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Author Topic: Zyxel firmware recommended  (Read 195 times)

Pauljbl

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Zyxel firmware recommended
« on: August 14, 2019, 11:06:07 PM »

Hi
What is the recommended modified zyxel firmware to use that is safe to use
Is the x6 version best to use

Which one do you use Johnson?
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j0hn

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Re: Zyxel firmware recommended
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 01:10:13 AM »

I use a version that enables 1508 MTU and allows more than 1 telnet session.

I saw no benefit using a newer version DSL driver (adsl_phy.bin).
I don't think anyone else noticed an improvement either.

Some of the tweaks/bug fixes within the adsl_phy.bin require a newer Broadcom kernel which we can't update.

For stability I keep to the adsl_phy.bin released by Zyxel.

Johnson found the newer dsl driver fixed a specific Vectoring issue on his line.

If you have Vectoring on your line (only specific BDUK funded Huawei cabinets have Vectoring) then you might want to try x1 or x6.
If you don't have Vectoring I recommend sticking with the supplied adsl_phy.bin.

Of course you are free to install whatever you like.

I recommend restricting the number of resyncs you do while testing various modems/firmware as DLM can easily cap your line for this and can take a long time to remove any cap.
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Plusnet FTTC 80/20 -  ECI now Huawei cab
retx low @ 3dB target SNRM
Zyxel VMG1312-B10A bridged with 1508 MTU + Asus RT-AC68U running Asuswrt-Merlin

Pauljbl

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Re: Zyxel firmware recommended
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 07:14:31 AM »

Do all the firmwares have a stats server?

What's the command to see the stats?
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j0hn

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Re: Zyxel firmware recommended
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 12:51:07 PM »

No, that was a feature Johnson installed for a member who had no ability to run DslStats.

The stats server is served up in a browser window, no commands.

If you have the ability to run DslStats then that provides much more detailed stats.
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Plusnet FTTC 80/20 -  ECI now Huawei cab
retx low @ 3dB target SNRM
Zyxel VMG1312-B10A bridged with 1508 MTU + Asus RT-AC68U running Asuswrt-Merlin

Pauljbl

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Re: Zyxel firmware recommended
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 01:16:53 PM »

What are the commands to see the standard stats?

Is it possible to do it over one cable like on the hg612
« Last Edit: August 15, 2019, 01:22:04 PM by Pauljbl »
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