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Topic # 23632 4-Jul-2008 19:34
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Just noticed today - Vodafone are now giving out Huawei ADSL modems. See the broadband page, and click on "Modem options".


They seem to be packaged by Vodafone really nicely too!

I wish I got one of those instead of my clunky D-Link one Frown


Vodafone broadband = Huawei DSLAMs and Huawei ADSL modems




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  Reply # 143062 4-Jul-2008 20:34
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I had heard they were coming, and that they give the best performance with Huawei DSLAMS.

Apparently they give you Huawei Filters too? (Yet to be confirmed).

I too would love to see if it makes any performance difference on my ADSL connection......

IIRC the VF ones will be VF branded?

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  Reply # 143067 4-Jul-2008 20:46
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The HG520s looks like it's Vodafone branded.

Can I swap my D-Link router for a Huawei single port modem? Laughing




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  Reply # 143087 4-Jul-2008 21:26
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Just like Telecom switching too,  Alcatel infrastructure and Thomson (Alcatel speedtouch) modems.


It's a good move for both to switch user equip to same branding as what is being used at network level.

D-Link really are just crap, as well as bad performance and buggy drivers the old 604T had power control circuitry that screamed at audible frequency and pumped out a lot of heat.



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paradoxsm: Just like Telecom switching too,  Alcatel infrastructure and Thomson (Alcatel speedtouch) modems.


It's a good move for both to switch user equip to same branding as what is being used at network level.

D-Link really are just crap, as well as bad performance and buggy drivers the old 604T had power control circuitry that screamed at audible frequency and pumped out a lot of heat.

I can hear my DSL-504T router buzzing/screeching away too. I'm only 2 meters away from it though. Frown




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  Reply # 143103 4-Jul-2008 22:14
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Anyone know if the huawei does half bridge?



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  Reply # 143107 4-Jul-2008 22:31
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Their manuals have an unidentified format which does open in Adobe Reader as a PDF...

Unfortunately, they're just Quick Start Guides... so I'm still searching around for more info on the Huawei modems.




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  Reply # 143111 4-Jul-2008 22:49
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Here's the MT882 manual.

Looks like there is Bridging support.




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  Reply # 143224 5-Jul-2008 14:24
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bigal_nz: Anyone know if the huawei does half bridge?

At a guess, I would think Vodafone would have PPPoE support in there own Red-Network, which would do away with the need for half bridge.

Anyone know if they do?




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