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Master Geek
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  Reply # 862296 19-Jul-2013 17:50
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markbis: thanks for this, after tearing my hair out with Telecom NZ support I have put the Technicolour Modem into Bridge Mode as suggested, connected to my Cisco X3500 Router in Ethernet mode (Auto).

As an aside I has a rant about TNZ Tech Support on Twitter...and their reply...answer is probably on Geek Zone!!  The 'Call someone who gives a s#!t' approach ;-)

They are there to support your Internet connection though, not to be your IT support....

Got my TG-589vn today, still awaiting my VDSL2 connection but was easy as anything to setup and bridge :)

Now can't wait for my VDSL2 changeover!

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  Reply # 862369 19-Jul-2013 19:55
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I seem to be having this odd issue, which appears to be the lookup from the modem causing it. 

My internet is still on Slingshot, waiting for the port - but I have received the TG589vn so installed it today. 
Put in my Slingshot details and connected up no issue. 

Intermittently I can't resolve domain names properly - when I do a ping test, i'm getting a private IP being returned 198.18.1.XX
Where the XX changes with each occurance I have this happen. 

Pinging []
Pinging [] 

I've checked that the router is pulling the correct Slingshot DNS servers. 
I've tried manually assigning the DNS servers to the IPv4 DHCP range. 

Even changed the nslookup server address to test and been able to get a response just fine. 


Server: dsldevice.lan
DNS request timed out.
timeout was 2 seconds.


Anyone know whats causing this??

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  Reply # 862371 19-Jul-2013 19:59
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Unsure, hope this helps big fella.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 862436 19-Jul-2013 23:59
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Figured it out :) 

Couldn't find any setting in the GUI

When I telnet into the CLI though there was a setting in DNS called "WAN Down Spoofing". Disabled this and BAM - working. 

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  Reply # 862504 20-Jul-2013 10:31
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Out of interest my understanding that bridge mode doesn't really work until you are using VDSL (so PPPoE). So you are doing double NAT at the moment. Once you have VDSL installed I would imagine none of the DNS settings in the modem would have any affect since that's all taking place now with your router?

Certainly now with my installation (TPLink bridged to the Technicolor) even the Internet light on the modem doesn't come on now but I do have Internet access.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 862632 20-Jul-2013 15:52
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The DNS issue was happening from the moment I connected it standalone, but figured it was MTU until I did further testing.

Yeah it was doing double NAT, but was only testing out some of the functionality of the modem at that point. 

This issue happened prior to setting it up in that config, and was still present after a 'restart' and factory reset of the modem to defaults. 

Not sure if it was meant to be on by default the 'No Wan Spoofing' but it was on mine. I guess it may not be a problem though once I switch to PPPoE. 
Funnily enough the DSL stats was on 'basic' where I see others had the advanced stats by default, I had to enable this in the CLI too. 

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Reply # 863266 21-Jul-2013 22:10
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askelon: Cool totally missed the bridging settings. Will go grab a new router today and be done with it :)

I have a question about bridge mode (newbie):

I'm having a terrible time with the TG587 nV3 and I was wondering If I can use my WRT54GL together with the TG587 in such a way that i can use the WRT54GL to do all my network configuring (port forwarding, DMZ, etc.)?

Is this what a "bridge" mode is?

I want to use the TG587 as a modem, and that's it (not sure if I even need it; see below). Will a bridge turn off the routing functions of the TG587?

Which device will handle the port forwarding and firewall's, etc. in a bridge? 

Basically I never want to touch the TG587 again. 


Previously I had been using my WRT54GL when we were on the Telecom Fibre trial, and now that we've been moved over to Fibre 30 plan they've given us this TG587n V3 modem/router.

I've tried hooking up the old WRT and entering the PPPoE details but it doesn't seem to work any more, Is this because it's not a modem?

I'm confused as to why it had worked on the trial  

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 863353 22-Jul-2013 09:02
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Hi Indy

I am in the same boat as you, just enough tech to be dangerous. Basically I wanted what you want, the modem to be just that and my existing router to handle all other functions, I have a couple of machines with Static IP addresses, and I use Static DNS for Netflix/Hulu etc .

Yes putting the Technicolour into 'Bridge Mode' does this for you, make sure you have your username and password as you'll need to put that into your WRT54GL under PPPoE settings. In my Cisco Modem/Router, I have an auto setting which switches between being a modem too, and set up to expect an Ethernet connection to a modem, you'll need to make sure that happens - not sure if your one has auto, you might need to swtich manually.

I also unticked DHCP in the Technicolour Wizard as you set up bridge mode, as I want the Cisco to handle that too.

Hope that helps

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 864729 23-Jul-2013 22:51
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Heya markbis, thanks for the reply.

Could you possibly supply instructions on how to set it up?

Where do I start and when do I make the physical connection? I tried to wing it earlier and ended up having to reset the TG587 haha.

Will I need to login to the WRT before hand and make a few changes?

I'm assuming the connection is made between a LAN port of the modem (TG587) and the internet/WAN port of the router (WRT54GL)?

edit: With two routers running (with both running firewalls i'm assuming) will I need to port forward on both? This is what I'm trying to avoid. I would like it all to be handled by the WRT54GL.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 864764 24-Jul-2013 01:47
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edit #2: Do I also need to go into the WRT54GL and set up bridge mode with that also or is it just done on the TG587?

I'll post a few screenshots tomorrow showing what i'm working with.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 865184 24-Jul-2013 16:05
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Okay got my screenshots now.

TG587n V3:

1st screen: 

2nd screen: - Not sure if I need to change anything here. 


DHCP range: -



WRT54GL (flashed with Tomato):

I use to log into the router.

If I select 'Wireless Ethernet Bridge' i have no option of selecting DHCP server, though I can in a Wireless Client (as below).

Not sure what to enter for Router IP Address or Default Gateway..

Also not sure If i should select 'Use WAN port for LAN' or what it does. 


And finally here are the option I get in 'Wireless Client' mode:

No option for PPPoE settings..

(sorry about spamming this thread)

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 867593 28-Jul-2013 23:55
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Hey Indy, if you're using the TG587, is this on a UFB or ADSL connection?

If its on UFB then your router has to support VLAN 10 tagging, which i'm not sure if the WRT54GL can do - but if it does then that needs to be configured most likely to make it work.

If its on ADSL then disregard ;)

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  Reply # 867608 29-Jul-2013 00:42
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Just an update: I solved my issue this afternoon.

Rather than creating a bridge, I got rid of the TG587 all together and did the VLAN tagging thing (as you mentioned Jarsky) on the WRT54GL (it's flashed with Tomato).

These guys helped me out:

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