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Standard User helpoort
(committed) Thu 14-Dec-17 23:01:41
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Router Life


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Have a Belkin router Surf N6000DB and it is never switched off.
What is the expected life of such a router.
Replaced previous Belkin 18th Dec 2015.(after four years of a previous Belkin)
Just wondered when I may consider getting a replacement.in good time any ideas appreciated.
Present one runs along without any hassle at 10 to 16Mps)
I realise it is rather a 'unknown quantity' question but thought maybe a Xmas present to myself !!!!!!!!1
Cheers
kb
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 15-Dec-17 09:49:20
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Varies around what is the lowest quality component that eventually fails, so could last ten years more

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Standard User Andrue
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 15-Dec-17 15:21:46
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I'm still using my original BT HG612 in conjunction with a newer Billion 8800.

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Standard User helpoort
(committed) Fri 15-Dec-17 18:13:19
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Thanks and your remarks noted.
Appreciate your replies.
rgds
kb
Standard User WilliamGrimsley
(experienced) Fri 15-Dec-17 21:09:25
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Interesting, I've heard that the HG612's shelf life isn't great. You're probably better off using the BDCM chipset in the Billion, tbh.

William Grimsley.
Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 15-Dec-17 23:10:08
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HG612 is also a BDCM chipset. Why do you think it is preferred by so many.

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Standard User Realalemadrid
(member) Fri 15-Dec-17 23:28:54
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I don't know how old my HG612 is but it must be several years. It hasn't failed yet so I'm not complaining.

Speeds can't be better.....

# xdslcmd info --stats
xdslcmd: ADSL driver and PHY status
Status: Showtime
Retrain Reason: 0
Last initialization procedure status: 0
Max: Upstream rate = 31489 Kbps, Downstream rate = 75872 Kbps
Bearer: 0, Upstream rate = 19999 Kbps, Downstream rate = 79999 Kbps
Bearer: 1, Upstream rate = 0 Kbps, Downstream rate = 0 Kbps
Link Power State: L0
Mode: VDSL2 Annex B
VDSL2 Profile: Profile 17a
TPS-TC: PTM Mode(0x0)
Trellis: U:ON /D:ON
Line Status: No Defect
Training Status: Showtime
Down Up
SNR (dB): 7.3 16.4
Attn(dB): 12.2 0.0
Pwr(dBm): 13.0 -2.6

Downstream errors looking pretty good .... but I would like to have upstream G.Inp !

Since Link time = 34 days 17 hours 44 min 49 sec
FEC: 203469 91381
CRC: 0 5511
ES: 0 4953
SES: 0 0
UAS: 0 0
LOS: 0 0
LOF: 0 0
LOM: 0 0
#
The uptime is low because of a power cut, should be much longer!

The separate Modem, Router and Access point is by far the best arrangement for my situation, a large old house with some stone walls. A single box solution would not work well.
Standard User WilliamGrimsley
(experienced) Sat 16-Dec-17 08:42:19
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I know it does?! Because they were manufactured several years ago, and like I said in my previous post, don't have a great shelf life on average. Why not use the Billion on its own, and sell the HG612? Less devices, and overall better performance.

William Grimsley.
Standard User Realalemadrid
(member) Sat 16-Dec-17 11:30:33
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Not sure where you've got this idea that the HG612 has poor "shelf life" as you seem to call it. It shouldn't be better or worse than other mass produced electronic devices. I accept that there have been some instances of early capacitor failure but this could happen to any equipment comprised of commercial grade (i.e low cost ) components.

As I stated previously the separate modem is useful in many situations and with the detailed stats available it is easy to understand why this modem is still so popular.
Standard User WilliamGrimsley
(experienced) Sat 16-Dec-17 11:35:22
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Just from other forums etc. The Billion model also has the same stats, so what's the point of using two devices, when just using the Billion would be a perfect AIO set up. I've also found that a Billion device syncs higher than the HG612, anyway.

William Grimsley.

Edited by WilliamGrimsley (Sat 16-Dec-17 11:37:46)

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