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Topic # 225890 10-Dec-2017 17:37
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Evening everyone - my first post after a long lurk  :-)

 

Has anyone had experience of setting up Netgear Orbi in place of a Vodafone HG659?

 

My HG659 is resolutely stuck on firmware v20. Under Maintenance > Device Management there is no Firmware Update option - the only options are Reboot and Factory Restore. 

 

Having had issues with an Apple Airport Extreme / Express wifi network before, I have changed to a Netgear Orbi RBK50 Router and satellite system (big house, thick walls, and I can only do simple!). According to Netgear, VLAN tagging is possible on the Orbi so it looks like I could potentially lose the HG659 and use the Orbi to assign network addresses thereby saving me a valuable power socket...

 

Current system: Chorus ONT - HG659 - Orbi - Orbi satellite 

 

Proposed: ONT - Orbi - Orbi satellite

 

I don't have a VOIP phone line (although Vodafone do appear to be charging me for one...) so I don't need to plug a phone in to the Orbi. If I got rid of the HG659 I can devolve some other ethernet connections to the satellite, including the Sonos bridge, printer etc thereby reducing clutter and getting space back in the 'tech corner'!

 

Has anyone managed to do this? It looks like it should be possible, but not the same as IS possible!

 

Cheers in advance

 

b

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1916068 10-Dec-2017 17:40
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I use an Orbi set up. I was using it on Vodafone Fibre X and now on Spark UFB. Works fantastically and yes Vlan tagging is there but you may have to do a Firmware update.





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  Reply # 1916070 10-Dec-2017 17:41
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Yep I have and it is totally fine to do. You can configure VLAN on the Orbi.







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  Reply # 1916072 10-Dec-2017 17:46
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Goodness that was quick :-) many thanks!

 

Orbi firmware is V2.0.0.74

 

Under advanced setup I have options for Wireless Settings Router AP Mode / Port Forwarding / Port Triggering / Dynamic DNS / VPN Service / Static Routes / Remote Management / UPnP / IPv6

 

I'm not sure how to access the required settings for VLAN.

 

I'm not sure why I can't get to VLAN. Have tried different browsers just in case (OSX 13.2).

 

Thanks for the assistance!

 

b

 

 


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  Reply # 1916097 10-Dec-2017 17:53
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bendud:

 

My HG659 is resolutely stuck on firmware v20. Under Maintenance > Device Management there is no Firmware Update option - the only options are Reboot and Factory Restore. 

 

 

Orbi's are good, but if you still want the HG659 upgraded (2nd AP?), try logging in as Admin, for details see Vodafone help.




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  Reply # 1916149 10-Dec-2017 18:09
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Thanks gaddman, the admin / @serialnumber trick worked :-)

 

b




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  Reply # 1916251 10-Dec-2017 20:20
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Firmware now v2.1.1.12 on Orbi

 

Still no obvious way of enabling VLAN tagging. Any ideas please? 

 

Vodafone site has the following settings for Fibre:

 

     

  1. Connect to your Wi-Fi or the modem directly using a cable
  2. Open a web browser, type in 192 168.1.1 and hit return
  3. In the username field, enter Admin
  4. In the password field, enter "@"and the last eight digits of your modem serial number. E.g. if your modem serial number is ABC0987654321 your password will be @87654321
  5. Click on Internet and the Internet Settings page will show
  6. Next to the Internet_VDSL field click Edit
  7. Check that your settings match those in the table below.

 

 

 

 

 

 Field

 

 

 

 Configuration

 

 

 

 

 Enable connection

 

 Check

 

 

 

 VDSL Name

 

 Internet_VDSL

 

 

 

 FibreX Name 

 

 Internet_Ethernet

 

 

 

 Service type

 

 INTERNET, TR069, VOICE

 

 

 

 Connection Type

 

 IP routing (IP)

 

 

 

 MTU

 

 1500

 

 

 

 MSS

 

 0

 

 

 

 NAT

 

 NAPT

 

 

 

 VLAN

 

 Check

 

 

 

 VLAN ID

 

 10

 

 

 

 802.1p

 

 0

 

 

 

 IP protocol version

 

 IPv4 + IPv6

 

 

 

 IPv4 address type

 

 DHCP

 

 

 

 Static DNS

 

 Uncheck

 

 

 

 IPv6 addressing type

 

 DHCP

 

 

 

 

 However, I can't see any way of accessing these from the Orbi set up menu

 

Thanks in advance

 

b


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Try following the instructions here - https://www.pbtech.co.nz/NetgearISPSettings

 

Specifically the "Netgear Orbi - Settings for Vodafone / Orcon / Trustpower" section - That should get you online :) 





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  Reply # 1916258 10-Dec-2017 20:46
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Genius! Thanks taneb1

 

Idiot OSX10.13 doesn't show scroll bars consistently, and VLAN tagging appears with a scroll down... Doh!

 

Feeling stupid now. But settings all in - we will see! Many thanks

 

b




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  Reply # 1916551 11-Dec-2017 11:24
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Worked a treat: the HG659 (even though now finally updated) is now in a cupboard and the new Orbi mesh connects to the ONT direct.

 

I'm getting 500Mbps down and 400Mbps up in the living room over wifi :-)

 

The 2 new devices have replaced 5 other powered devices off the network, Sonos is stable and behaving, and I still get about 50Mbps up and down in the upstairs bedroom furthest away from the ONT.

 

Most importantly, Mrs B is happy!

 

Next up, I need to sort out the landline issue with vodafone - the HG659 said the connection was offline (and phone never worked). I will start up another thread though about that :-)

 

 

 

Many thanks for all the help,

 

b


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