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Re: R7000 WAN Port Not Working - Use LAN as alternate?

WaterOz
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R7000 WAN Port Not Working - Use LAN as alternate?

I have a problem with my R7000. The WAN port is dead. I've been using it in access point mode for quite some time plugged into one of my LAN ports, but I need to turn it back into a primary router. Is it possible to run it in router mode off of a LAN port, or am I out of options and need to replace the router? Past the WAN port, everything else works great. Thanks!
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coolguy949
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Re: R7000 WAN Port Not Working - Use LAN as alternate?

Ive never used Merlin but I believe you need to enable dual WAN mode and just use the secondary interface for your main WAN while leaving the other unplugged.

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coolguy949
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Re: R7000 WAN Port Not Working - Use LAN as alternate?

WaterOz, some 3rd party firmwares allow you to reassign the WAN port. Check out XVortex's buiild of Merlin: http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/asuswrt-merlin-on-netgear-r7000.71108/

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WaterOz
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Re: R7000 WAN Port Not Working - Use LAN as alternate?

Any idea how to do that through Merlin? I don't see how
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coolguy949
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Re: R7000 WAN Port Not Working - Use LAN as alternate?

Ive never used Merlin but I believe you need to enable dual WAN mode and just use the secondary interface for your main WAN while leaving the other unplugged.
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WaterOz
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Re: R7000 WAN Port Not Working - Use LAN as alternate?

That did it and worked!

 

Thank you!

 

(Side note, my router seems to be performing much better on Merlin that it had been before... so that's a plus!)

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Retired_Member
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Re: R7000 WAN Port Not Working - Use LAN as alternate?

Mine too, other than loosing at the settings Once while I was using/playing around with Dual WAN it's been great.

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