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# 171715 28-Apr-2015 22:26
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Gday GZ !

Actually in a remote location I have 'good' connection for the place...

My actual setup Netgear DG834v4 (DGTeam) - Netgear R7000 (DDWRT)

The SNR tweak able me to have a 5Mbs than a 3Mbs, so it's important, it's not just for the stats.
My problem is my provider (BigPipe) or Chorus works with PPPoA, and with this setup I'm not able to put the DG834 in bridge mode, thanks PPPoA...
So i'm using a double NAT configuration with a DMZ.

I made few tests, I have 2 other modems but useless is this case

Linksys WRT160N - can  sync but no tweak possible, very bad box, I don't like it.
Huawei from Spark - a better line attenuation (49dB, I have 52dB with the netgear), but no root access...

So I'm looking for a 'good' modem !

- With a good line attenuation like the Huawei (Yes I know... but on long line like mine, every dB is important), but difficult to predict this result...
- PPPoE - PPPoA passthrough bridge capable (like DrayTek modem)
- SNR tweak capable (Broadcom chipset only I presume)

I did a lot of search, and it's not easy, so several brains are better than one, if you know some brands / modem in mind, feel free to share.
I think a newer model could be have better performances, and just a modem should be more appropriate and cheaper.


And yes, every optimizations on my wires have been already done wink

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  # 1293201 28-Apr-2015 22:55
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Someone will correct me if I'm wrong but I think Draytek are the only ones who do PPPoE-PPPoA translation. But you can't tweak SNR on them.

If you can live with half bridging you will be able to pick from a few more brands.

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  # 1293202 28-Apr-2015 22:58
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A half bridge could be suitable, I hopped to find a way to do it with a DG834v4, but I don't find.


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  # 1293213 28-Apr-2015 23:24
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You can do PPPoE over ADSL on Bigpipe, I'll set it up for you tomorrow.

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  # 1293214 28-Apr-2015 23:25
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DarkShadow you make my day !!

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