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Author Topic: Best modem only for FTTC  (Read 2474 times)

N0_Klu3

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Re: Best modem only for FTTC
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2020, 09:36:02 PM »

Previously tried Billion 8800NL, Netgear DSL 7000, and Zyxel VMG8924-B10A. Easily the best on the Huawei cabinet is a newly purchased Draytek 165 it has tweakable snr and is very stable. I am not that close to the cabinet maybe between 500 to 800 metres from the cabinet and have very few errors. The only downside is that it does not work with dsl stats.

Woah first I've seen the 165... its not too expensive either. Might add that to my list to test out.
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N0_Klu3

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Re: Best modem only for FTTC
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2020, 10:02:31 PM »

How can I tell which chipset my road cab has...
So I know which modem chipset would be best.
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j0hn

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Re: Best modem only for FTTC
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2020, 10:08:07 PM »

How can I tell which chipset my road cab has...
So I know which modem chipset would be best.

It's a Huawei cabinet (Broadcom chipset).
https://www.telecom-tariffs.co.uk/codelook.htm?xid=150401&cabinets=14576
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Re: Best modem only for FTTC
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2020, 07:39:32 AM »

I recommend the ZyXEL VMG xxxxxxx-BnnA modems (not the -10D ). New top end models are perhaps cheaper than the VMG 1312-B10A units which I use and which are only available now second hand on the likes of ebay and other shops, although very rarely boxed new-looking ones turn up.

If you are patient you can get a second hand one for £60, if very patient you can get occasionally one for £25.

The VMG 8xxxx and 9xxxx series models are just as good afaik and have the advantage of being available brand new.
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Re: Best modem only for FTTC
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2020, 09:42:37 AM »

+1 for Zyxel VMG8924-B10A

I have two and they have been great for 3 years, just compared them with Fritz!box 7530 (Lantiq) and on my line(s) syncs almost identical speed
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Re: Best modem only for FTTC
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2020, 10:29:49 AM »

I can attest to the HG612ís reliability.  My Openreach-supplied one has behaved itself perfectly, running 24/7 over the past 8-ish years, with BT and Vodafone.

I too have a pfSense router/firewall behind the HG612.  The modemís in its default bridge mode. The only config change Iíve made was whatever tweak was required to get access to the modem stats over the same interface as the bridge.

I suppose I might gain a megabit or two if I switched to a different modem, but Iím already running stable at the maximum speeds for my line length (~55 in summer, ~60 in winter - temperature makes a huge difference to a 600 metre-long line!).
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Re: Best modem only for FTTC
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2020, 11:22:25 AM »

In fact, _what Burakkucat and J0hn said_. The ebay purchasing thing is slightly worrying unless you can get a boxed like new one, as the unit you buy might be as old as god. I have a sizeable stash of them as my kit keeps getting destroyed every year with lighting strikes, this year being by far the worst on record.
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Re: Best modem only for FTTC
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2020, 12:55:16 PM »

vmg3925 or 8800nl r1
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N0_Klu3

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Re: Best modem only for FTTC
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2020, 05:05:36 PM »

I managed to snag a brand new VMG8924-B10A.

Thanks for all the help everyone, I really appreciate it.
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