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  Reply # 1767128 19-Apr-2017 09:56 3 people support this post Send private message quote this post

Like has been said previous use the spark supplied modem as this is setup and optimised for the Spark UFB network. 


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  Reply # 1767130 19-Apr-2017 09:59 Send private message quote this post

ResponseMediaNZ:

Like has been said previous use the spark supplied modem as this is setup and optimised for the Spark UFB network. 


This is what you should do.

But if you insist on finding something else, these are Sparks fibre settings.

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  Reply # 1767132 19-Apr-2017 10:02 Send private message quote this post

Benjour:

 

I use Spark.  And I need just one.  As Spark need VLAN Tagging and stuff to be able to connect to the Internet on Fibre, I can't just plug it into the ONT.

 

 

Yes, you can. Go to the network card settings on your computer, and switch on the VLAN tagging option. The setting is at different places for different brands so you might need to Google it. Some brands may require you download an additional utility.


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  Reply # 1767182 19-Apr-2017 10:26 Send private message quote this post

Benjour:

 

I use Spark.  And I need just one.  As Spark need VLAN Tagging and stuff to be able to connect to the Internet on Fibre, I can't just plug it into the ONT.

 

 

 

 

Then the trademe link I posted or any other Spark HG630b will work fine.


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  Reply # 1767859 20-Apr-2017 12:33 Send private message quote this post

ubergeeknz:

 

 

 

Cheap switches are not managed, won't do VLAN tagging, etc.

 

HTH

 

 

 

 

Not true, I've got a TP Link 24 port gigabit switch that does VLAN tagging and other managed features for ~$160.


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  Reply # 1767875 20-Apr-2017 13:05 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

vulcannz:

ubergeeknz:


 


Cheap switches are not managed, won't do VLAN tagging, etc.


HTH



 


Not true, I've got a TP Link 24 port gigabit switch that does VLAN tagging and other managed features for ~$160.


Argueably not a cheap switch.

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  Reply # 1767878 20-Apr-2017 13:07 Send private message quote this post

not much more than a non managed 24 porter is. There are also around $100 8 ports that will do vlan and aggrigation as well.





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  Reply # 1768004 20-Apr-2017 16:42 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

what is wrong with the router spark provided you with?


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  Reply # 1768008 20-Apr-2017 16:56 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

Go a buy a HG659, Factory reset it and plug the blue port into the ONT GIGA1 port with the yellow cable provided.

 

Take my suggestion and run with it, You wont get a better one. 






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  Reply # 1768633 21-Apr-2017 22:12 3 people support this post Send private message quote this post

Plugging your PC directly into the ONT is a bad idea from a security perspective, unless you know exactly what you're doing.



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  Reply # 1768656 22-Apr-2017 00:01 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

Or if you want a router that is just a router, and doesn't have Wifi or anything else included with it. Then get a Ubiquity Edge Router Lite. They can do gigabit fibre speeds easily.

 

[edited to add]

 

Yes they are reliable as well. Uptime on my ERL is currently 1 year and 4 months. In otherwords I last restarted it 1 year and 4 months ago. And im pretty sure the reason for restarting it was to update the firmware.






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  Reply # 1768685 22-Apr-2017 08:29 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

No. Switch is only Switch that can connect Devices togather. router does the same thing but connects you to the inernet and much more. But Router can act like a switch too in the settings





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