DSL-AC68U – Best settings?

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  • #11591
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    Hi.

     

    I have the DSL-AC68U and it has worked reliably for me for 2+ years.

     

    I was wondering if there were any recommended settings to improve connection speeds, ping, etc. I am currently with Vodafone broadband, achieving 50mb download data rate (although the max rate is 66mb).

     

    I don’t use 3rd Party firmware and would like to keep it that way, unless they have a noticeable benefit.

     

    Thanks

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    Hi. I have the DSL-AC68U and it has worked reliably for me for 2+ years. I was wondering if there were any recommended settings to improve connection speeds, ping, etc. I am currently with Vodafone broadband, achieving 50mb download data rate (although the max rate is 66mb). I don’t use 3rd Party firmware and would like to keep it that way, unless they have a noticeable benefit. Thanks

    Welcome,if you can give us a screen dump of your DSL Settings and DSL Log page, we can have a look at what your connection is currently like ?

    In particular if you are connecting to an ECI or Huawei cab,if G.inp is working and line attenuation etc ?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #11602
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    Hi. I attach some pictures below. I am only using the DSL-AC68U for internet connectivity. I changed some of the connection settings to ensure it connected to the Vodafone network (PPPoE, etc.) and basic items such as Wifi 2.4 and 5ghz channels, but not much else.

     

     

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    #11612
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    Last couple of photos (Sorry, not sure which ones are needed!)

    #11618
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    Great screen dumps, can you check your routers FEC number , I believe it should be on LINE STATS page ?

    Your Vodaphone package, was this capped or is it there 63 Mbps offering ?

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #11622
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    Hi. Is this one the line stats?

    #11624
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    I am on the 63MBPS package. I live on a new build estate of only 14 houses, and several of the houses achieve/exceed 60mbps with their internet providers.

    #11625
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    I am on the 63MBPS package. I live on a new build estate of only 14 houses, and several of the houses achieve/exceed 60mbps with their internet providers.

    Did you manage to check what your FEC are ?

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #11636
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    I have had a look through the router GUI and a quick google, but I am not sure what FEC is. Is it a menu within the router GUI?

    #11638
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    FEC is the couter for forward error correction, so errors on line which are correctable on modem.

    Somewhat like good failures as long as there are not too many.

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    I have had a look through the router GUI and a quick google, but I am not sure what FEC is. Is it a menu within the router GUI?

    Should be under the DSL Log settings, I realise only some ASUS DSL Models have this option, I assumed the DSl-AC68U does also, but maybe not ?

    If not, do you know how to telnet to the router ? if so type the following cmd ?

    adslphxcmd info –show

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #11727
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    I have had a good look through the Asus menus but still cannot see an FEC field. The screenshots in my earlier post are from the DSL Log. There is something called CEC, but I google it and it appears that that is for ethernet.

     

    I have also had a google for FECs with Asus routers and, whilst people acknowledge problems and their logs, they do not state where the information is found!

     

    Regarding telnet, I am on a MacBook, and when I googled how to do it, reports suggested that telnet capability was removed from MacBooks due to security vulnerabilities?

    #11728
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    No problem,

    Hope the below helps.

    ON ASUS DSL-AC68U:

    Login to Router UI and go to Advanced  Settings > Administration > System and select Enable SSH LAN Only and click apply

     

    On your MAC:

    Open Applications > Utilities > Terminal.

    Then type 192.168.1.1 (I think telnet or login followed by IP address – I forget)) and then you should be prompted for Admin name and password

    Edit: “telnet <IP address/host>”

    Once that is completed and you are authorised type  adslphxcmd info –show and FEC should be in list

     

    Just don’t forget to disable SSH on router when you are finished ?

     

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #11755
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    Router: OK

     

    Macbook: No luck Im afraid. Is it simpler to do it from a Win10 PC? I can do that a little less easily than my MacBook.

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