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Standard User caffn8me
(knowledge is power) Sun 28-Apr-13 13:58:41
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Re: FTTC - Best single box router/modem


[re: mark90997] [link to this post]
 
I use a Draytek 2850 on one FTTC connection and a Cisco 887va on another. Both work fine and are untroubled by large data transfers up or down.

I run a VPN on the Draytek which terminates to a Watchguard firewall behind the Cisco. The internet and VPN connections are very stable.

The Draytek LAN ports are all gigabit but I understand a new VDSL2 router will be coming soon from Draytek (2860) which gives better throughput when using an ethernet WAN so is more suitable for FTTP.

Sarah

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Standard User lexden16
(member) Sun 28-Apr-13 14:03:16
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Re: FTTC - Best single box router/modem


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There is also a possibility of a new firmware update so don't know if that will offer any solutions


Firmware version 05.51 was released about 10 days ago.
Standard User mark90997
(regular) Sun 28-Apr-13 14:44:21
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bear in mind the 7390 is defenitly overkill on price if you dont need the phone functions, as a router its only slightly better than the 3370 which is half the cost. Plus the 3370 uses a newer dsl chipset (the 3370 is a newer gen fritzbox than 7390) that matches the chipset used in eci dslams.


I will keep that in mind. I actually like the idea of having the phone base station inside the router like that.

Keep the comments coming its all very interesting so far smile


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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 28-Apr-13 14:45:38
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[re: caffn8me] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by caffn8me:
The Draytek LAN ports are all gigabit but I understand a new VDSL2 router will be coming soon from Draytek (2860) which gives better throughput when using an ethernet WAN so is more suitable for FTTP.

It will be interesting to see if the 2860 can do simultaneous dual band WiFi as well - given the speeds of FTTP it will be needed.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Speeds 49 / 8.2 Mbps - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m
Huawei modem -> RT-N66U -> Switch -> PC/Mac/Linux/NAS/Phone/TV - last speedtest
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)
Standard User The_Voyager
(committed) Mon 29-Apr-13 00:18:12
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Thanks, just downloaded it and the update to the Fon firmware smile

Bob WRBRIX
BT Infinity 2 - Fritz! 7390 ~ Sync 79.99/20 Mbits Actual 76.27/19.69 Mbits @ 320m
DialUp to CIX, BT Home Highway+CIX, ADSL1 Nildram, ADSL2 SKY & Be*Unlimited
Standard User simon194
(committed) Mon 29-Apr-13 00:30:04
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Sky use funny authentication

It may be funny but "DHCP with Option 61" is an acceptable standard for authenticating devices on networks. smile
Standard User kirbyan
(newbie) Mon 29-Apr-13 08:03:19
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I have a Fritz 7390 and it's a tidy single box alternative with a *lot* of features including DECT base station and answerphone. It syncs as fast as the original openreach modem did and gives detailed line stats for diagnosing line problems. I also like the 5GHz wireless which works very well.

You can also disable the built in modem and use it as a router with the original HG612 from BT in place of the HomeHub. I did this when BT were due to visit to investigate a problem on my line.

Make sure you buy a UK one... My mistake was buying one in Germany. The German version comes with 'special' firmware that only supports Annexe B and cannot be flashed easily to the international version of firmware that supports settings needed for use in the UK. It is possible, but very hard work requiring trawling german language forums and hacking tools.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Mon 29-Apr-13 09:26:01
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It may be funny but "DHCP with Option 61" is an acceptable standard for authenticating devices on networks. smile
Which single box VDSL2 router/modems support it?


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Standard User mark90997
(regular) Mon 29-Apr-13 09:45:42
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[re: BatBoy] [link to this post]
 
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In reply to a post by simon194:
It may be funny but "DHCP with Option 61" is an acceptable standard for authenticating devices on networks. smile
Which single box VDSL2 router/modems support it?


I'd be interested in this also. I even might get a Fritz!box if someone else here is willing to help me to try and get it to send the DHCP option 61 and connect with Sky.

I did find this preveous topic interesting it even mentions a config tool - How to get a Fritz!Box 7390 working as a VDSL modem
Standard User lexden16
(member) Mon 29-Apr-13 10:27:48
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There is no need for a config tool for the F!B7390. UK FTTC configuration was simplified in a firmware update in late April 11. The only settings needed are UserName, Password, VLAN 101, VPI 1, VCI32 and PPPoE. For BT Wholesale FTTC, these settings are usually picked up automatically by the Set Up Wizard. I cannot speak for the 7390 on a Sky connection. You could try emailing AVM support in Berlin. They have a number of English speakers on their support team and I have always found them to be extremely helpful.

Edit: You could also try posting your question on the Sky User forum.

Edited by lexden16 (Mon 29-Apr-13 10:29:41)

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