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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2015-10-15, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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5168N Router New Firewall Setting Added?

Anyone know how long the advanced configuration tab under firewall settings has been there? You can now enable UPNP and I know that that option was not available before. I have noticed problems with my NAT in the last week or so and after enabling allow UPNP in that tab I am back to open NAT. Just wondering if anyone knows when MTS added this option?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 2015-10-18, 11:39 AM
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I believe the new firmware started being rolled out a few weeks ago in stages, not just a broad rollout. I don't exactly know what it's called now, but when you say open NAT, I'm guessing that's what it is. It used to be there were 1024 sessions, which seemed to be a problem with things like torrents. If the program was setup wrong, the torrents would saturate the connection. So people would call in, they'd send a tech, and then the tech has to explain to them that the service is fine, it's their equipment causing the problem.

But I'm thinking this was a huge issue. But what I'd like to know is how open NAT is any better if a connection can still be saturated? I'm not an expert, I just have 9 years of hands-on experience installing and repairing it.

There are also other options in the router, like guest wifi, if that interests you.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 2015-10-19, 06:01 PM
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Still no true bridge full bypass of the router?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 2015-10-21, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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There IS a way to bridge your router now!! Under settings click broadband, then link configuration and at the bottom of that page there is a routing heading that has a check box that when unchecked puts the router into bridge mode. There are actually a lot of new settings available on the link configuration page.
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