Posted Mar 16, 2011
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U-verse for BUSINESS? : 2Wire 3600HGV bridge mode? or another AT&T supported VDSL modem?

I am having trouble properly configuring this AT&T 2Wire 3600HGV modem for my network. Maybe someone is aware of a different firmware for this product?

 

I am completely aware of how to setup the DMZ mode & router behind router setup in these boxes but that is NOT the point. (We have supported firewalled networked equipment working that has all the bells & whistles including QoS)

 

In the event of a factory reset of the AT&T 2Wire VDSL modem at this business, I want to properly insure the following business requirements are met:

- DHCP - OFF (at min, it appears you must leave one available?)

- WiFi - OFF (Yes this can be turned off, but bridging it always insured it was turned off in the past. ON is a security concern among just bad business i.e. conflict with other business WiFi, employees might see/use this non-content filtered WiFi, etc etc)

- & passing off internet service needs to be easy to another networked supported OUTSIDE of AT&T firewall. (I'm NOT asking for AT&T support on this, but in the bridge DSL world, this was EASY)

- if bridging this 2Wire is NOT an option, backing up the configuration settings would be a nice alternative but that is not available as well?

 

Bridging the old DSL modems always worked nicely but the 2Wire 3XXXHGV line appears to be the ONLY ones to support the AT&T VDSL Max Turbo speeds. 24Mbps down / 3 Mbps up which we use not only for normal business operations (credit cards, business email, web based training, etc) but this high speed is required to view onsite security video (3Mbps up) and offer customers FAST free WiFi!

 

AT&T U-Verse offers the right price, contract, speed, internet package & installers to properly handle our resturant locations company's data needs but I'm struggling with the their "business" support of this 2Wire VDSL modem product. We ONLY use the internet, no TV (not legally available for restaurants, yet). No Voip because POTS is our reliable backup. So it's just the internet service ...

 

For coverage on AT&T Uverse, we have over 50 locations lit up like a Christmas tree but sadly business support on this product is driving me nutz! Maybe because I now see this is listed under "Residential Gateway"? Is this AT&T 2Wire VDSL modem product not meant for business? Is anyone aware of another supported AT&T VDSL modem or a different 2Wire firmware available? Official AT&T support has me running in circles (AT&T U-verse support > AT&T Connecttech > AT&T Connecttech360 > AT&T U-verse support, rinse, repeat)  

 

help?

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There is no true bridge mode on the 2Wire routers.  However, you can still configure it such that almost all functions of your own router will work properly.

 

1. Set your router's WAN interface to get an IP address via DHCP.  This is required at first so that the 2Wire recognizes your router.

2. Plug your router's WAN interface to one of the 2Wire's LAN interfaces.

3. Restart your router, let it get an IP address via DHCP.

4. Log into the 2Wire router's interface.  Go to Settings -> Firewall -> Applications, Pinholes, and DMZ

5. Select your router under section (1).

6. Click the DMZPlus button under section (2).

7. Click the Save button.

8. Restart your router, when it gets an address via DHCP again, it will be the public outside IP address.  At this point, you can leave your router in DHCP mode (make sure the firewall on your router allows the DHCP renewal packets, which will occur every 10 minutes), or you can change your router's IP address assignment on the WAN interface to static, and use the same settings it received via DHCP.

9. On the 2Wire router, go to Settings -> Firewall -> Advanced Configuration

10. Uncheck the following: Stealth Mode, Block Ping, Strict UDP Session Control.

11. Check everything under Outbound Protocol Control except NetBIOS.

12. Uncheck NetBIOS under Inbound Protocol Control.

13. Uncheck all the Attack Detection checkboxes (7 of them).

14. Click Save.

 

Your router should now be able to route as if the 2Wire was a straight bridge, for the most part.

 

Inbound port 22 might be blocked, and inbound ports 8000-8015 might also be blocked, and there's nothing that can be done about it.

 

This is how I have my 2Wire configured, and I have a Cisco 2811 behind it doing IPSec, IPv6 tunnels, etc.

