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Wed, Dec 3, 2014 7:39 PM

HomePNA over coax when gateway is in IP passthrough mode

I have configured the Motorola NVG589 in 'bridge' mode according to these instructions. It works great on my wireless network served by the ASUS RT-AC68R. I also have a HomePNA bridge (Motorola TER-HCNA2) over coax connected to the NVG589 to extend the network. However, I can't connect to either the internal or external network through the HomePNA bridge.

 

Can I configure the NVG589 to extend the network using the HomePNA bridge while letting the ASUS be the only router also through the extended network?

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7 y ago

Hi @cmjnel,

 

It sounds like you want the ASUS router to be the main and only router for your internal network. Beacuse of that, you will probably want to move the HomePNA bridge behind the ASUS, so everything routes through it. The only devices you want to connect to your NVG589 is the U-verse TVs. All other devices being connected to the internet should go through your ASUS, including your HomePNA bridge. I was looking up the instructions on the Motorola TER-HCNA2, and it appears to be a simple bridge, so I think it should have no problems with connecting to the ASUS router.

 

Hope this helps.

 

-David T

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7 y ago

Hi David,

 

Thanks for your reply! I figured I had to do what you're suggesting. Since I don't have 2 HomePNA bridges (the ASUS router doesn't have a coax), I connected the ASUS router with the NVG589 through the regular Ethernet ports (not the WAN port) and left the coax connected with the NVG589 and lo and behold, the HomePNA at the other end of the coax now sees the ASUS router.

I won't declare victory quite yet as I'm not sure there won't be any side effects.

 

M

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6.7K Messages

7 y ago

That is great to hear! I am glad everything is working. The only other thing I can think of if you see further issues is to put the ASUS router into bridge mode, so it acts as a switch, and it will put everything under one giant subnet.

 

-David T

JefferMC

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24.4K Messages

7 y ago

By moving the connection from the NVG 589 to the ASUS from the WAN port on the ASUS to a LAN port, you've effectively already turned it into a Switch/Access Point.

 

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