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Standard User pernickitypedant
(newbie) Thu 13-Jul-17 20:43:12
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Huawei HG612 with Linksys WRT1900ACS


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Hi all,

I'm having a load of problems with my Zyxel VMG8924-B10A router-modem-SIP adapter which seem to be a mixture of hardware and software issues. Anyway, this is really annoying so I'm considering switching to something more reliable.

I want to use the following config:

Huawei HG612 (as modem) - Linksys WRT1900ACS (as router and AP) - Obihai OBi202 (as VoIP/SIP adapter).

My question is therefore: should this work or not?

Does the HG612 have a UI that I can/need to configure with PPP details, or is that handled by the Linksys router/AP? And is the Obihai OBi202 usable on Sipgate/AAISP VoIP or can it be configured to do so?

Thanks for any and all help and advice!

My setup: Zyxel VMG8924-B10A VDSL2 modem/router & dual-line AAISP/Sipgate SIP modem. AAISP Home::1 80/20 150GB + copper pair on TTB (by req). Sync: 79987/20000 kbit/s, attainable ~91-94000/31-32000 kbit/s via ~180m of 1985 copper to ECI Cabinet 14, Milford Exchange (WMMFD)

BQM: IPv4 & IPv6

ISP Hx: Wanadoo ~2Mb (Orange takeover) > Freedom2Surf ~4Mb (TalkTalk takeover) > Virgin Media 10->30->50->70Mb (unnecessary second line as work reqd BT) > BT Inf 2 80Mb (04/17 rises, no retention offer) > Virgin Media 100Mb (awful pings) > AAISP 80Mb
Standard User ian007jen
(experienced) Thu 13-Jul-17 22:18:12
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Re: Huawei HG612 with Linksys WRT1900ACS


[re: pernickitypedant] [link to this post]
 
hmmm..I would try the zyxel in bridge mode before "downgrading" to a hg612 (these are getting long in the tooth now).

Either way the linksys handles the PPP.

Can't help with the obihai I'm afraid.

Ian
Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 13-Jul-17 22:36:09
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Re: Huawei HG612 with Linksys WRT1900ACS


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I would agree the ZyXEL in bridge mode as opposed to the HG612 is a better option as there have been posts on here about HG612 becoming erratic.

Tim
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Asus DSL-N55U and ZyXEL VMG1312-B10A Bridge on 80 Meg LLU Fibre
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Standard User pernickitypedant
(newbie) Thu 13-Jul-17 22:54:23
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Re: Huawei HG612 with Linksys WRT1900ACS


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Well, my first router apart from anything else the 2.4GHz WiFi broke completely. Then it kept on restarting randomly. My second unit is doing the same, and the VoIP is unreliable. IPv6 also only works when it feels like it, half the time.

I can't imagine the HG612s can be worse than that?!

My setup: Zyxel VMG8924-B10A VDSL2 modem/router & dual-line AAISP/Sipgate SIP modem. AAISP Home::1 80/20 150GB + copper pair on TTB (by req). Sync: 79987/20000 kbit/s, attainable ~91-94000/31-32000 kbit/s via ~180m of 1985 copper to ECI Cabinet 14, Milford Exchange (WMMFD)

BQM: IPv4 & IPv6

ISP Hx: Wanadoo ~2Mb (Orange takeover) > Freedom2Surf ~4Mb (TalkTalk takeover) > Virgin Media 10->30->50->70Mb (unnecessary second line as work reqd BT) > BT Inf 2 80Mb (04/17 rises, no retention offer) > Virgin Media 100Mb (awful pings) > AAISP 80Mb
Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 13-Jul-17 22:57:32
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Re: Huawei HG612 with Linksys WRT1900ACS


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In reply to a post by Banger:
I would agree the ZyXEL in bridge mode as opposed to the HG612 is a better option as there have been posts on here about HG612 becoming erratic.


Nothing wrong with a working HG612 in good condition, they are rock solid. I had one on my FTTC line (Huawei cab), only got rid of it due to getting FTTP installed. I tried nearly every vdsl2 modem under the sun, Draytek 130, Zyxel models, Openreach ECI, Netgear DM200 et al and whilst some of them synced a few meg higher the HG612, they were far more unstable (more errors) than the HG612 so I always kept returning to the HG612. The Zyxels were the worst (in bridge mode), horrible latency...uuurggghhhh no thanks.

OP, yes that combo should work, PPPoE credentials should be entered in the Linksys router. The Linksys WRT1900ACS is a decent router, not a bad choice at all - you will notice the wifi coverage/range is far superior to your Zyxel. However no idea about the VOIP/SIP adaptor.

