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

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

I ran in to this setup once again. This time it went very quickly. This configuration only works if you buy Static IP addresses.

I wanted a group of computers, routers, cameras, devices to be exposed and visible on the Interet, not behind a firewall. So I ordered a group of 5 useable IP addresses. (You could buy larger or smaler groups).

The AT&T installer only had one address and he did not know what it was.

I went to http://www.subnet-calculator.com/ and entered the IP address. Since I knew I purchased a group of 5, the subnet mask would be 255.255.255.248. (If I bought more or less Static IP addresses, the subnet mask would be different.)

The address that the AT&T installer had,  turned out to be my 'Network's Address', also called the 'Subnet ID'. Every Network or Subnet has this address and it is never routable or useable. I happen to know that AT&T uses the next address up as the "Router Address". I think they also call it the RG (reserved gateway?). Other vendors use the last address as the "Router Address".

As an example lets say I ordered 5 static IPs, my Network's Address was xxx.xxx.xxx.200
Then, the AT&T 'Router Address' was xxx.xxx.xxx.201
My useable addresses would be
xxx.xxx.xxx.202
xxx.xxx.xxx.203
xxx.xxx.xxx.204
xxx.xxx.xxx.205
xxx.xxx.xxx.206
(The 'Broadcast Address' for this subnetwork is xxx.xxx.xxx.207)

Once AT&T plugged me in, I Logged in to the Pace Router. This is all I did after that;

I went to "Settings "Broadband " Link Configuration

Supplementary Network

Clicked button next to 'Add Additional Network'

I entered the "Router Address" xxx.xxx.xxx.201
entered Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.248
checked the box 'Auto Firewall Open'.

Saved config, probably rebooted the router.

Then I went to network properties on my laptop,
Changed IP Ver 4 properties on my laptop

IP address: xxx.xxx.xxx.202
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.248
Default Gateway: xxx.xxx.xxx.201

(For DNS, I usually always leave these at 8.8.8.8 and 4.2.2.1)

I rebooted my laptop, made sure I could get to an Internet website, probably http://www.speedtest.net/ . It showed my laptops IP address (lower left on fake laptop xxx.xxx.xxx.202) and I probably tested the bandwidth. Then I went to an IP-Ping-app on my cell phone and made sure I could ping xxx.xxx.xxx.202 .

Since I could ping from my cell phone, I knew my the IP address was on the Internet. I then turned off the laptop and pinged it from the cell phone again to make sure I did not get a reply.

For an understainding of IP addressesing the first 4 steps from this site are pretty good. https://www.techopedia.com/6/28587/internet/8-steps-to-understanding-ip-subnetting

 

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

Smiley Sad I still cannot get my IP set up correctly in the Pace 5268 but at least the ASUS RT-3200 is now set up as a cascaded router.

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Contributor

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

I just purchased a netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000. I need too know in plain English how to use it. Behind this Pace Gateway thing. Sorry I have 0 technical skills. I need baby steps.

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

I just purchased a netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000. I need too know in plain English how to use it. Behind this Pace Gateway thing. Sorry I have 0 technical skills. I need baby steps.

Even with my technical knowledge I still find this very difficult to understand to get this all to work out! I got on with AT&T's chat session and they said I would receive a call but never heard from them. This RG is still pushing out the wrong IP address! They said the my assigned IP was showing up on their end however my side says otherwise. AT&T's support is simply abysmal!

 

Now through all of my research I have found some blog here to help you out. I just need to put it all together!

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

so will it still work if I leave the wifi on? 

 

Thanks!

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

 Hi,


I just switched from Cable to AT&T for the gigapower internet. I had NO IDEA that this was going to be such an issue. I am not a power user but I assumed I would simply plug into my Nighthawk R7500 and go...WRONG.

 

I have skimmed through these answers.  On the first page there is a solution that basically says USE DMZ or Access Point.

I mistakenly tried bridge mode on my Nighthawk and that didn't work.

 

I re-read it and assume that I should have been using Access Point mode.

 

My question is as follows:

 

Which is better - should I set up the R7500 as an Access Point, or set up a DMZ on the Pace 5268AC Residential Gateway with the R7500 in the pinhole. OR, is there a newer answer somewhere in these 11 pages of answers that I haven't stumbled across yet.

 

Thank you so much!

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

I am getting my Uverse TV, Phone and ATT Fiber Internet installed on Tuesday next week. Skimmed through this thread as I will be connecting my Netgear Orbi to whatever modem/router combo they give me. Is it better to ask them for either a Motorola or Arris combo and avoid the Pace?

 

Also plan is to use the 3 LAN ports on the ATT provided router and have first one wired  to a 8 port switch in my entertainment center in the living room, secong LAN port connected to a 8 port switch in my bedroom and third one connected to a 4 port switch in the kids room. Plan to use the 4th LAN port to connect to the Netgear Orbi WAN port and then do the DMZ+ or maybe even use the Orbi in AP mode. Question is will this work?

 

Orbi will be primarily used to serving as a WiFi connection point and wireless on the ATT gateway will be disabled. Am I selecting the best configuration?

