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# 138546 8-Jan-2014 11:58
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About to hop on the VDSL2 bandwagon when I move houses at the end of the month. The house is not yet in the UFB zone (boo!) but is good for VDSL2 (yay!). Spoke with Snap Internet to arrange the connection, but don't want to pay through the nose for a VDSL2 modem that will essentially be used as a bridge to my much more capable router/firewall. I've read reviews of the ZyXEL touting it as the best bang-for-buck modem to get, but I'm a fan of DrayTek, having used a Vigor 120 without any hiccups for the past 3-4 years for ADSL2+.

Can anyone comment on either?

Am inclined to go with the DrayTek at the moment.




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  # 976229 28-Jan-2014 20:52
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magu: Ended up getting the Vigor 130 with the Snappernet firmware. However, I can't seem to get it into bridge mode or PPPoE passthrough mode.

I noticed that DrayTek has more up-to-date firmware available on the website, but the mentions here about using Snappernet's firmware have put me off upgrading.

Can anyone lend a hand into figuring out how to do bridge mode in VDSL?


Update to the latest official firmware, supports bridging.

I've had my DV130 up and running for over a month now no issues. PPPoE pass-through working fine, connected for 22 days no issues.


Set the VLAN tag to 10 for the VDSL part, click Ok.


 



I didn't bother entering creds into the shot below, simply because I'm not using it... Also unticked the "Always on" option, to stop it trying to connect.

Tick the "For Wired Lan" under PPPoE passthrough then click ok and restart (that annoys me about this modem... all changes require a restart!)




EDIT: friendlier photos.





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