Boost router

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I'm interested in changing my plan to boost 25 but I have a new Linksys dual band router that operates many devices is my smart home. Why would I have to have your router?
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The modem and router are combined.  At this point, they don't bridge the WAN port so if you want to use your router with the new modem, you have to use port forwarding.  Some are doing it with success.  Perhaps someone here can chime in on how they did it.  I've resigned myself to using the combined device in hopes of a firmware upgrade to fix the bridging issue.  Also, the Wifi signal on the combined unit is horrific.
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Within the modem you do have port forwarding if that's what you're needing to do.
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It is possible to use your own router behind the Exede modem wifi router, I am using a Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router Model R6900. The issue is, you cannot get the WAN IP to your router, so you need to make sure that the IP addresses of the 2 routers do not conflict. It is possible to turn off the Exede WiFi, but so far not the routing function.
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I am also using my own Asus router with Exede Modem. I had mine when they installed Exede so the installer did the work and he had no problem.
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I am using the Exede Modem/Router along with a Asus RT-AC66 (which, if you use the Merlin firmware you get some nice per device bandwidth tracking by the by).

I have the Exede router configured with WiFi disabled (since I use it on the RT-AC66), it sets a static IP for the RT-AC66, and then I put the RT-AC66 in the DMZ. I did reconfigure my RT-AC66 so that I am on 192.168.43.X (to avoid any routing issues).
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The exede router has A DMZ that can be used to make a bridge. I did a Video on how to do it on my ftp site. It's not professional quality but it will get you through it.