Upgraded static package, No connect via public IP's....
Greetings Funhouse people.
Anybody still here who remembers when this was the "Funhouse" ?
Posting this here 1st according to the rules before I contact the good people in the Direct forum.
Issue: Just upgraded my biz class static IP package this week.
I have had this line a very long time, since the Ameritech days.
Noticed I was paying almost double what I was 10-12+ years ago, and getting half the speed. (When SBC became AT&T they told me my line could no longer support the elite speeds and the downgraded me to 3000/512...)
Called up and got connected to somebody who set me up with an upgrade to the ADSL2+ with the 6000/768 package at a lower price.
They replaced the Cayman 3500 with one of those new NVG510 units.
If I have it setting client IP addr via the Private Pool, things seem to be ok so far as the line is concerned. Am getting good numbers on the speed tests, no loss of connect or anything like that.
However.... No luck at all using the Public Subnet addresses.
Got no issues assigning the addresses either manually or automatically to my client PC or device, but they have no connect to the outside, let alone being accessible from the web.
I have tried every possible combination of the 2 pingable candidates for Gateway/DNS on the client without success. 1st being the NVG510 at the 192.168.1.254 address, and the 2nd being the Gateway/Public address for my connect which is in the 99.67.xxx.xxx range. I can connect to the NVG510 connect screens from either address regardless of my current client DHCP config.
Noticed something unexpected in the logs that may explain the problem. The device gets a public IP assigned in the 172.12.xxx.xxx range. When I have a client working via the Private DHCP pool, that is the address seen by external websites that report that.
Also discovered that if I set the firewall settings for PassThrough with the DHCPS-Dynamic option and connect via my Win7 client with Automatic settings for IPv4, my PC itself gets the same internal IP in the 172.12.xxx.xxx range as the MVG510. Things work fine as far as internet access for the 1 client, but that doesn't help me use the public static IP block at all.
Am I missing something or has something changed drastically in how this works? The 172.12.xxx.xxx IP was unexpected and just doesn't seem like it should be in the mix for this setup.
Any ideas or should I just make a post in the Direct forum?
I named it the Funhouse. Now it is mostly gathering dust while the site withers away.
You'll need to have your IP block modified. AT&T is hell-bent to move everyone over to U-Verse IP systems whether you want to be moved or not. The U-Verse addresses are on different routers than the DSL address blocks and they won't be moving them over so you're screwed.