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I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

Hello,

 

I have one of the new Pace 5268AC routers provided by AT&T Uverse and I want to put it in bridge mode so I can utilize my D-Link 3200AC Ultra Wi-Fi Router. There used to be a bridge mode setting in the past modem/router combo units that AT&T provided. However, I am unable to find how/where to put this Pace 5268AC router in bridge mode? 

Does anyone have an answer for this?


Thanks!

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Contributor

Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

I tried from post #5.   I am using an Asus T-Mobile flavored router.   It assigns the router a 23.... IP address but I can't access it ?   

What is meant by ".Go to your internal router and force it to DHCP the WAN address." ?

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Contributor

Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

On your primary router (not the AT&T one) you can specify how it retrieves the WAN address.  You can manually enter the TCP/IP address, gateway, etc.  You can also allow it to issue an upstream request for DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol) or automatic assignment of the IP address.  This is what you should use.  It will ask the AT&T router for an address for the WAN, and the AT&T router will provide it with the IP address from it's WAN port.

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Voyager

Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

Thanks to @Darknessrise, @Fpuppy and all the other router tech gurus for this post.  I found it very helpful in my quest to set up a tri-band router in order to (a) get two 5.0 Ghz signals and (b) better coverage than my AT& UVerse Pace 5268AC Router, as I am limited as to the location I need to keep the Pace Router due to the rest of my UVerse connection requirements and (c) to get the best usage of my 1.0 gig internet speed.

 

After reading these and other posts, and since I am still a novice in the bridging a router universe, I still have a few questions to ask - if you don’t mind?

 

One thing I am still unclear on is that once the Pace Router is put in Bridge / DMZ+ mode, which router will be the one that allocates out the IP addresses to the various wi-fi devices?  The Pace Router still the one that issues the IP address or will it be my new 2nd tri-band router?  I assume that one should want the new tri-band router to issue out the IPs in order to get optimal performance, but not sure what is the best way for a secondary router setup.

 

In the Pace router, does the option under Settings >> System Info >> Event Notifications called “Router-Behind-Router Detection” need to be selected and turned on?

 

In addition to making sure the 2nd tri-band router’s WAN port is configured to use DHCP, does it also need to be switched into bridge mode?  Anything else to the 2nd router’s configuration that needs to be adjusted?

 

One thing I do want to get certainty on is that I should the Ethernet cable from one of the Yellow LAN connections on my Pace Router to the one incoming Internet / WAN port on my 2nd tri-band router and not into any of its multiple LAN ports, correct?  This way makes sense to me, but I have read conflicting posts so I want to make sure I get this step right out of the gate.

 

I intended to get either a Linksys EA9500 or a NetGear Nighthawk X8 tri-band router and my 2nd router if that makes any difference in the setup(s).

 

 

Appreciate all the assistance, I just want to be sure that I am thinking about the setup of the 2nd tri-band router off the PACE 5268 the correct way. 

 

Many thanks!

 

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Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

I was able to follow these directions and end up with the results as listed. However, on my Airport Extreme, I am unable to set up any port forwarding without changing my LAN from Bridge to DHCP and NAT. As soon as I do that, the WAN connection stops working. Any ideas?

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Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

@DaveinTX,

This reply may be too late to help you but here it is:

  1. The router behind the Pace is normally the only one that will issue IP's and perform other normal router functions (this is assuming you have disabled wireless on the Pace and have nothing else plugged into its Ethernet ports except your router).  Once you have configured the Pace as we've outlined here, you can basically pretend it doesn't exist and setup your "real" router as if it were connected directly to the internet (the way you normally would if using a cable modem instead of Uverse).
  2. You don't need to change ANY other settings on the Pace other than those Dark and I have mentioned, including “Router-Behind-Router Detection”.
  3. The Pace is the router you are putting in "bridge mode"; any router behind the Pace should NOT be put in bridge mode.  Any other settings on the 2nd router are up to you and, again, it may help to pretend the Pace doesn't exist!
  4. Yes, the only Ethernet cable required is FROM one of the Pace's yellow LAN ports TO the Incoming/WAN port on your "real" router.
  5. You should be able to use any router behind the Pace without ANY change to the Pace setup we've mentioned here.
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Teacher

Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

@jpinnix, you said:

"I was able to follow these directions and end up with the results as listed. However, on my Airport Extreme, I am unable to set up any port forwarding without changing my LAN from Bridge to DHCP and NAT. As soon as I do that, the WAN connection stops working. Any ideas?"

 

What do you mean by "changing my LAN from Bridge to DHCP and NAT"?  If you are talking about a change on the AE, you should not have put that router in "Bridge mode".

 

After setting up the Pace as we've suggested and connecting all equipment, if you look at the AE interface, what IP address does it show for the WAN side?  (You don't have to tell us the whole thing, just the first 2 numbers will do!)

 

NOTE: if you have made other changes on the AE trying to get this to work, it may be helpful to reset it to factory defaults and retest.

