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Old 28.09.2018, 09:18
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Bridge, I dont think so...

That said, you can configure routes to map specific ports to your NAS and Plex server (or a firewall).
Thanks for the reply! That would of course work as well.
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Old 28.09.2018, 09:51
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Hi everyone,

a somewhat technical question: is it possible to bridge the box from Salt and put your own router behind it? The reason I want to do it is to allow external access to a Synology NAS and a Plex Server.
It is possible in a somewhat convoluted way (disable NAT, disable DHCP server, disable a bunch of other things), but I wouldn't recommend it.
Port forwarding is the way to go (Expert mode - Network - NAT - Port mapping) for this task.
Set up dynamic DNS while you're at it (Expert - Network - Dynamic DNS).
Don't use common ports (e.g. 21, 22, 23, 80...) for your Internet-facing interface, unless you want to be portscanned and bruteforced to death.
Make sure everything you have accessible from Internet is (at the very least) 1) not critical/confidential; 2) password-protected; 3) not using default / easy passwords.
Think about setting up a VPN instead (or on top) of the credential-based authentication. If you have password auth for the VPN, obviously, use a different password. Sadly, the Salt box doesn't allow you to set up a VPN server (like it doesn't allow many other basic things, static routes being one of them), so you'll need a LAN machine to host that (such as your NAS) and then portforward your way into the VPN.
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

I have the following question.i received the salt fiber box and WiFi works fine. The problem is that the fiber plug is no where near the tv. In fact it is inside a cupboard next to the entrance. How can I connect the box to the tv and Apple TV?
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Old 28.09.2018, 23:17
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How can I connect the box to the tv and Apple TV?
Following the instructions in the online manual?
https://support.apple.com/guide/tv/welcome/tvos
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I have the following question.i received the salt fiber box and WiFi works fine. The problem is that the fiber plug is no where near the tv. In fact it is inside a cupboard next to the entrance. How can I connect the box to the tv and Apple TV?
Install the fiber box where the plug is, Apple TV can connect over wifi.
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

QQ: I had the fiber installation done yesterday - i.e. the fiber optic cables and the wall box were all installed by a Groupe E technician.

I plugged in the fiber cable as well as the power and all the lights came on my salt box except the one indicating an IP address had been acquired (and phone of course which I don't care about). The instructions read it would take about 10 min for the box to initiate and all (took less than 30 seconds really) so I'm wondering what's happening.

I did set up my Apple TV box as well (on my UPC Internet connection), but my user ID / PW keeps getting rejected so I'm wondering if my account is not up and running quite yet (have not paid anything yet other than the initial fee of CHF 99.95).

Is there a waiting period for this as well or should I call Salt?

The wifi works well, as I was able to make configuration changes to the box (i.e. SIDD and password etc)...
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QQ: I had the fiber installation done yesterday - i.e. the fiber optic cables and the wall box were all installed by a Groupe E technician.

I plugged in the fiber cable as well as the power and all the lights came on my salt box except the one indicating an IP address had been acquired (and phone of course which I don't care about). The instructions read it would take about 10 min for the box to initiate and all (took less than 30 seconds really) so I'm wondering what's happening.

I did set up my Apple TV box as well (on my UPC Internet connection), but my user ID / PW keeps getting rejected so I'm wondering if my account is not up and running quite yet (have not paid anything yet other than the initial fee of CHF 99.95).

Is there a waiting period for this as well or should I call Salt?

The wifi works well, as I was able to make configuration changes to the box (i.e. SIDD and password etc)...
We had this and had an engineer come round to check. Apparently we didn't put the cable in right (I didn't want to force it and break it), and everything was good after that.

My Apple TV was setup and working on my old cable line at the time so I knew the account was setup.

The WiFi strength is shockingly bad on this box, but I suppose that's no surprise given the lack of antennas and a form over function design approach.

I need to make a post in the first world problems thread about not having hardware capable enough to test the max speed of my connection.
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Well, the box is registering that the fiber connection is there - it's just not obtaining an public IP address...

I guess I need to give Salt a call.
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Old 17.10.2018, 15:29
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

You might need to give them a call to activate your connection. In my case, the technician warned me it might take up to 24h, but it was solved within 30 minutes after I called Salt support.

