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Poppapete

The Ubee won't be doing NAT, it is now dumb once you bridge it. Any device that you plug directly into the Ubee will not be connected to the original LAN.  You in effect can have a second totally separate LAN. Don't know what rules TWC have about a 2nd or even 3rd external IP as I live in an insignificant little place called Australia without TWC. Others will know TWC rules regarding this.

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dvn

Ok. I think I will put the Ubee into bridge mode and let the Luxul do the rest. Seems like the simplest solution. One AP - all with same SSID and pw.

 

Any thought about guest networks? Enable? Don't bother? What are you guys doing? Thoughts about wireless bandwidth when guest is enabled and being used?

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ikon

I agree with Poppapete. I think your proposed solution is a good one.

 

Whether or not to enable Guest Networks depends on whether there will be guests. If there will be, then I would enable it. Also, I believe some people use Guest Networks to isolate Xbox and PS3/4 devices from the main network.

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Poppapete

Exactly. If you are have a spare wireless router just plug it into a 2nd Ubee port (when bridged) and presto you have a guest network that is entirely separated from your "private" LAN.

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dvn

Poppapete, I like it. I may end up using that idea.

 

Thanks all for the feedback. It was a great help.

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ikon

Exactly. If you are have a spare wireless router just plug it into a 2nd Ubee port (when bridged) and presto you have a guest network that is entirely separated from your "private" LAN.

 

But you need a 2nd WAN IP from your ISP, right?

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Poppapete

Correct. Here in Australia I use Telstra and have been using 2 for a couple of years without incident. I have been told some residential customers can get away with 3. To get more you must pay business rates ( more money). The modem must have the extra WAN ports of course.

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ikon

In my experience, most ISPs won't issue more than 1 Internet IP to residential customers, which makes a 2 router solution like the one described impossible.

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dvn

Roger that. I'll implement the config I've worked out with your help and see how it goes. I'm anxious to see the green CrashPlan icon in the tray once more.

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LoneWolf

I agree that the best thing to do with that setup is to bridge the ISP modem so that is is just that (only a modem). It shouldn't be to hard to find the model number and get a user manual. You may find that it can't be bridged.

 

Edit: A quick google search came up with this.

 

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r28428899-How-do-i-put-new-Ubee-modem-in-bridge-mode-

 

and this

 

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r29247502-UBEE-DDW365-Bridge-Mode

 

This.  Note that TWC should be able to put their modem in bridge mode remotely via a call to tech support as well.

 

That's the main issue with the config.  If it's the Ubee modem I'm thinking of, it's one supplied for people who might do voice as well.  If the client isn't doing voice, it's a lot easier to go out, get a Motorola SB6121 or SB6141 cable modem that doesn't have Wifi or the four-port switch (and voice setup) and switch to this.  That way, the client isn't paying for the monthly lease fees for the modem either, because they've bought their own.  This is exactly what I've done with Comcast.

 

If the client does VoIP through TWC, they are probably stuck with the Ubee.

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