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Topic # 103403 6-Jun-2012 15:07 Send private message

Hi

Im looking for recommendations for my customer who will be using the Snap VDSL plan

Im looking for a VDSL modem with full bridge mode so i can continue using our Mako Router (ethernet only model) feature set.

Basically something that will be stable and reliable in full bridge mode.

I want to do with authentication with Snap on the Mako not the VDSL modem

thanks!

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  Reply # 636743 6-Jun-2012 15:45 Send private message

Hi Dan,

We don't have a bridging-only VDSL unit yet, but the Vigor2750 can be put into bridge mode happily. Depends whether you want to "waste" a full OpenWRT router on bridging Tongue Out

List of places you can buy it over here.

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  Reply # 636746 6-Jun-2012 15:49 Send private message

There are a few full birdging modems. The Zyxel base model and Thompson (can't remember models but they are on here) I can confirm first hand both support full bridging.





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  Reply # 636756 6-Jun-2012 16:03 Send private message

thanks,

Zeon is this what u saw first hand?  Model: P870H-51a v2.


http://us.zyxel.com/Products/Details.aspx?CategoryGroupNo=A3503B10-BE58-4F5C-BE0D-A382FE70C42D

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  Reply # 636757 6-Jun-2012 16:04 Send private message

theEd: Hi Dan,

We don't have a bridging-only VDSL unit yet, but the Vigor2750 can be put into bridge mode happily. Depends whether you want to "waste" a full OpenWRT router on bridging Tongue Out

List of places you can buy it over here.


thanks, i will look at this, not worried about cost, only that it will do the job well

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  Reply # 636760 6-Jun-2012 16:08 Send private message

The Zyxel works fine and I've deployed a lot of them.


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  Reply # 636762 6-Jun-2012 16:11 Send private message

sbiddle: The Zyxel works fine and I've deployed a lot of them.



thanks, do you mind confirming which model you've been deploying of the Zyxel

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  Reply # 636777 6-Jun-2012 16:33 Send private message

There are only 2 models - P870 with wireless and a P870 without wireless. You're presumably not going to want wireless if you're just using bridge mode.


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  Reply # 636982 6-Jun-2012 21:36 Send private message

Check with Snap, last I looked they required a specific modem.




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  Reply # 637092 7-Jun-2012 07:51 Send private message

hads: Check with Snap, last I looked they required a specific modem.


I dont think thats the case, they probably only provide support for the Fritzbox, but their helpdesk has been looking for alternative solutions with a full bridge for me over the last couple days, they were checking the Cisco 887VA when they last emailed me.

btw Props to snap, really good support/help and im not even a customer yet.

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  Reply # 637360 7-Jun-2012 15:10 Send private message

dan: btw Props to snap, really good support/help and im not even a customer yet.


They're great.

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  Reply # 640370 13-Jun-2012 20:04 Send private message

sbiddle: There are only 2 models - P870 with wireless and a P870 without wireless.


staticice.co.nz only has one listing for it, at $340. It would be cheaper to go with Snap's Fritzbox in bridge mode (especially with the current deal).

I was thinking about a cisco 1900 with vdsl hwic, but that's just a little bit expensive....

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  Reply # 640400 13-Jun-2012 20:58 Send private message

MattR:
sbiddle: There are only 2 models - P870 with wireless and a P870 without wireless.


staticice.co.nz only has one listing for it, at $340. It would be cheaper to go with Snap's Fritzbox in bridge mode (especially with the current deal).

I was thinking about a cisco 1900 with vdsl hwic, but that's just a little bit expensive....


No idea who they are, but Campbell software are the distributors.


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  Reply # 640409 13-Jun-2012 21:15 Send private message

Networkn has sold us a few VDSL2 ZyXel modems - work really well and price under $300.





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Unmetered Ultrafast in Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Taranaki.

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  Reply # 644600 22-Jun-2012 10:39 Send private message

Sorry I'm a bit late to the party but just wanted to say we also use a Mako ethernet router and have VDSL running with Snap on a ZyXEL P-870HW-51a v2 in bridge mode, with the Mako doing the PPPoE. Works great.
(I imported it from USA, should have waited a couple more months to buy locally!)

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  Reply # 689203 21-Sep-2012 08:27 Send private message

Finally the building is nearly complete so can actually get this up and running soon, VDSL should be live

I managed to get a P-870H-51a- v2 locally which was cool

I dont suppose anyone would like to share their config settings for the Zyxel to turn it into a full bridge?

thanks.

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