reply to Devanchya
Re: [Internet] Unlocking Sagemcom 2864 yasci, I feel your pain.
For similar reasons, I'm hoping for a reliable way to get the Bell Sagemcom 2864 into a REAL bridge mode and NOT just the following 2 options that are presented everywhere:
1) Put your own router into the DMZ in the Sagemcom admin options. Sagemcom establishes the PPPoE connection and gets the public IP... your Router gets a private IP from the Sagemcom DHCP. No need to do any port forwarding in the Sagemcom, since your Router is in the DMZ.
2) PPPoE pass through of credentials from your own router, through the Bell Sagemcom device. Your Router does the PPPoE connection and gets the public IP (Sagemcom also establishes it's own PPPoE... either with your Bell credentials, or the default Bell ones if you delete the credentials)... BUT some other negative issues result...
So, why are the above options compromised?
#1 above is not good for me because then my router (also an RT-N66U) gets a private IP address... with this, my Router is unable to update my DDNS info because it doesn't know what the Bell public IP is (the Sagemcom is assigned the public IP in this instance). Of course, the Bell unit has miserable options for updating the DDNS itself. Other than this aspect, I had the best speed/fewest latency issues using this particular method.
#2 above is not good for me because, as you have observed, I also get less reliable speed and relatively poor latency using this option. Several folks in the thread have asked to quantify this issue... as a specific example, in my particular case, this option is VERY problematic for my VOIP service (voip.ms). Whereas I have no voip issues with option #1... I have very frequent and irritating voip connection issues when using this option. However, my RT-N66U router does get it's own public IP and can then update my DDNS config...
Wish we had option #3... a REAL bridge mode. ugh. If Bell would update the firmware to include a few more DDNS options (like, say, dnsomatic), I'd stick with option 1 and be relatively happy. Oh well...