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Broadband Related => Broadband Hardware => Topic started by: meritez on April 24, 2019, 09:36:36 PM

Title: Comtrend VR3030
Post by: meritez on April 24, 2019, 09:36:36 PM
Has anyone else come across the Comtrend VR3030?

TalkTalk Business utilize it for their Ethernet over FTTC service: https://www.spitfire.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Ethernet-Circuit-Information.pdf

IDNET offer it with their online gaming package: https://gaming.idnet.uk/reviews/comtrend-vr-3030.php

Lastly it has passed the Openreach MCT thing: https://kitz.co.uk/routers/MCT.htm

I won mine on ebay for 99p plus £4.50 shipping, it syncs 0.3mb less than the Zyxel VMG1312-B10A with that new dsl driver that @johnson bundled in that modified firmware.

Still looking for firmware, and comtrend has not responded to my email, but it seems to work really well




Title: Re: Comtrend VR3030
Post by: meritez on May 07, 2019, 10:23:30 AM
So cracked it open, it's a BCM63168 chipset.

Title: Re: Comtrend VR3030
Post by: burakkucat on May 07, 2019, 06:04:46 PM
How configurable is the unit?  :-\

Being supplied by an ISP/CP, there is a possibility that the firmware has been modified to "lock down" the device.
Title: Re: Comtrend VR3030
Post by: meritez on May 09, 2019, 05:59:14 PM
How configurable is the unit?  :-\

Being supplied by an ISP/CP, there is a possibility that the firmware has been modified to "lock down" the device.

The interface is similar to a Billion 7700n R2, pretty configurable, I'm starting to think the Broadcom SDK gives this basic ui interface.

I did hit a stale session bug last week, so I have ripped it out and put my trusty zyxel b10a back in
Title: Re: Comtrend VR3030
Post by: burakkucat on May 09, 2019, 08:38:21 PM
I see that there is an eBay seller (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMTREND-VR-3030/113650933931) with a few available, described as "new". I checked with the seller and they confirmed that the units have a sticker on the underside (attached, below) which references TalkTalk Business' "Ethernet over Fibre To The Cabinet" (EoFTTC) service and the TalkTalk Business telephone number.
Title: Re: Comtrend VR3030
Post by: meritez on May 12, 2019, 10:33:22 PM
I see that there is an eBay seller (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMTREND-VR-3030/113650933931) with a few available, described as "new". I checked with the seller and they confirmed that the units have a sticker on the underside (attached, below) which references TalkTalk Business' "Ethernet over Fibre To The Cabinet" (EoFTTC) service and the TalkTalk Business telephone number.

That's a good find, the TIS stands for Tiscali, and that EoFTTC number is an actual TTB account number.

Did the seller advise on the Firmware version?
Title: Re: Comtrend VR3030
Post by: burakkucat on May 12, 2019, 11:10:36 PM
All the information that I have --

Board ID:                   963168M-1341
Software Version:           C031-416KRL-C01_R05.A2pv6F039p.d26b
Bootloader (CFE) Version:   1.0.38-116.228-2
DSL PHY and Driver Version: A2pv6F039p.d26b
Title: Re: Comtrend VR3030
Post by: Dad-Of-5 on August 10, 2019, 10:40:53 AM
Still looking for firmware, and comtrend has not responded to my email, but it seems to work really well

let me know if you are still looking for latest firmware for this meritez. I have a unit arriving today and manged to get the most recent firmware for it.
Title: Re: Comtrend VR3030
Post by: burakkucat on August 10, 2019, 04:29:30 PM
Please keep us updated with your findings, D-O-5.
Title: Re: Comtrend VR3030
Post by: meritez on September 19, 2019, 07:19:38 PM
let me know if you are still looking for latest firmware for this meritez. I have a unit arriving today and manged to get the most recent firmware for it.

Hi do you still have this firmware?
Title: Re: Comtrend VR3030
Post by: Katana1074 on November 13, 2020, 09:45:03 AM
Hi All has anyone been able to obtain the latest firmware, comtrend dont respond to emails...

Cheers

Katana1074
Title: Re: Comtrend VR3030
Post by: meritez on November 13, 2020, 11:18:52 AM
Hi All has anyone been able to obtain the latest firmware, comtrend dont respond to emails...

Hi, I'm still looking.
Title: Re: Comtrend VR3030
Post by: Katana1074 on November 13, 2020, 11:34:17 AM
Hi there thanks for letting me know, kind of a shame as comtrend have a facebook page

with the firmware link on it, but you need a login to their ftp site...
Title: Re: Comtrend VR3030
Post by: meritez on November 13, 2020, 12:34:00 PM
Hi there thanks for letting me know, kind of a shame as comtrend have a facebook page

with the firmware link on it, but you need a login to their ftp site...

So it looks like the VR3030 and the VR3031u are based on the same sourcecode.

The VR3032u has sourcecode available here: https://github.com/PepeTrend/pepetrend

currently reading through it to see if the vr3030 or vr3031u are mentioned
Title: Re: Comtrend VR3030
Post by: Katana1074 on November 13, 2020, 12:45:05 PM
Could not see anything on github, however ive messaged them on facebook and by email again

See what happens...
Title: Re: Comtrend VR3030
Post by: meritez on November 13, 2020, 12:57:30 PM
Could not see anything on github, however ive messaged them on facebook and by email again

See what happens...

The GPL sourcecode for the vr3031u is here: https://www.comtrend.com/gplcddl.html

As comtrend state on facebook that the vr3030 and the vr3031 share the same firmware: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Technical-Bulletin--New-Software-Release-for-the-VR-3030---VR-3031u.html?soid=1106396448324&aid=LKpxauFxsQM&fbclid=IwAR1YsotsGGbf4vTrJquv-zZ0SRrcHiMc9I_uTPr_9F1G8ABCIISDedPIJWw

I should be able to build firmware for the vr3030 using the vr3031u sources.

found a vr3031u firmware here: https://www.comtrend.com/br/links/41$sndbr.htm
Title: Re: Comtrend VR3030
Post by: Katana1074 on November 13, 2020, 09:54:43 PM
Well I got a reply back:

Roy,

You will have to reach out to your internet service provider for any questions or firmware requests regarding this product. Comtrend is not allowed to provide support for end users whom are customers of service providers, itís possible that making changes to your modem will knock you off your providers secure network.

Figured they would say something like that,vr3031 has wifi so dont know if that would be a stumbling point as to building a firmware, last time I tried with a DSL-88U,the source was incomplete, but let me know how you get on and if there is anything i can do to help....

Regards

Roy
Title: Re: Comtrend VR3030
Post by: Katana1074 on November 23, 2020, 07:08:19 AM
Hi meritez

I have asked for the gpl source code, as the links are dead,they have forwarded my request to head office in Taiwan.

Any luck compiling a firmware ?

cheers Roy