 

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thanks for the suggestions, I have applied the settings you suggested, and it seem to have kind of worked. I can now start to see some a little bit of the page before it times out. I have tried many different sites to rule out the possible that the site is having issues. so i'm kinda lost at the moment I would think that it would be a routing issue in there somewhere but i can't seem to find.. Any idea's would be awesome.. Thank you! 

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Pages that "start to load" and then don't usually is not a routing problem. That sounds more like either hardware issues (bad cabling or switch), or I have on occasion seen MTU issues cause that. However, MTU issues usually appear in tunnel environments or with other forms of encapsulation that either reduce the MTU or cause fragmentation or both. In your environment I'd be surprised if there was an MTU issue.

Try removing the switch from the equation and see what you get.

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Thanks for the reply.

 

I know that that equipment is good because I replace them from an existing network. We were just upgrading our equipment, but decided to test this out in another environment. I did however remove the switch as you request. It had the same effect, pages just attempt to load until they time-out. Both tracert's and ping request from the client machine work perfectly. Could this be an ACL issue? with something to do with port 80 and 445? I also added the routes you requested with no luck as well. Any other ideas? Looking back on all the post I see that you have help a lot of other people, so I just wanted to say thank you for supporting all of us, either way if we get this resolved are not. It's nice to know that people out there are still willing to help out. You also mentioned cabling, the cables are good, but wanted to varify what type of cabling is needed a crossover or a straight through cable, I know that a router to router connection should be a crossover cable, does this apply here?

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The cabling probably does need to be a crossover in your case. 100 Mbps Ethernet interfaces are not auto-MDI/MDIX in many cases, and for sure the interfaces on the Cisco 2600 are not. Thus a crossover cable is probably required for U-Verse router -> Cisco router.

Gigabit interfaces do not generally need a crossover cable in any circumstance, because almost all gigabit ports are auto-MDI/MDIX.

It's concerning that pings are working and other traffic is not. I've gone over your router config a dozen times and I can't see anything wrong with it.

I wonder if you have a hardware problem with the 2600? Do you have a consumer router you could put in place of the 2600 temporarily to test?



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I am trying to configure a 2nd router (WRT54G v5) to go behind the RG (3801HGV).

 

All I want to accomplish here is content (web url) filtering on the 2nd router, which would be connected via two ethernet cables to a Roku player and a Samsung smart TV.

 

So, in essence the 2nd router would also be acting as a switch as I have all my other devices (cpu's etc) filling out the LAN ports on the RG with some portforwarding/home networking in place.

 

The part of your directions (pg 1 of this thread) I am having issues with is:

 

8. Restart your router, when it gets an address via DHCP again, it will be the public outside IP address.  At this point, you can leave your router in DHCP mode (make sure the firewall on your router allows the DHCP renewal packets, which will occur every 10 minutes), or you can change your router's IP address assignment on the WAN interface to static, and use the same settings it received via DHCP.

 


I've already got Router 2 a DCHP add. outside the range, but I'm not sure where to configure the static WAN ip as Router 2 has dd-wrt installed and I'm not that familiar with the interface. Would I input these settings in "advanced routing" or "basic setup" ?  And what else needs to be filled out here in either? Screenshots for both menus below:

 

 

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As a follow up question, Is it even possible to enable content filtering by url in the way I am attempting or should I consider a different configuration for Router 2? As a sidenote, I do not need Router 2 to serve any devices wirelessly. Screenshot below for Router 2 "access restrictions" menu:

 

 

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Thanks so much in advance!

Sam

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Edited by SomeJoe7777 on Oct 14, 2013 at 9:11:09 AM

san garvin,

If you want to use the content filtering feature of your router, you must use it as a full router, and set it up using the instructions in post 2. You cannot set it up just as an additional switch or wireless access point on the same subnet.

In your pictures (#1, #2, and #3) above:

#1: This is the advanced routing page, you do not need to set anything here.
#2: The Internet connection type should be Automatic/DHCP.
#3: Don't worry about this page until you get the routing working and set up properly. After that, then configure the Roku and smart TV MAC addresses here, and apply the restriction policy you want.

In addition, please see the following post that you will need to follow to permit DD-WRT to work properly in this configuration:

http://www.comprepairgurus.com/att-u-verse2wire-gateway-and-dd-wrt-router-in-dmz-mode/

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This works. To finish installing my NetGear WND 83700 on top of the 2Wire:

I logged into the Netgear and clicked on the Advanced Tab.

