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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 have a question please

I just had uverse gigapower installed and they supplied the Pace 5268 gateway with the service

I have a brand new TP Link Archer C3200 router that I was hoping to use but the technician did not know anything about it

I called TP Link but they could not help me either

Can somebody please tell me if there is a way to use this router instead of the Pace router supplied

Thank you very much

Message 31 of 225
Teacher

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

Did you try following my instructions from post #28 to put the 5268 in bridge mode?

If you do that, you should be able to your TP Link (or any other) router as if it were directly connected to the internet.

 

Let me know your results...

Message 32 of 225
Contributor

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

Does anyone know if the NVG599 can do the same? That was the only motorola modem available for him to ship out to replace my Pace.

Message 33 of 225
Teacher

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

Have you looked for the config setup I described in post #28 to see if those options exist on the NVG599?  If so, I'll bet it will work the same.

 

Let us know!!

 

Message 34 of 225
Contributor

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

So which is the correct solution for using the 5268ac as a bridge - the DMZ+ method from post #5, or the IP address allocation method from post #28?
Message 35 of 225
Teacher

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

I "believe" they will give identical (or very close to) results.  The steps I used in post #28 are what I "believe" Pace intended to be used for achieving a pseudo-bridge mode.  I included a bunch of extra stuff for folks who aren't experienced in configuring routers, but it basically boils down to:

 

  1. Go to Settings->LAN->LAN IP Address Allocation and select your device.
  2. Change Firewall->Disabled and Address Assign->Public (select WAN IP mapping)

Note that you can still use the 5268's router functions with subnet 192.168.1.xxx (either via wireless or the other wired ports NOT being used by your "real" router).  This is a good way to implement a "Guest" network.  Connections to the 5268 won't be able to access your other devices behind the 2nd router.  Of course, if you don't want another network, disable the 5268 wireless and don't plug any other devices into the wired ports.  If you do this, you can even reuse the 192.168.1.xxx subnet on the 2nd router without conflicts.

 

Note: my answer to your question is somewhat biased, since I wrote post #28Man Wink

Message 36 of 225
Mentor

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

I tend to have some disdain for the way ATT makes things intentionally difficult. Hey ATT, why on earth would you remove the option to bridge a device? That is literally the single most important option on routers given by providers. Thank you for making everyones life **** (opposite of heaven). Just read how many people in your forums are struggling with this. And thank you for telling me, when I signed up for service, that you would have no problem with bridging your device into a modem since I had such strict requirements with the router provided by our work and that it needed to pass traffic DIRECTLY to my router so we could use our corporate VPN system.

 

Thank you for lying about that and trying to send not one, not two, but three technicans out to try and resolve this lie (one of which never even showed up by the way and cost me a days work) and the other literally laughed at my request.

 

Then referring me to your "paid for" tech service for "advice" on how to accopmlish what field technicians used to do in 2 minutes. Thank you so much ATT. This has cost me countless hours/days with no positive result and for that I am extrememly thankful I chose your service (and will be cancelling your service the day my contract is up).

 

Yes, the DMZ+ process generally allows you to "pass" a public address to your router, seemingly bypassing whatever the 5268 is doing with its firewall.

 

I have a Pace 5268AC.

 

Heres where it gets complicated: After DMZ+'ing my router (and getting a public address on it through some wierd, magical DHCP pass through process that allows both the Pace and my router to both be using the same public address at the same time) I can ALSO get my site-to-site VPN tunnel to bond between my home and office. Anyone with experience doing this knows this is typically a finicky process and the site-to-site VPN will not connect if everything isn't perfect. But it does!

HOWEVER, no traffic will actually pass through the tunnel from home to work (IE: I cant RDP in, or even ping for that matter). Ironically, traffic will pass back the otherway (I won't overcomplicate things by saying traffic does pass back, but not to all IP nodes lol). I cannot ping the work gateways internal address from home but I can ping the home gateways internal address from the office. 

Anyone have ideas? I've been messing with this for days and my final assumption is that firewall on the 5268AC (even though the firewall option for the router node on DMZ+ has been set to "disabled") is still interfering with the VPN traffic just enough to where the VPN will bond but traffic isn't reliable. 

 

Additionally, although this DMZ+ option is an exteremly lame alternative to actual BRIDGING, it does not appear to be equivalent. 

 

Hey ATT, what gives?

Message 37 of 225
Mentor

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

Glassman23: I tried both ways because it's an interesting concept that fpuppy had (and I was hoping it would resolve my issue).

 

After using fpuppys method I went back and checked the router node in under LAN IP address allocation table and it was listed as a DMZ device. 

 

I then went into Firewall Pinholes and DMZ and the node was shown as a DMZ+ device.

 

It seems both processes wind up with the same effective configuration.

 

And PS: neither of them are equivalent to what actual bridging would do. But for most it might be close (lame that we've come to being "close" for solutions, I know). Read my other post, it explains. 

 

 

Message 38 of 225
Contributor

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

Thanks so much fpuppy! Your post #28 works at least for now. I have yet to set up my Western Digital My Cloud EX2, but I am in far better shape than I was before with their Pace of crap.

