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Author Topic: Which configuration for a VMG1312-B10A with a Netgear R7000  (Read 1292 times)

hushcoden

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Which configuration for a VMG1312-B10A with a Netgear R7000
« on: October 27, 2017, 07:19:58 PM »

I tried for several days to understand how to make my VMG1312-B10A working in bridge mode with Sky ADSL but had no luck, so I decided to use it "in full" as a modem/router.

I have also a Netgear R7000 which works pretty well, no double-NAT issues so far, but I'd like to understand whether, in terms of security and/or speed, it would be better to set up the R7000 in access point mode as by reading different posts/forums it seems that having also the firewall in the R7000 (plus the one integrated in the ZyXEL router) would bring no security benefits.

Is it true? And if yes, why two layers of protection are no better than one?

Another option would be to connect the R7000 to the DMZ of the ZyXEL and in this case I must enable the R7000 firewall, so my question would be: which pros and cons between those two possible options:

   1) VMG1312-B10A as modem/router & R7000 as AP

   2) VMG1312-B10A as modem/router & R7000 as router connected to the ZyXEL DMZ

Many thanks.
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j0hn

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Re: Which configuration for a VMG1312-B10A with a Netgear R7000
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 07:39:05 PM »

If you put DD-WRT ok the R7000 it should work with Sky's requirements, allowing you to use the ZyXEL in bridge mode. The bridge mode part is the same regardless of ISP, so that works. It's the router not communicating correctly with Sky.
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hushcoden

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Re: Which configuration for a VMG1312-B10A with a Netgear R7000
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 11:27:44 PM »

Not even with DD-WRT, unfortunately  >:(

It seems Draytek devices are the only ones capable to work with Sky ADSL in bridge mode  :-X - http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Broadband/The-WAN-IP-is-not-the-external-IP/td-p/2619153
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