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Bridging modem/router to router

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So this is the router I have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127215

 

I got a new modem/router from xfinity: arris tg862

 

I'm trying to port forward to get my Minecraft server back up but I'm having trouble.

Bridging should help but I have no idea how to do so.

 

How do I bridge my router and modem? Is there an easier way to get my server up?

 


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I don't know if this is how it works with all modems, but I went into my modem's settings and clicked "WAN" and changed it to Bridge mode. 

Then after a few seconds, it was in bridge mode and my router was handling everything.

Easy as that. Hopefully yours is similar.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I don't know if this is how it works with all modems, but I went into my modem's settings and clicked "WAN" and changed it to Bridge mode. 

Then after a few seconds, it was in bridge mode and my router was handling everything.

Easy as that. Hopefully yours is similar.

The thing is I can't find anything labeled WAN.

This is what I have to work with:

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Is it not in the advanced tab?

Can't find it: 

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Can't find it: 

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From a forum, "Once you get logged in, go to the LAN Setup tab and change the NAT setting to Bridged."

Apparently you have to hard reset the Arris to reset the password, then use the default password and do what the quote says. That will "enable the advanced features." which ... is silly.

Here's the manual for the Arris.


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From a forum, "Once you get logged in, go to the LAN Setup tab and change the NAT setting to Bridged."

Apparently you have to hard reset the Arris to reset the password, then use the default password and do what the quote says. That will "enable the advanced features." which ... is silly.

Here's the manual for the Arris.

I cannot find the NAT setting.


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I cannot find the NAT setting.

Sorry about the late response.

One thing I know is that some ISP's put custom firmware onto the routers that they give out. 

You'd likely have to flash the firmware on the router with the default kind that comes with store bought versions.

The problem is that once you do that, it may not let you on the internet as your ISP won't be able to connect to it anymore. 


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Sorry about the late response.

One thing I know is that some ISP's put custom firmware onto the routers that they give out. 

You'd likely have to flash the firmware on the router with the default kind that comes with store bought versions.

The problem is that once you do that, it may not let you on the internet as your ISP won't be able to connect to it anymore. 

Well damn. Is it hopeless?


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Well damn. Is it hopeless?

If it's true that is custom firmware, I'd say yes. 

Have you tried calling them and asking them how/if you can do it?


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If it's true that is custom firmware, I'd say yes. 

Have you tried calling them and asking them how/if you can do it?

That's probably my last resort. I've looked around and read the only actual way to do it may to be get an employee over to my place to do it manually and I don't want to have to pay fees.


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That's probably my last resort. I've looked around and read the only actual way to do it may to be get an employee over to my place to do it manually and I don't want to have to pay fees.

I believe you pay for stuff like maintenance and customer support by paying your bill every month. :|

Also, usually they can tell you how to do it over the phone.


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I don't know if this is how it works with all modems, but I went into my modem's settings and clicked "WAN" and changed it to Bridge mode. 

Then after a few seconds, it was in bridge mode and my router was handling everything.

Easy as that. Hopefully yours is similar.

If you do this is it secure?


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