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  Reply # 1055282 28-May-2014 17:44
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I'm with Vodafone VDSL and only have one router.

Could be your problem. I've found that the ones supplied for free are usually rubbish.
Having had two Telecom modems which give many problems with rebooting, data transfer slowing down to <1mb/s and then fail I bought myself a Netcomm NB6Plus about 3 years ago and have never had any problems since.



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  Reply # 1055311 28-May-2014 17:58
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alisam:
I'm with Vodafone VDSL and only have one router.

Could be your problem. I've found that the ones supplied for free are usually rubbish.
Having had two Telecom modems which give many problems with rebooting, data transfer slowing down to <1mb/s and then fail I bought myself a Netcomm NB6Plus about 3 years ago and have never had any problems since.


Any advice on a VDSL Modem/Router.

PS I now use the NB6Plus (Gargoyle) as an Access Point via powerline boxes.




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL), Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 4 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1055315 28-May-2014 18:05
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alisam:
B1GGLZ:
alisam:
I'm with Vodafone VDSL and only have one router.

Could be your problem. I've found that the ones supplied for free are usually rubbish.
Having had two Telecom modems which give many problems with rebooting, data transfer slowing down to <1mb/s and then fail I bought myself a Netcomm NB6Plus about 3 years ago and have never had any problems since.


Any advice on a VDSL Modem/Router.

PS I now use the NB6Plus (Gargoyle) as an Access Point via powerline boxes.


I'm using a netcomm NV4F, no problems with access between tivo's and to my PC, but saying that I do now have a 24port switch right off the netcomm nv4f that then goes to all the devices on my network

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  Reply # 1055318 28-May-2014 18:08
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Just buy a cheap gigabit switch. Seems common on recent routers to munge broadcast stuff like that. Probably in an effort to try to fix bonjour.




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  Reply # 1055324 28-May-2014 18:17
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richms: Just buy a cheap gigabit switch. Seems common on recent routers to munge broadcast stuff like that. Probably in an effort to try to fix bonjour.


Now I am at the end of my knowledge and experience.

I have a Huawei HG659 and it says:

 

     

  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN Port

If this is not what a 'gigabit switch' is, can you give me one model to go and look at on the web.






PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL), Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 4 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


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  Reply # 1055338 28-May-2014 18:30
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alisam:
richms: Just buy a cheap gigabit switch. Seems common on recent routers to munge broadcast stuff like that. Probably in an effort to try to fix bonjour.


Now I am at the end of my knowledge and experience.

I have a Huawei HG659 and it says:

 

     

  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN Port

If this is not what a 'gigabit switch' is, can you give me one model to go and look at on the web.




difference between a switch and a managed router (or xDSL Nodem) is that a switch is a dumb device, it takes the network connection is is given and rebroadcasts on all the ethernet ports. a manged router or xDSL modem is managed, it directs the requested data to the device that requested it, so it only sends the data to one ethernet port. - that's a really simple basic explaination.

http://www.edimax.com/en/produce_detail.php?pd_id=406&pl1_id=4&pl2_id=24








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  Reply # 1055363 28-May-2014 19:21
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alisam:
richms: Just buy a cheap gigabit switch. Seems common on recent routers to munge broadcast stuff like that. Probably in an effort to try to fix bonjour.


Now I am at the end of my knowledge and experience.

I have a Huawei HG659 and it says:

 

     

  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN Port

If this is not what a 'gigabit switch' is, can you give me one model to go and look at on the web.




difference between a switch and a managed router (or xDSL Nodem) is that a switch is a dumb device, it takes the network connection is is given and rebroadcasts on all the ethernet ports. a manged router or xDSL modem is managed, it directs the requested data to the device that requested it, so it only sends the data to one ethernet port. - that's a really simple basic explaination.

http://www.edimax.com/en/produce_detail.php?pd_id=406&pl1_id=4&pl2_id=24


Sorry if I am stringing this out.

My Huawei HG659 (VDSL) is in the garage because I couldn't get an ethernet cable to an upstairs study, where most of the PC equipment is.
So I bought some TP-Link and Netgear poweline boxes. They are working well.

So, in the garage, there is the Vodafone line coming in and an ethernet cable to a powerline box.

I assume I put the gigabit switch (so far only seen 5 as the minimum) after the HG659 and before the powerline box.

Assuming this solves my TiVo connectivity issue (and I guess it may not), do I get any other benefits?

Or do I just get a better modem/router?

PS On ADSL I had the Vigor 120 in pass-through to the NetComm NB6Plus4Wn.





PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL), Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 4 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


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  Reply # 1055433 28-May-2014 20:23
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Powerline bridges are also quite flakey IME with them, with things not always traversing them as you would expect.

If you are only using one ethernet port on the router, and nont using its wireless then its ability to bridge networks isnt being used by the tivos, but if you are going wireless into the router, and then the other tivo on a wired port it has to foward all the broadcast packets between the 2 seperate places.

If the broadcast announcements are not making it thry, the devices will not know each other are there.




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  Reply # 1055445 28-May-2014 20:42
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The network switch should go in the study or wherever the TiVos are. They should all plug in to the switch directly with Ethernet cables. You can then plug one powerline device into the switch also to link the devices to your VDSL modem/router.

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