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  # 1705639 19-Jan-2017 09:29
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Thanks for this awesome guide!

 

 


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  # 1706141 20-Jan-2017 00:23
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thanks for the tutorial!

 

I'v got Vodafone UFB with landline, by using the HG659 router provided by VDF I can connect the phone to the phone port on HG659, how can I set up the phone on ERL, so that I can connect the cordless phone to ERL?

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 1706145 20-Jan-2017 03:24
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Johnz:

 

thanks for the tutorial!

 

I'v got Vodafone UFB with landline, by using the HG659 router provided by VDF I can connect the phone to the phone port on HG659, how can I set up the phone on ERL, so that I can connect the cordless phone to ERL?

 

 

Hmm Vodafone UFB is pretty suboptimal since they force the use of their router. It may work behind the Edgerouter (you'll need to turn off VLAN 10 and set the Vodafone router to fetch via DHCP) however I am not 100% sure. Easiest option is to ditch the landline and go naked? Skinny Direct is cheap :)





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  # 1706196 20-Jan-2017 08:30
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michaelmurfy:

 

 

 

Hmm Vodafone UFB is pretty suboptimal since they force the use of their router. 

 

 

 

How do they force it? surely just mac address?





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  # 1706416 20-Jan-2017 13:54
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mentalinc:

 

michaelmurfy:

 

Hmm Vodafone UFB is pretty suboptimal since they force the use of their router. 

 

How do they force it? surely just mac address?

 

 

I mean if you need phone service you need to use their router instead of using the ONT with some other providers.





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  # 1707790 23-Jan-2017 08:31
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stubbed:

 

Unsure if this is a change in 1.9.1 but it appears as if the IPv4 hardware offload is either enabled by default, or enabled by the wizard:

 

 

 

So, important to note that vlan offload is still disabled with 1.9.1.

 

I got around to completing my network configuration over the weekend, which meant setting up several vlans. After I noticed my speeds had dropped down to ~120mbit. Was cursing the gods/ubnt/BigPipe when a mate pointed out this thread which reminded me about offloading. Back to normal once that option was enabled.

 

So if you're ever going to use vlans, you'll want to make sure you enable that option at the same time.


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Master Geek


  # 1707794 23-Jan-2017 08:43
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Silly/Noob question; if I run an iperf test to Spark's server from the edgerouter I seem to only ever get  ~150mbit, if I run the same test from my laptop I get the speeds I was expecting, is this normal?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1707987 23-Jan-2017 12:24
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Another here who has used to this tutorial to set up an ER-Lite on Bigpipe. 

 

Simple instructions to follow. 

 

Thanks.

 

S. 


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  # 1708338 23-Jan-2017 21:49
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BlackHand:

 

Silly/Noob question; if I run an iperf test to Spark's server from the edgerouter I seem to only ever get  ~150mbit, if I run the same test from my laptop I get the speeds I was expecting, is this normal?

 

 

I have never tried that, but it is in line with my understanding of how the Edgerouters work.  If you run iperf from the Edgerouter, the traffic is going to not be able to be handled by the offloading hardware and instead will have to be handled by the CPU.  Offloading only works for packets received by the ER on one of its external interfaces, and transmitted again on one of its external interfaces.  Offloading is not possible for packets generated on the ER itself or to be received by the ER itself.  The CPU can not do packet processing as fast as the hardware can, and depending on your configuration, 150 Mbit/s is a not unlikely speed for what the CPU can do.  With minimal configuration, an ERLite 3 is reported to be able to do CPU processed packets at up to somewhere around 300 Mbit/s, if my memory serves me correctly.  But the max CPU processed speed drops off fairly quickly with a bit more configuration, and with QoS enabled and lots of config it will likely only do less than 100 Mbit/s.




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  # 1708409 24-Jan-2017 07:31
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michaelmurfy:

Johnz:


thanks for the tutorial!


I'v got Vodafone UFB with landline, by using the HG659 router provided by VDF I can connect the phone to the phone port on HG659, how can I set up the phone on ERL, so that I can connect the cordless phone to ERL?



Hmm Vodafone UFB is pretty suboptimal since they force the use of their router. It may work behind the Edgerouter (you'll need to turn off VLAN 10 and set the Vodafone router to fetch via DHCP) however I am not 100% sure. Easiest option is to ditch the landline and go naked? Skinny Direct is cheap :)



@Johnz - Here are some instructions for getting the HG659 working for home phones, when using a third party router such as the Edgerouter:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=198107&page_no=3#1595908

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  # 1708433 24-Jan-2017 09:04
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fe31nz:

 

BlackHand:

 

Silly/Noob question; if I run an iperf test to Spark's server from the edgerouter I seem to only ever get  ~150mbit, if I run the same test from my laptop I get the speeds I was expecting, is this normal?

 

 

I have never tried that, but it is in line with my understanding of how the Edgerouters work.  If you run iperf from the Edgerouter, the traffic is going to not be able to be handled by the offloading hardware and instead will have to be handled by the CPU.  Offloading only works for packets received by the ER on one of its external interfaces, and transmitted again on one of its external interfaces.  Offloading is not possible for packets generated on the ER itself or to be received by the ER itself.  The CPU can not do packet processing as fast as the hardware can, and depending on your configuration, 150 Mbit/s is a not unlikely speed for what the CPU can do.  With minimal configuration, an ERLite 3 is reported to be able to do CPU processed packets at up to somewhere around 300 Mbit/s, if my memory serves me correctly.  But the max CPU processed speed drops off fairly quickly with a bit more configuration, and with QoS enabled and lots of config it will likely only do less than 100 Mbit/s.

 

 

 

 

Thank you!


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  # 1708885 24-Jan-2017 18:09
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So I'm getting great speeds, but just wondering why NZ fiber is limited to the 430mbit up, compared to others (in other countries) which seem to be able to get 940/940

 

http://beta.speedtest.net/result/5992685633

 

 

 

International gigabit examples

 

 

 

 





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  # 1708887 24-Jan-2017 18:31
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mentalinc:

 

So I'm getting great speeds, but just wondering why NZ fiber is limited to the 430mbit up, compared to others (in other countries) which seem to be able to get 940/940

 

http://beta.speedtest.net/result/5992685633

 

 

It's because you're paying for a 1000/500 product from your ISP. If you want to pay more you can buy a faster connection.


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  # 1708895 24-Jan-2017 18:38
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@mentalinc, that's the LFC limiting you. I assume you're Chorus? I see ~500mbit upload often with Enable, best upload result:

 

 

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