Change TP Link Modem into Bridged Router

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  1. Posts : 17,349
    Windows 11 Pro
       #11

    Samuria said:
    Router or modem work the same
    Not really.
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  2. Posts : 8,688
    Mac OS Catalina
       #12

    You will not be able to use that ADSL Gateway with VDSL, nor as a stand-alone gateway/access point. Find out if your provider will allow you to use your own VDSL Modem and a third party Access Point or Router. ADSL and VDSL Modems/Gateways are not interchangeable.

    Also keep in mind that some providers require their equipment on the line in front of any customer equipment.
    Last edited by bro67; 05 Oct 2019 at 22:23.
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  3. Posts : 17,349
    Windows 11 Pro
       #13

    bro67 said:
    You will not be able to use that ADSL Gateway with VDSL. Find out if your provider will allow you to use your own VDSL Modem and a third party Access Point or Router. ADSL and VDSL Modems/Gateways are not interchangeable.
    I'm curious....did you even read the OP? I don't think you did.

    nIGHTmAYOR said:
    So I kind of thought then why don't i just get myself a normal VDSL modem , use a network wire as a bridge to connect it to my old ADSL modem then use it as a router to do all the Wifi networking I am used to.
    And we figured out exactly how that is possible in posts #5 and #6.
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  4. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #14

    If the router has the option of running as a WAP (wireless access point) that automatically turns it into a DHCP client (or lets it use a static address of your assignment). Thus, for example, because my ISP supplies a boundary device that is both a router and a wireless access point, I set my ASUS RT-AX88U up purely in WAP mode:
    Change TP Link Modem into Bridged Router-wap-asus.jpg

    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  5. Posts : 8,688
    Mac OS Catalina
       #15

    This is the bad part about trying to use this device for wireless. “The router can also be configured in Ethernet mode, which disables the modem and re-purposes the fourth gigabit Ethernet port as a WAN connection. There's no option to disable routing entirely and use the device as a wireless access point, however; while you can simply leave the WAN connection disconnected for this, the router will fail to set its time and constantly fill the logs with DHCP errors.”

    TP-Link Archer D9 AC1900 ADSL2+ Modem Router review | IT PRO

    The OP would be best to get say an Asus RT-ac68u or DSL-68u. DSL-AC68U | Networking | ASUS Australia. The DSL-68U works with VDSL. This is a list of the other DSL models that Asus makes. xDSL Modem Routers | Networking | ASUS Australia
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  6. Posts : 13,680
    Windows10
       #16

    Samuria said:
    Its realy very simple. connect the old router via lan port to a lan port on the new router. make sure the two routers are in the same ip range but different ie 192.168.1. on the old router disable dhcp and ensure the new one has dhcp enabled thats it your done
    If OP connects from Lan port on vsdl to WAN port on an N modem router, it is even simpler provided new modem is on a different subnet (third number in IP address is different). That way pc only sees second router as first is firewalled via wan port.

    Only downside is that op would need to use double port forwarding if that is required as from external world, you are crossing two wan firewalls.

    I have done similar OP to what wants in past i.e. I had an N router but my old devices would only support B/G protocol and this was easiest solution.
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  7. Posts : 11,203
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #17

    Hi folks

    @nIGHTmAYOR

    And for the slightly more adventurous of you -- this works brilliantly on a lot of routers --It will do what you want and a whole lot more !!! use DD-WRT. Works fine with your router.

    typically it will do the following : (turns often a hobbled consumer grade router into one with enterprise facilities by removing the "hobbling" including the Bridging mode I think the OP wants.


    Firmware bug fixes in Linksys, Asus, Netgear, TP-LINK, D-Link, Belkin, & more.
    OpenVPN, PPTP, & L2TP VPN Client/Server Integration
    Improved Network Stability & Network Status Information
    Access Restrictions– Time, website, app & user-based
    VLAN (Virtual LAN) Support – Manage segmented wireless networks on the same router
    WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) Disabled by Default
    Bandwidth Graphing/Statistics– Real-time, daily & monthly
    Advanced Wireless Modes – Access Point (AP), wireless client bridge & repeater modes <
    DHCP Server – Using DNSmasq with dynamic and static DHCP leases
    Advanced Port Forwarding – Create port forwards, redirects, & triggers with included UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)
    3G/4G Cellular USB WAN Support
    DNS forwarder – DNSmasq with local hostnames, domain names, and internet address caching
    Samba file-share/CIFS client
    Dynamic DNS (DDNS) service integration
    IPV6 Support
    Logging Capabilities
    SPI Firewall / IP Tables Access
    Integrated Wireless Survey Page – View other wireless networks in your area
    Radius Authentication – Enterprise level wireless security
    Wi-Fi Hotspot Integrations – For business or neighbors with a verification page using the integrated Chillispot or NOCATSPLASH
    Telnet/SSH Support
    Wake-on-LAN – Remote network access
    NAT (Network Address Translation) support
    WDS (Wireless distribution system aka wireless bridging) support
    JFFS2 Support
    Processor Overclocking (limited to certain devices)
    TCP BIC Congestion Algorithm
    Adjustable Antenna Transmission Settings – To increase WiFi strength
    Milkfish SIP
    MMC/SD Card Support
    Xlink Kaid - Free Online Gaming for multiple gaming consoles like Xbox, Xbox360, and PS3.
    FTP Server
    Multiple BSSID (different MACs for virtual interfaces)
    Multicast Forwarding/Filtering

