Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




7 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 78936 10-Mar-2011 14:43
Send private message

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.

Create new topic
8019 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 384

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 447349 10-Mar-2011 16:45
Send private message

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.





7 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 447544 11-Mar-2011 13:52
Send private message

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?

 
 
 
 


4322 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1203


  Reply # 447660 11-Mar-2011 19:01
Send private message

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...



7 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 448534 15-Mar-2011 13:16
Send private message

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!

4322 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1203


  Reply # 448760 16-Mar-2011 08:37
Send private message

Great - nice to know the outcome :-)

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

D-Link NZ launches professional Wireless AC Wave 2 Access Point for businesses
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:25


Garmin introduces the Rino 700 five-watt two-way handheld radio
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:04


Garmin announces the Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition for outdoor and tactical use
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:02


Brightstar announces new distribution partnership with Samsung Knox platform in Australia
Posted 17-Aug-2017 17:07


Free gig-enabled WiFi network extends across Dunedin
Posted 17-Aug-2017 17:04


Samsung expands with connect Gear S3 Frontier
Posted 17-Aug-2017 15:55


Fact-checking Southern Cross Next cable is fastest to USA
Posted 17-Aug-2017 13:57


Thurrott says Microsoft Surface is dead last for reliability
Posted 16-Aug-2017 15:19


LibreOffice 5.4 works better with Microsoft Office files
Posted 16-Aug-2017 13:32


Certus launches Cognition
Posted 14-Aug-2017 09:31


Spark adds Cambridge, Turangi to 4.5G network
Posted 10-Aug-2017 17:55


REANNZ network to receive ongoing Government funding through to 2024
Posted 10-Aug-2017 16:05


Chorus backhaul starts with 2degrees
Posted 10-Aug-2017 15:49


New Zealanders cool on data analytics catching benefit fraud
Posted 10-Aug-2017 09:56


New Zealanders wary of wearable biometrics: Unisys
Posted 9-Aug-2017 09:39



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.