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Topic # 147370 17-Jun-2014 14:12
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I'm gonna upgrade to a fibre service at my home with SNAP. I'm looking forward to it, but they've informed me that the wireless/switch/firewall thingie I have isn't not suitable. It currently looks like this:


Copper <-> MODEM <-> WAP/Switch/Firewall/LAN/Blah


The device they recommend is another WAP/Switch/Firewall/LAN/Blah. I don't need another one of those. Oh, and it costs $350.

I want to keep my setup the way it is and use another device that will provide connectivity to the ONT. Basically, I just want to switch out the item labeled "MODEM" above. I'm told that it must do PPPoE and VLAN tagging.

Can anyone recommend a simple appliance that just does the WAN to LAN bridging? It needs to look like this:


Fibre <-> ONT <-> [device] <-> WAP/Switch/Firewall/LAN/Blah



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  Reply # 1067561 17-Jun-2014 14:42
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Probably the cheapest I can think of is an RB750

r just swap everything to the right of the ONT out with one of these .  Save yourself some space an power.

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  Reply # 1067576 17-Jun-2014 14:57
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What is your existing "WAP/Switch/Firewall/LAN/Blah"? If it is able to provide firewall then, depending on the model, it may already be able to do PPPoE and vlan tagging on a WAN port. Either that or it may be able to be flashed with an alternative firmware that does allow this.


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  Reply # 1067708 17-Jun-2014 16:45
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a  good question.  already checked.  doesn't work.  DLINK DIR 655.  a nice unit with nary a problem, but it won't do this.

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  Reply # 1067709 17-Jun-2014 16:50
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A Mikrotik is your cheapest option to handle VLAN10 tagging

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  Reply # 1067776 17-Jun-2014 18:11
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Mikrotik RB750GL

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  Reply # 1072637 23-Jun-2014 14:26
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The RB750GL is an excellent choice but if you need more routing power or wireless there are other options such as the CRS125-12G-1S-2HnD-IN , CCR1009 etc....

Usually UFB is delivered via an ISP supplied transceiver (fibre to copper) so no need to purchase a router with an SFP cage.

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