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Edited by baby_frogmella (Thu 13-Jul-17 23:01:26)

Standard User pernickitypedant
(newbie) Thu 13-Jul-17 23:02:12
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Re: Huawei HG612 with Linksys WRT1900ACS


[re: Banger] [link to this post]
 
The WiFi is fine on the second Zyxel - so I'm just looking for something stable that doesn't reboot when it feels like it several times a week/day, and where IPv6 and VoIP "just work" rather than being intermittent like they are now.

My setup: Zyxel VMG8924-B10A VDSL2 modem/router & dual-line AAISP/Sipgate SIP modem. AAISP Home::1 80/20 150GB + copper pair on TTB (by req). Sync: 79987/20000 kbit/s, attainable ~91-94000/31-32000 kbit/s via ~180m of 1985 copper to ECI Cabinet 14, Milford Exchange (WMMFD)

BQM: IPv4 & IPv6

ISP Hx: Wanadoo ~2Mb (Orange takeover) > Freedom2Surf ~4Mb (TalkTalk takeover) > Virgin Media 10->30->50->70Mb (unnecessary second line as work reqd BT) > BT Inf 2 80Mb (04/17 rises, no retention offer) > Virgin Media 100Mb (awful pings) > AAISP 80Mb
Standard User pernickitypedant
(newbie) Thu 13-Jul-17 23:10:46
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Ok, I think I'm sold then. HG612 and WRT1900ACS it is.

Now just to see about that VoIP adapter...

My setup: Zyxel VMG8924-B10A VDSL2 modem/router & dual-line AAISP/Sipgate SIP modem. AAISP Home::1 80/20 150GB + copper pair on TTB (by req). Sync: 79987/20000 kbit/s, attainable ~91-94000/31-32000 kbit/s via ~180m of 1985 copper to ECI Cabinet 14, Milford Exchange (WMMFD)

BQM: IPv4 & IPv6

ISP Hx: Wanadoo ~2Mb (Orange takeover) > Freedom2Surf ~4Mb (TalkTalk takeover) > Virgin Media 10->30->50->70Mb (unnecessary second line as work reqd BT) > BT Inf 2 80Mb (04/17 rises, no retention offer) > Virgin Media 100Mb (awful pings) > AAISP 80Mb
Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 13-Jul-17 23:22:03
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Re: Huawei HG612 with Linksys WRT1900ACS


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In reply to a post by pernickitypedant:
Ok, I think I'm sold then. HG612 and WRT1900ACS it is.

Now just to see about that VoIP adapter...


Good call!

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Standard User craski
(member) Fri 14-Jul-17 10:12:30
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Re: Huawei HG612 with Linksys WRT1900ACS


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In reply to a post by baby_frogmella:
Nothing wrong with a working HG612 in good condition, they are rock solid.
I'd second that. I have two HG612's and a third as a backup. Options are very limited if you just want a modem. I also have Billion 8800 NL's which work great when used as modem/router/ap but occasionally hang when in full bridge mode used in conjunction with a more powerful router. No such problems with the HG612's.

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Standard User Andrue
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 14-Jul-17 11:23:05
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Agreed. My HG612 holds the line solidly. It's doing sterling service and can continue to do so for as long as it wants.

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Standard User gmangt4
(learned) Sat 15-Jul-17 15:17:05
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Hi, I was looking for feedback along similar lines, I have Sky FTTC 40/10 service, currently using a TP-Link W9970 in bridge mode wired to an Asus RT-AC68U as the router, I have issues with the TBB Quality Monitor showing lots of packet loss unless my XB1 is on, the XB1 is in the DMZ and when its on is the only time the TBBQM works for me, I tried the Vigor 130 and the net felt slow, I also have a Billion 8800NL R2 which I also tried in bridge mode but again the net felt sluggish and laggy, which took me to the W9970 which I am using now, I was thinking about buying a HG612 3B as the modem, would the HG612 be better than the W9970, I'm looking for as low latency as possible for gaming.
Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 15-Jul-17 22:32:11
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I also got high packet loss on my TBB BQM when using the Tplink W9970 in bridge mode, went back to a HG612 and the packet loss magically disappeared. Rather than wasting time trying to troubleshoot the W9970, I returned it to Argos and got my 30 quid back.

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Standard User gmangt4
(learned) Sat 15-Jul-17 22:54:36
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Thanks for the reply, I've been pulling my hair out with it, I set up another AC68U exact same as mine at a friends but with VM Superhub in modem mode and the TBB graph works fine, although can't say the same about his VM though. I might spend the £20 and get a HG612 then, cheers.
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