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Pulinski

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#116881 13-May-2013 10:24
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I need to replace my ADSL modem (RTA1320 half bridge) and I have a TrueNet Probe in front of a D-Link DIR-655. TrueNet were not the best for suggesting a solution so here I am on Geekzone.

The Draytek Vigor 120 gets a lot of love on Geekzone and it does PPPoA > PPPoE bridging.

My question is;

If I get a Draytek Vigor, how do I hook up the probe?

The probe goes between the Modem and the Router. I assume the Draytek Vigor would not function in this mode.

Other than that;

Any suggestions on the best way to go replacing the ADSL modem to ensure the probe can continue to be used?

Do I just buy any modem and ignore bridging and use a LAN port rather than the WAN port?

Thanks.

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  #816552 13-May-2013 10:41
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i found my probe to be unreliable so i stopped using it as my main router, it's just connected to my network as a peripheral now, so it works like that.





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  #816555 13-May-2013 10:44
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hamish225: i found my probe to be unreliable so i stopped using it as my main router, it's just connected to my network as a peripheral now, so it works like that.


So you plug it into a LAN port on your router?

 
 
 
 


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  #816557 13-May-2013 10:45
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Pulinski:
hamish225: i found my probe to be unreliable so i stopped using it as my main router, it's just connected to my network as a peripheral now, so it works like that.


So you plug it into a LAN port on your router?


correct, all it needs is internet access. 





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  #816558 13-May-2013 10:48
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Pulinski

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  #816565 13-May-2013 10:51
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hamish225:
Pulinski:
hamish225: i found my probe to be unreliable so i stopped using it as my main router, it's just connected to my network as a peripheral now, so it works like that.


So you plug it into a LAN port on your router?


correct, all it needs is internet access. 


That is how I have had it set for the last couple of days.

That means I can have any modem or an all-in-one option like the Netgear R6300.

Pulinski

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  #816580 13-May-2013 11:03
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xpd:
https://www.truenet.co.nz//sites/default/files/Instal_Instructions.pdf


I have these instructions an have had the probe between the modem and the router.

MODEM > PROBE > ROUTER > LAN

What I understood is that if you put the probe after the router, that the lan would have to go through the probe.

MODEM > ROUTER > PROBE > LAN (PROBE LAN PORTS)

But it can be configured

MODEM > ROUTER > PROBE > PROBE (ROUTER LAN PORT), LAN (ROUTER 3x LAN PORTS)

The only disadvantage of config above is that the probe cannot detect the traffic. Correct?

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  #816658 13-May-2013 12:34
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Hi, Yes it is better if the probe can see all the traffic so that is does not compete with your traffic, providing benefits to both.

I would prefer that our instructions are kept to, but the D-Link modems are getting a little long in the tooth. We are seeing some failures as expected and are replacing them when we are assured that the probe is faulty rather than installed in the wrong place and unable to see the internet.

We are now supplying MikroTik routers as probes - RB751U for DSL or RB450G for Cable or Fibre

I have updated the instructions

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