08-23-2013 3:06 PM - edited 08-23-2013 9:13 PM
Most people don't need advanced features that personally owned routers offer and will be just fine using the NVG589 and turning off their personally owned router. But if you're like me (and I know I am!) then you are probably reading this thread because you have ip cameras, personal clouds, photo servers, guest wifi, VPN's, xbox, QOS settings, et al. I have an ASUS RT-N66U , a VIP2250, and a wireless reciever with a WAP; but your settings should be similar.
The NVG589 does not have a simple 'Bridge mode' setting so you will need to get into weeds to get this working. I hope you're ready.
Make sure you have a laptop or a computer that you can connect directly into the NVG589.
Unplug all ethernet cables from the NVG589 except for the one going into the aforementioned laptop.
Write down the MAC address of your personal router (the WAN MAC address if you see different ones for LAN and WAN)
Settings on the NVG589
Personal Router Settings.
I also changed settings in my IPTV under LAN:
At this point, I checked the internet and everything was working great through the router. I restarted by 2 TV boxes (the VIP and the wifi ones). Everything is peachy.
Your mileage may vary. Good luck.
EDIT to update WAP configuration.
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12-18-2013 4:35 AM
Is there a benefit to using my Asus as the sole wireless router versus using it as another access point? And I see that there is a cascade option within the NVG settings. What's the difference between the IP passthrough and just cascading my Asus router?
If you like the way your network was set up (firewall features, UPnP maybe, filtering, etc.) then you want to have your router be a router. If you only want its wireless feature to connect PCs (because it's better at wireless than the RG), then just use it as an access point (especially true if you want to use Uverse connected apps while connected to your router).
I don't follow exactly what the cascade option does yet. Haven't set one up. I understand it helps fix an issue with multiple public static adresses through your router, but I think that's a side effect, not the reason it exists.
12-18-2013 5:05 PM
Successfully bridged my router and am able to connect wirelessly to my N66U with my computer. However, I am unable to connect with my iPhone or iPad. Recommendations?
Any thoughts on this? Only thing I found was manually entering the DNS but it would only let me do it on a single Apple device.
12-18-2013 6:00 PM
I'd drop the old network connection set up on the iOS device, then re-create it.
12-20-2013 10:17 AM - edited 12-20-2013 10:17 AM
Thanks for bridge mode configuration info.
Can someone verify if IPv6 passthrough is also supported and if so how to set it up?
12-30-2013 12:50 PM - edited 12-30-2013 12:51 PM
I'm probably going to update my post (if I can find the edit button) since I have taken a few suggestions like David's into account.
edit - apparently, I can not edit the original post. Hence, I can not make corrections.
12-30-2013 5:00 PM
Unfortunately, you can only edit a post for a few hours after you create it. You could copy and paste your original text and edit it in a new reply.
12-30-2013 10:58 PM
01-20-2014 10:38 AM
01-20-2014 11:30 AM
Perform a re-boot on the DVR and give it few minutes after it comes up to download the guide info. If that doesn't work re-boot the whole AT&T router.
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01-22-2014 9:48 AM
Thanks for all of the good info in this thread. Now that I've got my new NVG589 in passthrough, how do I add a route to the RG for my personal router's subnet so that devices connected to the DVR/STBs via HPNA can see the other subnet? Here's a little detail of the setup.
RG LAN IP: 192.168.1.1
RG Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.240
RG DHCP Start: 192.168.1.7
RG DHCP End: 192.168.1.14
Archer C7 LAN IP: 192.168.0.1
Archer C7 WAN IP: ***pass through of external address
Archer C7 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Archer C7 DHCP Start: 192.168.0.100
Archer C7 DHCP End: 192.168.0.199
Everything works fine on both subnets, but devices on subnet 1 can't see anything on subnet 2. I need to be able to access a file server sitting on subnet 2 from devices on subnet 1 (connected to DVR/STB via HPNA [ethernet jack on the back]). I assume I need to add a route to the 192.168.0.0 network on the RG, but I can't really see where to do this.
01-26-2014 11:03 AM - edited 01-26-2014 11:10 AM
I followed these instructions (http://www.dslreports.com/faq/17734) verbatim last night. I'm trying to help a buddy out. It works almost flawlessly except his laptop sometimes doesn't want to connect and his stb's and dvr are acting sporadic. It's almost as if his router (Netgear) isn't allotting enough ip's. Dhcp isn't a connection option on his (just dynamic and static). I chose dynamic. This is correct, right? Also, would it help if I entered a different dns server (it's on auto, should I use Google)? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm very frustrated.
**edit** I should also mention all stb's have been power cycled.
01-26-2014 11:52 AM
01-26-2014 11:56 AM
Because the thread was old and the instructions posted here are very similar. It is also Att equipment so I figured this is the place to go. Should I start over using the instructions found here? I'm sorry.
01-26-2014 4:21 PM
The instructions there look like they were just lifted from this thread anyway. What settings did you use exactly for each subnet? Are the DVRs/STBs all connected via coax? Is his router showing his external IP address for the WAN interface?
01-26-2014 5:08 PM
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