Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




84 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


Topic # 180779 21-Sep-2015 16:46
Send private message

Hello,
I am wanting to upgrade the standard Spark Huawei router with a new Gigabit one. I am looking at the Netgear R7000 Nighthawk as it seems to get good reviews. But I was wondering if anyone is using this and if it works on the Spark UFB system. I am on the 100/20 plan at present, or if another router is to be recommended (need wireless and gigabit ports)
Also if you do use this is it easy to set up? (use Unotelly and Netflix)

thanks,
David

Create new topic
6272 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2730

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1391472 21-Sep-2015 18:26
Send private message

I've just replaced my Netgear R7000 with an Edgerouter Lite. The Netgear R7000 is a very good router with good WiFi, have been using mine with the Tomato firmware (see here: https://advancedtomato.com/)

I am looking to sell my R7000 if you're interested? Just flick me a PM with an offer. I used it on Snap UFB on a 200/200 connection fine and I know it works no problems on Spark too. If you like I can preconfigure it for you either with Tomato or the stock firmware before sending it out.




Michael Murphy | https://murfy.nz
Want to be with an epic ISP? Want $20 to join them too? Well, use this link to sign up to BigPipe!
The Router Guide | Electric KiwiCommunity UniFi Cloud Controller | Ubiquiti Edgerouter Tutorial




84 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 1391623 22-Sep-2015 05:19
Send private message

Thanks for the offer Michael, but I already have access to one at a good price (not been used), so was really just checking if it worked with the Spark fiber system (Vlan10 tagging? which seems to be needed to work)

thanks again,
David 

 
 
 
 


6272 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2730

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1391650 22-Sep-2015 08:16
Send private message

Davoid: Thanks for the offer Michael, but I already have access to one at a good price (not been used), so was really just checking if it worked with the Spark fiber system (Vlan10 tagging? which seems to be needed to work)

thanks again,
David 


Yep works no problems both with the stock firmware and aftermarket firmware.




Michael Murphy | https://murfy.nz
Want to be with an epic ISP? Want $20 to join them too? Well, use this link to sign up to BigPipe!
The Router Guide | Electric KiwiCommunity UniFi Cloud Controller | Ubiquiti Edgerouter Tutorial




84 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 1391729 22-Sep-2015 11:01
Send private message

Thanks Michael, will look at getting this unit.

David



84 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 1392016 22-Sep-2015 15:55
Send private message

Hi Michael,

I was wondering if you could give me any setup advice for the R7000 once it arrives, to make it work with Spark?

thanks for any help,
David

11 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1392146 22-Sep-2015 18:59
Send private message

i have a R7000 and with the DDwrt firmware, its good . lots functions, vpn, ddns, 
its quite easy to setup,, you can use ur current Huawei as a default gateway just set to bridge mode(if you want to avoide the double NAT), and on R7000 , set to pppoe

6272 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2730

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1392196 22-Sep-2015 20:15
Send private message

ylin169: i have a R7000 and with the DDwrt firmware, its good . lots functions, vpn, ddns, 
its quite easy to setup,, you can use ur current Huawei as a default gateway just set to bridge mode(if you want to avoide the double NAT), and on R7000 , set to pppoe


You will never have to do this.

Just setup the R7000 with VLAN 10 on the WAN port + user@xtrabb.co.nz (username) with any password as long as it isn't blank. Really straight-forward to setup.




Michael Murphy | https://murfy.nz
Want to be with an epic ISP? Want $20 to join them too? Well, use this link to sign up to BigPipe!
The Router Guide | Electric KiwiCommunity UniFi Cloud Controller | Ubiquiti Edgerouter Tutorial


11 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1392200 22-Sep-2015 20:24
Send private message

michaelmurfy:
ylin169: i have a R7000 and with the DDwrt firmware, its good . lots functions, vpn, ddns, 
its quite easy to setup,, you can use ur current Huawei as a default gateway just set to bridge mode(if you want to avoide the double NAT), and on R7000 , set to pppoe


You will never have to do this.

Just setup the R7000 with VLAN 10 on the WAN port + user@xtrabb.co.nz (username) with any password as long as it isn't blank. Really straight-forward to setup.


thanks i have to try that lol

11 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1392363 22-Sep-2015 23:41
Send private message

i just realize . if i change the port to vlan instead of "bridge" method . i have 4 more ports to use . GG WP



84 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 1392382 23-Sep-2015 04:43
Send private message

Thanks Michael for all your help and thanks ylin169 for the help also.

David

324 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 25

Trusted

  Reply # 1392434 23-Sep-2015 08:14
Send private message

If you haven't already set it up, note that you will need to upgrade to the latest firmware for VLAN tagging functionality. It does not exist out of the box.

Source: I have one.

And no, please don't ask me how to set it up with UFB, as I have not tried it. I am using it with the Huawei for VDSL, and I'm letting the Huawei do the VLAN tagging.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Nothing nebulous about Microsoft’s cloud-transition
Posted 21-Jul-2017 15:34


We’re spending more on tech, but not as much as Australians
Posted 21-Jul-2017 11:43


Endace announces EndaceFabric for network-wide packet recording
Posted 20-Jul-2017 20:49


Acorn 6: MacOS image editing for the rest of us
Posted 20-Jul-2017 17:04


HTC faces backlash over keyboard pop-up ads
Posted 19-Jul-2017 15:53


BNZ adds Visa credit cards to Android Pay wallet
Posted 18-Jul-2017 19:44


Still living in a Notification hell – Om Malik
Posted 18-Jul-2017 13:00


Duet Display uses iPad to extend Mac, PC
Posted 18-Jul-2017 10:58


PC sales could be worse
Posted 17-Jul-2017 07:34


Crypto-currencies, tulips, market bubbles
Posted 17-Jul-2017 06:38


NZ Tech Podcast: Big batteries, solar cars, cold war, IoT
Posted 16-Jul-2017 16:53


Vodafone Australia mulls Wisp alliance, NZ implications
Posted 13-Jul-2017 16:49


Rural health professionals see fibre pay-off
Posted 13-Jul-2017 11:52


Vodafone announces expansion of $5 Daily Roaming
Posted 13-Jul-2017 10:20


Intel unveils powerful Intel Xeon Scalable processors
Posted 12-Jul-2017 20:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.