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Author Topic: Need A New VDSL Router....  (Read 823 times)

tubaman

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Re: Need A New VDSL Router....
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2021, 02:44:18 PM »

For under £50 I'd certainly be looking at something like the ZyXel 3925 mentioned earlier, as you will struggle to get a decent new unit for that money.
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Re: Need A New VDSL Router....
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2021, 11:47:10 AM »

Thanks to DFS if you're using 5Ghz there is never that guarantee unless you stick to the lower channels.

how common is that on new kit?? (I'm a bit out of touch these days) and more to the point can you turn it off on most stuff??
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Re: Need A New VDSL Router....
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2021, 12:17:36 PM »

DFS is a requirement in the UK, however OFCOM did issue a consultation on this last year with the intent of removing the requirement but I've not found out if/whether this has happened yet!

Stuart
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Re: Need A New VDSL Router....
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2021, 12:34:29 PM »

thanks, I'll bear that in mind....only got 30-day warranty though..

Seller is open to offers, they messaged me today and offered it for £34, so I'm sure you could barter if you wanted
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Re: Need A New VDSL Router....
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2021, 01:28:29 PM »

DFS is a requirement in the UK, however OFCOM did issue a consultation on this last year with the intent of removing the requirement but I've not found out if/whether this has happened yet!

Stuart

Thanks for that. Hopefully they'll see sense and can it!!
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Re: Need A New VDSL Router....
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2021, 01:29:15 PM »

Seller is open to offers, they messaged me today and offered it for £34, so I'm sure you could barter if you wanted

thanks....I'm keeping that as a backup option at the moment....
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Re: Need A New VDSL Router....
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2021, 03:07:48 PM »

DFS is a requirement in the UK, however OFCOM did issue a consultation on this last year with the intent of removing the requirement but I've not found out if/whether this has happened yet!

Stuart

I believe they are only looking at UNII 3 which is channels 149 and above which we can use but 99% of routers donít support it. I asked the same on SNB thinking the same but when I looked it was in that band and so restrictions will stay in place.
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Re: Need A New VDSL Router....
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2021, 04:04:51 PM »

DFS is a requirement in the UK, however OFCOM did issue a consultation on this last year with the intent of removing the requirement but I've not found out if/whether this has happened yet!

Stuart

Latest White Paper I can find on 5ghz is this one : http://wifinigel.blogspot.com/2018/05/updated-white-paper-on-license-exempt.html
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Re: Need A New VDSL Router....
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2021, 03:15:40 PM »

I think https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/improving-spectrum-access-for-wi-fi explains what is happening quite well regarding DFS and Wi-Fi channels.

Stuart
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Re: Need A New VDSL Router....
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2021, 03:00:34 PM »

Thanks all who've commented on here, gone for the ZyXel 3925 on ebay linked to earlier....offered £32 and seller accepted :)
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Re: Need A New VDSL Router....
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2021, 03:25:13 PM »

Quote from: Ofcom
Remove the Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) requirements from channels used by Wi-Fi in the 5.8 GHz band (5725-5850 MHz). DFS requires a router to scan for radars and to switch channel if suspected radar transmissions are detected. DFS can therefore represent a constraint for equipment manufacturers regarding quality of service and throughput as well as being the cause of connection delays for users. We are amending the requirements on this band on the basis that the risk of undue interference from indoor Wi-Fi use is extremely low. The removal of DFS will increase its use for indoor wireless applications and help reduce congestion in other bands.

See Ofcom document: Improving spectrum access for Wi-Fi - Spectrum use in the 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands, Publication Date: 24 July 2020.

[Moderator edited to add an attribution for the above quoted statement.]
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