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# 205827 28-Nov-2016 20:39
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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 to


and Asus router is running to




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








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  # 1679091 28-Nov-2016 20:43
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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.



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  # 1679096 28-Nov-2016 20:49
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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?


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  # 1679107 28-Nov-2016 21:11
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If no vlan 10, simply set the ip of the asus to, 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.

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  # 1679116 28-Nov-2016 21:32
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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!

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  # 1679140 28-Nov-2016 21:38
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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.

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  # 1679153 28-Nov-2016 22:09
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Hey guys quick update, maybe it does have vlan tagging.

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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!


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  # 1679159 28-Nov-2016 22:48
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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:


PPP Protocol: PPPoE
PPP Username:
PPP Password: password
PPP Auth Type: PAP
Encapsulation: 802.1Q




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  # 1679184 29-Nov-2016 05:28
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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.

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  # 1679354 29-Nov-2016 11:16
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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.

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  # 1679801 29-Nov-2016 21:09
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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

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  # 1679839 29-Nov-2016 21:45
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It couldn't possibly for obvious reasons, i.e., the lack of the relevant interface.

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then its data cabled.

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  # 1679875 30-Nov-2016 00:16
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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.

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  # 1679891 30-Nov-2016 05:16
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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

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