In the left panel I selected "SetUp".

Then in the LAN setup, I unchecked "Use router as a DHCP Server" to get rid of the old DSL settings.

 

Works real well now. Thanks very much.

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Edited by cmsret on Nov 17, 2013 at 9:51:21 AM

This is a superb thread with truly invaluable information. I have been following it for a year. SomeJoe7777 is the absolute best resource I have come across in this forum.

 

I want to address the series of messages between jphaus and SomeJoe7777 starting at post 443 and ending at 450 – specifically post 446 where SomeJoe7777 states:  “there are a few other people who have reported that they're using the 2Wire + another wireless access point together and are able to roam between them. However, I don't think anyone has reported that they're doing it with 2Wire + 2 additional WAPs.”  My info below may be of value in this regard.

 

I have a U-verse 3801 gateway being used for Internet only (no TV or VoIP). I have the wireless disabled on the 3801. I installed a Linksys EA4500 router downstream of the 3801 (LAN to LAN) following the steps outlined in post #13 here and it works very well as a WAP (dual band, wireless n) with better signal strength and range than the 3801 wireless g. However, I was still getting a weak signal at the far end of my L-shaped house and in order to improve that end I installed a Linksys PLW400, a powerline adaptor. Basically I have a pair of Linksys PLE400 wired units, one connects to a LAN port on the 3801 and plugs to an electrical outlet near the 3801, the other PLE is plugged to a different power outlet and then to my house internal Ethernet wiring. This networks my whole house across the power lines and also through my Ethernet wiring and it works very well (see my reviews of the PLE and PLW at Amazon). At the far end where I was getting the weak signal I then installed a PLW400. The PLW gets Ethernet from the power lines and then transmits as a WAP at that location (no routing or DHCP capability). I now get complete coverage throughout. As I mentioned I have the wireless turned off on the 3801. The EA4500 and the PLW400 are both set with the same SSID, encryption security, and key. The EA4500 is on channel 6 and the PLW400 is on channel 11. I also have the EA4500 transmitting on its 5 GHz band on channel 36 to connect some AV equipment.

 

The end result of this is that I have 2 different WAPs behind the 3801 (both connected to LAN ports on the 3801) and I am able to roam with my iPhones throughout the house with no problems whatsoever. When the signal deteriorates from level 3 the iPhones switch to the other WAP and reconnect at the higher strength and vice versa. So for whatever it is worth here is one instance of 2 WAPs behind a U-verse gateway working and roaming seamlessly.

 

As an aside, I would like to ask if anyone knows why AT&T is still using obsolete wireless g technology in their gateways. Other than one legacy computer, all my equipment uses wireless n, which has been the standard for years. Why is AT&T still stuck in the past? For my own installation (Houston, TX), the tech was given 3 refurbished 3800 units for 3 different jobs that day. Mercifully mine was the first of the day. The tech went through all 3 refurbs and all were defective (one had a loose screw inside). After a wasted hour and a half he had to call another tech to bring him a new 3801 to my great pleasure. The tech was great, the equipment was not.  Just wish that the 3801 was n instead of g. Comments from anyone? From AT&T?

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Hi SomeJoe7777,

 

I don't usually post things, but I have a situation that requires an Expert. I have recently upgraded to ATT Uverse (3801HGV) from ATT DSL. The reason being is that I host 4 websites with email servers on a single computer and I wanted more bandwidth. I have 5 usable Static IP's (Public IP's) that I want to pass to my third party router to have control over my own firewall and IP translation into my Private Static IP's on my single computer server. I was told by Sales that this is no problem and also by several members on Tier 2 support.

 

I am into day 9 of trying to get this to work correctly. I have three internet businesses and a lot of angry customers because of this. My current configuration consists of a switch connected to port one of the modem passing the first IP address of the Static (Public) IP block. The single computer nic card has the 4 Static (Public) IP's on it. The modem is set to pass ports 25,110, 80 and 53 on that connection. It works, but not correctly. Some emails are not working and some people can't see the

site(s).

