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#153891 11-Oct-2014 18:12
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Hi Guys and Gals 

I recently bought an Asus AC68U and it is great. I've just been using it as wifi access point but I've decided that I want to replace the spark router with this asus. From what I could figure out the stock asus OS doesn't support graphical implementation of vlan tagging and dd-wrt does. So I loaded dd-wrt and been playing with it.

Has anyone got a third party router running DD-WRT connecting to the spark/chorus ONT working? If so, what did you do?

Thanks in advance and sorry if this is in the wrong forum.  

Cheers    

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  #1151912 11-Oct-2014 18:17
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 I got the various settings from http://help.spark.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/1180/~/broadband-settings-for-third-party-modems 

but my back ground in the networking universe is rather limited 

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  #1151917 11-Oct-2014 18:51
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I'm pretty sure that Spark uses PPPoE instead of DHCP but I may be wrong.




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  #1151945 11-Oct-2014 19:50
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Yes, PPPoE, as per the Spark settings page. The Asus stock firmware does support VLAN tagging on the WAN interface.

What settings are you currently using, and in what way is it not working?

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  #1151947 11-Oct-2014 19:52
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Try plug the port 1 from the ont into the wan of the router then try to connect with PPPoE




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  #1151987 11-Oct-2014 20:25
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the ac66 does support vlan tagging but the ac68u doesn't. I found the spot on the ac66 and ac68.

Cheers and thanks for responding 

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  #1171733 9-Nov-2014 17:55
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Hi

HELP - not very technically savvy.  Have bought and ASUS AC68U.  We are on VDSL and have the standard Spark modem which is working fine.  We have not been able to configure the ASUS to connect.  We have spoke to ASUS and to Spark at GREAT length.  We have the Spark settings, have done everything we have been told by ASUS helpdesk.  An IT friend has also tried to help over the phone but we are still receiving the following error every time. 

From talking with the helpdesk it seems that everything is connected correctly.  

This is our last shot before returning for a refund.  Any help would be appreciated.  Can send screenshots of the set up pages if some one is able 


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  #1171781 9-Nov-2014 20:07
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The AC68U is an Ethernet router. It's not possible for this to work with VDSL2 without a VDSL2 modem such as a Zyxel P870 or Dyaytek in bridge mode. You could use it behind an existing Spark modem, but that will result in double NAT which would be avoided.

In a nutshell - if you have VDSL2 it's not a suitable product for you without additional hardware.

If you want double NAT (which should be avoided at all costs) absolutely no setup is required, it would literally work straight out of the box by plugging from your current modem LAN ports to the WAN port on this.



 
 
 
 


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  #1171804 9-Nov-2014 20:49
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Thanks for the info - it was sold to us as a modem/router rathe than a router that needs to be connected to a modem. The box says it is 2-in-1 WAN/LAN, compatible with xDSL. Have we been sold the wrong thing?

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  #1171813 9-Nov-2014 20:58
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novice2: Thanks for the info - it was sold to us as a modem/router rathe than a router that needs to be connected to a modem. The box says it is 2-in-1 WAN/LAN, compatible with xDSL. Have we been sold the wrong thing?


Well it's not a VDSL2 modem so it's not possible to work without other hardware. How are you attempting to hook this to your VDSL2 right now?



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  #1171829 9-Nov-2014 21:22
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is it a DSL-AC68U or an RT-AC68U?

one is capibable of xDSL and fibre, the other isnt

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  #1171839 9-Nov-2014 21:46
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It's a DSL-AC68U

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  #1171899 10-Nov-2014 07:14
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In which case it does support VDSL2.

Simple reality is it's going to be something you're going wrong in your setup. As you're not using an approved device I wouldn't expect any support from Spark which leaves you pretty much on your own to configure it.

Providing you're getting the correct 802.1Q (10) and 802.1p (0) values and entering something (it doesn't matter what) in the PPPoE username and password settings then the device should work.

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  #1172228 10-Nov-2014 14:18
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DSL-AC68 is a dsl modem and router, DD-WRT and other 3rd party firmwares will not work on this device (most are router only not modem/router firmware)

On the WAN > Internet connection screen have you enabled "802.1q" and set the VLAN ID to 10?

Can you post a few screenshots how you have setup the WAN/Internet connection?

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  #1172232 10-Nov-2014 14:21
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novice2: 





Might be stating the obvious but with the error on this screenshots, have you: Checked the phone cable plugged into the correct jack on the device? Have you tried a different cable? Have you tried a different wall jack in the house (do you know if you have a master filter)?



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  #1172235 10-Nov-2014 14:28
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Yep, tried different cables, jacks etc.  Always the same error regardless of set up.

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