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Standard User powerduck
(newbie) Mon 12-Aug-13 20:14:57
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help with modem adsl


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hello was looking into replacing my bt home hub 3 with a router that supports dd-wrt but all the decent one don't have a modem built in so was looking at modems on broadbandbuyer.com they seem to have two that look ok

DrayTek Vigor 120 ADSL2+ Ethernet Modem
http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?...

D-Link DSL-320B ADSL 2+ Ethernet Modem
http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?...

and seen this on a forum Netgear DM111p modem.

is there any other modems i should be looking at?

was wondering if the d-link was worth the money as i would rather spend £20 than £50 but if the Draytek is worth the extra i might go for it.
i think im on asdl max at the moment and live 4-5 mile away from the exchange

and im i right in saying that this will connect to routers that dont have the modem built in like the Linksys E1200 and Asus RT-N16?

thanks

Edited by powerduck (Mon 12-Aug-13 20:30:10)

Standard User DrPepper
(regular) Mon 12-Aug-13 20:24:49
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Re: help with modem adsl


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I have just been testing with both. The DrayTek Vigor was giving me much higher sync speeds in both down/upstream. Apart from that they both work as expected.

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Standard User powerduck
(newbie) Mon 12-Aug-13 20:55:46
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Re: help with modem adsl


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In reply to a post by DrPepper:
I have just been testing with both. The DrayTek Vigor was giving me much higher sync speeds in both down/upstream. Apart from that they both work as expected.

ah thanks so they are both a good buy with the draytek being better hence the higher price.


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Standard User powerduck
(newbie) Mon 12-Aug-13 21:07:35
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Re: help with modem adsl


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was just looking at the bt homehub "ADSL Line Status" page

Downstream: 2,784 Kbps
Upstream: 448 Kbps
Noise margin (Down/Up): 7.9 dB / 16.0 dB
Line attenuation (Down/Up): 58.0 dB / 31.5 dB
Output power (Down/Up): 18.8 dBm / 12.1 dBm

dont know if that is good but would it likely get better or worse if i changed the modem?
Standard User DrPepper
(regular) Mon 12-Aug-13 22:56:14
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I am on a shortish line (Approx 1500 m) and I am using annex M. With the Vigor upstream in 2048K and the d-link 1500K. Downstream was much the same at around 15 Meg

At my old house the Vigor held sync where most modems did not. I cannot remember exact stats now, however it was around 5.5 meg on a 3.9 Km line with ropy E-sides

Hope that helps.

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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Tue 13-Aug-13 09:40:44
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Re: help with modem adsl


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The DrayTek Vigor 120 ADSL2+ Ethernet Modem seems to be the most popular modem.

http://www.draytek.co.uk/products/vigor120.html

http://www.draytek.co.uk/support/kb_vigor100_setup.html

EE broadband WBC 20 Mbps unlimited. Sync 15282 kbps Downstream, 1276 kbps Upstream. thinkbroadband/SpeedTest
Bright Box ADSL2+ wireless N Router supplied by EE/Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router
Standard User DrPepper
(regular) Tue 13-Aug-13 15:24:25
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Just took delivery of a TP-Link 8816 today and seem to be getting just as good as sync results as the Vigor, HOWEVER I have no idea if it's stable yet!

Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Wed 14-Aug-13 10:12:56
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Re: help with modem adsl


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nearly 3M at 58 dB isn't bad. It could go wither way with a different modem chipset.

What exchange ?

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