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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 5:56 PM

Any danger in configuring TP-Link AC-2300 router in DMZ mode behind Pace 5268 and opening all ports

... on Pace gateway? Will the TP-Link AC2300 router's firewall provide sufficient protection since it will now have a public ip? In this configuration, if I turn RG's wireless off, will the only way to access settings then be by directly connecting a pc via ethernet? Can I setup an additional router as access point for the TP-Link AC2300 in this configuration without security risks? Can I setup another router (AC1350) subnet double-natted in this configuration without issue? (I have 1GB Fiber plan.)


                                                                      Pace 5268 AC ( DHCP enabled

                                                                        /                                           \

                                                               TP-Link AC2300                   TP-Link AC1350

                                                             (static              (static

                                                              DHCP disabled                      DHCP enabled


                                                              Additional router as

                                                              access point to extend

                                                             range in large house.

                                                             Bridge - AP Mode



Are there any potential problems with this setup? Thanks.

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6 years ago

Greetings Elsaddiq,

Thank you for reaching out to us on AT&T’s Community and Forums. I hope the New Year has been prosperous and off to a positive start for you! I see you want to know of any danger in configuring the TP-Link AC-2300 router in DMZ mode behind Pace 5268 and opening all ports. I would like to help you.

From the information I have reviewed, I’m not seeing an issue with security. Keep in mind we do not guarantee this not becoming an issue later on down the line. If you do encounter any problems, please let us know at @ATTCares.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us again via social media for any concerns or questions you may have. We appreciate the feedback and truly appreciate your time. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Jason, AT&T Community and Forums Team

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