Cincinnati Bell Fioptics Well I just jumped off board of Time Warners Roadrunner and got this new Fioptics and am having problems with things I used with the Dynamic IP service Roadrunner had. Can anybody tell me of a work around for the following....I have a Linksys/Cisco E4200 (which by the way will do MAC cloning if I knew it was sucessful in cloning CB's ZTE Residential Gateway router) and before the switch I was sucessful at accessing my E4200 router thru port 8080 via the dyndns.org service. I understand Fioptics is not dishing out a real world IP and their RG issues out a 192.168.200.1 address for my E4200 to link up with. Also all my port forwarding settings must be changed in the E4200 to allow access to my in house DLink network cameras..another dead link..UUGGHH..anybody have any success at seing the inside of their network after getting Fioptics? I even tried to check the "enable Remote Access" box in the ZTE residental gateway finding I need a admin password.
I just had this same problem. Here's a link to the posting that helped me get my Linksys router working properly with my Cinci Bell Westell 7500 set to Bridge-to-Bridge mode:
»[modem/router] 7500 won't stay in Bridge mode
Skip down to the entry from Bytebender that starts with "That's what it sounded like to me too". It's the "tip" in that posting that fixed my problem.
reply to Cellsitemana
The normal setup for the scenario you mention is that your Cisco router would plug into the RG. The RG would provide a private 192.168.200.x address to your router. Your epuipment would then continue to function as it normally would. You could even configure a static private 192.168.200.x (2-19 are reserved on the RG) IP address to your Cisco router from the RG.
I would suggest a static Real World IP address from CBT's network to your equipment. CBT offers a single static IP or 5 static IPs. CBT can configure the RG to use the static route through the RG assigning the Real World IP to your router in your network. This maintains the managability of the device as well as allowing your router to have a static Real World IP address.
reply to Cellsitemana
Check the comments in this post. It refers to the ZyXel residential gateway byt some comments may also be applicable to the ZTE gateway.
»Fioptics ZyXEL bridge mode help