What does the box state? If you log in to the administrative interface, go to the Overview page and click on "Detail" under Internet. If you do have an IP address listed there, then there might a problem with your LAN.
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

I am a salt customer since 1st of October concerning home internet connection. The connection itself is stable, but I am not able to forward ports/the settings won't work. Does or did anyone have the same problem? How did you solve it?
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Ports forwarding work fine within my network, sorry. If you're sure that you did everything correctly, try to reset your Salt box maybe.

All my subtitles problems are gone. I think it was related to the TV channels, not the Salt app. The fonts and the overall subtitles are much more comfortable to read than with Swisscom by the way.

My only remaining complaints are:
- I can't achieve 10G, but this is not due to Salt but to my card. Definitely need a new one when prices drop.
- Apple Tv remote is bad, especially considering that I can't use the Apple TV with an universal remote. So I'm basically stuck with it, bummer.
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- Apple Tv remote is bad, especially considering that I can't use the Apple TV with an universal remote. So I'm basically stuck with it, bummer.
Apple TV remote is indeed cr@p, but universal remotes can work. I use an old Logitech Harmony 1 and a LG Magic Remote with my Apple tv’s. Works fine for simple directional, Menu & OK instructions.
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Hi. I've got two questions

1) I connected an external HDD to my fiber box to use it with Time Machine (OS X). I already found the disc through smb, but i can't see the drive in Time Machine.

2) Is it possible to access a HDD outside of the home network?

Thank you for your help
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

If you have an iPhone, their TV Remove app works better than the physical remote and doesn't suffer the oops-I-dropped-it-again issues.
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Old 29.10.2018, 07:58
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If you have an iPhone, their TV Remove app works better than the physical remote and doesn't suffer the oops-I-dropped-it-again issues.
Does it need to be on the same network? Will try tonight....

(have the apple tv on a different router which has a tunnel VPN setup)
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

I believe it needs to be on the same network, but try it anyway.

Might be new use for an older iPhone you're no longer using - put that one on the same network as the Apple TV and it will definitely be fine as a dedicated remote :-)
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Well, the box is registering that the fiber connection is there - it's just not obtaining an public IP address...

I guess I need to give Salt a call.
UPDATE:

Got a mail from Salt telling me that the connection now was done the day after the installation guy came around so now I have Salt Fiber running at full speed.

Very happy with it so far.

Problem is now with UPC.

1) Sent a letter by recorded delivery giving them 2 1/2 month notice. Asked for a confirmation via post - No reply so far.

2) Followed up with a mail sent to UPC through their own web site - No reply but got a survey in relation to my last contact with UPC CS.
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Hi,
Just got my Salt Fibre kit and all seems to work well except one thing: the Wi-Fi on my phone (Samsung) keeps cutting off. Five minutes it works fine then two minutes with that dreaded exclamation mark next to the Wi-Fi symbol in the notification bar.

Anyone had this problem?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

A lot of problems with the FiberBox come from the missing bridge mode that allows to use own routers, such as Fritzboxes as the main "control unit".

With the help discussed here and on Youtube you can add your own router but still, you will have to reconfigure specific devices such as APs, PBXs or other devices who need to know ave a fixed IP and need to know the Gateway.

Salt support confirmed that there are many requests for this bridge mode but there is no committment from Salt to provide it.
I see this as a major disadvanta in this excellent offer as Salt lags behind UPC and other providers.

Let's hope for an update. Today, the current FW I see on my box is v1.01.14 build37.
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FW Config for PBX

Does anybody know how to configure the Fiber Box to make a PBX working behind the FW?
Up to know I use UPC in bridge mode wirh a serious router/FW where it is simple to add such rules.
But I can't figur out how to do this on the Fiber Box.

Inbound traffic (from peoplefone.ch) into my Intranet to 192.168.1.223 requires below UP range and Ports to be open:
• IP adress range from peoplefone «95.128.80.2 - 95.128.80.9»
• «UDP/TCP 5060 (Signaling» and «UDP 8000-30000 (Voice)»
• Session Timeout UDP: > 300s
• ReRegister-Time: 180-300s

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