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Bypassing the router in a modem/router combo

Last response: in Networking
August 22, 2011 3:57:56 PM

This is probably a simple question, and I'm fairly certain I know the answer, but I'm just making sure first.

I'm moving into a new place pretty quick, and my ISP has just introduced those lovely (read: awful) modem/router combos. I want to use my router running DD-WRT however. If I disable all firewalls, etc. and the DHCP server on the built-in router, and then have that all enabled on my DD-WRT router, everything should work, right? That way the combo unit would basically just be acting as a modem.


- Jesse
August 22, 2011 6:26:32 PM

DSL or Cable internet service?
August 22, 2011 6:52:46 PM


EDIT: It's an SMCD3GN if that helps.
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August 22, 2011 7:03:25 PM

I think you're SOL. You can't put it into Bridge Mode like a DSL Modem/Router and make the internet connection on your own router. Just get your own DOCIS 3.0 Cable Modem.
August 22, 2011 11:34:47 PM

That's too bad. Thanks for all your help, I'll have to look into getting a modem. I'll talk to them on the phone before I make an appointment, maybe I can just get a modem from them.
August 22, 2011 11:34:54 PM

Best answer selected by Pyroflea.