after an hour of being up, including me.
I ended up switching to the HG612 with the latest version on the 8924 since the general UI is less buggy now, but still surprisingly buggy.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on June 17, 2016, 12:49:35 AM
Hi All

Been running V7 for a while now and always had the high FEC error on all versions after that.

Anyway, taken the plunge into v14 (we'll see how long it lasts).

The problem I have is that I cannot access the router through the fixed Ethernet connection at Port 1. It was OK at V7 but now can only access the router configuration through wireless.

Any ideas? :'(
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: daveesh1 on June 17, 2016, 07:31:58 AM
Any body got parental controls to work. I have set it up but it is normal restricting access. Running v14
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: vic0239 on June 17, 2016, 11:13:11 AM
I see high FEC counts as well, but it usually starts about 3 days after a retrain. I get this with my VMG8924 and also a VMG1312. I’ve tried different versions of the firmware, but the high counts always return. There doesn’t appear to be any detrimental effect on my line, but it is disconcerting. The line I see this on has G.INP enabled (Huawei), but my second line which is on fast path has none of these symptoms with the same devices. I wonder if this just an error with the firmware counter rather than something physical happening on the line as I never see this behaviour with my Billion or HG612.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Dave974 on June 17, 2016, 03:56:18 PM
I wonder if this just an error with the firmware counter rather than something physical happening on the line as I never see this behaviour with my Billion or HG612.

It's a valid point, what I find troubling is the release notes for version 14 state it's suitable for the 8924 and 8324 yet Zyxel's own technical support advise their latest supported firmware for the 8324 is version 7.

I wonder, just as an experiment, if someone with errors after a certain time period has ever tried rolling back to version 1?
Version 1 was the firmware submitted to BTW for SIN498 testing and passed
I've never tried it myself but I'll give it a go and report back any findings
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on June 17, 2016, 04:53:38 PM
Hmmm...interesting

I am one of those who had FEC errors running into millions and millions, I've been going back to V7 for a long time now.

As per post above, I've gone with v14 yesterday.

Started racking up a shed load of FEC errors and seen line has re-trained this afternoon.

I think my G.INP has gone up from 47 to 48 and it seems to have stabilized the FEC issue (So far).

I'll keep monitoring and report.

I wonder if V7 was really getting to grips with G.INP and the DLM,  and the modem versions above that have sorted the G.INP thing out between them after a bit of a row?

Doesn't seem to have a great impact on my ping although I can only test it through a wireless connection as weirdly (above) the modem won't let me connect via Ethernet cable.



Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on June 17, 2016, 05:26:05 PM
Have been on v14 for about 34 days when fast path came active. All I get is 450-650es per 24 hours on the DS.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: daveesh1 on June 17, 2016, 07:40:10 PM
Well after a full reset and re config router this morning errors have dropped slightly and things were looking ok, but 3 resyncs in 5 hours not good. This router is not good
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on June 17, 2016, 08:28:05 PM
Looks like you are on fast path the same as me. I would let it run and see how many "es" you get over each 24hr period. You will get some on fast path. As I said I see 450-650 per 24hr yet my connection is stable on my eci line.

Your latency should be good on fast path. Can you get your tbb monitor running. I would let the router run for the next 24hours and see what prevails
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on June 18, 2016, 10:01:29 AM
You had resync this morning and a slight raise in sync by the looks of it. I would continue to leave alone and see how it goes today.

Ds snrn has risen slightly as well.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: youngsyp on July 13, 2016, 01:55:26 PM
Is anyone else seeing issues where web access seems to drop but the link stays up? I get reports of issues with DNS which means web pages don't load. I notice it when connected to my TP-Link Archer C7 that's acting as a wireless access point, connected to the Zyxel via ethernet. A reboot of the Archer sorts the issue or re OKing the Home Network DNS settings in the Zyxel also sorts it. So I don't think it's the Archer that's at fault.

I'm on v14 firmware and have all DNS settings set to 8.8.8.8 for the primary and 8.8.4.4 for the secondary. Could this be the issue? Should I try another DNS service?

Paul
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: daveesh1 on July 13, 2016, 06:57:18 PM
I think it's the ZyXel.  I had a similar issue after about 3 days uptime it would just lock up and you would have to restart. It did this on all the versions of firmware I tried. It is now thrown in the corner back to my billion 8800axl  8 days uptime with no issues.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: j0hn on July 16, 2016, 06:41:58 PM
just picked up a brand new 8924 off fleabay for £40. arrived this morning, but no time to test it today. is v14 the newest firmware? and is there any reason why I shouldn't use v14? I looked through pages and pages of this thread but most of it relates to the 8324.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on July 16, 2016, 07:21:28 PM
Have used both the offical v14 and pre zyxel v14 for some time. Certainly 50 days plus on the official and cant see any problems but then my 8324 is in bridge mode rather than full router mode..
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on July 24, 2016, 04:56:36 PM
Hmmm...interesting

I am one of those who had FEC errors running into millions and millions, I've been going back to V7 for a long time now.

As per post above, I've gone with v14 yesterday.

Started racking up a shed load of FEC errors and seen line has re-trained this afternoon.

I think my G.INP has gone up from 47 to 48 and it seems to have stabilized the FEC issue (So far).

I'll keep monitoring and report.

I wonder if V7 was really getting to grips with G.INP and the DLM,  and the modem versions above that have sorted the G.INP thing out between them after a bit of a row?

Doesn't seem to have a great impact on my ping although I can only test it through a wireless connection as weirdly (above) the modem won't let me connect via Ethernet cable.

Any news?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: anoggin on July 25, 2016, 12:16:53 AM
Is anyone else seeing issues where web access seems to drop but the link stays up? I get reports of issues with DNS which means web pages don't load.

My four-day-old VMG8924 is doing this several times per day. It is going back to the supplier tomorrow. It is on firmware v10 but I really cannot be bothered changing firmware on a brand-new product that doesn't work properly.  The wireless range is rubbish too.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on July 25, 2016, 05:48:02 PM
Hmmm...interesting

I am one of those who had FEC errors running into millions and millions, I've been going back to V7 for a long time now.

As per post above, I've gone with v14 yesterday.

Started racking up a shed load of FEC errors and seen line has re-trained this afternoon.

I think my G.INP has gone up from 47 to 48 and it seems to have stabilized the FEC issue (So far).

I'll keep monitoring and report.

I wonder if V7 was really getting to grips with G.INP and the DLM,  and the modem versions above that have sorted the G.INP thing out between them after a bit of a row?

Doesn't seem to have a great impact on my ping although I can only test it through a wireless connection as weirdly (above) the modem won't let me connect via Ethernet cable.

Tried v14 today, but FEC has hit 350,000 per minute after around an hour. Bitswapping again has turned itself off. Sync has gone up a mb or so by switching from the HG612 to the VMG8924.
You can see my stats at mydslwebstats under jasjeet.

Not really sure whether to switch back to the HG612 before the DLM intervenes.

Code: [Select]
xdslctl profile --show

Modulations:
        G.Dmt   Enabled
        G.lite  Enabled
        T1.413  Enabled
        ADSL2   Enabled
        AnnexL  Enabled
        ADSL2+  Enabled
        AnnexM  Disabled
        VDSL2   Enabled
VDSL2 profiles:
        8a      Enabled
        8b      Enabled
        8c      Enabled
        8d      Enabled
        12a     Enabled
        12b     Enabled
        17a     Enabled
        30a     Enabled
        US0     Enabled
Phone line pair:
        Inner pair
Capability:
        bitswap         On
        sra             On
        trellis         On
        sesdrop         Off
        CoMinMgn        Off
        24k             On
        phyReXmt(Us/Ds) Off/On
        TpsTc           AvPvAaPa
        monitorTone:    On
        dynamicD:       On
        dynamicF:       On
        SOS:            On
        Training Margin(Q4 in dB):      -1(DEFAULT)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MAD_ZOIDBERG on August 05, 2016, 01:06:42 PM
Sorry, been offline for a while.

Went back to V7 and all stable.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on August 05, 2016, 01:27:37 PM
Been on v14 since release with both official and un-official at the time.. No issue in bridge mode on my 8324.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalis on August 21, 2016, 01:39:28 PM
Has anyone managed to get this working with Sky FTTC MER?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on August 21, 2016, 03:32:02 PM
Bridge mode yes. Not as modem/router..
Someone brought this up recently but still could not get it working.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on August 24, 2016, 06:23:16 PM
Is anyone getting random reboots on v14? I've had around 3 in 5 weeks.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on August 24, 2016, 06:27:05 PM
8324 in Bridge mode = no
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on August 24, 2016, 06:34:38 PM
Only issue I have with V14, and the last couple of previous releases from that is my 2.4GHz Wi-Fi dropping out randomly. I disable, and re-enable it on the admin page which then sorts it out no reboot required.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: j0hn on August 25, 2016, 01:08:29 AM
Is anyone getting random reboots on v14? I've had around 3 in 5 weeks.
have you tried hard resetting the unit? are you using it in bridge mode, or as a modem/router?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: samwise78 on August 25, 2016, 11:36:48 AM
You can add me to the list of 8324 users with the FEC "issue" - you can see how much on MDWS under my username.
Mine shipped with 1.00(AAKL.13)C0 and issue persists through onto 1.00(AAKL.14)C0
I did go back to V1.00(AAKL.7)C0 briefly - which appeared to stem the flow - I also logged a ticket with Zyxel to investigate, they've asked me to stick to 1.00(AAKL.14)C0 and apparently their development team are now looking into it..
I've got an underlying & unrelated fault on my line - but what with the firmware jumps and LOS/RDI resyncs I was having, DLM kindly stepped in and banded my connection to 60/20 so seeing a lot fewer errors/resyncs now but the FEC count is still astronomical, should I be concerned?
Cheers
Sam
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: vic0239 on August 25, 2016, 02:13:25 PM
I’m glad ZyXel are looking into this as I have the same problem across all of my ZyXel devices, a VMG8924 and two VMG1312s. I think it is possibly related to how well (or badly) the modems handle G.INP. For example I have two lines, one new the other well established with G.INP active, and could see from MDWS the FEC and CRC graphs more or less in step on the respective lines. However, within a few days of G.INP being enabled on the new line the FEC count rose sharply to ridiculous levels whereby the original line remained unaffected. It doesn’t appear to have any detrimental effect on the line, but it is disconcerting to see such large counts. I have reverted to my HG612s in the meantime pending a firmware fix.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: starfire on August 25, 2016, 06:02:05 PM
Only issue I have with V14, and the last couple of previous releases from that is my 2.4GHz Wi-Fi dropping out randomly. I disable, and re-enable it on the admin page which then sorts it out no reboot required.

I am having this problem on my VMG8924-B10A, however disabling re-enabling via the admin page does not fix the issue. 5GHz keeps working in this situation.

I have raised a ticket with Zyxel support, have you done the same, if not could you please ?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: samwise78 on September 01, 2016, 10:09:45 AM
So ZyXel support have gone very very quiet on my open ticket with them regarding the excessive FEC errors on 1.00(AAKL.13)C0 & 1.00(AAKL.14)C0
Dabbled with 1.00(AAKL.7)C0 briefly - and this seemed to sort the FEC error reporting - but it also led to log-in issues with MDWS which I also get on AAKL.13 & AAKL.14 from time to time so I've gone back to 1.00(AAKL.6)b1
No ridiculous FEC counts, no Telnet issues and sync is fine at 60/20 - the GUI is a bit sluggish but my topology is pretty simple so not going to tax the box..
Fingers crossed ZyXel fix this in a later release - I won't hold my breath as it only seems to affect a handful of us.

Cheers
Sam
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: GigabitEthernet on September 01, 2016, 10:41:17 AM
Do the earlier releases support vectoring okay?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: roseway on September 01, 2016, 11:40:51 AM
I've got the 6b1 firmware, and it certainly reports the vectoring status, although of course I have no idea what it would do on a vectored connection.

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adsl info --vectoring
adsl: ADSL driver and PHY status
Status: Showtime
Last Retrain Reason:    0
Last initialization procedure status:   0
Max:    Upstream rate = 28774 Kbps, Downstream rate = 69854 Kbps
Bearer: 0, Upstream rate = 19999 Kbps, Downstream rate = 78419 Kbps
Bearer: 1, Upstream rate = 0 Kbps, Downstream rate = 0 Kbps
Vectoring state: 5
VCE MAC Address: 0:0:0:0:0:0
Total error samples Ethernet pkts sent: 0
Total error samples Ethernet pkts discarded: 0
Total error samples statuses sent: 0
Total error samples statuses discarded: 0
 >
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: samwise78 on September 01, 2016, 12:29:45 PM
Do the earlier releases support vectoring okay?
As it's BCM63168 based it should do from the off..
6b1 uses A2pv6F039i.d24e, and while I haven't reviewed the release notes from 6b1 to 14 for any show-stoppers, I'm happy for now.
In the unlikely event there is a show-stopper on this version AND vectoring actually makes it onto my connection I'll re-evaluate  :fingers:

Code: [Select]
> xdslctl --version
xdslctl version 1.0
ADSL PHY: AnnexA version - A2pv6F039i.d24e
 > adsl info --vectoring
adsl: ADSL driver and PHY status
Status: Showtime
Last Retrain Reason:    1
Last initialization procedure status:   0
Max:    Upstream rate = 19703 Kbps, Downstream rate = 63757 Kbps
Bearer: 0, Upstream rate = 19699 Kbps, Downstream rate = 60000 Kbps
Bearer: 1, Upstream rate = 0 Kbps, Downstream rate = 0 Kbps
Vectoring state: 5
VCE MAC Address: 0:0:0:0:0:0
Total error samples Ethernet pkts sent: 0
Total error samples Ethernet pkts discarded: 0
Total error samples statuses sent: 0
Total error samples statuses discarded: 0
 >
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jstallan on September 01, 2016, 03:22:41 PM
I've got the VMG8924-B10a running the v14 firmware ona FTTC connection and becoming very frustrated with it as a product. Seems to work ok for a couple of days and then starts giving out 'DNS probe' errors when internet browsing. I'm thinking of downgrading the firmware but not sure what to go.

There seems to be very little vendor support (forums) for a product that holds, in my mind, a premium price tag.

To stem the moans from the family about lack of internet, I've return to the PlusNet Hub One for the time being. School re-opens tomorrow so I might play a little with firmware versions.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: samwise78 on September 01, 2016, 04:58:41 PM
I've got the VMG8924-B10a running the v14 firmware ona FTTC connection and becoming very frustrated with it as a product. Seems to work ok for a couple of days and then starts giving out 'DNS probe' errors when internet browsing. I'm thinking of downgrading the firmware but not sure what to go.

There seems to be very little vendor support (forums) for a product that holds, in my mind, a premium price tag.

To stem the moans from the family about lack of internet, I've return to the PlusNet Hub One for the time being. School re-opens tomorrow so I might play a little with firmware versions.

I've not experienced that I have to say, although after a resync it can take a while for traffic to start flowing correctly.
I'm assuming you haven't had a resync around the same time Chrome throws the DNS_Probe_Finished_No_Internet error?
Also, who (or what) are you using for your DNS?

Cheers
Sam
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jstallan on September 01, 2016, 05:10:01 PM
I've not experienced that I have to say, although after a resync it can take a while for traffic to start flowing correctly.
I'm assuming you haven't had a resync around the same time Chrome throws the DNS_Probe_Finished_No_Internet error?
Also, who (or what) are you using for your DNS?

Cheers
Sam
No, no resync .  For DNS I'm using the standard PlusNet ISP ones whic work fine with the PN Hub.

I've just had a little play with it but cannot switch over until tomorrow. I've set the ZyXel up as follows in advance of tomorrow:
1. Running firmware "1.00(AAKL.14)C0"
2. Backup of config taken
3. Performed factory reset
4. Installed firmware "1.00(AAKL.14)C0_20160408"
5. Performed factory reset
6. Restored backup config

I'm assuming the firmware in item 4 is slightly newer as it's date stamped. Overall file size was the same.

Previously, other routers,  I've found the "factory resets" a good practice to follow when flashing firmware.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: samwise78 on September 01, 2016, 05:14:09 PM
No, no resync .  For DNS I'm using the standard PlusNet ISP ones whic work fine with the PN Hub.

I've just had a little play with it but cannot switch over until tomorrow. I've set the ZyXel up as follows in advance of tomorrow:
1. Running firmware "1.00(AAKL.14)C0"
2. Backup of config taken
3. Performed factory reset
4. Installed firmware "1.00(AAKL.14)C0_20160408"
5. Performed factory reset
6. Restored backup config

I'm assuming the firmware in item 4 is slightly newer as it's date stamped. Overall file size was the same.

Previously, other routers,  I've found the "factory resets" a good practice to follow when flashing firmware.
As far as I'm aware 14 is the newest firmware, I don't think there's been any revisions since..

May be worth experimenting with alternative DNS providers like OpenDNS, Google, Level3 etc before binning off the Zyxel..

