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Wannabe Geek

#231895 19-Mar-2018 13:08
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I live rurally a loooong way from the exchange, and am considering replacing my aged Technicolor TG582n (from Spark) with a combination of the Draytek Vigor130 and a Synology RT1900ac. I am hoping to get better range and reliability, but primarily wanting to take advantage of the options that the Synology offers for parental control and device logging.


Any advice on this combo and the setup process (traps for new players) would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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  #1979838 19-Mar-2018 13:21
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using the V130, you will put this into PPPoE to PPPoE translation mode, terminate PPPoE on the synology, this will be PPPoA to the provider.



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  #1979842 19-Mar-2018 13:24
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If your Rural, 


Hopefully, you have some good neighbors that live closer to the exchange see if you can install a modem at a closer address that's line of sight and use some Ubiquiti gear from to transmit the higher speed to your house. 


There are a couple of stories on the board here




Re your modem query, I got another 5mbs from a Zyxel VMG8324-b10a vrs a 130, disclaimer your results may vary (too many factors)




Cheers Jeremy


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Wannabe Geek

  #1983396 26-Mar-2018 12:55
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Thanks for the input both. Unfortunately I don't have LOS to any neighbors, so I am stuck with ADSL or mobile broadband for now.

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