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Comparison Between Technicolor DJA0231 and Arcadyan LH:1000 Modems

Members of the Brains Trust have identified some unique peculiarities in these modems as they have been revealed in posts and personal experiences. This table includes known differences which may assist customers to identify why certain features may not be operational on your model. The intention is to keep it updated as new firmware is introduced to add functionality or correct known issues. It is by means intended to be a definitive list of functionality. If you are aware of inaccuracies or new discoveries, please let me know and I or another BT member will update the table. 

 

TELSTRA SMART MODEMS GEN 2 FEATURE COMPARISON – Version 1.0b Dated 25-02-2021

 

 

TECHNICOLOR DJA0231 [TCH]

ARCADYAN LH:1000 [ARC]

1

Detailed Wireless Device Analyser, Quality Monitor and Adapter Properties - Excellent

Not a feature

2

Log file entries are live viewing as events occur and show rolling new time and date stamps at the bottom of the screen as events occur. Display filter choices are based on technical command functions used by the modem.

 

Diagnostics Log entries are minimal which do not show comprehensive information. To see the detailed entries, Export to a .txt file and Import into spreadsheet or word processor program. Shows boot up process, hardware information, firmware updates and comprehensive system monitoring results. Data not retained after System Reset or Factory Resets and Upgrades.

Log file entries are live viewing as events occur and show rolling new time and date stamps at the top of the screen as events occur. Display filter choices are based on easy to identify modem functions rather than commands codes.

 

Diagnostics Log entries are detailed and easier to understand. You can also Export to a .txt file and Import into spreadsheet or word processor program for easy viewing or searching. Shows boot up process, not as much hardware information as Technicolor,  but shows firmware updates and comprehensive system monitoring results. Approximately 2-3 months rolling data retention depending on user activities.

3

Wi-Fi – 2 DFS Channels for selection if required.

Wi-Fi – 3 DFS Channels for selection if required.

4

 

Wi-Fi Speeds and LAN Speeds are suspiciously inaccurate.

5

DECT CATiq2.0 base station can be disabled if customer sensitive to EMF.

DECT CATiq2.0 base station can’t be disabled.

6

DECT - No centralised Phone Book

Centralised Phonebook can be accessed by Telstra CATiq2.0 phones in addition to their own handset library.

7

Can be used as a remote Access Point connected to third party router in a LAN-LAN link, but has red LED on front panel as WAN port inactive.

Can’t be used as a remote Access Point since 0.11.11r – unsure if current restriction.

8

Telephony:- no internal numbers allocated to DECT handsets.

 

(i) Not a feature

(ii) Not a feature

(iii) Not a feature

(iv) TCH shows VoLTE status only but has more comprehensive information on quality of the 4G connection. Full section showing RSRQ,RSRP, RSSI, Graphs, Bandwidth DL and UL and internal temperature of chip. Excellent.

Telephony:- each integral DECT handsets given internal number for Intercom **1 to **6 with FXS main number allocated **7.

 

(i) Call Log more detailed – Misc Folio DND and Call Block

(ii) Filter on Type of Calls

(iii) Shows Jitter/Latency/Packet Loss on Voice Calls

(iv) VoLTE shown in Internet/LTE with minimal information.- e.g. RSRQ shown incorrectly as -99dBm – that is an RSRP reading. Nothing else.

9

DSL Status measurements are very comprehensive and helpful for ADSL2 and FTTN .

DSL Status measurements only show actual link transmit and receive rate. Don't show maximum rate or attenuation and noise margin.

10

32 DNS alternatives for selection

16 DNS alternatives for selection but Auto fills secondary, so same result

11

Wi-Fi Boosters shows Map schematic of network

Wi-Fi Boosters shows Map schematic of network

12

Firmware 18.1.c 0585.MR7.1-RA

Firmware 0.13.01r

13

4G SIM – can be disabled in menu. Shows internal temperature, has full Transmission Diagnostics Folio which includes RSSI, RSRQ, RSRP - these are also continuously graphed and SINR. Full 4G LTE-A metrics displayed include Cell Info ID, Physical Cell ID, Band, DL and UL Bandwidth, Tracking Area Code(LAC) and Downlink EARFCN.  

