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#272910 23-Jul-2020 21:36
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Trying to help out my daughter's flat here. I'm not there so can only pass on your advice. They've just had fibre installed and didn't take the option of a modem from the ISP as they have an ASUS DSL-AC68U Router they hoped to connect directly to the ONT. However, they can't get it working. I see that the ASUS DSL-AC68U is a ADSL/VDSL modem router without a LAN port. Some points that come to mind:

 

     

  1. I understand that only LAN1 of the ONT can be connected
  2. Does it need a modem and if so then what spec's?
  3. Or does its LAN1 port need to be connected to a WAN port of a router? If so, what should the WAN settings of the router be?
  4. Or does it have DHCP and can it connect to a switch?
  5. If it has DHCP, then I presume the DSL-AC68U could be configured as a switch and access point but have not looked that far yet.

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  #2527966 23-Jul-2020 21:45
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the ONT will be in Bridge mode, so you need to terminate the connection in the way your provider expects.

 

 

 

Ask your provider for Third party modem configurations.

 

It will likely be VLAN 10 DHCP or PPPoE.

 

 

 

 

 

as to your choice of router though, throw out the DSL-AC68U. Burn it, do something with it that removes it from existence.

 

It's sold as a relatively high end device, but it's not capable of anything more than really 100mbit. The DSL Variant in particular does not do hardware offload, so all packets are processed on the CPU itself which very quickly becomes the bottleneck.





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  #2527972 23-Jul-2020 21:49
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There are a tonne of threads on here on this particular router:

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=190&topicid=247987
https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=259916
https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=232140
https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=251374

 

The router is actually not great at all - I seriously think they should opt in for the ISP provided router and be done with it as to be perfectly honest even if you got this router working, it is not going to work well.





 
 
 
 


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  #2527987 23-Jul-2020 23:58
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rwnz:

 

Trying to help out my daughter's flat here. I'm not there so can only pass on your advice. They've just had fibre installed and didn't take the option of a modem from the ISP as they have an ASUS DSL-AC68U Router they hoped to connect directly to the ONT. However, they can't get it working. I see that the ASUS DSL-AC68U is a ADSL/VDSL modem router without a LAN port. Some points that come to mind:

 

     

  1. I understand that only LAN1 of the ONT can be connected
  2. Does it need a modem and if so then what spec's?
  3. Or does its LAN1 port need to be connected to a WAN port of a router? If so, what should the WAN settings of the router be?
  4. Or does it have DHCP and can it connect to a switch?
  5. If it has DHCP, then I presume the DSL-AC68U could be configured as a switch and access point but have not looked that far yet.

 



Pritty sure the DSL-AC68U has 4 LAN ports. You can assign one of them to be a WAN port, and use that to plug to your ONT.

1. Generally yeah
2. No modem required for fiber. You are best to hook a router up to the ONT though.
3. Yes (Assuming you are talking about an Ethernet WAN port) - Your ISP will have the custom settings you to suit their connection.
4. / 5. - For WAN you need settings that match your ISP, for example 2 degrees uses PPPoE rather than DHCP. On you local side, the DSL-AC68U will be able to function as a router, switch & access point. You can log in to the firmware using the IP address usually printed on the back of the unit to change settings.


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  #2528274 24-Jul-2020 16:36
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I have an AC-66u - These are actually great routers been very stable the only thing wrong with it is its getting old mine won't give you gigabit speeds for Fibre but I'm not using that fast a connection.  You can miss the WAN connection on the back of the unit coloured Blue

 

Here is a link to the manual https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/wireless/DSL-AC68U/E8891_DSL_AC68U_Manual.zip

 

 

 

PB Tech have a Handy Page on Setting them up to connect to Fibre  https://www.pbtech.co.nz/ASUSISPSettings 

 

also 

 

New Firmware can sometimes help https://www.asus.com/nz/Networking/DSLAC68U/HelpDesk_BIOS/  you can upgrade through the router also.

 

 

 

Good Luck.

 

 


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  #2528287 24-Jul-2020 16:57
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rwnz:

 

Trying to help out my daughter's flat here. I'm not there so can only pass on your advice. They've just had fibre installed and didn't take the option of a modem from the ISP as they have an ASUS DSL-AC68U Router they hoped to connect directly to the ONT. However, they can't get it working. I see that the ASUS DSL-AC68U is a ADSL/VDSL modem router without a LAN port. Some points that come to mind:

 

     

  1. I understand that only LAN1 of the ONT can be connected
  2. Does it need a modem and if so then what spec's?
  3. Or does its LAN1 port need to be connected to a WAN port of a router? If so, what should the WAN settings of the router be?
  4. Or does it have DHCP and can it connect to a switch?
  5. If it has DHCP, then I presume the DSL-AC68U could be configured as a switch and access point but have not looked that far yet.

 

 

Hey - yes you can run it straight from the ONT

 

First go to WAN | DUAL WAN and make sure ethernet WAN is on and the port you are using

 

 

Next find the settings from your ISP to setup your own router and enter them in WAN | Internet Connection

 

 


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