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Topic # 222618 20-Aug-2017 23:58
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Hi can anyone tell me if google wifi will work plugged straight into my fibre ONT or does it have to be plugged into another router?

 

I managed to brick my Archer C9 router and am in need of a new one. The reviews for google wifi look pretty good but don't want to spend the money and then find out I need another router.


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  Reply # 1849545 21-Aug-2017 00:22
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Haven't tested myself - but in theory it would work as long as your Bigpipe connection doesn't have VLAN tagging enabled (default is no VLAN tagging for Bigpipe).

 

Note that Spark connections do have VLAN tagging, so you will need another router for them. Important to mention considering that Spark own Bigpipe. Have a look at the ISP VLAN tagging list thread.






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  Reply # 1856749 1-Sep-2017 15:31
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Aredwood:

 

Haven't tested myself - but in theory it would work as long as your Bigpipe connection doesn't have VLAN tagging enabled (default is no VLAN tagging for Bigpipe).

 

Note that Spark connections do have VLAN tagging, so you will need another router for them. Important to mention considering that Spark own Bigpipe. Have a look at the ISP VLAN tagging list thread.

 

 

 

 

I am currently using a Google OnHUB with BP with no issues.

 

Actually, I had some issues with pppoe, but I think they were from BigPipe, as pppoe would fail to authenticate from multiple routers/computers. So they disabled pppoe for my connection and now I have IPoE and it works a threat :)

 

 

 

Saying that, it should work with pppoe too :)


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1856799 1-Sep-2017 16:22
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It doesn't do VLAN tagging, so unless you're with an ISP that doesn't need it (BigPipe is the only one from memory?) you'd still need a router


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  Reply # 1856801 1-Sep-2017 16:23
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This is in the BP section so I'm assuming as such.

 

 

 

BP by default don't vlan tag, so Google WiFi will work straight off the bat.





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  Reply # 1856872 1-Sep-2017 17:32
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Whoops - didn't notice the forum it was posted in!


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  Reply # 1856885 1-Sep-2017 18:16
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This is the speedtest result I get on a 6 year old laptop connected to BP via a OnHUB Router:

 

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