Port Mirroring, 8900AX-1600R2 - for URL monitoring

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charliem
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Port Mirroring, 8900AX-1600R2 - for URL monitoring

Post by charliem » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:29 am

Please can you advise if port mirroring works on 8900AX?

I want to log site visits. 8900 doesn't do this. Using a Raspberry Pi as a DNS allows URL to be logged, but to get more info I need to look at traffic.

So, I am trying to use port mirroring on 8900 so all traffic can be seen on wired port 5 (where I've a pi running wireshark to observe all traffic)

note, I use PPPoA (plusnet's regular ADSL just doesn't seem to work PPPoE)

There is no menu item on 8900 for mirroring, but I did find a link to menu item for port mirroring on this forum
http://192.168.1.254/engdebug.html

Set this, but mirroring does not work on 8900 router - (wireshark can't see any more traffic than before).

By contrast, if I use a netgear GS105E in my 8900, mirroring works perfectly to one of its ports (wireshark can see all traffic passing through GS105E)
Using a GS105E after the 8900 of course fails to include wireless traffic or wired ports on the 8900

Any advice much apprciated.

billion_fan
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Re: Port Mirroring, 8900AX-1600R2 - for URL monitoring

Post by billion_fan » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:02 am

charliem wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:29 am
Please can you advise if port mirroring works on 8900AX?

I want to log site visits. 8900 doesn't do this. Using a Raspberry Pi as a DNS allows URL to be logged, but to get more info I need to look at traffic.

So, I am trying to use port mirroring on 8900 so all traffic can be seen on wired port 5 (where I've a pi running wireshark to observe all traffic)

note, I use PPPoA (plusnet's regular ADSL just doesn't seem to work PPPoE)

There is no menu item on 8900 for mirroring, but I did find a link to menu item for port mirroring on this forum
http://192.168.1.254/engdebug.html

Set this, but mirroring does not work on 8900 router - (wireshark can't see any more traffic than before).

By contrast, if I use a netgear GS105E in my 8900, mirroring works perfectly to one of its ports (wireshark can see all traffic passing through GS105E)
Using a GS105E after the 8900 of course fails to include wireless traffic or wired ports on the 8900

Any advice much apprciated.
Let me check with our engineers

billion_fan
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Re: Port Mirroring, 8900AX-1600R2 - for URL monitoring

Post by billion_fan » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:14 am

billion_fan wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:02 am
charliem wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:29 am
Please can you advise if port mirroring works on 8900AX?

I want to log site visits. 8900 doesn't do this. Using a Raspberry Pi as a DNS allows URL to be logged, but to get more info I need to look at traffic.

So, I am trying to use port mirroring on 8900 so all traffic can be seen on wired port 5 (where I've a pi running wireshark to observe all traffic)

note, I use PPPoA (plusnet's regular ADSL just doesn't seem to work PPPoE)

There is no menu item on 8900 for mirroring, but I did find a link to menu item for port mirroring on this forum
http://192.168.1.254/engdebug.html

Set this, but mirroring does not work on 8900 router - (wireshark can't see any more traffic than before).

By contrast, if I use a netgear GS105E in my 8900, mirroring works perfectly to one of its ports (wireshark can see all traffic passing through GS105E)
Using a GS105E after the 8900 of course fails to include wireless traffic or wired ports on the 8900

Any advice much apprciated.
Let me check with our engineers
I just tested it and it doesn't seem to work with a PPPoA connection encap = VCMUX (my test ADSL Zen line)

Switched to PPPoE with encap method set to LLC/SNAP and rebooted the router it worked.

Never heard of Plunet not supporting PPPoE on ADSL, maybe you can try the above and see if you can get a internet connection with PPPoE

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