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Standard User fibreplease
(newbie) Sun 06-Apr-14 13:06:20
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Can the FTTC VDSL Modem be used for ADSL?


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Sorry, and an odd question perhaps. I have just moved house from a FTTC area to another FTTC area and I am just waiting for my ADSL to be activated before I can then order FTTC. It has been a frustrating process to say the least.

A 6 week wait for the phone line to be installed, after which a Openreach contractor arrived to tell me that my line isn't ready to be connected (new build property). Proper Openreach engineer then turned up later in the day and just connected me up. Apparently the first one had jointed my line to one of the unfinished properties nearby...

Anyway, whilst I wait for my ADSL to be activated (it was suppose to be activated when the phone line was installed, but the 1st engineer cancelled it) I was wondering if I can use my old VDSL modem for ADSL service?

I'm familiar with setting up a bridged ADSL modem over PPPoE, as this is how I used to do it before FTTC. This was with a different ISP (Xilo) though.

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Standard User ToneDeaf
(member) Sun 06-Apr-14 13:36:05
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Re: Can the FTTC VDSL Modem be used for ADSL?


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You can certainly hack the HG612 firmware and configure the modem to connect to ADSL.

see - http://huaweihg612hacking.wordpress.com

also - http://wiki.kitz.co.uk/index.php?title=Huawei_HG612

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 06-Apr-14 15:03:05
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Re: Can the FTTC VDSL Modem be used for ADSL?


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IIRC the unlocked version is configured for all modes, and the statement from asbokid was all he's modified was getting rid of the lock. So I think there's a fair chance it would train down as standard.

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Standard User fibreplease
(newbie) Sun 06-Apr-14 15:35:31
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Re: Can the FTTC VDSL Modem be used for ADSL?


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Thanks both. I only have the ECI modem, so I'll use the TP-Link 1 port ADSL2+ modem/router I've got here instead. I guess that'll work with Plusnet ADSL.

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Standard User ToneDeaf
(member) Sun 06-Apr-14 17:33:08
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The ECI modem can be hacked also - http://huaweihg612hacking.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/t...

However - on re-examining the link above this does require use of a soldering iron!! Easier to buy an HG612 from Ebay!

On my HG612 - by default, all of the WAN boxes in the WAN GUI menu were ticked (VDSL2, ADSL, etc.) therefore the device should auto train to the appropriate xDSL signal.

However, if you were changing ISP the modem would have to be hacked in order to insert new login details.

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Edited by ToneDeaf (Sun 06-Apr-14 17:40:20)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 06-Apr-14 18:54:29
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Re: Can the FTTC VDSL Modem be used for ADSL?


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If I'm right and the Huawei is configured as standard for all modes, I expect the ECI is as well.

As you have an ADSL modem anyway, I don't suppose it matters, but all you have to do is plug the ECI in and see what happens smile.

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Standard User fibreplease
(newbie) Sun 06-Apr-14 22:59:22
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Once the DSL light finally blinks into life on this TP-Link I'll power up the ECI to see if it works. I'm getting really fed up of 3G right now.

Using Three at about 3Mbps is a world away from 75Mbps FTTC. O2 is even more of a joke here, full signal HSDPA barely gets me 500Kbps. Vodafone is GPRS only too. 4G, yeah whatever!

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 07-Apr-14 00:02:47
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In reply to a post by fibreplease:
... O2 is even more of a joke here, full signal HSDPA barely gets me 500Kbps. Vodafone is GPRS only too. 4G, yeah whatever!


That is at least 495k better than I get up in Scotland. Most of the time it is nothing but occasionally I might get some data!


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Standard User fibreplease
(newbie) Tue 15-Apr-14 11:05:57
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Re: Can the FTTC VDSL Modem be used for ADSL?


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I'm finally connected. ADSL doesn't sync on the ECI so using the TP-Link instead.

Pretty happy with the outcome in so far as I now have a new master socket with filtered faceplate by the front door. Then the ADSL modem is connected via the IDC connector on the faceplate. I have a cat5 cable run inside the wall terminating at a rj45 socket in the under-stairs cupboard.

Now to get the fibre order in...

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