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Author Topic: Recommendations please - ADSL "one box" router  (Read 384 times)

aesmith

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Recommendations please - ADSL "one box" router
« on: July 27, 2018, 05:43:11 PM »

Hi,

Our router's dead so I'm looking for recommendations.  We had a Billion 7800DXL but would welcome suggestions.  Must haves include ..
- Decent performance on a long line
- Ability to over-ride target SNR, and save the setting
- Compatible with DSL Stats
- At least four Ethernet switch ports
- Some QoS capability would be nice as well

Any suggestions welcome,  thanks,

Tony S
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Re: Recommendations please - ADSL "one box" router
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 05:59:27 PM »

Let's reduce the field somewhat by only considering those devices using a Broadcom chipset.

My reflex suggestion would be to suggest one device out of the ZyXEL VMGnnnn-B10x ranges. (Where nnnn is four digits and x is either A or B (not D).)
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Re: Recommendations please - ADSL "one box" router
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 07:07:17 PM »

Cheers, I'm not familiar with Zyxel at all so need to look at some specs.  I see from comments on here that the "D" suffix is considered to have a poorer DSL chipset which I assume is the reason for your suggestion there.   Can I ask, is the SNR adjustment persistent on the Zyxels, meaning it stays in place after a reset or power off?   It does on the Billion which was really essential when we were on 20CN, maybe less so now we're on 21CN and the profile updates straight away.  It would be preferable.   
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Re: Recommendations please - ADSL "one box" router
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2018, 08:02:20 PM »

I wasn't aware of that ability of the Billion. In the case of the ZyXEL devices the target SNRM tweakage is not persistent. I'm unaware of any devices which have that feature.  :-\
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Re: Recommendations please - ADSL "one box" router
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2018, 11:29:14 PM »

I have a Billion 7800 as well and I can confirm that SNR tweaking was in the webgui and thus was persistent however if your going to run dslstats 24/7 for example you can always set that to do the adjustment.


As for router the Zytel one suggested should do well.

Not sure if the Drytek routers are any good but some do have SnR tweaking built in not sure about access to telnet or should though

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« Last Edit: July 27, 2018, 11:31:49 PM by hacktrix2006 »
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Re: Recommendations please - ADSL "one box" router
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2018, 06:21:22 PM »

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I see from comments on here that the "D" suffix is considered to have a poorer DSL chipset

Nothing actually wrong with the 'D's and they perform on a par to the HG612s and perhaps slightly better in my personal experience.   The 'A' versions have an additional inbuilt noise filter which tends to eke out a bit more line performance.  I'm not aware of any other modems which have these.   
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