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# 191956 22-Feb-2016 17:32
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Hi there,

 

I'm about to switch from a VDSL connection over to Fibre. Due to unhappiness with the old VF HG659 I installed a Netcomm NF8AC, which has a a bunch of customised settings (IP address range, port forwarding and static leases).

 

However in switching to Fibre, I will need the new modem for my phone line. I have read elsewhere, that it's possible to still use the NF8AC, by connecting the LAN on the HG659 to the WAN port on the  NF8AC. Is it really that simple? Or is there additional configuration required on the NF8AC?

 

I understand that this would normally involve turning off the Wifi and DHCP on the HG659, but I'm also keen to set up a secondary "guest wifi access" in the house and wondering what would be the best solution...

 

Any thoughts suggestions would be much appreciated!

 

Cheers,

 

Steve Murray.


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  # 1497171 22-Feb-2016 18:03
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the NF8AC is a fibre ready modem/router

 

here is a setup guide for spark but it wont be too much different to vodafone

 

http://support.netcommwireless.com/sm/common-questions/nf8ac/nf8ac-ultra-fibre-setup-with-spark,-new-zealand


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  # 1497207 22-Feb-2016 18:41
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I'd go into the HG659, turn off wifi and what have you, set the WAN configuration to Dynamic IP, and then configure it to have an IP range your router won't assign for it's DHCP (so that it's easy to get back into it without having to reset it to default). Then, plug the WAN of the HG659 into the LAN of the NF8AC, and hopefully it'll start feeding out your VoIP. You might need to assign a VLAN to the port you connect it to on the NF8AC, and it'll also pay to give the HG659 a static IP on the Netcomm, but it should all work. I used to do something nasty and similar with a Orcon Genius Black, and I'm going to do something similar (but not as awful) with my new Fritz!box and my RT-AC68U




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  # 1497325 22-Feb-2016 20:08
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Jase2985:

 

the NF8AC is a fibre ready modem/router

 

 

 

 

Thanks Jase. I had seen that post/link earlier, but the NF8AC doesn't have the requisite phone port, thus the need to use the VF modem. 




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  # 1497333 22-Feb-2016 20:22
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Thanks Toejam, but you've horribly confused me! In my simplistic manner, I thought it would be logical for the HG659 to be the first box in the chain, taking care of the VoIP, then giving an internet feed to the NF8AC to distribute as it's doing now... But then as I say, I'm a simple man! :-)

 

 


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  # 1497336 22-Feb-2016 20:24
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Basically your goal is to turn the HG659 into a dumb box that turns internet into telephone. So you turn off wifi, and basically everything it does, and then plug it into the LAN port of the NF8AC. It's what you want to do but the other way around, so the NF8AC handles everything, and the HG659 exists solely to make the phone ring.




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  # 1497375 22-Feb-2016 21:07
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toejam316:

 

You might need to assign a VLAN to the port you connect it to on the NF8AC, and it'll also pay to give the HG659 a static IP on the Netcomm, but it should all work. I used to do something nasty and similar with a Orcon Genius Black, and I'm going to do something similar (but not as awful) with my new Fritz!box and my RT-AC68U

 

 

This is what scares me! I've already confused myself 100 times over by custom configuring the existing router and was hoping to avoid any more mind-bending black-art router arcanery. Sigh. Do you think I will need to change any of the settings in the NF8AC once it's plugged in to the ONT (Currently on VF VDSL and staying with VF for fibre)?

 

Here are the current WAN settings on the NF8AC:

 

NF8AC WAN Settings

 

Thanks again!


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  # 1497413 22-Feb-2016 21:35
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Unsure, I haven't set up Vodafone anything before. Someone else I'm sure can field that one.




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