Configure Actiontec GT784WN DSL modem for RFC1483 Transparent Bridging mode

Sometimes you don’t want your Actiontec GT784WN DSL modem to be a router too. Maybe you’ve got a swanky new wireless router you’d rather use. No problem.

  1. Click on Manual Setup
  2. Click on Advanced Setup
  3. Click on WAN IP settings
  4. Choose “RFC1483 Transparent Bridging”. All other options on this screen will be disabled.

    Actiontec784WN RFC1483 Transparent Bridging

    Actiontec784WN RFC1483 Transparent Bridging

  5. Click Next, then click Save and Restart to make all changes permanent.
  6. Remember to configure your PPPoE client (See below)

This makes your modem practically “invisible” but some device at your location will still need to log in with us. You’ll need to set up PPPoE authentication on your firewall or server or whatever you plug into the LAN port of your modem. You can still administer your modem through its default IP address.