 

The ATT Uverse modem is not for business and the support is terrible for business. I have spent over 8 hours on the phone with multiple tier 2 support people and most of them do not have a clue. However they were all polite and courteous.

 

The way I see it is the only way you can pass the whole static ip block is you would have to have 4 routers and 4 nic cards in the single computer that host the 4 websites and email servers or 4 separate computers. The reason is, the ATT Uverse modem is NOT BRIDGEABLE on multiple Static IP's. The ATT Uverse modem requires a DHCP connection and a UNIQUE MAC ADDRESS for each Static IP.

I am currently looking for a router that could create virtual mac addresses so I don have to buy 4 to make it work.

 

As you can tell, I am quite frustrated and am worried about losing my customers. Tommorrow is Monday and I still don't have a solid answer. If you have another solution, Please let me know ASAP.

 

P.S.

Another thing if your a business owner and you have your own email server you will need to call them to have ATT UNBLOCK PORT 25 or it won't work.

 

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courierguy58,

 

You are running into two limitations of the 2Wire routers:

 

1. The 2Wire routers enforce a 1-to-1 relationship between IP addresses and MAC addresses, thus multihomed network cards are not supported.  This is the main problem with your setup, as you've placed 4 IP addresses on one network card.

 

2. The 2Wire routers used to have no capability to insert a static route for the static IP addresses, thus the static IP addresses could not be used behind another router.  This limitation has been removed in the latest firmware, and will be the method that we use to solve your problem.

 

Please take a look at using the Cascaded Router option in the 2Wire firmware to route your static IP addresses to your own router, and then use your static IP addresses on your server, which will then be behind your router.  This will allow you to have a multihomed server.

 

Please take a look at the following post for a description I gave someone of how the Cascaded Router option should be used.  You will be doing it very similarly, although in the post that person was using a Linux box as a router, whereas you'll be using dedicated hardware.

 

https://forums.att.com/t5/Residential-Gateway/U-verse-for-BUSINESS-2Wire-3600HGV-bridge-mode-or-anot...

 

This should fix your issue.  If you need further assistance, please start a new thread in this forum.

 

 

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I have a Motorola NVG589 Gateway with a WD MyNetN900 router behind it. I have it wired directly to my Roku 3. I have "PlayOn" on the Roku and am able to watch videos even when my laptop is wirelessly connected to the RG. I am attempting to set up "PlayOn" mobile access it is able to recognize the MyNetN900 but is unable to configure the router, even when I am connected wirelessley to the WD router instead of the RG. I get the error message:

 

"When choosing the automatic configuation option, PlayOn will attempt to automatically configure your router using UPnP. For this to work properly, your router must support UPnP and it must be enabled.

 

Router name: MyNetN900

Router LAN IP: 192.168.6.-

Router WAN IP: 192.168.1.8-

Public IP: 99.100.88.113

 

PlayOn successfully detected your router and will configure it automatically, but it does not appear to be directly connected to the internet. This is probably because your router is instead connected to one or more other routers that PlayOn is unable to automatically configure. In that case, you must configure each additional router manually before Mobile Access will funtion over the internet."

 

When I try to configure Mobile Access while connected to the RG, I get a similar message but with no router detected:

 

"When choosing the automatic configuation option, PlayOn will attempt to automatically configure your router using UPnP. For this to work properly, your router must support UPnP and it must be enabled.

 

Router Name: No Router Detected

Router Lan IP: Unknown

Router WAN IP: Unknown

Public IP: 99.100.88.113

 

PlayOn was unable to detect a UPnP enabled router. Please consult your router's documentation for detailed instructions on how to enable UPnP or try the manual configuration option instead."

 

I don't know what to do at this point in order to configure the RG in order for PlayOn to recognize it in front of the MyNetN900.

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brandonspapa,

You will need to set up a router-behind-router connection (similar to how you had the MyNetN900 connected behing the NVG589), but you will need to use the IP Passthrough option on the NVG589 so that the MyNetN900 receives the outside IP address on its WAN interface.

Please search the forums for "NVG510 IP Passthrough" and you will find several threads where this is referenced. The NVG589 is configured for this option very similarly to the NVG510.

