Zyxel VSG1432-B101 Modem
I could find very little information about this modem on DSL reports, so I thought I would add my experience with it.
Teksavvy is selling this modem to customers in Alberta (Telus footprint). It is a 2010 vintage VDSL2 capable (up to profile 17a) modem with a decent UI and plenty of features. It can also function as a 4-port wireless/wired router. I like the fact that I can set it vertically in its stand for good air cooling.
It is currently running in VDSL2 mode, profile 8b. I am getting consistent 24.6 down and 2.8 up on Speedtest. Line stats are as follows:
Mode: VDSL2 Annex A
VDSL2 Profile: Profile 8b
TPS-TC: PTM Mode
Trellis: U:ON /D:ON
Line Status: No Defect
Training Status: Showtime
SNR (dB): 12.1 12.7
Attn(dB): 0.0 0.0
Pwr(dBm): 12.0 -7.4
My modem was incorrectly configured for ADSL service when I received it; we created a new WAN interface file for Teksavvy VDSL which fixed the "no internet connection" problem.
I am using it the bridge mode, because I already have a Netgear WNDR4500 which is set up and working great. Putting this modem into the bridge mode to use with a router is very simple:
1) Make sure the modem is working correctly and you have internet access with a single computer directly connected to an Ethernet port. Back up this properly working configuration to the computer so you can restore it as needed.
2) Access the modem web interface (Network Settings --> Home Networking) and disable the DHCP server
3) Access the modem web interface (Network Settings --> Broadband) and edit the WAN Interface file, changing the MODE to Bridge.
4)Click APPLY to apply the changes, and then reboot the modem.
5) Connect the modem to the INTERNET port on your router
6) Access the router web interface and enter your PPPoE login information on its internet setup screen
7) Reboot the router
Note that when the modem is in the Bridge Mode, the Internet indicator is not lit.