Just to clarify. If the 38640P is put into bridge mode, landline phone calls won't work?? I say this because since I've put it into bridge mode and setup my apple airport, everything works perfectly..but i think when the phone rings we get disconnected.
If you're not planning on using the landline, all you do is take the ethernet cable from the NBNco box to your existing router - you don't actually need the Optus Router (which is a locked down, crippled piece of garbage, as opposed to the open-ish hardware optus used to provide).
If you don't recieve calls on your landline - you can take the cable from your existing router and connect it to the Optus router as a WAN. Calls now still go out, but you can't recieve - which may be a problem.
The DNS service provided is only DynDNS which is a paid service! This is utter garbage as my asus router comes with a free included service, not to mention other free services which provide a single subdomain.
The Sagemcom router has really raised my ire and I'm planning on writing a letter to head office until they uncripple the firmware and open up to allow customisation for advanced users.
That is incorrect.
You certaintly can put the modem into bridge mode, however that setting, along with a bunch of other modem settings, and only accessable by the top level administrator user, which optus never mentions, nor provides the password for.
Essentially the owner of the device (the user) needs the _real_ administration password so that they can take advantage of the modems bridge feature.
iiNet's BoB Lite Router will function the way you want. I have a similar setup when I ported from iiNet to Optus and retained my existing router. I'm guessing iiNet's current range of Budii routers will work or one of the Belkin routers that Optus support.
this sounds about spot on as to what I need to do however the only issue is I want/need to keep the Optus VoIP service functional.
Do you know if there is a way to do this? Would it be possible to add the VoIP ports (whatever they are) to the Virtual server list and point to itself?
Can you please elaborate on your comment "I'd suggest contacting your IT technician" I am trying to find someone who knows how to activate ICMP on the Sagem F@ST gateway?
I have tried Optus no luck, Sagemcom doesn't return call, I have been able to pull out all the settings for the gateway, but there are no settings for ICMP.
Owing to the fact that OPTUS doesn't support IPV6 and I can only create a tunnel if my provider can ping my gateway
Hey @wfjm - apologies if my statement was a little confusing, what I meant was - as changing settings in the Sagem modem is not supported by us, you'd be best to get someone who works in the IT industry to give you a hand with this.
You are welcome to use your own modem router, it's just nothing something we'd be able to provide much support for and if you were having issues with your connection at some point, we would request you plug the Sagem back in so we could do some testing.
Hope this helps clarify things a bit 🙂