Date: June 1, 2011
Ever since I bought the Cisco Linksys SLM2008, and link it after the ONT, I am very satisfy with my home Fiber Network. Everything seems to work now. And Everything Works With Caffeine!
Here is how my network looks like now...
My MIO TV Works!
As you can see the biggest benefit out of this revamping exercise is... My MIO TV finally works after 1.5 years since it is cold storage in my store room. I finally can have sport channel now. I can watch ESPN Sport News too. And it does not freeze any more.
So, the trick is, I uses an extra set of Aztech HL280e Powerline Home Plug (A technology that uses your home power line at home as a media to transport IP data) to trunk the traffic from ONT directly to the Singtel 2Wire 5012NV router. By doing so, I am running very clean pipe from the ONT to the MIO TV. So, now I am suspecting that my internal Cat6e fiber from the data cabinet to TV console area are bad.
And YES, I have found the only usage for SingTel 2Wire 5012NV is to provide IPTV for the MIO TV console. :)
My AirPort Extreme/Express Works!
The ONT connects to my Cisco Linksys SLM2008 managed switch which has VLAN 10 tagged. So, whatever behinds it can see the tagged traffic. i.e. my DLink DIR-655 AP router actually can get another set of Public IP from SingTel. And then, I daisy chain two DLink GE switch behind, and my AirPort Extreme / Express connecting to it are able to interoperate with the DIR-655 AP router. No longer I need to set static IP on all my wireless devices, and I can also see each wireless segments. Unlike before. That 2Wire 5012NV is really crappy.