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# 176971 17-Jul-2015 15:21
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Hi, after hours of trying to get my NetComm modem (supplied from Trust Power) to play nice with my Linksys WRT1900AC, I've decided to give up and just buy a modem.

I'm looking for recommendations for ADSL 2 modems to go with the Linksys. Preferably modem only (no wireless, single port if possible (are they still available in New Zealand?)), Easy to set up as a bridge (with minimal issues), and Reliable, with good speeds for p2p.

What do you think? It's hard to research with google, everything I find doesn't seem to be available here.

Thanks in advance.

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  # 1346338 17-Jul-2015 15:51
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Draytek Vigor 120 -> ADSL
Draytek Vigor 130 -> VDSL



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  # 1346340 17-Jul-2015 15:53
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Thanks I actually just saw these. Seems like they're a decent price too. 

 
 
 
 


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  # 1346341 17-Jul-2015 15:53
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Draytek Vigor 120 (ADSL2) or Vigor 130 (VDSL2 plus ADSL2)

Cheap, simple, and they just work..




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  # 1350439 23-Jul-2015 14:42
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Sideface: Draytek Vigor 120 (ADSL2) or Vigor 130 (VDSL2 plus ADSL2)

Cheap, simple, and they just work..


Well, in my experience, they just work - until they just don't work.  Mine has just died after about 3 years use.  Tried everything, but will no longer connect to ISP.

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  # 1350499 23-Jul-2015 15:17
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Earbanean:
Sideface: Draytek Vigor 120 (ADSL2) or Vigor 130 (VDSL2 plus ADSL2)

Cheap, simple, and they just work..


Well, in my experience, they just work - until they just don't work.  Mine has just died after about 3 years use.  Tried everything, but will no longer connect to ISP.


If you live in Wellington, you can have my old Vigor 120 for nothing - works perfectly after 5 years.




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  # 1350628 23-Jul-2015 17:30
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If you live in Wellington, you can have my old Vigor 120 for nothing - works perfectly after 5 years.


Thanks for the offer, but I'm in Auckland.  Unless you could be bothered with the hassle of posting it - which I could reimburse you for.  But only if not too much of a pain.

Alternatively, any bright ideas as to why mine won't connect anymore.  It syncs and has Showtime and I can connect to the admin web interface, so it's not fried.  But it won't authenticate with my ISP, either in bridge mode, or not.  But my old Vodafone supplied modem/router connects fine with the same ID/PWD. So I'm a bit stumped.



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  # 1350708 23-Jul-2015 19:43
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I actually have been having problems getting the DrayTek to work with the Linksys. Seems to me that there's a problem with the pppoe/pppoa passthrough functionality. But I guess that's just speculation.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1350756 23-Jul-2015 20:39
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Earbanean:
If you live in Wellington, you can have my old Vigor 120 for nothing - works perfectly after 5 years.


Thanks for the offer, but I'm in Auckland.  Unless you could be bothered with the hassle of posting it - which I could reimburse you for.  But only if not too much of a pain.

Alternatively, any bright ideas as to why mine won't connect anymore.  It syncs and has Showtime and I can connect to the admin web interface, so it's not fried.  But it won't authenticate with my ISP, either in bridge mode, or not.  But my old Vodafone supplied modem/router connects fine with the same ID/PWD. So I'm a bit stumped.


Assume you've tried resetting and setting it up again?

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  # 1350869 23-Jul-2015 23:12
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Assume you've tried resetting and setting it up again?


Yup, reflashed firmware, reset to factory settings, reinstalled all NZ settings, but still no dice.  I would have thought it was just shot - except most of the functionality still works.

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  # 1350895 24-Jul-2015 06:54
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Earbanean:
Assume you've tried resetting and setting it up again?


Yup, reflashed firmware, reset to factory settings, reinstalled all NZ settings, but still no dice.  I would have thought it was just shot - except most of the functionality still works.


Not an expert by any means, but yeah, it sounds like a discrete part of the modem hardware might have died. Since you've wiped and reconfigured, and otherwise have your connection working with another modem, I don't think there's much more you can do unfortunately.

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