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Wannabe Geek

#150568 27-Jul-2014 00:21
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So I've done a little reading here and there on the forum and other sites, put two and two together and inherited a few things. I have a Planet FGSW-2620PVM managed switch, a NETGEAR R7000, and Slingshot fibre running over their atrocious Tripleplay150 to the ONT. I'm not a super network engineer but I am smart enough and can follow directions. Just looking at the ingredients in my recipe can anyone tell me if I can do away with the ISP's offering and get the R7000 to run the show, maybe using a Linksys PAP2T-NA for VOIP phone services or should I just suck it up till something consumer comes along with VLAN taggable?

And yes, I'm not a typical 'end-point user', I have lots of internet hungry toys and gaming consoles always on and the tripleplay drops its nuts on a daily/weekly basis (third faulty one I've had from my ISP).

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  #1096415 27-Jul-2014 00:21
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  #1096495 27-Jul-2014 09:51
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I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "something consumer" but there are lots of routers out there that support VLAN tagging.


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  #1096682 27-Jul-2014 17:26
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Cool so... with what I do have is it possible and how?

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  #1096687 27-Jul-2014 17:46
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If your switch support VLANs it's easily done, you just need to configure VLAN10 on one of the ports. I can't offer any advice on doing it as I've never touched a Planet switch.

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  #1097395 28-Jul-2014 19:52
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Thought a few snaps of the config page might help. Here's a pic by pic of me adding a vlan 10 tagging group config so the R7000 WAN port is connected to switch port 25 and the ONT port is connected to port 26

I tried that and then connected LAN1 on the R7000 to Port 24 on the switch. the R7000 didn't like that and still showed up as unconnected to the internet. What did I do wrong? Also haven't touched trunking, wasn't sure if I needed to.

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