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macrumors 603
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May 31, 2015
Right now for Port forwarding for it to work I have to forward the ports on my BGW 210 and my Asus AX-86U is this normal ?

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Yes I did setup passthrough on my bgw 210 with my asus ax-86u but not sure if I did it right sorry.

I do have internet though. Plus the speed I am suppose to get.


macrumors 65816
Apr 30, 2008
USA (Virginia)
Hmmm. It looks like both of those devices are the usual combination router/wireless access point/network switch type devices, am I right?

IF you use both as routers, yeah, it make sense to me that you'd have to set port forwarding for both.

I'm no network expert, but I think that's undesirable, call "double-NAT". Usually you don't want to have two routers active on a typical small home network.

If you are using both because you want the WiFi capabilities of both (for better coverage, for example), you should be able to turn off the routing feature for the second one (the one that's NOT closest to the internet) and still use it as a WiFi access point. I don't know what that would be called in your devices' setup screens, though. Sometimes it's called "bridge mode."
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