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TL-WDR4300 V1.3 - User Definable Vlans (Beta FW 3.13.32 Build130612)


Finally, user-definable VLAN setting make possible by TP-Link Laughing


 

I first requested TP-Link to open up VLAN setting around end of last year, reason being more ISPs are adopting Vlans to deliver multiple services including internet, IPTV & VoIP.  It would be nice if user can setup Vlans manually base on the respective ISP Vlans ID and services.  Such feature has been "standard" for most ASUS products which support UniFi and other ISPs.

However, back then TP-Link engineers were rather busy working on new products (me too busy ...Tongue Out...), so didn't really follow-up much on this....

Last month (May'2013) I met up TP-Link Malaysia representative in Mid-Valley PC fair, I was informed that they already working on it and soon the beta FW will be available for testing.  A month later after I returned from China trip over the weekend, I'm glad to receive this beta version for initial testing, thanks to TP-Link Malaysia ! Laughing

 

I setup the above Vlans for UniFi, so far tested both internet & IPTV no problem ! Smile

 (Hmmm, not sure why I'm getting this 124.x IP ...)

 

Beside the Vlan manual setup, both UniFi & Maxis Fibre preset will still be available for those who do not want to setup manually.
I was also informed that similar settings will be available for TL-WDR3600 as well (will test later on).
In summary, I'm hoping to see eventually the Vlans setup will be similar like ASUS Wink

 


Setup

Pretty straight forward, first go to WAN, select PPPoE option, enter UniFi user ID & password, also setup the Advance option

 

Next go to VLAN setup, setup UniFi Vlan as follows (or other ISP's Vlan IDs)
Note: IPTV @ LANport4

 

After setting up the VLAN, MUST re-boot the router to take effect

 


Note for VoIP  (non-UniFi)

UniFi's VoIP (vlan.400) is configured directly in the fibre modem, but other fibre ISPs (eg, Maxis, P1 & SingTel), their VoIP is setup in their own proprietary router
In this case, on the VLAN setup, choose "VOIP" option on LANport3
(in bridge mode)

After setup the above VOIP bridge mode on LANport 3, choose either one of the following option :

Option 1 : Use existing ISP's proprietary router

  • Find way to login to the ISP's router's, turn of it's wifi  (because only need to use it's VoIP function)
  • Connect TL-WDR4300's LANport 3 to ISP's router's WAN port
  • Connect normal phone to ISP's router's RJ11 phone outlet

Option 2 : Use ATA device (require SIP account detail)

  • Must obtain SIP account detail from ISP  (Some ISP might not co-operate, example the Pui-1 P1 Yell...)
  • Get an ATA device, configure the SIP detail on the ATA
  • Connect TL-WDR4300's LANport 3 to ATA's WAN port
  • Connect normal phone to ATA's RJ11 phone outlet

Note: The other method is to use software-based to setup SIP connection, so no need to use any device & normal phone

 


WiFi Test @ 2.4Ghz

( Compared with my previous WiFi test )

On 2.4Ghz, Read speed seem to decrease, hmmm..... Undecided

 

WiFi Test @ 5Ghz

5Ghz seem slight improvement on Read speed Smile

 


Other comment

  • Tested the device (on UniFi) more than 3 days, no glitch, hang or disconnection/re-connection issue at all
  • Generally this beta FW is stable
  • On the UniFi IPTV seem not so smooth, suspect the VLAN priority (should set to 7) is wrong --> will request TP-Link to open-up the VLAN priority setting

 

Will test this toys on SingTel Fibre on my next trip to Singapore soon ...Wink...