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.

Configure Actiontec GT701D DSL modem for RFC1483 Transparent Bridging mode

Sometimes you don’t want your Actiontec to be a router. Maybe you’ve got a shiny new firewall you’d rather use. No problem.

  1. Click on Manual Setup
  2. Click on Advanced Setup
  3. Click on Wan IP address (or WAN IP settings)
  4. Click on “Yes”
  5. Choose “RFC1483 Transparent Bridging”. All other options on this screen will be disabled as a result
    Actiontec RFC1483 Transparent Bridging

    Actiontec RFC1483 Transparent Bridging

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  6. Click Next, then click Save and Restart to make all changes permanent.
  7. 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.

Configure Actiontec GT784WGR DSL modem for static IP block in unnumbered mode

If you’ve purchased a block of public static IP addresses then you may want to configure your modem for Unnumbered mode. Please note this is not the default configuration so if you’re not sure, please do contact ReachONE Internet technical support team to confirm.

  1. Click on Manual Setup
  2. Click on Advanced Setup
  3. Click on Wan IP address (or WAN IP settings)
  4. Click on “Yes”
  5. Choose “Block of static IP addresses (Unnumbered Mode)
  6. Enter the modem’s public IP Address and Subnet Mask in the “Gateway Address” and “Unnumbered Subnet Mask” text boxes. If you’re not sure what these should be please contact ReachONE Internet technical support team.
  7. Optionally uncheck the “VIP Mode” box Jump[1]
  8. Click Next, then click Save and Restart to make all changes permanent.
  9. Remember to reconfigure the IP addresses of your hosts as appropriate.

The Unnumbered Mode feature automatically configures the appropriate IP routing for the IP address block. The IP route will bypass NAT, enabling the public IPs to be routed WAN-to-LAN, as well as LAN-to-WAN.

[1]  VIP Mode This feature is used in conjunction with Unnumbered Mode. When VIP Mode is activated, the Gateway uses NAT for private IP addressing for the local area network (LAN), allowing both public IP addressing and private IP addressing to be configured to the LAN simultaneously, while the DHCP server is reserved for private IP addressing. All computers using public IP addresses with Unnumbered Mode must have the public IP addresses statically assigned.

Configure Actiontec GT701D or GT724WGR DSL modem for static IP block in unnumbered mode

If you’ve purchased a block of public static IP addresses then you may want to configure your modem for Unnumbered mode. Please note this is not the default configuration so if you’re not sure, please do contact ReachONE Internet technical support team to confirm.

  1. Click on Manual Setup
  2. Click on Advanced Setup
  3. Click on Wan IP address (or WAN IP settings)
  4. Click on “Yes”
  5. Choose “Block of static IP addresses (Unnumbered Mode)
  6. Enter the modem’s public IP Address and Subnet Mask in the “Gateway Address” and “Unnumbered Subnet Mask” text boxes. If you’re not sure what these should be please contact ReachONE Internet technical support team.
  7. Optionally uncheck the “VIP Mode” box Jump[1]
  8. Click Next, then click Save and Restart to make all changes permanent.
  9. Remember to reconfigure the IP addresses of your hosts as appropriate.

The Unnumbered Mode feature automatically configures the appropriate IP routing for the IP address block. The IP route will bypass NAT, enabling the public IPs to be routed WAN-to-LAN, as well as LAN-to-WAN.

[1]  VIP Mode This feature is used in conjunction with Unnumbered Mode. When VIP Mode is activated, the Gateway uses NAT for private IP addressing for the local area network (LAN), allowing both public IP addressing and private IP addressing to be configured to the LAN simultaneously, while the DHCP server is reserved for private IP addressing. All computers using public IP addresses with Unnumbered Mode must have the public IP addresses statically assigned.