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Topic # 58666 17-Mar-2010 00:12
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So I'm going to upgrade my Linksys router to the Tomato firmware, and I want to make it handle all the internet stuff, rather than the speedtouch, which is very limited in what it can do.

Is it possible to get it into half bridge mode, or better yet just pass everything straight through to the router?

Also any tips on the whole procedure would be greatly appreciated. 

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  Reply # 308521 17-Mar-2010 22:37
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Can't be done from the admin UI, can be done with commands via telnet apparently. There was a thread about it awhile back if I recall correctly.

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  Reply # 314285 2-Apr-2010 22:10
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There is another way....

On my hunt to do the same, I discovered this: A better alternative solution (to half-bridge) is to use PPTP passthrough of a PPPoA connection. This means the router establishes the connection via PPTP using the modem. This means the router receives the public IP, has no MTU problems and is the one responsibile for establishing the PPP connection to your ISP. (from

That page links the speedtouch forums: which has details on the CLI steps to get the modem to work in this mode.

I'm no guru on this but have managed to get it going tonight and can try to help if need be

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  Reply # 314317 2-Apr-2010 23:57
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Good solution.

The ST535 and TG585 have some annoying quirks with gaming in my experience much better to just use them as dumb modem devices.

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