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Topic # 146759 28-May-2014 14:37
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So I've successfully managed to use PPPoE on Windows to connect to SNAP over our new UFB connection.

Now I'm trying to configure my good old trusty WRT54GL router. I have tomato 1.28.7635 "Toastman" installed as recommend for VLAN. I've connected the WRT54GL directly into the ONT, but it's not connecting/authenticating.

I've changed the WAN port to VLAN 10 and entered the correct username & password under the PPPoE settings.

What other settings do I need to do?




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  • We don't have a Fritzbox.
  • I know that the WRT54GL is not powerfully enough to handle the full grunt of UFB.





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  Reply # 1055125 28-May-2014 14:44
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The 'service name' field should be empty. Is it?

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  Reply # 1055127 28-May-2014 14:48
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Is the WRT WAN port connected to the ONT? Is it connected to the correct port on the ONT?

The settings below should be all you need for it to work:

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1055128 28-May-2014 14:49
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chevrolux: The 'service name' field should be empty. Is it?


Yes 'Service Name' field is blank.







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  Reply # 1055132 28-May-2014 14:59
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YES!!! Result..... I was missing the 'Tagged' setting. Thanks for all your help.

 

I spent all morning dicking around with DD-WRT which for the first time started to run very slow. So I took the plunge into using the tomato Firmware, it seams a bit more snappy but I don't care for it's navigation on the menus.

Lorenceo: Is the WRT WAN port connected to the ONT? Is it connected to the correct port on the ONT?

The settings below should be all you need for it to work:







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  Reply # 1055133 28-May-2014 15:05
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Also just did a quick speed test and only got 12.65Mbps down and 6.44Mbps up. I was expecting something closer to 30Mbps down since it's only a WRT54GL.

The Chrours Install guy did say that I would need a CAT6 Shielded cable and no long than 1.5M between the ONT and my router. Is that strictly true?





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  Reply # 1055135 28-May-2014 15:09
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No. Ethernet standards allow up to 100 metres.
The CPU in the WRT is simply not powerful enough to handle fast internet connections. You can try disabling features in the firmware to free up CPU time, but it's always going to get bogged down by heavy traffic unfortunately.
Edit: The biggest place to free up CPU time in Tomato will be to disable QoS.



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  Reply # 1055177 28-May-2014 15:37
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Lorenceo: No. Ethernet standards allow up to 100 metres.
The CPU in the WRT is simply not powerful enough to handle fast internet connections. You can try disabling features in the firmware to free up CPU time, but it's always going to get bogged down by heavy traffic unfortunately.
Edit: The biggest place to free up CPU time in Tomato will be to disable QoS.


I'm not too worried about it's performance. I just wanted something set-up as a fail over device before we moved the UFB connection onto our main firewall.







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