Nontomato in bridged, tomato as router

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by brollysan, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. brollysan

    brollysan Reformed Router Member

    So I have an ADSL router/modem (combobox) from my ISP which sucks. It uses PPPOE and my ISP gives it an IP via DHCP.

    I have a N16 with tomato toastman connected to LAN1 on ISP modem (henceforth ISP). If I put ISP in bridge I have no internet on the N16 and can't ping the ISP gateway. If I put it in routing I have internet and can ping the gateway. Computers connected to LAN1 on ISP when bridged have internet, in addition the N16 was working with ISP on bridge before I flashed it with tomato.

    What am I doing wrong? What do I have to change on the N16 in order for it to do the heavy lifting, I am highly suspicious of my ISP router (because it sucks I don't want it to manage any data, just send/receive, eg work as a modem) and the setup I have now with ISP in route is suboptimal even if the QoS on tomato is doing wonders for my LAN.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. JoeDirte

    JoeDirte Networkin' Nut Member

    The main things are: connect the N16 via its WAN port to the ISP modem on one of its LAN ports. Set the N16 WAN connection to PPPoE and enter your credentials. Under advanced > routing, set the router to gateway mode. If your ISP is looking for the MAC address of your ISP modem via their DHCP, you may need to set the MAC address of your ISP router in Advanced > MAC Address > WAN Port.
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