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Need Good ADSL2 Bridge

franklinomiller
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Registered: ‎28-01-2019

Need Good ADSL2 Bridge

Folks,   don't need a router/gateway, just a good solid ADSL2 bridge to run with my account.    Any ideas on what to recommend.    I have plume (www.plume.com) ... in order to not do double NAT (and most home routers (e.g. sky) are utter rubbish) it's best to just use a bridge.

 

 

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mikelahey
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Re: Need Good ADSL2 Bridge

Second hand unlocked Openreach Huaewei HG612 VDSL modem is the cheapest option, once unlocked it can be re-configured to work with ADSL2. You can pick up a locked one off a well known auction site for around £15, the unlocked ones tend to be a bit dearer.

The unlocking procedure is fairly straight forward and is purely software based so you don't need to open it up or do any soldering.

https://kitz.co.uk/routers/hg612unlock.htm

The other option is something like a Draytek vigor 130 - https://www.draytek.co.uk/products/business/vigor-130 which is a dedicated VDSL / ADSL modem for about £80.

Some combined modem / routers can also run in bridge mode, for example the Zyxel VMG8924-B10A can be used as a bridge as well as a modem as can many other consumer routers made by other manufacturers.

 

MisterW
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Re: Need Good ADSL2 Bridge

@franklinomiller if you're anywhere near the South Cheshire area , I've got 2 or 3 old 2700HGVs (Aka BT Business HUB) that are surplus to requirements. In their day they were noted as having one of the best performing ADSL2 modem around. I believe they can be set to bridge mode.

You're welcome to them if you can take them away...