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#128773 22-Aug-2013 21:00
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Ok, so I'm not sure many people have tried the Vigor 130 yet, but having received mine today, I thought I'd give my initial impressions, and then hopefully I can get a bit of help on improving things.

I am using it with my Asus DSL-N55U, so I really just want the Vigor to run in bridge mode, or at least pass everything to the N55U as a DMZ. Both of these worked with the TG589. 

Anyway, initial config, as a standalone router, is quite simple (though the NZ-specific instruction sheet included has a few minor errors). It syncs about the same as the TG589 (both low-60Mbps down and 10Mbps up in my case). Performance like this, is g ood.

Now, I can set the N55U up as a True IP DMZ target. Fine. But then I only get ~6Mbps throughput in each direction. Not exactly good. And I can't seem to get it to connect in bridge mode. The VLAN enable tickbox in the web gui keeps unticking, and when I tried to set VLAN tagging on WAN1 via the telnet interface, it told me the value had to be between 33 and 4095 - what?

I think I'll try to contact Snappernet support tomorrow, and see if they have had a bit more chance to play, to perhaps correct what I'm getting wrong. But at this stage, my initial impression is, the TG589 is better. Quite shocked, to be honest, having had great experiences with Draytek's ADSL products.

So, anyone else used one yet, specificaly in bridge mode or with DMZ passthrough?

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  #883064 22-Aug-2013 21:53
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I was hoping a product like this would pop up. All of the features one might want in a VDSL modem (just a bridgeable modem) and none of the useless stuff (literally every other 'feature').

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  #883068 22-Aug-2013 22:02
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Yes, it would be great, but at the moment, I can't get it to work well at all. Hopefully will get it sorted tomorrow, I'm over it for tonight, back to the TG589 for now heh.

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  #883085 22-Aug-2013 22:30
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I have one, but haven't had a chance to pay with bridging yet




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  #883183 23-Aug-2013 09:07
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Hmm, this is getting irritating now. I've tried it with an RT-AC66U and Netgear R6300 as well, asn no dice. I'm clearly missing something, but on other Draytek devices I've used it's been pretty simple to set the VLAN ID to 10 and enable bridge mode and away it goes (or just bridge mode in the case of ADSL). So the DV130 might end up on trademe shortly...

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  #883252 23-Aug-2013 11:08
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Ok, anyone know when the Asus DSL-N66U is releasing here? Gonna just go for that option...

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  #883530 23-Aug-2013 17:33
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I'm looking for a simple VDSL modem solution - and its been suggested that the Vigor 130 could be a good option (so how's it going?). Interested to hear where people purchased it - can't find much online.

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  #883539 23-Aug-2013 18:09
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1080p: I was hoping a product like this would pop up. All of the features one might want in a VDSL modem (just a bridgeable modem) and none of the useless stuff (literally every other 'feature').


You mean like the Zyxel p-870h-51a v2 which has been out for years? I've got one and it's been flawless in full bridge mode with my Tomato E4200



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  #883553 23-Aug-2013 19:01
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yeah, read about those and there is some controversy about their reliability. Insane is obviously a fan.
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  #883555 23-Aug-2013 19:11
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I will be playing with my 130 over the weekend.




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  #883561 23-Aug-2013 19:18
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coffeebaron: I will be playing with my 130 over the weekend.


Be keen to hear how you get on :)

It seems to run fine as a standalone router, but given it's lack of useful features, that's not very helpful.

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  #883724 24-Aug-2013 01:25
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Biglegs: yeah, read about those and there is some controversy about their reliability. Insane is obviously a fan.
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To be fair there really wasn't anything else on the market at the time which was cheaper, and I had no need for extra features. They get my endorsement only by virtue of it not exploding thus far. Overall it does exactly what is says on the box :)

As for the Vigor 130, the last draytek I played with some years ago had a rather different way of doing standard tasks. Seem to remember spending some time with one just to get NAT disabled, so I imagine tagging the WAN interface with vlan 10 will have an equally obscure way about it.

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  #883770 24-Aug-2013 08:58
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I'll be interested in your experiences Coffeebaron. I'm thinking of swapping frm a trusty adsl2 modem that i've never even had to touch since I installed it, and it seems tne config of these vdsl ones is a bit of a black art. I don't want to payout for these expensive all-in-ones - my ac66u is working just fine for me!

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  #883865 24-Aug-2013 13:55
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@ coffeebaron - how're you getting on with your new DV130? 
Note that we're putting together a couple of how-to guides at the moment, including how to put it in bridge mode. Should have something ready by Monday.

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  #883873 24-Aug-2013 14:13
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Biglegs: yeah, read about those and there is some controversy about their reliability. Insane is obviously a fan.
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I've deployed a large number of these in bridge mode and never seen a single problem.


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  #884827 26-Aug-2013 16:29
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richardpaul: @ coffeebaron - how're you getting on with your new DV130? 
Note that we're putting together a couple of how-to guides at the moment, including how to put it in bridge mode. Should have something ready by Monday.

Alas, I have had a good play, but cannot getting bridging to work on VDSL :(




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