 

Message 51 of 225
Teacher

Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

I put this new pace 5286ac router in DMZplus mode and allowed it to pass through it's signal to another (my) router. As soon as I put the pace in DMZplus mode MY router began to allow me to reach the internet perfectly........I need someones advice who has one of these pace routers or is all knowing about them, because the manual I found online is useless.

 

After configuring the pace for DMZplus I discovered my web server, which is connected to MY router and accepts http and ftp traffic, is no longer allowing anyone to see my websites.....as if the pace router is blocking HTTP traffic maybe? All my computers are connected to MY router and the pace is just passing through the traffic. I have five static IP's from AT&T.....when I type the specific IP address to the site in a browser window it returns the dreaded 404 error...........Does anyone know if there is some other random setting somewhere that blocks HTTP traffic? Right now the only device directly connected to the Pace in this configuration is MY router......all my computers/servers are connected to MY router.

 

 

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ACE - Expert

Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

@thisisbrutal, if you have a router behind your 5268ac and you want the Public Static IP's to be passed to that router, you need to configure the "Cascaded Router" fields as well as the "Additinal Network".  This is where those fields are on my PACE 3800, the 5268ac should be similar:

 

Capture-2016-11-02-CascadedRouter.PNG

 

 

Click on Enable and fill in the base address of your range and the subnet mask and choose your router from the dropdown.

 

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Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

JefferMC,

 

Thank you for trying to help me, I can't tell you how much I appreciate it........very frustrated now.

 

I tried using that cascade setting uitility you talked about but when I enter the subnet mask and ip data for the router it rejects it, think it does not like the subnet.........when I select cascade and put in the settings, it gives me an incorrect configuration and reverts to the previous setting (it was setup to point to an additional network).........curiously in the "choose the router that will host the secondary subnet" drop down it sees one of my wireless computers attached to it but does not see the router attached to it that I want to point it to. Previous screens in the Pace that deal with settings>firewall>pinholes applications and dmz it sees MY router but not here.

 

 

 

 

Message 54 of 225
ACE - Expert

Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

I'm not sure whether you can mix DMZplus and Cascaded Router.  To use Cascaded Router with a Public Static block, you need both the Additional Network and the Cascaded router to be filled in.

 

You should already have Additional Network set up and you should see that the Router Address is the LAST of the block of 8 addresses and the Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.248

 

In the Cascaded Router setup you should enter the FIRST address (i.e. 7 less than the Router Address) of the block of 8 addresses, the Subnet Mask is still 255.255.255.248.  If the router doesn't show up in the list, you can put in its IP address in the next block. So what is it's IP address?  Well, if you're doing DMZplus, it would be your dynamic public address.

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Message 55 of 225
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Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

Post #28 works. But I am not getting a high throughput whatsoever. Right now I am averaging 200-300Mbps down and 150-200Mbps up... Nowhere near 1Gbps up/down. I was able to get 900up/600down on ONE speedtest prior to configuring DMZ for my personal router, but those speeds are gone. 

 

Anyone else having low throughput as well?

Message 56 of 225
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Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

Resetting my AE fixed this. Thanks so much!!!

Message 57 of 225
Teacher

Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

@brianlesays, I haven't had the pleasure of testing the 5268ac at such rarefied speeds, but would test as follows:

  1. Remove your "real" router from the Pace and connect your speed-testing PC directly to it and make sure you are still getting 900/600Mbps.
  2. Go back to Settings->LAN IP Address Allocation and change the settings for that PC to Firewall->Disabled and Address Assign->Public (select WAN IP mapping).  (You may need to temporarily change the settings for your router on that page back to using the NAT-provided 192.168.1.x pool).
  3. Test again; if the speeds drop off, there's definitely a problem with using the Pace "bridge mode" we've described here.  If the speeds are still approx the same (the way I'm betting), the problem may be with your secondary router.

Either way, please let us know!

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Teacher

Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

JefferMC.....Thank you for trying to help me! So frustrated now..........tried what you suggested........no luck.......when I enter a cascaded router it overides the additional network settings I put in there previously.........and then does not accept the cascade settings........says they are invalid........also........I reset the Pace to kill off the DMZplus........settings in the PACE under broadband>status>current internet connection (the Pace is not even using my static IP)........settings are totally different than what AT&T told me to put in my router behind the pace.......do not see anywhere in the software where I can change those........think I need to but not sure since don't know much about routers........

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Teacher

Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

HELP>>>>>>This post is directed to darknessrise or anyone who knows.........Sir/Madam..........I have tried pretty much every method on this forum to no avail..........your post is the only one that works BUT.........using your method #1 that you addressed to bolynn........my Black Knight router going through the AT&T Pace router works when it is in DMZplus.........BUT I cannot get my static IP to pass through the HTTP traffic……..the AT&T PACE gets an IP address automatically that it gets from AT&T when you hook it up…but that IP address is NOT one of my static IP's……so after I set the DMZ+ on that PACE to pass through the signal & traffic to my black knight router via DMZ+………do you know how to modify the settings in the PACE, get it and the outside internet population to see and use my static IP that I am trying to run my secondary (black knight) router on?

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