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Bridge mode not an option

dhruv22
Community Member

Hi,

I have connected a mesh router to my ISP modem/router and have two pods acting as access points.

Everything seems to be working great.

But, I do have a double NAT situation. Confirmed by doing a tracert to an external site. I have not seen any issues due to this (yet) and things seem to be ok, but I would like to get the configuration as close to perfect as possible.

The ISP has stated that the modem cannot be placed in bridge mode because we have dynamic IP (i.e. the IP changes from time to time). Is there any validity to this? There is also a language barrier here for me, but I did my best to try to understand what he was saying.

If it is valid that you cannot put a modem into bridge mode if you have a dynamic IP, are there any alternative ways to deal with a double NAT scenario? I know you can put the Google mesh system into bridge mode instead but only if you use a single pod. I need three.

How can we configure this correctly if we need multiple pods and have a dynamic IP / can't put the modem in bridge mode?

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RXShorty
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi @dhruv22 

I don't think having a dynamic IP should conflict in a Bridge mode.

What kind of modem/router did you get? 

dhruv22
Community Member

I'm visiting someone in India who is not tech savvy. I want to get it to the best possible config I can before I go home. even though it works well, I believe the double NAT may be a problem down the road.

The modem is called "xtreme fiber".

ISP says bridge mode is not possible due to dynamic IP.. I can't change it myself because they somehow lock it down so only they can make changes. I also don't want to put it in bridge mode and lock myself out (if I could make changes).

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey dhruv22,

 

Is there anything that is not functioning with the current setup? I understand why you would want to leave it as bulletproof as possible, but I'm curious if you're seeing any problems or not already at this point.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

dhruv22
Community Member

No, no problems yet. Everything works great. But as stated numerous times by both of us, I'd like to configure it correctly before I leave for home. Double NAT seems like a bad idea.