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didoushkaya

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#154686 4-Nov-2014 14:24
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Kia Ora

After several unsuccessful attempts to connect an external drive and a printer via the USB ports of HG556a router (Vodafone Station 1), I have been sent a new router by Vodafone: the infamous SGH1500 (Vodafone Station 2), which I can't use either since it has just too many blocked features (blocked VOIP, no way to change DNS settings yourself, etc.)

I know that Vodafone says their second station does no support bridging mode, which is another crying shame.

Is there another way that I could still use that second station to connect the shared equipment (external drive + printer) yet keep the Station 1 (HG556a) as the main WiFi source?

I'm only an infant geek, willing to learn but please be kind with your language :)

Many thanks in advance

Dee

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Spyware
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  #1168521 4-Nov-2014 14:28
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Yes, don't use it as a router, that simple.




Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. UAP, UAP AC Pro, UAP AC Pro Mesh, Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone XR, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then it's data cabled.


didoushkaya

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  #1168535 4-Nov-2014 14:44
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Spyware: Yes, don't use it as a router, that simple.


What would the setup be?

 
 
 
 


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  #1168542 4-Nov-2014 14:55
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Dont't bother. If you want to tinker buy a DV130 and Mikrotik router. No shortage of features that way.

No point winging about how bad an ISP supplied router is/isn't. The fact is they work perfectly for 95% of their customer base which is why they supply them.

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  #1168547 4-Nov-2014 15:03
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didoushkaya:
Spyware: Yes, don't use it as a router, that simple.


What would the setup be?


Essentially no setup, just connect via lan interface, give said device an IP address that doesn't conflict with anything else and do what you wish with it including turning off the wifi and DHCP server.




Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. UAP, UAP AC Pro, UAP AC Pro Mesh, Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone XR, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then it's data cabled.


didoushkaya

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  #1168600 4-Nov-2014 15:52
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chevrolux: No point winging about how bad an ISP supplied router is/isn't. The fact is they work perfectly for 95% of their customer base which is why they supply them.


Who's whinging?

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