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MannyL

join:2002-10-22
Toms River, NJ
reply to McBane

Re: [Northeast] VPN into my home

The VPN Server has an IP of 192.168.3.4 and the Netgear Wan which is behind the actiontek has an IP of 192.168.1.2 and 192.168.3.2

This is the info from the Netgear unit

Internet Port
MAC Address 30:46:9A:99:C9:9F
IP Address 192.168.1.2
DHCP FixedIP
IP Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Domain Name Server
192.168.1.1

LAN Port
MAC Address 30:46:9A:99:C9:9E
IP Address 192.168.3.2
DHCP Off
IP Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0


McBane

join:2008-08-22
Plano, TX

Here is a good read of what you are trying to do:

»portforward.com/help/doubleroute···ding.htm


MannyL

join:2002-10-22
Toms River, NJ

Thanks I'll look at that.

I wonder if as an option can I change the internal IP of the Actiontec to 192.168.3.1 then just reboot the STB's so they are in the right IP range. Then everything will be in the 192.168.3.X range


McBane

join:2008-08-22
Plano, TX

If you do that you would basically be eliminating the need for having the netgear because it sounds like you would be moving everything to the Actiontec LAN.

Is there a specific purpose for the Netgear on your network? If not ditch it along with the double NAT headache. If you would rather keep the netgear than the Actiontec get a MOCA bridge and hook it up to one of the Netgear ports for your STBs to get internet (Doing this breaks on screen caller ID and android/iPhone remote DVR which require the actiontec/westell routers to work right, though)


MannyL

join:2002-10-22
Toms River, NJ

I am using the netgear for better wireless support and my gigabit switch doesn't have enough ports.


McBane

join:2008-08-22
Plano, TX

I would do the MOCA bridge solution in that case then if the remote DVR and on screen caller ID are not that big a deal for you. If losing those would be a deal breaker for you then you've gotta get that double port forwarding to work as described in the article.

I use a Netgear wireless as well on the same setup because I dislike the actiontecs and their capability and the features I lose are not important to me.


MannyL

join:2002-10-22
Toms River, NJ

I'm at a point where I can't spend any more money. If I could I would just buy a larger switch.

The on screen caller ID is not something we use in the house but the remote DVR is very important to us.

I know there has to be a simpler solution that I'm overlooking.

The STB's are being given 192.168.1.100-1.105 If I could switch them to 192.168.3.10 to 192.168.3.15 and set the LAN port of the Actiontec to 192.168.3.1 then everything would be on the same subnet.



More Fiber
Premium,MVM
join:2005-09-26
West Chester, PA
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reply to MannyL

said by MannyL:

I wonder if as an option can I change the internal IP of the Actiontec to 192.168.3.1 then just reboot the STB's so they are in the right IP range. Then everything will be in the 192.168.3.X range

Yes, you can change the Actiontec's LAN subnet to 192.168.3.x, but NOT if you're connected Actiontec LAN to Netgear WAN. The Actiontec and the Netgear MUST be on different subnets when using the LAN-to-WAN configuration.

If you want both routers on the same subnet, you must use a LAN-to-LAN configuration and disable DHCP server on the Netgear. See this FAQ:
»Verizon Online FiOS FAQ »Can I use my wireless or an extra router along with the Verizon provided router?
That will disable the WAN side of the Netgear (including the SamKnows functionality).

All of the various configurations are explained here:
»Verizon Online FiOS FAQ »What are the tradeoffs between the various router configurations

If you want to continuing using the SamKnows functionality, first choice is option #6 or #7, but those will break remote DVR. If you want to keep SamKnows functionality and remote DVR, your only option is #8.
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