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Topic # 122100 24-Jun-2013 20:42
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Hi Guys,

Apologies in advance for my lack of knowledge in this! I have spent several hours on this to no avail :(

I have a VDSL modem connected via PPPoE to 2talk. I have plugged in a Cisco E1000 running DD WRT. (VDSL LAN1 to DDWRT INTERNET)

DDWRT Local IP address is & DHCP is enabled. I am able to connect to the internet but then it just freezes - especially accessing gmail or testing on Wifi to the VDSL works great.

Ideally what I am after is two different networks that I can access separately i.e. the DDWRT on a VPN.

Any ideas what could be causing this problem, or even how I could solve it.

NB: I have previously had trouble setting up the VDSL with my Linksys SPA 2102 (VOIP) - same kind of problem, it was connecting briefly then dropping. VOIP setup was perfect on ADSL2.



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  Reply # 843788 25-Jun-2013 08:55
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On the DrayTek, please make sure Hardware NAT is Disabled as per page 2 of the Quick Start Guide in the box.

Other than that, there shouldn't be any problems. The DrayTek is also WRT-based so the two should play nice together. I know some people have had issues with DD-WRT on the E1000 though.

You will of course be double-NATing so don't expect things like Xbox Live, PSN, VoIP etc. to work seamlessly behind the E1000.

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Reply # 843823 25-Jun-2013 09:56
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Hi There,

Thanks for the reply.

Yes that was the issue. The 2talk setup video did not mention this. 


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  Reply # 843828 25-Jun-2013 10:05
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Yeah, their video is based on DHCP-based connections rather than PPPoE-based ones.

I'll let them know & see if they'd be willing to throw an FYI on the page.

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