I've just received the Proscend 180-t from Duxtel in Australia. I've installed the module in my RB 2011 and switched over my config to the SFP
port. So far so good, I've been able to measure speeds of 70/30 up/down which seems to indicate that vectoring is active. I'm on the Dutch KPN VDSL
network and I have xs4all as my ISP. Television works and RFC4836 seems to work fine as well. It hasn't had any problem syncing and the connection seems stable (although it's only been an hour so far so fingers crossed.)
I hope that Mikrotik will implement some command line utility to manage this module so we can read stats, look at the synced speed, diagnose problems and potentially flash new firmware.
I wonder if these SFP modules can be used in a switch and then a router instead of directly connected to a router.
Has anyone tried this scenario?
I've tried this scenario with the Proscend 180-t in a Netgear GS110T switch and I can confirm that it works. The module acts as a bridge between the VDSL
interface of the switch. I was able to add a trunk setup to the SFP
port on my switch and send the two VLAN's (TV and Internet) out untagged on two separate ports to my router. I got both Internet and TV working without any significant problems.
I do have to be honest and tell you I only tested this for a short while so I have no idea how reliable this setup is. In addition, I experienced a significantly higher latency although it was only one measurement so I could have been unlucky.
All in all, I would rather stick with a Mikrotik setup as I think the chances of Mikrotik offering some sort of monitoring tool for the Proscend 180-t is higher than say a Netgear or Cisco baking this functionality into their switches.