TPG FTTB Settings

In case anyone else wants to configure third-party equipment for a TPG fibre-to-the-building service, here are the details. Below the fold are screenshots of the settings entered in the web-based configuration UI of an AVM FRITZ!Box. Note that the SIP password is not the same as your account password, and you’ll need to obtain this somehow. TPG doesn’t make this easy, but it is possible.

Internet connection

Modulation: VDSL2 17a (ITU G.993.2)
VLAN: 2
VPI: 1
VCI: 32
Encapsulation: PPPoE
Authentication: PAP
Username: your TPG username optionally followed by “@tpg.com.au”
Password: doesn’t matter – it isn’t actually verified (you can use your account password)

Phone service connection

Connection type: PVC
VLAN: 6
802.1q PCP tag:
(PBit or 802.1p traffic class)
5 (VO, voice with < 10 ms latency/jitter)
VPI: 1
VCI: 32
Encapsulation: routed bridge encapsulation
IPv4 configuration: DHCP

SIP connection settings

Registrar server: uni-v1.tpg.com.au
Proxy server: uni-v1.tpg.com.au
STUN server: none (disabled)
Connection type: SIP trunk
Telephone number: your telephone number including area code (ten digits)
Username: your telephone number including area code (ten digits)
Password: your SIP password (16 characters including uppercase and lowercase letters and digits)
Voice codecs: G.711 and G.729

Internet account settings for AVM FRITZ!Box

DSL settings

Telephone line settings for AVM FRITZ!Box

Line settings

Telephone number settings for AVM FRITZ!Box

SIP settings

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10 responses to “TPG FTTB Settings”


Nigel says:

Hi Vas!

Thanks for the settings, they’ve been invaluable!

Wondering if the phone settings are still current? I applied them and when I make a call on the FritzFon I receive the message “No route to destination”, any ideas?

Cheers!


vastheman says:

Hi Nigel,

I’m still using my TPG phone service with these settings. If you’re getting a “No route to destination” error, it sounds like your VLAN settings might not be correct. Have you correctly set the VLAN for the phone service? The phone service is on VLAN 6 while the Internet service is on VLAN 2.

Also, the phone password is not the same as your account password – it’s generated and controlled by TPG. I’ve been completely unable to get TPG support to supply me with the password. I obtained it by performing a man-in-the-middle attack on the communication between the supplied Huawei modem/router and TPG’s configuration server. The process is fairly involved.

Vas


Nigel says:

Hi Vas,

Thanks for the reply and apologies for my delayed one – been out of the country.

Yep, I’ve set the VLAN correctly for the service and extracted the phone password from the dodgy TPLink modem they provided with the service after gaining root access.

On the FritzBox settings, one thing was the phone area code, I have two boxes, first one is ‘0’ & I set the second to ‘2’.

I’ll fire up the TPLink one a little later and have a check over the settings to see if I missed anything or if there’s a slight difference to yours (I don’t think there will be though).

Will let you know how I go, cheers!

Nigel.


Nigel says:

Hi Vas,

All good! Now have it working – it was only on close inspection that the number for registration had a slight typo in it – seems this is what the fritzbox uses for rego, not the section for Account Information/Username. Or at least at one stage of the login anyway.

Now it’s working perfectly, thanks!!

Nigel.


Malcolm says:

Hi Vas,

I’m about to try setting up TPG FTTB on my Fritzbox so this detailed information will be a great help!

As I commented on your other TPG post (sorry, probably the wrong spot), I’m hoping to get SIP going as well so I can keep using our DECT phone.

cheers,

Malcolm


vastheman says:

Hi Malcolm,

I just e-mailed you with some details (from vas at vas the man dot com). Check your spam/junk box if you don’t see the e-mail soon. Hopefully it doesn’t get lost in the tubes.

Vas


Malcolm says:

Thanks Vas, much appreciated.

The provided router/access-point is now a TP-Link Archer VR1600v.

According to info here, with firmware as of Nov 2019 there are simple ways to get an admin password and extract the SIP credentials.

https://www.marcelvarallo.com/archer-vr1600v-getting-root-or-super-user-credentials-the-easy-way/

I’ll follow up once I have given it a try.

cheers,

Malcolm


vastheman says:

Assuming that’s true, which wouldn’t surprise me, it just demonstrates again how insecure most modems/routers are, and how hostile TPG are to their own customers. There’s just so much wrong here. It’s not safe to use a modem/router that leaks through the web interface like this and expects JavaScript to be adequate protection. It’s not safe to use a modem/router if you don’t have admin access and can’t examine/change configuration. It’s not safe to use a modem/router with TR-069 automatic configuration enabled, because an accidental or malicious change on the configuration server could completely compromise your home network.


Malcolm says:

Agree with you about TPG user hostility and router insecurity.

Good news… I have my Fritzbox working with the new VDSL connection.

Extracting the SIP credentials from the TP-Link was as described (once I overcame the confusion caused by the router admin page using HTML frames!).

SIP registration and outgoing calls are working. Incoming I get a recorded message but that was already the case a day or two ago… hopefully just means they are porting the number. My toolbox access has not been switched over to Novus (the new FTTB billing etc platform) yet.

Thank you for your help! Glad I didn’t have to write my own TR-069 proxy, I suspect I wouldn’t have got it done this week 😉

Will update once more when I have something more on the incoming VOIP calls.

cheers,

Malcolm


Malcolm says:

Yep, incoming calls working now too. I’m a happy camper.

Now for some reason the iinet Toolbox still says that my account is “Installation In Progress”, despite a couple of days passing. Still, I will just hope that fixes itself eventually…

cheers,

Malcolm

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