I am on Bell fibre op internet user.
I need some help but not sure if I can post here. I just want to replace my isp router actiontec rh1000 for my own and use it just for Internet as I don't have the TV service.
I don't have Asus router that is recommended here but TP Link Archer A10 which also appears to have VLAN ID tagging capability.
I actually used to have another (older cheaper) tplink router and successfully replaced the actiontec router using the VLAN technique but I achieved this by using DD WRT because that router did not have VLAN ID tagging capability in the original TP Link firmware.
Anyways I have a 'newer' TP Link router Archer 10 TP link and this supposedly supports VLAN tagging out of the box so no need for DD WRT! Or so I thought...
So after a lot of fiddling the new Archer 10 TP link router I can't get the router to connect to the Internet using VLAN method. I suppose I could load DD WRT for this router but I have heard that DD WRT with this router doesn't support hardware NAT so I would rather not do that.
Now the guide that I used for my older to link DD WRT powered router was designed for DD WRT. And I thought that the basic principles would be the same for any router. That is to say:
Bell Aliant FibreOP with a DD-WRT Router » Blog ? Dan Joannis
1. Release the DHCP on actiontec.
2. Do the Mac clone on users own router
3. Set VLAN ID for Internet to 35 priority 0
4. Select the lan
So my question is, is there more too VLAN tagging than what meets the eye. Just because a router has VLAN tagging capability are there different underlying types of VLAN id support is this why my TP Link Archer 10 doesn't work but the recommended Asus routers do? Or an I missing something in my configuration with the TP Link router?
By the rest here is a link to the router section which explains VLAN tagging...
Ps - I do have this router working perfectly with advanced DMZ but I would rather get rid of the actiontec from the chain 100%. Hence the need to see if I can get VLAN ID tagging method going... Thanks for any help on this.