Cheers
Sam

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on September 01, 2016, 06:23:59 PM
I personally don't use PN DNS - Google myself only because they are so easy to remember :)

Running the v14 firmware and have no issues with DNS.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: cliver on September 01, 2016, 09:05:20 PM
Sent in pvt ;)
Why in Pvt? I'd be interested in the answer to this as I have one myself :)

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jstallan on September 01, 2016, 10:46:00 PM
I personally don't use PN DNS - Google myself only because they are so easy to remember :)

Running the v14 firmware and have no issues with DNS.

I don't remember them either , but it draws them directly from the ISP...
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: j0hn on September 01, 2016, 11:44:56 PM
I think he meant Google was the easiest to remember that isn't the ISPs. I haven't used my ISPs DNS servers for about 10 years, no matter what ISP I've been with. I used OpenDNS for a few years but have used Google's DNS for the past 5-6 years and never ever had an issue. TalkTalk have had a number of issues with their DNS servers in the past couple years that I'm aware of, including a 24 hour period of very intermittent service (which was blamed on their DNS servers), and my connection ticked along fine.

I used to have OpenDNS memorized, but I would need to quickly Google it now. I think I'll remember Google's DNS till the day I die though. 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. As suggested try setting a custom DNS on the ZyXEL to see if that fixes it.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jstallan on September 02, 2016, 10:36:01 AM
Point taken...  Amended DNS to google and also disabled logging (GUI seems more resonsive)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jstallan on September 02, 2016, 11:48:30 AM
Damm!!!! Failed again..  The router said the sync ws still up but no internet pages and no ping reply from Google DNS Servers....   No sure what next.....
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: roseway on September 02, 2016, 12:02:48 PM
I suspect that this may nothing to do with DNS. The DNS errors could be a symptom of the real issue, that the router is losing the PPP connection. I had the same problem with this router and never resolved it, so I now use it in bridge mode with a separate router.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on September 02, 2016, 12:11:43 PM
I don't seem to experience that. I've just been noticing random reboots for some reason.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: samwise78 on September 02, 2016, 12:15:42 PM
I don't seem to experience that. I've just been noticing random reboots for some reason.
I've had occasions where sync has stayed up but router became unresponsive (not allowing telnet or GUI access) on version 14 and the only fix was a power cycle, but haven't found the same on 6b1..
I'm not suggesting 6b1 should be the go-to firmware as others' mileage may vary on it but it seems to work for my setup at least and I know a few others are still using it.
Cheers
Sam

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Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jstallan on September 02, 2016, 12:21:23 PM
What I have noticed is that when rebooting the router it takes a long time to establish the internet connection (Is this PPP ?). Although the IP address is set to Auto on the router (as per the setup guide) I do have a fixed IP from the ISP but not sure on the Subnet and Gateway values...

6b1 firmware is one I cannot seem to locate..
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: samwise78 on September 02, 2016, 12:34:05 PM
What I have noticed is that when rebooting the router it takes a long time to establish the internet connection (Is this PPP ?). Although the IP address is set to Auto on the router (as per the setup guide) I do have a fixed IP from the ISP but not sure on the Subnet and Gateway values...

6b1 firmware is one I cannot seem to locate..
Can't really advise on the fixed IP issue but 6b1 is available still via the ZyXel Italian FTP site on the first post..
From memory it's in a folder named Old.
Please note if you do downgrade it'll drop your current config so you'd need to setup from scratch.
Be sure to read the release notes for 14 backwards to see if any issues fixed in later versions will affect you on 6b1..

Cheers
Sam

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Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jstallan on September 02, 2016, 01:01:37 PM
6b1 isn't there.. 6c0,6c2,6c3,6c4 and so on are.....  Maybe it was so good it has been pulled   :lol:
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: roseway on September 02, 2016, 01:17:33 PM
I've got to go out, but I'll upload it to my website when I get back.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jstallan on September 02, 2016, 01:32:31 PM
Thank you but I've now found a copy   at  http://www.chrysalisnet.org/zyxel/
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: samwise78 on September 02, 2016, 02:06:18 PM
Thank you but I've now found a copy   at  http://www.chrysalisnet.org/zyxel/
Oops that must have been where I grabbed it from

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Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jstallan on September 02, 2016, 03:41:33 PM
Up and running on v6b1...  Google DNS servers... Basic configuration from scratch...  One reboot of the router a few mins ago but I'm wondering if Chromecast might have caused that as I was playing with at the time the internet went down - it was a complete router reboot rather than loss of sync or other type of issues I'd previously been getting... 
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: samwise78 on September 02, 2016, 03:49:50 PM
Up and running on v6b1...  Google DNS servers... Basic configuration from scratch...  One reboot of the router a few mins ago but I'm wondering if Chromecast might have caused that as I was playing with at the time the internet went down - it was a complete router reboot rather than loss of sync or other type of issues I'd previously been getting...
I'm assuming that IGMP Proxy is disabled as per Kitz setup guide page?
I haven't had any unexpected reboots on 6b1 (yet) but not running Chromecast so not much help I'm afraid sorry


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Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jstallan on September 02, 2016, 04:47:25 PM
It wasn't but it is now.....
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: aneesh99 on September 02, 2016, 09:52:08 PM
What's the consensus on the most stable firmware for VDSL? I had been running V100AAKL7C0 on my ADSL service with good effect but I've having some issues since switching to VDSL. OR are working on some solutions but I just wanted to try and optimise things from my end as well
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on September 02, 2016, 10:06:39 PM
My VMG8924 rebooted again. Is there something in the logging I can enable to pinpoint the cause?

I sometimes see the CPU usage spike to 75%. Is there a command I can run which shows what exactly is taking up the CPU? I think it reboots under high load.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jstallan on September 03, 2016, 08:03:22 PM
I gave up today with firmware 6b1. The reboots and drops affected my line so this afternoon , when the family were out, I installed the HG612 I'd got a few weeks earlier. I'd already unlocked it so it was ready to go.

I've connected LAN1 to the WAN port on the VMG8924 (still on 6b1) and seemed to have configured it ok (I'm typing this aren't I!!)   :D :D  What I'd like to know is does someone have a config guide as to setting the basics up on the VMG8924 in this configuration ? There are lots of options and who knows if I've missed something..  Any help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalis on September 04, 2016, 06:41:17 PM
The WAN IP part under NAT port forwarding seems really flaky across all firmwares, one minute it works correctly and restricts incoming requests to WAN IP, the next it blocks incoming until you remove the WAN IP.

Anyone else find this?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: samwise78 on September 06, 2016, 11:43:30 AM
So ZyXel support have gone very very quiet on my open ticket with them regarding the excessive FEC errors on 1.00(AAKL.13)C0 & 1.00(AAKL.14)C0
Dabbled with 1.00(AAKL.7)C0 briefly - and this seemed to sort the FEC error reporting - but it also led to log-in issues with MDWS which I also get on AAKL.13 & AAKL.14 from time to time so I've gone back to 1.00(AAKL.6)b1
No ridiculous FEC counts, no Telnet issues and sync is fine at 60/20 - the GUI is a bit sluggish but my topology is pretty simple so not going to tax the box..
Fingers crossed ZyXel fix this in a later release - I won't hold my breath as it only seems to affect a handful of us.

Cheers
Sam

After waiting patiently for a response on my open ticket with ZyXel they've published a new firmware image V100AAKL15C0 for me to try..
Release notes are too large to attach - which show a lot of changes through the v15 betas that I wasn't even aware existed, so I've copy/pasted all the changes from the PDF below
Not suggesting that everyone jumps to this release if things are stable for them right now but I'll be trying it later and can make available for anyone interested after reading the release notes..

Cheers
Sam

Code: [Select]
Modifications in V1.00(AAKL.15)C0
1. Base on V1.00(AAKL.15)b3 to release V1.00(AAKL.15)C0
[Configuration Modification]
[Feature Enhancement]
[Bug Fix]
Modifications in V1.00(AAKL.15)b3
2. Base on V1.00(AAKL.15)b2 to release V1.00(AAKL.15)b3
[Configuration Modification]
[Feature Enhancement]
[Bug Fix]
1. [TE] Fix USB and VoIP test fail for TE
Modifications in V1.00(AAKL.15)b2
1. Base on V1.00(AAKL.15)b1 to release V1.00(AAKL.15)b2
[Configuration Modification]
[Feature Enhancement]
[Bug Fix]
1. [ITS #160200821][NAT] NAT Address Mapping Fails.
2. [ITS #160500904][IntfGroup] Leaking interface grouping problem.
3. [PQA #22595][GUI] IPv6 Next hop will change when user config VLAN ID.
4. [PQA #23567][TR-069] TR-069 deamon will die after changing IP Protocol between
"Tr069 on IPv4 Only" and "Tr069 on IPv6 Only".
5. [PQA #23584][TR-069] After DUT reboot, DUT will reply inform with 1 BOOT, 4
VALUE CHANGE and 2 PERIODIC event code.
6. [PQA #23586][TR-069] After DUT reboot via tr69, DUT will reply inform with [M
Reboot], [1 BOOT], [4 VALUE CHANGE] and [2 PERIODIC] event code.
7. [PQA #23766][TR-069] TR069 deamon will disappear and Connection Request URL
became blank while connect ACS with IPv6 Any_WAN then reboot.
8. [PQA #24197][System] GUI default setting isn't matched the default setting table.
9. [PQA #25456][WAN] Setting WAN interface to ADSL IPoA mode, WAN information in
Connection Status page is incorrect.
10. [PQA #25491][Remote MGMT] enable trust domain function, we can not add trsut
domain host to DUT.
© ZyXEL Communication Corp. Page 10 of 60
Proprietary & Confidential Information
11. [PQA #25492][Remote MGMT] first create trust domain host, we can not enable trust
domain function.
12. [PQA #25574][Firewall] By default, change firewall mode to high then click to cancel but
GUI no response.
13. [PQA #25580][Firewall] By default, protocol service no ICMPv6 option but after adding
an entry rule, the service have ICMPv6 option.
14. [PQA #25620][Mac Filter] Mac address filter "cancel" button can't work.
15. [PQA #23583][TR-069] After we change WAN IP (VDSL-PPPoE), DUT will reply
inform with 4 VALUE CHANGE and 2 PERIODIC event code.
16. [PQA #25531][VoIP] After SRTP testing, all SIP accounts doesn't register.
17. [PQA #23585][TR-069] Remote MGMT port should impact Connection Request port.
18. [PQA #25501][VoIP] While edit VoIP "Call Rule" over 128 characters, CPE doesn't
pop-up any message.
Modifications in V1.00(AAKL.15)b1
1. Base on trunk r11040 to release V1.00(AAKL.15)b1
[Configuration Modification]
1. [WiFi] Auto channel timer = 600 seconds
2. [VoIP] Enable call transfer on SIP
[Feature Enhancement]
1. [ITS #140401305][GUI] Shows power management status on Interface Status box
2. [ITS #141001046][TR069] TR069_3G parameters not exposed in TR069
3. [ITS #150400992][MACfilter] Unable to add MAC Addresses under the MAC Filter rule.
4. [ITS #150901124][GUI] Dashes not allowed
5. [ITS #151001011][DSL] No PADT sent when WAN connection was terminated
6. [ITS #151100317][TR069] CPE uses IPv4 CNRURL even if both CPE and ACS is
dualstacked
7. [ITS #151200136][CLI] Able to enable/disable WAN redirect via ssh
8. [ITS #151100825][PwrMang] Powered off LAN port still active
9. [ITS #160100124][DSL][VMG8924-B30A]Upgrade the DSL mode code to B2pv6F039s
10. [ITS #160300725][TR069] Show 802.11ac capabilities via TR069
11. [ITS #160101210][DSL][VMG8924-B10A]update DSL code to A2pv6F039q (update to
A2pv6F039v)
12. [ITS #160300935][GUI] Tr069 gives same value for attenuation as webgui
© ZyXEL Communication Corp. Page 11 of 60
Proprietary & Confidential Information
13. [ITS #160200650][GUI] Email address character limitation, extend e-mail address to 64
characters.
14. [ITS #160300795][DSL][VMG1312-B10A][ADTRAN] New BRCM modem code
'A2pv6F039v'
15. [ITS #150800479][VPN] UDP VPN fail after reboot
16. [3G backup] upgrade 3G backup version to 1.16
17. [WWAN] TR069 support upgrade 3G WWNAN package
18. [VoIP] T.38 FAX Fallback and Can Accept Revert to Audio Request
19. [VoIP] Don't Send VMWI Signal when MWI not Enabled
20. [WWAN] Extend APN length to 100
[Bug Fix]
19. [ITS #141100808][GUI] MAC Filter: Expect wording: "Unable to add MAC address as it
is used by another function."
20. [ITS #151100706][PwrMang] Auto Switch Off. Unchecking a service for an active rule.
21. [ITS #160200766][GUI] IPv6 ping or traceroute doesn't work from WebGUI
22. [ITS #160100980 #160101421][GUI/Console] Ping wan ip from SSH/console is related
to remote management icmp setting
23. [ITS #160101153][WWAN][VMG1312-B10A] 3G dongle Huawei E3131i-2 not detected
correctly when connected to the USB port
24. [ITS #160200083 #160200103 #160200258][TR069] TR069 reports incorrect DNS when
set to dynamic.
25. [ITS #160200259 #160100986][TR069] Tr069 reports all SSIDs to be up, even when
down.
26. [ITS #160200086][GUI][VMG8924-B10A] Spelling error in GUI under Log Setting page
27. [ITS #160201028 #160201029][Telnet] Never kicked out of telnet login attemp
28. [ITS #160201256][TR069][VMG8924-B10A] TR069 Connection Request not working
29. [ITS #160201314][TR069][VMG8924-B10A] 'Periodic Inform/CONNECTION
REQUEST' issue
30. [ITS #160201157][CLI][VMG8924-B10A] wlan get chquality only shows channel 1-6
31. [ITS #160201030 #160201039][CLI] command terminates telnet session
32. [ITS #160200269][SysLog][VMG8924-B30A] Management dies after 5 days
33. [ITS #160400200][GUI][VMG8924-B10A] Correct Turkey translation error.
34. [ITS #160400379][GUI][VMG1312-B10A] Grammar error when deleting an empty
WDS entry
35. [ITS #160400848][GUI][VMG1312-B10A] Wording error in MAC Filter page
© ZyXEL Communication Corp. Page 12 of 60
Proprietary & Confidential Information
36. [ITS #160400852][GUI][VMG8924-B10A] WAH1004 3G dongle support
37. [ITS #160400923][WIFI][VMG1312-B10A] Guest Wi-Fi does not work properly
38. [ITS #160401071][PCP][VMG8924-B10A] Parental Control seems not working.
39. [ITS #160500156][GUI][VMG1312-B10A] Wording error when specifying the CPE
LAN IP as the DMZ Server Address
40. [ITS #160100173][WIFI] VMG8924-B10A:reject client DHCP request
41. [IPv6][VMG1312-B10A][TATA] PC can't ping to WAN by IPv6
42. [LED] When LAN 4 port as WAN, LED Light have some error (For 365 midia)
43. [#FR-011][EoC] EOC registry, Follow EOC Registry Naming Rule v1.1
44. [PQA #208][GUI] SIP Service Provider cannot modify if Name contain special character.
45. [PQA #248][GUI]Virtual Device doesn't depend on real status.
46. [PQA #344][UPnP] By default settings (WAN: IPv6/IPv4 DualStack Mode), UPnP
function is work, but after reboot CPE, the UPnP function will work failed.
47. [PQA #356][TR-069] CPE should support ""PUT"" method when upload configuration
and log files.
48. [PQA #372][VoIP] Send the same SIP Account of SUBCRIBE.
49. [PQA #373][VoIP] DUT cannot re-send SUBCRIBE after half Expiration Time when
enable MWI of SIP-1&SIP-2.
50. [GUI] Hide 3G backup page advanced button in ether dongle mode
51. [VoIP] SIP Authentication Calculate Wrong Response When QoP is "auth-int"
52. [VoIP]Check dynamic codec range is wrong
53. [ITS #151100370][VoIP] Inbound DTMF doesn't work when G.729 codec(for Tim)
54. [Generic] #95 [VoIP]"Caution:If you enable [Call Waiting], [Busy Forward]" will be
ignored.
55. [VoIP][MSTC PQA #4 (SPR#151202157)] Call Transfer can't work.
56. [VoIP][Generic] Send the same SIP Account of SUBCRIBE
57. [WIFI][VMG5313-B30A][Iskon] #261 After using WPS , can't Enable/Disable Wireless
Lan by hardware button
58. [WIFI][VMG1312-B10A][Swisscom] #150 When run WPS PIN or PBC from GUI. The
Venor Extension was showed wrong value in WPS Element ID
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: GigabitEthernet on September 06, 2016, 12:23:23 PM
If you would make it available :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: samwise78 on September 06, 2016, 12:29:35 PM
If you would make it available :)

This is the link ZyXel support gave me:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/06yyvoxkhsubdhi/V100AAKL15C0.rar?dl=0

Just checked on the UK FTP site and it shows up in the 8324 folder but not the 8924 - gotta love ZyXel:

ftp://ftp.zyxel.co.uk/VMG8324-B10A/firmware/

Cheers
Sam
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on September 06, 2016, 07:25:02 PM
Doesn't the C0 mean it's the final version of that version number? If you look in the change log you get lots of B (Beta?) versions then followed by a single C0 version.

