T-Mobile Thuis fiber with EdgeRouter X SFP

In my previous post I have shown you my configuration with T-Mobile Thuis fiber with the EdgeRouter Lite. I’ve told you there that I still had a few configuration issues with IPTV. I wasn’t able to create a working scenario without a few (annoying) workarounds. I probably won’t have to explain you that this is unacceptable by my wife.. 😉
So to create a better working setup I have chosen to replace the EdgeRoute Lite with the EdgeRouter X SFP. As the name already tells you, this router has an built-in SFP (fiber) port. This router is alo has switching capabilities and PoE (Power over Ethernet) to directly power my Ubiquiti Access Points.

My (changed) set-up

I have updated my set-up a bit since my last post. I have added the (two) Ubiquiti AP’s to the PoE ports on the EdgeRouter instead of the managed switch, so I can get rid of the PoE converters. The T-Mobile settopbox is directly attached to the EdgeRouter. I can also chose to attach these to the managed switch, so I can add more settopboxes than two. All my other ethernet devices are attached to the managed switches (like my Tradfri gateway, PS4, SmartTV, HTPC, etc.)
Both switches are configured to deliver VLAN300 (internet) and VLAN640 (IPTV). Between both switches is a trunk configured to transfer both VLAN’s.

The configuration of the EdgeRouter X SFP

Below here is a copy of my configuration with a few details like port mappings, IP assignments and passwords cleared.
In short, i have the following configuration:

  1. Configure ETH5 as the SFP port;
  2. Create an internal switch for seperating traffic to VLAN300 (internet) and VLAN640 (IPTV) and VLAN1 for the internal network;
  3. Configure the PoE ports for the Access Points;
  4. Configure the internal switch and assign the ports on the router for internet, internal network or iptv;
  5. Configure default firewall rules, allow NAT, configure offloading, etc.

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Changing a computers asset tag in the MDT database

My brother (Stefan van Bruggen) wrote this function for me. I will be using this function in my script(s) that I’m writing to allows my customers and co-workers to add and change various information without manually manipulating the MDT SQL database.

The script uses the MDTDB module created by Michael Niehaus (which can be found HERE). This module allows you to change a lot of information in the database except for the asset tag.

Add this to the MDTDB.psm1 to be able to change the asset tags and the other scripts, which I will post on here soon.


T-Mobile Thuis Fiber with EdgeRouter Lite

The amount of configuration information on T-Mobile Thuis fiber connections with EdgeRouter equiptment is a bit scarce. The configuration looks a lot like the KPN Fiber and Vodafone configuration, but is slightly different.

I have chosen to use a fiber to ethernet converter, the TP-Link MC220L. But I think that I will buy the new EdgeRouter 4 when it comes to the Netherlands. Which is roughly the EdgeRouter X with fiber port and the EdgeRouter Lite combined. But for now, this configuration is based on the EdgeRouter Lite 3.

T-Mobile and their VLAN’s

At first, we need to know that T-Mobile seperates the internet and IPTV connection using VLAN’s. VLAN300 is used for the internet traffic and VLAN640 is used for the IPTV traffic. T-Mobile seperates this traffic in their own router. We will have to do the same in our configuration. Later on, we will devide our connection using a bridge in to two seperate VLAN’s. These VLAN’s will be made available in the switches.

My set-up

My set-up is fairly basic. In the diagram below, I have drawn out my setup. Let me talk you through it; The fiber connection comes in at the fiber converter and is attached to the ETH0 interface of the EdgeRouter-Lite (ER-L). The LAN connection is on ETH1 and is connected to an managed ethernet switch. The ETH2 is (in my case) directly attached to the IPTV box.
The switch has (multiple) Ubiquiti UniFi access points attached, a few wired devices (laptop, Ikea Tradfri gateway, a computer) and a (trunk) connection to another managed switch in the living room for my Playstation, TV and HTPC.


The configuration of the EdgeRouter Lite

Below here is a copy of my configuration, with a few details cleared. These are port mappings, static IP assignments and passwords. What this configuration does is the following:

  1. Create ETH0 for the WAN connection, with DHCP enabled so it receives it’s (external) IP from T-Mobile
  2. Split ETH0 in to ETH0.300 for the VLAN300 and ETH0.640 for the VLAN640 traffic (internet and iptv)
  3. Creathe ETH1 with local IP adresses in the range. ETH1 has VLAN300 attached for the internet traffic.
  4. Creathe ETH2 without an IP adres (T-Mobile will handle that itself) with VLAN640 attached for IPTV.
  5. Create a few default firewall rules to block harmful traffic.
  6. Allow NAT for VLAN300 for the internet traffic
  7. Enable an IGMP proxy for IPTV

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