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Topic # 58009 4-Mar-2010 11:50
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Is it possible to use a 2wire gateway (which is locked to telecom in the PPP settings) as a modem to a SPA2102? I managed to set it up in bridge mode (I think) but I'm not sure what the settings on each device should be.

The SPA2102 lets me choose PPPoE but not PPPoA which Xnet says they use. Should the modem be doing something here? The reason I can't use the 2wire as a router is because the PPP settings only let you use a user name that ends with "@xtra.co.nz" etc, so my username@adsl.xnet.co.nz won't save.

Some basic setting would be great - any help would be fantastic! 

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  Reply # 304623 4-Mar-2010 23:08
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Upgrade the firmware on the modem. The manufacturer's web site might ask which country you are from and for NZ give you only Xtra customized firmware. If that is the case then choose Australia or else UK or USA to get standard firmware. Xtra used to do it with D-Link modems as well.

The SPA2102 will support only PPPoE because it does not have a modem in it, but I believe if your modem is in half bridge mode then PPPoE will work just fine (I'm an electronic engineer, not network engineer, so I might be wrong but you can try). The E is for Ethernet, the A is for ATM as far as I know. Both use PPP software protocol for the connection just over a different hardware platform.




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  Reply # 304836 5-Mar-2010 16:10
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Should the SPA2102 be set to DHCP or PPPoE or Static? I can't update the firmware on the 2link because telecom has removed the option from the interface. if you know how to do it without buying a JTAG cable or whatever that would be sweet.

I've seen a lot of your posts on here Niel - thanks for helping out :-)

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  Reply # 304841 5-Mar-2010 16:33
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There was a link to hacked firmware for the 2wire to allow it to be used with other providers, it was posted in this forum somewhere maybe do a bit of a search and hopefully it will turn up

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http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=36796

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  Reply # 305011 6-Mar-2010 14:02
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dps63: I've seen a lot of your posts on here Niel - thanks for helping out :-)


It is a pleasure.  I don't support Geekzone financially, but I make up for it by helping wherever I can.




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  Reply # 305039 6-Mar-2010 15:54
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Niel:
dps63: I've seen a lot of your posts on here Niel - thanks for helping out :-)


It is a pleasure.  I don't support Geekzone financially, but I make up for it by helping wherever I can.


And you do a good job Niel, your a real asset in this forum.




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  Reply # 305061 6-Mar-2010 17:47
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nitrotech: There was a link to hacked firmware for the 2wire to allow it to be used with other providers, it was posted in this forum somewhere maybe do a bit of a search and hopefully it will turn up

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http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=36796


Thanks for that nitro. I had looked at that post previously - I actually spent a good deal of time trying to figure out how to upgrade/change the firmware to one not looked into telecom. I couldn't find any instructions for the upgrading process. Do I need to have some special hardware?

After some quick wiki-ing I see that the PPP information needs to me entered in the modem (not the router which is what I was trying - doh!), but the username on the modem is locked to telecom.

I'm probably going to jump onto trademe and buy one of the cheap dynalink modems (unless anyone can suggest a better alternative) then use the 2wire as a wireless access point and switch, and the Linksys SPA2102 as the router with VoIP.

Modem > Linksys > 2Wire

or should I switch the linksys and 2wire? I'll eventually grab a WRT54G or something similar that can run open source firmware, but hopefully that solution will get us net for the mean time. Most of our spare cash has gone into beer.



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  Reply # 309503 21-Mar-2010 13:13
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Grabbed a Dynalink RTA1320 off trademe for $20 with shipping. It has been running fine so far, very easy to configure. This has been acting as the router since sbiddle advised me in another post that the SPA2102 has quite poor routing performance. The 2wire is taking the role of a switch and the SPA2102 plugs into the 2wire. Both the dynalink and 2wire are working together fine, but I'm having trouble with the SPA2102 after a factory reset (discussed in another topic). Thanks for the help guys.

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