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Hello does anybody use a tp link router with the netduma or does anybody no the best setup with tp link archer vr400? Reason I say it’s been ok but recently having problems, disconnecting me from Xbox live and double nat ect, my setup is, TP LINK(wireless disabled) - R1 in DMZ- all devices connected to duma.

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I've got a very basic TP Link (W9970) and it has bridge mode. Can you not put yours in bridge mode to force it to act as a pure modem, simplify things and eliminate double NAT?

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If you're getting a double NAT then on the TP Link put in bridge mode as above if possible or disable UPnP & port forwarding on the TP Link & only use UPnP OR port forwarding on the R1.

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Have tried that Fraser but sometimes it’s fine then sometimes it says moderate double nat type it’s wierd? And no I have tried bridge mode but it doesent connect (no internet) do you know how to put tp link in bridge mode? I put it on bridge but I can’t connect to internet so I have to go back to normal ?

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Doesn't really make sense in the slightest, make sure you've given the R1 a static IP address on the tplink, maybe changing at the end of the lease and therefore getting out of DMZ. Bridge shouldn't be an issue, do the static IP then reboot both routers.

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Address reserved for netduma so no change in dhcp lease I’m scratching my head, netduma been absolutely spot on, wasn’t until last night I was lagging abit I checked and was moderate double nat, it also disconnected randomly from Xbox live then came back on seconds after

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I put it on bridge but I can’t connect to internet so I have to go back to normal ?

If you get no internet with the TP-LINK in bridge mode then you may have to put PPPoE details into the Duma depending on your ISP.

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Have tried that Fraser but sometimes it’s fine then sometimes it says moderate double nat type it’s wierd? And no I have tried bridge mode but it doesent connect (no internet) do you know how to put tp link in bridge mode? I put it on bridge but I can’t connect to internet so I have to go back to normal ?

What kind of connecting are you using? If it's ADSL or VDSL you'll need to enable PPPoE on the WAN tab of the R1. A modem/router (usually whatever your ISP gives you) normally handles the PPPoE on its own, so when you swap to a standalone modem or use bridge mode you need to set the R1 to deal with it. This is what happens in my network:

 

If I use my BT Smart Hub (ISP default modem/router):

 

I just plug an ethernet cable in from port 1 on the Hub to port 1 on my R1. No PPPoE needed. Disable WiFi/UPnP/port forwarding on the Hub and enable whatever I'm using on the R1. Note: unsure if DHCP is supposed to be disabled on one or the other in a two router setup. Could someone confirm?

 

If I'm using the TP Link W9970:

 

Router mode: port 1 on TP to port 1 on R1 with ethernet cable. Simply turn off router stuff (like WiFi and UPnP) as above. No PPPoE on the R1, but again I get the blue warning box on the R1 device manager page thanks to double NAT so DMZ is needed. Note: DMZ doesn't actually appear to eliminate double NAT because a ping will show two private IPs as the first two hops, but I don't get a moderate NAT in game ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

Bridge (modem) mode: reboot into bridge mode, connect TP to R1 as above, then go to R1 WAN page and enter your PPPoE details (usually a generic address and password). R1 device manager page will show a public IP, meaning no double NAT. Then just set up your R1 as normal.

 

Edit: found recent Sky fibre PPPoE details. Boot TP Link into bridge mode, make sure VPI is 0 and VCI is 38, then type these in on R1 WAN tab

 

Username: [email protected]

Password: install

 

Click apply and wait a minute, then try to use the Internet through the R1 and let us know what happens.

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It’s asking for vlan Id on wan interface (tp link) done 101 which is sky fibre, then when I put my username an password in netduma it won’t connect to internet,

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Oh yeah it's VLAN for VDSL, VPI/VCI for ADSL or something.

 

I just found another page on the forum I got those details from, and someone implies Sky ADSL users can use their own router but VDSL users can't :/

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Thanks for support tho mate looks like first option will be the one I try it similar to how I’ve got it setup now

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Thanks for support tho mate looks like first option will be the one I try it similar to how I’ve got it setup now

Yeah I mean it's just like BT Infinity (I think) so I don't see why there wouldn't be a way for you to ditch the default modem/router and use the TP Link. I swear people on Sky have used Openreach modems before.

 

Hope you sort it out though. I'm only on BT myself so idk how many aspects on their networks are identical and how many are different :(

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hi, just letting you know ive sorted the issue, the disconnects from xbox live was an ethernet cable from r1 to xbox which ive changed and now no disconnects, and solved double nat, i didnt put duma in dmz i just enabled upnp on both routers and upnp forwarding in misc, thanks for support, and yes ive heard of these openreach modems arre they any good for sky fibre customers?

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hi, just letting you know ive sorted the issue, the disconnects from xbox live was an ethernet cable from r1 to xbox which ive changed and now no disconnects, and solved double nat, i didnt put duma in dmz i just enabled upnp on both routers and upnp forwarding in misc, thanks for support, and yes ive heard of these openreach modems arre they any good for sky fibre customers?

Nice one mate, glad it was relatively simple to resolve. Having to swap out a cable is much better than being told you've got a line issue that nobody can do anything about, or ISP engineers just shrugging at you haha

 

Also enabling UPnP on both and sticking on UPnP forwarding totally resolves double NAT? Do you still get the blue message box on the device manager page on the R1?

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I have no idea how you fixed double NAT doing that actually. I just went from DMZ and UPnP on the R1 to UPnP on both the modem and router AND UPnP forwarding on the R1, and went from open NAT to moderate LOL

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My d link modem has dmz mode should this be on or I should just have my provider dmz on with upnp enabled?

 

my Netduma is setup provider- d link - Netduma 

 

cheers

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4 hours ago, Swgohlegend said:

My d link modem has dmz mode should this be on or I should just have my provider dmz on with upnp enabled?

my Netduma is setup provider- d link - Netduma

cheers

Provider in modem mode if possible, other dlink in its DMZ and Netduma in the Dlink DMZ as well. Leave UPnP on everywhere. It would be better however to have the R1 connected to the provider hub so that it could control all the devices in your home.

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