iiNet NBN VDSL2 with Proscend VSDL2 SFP module


Connecting my home network to a new iiNet NBN services with a Proscend T-180 VSDL2 SFP module. Posted by Thomas Sutton on February 18, 2020

My apartment building just got an [NBN][1] [FTTB][2] node installed and I got my connection jumpered on Tuesday morning. This is a short rundown of the configuration so that I’ll be able to find all the details late.

The hardware involved is:

  1. A Proscend T-180 VDSL2 SFP module.
  2. A Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X SFP router.

The installation goes like so:

  1. Install the SFP module into the router, making sure that the little clip engages to help keep the module formly seated.

  2. Connect the cable between the wall plate and the module. I used RJ-45 CAT-5e because that’s what I had on hand.

  3. Watch the sync light on the module blink and then turn on when you are connected. Success!

  4. Spend a lot of time on your mobile phone searching for the correct parameters to connect to your ISP. In the process, discover that iiNet has at least two different lists of parameters for NBN FTTP VSDL connection details.

  5. Enable the SFP interface (if it isn’t already enabled) and add a VLAN interface with VLAN ID 2.

  6. Add a PPPoE interface on the VLAN interface, use your iiNet authentication details.

  7. Wait and you should be allocated an IP address on the PPPoE interface.

Now your router is connected! In my case, I had additional details for configure – firewall, masquerading, etc. – but that’s pretty much it.

This post was published on February 18, 2020 and last modified on June 4, 2020. It is tagged with: howto, vdsl, nbn, iinet, edgerouter, proscend, spf.