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Modem router TP-LINK TD-W9980 ADSL N600(1/2+) Vdsl2 Dual Band WiFi

Eternally dissatisfied with the modem that my carrier GVT me provides, I bought this Tp-LINK TD-W9980 in the dark, not knowing if it would work. But it worked!

The TD-W9980 It's a modem ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2 (technology used for the internet up to 15 MB) that also works in VDSL2 (new technology up to 50 MB). As my internet is 35 MB, I realized that the modem used this carrier VDSL technology and bought this modem to greatly improve my connection, My WiFi network and my settings.

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It is a Gigabit Ethernet modem router, Dual 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi, Dual USB (with media server and network sharing). In addition to bandwidth control, control of parents and a bunch of super interesting settings.

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With the modem comes a CD, I don't use it for anything, a manual, a warranty certificate, an ethernet cable, two cables RJ11 telephone line and a filter. None of this I used, I left all the cables that were already in the original modem carrier, a Chinese with WiFi and no settings or options.

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There is the device. A little big, It's not even?

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On the back we have the four Gigabit Ethernet connections (one of them is WAN/LAN if you want to use this modem as a router only), two USBs (I use one for the printer, and one for my external HD), an entry for ADSL/VDSL (phone line) and connectors for three antennas.

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In addition, It also has a button for WDS, a on-off button for WiFi, the power switch and the power input.

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See the detail of the WAN/LAN input:

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Also comes with the antennas and with a.

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There's the modem already connected. The leds indicate, from left to right: button, ADSL/VDSL, Internet, WiFi 2.4 GHz, WiFi 5 GHz, USB and four computers indicating the Ethernet.

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There's the modem already connected everything and already connected to the internet. Was ”almost ” Plug and play: some settings are required…

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There's the modem login screen:

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As soon as I connected to the phone line for the first time the modem synchronized the VDSL in approximately 38Mbits, more or less how the operator GVT delivers raw band to give the 35Mbits that I paid.

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If you do not know which technology, can change in DSL Settings to Auto Sync-up.

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The only reason it didn't work first was the fact of having to configure the network for internet login. The user is “@ turbonet turbonet” and the password is “GVT25”, without the quotes. This username and password has not been problem, as it is known on the internet, the problem was setting VLAN ID that needs to be with the value “600”. I just discovered that searching the internet a lot and totally by accident. The VCI and VPI values that formerly used in ADSL is not good for anything else in VDSL.

If curl to understand this setting, take a look at the video I made explaining that:

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There's the login Setup screen of the GVT (PPPoE):

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The WiFi network of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz can be configured individually, even with different names.

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Here is my DNS scheme to watch NetFlix on other regions (USA and UK). I paid a DNS service to do this and set it to DHCP Settings. On the modem carrier has no way to do this.

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You can choose to use the WiFi from 2.4 GHz or the 5 GHz, or both.

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If you put an external HD on one of the USBs, This router recognizes and creates a network share (SMB). This sharing is very fast and allows you to share files with anyone on the network, even if the PC is off, Since the router is in charge of transferring the files. Here a detail, my 3 TB HD worked normally but indicates a negative capability! Someone used “longint” instead of “Double” where I shouldn't!

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You can also create a DLNA media player to watch your videos anywhere on your network. Works, but I still prefer access via share because in this case there is more media options.

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See just how does the DLNA media server. You indicate the directory where are the videos, and the router itself searches and indexes. Can be a directory containing other directories. Worked in VLC and Windows Media Player.

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Here on this screen we can see the router reading the external HD looking for videos to share.

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There is also a print server. Just put a printer into the USB port and use an external program to access the printer via network.

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You can find more information about this modem on support page of the TP-LINK.

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There you can download the print server and also the new firmware. In my case, you've been updated.

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It seems to install dd-wrt on this modem, but I didn't think I had to. It worked perfectly. Tested also forward and blocks, giving everything right as it should. Is a great and really improved my modem connection, My WiFi and overall network speed here at home. Too bad it's still a bit expensive. I leave below link to Ebay and Google Shopping:

EBay – http://lista.mercadolivre.com.br/td-w9980

Google Shopping – HTTPS://www.google.com.br/search?q = w9980&q = w9980&AQS = chrome.. 69i57j69i61l2j69i65j69i60j69i 59.1247 j0j4&SourceID = chrome&IE = UTF-8 # q = w9980&safe = off&TBM = shop

About Adriano Moutinho

Adriano Moutinho
Professor of Electronics technician at CEFET-RJ, Telecommunications engineer, Master in computer science and a Ph.d. in Civil Engineering. In addition to crazy China products buyer.

13 comments

  1. Adriano Moutinho, ele é compatível com velox?

  2. As for the sign of him,do you think it has improved compared to the old? I'm with the technicolor Td5336 from Hi,but he's got a bug in wi-fi which is very bad speed,No matter the quality of the signal,and this happens with external router also.

  3. I bought this same modem but my does not synchronize the signal. My internet is 50 MB of GVT. The led (second from left to right) is just blinking and the log that appears (thousands of times):

    1 2016-10-31 18:05:27 DSL xDSL Notice Leave Showtime!!
    2 2016-10-31 18:05:14 DSL xDSL Training Notice!!
    3 2016-10-31 18:05:11 DSL Notice xDSL Handshake!!
    4 2016-10-31 18:05:07 DSL Notice xDSL Ready!!

    Mine is configured as “Auto Sync-up” and the firmware is this:

    Firmware version:
    0.6.0 1.13 v 0021.0 Build 160125 Rel. 52064n

    Hardware version:
    TD-W9980 v1 00000001

    Can help you understand what happens???

