Failing to set up IP Passthrough between BGW320-500 and TP-Link mesh
I am trying to set the modem/router provided by AT&T to IP passthrough so that my mesh system can forward ports (see image below). I have also turned off the WiFi network created by the BGW320-500 router. However, when I access TP-Link's configuration page, I still see an internet IP Address where the public address should be. In addition, I can't seem to forward the ports that I want to forward (I checked using an online tool). Are there any other steps I'm missing? I tried turning the DHCP Server off, but that then disconnects the mesh router from the internet. I'm also curious if I need to set up Cascaded Router (I couldn't figure out what Network Address to use). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Some further info: I have a mac mini connected to another LAN port on the BGW320-500, would that cause an issue? The mesh router is connected using the 5Gbps ethernet port, and I allocated a static IP address to it.
6 months ago
It seems I was finally able to fix my problem by going to the Resets page under diagnostics, Resetting IP, and then rebooting the mesh router. Now I finally see a public IP address on TP-Link's app although I can't see my ports open on the checking web tools. Just updating in case someone else has the same problem.
6 months ago
We're happy to see that you were able to set up IP Passthrough with your mesh router, runningwolfie.
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Aminah, AT&T Community Specialist
3 months ago
Did you ever resolve this? I just got ATT service today and I am having a similar issue. (Passing through to a TP link router) and I am also showing the public IP as the WAN IP, just no port forwarding is actually working.