 

CAT 6 Quectel 4G Transceiver - capable of connection to B3(1800 Mhz), B7(2600Mhz) and B28(700 Mhz) only

4G SIM – can’t disable SIM in menu - if not required, important to remove only when no power connected to modem . Transmission details only shows Received Signal Quality e.g Good Signal -99 dBm, RSRP.

 

CAT 6 Quectel 4G Transceiver - capable of connection to B3(1800 Mhz), B7(2600Mhz) and B28(700 Mhz) only

14

Traffic monitor for Internet, LAN and Wi-Fi 

  1. Displays total traffic since modem last rebooted.
  2. 24 Hour graphs of traffic showing Megabytes used per 10 Minute Interval

Traffic monitor for Internet, LAN and Wi-Fi  showing same information as DJA0231 but useless due to following reasons.

  1. Traffic Meters and Graphs may stop recording between 4.3 GB or 20GB depending on number of networks monitored that are in use.
  2. LAN monitor also monitors WiFi data.

15

DSL Statistical reporting are comprehensive may show some errors in the wrong columns.

DSL Statistical reporting is also very comprehensive main difference is when the line drops out error is recorded as a LOM instead of Sync Retrain count. Also shows some results in the wrong columns.

16

Diagnostic/Network Folio is limited to Ethernet Ports and Wi-Fi only

Diagnostic/Network Folio is more comprehensive showing Ethernet Ports, DSL, Wi-Fi Networks (4 SSIDs per band), WWAN, Bridge (Ethernet Access Port, Tel and FON).

17 

USB 3.0 port for connecting USB drives, USB printers and USB hubs.

(1) Supports only SMBv1 and anonymous login.

(2) DLNA server that is difficult to navigate because doesn't support sort by folder.

(3) the Modem has Printer Sharing tile for connecting USB printers

USB 3.0 port for connecting USB drives, USB printers and USB hubs.  

(1) Supports SMBv1 and SMBv2 and password protection.

(2) DLNA server that is easier to navigate as it supports sorting by folder.

(3) The modem does not have a Print Sharing Folio for connecting USB printers but can connect Printers to its USB port.

18

Not a feature.

Able to Save Back Up system file of modem configuration and Restore it to modem. Handy if modem becomes faulty - replacement modem can be uploaded with previous custom settings. 

19

On Home Screen - selecting a device to reveal its properties - can assign a device category, name and set up port forwarding to device.

On Home Screen - selecting a device to reveal its properties - can only setup up parental time controls for device.

20

Help Section - limited to Home Screen Basic feature settings accessed by selecting modem icons at the top of the page. Minimalistic,  text based and of little guidance to users.

Help Screen is very comprehensive, PDF downloadable, graphics based with actual screens shown for functions described enabling users to have a reasonable understanding of options. 

21

IPv6 Prefix is a /64 configuration on NBN HFC

IPv6 Prefix is a /56 configuration on NBN HFC

22

Unknown limit for Static IP Addresses and Port Forwarding rules

Static IP Addresses and Port Forwarding rules  limit was increased limit from 10 to 64 in firmware 0.11.11r

23

Guest Networks: Default subnet 192.168.2.1 is reserved for the 2.4 Ghz Guest Network but can be changed if required - provides one way LAN isolation for WiFi Guest devices allowing Internet but blocked from accessing primary LAN network. Has optional MAC based Access Control List but no Download/Upload Bandwidth allocation assignment. Can customise the IP address schemes for both individual 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz Guest Networks.

 Guest Networks: Default subnet is same as LAN , 192.168.0.1  - provides two way LAN isolation for WiFi Guest devices. Allows Internet only. Has optional MAC based Access Control List but no Download/Upload Bandwidth allocation assignment. Can't customise the IP address schemes for both individual 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz Guest Networks.

 

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