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Edited by brandonspapa on Nov 26, 2013 at 7:36:56 AM

I'm sorry, but I am a little slow on the uptake. Can you be more specific on which thread/post I should apply? And should I use the settings that I posted in my original post in setting up the IP passthrough? Also, my RG is a 2Wire 3801HGV, I was mistaken in my prior post as to the model.

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If you have a 2Wire 3801HGV, then follow the directions in post 2 of this thread:

http://forums.att.com/t5/Residential-Gateway/U-verse-for-BUSINESS-2Wire-3600HGV-bridge-mode-or-anoth...

 

 

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Hello SomeJoe7777                

 

In the case that I have two computers: my main and another configured as a lab with hyper-v and virtual machines. Both connected to the same ATT router. As you know that router gives DHCP to both computers and I do not find the way to configure it to allow me creating a separated domain. Any help would be appreciated.

 

Regards.

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avp144,

 

Two (or more) separate Windows domains on the same network is fully supported by Microsoft.  No special IP configuration is required.  (With the exception that the domain controller and other standalone servers in the domain are normally assigned a static IP addresses).

 

Are you speaking of a different type of separation of the two computers?

 

 

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Edited by acsalinas on Dec 18, 2013 at 2:03:00 AM

SomeJoe7777 wrote:

So you are only interested in the wireless aspect of the router?

 

In that case, you do not want to follow these directions at all, since you do not need special routing functionality.  Instead, all you want is a wireless access point.

 

To do this, do the following:

 

1. Turn off DHCP on your router.

2. Change the link between the 2Wire router and your router to use the LAN ports on both ends.  (In other words, plug the cable from one of the LAN ports of the 2Wire to one of the LAN ports of your router.  Leave your router's WAN port empty).

3. Change the LAN IP address of your router to a static IP on the same subnet as the 2Wire router.  For example, if the 2Wire router is using 192.168.1.x, and the DHCP range is 192.168.1.64 - 192.168.1.253, set your router to 192.168.1.10.

4. If necessary, configure the wireless parameters on your router, such as SSID, encryption, pre-shared key, and MAC filtering.

 

Your wireless computers connected to your router will now be able to communicate with wired computers on the 2wire router since everything will be on the same subnet.

 



Hi SomeJoe7777,

 

I've read the directions in Post 2 and 13 (on page 1) a few times and I've even tried something very similar to this. I've also read other forums and posts that you've replied to wondering if one of them might be more applicable to my problem. I eventually got frustrated after many hours and put the secondary router back in the box and gave up.

 

My secondary is a Linksys. The options it has on the back are "Internet" and ports 1-4. Is the "internet" what your directions refer to as WAN? I also understand that I would still have to set up the router. It requires me to connect it to what would have been plugged into the tower of a computer except I don't have that, all my stuff is wireless. That being said I plugged the CAT5 into Port 1 on the 2WIRE. Then the directions say to connect the other end of the CAT5 from the previous direction into the "Internet" port on the Linksys. So now I had a CAT5 going between 2Wire Port 1 and Linksys "Internet". Then I plug in the DC power, so on and so on. After that, the directions CD Setup Wizard tried to verify that the router is connected. It never gets past that point. Just keep telling me it's not connected.

 

I did eventually decide to just skip that and move on. All of my devices could recognize it as a wireless option. I could connect to it except it didn't connect to the internet. The settings I changed on the 2Wire Setup was to accept router-behind-router and then I turned wireless off so that the two didn't interfere.

 

1. Is part of the way I connected everything the reason that I can't seem to connect to the internet?

2 If I was following your directions, would that be irrelevant because I would continue to connect WiFi with the 2Wire or would I be connected to the new router?

 

I would be more than willing to attempt the steps in 13 (I believe that is the one applicable to me) as I'm sure with your expertese it would work however it would all be to no avail if I cannot get the router set up, correct?

 

Thank you for your help.

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acsalinas,

What is the purpose of your Linksys router? If it's just to provide wireless (e.g. wireless that's better than the 2Wire because of extra range, "N" speeds, etc.), then follow post 13.

To configure your Linksys, you really need to be connected to it with a computer with a wired connection. This is only temporary, once the Linksys is configured, then you can remove the wired connection.

