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crash58

join:2012-05-22
Clarksville, TN

Ethernet port at the iNid

I am on pair bonding so have the inid outside plus the wireless "gateway" inside. I do not like the inside box at all. From my understanding the outside unit really controls everything. Can I in theory enable the outside ethernet port and run a line to my own router for internet?


ILpt4U
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join:2006-11-12
Lisle, IL
kudos:9
Reviews:
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Yes you can.

You have to enable the Outdoor ethernet port via the 2Wire GUI, and you need the system password from the iPSU power supply unit

And then you can either put your own router in DMZ+/pass the public IP to the device, or turn off DHCP on your own router & basically use it as a wifi access point & switch

crash58

join:2012-05-22
Clarksville, TN
Which option would you recommend? What are the benefits of one vs the other?


ILpt4U
Premium
join:2006-11-12
Lisle, IL
kudos:9
I have the setup of using my own router as a switch/wifi access point, letting the RG handle routing/dhcp, so I guess that is my preference

CplEstesUSMC

join:2005-02-16
Douglasville, GA
reply to crash58
I have the mentioned setup, I use the ethernet port to a netgear gs-108tv2 but as far as DMZ+ vs access point I have to recommend DMZ+ for a # of reasons.

1. UPNP is not an option on the iNID
2. I personally have never been able to get the iNID to successfully port forward UDP packets, TCP I got working.
3. DMZ+ allows the translation and inspection to happen on your router. So if you have a pretty powerful router you may notice a latency drop and increase in the max allowable sessions and increase in session ramp-rate if you use your router. Because with DMZ+ the iNID is simply forwarding packets instead of translating and inspecting them. With the exception of IPTV traffic. Not to mention two CPUs are better than one (if properly configured)

The only extra thing I can think of is even after you setup DMZ+ the iNID will still try to get you to use itself as the DNS Server, I recommend manually plugging in the DNS servers on your router and let the DNS translation happen on your router as well.

Let us know what you went with and also if you noticed a performance increase like I did.

Also one caveat is that with my above setup I cannot use the remote function on the U-verse iphone APP, I'm still troubleshooting that.

walta

join:2001-05-22
Saint Louis, MO
kudos:2
reply to crash58
If you use the outdoor port any time the software receives and self install an automatic update that port may be disabled and restored to its factory setting.

If you this, please buy a switch not a router you will have a lot more hair left when you get it to work.

Walta

moose

join:2004-03-02
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse

1 edit
I am setup this way, iNID using the outside Ethernet port to connect TVs via CAT6, and have received a firmware update and the iNID did not reset to default.

edit: ok, in my firmware update case, the iNID did not reset to default, however I would imagine that ATT could force a reset to defaults and if so the outside Ethernet port would need to be re-enabled.

walta

join:2001-05-22
Saint Louis, MO
kudos:2
I said may reset not will reset.

There is a reason ATT techs are not allowed to use that port.

If you use it you need to be prepared to reprogram on your own as support will be no help.

Walta

crash58

join:2012-05-22
Clarksville, TN
reply to CplEstesUSMC
ok, I haven't done anything yet...I am busy with work and it'll be the weekend til I do anything. I have a linksys 3000 router. I want to use this mainly because it has a usb port where I can hookup my external HDD that hosts many movies that I can stream within my network as well as over the internet when I travel (In the hotel room). I'm guessing the white att box(wireless router) inside acts as a router...so why can't I use the linksys router in router mode?

CplEstesUSMC

join:2005-02-16
Douglasville, GA
The Small white Box is a lightweight access-point only. It is actually managed by the outside unit (iNID).

And yes you can definitely use your linksys in router mode, find the MAC of the WAN port and then configure DMZ+ to the WAN port of your router.

The reason I used terms like translation and inspection is because those are the specific things that a router (residential gateway) does.