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i'm trying to bridge my netgear wifi router to the exede router. how do I setup the exede router to see the netgear?
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Robert Roggendorf

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Posted 2 years ago

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bill nord

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The "exede router" is not a router but a modem.  Simply connect the "internet" of your netgear router into modem's ethernet port.  You will need to configure the netgear router per the manufacturers instructions to set up your network.
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Brian Coverstone

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If you do this, you will be "double natting" which can be undesirable.

You should be able to hook the netgear wifi router to the Exede router through one of the regular LAN ports (not the internet port).

You will need to disable the DHCP on the Netgear router, as the DHCP will be coming from the Exede modem, and having two DHCP servers on the same segment will cause you all kinds of problems.
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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This is a two year old thread and the landscape has changed... yes double NAT was an issue for some, but not all, and the bigger issue was ensuring no IP addressing conflicts.

The 2 year old solution was to configure the external router so that no IP address conflicts (either the router's IP address or assigned DHCP ranges - Netgear devices tended to default to settings that didn't yield any conflicts other vendors like Asus did yield conflicts with their chosen defaults) and then to disable DHCP and WiFi on the Viasat device.

Most folks were attempting to ditch the substandard WiFi on the Viasat device or regain the full functionality of their own routers (e.g. robust traffic analysis).

It's since gotten easier after numerous requests for bridge mode on the combo modem/router device. 

The Viasat WiFi Modem now supports bridge mode eliminating the double NAT issue:

When used, port 1 of the Viasat device is attached to the external router's WAN port (Internet). The external router is then configured normally as a router and the Viasat device simply functions as a modem (or is purported to do so).

Bridge mode is also available on the new Viasat WiFi Gateway (Viasat-2).   

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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Hi Robert,    Bill is correct.  I am including an article that gives more information about how to set up a router with our modem.
If you have any additional questions please send an email to or all customer care at 855.463.9333.

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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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I believe Robert may be referring to the new Exede WIFI modem/router/voice adapter. If so, take a look at:  
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Old Lab,  Thank you.  Now he has  information on both. 
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Hi, can someone provide anew link? That information on creating your own WiFi is not available.
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