I've downloaded and saved it for when I get some time to update.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: samwise78 on September 06, 2016, 08:07:09 PM
Doesn't the C0 mean it's the final version of that version number? If you look in the change log you get lots of B (Beta?) versions then followed by a single C0 version.

I've downloaded and saved it for when I get some time to update.

That's how I understood it too..

Nothing major I've noticed since installing this morning, FEC count seems to be more realistic, haven't had any "Can't log-in to modem/router" nags from DSLStats (yet) and haven't had any unexplained reboots or resyncs but it's too early to draw any conclusions.
Lost some of my US sync but not sure if that's down to my line conditions at the time it resynced after applying the new image or the new modem firmware in use - or both.
No dealbreakers for me yet but keeping a close eye on things

Cheers
Sam
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on September 06, 2016, 08:11:11 PM
Thanks for the feedback, did it leave all the settings intact?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: samwise78 on September 06, 2016, 08:31:41 PM
I thought it did - I did the upgrade remotely as well from 6b1 > 15C0 and I was still able to connect in post reload so WAN config was retained as well as device customization (name/icon) and static IP allocations
On closer inspection tonight after getting home I can see that some things had been reset to default - DHCP lease time, DoS protection disabled etc, so probably worth walking through your config afterwards to make sure all present and correct.

Seems I spoke too soon on the "Unable to login to modem/router" issue with DSLstats - no sooner than I hit Post was kicked off and unable to resume recording since..  >:(
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: samwise78 on September 06, 2016, 08:58:25 PM
Seems I spoke too soon on the "Unable to login to modem/router" issue with DSLstats - no sooner than I hit Post was kicked off and unable to resume recording since..  >:(

Looks like I may have got around this for now by changing the port used for the DSLstats Telnet session.. :P
How long it lasts is another question though!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on September 06, 2016, 10:09:39 PM
How did you change the port for DSLStats Telnet in the router?

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jstallan on September 06, 2016, 10:37:37 PM
@samwise78 - Do you run the ZyXel as a router or a router/modem ? (apologies for the poor terminology but you know what I mean - I hope!)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: j0hn on September 07, 2016, 03:27:40 AM
How did you change the port for DSLStats Telnet in the router?

Stuart
In the WebUI, under Maintenance > Remote MGMT
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on September 07, 2016, 07:41:15 AM
Ah I'd never looked at that  ;)

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: samwise78 on September 07, 2016, 03:38:19 PM
How did you change the port for DSLStats Telnet in the router?

Stuart

Hi Stuart, in the settings on the ZyXel as per j0hn's port, also has to be changed in DSLstats too obviously to make sure it attempts connection on the same port as the router is expecting.

@samwise78 - Do you run the ZyXel as a router or a router/modem ? (apologies for the poor terminology but you know what I mean - I hope!)

Running as an all-in-one so router/modem

Still working ok from here from what I can see - have just had an unexpected resync but I don't hold the ZyXel responsible - yet..

Cheers
Sam
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: clonc on September 07, 2016, 11:57:00 PM
New firmware 15C0 in download library on zyxel.com!

New dsl driver too!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on September 08, 2016, 01:38:12 AM
New firmware 15C0 in download library on zyxel.com!

New dsl driver too!

Any sync increase?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: j0hn on September 08, 2016, 02:44:47 AM
New firmware 15C0 in download library on zyxel.com!

New dsl driver too!
we've been discussing it for the past 10 or so posts, it's linked to further up.

it's only been uploaded for the 8324, the 8924 still only has v14 showing. this looks like an oversight, as the firmware is the same for both.
ftp://ftp.zyxel.co.uk/VMG8324-B10A/firmware/
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on September 08, 2016, 09:10:13 AM
Done my 8324 in bridge mode. Slight recovery in ds sync but thats about it.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on September 08, 2016, 09:23:38 AM
The following download sites have it listed for the VMG8924.

ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/

http://www.zyxel.com/euosearch/dl-search.aspx?mci_country=uk&access=p&entqr=0&getfields=*&sort=date:D:S:d1&output=xml_no_dtd&ie=UTF-8&btnG=Submit&client=uk-en-dl&q=vmg8924&filter=0&mci_lang=en&ud=1&site=uk-en-dl&oe=UTF-8&partialfields=dl-product:.dl-material-type:&proxystylesheet=uk-en-dl&ip=172.23.23.6&proxyreload=$zyxel_cgi_proxyreload&start=0


 (http://www.zyxel.com/euosearch/dl-search.aspx?mci_country=uk&access=p&entqr=0&getfields=*&sort=date:D:S:d1&output=xml_no_dtd&ie=UTF-8&btnG=Submit&client=uk-en-dl&q=vmg8924&filter=0&mci_lang=en&ud=1&site=uk-en-dl&oe=UTF-8&partialfields=dl-product:.dl-material-type:&proxystylesheet=uk-en-dl&ip=172.23.23.6&proxyreload=$zyxel_cgi_proxyreload&start=0)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on September 09, 2016, 09:16:58 AM
New firmware 15C0 in download library on zyxel.com!

New dsl driver too!

Any of the people seeing millions of FEC/min issue fixed with v15?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: samwise78 on September 09, 2016, 01:21:55 PM
Any of the people seeing millions of FEC/min issue fixed with v15?

Yes it looks to have been squashed in this release - at least it has been for me..

<Edit>

Although I have to say I've been observing a steadily reducing SNR and more tones being marked unusable - as Busa observed on his thread with his 8924. It's the first time I've really seen this behaviour first hand since my line was fixed so as a relatively unscientific test - I've rolled back to 6b1 for the next 48hrs to see if the older firmware works better for me.

Cheers
Sam
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on September 10, 2016, 06:14:40 PM
Decided to install V15 on my 8924, now to see how it goes. V14 was OK for me so if I do have problems I can fall back to that.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on September 11, 2016, 01:12:51 PM
Nearly 19+ hours now on V15 and my SNRM down has dropped from 7.4 to 7.1 but is higher than it was on V14 before the reboot. I am back on fastpath now after my DLM hit because of the thunderstorms the other week. Error rates are quite low, looking like something around 150 ES/24hrs on TT Stable profile. So quite happy right now. No problems accessing the router from DSStats (not changed the port so far) and only the two timeouts I usually get when DSLStats starts up otherwise no more so far.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: samwise78 on September 12, 2016, 06:15:13 PM
I've rolled back to 6b1 for the next 48hrs to see if the older firmware works better for me.

Back on v15 since 19:45 yesterday evening and am leaving well alone as all looks good now the router has settled down - first time I've ever been green across the board on MDWS, happy days

The improvement in GUI access, fixing the FEC issue and allround stability is night and day compared to the older releases (funny that) and now my line issue seems to be sorted can just get on with using the link without any unwanted interruptions from the gremlins prevalent on earlier releases.. hopefully.

Thanks
Sam
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on September 13, 2016, 01:48:15 PM
Can someone kindly link me the best v15 version to download?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on September 13, 2016, 02:05:45 PM
http://www.zyxel.com/euosearch/dl-search.aspx?mci_country=uk&mci_lang=en&keyword=8324&submit=Search
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: ktz392837 on September 13, 2016, 06:10:35 PM
Can v15 be applied over v14 without resetting and reconfiguring?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on September 13, 2016, 06:16:33 PM
I did mine but it is in bridge mode. The modem did resync as it rebooted.No settings lost for me but would suggest maybe unplugging the vdsl lead and waiting 30 mins before resyncing.all depends on your line. Myine always sync down so I prefer to do it at the snrm peak and leave 30 mins before plugging the lead back in, it will still update ok without the telephone lead connected...
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on September 15, 2016, 11:12:05 PM
I had the millions of FEC/min problem from v8-v14.
V15 has resolved it.
My sync has gone from 30mb to 32.4mb after swapping out the HG612 for the Zyxel on the v15 fw.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: GigabitEthernet on September 15, 2016, 11:13:33 PM
I've stopped using the VMG8324 now. I found the SNRM on it to vary more than my Billion 8800NL and also I found it generated more errors.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalnemesis on September 16, 2016, 11:35:39 AM
Found another link:

http://www.zyxel.com/support/DownloadLandingSR.shtml?c=gb&l=en&kbid=M-01672&md=VMG8924-B10A

I noticed around 1 Mbps lower ds/us sync and 0.4dB higher US0 attenuation.

I'm also seeing much less FEC errors, 0 in the last hour. Also bitswapping seems to be less aggressive.

Upgraded over v14 without any obvious issues so far.

GUI feels much faster.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on September 16, 2016, 02:09:34 PM
Been a few days now with V15 and it seems fine for me. I have not had (touch wood) some of the issues others have had with my 8924 so cannot comment on that, however it does seem that the SNRM is more stable on V15 than it was before. No real proof but an anecdotal observation.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on September 18, 2016, 08:03:57 AM
Whilst I initially thought my modem in bridge mode was fine on v15 I have reverted it back to v14 for now.

The main reason for this seeing the power dbm dropping from 4.1 to 2.7 and the upstream snrm changing from 12.4 to 9.5.. changed the modem back to v14 and resynced around the same time of day and the 2 things that changed are back where they were pre upgrade.

Perhaps others could have a look pre & post upgrade at power dbm and upstream snrm (eci cab user).
Thanks
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: cliver on September 18, 2016, 08:22:34 AM
I'm on a Huawei cab here just upgraded to v15 before putting my VMG8942 back online a couple of days ago. Haven't noticed anything like you describe and seems to have been pretty solid, but will keep an eye out.

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on September 18, 2016, 08:26:00 AM
I just checked the stats on my 8924 and the power before on V14 was 5.7 and after now is 6.6 on both up and down according to DSLStats. I run this as a single box with no modem in front of it. My SNRM does vary a little but is fairly stable around 6.3 down and 6.4 up.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on September 18, 2016, 09:47:36 AM
Hi

Whilst I initially thought my modem in bridge mode was fine on v15 I have reverted it back to v14 for now.

The main reason for this seeing the power dbm dropping from 4.1 to 2.7 and the upstream snrm changing from 12.4 to 9.5.. changed the modem back to v14 and resynced around the same time of day and the 2 things that changed are back where they were pre upgrade.

Perhaps others could have a look pre & post upgrade at power dbm and upstream snrm (eci cab user).
Thanks

This is quite normal and the power can change, it might have just changed back if you did a resync with the same firmware version, or might be an improvement in the v15 firmware.  There is no point using a higher power on the upstream or the downstream if you are getting the maximum sync speed with margin to spare.  The power steps back if it can for a couple of reasons, one, it reduces cross-talk of your signal with other users (and doesn't cost you any speed in this case), also the signal can echo back, so the v15 firmware might be detecting that better and reducing the power to improve the transmission by removing echos and so reducing errors.

Put it this way, if you were stood 2 feet away from someone in a quiet room you wouldn't shout at them, you would reduce your volume and give yourself much more expression.  VDSL is the same, just because you can up the volume, if it isn't necessary it is better not to.

There are hundreds of measurements and metrics that go into deciding how the VDSL connection is established, we just focus on a couple and think the higher the better, but in the case of power, the lower the better, and great if you can reduce power but still have enough margin to keep the same sync speed, that's showing a better connection, not worse.

Regards

Phil


Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on September 18, 2016, 02:28:58 PM
Thanks for your comments, can I ask please how vital the attainable figure is in relation to the quality of a connection.

My line has has always suffered from an attainable only just hovering at the sync or just above. This is better with the zyxel on v14 or 15 but its still not great when viewing other similar circuits who seem to have plenty of attainable available.. The 612 was far worse.

Apologies if off topic but interested it attainable figures on the zyxel. Thanks
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on September 19, 2016, 08:27:59 AM
Hi

Attainable rate is just a theoretical maximum so isn't very accurate and can vary between modems/routers.  Also, unless you are syncing at 80/20 with a high margin (> 7db) it will always sit very close to what you are actually getting, as that is your maximum already.

Regards

Phil



Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: ktz392837 on September 20, 2016, 02:50:21 PM
I am giving the newest firmware a try.

I have noticed attenuation is back in the telnet stats but upload sync speeds are slightly lower for me.  Bitswaps and errored seconds seem much lower.   

Going to stick with it I am sure if I was line reset I would have a higher sync as errorred seconds are much lower so DLM wouldn't have intervened as much.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: starfire on September 29, 2016, 01:25:02 PM
How are people getting on with the latest V15 FW, any issues to report ?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on September 29, 2016, 03:28:37 PM
I've had no issues with it, but then I have not had any with V14 before.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: starfire on September 29, 2016, 03:50:15 PM
OK, thanks.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on September 29, 2016, 04:38:23 PM
My 2.4GHz Wi-Fi disappearing seems to have stopped.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on October 17, 2016, 01:40:14 AM
I've just managed to put an Eirecom (model ID 6009) VMG8324 into a boot loop after upgrading its firmware to v15 from v13.

Looking at the kernel/userspace console boot messages (on the serial console) there are problems with several kernel modules failing to 'insmod' so both the brcm_eth and wl network hardware modules fail to load.

Via the CFE I verified the CRC32 of the root FS and default Image match those in the firmware .bin file so it doesn't seem to be due to corruption.

Using CFE I reset the config to default but that hasn't helped.

For now I've switched to a Zyxel (model ID 6006) VMG8924 which is (so far) working fine with v15.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on October 17, 2016, 11:01:58 AM
I've found a problem with v15 on the VMG8924 using the 802.11a/n/ac (5GHz) band Access Point. It may apply to earlier versions too but this is the first time I've actively used the VMG8924 with 802.11a.

Although my laptops and tablets could detect and connect to the AP (AP reporting channel 100 in use) my HTC One M8 with Cyanogenmod could not *after* I had used the Android OS's Wifi > Advanced > 'Wi-Fi region code' option to set it to "Europe" instead of the default "USA".

It took some digging but I eventually figured out thanks to the table on the Wikipedia List WLAN channels page [ 0 ]. Channel 100 uses the same lower frequency base as channels 102 and 106. The difference is the bandwidth of the channels: 20, 40, or 80 MHz respectively.

Channels 102 and 106 are not available in Europe but the Zyxel is operating in USA mode so when I forced the Android phone to use the European domain it could no longer 'see' the AP.

It seems that although the VMG8924 reports it is using channel 100 it is actually using 102 or 106. The default bandwidth is set to 80MHz which would imply channel 106 (the setting is revealed by pressing the "more..." link next to the "Channel" option).

The only settings I can find that can affect this are on the Network Settings > Wireless > (5G AP) > Other page where it has the option "Regulatory Mode" (Disabled,  802.11h, 802.11d).

It seems to me the default should be set to 802.11h on the 802.11a (5GHz) band which would have it apply automatic DFS (Dynamic Frequency Selection) and TPS (Transmit Power Control).

I'm not sure why there's an option for 802.11d as an alternative since you'd really want 802.11h and 802.11d (which transmits the AP country code in the beacons) working together.

It was set to disabled which appears to be the default, which assumes all channels are legal and would presumably be the USA regulatory domain.

The crucial point is there seems to be no way to tell the AP which regulatory domain it should be operating in which, in the absence of 802.11h being in use, could cause interference.

I'm wondering how this 802.11a 5GHz device gained approvals or is even legal to operate in Europe since it is by default able to use channels and bandwidths that are prohibited due to the possibility of interfering with existing services.

[ 0 ] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WLAN_channels#5.C2.A0GHz_.28802.11a.2Fh.2Fj.2Fn.2Fac.29.5B17.5D
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on October 19, 2016, 12:58:52 PM
More information on the 5GHz band channel and bandwidth selection.

The VMG8924 is currently on channel 60 which according to the standards is a (standard) 802.11a 20MHz bandwidth channel at 5300GHz. There is no alternate HT 40 or 80 MHz channel centred on 5300GHz.

However my PC reports it is using 40MHz:
Code: [Select]
$ iw dev wlp3s0 link
Connected to 28:28:5d:07:76:0a (on wlp3s0)
        SSID: tron5G
        freq: 5300
        RX: 4329133 bytes (21226 packets)
        TX: 515243 bytes (4021 packets)
        signal: -44 dBm
        tx bitrate: 270.0 MBit/s MCS 15 40MHz

        bss flags:      short-slot-time
        dtim period:    1
        beacon int:     100

So when I enforce the Android device to use the European regulatory domain that device can no longer 'see' the channel. This also infers the VMG8924 is *not* respecting its own "802.11 Mode" option which is set to "802.11a/n/ac Mixed" on the Network Setting > Wireless > (5G) > Other page because otherwise it should be able to interoperate with standard 20Mhz devices even when using 802.11n/ac HT (High Throughput) modes.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on October 19, 2016, 01:33:41 PM
Hi

The firmware of the VMG8324 series is pretty rough in some places so not entirely surprised it isn't working as expected!

You could always try sending their support an email.  Typically the base firmware is okay as that is by and large supplied by Broadcom, it's the ZyXel interface that sits over the top that often doesn't update or set the configuration correctly.

Regards

Phil

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on October 19, 2016, 11:06:56 PM
You could always try sending their support an email.

I was planning on doing that but was trying to determine first if this issue was present in earlier firmware since I'd never thought to test out these aspects.

