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Topic # 206088 9-Dec-2016 09:44
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Hey all

 

 

 

I have seen this elsewhere but thought a new plea might be called for.

 

 

 

Has anyone out there in the big wide Geekzone world ever managed to set up a DD-WRT router with Spark settings?? 

 

 

 

If you have how on earth do you get the correct settings to be accepted to get online with Spark. Their free router is OKish but very weak across a the house (average size).

 

 

 

Thanks in advance!


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Reply # 1685125 9-Dec-2016 10:12
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Thanks - if only it were that simple. I have read those settings many times, issue is not being able to set them in the DDWRT router successfully.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1685186 9-Dec-2016 11:24
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theoilslickjim:

 

Thanks - if only it were that simple. I have read those settings many times, issue is not being able to set them in the DDWRT router successfully.

 

 

 

 

You may have to dig in to SSH etc to set things like the VLAN 10 .    





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  Reply # 1685190 9-Dec-2016 11:27
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its probably the VLAN 10 thats getting you

 

sometimes called vid or its listed under iptv settings

 

what router do you have?




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  Reply # 1685202 9-Dec-2016 11:49
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Hi - TL-WDR3600 (TP-Link) on DDWRT firmware v24-sp2.

 

Thanks


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  Reply # 1685211 9-Dec-2016 12:02
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http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1047349&sid=c36bb86b5008370fa7099e7fc5801681

 

 

 

looks like that particular device does not support vlan tagging on the wan.

 

For a Spark connection, you Must vlan tag, you can not request an untagged port.





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  Reply # 1685221 9-Dec-2016 12:20
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Looking at this info I am still not 100% convinced.

 

Maybe someone has a command code to apply for this to work specific to Spark and this TL-WDR3600 (TP-Link)? Any one with TL-WDR3600 (TP-Link) got it working with Spark - stock or DDWRT?


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  Reply # 1685225 9-Dec-2016 12:26
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theoilslickjim:

 

Looking at this info I am still not 100% convinced.

 

Maybe someone has a command code to apply for this to work specific to Spark and this TL-WDR3600 (TP-Link)? Any one with TL-WDR3600 (TP-Link) got it working with Spark - stock or DDWRT?

 

 

 

 

There is no special command needed for spark.

 

 

 

You need to use PPPoE and VLAN 10. Thats it.





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  Reply # 1685229 9-Dec-2016 12:29
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The special command is likely to be updating the network configuration file and setting vlan10 on the correct ports. The actual ports will be dependant on your hardware (i.e. My wr1043nd it's 0 and 5 even though only 4xlan and 1xwan). And does your drivers for ddwrt support vlan on your hardware.

Looking at the ddwrt compatibility pages for your model are only the way of doing this.




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  Reply # 1685242 9-Dec-2016 13:06
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If your third party router doesn't support VLAN tagging you can use the Spark provided one to do the tagging for you, and run the PPPoE client on your router. If you do this I'd suggest disabling the wireless on the Spark one.

 

See here: https://www.spark.co.nz/help/internet-data/equipment/huawei/hg659-gateway/setup-bridge-mode-huawei-hg659-hg659b/

 

Or here: https://www.spark.co.nz/help/internet-data/equipment/huawei/hg630b-gateway/setup-bridge-mode-huawei-hg630b/


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  Reply # 1801162 14-Jun-2017 22:42
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Hey theoilslickjim

 

Did you ever get DD-WRT working with Spark Fibre.

 

Any advice you could give me before I head down the method of putting the modem provided in bridge mode?

 

It is discussed here but the exact steps to get it to work are unfortunately missing. Any detail by the peps here would be great.

 

https://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=261226&sid=fe1f1d3a08b945d621ccaf76b21be4a9

 

Cheers

 

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  Reply # 1802647 17-Jun-2017 16:36
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Hey - no, unfortunately I could not find a way to have the DD-WRT authenticate correctly and have ended up using the Spark provided one. If you are looking to block certain look ups, you can do that still through the Spark one. To fully block a URL eg 8.8.8.8 but have found that Netflix does not work now if that one and 8.8.4.4 are in use- only using NZ one obviously (no geoblocks work anymore). I did these blocks through Parental Control and they were completely blocked via ping check.


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  Reply # 1802650 17-Jun-2017 17:01
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DD-WRT will work fine with Spark but you obviously need to be using it on hardware that supports 802.1Q tagging.


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