Solution for making the boost 25 router a bridge

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simple solution to make the boost 25 router a bridge to a router behind it. Open boost router admin
webpage (default 192.168.1.1:8080  user and password "admin"). go to the game menu DMZ setup, select  any port then click the dhcp client button and select it then when it fills in the entry,
select mac address in the destination and save the changes. Done! It works fine in my ftp server where you have all kinds of passive back channels and so far has not hurt any surfing nor the website I am building.
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Grumpyoldman

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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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Is there any substantive documentation available yet on the Exede WiFi modem beyond the minimalist user guide?

http://www.exede.com/documents/brochures/ex-wifi-modem-user-guide.pdf
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Grumpyoldman

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I didn't even know about that POS user guide! With me it was just pure trial and error. And with my google a little putz some, I finally stumbled into it.
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Grumpyoldman

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Are you saying it isn't clear? If so maybe I can do some screen shots for you.
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it's not the best in the world, but I did a video. I'm only gonna keep it up for about an hour or if the traffic gets heavy  (only three days left in cycle).
ftp://www.glenschaeffer.com/
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Hi Old Labs, This is the only user guide we have at this time. There are several articles on the Help Center website.

Is there something specific you are looking for? 
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Just looking for technical documentation rather than a simple user guide so that I can make an informed decision on whether it will play nice with my own router. Off hand it doesn't appear to have many features (lack of support for both 2.4 Ghz and 5 GHz, traffic analysis features, lack of clarity on how to bridge, or even disable router functionality in it's entirety, and an apparent trial and error approach that Grumpyoldman notes lacking any substantive documentation, etc.). The help articles are similarly minimalist.

I'm more concerned that you are going to force users to move to the WiFi modem with the new satellite becoming operational. Like many I would prefer to invest in my own router capabilities rather than a one size fits all solution - each of us has different needs - I can do much better for the apparent $5 per month extra that's charged for the WiFi modem.

Just looking to the future since it's currently not an option for me as an NRTC subscriber. In the future I will probably drop NRTC, since we are treated as red-headed stepchildren in terms of plans, pricing in some cases, features like eSVT, an additional layer of scripted support on top of what's already there, etc despite identical limitations - but not if it means going with the all-in-one Exede WiFi modem based on what I know about it so far. The only advantage to NRTC for me now is no modem lease (paid up front) - for that reason it may be more beneficial for me to stay right where I'm at and wait as capacity frees up on ViaSat-1 as everbody jumps to ViaSat-2.    

I and some others would prefer a modem only solution both now and in the future - but then again I still drive manual transmissions ;)

You're going to have to decide how to market ViaSat-2 to people like me.
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Hey Old Labs the worst thing I've had to do on the boost was this last problem with the bridge. Turning the wifi  off is simple. in the WiFi menu turn the wifi to private and it doesn't transmit it net id. You can also port forward, port trigger, etc in the gaming menu. It's only got 1 major malfunction and one PITA problem. SO not good but not really bad either! If you run all wired or all wireless the major malfunction is gone, The PITA problem can be solved with a USB Fan.
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Grumpyoldman could you please explain your way in more detail? i need to be able to give my router full control to the public ip so i can mac address clone and change my ip... please help
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I'm Sorry I've been out of town and just got back. Using the DMZ is actually quite easy to do and from what I understand it exposes the the router to the ISP. However I don't know enough about it to tell you if it will help you with your problem. All you need to do is enable the DMZ and I used the MAC of MY LINKSYS router rather than an ip address. Didn't touch anything else. You find the DMZ setup in The gaming menu.
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I just got the new modem/router. I already have an Asus RT-AC3200 router which is leagues above the one in the modem.

Exede does not support ipv6 so I use tunnel broker with my Asus to get ipv6. Or at least I used to.

Your fix is not a true bridge because the NAT in Exede's crappy router is still active so I cannot use the DDNS in my Asus to point the tunnel.

So I have lost ipv6.
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I did set up the DMZ but it does not fix the double NAT problem.

I manually set the tunnel address in the hope I have a static external ip address.

My ipv6 is working for now.

I wonder how the DMZ setup affects Excede's tricks?
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If you try to access the exede router from your current setup using a browser you will not be able to access it unless you plug directly into the sb2. that kinda tells me that you are now sharing the isp with the sb2. I don't know but I would speculate that the sb2 has little or no effect on your asus router. PS: Exede does not use static IPs to the best of my understanding.
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You are correct, Grumpy, residential IP addresses are dynamic. Business accounts have persistent IP addresses but, not 100% static.
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I guess I have been lucky so far. My external IP address has not changed for a few days now. And I even have a timer that "unplugs" the modem once a day to reset it. It also "unplugs" my Asus router too.

And I can access all three of the modem,exede router, and Asus router web pages while my computer is plugged in the Asus router. When I was setting up, The Asus router moved its LAN to 192.168.2.1 since it conflicted with the exede router at 192.168.1.1 . But I also moved the exede router LAN to 192.168.50.1 for good measure.

I just cannot update my Tunnelbroker Tunnel Client IP4 Address automatically because the Asus Router DDNS has no way to see the external IP address and the Exede router DDNS does not support Tunnelbroker.

If I lose IPV6 because my external IP address changes, I will just have to update the tunnel manually once I notice it.

It would be nice if exede just supported IPV6. Maybe it will with the Viasat 2 but I am not holding my breath.
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Well, it has been 3 months now and my IPV4 address is still the same. So it might as well be static so far...
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RE: "...my IPV4 address is still the same..."

May 2012; NRTC News Letter

ViaSat is focusing early Exede sales on the consumer market and does not currently offer static IP with Exede subscriptions. Alana Pilkington, NRTC vice president, Internet Services, said that NRTC has been pushing for ViaSat to include a static IP feature, but in the meantime, there is a potential work-around.

“What ViaSat is doing today instead of offering static IP addresses is putting a long-term persistent dynamic lease on the modem. The modem would have to be consistently offline for a significant amount of time before it would not get the same IP address back.”
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RE: "IPV6"

Exede 5 and 12 are in IPv4 format, period; but IPv6 web sites are fetched and sent to users.
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Bev wrote, "...IP addresses are dynamic...."

All consumer users have dynamic IPs, but when a DHCP server is configured correctly, users will have a "persistent dynamic lease on the modem."  Recently, I believe their Denver server was reconfigured, the correct way.

A static IP, on the other hand, is 100% permanent...unless a SNAFU situation happens.