D-Link DSL 320B

Using BE Unlimited with another modem

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I’m canceling my BE contract and need to return the BE Box to them. I’m getting a VDSL2+Wikipedia: Very high-speed digital subscriber line (VDSL)[1] and very high-speed digital subscriber line 2 (VDSL2)[2] are digital subscriber line (DSL) technologies providing data transmission faster than asymme... connection with an ADSL2+Wikipedia: G.992.5 (also referred to as ADSL2+, G.dmt.bis+, and G.adslplus[1]) is an ITU-T standard for asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) broadband Internet access. The standard has a maximum theoretical... backup, for which I needed a standard ADSL2+ modemWikipedia: A modulator-demodulator, or simply a modem, is a hardware device that converts data from a digital format, intended for communication directly between devices with specialized wiring, into one suitabl... for. Because it was going cheap on eBay, I went with the  D-Link DSL-320B. This is actually a really good modem in such that it has a decent web interface supporting many different types of connection as well as telnetWikipedia: Telnet is an application protocol used on the Internet or local area network to provide a bidirectional interactive text-oriented communication facility using a virtual terminal connection. User data ... access to a powerful command line to do things like static routes.

To configure a modem such as this on BE Unlimited, you need the following settings:

Type: 1483 Bridged IP LLC
VPI: 0
VCI: 101

Note that this is NOT PPPoATMWikipedia: In computer networking, the Point-to-Point Protocol over ATM (PPPoA) is a layer 2 data-link protocol typically used to connect domestic broadband modems to ISPs via phone lines. It is used mainly with... or PPPoEWikipedia: The Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) is a network protocol for encapsulating Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) frames inside Ethernet frames. It appeared in 1999, in the context of the boom o... and, as such, doesn’t require a username/password.

Following this, you can then assign your router your issued static IP address(es), or set its WAN interface to use DHCP, if you have a dynamic IP.

My DSL-320B reports the cable status as being “Up” but the ADSL status as being “disconnected”. I assume that this is because it has not dialed a connection. It works fine, despite this.

My sync rates with the new modem are about what they were before:

Downstream Line Rate (Kbps) :    17301
Upstream Line Rate (Kbps) :    2342

My speedtest.net results show higher upstream than before, however this may just be the way the cookie crumbled with the speed test:

 

 

 

 

 

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