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# 210232 18-Mar-2017 17:36
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Hi all,

 

Does anyone know the equivalent settings for Bigpipe for this: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/NetgearISPSettings#SparkR8000

 

I had assumed it would be same (or very similar) to Spark instructions. But I've had no luck connecting the router to Bigpipe's UFB.

 

Any suggestions?


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  # 1743457 18-Mar-2017 17:39
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No VLAN, PPPoE with any username / password as long as it is not blank by default.







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  # 1743460 18-Mar-2017 17:43
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Thanks, I tried that (based on this thread: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=158&topicid=193460), but it didn't work for me.

 

 

 

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No VLAN, PPPoE with any username / password as long as it is not blank by default.

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1743463 18-Mar-2017 17:49
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ricmac:

 

Thanks, I tried that (based on this thread: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=158&topicid=193460), but it didn't work for me.

 

michaelmurfy:

 

No VLAN, PPPoE with any username / password as long as it is not blank by default.

 

 

 

Well that is the configuration so it sounds like you've configured something wrong. I don't have a Netgear device so can't test. You're just needing to simply do what is on this screenshot and miss out the VLAN configuration. Also ensure you're leaving service name blank:

 

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  # 1743466 18-Mar-2017 17:58
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That's definitely what I've configured, so I'm not sure why it hasn't worked. I'll keep trying, but if anyone has any other advice please let me know.

 

michaelmurfy:

 

Well that is the configuration so it sounds like you've configured something wrong. I don't have a Netgear device so can't test. You're just needing to simply do what is on this screenshot and miss out the VLAN configuration. Also ensure you're leaving service name blank:

 

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  # 1744033 19-Mar-2017 19:59
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At the risk of appearing stupid, I'd like to note that I did finally get it connected...without the H659b modem. It seems the R8000 can connect *directly* to the ultrafibre ONT. That despite everything I read suggesting that the modem was required: e.g. the instructions that came with it, and https://kb.netgear.com/25343/How-do-I-cable-my-Nighthawk-X6-R8000-router?cid=wmt_netgear_organic

 

Anyway, just posting this so some other sap doesn't spend hours trying to connect their R8000 to a modem, when they have UFB.  

 

p.s. before posting this, I did finally see something on here that alluded to the issue: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=160329 (incl comment from you @michaelmurfy).


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  # 1744038 19-Mar-2017 20:26
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ricmac:

 

At the risk of appearing stupid, I'd like to note that I did finally get it connected...without the H659b modem. It seems the R8000 can connect *directly* to the ultrafibre ONT. That despite everything I read suggesting that the modem was required: e.g. the instructions that came with it, and https://kb.netgear.com/25343/How-do-I-cable-my-Nighthawk-X6-R8000-router?cid=wmt_netgear_organic

 

Anyway, just posting this so some other sap doesn't spend hours trying to connect their R8000 to a modem, when they have UFB.  

 

p.s. before posting this, I did finally see something on here that alluded to the issue: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=160329 (incl comment from you @michaelmurfy).

 

 

 

 

The "modem" is technically the ONT for the world of UFB.

 

 

 

The term modem is really blurred by the general public..





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  # 1744086 19-Mar-2017 21:09
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It seems Bigpipe thinks I'd still be better off getting the modem connection working:

"Connecting to your ONT directly creates a PPPoE connection where the modem is not required. This however can limit people to the location of their ONT when they're surfing the net."

Any thoughts on that? I think they're saying the wifi range is affected.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1744108 19-Mar-2017 21:30
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Bigpipes statement in my mind relates to connecting a computer directly to ONT.

 

Note: The Huawei HG659 when in circuit operates as a router not a modem.

 

As to why you would think that the HG659 is required for any reason if you have the R8000 in circuit is beyond my understanding. Whats your wireless coverage like using the R8000?, given wireless coverage was the original problem.

 

If wireless coverage is still inadequate then maybe go with some data cabling and ceiling mounted access points.





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  # 1744126 19-Mar-2017 21:56
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Yes Bigpipe clarified that they were talking about connecting a computer directly to ONT. However I'm only concerned about wifi coverage, which is fine now.

My main point was that Netgear's own instructions and help pages never once mention directly connecting the R8000 to an ONT. So a consumer like me would naturally think the modem is needed, since the instructions show that.

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  # 1744171 20-Mar-2017 05:07
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but the HG659 is not a modem when used for UFB so im still not sure why you thought that was needed


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  # 1744183 20-Mar-2017 07:02
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 Modem isn't the right term when you're talking about UFB. It's a Router. Both the Huawei and Netgear are routers. You only need one router.




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  # 1744471 20-Mar-2017 13:00
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That's what I hadn't grokked. Understood now.

 

lxsw20:

 

 Modem isn't the right term when you're talking about UFB. It's a Router. Both the Huawei and Netgear are routers. You only need one router.

 


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