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Topic # 185723 2-Dec-2015 20:56
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Hello guys,

Today I had my Fibre completed and the ONT is flashing to show Fibre is connected, Spark have also text me to say my router is on its way. The guy from Enable said as far as he knows it should work so I tried my router and had no luck but it seems I need to get the latest firmware for vlan, which I am doing now.

My router is the Netgear R7000 Nighthawk.

However I tried my landline also plugged into the ONT and it doesn't work, I take this to be that its not setup by Spark yet? Therefore trying to setup my router is a waste of time?

Also I'm not sure where I put the following:

 

  • Operating Mode : MDI/MDIX
  • PPP Protocol : PPPoE
  • PPP Username: user@spark.co.nz
  • PPP Password: password
  • PPP Auth Type : PAP
  • Encapsulation : 802.1Q
  • PCP Marking : 0
  • VID (or VLAN) : 10
  • MTU : 1,500 or AUTO

I only seem to have options for static ip, gateway, subnet mask etc,, hopefully this is visible once I get the firmware installed.

Thanks for help :)

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  Reply # 1439533 2-Dec-2015 21:05
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Page 40 for MTU size
Page 43 for vlan

the rest should be done automatically when you run the wizard?
or if doing it manually Page 23 you shouldnt have to set all those setting up as they will probably be done automatically for you



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  Reply # 1439545 2-Dec-2015 21:06
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Internet options:
Click to see full size

VLAN options:
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So I can set:

PPP Protocol : PPPoE
PPP Username: user@spark.co.nz
PPP Password: password
VID (or VLAN) : 10

But not:
Operating Mode : MDI/MDIX
PPP Auth Type : PAP
Encapsulation : 802.1Q
PCP Marking : 0
MTU : 1,500 or AUTO

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1439546 2-Dec-2015 21:07
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also here:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=180779

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  Reply # 1439548 2-Dec-2015 21:08
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like i said you dont have to set all those things as the device will probably do the other ones you cant find for you

so dont worry about these ones for now
Operating Mode : MDI/MDIX
PPP Auth Type : PAP
Encapsulation : 802.1Q
PCP Marking : 0

do the ones you can do and see if that works

do you have the spark modem?

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  Reply # 1439549 2-Dec-2015 21:11
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Will the Nighthawk R7000 work as a modem/router with UFB?



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  Reply # 1439550 2-Dec-2015 21:11
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Jase2985: like i said you dont have to set all those things as the device will probably do the other ones you cant find for you

so dont worry about these ones for now
Operating Mode : MDI/MDIX
PPP Auth Type : PAP
Encapsulation : 802.1Q
PCP Marking : 0

do the ones you can do and see if that works

do you have the spark modem?


Not yet its in the mail so figured if its on the way they might have connected me but maybe they haven't yet.

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  Reply # 1439551 2-Dec-2015 21:13
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joker97: Will the Nighthawk R7000 work as a modem/router with UFB?


read the link i posted above

i was just going to suggest seeing if the ISP device worked which would let you know the fibre is working

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  Reply # 1439553 2-Dec-2015 21:17
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Jase2985:
joker97: Will the Nighthawk R7000 work as a modem/router with UFB?


read the link i posted above


Sweet! 



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  Reply # 1439562 2-Dec-2015 21:34
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OK so it seems it was my firmware to start with was the issue then I ran the wizard and it failed a few times before finally working, not sure why.

Great results so far, my download speed is about the same 80-90 mbps, upload has obviously increased to 20mbps from 10mbps. The major change is my ping has dropped from 8ms to 1ms :)

I would say judging by that if I can only get 80mbps on cable and fibre that must be my limit so not worth getting the 200/20 plan.

Thank you for the help Jase!



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  Reply # 1439564 2-Dec-2015 21:41
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Actually over wifi on my mobile I get 104 download, 22 upload and 2ms ping. Maybe its my motherboard, perhaps the LAN isn't that good.



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  Reply # 1439567 2-Dec-2015 21:47
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Ignore me, just restarted my computer and now getting 104 mbps download :) sweet, over and out.

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  Reply # 1439623 2-Dec-2015 23:01
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The R7000 supports wire speed packet acceleration so you won't have an issue with any plans right up to 1gbit. It all comes down to if you're using WiFi or Ethernet however with Wireless AC the 200/200 plan works quite well (or did when I had the R7000)




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