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#136627 3-Dec-2013 18:06
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Hi all,

I am looking to upgrade to Snap VDSL so need to upgrade my router. I have been looking through the forums and it looks like the Zyxel P870H-51A is the way to go, it also seems bridging this to a router for my wireless will reap the most benefits.

My question to the experts is, what is a good router to bridge this to?

I currently have a TP-Link W8950ND, seems to be having trouble with connecting to the Galaxy S4. Not looking to spend a crazy amount, but willing to pay for a good product.
Also, is it worth me bridging or should I just pay extra for the wireless version of the Zyxel P870H?

Any information much appreciate, definitely a n00b when it comes to VDSL.

Thanks, Jordan.

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  #944906 3-Dec-2013 18:08
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I just bought a Mikrotik and its pretty good:

Only issues are it doesn't seem to have a UI for IPv6 and I couldn't get it to read my NTFS USB disk.

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  #944929 3-Dec-2013 18:53
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Zeon: I just bought a Mikrotik and its pretty good:

Only issues are it doesn't seem to have a UI for IPv6 and I couldn't get it to read my NTFS USB disk.

+10000 for Mikrotik, but be prepared for a steep learning curve if you have not dealt with RouterOS before.



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  #944937 3-Dec-2013 19:20
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Quite a number of Snap! users are going for one of the Fritzbox products - had you considered them?

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  #944941 3-Dec-2013 19:47
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I'm perfectly happy with my Fritzbox, it's a great device. I possibly would have stuck with my previous bridge setup and separate router if they didn't give the Fritzboxes away cheap\free on contract. Presumably the OP wants a bit more power\flexibility than the Fritzbox offers?   I miss the per device bandwidth reporting and flexible QoS from previous router (which was just a TP-Link with Gargoyle)

I'd agree though, unless there's a good reason to not get it, at least consider the Fritzbox - it's great value if you get it on contract and use for VDSL, router and ATA. And Snap really are good enough that I haven't regretted my 2 year contract for one second, and I'm approaching the end of it I think.

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  #944943 3-Dec-2013 19:54
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Zeon: I just bought a Mikrotik and its pretty good:

Only issues are it doesn't seem to have a UI for IPv6 and I couldn't get it to read my NTFS USB disk.

Yes it does.. you just have to enable it. Go into system/packages and enable IPv6, reboot and you should have IPv6 option in the Menu.

And yes.. the Mikrotik is great and does everything someone would want in a router for a cheap price. I've had one (RB2011UAS) on the end of the UFB connection for a long time.

I've set up a number of Zyxel VDSL /Mikrotik Combinations in the past with 0 problems.

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