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.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3


79 posts

Master Geek

Subscriber

  #2453946 3-Apr-2020 16:53
Send private message quote this post

okay.. now, this is (very) interesting.

 

I factory reseted my Google WIFI Nest routers and have configured only one this time in Bridge mode.

 

 

 

It works fine... until I open Popcorn Time. When I do that, I have the same problem as before.

 

 

 

 

When I close the application, everything goes back to normal (where before I had to restart my PC for things get back to normal)

 

 

 

 

🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️




79 posts

Master Geek

Subscriber

  #2453981 3-Apr-2020 17:37
Send private message quote this post

I've just confirmed the issue has been happening again and not only when I open the Popcorn Time app.

 

 

 

Current setup:

 

1 Mikrotik router

 

1 Google Nest Router in Bridge mode

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


/dev/null
9382 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2454005 3-Apr-2020 18:09
Send private message quote this post

Popcorn Time is an illegal streaming app. It uses Torrents behind the scene and also seeds those torrents opening up many connections which can put some load on your router and your connection.

 

It really sounds like you need to cut your losses and get rid of the Google Nest kit.





1177 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2454063 3-Apr-2020 20:25
Send private message quote this post

A couple of questions..
1. What's your environment like - have you used a wifi scan app on your phone to see if interference is an issue?
2. Have you tried to remove your switch and connect direct to mikrotik?
3. Can you ping test nest router without being connected to mikrotik or anything and see if results are the same?


I have first gen Google WiFi connected to ubnt switch then to pfsense and my pfsense complains that the Google WiFi keeps producing flood alerts:

Host 192.168.2.150 is a Flooder (26 flows sent in 00:03)

But the Google WiFi I have and have recommended to family are awesome. Very rarely have issues - maybe 1 per year. I have had no experience with nest wifi yet.

1177 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2454066 3-Apr-2020 20:31
Send private message quote this post

Also try disconnecting all wifi clients except 1, then try ping test. Maybe use your phone instead of your desktop to ping test.. it might be something that's active on your PC.


29021 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #2454076 3-Apr-2020 21:01
Send private message quote this post

sud0:

 

Yes.. at the moment my Mikrotik router is the one doing the PPPOE authentication + VLAN Tagging.

 

 

 

The problem is that I cannot make my Google WIFI router bridge because I have a mesh network (2 or more Google NEST WIFI Routers). If I want to make my WIFI router bridge, I need to use only one. Then I might have WIFI Signal problems (will test)

 

 

 

 

 

 

You're not understanding what I'm saying.  You want to do exactly as I'm suggesting for testing - Google WiFI becomes your router doing PPPoE with Mikrotik doing the VLAN tagging.

 

I blogged about this probably 7 or 8 years ago if you don't know how to do it.

 

 


1177 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2454079 3-Apr-2020 21:08
Send private message quote this post

sbiddle:

sud0:


Yes.. at the moment my Mikrotik router is the one doing the PPPOE authentication + VLAN Tagging.


 


The problem is that I cannot make my Google WIFI router bridge because I have a mesh network (2 or more Google NEST WIFI Routers). If I want to make my WIFI router bridge, I need to use only one. Then I might have WIFI Signal problems (will test)


 


 



You're not understanding what I'm saying.  You want to do exactly as I'm suggesting for testing - Google WiFI becomes your router doing PPPoE with Mikrotik doing the VLAN tagging.


I blogged about this probably 7 or 8 years ago if you don't know how to do it.


 



I too am confused why you would do that. The Google WiFi router and points would still not be able to reach the gateway via the VLan on the mikrotik?

Unless I am not reading what you are trying to say?

Sorry I haven't read your blog (or I might have forgotten I read it)

 
 
 
 


1177 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2454082 3-Apr-2020 21:12
Send private message quote this post

I guess you could do that just to test the connection going through the Google router. Maybe first do the test I suggested, and just disconnect everything upstream of the Google router, then ping test it.

2502 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2454085 3-Apr-2020 21:22
Send private message quote this post




Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. UAP, UAP AC Pro, UAP AC Pro Mesh, Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then it's data cabled.


29021 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #2454192 4-Apr-2020 09:55
Send private message quote this post

I'm confused about how anybody could be confused about what I'm suggesting.

 

OP has Nova broadband which is already CG-NAT. Using Google Wi-Fi in router mode behind this means a 3rd later of NAT is being introduced - which won't be the cause, but is totally unnecessary. Google WiFi is not a great solution IMHO, and having this setup is not ideal in the real world.

 

The obvious setup for the OP is Google WiFi doing PPPoE acting as the primary router, with the Mikrotik handing the VLAN tagging since Google WiFi can't do VLAN tagging.

 

 

 

 

 

 


1177 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2454563 4-Apr-2020 18:29
Send private message quote this post

My own confusion, justified or not is not understanding how using what you have described will achieve the outcome I assume he wants: greater WiFi coverage using multiple Nest devices.

 

 

 

Please do correct me if I am wrong, but I would have thought this could not be achieved if:

 

 

 

                                           -->WiFi clients

 

                                           |

 

                                           |

 

ISP(NAT)-->ONT-->Nest WiFi Router(NAT) (PPPoe)-->Mikrotik (gateway via VLAN)(NAT)-->rest of network

 

                                           |

 

                                           |

 

                                           -->Nest WiFi Access Point--> WiFi clients

 

 

 

Sorry the poor drawing - I don't have access to a computer. But from above the Nest devices and their WiFi clients wouldn't be able to connect to the internet due to routing not going through the gateway?

 

 

 

[edit] formating

 

 

 

 

 

 


2502 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2454577 4-Apr-2020 18:39
Send private message quote this post

ONT-->Mikrotik(bridge)-->Nest WiFi Router(NAT)-->rest of network





Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. UAP, UAP AC Pro, UAP AC Pro Mesh, Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then it's data cabled.


7604 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2454588 4-Apr-2020 18:52
Send private message quote this post

Hi, as Spyware says, use the Mikrotik to untag the traffic as per steve biddles blog, and then feed that to the Google Nest in full routing mode.

 

Cyril


1177 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2454592 4-Apr-2020 19:03
Send private message quote this post

cyril7:

 

Hi, as Spyware says, use the Mikrotik to untag the traffic as per steve biddles blog, and then feed that to the Google Nest in full routing mode.

 

Cyril

 

 

 

 

Haha thanks. Understand what he was trying to say now. 




79 posts

Master Geek

Subscriber

  #2456580 7-Apr-2020 17:12
Send private message quote this post

so... Problem solved! 😄🙏 yaaaaaaaaay!

 

 

 


1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



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 »

Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28


Apple announces Mac transition to Apple silicon
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:18


OPPO A72 a top mid-tier smartphone
Posted 19-Jun-2020 18:02


D-Link A/NZ launches new smart AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router
Posted 19-Jun-2020 15:03



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.