FYI - Bell Fibe (get rid of the Bell Router)

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    Firewalla

    Glad it works.

    Do you mean the media converter + firewalla is not Negotiating gigabit?  did you check the wires?

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    Dave Komaromi

    I most certainly did.  Changed all layer 1, all i could get was 100mbs.  The device im connected to is some sort of fiber gateway where bell splits the various services off into Phone (Pots), data (internet tagged to vlan 35), TV if I had it

     

    I think the problem is in the auto-negotiation.  Sure auto/auto is considered standard today, but i come from the old school networking where you static certain uplinks etc, to ensure there are no auto renegotiations on the fly, creating drops etc.

    My managed switch is a Cisco SG200 series, and the ports to the bell fiber gateway are auto, and auto to firewalla - so definitely an incompatibility on either the bell or firewalla.  

    Just figured I would post, just in case others were trying to get rid of the bell router and go as direct as they can.

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    Jaime

    I have the Bell Hub 2000 here in Canada and I just ordered a Firewalla Gold and I want to make sure it will work when it gets here. 

    Can you provide more detailed step-by-step instructions on how to connect it to my office network? 

    I do have the Bell Hub 2000 going into a switch (HPE OfficeConnect 1820 48G Switch (J9981A)

    Thank you 

    Jaime

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    Dave Komaromi

    Mine is a bit different as it is the business fibe, but I just setup a Firewalla on a Bell Hub....just get Bell to flip that into Bridge mode...when they do that, their box becomes a "dumb device" all their wireless and the rest is off.  This is the best method, because then you avoid any double NAT

    They will provide you with your PPPoE account and password.

    Configure that as your WAN on the firewalla, and you are good to go.

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    Jaime

    Thank you, Dave,

    Mine is also the business fiber. 

    What if I need to keep the wireless ON, can that be configured? 

    I'm able to log in to the Bell Hub but I don't see any setting to change it into Bridge Mode or this is something the bell guys need to do? 

    Thanks for the help.

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    Dave Komaromi

    I would highly recommend going bridge mode, and add your own wifi device.  Trust me, the wifi in those routers are very basic...and with double NAT in place, you introduce complexity on the firewalla side if you need to open up ports to servers, VPN, etc...

    The only way to get bridge mode is to call Bell, it is pretty quick.  They have to flip something in the router which the average person cannot.

    Then all you need is the PPPoE

    If you are looking for good wireless, move away from the typical consumer grade stuff...I went Ubiquiti on the AP's, and have been really impressed.  I was able to trunk some VLAN's off the firewalla, into some wireless networks and segment things like IoT, kids, personal.  

    There is some learning involved, so i would put this at about a 7-8 out of 10 on the technical scale....whereby being your average consumer-grade wifi device is like a 3.

    Totally worth doing the above....otherwise you kind of lose some of the great features the Firewalla has to offer.  

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