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Topic # 198972 29-Jul-2016 21:22
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Hi all,

 

I am trying to setup my DSL-2900AL over Orcon UFB and it all works okay except for a couple of issues:

 

1 - I have to go into my LAN/Wifi connections and set the DNS explicitly to that of the router...is that the only way? I thought it would all be automatic

 

2 - My phone line is not working when I plug it straight into the DSL router

 

I really don't want to use the Orcon one.  Any help would be appreciated!

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Ruskin


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  Reply # 1601090 29-Jul-2016 21:51
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Great problem one fixed, had to disable DNS relay on my router :)

 

 

 

Still can't get my land line to work


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  Reply # 1601145 30-Jul-2016 00:39
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If you want their phone service you have to use their router.


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  Reply # 1601212 30-Jul-2016 09:37
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ruskindantra:

 

 

 

2 - My phone line is not working when I plug it straight into the DSL router

 

 

Your router does not have any voice ports to plug a phone into. Even if it did Orcon's voice service is a fully managed one so you can't use 3rd party hardware. If you want a phone with a guaranteed service you should be using their supplied router.

 

If you reconfigure your Orcon router to connect behind your new router you *may* find it *might* work. There are no guarantees of this. There are plenty of threads on here discussing this.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1601278 30-Jul-2016 11:41
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sbiddle:

 

ruskindantra:

 

 

 

2 - My phone line is not working when I plug it straight into the DSL router

 

 

Your router does not have any voice ports to plug a phone into. Even if it did Orcon's voice service is a fully managed one so you can't use 3rd party hardware. If you want a phone with a guaranteed service you should be using their supplied router.

 

If you reconfigure your Orcon router to connect behind your new router you *may* find it *might* work. There are no guarantees of this. There are plenty of threads on here discussing this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's just no good! :( So does vodafone UFB land line work with other routers?

 

 

 

I couldn't find any other threads detailing what I was asking, can you be so kind to post a link of those threads?




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  Reply # 1601279 30-Jul-2016 11:42
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If you want their phone service you have to use their router.

 

 

 

 

Isn't that the sort of attitude that lead to Telecom unbundling their copper lines...monopoly!


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  Reply # 1601280 30-Jul-2016 11:45
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ruskindantra:

 

DarkShadow:

 

If you want their phone service you have to use their router.

 

 

 

 

Isn't that the sort of attitude that lead to Telecom unbundling their copper lines...monopoly!

 

 

Huh? I don't see what either have to do with each other and how this is in any way a monopoly.

 

You signed up for a fully managed end to end voice solution that requires their CPE to work. If you don't like that solution there are plenty of other providers you can choose from.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1601282 30-Jul-2016 11:49
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All good. Thanks for your help! I'll try and place their CPE behind the router I do actually want to use and see if that works.


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  Reply # 1601283 30-Jul-2016 11:50
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ruskindantra:

 

 

 

 

 

That's just no good! :( So does vodafone UFB land line work with other routers?

 

 

 

No.

 

There is no provider that offer voice via managed CPE that lets you use your own router. If they did you'd have no way to guarantee delivery of a managed voice solution and to ensure the quality.

 

As I mentioned you may be able use their router behind your own router for voice, and there are a large number of threads on this very topic here on Geekzone.

 

 




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  Reply # 1601290 30-Jul-2016 11:52
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Searching the forums but can't find many on that topic.


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  Reply # 1601304 30-Jul-2016 12:08
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ruskindantra:

 

Searching the forums but can't find many on that topic.

 

 

There is another identical thread wanting to do this on Vodafone here from last night and some help with doing it on Vodafone here. Setup for Orcon if it would work would be pretty much the same.

 

 


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  Reply # 1601340 30-Jul-2016 13:35
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sbiddle:

ruskindantra:


 


2 - My phone line is not working when I plug it straight into the DSL router



Your router does not have any voice ports to plug a phone into. Even if it did Orcon's voice service is a fully managed one so you can't use 3rd party hardware.

what? Working perfectly well here with pap2t + mikrotik

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  Reply # 1601348 30-Jul-2016 13:44
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MadEngineer:
sbiddle:

 

ruskindantra:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 - My phone line is not working when I plug it straight into the DSL router

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your router does not have any voice ports to plug a phone into. Even if it did Orcon's voice service is a fully managed one so you can't use 3rd party hardware.

what? Working perfectly well here with pap2t + mikrotik

 

I suspect extracting the SIP credentials and then manually configuring 3rd party SIP hardware is going to be beyond the OP.

 

 




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  Reply # 1601441 30-Jul-2016 20:12
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sbiddle:

 

MadEngineer:
sbiddle:

 

ruskindantra:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 - My phone line is not working when I plug it straight into the DSL router

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your router does not have any voice ports to plug a phone into. Even if it did Orcon's voice service is a fully managed one so you can't use 3rd party hardware.

what? Working perfectly well here with pap2t + mikrotik

 

I suspect extracting the SIP credentials and then manually configuring 3rd party SIP hardware is going to be beyond the OP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the instructions are helpful then no, nothing is beyond anyone (so lets not assume here), I am happy to get all the help I can get.


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  Reply # 1601464 30-Jul-2016 22:01
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See if you can work out how to turn off vlan10 on the WAN interface of your Orcon router (as per sbiddle's suggestion in the links he provided), then plug that into your own router. 




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  Reply # 1601480 30-Jul-2016 23:00
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MadEngineer:

 

See if you can work out how to turn off vlan10 on the WAN interface of your Orcon router (as per sbiddle's suggestion in the links he provided), then plug that into your own router. 

 

 

 

 

The links aren't very helpful as the modems are starkly different.  I have disabled vlan on the WAN interfaces on the Orcon router but no luck. So here is what I have done on the Orcon router:

 

1 - Disable Wifi (obviously because I want to use the Dlink one)

 

2 - Go to the WAN interface and remove the wan interface which had the VLAN tagging on

 

3 - Made sure I leave the ADSL and VDSL ones intact

 

4 - Connect the WAN port on my Orcon one to an ethernet port on my dlink one

 

 

 

Now here is where it gets interesting, even after step 4, the LAN light on my DLink one for the port I use to connect to the Orcon router doesn't light up.  Seems like there is no WAN connection between Dlink and Orcon router. And I am quite lost in the WAN interface setup in the Orcon router (Netcomm), it's very cryptic and not user friendly, thus I am here on this forum.


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