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Standard User blfamily
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 27-Jul-16 15:40:25
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Which router are Zen sending out for Fibre


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As in the title, and it it any good?

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Standard User David_W
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 27-Jul-16 16:59:02
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Re: Which router are Zen sending out for Fibre


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Those signing up for home Fibre 1, Unlimited Fibre 1 or Unlimited Fibre 2 online today get a ZyXEL VMG1312, which is normally free of charge for new customers. I'm fairly certain the same router is offered on the business fibre packages, though there is the option for a discounted ZyXEL VMG8924 in place of the VMG1312.

I am using an Openreach Huawei HG612 with pfSense as a router, so cannot comment on the Zen routers, other than to observe that ZyXEL kit is normally pretty good. The VMG1312 uses a Broadcom chipset and seems well regarded on the kitz forums. The VMG1312 can be bridged if you wish to use your own PPPoE router behind it, though I still believe you're limited to a WAN MTU of 1492 in that configuration, unlike with a HG612.



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Standard User AdrianPH
(member) Wed 27-Jul-16 18:43:29
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Zyxel VMG1312-B10D users seem to struggle with it.

Business customers are also offered a Fritz!Box 3490 which is vastly superior.


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Standard User doktorlorenz73
(newbie) Wed 27-Jul-16 18:57:34
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I brought the Zyxel VMG8924 when i changed over from plusnet to Zen last month and it seems to be alot more stable than my old openreach modem ever was. I do have a patchy line thats quite far from the cabinet but its holdking up rather well despite the poor quality lines here. From my impression so far I do actually like this router.
Standard User NICK_ADSL_UK
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 28-Jul-16 00:02:53
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Standard User NICK_ADSL_UK
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 28-Jul-16 00:04:45
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Re: Which router are Zen sending out for Fibre


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In reply to a post by David_W:
Those signing up for home Fibre 1, Unlimited Fibre 1 or Unlimited Fibre 2 online today get a ZyXEL VMG1312, which is normally free of charge for new customers. I'm fairly certain the same router is offered on the business fibre packages, though there is the option for a discounted ZyXEL VMG8924 in place of the VMG1312.

I am using an Openreach Huawei HG612 with pfSense as a router, so cannot comment on the Zen routers, other than to observe that ZyXEL kit is normally pretty good. The VMG1312 uses a Broadcom chipset and seems well regarded on the kitz forums. The VMG1312 can be bridged if you wish to use your own PPPoE router behind it, though I still believe you're limited to a WAN MTU of 1492 in that configuration, unlike with a HG612.


that model is now obsolete and all zen NON BUSINESS customers are now receiving the VMG1312-B10D which to me has been excellent

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Standard User David_W
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 28-Jul-16 07:14:21
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In reply to a post by NICK_ADSL_UK:
that model is now obsolete and all zen NON BUSINESS customers are now receiving the VMG1312-B10D which to me has been excellent

What model is obsolete? I said that Zen are now using the VMG1312 and provided some details direct from the web site.

Zen now supply the B10D variant of the VMG1312 - I believe that the earlier B10A variant is now obsolete. Whilst the two variants use different firmware, I believe that the instructions for bridging the router and the PPPoE MTU 1492 limitation are common to both variants.



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Standard User NICK_ADSL_UK
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 28-Jul-16 11:17:25
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In reply to a post by David_W:
In reply to a post by NICK_ADSL_UK:
that model is now obsolete and all zen NON BUSINESS customers are now receiving the VMG1312-B10D which to me has been excellent

What model is obsolete? I said that Zen are now using the VMG1312 and provided some details direct from the web site.

Zen now supply the B10D variant of the VMG1312 - I believe that the earlier B10A variant is now obsolete. Whilst the two variants use different firmware, I believe that the instructions for bridging the router and the PPPoE MTU 1492 limitation are common to both variants.


i am replying that zen are not supplying the VMG1312 as it is no longer available and that the VMG1312-B10D will be sent to you instead
sorry for any confusion here

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Standard User blfamily
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 30-Jul-16 06:53:50
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Zyxel VMG1312-B10D users seem to struggle with it.


Any other users care to explain? and what about speed issues & other moans here?

Steve
Standard User AdrianPH
(member) Sat 30-Jul-16 12:34:44
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Why don't you go to the Zen forum, Broadband section and read a few of the threads there ?

The first page has at least 8 queries , there are more on older pages.

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