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Second thing you need to know is do you have a second router plugged in to the modem or are you using a switch (99% of the time you have a router to share the connection with other computers) if using a switch you can go to the last section (Now using the Speedstream 4200/5200 by itself) and start there .
Now In most cases you have two options a. use your existing router to control the PPPoE session (Have your public IP) or b. Let the Windstream provided modem continue to control the PPPoE session.
Now the Speedstream modems provided by Windstream are pretty good they are full fledge NAT (NAPT) routers and can (in theory) handle 254 clients all you need to add is a switch or switches, and they dont seem to have a problem of a small NAT table. IMHO the only thing they lack that would steer me towards using a different router is QOS but if your router doesnt have QOS consider using the Speedstream, It is confirmed working 100% with the Xbox 360 and should have no problems with any outer that support UPNP .
Nat Level/Type 2 on the PS3 is "Open Nat" not Moderate NAT. Info here. »www.pregamelobby.com/forum/sony-···ps3.html
If you have any question you should ask first because at some stages of this you will not have a internet connection.
Now if you are using a router connected to the modem and you chose option A, you need to bridge the modem which may mean plugging you computer directly to the modem for a minute and following the information posted here (»Windstream DSL FAQ »How do I change into Bridged Mode with the 4200 or 5200?) then plug you computer backup to you router and plug your router to the modem. Once thats done you will need to go to your routers web based configuration page (Normally »192.168.1.1 but check your routers owners manual) and configure the WAN/Internet type as PPPoE/My ISP requires a Username/Password, and enter your information (if you dont know what your login information is Call Windstream Tech support at 866-445-3402) and look for a Keep alive or Timeout setting nearby and check it or set it to 0. Once that is done confirm you can browse the web (you may need to reboot the router) once you can see if you modem supports something called UPNP (Universal Plug and Play, check the manual) if it does enable it (some have different levels, look for something close to Enable full Internet Gateway Device (IGD) support might not read the same its just an example) again you may need to restart the router when change it or it may do it itself, Now run a check on your console If you dont get Open Nat/Nat Level 2 you are going to have to manually port forward, Since every router is different I suggest you go here (»portforward.com) Select you router then select a Xbox 360 game or PS3 game (All Xbox 360 games use the same ports and all PS3 games use the same ports)
If you choose option B. you need to go into your router web based configuration and disable the DHCP server (This varies by model and brand so look at the owners manual), and you should change the routers LAN IP (not the WAN, again look the owners manual) to 192.168.254.253 (this is for SS 4200s/5200s the 2-wire will be different and not known at the time of writing this) so you can access it from the new IP range the Modem will hand out. (This is not so much required if your router does not have wireless capabilities that you will need to access later)
Now using the Speedstream 4200/5200 by itself, with a switch or letting it handle the PPPoE session. All you need to do is disable the firewall (»192.168.254.254/FwLevel.cgi , Select Firewall Level: Off, and click apply) and enable UPNP (»192.168.254.254/upnpcfg.htm select Enable full Internet Gateway Device (IGD) support and click apply). It should ask you to reboot and once it dose you should now have open NAT.
WARNING: Important Note Regarding Confusing Terms:
Description of NAT and how it impacts your online experience - XBox 360
Three types of NAT issues that can occur
Open: This means that you router has optimal settings, and you should not run into any of the issues described in this article.
Moderate: This means that you can talk to other players who have open or moderate NAT issues, but you cannot talk or play with users who have strict NAT issues.
Strict: This means that you can talk only to other players, but you cannot talk to players who have moderate or strict NAT issues.
Settings > Network Settings > Internet Connection Test - PS3
NAT Type* Check how the PS3 system is connected to the Internet. This information can be used to judge the ease or difficulty of connecting to other PS3 systems when using voice / video chat or the communication features of games.
Type 1: Connected directly to the Internet
Type 2: Connected to the Internet via a router
Type 3: Connected to the Internet via a router
With type 3, it may not be possible to communicate with other PS3 systems, and voice / video chat and the communication features of games may be restricted. In this case, see [Connecting to PlayStationNetwork] in this guide.
On the FAQ section, use the search term '4300' and it should provide a link with screenshots on how to change your 4300 to bridge mode.
Taken from this post:
»Gigaset/Sagem 4300 Bridging Instructions
Updated from Icon :
The full pdf file for the 4300 which has some additional steps:
From this topic:
»[Equipment] Gigaset 4300 Bridge problem
[A] The older/original 4200 and all 5200 versions. Follow the steps in the FAQ link below:
»Efficient Networks Forum FAQ »How do I change into Bridged Mode on the 4100/4200?
