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Glassboy

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  #1045541 15-May-2014 13:25
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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.

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.


The DSL-N66U isn't quite the RT-N66U.  From what I can find the Melin/dd-wrt support would seem to be experimental at best.

PPTP VPN support from dd-wrt also isn't 100% reliable, and is actually broken in the newer builds.  It was doing my head in until I found a guide on one of the US VPN sites which told me the build where it was broken.  Even with a working build I have't been able to establish a PPTP tunnel from a dd-wrt router to UnoVPN.  I know the pptp passthrough is working on the Huawei because I can establish a tunnel from Windows and Android.

Last night I turned off the F/W on the Huawei and then moved the Roku to a DMZ to test whether packet inspection was causing the buffering issue on Netflix.  It made no difference - apart from causing the Huawei to lose all its settings (yet again) - but the same condition happened where the WLAN and Internet lights blink in unison.  I'm not sure I trust that the Huawei stopped inspecting packets,  I suspect it just stops doing anything with the results.

The DSL-N66U would seem to have the raw CPU and QoS capability to rule out it causing issues with the Netflix streaming, and it is not likely to lose it settings so it has to be a step up from the Huawei :-)



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  #1045648 15-May-2014 16:36
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Ah sorry, in built modem. Hard to make third party software for. My bad!

But as for PPTP, people still use that?!

Should be using OpenVPN or L2TP

 
 
 
 


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  #1045653 15-May-2014 16:41
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If you haven't actually purchased the DSL-N66U yet, then I'd recommend to switch to the RT-AC66U or N66U with a bridged modem.

I'm not exactly sure what position you're in. Can you describe exactly what equipment you have, what you're trying to do, and how you plan to go about it?





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  #1045673 15-May-2014 17:02
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ripdog: If you haven't actually purchased the DSL-N66U yet, then I'd recommend to switch to the RT-AC66U or N66U with a bridged modem.

I'm not exactly sure what position you're in. Can you describe exactly what equipment you have, what you're trying to do, and how you plan to go about it?


I have a Vodafone VDSL connection which is IPoE not PPPoE  so potentially can't be bridged.

I have the Vodafone Huawei HG659 that came with the VDSL connection.  It's fast enough but has a terrible habit of losing its DHCP DNS server settings when you try and configure something else.

I have a linksys WRT320N running the dd-wrt build from just before the site to site pptp was broken.

The aim is to have Roku 3 running Netflix well, and by that I mean not having buffering issues.  Netflix was working fine on the Roku 3 on my formal cable modem, but now has issues over VDSL.  I suspect the problem is caused by the HG659.  I've proved that Netflix works fine from Windows 7 and from any device that can use UnoVPN.

I bought a Draytek 2760 but discovered it had serious flaws in its software that means that you're forced to use the DNS server configured on the router via IPoE, or have no DNS from the LAN interface at all.  I currently have a credit for the Draytek which I can use for something else (or I could get a refund).

I'd prefer to use a modem\router combo for space and power reasons and because I want to use the Linksys as an AP at the back of the house as big old Victorian chimneys.

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