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#116011 15-Apr-2013 14:46
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Hi There,

We recently had a new flat mate in who is a bit of a troll and downloads alot of gigs, i did some research and would like the QoS provided by the DD-WFT firmware, however i do believe i would need to purchase two things, a modem and a router, ive spent a couple of days to figure this out and finding it difficult to get my head round the PPPoA situation.

Could anyone recommend me these products giving me a piece of mind knowing these products will work with Slingshot and the firmware, i'm not really a tech wiz so an easy ish installation would be ideal... 

Cheers

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  #799682 15-Apr-2013 15:24
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A Draytek Vigor 120 with any kind of DD-WRT router in bridge mode should work fine.




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  #799707 15-Apr-2013 16:14
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TP-Link TD8840 in bridge mode with TP-Link WR1043ND also works. Gargoyle has better QoS than DD-WRT though.

 
 
 
 




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Wannabe Geek


  #799785 15-Apr-2013 18:28
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Hi guys thankyou for your suggestions :)

numfarr: TP-Link TD8840 in bridge mode with TP-Link WR1043ND also works. Gargoyle has better QoS than DD-WRT though.


Thanks "numfar" you have made my day! All the stress in PPPoA and being compatible with the DD-WRT has given me a headache! Undecided

So if i'm thinking correctly, you would setup the TP-Link TD8840 modem with the PPPoA / ISP settings and set it to be in bridge mode, from there you would connect a ethernet cable to the TP-Link WR1043ND router that will the the firmware installed.. or do i have this the wrong way round? lol

I found the modem you mentioned fairly cheap here however the the model number is slightly different, "TD-8840T" rather than, "TD-8840". By the looks of it they both are similar and should work...

BTW, That gargoyle firmware looks awesome  even better if i can allocate a max data of gigs to each flatmate. Thanks for the recommend :)



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  #799800 15-Apr-2013 19:02
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strangelife: So if i'm thinking correctly, you would setup the TP-Link TD8840 modem with the PPPoA / ISP settings and set it to be in bridge mode, from there you would connect a ethernet cable to the TP-Link WR1043ND router that will the the firmware installed

Yes that's right, you leave the TD8840 with the stock firmware installed, set it up in bridge mode, and plug it into the main router's WAN port. The main router runs the custom firmware in gateway mode, and picks up its WAN address from the modem using DHCP.



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  #800377 16-Apr-2013 18:40
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Just doing a bit more research on this before i purchase, i read on the forums that with the PPPoA setup on the mode you can only use half bridge mode...


With PPPoA you can only use half bridge (IP extention), this is a cludge config where the modem negotiates a PPP session with the DSLAM/BRAS and passes via DHCP its WAN address to your router.


So it looks like the TD-8840T modem doesn't support the half bridge mode, but i'm still going ahead and will purchase the TP-Link WR1043ND router..

Do you have any recommendations for a modem that can collaborate with this router?

Cheers

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  #800416 16-Apr-2013 19:14
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You could get one on Trademe if you're quick (not my listing). Otherwise a Draytek Vigor 120 as mentioned earlier should do it.

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  #800548 16-Apr-2013 21:49
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I use an RTA1320 in half-bridge mode with a WRT160N router running DD-WRT just fine, if that helps?

 
 
 
 




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  #865198 24-Jul-2013 16:31
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Hi Everyone,

So after successfully bricking my TP-Link WR1043ND router trying to install the gargoyle firmware i have ordered another one, this time from the actual gargoyle site with the firmware pre installed. so hopefully no room for another brick.

The new router hasn't arrived yet but when it does i actually have no idea on how to get them connected to the net with TP-Link TD8840 in bridge mode with the TP-Link WR1043ND.

Does anyone have a step by step tutorial/guide i can follow? 

Would highly appreciate your feedback on this, i wish i knew more about networking but i'm pretty much a noob.

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  #865381 24-Jul-2013 21:30
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Search Geekzone for half bridge, have written instructions for people half a dozen times in the past.

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  #865386 24-Jul-2013 21:44
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strangelife: Hi Everyone,

So after successfully bricking my TP-Link WR1043ND router trying to install the gargoyle firmware i have ordered another one, this time from the actual gargoyle site with the firmware pre installed. so hopefully no room for another brick.



I did this once by not checking that the firmware download had completed fully before flashing, I always make double sure now that checksums and hashes are matching before flashing :-)

The WR1043ND with Gargoyle is an excellent router, you should enjoy it.

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  #867846 29-Jul-2013 13:54
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Virgil:

The WR1043ND with Gargoyle is an excellent router, you should enjoy it.



I'm using one with a Vigor 120. Last time I checked I think it had an uptime of 130 days.

There is an elusive but annoying bug related to the wifi, though. Sometimes, within a day or two of rebooting it, the wifi will slow to a crawl. You fix it by changing any of the wifi settings on the router (I change the channel). After that it's stable until you next reboot.

Still amazing value.

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