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Topic # 222724 25-Aug-2017 15:02
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This is interest to me because I'm going to buy a Google Wifi. I don't have a Chromecast so will be interesting to see what it can do. 





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  Reply # 1852672 25-Aug-2017 15:17
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PSA:

 

https://www.theverge.com/2017/2/23/14722470/google-reset-onhub-wifi-bug


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  Reply # 1852676 25-Aug-2017 15:22
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Also if you are on UFB or Fibre X these units do not do VLAN tagging.





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  Reply # 1852720 25-Aug-2017 16:31
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MikeB4:

Also if you are on UFB or Fibre X these units do not do VLAN tagging.

for those use-cases for which Google wifi is designed, why is vlan tagging relevant?




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  Reply # 1852723 25-Aug-2017 16:34
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Yeah but Google Wifi is a joke in NZ. No VLAN tagging = No good for fibre




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  Reply # 1852725 25-Aug-2017 16:35
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MikeB4:

Also if you are on UFB or Fibre X these units do not do VLAN tagging.


Thanks - I'm on Spark VDSL so I assume I will be fine




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  Reply # 1852726 25-Aug-2017 16:37
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BlinkyBill:
MikeB4:

 

Also if you are on UFB or Fibre X these units do not do VLAN tagging.

 

for those use-cases for which Google wifi is designed, why is vlan tagging relevant?

 

 

 

Its relevant if one wanted a device that one wanted to connected directly to the ONT of VF Modem for FibreX, with out VLAN tagging it will not work. There will need to be a VLAN tagging capable router between the Google device and your ONT/Modem





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  Reply # 1852729 25-Aug-2017 16:39
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Correct me if I am wrong but VAN tagging is needed for VDSL





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  Reply # 1852753 25-Aug-2017 17:25
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Yabanize:

 

Yeah but Google Wifi is a joke in NZ. No VLAN tagging = No good for fibre

 

 

You don't need VLAN tagging for Bigpipe (you can choose). So you could use fibre, dependent on ISP.


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  Reply # 1852754 25-Aug-2017 17:28
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I'm not getting this vlan tagging thing.




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  Reply # 1852756 25-Aug-2017 17:28
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Yabanize:

 

Yeah but Google Wifi is a joke in NZ. No VLAN tagging = No good for fibre

 

 

This is a good point, you may end up having to keep your older router (but switch off the wifi radios) to make use of it.


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  Reply # 1852771 25-Aug-2017 18:21
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BlinkyBill: I'm not getting this vlan tagging thing.

 

 

 

With most ISPs you dont get a choice, you have to have the "vlan tagging thing" or you will not get any traffic at all, either DHCP or PPPoE based stuff.





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  Reply # 1852787 25-Aug-2017 19:10
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Spark VDSL and Fibre require VLAN tagging as per the default HG630/659 configuration. As pointed out above there are ways to make the Google Wifi work with Spark services (at least a couple of ways in fact), but at least one of the recommended configurations of the Google Wifi system will not work with Spark VDSL or Fibre.

 

That said, I've seen some excellent test results for it in terms of wireless coverage...

 

Cheers - N

 

 




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  Reply # 1852810 25-Aug-2017 20:13
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Talkiet:

Spark VDSL and Fibre require VLAN tagging as per the default HG630/659 configuration. As pointed out above there are ways to make the Google Wifi work with Spark services (at least a couple of ways in fact), but at least one of the recommended configurations of the Google Wifi system will not work with Spark VDSL or Fibre.


That said, I've seen some excellent test results for it in terms of wireless coverage...


Cheers - N


 


I just hooked up my new Google wifi to my 659b with no issues. Network running perfectly.




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BlinkyBill:
MikeB4:

 

Also if you are on UFB or Fibre X these units do not do VLAN tagging.

 

for those use-cases for which Google wifi is designed, why is vlan tagging relevant?

 

Extremely dissapointed the unit doesnt do dot 1 q

 

However as a WIFI product, behind a decent router it might be ok. Personally I am not going to buy it.






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