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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.


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.


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.


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


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.




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


See the detail of the WAN/LAN input:


Also comes with the antennas and with a.


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.


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


There's the modem login screen:


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.


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


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:


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


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


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.


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


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!


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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 –

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

About Adriano

Professor, Engineer and buyer of products crazy China.


  1. I wanted to put to work to live tim put the first time in some, after that the modem no longer appears dsl access called TPLINK reported that they may have a damage on the modem that is, burned but the smell and the normal.

  2. hello Adriano, Vivo 50MB installed this week and am looking for a modem, It is seen that the TD-W9980 is about 3 years on the market, know is gone and released a new version or new latest equivalent model 2018? did a little research and found not only seen what appears to be new routers as WDR8500 and other, but cost believe that any technology company in today's times longer launch new products every year more 3 years later…

    you said you use a paid dns with it avoids the practice of TRAFFIC SHAPING operators ?

  3. Gustavo Sarmento

    Thanks, Guy! Sou mais um que chegou aqui atrás do maldito VLAN ID da Vivo/GVT! 😀

    Something else: chegaste a conseguir configurar IPv6 nele? Cheguei perto, mas não consegui.


  4. Gustavo Sarmento

    Thanks, Guy! Sou mais um que chegou aqui atrás do maldito VLAN ID! 😀

    Something else: chegaste a conseguir configurar IPv6 nele? Cheguei perto, mas não consegui.


  5. Hello, own Internet LIVE / GVT 25MB want to buy a router modem that works in VDSL network outside that you indicate me some other?

  6. Hi Adriano, I bought a TP-LINK TD-VG5612. However it does not authenticate no way, it lights the led VDSL but the internet led not, did exactly the same settings as you did, the status panel appears to upstream and downstream values ( use 35Mb of living, old GVT) but sails. I've tried everything and nothing….. any idea what can be?

    • Adriano

      Maybe they're using a new VID, then you have to search to find out. Mine is still this text. Try to see if there is something wrong with username and password.

  7. Good night
    I want to buy a modem that more in ml tah pulling the eye of the guy and the other TBM…kkkkkk
    may indicate a location with affordable price?

    • Adriano

      If you live in Rio, the site has If you live in sao paulo, look in the holy street Efigênia. Otherwise, only the same ML!

      • Douglas Spinola

        I just bought one in Santa Ifigenia, I paid 200 real, care that has shops there that are charging 400, 500, until 650 real I saw this same model w9980

  8. Hi Adriano, modem you have any suggestion for those who use the internet NET? which is via a coaxial cable connector. Thank you.

  9. ADSL ate 15 megas
    Vdsl ate 100 megas
    Ftth from 60 megas.

  10. Ricardo Rodrigues

    Adriano, great tutorial !

    I have internet GVT / LIVE to 1 month, I'm Ping problems, They changed the type of link to Interleave Path and my ping rose 7ms to 23ms … I thought of putting a router to see if that improves a little ping, you see any difference in ping your connection using this router ?

    Thank you

    • Adriano

      I do not believe that the router itself is the cause of such a high ping to 23ms. Try dripping within the same network to see if there is something wrong with the router. But it must be of the same live network fault…

  11. Jefferson LIma

    ADRIANO MOUTINHO, I thank you immensely, because I was looking this VLAN ID and could not find anywhere, Thank you very much, big hug.

    Best regards,
    Jefferson Lima
    Computer Technician – PRONATEC
    Graduating the 5th Semester Degree in Computer Networks – FATEC-BY

  12. I will buy this modem TIM LIVE .Usage 35 megas, but the modem them is a waste

  13. Adriano, What's VID and where I see this ?

  14. Hello, my internet is the live VDSL 15 MEGA. Other routers do not synchronize to be just DSL. This modem will it sync ????

  15. alexsandro assis

    adriano wave!!! is to show you how to set up for hi velox of 15 mb? I would greatly appreciate it obrgdo!!!

  16. Fits carrier NET?

  17. I have internet GVT (VIVO) of 50 MB. The cable speed reaches 50, only the wifi reaches a maximum 20 to 25 mb. Would if I put this modem I will get 50 mb no wifi?

    • Adriano

      Wifi is so even, It does not reach the average of 50Mb not. Try changing the channel to one that is not being using or use the 5GHz network. This router should not help much, maybe just because it has WiFi 5GHz. The part of the modem has nothing to do with it.

  18. OII, my internet is hi velox, 15 mb. I just break my modem, those they give, I was pissing me off for lack of connection stability. I wonder if it is compatible with my internet. Thank you

  19. Hi Adriano, Thanks for the Review. I bought a modem Tp Link Archer D2 and it didn't work. I found that after I changed it to 25 MB Alive Fiber DSL connection is VDSL. That's good, now I need to change and I'm thinking in this model. Can you tell me if he has control of the band for guest network? Or if you don't own or control only over IP?

  20. Wagner Lopes

    – I have N600 also bought in store in Rio de Janeiro and worked perfectly with the HI, now I switched to LIVETIM and TIM modem is bad. Has using the N600 in LIVETIM of 35 MB, How to configure the N600?

  21. Adriano Moutinho, It is compatible with velox?

  22. 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.

  23. 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

      I have no idea what the problem. You put the VID as 600 the WAN configuration settings, right? My log appears that:

      1 2016-11-22 22:25:10 DHCPD Notice Send ACK to
      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=0x3 “User 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=0x2 “User 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=0x2 “User 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

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

  25. 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

      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

          It would not need anything else if there GVT list. But there was no, then he had to put the value of the VID in hand, IE, I had to find out what was the value “600”.

  26. 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

      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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