Fioptics ZyXEL bridge mode help
Hi I just recently switched from Time Warner Cable to Fioptics and I really like the speed, but they gave me a modem/router hybrid device VSG1432-B101 from ZyXEL. I already have a high end Dlink router I already have customized that id like to keep using.
The problem is since it runs through two NATs now I cannot correctly host video games and such through DMZ or port forwarding. Its a shame to finally have tolerable upload speed of 5mbps and not be able to host a giant 10 player RTS game you know?
I believe there is the key to setting this router in bridge mode and I have already had near successful attempts by setting the ethernet one in bridge mode, but another problem shows up.
They put my HD TV service that my whole household runs on through this same modem/router. My Dlink uses one ethernet, while the TV uses the second port that runs to a device that converts to coaxial. When I bridged the ethernet, the Dlink router got the IP properly, but only 1 TV worked for a time, then none.
Do you guys know how to setup this bridge properly? Or do I have to ask the setup guys for a option that doesnt make the TV run through the router?
Only the VDSL interface is relevant - you could even disable the other 2 on a VDSL installation.
The problem is that the TV service uses multicast so if you use your own router it has to support multicast proxy which your DLink unit may not do.
PM me if you really want to pursue this - it can be done but is obviously not supported by CB.
This is exactly what I wanted to setup a while back. My ZyXEL looks different from yours though. My interface is totally different. If you figure it out, let me know what you did. Maybe I can apply your technique to my router/modem to get the same results.
I havent really registered this is a anon name so I cant really PM. So just delete the other two? I forgot to even try just looking up the cat5 for the TVs to my dlink.
You could delete them but it won't make any real difference. The one which needs to be in bridge mode is the VDSL interface.
However, unless you can support multicast (e.g. IGMP proxy) on your router you can't put the modem in bridge mode.
The ZyXel itself can do port forwarding - maybe a cheaper solution than getting a multicast capable router which are typically in the $75-$100 area.