There not being any way to explicitly set the regulatory domain seems at first glance to be a major problem unless the OS was being unusually 'clever' and deducing it from the time-zone, or by GeoIP of the first upstream routers. This doesn't seem to be the case though since this one is set to GMT+0 and yet is operating in the USA regulatory domain so far as I can tell - which is usually the default adopted by Linux in the absence of other CRDA settings.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on October 20, 2016, 07:21:29 AM
Hi

One thought, try exporting the configuration file and opening that, it might have a country code in there that could be changed and the config file restored back to the router in order to set it.

Regards

Phil

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on October 20, 2016, 07:16:44 PM
One thought, try exporting the configuration file and opening that, it might have a country code in there that could be changed and the config file restored back to the router in order to set it.

Good call Phil.  I checked a configuration backup from an Eircom F1000 branded VMG8324 saved March 29th 2016 by, I think, firmware version 7, and it contains several:
Code: [Select]
<RegulatoryDomain>EU</RegulatoryDomain>
I then saved the current config of one of the unbranded VMG8924 devices sent to me by an ISP in Norway (a project to provide a better, fully open source, router OS) and this one shows:
Code: [Select]
<RegulatoryDomain>NO</RegulatoryDomain>
So the next test will be to try changing that and seeing if there is any difference.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on October 20, 2016, 11:41:45 PM
It seems that the RegulatoryDomain in the config is ignored. I've tested with both "EU" and "US" (which have easy-to-spot differences) - but the offered channels/bandwidths are identical.

I monitored the airwaves for beacons and/or management frames broadcast by the AP containing Country Information Elements and there are none. I didn't observe any Country Information Elements on 2.4GHz either.

So it seems as if:

a) the default factory configuration for each SSID definition contains a RegulatoryDomain element but it is not used to tell the Linux kernel via cfg80211/nl80211 or CRDA which domain is active.

b) No beacons or management frame Country Information Elements are broadcast
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on October 21, 2016, 06:08:49 AM
Can someone tell me the free memory and CPU utilization of a typical use on a VGM8924
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on October 21, 2016, 08:59:24 AM
Can someone tell me the free memory and CPU utilization of a typical use on a VGM8924
It'll depend very much on how busy the network is and what services are enabled but here's a VMG8924-B10A v15:
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~ # cat /proc/loadavg
0.89 0.99 0.97 2/101 25705
~ # free
              total         used         free       shared      buffers
  Mem:       123664       107932        15732            0            0
 Swap:            0            0            0
Total:       123664       107932        15732
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on October 21, 2016, 10:35:09 AM
Hi

It seems that the RegulatoryDomain in the config is ignored. I've tested with both "EU" and "US" (which have easy-to-spot differences) - but the offered channels/bandwidths are identical.

I monitored the airwaves for beacons and/or management frames broadcast by the AP containing Country Information Elements and there are none. I didn't observe any Country Information Elements on 2.4GHz either.

So it seems as if:

a) the default factory configuration for each SSID definition contains a RegulatoryDomain element but it is not used to tell the Linux kernel via cfg80211/nl80211 or CRDA which domain is active.

b) No beacons or management frame Country Information Elements are broadcast

Sounds like a bug in the firmware and of course there are legal implications with selling a device that doesn't comply with the necessary rules and regulations regarding frequencies used.

The router is Wi-Fi certified and was tested with firmware version 1.00(AAKL.1)b1_20131205 and  V1.00(AAPQ0)b2, , if you can find that firmware it would be interesting to see if that works correctly, which then shows it has broken since, and given it's certification you might be able to get support to look into it.  However looking at the certificate, it appears to only be Wi-Fi certified for 2.4GHz and not 5GHz.  So 5GHz may never have worked correctly with regulatory domains.

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on October 21, 2016, 01:07:57 PM
It'll depend very much on how busy the network is and what services are enabled but here's a VMG8924-B10A v15:
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~ # cat /proc/loadavg
0.89 0.99 0.97 2/101 25705
~ # free
              total         used         free       shared      buffers
  Mem:       123664       107932        15732            0            0
 Swap:            0            0            0
Total:       123664       107932        15732

I see that your CPU utilization is pretty high. Are you running a lot of services? Is there a big network traffic?
Also have you noticed any sluggishness with the router?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on October 21, 2016, 05:05:16 PM
Code: [Select]
Mem: 116956K used, 6708K free, 0K shrd, 0K buff, 40244K cached
CPU:  1.3% usr  5.2% sys  0.0% nic 88.5% idle  0.0% io  4.5% irq  0.1% sirq
Load average: 1.18 1.30 1.19 2/101 31392
  PID  PPID USER     STAT   VSZ %MEM CPU %CPU COMMAND
 3501  3498 supervis S     7216  5.8   1  2.0 swmdk
26175   275 supervis S    11824  9.5   1  0.8 httpd -m 0
27111   275 supervis S     8820  7.1   0  0.2 sshd -m 0
31306 31305 supervis R     2152  1.7   0  0.2 top
    7     2 supervis SW       0  0.0   0  0.2 [sirq-net-rx/0]
 3500  3498 supervis S     7216  5.8   0  0.1 swmdk
 3658   265 supervis S <   2568  2.0   1  0.1 /bin/mm.exe
 3810   265 supervis S <   2568  2.0   0  0.1 /bin/mm.exe
26176   275 supervis S      812  0.6   0  0.1 cpuload
27138 27111 supervis S     8948  7.2   0  0.0 sshd -m 0
  278   275 supervis S     8788  7.0   0  0.0 ssk
  271   219 supervis S <   8656  6.9   1  0.0 /bin/icf.exe
  279   271 supervis S <   8656  6.9   0  0.0 /bin/icf.exe
  280   279 supervis S <   8656  6.9   1  0.0 /bin/icf.exe
 1488   275 supervis S     8628  6.9   1  0.0 mcpd -m 0
 4504  3200 supervis S     8540  6.8   0  0.0 celld -m 0
 3200   275 supervis S     8540  6.8   0  0.0 celld -m 0
 2593   275 supervis S     8356  6.7   0  0.0 wlmngr -m 0
 3382  3381 supervis S     8260  6.6   0  0.0 voiceApp -m 0
 3186   275 supervis S     8260  6.6   0  0.0 voiceApp -m 0

 > uptime
44D 7H 46M 13S

 > cat /proc/loadavg
1.08 1.25 1.18 3/101 394

I'm currently downloading at max speed on my VDSL connection stable ~7.8MB/s.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on October 21, 2016, 05:21:34 PM
Code: [Select]
Mem: 116956K used, 6708K free, 0K shrd, 0K buff, 40244K cached
CPU:  1.3% usr  5.2% sys  0.0% nic 88.5% idle  0.0% io  4.5% irq  0.1% sirq
Load average: 1.18 1.30 1.19 2/101 31392
  PID  PPID USER     STAT   VSZ %MEM CPU %CPU COMMAND
 3501  3498 supervis S     7216  5.8   1  2.0 swmdk
26175   275 supervis S    11824  9.5   1  0.8 httpd -m 0
27111   275 supervis S     8820  7.1   0  0.2 sshd -m 0
31306 31305 supervis R     2152  1.7   0  0.2 top
    7     2 supervis SW       0  0.0   0  0.2 [sirq-net-rx/0]
 3500  3498 supervis S     7216  5.8   0  0.1 swmdk
 3658   265 supervis S <   2568  2.0   1  0.1 /bin/mm.exe
 3810   265 supervis S <   2568  2.0   0  0.1 /bin/mm.exe
26176   275 supervis S      812  0.6   0  0.1 cpuload
27138 27111 supervis S     8948  7.2   0  0.0 sshd -m 0
  278   275 supervis S     8788  7.0   0  0.0 ssk
  271   219 supervis S <   8656  6.9   1  0.0 /bin/icf.exe
  279   271 supervis S <   8656  6.9   0  0.0 /bin/icf.exe
  280   279 supervis S <   8656  6.9   1  0.0 /bin/icf.exe
 1488   275 supervis S     8628  6.9   1  0.0 mcpd -m 0
 4504  3200 supervis S     8540  6.8   0  0.0 celld -m 0
 3200   275 supervis S     8540  6.8   0  0.0 celld -m 0
 2593   275 supervis S     8356  6.7   0  0.0 wlmngr -m 0
 3382  3381 supervis S     8260  6.6   0  0.0 voiceApp -m 0
 3186   275 supervis S     8260  6.6   0  0.0 voiceApp -m 0

 > uptime
44D 7H 46M 13S

 > cat /proc/loadavg
1.08 1.25 1.18 3/101 394

I'm currently downloading at max speed on my VDSL connection stable ~7.8MB/s.

This is better. I can see from the first portion of the screenshot which looks like a top command
that the CPU is 88.5% idle but the loadavg shows values above 1 (I thought values close to 1 are values close to 100%)
Is there a way to find out your total NAT connections?
It will be a good idea to find out how well the BCM63168 performs under load
downloading and uploading almost the max of the vdsl having enabled firewall and maybe having few thousands NAT connections
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: lockdown on October 22, 2016, 02:55:37 PM
Hi All,

I've just ordered a VMG8924, been digging through the forum but can't find a definitive answer. Does.it use the same f/w aa the 8324? Either way which is the most stable to be using from off the bat. I'm coming from a PN HubOne that has caused me nothing but issues so switching to a Zyxel go start logging stats.

Cheers

Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: j0hn on October 22, 2016, 03:23:54 PM
Yes, they are the same. I initially loaded the 8324 v15 firmware on my 8924 before they released the 8924 specific firmware. everything worked, including 5ghz Wi-Fi which isn't even in the 8324.

They may at some point split them and release separate firmwares that aren't compatible with each other so best practice would be to use the 8924 firmware

http://www.zyxel.com/euosearch/dl-search.aspx?mci_country=uk&mci_lang=en&keyword=8924&submit=Search

v15 is the newest, I find it very stable. v14 was the next previous stable firmware. Some had issues with very high FEC on v14.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: lockdown on October 22, 2016, 04:28:21 PM
Yes, they are the same. I initially loaded the 8324 v15 firmware on my 8924 before they released the 8924 specific firmware. everything worked, including 5ghz Wi-Fi which isn't even in the 8324.

They may at some point split them and release separate firmwares that aren't compatible with each other so best practice would be to use the 8924 firmware

http://www.zyxel.com/euosearch/dl-search.aspx?mci_country=uk&mci_lang=en&keyword=8924&submit=Search

v15 is the newest, I find it very stable. v14 was the next previous stable firmware. Some had issues with very high FEC on v14.
Thanks j0hn, very useful.

In terms of initial setup and line connection, are these original instructions still valid? Do I need to worry about anything else with PlusNet?

http://www.kitz.co.uk/routers/zyxel_VMG8324-B10A_vdsl_setup.htm

Appreciate the help!

Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chunkers on October 22, 2016, 04:34:43 PM
Do I need to worry about anything else with PlusNet?

I have one connected to PlusNet in bridge mode and I did nothing except put the account details in, not having any major issues and seems to be working fine.

Chunks
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: roseway on October 22, 2016, 04:41:18 PM
I think the configuration screens may have changed slightly since the instructions were written, but it's quite clear what to do. Like the above, I have one in bridge mode with Plusnet, and all I did was follow the instructions and add the account details.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on October 22, 2016, 11:57:19 PM
Whilst I initially thought my modem in bridge mode was fine on v15 I have reverted it back to v14 for now.

The main reason for this seeing the power dbm dropping from 4.1 to 2.7 and the upstream snrm changing from 12.4 to 9.5.. changed the modem back to v14 and resynced around the same time of day and the 2 things that changed are back where they were pre upgrade.

Perhaps others could have a look pre & post upgrade at power dbm and upstream snrm (eci cab user).
Thanks
worth pointing out the US power can vary from sync to sync as it seems to be something that is not hard configured to a specific value
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on October 23, 2016, 08:03:05 AM
This is better. I can see from the first portion of the screenshot which looks like a top command
that the CPU is 88.5% idle but the loadavg shows values above 1 (I thought values close to 1 are values close to 100%)
'top' only shows instantaneous busy-ness. If you're interested in the typical system load then Load Average is the measurement to evaluate - it represents the total utilisation of the CPU(s) over a sustained period (1, 5 and 15 minutes) where for each CPU 1.00 is the perfect value - for a dual-core device 2.00 would be perfect. These routers have two cores. Therefore anything less than 2.00 indicates under utilisation.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: ejs on October 23, 2016, 08:56:17 AM
But what useful work does the CPU have to do all the time? A typical desktop CPU will be sitting around with nothing to do most of the time (and saving energy by entering a low-power idle state).

My TP-Link 8970/9980 always reports of a /proc/loadavg of 2.99, while sitting around doing nothing besides acting as a network switch, and that's after I've killed off a lot of processes. So I suggest checking the /proc/loadavg value periodically, if it's always the same value, it's probably not very meaningful.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jstallan on October 23, 2016, 12:25:06 PM
Hi All,

I've just ordered a VMG8924, been digging through the forum but can't find a definitive answer. Does.it use the same f/w aa the 8324? Either way which is the most stable to be using from off the bat. I'm coming from a PN HubOne that has caused me nothing but issues so switching to a Zyxel go start logging stats.

Cheers

Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
Hi - I have a 8924 v14 firmware just working as a wireless router sitting behind an Huawei HG 612 modem and both are rock solid. Originally I wanted a one box solution (for neatness) but the 8924 would 'lock up' about every 5-6 days and the only option was to reboot it. I this the box just runs out of resources. Tried all different versions of firmware (v15 wasn't around then) but it didn't make any difference so opted for the 2 box solution. So far the 8924 has been up for 44 days.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: lockdown on October 23, 2016, 01:06:24 PM
Hi - I have a 8924 v14 firmware just working as a wireless router sitting behind an Huawei HG 612 modem and both are rock solid. Originally I wanted a one box solution (for neatness) but the 8924 would 'lock up' about every 5-6 days and the only option was to reboot it. I this the box just runs out of resources. Tried all different versions of firmware (v15 wasn't around then) but it didn't make any difference so opted for the 2 box solution. So far the 8924 has been up for 44 days.
Good to know, thanks. I got it up and running last night on v15, much happier with it than the dreaded HubOne/HH5. Apart from the obvious reasons for the switch I also wanted a one box solution and to monitor stats so next task is to get it DSL stats running in my Pi. My old HubOne would reconnect every few days so if I make it past a week with the 8924 I'll be happy. I'm pretty confident it was the hardware and not the line but I'll get the stats on the go and we'll see!

Thank again

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Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on October 23, 2016, 04:29:24 PM
'top' only shows instantaneous busy-ness. If you're interested in the typical system load then Load Average is the measurement to evaluate - it represents the total utilisation of the CPU(s) over a sustained period (1, 5 and 15 minutes) where for each CPU 1.00 is the perfect value - for a dual-core device 2.00 would be perfect. These routers have two cores. Therefore anything less than 2.00 indicates under utilisation.

I agree with you. The top shows the load average as well and we can see some of the processes that consume more cpu time.
I dont have the router yet (I am waiting to get it) but it would be a good stress test if someone here does that test as we can see
how well the CPU behaves in load
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: vic0239 on October 24, 2016, 04:04:04 PM
@j0hn Thanks for posting the link to the 8924 firmware.

 I've been following this thread waiting for a solution to the high FEC counts and hoping for a new version for my 1312s and at last here it is!

http://www.zyxel.com/euosearch/dl-search.aspx?mci_country=uk&mci_lang=en&keyword=1312&submit=Search (http://www.zyxel.com/euosearch/dl-search.aspx?mci_country=uk&mci_lang=en&keyword=1312&submit=Search)

I had been using a beta version with no high FEC count apparent for a couple of weeks so am hopeful the final release version will be ok too. It incorporates the new modem code A2pv6F039v.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: youngsyp on November 04, 2016, 12:01:32 PM
Is anyone else seeing issues where web access seems to drop but the link stays up? I get reports of issues with DNS which means web pages don't load. I notice it when connected to my TP-Link Archer C7 that's acting as a wireless access point, connected to the Zyxel via ethernet. A reboot of the Archer sorts the issue or re OKing the Home Network DNS settings in the Zyxel also sorts it. So I don't think it's the Archer that's at fault.

I'm on v14 firmware and have all DNS settings set to 8.8.8.8 for the primary and 8.8.4.4 for the secondary. Could this be the issue? Should I try another DNS service?

Paul
Just in case this is useful for anyone else, I think I've found the issue.

I set up all my fixed devices with a static IP address. There's a feature in the Zyxel to add these to the static list. It uses the MAC address of the device to assign the IP address to. As we know, the C7 has 3 MAC addresses, one for the LAN NIC, one for the 2.4GHz WLAN adapter and one for the 5GHz WLAN adapter. It would seem the Zyxel was picking up one of the WLAN adapter MAC addresses and assigning that to the static IP address. This caused an issue for some reason resulting in DNS failures. I've re-added the C7 using the LAN NIC's MAC address and it's been fine ever since.

Paul
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on November 06, 2016, 01:06:45 PM
Hi

I'm back on VDSL now and using the ZyXel with 15 firmware and finding it is rebooting at least once a day.  I'm going to put it into modem only mode and use a separate router anyway when I get around to it.  Hopefully in modem mode it's more reliable.  I've tried a full factory reset on the 15 firmware which didn't make any difference to it's reliability.

