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Author Topic: AP or Router Mode & Configuration for Fixed Wireless  (Read 2130 times)


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AP or Router Mode & Configuration for Fixed Wireless
« on: August 01, 2018, 06:57:39 AM »

Hey Y'all,
So I've recently just had a fixed wireless service installed, and the company provided their own modem (NetComm AC1600 NF18ACV).
I want to utilise my D-Link as the primary router as it's the better of the two, so I'm setting up the two router's to play nice with each other.
What's the best option to make this work? From what I've gathered, it'd be smarter and easier to enable AP mode on the D-Link,
and just use it as the primary wireless device.
Any other settings I need to pay attention to make it all work seamlessly?

Cheers! ::)


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Re: AP or Router Mode & Configuration for Fixed Wireless
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2018, 09:09:40 AM »


  • What Hardware version is your router? Look at sticker under the router case.
  • Link>What Firmware version is currently loaded? Found on the routers web page under status.
  • What region are you located?

Internet Service Provider and Modem Configurations
  • If the ISP modem has a built in router, it's best to bridge the modem. Having 2 routers on the same line can cause connection problems: Link>Double NAT and How NAT Works. Call the ISP and ask to see if the ISP modem can be bridged. To tell if the modem is bridged or not, look at the routers web page, Status/Device Info/Wan Section, if there is a 192.168.0.# address in the WAN IP address field, then the modem is not bridged. If the modem can't be bridged then see if the modem has a DMZ option and input the IP address the router gets from the modem and put that into the modems DMZ. Also check the routers DHCP IP address maybe conflicting with the ISP modems IP address of Check to see if this is the same on the ISP modem, and if modem can't be bridged, change the DIR router to or .0.254.
    Example of a D-Link router configured for PPPoE with ISP Modem bridged: PPPoE Configuration on a Router
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