I flashed a TP-Link Archer C7 V5 with "OpenWrt 19.07.0-rc1" as OS. This router is meant to replace my currently working FritzBox 7490. I've tried some of the examples in the OpenWrt docs for ISP configurations. But sadly nothing worked for me.
So maybe with giving you some information about my ISP and my location can help me figure out what I need to do. With your help of course.
Information from ISP
||ADSL1, ADSL2+, VDSL2, VDSL-Vectoring
||2011 oder 7
||G.711 a/µ-law, G.722, Clearmode (ISDN Modemcall), T.38, RFC 2833
|Quality of Service:
||Voice: Cos 5, Internet: Cos 0
¹) If the connection to a PVC (VPI/VCI) is not working, than you should use VLAN-ID 2011.
²) If the connection with VLAN-ID 2011 is not working, than you must use VLAN-ID 7. PVC-Values are not being used in both cases.
The ISP login information I have also of course.
The Fritzbox 7490 integrates a VDSL modem and a PBX, but the Archer C7 does not have either of them.
Which device is going to provide these functions? Do you have a standalone VDSL modem?
Well, lets say I was thinking the Archer C7 V5 has a modem build-in ...
next time I will read the manual very carefully ...
So I'll buy a modem or router with build-in modem.
Is there a router/modem for openWrt that would be the best way to go
See if you can find something suitable for your usecase:
https://openwrt.org/toh/views/toh_modem_supported (45 devices)
The general recommendation however is to get a separate modem and hook up your OpenWrt router behind that. This way you are far more flexible in chosing a device that is supported by OpenWrt.
In case you need more detailed help in selecting a device, please head over to the Hardware section of this forum.
Thank you for the reply tmomas.
So I will look up a modem first. After this I will come back to this thread.
Why not use the FritzBox as a standalone modem and then use Archer as your primary gateway? Why do you want to have a single modem+router combo, any special reason?
Because AVM has dropped PPPoE passthrough functionality from Fritz!OS 6.30(?) and above, making this no longer an option.
I think HomeHub 5 Type A might be the way to go if you can find a used one and can flash it with OpenWrt.