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Verizon - FIOS - Setup using Tomato

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mpegmaster, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. mpegmaster

    mpegmaster Addicted to LI Member

    This INFO below is based on using Tomato for your Router... ;^)

    Verizion - FIOS 20 Down 5 Up

    This is what I'm using...

    The Verizon Router...

    WAN IP is... Dynamic - COAX FEED

    Router IP... 192.168.1.1
    Subnet... 255.255.255.0
    Gateway... 192.168.1.1

    DNS... 68.238.64.12, 68.238.96.12

    This is Verizon's DNS Servers, leave this alone you make them [Verizon] happy!!!

    Port # 1 is a STATIC IP on... 192.168.1.10
    For the IP of... 192.168.1.10 it is also... DMZ <-- This is very important!!!

    Having the IP 192.168.1.10 DMZ'd allows for completely open ports to the Internet. We will have control of what ports to allow on your router to manage from.

    ALSO... TURN OFF THE WIRELESS!!!

    This allows for complete access to the Internet for you/your router and Verizon.

    It allows for Verizon to have their access/management to their DVR's, etc...


    Port # 1 is connected to the 'WAN' Input of the Linksys WRT54G-TM


    On the Linksys WRT54G-TM...

    The WAN PORT is set to... STATIC

    With the WAN PORT set to...

    IP Address... 192.168.1.10
    SubNet... 255.255.255.0
    Gateway... 192.168.1.1

    DNS can be set to either the DNS of Verizon on... 68.238.64.12, 68.238.96.12

    or the best way is use another DNS server/s in this case... OpenDNS.com

    OpenDNS has a 4 available DNS addresses...

    208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220
    208.67.222.220
    208.67.220.222

    I just use OpenDNS.com and the first two... 208.67.222.222 & 208.67.220.220

    If you do not have account on www.OpenDNS.com just sign up for one it's FREE... ;^)
    You also a have lot more control of you network too!!! See OpenDNS.com for further details!!!

    Setting the DNS here skips the DNS settings of the Verizon Router!!! Which has the Verizon DNS servers they been known to be slow in response regarding requests.

    For the LAN...

    Router IP Address... 192.168.100.1
    Subnet Mask... 255.255.255.0
    Gateway... 192.168.100.1

    DHCP setup is normal here...

    Enable it, Set the range, Setup the STATIC DNS Servers in my case I'll use the OpenDNS servers.

    Enable your Wireless side of your router and fill in the 'Security' info of your choice of options.

    Now... "ALSO" go to the BASIC/DDNS page... http://192.168.100.1/basic-ddns.asp

    Under the Dynamic DNS section...

    It should have... "Use WAN IP Address 192.168.1.10 (recommended)" pre selected.

    I use Auto Refresh every... [7] day's!!!

    *** I use this because the Verizon Router IP is Dynamic severed. Which means that the IP given to the Verizon Router changes per the will of Verizon. This also allows your setup/router to automatically update in my case my OpenDNS.com account without using any third party software on a specific computer. ***


    Under the Dynamic DNS 1 section...

    Service select... OpenDNS
    It should show... http://www.opendns.com/

    Username... xxxxxxx <=== This is account name you selected on OpenDNS.com
    Password... xxxxxxx <=== This the account password on OpenDNS.com

    Network... 'The name of the Network' This is name of the Network you named on
    OpenDNS.com

    Check the.... Use the DNS box too!!!

    You should 'SAVE' all your changes on the pages you change or modified too!!!


    The above gives you complete control of your network, your router and your wireless setup. You are also completely isolated from Internet via the two Routers. I have had excellent results regarding speed, etc...

    You can now then name the IP address [Using STATIC DHCP] with names like... Dads-Laptop, Moms-Laptop, Router, etc...

    Nslookup works with this setup...

    You can issue a command using command prompt like... "nslookup Dads-laptop" and it will give you the IP of that laptop in the response... ;^)

    There many other features in Tomato that are user specific. This get's you up and running with the basics in the right places... ;^)

    Cheers!!!
    -mpegmaster
     

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