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Yes the purpose is for the extra range. The devices in my bedroom can't stream video.

 

I understand that connecting to the computer is temporary. One of the steps in the setup when it's connected to the computer is testing it. The test fails and it tells me to check that CAT5s to make sure they are completely connected. I was curious if it was failing because I had the input on the Linksys into the "Internet" port and needed to put it in a "LAN" port instead.

 

I did end up returning it and am ordering a different brand all together but the above confusion would still exist regardless of which router I purchase.

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For post 13, yes, the connection from 2Wire to your router will be LAN port to LAN port. The Internet (or WAN) port on your router will not be used.

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I recently purchased a Western Digital MyCloud personal network storage device. It plugs directly into my 2Wire router. I have had nothing but trouble with it so far. I should be able to access it both on and off my network but I can't get remote access to work. Multiple calls to WD finally ended with them saying my router needs to have UPNP in order for it to work. ATT support tried to open up ports for port forwarding but it kept assigning public ip addresses and the remote connection failed. Will the two router technique described here fix that?

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If the WD MyCloud requires UPnP to operate, then yes, you need a second router, set up in accordance with post #2 in this thread, that supports UPnP, for it to work.

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Thank you so much for your help.  Can you possibly help in another area. 

 

I set my my ASUS RT-N56U router as a AP via your instructions and it appears to be working ok.  Thank you so much for the article. 

 

The problem I'm having now is I can't get my wireless devices like Iphone and Ipad to recognize my wireless network printers using airprint.  I have two HP all in one printers and they are seen on the network but not on the wireless devices connected to the AP.  I set up my 2.4ghz and 5ghz networks with seperate names and passwords.  The were both working on Airprint at one time but aren't now and I can't figure out why?  The ipad and iphone are connecting to the router internet just fine.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated

 

Bill

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I'm unfamiliar with the Asus RT-N56U router, but check its configuration and see if you have something called "wireless isolation" turned on. If so, turn it off. More routers are coming with this feature, it's a setting that prevents different wireless clients from talking to each other.

If you can't find that option, see if you can find any option that would prevent wireless clients from talking to other wireless clients, or a setting that would prevent clients connected via the two different wireless radios (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) from talking to each other.

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Edited by Bill721 on Dec 26, 2013 at 8:27:23 AM

I checked and wireless isolation is turned off on both 2.4 and 5GHz networks.  Could having different  names and passwords be causing the issue?  I've been told they should be seperate?

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I do not know if different SSID names and passwords would cause that, but an easy way to find out would be to set the 5GHz radio to the same settings as the 2.4GHz radio and see what happens.

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I'm getting a message stating error when I try to set up device as a DMZ. There is already another device (alarm pannel) set up. Can there be more than one DMZ attached to RG?

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miketeel wrote:

I'm getting a message stating error when I try to set up device as a DMZ. There is already another device (alarm pannel) set up. Can there be more than one DMZ attached to RG?


 

No, not unless you have purchased a block of static IP addresses.

 

If your alarm panel is already set up as the DMZPlus device, then you would have to unconfigure it as the DMZPlus device before you could configure an Internet router as the DMZPlus device.  However, there is probably a very good reason that your alarm panel is already set up as the DMZPlus device, thus I would recommend you research and find out why the alarm panel is configured like that before you change it.  If you unconfigure it as the DMZPlus device, it is likely that some functionality with the alarm panel will stop working.

 

 

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Joe,

 

I have a Netgear D6200 and just signed on with AT&T U-Verse. They installed a 5031NV modem. I would like to work through your post but I can't get the AT&T modem to even recognize my Netgear modem. When I connect the two routers, I plug the network cable into the Internet jack on the back of the D6200 and into one of the LAN connections on the back of the AT&T router, but when I look for the router from within the AT&T modem I can't find it.  I log into the AT&T modem and go to settings, firewall, applications, pinholes and DMZ, and I can't find the Netgear router. Any suggestions.

 

GS

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Log into the NetGear D6200 router, and make sure the Internet connection type is set for DHCP. If it's set to something else, like PPPoE, then the D6200 will not request an address from the 5031NV, and then the 5031NV won't know it's there.

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