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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 172066 10-May-2015 18:22
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I'm wanting to replace the HG630b router with a TP-Link N600 router (TD-W8980) but I can't figure out how to do it.

I'm not even sure that I can do it, it sounds as though you can from what I am reading but I can't figure out how to set it up.

Is anyone using this router for this task? Can someone share the settings for it?

I have Sparks settings from here:

But can't find all those settings on the WAN settings of the Router.

I've updated the N600 to the latest Firmware.

Thanks for the help,


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  Reply # 1301557 10-May-2015 18:52
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Wireless Router Mode: In this mode, the device enables multi-users to share Internet via Ethernet WAN (EWAN) using its interchangeable LAN/WAN port and share it wirelessly at 300Mbps wireless 802.11n speeds

Looks like you need to set the Operation Mode to 'Wireless Router Mode' which will allow you to set up an Ethernet WAN internet connection type used for UFB.

Then go to Network > WAN Settings  down the left hand side menu.
Click 'Add' down the bottom then give us a screenshot of the options you see.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 1301562 10-May-2015 19:05
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Thanks for the help,


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  Reply # 1301572 10-May-2015 19:27
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Spark provision their service requiring tagged UNI ports aka 802.1q enabled on the WAN interface (as per Broadband Settings for Third Party Modems page) From that screenshot unfortunately it doesn't look like there is the option to enable this, I've also had a look at the simulator and the option to configure this doesn't appear to be anywhere. So unfortunately no straightforward way for this router to work with Spark UFB.

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  Reply # 1301576 10-May-2015 19:31
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Oh well at least I know now, thanks heaps.

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