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# 147071 8-Jun-2014 10:33
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I'm trying to setup a Netcomm NF5 N300 router as a gigabit switch/wireless AP. I don't want a double NAT as I have another router in front of it.

I know the common solution to this is to connect the other router to a LAN port instead of WAN, disable DHCP, give it a static IP and use the other 3 LAN ports, however I really want to use all 4 LAN ports.

I've managed to solve this for all the wired ports by assigning all of them to VLAN 1, which I've assigned to the WAN in bridge mode (they were in NAT mode before) and also enabling remote administration for the router so I can still access the settings. Anything I plug into the LAN ports gets an IP address from the upstream subnet and works fine.

However, I can't find this option for wireless clients, which are all still connecting through the NAT (I've left NAT and DHCP enabled for the LAN subnet, otherwise they can't connect at all). I've tried telnetting into the router, but that doesn't seem to work. Does anyone know if there's a solution to this or should I just live with my wireless clients being under a second NAT?

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Uber Geek


  # 1537914 22-Apr-2016 09:09
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 Just wondering if you ever found a solution to bridging WAN, LAN and WLAN together. I have a couple of NF5 that I want to use as a VoIP gateway and wireless AP.

 

Way cheaper ($10) than a dedicated VoIP ATA, and means I don't also need a separate AP at those locations.

 

I also discovered that using the VLAN option to bridge WAN to LAN seems to isolate the WLAN to the router only. Since I only need one LAN port for a remote desktop PC, I bridged the WAN and LAN by another method - a cable. The incoming internet (the rest of my network, via a wireless bridge across the road) is the grey cable in the photo. I have disabled NAT, and the LAN IP address of the router is on a different (unused) subnet, just in case. I have to use the WAN port so that the router knows how to get to the internet for VoIP.

 

So effectively I have a switch+AP and a VoIP ATA in one plastic box.

 

 

 

 




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Ultimate Geek


  # 1538008 22-Apr-2016 11:21
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I ended up selling this as I wanted to upgrade to a dual band router anyway. Currently using a Linksys instead.


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