Hi, can anybody suggest a reliable working device that is currently available for purchase that is supported.
Snapshots do not count, have already had my fingers burnt by going down that route (2 x DM200 soft bricked with snapshots, no solution to load lede via community support)!
I have been through the lede supported device lists in which there are so many, but most if not all of these are not available for purchase because their versions have been replaced with newer version.
All I am needing is VDSL support to work in bridge mode as all the device will be doing is bridging to a Mikrotik.
But why are you so bent on using OpenWrt on that DM200? As far as I understand your initial question:
... it connects to a proper router anyway. If you use the DM200 just as a modem, it will not introduce any shaping itself. You can use your Microtik to do that, like you mention with SQM/Cake if you like..
My guess is the opposite: Your ISP modem, the one you can't even put into bridge mode, introduces some shaping. The DM200 does not, and in bridge mode even should not, and that's why the line is congesting.
Also, silly me, I was under the impression you had OpenWrt running on the Mikrotik.
I cant comment if there is some shaping on the ISP modem, the only thing I know is that when I use the ISP modem and saturate the download, its stays flatlined at 50mbps, the Netgear in its current state does not.
It could well be the ISP has some shaping on their modem but I highly doubnt this.
Yeah, very easy thing to do, especially if its something you yourself had done in the past, i.e. use openwrt on a mikrotik device!
Just as a clarification, judging from your other thread, snapshots have never been your problem. Your particular issues seem be caused by a newer OEM firmware instructing the OEM bootloader to do stricter checksum verifications, you would have fallen into exactly the same trap with a release image (if it would exist).