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#141362 10-Mar-2014 18:04
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Hi,

Looking at getting at DrayTek Vigor 2860n-Plus but my main concern is the 5Ghz performance (coverage/signal strength and reliability) - although it is on the slightly more expensive side I am wanting to replace the combination of modem and router because it appears that no matter what I do I have to keep manually setting up the DMZ where as if I run it as a straight modem/router my bit torrent client (Transmission) can transverse its way across the network into the real world without any problems.

So anyway, what has most peoples experience been with this router/modem combination.




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  #1002259 10-Mar-2014 18:33
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Why not just use a decent modem such as a DV120 in bridge mode and keep the Airport?


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  #1002288 10-Mar-2014 19:15
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sbiddle: Why not just use a decent modem such as a DV120 in bridge mode and keep the Airport?


I've used a Draytek Vigor 130 but the problem is what it kept disconnecting from my Airport Extreme Base Station all the time (I think it kept on spontaneously rebooting) and even when it worked pages would consistent stall when loading etc.. I used to have a Pace 5542 modem in bridge mode (with the latest firmware on the Pace) but I experienced constant stalling, pages would stop loading etc. so I'm wondering whether there is an issue with the Airport Extreme PPPoE implementation because if I just use the Airport Extreme Base Station in bridge modem (it is basically an access point) then everything works ok other than the issue of upnp/NAT-pmp working properly.

Edit: I'd go for the 120 but I need VDSL2 support hence going with the 130 is the only option other than getting an 'all in one' - I'd go with the 130 but given how unreliable the last time I had one I've decided giving it a second chance.




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  #1002292 10-Mar-2014 19:22
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kawaii: ' - I'd go with the 130 but given how unreliable the last time I had one I've decided giving it a second chance.


Haven't used one personally, but wasn't the early firmware for the 130 pretty buggy, and that has now been resolved?



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  #1002296 10-Mar-2014 19:33
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RunningMan:
kawaii: ' - I'd go with the 130 but given how unreliable the last time I had one I've decided giving it a second chance.


Haven't used one personally, but wasn't the early firmware for the 130 pretty buggy, and that has now been resolved?


Not too sure but I originally purchased it on 15 Oct 2013 and I returned it within around a week because I was so frustrated with it not working as it should have. It still doesn't really address the problem with the Airport Extreme when using the PPPoE causing pages not to load, constant stalling and buffering of videos etc.




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  #1002337 10-Mar-2014 20:06
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Sounds like you had a DV130 when they were little buggy. If you don't want one of those buy a Zyxel. They're basically the same price.

Unless of course you want to actually replace the Airport entirely..

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  #1002347 10-Mar-2014 20:17
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sbiddle: Sounds like you had a DV130 when they were little buggy. If you don't want one of those buy a Zyxel. They're basically the same price.

Unless of course you want to actually replace the Airport entirely..


That's the other part of the equation; basically it is cable central and I'd like to replace the mess of cables with an 'all in one' solution which avoids it all.

Btw, do you have a link to the Zyxel VDSL modem you're referring to?




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  #1002355 10-Mar-2014 20:30
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Cyril is most likely referring to the Zyxel P870H-51a v2 which can be purchased from Ascent.







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  #1002381 10-Mar-2014 20:56
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The Zyxel VMG8924 is available now from Campbell as well. VDSL2 with 802.11ac

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  #1002432 10-Mar-2014 21:38
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HowickDota: Cyril is most likely referring to the Zyxel P870H-51a v2 which can be purchased from Ascent.

 


My apologies, I meant sbiddle :D brain is lagging... and I can't edit the post

 

 





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Ive been using dv130 for over a month now with airport extreme in full bridge and its been awesome without issues nor reboot. Im with bigpipe and been really great. Can stream netflix in superhd and 3d movies.
Using the latest firmware.

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  #1002520 11-Mar-2014 00:38
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Chrizvi: Ive been using dv130 for over a month now with airport extreme in full bridge and its been awesome without issues nor reboot. Im with bigpipe and been really great. Can stream netflix in superhd and 3d movies.

Using the latest firmware.


The 802.11n or the 802.11ac airport extreme base station?




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  #1002531 11-Mar-2014 07:57
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kawaii:
Chrizvi: Ive been using dv130 for over a month now with airport extreme in full bridge and its been awesome without issues nor reboot. Im with bigpipe and been really great. Can stream netflix in superhd and 3d movies.

Using the latest firmware.


The 802.11n or the 802.11ac airport extreme base station?


I got the 802.11n and using 5Ghz for all my devices.

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  #1005786 14-Mar-2014 18:20
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The Vigor 130 arrived and unlike last time everything is working well.

Only downside, when I setup the Vigor 130 in bridge mode and I try to use Transmission Bit torrent client it says that the port is closed where as if I set up my airport extreme in bridge mode then the port is open. Is there a configuration setting I need to take into account when setting up the Vigor 130 in bridge mode?




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