Hi all, I have some Unifi gear from my previous setup I want to use with my Swisscom IB connection: a Security Gateway (USG) and an access point (UAP).
The UAP works straight away when plugged directly to the IB, no issues there. The problem arises when I try to connect the USG in between.
I am aware the IB does not support bridge mode, so I guess something is conflicting with the default USG settings.
The IB is at the default setting of 192.168.1.1, nothing changed from defaults. I reset the USG to factory settings. I connect it to the ethernet port of the router, and can't get internet connection.
I tried SSHing into the USG and changed its default LAN IP to 192.168.1.2 to make sure it doesn't conflict with the IB, but it didn't help. I assume this is the problem, as I've found lots of posts in German about this topic, but they are proposing conflicting solutions ("change the IP of the IB!!", "no, change the IP of the USG!", "no, the USG won't work with an IP different to 192.168.1.1!!") and I can't speak German and google translate is not giving very useful translations.
Can someone advise what is the easiest way to accomplish this simple scenario?
Happy to report I got it working following your advice.
For future reference, this is what I did:
1. Put IB on 192.168.0.1, network mask 255.255.0.0. Set DHCP range in IB to 192.168.0.101-192.168.0.254
2. Add static DHCP route for USG in IB configuration, give it 192.168.1.1
3. Factory reset USG, connect to IB 1 gbps LAN port
4. Put USG in DMZ in IB config
5. Restart AP, adopt USG.
Now the Unifi wifi is working fine and giving devices IPs in the 192.168.1.x range, whereas the IB wifi is also operational and giving devices IP in 192.168.0.x range. Once I can confirm everything is 100% OK with the unifi wifi I will turn that one off.
You can‘t replace the IB3 on a PON line with any Ubiquiti product so far. The problem is not the SPF+ or SPF only, it is about the different technique of P2P and P2MP used for transport and encryption.
@Biorn1950 I still assume you have a 1Gbit P2P fiber connection over ethernet protocol. That’s just works fine.
Regarding the question from @SumSum about a replacement of the IB3 on a 10 Gbit XGS-PON line, I can tell you that will not work with any Ubiquiti gear so far. Why so? On a PON several users share the same fiber and each user receives all data from all others. This is a shared medium, like cable. In order to manage traffic to the corresponding user, all traffic is encrypted. Decryption is done on customers router and not the SFP.
In any case you managed to have a running xgs-pon 1Gbit link up, please let us know the details. We are eager to know.