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Author Topic: Draytek Vigor 166 G.fast Modem / Router Review  (Read 8043 times)

hushcoden

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Re: Draytek Vigor 166 G.fast Modem / Router Review
« Reply #90 on: January 13, 2021, 12:11:40 PM »

I've been advised to select a different modem code (Internet Access -> General Setup) so will be trying that overnight once I reconnect the 166.
Which one? Mine is currently on default
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Newfie

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Re: Draytek Vigor 166 G.fast Modem / Router Review
« Reply #91 on: January 13, 2021, 12:13:12 PM »

Which one? Mine is currently on default

Mines default too, not sure which one either.
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omegapoint

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Re: Draytek Vigor 166 G.fast Modem / Router Review
« Reply #92 on: January 13, 2021, 12:15:17 PM »

Which one? Mine is currently on default

The 10_14 one. There is a "DSL version" displayed in the dashboard which displays the one it is currently using (without the "_").

Also I've been told to turn "Hardware Acceleration" on.
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Newfie

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Re: Draytek Vigor 166 G.fast Modem / Router Review
« Reply #93 on: January 13, 2021, 12:17:40 PM »

Thanks, Iíll give it a shot
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Robbie

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Re: Draytek Vigor 166 G.fast Modem / Router Review
« Reply #94 on: January 13, 2021, 12:30:23 PM »

The V130 had an alternative modem code for use with ECI VDSL cabinets - it shares the same version number but without the BT bit.  It did add some extra performance to bring it close to parity with a Huawei cabinet but even running the other firmware it did not have the scale of issues shown above.

As I understood it, the Hardware Acceleration should make no difference when used in modem mode, especially with VDSL throughput, unless there is an odd parameter that looks for it.

Has anyone tried the revised UK-specific firmware on a G.fast line yet?
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Newfie

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Re: Draytek Vigor 166 G.fast Modem / Router Review
« Reply #95 on: January 13, 2021, 12:42:15 PM »

Thanks, Iíll give it a shot

Tried it, lowered my download speed even more, latency on upload still there and after 2 thinkbroadband speed checks my line went dead. Had to resort back to my hg612. Gut feeling the Vigor 166 is itís not right somewhere.
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Re: Draytek Vigor 166 G.fast Modem / Router Review
« Reply #96 on: January 13, 2021, 01:22:27 PM »

Great review and off the back of this I bought a Vigor 166 from broadbandbuyer.

I am a little disappointed though. Using mine as a modem / bridge The DSL status page is not in the menu under diagnostics.

Also from the CLI - VDSL status shows very little information. Most things show as zero (zero crc errors etc)

I wonder if you see this status page because yours is running in Router mode, and also perhaps because I am using official BT firmware ?
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hushcoden

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Re: Draytek Vigor 166 G.fast Modem / Router Review
« Reply #97 on: January 13, 2021, 02:45:16 PM »

Tried it, lowered my download speed even more, latency on upload still there and after 2 thinkbroadband speed checks my line went dead. Had to resort back to my hg612. Gut feeling the Vigor 166 is itís not right somewhere.
Are you on ECI or Huawei line?
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Newfie

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Re: Draytek Vigor 166 G.fast Modem / Router Review
« Reply #98 on: January 13, 2021, 02:54:27 PM »

Are you on ECI or Huawei line?

Huawei line.
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omegapoint

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Re: Draytek Vigor 166 G.fast Modem / Router Review
« Reply #99 on: January 13, 2021, 03:02:54 PM »

Tried it, lowered my download speed even more, latency on upload still there and after 2 thinkbroadband speed checks my line went dead. Had to resort back to my hg612. Gut feeling the Vigor 166 is itís not right somewhere.

Same here. Switch the modem code back to default but keeping hardware acceleration & the MTU lowered to 1500 to see if that helps
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Newfie

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Re: Draytek Vigor 166 G.fast Modem / Router Review
« Reply #100 on: January 13, 2021, 03:05:28 PM »

Same here. Switch the modem code back to default but keeping hardware acceleration & the MTU lowered to 1500 to see if that helps

Keep us updated, thanks.
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omegapoint

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Re: Draytek Vigor 166 G.fast Modem / Router Review
« Reply #101 on: January 13, 2021, 03:25:44 PM »

So with the default modem code with hardware acceleration & the MTU at 1500 the connection is unusable. Line stays up but my router can't hold a stable PPPoE session over it.

Switched hardware acceleration back off and am just keeping the MTU at 1500 to see if the packet loss issue still happens. Luckily hardware acceleration doesn't need a reboot to change so hoping I'll avoid punishment from the DLM gods for all the experimenting.
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Newfie

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Re: Draytek Vigor 166 G.fast Modem / Router Review
« Reply #102 on: January 13, 2021, 03:39:33 PM »

So with the default modem code with hardware acceleration & the MTU at 1500 the connection is unusable. Line stays up but my router can't hold a stable PPPoE session over it.

Switched hardware acceleration back off and am just keeping the MTU at 1500 to see if the packet loss issue still happens. Luckily hardware acceleration doesn't need a reboot to change so hoping I'll avoid punishment from the DLM gods for all the experimenting.

The DLM gods punished me  ;D, thanks again for update.
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meritez

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Re: Draytek Vigor 166 G.fast Modem / Router Review
« Reply #103 on: January 13, 2021, 04:35:14 PM »

I cant see much difference in the changelog between 4.0.5 and 4.1.1?

ftp://ftp.draytek.com/Vigor166/Firmware/
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omegapoint

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Re: Draytek Vigor 166 G.fast Modem / Router Review
« Reply #104 on: January 14, 2021, 08:22:30 AM »

Looks like changing the MTU from 1520 to 1500 solved the issues I was seeing. Connected around 3pm yesterday and still up with no packet loss issues.



Sync is a little lower then my 130 was but that could be due to swapping modems several times.
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