Looking for a modem with bridge mode

pothi

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Any recommendation for an ADSL modem with support for bridge mode?

I don't need or care about any wifi capabilities, as I have a dedicated router to fit my needs. Just looking for a modem with support for bridge mode.

Update: I don't mind purchasing a WiFi / router model, as long as it supports bridge mode.

Thanks in advance.
 
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🤔 Pretty much all the ADSL modems these days come with bridge mode right? I think just get the cheapest available one. I took a quick look and it appears only WiFi models are available, so you'd just need to run it with WiFi disabled.
 

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Pretty much all the ADSL modems these days come with bridge mode right?
No. For example, my favorite modem-router Netgear D1500 doesn't have bridge mode. Companies removes futures that most* consumers don't use and to reduce cost.

Of course, I don't mind purchasing a WiFi model and I can turn-off WiFi later. I already used the following modem-routers...

1. Belkin F7D2401 (very old model, no longer available in India). I still use it.
2. Beetel 777vr1 (not available for purchase, from what I know)
3. Huawei HG630 (seems to work only in VDSL mode or locked to Airtel network)

In all cases, wifi gets turned off automatically, when bridge mode is turned on.
 


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Interesting, I didn't know that. Every modem I've used in the past did come with bridge mode.

Earlier there used to be many bare ADSL modems without WiFi, today I was surprised to see none available. I guess ADSL is slowly getting phased out.

Are you using BSNL or Airtel? If Airtel don't they provide the device too (or replace if the device is faulty? Or those too don't come with bridge mode?
 

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My bad, didn't realise you posted under BSNL Broadband, pls ignore the last part 😄
 

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I guess ADSL is slowly getting phased out.
True. But, as long as BSNL don't go out of business, ADSL would be available. Still a large amount of government offices in villages run on ADSL connection provided by BSNL. Replacing all of them with FTTH would take at least 5 years, if they start the work today. Even if Jio or some other private player buy FTTH business, it'd still take at least 3 years to reach every office in every village for last mile connectivity.

Are you using BSNL or Airtel?
This is for BSNL connection that I plan to get in the near future. Preparing to get the device/s ready before applying for BSNL that is usually provided in a week of applying.
 


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6 months ago I had gone to Lamington road and to my surprise no one was selling adsl modems.
Only Dlink 2750u onwards were available.

What exactly you need to do in bridge mode? any specific stuff like open port problem or ipv6 related?
Most modems have bridge mode and you can get it in DSL 2750u router. Its n300 wifi capable as well.

I purchased LB link wifi adsl modem router from flipkart or amazon dont remember. for some 700 rupees.
 

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TP-Link modems had bridge options earlier, maybe you can take a look at this one -- TD-W8961N | 300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router | TP-Link India

 
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Only Dlink 2750u onwards were available.
Thank you. Dlink 2750u indeed supports bridge mode. Checked its user manual.

@varkey TD-W8961N supports bridge mode too. Thank you. I actually bought TD-W8961N a few months ago for my brother. However, it's not physically reachable by me as he lives in a remote hill station.

What exactly you need to do in bridge mode? any specific stuff like open port problem or ipv6 related?
To get public IP, using PPPoE, for the router (specifically for Mikrotik hap ac2). In this way, I can control all the devices via VPN. With NAT in place, controlling the connected devices is possible, but not easy. For example, when Mikrotik router is behind a NAT, I have to use port forwarding to get VPN working. For that, we need port forwarding feature. Even with port forwarding, things can mess-up at times. However, with bridge-mode turned on, it is easier to use VPN (among other uses).
 
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If I understand you need to do a bridge from a router to Dlink 2750u using PPPOE?

I had tried this for my experiment of getting a public ipv6 for mtnl broadband but it never gave my ipv6 even by using same session of IPV4 option . I only got ipv4 public ip but have not tested for open ports.
 

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