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Topic # 78936 10-Mar-2011 14:43
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Hi guys,

This is my first post here, i have spent plenty of time trawling the AV forums for information which has been hugely helpful!

I have a flat at the moment, where we have an Xnet Fusion Account for broadband and VOIP.

Our old flattie was pretty tech savvie, and had set everything up for us, but has since moved out and taken his modem with him.

We set up a temporary wireless modem/router, which is fine for internet, but didnt support VOIP, so our phones sit useless..

I have a couple of parts laying around that I am hoping will be able to get everything up and running, but would like some advice first..

We have a WRP400 Router with plugs for phone connection, as well as a (second hand) Dynalink RTA1335, (the one we have been using to supply internet for the last few months).

From what i can understand reading here, you can configure the 1335 in a 'Half Bridge' mode, and use it as a pass through for the WRP400 to be the router?

How does that work in terms of security for the wireless and the VOIP? do I need to set up WEP on both the RTA1335 and the WRP400?.

Unfortunately I am still learning about Networking, so only have rudimentary knowledge, but am wondering if this is something i can hope to achieve? or if we should just start fresh and cough up $300 odd for an all in one router / modem / VOIP..

Is the overall internet experience going to be better with a new all in one versus the combo mentioned above?

We often have 3-4 laptops on the internet wirelessly, and i am hoping to integrate a WDTV live hub on the network that i have added to the lounge, but really need to get the router/s etc set up and working with the VOIP before i touch that.

Any advice, or direction to useful reads to help educate me some more on this would be greatly appreciated :) The more basic an explanation the better for me :P


Thanks,

Mike.

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  Reply # 447349 10-Mar-2011 16:45
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In half bridge the RTA1335 just acts like a dumb modem and your WRP400 does all the work.  

This is an old guide but basically shows you have to configure the a RTA1320 (which is similar to the 1335) for half bridge.
http://www.ben.geek.nz/2006/11/adsl-routing-solution-in-detail/

Wouldn't bother buying an all in one unit if you already have a perfectly good modem and router.

For wireless (which you would configure in the WRP400) admin ui the settings you want to use are:

Type: WPA2
Password: PSK (pre shared key ie: a password)
Encryption: AES

WEP is old and should not be used.





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  Reply # 447544 11-Mar-2011 13:52
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Thanks for the help!!

Had a play around last night, and had some success.

Considering I have never looked at router settings before, that guide was great, the modem is running half bridged with the wireless disabled (i didnt realise that could be turned off, which was my concern with security), and the WRP400 is working through Wifi with the WPA2 password on it!

Had a couple of issues with one laptop, a Macbook, connecting to the router but not the internet, but google helped fix that one, as apparently it happens a lot with that brand router.

Great that our neighbours cant steal wifi anymore :P

I still havent been able to get the Phones to work, following the guide on the XNet site, but i'll have another attempt tonight.

Is there anything in particular i should be considering to get the phones working with the combination we have?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 447660 11-Mar-2011 19:01
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mpau009:

Is there anything in particular i should be considering to get the phones working with the combination we have?


Hopefully I am not stating the obvious, but have you advised Xnet of the model number & MAC address of the new equipment you are using? If not, it won't connect...



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  Reply # 448534 15-Mar-2011 13:16
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Embarassed Stating the obvious is exactly what i need :P

Thats exactly what i needed to do.. Xnet still had the phones referenced to the old flat mate's router.

Thanks for all the help guys, my first ever fiddle with network stuff has got the desired result!

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  Reply # 448760 16-Mar-2011 08:37
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Great - nice to know the outcome :-)

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