Currently using the default TP-LINK Archer VR1600v supplied by TPG with no connection problems on HFC NBN. I want to replace it with a Unifi USG and I know the VoIP won't work with this setup.
My problem is the the USG needs its firmware updated so first the VR1600v needs to be set up as a bridge so I can get the USG online and running the latest firmware. The USG doesn't allow any config changes until adopted into a network (i don't really want to SSH into it if it can be avoided).
I believe there are 2 conflicts. Both routers by default use the same IP 192.168.1.1 and both are DHCP servers. I need some help changing the settings on the VR1600v then help setting up the USG. I must be doing something wrong because following the guides online and in this forum isn't working for me.
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Is the Unifi USG is a VDSL modem/router? If so, perhaps you can configure the modem/router directly as an Authenticating Device instead of settings the TP-Link VR1600v on Bridge Mode.
You just need to modem/router's configuration.
If both router's Default Access Gateway is causing the conflict you may change the TP-Link's Gateway on
Under Advanced > Network
See screenshot below.
Let us know how it will go.
I got the UniFi USG working smoothly.
So for future reference to the TPG Support team, Yes, a UniFi USG system is a compatible router withyour service.
As it is a stand alone router I connected it directly to the NBN HFC Modem. Without using the TP-Link modem/router at all.
I did have to make sure a UniFi Cloudkey (physical device or software is running on their pc/Mac) to ensure all settings are enabled.
Yes, main settings to ensure are inputted correct are:
Username: TPG username
Password: TPG password
Thanks for replying though.
I finally got this working yesterday. Gave up on bridging the TP-LINK router altogether.
The issue was old firmware on the USG that needed to be updated manually through SSH into the router itself. I imagine with the newer firmware, even bridging would have worked now.