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Standard User captbirdseye06
(newbie) Wed 06-Apr-11 21:03:16
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Can i use TP-Link TD-W8960N for FTTC?


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Hi there,
My Broadband provider has stated that I need a PPPoe router for FTTC and after checking the specs it appears compatible or am I missing something?

Many Thanks

Edited by captbirdseye06 (Wed 06-Apr-11 21:08:18)

Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 06-Apr-11 22:48:32
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Re: Can i use TP-Link TD-W8960N for FTTC?


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No, because the TD-W8960N is an ADSL2+ router, so it has a built in modem which you don't need/can't use. You need a router that does not have any ADSL modem built in, and is just a wireless router.

E.g. http://www.tp-link.com/products/productDetails.asp?p...

James
ADSL24 Broadband
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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 23-Jun-11 17:31:31
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Re: Can i use TP-Link TD-W8960N for FTTC?


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Just to confirm before getting too keen on such a good priced unit. Can it do No NAT and effectively no firewall as all I need is straight through to public ip on LAN as we have separate firewall with public ips set (/29) for different services.
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MartinH


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Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 23-Jun-11 18:21:21
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Re: Can i use TP-Link TD-W8960N for FTTC?


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Not sure to be honest but to be fair if you want a decent router that can do this you need to stay away from the cheaper end of the market and go for another router.

James
ADSL24 Broadband
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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 24-Jun-11 00:27:05
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Re: Can i use TP-Link TD-W8960N for FTTC?


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@Anonymous - Are you captbirdseye forgotten to log in, or someone totally different?

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Standard User iand
(experienced) Fri 24-Jun-11 20:08:39
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Re: Can i use TP-Link TD-W8960N for FTTC?


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I have moved from a Draytek 2800Vxx to a TP-LINK TD-W8960N and am more than happy to move from the expensive end to the cheap end. Just a shame it does not do IPv6. Apart from that it is a cracking router. Best £45 my other half has bought for me in a long time. Cost me £0. Now where is ebay to see if I can make a profit.

IanD
Standard User iand
(experienced) Fri 24-Jun-11 20:10:01
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Re: Can i use TP-Link TD-W8960N for FTTC?


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looking at the spec, it does look to do this. I have the router but not the FTTC link. If I did I would expect it to work.

IanD
Standard User sbrads
(member) Fri 09-Dec-11 11:53:06
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Re: Can i use TP-Link TD-W8960N for FTTC?


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In reply to a post by iand:
looking at the spec, it does look to do this. I have the router but not the FTTC link. If I did I would expect it to work.


The TD-W8960N manual states that you need ...........
Broadband Internet Access Service (DSL/Cable/Ethernet)

It's not terribly clear to me from the manual how to use it for cable though. Can't try it myself, I'm on ADSL.

Steve
Standard User sbrads
(member) Fri 09-Dec-11 12:31:56
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Re: Can i use TP-Link TD-W8960N for FTTC?


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A bit of searching turned up TP-Link's own web instructions on how to configure one of the LAN ports as a WAN port and hence make FTTC a possibility..........

http://www.tp-link.com/en/article/?id=344

Steve
Standard User iand
(experienced) Fri 09-Dec-11 19:13:45
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And you can use a derivitive of that to make the TPlink router dial the link if the cable/fttc model is not actually doing the connection work.

IanD
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