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solitaire321

join:2008-06-24
Washington, DC
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Re: How to get to configuration menu in Zyxel P-660R-D1

Anyway, I did hook up the modem directly to the PC and I got what I was looking for! I also switched the mode from routing to bridging and hooked it back to the router and got internet fine. Now the problem is I can't get to the modem status page anymore by going to 192.168.1.1. Is it even possible to do so anymore, and if so, how? Thanks!



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said by solitaire321:

Anyway, I did hook up the modem directly to the PC and I got what I was looking for! I also switched the mode from routing to bridging and hooked it back to the router and got internet fine. Now the problem is I can't get to the modem status page anymore by going to 192.168.1.1. Is it even possible to do so anymore, and if so, how? Thanks!
In Bridge Mode the Modem is invisible to the connection. So no, you are unable to access the ZyXEL when you put a Router in the way as it has PPPoE running which gives the Router your Public IP. Since the Modem has a Private range IP, the Router doesn't allow routing from its Public IP to any Private IPs on its WAN side. Standard Internet RFC stuff.

Now you can change your Router from PPPoE to DHCP Automatically Obtain an IP, but with the Modem in Bridge Mode, it is no longer handing out Private IPs since its DHCP server is disabled while Bridged. In order to access the Modem, you would have to reset it. Then you would have access to the Modem again, but you have disconnected your Internet connection to do so.

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Bwuutje

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No, you do not need to reset your modem.

You can just give your pc an ip-address in the 192.168.1.x range, hook it up to the modem and access it again on 192.168.1.1. But the pc wont have internet access at that time. But you can check your modem this way.

Bwuutje.



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said by Bwuutje:

No, you do not need to reset your modem.

You can just give your pc an ip-address in the 192.168.1.x range, hook it up to the modem and access it again on 192.168.1.1. But the pc wont have internet access at that time. But you can check your modem this way.
For that to work, you would have to remove the Router out of the way and hook directly to the ZyXEL. What you propose would not work with the Router in place.
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solitaire321

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OK. So I set it back to routing mode and can still get to the wizard setup thing. Now because the modem and router are both running a firewall, is it ok to disable NAT in the modem and keep the firewall in the router? Or is it better to keep both? I want to be able to forward ports easily. Thanks for your help so far!



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The simplest, least complicated way to have Port Forwarding available is to have the ZyXEL P660R DSL Modem/Router set in Bridge Mode when you have a second Router so that Port Forwarding entries need to be setup just once in the Router that is handling the PPPoE.

Once you use the ZyXEL as a Router then you will have Doubled-NAT/NAPT and that makes Port Forwarding harder as you have to setup Port Forwarding in both Routers and all packet will be translated twice each direction which sometimes can break some applications or games.

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