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#192263 3-Mar-2016 19:08
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Hi

 

I've recently purchased a Linksys WRT1200AC on a sale, originally for little else other than to set it up as a wireless AP. I've flashed DD-WRT on it.

 

 

 

It has occurred to me that it may be possible to plug it directly into the ONT, removing the need for the Vodafone supplied HG659.

 

 

 

I understand that I need to use a VLAN tag of 10, and the WAN connection to DHCP. I've tried to set this up with no luck. Has anyone here have particular experience with this router, or perhaps has some further advice.

 

 

 

 

Reading around, some of the Linksys gear has some troubles with VLAN tagging? 

 

 

 

Is this router even capable of such a task?

 

 

 

Thanks!!


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  #1505711 3-Mar-2016 21:54
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I have a different router that also supports DD-WRT and openWRT.

 

I spent several hours trying to get DD-WRT to work with spark fibre, and never was successful. I ended up flashing openWRT, which has a much easier to understand ui for vlans, and had it working in 5 minutes.


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  #1505714 3-Mar-2016 22:03
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I'm pretty sure you need to set up the WAN port to be bridged to the LAN ports - have you done this? Also make sure that your LAN ports are all assigned VLAN0/No VLAN.




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  #1505959 4-Mar-2016 13:34
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Appreciate your replies!

 

toejam316: I'm pretty sure you need to set up the WAN port to be bridged to the LAN ports - have you done this? Also make sure that your LAN ports are all assigned VLAN0/No VLAN.

 

It seems I don't understand this as well as I thought I did. Here is a screen of the networking UI

 

 

Are you able to set me off in the correct direction? 

 

Maybe I will look towards OpenWRT, my current VPN provider plays nice with DD WRT although

 

 

 

Thanks again


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  #1505968 4-Mar-2016 13:57
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Honestly I'm not familiar enough to provide solid guidance, just to blunder through myself. JD suggest checking the ddwrt forums before giving up - someone there will almost definitely be able to tell you what you need to do in detail.
All I know is conceptually having the WAN on VLAN 10 means the WAN and ONT can communicate, but because the LAN (eth0 through eth3 on a 4 port device) and WiFi (I suspect ath0 is 2.4ghz and ath1 is 5ghz), it has nothing passing through.
Try briding eth0 to the WAN, and see if that lets you get service on port 1.




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  #1505989 4-Mar-2016 14:24
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If the issue still persists in DD-WRT as how I remember it, you will not be able to set the proper VLAN Tag through the GUI.

 

Try to commit these commands to nvram via telnet or SSH (https://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Telnet/SSH_and_the_Command_Line):

 

nvram set pppoe_wan_ifname=vlan10
nvram commit

 

There's also reports that the router won't remember this VLAN Tag setting when it's rebooted, so you will have to commit the changes every time there's a power cycle.

 

More info can be found here: https://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=261226&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0


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  #1505994 4-Mar-2016 14:31
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venomio:

If the issue still persists in DD-WRT as how I remember it, you will not be able to set the proper VLAN Tag through the GUI.


Try to commit these commands to nvram via telnet or SSH (https://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Telnet/SSH_and_the_Command_Line):


nvram set pppoe_wan_ifname=vlan10
nvram commit


There's also reports that the router won't remember this VLAN Tag setting when it's rebooted, so you will have to commit the changes every time there's a power cycle.


More info can be found here: https://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=261226&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0


Pretty sure ddwrt has an autoexec or some such, doesn't it? Maybe add it to a start up script if thats the case. Unsure off the top of my head where that is, I play around more with AsusWRT-Merlin




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  #1505995 4-Mar-2016 14:31
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venomio:

If the issue still persists in DD-WRT as how I remember it, you will not be able to set the proper VLAN Tag through the GUI.


Try to commit these commands to nvram via telnet or SSH (https://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Telnet/SSH_and_the_Command_Line):


nvram set pppoe_wan_ifname=vlan10
nvram commit


There's also reports that the router won't remember this VLAN Tag setting when it's rebooted, so you will have to commit the changes every time there's a power cycle.


More info can be found here: https://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=261226&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0


Pretty sure ddwrt has an autoexec or some such, doesn't it? Maybe add it to a start up script if thats the case. Unsure off the top of my head where that is, I play around more with AsusWRT-Merlin




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  #1506019 4-Mar-2016 15:01
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Correct! You can make a startup script to run to make those changes on startup.

 

But natively, it doesn't save the changes.

 

Administration -> Commands -> <PASTE SCRIPT> -> Save Startup

 


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  #1506020 4-Mar-2016 15:03
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Haven't tested it myself, but this script could work:

 

nvram unset vlan2ports
nvram unset vlan2hwname
nvram set wan_ifname2=vlan10
nvram set pppoe_wan_ifname=vlan10
nvram set pppoe_ifname=vlan10
nvram set wan_default=vlan10
nvram set wan_ifnames=vlan10
nvram set wan_ifname=vlan10
sleep 1
nvram commit




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  #1506152 4-Mar-2016 18:44
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Thanks again all

 

 

 

I'm still not having any luck. I've put a thread together at the DD WRT forums too, hopefully I get some success and I will report back.


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  #1506158 4-Mar-2016 19:02
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 Better off sticking with the GUI config.

 

 Port Setup/WAN Port Assignment and choose eth0.10 from the drop down box (simply because its the most obvious thing to do).

 

 Above commands relate to a PPPoE connection which isn't relevant to Voda anyway.





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  #1506382 5-Mar-2016 09:57
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Wow this was frustrating, although I now have this working.

 

 

 

I went back to the stock firmware to make sure this wasn't just me being a nub, had this working in 2mins. Back to DD WRT. Here is the config I've used to get this working for the record.

 

 

Apparently the VLAN tag needs at least 1 priority? I'd tried these settings before hand with no success, maybe resetting the firmware did the trick. First time in a good while I've found a stock firmware to be more useful that a TP one.

 

I'm too afraid to reboot the bloody thing though.

 

Again, I appreciate the assistance offered.




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  #1506753 6-Mar-2016 09:01
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For the next individual searching this problem, to get the Vodafone TV working you need to uncheck the Filter Multicast check box under Security.

 

This however will immediately break your wifi as it gets flooding with the Multicast (VodaTV) traffic. You need to add these commands under Administration > Commands, run them and then hit Save Firewall. They will then run on each boot.

 

 

 

insmod ebtables
insmod ebtable_filter
insmod ebt_pkttype
ebtables -A FORWARD -o ath0 --pkttype-type multicast -j DROP
ebtables -A OUTPUT -o ath0 --pkttype-type multicast -j DROP
ebtables -A FORWARD -o ath1 --pkttype-type multicast -j DROP
ebtables -A OUTPUT -o ath1 --pkttype-type multicast -j DROP

 

 

 

This causes ath0 and ath1, the 2.4 and 5 GHz wifi radios, to drop these packets. This will apply to other routers, you may just need to check under Status > Wireless to confirm the name of the applicable interfaces.

 

You  should then be all good to go with Vodafone TV.


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  #1923448 21-Dec-2017 22:19
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Hey loathe did this end up surviving a reboot?

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