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Bridging an Actiontec GT704WG w/ a Linksys BEFW11S4

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November 12, 2010 1:33:47 PM

I have an Actiontec Cable Modem #GT704WG (from Verizon) and a Linksys Broadband Router #BEFW11S4. There's nothing wrong with the Actiontec, other than it won't let my son's DS get online via WiFi. Or my DS, for that matter, too ;) 

What steps would I take to get these two devices running in Bridge mode?

And if I do successfully Bridge them but the Linksys won't let my son get online (although everything I've read says it is compatible with the DS' WiFi), what steps do I take to remove the Linksys Router and unbridge(?) the two devices?

Thank you in advance,
John.
November 12, 2010 4:18:27 PM

The Linksys router cannot be used in Bridge mode; however, what you could do is connect the Linksys to the ActionTec and put the IP of the Linksys into the DMZ of the ActionTec.

here is what needs to happen.
login to the Linksys
change the LAN IP of the Linksys to 192.168.0.1
Save settings
Setup you wireless security (Save settings)
set the WAN to Static IP and enter

IP 192.168.1.254
netmask 255.255.255.0
Gateway 192.168.1.1
Hostname Linksys

Save Settings and connect the the WAN/internet port to the ActionTec


login to the Actiontec
you should be able to see the Linksys in the list

select Security
select DMZ Hosting
choose the Linksys

DMZ will connect the Linksys directly to the outside world; therefore, none of the Actiontec security feature will effect the Linksys.
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