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secondary router setup

I want to set up a secondary router off of my Technicolor Modem/Router that I lease from Comcast. So far I can see my secondary router a Linksys E1500, but I cannot configure it. How do I do this?

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Re: secondary router setup

Be advised that if you hang a stand-alone / separate router off of the gateway device, and the gateway is not in *bridge mode*, you are cascading 2 routing devices which results in an undesirable "double NAT" condition on your home network.

Google "double NAT" for info about it's potential pitfalls.

 

You really should put it in to bridge mode. Here's how;

http://customer.comcast.com/help-and-support/internet/wireless-gateway-enable-disable-bridge-mode

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Re: secondary router setup

Thanks for this information.  I was able to set my Comcast Gateway to bridge mode with your help.  I am still having trouble accessing my Synology NAS from the internet, but this removed one of the barriers to access.