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D-link Python DSL 2888A

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Hey everyone!


Having mad problems hooking up my new D-link Python DSL 2888A to the NBN. I've checked all of the forum posts, tried everything, and I'm getting nowhere. NBN says the connection is active, TPG says everything is working, but something has gone wrong somewhere. I've attached some photos in case it's something I've wired wrong! Thank you in advance for the help


Hi @torkeoal . What type of NBN connection do you have?

The cable goes from router to MDF socket. What is at the other end of the cable connected to that socket?

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Thank you for replying @david64. We've got FTTP - we've been told by TPG that there should be a room in the apartment block with the NBN connection box, but we haven't been able to locate it. As far as we know, that's where the MDF leads to

@torkeoal . The light to the left of "1" means it is connected to something at the other end.

Someone on the body corporate or the strata managing agent should know where it is if it becomes necessary to check the connection to the FTTP box.

This is from the user guide for ethernet connection.


WAN Access Type: Select Residential Gateway to configure Ethernet connection settings.
Interface: Select the interface from the drop-down menu. ETH0-ETH5 are available. The default is ETH0.
Enable Interface: Select whether to enable or disable this interface.
VLAN Settings
VLAN Tagged: Enable or disable VLAN tagging.
If you enabled VLAN Tagged, the following options are available:
VLAN ID: Enter the VLAN ID. The value should be 0, or 0-4079.
VLAN Priority: Enter the VLAN Priority from the default 0 (lowest) to 7 (highest).


Use ETH0 (default) and enable it.

Enable VLAN tagging. VLAN ID=2, Priority=0.


IPv4 Settings:
My Internet Connection is: Select PPPoE.
Username: Enter the username provided by your ISP +
Password: Enter the password provided by your ISP.
Reconnect Mode: Select Always-on.
Advanced Settings
Address Mode: Select Static IP if your ISP assigned you an IP address, subnet mask,
gateway, and DNS server addresses. In most cases, select Dynamic IP.
IP Address: Enter the IP address provided by your ISP. Static IP only.
Service Name: Enter the ISP service name (optional).
Primary DNS Server:
Enter the primary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP.

This address is usually obtained automatically from your ISP.
Secondary DNS Server:
Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP.

This address is usually obtained automatically from your ISP.
MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your ISP. Leave it as is.
Enable NAT: Enable Network Address Translation.
Click Save when you are done.