    What Is DD-WRT

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. Posts : 1,183
    Windows 10 Pro
       #18

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi folks

    @nIGHTmAYOR

    And for the slightly more adventurous of you -- this works brilliantly on a lot of routers --It will do what you want and a whole lot more !!! use DD-WRT. Works fine with your router.

    typically it will do the following : (turns often a hobbled consumer grade router into one with enterprise facilities by removing the "hobbling" including the Bridging mode I think the OP wants.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Jimbo,

    I have known about DD-WRT for a while now, but I have hesitated to install it on one of my extra routers because it all seems like pure router-hacker-heaven. There is the original DD-WRT, and then there is TOMATO. And there seem to be many, many versions of TOMATO (from memory here.)

    So what should I (and the OP) do to reduce the level of "adventure," which means, reducing the level of stress and technical risk? And my wife is always saying that I spend way too much time "fixing" my PCs.
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  9. Posts : 11,203
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #19

    x509 said:
    Jimbo,

    I have known about DD-WRT for a while now, but I have hesitated to install it on one of my extra routers because it all seems like pure router-hacker-heaven. There is the original DD-WRT, and then there is TOMATO. And there seem to be many, many versions of TOMATO (from memory here.)

    So what should I (and the OP) do to reduce the level of "adventure," which means, reducing the level of stress and technical risk? And my wife is always saying that I spend way too much time "fixing" my PCs.
    Hi there

    It actually does work and saves buying new router --but like all these things "Risk to reward ratio" -- If you follow instructions carefully it should function perfectly -- it has a very large user base so I don't suspect there's too many problems with installations -- but some people always will find problems with even the simplest of things --if you can cast your mind back to the days of Kodak Instamatic cameras (those where the film just slotted in like a cassette recorder) people often used to go to the film processing places asking for help by saying "Can you load my Instamatic camera please" !!!

    With this though all else fails on install just hardware reset the router -- there's usually a reset button or a pin or even just hold power on button down for a number of seconds -- the router will specify what to do.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. Posts : 1,277
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #20

    The line is still under optimization and i am not allowed to unplug it to do the tests , i have already dug out a couple of old modems to act as the VDSL for the test but i still cant do it until the company says so LOL

    @jimbo45 & @x509
    Believe it or not i have tried DD-WRT long ago , there are few reasons why to go DD-WRT of these are the abilities to use channels like channel 13 in regions that deny it , funny that routers' firmware persist that my region denies it and yet my region don't even know what channel 13 is , also over-riding fair neighbor policy , which downgrades you from 40 MHz range to 20 MHz range if there were more than 5 routers active in area . Both of these insure minimum interference hence max speed . As for privacy the TP Link firmware still has a plus , you see the majority of hacks now adays revolve around exploiting the router : bringing it down , changing settings or acquiring password even . The problem is that this is not even done by a few , there are now several forums and dedicated websites that constantly posts exploits per brand / router / installed firmware and DD-WRT is no exception , the only thing that i like about TP Link's firmware is that they managed to learn the lesson and now have this option for you to edit the modem's MAC address , this is very useful as the exploiter try to scan MAC addresses by range trying to identify victims of certain brand or model they have a new exploit for to try , switching your device to a random / different brand's address might actually save you the hassle by filtering you out the scan . This back then wasn't the case with DD-WRT , I remember I had an attack that the exploiter kept changing my admin password right after i set it after every reset until i managed to revert back to stock . They might have fixed that exploit or implemented MAC address change but I haven't tested it since .

    @bro67
    Thanks for the suggestion but this modem is not available in my region sadly .
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