Thanks for the info, it's getting a bit clearer how to setup our own equipment on Infinet service. Looks like the key is the Vlan 1000 tagged port towards the ONT. Now what if Sasktel uses something other than Vlan 1000 in other areas of the city, could complicate things, hopefully not.
I have a Netgear FS526t managed smart switch that I will have to dust off for this project. It has 26 ports (24-10/100 and 2-1000 ports). It supports port based Vlans and IEEE 802.1Q Vlans along with tagging of course. In your switch did you have to use IEEE 802.1Q by any chance?
So if I understand correctly I should set up as follows:
1. Assign port 25 to Vlan 1000, tag it, connect to Sasktel ONT
2. Assign port 26 to Vlan 1000, untagged and connect anything I want, a non dd-wrt router should work or a single pc to test or a PC based firewall, etc, right?
A question, how long did it take to draw an IP from Sasktel when you set up?
Also did you have to spoof you original Actiontec MAC address by any chance anywhere. The guys at Bell Aliant are doing so with their Asus RT-N56 routers.
I will try this sometime next week when my wife goes back to work. Hate to take down existing WI-FI service and kill her iPad surfing.
Thanks again, hopefully other members are benefiting from this discussion.