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Kudos0

Connection question

My current internet connection is using a Netgear Nighthawk router connected directly to my cable from my ISP.  There is no modem used in this setup. So my question is this:  Can I connect my Core directly to the cable, or do I run it through my Netgear?

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Kudos0

Re: Connection question

Hello KrashKraft. Just so we are on the same page, your ISP provides you with a direct ethernet connection to your home not needing any modem and a static IP address? If so you can install Core by connecting the ISP ethernet directly to the WAN port on Core. In most cases a device such as an ONT are used (my ISP FIOS does) and that direct ethernet has to be activated so that device is the first route in the network. Core will then detect it as another device that is routing traffic (DHCP) and you will have a NAT-NAT setup. Check with your provider unless you are absolutely sure your direct ethernet and require no modem to use.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.437 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Connection question

Ok,thanks... But I do need for you to translate these for me: ONT, FIOS, DHCP and NAT-NAT.  Sorry but I don't  know these...LOL

Kudos0

Re: Connection question

Sorry if there was confusion. An ONT box or something similar with other providers would be a box either in another room, garage or outside the establishment where your ISP service enters. On that ONT or similar box there is an ethernet port which can directly connect an ethernet cable from there to my device of choice, IF and only if I had them setup services for that. Your provider would have to do the same. Your Netgear router is providing modem capabilities vice having an ISP provided device to do that. Thus my question whether you have a direct ethernet from another box coming into your home to your Netgear router. I understand it to be via standard cable but am just touching all bases for you.

DHCP, is dynamic host configuration protocol. Simply put it assigns and routes IP addresses on a network.

NAT-NAT is simply two devices using DHCP at the same time. One, would need to be in a "host only" or access point mode and the other would take over the duties of assigning and distributing IP addresses. Since your internet service connects to your Netgear via a cable, this is the setup you'd need. Core would connect to LAN port 1 on the Netgear for setup. The onboarding within the Core app will prompt you with visuals regarding what setup you are attempting. Hope all this helps and not too confusing.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.437 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Connection question

What model Nighthawk do your have?  It may be a modem/router combo, in which case it would still need to be kept in front of the Norton Core router and placed in bridge mode (routing functions turned off).  Norton provides instructions on how to do this.  Fios (fiber optic) internet service like that provided by Verizon or Frontier does not use a modem.

Kudos0

Re: Connection question

Hello KrashKraft. I'm following up to see what your status is and if we can assist further.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.437 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 1.93

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