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# 138274 28-Dec-2013 07:20
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Right now I have a Vodafone cable connection, with the Snap! UFB connection partially done but not working. I have two routers connected by cat6 via a panel with two RJ45 connectors, just a patch cable between them. I want to add in the Snap! supplied Fritzbox 7390 as a switch before UFB is working because I want to connect my home alarm in and I don't have another switch. I've been waiting months for UFB, and I'll probably be waiting more months.

I'd like to use the Fritzbox 7390 as a switch/WAP without it being the primary device on the LAN, is that possible? I presume using it as a switch is as simple as plugging into the LAN ports. The problem I'm having is it thinks its the primary device on the network, I can't connect to it unless it's plugged directly into my PC, if I put it on the network it's not accessible.

One thing I'm unsure of is how to configure it to disable things like DHCP/DNS, can anyone tell me what? Of course I don't want to do anything that makes it difficult once UFB starts working.

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  # 958623 29-Dec-2013 15:43
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The answer is yes. You go into the admin console, home network, then network settings tab. Under IP addresses click IPv4 addresses, turn off DHCP and NAT, and set the IP address to be on your home network subnet.  You have to be in advanced view, which you get into by clicking the view link at the bottom of the page.

I had trouble setting the IP to the 192.168.0.* subnet, things went really badly, the Fritzbox wouldn't respond. I ended up plugging a phone into the FON2 port (from memory) and dialing this string to reset to factory settings.

#991*15901590*

Snap! tech support was really helpful. I've ruined the config they set up before they sent me the fritzbox, but they tell me they can fix it once UFB works.



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  # 979706 3-Feb-2014 20:27
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Question: does anyone know the name of the little square cable that plugs into the back of the fritzbox? Is it the RJ11?

 
 
 
 


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  # 979712 3-Feb-2014 20:44
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timmmay: Question: does anyone know the name of the little square cable that plugs into the back of the fritzbox? Is it the RJ11?


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  # 979720 3-Feb-2014 21:04
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Thanks mate :)

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  # 980267 4-Feb-2014 19:20
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Just be aware the wireless on the Fritzbox is pretty average.  Coverage drops off rather quickly.



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  # 980315 4-Feb-2014 20:44
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Implemented the proposed diagram a month ago, Fritzbox wireless seems as good as standard $100 routers from DLink and Linksys 55GL. Some places far from it only get 10Mbps, but up to two rooms away gets more like 50Mbps from memory.

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  # 980485 5-Feb-2014 08:15
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That gliffy site looks great, Tim. Must give it a go.

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