on 02-08-2013 09:17 PM - last edited on 05-05-2014 02:30 PM by OCE_Karl
I have a TalkTalk provided D-Link DSL-3680, and I'd like to hook up my own router (Asus RT-N66U) to it.
My current setup is to have the Asus router using a static IP while connected through it's WAN port to the DLink modem. The DLink modem has it's DHCP server and firewall disabled in order to try and not be "like a router". But this means I'm in a double NAT situation with a local IP on the router.
What I'd ideally like is for my router to have the WAN IP of my modem, and for the DLink to act as a dumb modem to pass all traffic through to the router. I tried with the DLink's "bridge mode", but because TalkTalk uses PPPOA and not PPPOE my router isn't able to connect to the internet.
If anyone has any tips to disable NAT on the DLink, or any other way I can setup my network it would be greatly appreciated!
on 02-08-2013 10:15 PM
Well, You should have serious reason to setup a such configuration as most of SOHO routers (especially from different manufacturers) will not work well together.
Anyway - You was right about setting one of routers into bridge mode, although I didn't understand from Your message what configuration You trying to make and why.
In my case (I got D-Link DSL-3680 and Airport Extreme) I turned off wireless on D-link (it acting like modem/wired router) and set Airport into bridge mode (it provide internet via wireless connection to all computers in house).
Please note: I didn't touch any other settings (DHCP, NATs - anything) as bridge mode sorted it all, and everything working just fine.
I made this setup because D-Link DSL-3680 is have bad wireless connectivity due some malfunctioning.
on 02-08-2013 10:20 PM
Yeah, really sorry about this. I actually figured it out just after posting.
FYI to anyone else trying a similar configuration, the bridging does infact work through the DLink to another router, and said router can indeed connect via PPPOE to the router, just make sure your static IP is correct and valid to your modem.
akarpun, I'll mark your response as solution anyway, just for being nice and responding. Ta!
on 03-08-2013 07:30 PM
We've been having some problems with our DSL-3680 router supplied by TalkTalk, and while I've found some other suggestions as to how to solve the problems elsewhere on the forums, one option I was considering was exactly as you've described - turning off the 'wireless' mode on the DSL-3680, and connecting it to my Airport Express to act as a router.
However, I'm not sure if I can do this with an Airport Express (as opposed to an Airport Extreme). On the Apple Forums, someone else has asked (here) if Airport Express can be used in bridge mode from a non-Apple router, but the support article linked in the 'solution' (here) seems to suggest that the Airport Express will be in client mode and as such 'other devices, such as computers, cannot connect to it wirelessly'.
Is this right? If I use an ethernet cable to link our DSL-3680 router to my Airport Express and turn off 'Wireless' in the D-Link router's settings, will that create a useable WiFi network in our flat?
on 04-08-2013 10:16 AM
on 04-08-2013 10:50 AM
Similiar setup; here goes:
Dlink 2680 supplied from talktalk:
Set LAN IP to 192.168.1.1, then > Setup, ADSL Setup, chose bridge mode, 1483 bridged IP VC-MUX, save/reboot
Set LAN IP to 192.168.0.1, then > WAN/Internet, chose PPPoE, input talktalk username and password, mtu 1392, DNS 126.96.36.199, Wireless settings etc.
**Also note I had to leave DHCP on the Dlink, i think this was so i could still access the web interface or something**
on 08-09-2013 09:00 PM
As I have multiple wireless devices providing a WDS (a repeating wireless network) network around my house / garden I wanted to ignore the Talk-Talk router and set my apple gear as primary router.
on 08-02-2014 02:02 PM
I have the same problem and couldn't solve it yet. What do you mean on "make sure your static IP is correct and valid to your modem"? I only have PPPoE on my router available and don't know if that's why it's unable to connect...
02-11-2014 09:28 PM - edited 02-11-2014 09:29 PM
This was exactly what I've spent the last month banging my head against the wall to discover. I litterally just changed my router to Bridged Mode and added the login information to my second router. Now my DDNS and AiCloud and everything works.