I’ve seen multiple suggestions online on the “best” way to setup a third-party mesh system with the Rogers modem, and now I have just a few questions surrounding my current setup.
I currently have a TP-Link Deco M4R mesh system connected to our Rogers CODA-4582 modem. The Deco is set up as Router mode (rather than AP) with the internet connection type automatically detected as Dynamic IP (there are 3 kinds of internet connection types available in the Deco setup: Dynamic IP, PPPOE and Static IP).
I also have not Disabled the Residential Gateway Function (enabling bridge mode) on the Rogers modem (as recommended by many online - mentioning NAT issues).
I also read online some people recommending using DMZ mode instead of bridge, then others saying to use IP Passthrough instead…
Should I re-do my entire setup and Disable the Gateway Function prior to setting up the Deco again?
If so and we do put the Rogers modem in bridge mode, will this disable the other 3 ports on the Rogers modem?
I ask this because we have one port connecting our camera system, another connected to our basement ethernet port (connected to our Android box) and the other connected to a spare ethernet port.
On a side note; I do have issues remotely connecting to our camera system sometimes… sometimes it will connect and other times it just gives an error. I’m wondering if this is due to the NAT issues others previously mentioned due to not disabling gateway function?…
I would love to get an experienced/professional opinion on the current setup and possibly getting it re-done. Would also like to know if disabling gateway function is more recommended over DMZ or IP Passthrough.
Thanks in advance!
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Good day @NiceGuyJoeoo2,
Thank you for posting about your current situation and welcome to the Rogers Community!
We understand your desire to use a third-party mesh network. However, we unfortunately only directly support hardware that we provide.
I'm confident some of our Resident Experts may be able to help you!
Thanks so much!