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Topic # 240117 21-Aug-2018 15:39
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Unfortunately, due to supply issues we can no longer source the Zyxel range of VDSL/ADSL Modems.


We still have an occasional requirement for this.


Primarily I want something reliable. One of the awesome things about the Zyxels, in the 20 years we have been selling them, I have hand on my heart had 2 faulty units inside of their warranty period. It makes troubleshooting so much easier.


It would be nice to have a slightly more powerful firewall, something that can limit port forwarding by source IP etc. Also something compatible with UFB so that budget concious customers don't have to stump for a full UTM device if they opt not to.


A new user friendly UI without lots of bugs would be excellent too. Something helpdesk staff can easily setup without a CCIE :)





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  Reply # 2076920 21-Aug-2018 15:41
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Best one I've used is a Draytek - not fibre ready, but brilliant for ADSL/VDSL

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  Reply # 2076924 21-Aug-2018 15:46
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Draytek is very nice. DV130 for a basic modem, 2760 is good and has a lot more features. The newer 2120 I've not had a play with yet. 



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  Reply # 2076945 21-Aug-2018 16:12
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+1 for Draytek... DV130 I've been using for last couple of years has been rock solid. I just put PFSense on the other side of it to handle firewall duties

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  Reply # 2077103 21-Aug-2018 22:15
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I use mainly the Draytek 2862 series for business customers. Great for site to site VPN, and 4G failover.

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  Reply # 2077188 22-Aug-2018 06:29
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DrayTek Vigor160 if you have time to wait - otherwise Vigor130

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  Reply # 2079055 25-Aug-2018 15:36
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Ironically we decided to use Draytek for some home users based on user recommendations. After three in a row died .... They were all from the same batch. but after the third one in a row went we gave up.


Check which model you get as they have had some duds.  We got badly hit with the Vigor 130 range.


I am a big fan of Ubiqiuiti and microtik but they dont do ADSL (well M has possibly just put out a module) but are rock solid for other things.


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  Reply # 2079060 25-Aug-2018 15:46
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another +1 here on the draytek 130 for being a great actually usable as a modem device. Too many claim to be a modem but have non defeatable PPP on the box, the 130 lets you do the PPPoE on another device and not deal with flakey consumer router grade napt that likes to close connections or have a really low limit on them.


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