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I wanna use my ISP's router/modem as just a modem, and then let my own router be the DHCP server. Basically disabling the router part :)

ISP router/modem: Thomson TWG-870 My own router: AirPort Extreme

asked Sep 17 '11 at 17:43

PMChr97's gravatar image


Just don't plug it into the phone line?

answered Sep 17 '11 at 17:55

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what do you mean?

(Sep 17 '11 at 17:56) PMChr97 PMChr97's gravatar image

Go into setting, Disable DHCP. Done

(Sep 17 '11 at 17:58) Jackster1337 Jackster1337's gravatar image

What I did on mine was go to and set it to "Bridge mode". Turns it into a modem ONLY.

answered Sep 17 '11 at 18:09

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it depends on the router.

if it allows a transparent bridge mode then it will work but other than that theres nothing you can really do to avoid a double NAT which will have a negative impact on network performance.

If you have a decent router then check if you can get a standalone modem

answered Sep 17 '11 at 18:15

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I had the exact same problem a while ago. You need to have the modem in Bridge mode. Check your modem's settings and see if you can change it. For me, I couldn't change it, so I got in touch with my ISP on Twitter (Time Warner) and they were able to change it (after escalating support and having to call me).

answered Sep 17 '11 at 22:25

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