Disabled WAN because of Verizon FIOS

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by GaretJax, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. GaretJax

    GaretJax Reformed Router Member

    Hello all,

    I have Verizon FIOS and so am using their router/cable modem as the WAN connection. I then have my Cisco E4200 plugged into that. As a result, I have disabled the WAN settings (see screen print) and then pointed the E4200 to the FIOS cable modem.

    I have already noticed one thing: the "WAN Up" script location does not appear to be fired (since the WAN is never started). This means that I need to use the "Init" script location instead of "WAN Up".

    Does anyone foresee any issues with this? I hope to eventually get the ADBlock scripting installed and running.

    Could this be why my "Access Restrictions" are not working?

  2. The Doctor

    The Doctor LI Guru Member

    You are using the router as a switch/wireless access point. Access restrictions, port forward, etc. will need to be handled by the Verizon router. I would recommend turning off DHCP server and let the V router do that as well.

    In addition, either give the Tomato router an address outside of the range the V router assigns, or on a different subnet to prevent address conflicts. You could alternately possibly use this router for DHCP and turn it off in Verizon router.

  3. GaretJax

    GaretJax Reformed Router Member


    Thanks for the response. Right now my network is working great. The Verizon cable modem does very little other than being a gateway. I have been using Tomato for months on my E4200 and I finally have some time to try and get more out of it. I have only tried two things really: "Access Restrictions" and adblock scripting - neither have worked. I am just wondering if the issues I am experiencing might be related to how I have plugged the E4200 and Tomato into the infrastructure?

    Do I have to make changes to my configuration to get Tomato to work properly or should I be able to use it as is?

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