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# 208829 1-Mar-2017 09:54
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The glorious day has finally arrived, and I've put in an order for UFB at my property. It'll take a while, since the other owner of my cross-leased section is in Wellington right now and will need to give consent first, but I thought I'd get all my ducks in a row. I ordered the Huawei router that comes with Spark's plan since it was free, but ideally, I'd like to continue using my Asus RT-AC68U, which currently gives me excellent coverage and speed on my VDSL connection. I've done a bit of a search of the forum and it seems that it's capable of running on NZ Fibre, but that I might have to do a bit of extra set-up. Is that correct? If so, is someone able to explain exactly what I need to do? I'm quite comfortable fiddling around with the settings if I have clear instructions.

 

Alternatively, could I just bridge it to the Spark-supplied router once Fibre is up and running? I currently have it bridged to the horrible Technicolour modem that came with the VDSL, and that works well. I'd prefer to reduce the clutter on top of my bookcase and just have one device, but I'm not dead set against keeping two.

 

Is there anything else I need to know? Thanks in advance :)





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  # 1728163 1-Mar-2017 10:08
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I use the RT-AC68U on Spark fibre and it's brilliant. Just plug it in to the ONT and configure VLAN tagging and you're away (at least I think that's all I had to do!)




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Just plug the Asus directly into the ONT.

 

Set VLAN 10 and PPPoE, username and password anything you like.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1728192 1-Mar-2017 10:44
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Awesome, thank you. It's a fantastic router, isn't it? It improved my Wi-Fi speeds by about 30% over the old Technicolour modem, and the signal is full strength throughout the whole house.

 

I shall go search YouTube for instructions to configure the VLAN tagging - hopefully it's not too easy to stuff up :)





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  # 1728279 1-Mar-2017 13:12
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I use the 68U on a Spark fibre connection and it is great.

 

The tag setting you need in in Lan/IPTV.

 

Regards, John.




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  # 1728289 1-Mar-2017 13:27
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Thanks! I'm looking forward to getting connected. I suspect it may be a couple of months away yet, though! The Chorus site says "there's a bit of a wait for connections in your area" which does not bode well.





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