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What is your cabinet/modem combination?

benfranklin
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What is your cabinet/modem combination?

With the G.INP rollout having adverse effects on those users who are connected to a Huawei cabinet but have got the ECI Openreach modem, I thought it'd be interesting to find out roughly what proportion of users have got the unlucky combination.
Vote away!
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Terranova667
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Re: What is your cabinet/modem combination?

I have a ECI modem on a ECI cab so yet to see if anything is going to be problem as the rollout hasn't started for us yet
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Re: What is your cabinet/modem combination?

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I have a ECI modem on a ECI cab

I also have an ECI modem connected to an ECI cab.  Cool
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Re: What is your cabinet/modem combination?

me too!
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PsiDOC
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Re: What is your cabinet/modem combination?

ECI modem and Huawei cab. 307 meter line length.  Wink
Alucidnation
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Re: What is your cabinet/modem combination?

ECI/ECI here.
Interesting to see that mis match is taking the lead so early on.
I though modems were supplied to match cabinet?
DaveyH
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Re: What is your cabinet/modem combination?

ECI modem and don't know what cab because i can't be bothered to go look and it wont be on Google Street View
deathtrap
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Re: What is your cabinet/modem combination?

I was provided with an ECI modem, and it has worked well untill G.inp came along ,Lucky that i had a Huawei modem flashed with unlocked FW with no BT agent  SP06
Pendragon
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Re: What is your cabinet/modem combination?

Mine was the ECI Modem connected to the Huawei cabinet (distance around 150/200 Mtrs) but I’ve changed to a Billion now, I did however vote for the ECI/Huawei combo to keep the stats correct.
grahamt
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Re: What is your cabinet/modem combination?

Many people won't know whether their cabinet is ECI or Huawei. Is there a better way to tell than comparing your cabinet (if you know where it is) with these pictures?
http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/fttc-cabinets.htm#fttc_street_cabinet
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Re: What is your cabinet/modem combination?

Many unlocked/3rd part modems/routers will report the chipset or vendor info (for the cabinet) they're connected to, Broadcom = Huawei, Lantiq = ECI.
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Re: What is your cabinet/modem combination?

Quote from: benfranklin
With the G.INP rollout having adverse effects on those users who are connected to a Huawei cabinet but have got the ECI Openreach modem, I thought it'd be interesting to find out roughly what proportion of users have got the unlucky combination.
Vote away!

What a great idea to provide some visibility of the scale of the issue.
I answered Huawei cab + ECI modem because that's what I was supplied with, even though I can solve the problem myself by using a different modem of my own.
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Re: What is your cabinet/modem combination?

I started with a Huawei modem which I flashed with custom firmware. The Huawei identified the cabinet as ECI, so I mentioned this to an engineer while he was trying to fix a fault we had shortly after signing up.
He had ECI modems on his van, so he swapped me over to ECI, which improved sync and stability.
I'm interested to see what happens when G.INP is applied.
benfranklin
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Re: What is your cabinet/modem combination?

The poll is  currently showing over 40% on ECI modems and Huawei cabinets, this is shockingly high!
grahamt
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Re: What is your cabinet/modem combination?

It's a small sample, and people with ECI modems and Huawei cabinets (including me) are the people most likelty to be interested in this issue. So, not surprising.