Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




18 posts

Geek


Topic # 205827 28-Nov-2016 20:39
Send private message

Hi all, Having some issues with my router/modem setup. Sparks HG659B and ASUS rt 3200, Both brand new.

 

I cant figure out how to get these two to work together properly.

 

First thing is the actual cable setup, Im currently at HG659b Lan1> ASUS RT3200 WAN. Then Asus RT3200 Lan1 > PC. If this is okay we can move on to the next part.

 

 

 

I'm looking for a step by step guide to setting these two up to work.

 

at the moment i think its somehow working, teetering on the brink of an IP address conflict /dual nats / some dchp stuff

 

Spark modem is running 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.254

 

and Asus router is running 192.168.2.1 to 192.168.2.254

 

 

 

Once i have plugged all these in. What do i do?

 

 The next thing i did was asus' quick setup, choose pppoe or auto dchp etc... nothing i do there makes it work. 

 

I just plugged everything in again and its working. 
But im sure its not working properly.

 


Sorry for not being very specific. Im quite unsure what the problem is i just know there is one!
Have attached a picture of a settings page of both
Click to see full size

Cheers in advance, and feel free to PM me if you want to message over facebook or something quick so i can explain further
J

 

 

 

 

 



 

 


Create new topic
27480 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6945

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1679091 28-Nov-2016 20:43
Send private message

You should not be plugging the in like that. It gives double NAT which is a less than ideal setup.

 

If the Asus RT3200 supports VLAN tagging you should be using it to replace the HG659b. If it doesn't support VLAN tagging you should really be buying a router that does so you don't need two devices.

 

 




18 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1679096 28-Nov-2016 20:49
Send private message

Hey, thank you for your reply. 

 

i'm unsure if it supports vlan tagging, a quick google leads me to indicate no, 

I have already brought the router as a early xmas present for my brother who has crappy wifi connection from his location in the house. I don't think i will be able to return it.
any way i can get this setup to work optimally?


 
 
 
 


384 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 49


  Reply # 1679107 28-Nov-2016 21:11
Send private message

If no vlan 10, simply set the ip of the asus to 192.168.1.4, turn off dchp, disable the firewall. You have a very expensive AP. connect the two devices with a LAN cable, each endplugged into a LAN port on each device.



18 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1679116 28-Nov-2016 21:32
Send private message

thank you for the advice, are there any disadvantages to this setup?

also it looks like dchp is disabled for both of them already.

 

Disable firewall on asus or spark modem? 


Cheers mate!


384 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 49


  Reply # 1679140 28-Nov-2016 21:38
Send private message

Huawei manages the addressing so DHCP should be enabled on that, no dhcp or firewall on the Asus. As Steve said one device is better but this way is more cost effective if you can not return the Asus device for a device that has the vlam10 setting.



18 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1679153 28-Nov-2016 22:09
Send private message

Hey guys quick update, maybe it does have vlan tagging.

Click to see full size

 

So i have done nothing so far, except set that to 10 and am waiting for your replies to see what else i need to do first, Cheers!


CNZ

22 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 1679159 28-Nov-2016 22:48
Send private message

That VLAN/VID config looks correct to me now set your WAN Settings to this

 

 

 

**PBTech to the rescue full guide for your unit here: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/ASUSISPSettings#SparkRTAC

 


OPERATING MODE: MDI/MDIX
PPP Protocol: PPPoE
PPP Username: user@spark.co.nz
PPP Password: password
PPP Auth Type: PAP
Encapsulation: 802.1Q

 

-Source https://www.spark.co.nz/help/internet-email/getstarted/broadband-settings-for-third-party-modems/settings-for-spark-fibre/


8149 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2744

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1679184 29-Nov-2016 05:28
Send private message

remove the hauwai and connect the wan of your asus to your fibre connection, use the above settings and you should be good to go.


15 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1679354 29-Nov-2016 11:16
Send private message

The AC3200 works fine on spark fibre, just go into the IPTV tab and do your VLAN10 stuff in there, pop in username and pass as described earlier and off she goes.



18 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1679801 29-Nov-2016 21:09
Send private message

Hey guys, thank you for the replies, you have all been really helpful. Will it work on VDSL? Is that the proper setup for VDSL? This is what I'm currently running.

Cheers James

2152 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 398

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1679839 29-Nov-2016 21:45
Send private message

It couldn't possibly for obvious reasons, i.e., the lack of the relevant interface.





Ross

 

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+

 


Speed Test


2572 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 306

Trusted

  Reply # 1679875 30-Nov-2016 00:16
Send private message

Hmm it looks like the OP wasn't clear he was on VDSL in the original post. In that case you will need both the Huawei Gateway and the Asus router linked together. The Huawei is a modem/router so just disable the routing features on that and connect up the Asus which I'm guessing you'd want to use for the router.




8149 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2744

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1679891 30-Nov-2016 05:16
Send private message

you need a DSLxxxx version to run VDSL. or run a second device infront of it to do the modem bit.

 

 

 

helps to provide all the information in the first post


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.