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Standard User boxst
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 10-Feb-16 08:52:03
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Replacement Modem


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After a couple years of service my supplied BT modem is becoming a bit flaky -- it randomly switches itself off which has caused the exchange to think the line isn't stable.

Any suggestions as to what to replace it with? Having a quick scan around, it appears the choices are another BT box (although not sure which one) from eBay or a Draytek 130.

I have an ASUS RTAC3200 so just need a modem, I don't want a combined box.

Thanks,

Steve
Standard User Nightglow
(regular) Wed 10-Feb-16 09:48:33
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Re: Replacement Modem


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If your on a Huawei cabinet then you will have G.INP on your line, so a Huawei HG612 version 3B my prefered choice, off Ebay would do, also using the HG612, you can unlock it to get your stats.

The Draytek 130 also supports G.INP.

Edited by Nightglow (Wed 10-Feb-16 09:55:40)

Standard User Ancient_Mariner
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 10-Feb-16 10:01:31
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Re: Replacement Modem


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My understanding is that if your BT supplied FTTC modem fails, then BT will provide a replacement.

Cheers!

Clive


Andrews & Arnold FTTC
DrayTek Vigor 2920Vn

Andrews & Arnold Data SIM
HUAWEI E5776


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Standard User bmn0
(newbie) Wed 10-Feb-16 10:34:04
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Re: Replacement Modem


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Bridge mode modem:

ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A (G.INP) 10/10

Billion BiPAC 8800NL (G.INP) 9/10

All Increased sync speeds above the HG\ECI

All the best.
Standard User Nightglow
(regular) Wed 10-Feb-16 10:44:56
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Re: Replacement Modem


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In reply to a post by bmn0:
Bridge mode modem:

ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A (G.INP) 10/10

Billion BiPAC 8800NL (G.INP) 9/10

All Increased sync speeds above the HG\ECI

All the best.


bmn0: How do you find the ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A, any problems getting your stats off it.
Been looking to replace my HG612, as it's held together with tape after falling off my desk.
Just a quick google & I answered my own question, found a excellent guide for setting it up in bridge mode. smile

http://www.kitz.co.uk/routers/zyxel_VMG8324-B10A_bri...

Edited by Nightglow (Wed 10-Feb-16 10:54:00)

Standard User bmn0
(newbie) Wed 10-Feb-16 11:00:47
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Re: Replacement Modem


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Stat monitor is nice and easy, ZyXEL\8800NL with DSLstats ( http://www.s446074245.websitehome.co.uk/ ) works solidly. ZyXEL.is a solid modem, With all most zero FEC errors. (Firmware: 1.00(AAKL.7)C0 )

Edited by bmn0 (Wed 10-Feb-16 11:11:10)

Standard User AdrianPH
(member) Wed 10-Feb-16 11:39:16
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Re: Replacement Modem


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I have the Asus AC3200 and Draytek Vigor130 , they work very well together.

You will also benefit from having your line stats available in your browser, call 192.168.2.1 , see stats , settings, firmware etc. Also has the command line from the same page.

UNO FTTC : Synch : 80/20 : Grade A : Download 75.31.Mb/s : Upload 18.71 Mb/s : ping 9 ms
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 10-Feb-16 11:40:49
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Re: Replacement Modem


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As Ancient_Mariner says, until 1 Jan 2017. Link.

But later you say you dropped it? Perhaps the DSL socket has been damaged, or more likely the DSL cable. Have you tried another one of those from a different modem or router?

The indispensable man or woman passes from the scene, and what happens next is more or less the same thing as was happening before.
My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk. Domains, site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - AAISP Home::1 80/20. Sync 59504/15641kbps @ 600m. - BQM
Standard User boxst
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 10-Feb-16 11:58:15
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Re: Replacement Modem


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I didn't realise that. I had FTTC installed a few years ago and just assumed it was my responsibility after that time. Zen no longer supply that modem.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 10-Feb-16 14:18:24
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Re: Replacement Modem


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It's their responsibility to get it replaced for you, by another HG612 not an ECI.

But try my cable replacement idea first.

The indispensable man or woman passes from the scene, and what happens next is more or less the same thing as was happening before.
My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk. Domains, site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - AAISP Home::1 80/20. Sync 59504/15641kbps @ 600m. - BQM
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