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musicbiz
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Re: Tenda Mesh Wifi on NBN

I actually do have that exact problem. The only way I found how to fix it was to put the NBN router into the Optus router and then connect it to the Tenda via a LAN port. It does work. I just have no idea why 🙂

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petergdownload
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Re: Tenda Mesh Wifi on NBN

1) swap the units (is that possible?)
2) Try different ports in each modem
3) bring the two units together and use a different cat cable and different points (as a test)

Ethernet has an upload and download wire and it seems either a port or the cable is damaged.
byronator
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Re: Tenda Mesh Wifi on NBN

@petergdownloadThanks for your help, g

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Re: Tenda Mesh Wifi on NBN

@petergdownload it turns out changing ports on the Sagemcom was a temporary aberration, it turns out that setting the Tenda internet connection type to "Bridge" (the default is "DHCP") has fixed it.

I tested again this morning and found that the upload speed on the Tenda had gone back to 0. I tried changing the port used on the Sagemcom several times and one time got something other than 0 but when I tried again it was back to 0. I have 2 LAN connections in the room that has the base Tenda node and a PC as well. What I found was that any combination of cables and ports always worked correctly on the PC but the same combo would give 0 upload on the Tenda. I even tried resetting the Tenda and swapping the 2 units around and still got 0 upload so then I thought it is probably not the Sagemcom, the LAN wires or the LAN wall plugs.

As a last resort I changed the Tenda internet setting to "Bridge" and it worked perfectly and I was getting 18-20Mps upload which was way better than anything I had got temporarily. I can only guess that the Tenda set to "DHCP" somehow interferes with the Sagemcom, someone who knows more about networking may have an explanation. I had a D-Link AC1200 extender previously and I got rid of that because it was stopping the Sagemcom from working correctly as well, I tried every setting on that as well and nothing helped.

petergdownload
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Re: Tenda Mesh Wifi on NBN

Thanks for letting us know your solution (you should mark it)

My only thought is that you have a DHCP server on both devices and that each is handing out duplicate IP addresses. Disabling DHCP server on one might also work. But glad you got it working.

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