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# 144222 12-May-2014 10:12
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Hi there all.  The downloadable material for the Asus DSL-N66U is quite poor.  Can anyone answer a couple of questions.

Does the DSL-N66U allow you to create static routes?

Does the DSL-N66U support any kind of site to site VPN?  The docs just talk about it having a VPN server but VPN client seems quite common in Asus routers.

Has anyone successfully set one up on Vodafone VDSL (IPoE)?

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  # 1042013 12-May-2014 10:17
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Will have a look tonight when I get home if no-one else comes back to you!

 


Have got mine running on Slingshot VDSL and working fine, but currently not doing anything with VPN or static routing.




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  # 1044877 14-May-2014 15:35
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Don't buy one, have just got one and having no end of trouble with it, DSL would say its connected but could not browse the internet, kept reporting "Cannot see remote server"

Tried updating the firmware and now cannot log in to the unit, it keeps saying my password is incorrect.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1044883 14-May-2014 16:01
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I don't have a DSL-N66U on hand, but both the RT-AC66U and DSL-N55U here allow you to define static routes, but do not have VPN client built in. Both have PPTP server, so you could have the other end initiate the connection... I have asuswrt-merlin on an RT-AC66U also and it's great and adds OpenVPN client etc, but I don't think it has DSL drivers.

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  # 1044886 14-May-2014 16:02
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BTR: Don't buy one, have just got one and having no end of trouble with it, DSL would say its connected but could not browse the internet, kept reporting "Cannot see remote server"

Tried updating the firmware and now cannot log in to the unit, it keeps saying my password is incorrect.


Fortunately haven't had any issues with mine!

Usually when you do a firmware update on these Asus boxes, the old config becomes incompatible and they recommend a full reset - hold the reset button in for 8+ seconds and then release and turn the system off/on.

Will default it and you will be able to get back in with Admin Admin.

I am on 1.0.7.0 (from memory) and it is working well.




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  # 1044934 14-May-2014 16:55
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I'm starting to wonder if there are any decent VDSL modem\routers about.

Can anyone tell me if you can bridge the VDSL IPoE?  From what I've seen it's not possible.

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  # 1045084 14-May-2014 19:49
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The DSL-N66U is a great consumer-level VDSL all-in-one, but you may have to look to something like a ZyXel SBG3300 for your specific requirements.

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  # 1045103 14-May-2014 20:17
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I think the usual advice on Geekzone is that DSLRouters are awful, and you should get a dedicated modem and a nice router.

I use the RT-AC66U with Orcon UFB and it's fantastic, especially with Merlin firmware. I would highly recommend it. It does have an OpenVPN client with merlin.





 
 
 
 




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  # 1045233 15-May-2014 00:14
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Well if I could work out how to bridge the Vodafone IPoE connection, I'd use the Huawei as the modem and use my trusty Linksys.  However I'm not entirely sure it is possible.  When I tried the bridging option in the Huawei it still looked to be acting as a router.

I'm sure that if I wanted to get to the price range of the ZyXel SBG3300, or the Cisco 887 I'd get a lot of awesome features.  But I don't really want to spend that much money.  I also now have a credit to spend from returning a Draytek so the DSL-N66U is a similar priced option.   And frankly having a modem\router that doesn't lose its settings would just be awesome.

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  # 1045311 15-May-2014 08:45
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I use a draytek 120 vigor in bridge mode and then pass it through to a hyper-v (running windows 8) sophos utm virtual machine that does all my routing, virus scanning etc etc. Didnt know how it would go when I first put it in place but it has turned out rock solid...way more then any router Ive ever used, even my cisco 877 I used to have. Home use is free too, as an added bonus. If you have an always on pc then it could be a good way to go if you are frustrated with flakey routers.




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  # 1045334 15-May-2014 09:41
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gjm: I use a draytek 120 vigor in bridge mode and then pass it through to a hyper-v (running windows 8) sophos utm virtual machine that does all my routing, virus scanning etc etc. Didnt know how it would go when I first put it in place but it has turned out rock solid...way more then any router Ive ever used, even my cisco 877 I used to have. Home use is free too, as an added bonus. If you have an always on pc then it could be a good way to go if you are frustrated with flakey routers.


I take it you're bridging a PPPoE connection not IPoE.

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  # 1045337 15-May-2014 09:47
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sorry, yes....missed that you werent.




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  # 1045361 15-May-2014 10:09
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Orcon supply an IPoE connection. They require the the connecting router have the correct MAC address before a connection is made. Have you tried cloning the MAC of your supplied router?

If you're just asking if it's possible to bridge an IPoE connection, it is.







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  # 1045367 15-May-2014 10:24
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ripdog: Orcon supply an IPoE connection. They require the the connecting router have the correct MAC address before a connection is made. Have you tried cloning the MAC of your supplied router?

If you're just asking if it's possible to bridge an IPoE connection, it is.


So to be clear, you're suggesting I put the Huawei HG659 into bridge mode and clone its MAC address onto the router that I connect to it?

My experience with putting the HG659 into bridge mode was that it was still running as a DHCP server and assigned a private address to the router I connected to it.  That doesn't leave me to be hopefully that it is actually being a bridge :-)

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  # 1045477 15-May-2014 12:15
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Why not flash OpenWRT on to the Asus? Or actually probably better off going with DD-WRT as it is a bit easier can has a nice GUI.

Will allow VPN client & servers. Plus you can spoof the MAC address of the WAN interface for your Orcon connection. The RT-N66 has some pretty neat specs and would be a bit of a waste just bridging it to another appliance.

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  # 1045484 15-May-2014 12:21
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chevrolux: Why not flash OpenWRT on to the Asus? Or actually probably better off going with DD-WRT as it is a bit easier can has a nice GUI.


I don't think either OpenWRT or DD-WRT support the DSL-N66U...

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