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Netgear Bridge mode Switch

awrych
New Contributor

Netgear Bridge mode Switch

Hi,

 

Had our Netgear modem/gateway placed in bridge mode.  Do I need to restart my attached firewall device?  The Netgear modem/gateway did restart.  Forgot to ask tech support, dont want to go back on hold.

 

Thanks.

Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Netgear Bridge mode Switch

HI awrych.  Restarting your router will refresh the IP table.  Your router should be set to <obtain IP automatically>.

 

 

fishyfishy
New Member

Re: Netgear Bridge mode Switch

I need to bridge mine but the tech didnt have a clue...  Do you know what to do to bridge it or do I have to go on hold

awrych
New Contributor

Re: Netgear Bridge mode Switch

According to Comcast all you do is turn off DHCP and DNS.  This is supposed to put it into their pseudo bridge mode.  The Netgear does not do true bridge mode.  Call support back, you will get a different tech.  Everyone I talked to knew how to put the gateway into bridge mode.  I just think that the Netgear can not do what I need.

 

Even after they put my modem /gateway into "bridge" mode, my problem has not been resolved. 

 

I am beginning to think that I need a modem only to solve my problem. 

fishyfishy
New Member

Re: Netgear Bridge mode Switch

Thats how Ive solved my issues in the past LOL  Modem only is the best way but the biz techs dont seem to carry them in the truck.