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#272478 26-Jun-2020 16:34
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Before anyone asks why; I have a perfectly good Netcom NFV18ACV but its wireless is hopeless so got this Tenda.

 

I would like to see if it works on Fibre but so far no good.

 

The friendly staff at Slingshot advised my username and password for WAN but when I go to NFV18ACV WAN settings I can put anything I like in the password box and it stays connected.

 

Other threads and even Slingshot own help says username anything@slingshot.co.nz pwd anything

 

So can anyone clarify what is absolutely necessary?


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  #2513098 26-Jun-2020 16:52
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UFB or xDSL?

 

 

 

UFB you just need DHCP Enabled on VLAN 10.




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  #2513115 26-Jun-2020 17:12
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Sounddude:

 

UFB you just need DHCP Enabled on VLAN 10.

 

 

Hi these are basically all the settings perhaps I have a dud. Ive tried [x] Dynamic IP. I thought of the ethernet cable, but that should be OK as its the same one for the Netcomm:

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  #2513116 26-Jun-2020 17:17
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Also tried slower WAN speed, and Tenda advise that you can clone the other router username and password simply by plugging into an ethernet port on Tenda the other end into the WAN port of the Netcomm, but that didnt work either.


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  #2513122 26-Jun-2020 17:27
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Please don't use the Tenda. These have been subject to some serious remote exploits over the years and are seriously not good routers.

 

Just use the provided router in your case. The Tenda is no better than it.





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  #2513133 26-Jun-2020 17:32
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ageorge:

 

Sounddude:

 

UFB you just need DHCP Enabled on VLAN 10.

 

 

Hi these are basically all the settings perhaps I have a dud. Ive tried [x] Dynamic IP. I thought of the ethernet cable, but that should be OK as its the same one for the Netcomm:

 

 

 

 

You haven't put the VLAN Tag in, if you can't find this setting then it doesn't support it which means you can't use it as a router with your Fibre connection, you can however use it as a AP and connect it to your Netcomm, so you use the Tenda as a WiFi Access point but then use the Netcomm to manage the internet, but as above Tenda are to be frank rubbish and I personally wouldn't go near it.




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  #2513175 26-Jun-2020 17:34
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michaelmurfy:

 

Please don't use the Tenda. These have been subject to some serious remote exploits over the years and are seriously not good routers.

 

Just use the provided router in your case. The Tenda is no better than it.

 

 

Various opinions on that, several say Tenda is one of the better routers with excellent wifi coverage and I would agree with that; youtube 'review tenda ac11'

 

Still doesnt answer the original question though.

 

I disagree about the Netcomm. Its been a nightmare for months and there are various threads on Geekzone giving greater details on its wireless weakness.

 

Replace the Netcomm with another wireless and our house comes alive. My plan is to use the Tenda for wireless, but it would be good to know if its possible to get it to talk to Slingshot fiber too.

 

Thanks anyway. Al.




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  #2513177 26-Jun-2020 17:40
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lNomNoml:

 

You haven't put the VLAN Tag in, if you can't find this setting then it doesn't support it which means you can't use it as a router with your Fibre connection, you can however use it as a AP and connect it to your Netcomm, so you use the Tenda as a WiFi Access point but then use the Netcomm to manage the internet, but as above Tenda are to be frank rubbish and I personally wouldn't go near it.

 

 

Interesting, I had looked at the forum comments earlier, and VLAN was mentioned back in the day, but Im not sure its any longer valid see the settings below for my NFV18ACV

 

Please correct me if wrong; perhaps those settings you refer to are in another section of settings I am not aware of?

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2513179 26-Jun-2020 17:46
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ageorge:

 

lNomNoml:

 

You haven't put the VLAN Tag in, if you can't find this setting then it doesn't support it which means you can't use it as a router with your Fibre connection, you can however use it as a AP and connect it to your Netcomm, so you use the Tenda as a WiFi Access point but then use the Netcomm to manage the internet, but as above Tenda are to be frank rubbish and I personally wouldn't go near it.

 

 

Interesting, I had looked at the forum comments earlier, and VLAN was mentioned back in the day, but Im not sure its any longer valid see the settings below for my NFV18ACV

 

Please correct me if wrong; perhaps those settings you refer to are in another section of settings I am not aware of?

 

 

You need to put in a VLAN Tag: 10 if your router doesn't have this then it isn't compatible with Slingshot/Orcon and a few others for Fibre, if you don't have a Fibre connection then it will work without it. I have a FritzBox 7490 and my connection would not work if I didn't specify the VLAN tag on my Orcon Fibre connection. You would have to dig around the settings and see but if you can't get it working settings it as a AP is the second best option with that you have.


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  #2513182 26-Jun-2020 17:47
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That is the lan vlan setting, you need the wan vlan10 tagged.

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  #2513183 26-Jun-2020 17:48
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OK thanks about VLAN Im not clued up there.




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  #2513193 26-Jun-2020 18:04
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cyril7: That is the lan vlan setting, you need the wan vlan10 tagged.

Cyril

 

Cant find anything about VLAN in Netcomm WAN settings?


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  #2513532 27-Jun-2020 08:38
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Why you on a old firmware?
I updated soon as i got this modem the nf18acv im with slingshot




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  #2513541 27-Jun-2020 09:11
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Lostgamernz: Why you on a old firmware?

 

Not sure what you are on about. Firmware is updated by a push from Slingshot. I understand mine is current.


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  #2513554 27-Jun-2020 09:53
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My photo is latest firmware your slingshot on old firmware

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  #2513562 27-Jun-2020 10:25
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Hi, so the WAN setting on the Netcomm is found as seen in the image below. I remembered my son is with Contact (sadly) and they have a netcomm, so I shelled into his UniFi WAP and reversed shelled back and logged into his router.

 

Click to see full size

 

Its quite possible the Tenda does not support vlan tagging on its WAN and the screenshot you provided supports this. As others have said, why have you chosen Tenda, its like recommending someone to buy a Lada, if you want to improve your wireless then select a device like a UniFi.

 

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