I know there are lots of posts elsewhere but struggling to find one easy to follow.
I have a TP-link Archer AX50 | AX3000. When I tried directly connecting the WAN from the socket to the router the input wasn't recognised. Now it is working through the Now TV router I guess effectively working as an extender (ethernet out on Now router to WAN input on TP-link). Network is functioning but it seems like this is probably sub-optimal.
Wondering what my options are? Is there a way to turn the now TV router into a modem only? Or is there a way to bypass it completely?
Not sure if this thread will help.
Sorry I’m with BT for broadband so I’m just searching through the forum to see what’s available.
You need to turn off two functions on the Now router; the WiFi and the DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). The latter is what assigns IP addresses to devices on your network, and you need to let the TP-Link do that exclusively.
And the TP-link needs to be the only device connected to the Ethernet on the Now router.
But make sure the Now router has the IP address it expects to be, and the TP-Link isn’t trying to use the same IP address.
I am told that the above causes something called double NAT (Google it); this doesn’t matter for general use, but can cause problems with:-
The solutions to this involve removing the Now router, or putting it in bridge mode, neither of which is feasible here, or putting the TP-Link in AP mode, which you might be able to do, and probably means letting the Now router do the DHCP again (I’m not clear on this, but maybe an expert can chip in).