Regards

Phil

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jasjeet on November 07, 2016, 06:59:07 PM
Yeah I'm on the edge of dumping this router, even my parents notice the unreliability and since I swapped it from the sky router of all things, have always been asking, why is the internet so sh*t. Plus the manual connection to Sky makes it quite annoying, when it isn't the net that dropped, but the router that crashed, or wifi that got bugged.

Looking for alternatives now.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on November 10, 2016, 01:23:14 AM
Does anyone know how to check and increase the power of the wifi for both bands?
I would like to have a bit more coverage?
I know there is the wl command in shell i.e wl txpwr but the options in wl command are huge.
Also if I setup something with wl do those commands stay after reboot or I need to convert them
in nvram variables?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Borygo77 on November 17, 2016, 07:29:32 PM
Guys any way to flash zyxel firmware to locked F1000 from eircom?
Dermot says it's possible but I can't find solution here...
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on November 17, 2016, 07:34:22 PM
I believe this is the thread you're looking for

http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,13939.0.html

I have one of his unbranded F1000's  ;D
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Borygo77 on November 17, 2016, 07:42:45 PM
Yeah. You're right but in this thread Dermot explaining how to unlock f1000 using ttl cable. As I'm aware of now there is no need for ttl anymore ;) just can't find it.


edit: Well if I do understand good according to this thread http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,17361.0.html (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,17361.0.html) it's enough to edit header of zyxel firmware and flash it using web interface?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on November 22, 2016, 03:09:05 AM
Have someone tried to utilize and test the router in WAN-LAN routing having enabled the QoS and having some port forwarding rules?
If we enable the QoS I think the hardware acceleration of broadcom is getting disabled so it would be nice to see what the router can do without it
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on November 22, 2016, 08:41:25 AM
Hi

When I used it as a router I enabled QoS it still routed at my full line speed (80/20).

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on November 22, 2016, 02:46:50 PM
Hi

When I used it as a router I enabled QoS it still routed at my full line speed (80/20).

Regards

Phil

Hi
Is it possible to check the loadaverage and the top?
Just to see the CPU utilization when the QoS is enabled.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on November 22, 2016, 03:38:24 PM
Hi

From memory it didn't really show any differences in the loading when QoS was enabled.  Unfortunately the ZyXel it is now in bridge mode and I'm using pfsense on a home brew router so can't easily check. 

Best Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on November 22, 2016, 03:47:48 PM
I am trying to understand if the router is capable enough to route the full potential of the VDSL2 i.e 100Mbit down.
I have read that Broadcom has this cut-through NAT acceleration and Zyxel indicates that the EWAN port
has 950Mbits routing performance but I think all these are in this NAT acceleration mode.
When we activate QoS with some rules, we have port forwarding, and maybe firewall/parental enabled
things can be completely different.
If someone can test all the above would be nice
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on November 22, 2016, 04:17:14 PM
Hi

I had port forwarding set up, QoS fully working, firewall was enabled, SIP phones connected, and there was no problem with 80/20 as speed tests were the same and my full line speed and I was sync'd at 80/20.  I think the QoS is done by the switch and not the main CPU anyway, and of course any LAN to LAN traffic just goes via the switch in the ZyXel anyway.

There is no need to worry, I think you could enable everything possible on a modern Broadcom based router and it wouldn't struggle routing 80/20 or a lot more.

Regards

Phil

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on November 22, 2016, 07:39:33 PM
Hi Phil
That is good to know.
Thanks
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on November 22, 2016, 08:49:31 PM
Have someone tried to utilize and test the router in WAN-LAN routing having enabled the QoS and having some port forwarding rules?

I only have a sync speed of 23Mbps down and 0.7Mbps up and one port forward rule assigned, but FWIW , this is my VMG88924 running QoS to prioritise VoIP while on a VoIP call.

1.png == While on VoIP call no other activity.

2.png == QoS monitor.

3.png == While on VoIP call + downloading large file.


Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: youngsyp on December 01, 2016, 11:05:26 AM
Hi guys,

I'll have an opportunity to update my 8924 to v15 firmware on Friday so just wanted to check in and get some feedback from those who are using it as to how stable it is.

I'm running my 8924 as a modem router for ADSL2+ currently, with v14 FW and it's been up and stable for the last 31 days, or since the last time I reset it. So I'm keen to maintain that lack of issues.

Thanks in advance,

Paul
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on December 01, 2016, 12:50:41 PM
I find FW 15C0 to be more stable than previous versions but the GUI is still a bit flaky.

Just tried the Parental Control and that's proving unreliable in FW 15C0, don't know what it was like in previous versions.



Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on December 01, 2016, 02:25:18 PM
Hi

If you leave things alone with the ZyXel and keep the config simple it does seem pretty reliable, but as soon as you start dipping into the UI and changing settings the flakiness makes itself known, and it's been that different in any firmware version to be honest.

I've put it in bridge mode now and it seems pretty stable but then I don't need to change anything in the UI at all now.
 
Regards

Phil

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: aneesh99 on December 23, 2016, 01:42:28 AM
I've found it so much more reliable in modem only mode tbh, no restarts, no web GUI locking and becoming inaccessible
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on December 23, 2016, 08:19:07 AM
Just wanted to say that my 8924 has been up now for 103+ days continuously and yes I have logged into the gui a few times during that time. It is running in full router mode. This is not the first time it has been up in excess of 70 days. Over the time I had it in use I think I have only had to reboot it because of a problem maybe 2 or 3 times in the past 2 years. It has been rebooted for f/w upgrades etc and some other reasons like power issues in the house and some line issues. It is on a VDSL connection currently sync'd at 59995kbps.

So I would say that for me at least this is a very reliable router. It is currently on V15 f/w btw.

I do wonder if we see a slightly skewed view of things on this forum as most folks come here when they have an issue with stuff so we do not see how many things just run without problems?

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: roseway on December 23, 2016, 09:24:01 AM
Experiences with this model do vary. My situation is similar aneesh99 - in full modem/router mode it repeatedly dropped the PPP connection (and didn't automatically reconnect), but as a bridged modem it's the best of the lot on my connection.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: youngsyp on January 06, 2017, 12:24:42 PM
Just wanted to say that my 8924 has been up now for 103+ days continuously and yes I have logged into the gui a few times during that time. It is running in full router mode. This is not the first time it has been up in excess of 70 days. Over the time I had it in use I think I have only had to reboot it because of a problem maybe 2 or 3 times in the past 2 years. It has been rebooted for f/w upgrades etc and some other reasons like power issues in the house and some line issues. It is on a VDSL connection currently sync'd at 59995kbps.

So I would say that for me at least this is a very reliable router. It is currently on V15 f/w btw.

I do wonder if we see a slightly skewed view of things on this forum as most folks come here when they have an issue with stuff so we do not see how many things just run without problems?

Stuart
My experience is very similar to yours. Bar the buggy UI, it's been a fantastic bit of kit for me. I'm currently using it in full modem/ router mode on an LLU ADSL service tweaked down to 3dB on the SNRM, (that drops to 1.5dB during the day). It's giving me between 18.5 and 19Mb/s (down) sync with 25dB attenuation and only drops the link if there's a power cut or I intentionally resync. It's on v15 of the FW but performed in a pretty similar way on the others too.

I just wish they'd hurry up and stop faffing with the fibre cabinet twinning my PCP cab, so I can see how it performs on an FTTC service!

Paul
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalis on January 07, 2017, 05:25:09 PM
Have you managed to tweak the SNR on the router or is that done ISP-side?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on January 07, 2017, 10:20:20 PM
You can only do it if on ADSL, VDSL does not allow it.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: youngsyp on January 09, 2017, 07:23:48 AM
Have you managed to tweak the SNR on the router or is that done ISP-side?
Yes, it's been tweaked via the Zyxel. I use DSLstats, which has an 'Advanced Tweaks' tab. Just follow the tab order: Configuration > Advanced > Advanced Tweaks.

As broadstairs has quite rightly pointed out, the SNRM Offset tweak is only supported on ADSL services.

Paul
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Geekofbroadband on January 11, 2017, 07:11:07 PM
Just picked up a 8924 to try out  :P
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalis on January 11, 2017, 08:52:24 PM
You can only do it if on ADSL, VDSL does not allow it.

Stuart

Ah okay, and is it persistent, or do you have to go it every time the router is rebooted?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: burakkucat on January 11, 2017, 09:37:43 PM
. . . is it persistent, or do you have to go it every time the router is rebooted?

At every (re-)boot, as SNRM target tweaking is a transient effect.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: digitalis on January 13, 2017, 12:37:39 PM
Makes sense though it's probably more due to a limitation of the router itself as I remember owning a netgear DG834 back in the day that would keep its SNR tweak even when rebooted
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: roseway on January 13, 2017, 01:20:24 PM
You could well be right. The DSLAM doesn't retain the tweak, so it has to be reapplied at every new sync, but I presume the modem could remember it and reapply it automatically.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Geekofbroadband on January 16, 2017, 02:43:04 PM
Hi,

I just set up my VMG8924-B10A and so far it's good. I have one issue though, every time I go to add a port to port forwarding it says "Service name is invalid" but it seems to be random as I have some ports forwarded but now it just seems to be saying it after everything I try, any ideas? Thanks

I also updated to the latest firmware and factory reset via the UI



EDIT: I disabled uBlock/AdBlock on the router page and that seemed to fix the issue.



Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on January 16, 2017, 06:06:31 PM
Really annoyed with my VMG8924 today, it gave up allowing telnet access or access to the gui, it had been up for 128+ days continuously. Not bad but hoped it would have been longer  ;)

One strange thing is that my speed is still 59995kbps but with an SNRM of 7.4 which I think means my line is banded or limited in some way. If the SNRM is correct then I'd have expected it to sync at 6db with a higher speed!

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Geekofbroadband on January 17, 2017, 12:32:10 AM
I'm having issues with the 2.4Ghz WIFI dropping out, Ive tried 20Mhz, setting a manual channel and it still drops out. I didnt expect the WIFI to be great on this, but even the HH5/Hub One doesn't drop out and has full bars.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: stinkyfish on January 26, 2017, 12:55:57 PM


EDIT: I disabled uBlock/AdBlock on the router page and that seemed to fix the issue.

Hi Geek
When you mention the router page where do you mean in teh navigation menu as I have a similar issue and wanted to test your fix with the uBlock/AdBlock setting.

Thanks Stinky
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Geekofbroadband on January 26, 2017, 10:08:24 PM
I'm not sure where it was, it was either the main router page or on the port forwarding page, just right click uBlock turn it off for your router address and refresh, should fix the issue :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jaydub on January 26, 2017, 11:42:52 PM
I have a VMG8924 and can only access the web interface on my iMac with Firefox.  Chrome, Opera and Safari produce the Welcome to VMG8924-B10A banner at the top of the page, but don't load the page itself.

Has anybody else come across this?

If not, any ideas would be welcomed.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tubaman on January 27, 2017, 08:50:30 AM
Have you checked that Chrome hasn't blocked it as a pop-up or similar?
It should show at the far right of the address line if it has (page with a cross symbol). Clicking on that should allow you to enable it.
 :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: PhilipD on January 27, 2017, 01:35:24 PM
Hi

I have a VMG8924 and can only access the web interface on my iMac with Firefox.  Chrome, Opera and Safari produce the Welcome to VMG8924-B10A banner at the top of the page, but don't load the page itself.

Has anybody else come across this?

If not, any ideas would be welcomed.

Try a Control + F5 to pull down new JavaScript to the browser, does that solve it?

Regards

Phil
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jaydub on January 27, 2017, 02:15:50 PM
No sign of blocker pop ups and Ctrl-F5 (actually Cmd-R on a Mac) doesn't make any difference.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on January 27, 2017, 03:29:34 PM
I have tested Chromium here under Linux and it works fine although I don't use it much. When you say Welcome banner do you mean you see the small blue square with Welcome in it but nowhere to enter user & password or do you mean the message in the title and a blank screen? Have you tried Inspect in Chrome (I assume it is there like in Chromium) which should show the HTML etc.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jaydub on January 27, 2017, 04:48:30 PM
In Chrome and Opera it puts the Welcome to VMG8924-B10A into the tab area, but doesn't populate the screen, so no blue background and no login box.  In Safar it foes the sam but the tab is full screen width, so looks like a banner!

Tried a view source and that's also a blank screen.

The developer resources console shows an error message in both Chrome and Opera of:

Failed to load resource: net::ERR_INCOMPLETE_CHUNKED_ENCODING

Having found that and googled it I found somebody's response which said:

The Fix (for me).

For me, the issue was being cause by the Real-time Protection feature on my ESET antivirus. Because the issue was only happening to me and nobody else, I figured that it had to be a client issue. In my attempt to solve this, I disabled my extensions, cleared Chrome’s cache and browsed the affected server in Incognito mode. I even changed my network card. Still, I kept getting the “ERR_INCOMPLETE_CHUNKED_ENCODING” error.

Finally, just as I was about to give up, I decided to disable the Real-time protection on my antivirus.

And it worked….


If I disable Eset's Web Access Protection the page loads in all 3 browsers.

More play time required to work out if I can just exclude the IP address in WAP.

I also had a problem with the Pulse8 /TTB speed test not working on all 4 browsers.  Also resolved.

Thanks for your help.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Geekofbroadband on February 06, 2017, 01:42:02 AM
Does anyone have an issue/fix for the 2G dropping out?

On a laptop it kept dropping out, I tried everything from changing channels/mode/20-40Mhz.Ii had to go back to the Plusnet Hub

Might have to buy a 5Ghz USB Adapter and disable the 2.4Ghz completly  :P
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jaydub on February 06, 2017, 08:39:05 AM
Does anyone have an issue/fix for the 2G dropping out?

On a laptop it kept dropping out, I tried everything from changing channels/mode/20-40Mhz.Ii had to go back to the Plusnet Hub

Might have to buy a 5Ghz USB Adapter and disable the 2.4Ghz completly  :P

No probs with the 2.4GHz wireless on my 8924.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Geekofbroadband on February 06, 2017, 04:21:00 PM
Just tried a factory reset, so far no issues. Also updated the clients WiFi drivers hopefully it helps...
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on February 08, 2017, 10:17:46 AM
Firmware V1.00(AAKL.16)C0 available here:

ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/

I haven't tried it yet, hope to install it this evening.

Thanks Ronski, correction to second link
https://www.studerus.ch/de/support/download/201620_1


Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Ronski on February 08, 2017, 10:26:13 AM
Thanks for posting. The last link is wrong though, it links to documentation for a switch.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on February 08, 2017, 10:32:48 AM
Just done an in place upgrade on my VMG8924-B10A although I personally don't use it as a modem.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tubaman on February 08, 2017, 10:45:43 AM
How did you find this as it doesn't show when searching the Zyxel UK site (still shows V15 as latest)?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on February 08, 2017, 11:00:45 AM
I'm assuming by keeping an eye on their global FTP server has its generally more up to date than the UK specific site.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on February 08, 2017, 11:10:57 AM
I wonder if its compatible with the 8324 and if there are any updates to the modem side of things..
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on February 08, 2017, 11:14:28 AM
I wonder if its compatible with the 8324 and if there are any updates to the modem side of things..

I believe they are cross compatible and looking at the change log I don't see any reference to an updated DSL firmware.

Compared v15, and v16 release notes no changes at all to the bootbase, kernel, DSL modem code, or DSL driver unfortunately.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on February 08, 2017, 11:15:51 AM
Ok cheers. Will stick with v14 for now. V15 seemed to reduce my upstream snr to much. Thanks for looking
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: lloyd on February 08, 2017, 01:07:34 PM
Here's an interesting line in the release notes:

[#31023][System] The password of supervisor would be "zyad1234"
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tubaman on February 08, 2017, 01:26:04 PM
Here's an interesting line in the release notes:

[#31023][System] The password of supervisor would be "zyad1234"

Perhaps they've been reading this forum and have realised its no use hiding the password any more. :lol:
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: highpriest on February 08, 2017, 02:19:29 PM
I wonder if its compatible with the 8324 and if there are any updates to the modem side of things..

They are practically identical. The 8924 has a removable Wireless AC card included (in what looks like a Mini PCI-E slot). It is left unpopulated in the 8324.

The PDF accompanying the firmware lists it as VMG8X24-B10A Standard Version.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on February 08, 2017, 04:34:05 PM
Install V1.00(AAKL.16)C0, every thing is running ok.

Can't see any real changes, the GUI is still a tad slow and the memory usage is running higher at 80% -- tried a reboot which usually brings it down to 70%, but not this time.

The supervisor password I configured on the previous FW still works.

BT TV still works but the youview box needed resetting.


Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jaydub on February 08, 2017, 05:51:52 PM
Installed on my VMG8924-B10A.  Memory usage running at 61%, which was roughly where it was at before.

I would like to think they've fixed the incorrect display of the up time in the xDSL stats, but can't see any indication in the change logs that they have.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Geekofbroadband on February 08, 2017, 10:48:27 PM
Installed on mine, seems fine. Although I have a separate question....

On the manual set up page for the ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A on Kitz, it says to select 802.1p : (1) or, (2) for BT or TalkTalk http://i.imgur.com/nl1nZmR.png

1: I did the automatic set up and it has put it on (0), is that OK? The internet works but I don't really understand it. Should I put it on 1?

