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# 248878 14-Apr-2019 10:58
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OK, so we have had VDSL previously for couple of years with 2Degrees and a ASUS DSL-AC68U modem which has been working great. On Friday we got fibre installed on the 900/400 plan. I've followed various links here on geekzone with changing the modem settings to cater for the change to fibre. We have connectivity, just no where near the speeds anticipated. I have spoke to the 2Dgrees team who have been great, and they confirm that the plan has been provisioned correctly which points me back to the ASUS modem.

 

A few different speed tests over the last two days are averaging 100Mbps down 120Mbps up. Have tested both on desktop (hard wired with cat 6 to modem) and Wifi.

 

Adaptive QoS is turned off and the modem is up to date running firmware 3.0.0.4.384_56087 

 

The Lan 4 port is showing connected at 1Gbps (which I have configured for WAN)

 

I'm officially run out of ideas on how to maximise the speed... HELP!

 

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  # 2216842 14-Apr-2019 11:03
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The DSL variant doesnt hardware offload PPPoE.

 

 

 

 





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  # 2216843 14-Apr-2019 11:04
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This router is not at all suited for Gigabit UFB - it is quite underpowered.

 

Grab the Fritz!Box from 2degrees and use that.





 
 
 
 




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  # 2216881 14-Apr-2019 11:08
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I guess that's an easy fix then! I wasn't sure reading all the specifications on the Asus web site it did say it was fibre capable but obviously not for the speeds we were looking at.

I wasn't too keen to use the provided 2degrees modem as we had one of these initially with vdsl and I didn't find the Wi-Fi coverage great. Have they improved? Or is there another better suited third party modem recommended?

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  # 2216885 14-Apr-2019 11:12
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Fritzbox (turn off wifi) for routing then add your Asus as an access point.


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  # 2216922 14-Apr-2019 11:25
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'fibre capable' and preforms at full speed PPPoE is a very different discussion..

 

 

 

You actually do need a RGW with decent specs AND for the software to do the right hardware offloads.

 

in the low cost modem area, the hg659b is still one of the best performers for routing raw performance.. 





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  # 2216932 14-Apr-2019 11:52
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Thanks all for you quick replies and advice!

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