IP Passthrough

IP Passthrough is a setting where your modem is handing off the usable static IP to another piece of equipment. This mode will also allow Windstream to support the Windstream equipment while allowing you to configure your own equipment as needed.

Note: While the Windstream equipment firewall will be protecting the Windstream equipment, you should make sure the device behind the Windstream equipment is also configured with security settings. This could be a firewall within the equipment. 

  • Select PROCEED at advanced user challenge screen
  • Select WAN IP ADDRESSING under the IP ADDRESS section on the left-hand menu.
  • In SECTION 2, Leave the ISP Protocol as PPPoE.
  • In SECTION 4, Select to ENABLE Unnumbered PPPoE.

If you still want to connect devices to the wifi from the T3200/T3260, when setting up IP Passthrough make sure to select the checkbox for VIP Mode (Private LAN subnet under Step 4).

The information entered for Gateway Address, Subnet Mask, Primary DNS, and Secondary DNS should be included in your Static Windstream Welcome Letter.

Once all the information is filled out, hit submit and you should be set up for IP Passthrough.

Depending on your overall set up, if you test your IP address online to see if it has worked, your modem may not show the correct IP address. If you filled out the information properly within the modem, then it is set up properly at the Windstream Equipment.

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