2: And is it recommended to use Google's DNS server 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 on static than the dynamic option which I assume is Plusnets DNS servers http://i.imgur.com/8yuyiu6.png?

THANKS  :D
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: burakkucat on February 09, 2017, 12:25:05 AM
Although I have a separate question....

I see two questions!  :D

Second query answered first: The dynamic setting for the DNS server address(es) will take whatever your ISP/CP passes down the wire to the device. So if your ISP/CP is Plusnet, then it will be their DNS server(s) that will be used. In dynamic mode it doesn't make sense to populate those two boxes with any IP addresses.

First query answered last: I seem to recall that 0, 1 or 2 will be o.k. I have a vague recollection that Kitz has written some more about that parameter but I can't find the link . . .

[Subsequent edit to fix a spelling mishap.]
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Geekofbroadband on February 09, 2017, 06:23:54 PM
 :D Thanks
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: stinkyfish on February 10, 2017, 12:11:25 PM
Firmware V1.00(AAKL.16)C0 available here:

ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/

I haven't tried it yet, hope to install it this evening.

Thanks Ronski, correction to second link
https://www.studerus.ch/de/support/download/201620_1

Thanks for the heads up on this one.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on March 17, 2017, 05:28:30 AM
I installed the C16 on my 8924 and I found out that I can not longer have access to the busybox shell
The echo && bash does not work anymore.
Does anyone know how to have access again?
Also I realized that the wifi power signal is lower. With the C15 version the wifi is stronger
Again any idea how to increase the power of the wifi
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on March 17, 2017, 11:35:34 AM
If you login as supervisor, the command sh will open busybox.

Instructions to find your supervisor password here:
http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,19186.msg340936.html#msg340936
 (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,19186.msg340936.html#msg340936)
Haven't notice the wifi is weaker with 16C0
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on March 17, 2017, 03:24:25 PM
nice.
That worked even thought i did not know why I was getting into the busybox as admin in the 15 firmware
I tried to change the password from the GUI but I think there is a problem with the page and I could not see the "save" option
For a moment it appeared for a while but when the page loaded completely it was gone.
I think the page is not compatible with the browsers.
I did change the password with the passwd after I was in busybox

Now I issue commands for the wifi power. i.e
 wl -i wl0 txpwr1 -o -d 20
 wl -i wl1 txpwr1 -o -d 20

I want to see the signal strength.
The problem here is that after reboot the commands revert back to their original settings
Does anyone know how to save those in order to be the same after reboot?

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on March 18, 2017, 09:06:33 AM
Don't think you can save the settings. What I've done in the pasts is to run a scrip on my raspberry pi (which is connected running dslstats), the script either checks the setting and reissues the commands if needed, or just issues the commands at set times.

IIRC I installed ncat in the RPi to enable scripting of telnet commands.


Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on March 18, 2017, 03:40:42 PM
Are there any NVRAM parameters that reflect those settings?
Can we create few more NVRAM variables and save them?
How does Zyxel control the parameters?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on March 28, 2017, 06:38:13 AM
Does anyone know how to access the web page of the zyxel when it is in a bridge mode?
Also what it is the con-current WAN mode?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: roseway on March 28, 2017, 07:19:14 AM
You need two ethernet connections between the modem and the router as described here: http://www.kitz.co.uk/routers/zyxel_VMG8324-B10A_bridge.htm#linestats (this refers to the VMG8324, but the 8924 is the same).
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on March 28, 2017, 01:59:18 PM
Con-current WAN is used to configure IPTV (eg BT TV) on the specified ethernet port.


Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on March 28, 2017, 04:37:07 PM
Excellent.
I read the article and I want to mention the following in a high level description.
When I put the Zyxel in Bridge mode the NAT does not work and Zyxel sends all WAN traffic to all LAN ports
I will of course connect my asus RT-AC68U WAN port to any of Zyxel's LAN port and I will set it it up to do the ppp connection with username password

Here is the interesting part. From the interface group I have to bridge the modem with the LAN port that goes to the WAN port of the router
in order the rest 3 LAN ports of Zyxel to be freed. At last I will connect one extra cable to connect the one more LAN port of Zyxel to the lan port of the Asus
in order Zyxel to get IP from the DHCP server of the asus


Thanks
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on April 10, 2017, 09:23:28 AM
I have found that the site at
Code: [Select]
ftp://certified:zyxel@ftp.zyxel.it/firmware/VMG8924/ no longer works, apparently the firmware directory no longer exists. So that route to obtain f/w is no longer available.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on April 10, 2017, 03:44:28 PM
For my 8924 I check the following
ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/

You can browse to other directories as well
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on April 10, 2017, 07:42:23 PM
For my 8924 I check the following
ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/

You can browse to other directories as well

Yes I'm aware of that one but the Italian site usually had the f/w available earlier.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jaydub on April 10, 2017, 07:51:40 PM
I use the following link, which seems to get the latest firmware ahead of the UK FTP site

http://www.zyxel.com/uk/en/support/download_library.shtml
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on April 13, 2017, 02:09:18 AM
I got the asus router and I am trying to put the 8924 in bridge mode
I followed the guide and I have couple of questions

a) In step 2 (Connecting two devices) we connect the any of the LAN ports of 8924 (LAN4 in this case ) to the WAN port of the router (in this case the asus)
    I assume that the internet traffic comes from all LAN ports so we connect it to the WAN port of the asus in order asus to do the ppp authentication.

b) In step 5 (Getting line stats from the Modem when in Bridged Mode)
    I see that the LAN1 goes to the WAN port of the router and the LAN4 is goes to any LAN port of the router.
    My question here is why LAN1? I thought it was the LAN4 described in step 2.

On the next step we do the bridging interface i.e ptp01 to LAN1?
Is this true? or we need LAN4?
What does the bridge mean in this case?
Do we need to bridge the ptm interface with one of the LANs which this LAN has to go to the WAN port of the Asus router?

Last question.
If we bridge the ptm to LAN1 and the LAN1 goes to WAN port of the router do other LAN ports act as clients if we connect them to the router?
I mean since I am going to connect one more LAN of the Zyxel to the LAN of the asus router would the asus router assign a DHCP address
in order to see Zyxel's page ?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: j0hn on April 13, 2017, 10:11:25 AM
Zyxel LAN 1 goes to the Routers WAN port (for internet). Zyxel LAN 4 goes to the Routers LAN port (for stats).
Quote
Configure VMG8324 access from the LAN to get line stats

We now need to segregate the WAN traffic from LAN traffic otherwise the LAN ports wont be useable, to do this we need to create a new interface group for the bridge.
The bridging group has to be the new (not default) group because only the default group has access to the gui/telnet which we need to access stats from the LAN.
From : Network Settings > Interface Group
           Broadband > WAN Interface :

Click Add New Interface Group which will open a new window.  add new interface group

Group Name:  Bridge
WAN Interfaces used: PTM type > VDSL/ppp1.1
Available LAN Interfaces:  Click LAN1 and move it to the Grouped LAN Interfaces
Click Apply.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: gt94sss2 on April 16, 2017, 05:38:11 PM
Not sure if this is the best place to post this but I am using version 16 of the firmware on a 8924 with a dynamic DNS address via no-ip.com

However, I have noticed the modem hasn't been passing on my dynamic IP address on since 18 Jan leading me to lose the host name I have been using for years.

I have created/input a new host name which the 8924 has accepted but it still says the 'last updated time' is still on the 18 Jan

Before I contact ZyXel I wa just wondering if anyone else has similar issues with dynamic DNS?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on April 16, 2017, 06:09:26 PM
I have had issues in the past so now I run the No-IP update program on my 24x7 PC to keep it up to date. I've not tried recently using the router to do this.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: alexrose1uk on April 26, 2017, 03:48:13 PM
Hi guys, small note but just noticed:
VMG8924-B30A with its own firmware released about 2 weeks ago.

Looks like a successor, slightly updated model, but its firmware may be compatible and maybe get continued fixes?
Not had a chance to look into it at all yet.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: gt94sss2 on April 26, 2017, 04:08:21 PM
Hi guys, small note but just noticed:
VMG8924-B30A with its own firmware released about 2 weeks ago.

The -B30A version does not work in the UK. They are designed to provide VDSL2 over ISDN (like in Germany) rather than POTS (i.e. the UK).

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jaydub on April 26, 2017, 04:08:42 PM
Looking at the ZyXel site it appears that the VMG 8324 and 8924 product lines are now history and have been replaced.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: burakkucat on April 26, 2017, 04:12:47 PM
Hi guys, small note but just noticed:
VMG8924-B30A with its own firmware released about 2 weeks ago.

Looks like a successor, slightly updated model, but its firmware may be compatible and maybe get continued fixes?
Not had a chance to look into it at all yet.

A quotation from the ZyXEL site --

Quote from: ZyXEL
The VMG8924-B30A works over ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) or T-ISDN (UR-2).

Exactly as gt94sss2 has already mentioned (whilst I was doing my checks).
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on April 26, 2017, 04:19:06 PM
Looking at the ZyXel site it appears that the VMG 8324 and 8924 product lines are now history and have been replaced.

Any ideas as to what replaces them?

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jaydub on April 26, 2017, 05:15:58 PM
Any ideas as to what replaces them?

Stuart

Easiest to post a link:

http://www.zyxel.com/uk/en/products_services/home-home_routers.shtml?t=c
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on April 26, 2017, 05:40:26 PM
Easiest to post a link:

http://www.zyxel.com/uk/en/products_services/home-home_routers.shtml?t=c

Actually for most on VDSL that is the wrong link. It would seem that the nearest equivalent are the 39xx series see here (https://www.zyxel.com/uk/en/products_services/service_provider-dsl_cpe.shtml?t=c). I think most of these have been around a while.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: jaydub on April 26, 2017, 06:03:50 PM
Actually for most on VDSL that is the wrong link. It would seem that the nearest equivalent are the 39xx series see here (https://www.zyxel.com/uk/en/products_services/service_provider-dsl_cpe.shtml?t=c). I think most of these have been around a while.

Stuart

My bad.  Those look a lot more familiar.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on May 07, 2017, 09:11:54 PM
Does anyone know the default ppp settings for the Zyxel
I am testing an asus router and I see that the asus reports ppp PADI timeouts
but the Zyxel is fine.
I can put on my asus extra ppp settings like the lcp-echo-interval etc
but first I want to add all defaults settings from the Zyxel.
I have a supervisor access and I can browser the busybox file structure
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on May 14, 2017, 02:33:40 AM
Zyxel LAN 1 goes to the Routers WAN port (for internet). Zyxel LAN 4 goes to the Routers LAN port (for stats).

Hi j0hn

I just want to ask you something else in case you know.
The wiki says that Zyxel and router (in my case Asus) need to be on the same subnet i.e 192.168.1.x but have a different ip
i.e zyxel might have the 192.168.1.1 and Asus 192.168.1.2
Since we are putting Zyxel in Bridge mode and it looses the routing capabilities why do we need to have Zyxel on the same subnet?
I assume after the interface group Zyxel will request an IP from the Router and Router will give it any IP from the LAN
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: roseway on May 14, 2017, 07:16:33 AM
The modem should have a fixed IP address because you can't guarantee that the router will always be available to deliver a DHCP address to it when it starts up. And it needs to be on the same subnet if you want to collect stats from it using a device on the same LAN.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on May 26, 2017, 07:56:43 PM
That worked. Thanks
Also I am trying this router to a different provider which most likely identify the customers with username password and the Host-Uniq in pppoe
I saw that Asus just recently added the Host-Uniq as a parameter in the ppp profile.
Does anyone know how to add the Host-Uniq in Zyxel?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on June 08, 2017, 08:37:06 PM
Is there any option in the GUI or through command (telnet)
to enable the Vectoring or it is completely automated
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on June 08, 2017, 09:20:34 PM
Is there any option in the GUI or through command (telnet)
to enable the Vectoring or it is completely automated

Vectoring is from a cab which has been enabled
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on June 09, 2017, 09:47:46 PM
I know the vectoring is from the cab
but I mean in the modem.
If the cab activates the vectoring how does zyxel know about that?
I know on other modems there is a gui option to activate the vectoring in modem
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: burakkucat on June 10, 2017, 01:00:52 AM
I am unfamiliar with the ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A so I shall use my VMG1312-B10D as an example.

Establish either an ssh or telnet connection to the device and from the Busybox shell interrogate the device for the vectoring status --

Code: [Select]
[Duo2 ~]$ ssh admin@ap
admin@ap's password:


BusyBox v1.20.1 (2016-10-18 15:41:48 CST) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

$ xdslctl info --vectoring
xdslctl: ADSL driver and PHY status
Status: Showtime
Last Retrain Reason: 8000
Last initialization procedure status: 0
Max: Upstream rate = 996 Kbps, Downstream rate = 5636 Kbps
Bearer: 0, Upstream rate = 995 Kbps, Downstream rate = 5115 Kbps

Currently not in VDSL modulation --vectoring is only for VDSL mode
$ Connection to ap closed.
[Duo2 ~]$

You will need to check for the correct command usage, either xdslcmd or xdslctl would be my first two guesses.

Try either xdslcmd --help or xdslctl --help and see what result you obtain.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on June 10, 2017, 03:26:53 AM
I executed the xdslctl info --vectoring

~ # xdslctl info --vectoring
xdslctl: ADSL driver and PHY status
Status: Showtime
Last Retrain Reason:    0
Last initialization procedure status:   0
Max:    Upstream rate = 32878 Kbps, Downstream rate = 48126 Kbps
Bearer: 0, Upstream rate = 4996 Kbps, Downstream rate = 48144 Kbps

Vectoring state: 5
VCE MAC Address: 0:0:0:0:0:0
Total error samples Ethernet pkts sent: 0
Total error samples Ethernet pkts discarded: 0
Total error samples statuses sent: 0
Total error samples statuses discarded: 0
~ #

I can see it is not in vectoring mode but I am sure my ISP is going to activate vectoring in the next few months.
If my ISP activates the vectoring does the zyxel work in vectoring mode automatically or I have to enable it from my side as well
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: burakkucat on June 10, 2017, 04:44:32 PM
~ # xdslctl info --vectoring
xdslctl: ADSL driver and PHY status
Status: Showtime
Last Retrain Reason:    0
Last initialization procedure status:   0
Max:    Upstream rate = 32878 Kbps, Downstream rate = 48126 Kbps
Bearer: 0, Upstream rate = 4996 Kbps, Downstream rate = 48144 Kbps

Vectoring state: 5
VCE MAC Address: 0:0:0:0:0:0
Total error samples Ethernet pkts sent: 0
Total error samples Ethernet pkts discarded: 0
Total error samples statuses sent: 0
Total error samples statuses discarded: 0
~ #

We can see that the modem/router understands the query but I am uncertain as to what the response discloses. It would be good to know the meaning of the various Vectoring state: responses.

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I can see it is not in vectoring mode but I am sure my ISP is going to activate vectoring in the next few months.
If my ISP activates the vectoring does the zyxel work in vectoring mode automatically or I have to enable it from my side as well

Unless your ISP/CP owns the infrastructure over which the service is provided I cannot see how the ISP/CP can activate vectoring . . .

I am unable to answer your last question as I have no knowledge of the VMG8324-B10A. Perhaps other members may be able to comment?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: roseway on June 10, 2017, 06:34:54 PM
Vectoring states:

0 = VECT_WAIT_FOR_CONFIG
1 = VECT_FULL
2 = VECT_WAIT_FOR_TRIGGER
3 = VECT_RUNNING
4 = VECT_DISABLED
5 = VECT_UNCONFIGURED
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: burakkucat on June 10, 2017, 07:03:22 PM
Thank you for that list.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on June 11, 2017, 01:17:01 AM
So the there is no vectoring.
If the ISP enables the vectoring in the CAB
would i see the vectoring in my zyxel enabled automatically or I have to do something from my side?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: burakkucat on June 11, 2017, 03:27:42 PM
If the ISP enables the vectoring in the CAB

The ISP/CP can not and will not do so.  :no:  The hardware is (nominally) owned and managed by Openreach. In the fullness of time, Openreach may enable vectoring . . . but who knows?

Quote
would i see the vectoring in my zyxel enabled automatically or I have to do something from my side?

That is the big unknown. I am unable to give an answer to that question. Wait and see would be my advice.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Fuggi on June 12, 2017, 11:03:09 PM
I am using a Zyxel 8324(v15 firmware) on my 55/10 vdsl line, vectoring was enabled on the cab in mid April and the router automatically enabled it.

The snrm downstream jumped from @8.5 upto @13.5 and the Downstream attainable went from @62500 to @73000.

So to answer your question yes the Zyxel automatically enables vectoring.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: burakkucat on June 12, 2017, 11:23:07 PM
Thank you for confirming the default action of the VMG8324 regarding vectoring.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: GigabitEthernet on July 15, 2017, 11:05:00 AM
On the newest firmware my sync became capped at around 30Mbps. A reset didn't help so I restored to an older firmware and the cap went away. Very strange.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: gt94sss2 on July 15, 2017, 08:14:28 PM
On the newest firmware my sync became capped at around 30Mbps. A reset didn't help so I restored to an older firmware and the cap went away. Very strange.


