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  Reply # 1510079 9-Mar-2016 18:43
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coffeebaron: You can also get a basic Microtik switch to handle the VLAN tagging. I've done that on a couple of fibre connections.

 

I'm good up to a point. 

 

What would this config look like in network terms from the fibre port on the wall to the router: 

 

Guessing -> Ethernet to the Microtik switch (which is acting like a sort of modem and establishing the connection?) and then ethernet connect the Microtik to the D-Link Router's WAN port?  

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1510098 9-Mar-2016 19:16
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Pretty much. It is effectively invisible, just strips the tag on incoming and adds it back on for the outgoing. D-Link can then authenticate as if it is an untagged connection.




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  Reply # 1510115 9-Mar-2016 20:09
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no such thing as a modem in the UFB world


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  Reply # 1510119 9-Mar-2016 20:26
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Forget about the technical limitations of this thing... Look at it!! Looks a drone or something, I can't believe they make routers that look like this!!!!

Sorry, very unconstructive... But to reiterate what everyone else says, it's a hunk of sh1t if it can't tag a VLAN.

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  Reply # 1510141 9-Mar-2016 20:52
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Why not put a support call into d-link and see if the Singapore vlan firmware is ok to install for NZ?




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  Reply # 1510145 9-Mar-2016 21:04
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Linuxluver:

 

coffeebaron: You can also get a basic Microtik switch to handle the VLAN tagging. I've done that on a couple of fibre connections.

 

I'm good up to a point. 

 

What would this config look like in network terms from the fibre port on the wall to the router: 

 

Guessing -> Ethernet to the Microtik switch (which is acting like a sort of modem and establishing the connection?) and then ethernet connect the Microtik to the D-Link Router's WAN port?  

 

 

 

 

It becomes a fully transparent device that simply adds and removes 802.1p tags.

 

Here's a guide I wrote - http://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8744

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1510194 9-Mar-2016 22:21
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robjg63: Why not put a support call into d-link and see if the Singapore vlan firmware is ok to install for NZ?

 

I sent them an email yesterday but haven't had a response yet. We'll see if I ever get one. I don't expect too much from mass-market gear makers. 





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  Reply # 1510198 9-Mar-2016 22:23
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chevrolux: Forget about the technical limitations of this thing... Look at it!! Looks a drone or something, I can't believe they make routers that look like this!!!!

Sorry, very unconstructive... But to reiterate what everyone else says, it's a hunk of sh1t if it can't tag a VLAN.

 

I like it because it looks strange. :-)  

 

But in any case I'm seeing all the speed I was hoping to see and with the HG659b in bridging mode everything seems to be running more or less exactly as I wanted it to. The issue was reliability and I've been  36 hours without a restart of the HG659b to make it stop being slow.......which is a victory in itself. 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1510247 10-Mar-2016 07:12
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There isn't really such a thing as bridge mode in the UFB world - if you've got another router in front it's highly likely you're running a double NAT setup which is less than ideal and will likely break some services.

 

 


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