reply to birdfeedr
Re: Actiontec MI424WR Router Revision I - bug/problem ?! ** The two routers don't need to be next to each other if they are wired. I have my primary on one floor, and the secondary in the basement. **
First of all, thanks for the reply.
I guess I should have worded things a little better. Physically, of course I can have both of the routers connect via Ethernet cable at different places. But the main issue is that I only have one Ethernet (CAT6) going from the basement to my physical computer location (2nd floor) that has the wire inside wall of the house. So if I make the WNDR4500 the "primary" one (located 2nd floor), the homerun from the ONT to WNDR4500 WAN is fine, but then the Ethernet from the WNDR4500 WAN to the Actiontec LAN (basement) would have to be an outside cable, and that is unacceptable. In addition, I am still using an older-based Brother LAN (non wifi) laser printer, which must be plugged into the LAN port of the WNDR4500. And the Actiontect must stay in the basement, as it it needs that Coax connection, and I don't want to run an external Coax line either. So unless I am missing something, the WNDR4500 as a "secondary" is my best choice.
** If you want to keep the Actiontec primary, and the WNDR secondary, then connect the Actiontec LAN to the WNDR WAN. Use the part 3 FAQ, except where instructions refer to "your router", apply them to the Actiontec, and where instructions refer to Actiontec, apply them to the WNDR. In this setup, both routers are running on separate subnets, so Actiontec LAN devices can't see the WNDR LAN devices, but your description so far indicates it's not required. **
It seems that this will be my 2nd choice to try after exhausting the current setup testing. Should I DMZ the IP address of the WNDR4500 inside the Actiontec, as I assume the firewall of the WNDR4500 would work since it's now connected into the WAN?
** Although I'm not convinced the problem is the Gen3 Actiontec, if you still have that Rev.F, hook it up as primary with the WNDR secondary LAN-to-LAN. **
Funny enough I started to think about that too. I just called the local (Brooklyn, NY -- a small city, ehh?) FIOS manager, and he told me that they no longer carry anything other than Rev. I. It would seem to me if there was some kind of an issue with those Rev I.'s, they would slow down the deployment of them?
But I think I will call Verizon Tech support and get one here for my future testing.