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#28822 12-Dec-2008 20:22
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I've just bought a Linksys AG300 which I am trying to connect to VF red network.

I can't get it to connect and the DSL light does not stay stable.  It blinks every now and again.  then goes off.

I am currently online right now, after plugging my old DLink back in.

I am wondering if any other VF users are connected with the LinkSys AG300 and could tell me their settings.  Or take a screenie that I can print out and go trhough the settings step by step.

I can work this Dlink one with my eyes closed and my hands tied behind my back...slight exageration.  But the linksys setup page looks gobbly gook.

I just dont understand why it cannot pick up the adsl connection, while the Dlink can.  I even plugged it directly into the wall (as I have an extension cord).  But direct to the wall did not work either.

I also have a built in splitter thingy, that telecom installed when I first got broadband as I have a housealarm.

Look forward to someone with an insight as to what could be the problem.

"In the real world as in dreams, nothing is quite what it seems" - The Book of Counted Sorrows

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  #184330 15-Dec-2008 16:50
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Connection Method - PPPoA VU-MUX
VPI - 0
VCI - 100
Encapulation Method - G.DMT
Virtual Circut - Enabled

Try these settings - should work fine.
Everything else make sure is set to defaults. Ps. Is it a NZ-new model?


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  #184374 15-Dec-2008 19:10
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Hi there, Thankyou for your reply,

Yes it is NZ New, I bought from PB Technologies.

I have all those settings configured finally after doing a reset.  And was able to connect.  But....

I guess it just comes down to me not been very impressed with Red Network now.

  Capture(stadslstatus.dslstatus)DSL Status:   Capture(share.up)Up    
      Capture(stadslstatus.dslmodulmode)DSL Modulation Mode:   ADSL2+    
      Capture(stadslstatus.dslpathmode)DSL Path Mode:   Capture(share.interleaved)INTERLEAVED    
      Capture(stadslstatus.downrate)Downstream Rate:   4629 Kbps    
      Capture(stadslstatus.uprate)Upstream Rate:   861 Kbps    
      Capture(stadslstatus.downmargin)Downstream Margin:   8 db    
      Capture(stadslstatus.upmargin)Upstream Margin:   15 db    
      Capture(stadslstatus.downlineatn)Downstream Line Attenuation:   36    
      Capture(stadslstatus.uplineatn)Upstream Line Attenuation:   20    
      Capture(stadslstatus.downtranspower)Downstream Transmit Power:   0    
      Capture(stadslstatus.uptranspower)Upstream Transmit Power:   0

Not too much difference from Telecom wholesale normal broadband.  Plus my SNR keeps going down all though the tech said he set it to 12.  Which is what I was able to maintain with Telecom.  So I dunno what is going on there.

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  #184387 15-Dec-2008 19:56
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If you can wait till tomorrow I will ask my incredibly geekburger friend who loves Linksys if he can help with the settings. He's also - in the know.
On the flip-side LLU customers have their own team dedicated to support. You could always - CALL THE CALL CENTRE! It's been a few days so if the connection is unstable we should have a decent history of it by now.


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  #184488 16-Dec-2008 12:23
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Another problem I have noticed with the Linksys, is every 48 hours I need to power off and power on - as the connection becomes unstable/intermittant.

Spent 25 mins on the phone to Linksys support and was diverted to somewhere in the world to someone with an american accent.

Didn't understand her too well, she spoke too fast.

But the jist of the call, was that it is very normal to every 2 days you need to turn the modem off and then turn it back on again.

My Dlink never had to be turned on and off and it has lasted over 2 years been on all the time.

This seems weird to me, is this normal with modems/routers?

The lady also said to do a firmware update, but when I go to Linksys New Zealand to see if there is new firmware it has none.

Your expertise will be greatly appreciated once again.

"In the real world as in dreams, nothing is quite what it seems" - The Book of Counted Sorrows

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  #184595 16-Dec-2008 17:42
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I am freakishly busy getting a bit of design work out of the way before I go on holiday (so is my Linksys mate),
sorry but your best bet is to call in the call centre and get them to take a look at your Radprofiles to see if you're authenticating at all and if it's possibly something at their end - slim chances but maybe?

Otherwise can't help,

(this is one of the few times youd actually wish it was Vodafone's fault!)


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  #184697 17-Dec-2008 08:10
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No worries,

It is a very busy time of the year.

I will give VF Red a call today.  Couldnt' be bothered been on hold twice yesterday.

At least I know the TEch speak term to use with them to check things out now. 


Will let you know what they say.

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