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#192058 25-Feb-2016 16:46
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Just checked when my previous networking question was and it's now about 5 years ago and been working wonderfully except replacing the router last year. 


I've ended up replacing the original TP-Link TL WR1043ND white box router with the newer TP-Link TL WR1043ND blue spaceship router about a year ago. We have Gargoyle installed on it so I can set up filters and quotas for our students.


Our modem lives two floors down and is half-bridged to the router. The current modem is the TP-Link TD 8840 and seems to be dying- it cuts out then sometimes kicks in again, but sometimes I need to restart it. 


Additionally I've found out that we have VDSL available (well, our immediate neighbour has it) so I was thinking of getting the TP-Link TD-W9980 N600 which is ADSL2+/VDSL, which should mean we can upgrade to VDSL in the future. TP-Link-TD-W9980-N600 


Is this correct? Would I be able to use the W9980 in half-bridge as replacement ADSL2+ modem? Do you use the same sort of setup with VDSL connecting to the router with Gargoyle on it?








Anyone else?




Thanks in advance!!!



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  #1505937 4-Mar-2016 13:04
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It arrived! The DrayTek Vigor130 VDSL2/ADSL2+ modem


So we are still going with ADSL at the moment... saves on regretting bad decisions later ;)


Which means I need to half-bridge to the router right?





You run PPPoA to PPPoE passthrough on the modem like so, then you run PPPoE on your router.

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  #1505939 4-Mar-2016 13:06
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Update the firmware before you start.


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  #1507410 7-Mar-2016 12:37
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Yep for ADSL2+ enable PPPoA passthrough on the Draytek, then change the WAN in Gargoyle to PPPoE (instead of DHCP/obtain automatically) and enter your isp login details there


The advanced section of the pdf is basically saying the same as the link DarkShadow posted

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