ZyXel are still actively working on the firmware - they sent me a test version recently for a DDNS issue I have  on my 8924 so worth getting in touch with them so they can fix it permanently if you haven't already
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Fuggi on July 29, 2017, 12:38:36 AM
New firmware version VMG8924-B10A_1.00(AAKL.18)C0 available dated 28/7/17.
ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/ (ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/)
Changelog mentions randomizing the supervisor password again!
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: j0hn on July 29, 2017, 03:21:07 AM
No idea why they keep doing that.
They made it random in v11, then made it zyad1234 in v16. now v18 it's random again.

I notice 1 of the changelog items is
Ability to pass BT’s MCT R.OAM.2 802.1ag CFM requirement
Anyone know what this is?

VMG1312-B10A has new firmware also, v12.
security fixes, randomised supervisor password, and same BT MCT thing as above
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: GigabitEthernet on July 29, 2017, 09:10:10 AM
Something to do with being SIN compliant?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on July 29, 2017, 09:39:20 AM
MCT   Modem Conformance Testing perhaps?

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: GigabitEthernet on July 29, 2017, 10:28:28 AM
What is the difference between C0 and C0_2?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: j0hn on July 29, 2017, 11:13:37 AM
lol, sorry should have been more specific. I was asking if anyone know what the R.OAM.2 802.1ag CFM part was.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: burakkucat on July 29, 2017, 04:50:02 PM
I notice 1 of the changelog items is
Ability to pass BT’s MCT R.OAM.2 802.1ag CFM requirement
Anyone know what this is?

"R.OAM.2" is a reference to "Remote Operations and Management, version 2". "Requirement, Operations and Management, Number Two".
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: ejs on July 29, 2017, 04:59:47 PM
No, it's a reference to requirement number 2 in the OAM category, listed in BT SIN 498.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: burakkucat on July 29, 2017, 05:04:40 PM
No, it's a reference to requirement number 2 in the OAM category, listed in BT SIN 498.

Thank you.  :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on July 31, 2017, 12:12:26 PM
Having read the pdf for V18 I decided to open a ticket with ZyXEL this morning asking for assurance that if I update to V18 I will not lose access to the supervisor account. I'd like to update my 8924 for the other security fixes in case I need to use it in future but not at the risk of losing my supervisor access.

I will update when I get a reply.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on July 31, 2017, 12:38:00 PM

I will update when I get a reply.

Stuart

Please do.

I've avoided this update for that very reason.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on July 31, 2017, 01:12:34 PM
Having read the pdf for V18 I decided to open a ticket with ZyXEL this morning asking for assurance that if I update to V18 I will not lose access to the supervisor account. I'd like to update my 8924 for the other security fixes in case I need to use it in future but not at the risk of losing my supervisor access.

I will update when I get a reply.

Stuart

I thought it was your 3925 they gave you the password for?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: j0hn on July 31, 2017, 03:28:28 PM
It was, but he found the supervisor password himself for the 8924.
The latest firmware will (by the sounds of the changelog) change the supervisor password to something random, like with the 3925.

I'm also avoiding the update incase it loses me access.
Please post back with their response.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on July 31, 2017, 06:48:08 PM
Quite correct I have 8324 8924 and 3925 and now have supervisor p/w for all 3 but dont want to lose them using V18 for the 8* series.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on July 31, 2017, 07:29:15 PM
I've not touched my routers in ages now, but last time I bothered with them they had lost the LAN VLAN options after a firmware upgrade. The loss is also described by another owner in the thread http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,15944.msg296642.html#msg296642 (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,15944.msg296642.html#msg296642).

Can I get confirmation that LAN VLAN configuration is still seen by others and if so, in which firmware versions, and where specifically it appears in the menus?

If so, then there is something in the configuration that is disabling the VLAN options. Whatever the cause, it makes the devices almost useless in my networks.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on July 31, 2017, 09:33:22 PM
If so, then there is something in the configuration that is disabling the VLAN options. Whatever the cause, it makes the devices almost useless in my networks.
It seems there is a bug of this nature. I upgraded to the v18 firmware whilst maintaining the existing configuration and there was no "Network Setting" > "Vlan Group" sub-menu.

I reset the configuration and after the reboot both "Vlan Group" and "Power Management" sub-menu items are there.

However, after redoing the basic VDSL and WiFi configuration, setting WAN port eth4 to be 5th LAN port, and configuring it as VLAN 99 named "Management", the VLAN group name does NOT appear in the "Network Setting" > "Home Networking" > "LAN Setup" > "Group Name" drop-down menu box.

So this looks like another bug.

Can someone remind how we report these bugs directly to Zyxel; I can't find the emails concerning my previous reports just now.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on July 31, 2017, 09:54:00 PM
You have to go on to their support site and register (if not already registered) and then submit a ticket, they will not accept emails.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on July 31, 2017, 10:04:49 PM
You have to go on to their support site and register (if not already registered) and then submit a ticket, they will not accept emails.
Seems they've formalised their EU/UK support since I last talked to them; I'm registering now. I found the previous emails (from 2013) and see I was directly emailing the developers at that time - there was no external ticket system.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on July 31, 2017, 10:52:17 PM
Using the latest v18 firmware could someone else attempt to configure VLANs and tell me if you can duplicate the failings I see?

Steps:

1. "Vlan Group" > "Add New VLAN Group", Name="Management", ID=99, Include=eth5, Tx Tagging=No
2. "Vlan Group" > "Add New VLAN Group", Name="Lab", ID=5, Include=eth1, Tx Tagging=No
3. "Home Networking" > "LAN Setup" see if the "Group Name" selection menu includes the new groups
4. "Home Networking" > "Additional Subnet" see if the "Group Name" selection menu includes the new groups
5. If you see the VLAN names listed, can you configure them with a subnet?

I've tried these steps and never see anything other than the "Default" group, even after a reboot.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on August 01, 2017, 09:39:57 AM
Just wondering if anyone with either a 8324 or 8924 has been able to change the supervisor password from the default value? The 3925 actually prompts for a new password for supervisor the first time you login just like the admin login does, but so far I've not found out how to change it on the 8* series.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitzuser87430 on August 01, 2017, 09:54:47 AM
Login as supervisor. Click Login privilege. Ensure supervisor is selected. Type in new password. Click save

Ian
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on August 01, 2017, 10:03:20 AM
Login as supervisor. Click Login privilege. Ensure supervisor is selected. Type in new password. Click save

Ian

That's the issue with my 8924 there is no save button only close. My 3925 is different and allows p/w change from the web interface. I guess for the 8* series I may need to do it via a command in telnet.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: roseway on August 01, 2017, 10:24:32 AM
I've just checked this on my 8324 using the old 6b1 firmware, and it's the same as Stuart says - I can enter a new password in the box, but the change isn't saved after the dialog is closed.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: kitzuser87430 on August 01, 2017, 11:03:47 AM
Just checked my 8924-B10A using fw 1.00(AAKL.15)C0 and I can change password on chrome on chromeOS and android.

Ian
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on August 01, 2017, 11:49:53 AM
I have v16 on the 8924 at present and the save button appears briefly in both Chromium and Chrome (on Linux) but then disappears and I'm left with the same situation as I had before. I wonder if it is V16, I might try later with V15.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tubaman on August 01, 2017, 12:08:54 PM
Stuart,

I've had exactly the same issue on my 8924 on both V15 and V16.
I managed to 'wake up' the save button using the 'webstyle' command in the cli (logged in as supervisor).
If memory serves me I issued 'webstyle Brick' followed by 'save' in the cli and then the buttons were back in the GUI.
What is odd is that once the buttons have returned I can set webstyle as any of the options (Brick, Original, Brick_ODM) and the buttons remain.
Perhaps this was just a strange fluke but it's worth a go.
 :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on August 01, 2017, 02:56:36 PM
V1.00(AAKL.19) is to be released on August 16th. Not sure if it'll contain a fix for the VLAN subnet group issue though.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on August 01, 2017, 05:58:02 PM
Regarding the supervisor password from V18 onwards, I have had a flat refusal to provide it as they say it is for ZyXEL developers only. I am going to try to argue that since I own the router and do not want to allow anyone access that I do not have full control over. This effectively allows ZyXEL access to your router without you having control if you are foolish enough to open the WAN side.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on August 01, 2017, 06:28:25 PM
Some how in all this my supervisor p/w got messed up. Anyway having reloaded V16 and tried the webstyle thing it does not fix it. Will play some more now I have the MDM dumped and gotten my supervisor p/w again which was seemingly random 8 characters.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: highpriest on August 01, 2017, 08:59:36 PM
V1.00(AAKL.19) is to be released on August 16th. Not sure if it'll contain a fix for the VLAN subnet group issue though.

So soon after v18? Must be a security fix.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: highpriest on August 01, 2017, 09:00:35 PM
Regarding the supervisor password from V18 onwards, I have had a flat refusal to provide it as they say it is for ZyXEL developers only. I am going to try to argue that since I own the router and do not want to allow anyone access that I do not have full control over. This effectively allows ZyXEL access to your router without you having control if you are foolish enough to open the WAN side.

So dumpmdm no longer exposes the password like it did in v16?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on August 01, 2017, 09:20:03 PM
That we dont know, needs someone who already has V18 installed to try it and see. Plus we have no dumpmdm on the 3925 model.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: banger on August 01, 2017, 09:39:41 PM
Trouble is with all this open discussion on the forum, ZyXEL can easily google these topics and close off these avenues of supervisor access which seems to have happened with the 3925 eg dumpmdm not available.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Chrysalis on August 02, 2017, 03:20:31 AM
yeah I suspect thats what probably has happened.

It would seem when they rerandomise the password, the supervisor account gets locked out again on a firmware change when thats put in as a change, meaning once someone has the password it becomes risky to change the firmware, however I assume if admin has had extra privileges assigned to it then they will stay intact as long as a config reset is not carried out.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tubaman on August 02, 2017, 08:55:28 AM
When I upgraded my 8924 from V15 to V16 the privilege changes to the admin account were not retained and I had to reassign them via the supervisor account.
This happened just with the forced reboot following the upgrade.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on August 02, 2017, 10:58:08 AM
Regarding the supervisor password from V18 onwards, I have had a flat refusal to provide it as they say it is for ZyXEL developers only. I am going to try to argue that since I own the router and do not want to allow anyone access that I do not have full control over. This effectively allows ZyXEL access to your router without you having control if you are foolish enough to open the WAN side.

Stuart
Their argument holds no authority. Firstly, how would their developers access **YOUR** device? If they did, that infers the pasword is *not* random but generated from some deterministic value. I would have assumed either the serial number of, more likely, MAC address. It makes some sense if they (or an ISP that owns/loans the device as CPE) needs to ensure the customer cannot corrupt or otherwise compromise the device. But for devices owned by you the password should be available.

As an aside, if you want to generate new passwords for /etc/passwd (which is a sym-link to /var/passwd) - works on-device as well as on a regular GNU/Linux PC:
Code: [Select]
openssl passwd -crypt -salt <salt> <password>
E.g (salt is first two characters of the password field):
Code: [Select]
cat /etc/passwd
supervisor:aOckvcOVkwRgM:0:0:Administrator:/:/bin/sh
nobody:c50G7APIa951c:99:99:nobody for ftp:/:/bin/false
admin:mTzCzri5uT0V.:100:1:Administrator:/:/bin/sh
So, for user "admin" with password "1234":
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~ # openssl passwd -crypt -salt mT 1234
WARNING: can't open config file: /usr/local/ssl/openssl.cnf
mTzCzri5uT0V.
What is worrying is that the supervisor password is also used for the "nobody" user which is used for FTP etc!
Code: [Select]
# the "supervisor" user:
~ # openssl passwd -crypt -salt aO 30eec8cf
WARNING: can't open config file: /usr/local/ssl/openssl.cnf
aOckvcOVkwRgM

# the "nobody" user:
~ # openssl passwd -crypt -salt c5 30eec8cf
WARNING: can't open config file: /usr/local/ssl/openssl.cnf
c50G7APIa951c

[code]
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: NewtronStar on August 04, 2017, 12:01:02 PM
Have installed (V16)CO firmware onto the 8924-B10A previously using (V10)CO  under security >firewall>dos the Deny Ping Response selection has disappeared the DoS attack protection is still there. I had enabled Ping Responses (Block) on (V10) and is still blocking them in (V16)

Is there another way to access or change the settings ?   
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on August 04, 2017, 12:37:47 PM
Have a look in Mainenance > Remote MGMT

I have ICMP ticked for "LAN/WLAM" and "Trusted Domain"

In the "Trusted Domain" tab I have the IP address blocks for tbb ping graph.


Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: NewtronStar on August 04, 2017, 12:49:45 PM
Thanks for that npr and indeed also see ICMP is ticked will un-tick it later and run sheilds up
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on August 04, 2017, 01:28:23 PM
I've been told by Zyxel support today that version 18 is being withdrawn and therefore they won't provide the source-code for it!

I've pointed out they are, therefore, in breach of the copyright licence covering major components and must immediately stop distributing firmware updates :)

Maybe v18 has so many bugs and regressions that v19 is being rushed out for 16th August.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on August 04, 2017, 03:35:29 PM
Probably want to lockout supervisor password further!!

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: highpriest on August 04, 2017, 03:46:33 PM
Maybe v18 has so many bugs and regressions that v19 is being rushed out for 16th August.

Sounds like it. Good thing I didn't upgrade to v18.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Iam_TJ on August 26, 2017, 09:16:53 AM
Well, so much for the v19 being released 16th August as I was told. Obviously delayed, but also - despite telling me they weren't going to provide the v18 source code due to v19 coming out almost immediately - Zyxel sent me the (Google Drive) download link this week for v18 source code.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on August 27, 2017, 03:53:50 AM
So is V18 a valid firmware where we can upgrade or there is V19 coming out soon?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: j0hn on August 27, 2017, 04:05:30 AM
So is V18 a valid firmware where we can upgrade or there is V19 coming out soon?
It never got pulled. It's still the newest firmware available. The 16th August came and went and no v19. I installed v18 and it was working fine, though I've since switched to a VMG1312-B10A.

ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on August 27, 2017, 04:11:36 AM
ok. I will install the V18 and see where it takes us.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: LordSven on August 29, 2017, 05:52:42 PM
Hello all!

Re: Firmware, telnet and supervisor password, on my VMG8924-B10A (same firmware). I had to downgrade firmware to v15 before I could issue dumpmdm and retrieve details necessary to login to supervisor, debrand (to gain GUI access to TR-069 and TR-064). I could then upgrade to v18 again whilst retaining access (having saved the details to txt file of course!).

Thank you for this most informative forum. It's been a lifesaver for me with the VMG8924-B10A, other modems/routers and BT fttc dlm.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: burakkucat on August 29, 2017, 06:08:16 PM
Welcome to the Kitz forum.  :)

Thank you for finding the time to tell us of your success story.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: LordSven on September 02, 2017, 07:59:09 PM
Many thanks for the kind words burakkucat  :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: gentoo on September 21, 2017, 08:42:11 AM
Hi all

Could I possibly ask if someone maybe kind enough to direct me to a download link for firmware VMG8924-B10A 1.00(AAKL.10)C0. I have searched on the official ZyXel site without success. Many thanks....
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: j0hn on September 21, 2017, 10:27:06 AM
here you go...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1u8nmewjx7by5s3/V100AAKL10C0.zip?dl=0
any reason why you need that specific version?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: highpriest on September 21, 2017, 10:33:52 AM
I take it v19 is still a no-show?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: gentoo on September 21, 2017, 10:42:19 AM
Hi john

Thank you for your reply, unfortunately the link shows an error 404 "that file isn’t here any more" could you possibly recommend an alternative download source. When I originally purchased the router it came with v10 firmware I have used/tried newer firmware but v10 seems to outperform other firmware's on my line.

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: j0hn on September 21, 2017, 11:10:43 AM
Oops, I didn't even check the file. I just saw it downloaded and assumed it was fine.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: gentoo on September 21, 2017, 11:18:17 AM
No worries john thank you anyway  :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: j0hn on September 21, 2017, 11:30:55 AM
 This post here (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,13930.msg289521.html#msg289521) has a working link to the v10 firmware. It's been slightly modified though. No idea if this is any use to you.
Quote
I modified the 10C0 firmware to allow it to be flashed onto the Eircom F1000 from the web interface.
The unmodified firmware can only be loaded through the serial port.

https://mega.nz/#!mpBH2Rya!pzxQ6j9040YliWd0CBwgtGrVgJohUtuphw4He3MtBtY

After flashing, the default username/password will be admin/1234. The wifi name and password will
also be changed, so you will need an ethernet cable to access the router.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: gentoo on September 21, 2017, 12:53:59 PM
Hi john and thank you for the link, after reading the information page I am not too sure the Eircom F1000 firmware would be compatible with my VMG8924-B10A, maybe another member would be able to advise me.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on September 21, 2017, 02:03:07 PM
download link for firmware VMG8924-B10A 1.00(AAKL.10)C0:
https://ufile.io/1fmn9
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: gentoo on September 21, 2017, 02:27:36 PM
Thank you so much for the download link npr. I really appreciate your help... :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: j0hn on September 21, 2017, 05:50:07 PM
Hi john and thank you for the link, after reading the information page I am not too sure the Eircom F1000 firmware would be compatible with my VMG8924-B10A, maybe another member would be able to advise me.
It's the same device, just ISP branded. I would like have been wary about trying it myself. You have what you need now anyway  :)

I think 1.00(AAKL.10)C0 was 1 of the versions that only ever made it to the Italian Zyxel ftp site.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on September 21, 2017, 06:14:44 PM
There was also a "V100AAKL10C0_20150923.bin" version which I believe was a minor update.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on October 21, 2017, 04:56:58 AM
Have you setup a VPN with the latest firmware?
I just setup a VPN with the pptp client and it seems there are problems.
The VMG does not hold the connection and it is rebooting constantly
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: burakkucat on October 21, 2017, 06:07:26 PM
The VMG does not hold the connection and it is rebooting constantly

I neither have a VMG8324-B10A nor have set up a VPN on my VMGnnnn device but I have a comment regarding your above statement.

