Sooooo. I've got a couple of AirWaves to install.
Problem is that Sprint wants them on the outside of the router/firewall - say hooked directly up to your cable modem.
That might work, if you had cable. What if you had FiOS?
In the manual, they give some install instructions for the different ISPs.
Under FiOS, they send the user to another page which has just two lines.
It says to call Tech Support if you have FiOS.
I don't want to call tech support. More importantly, I want the AirWave inside my firewall where it properly belongs.
I've got a FiOS connection running at 50Mbs, I've had routers choke (effectively throttle) on less than that.
I don't know if the AirWave will affect traffic and I'd rather not suspect it if something comes up.
I'm also installing an IPSec VPN here. Could the AirWave interfere?
It might. The AirWave uses IPSec for authentication.
I had my pfSense firewall do a little packet sniffing while the AirWave booted up and phoned home.
By the Red Arrow, you can see it looking up segw.femto.sprint.net
and getting the IP of 188.8.131.52 (and 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11).
Lines 16 & 17 show the AirWave IKE handshaking over port 500.
Lines 18 and on are all ESP (Protocol 50) traffic over UDP port 4500.
That's all IPSec traffic (for NAT Traversal).
I made a phone call, looking to see if it generated any other kinds of traffic - found none.So it looks to me like all you have to do is configure your home router to pass through IPSec VPN Traffic and the AirWave should work fine.
My experience is that most consumer class routers come pre-configured that way.
At the end of all this, I placed both AirWaves inside my firewalls and both did their job. I had to configure my enterprise firewall to pass traffic. But my consumer class firewall was preset to pass VPN traffic and worked just fine.
Kind of makes me wonder...
Why the anemic install booklet - provided by Sprint
insists that that the Airwave be hooked up cloud-side?
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