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Gateway max configuration for external router (TP-LINK AX50)

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Hi Tech-Savey crowd support,

older gentleman here, not exactly IT proficient.

Bought a TP-Link AX50/AX3000 to improve Wi-Fi for wife down far end of the house. Currently our modem/router is Technicolor TG700vac.  We're on FTTN.

 

Followed the instructions out of the box, but doesn't let any internet connect on the router.

Is there a step-by-step guide to configuring the Gateway Max for operation with an external router? Other posts suggest something about a 'DMZ' and disabling WiFi, but it just doesn't join the dots for me.

 

Suggestions or solutions most welcome.

 

cheers,

 

David

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Re: Gateway max configuration for external router (TP-LINK AX50)

To get internet access it should just be a matter of connecting WAN port of TP-Link AX50/AX3000 to LAN port on TG799. The only setting in the TP-Link AX50/AX3000 that needs checking is that Internet connection type is set to Dynamic. (Basic > Internet).

 

With this set up you will have double NAT which might effect some apps but should be able to browse the Web and stream videos. Placing the TP-Link AX50/AX3000 in DMZ of the TG799 will fix most off the problems due to double NAT. You could could also set up the TP-Link AX50/AX3000 as a WiFi access point which would not have double NAT but requires a lot of setting changes in the TP-Link AX50/AX3000

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Re: Gateway max configuration for external router (TP-LINK AX50)

To get internet access it should just be a matter of connecting WAN port of TP-Link AX50/AX3000 to LAN port on TG799. The only setting in the TP-Link AX50/AX3000 that needs checking is that Internet connection type is set to Dynamic. (Basic > Internet).

 

With this set up you will have double NAT which might effect some apps but should be able to browse the Web and stream videos. Placing the TP-Link AX50/AX3000 in DMZ of the TG799 will fix most off the problems due to double NAT. You could could also set up the TP-Link AX50/AX3000 as a WiFi access point which would not have double NAT but requires a lot of setting changes in the TP-Link AX50/AX3000

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