Is TP-Link VDSL modem SOS-ROC Compliant?

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Updated 10-09-2023 03:37:08 AM 9908
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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 FAQ.

 

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

A1: Currently, we already have some models (Need to upgrade to latest firmware) that support SOS and ROC via firmware update. In addition, some other models will also support SOS and ROC through firmware updates in the future. Please note that SOS/ROC is currently only available in the Australian region.

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 FAQ at any time without notification.

Device ROC/SOS supported (device needs to be upgraded to the latest version for support) Have a plan to support SOS and ROC SRA support for nbn
Archer VR2800 (V1.0) Yes   Yes 
Archer VR2100 (V1.0 / V1.20) Yes   Yes
Archer VR2100v (V1.0 / V1.20) Yes   Yes
Archer VR900 (V3.0) Yes   Yes
Archer VR900 (V2.0)   Yes Yes
Archer VR600 (V2.0) Yes   Yes
Archer VR600v (V2.0) Yes   Yes
Archer VR400 (V3.0) Yes   Yes
Archer VR400 (V2.0) Yes   Yes
Archer VR300 (V2.0) Yes   Yes
Archer VR300 (V1.20) Yes   Yes
Archer VR300 (V1.0)   Yes Yes
TD-W9970 (V4.0) Yes   Yes
TD-W9970 (V3.0)     Yes
TD-W9960 (V1.20) Yes   Yes
TD-W9960 (V1.0)   Yes Yes
Deco X73-DSL Yes   Yes
Deco X50-DSL Yes   Yes
Deco X20-DSL Yes   Yes

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)?

 

Q3: If my model already supports SOS and ROC, how should I enable it?

 

How to enable SOS and ROC on the TP-Link DSL modem router?

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

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

 

 

 

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