No, the ZyXel P-663HN also does not support PTM, nor VDSL2. It'd work if you happened to land on one of our ATM/G.bond interfaces, but we're now provisioning the newer "universal" (UDSL) interface which supports both VDSL2 and ADSL2+ and ADSL2, using PTM instead of ATM.
The UDSL interfaces are assigned in every case where customers are close enough to obtain VDSL2 sync speeds, and in a growing number of cases for longer-loop customers who are more likely to get ADSL2+ due to distance. All new port growth is built using the new interface, so it's more and more common. So, older ADSL2+ CPE which support only ATM and G.bond won't work.
I guess this explains why my ADSL2+ modem
stopped working (would sync, wasn't receiving any frames) when my X2 upgrade was provisioned last night (I have a tech scheduled to come out in the morning to bring the second line up).
I strongly encourage Sonic members to remain in our end-to-end equipment rental and wire plan service. It's a nominal monthly cost, and allows us to provide fully integrated support. Support's dashboard shows things like wireless interference, missing filters, and we can push security and feature updates when needed. The wire plan means you'll never pay for a technician visit, even if the issue is related to inside wiring or the CPE itself. By taking full responsibility end-to-end from the DSLAM through the DSL modem/router and WiFi, Sonic can own and resolve every issue, without arguing about who pays for what, whether it's your equipment or ours, etc.
I totally understand. The Pace 5168N seems to be pretty nice hardware, and $9.50/mo is a reasonable cost to rent it considering that it probably costs $200-$250. I (being the sort of person to have a home network with VLANs and a router running Debian) just don't want/need most of what it does - all I want is good (no caps, no filtering, no traffic shaping, reliable, low latency, sufficient bandwidth) IP connectivity to my
I bought an ADSL2+ modem
for about $25 for my fusion service after having it for about a year. I tried it for about a month - it was stable but about 5% slower - before I opted out of the equipment rental, and was saving money within a few months. The math seems to be different for the X2 service. I'd be willing to spend up to about $120 for a CPE to avoid the $9.50/mo fee, but it appears that no such CPE exists.
Anyway. Hope that doesn't sound to much like a rant - it really isn't. I know I'm in the minority here, so I happy that there's at least the "unsupported" option to put the CPE in bridge mode.