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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 have to have items plugged into the PACE router - those specifically are for the TV service to work.  Since those ports are shared by device with XBOX's that are also hard wired - i effectively have two networks - and can't share data between the two. 

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ACE - Expert

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

Yes, the U-verse IPTV gear needs to be plugged directly (or via a Gigabit witch) into the U-verse Gateway.  Ah, so you have a switch with both the XBOX and the U-verse TV Receiver plugged into it plugged into the U-verse Gateway.  Gotcha.  

 

You could either

  1. run a second cable, or
  2. restrict yourself to 100BaseT and wire each end of the cable with two jacks/plugs each having 2 pair (not recommended), or
  3. you could get switches that have VLAN with Tagging.  You could then create two VLANs on a switch near your Gateway and Router, and then tag a port for your XBOX to be on a VLAN with the router, and the U-verse TV Receiver to be on the VLAN with the U-verse Gateway.

 

 

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Message 197 of 228
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Re: I have a Pace 5268AC Router, how to put it in Bridge Mode?

I just got new service and I'm trying to do this bridge mode to connect to my router (and trying a 2nd router) and can't get it to work correctly.

 

everything goes step by step fine putting my router(s) into the dmz+ mode, reboot pace, once up turn on my router(s) and they both get the public ip address from the pace fine.  btw im supposed to plug one of the pace ethernet ports into the internet port on my router i suppose?  

 

however, whether i plug into an ethernet or use wifi on my router i have no internet access on my pc.  the routers seems connected to internet but its not doing anything, being ive tried 2 separate brand routers im guessing the pace is not sending the traffic to either one?  what can i do to fix?  TIA

 

 

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

How am I supposed to configure my 'internal' router for DHCP when it doesn't show up on the Pace router even though it's connected?  I can't connect to the internet with my Linksys either so I can't access the router on a webpage.

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

Does the NVG599 have VOIP?  I considered getting that router instead of the Pace 5268AC, but I have VOIP with AT&T Uverse in a package deal with internet and Direct TV.

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

We had this working with multiple static ip's.  Apparently, there was a firmware update last Sunday night and we lost the ability to port forward multiple statics through a sonic wall.  Has anyone been able to solve this puzzle?

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

There is a relatively easy fix- you set up a RDP network to answer as an onion domain, however you'll have to be security conscious to do this without opening yourself to attack. To learn more about onion domains, visit http://www.torproject.org

 

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

A much easier way to handle this is to run everything as an onion service, and therefore effectively bypass the router, with the torrc file Basically becoming the router. To learn more about this visit http://www.torproject.org

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

I would like to say thank you two a few on this thread and you know who you are if you are still checking in. I just moved from Boston to the Charlotte NC area and with that I moved from Comcast blast to the the new ATT Fiber. I have used Comcast for over 7 years and its been very solid with very little issues along the way. I work from a home office and have a little network that hits all my needs with such things as a free NAS running multiple services including a cloud service and such, and a gateway to gateway VPN on the a LRT214 VPN router and wireless device behind that running Merlin. All in all pretty solid and only breaks when I get frothy and want to do something newSmiley Happy.  Well i moved into my house on Monday and had the new ATT fiber installed Tuesday Morning and nothing has worked sense. Where would i be if not to find this thread and crawl it 3 or 4 times because I had to be missing something but I was not. Again thank you to the likes of piersonk and a couple of others that really did some great leg work on this, so I only had to lose a few days of productivity and I had those off to move anyway. The Pace 5268ac is as stated above not usable for VPN and does not really have a pass through, and you guys are right that the tables are still blocking traffic. Another thing that was stated that is a little mind blowing is that the tunnel showed connected but would not send or receive traffic. And using this VPN for a while now it does not connect if anything is out of place so it was hard to understand the connection and still not working. I had a pleasant experience with ATT Fiber install and the guy was here for a while and was very nice so after reading this and seeing another person suggest the NVG599 which i also knew nothing about because ATT is all new to me I called my install guy today and asked him if he new about the 2 devices and that the older one actually allowed a bridge mode and he did, he was actually very knowledgeable about all the service and devices. He also said he had one in his van and was about 10 minutes away on an install. Anyway 2 hours later I had the NVG599 in my hand and sent the 5268ac on its way, a little research on the settings and bam everything is running just like it always has except now i am on ATT and i have a Gigabyte connection. So again thank you and sorry for the winded story. 

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

I just called ATT and cancelled my new Uverse service. I was able to get an ATT static IP to my router (no thanks to ATT) and to get enough services through the firewall to meet almost all of my needs. What I could not overcome was the inability to turn off the 5268AC's LAN DHCP. For a variety of reasons, I need to reconfigure the 5268AC's LAN subnet to match my router's, but I also need my router to offer LAN DHCP, and two DHCPs will not coexist on one subnet. The 5268AC is the only device I've seen in over 3 decades of IT work that will not allow LAN DHCP to be disabled, so in the end that was a show-stopper. I am sorry to lose the speed, and I am sorry to have to continue with Spectrum. For the average consumer, this Gigapower service is a great value, and the ATT people with whom I've dealt have uniformly been great, but ATT corporate is hard to deal with if you're not doing things the way they've decided you should.

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

Please can you check if the NVG599 allows disabling DHCP on the LAN side?

 

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

So, I just got the Pace 5268AC yesterday and tried setting up the built-in firewall, but could never get Plex to pass through correctly because it really needs UPNP working. I couldn't find a bridge mode option specifically mentioned in the settings, but I accidentally stumbled on it, so I figured I'd share. My router is a Nighthawk R7000, but it shouldn't matter what you have. 

The magic setting is under Settings->LAN->LAN IP Address Allocation, using these settings: 

 

AT&T modem.jpg

However, what I stumbled on is you can only set this when your router is the only device in the list. In my case, my router and the technician's iPad were in the list, so the address assignment always said Static IP. 

So, you need to disable all wifi radios/SSIDs, clear the device list under Settings->LAN->Status, then reboot the modem with only the router attached. Your router should be the only device in the list when it comes up and you can set the LAN IP address allocation above. 

 

Hope this helps. 

 

 

Message 207 of 228
ACE - Expert

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

The reason why this doesn't work when you have multiple devices is that you're telling the Gateway to assign a public address to any device that requests it via DHCP.  If you only have one device, then your one public address gets assigned properly; if you have more than one, then the first to ask gets it and any others gets no address.

 

If this works for you, fine, but the most appropriate configuration is normally DMZplus mode (though I have heard some issues in the 5268ac firmware implementation that can cause issues for some).

 

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

Is there a solution yet to the drastic reduction in speed setting up one's own router with U-Verse?  I've read this whole thread, and saw a couple of posts reporting significant loss in speed using another router, but no explanation or fix.

 

I have a buddy with U-Verse who let me hook up my own DD-WRT router and try out the configuration instructions here.  I successfully got his Pace 5268 to place my router in the "DMZ Plus Zone", but when I ran a speed test with my laptop hooked up via ethernet, the most I got was 40Mbps out of his 100Mbs service.

 

This is a show stopper, and very disappointing to see this huge drop in speed.  When I connected my laptop directly to his gateway, speed tests were actually over 100Mbps, so the Pace is still processing packets somehow causing such a drop in throughput. 

Message 209 of 228
Contributor

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

A DDWRT isn't going to successfully route 1Gbps. You'll need to get
something more modern. I run an ASUS recent model and I get a full Gb
through the router.

Also things you turn on can slow things down. For example, if you use QoS
in your router, just handling and inspecting all the packets can be a
bottleneck.
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