NO LONGER WORKS.... Telus - using your own router, putting V1000h into bridge mode
Recently moved from Shaw to Telus and had to dig around to find ways to get my router running Tomato Firmware working.
Found this - http://telusinternet.blogspot.ca/
My setup has cat5 from wan port of Tomato Router going to Lan port of Telus V1000h, Telus Optik TV is connected to V1000h not Tomato router, its possible but you need to setup IGMproxy multicast and even then need to do some more commands to stop the router from being flooded.
To start - knowing your logins:
There are a set of logins for the Actiontec - the one that you're given is a crippled account with limited access to settings.
default customer login is (can be changed after first login)
"poweruser" login - some options are still locked
root login - all features are unlocked and configurable
(old firmware 31.30L.48)
(new firmware 31.30L.55)
Bridged Mode - so you can use your third party router:
Before enabling bridged mode you may want to turn off wireless if you're going to use it on your own router. I've had some problems turning it off after enabling bridged mode. Also, you can unscrew the attached antennas, you don't need them if you've turned off wireless.
On your third party router change the default LAN subnet to something outside of the Actiontec's default subnet 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 - 10.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 should work fine.
To enable transparent bridging mode
log in as root
go to "Advanced Setup"
WAN IP Addressing
2. Select the ISP protocol below
select "RFC 1483 Transparent Bridging"
Plug your own router (WAN port) into the actiontec router (LAN port), now your own router should transparently pass through the actiontec getting a DHCP assigned IP address directly from Telus. Some additional config may be necessary on your router.
To connect to the Actiontec router while in bridging mode
Directly connect a computer to the actiontec router and change the adapter address to a static IP in the actiontec's default IP range.
192.168.1.1 should work.
Then connect to the router as usual - http://192.168.1.254
With bridging enabled, some strange behaviour is exhibited when logging in - you'll see below the log in section that it says you're already logged in as admin although you won't be able to view any of the configuration pages. When you log in as root you won't see any confirmation of a log in, you'll just get bumped back to the home page. You should be able to go to config pages once logged in though.
Alternatively you can log in using telnet if you want to enable it
1. Set the remote telnet state below.
Local Telnet -> enable
Set the user name and password for login
Use putty or some other terminal client and login using the username and password you've set.
Once logged in, you have a crippled shell - like the command "ls" and "cd" won't work.
To get a slightly more functional shell type "sh" to get a busybox shell.
To get Optik TV working with a third party router, you must enable multicasting:
If you don't have multicasting enabled on your third party router, TV channels will work for a few seconds then drop out.
For the tomato firmware this option is:
Advanced -> Firewall -> Multicast
Check off the LAN segment you want to enable multicasting on - default should be LAN
If you find you've locked yourself out of the router, or want to reset all the settings back to the defaults - do a factory reset.
Take a pen and press the reset button down (the button is recessed in a hole marked with a red circle around it) for a few seconds until the power light turns red, then unplug the power and plug it back in. The router will take around 30 seconds to reboot with the default settings.