Bridge Mode inbound/ingress traffic issues
Hi, I recently received a speed upgrade to my service which came with a new Comcast supplied gateway. Previously I had been running on a modem I supplied. I was happy to see I could enable bridge mode for my service (I do NOT have static IP service). I set the gateway to bridge mode, plugged my laptop in directly first and viola! I had a public IP and blazing fast speeds. The tech left and I unplugged the laptop and plugged in my ASUS wifi router (3rd party). It too got a public IP form Comcast and all my outbound traffic worked great! Still blazing fast. We run a couple of simple web sites locally and have port forward rules setup on the ASUS router for forward port 80 and 443 to the appropriate server. This has worked great for the last 10 years and I had anticipated no problems with bridge mode enabled. Sadly that is not the case. While I can ping the IP my router receives, no web traffic is being passed through. I thought it could be something funky with the router connecting to the bridge mode. So I called tech support and unplugged my router from the gateway, and plugged my laptop (firewall disabled!!!!) into the gateway device. I spun up a simple hello world web service on port 80. Alas, still no traffic forwarded to my public ip that my laptop received! We disabled bridge mode, got a NAT'ed IP, setup a standard 80:80 port forward on the Comcast gateway device and of course that worked.
Long story short I want bridge mode to work so that all traffic is sent on to my ASUS router and to allow that to handle all the traffic/forwarding/etc. Double NAT and 1-to-1 NAT sound horrible and make my DDNS solutions less than elegant. HELP!