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Author Topic: G.Fast Modem  (Read 21831 times)

Weggy

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G.Fast Modem
« on: December 21, 2018, 05:54:10 PM »

Hi,

I recently upgraded to BTs ultrafast service of 100Mb+.

However my previous setup of a Huawei HG612 + Asus RT-AC5300 doesn't appear to function anymore, more specfically the HG612 modem.

So what I need to do is purchase a G.fast modem like the Huawei MT992 so I can get my router back in action and ditch this Ultrafast BT Home Hub I'm currently using. Could anyone help me with what modem to get? I don't want to splash out much on a modem, so basic function would be a winner.

Many Thanks
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Re: G.Fast Modem
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2018, 06:09:05 PM »

You are the second person, within the last couple of weeks, to ask that question. The ideal for you would be a Huawei MT992 . . . Unfortunately only one has been seen, so far, on eBay at a very inflated price. Perhaps keep a look out for an Openreach technician and do a trade -- bacon sandwiches for a MT992.  :-\

There are other devices which are G.Fast capable; one is by Asus. I don't recall the actual model, so perhaps other members will be able to assist?
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Re: G.Fast Modem
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2018, 08:38:56 AM »

If you're determined to get a standalone g.fast modem and can't find a MT992 on ebay, then consider buying a Zisa G100/G1000 from Ali Baba. They're around $55 and very similar to the MT992 (the Zisa's also use a BCM chipset).

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/G-fast-Solution-Zisa-G100-for_60719772503.html?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.11.6a261deeWW5wyg
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Re: G.Fast Modem
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2018, 02:57:27 PM »

Here is a link to the ZISA G100 G.Fast CPE datasheet.
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Re: G.Fast Modem
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2018, 01:25:34 PM »

Can I just point out that when having BT Ultrafast installed the Openreach engineers are usually more than happy to issue you with a MT992 as part of the install.
They usually have them on the van as they install for all ISPs & some non-BT installations still use the old (non-G.Fast) ISP issued routers via the MT992 modem.
But as the saying goes: if you don't ask you don't get.
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Re: G.Fast Modem
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 04:03:41 PM »

Dreytek also have one coming https://www.amazon.de/v165-B-DACH-Vigor-Supervectoring-Annex-B-at-CH/dp/B07KM8LH5X

I think only the 166 variant will be g.fast based on the PDF.

I emailed about it last week and got this:

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We don't currently have a confirmed date for release, but we expect it to be in Q1 in 2019.
Its likely to support g.fast, but we'll confirm that before release.

@smallal I asked for the modem but the guy left the wrong one so been stuck with using the ultra hub.
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Re: G.Fast Modem
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2019, 09:47:03 PM »

The DrayTek 2866 will support G.Fast.
I'm not aware of any other models that will, or they are keeping it a secret.

The model linked on Amazon above only does VDSL2 Profile 35b.

What PDF are you referring to?
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Re: G.Fast Modem
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2019, 10:38:46 PM »

"What PDF are you referring to?"

The one he has attached to the bottom of his post  :blush:
Datasheet Vigor160.pdf (99.12 kB)
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Re: G.Fast Modem
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2019, 01:16:45 PM »

Has anyone seen any news regarding a release date for the Vigor160 or the Zyxel XMG5101-S10A in the UK?
« Last Edit: February 19, 2019, 01:20:38 PM by Weggy »
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Re: G.Fast Modem
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2019, 04:57:11 PM »

I'm not aware, no. Sorry.
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Re: G.Fast Modem
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2019, 06:27:11 PM »

Mine might be available to reasonable offers. I just received a Technicolor DGA2231 to replace the MT992
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Re: G.Fast Modem
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2019, 08:02:33 AM »

Dare I ask what reasonable is? :)
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Re: G.Fast Modem
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2019, 08:48:20 AM »

Once confirmed that I'm going to sell I will post on here.
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Re: G.Fast Modem
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2019, 12:45:38 PM »

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Re: G.Fast Modem
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2019, 01:59:25 PM »

Wow... That seems really expensive. Will never charge that much if I decide to sell...

A 2nd MT992 just appeared on eBay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Huawei-MT992-G-fast-Modem-Ultrafast-or-Gfast/333087770119

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