Using SurfBeam2+ as Gateway

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My new SurfBeam 2+ modem / WiFi router arrived!

If it helps anyone, make sure that the coax cable connector is properly threaded onto the back of the modem; it's a bit tricky. Also, the customer number that was printed on my setup guide was incorrect but the number printed on my shipping label was correct (it should start with the number 4).

At any rate, I've been wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to let the modem act purely as a gateway and not a router. I have found the options to disable the DHCP server and to disable NAT but not the Router/Gateway option.

I've currently got it setup so that my router is the DMZ but I would prefer not to add the extra routing layer.

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I am in the same exact boat, Joshua. I did the same (my wired gateway router in DMZ) but had some issues, so I am currently using the modem's built-in router (with wireless disabled) until I can get this figured out. Also, I called Exede tech support but they were no help (at least level 1 and 2 support...their level 3 support was unfortunately not on duty). They had no idea how to exactly configure the router to disable it and just pass through from the modem to my gateway router.