Is it SOS-ROC complaint?

Is it SOS-ROC complaint?
Is it SOS-ROC complaint?
2022-02-27 00:30:41 - last edited Yesterday
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Does the Archer VR400 V3 (with 2 antennas) support SOS-ROC requirement for Australian NBN?


I need to buy another modem for the other house which is not compliant I have been told.  I only bought the VR400 2 months ago and I want to know if it is complaint.   If it is not compliant I will have to buy 2 new modems that are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Is TP-Link VDSL modem SOS-ROC Compliant?-Solution
2022-03-04 02:02:11 - last edited 2 weeks ago

Recently, we received some feedback that NBN is going to implement 2 new functions SOS (Save Our Showtime) and ROC (Robust Overhead Channel) to VDSL2 lines (FTTN and FTTB) at the end of March 2022 (now being postponed). NBN users are curious about whether TP-Link has any DSL products that support SOS and ROC. We will list some questions that you are concerned about in this thread, comment below if you have further inquiries.

 

Q1: Does TP-Link have DSL models that support SOS and ROC?

A1: Currently, we don't have a model that supports SOS and ROC yet. But there has been a plan to support it on some models via a firmware upgrade.

The following table is for your reference. If your model is not included, please don't worry since most models support SRA which is enough to keep a stable connection on an SOS/ROC enabled VDSL2 line.

Note: Plan is not a guarantee, the planned models' list will be updated and TP-Link reserves the right to update the thread at any time without notifying the poster or follower.

The official firmware that supported NBN SOS/ROC has been released for some models:

Archer VR400(EU)_V3_1.5.0_220321

Archer VR300(EU)_V1.2_220407

 

Q2: Will there be any problems with my service after NBN deploys SOS and ROC?

A2: NBN does not mandate that DSL modem routers must support SOS and ROC. For DSL modem routers not supporting these new functions, another function, Seamless Rate Adaptation (SRA) will be required to ensure connectivity under certain noisy conditions. Most TP-Link DSL modem routers support SRA. After SRA is turned on, even if NBN deploys SOS and ROC, the DSL modem router can maintain a stable connection.

 

How to enable SRA on the TP-Link DSL modem router?

Log into web UI and go to Advanced > Network > DSL Settings > enable SRA

How to log into the web-based interface of the AC VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (new logo)?

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Is TP-Link VDSL modem SOS-ROC Compliant?-Solution
2022-03-04 02:02:11 - last edited 2 weeks ago

Recently, we received some feedback that NBN is going to implement 2 new functions SOS (Save Our Showtime) and ROC (Robust Overhead Channel) to VDSL2 lines (FTTN and FTTB) at the end of March 2022 (now being postponed). NBN users are curious about whether TP-Link has any DSL products that support SOS and ROC. We will list some questions that you are concerned about in this thread, comment below if you have further inquiries.

 

Q1: Does TP-Link have DSL models that support SOS and ROC?

A1: Currently, we don't have a model that supports SOS and ROC yet. But there has been a plan to support it on some models via a firmware upgrade.

The following table is for your reference. If your model is not included, please don't worry since most models support SRA which is enough to keep a stable connection on an SOS/ROC enabled VDSL2 line.

Note: Plan is not a guarantee, the planned models' list will be updated and TP-Link reserves the right to update the thread at any time without notifying the poster or follower.

The official firmware that supported NBN SOS/ROC has been released for some models:

Archer VR400(EU)_V3_1.5.0_220321

Archer VR300(EU)_V1.2_220407

 

Q2: Will there be any problems with my service after NBN deploys SOS and ROC?

A2: NBN does not mandate that DSL modem routers must support SOS and ROC. For DSL modem routers not supporting these new functions, another function, Seamless Rate Adaptation (SRA) will be required to ensure connectivity under certain noisy conditions. Most TP-Link DSL modem routers support SRA. After SRA is turned on, even if NBN deploys SOS and ROC, the DSL modem router can maintain a stable connection.

 

How to enable SRA on the TP-Link DSL modem router?

Log into web UI and go to Advanced > Network > DSL Settings > enable SRA

How to log into the web-based interface of the AC VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (new logo)?

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Re:Is it SOS-ROC complaint?
2022-03-05 00:50:27
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Re:Is it SOS-ROC complaint?
2022-04-02 22:16:06

In Australia it is not about SOS/ROC stability or SRA, it is about an NBN mandate that NBN (essentially our only network) may be refusing service to non-compliant VDSL modems sometime after 1 April 2022, not an April fools joke.  Pretty arrogant but that is the NBN almost all us Australians have to live with.

 

TP-Link (above) stated they had/have no conforming products soTP-Link could become a pariah in Australia if all their customers with FTTN/FTTB type connections (eg VDSL) needs to buy a new modem.

 

Specifically does the VR600v (v2) with 1.2.0 0.9.1 v0078.0 Build 200625 Beta.58580n firmware support SOS and ROC or not (it appears not), and if not will new firmware be released and when?

 

It would be helpful for TP-Link to produce an authoritative list of all VDSL products for Australia and whether each is SOS/ROC complaint, and if not whether firmware will be updated to avoid reptitious posts of what is the same basic question about SOS/ROC and individual products.

 

 

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Is TP-Link VDSL modem SOS-ROC Compliant?
3 weeks ago

  @David-TP 

 

Is there any news on if and when the updated firmware will be made available to the public?

 

Some people are reporting that they have received updated firmware from their ISP for the VR400 v3 (1.5.0 0.9.1 v00a1.0 Build 220321 Rel.60385n).

 

This firmware is not listed as a download option on the VR400 v3 support page.

 

Is this firmware only available to ISPs?

 

 

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Is TP-Link VDSL modem SOS-ROC Compliant?
3 weeks ago

  @beta-one 

Thanks for the update.

This firmware is not only available for ISPs and it will be updated to the official websites as well.

So far, the firmware release process has not been fully completed and it might need a couple of days.

 

best regards.

 

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2 weeks ago

  @Amallanghosh 

Hi,welcome to the community.

Do you have any issues with the product?

If yes, I would be glad to help.

 

Best regards.

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Re:Is it SOS-ROC complaint?
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Tangoman wrote

Does the Archer VR400 V3 (with 2 antennas) support SOS-ROC requirement for Australian NBN?


I need to buy another modem for the other house which is not compliant I have been told.  I only bought the VR400 2 months ago and I want to know if it is complaint.   If it is not compliant I will have to buy 2 new modems that are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  @Tangoman 

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Re:Is it SOS-ROC complaint?
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dlink-825M-5G wrote

Tangoman wrote

Does the Archer VR400 V3 (with 2 antennas) support SOS-ROC requirement for Australian NBN?


I need to buy another modem for the other house which is not compliant I have been told.  I only bought the VR400 2 months ago and I want to know if it is complaint.   If it is not compliant I will have to buy 2 new modems that are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  @Tangoman 

  @dlink-825M-5G 

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