Sunday, April 18, 2010

2Wire Router DMZ-Plus Mode

Over the past few days, I have spent many hours trying to get IPv6 working again on my network and getting the Grooveshark VPN to work correctly. I finally got PPTP working after forwarding port 1723 to my computer and loading a few PPTP kernel modules.

Neither PPTP or IPv6 would work without first enabling DMZ-Plus on my 2Wire router to make sure everything passed through to my routers.

Here is how to setup your router in DMZ-Plus mode:
  1. Unplug all devices from the 2Wire router except for your router you want to be in DMZ. Also, unplug any TV boxes as they might through the 2Wire router.
  2. Reset your 2Wire router by unplugging, waiting 10 seconds and then plugging it back in.
  3. Login to the 2Wire and goto the Firewall settings. Then select Applications, Pinholes, and DMZ
  4. There should only be 1 device listed under "Select a Computer". Make sure it is selected and then Choose the radio button: Allow all applications (DMZplus mode).
  5. Hit Save. Now login to your router that is now under DMZ.
  6. Under setup, make sure the router is set to DHCP.
  7. Goto the Status page and click Release IP Address then wait 30 seconds and click Renew IP Address.
  8. The IP address listed should change from 192.168.x.x to your DSL/Cable IP Address. If it stayed at 192.168.x.x, go back to step 3. It might take a few times for your router to pickup the correct IP.
  9. Once your router has the external IP, everything is configured correctly.
Even if your router has the 192.168.x.x the router still appears to be in DMZ however, most obscure-protocols (GRE,IPv6-IPv4) still will not work. The router must have the external IP as its IP address for everything to work correctly.

James Hartig