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ACE - Expert

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

If the Orbi is your only Wireless Access Point/Router, then I see no issues with your configuration, especially if you operate the Orbi as an Access Point.  If you operate it as a router, then it will have a network behind it that is distinct from anything networked to the three switches; devices connected to the Orbi should be able to reach devices connected to the switch, but traffic cannot originate in the other direction.

 

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?


tsteele93 wrote:

 

... 

Which is better - should I set up the R7500 as an Access Point, or set up a DMZ on the Pace 5268AC Residential Gateway with the R7500 in the pinhole. OR, is there a newer answer somewhere in these 11 pages of answers that I haven't stumbled across yet.

 ...


Which is "better" depends on what you're trying to do.  If you had a wired network in a remote area of your home that you wanted to connect to the U-verse Gateway wirelessly, then bridge mode would have been correct.  If you just want better wireless coverage for your home, and you don't want the router features of your R7500 to work (e.g. UPnP), then placing it in Access Point is the easiest to implement.  If you need the router features of your R7500 to work, and you can connect all your networked devices to the R7500, then operate it as a router and configure the U-verse Gateway for DMZplus/IP Passthrough to it.  Regardless, if you have U-verse TV, do not connect any U-verse IPTV gear to the R7500 or the R7500 to a switch that also has a U-verse IPTV device on it.

 

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

@JefferMC .. interesting comment on keeping all IPTVs separate .... so perhaps the best situation for me would be to put a Netgear Prosafe GS108E switch right by the ATT Gateway and then connect my 3 IPTVs to this switch and then connect my Netgear Orbi to the second LAN port of the ATT Gateway and use it as a IP passthrough (DMZ+) and have all my wired connections in my entertainment center connect to the Netgear Orbi router via a 8-port existing switch.

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


fljoemon wrote:

@JefferMC .. interesting comment on keeping all IPTVs separate .... so perhaps the best situation for me would be to put a Netgear Prosafe GS108E switch right by the ATT Gateway and then connect my 3 IPTVs to this switch and then connect my Netgear Orbi to the second LAN port of the ATT Gateway and use it as a IP passthrough (DMZ+) and have all my wired connections in my entertainment center connect to the Netgear Orbi router via a 8-port existing switch.


If you can make the above work with your wiring, yes, that is probably a good idea.

 

There are others who are more hard core than I about not mixing IPTV and other network traffic.  I'm okay with mixing IPTV and network traffic, as long as the IPTV traffic isn't connected back to the same U-verse Gateway ports as a Wireless Router/Access Point and the IPTV traffic doesn't transit a Wireless Access Point/Router.

 

Wireless Routers/AP's normally don't know what to do with the Multicast IPTV traffic and this causes all sorts of issues that you don't want.

 

 

 

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

@JefferMC .... to mix the IPTV and other devices on a single 8-port switch, is there a particular switch like the Netgear GS108E that is recommended? Does it need to have features on the switch (VLAN separation, IGMP snooping etc.) OR will any plain dumb switch like a Trendnet TEG-S82g work? Thanks for all your answers and contributions to this amazing forum .. makes it much easier to seek help here than contact ATT technical support.

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ACE - Expert

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

There was a frequent forum poster who suggested that the switch needed 802.1p, but I have no reason to believe that is actually the case.  The Netgear GS108 and GS105 switches are used by AT&T for the purpose of adding ports to their Gateways and normally don't care about mixing traffic.  And as far as I know, the Trendnet switch would be fine.

 

The GS10xE switches allow you to do VLANs (possibly with tagging, though I'm not sure about that) which opens up additional possibilities, as then you could have a VLAN for IPTV and a VLAN for not, each hooked to a different Gateway port (not a lot of use on a GS105E with only 5 ports, unless it does support tagging).

 

Tagging allows you extend VLANs over multiple switches, which means you can connect two ports of a GS105E (assuming it does support tagging) to the Gateway, connect up to three other switches that support tagging to it, and be able to access the VLANs on the remote switches, which allows you to partition the traffic to all switches over a single cable to each remote switch.

 

IGMPv3 peeking in a switch should also keep IPTV multicast traffic away from ports that don't need it.  (It's called IGMPv3 peeking in the switch because a switch is a layer 2 device and shouldn't be looking at layer 3 protocols such as IGMPv3. To implement the feature, it's peeking into the layer 3 data inside the layer 2 packet and making assumptions about what it should do).  With this feature enabled, the switch shouldn't forward multicasts by default.  It would only forward multicast packets on ports where there is an active subscription request for that address.

 

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
Message 163 of 200
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Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

The Pace 5268AC got installed and is working great. Now I need to connect my home router (Netgear Orbi) to the Pace and have the Orbi do the routing functions to all my connected devices. The STB boxes still connect via the Pace gateway. So planning to put the Pace in the psuedo bridge mode either by LAN assignment OR DMZ+. Since the Pace gateway and the Netgear Orbi share the same LAN IP subnet, do people normally change the LAN IP assignment on the connected home router to something like 192.168.2.x/255.255.255.0 to avoid conflicts?

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

This did not solve the problem.

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