Dec 22, 2012
I do have a problem setting up the above mentioned router with my French Internet/TV provider.
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The French Internet/TV access is provided through, what they call "Freebox". I have the v6 version, which exists of 2 parts, a server and a player. The server is equiped with 4 Ethernet ports and has a build-in NAS of 250 GB for storing and accessible for everybody on out home network. The server is connected via Ethernet to the player, which in turn is connected via hdmi to my TV.
In order to extend my network, I used an old Belkin 54g Wi-Fi router without a problem. Since the wi-fi died on the Belkin, I replaced it by the E3200.
I also want to use the wireless capabilities of the E3200 in our living room.
Internet access, through cable and/or Wi-Fi works without a problem with this setup. The only problem is: I don't have access to the TV channels. I am getting a popup on my TV saying that the Ethernet cable is disconnected! The cable is fine since it works with my Belkin.
The configuration is the following: ADSL cable to the Freebox server => port 1 connected to port 1 of the E3200 via a crossover cable => port 2 of the E3200 connected via a straight cable to the freebox player => hdmi cable between player and TV
Asking around, it seems that the Freebox server is using an encrypted VLAN100 connection to the player for TV channels. The problem must be there. how to setup a port - if possible - to handle the TV flux. I know a bit about hardware what concenrs pc's, but my knowledge about networking and addressing ports is rather poor.
What I did so far is the following: Since the Freebox server has its IP set at 192.168.0.254, I setup my E3200 at 192.168.0.5 with sub mask 255.255.255.0 and disabled DHCP. As I said before, it works for internet and connecting laptops through the router ports. But my knowledge stops there.
What I would like to know if it is possible, setting up/directing one port in a VLAN mode in order to get access to my TV channels and leave the other ports for normal internet access. Just a small tuto with an example would do.