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How to configure ea4500 to pk5000

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June 30, 2012 11:53:22 PM

Hello,

Can a Cisco / Linksys EA4500 connect wired to a PK5000? If so, any recommendations?
July 1, 2012 1:42:55 AM

You can always daisy chain routers, WAN to LAN. The only thing you have to make sure of is that each is using a unique network. For example, if the PK5000 is using 192.168.1.x, then perhaps make the EA4500 192.168.2.x, or 10.0.0.x.

[pk5000 - 192.168.1.x](lan)<-- wire -->(wan)[ea4500 - 192.168.2.x]

That said, what many ppl prefer (assuming your modem+router supports it) is to place the modem+router in “bridge mode”. This demotes it to a modem-only. No routing, no firewall, no local network, etc. Just a simple modem. And now the public IP is passed to your router just like any other standalone dsl/cable modem. Some of the advantages include not being double NAT’d and not having to configure multiple firewalls. It’s just a cleaner and easier to manage solution if you’re going to use your own router.

[pk5000 - bridge mode](lan)<-- wire -->(wan)[ea4500 - 192.168.1.x]

But again, daisy chaining always works.
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