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#102944 26-May-2012 11:22

We have recently moved into a rental home. We brought with us a Linksys modem/router which promptly overheated and died one day. I had a Thompson TG585 lying around so I set that up. It's not great and so I bought a TP-Link TD-W8960.

The TP-Link says that ADSL isn't available on the line - yet it is because I am using the ADSL on the Thompson to write this post.  Note that this is the second one of this model that I have had as I swapped the riginal out with the retailer for the same reason. Everything else - wireless, ethernet, etc is working fine.

Is there an incompatibility between my phone line and the TP-Link chipset? What can I do?

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  #630652 26-May-2012 11:25
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Just a thought: The TP-Link has an option to specify which pair (inner or outer pair) that DSL is present on, somewhere in the DSL settings i think. If it was set to the wrong pair, then it wouldnt 'see' DSL. Not too sure why the default setting wouldnt work, but might be worth a try.

When they can detect DSL, they are awesome routers!

 
 
 

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  #630653 26-May-2012 11:26
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The TP-Link DSL performance is great - they are some of the best performing DSL products available.

Does the modem even attempt to train at all?


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  #630657 26-May-2012 11:35

Yes, the ADSL light flashes as it tries to connect.



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  #630665 26-May-2012 11:51
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Is the unit you purchased running the latest firmware?

http://www.tp-link.com/en/support/download/?model=TD-W8960N&version=V3

Always check.

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  #630672 26-May-2012 11:54
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Have you try the phone cable that comes with the tplink modem router combo? As nickb500 suggested, it might use a different pair of copper wires than the other brands. I think I have a similar problem when I switch my US Robotics router to Linksys

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  #630685 26-May-2012 12:14
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Hi all,
I have had this a few times before, you know the settings are correct but it just wont connect.
Reboot the modem by removing the power for a few seconds and plug back in, normally once connected they wont drop off.

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  #630697 26-May-2012 12:44

I have updated the firmware and tried different cables and filters combinations. I did notice that the original cable (could be from anywhere) has four wires whereas the TP-Link has only the central two. I have also tried both inner and outer pair selection in the modem as suggested by Nickb800.

System log:

May 26 12:40:41usercritkernel: xDSL G.994 trainingMay 26 12:40:48usercritkernel: ADSL G.992 startedMay 26 12:40:53usercritkernel: ADSL link downMay 26 12:41:03usercritkernel: xDSL G.994 trainingMay 26 12:41:09usercritkernel: ADSL G.992 startedMay 26 12:41:15usercritkernel: ADSL link downMay 26 12:41:24usercritkernel: xDSL G.994 trainingMay 26 12:41:31usercritkernel: ADSL G.992 startedMay 26 12:41:32usercritkernel: ADSL link downMay 26 12:41:41usercritkernel: xDSL G.994 trainingMay 26 12:41:47usercritkernel: ADSL G.992 started
Still wondering?






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  #630703 26-May-2012 12:55
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bottom of the barrel - try a different filter or without a filter if possible.

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  #630804 26-May-2012 18:24
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Guessing you have PVC Info setup correctly
(VPI.VCI): 0.100.

I'd be very interested in the speedtest.net stats of the Thomson compared to the TP-Link. I found my Thomson gave 1Mb more bandwidth than the TD-8840 or TD-8840T

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  #630925 27-May-2012 10:45

I've tried all of the above and then some. At this point, later today or tomorrow I am going to ring the TP-Link 0800 number and talk to them about it. 

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  #630928 27-May-2012 10:47
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Where are you based? Perhaps you might find a geekzoner nearby with dsl that you can check your modem on

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  #631695 28-May-2012 21:54
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Just letting you know I have the exact same problem - My TP link (Exact same model) wont pick up any ADSL connection, Whereas my old dynalink works fine. I upgraded the firmware, worked for about an hour before it went back to the same.

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  #631706 28-May-2012 22:12
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As has been mentioned, double check that it is using PPPoA VC-Mux with vpi/vci 0/100.

If it is still failing to establish the dsl link, then force the modem to connect using g.dmt as this might allow it to bring the connection up.

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  #631732 28-May-2012 23:29
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After about 6 hours of using my old modem, decided to try it out again. Has been working fine the last 2 hours, hope it lasts.

And yeah I've been using the settings above


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  #631792 29-May-2012 08:18

Superdan, I am taking heart from your experience! Oldhat, how do I force the modem to use g.dmt? There is a list of protocols in one of the settings - do I untick the rest of them and leave g.dmt ticked?

I have plugged the modem back in - reset to factory and double checked all of the settings. It's been half an hour and there is no ADSL signal on the line yet.

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