    • Adriano Moutinho

      I have no idea what the problem. Você colocou o VID como 600 na configuração WAN settings, right? O meu log aparece isso:

      1 2016-11-22 22:25:10 DHCPD Notice Send ACK to 10.1.1.100
      2 2016-11-22 22:25:10 DHCPD Notice Recv REQUEST from F4:09:D8:5And:3(F):DD
      3 2016-11-22 22:25:08 PPP Information ppp0 rcvd [IPCP ConfAck id=0x2 ]
      7 2016-11-22 22:25:07 PPP Information ppp0 rcvd [IPCP ConfReq id=0x6 ]
      8 2016-11-22 22:25:07 PPP Information ppp0 sent [IPCP ConfReq id=0x1
      ]
      9 2016-11-22 22:25:07 PPP Information ppp0 rcvd [PAP AuthAck id=0x1 “”]
      10 2016-11-22 22:25:07 PPP Information ppp0 rcvd [LCP EchoRep id=0x0 magic=0x2986bca4]
      11 2016-11-22 22:25:07 PPP Information ppp0 sent [PAP AuthReq id=0x1 user=”@ turbonet turbonet” password=]
      12 2016-11-22 22:25:07 PPP Information ppp0 sent [LCP EchoReq id=0x0 magic=0x388a7e0d]
      13 2016-11-22 22:25:07 PPP Information ppp0 rcvd [LCP ConfAck id=0x1 ]
      14 2016-11-22 22:25:07 PPP Information ppp0 sent [LCP ConfAck id=0xf4 ]
      15 2016-11-22 22:25:07 PPP Information ppp0 rcvd [LCP ConfReq id=0xf4 ]
      16 2016-11-22 22:25:07 PPP Information ppp0 sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 ]
      17 2016-11-22 22:25:07 PPP Information ppp0 sent [PADI Host-Uniq(0x0000180d)]
      18 2016-11-22 22:25:06 PPP Error ppp0
      19 2016-11-22 22:25:06 PPP Information ppp0 rcvd [LCP TermAck id=0x3]
      20 2016-11-22 22:25:06 PPP Information ppp0 sent [LCP TermAck id=0x7d]
      21 2016-11-22 22:25:06 PPP Information ppp0 rcvd [LCP TermReq id=0x7d]
      22 2016-11-22 22:25:06 PPP Information ppp0 sent [LCP TermReq id=0x3User request”]
      23 2016-11-22 22:25:03 PPP Information ppp0 rcvd [LCP ConfAck id=0x1 ]
      24 2016-11-22 22:25:03 PPP Information ppp0 rcvd [LCP ConfReq id=0x7c ]
      25 2016-11-22 22:25:03 PPP Information ppp0 sent [LCP TermReq id=0x2User request”]
      26 2016-11-22 22:25:03 PPP Error ppp0 User request
      27 2016-11-22 22:25:03 PPP Information ppp0 sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 ]
      28 2016-11-22 22:25:00 PPP Information ppp0 sent [PADI Host-Uniq(0x0000177f)]
      29 2016-11-22 22:24:59 PPP Error ppp0
      30 2016-11-22 22:24:59 PPP Information ppp0 rcvd [LCP TermAck id=0x2]
      31 2016-11-22 22:24:59 PPP Information ppp0 sent [LCP TermReq id=0x2User request”]
      32 2016-11-22 22:24:59 PPP Warning ppp0 LCP down
      33 2016-11-22 22:24:59 PPP Error ppp0 LCP down
      34 2016-11-22 22:24:59 PPP Error ppp0 User request

  4. excellent review, TBM buy stuff from china rss .. a doubt, which site you bought friend? was taxed?

  5. Excellent review and instructions. It was exactly what I needed to kick this Power Box GVT to corner. Besides the bad DHCP, the mine has a habit of simply blocking connections, out of the blue, Some devices and only release after reset.

    • Adriano Moutinho

      The router that the GVT gave me is stored here in the drawer unused!

      • Adriano, the problem is that I am a customer GVT (now live) for years, and there was always a certain “Mystery” about VDSL modems that in Brazil. If not sold and, when sold, had never guaranteed to work. Outside the exorbitant prices. That's good, that last part hasn't changed much… Your blog was the first I saw, over the years, to clear the configuration thing and show that works and we can get out of the clutches of the Power Box and its limitations.

        Oh, an observation: in the initial setup of my (“Quick Setup”), all it took was to inform the country like Brazil and the mode of operation as “xDSL Modem Router Mode” that, on the next screen it has already brought the list of national operators. I didn't have to configure anything in addition.

        • Adriano Moutinho

          Não teria sido preciso mais nada se houvesse GVT na lista. Mas não havia, então teve que colocar o valor do VID na mão, IE, tive que descobrir que era o valor “600”.

  6. Nice review of the device! Also use GVT and am very unhappy with the equipment that they provide. Constant problems with their device's DHCP, the lease time of addresses reserved never get to zero. I'm with the address pool filled in and now I'm forced to set static ip on new devices on the network, “show de bola”!
    A doubt, I own along with part of their telephony, This cable also stuck on mediocre modem that provide. The fact that tp-link have only 1 RJ11 will not affect correct? Just plug the phones into the filter as it used to do in Oi's adsl?

    • Adriano Moutinho

      Yes, just plug the filter in wall (comes a TPLINK modem filter) and he will have two outputs, one for the cable modem and one for the regular phone. Should work all…

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