Have you checked that the PSU is supplying the requisite voltage when it is under load? If the supplied voltage is low when the VMG8324-B10A is very active (say with a VPN configured) then that may be the cause of spontaneous device re-boots.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on October 21, 2017, 06:27:48 PM
I have the original PSU.
As soon as I setup the pptp after few mins I lost the connection with router's web and generally the router was misbehaving
I was forced to upload the current configuration and to do a clean reboot (removing the power).
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on October 31, 2017, 09:46:35 AM
New firmware 19C0 released

ftp://ftp.zyxel.co.uk/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on October 31, 2017, 10:51:59 AM
Reading the PDF file suggests they could be messing with the ability to access the supervisor password, mentions not allowing access by admin to MTD and randomizing the p/w on firmware update. So needs some testing. Other stuff looks good as they seem to be fixing some crashes and hangs etc.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: skyeci on October 31, 2017, 11:46:38 AM
Any changes to the modem drivers etc?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: highpriest on October 31, 2017, 01:38:34 PM
Any changes to the modem drivers etc?

Unchanged, by the looks of it.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: machare on October 31, 2017, 04:45:36 PM
Reading the PDF file suggests they could be messing with the ability to access the supervisor password, mentions not allowing access by admin to MTD and randomizing the p/w on firmware update. So needs some testing. Other stuff looks good as they seem to be fixing some crashes and hangs etc.

Stuart

I see that in the v19 PDF as a change for v18?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: j0hn on October 31, 2017, 05:10:24 PM
Reading the PDF file suggests they could be messing with the ability to access the supervisor password, mentions not allowing access by admin to MTD and randomizing the p/w on firmware update. So needs some testing. Other stuff looks good as they seem to be fixing some crashes and hangs etc.

Stuart
Looks like you read a bit too far down the changelog. Those changes were for v18, but I can understand looking for such changes with ZyXELs recent tightening of supervisor access.

Loaded this on to my 8924 and the Supervisor password remains the same. Dumpmdm still works also. Not currently connected to my line so can't compare performance unfortunately.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: machare on November 02, 2017, 04:44:14 PM
My 8924 connects to Vodafone FTTC with v19. 

I have found that it takes nearly 2 and a half minutes for it to establish a VDSL Vodafone connection after, for example, powering on the DSL port. I don't think this is a v19 problem but I am curious as to why it takes so long. Previously I was using Plusnet ADSL and I did not notice this issue.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: youngsyp on November 03, 2017, 10:06:43 AM
I've been having some odd issues with my 8924 recently and I'm putting it down to the v18 FW. Essentially, the first time the issue became apparent, I wasn't able to access websites (via WLAN or LAN) but the service connection was up and appeared fine fine. It appeared that using IP addresses would allow website access though. Windows update for example was behaving normally. I subsequently hard reset the device and re-input all the config manually. It seemed to rectify the issue until yesterday when I couldn't access certain websites but could others. IMDB for example was one I couldn't access. So I suspect the issue is with DNS?! I tried changing DNS servers but that did nothing. I'd not seen these issues before the v18 update but it could be just coincidental.

Regardless, I updated to v19 last night and will see how it behaves. Fortunately, I have a Billion 8800AXL to substitute if needs be.

One question I have, can the FW be downgraded 'easily'?

Paul
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: youngsyp on November 03, 2017, 10:44:48 AM
I've been having some odd issues with my 8924 recently and I'm putting it down to the v18 FW. Essentially, the first time the issue became apparent, I wasn't able to access websites (via WLAN or LAN) but the service connection was up and appeared fine fine. It appeared that using IP addresses would allow website access though. Windows update for example was behaving normally. I subsequently hard reset the device and re-input all the config manually. It seemed to rectify the issue until yesterday when I couldn't access certain websites but could others. IMDB for example was one I couldn't access. So I suspect the issue is with DNS?! I tried changing DNS servers but that did nothing. I'd not seen these issues before the v18 update but it could be just coincidental.

Regardless, I updated to v19 last night and will see how it behaves. Fortunately, I have a Billion 8800AXL to substitute if needs be.

One question I have, can the FW be downgraded 'easily'?

Paul
Well that was short lived! I've just logged into my server at home from work and once more, I can't access certain websites. Windows update has also stopped downloading an update at 56%.

So, back to my question above, is how 'easy' is i to downgrade the firmware on the 8924/ 8324? I'd like to go back to v16.

Paul

ETA: Just been back through this thread and I can see that our very own Kitz downgraded from a B4 version to a B1 version in post #71, so it seems it is very straight forward to downgrade the FW version.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on November 17, 2017, 03:38:52 AM
Does anyone know how to save the adslctl --snr command so it can be preserved
after reboot?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: machare on November 18, 2017, 11:00:36 AM
My VMG8924-B10A does not have an adslctl command. It does have adsl and xdslctl.

If your router is loosing its configuration after a reboot I would suggest that you login as supervisor and then
use Maintenance\Configuration\Rom-D to clear Rom-D.  Whilst logged in as supervisor you can also make sure that all the options you want are shown on the administrator's menu.   
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on November 19, 2017, 06:13:33 AM
My router does not loose configuration but I want to increase the SNR a bit from 6 to 8.
but the adslctl command is not preserved.
I do see some save configuration but I am not sure if this save has to do with the adslctl commands
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: burakkucat on November 19, 2017, 05:05:39 PM
Ah, I see.

It is not the SNR but the target SNRM (http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/linestats.htm#SNR_Margin) that you would like to increase. Unfortunately there is no way of saving such an adjustment in the device configuration.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on January 14, 2018, 03:38:17 AM
Recently I noticed another problem.
I temporary use an external access point and i tried to disable 8924's internal wifi.
If i disable the 2.4 I see the 5g enabled, I go and I disable the 5g and then I see the 2.4g enabled.
Strange behavior
I disabled both from the config file. The status shows that both are disable. I go to the wireless page to
see them and i see one of them is again enabled.
Have you seen that before?
Can you try to disable them for few mins to see if you have the problem?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: machare on January 14, 2018, 05:05:02 PM
The wifi of my VMG8924-B10A switches off an on as I would expect. I am using version 19 of the firmware
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: bkehoe on January 14, 2018, 05:13:46 PM
Same here, latest firmware and both 2.4 and 5GHz wifi disabled.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on January 16, 2018, 01:33:30 PM
Can you go to the wireless page and check it?
Don't click it but just see the page.
The status page shows that are disabled but as soon as I go to the wireless page
shows that are enabled or at least one
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: aepos on January 16, 2018, 02:02:17 PM
Hi Folks my VMG8324-B10A has been running fine for ages now with V14 firmware, however i have now noticed that I can no longer access the "home Networking" tab just responds with a blank page. everything else is fine. Used Firefox, Safari and Chrome all with the same results. Have restarted the router and reinstalled the saved config file but still the same problem.


Any thoughts? Thanks Ae
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: npr on January 26, 2018, 01:32:08 PM
New Firmware VMG8924-B10A_1.00(AAKL.20)C0 released.
ftp://ftp.zyxel.co.uk/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: dmcdonnell on January 27, 2018, 11:27:06 AM
If you have a locked Eircom F1000, you can download a modified copy of the latest (v.20) firmware by following the link below. The modification brands the firmware as Eircom so as to be acceptable to your router.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JW-RKap6boYfnhIXeNeS_wFePYfIxcjQ/view?usp=sharing
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: highpriest on January 28, 2018, 01:24:32 PM
If you have a locked Eircom F1000, you can download a modified copy of the latest (v.20) firmware by following the link below. The modification brands the firmware as Eircom so as to be acceptable to your router.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JW-RKap6boYfnhIXeNeS_wFePYfIxcjQ/view?usp=sharing

Why use this version instead of de-branding it completely and using stock firmware?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: dmcdonnell on January 29, 2018, 12:49:11 PM
Why use this version instead of de-branding it completely and using stock firmware?

Flashing the latest v.20 firmware, with an Eircom header, in effect unlocks the F1000. When the v.21 firmware is released, the F1000 should accept it. No need to open the router and do the unlock procedure.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on January 29, 2018, 01:59:45 PM
Can you flash the original V20 in order to try that the router is unlocked instead of waiting the v21?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: johnson on February 25, 2018, 03:15:35 AM
Just purchased a VMG8324 and intend to use in only as a modem in bridge mode, is there any reason not to just flash the latest v20 firmware? Do the older beta ones perform any differently?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: tubaman on February 25, 2018, 11:01:58 AM
I don't believe the actual modem driver (the BCM bit) has changed for some time.
Personally I tend to use the latest version to ensure known security holes are patched.
The only time I wouldn't' update is if the newest version had known issues, which in this case it does not appear to.
 :)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Starman on February 25, 2018, 11:09:19 AM
Honestly I was running v18 in bridge mode since release with no issues to report. I upgraded to v20 this morning as I forgot - it went smoothly and I don't expect any problems.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MrMike on February 28, 2018, 01:58:45 AM
Can any of you VMG8324 / VMG8924 users let me know if they support baby jumbo frames while running in bridge mode to another router? Thank you.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on February 28, 2018, 02:38:24 AM
I dont think the 8324/8924 supports any jumbo frames.
In Broadband menu there is an option for MTU size and there is a note that the MTU should be up to 1492

Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: johnson on March 03, 2018, 01:06:25 AM
Thanks tubaman & Starman, flashed v20 to the VMG8324 this week and it has been synced fine for several days. Seems to (unsurprisingly) get comparable rates to the VMG1312-B10A it replaced.

Also pretty sure neither the 8324 or 8924 support baby jumbo frames, as they use the same chipset and very similar firmware to the 1312 and from AAISPs wiki they asked Zyxel about 1508 mtu and were told support will not be added, see: https://support.aa.net.uk/VMG1312-B10A:_Bugs (https://support.aa.net.uk/VMG1312-B10A:_Bugs).
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MrMike on March 03, 2018, 11:28:20 AM
Which of the ZyXel devices seems to be the preferred model with members of this forum? The 8324-B10A, 8924-B10A or the 1312-B10A? Still doing my research on which to go for.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: machare on March 03, 2018, 01:25:46 PM
I have an 8924-B10A as I wanted to try 'ac' Wifi. I use it for Vodafone. Very stable connection 450m from FTTC cabinet.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on March 03, 2018, 04:46:51 PM
I have had an 8324, 8924 and currently run a 3925-B10B and can recommend any of them, obviously only the 8924 and 3925 do 5ghz.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: johnson on March 04, 2018, 12:08:29 AM
Which of the ZyXel devices seems to be the preferred model with members of this forum? The 8324-B10A, 8924-B10A or the 1312-B10A? Still doing my research on which to go for.

From my reading and understanding of the forum I'd say most people would recommend the 1312-B10A if you intend to use it in bridge mode as a modem only, and the 8924-B10A if you wish to use it as an all in one box.

All 3 you mention have the coveted BCM63168 chipset that seems produce the highest sync speeds on most lines. The 1312-B10A came out more recently than the other two, so even if purchasing from ebay you are likely to get a unit produced within the last year or so, but other than that its the least capable as a router, sporting only 100mbit ethernet ports and wireless N. The 8324 is similar but with gigabit lan ports and is an older model, so even "new" stock is likely to be old in comparison to the 1312, the same can be said for the 8924 but it has AC wireless.

With that said, all 3 are great candidates for using in bridge mode, and you might find the 8324 & 8924 to be cheaper.

Another option is the Billion 8800NL (R1 version), it has the same BCM63168 chipset and can be found for reasonable money.

Do you have another router you want to use with the modem MrMike?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on March 04, 2018, 01:15:00 AM
I have used a lot of modem/routers but I have to say that the 8924 that I am using right now is by far the best.
The firmware is pretty solid after all these years and if something happen to my 8924 I will get the same.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: j0hn on March 04, 2018, 02:01:16 AM
I have both a VMG8924-B10A and a VMG1312-B10A.

As a combined unit, with the giga LAN ports and brilliant 5GHz AC WiFi, the 8924 is best.

For use as a bridge modem, I recommend and use the 1312. It only has 100Mb LAN ports but 80/20 is the max anyway. The HG612 only has 100Mb LAN ports.
It syncs slightly higher, and I much prefer the design (basically a black HG612) so I can wall mount it right next to the master socket with a 25/50cm patch lead.

might be worth splitting the last few posts, gone a bit OT.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: MrMike on March 04, 2018, 11:37:56 AM
Do you have another router you want to use with the modem MrMike?
It will be used purely in bridge mode with my Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X. Thank you for your responses everyone and sorry for taking this topic off-track. I shall keep a look out for either a VMG1312 or VMG8924.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: roseway on March 04, 2018, 11:42:45 AM
If it's going to be used in bridge mode, the VMG8324 will be effectively identical to the 8924, and may be cheaper if you can find one.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: george7272 on March 06, 2018, 11:40:07 PM
New firmware 21

ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: machare on March 07, 2018, 10:03:20 AM
New firmware 21

ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/
Thank you for then information.  I am amazed at how often the updates some out. I have applied the update and no immediately obvious problems with my FTTC connection.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: GaryW on April 25, 2018, 02:09:36 PM
New firmware 21

ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/

There appears to be a regression error: when adding DNS entries, hostnames can't include dashes.  This was apparently fixed in an earlier firmware (16?) but is broken in fw 21.  Zyxel have acknowledged the error and say it will be fixed in the next fw release (due Sept 2018).
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: RTouris on June 23, 2018, 11:23:12 PM
New firmware (24!)

ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: broadstairs on June 24, 2018, 07:43:16 AM
New firmware (24!)

ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/VMG8924-B10A/firmware/

When I go to that link V21 is the latest shown. However VMG8324-B10A page does show it.

Stuart
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: RTouris on June 24, 2018, 01:02:03 PM
firmware changelog grid attached below
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: RTouris on June 24, 2018, 11:56:40 PM
Flashing the latest v.20 firmware, with an Eircom header, in effect unlocks the F1000. When the v.21 firmware is released, the F1000 should accept it. No need to open the router and do the unlock procedure.

Could someone comment on this? Given that now both v.21/24 are out for the 8324 did anyone have success flashing the generic Zyxel firmware to a previously-flashed-with-a-modified-header-f/w-v20 Eircom unit?
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: RTouris on August 10, 2018, 10:30:35 PM
Flashing the latest v.20 firmware, with an Eircom header, in effect unlocks the F1000. When the v.21 firmware is released, the F1000 should accept it. No need to open the router and do the unlock procedure.

Just a quick follow-up on my previous (last) message. Having flashed an Eircom F1000 with the modified v.20 f/w, this procedure does NOT effectively unlock the unit as it doesn't subsequently allow generic ZyXEL f/w to be flashed. It definitely is a solid solution, so long as you stay with the latest "Eircom-header"-based v.20 one, which apparently appears to be the most up-to-date available from user dmcdonnell, however new ones have yet to be available in order be on-par with the current one (v.24).
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: Weaver on August 11, 2018, 02:50:12 AM
@RTouris and welcome to the forum !
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: RTouris on August 11, 2018, 08:41:21 AM
@RTouris and welcome to the forum !

Thank you for having me ;)
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: dmcdonnell on August 15, 2018, 11:47:17 AM
You can download the v.24 firmware, modified to have an Eircom header, here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PfQGZwEpUdwT04QIsbMpZx8gfQLo3kdc/view?usp=sharing
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: zedman on September 05, 2018, 03:22:02 PM
The ftp site for the Vmg8924-B10A goes up to firmware 1.00(AAKL.21)C0.zip but the ftp for the Vmg8324-B10A goes up to firmware 1.00(AAKL.24)C0.zip. So  I contacted Zyxel support and the reply states that v.24 can be used on the 8924.

Quote from Zyxel: "yes, you can use the same Firmware for both devices.
ftp://ftp.zyxel.com/VMG8324-B10A/firmware/VMG8324-B10A_1.00(AAKL.24)C0.zip"
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: machare on September 05, 2018, 04:14:06 PM
@zedman. Thank you for your post I have used your link to upgrage my VMG8924-B10A and it is still working though only acting as a switch and wifi access point.
Title: Re: ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A Firmware
Post by: zedman on October 10, 2018, 08:00:19 PM
Strange, I used the same on mine and it's working great on PlusNet fibre and rock solid