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Thu Jun 25 05:52:11 EDT 2020

driver, one for Danube/ADSL and one for xRX/VDSL...?

On ISP settings:
Most ISPs use the ITU recommended enumeration of VLANs on PTM/VDSL.
However, some don't, thus having some reference on that would
definitely make things easier for new users. We should list VLANs,
PPP settings and status of IPv6 support (native DS, DS-Lite, 6rd, ...
as well as the length of the prefix the ISP delegates to the users
router). Quite often this is not consistent and we might need a
couple of entries for some ISPs offering quite different services
depending on the region and the date of the initial subscription.

About your questions:
Yes, VDSL(2) only makes sense with PTM.
No, nothing useful on the wiki for now afaik.
Yes, happy to fill the missing info where ever I can.

Once again, thank you for doing this!



On Tue, Apr 07, 2015 at 12:00:57AM +0200, Martin Blumenstingl wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently purchased a TP-Link TD-W8970 on which I have installed OpenWrt.
> My goal is to use it as my main "DSL router", so it has to connect to
> the internet.
> For the reference: at the moment I'm using a "AVM FritzBox" for this
> purpose, which is connected directly to the phone jack (the web
> interface tells me it's using "B43", which should be Annex B).
> Unfortunately the situation regarding the drivers and the
> (corresponding) firmware files is not as good as it could be.
> There is no list of firmware files (I understand that those cannot be
> distributed) which could serve as a reference.
> Thus I decided to read the driver's source code and build a list of
> firmware files that I have stumbled across: [0]
> Feel free to send me the details how to get more versions into this
> list (please be aware that I need a link to a public hosted file that
> *everyone* can download).
> Reading all this information from binary files is not what I wanted,
> so I wrote a small script that does the job: [1]
> While I was at it I researched if there was a newer driver version
> that the one we currently have in OpenWrt (v4.11.4).
> There was an update to v4.11.11 like 9 months ago, which was reverted
> because it was not working for everyone.
> Since I was not sure if the old driver could handle newer DSL
> firmwares I searched if I could find anything newer than v4.11.11 -
> and I found v4.15.2 in BT Home Hub 5A's sources (unfortunately with
> all build files stripped off).
> I published the updated drivers (with build files hacked back in) /
> userspace utility on github: [2], [3], [4], [5]
> Noteworthy changes:
> - Danube support was stripped (ARX100 is now the first supported platform)
> - Vectoring support (might still require other kernel patches)
> The patch to get the new drivers into OpenWrt can be found here: [6]
> (Please note that you need to create the tarballs yourself and put
> them in the dl/ directory).
> This updated driver works "as good" as the old one: I get to status
> 0x300 (HANDSHAKE) but not further (but that is probably "my own
> problem").
> In the end I also have a question:
> Is there any list of recommended DSL settings per ISP?
> For example it seems that for VDSL you have to use PTM, with the
> correct Annex B firmware, etc. - but can that information be found on
> the wiki?
> If not then I'll look into creating a page in the next few days (which
> YOU, valued reader, need to fill with info :-)).
> Please let me know if anyone is experimenting with my updated DSL driver.
> Also I'd like to hear if the firmware page is helpful and/or if you
> have firmware versions that work for you (which should obviously
> listed there as well).
> Regards,
> Martin
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> [3]
> [4]
> [5]
> [6]
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