Internode FTTC NBN on Mikrotik


Having a shiny new Internode FTTC NBN service I am writing a quick series of articles covering how to configure a number of routers that are missing from the Internode guides.

One other reason for writing this set of articles is that it is really helpful to KNOW that someone else got a particular piece of hardware to work as there are a number of not terribly obvious from the package features that are required. For anything at all to work:
  • PPPoE must work over VLAN ID 2 - otherwise you are going to have to put a smart switch in to tag and untag the traffic between the router and the NBN Connection Box (NBC)
For IPv6 to work:
  • PPPoE daemon must be IPv6 capable
  • DHCPv6 daemon must support Prefix Delegation - and not all of them work1

The general instructions from Internode are:
  • VLAN ID 2
  • PPPoE over VLAN ID 2
  • DHCPv6 to get a dynamic IPv6 Address and a statically allocated /56 subnet

Today's configuration is a MikroTik Routerboard hEX RB750Gr3.


This article will cover setting up via the Web GUI on the RouterBoard: WebFig. There are at least 2 other configuration approaches which tend to be preferred by MikroTik aficionados - but both of those can be derived fairly easily from a WebFig configuration.

And it was pretty easy.

1. Currently the Ubiquiti Unifi Dream Machine (UDM) does not support IPv6 from Internode out of the box - a future release is expected to rectify this.


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