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Seeking help configuring DSL-AC68U as AP behind Archer AC1600 for FTTC

blackhat88
Level 4
Kevvbo
Level 2

Thanks blackhat88.

I'll give it a go. Having a quick read of both links, they look like they are for setting up the ASUS as primary devices and not as an AP behind another router. My initial attempt is to try and keep the Archer as the primary to keep the VOIP service. Otherwise, I'll attempt to change the vlan id to 2 as specified in the first link.

 

blackhat88
Level 4
I am not entirely sure but from reading various sites, if you follow those steps, VoIP will still not work. You'll have to set up some DMZ but I am not sure if it is going to be the TPG supplied modem or your Asus modem. Haven't played around much with 'DMZ'.
blackhat88
Level 4

Maybe in bridging mode, VoIP doesn't work. I haven't fully grasp what is meant by bridging. Let the community know if you are successful with connecting both the routers. From having experience with a repeater, WPS seems like the easiest way to set up the connections.

Kevvbo
Level 2

Thanks blackhat88. If I get it sorted, I'll post the solution.

blackhat88
Level 4

Actually, now I'm not sure if WPS will work for you. Repeater WPS is easy but never tried for router to router. From reading this: https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2517183 , try to set your WAN connection static IP to dynamic IP.

Bolek
Level 3

If you are trying to set up ANY router as a second AP, the only way I've found successfull is to disable DHCP on the second router, set it's network IP to a fixed address and then connect to the main router via one of the LAN connections. Don't try the WAY/DSL connections  it won't work. It won't be a router with firewall etc, but your're only trying to add aweifi acces right?

On some NetGear routers there are confiduration options for the second to be bridged to the mnain router.

 

Interwebber4000
Level 2

I'm having the same problem. Did this ever get resolved? Thnks.