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Mon, Dec 17, 2018 11:25 PM

Settings NVG595 static IP set to Router to use VPN and Netgear Router DHCP

How do you Setup the NV595 fiber modem to be a bridge so that one of the static IP addresses goes to our Router and the VPN while another can go to our server?  I would normally use Comcast for this and it works like a charm,  but AT&T is what this client has.


I have tried the cascading router feature but it gives my gateway the dynamic IP instead of the static IP address.  I have also tried the passthrough feature which also gives me the dynamic IP not one of the fix IP addresses.   

Using neither and applying a fixed IP to the MAC address gives the router an address but inhibits the functionality and gives no access to the network

Applying the Static addresses in the Router manually also does not work either in passthrough mode nor in cascading mode.. Flip the IP back to the Dynamic and it works but that is not what I need.  I need the IP address to be static on the router for the VPN and give a static route the traffic to my server from outside while maintaining its internal IP.


The whole purpose of buying static IP addresses is to be able to use them with your own router and gateway.  I don't believe this should be so hard. Heck , I wish  AT&T would just give me an actual Bridge mode shut down the gateway features of the ARRIS  and let me deal with the rest.



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3 y ago

Hi @Bespeak,


check out the article for steps to put your NVG589 into bridge mode.


Dee, AT&T Community Specialist

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