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Thursday, April 21st, 2016 11:15 AM

Is IP Passthrough less work for the NVG599 than NAT

Pretty simple question here, with the NVG599 there is no true bridge mode, but there is an IP Passthrough. Is a high performance router, such as a PFSense software firewall on good hardware configured behind the NVG599 with IP Passthrough going to be any better performance than the NVG599 just doing NAT itself?

 

 

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8 years ago

Maybe.  Depends on your mix of traffic and your hardware.

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5 years ago

Yes, if selecting better equipment than the gateway device supplied by ATT.  I tested 'Passthrough' and 'Dedicated Server' modes to access my routers and found that 'Dedicated Server' works better for me.  The newer models of name-brand routers are much much better and managing multiple connections and have way better WiFi capabilities.  And NAT should also function better on your router as long as you're using technology newer than the ATT device.

 

I've tried many options for Passthrough to maximize my DSL service.  The ATT gateways are good for small locations with minimal WiFi needs.  The ATT devices did not work well for me in routing and managing multiple connections.  Slow or jerky latency on games, dropped WiFi, etc.

 

I tested 'Passthrough' and 'Dedicated Server' modes to access my routers and found that 'Dedicated Server' works better.  The newer models of name-brand routers are much much better and managing multiple connections and have way better WiFi capabilities.

 

Why ATT provides Gateways that are effectively old technology is beyond me, other than to assume it's due to profit rather than service quality.

 

I now nave a NVG589 in 'Dedicate Server' mode to an EA73000 Linksys, with RE6800 range extender at opposite end of house. Immediate noticeable improvements in home network quality and stability throughout the home on wired and wireless.  My router has many more settings and controls to manage my connections.

 

I was about to ditch DSL for Cable but I'm happy with things now, since I despise my local cable company.  5-6Mbyte service seems slow these days, but if you have good equipment at your end and a dependable connection to your house it can work pretty well.  Too bad we have to become network specialists in order to make it work properly for us.

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