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Port forwarding on which router?

Janromero
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Port forwarding on which router?

 Just asking anyone if you had this problem before...

 I have three routers at home.  the main router is a Verizon Fios Quantum Gateway FiOS-G1100 Wireless Router. The second router is a Netgear R7000 and the third is another Netgear R7000. All connected via a CAT6 ethernet wire, one after the other. 

 My question is on which router do i setup the port forwarding for my kid's PS4?

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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Janromero
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Re: Port forwarding on which router?

  p.s. the two R7000 are connected as Wireless Routers to the main router. The PS4 is also wired.

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Janromero
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Re: Port forwarding on which router?

... all routers are wired through LAN to LAN.

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microchip8
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Re: Port forwarding on which router?

You're creating a triple NAT issue if all operate in Router mode. You should use one as router and the others as Access Points. If all are in router mode, you'll have to port forward on all of them. But the triple NAT is the real problem here

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antinode
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Re: Port forwarding on which router?

> [...] on which router do i setup the port forwarding [...]

 

   Port forwarding would normally be configured on the router which is
connected to the ISP.  Which, as discussed elsewhere, should be your
only router.

 

      https://community.netgear.com/t5/x/x/m-p/1874287#M152194


> ... all routers are wired through LAN to LAN.

 

   Any special configuration on the R7000 units?

 

   If I were trying to get the effect of configuring the two R7000 units
as wireless access points, then I'd probably do it by the book, rather
than use some ad-hoc scheme.

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antinode
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Re: Port forwarding on which router?

> You're creating a triple NAT issue if all operate in Router mode.
> [...]

 

   Not if:

 

> ... all routers are wired through LAN to LAN.

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Janromero
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Re: Port forwarding on which router?

   No special configurations on the two R7000. I just turned off their DHCP.

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antinode
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Re: Port forwarding on which router?

> No special configurations on the two R7000. I just turned off their
> DHCP.

 

   I'd call that "special".  You didn't do it on your main router.

 

>    If I were trying to get the effect of configuring the two R7000 units
> as wireless access points, then I'd probably do it by the book, rather
> than use some ad-hoc scheme.

 

   Still true.

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