 

I wasted hours on the phone with inept call center At&t empolyees who can barely read from the binder in front of them before turning to google for solutions. I drew the line at $15/mo (year contract) premium support suggestion. I have real doubts about the company and if they would have had any answers. The install techs are somewhat knowlegeable and express frustration over the lack of communication within a "communications" company.

 

If it weren't for the fact that we are only renting for a year (Navy training) and the owners we are renting from already have a DirecTV dish & wiring, I would have gone with anyone else. I hate that they now own DirecTV. Poor install tech from Direc showed up the day after we got hooked up to install again...? He said it wasn't the first time it had happened since AT&T took over.

 

It took me 8 hours of phone calls and 12 days to get the service installed in the first place. Two cancelled appointments with no call, email, or explanation after I called to find out why noone showed up. Each time the employee on the phone correctly read back all my contact info and confirmation #s. I had to deal with 4 different departments within the company before installation.

 

The sales team really screwed me; over their commisions, I assume. My crappy AT&T cell service dropped my first sign up call. They could not call me back? They could not reconnect me to my original salesman and instead created a second request with all the same info. Somehow this confused the whole system and the only solution was to use my wifes info to create a "thrid" install request. 

 

I still have yet another department to call about getting refunded from the failed sign ups.

 

Hopefully, my cloud will be accessible or I'll be back on here searching for solutions.

Message 39 of 225
Contributor

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

I'm having the same challenge with my 5268AC.

My goal is to hook up an ASUS AC3100 (RT-AC88u) Wi-Fi Router to increase range.

 

I will not use this as a router only as the Wi-Fi signal.

 

What is the best way to configure this and will it be secure?

 

Thank you kindly!

Message 40 of 225
Contributor

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

I was able to get this device to supply the WAN IP address to my internal router without issue.  Here's the procedure I used:

 

1. Connect your internal router to an Ethernet port on the back of the 5268AC

2. Power it up and allow it to get a WAN IP address (from it's perspective) from the 5268AC.  Mine got 192.168.1.66.

3. Goto Settings -> LAN -> LAN IP Address Allocation in the 5268AC

4. Locate your router in the list of connected devices.

5. Select Firewall (Disabled) and Address Assignment (Public (Select WAN IP Mapping)) and then WAN IP Mapping (Router WAN IP Address (default))

6. Save your settings

7. Go to your internal router and force it to DHCP the WAN address.

 

This worked fine for me.

Message 41 of 225
Contributor

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

Hi Dark,

 

I'm trying to acomplish the same thing but I'm using a Google OnHub router... I don't see it pop up in my list of devices in Settings > Firewall > Applications, Pinholes, and DMZ despite it being plugged into the modem... I have a 5268AC.... Can I just plug it into the Modem and then shut the Wi-fi off from the modem? Will this pose any performance or stability issues with the router at all?

 

Thanks,

-JS

Message 42 of 225
Professor

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

@Deltabugles

 

It should be on the list if it was plugged in properly. Ensure that you have it plugged into the correct ports(the WAN 'internet' port on the On Hub connected to the yellow LAN Ethernet ports on the Pace). Also try rebooting the device. Keep in mind that some devices will show up with their mac address as their name on the list. If there is no specific feature that you need on the On Hub device, then you're probably better off just turning on the On Hub's bridge mode feature, which turns on its access point mode. If you plug it into the Pace without either putting the On Hub into access point mode(Bridge Mode) or turning on DMZ+, then you may experience issues.

 

You can find Bridge Mode on the On Hub by following these instructions from Google

1. Open the Google On app.

2. In the ‘Overview’ screen, tap the gear icon in the upper-right corner to open the Settings menu.

3. Under the ‘Hardware’ section, select your OnHub device.

4. Tap Device mode > Bridge mode > Save.

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Message 43 of 225
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Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

Hi Dark,

 

Thanks for the reply... That would unfortunately cause me to lose the priorty feature which is a key feature I bought the OnHub for (all your internetz are belong to me). I pasted a blip of what the device might be beneath this paragrah... If it's plugged into the Modem via Ethernet, will it have that specific icon off to the left vs the blue wifi looking lines? The only other one like that is another PC I had hooked up via Ethernet earlier... Just venturing a guess.

 

EthernetYou have chosen unknownF4F26D4174F8

 

Thanks.

Message 44 of 225
Professor

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

@Deltabugles

 

I understand, I figured I would mention it in the case that you didn't need one of the mentioned the features(some people just buy it since its simple, haha).

 

It's been a while since I've had a 2Wire/Pace gateway, so I can't really say exactly about those icons. However, I did a little search and it seems like the little gray icon with three things sticking out of it(a networking icon) is related to actual devices connected by Ethernet. Don't quote me on that though. Your copy/paste did say "Ethernet" as the text versionfor whatever icon was associated with what you have posted.

 

As for the device you have listed, I looked up the MAC address related to what you posted. It came back as a TP-Link device. If you have the TP-Link On Hub, then that should be the device you're looking for, assuming you don't have any other TP-Link devices on your network. Your On Hub should have the MAC address listed on the bottom of the device(on the label), if you wanted to compare.

 

 

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