[B] The new "Walled Garden" 4200 (Firmware Part #:004-D241-A83) that stores your Username/Password remotely. You have to change it manually into Bridge Mode using the page link below to the 4200 Web GUI as the earlier reset procedure no longer works.
There is no need in either case to have to alter the settings in the 4200/5200 for the WAN Virtual Circuit settings as the Modem is by default a Bridge-Router.
»Home DSL Routers At Risk Of CSRF Attack
Log into your 4200 or 5200 at »192.168.254.254/ to get started. Under Setup, click on "Admin User" and change the Password from "admin" to something else between 5 to 8 characters in both fields "New Password:" and "Confirm Password:" and change the access level to "Require admin login to access entire web site" so it matches the image below. Click on "Save Settings" and you are done.
From now on when you login to the 5200 or 4200 you will be prompted for Username and Password as the image below shows, make sure the "Use Password Manager to remember these values." is unchecked for security.
Click on the screen shots to see them full size.
»Re: [Siemens] Help Please Setup Dynamic DNS on Speedstream 4200
thanks to Napsterbater for the tutorial
Windstream DSL FAQ »Windstream DNS Redirection. How do I opt out? for instructions.
If you are aware or not Windstream is using Redirecting DNS to Ad Supported Search Result Pages (a search result page looks like this if you have not seen it yet) that are powered by Yahoo! Search on their Network as announced a while back in the News Link below:
»Windstream DNS redirection
What it does is break some TCP/IP utilities and it serves Search Pages with Ads on them if you mis-type or fat-finger a Domain Name. It also can slowdown how fast DNS resolves so by bypassing the Redirecting DNS you may notice that pages load quicker and new sites are found faster.
The quickest way to bypass this is to setup your Windstream Router (4200 or 5200) to use DNS IPs that you assign on the Router DHCP Server page as that will automatically update all the PCs that you connect to the 4200 or 5200 Router. It is better than having to go into each PC and manually change DNS IPs especially if you are using a Switch with multiple PCs at your home.
Note: If your Windstream Router is in Bridge Mode then refer to your Aftermarket Router's User Guide for the steps to setup the DHCP Server Page with custom DNS IPs.
I highly suggest 22.214.171.124 as the Primary DNS IP and 126.96.36.199 as the secondary DNS IP. You can also choose whatever you prefer or even use Open DNS which is explained here. »www.opendns.com/
Supposedly Windstream setup two DNS IP that are clean and do not perform the normal DNS Redirections. You can also use those if you wish. They are listed in the News Link below:
»Windstream Offers 'Clean' DNS
This is the page in the 4200 or 5200 that you make the changes. It only takes a minute or two to setup the change and save it.
-Incoming mail server (POP3): pop.windstream.net
-Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.windstream.net
-Account name: your Windstream.net email address
-Incoming and Outgoing mail server requires authentication
Thank you to Xander for writing this up and sharing with the Community.
I am going to show you how to put a Comtrend modem into bridge mode.
1) Enter 192.168.254.254 into the Address Bar.
2)You will now be faced with the modem Login window,Enter
admin for both user name and password.
3)Now that your in the Modem's interface you now want to
select The advanced settings tab on the left pane.
4)In the advanced settings tab you now want to navigate
to the WAN Services tab.
5)Now you will be face with two Wan interfaces.If you look
to the right you will see that there is a option to remove.
Check both boxes and click remove.Now you are ready to
create your Wan service and enter the modem into bridge
6)Now click add under Wan services,you are now faced with a drop down box.Select one it doesn't matter which one you
select because you have to use both.So just select the first one.
7)click next,then you will be face with three options,click the one that says "bridging" then click next,then save and apply.
8)once again click add,and do the same for the second Wan interface.You will only have one option to select because you have already created your first Wan interface.
You must create the second interface or the bridge will not work and your internet will not work.You have to create one interface for ATM and the other for PTM.
9)After you have created your Bridged interfaces,select management and under management click reboot the modem from the interface.
Now that you are in bridge mode,you are ready to hook up your router.Also In your router, do not forget to set up your PPPoE type connection by entering your User name and password that Windstream has giving you upon the installation of the service.
I have disabled the wireless feature in the Comtrend Modem and i recommend that you also do this to keep the interference down between wireless channels.
Thank you to Xander for writing this up and sharing with the Community