fifilaplume
Level 1: Cadet

how to configure asus rtax86u with telstra gen 2 smart modem

easiest (simplest) setup and configure ax86u to use wifi and smart modem so 4g and voice backup are not disabled

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SteveW_52
Level 22: Superhuman
Level 22: Superhuman

Re: how to configure asus rtax86u with telstra gen 2 smart modem

What type of internet service do you have?

What NBN equipment is installed, if any?

And how does your modem connect to the NBN service (DSL port or WAN port)?

Stevo 52
Too many devices, probably an addict :-) also a tinkerer and developer of stuff..
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cf4
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: how to configure asus rtax86u with telstra gen 2 smart modem

The easiest way is to connect ASUS to a LAN port of the Telstra modem.

Turn Wi-Fi off on Telstra modem.

Configure Asus connection type as Automatic IP

 

You will have double NAT with this setup but most off the problems of double NAT can be fixed by setting up Asus in DMZ of Telstra modem.  

fifilaplume
Level 1: Cadet

Re: how to configure asus rtax86u with telstra gen 2 smart modem

hi Steve, NBN is FTTN. Connects via DSL port.

fifilaplume
Level 1: Cadet

Re: how to configure asus rtax86u with telstra gen 2 smart modem

In response to cf4

if I turn wi-fi off on the telstra modem, do I lose 4g and voice backup in case of nbn issues?

cf4
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: how to configure asus rtax86u with telstra gen 2 smart modem

No the 4G backup stills works with modem's Wi-Fi turned off.

SteveW_52
Level 22: Superhuman
Level 22: Superhuman

Re: how to configure asus rtax86u with telstra gen 2 smart modem

Follow the suggestions from @cf4 

 

That way the Telstra modem will still be in place for the home phone service, the 4G Backup will still work and support the ASUS router, and the home phone too, during outages. The Telstra modem will also be the first device in line for any Telstra testing if you ever experience trouble..

Stevo 52
Too many devices, probably an addict :-) also a tinkerer and developer of stuff..
Not with Telstra, just another customer like you!

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