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Is it possible to have the RT-N56U configured for DRIPE without the Actiontech in the picture at all. By simply adding the routings that Atlantic Rebel mentions above? Or am I missing something altogether?
 

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Routes won't do it.

The router gets an IP address on the IPTV network VLAN itself - one for the entire house. It then forwards multicast traffic as appropriate based on the routes it has been told (from the DHCP response) and also NATs to the IPTV network when appropriate. The DHCP server for it requires the DHCP request to look a specific way (including the serial number of the Actiontec itself).

The Asus has no existing method to do this (essentially being connected to two WAN networks).
 

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Thanks File, I appreciate your help. What about using the actiontech in bridge mode with the asus handling all the routing. Is this possible?
 

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@ericderace I have a Linksys WRT310N v2 as well and I've been trying to use it to replace my ActionTech. Which version exactly of Shibby's firmware did you install? (download url)
Did you ever get your steps you used posted? if not, could you share them with me?

thanks!
 

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@AtlanticRebel I just tried using your hookup method using my WRT310N running Shibby.
For most part, it does appear to work. I have a switch, my WRT310N and Actiontec.
You mentioned you had to add some static routes, which one were those exactly?

Also, since my tv's are all hooked up, I don't really need the actiontec at all I'm guessing.
I've tried setting up my WRT310N with the correct vlans.. and even though the internet works, my tvs don't seem to work. They all get an IP address from my dhcp (WRT310N) but no tv signal.
I have:
vlan 1 - vid 32 - Port 1,2,3,4 to LAN
vlan 2 - vid 34 - no ports - none
vlan 3 - vid 35 - WAN

Any ideas? I was using this post as a reference: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=158993

thanks!
 

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The Actiontec is *NOT* needed. If you have it in the mix it can cause problems (ie: for those who were using it as an ethernet->HPNA adapter). My Actiontec remains somewhere in a closet.
 

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As of recently, you NEED the Actiontec. They are now using what's called DRIPE, which Tomato will not do. People have been having major issues trying to eliminate the Actiontec completely, my solution still works perfectly, allows me to bypass the Actiontec for my internet as well.

This is how I'm doing it: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showpost.php?p=1575129&postcount=93
@AtlanticRebel I'm using your method using my linksys router instead of pfsense, however I can't communicate with the Actiontec on the vlan I've assigned it to.
The Actiontec can't see anything but the tv receivers. Is there a way internet can still work as well on the Actiontec? How can I make these 2 routers see each other?
I've also tried lan-lan, however the actiontec still needs to use its own dhcp server to assign ip's to the tv receivers, if I disable it and leave my linksys assign ips it doesn't work. I'm guessing it's a routing issue with that 10.0.0.0 network. Any way to fix this? thxs

@file I'm all ethernet to all my devices. Any idea how I can make all of this work without the actiontec at all? thxs!

thxs guys for any help you can provide! :D
 

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I'd like to know how to get the IPTV working without using the ActionTec in my setup.
Ascii art time...
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[[B]ONT[/B]]-->[[B]vlan switch[/B]]--vlan35-->[[B]linux router/fw[/B]]-->[[B]LAN switch 2[/B]]-->[[B]PCs[/B]]
     -->[[B]vlan switch[/B]]--vlan34-->[[B]Actiontec[/B]]-->[[B]2 STBs[/B]]
I wasn't able to get the TV STBs working without the actiontec.
I've been lurking this forum for a couple years now..just recently added IPTV to my account. I'd like to put the actiontec away again..haven't had to use it in a long time.
 

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can you get internet working without the actiontec? when you removed you actiontec from your setup did you release the ip from the webui? or clone it's mac address to the switch?
 

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Has bell changed anything recently? Because I recently got fiberop in my town and hate the actiontec router. I've tried flashing tomato and ddwrt onto my RT-N66U but after following every guide there is I haven't been able to get bell to give me a DHCP lease :(
 

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I've successfully bypassed the Actiontec with FibreOP TV and FibreOP Internet

I've successfully bypassed the Actiontec with FibreOP TV and FibreOP Internet

See attached images to see how.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sp036t1wqkl99f4/PORT%20CONFIG.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l1zn08tzkg5b8ua/QoS%20Port%20Config.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l1zn08tzkg5b8ua/QoS%20Port%20Config.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/muw7vezl8eekelo/VLAN%2035%20CONFIG.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2hlyq8sc1vvovma/VLAN%20CONFIG.jpg

Update Feb 2nd 12:46pm

I'm not sure what is going on right now, I might have to call FibreOP TV, the PVR is working on the VIP2262 with no issues but the 2nd receiver is not seeing the PVR, i am not sure what the issue is atm. Will report back. Anyone have any idea's?
 

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Update Feb 2nd 6:50pm
I figure out the issue is with vlan bridging. I have not yet been able to figure it out and don't feel like really spending any more time. I am using the Actiontec for STB's only and using my own equipment for the internet. All I did was change port 12 to trunk and plugged it into Actiontec, changed it to POE and disable wireless. All is working and as long as it works this is how it can stay unless someone has a suggestion on how to make it work.
 

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Same here basically... (see post 111). Would like to get rid of the ActionTec as well. There is some funky routing magic going on judging from what I've seen mentioned on this forums recently.
 

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Got it working

Ok everyone, I got it all working, Beam App, Hole Home PVR with STB's and using my own router for internet.

Check out this diagram

https://www.dropbox.com/s/f0ow0yjhcp1564m/FibreOP%20Info.jpg

If you have the equipment and follow the setup I have everything will work.

Multicast (TV) traffic will flow out the Antiontec and PVR and internet apps will go out my router to the internet.

It's not a solution to eliminate the Antiontec but it' uses it as little as possible with all features working.

Msg me or post if you want more info.

Enjoy.
 

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I removed the Actiontec altogether and am using a Asus RT-AC66U :D working great!

This is my setup

The RT-AC66U (Port 4) *Setup for IPTV* --> Linksys 10/100 switch - Port 1 --> PVR receiver

Port 2 --> HPNA --> RG6 --> receiver 1

Port 3 --> Receiver 2


Asus RT--AC66U -- Port 1,2,3 are used for internet and of course wifi are use for internet.
 
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