NR 7101 - Issue with providing internet to my switch

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Majaji
Majaji Posts: 3
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edited January 4 in Mobile Broadband

I have NR7101 - Connected to a Zyxel Switch l GS1200-5HPv2.

It only provides internet access to one of the ports on the switch. What do I need to do one the NR7101 or on the switch so i can get Internet access on all ports on the switch?

I haven't done any configuration on the switch, I have also tried another TP-Link switch, which has the same issue.

Please help me to fix this.

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  • k1s
    k1s Posts: 64  Ally Member
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    You'll need a router to deliver the NR7101's internet to more than one device. A switch alone won't do it.

    https://www.tutorialspoint.com/difference-between-router-and-switch

  • Majaji
    Majaji Posts: 3
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    edited August 2023
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    Ok, so I need to put 7101 cabel in to the router first. Then I connect the switch to the router?

  • k1s
    k1s Posts: 64  Ally Member
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    Yes, that should do it

  • Majaji
    Majaji Posts: 3
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    edited August 2023
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    Ok, I thought that it was a 5G router and it would work only with a switch.
    Any suggestion of what easy router I should use ? Good price and easy to manage.

    This is how my setup looks like.

    1- Zyxel NR7101 - Goes into a rack where the fuses to the house are located.
    from the same place/cabinet I have lan ports that goes out to the house.

    2- I have TP-Link switch D-link DGS-1100-08 gigabitswitch 8 ports

    3- I have a Ubiquiti Amplifi HD Mesh-router AC1750 in my living room - which will be my heart for adding smart products and providing WI-FI to the house.

    How shall I set this up, to make it work best.

  • SELBERG
    SELBERG Posts: 298  Master Member
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    edited August 2023
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    I have the following configuration and it works very very good.

    I think you need to manage your switch, my is a unmanaged switch which work out of box.

    My switch power up (48V) both the NR7101 and my outdoor wifi antenna.

    I don't need any separate poweradapters.

  • k1s
    k1s Posts: 64  Ally Member
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    You're right, that zyxel sells the NR7101 as 5G 'router', but it has very limited routing capabilities and protections (including firewalls)

    That is why I would do it the other way round than suggested above. i.e.

    NR7101 -> router -> switch -> other devices

    Your NR7101 provides internet to your router, which decides how traffic is managed to and from your devices and your switch lets you plug in more than one device.

  • Haarvat
    Haarvat Posts: 3
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    Hi Selberg

    Do you have any injector inbetween your NR7101 and Switch?

    Thank you

  • SELBERG
    SELBERG Posts: 298  Master Member
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    A PoE+ switch power up my unit, no need of a injector.

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