I wish to utilize the firewall and router DHCP/IP addressing setup in the Linksys for connection to my local network. I want to leave the T1114 on the circuit only when I am actively downloading data, doing updates, or sending email. When I turn off or disconnect the T1114, I do not want to lose it's router features. Hence, I would prefer to connect the T1114 to the Linksys router, and all my computers, printers, and NAS to the Linksys, not the T1114. Have I gone down the wrong road? Should I return this and get a different device?
hi Jack Jack, It sounds like a very special connection you are trying to set up and I want it to work out. For specifics on how to get this task completed, please reach out the their router support at this link http://bit.ly/1nwMyUN or Linksys.
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> Have I gone down the wrong road?
Which Linksys? Basically, you want the BRV to be a “modem only”. Unfortunately, Novatel Wireless made it and they write pretty lousy firmware so you can only do so much.
In the BRV:
Reset the BRV
Turn off Wi-Fi
Enable the DMZ with an IP of 192.168.1.2 (this bypasses the BRV’s firewall)
In the Linksys:
Reset the Linksys
Login and change the Linksys IP address to something that is not in the same subnet as the BRV. Most Linksys routers default to 192.168.1.1 and conflict with the BRV, because the Linksys cannot establish a route to the internet. Change the Linksys IP address to something like 192.168.2.1 so it uses the 192.168.2.0 subnet and can establish a route to the internet.
Once you do this, turn both routers off, connect an Ethernet cable between BRV/LAN and Linksys/WAN. Turn on the BRV and let it sync up with VZW. While you wait, connect your wired devices to the Linksys and then turn on the Linksys. That’s pretty much it! Do verify the Linksys WAN IP is 192.168.1.2.
Edwin: I was suprized to find that NovAtel and Novatel are two different companies. You gave me a link to the first (and wrong) company. I tried contacting Novatel and got someone that did not understand my question.
7e18n1: Thank you. You interpreted my Q correctly. I want to use the T1114 as a modem. Oddly enough, I was using a very similar post you had on using the MBR1515 and Ubiquiti router as guidance on what I was supposed to do. I tried something similar to what you mention. My difficulty in using the DMZ approach is I could not figure out how to tell the T1114 to assign the Linksys to the DMZ address. The T1114 only allows DHCP addressing; it seems to lack the feature of reserving an IP address for specific device. So I went to the Linksys and tried to assign the Linksys WAN port the DMZ address. I think I figured out how to do that, but then the Linksys insisted that the subnet for the LAN ports be on the same subnet as the WAN port. Nothing connected to the Linksys could connect to the internet.
Maybe I need a different Linksys. I am using an older one (RTP300) that I had around the office. Maybe a newer more advanced one would allow me to differentiate the WAN and LAN ports as being on different subnets.
Maybe I was just mixed up and never correctly assigned the Linksys WAN to the DMZ address.
Will experiment some more after going to BestBuy and getting a new Linksys.
Maybe I need to return the T1114 and invest in a MBR1515. I am almost at my 2 week allowance for a free return.
> My difficulty in using the DMZ approach is I could not figure out how to tell the T1114 to assign the Linksys to the DMZ address. The T1114 only allows DHCP addressing; it seems to lack the feature of reserving an IP address for specific device.
Unfortunately, the emphasis is on the wireless network with little regard given to the LAN network. To do what you want just requires a little more perseverance.
Whatever IP address the T1114’s DHCP server assigns to the Linksys (your Linksys should be configured to obtain its WAN IP address through DHCP) is the IP address you put in the T1114’s DMZ. If the T1114 has been freshly reset and the there is nothing else connected to Wi-Fi (it’s off) or a LAN port, then the T1114 should assign that IP to the Linksys all the time. It would be nice to reserve it, but that’s not an option.
> So I went to the Linksys and tried to assign the Linksys WAN port the DMZ address.
This is almost funny! WE would LOVE to do this, but Novatel has a different objective. Novatel seems to want a DHCP address on at least 1 of the connected devices. When I first encountered this the only way I could make it work using a router with a static WAN IP address was to have something connected to Wi-Fi using DHCP. So, I opted in to stick 192.168.1.2 in the DMZ and use DHCP on the WAN side of the router with Wi-Fi off. It’s been like this since July 2014 and works fine.
> Will experiment some more after going to BestBuy and getting a new Linksys.
Bestbuy has a 15 or 30 day return policy and they record your DL.
Wal-Mart has a 90 day no return policy.