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Topic # 32058 9-Apr-2009 20:05
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Basically.. which one should I grab?

I will be setting it up with a WRT54GL, and will be working with Snap.

Pros cons etc, please :D


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  Reply # 206348 10-Apr-2009 14:01
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I've used both, we used to have a Linksys AM300 here at work (now a Draytek) and I used to have a RTA1320 at home (now also a Draytek).

I only upgraded when I got a VoIP remote extension at home, as I found the RTA1320s QoS not too good.

If you do want to get a RTA1320, I can sell you my old one Smile



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  Reply # 206361 10-Apr-2009 15:45
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I might pass on your offer, only because there will be a 2talk account at this location.

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 206390 10-Apr-2009 20:53
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rscole86: I might pass on your offer, only because there will be a 2talk account at this location.


In that case, I'd pass on both those models and go for one of these: Draytek Vigor 2700V

My business partner and I run one each, rock solid, and it has an 2x FXS ports built in (ATA).  I have one port on mine registered to a 2Talk account with a cordless phone plugged in.

These modem works like a charm, plus it has QoS that works out of the box, and it actually works!



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  Reply # 206395 10-Apr-2009 21:40
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Sorry, but that seems like a real waste of money, especially when I do not have any, and the fact that I already have a spa3102 and wrt54gl.

Unless you recommend this Draytek Vigor 120??

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  Reply # 206407 11-Apr-2009 01:07
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I have both an AM300 and a RTA1320, I use the RTA1320 thesedays as it tends to sync higher and the half bridge logic seems to work slightly better on it.

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  Reply # 206432 11-Apr-2009 10:06
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rscole86: Unless you recommend this Draytek Vigor 120??


I haven't used that particular model, but I'm assuming they are similar, so you should be fine.

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  Reply # 206522 12-Apr-2009 09:22
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nate:
rscole86: Unless you recommend this Draytek Vigor 120??


I haven't used that particular model, but I'm assuming they are similar, so you should be fine.

Definitely go with one of these. They do PPPoA - PPPoE bridging, so is much better than half bridge mode. I suggest you order one of these quick, as there are only a few of these coming in on the first order.




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  Reply # 207443 17-Apr-2009 04:43
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yeah well dont go anywhere near the Dynalink rta1320 they may sync higher but often crap out or lock up they get realy hot i had two die from heat and a third which i had to mod and put a HSF on to the main chip worked well but as i said they become heaters when stressed and lock up requireing a reboot via the on/off botton



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  Reply # 210283 28-Apr-2009 17:43
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I have decided to get the DrayTek Vigor120, or dv120, but as mentioned here have run into problems.

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Reply # 210393 29-Apr-2009 01:37
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rscole86: I have decided to get the DrayTek Vigor120, or dv120, but as mentioned here have run into problems.


Good choice.  You really can't go wrong with anything out of the DrayTek range.

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  Reply # 210676 29-Apr-2009 20:57
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nate: Good choice.  You really can't go wrong with anything out of the DrayTek range.


I thought the same until I switched from Telecom wholesale to Orcon LLU - then my rock solid DrayTek became pretty flakey - not necessarily it's fault.

It would appear from the thread rscole86 linked to he has gone wrong with something out of the DrayTek range :-(

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  Reply # 210961 30-Apr-2009 17:55
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Ragnor: I have both an AM300 and a RTA1320, I use the RTA1320 thesedays as it tends to sync higher and the half bridge logic seems to work slightly better on it.


Incidentally my RTA1320 that I got for $30 as new from TradeMe that was coming up for 1 year old appears to have died, the notorious RTA1320 overheating death methinks.

Anyway hooked the AM300 up and it still works fine apart for general use.  From what I remember the RTA3120 is using a broadcom chipset, the AM300 is using a Texas Instruments chipset and the DrayTek Vigor is using an Inifineon chipset.

Has anyone tried the AM300 on LLU equipment either Red or Orcon+?  Works fine for me on telecom wholesale DSLAM.

I might try the Vigor 120 art some stage to test out the ppoa >> ppoe bridge.



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  Reply # 210966 30-Apr-2009 18:05
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scottjpalmer:
nate: Good choice.  You really can't go wrong with anything out of the DrayTek range.


I thought the same until I switched from Telecom wholesale to Orcon LLU - then my rock solid DrayTek became pretty flakey - not necessarily it's fault.

It would appear from the thread rscole86 linked to he has gone wrong with something out of the DrayTek range :-(


Do you still have it scott? I've been in contact with Ricahrd at SnapperNet who has been really helpful in trying to get mine sorted.
Ive taken copies of logs etc that he has asked for, and sent them on to him, so that Australia can work on a solution for me.

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  Reply # 210968 30-Apr-2009 18:08
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Nah sold it to some guy in Wellington a few months back

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