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Netgear Wireless Router and Westell Modem + Router = Routed Bridge failure

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  1. ditoh1

    ditoh1 Thread Starter

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    So here is my case:

    SETUP:

    Verizon's Westell 6100:
    Modem/Router, provides 1 incoming address (provided by VZ) and provides 1 internal address (192.168.1.1).

    Netgear Wireless Router WGT624 v4:
    Wireless Router, accepts 192.168.1.1 and provides 10.0.0.X wired and wirelessly.

    Problem:
    Although Verizon's Router indicates that it is on Bridge mode, the damn thing isnt. I thought the main concept of bridging was to become practically invisible and automatically reroute all traffic to the next device, which is what I want.
    I want to ultimately use the Netgear device to set all my rules and settings, instead, I have to do it on both.
    For instance, Xbox Live is not working 100% properly. I can only play video games without being able to join specific games, or perform any in-game video/voice chat.

    I have tried NATing the device. No luck.
    I have also tried setting the Netgear device as a Wireless Base Station. Either way, I just would like to have my network ignore 1 device, and have the second one invisibly reroute all the access.

    Is that possible? Could you please help?

    Thanks to all!
     
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  3. ditoh1

    ditoh1 Thread Starter

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    Thank you for taking your time to help out.
    I followed the instructions to the letter, but the router still provides a local 192.168.x.x IP address (which is now not DHCP). I am doing a simple test, I have dyndns account (since I wanted to have dyndns access to my home connection) and have set it up on my Netgear device, the device is still getting a 192.168.1.x address. I thought bridging the connection would automatically give me the ISP's address?

    I feel that we still are under that "bridge mode" but not getting an IP address as we did we before, I had to statically assign an IP to my router, otherwise I wouldnt get online.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    I don't have that router, but the other way to deal with this is to configure the 6100 for DMZ and put your secondary router's WAN connection in the DMZ. This will accomplish the same thing and all the controls will then be done from the secondary machine.
     
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