Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 18:41 Post subject: Archer C7 WAN port setup
So, long story short. I've bought a Netgear Nighthawk M1 to serve as a modem for my Archer C7.
At stock firmware on C7, everything works fine, plug and play, nothing changed, besides IP pass-through and LAN DHCP is disabled at M1. C7 picks up WAN IP and wolla, internet, no problem. But. Stockfirmware = garbage, or. In my case, its not working with my router bridge config. Thats why - dd-wrt.
(v3.0-r38937 std (02/23/19))
At my C7, everything is stock dd-wrt settings, because I've mess it up so many times, and i cant figure out what to do.
Its shows my WAN IP, but no internet connection.
It might have something to do with (setup-> basic setup-> networking) Tagging, Bridging, Assign to bridge, port setup - something. i don't know. I just cant figure it out anymore. It's driving me nuts.
Stock firmware must do some voodoo tricks, to internally route WAN port to the rest of the system, somehow, i don't know.
Okay, we're one step closer. I did what the guide told me to do. I have internet through the LAN ports, but only for 1 pc at a time, and no internet over Wi-Fi.
Also, i cant access my C7 when without giving my pc a static ip, within the same subnet as my C7 (makes sense when im getting an ip from my M1, with different subnet/mask)
Im still confused. Why does stock TP-link firmware work without any hassle, when dd-wrt freaks out like this?