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Topic # 113351 14-Jan-2013 17:57 Send private message

hello. I currently have a TG585 v8  modem from Telecom.

it is a number of years old - still workimg. but i'm thinking of upgrading / changing it.

Telecom are currently promoting the TG582n Wireless Modem, & i'm wondering if this meets my needs.

The main reason / priority is WIFI. my current TG585 has no log / report available to see how much bandwidth each device is using (I've checked on forums & Google already).

QUERY :- Does the new modem track usage of each wifi device  within range of your modem (& who has the password)..

Or is there another brand that i can get (not from Telecom).


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  Reply # 744904 15-Jan-2013 10:23 Send private message

The TG582n doesn't do the kind of monitoring per user/ip address/mac address that you want by default (most consumer modem/routers don't).

It should (unless it's been removed in the Telecom firmware) be able to output SNMP data which you could monitor with other monitoring software like PRTG, but this requires you run PRTG on a PC or server full time.

The best option (imo) if you are moderately tech savy is separate modem/router and router/wifi/switch. For example right now a good option is:

Draytek Vigor 120 in PPPoA to PPPoE relay/bridge to a TP Link TD-1043 flashed with the 3rd party open source Gargoyle Router firmware.

Draytek Vigor 120
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=464899
http://draytek.co.nz/passthrough


TP Link TD 1043
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=529115

Gargoyle Router Firmware
http://www.gargoyle-router.com/

You can select other devices for the modem or router but ideally you need the modem to support PPPoA half bridge or PPPoA to PPoE relay/bridge and the router need to be supported by the firmware (Gargoyle Router, check their supported Router list).

Toastman's Tomato USB is another option for custom router firmware which has decent monitoring. Supports a different range of devices to Gargoyle.

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  Reply # 744914 15-Jan-2013 10:48 Send private message

Ragnor: The TG582n doesn't do the kind of monitoring per user/ip address/mac address that you want by default (most consumer modem/routers don't).

It should (unless it's been removed in the Telecom firmware) be able to output SNMP data which you could monitor with other monitoring software like PRTG, but this requires you run PRTG on a PC or server full time.

The best option (imo) if you are moderately tech savy is separate modem/router and router/wifi/switch. For example right now a good option is:

Draytek Vigor 120 in PPPoA to PPPoE relay/bridge to a TP Link TD-1043 flashed with the 3rd party open source Gargoyle Router firmware.

Draytek Vigor 120
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=464899
http://draytek.co.nz/passthrough


TP Link TD 1043
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=529115

Gargoyle Router Firmware
http://www.gargoyle-router.com/

You can select other devices for the modem or router but ideally you need the modem to support PPPoA half bridge or PPPoA to PPoE relay/bridge and the router need to be supported by the firmware (Gargoyle Router, check their supported Router list).

Toastman's Tomato USB is another option for custom router firmware which has decent monitoring. Supports a different range of devices to Gargoyle.


+1 for Draytek. They are awsome modem/routers.

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  Reply # 744926 15-Jan-2013 11:01 Send private message

I have swapped out a few of these modems and the ADSL speed has more than doubled




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