Cisco 887VA with VDSL2 vectoring on XS4All/KPN

Note: This post is in Dutch since it’s targeted towards a Dutch audience.

Vandaag werd op kantoor onze VDSL2 verbinding van 50Mbit (non-vectoring) naar 65Mbit (vectoring) geupgrade door XS4All. Dat liep niet helemaal lekker. Onze Cisco 887VA router/modem kon daar niet goed mee overweg.

Na wat zoeken (uren) kwam ik er achter dat er een andere firmware nodig is, te weten VA_A_38k1_B_38h_24g1.bin

Om iedereen de moeite te besparen, deze firmware is hier te downloaden. (Hekel aan dat Cisco alles achter logins plaatst!)

Plaats vervolgens de firmware in de router door middel van TFTP of een HTTP-copy en dan is het slechts dit stukje configuratie:

!         
controller VDSL 0
 firmware filename flash:VA_A_38k1_B_38h_24g1.bin
!

Als ik nu in de Cisco kijk zie ik dit:

firewall#show controllers VDSL 0
Controller VDSL 0 is UP

Daemon Status:		 Up 

			XTU-R (DS)		XTU-C (US)
Chip Vendor ID:		'BDCM'			 'BDCM'
Chip Vendor Specific:   0x0000			 0xA45F
Chip Vendor Country:    0xB500			 0xB500
Modem Vendor ID:	'CSCO'			 '    '
Modem Vendor Specific:  0x4602			 0x0000
Modem Vendor Country:   0xB500			 0x0000
Serial Number Near:    FCZ162390P2 887VA-SE 15.3(3)   
Serial Number Far:     AA1250FE43S-05
Modem Version Near:    15.3(3)
Modem Version Far:     0xa45f

Modem Status:		 TC Sync (Showtime!) 
DSL Config Mode:	 AUTO 
Trained Mode:		 G.993.2 (VDSL2) Profile 17a
TC Mode:		 PTM 
Selftest Result:	 0x00 
DELT configuration:	 disabled 
DELT state:		 not running 
Trellis:		 ON			  ON
SRA: 			 disabled			 disabled
 SRA count: 		 0			 0
Bit swap: 		 enabled			 enabled
 Bit swap count:	 1710			 5
Line Attenuation:	  0.0 dB		  0.0 dB
Signal Attenuation:	  0.0 dB		  0.0 dB
Noise Margin:		 12.1 dB		 26.2 dB
Attainable Rate:	90384 kbits/s		 36750 kbits/s
Actual Power:		 12.4 dBm		 - 1.2 dBm
Per Band Status:       	D1 	D2 	D3 	U0 	U1 	U2 	U3
Line Attenuation(dB):   11.7	28.0	44.0	4.0	21.5	33.8	N/A	
Signal Attenuation(dB): 16.3	27.6	44.0	4.0	20.8	33.3	N/A	
Noise Margin(dB):       12.2	12.2	12.1	26.2	26.1	26.2	N/A	
Total FECC:		54			 0
Total ES:		0			 0
Total SES:		0			 0
Total LOSS:		0			 0
Total UAS:		78			 78
Total LPRS:		0			 0
Total LOFS:		0			 0
Total LOLS:		0			 0

Full inits:		1
Failed full inits:	0
Short inits:		0
Failed short inits:	0

Firmware	Source		File Name (version)
--------	------		-------------------
VDSL		user config	flash:VA_A_38k1_B_38h_24g1.bin (10)

Modem FW  Version:	130208_1314-4.02L.03.A2pv6C038k1.d24g1
Modem PHY Version:	A2pv6C038k1.d24g1
Vendor Version:		Ap6v38k1.24g1 68


 		  DS Channel1	  DS Channel0	US Channel1	  US Channel0
Speed (kbps):	          0	       83997	         0	        8399
SRA Previous Speed:       0	           0	         0	           0
Previous Speed:	          0	           0	         0	           0
Reed-Solomon EC:          0	          54	         0	           0
CRC Errors:	          0	           0	         0	           0
Header Errors:	          0	           0	         0	           0
Interleave (ms):       3.00	        0.00	      0.00	        0.00
Actual INP:	       4.00	       55.00	      4.00	       55.00

Training Log :	Stopped
Training Log Filename :	flash:vdsllog.bin

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Wido den Hollander

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