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#26125 12-Sep-2008 13:39
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Hi Geekzone,

This is my first post although I've scoured these pages for sometime.

I'm a recent convert to Xnet Fusion and am having some issues setting up port-forwarding with the WRP-400 and a D-Link 502T modem. Primarily, I'm not sure how I'm meant to configure port-forwarding considering there are two devices.

Am I meant to render the WRP-400 as an access point and allow all admin functions to be maintained at the modem?
(I would think this might kill the VFX functionality)

If someone could offer this new convert some advice I would be most grateful.

Regards,

Hatch

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  #164015 12-Sep-2008 15:54
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Is this a GenII 502T? If so, there may be a half-bridge setting that you can enable, so the WRP400 gets the external Internet IP.




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  #164026 12-Sep-2008 16:25
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1) Yes this is a GenII device, this one has only bridged mode. It's also a Telecom provided one.

2) I saw an early post where you were able to flash the your 502T using a AUS exe & corrupt image mode.

I've tried this but attempts hang at the "connect power to your modem immediately" dialog box.

Any advice as to 1) or 2)?

Cheers,

Hatch

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  #164053 12-Sep-2008 17:44
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Oh, yea Telecom provided; I've bricked a couple of these.
1. factory reset
2. disable firewall / antivirus
3. set PC to static IP
4. load AU firmware - on XP machine & corrupt firmware mode
5. load NZ firmware

But as you may have discovered, it can be problematic.

Alternative is one of these: Draytek DV2700e 
This can be setup in PPPoA to PPPoE mode, acting as a pure modem. This passes full control to the WRP400




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  #164066 12-Sep-2008 18:10
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I've just joined the club - this GenII one is bricked. Fortunately I've an old GenI backup so I can at least have my VFX & internet working in the meantime.

I'll have to check out my options. I guess I'll have to invest some cash and get a decent modem rather than just recycling the pile of unused D-Link modems.

Cheers anyway.

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  #164153 13-Sep-2008 08:55
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fwiw - I've gone for several years with your first option.
ie. Use the router as an Access point and config'd a rule for port forward on the modem.

Just seemed far simpler to me for hardwired ethernet distribution and wireless.
But that's just me ...

Are there any compelling reasons to bridge the devices in a home office situation ... ?
 

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  #164167 13-Sep-2008 10:32
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RobM: fwiw - I've gone for several years with your first option.
ie. Use the router as an Access point and config'd a rule for port forward on the modem.

Just seemed far simpler to me for hardwired ethernet distribution and wireless.
But that's just me ...

Are there any compelling reasons to bridge the devices in a home office situation ... ?

This may cause issues with VFX (VoIP line). The WRP400 really needs to be in full control for this situation. If VFX was not used, then yes your option would work fine.




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  #164174 13-Sep-2008 10:52
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lol - now that's a compelling reason !
Good enough for me.

I'll have to look into bridging then on my Planet ADE 3000 - which I'm seriously dreading ...
May be time for an AIO device with latest chipsets etc;

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  #164177 13-Sep-2008 11:30
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Or invest in the Draytek mentioned above, it will do the job nicely. Alternatively, jump on the Red Network if you can, they have PPPoE, so much easier to bridge, as most ADSL router/modems support this.




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  #164181 13-Sep-2008 11:51
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hmmm - what's your best advise for an All in One box with wireless, coffeebaron ?

At the moment I've got a footprint of 3 boxes - modem, router an ata plus 2 cordless telephone base stations.
It'd be nice to tidy the mess up ...

Or is/can network performance be hindered by the AIO's .... you know, one device having to do too much ?
I have 3 machines hardwired plus 1 always on wireless, plus an iPhone and another old laptop that goes on wireless from time to time.

Just seems to me to be a lot to ask from one box ... or not ?


Thanks in advance.

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  #164192 13-Sep-2008 12:17
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At the moment, can't recommend an AIO box, as the WAG54GPv2 is end of life, and it has a few glitches. There is a new AIO coming soon, but no eta yet, maybe by end of year. I think this will be like the WRP400, but with built in ADSL.
The advantage though with the two device setup ADSL + WRP400, is it gives you more flexibility should there be other broadband alternatives in the future.




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  #164210 13-Sep-2008 13:47
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Yes I thought assigning the WRP400 as a mere access point might cause problems but wasn't sure.

The other options seem interesting but cost prohibitive at this stage, considering I have access to a number of 502T units.
I'll use up them before I consider a new purchase.

The other option I've heard that I could try is double port forwarding, has anyone tried such a thing? Is it effective or just a waste of time?

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  #164214 13-Sep-2008 14:03
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Hey Hatch - don't know if you've ever been over to http://portforward.com
A great resource - and one I use frequently when I get myself mixed up - not uncommon :-)

And looky they even have a page with that scenario http://portforward.com/help/doublerouterportforwarding.htm

coffeebaron - thanks, really.
I think I'll just stick with the mess I've got for the meantime. Sounds like the best plan, yet another holding pattern ...
cheers

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  #164252 13-Sep-2008 17:36
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Hatch: The other option I've heard that I could try is double port forwarding, has anyone tried such a thing? Is it effective or just a waste of time?


My AG310 modem/router forwards all HTTP to my WRTP54G which then forwards it to my security camera.  No issues at all.  And I've got one VFX line setup on each of the two devices, again with no issues at all.  Not running half bridge.  Actually I run into trouble with half bridge when I was using a RTA1320, sometimes the modem resyncs and then my WRTP looses all internet access until I renew the IP address.




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  #164650 15-Sep-2008 22:09
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I'm using a Draytech 2700e and Linksys WRP400 with Xnet Fusion n VFX (VoIP). Have port forwarded and half bridged the Draytech to WRP400. Seem to work ok. However when my broadband line goes offline, the WRP400 doesn't indicate the problem area. I have choosen to use non bridging which allows me to view the status on the Draytech that shows the ADSL line or Xnet login was the problem.

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  #164794 16-Sep-2008 12:57
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youngs: I'm using a Draytech 2700e and Linksys WRP400 with Xnet Fusion n VFX (VoIP). Have port forwarded and half bridged the Draytech to WRP400. Seem to work ok. However when my broadband line goes offline, the WRP400 doesn't indicate the problem area. I have choosen to use non bridging which allows me to view the status on the Draytech that shows the ADSL line or Xnet login was the problem.

What method did you use to setup in bridge mode? Did you tick the "PPPoE Pass-through" option in the Draytek, then in the WRP400 use PPPoE mode, with your ADSL login details enter there?

Yes, there is the down side of not full visibility of the DSL / PPP status. But usually you can tell by looking at the Draytek lights, if the DSL light is on - then PPP issue, DSL light off - well that's obvious :)




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