Hi, I am having trouble connecting my Google Nest Router to the internet. I have FTTB NBN.
The modem/router supplied by TPG is the TP Link VX420-G2v.
To bypass the existing router function, I have tried setting up bridge mode for the TP link router with the following steps:
When I do so, it seems that the internet doesn’t connect (modem light for internet is blacked out), and as such, I'm unable to set up my Google Router using the Google Home app.
Can anyone help me get the internet to work in bridge mode without losing internet connection? Or if you have any other suggestions, I'm all ears.
Hi @chrisandgrace45 . If you are on bundled NBN/VOIP plan (even though you might not use the phone), you have to add VLAN ID=2 when you set up the Bridge connection on VX.
If you are on BYO router data only plan, VLAN ID is not used.
The interface to delete is the pppoe_ptm.
Once in bridge mode, the Internet light on VX may stay off. You might not be able to access the admin either.
The Google runs in standard mode.
@chrisandgrace45 . The App should connect to Google using its wifi, even without internet connection.
I expect the VX Internet light to stay off because VX is not logging on to TPG. You might check whether the VX wifi disappears when bridged.
Have a look at this. This user has FTTN which is same connection as FTTB. The instructions are for VR1600 but seem similar. And the settings to use on Google.