Replacing a Mikrotik Router with a Draytek 2862 Ro

  Wee Howk 16:28 19 Jul 2018

I have been trying unsuccessfully to replace a cheap Mikrotik Router (c £50) supplied by by our service provider Gigabeam with a Draytek 2862 router (c. £250). Gigabeam have told me to disconnect the Mikrotik Router from the service for an hour and then connect the Draytek (they have also told me that instead of turning off the Router for an hour if I call them they can "kick it off the connection" so the Draytek can log on. Unfortunately I am not at home during working hours). It’s a Mikrotik Routerboard RB951ui-2hnd and it connects to the antenna with an ethernet cable at the WAN port. The Mikrotik powers the antenna via the WAN port and the Draytek router WAN port does not power the port, so I have a POE unit for the ethernet cable when connecting the Draytek router to the antenna. Gigabeam are unable to help with the set up, they prefer the Mikrotik, although they told me this router works on their network, they prefer the Mikrotik router. Any ideas please? I enter the PPPoE username and password and WAN VLAN Tag and it does not connect. The service comes in through an antenna from a transmitter. We get a good signal with download speeds of up to 34 MB. When I connect the Draytek Router the WAN port on the dashboard is green and it shows "offline".

  Wee Howk 11:51 31 Jul 2018

The solution was there are two options in VLAN Tag Insertion. Service enabled and Customer disabled.

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