I am on StarHub Fibre Trial. My current set up is as such:
Huawei Echolife HG863 GPON ONT -> Huawei HG256s Home Gateway -> Wireless
I would like to achieve the following:
Huawei Echolife HG863 GPON ONT -> D-Link DIR-655 -> Wireless
I tried connecting straight to the ONT using my laptop but was unable to get an IP address (Did power cycle). I found on the net that the ONT is made to regconise StarHub Home Gateway, therefore, I am currently looking for ways to work around that.
this thurs, nucleus connect came to install my ONT. i tried connecting my laptop directly to the ONT(LAN port 1) but did not get assigned any ip. after nucleus connect left my home, i called up M1, told them my laptop cannot access the internet and asked M1 to activate my service.
on fri, M1 called me to inform me that they have activated my service and told me to check. i tried again with my laptop and got an ip. can surf the internet immediately.
since now i can get an ip, i detached the laptop, and attached an wireless-g router(router WAN port to ONT LAN port 1). now my laptop and desktop connect wirelessly to my wireless-g router, sharing the internet.
note: i did not have to configure any vlan on my router. just think that the ONT is a cable modem.
Last edited by mangokun; Oct 31st, 10 at 03:14 PM..
Hook your PC up to the ONT. Set the adapter to enable 802.1Q and use VLANID 1. If you can surf, then there is no MAC address lock, only that you need a router that accepts 802.1Q VLAN tagging capabilities on the WAN port (the 655 isn't one of them).
Alternatively, you can use a managed switch and hook it up between the ONT and the router WAN.
Set both ports to be a member of VLAN ID 1, change all other ports from VLAN ID 1 to say, VLAN ID 10.
Remember to switch the management interface to VLAN ID 10 as well before committing the changes.
Enable PVID 1 and untagged on the port connected to the 655 and enable tagging on the port connected to the ONT. That will make use of the switch to transparently tag the outbound packets (from 655) with the VLAN ID but strip the VLAN ID from incoming packets (from ONT).
Also, if you have, or have access to, a managed switch (or pure dumb hub), you can port mirror 3 ports (not required for hub, a hub already mirrors all ports) for the ONT, HG863 and your pc respectively. Run a program like Ethereal to sniff the packets to determine what exact vlan ids are being used.
Based on the telnet dump, it should only be VLAN ID 1 but the packets are tagged and so the 655, not being able to tag the packets, have it's outgoing requests for an IP going to timbuktu since the ONT is not on the same domain.
Last edited by Dreamslacker; Nov 2nd, 10 at 01:13 PM..