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BGW320-505 passthrough/RBR750 in router mode VS BGW320-505 Default/RBR750 in AP mode

litigator4lyfe
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BGW320-505 passthrough/RBR750 in router mode VS BGW320-505 Default/RBR750 in AP mode

Which is the recommended set up for the best performance? I am not a gamer. Just have a need for speed.

I have the gig ATT fiber with BGW320-505. I purchased the RBK753 from Costco.

What is better: (1) BGW320-505 in IP Passthrough and Orbi in Router Mode; or (2) BGW320-505 in default settings and Orbi in AP mode.

BTW, under either scenario, I would turn the wifi off on the BGW320-505.

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plemans
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Re: BGW320-505 passthrough/RBR750 in router mode VS BGW320-505 Default/RBR750 in AP mode

either would function about the same. 

the difference would be in what features you want. 

When in ap mode, certain features are disabled on the netgear. 

https://kb.netgear.com/26765/Which-features-are-disabled-on-my-NETGEAR-router-when-it-is-set-to-AP-M...

 

Same with the att router, certain features get disabled in passthrough mode. 

 

so its which features do you use/want for your setup. Netgear's features or att's. 

Current setup: CAX80->Trendnet TEG-S380->GS716T-> RBK752->pi-hole
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seniorj
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Re: BGW320-505 passthrough to allow verizon network extender to connect / 2GIG alarm panel

Hello, I cannot seem to get either of the above devices to connect via my ATT modem/router. Tried the firewall settings, opening ports etc. Must be doing something wrong, any advice welocome. JS

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FURRYe38
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Re: BGW320-505 passthrough to allow verizon network extender to connect / 2GIG alarm panel

What Orbi model system do you have? 

 

1. Configure the modem for transparent bridge or modem only mode. Then use the Orbi router in router mode. You'll need to contact the ISP for help and information in regards to the modem being bridged correctly.
2. If you can't bridge the modem, disable ALL wifi radios on the modem, configure the modems DMZ/ExposedHost or IP Pass-Through for the IP address the Orbi router gets from the modem. Then you can use the Orbi router in Router mode.
3. Or disable all wifi radios on the modem and connect the Orbi router to the modem, configure AP mode on the Orbi router. https://kb.netgear.com/31218/How-do-I-configure-my-Orbi-router-to-act-as-an-access-point and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7LOcJ8GdDo&app=desktop


@seniorj wrote:

Hello, I cannot seem to get either of the above devices to connect via my ATT modem/router. Tried the firewall settings, opening ports etc. Must be doing something wrong, any advice welocome. JS


 

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