I just got CenturyLink gigabit fiber. I used to have Comcast. When CenturyLink set me up, they gave me their own router. I'd like to use my own router: a Netgear R7000 running Tomato (AdvancedTomato).
I used my R7000 router just fine on Comcast where the setup is simple: plug the cable modem's Ethernet connection into the router's WAN port and DHCP does everything. CenturyLink uses PPPoE and a specific VLAN to connect, so per some guides I've found, I made the following changes:
- I set up the WAN port with a VLAN VID of 201.
- I enabled VLAN tagging for WAN.
- I set the VLAN ID for WAN to 9 (this might have done nothing; it was part of the troubleshooting).
- I enabled PPPoE using credentials CenturyLink provided for me.
My VLAN configuration looks like this:
I can connect to Wifi on the router just fine and I can access the Internet. However, the LAN ports in the router's built-in switch are completely ignored by the router. The light comes on (there's a link), but I don't get a DHCP IP. If I set my Ethernet adapter manually to a static IP on the 192.168.1.x subnet which is my default LAN subnet, I can't even ping the router.
I know for sure the Ethernet adapter I'm using works and the router itself has a working switch because I've used it with Comcast just fine. I'm connected directly to the switch on Ethernet with no other switches or cabling in the way. You can see the connection here:
192.168.2.x is a guest network so it can't talk to my normal LAN devices on 192.168.1.x but can still get to the Internet.
I have tried to:
- Set the VID and VID Offset to 192 as one forum post suggested. It made no difference.
- Plugged into other ports on the router's built-in switch to no effect.
Windows says this for the broken Ethernet connection:
Ethernet adapter USB Ethernet adapter: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::89b2:5d40:4da7:7728%16 Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.119.40 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
...and this for the working Wifi connection:
Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::29ed:7cd2:2142:5bd5%14 IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.109 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
I'm completely confused. Any ideas?