How do you bridge a Speed boost modem

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I have a speed boost modem that has the router built in, but my home has other routing equipment that I would rather use. Is there a way to bridge the speed boost modem and pass the internet thru to my router so it makes the routing decisions?
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Josh Koenigs

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Exede Lindsey

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Hello Josh, 

Yes, you definitely have the choice to use other router options if available. Please review the following links for the Exede Wi-Fi router settings. For further assistance please give us a call at 866.945.3258.

How to disable Wi-Fi --> Wifi Settings – Advanced Settings – Network Mode (the second drop-down; not the first where frequency is selected) – Disabled


http://viasat.force.com/kb/articles/General/How-to-self-install-the-Exede-WiFi-Modem

http://viasat.force.com/kb/articles/General/How-to-create-a-home-network-with-Exede-and-a-wireless-r...


 
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John Rourke

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I just recently upgraded to the "new" SB2 modem/router unit and want to uses my existing ASUS RT66 to perform all; routing functions. I asked this question prior to signing up for the new plans with upgraded speed and was told this is possible. I have been able to disable the wifi features (step 1) but still can't pass the WAN IP address to the ASUS. My current DDNS provider is not one of the default option on the SB2.  I would imagine there is a method to accomplish this using the NAT and associated settings. Any suggestions would be very appreciated.
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I see how to shut the wireless off but my issue is the modern acting as the routing device where I want my router doing the routing. I need the modem to pass thru the internet to my equipment
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Josh,
The only Thing I could figure out was to port forward all ports to your local network so it acts a gateway to the internet. I do this on a limited basis so I can direct http/ftp protocols to my local server through an existing router.  It worked ok for me. Hope this helps. 
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Would you mind providing a few more details (screen shots maybe) on how you were able to configure the SB2 for Bridged or from what I understand a pseudo bridge mode of operation?  
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I'm sorry John but I don't get over here very often. The way I did it was to get into gaming menu and did a port forwarding range 0-65535 and told it to forward ito My router address (in my case 192.168.1.129) then I changed the ip of all the router stuff to 192.168.0.x and it seems to work just fine I have achieved download speeds in the upper 40Mb range and upload 4Mb. But take a look at Scott's post, it is probably the right way to do it. Although I don't  understand why he messed with the sb2 boost's IP Address.
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I tried something similar to what Scott noted, disabled the wi-fi, changed the sb2 LAN ip to 192.168.1.1 ,disabled the DHCP server and manually reserved 192.168.1.100 for my ASUS router as this is the only downstream device.. At this point I can connect to the Internet with all devices connected to the ASUS. However, what I am trying to do is to expose the Internet ip address on the sb2 to my ASUS router as I am having issues with remote connectivity to devices on my network. I believe this is referred to as bridge mode. Thanks much for your advice.
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What I did was to change the default IP addresses that the Exede Modem/Router uses. So I change mine to 192.168.15.X. By doing that, it cause less confusion with the 2 routers. Then I disabled both frequencies on the Exede modem/router. Then I went over to my equipment that I want to use and you can leave the router you want to use at default IP address range and use it.  Just keep the setting for your internet to DHCP so it get's the address from the Exede modem/router. I did this and it is working, don't like the fact that I can't just bridge it, but I am having no issues so far. I am downloading at about 40 Mbps down and 4 Mbps up. Not too bad for satellite.