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Topic # 243812 3-Jan-2019 11:43
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Spent ages trying to figure out how to get my D-Link DIR-895L to connect to the internet running DD-WRT. The solution can be found on a reply on an older forum post, but I missed it so thought to post it here clearer. Is super simple but it is just knowing the startup command to run at the end.

 

The key settings provided by Spark on their website are:

 

  • PPP protocol: PPPoE
  • PPP username: user@spark.co.nz
  • PPP password: password
  • VID (or VLAN): 10

Firstly reset your router to clear any settings on DD-WRT you may have fiddled with.

 

Secondly, on the setup go to Setup->Basic Setup->WAN Setup and change the mode to PPPoE, and enter the Spark details as shown in the image below.

 

 

Thirdly, go Setup->VLAN's. Move the tick in the "W" column down to Link Status 10 and ticked tagged on the bottom. Don't bother about moving the "Assigned To Bridge" setting as it just reverts back to 2.

 

 

Fourthly, go to Administration->Commands set the below two lines to be Startup.

 

nvram set pppoe_wan_ifname=vlan10

 

nvram commit

 

 

Then reboot, wait a minute and you should be good!

 

I got lost trying to change the VLAN tagging settings in networking but there is no need.

 

Hope this helps somebody!

 

 


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  Reply # 2157750 10-Jan-2019 20:10
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I have a Netgear R6300 that have loaded with DD-WRT so will have to try this on weekend as not VLAN tagging on Netgear OS

 

Will see if can connect to Spark fibre as existing 659B router will not connect any wired access points and need 2 other access points as wiring already there.

 

Regards


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  Reply # 2162261 16-Jan-2019 20:08
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Ok I downloaded a copy of DD-WRT and managed to flash this to the Netgear R6300 router and followed all the instructions about factory restes after flashing. It worked great and was able to connect to 2degrees at my place and Spark at a friends. I checked via Speedtest.net and good connection speeds.

 

Problem I have is I installed at friends house instead of his white Huawei 659B router and then attached to household wiring so can then connect upstairs to use old Huawei 630 router as access point - All connected fine and could watch netflix on Chromecast using access point but today he reports that when logging into his University login Chrome reports that Your connection is not private and error
NET:ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID 

 

and mentions that someone might be trying to steal your information etc

 

Anyone any solutions for this as DD-WRT works well on this router and allows to connect to fibre

 

Regards


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2162281 16-Jan-2019 20:36
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What's the URL?

They're probably using Symantec (or ex Symantec owned CA) certs which have been distrusted in Chrome


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  Reply # 2162288 16-Jan-2019 20:39
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techleigh:

 

Problem I have is I installed at friends house instead of his white Huawei 659B router and then attached to household wiring so can then connect upstairs to use old Huawei 630 router as access point - All connected fine and could watch netflix on Chromecast using access point but today he reports that when logging into his University login Chrome reports that Your connection is not private and error
NET:ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID 

 

 

That's nothing todo with the network configuration, it will be application level (could be client or server)

 

 

 

only time it would be network side is if a SSL proxy is involved.





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  Reply # 2162305 16-Jan-2019 21:10
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dfnt:

 

What's the URL?

They're probably using Symantec (or ex Symantec owned CA) certs which have been distrusted in Chrome

 

 

So is that the University or on my friends computer as not in town at present to try it out.

 

moodle.unitec.ac.nz  is the web site and apparently it failed on Edge and Explorer as well as Chrome

 

Any help appreciated as great to breathe life back into the old R6300 which Netgear do not endue with VLAN tagging

 

regards

 

Andrew


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  Reply # 2162341 16-Jan-2019 22:20
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The cert is fine, so it's your friends device that's the problem

 

I'm guessing its missing the digicert intermediate root ca cert or the likes. Get them to take a screenshot of the certification path tab of the ssl cert.

 

Click to see full size

 

Either way this isn't ddwrt related.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2164225 20-Jan-2019 14:52
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dfnt:

The cert is fine, so it's your friends device that's the problem


I'm guessing its missing the digicert intermediate root ca cert or the likes. Get them to take a screenshot of the certification path tab of the ssl cert.


Click to see full size


Either way this isn't ddwrt related.


 


 



Finally back in town and friend has replaced my dd-wrt powered netgear R6300 with Spark supplied 659b router.
Apparently the Spark router gave none of the messages that the Netgear one did. He was trying all sorts of websites and got same message about insecure and not private. He tried Chrome and Edge. On Spark those all went away. Using his work computer with ESet Nod antivirus. Has no trouble at work either.
just a though though as I was using the Spark router as access point to Netgear via house installed network cables. Could this have been an issue as all I changed on spark router was turn off dhcp. This seems to work ok on phone and my laptop with Bitdefender security but I didn't check any other websites that were secure. Could this setup have been a problem as maybe access through spark router as access point or just different security on laptop.

Any thoughts

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Andrew

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