[Cialug] Qwest Actiontec M1000 + Netgear WGR614 Router = Double
aaron.korver at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 17:07:10 CDT 2008
The reason that I want to use "Bridged" mode is so I can open up ports
through the router to the outside world. If I leave things as-is, my modem
gives my router an internal IP Address 192.168.0.2, and then my router hands
out IP addresses to my computers on a different subnet. Thus my computers
get assigned 192.168.1.X. The Modem can't see the computers, only the
router, and my ports only get opened on the router, not the modem.
This becomes problematic when you want to do things like VoIP, torrents,
WoW, etc :-)
On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 3:52 PM, Dave Weis <djweis at internetsolver.com>
> Neal Daringer wrote:
>> what exactly is bridged mode on a dsl modem?
>> /me is a dsl noob that will be switching to dsl on the 29th
> It has to do with where the IP address that you are assigned 'lives'.
> The majority of providers use PPP to hand out addresses and control user
> authentication so when you set the modem to bridged mode you can use another
> router behind it to log in to the service and handle your firewalling etc.
> Most modems have the capability to do PPP logins and have their own
> firewalling and wireless built in now.
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