Router mode: Enable an IPTV bridge for a
port group or VLAN tag group
If the access point/router is in router mode, some devices, such as an Internet Protocol
television (IPTV), cannot function behind the access point/router’s Network Address
Translation (NAT) service or firewall. Based on what your Internet service provider (ISP)
requires, for the device to connect to the ISP’s network directly, you can enable a bridge
either between the device and the access point/router’s WAN (Internet) port or between
the device and a VLAN tag group.
Note: If your ISP provides directions on how to set up a bridge for IPTV and Internet
service, follow those directions.
Note: The information in this section and subsections does not apply if the access
point/router is in access point mode.
Router mode: Enable an IPTV bridge for a port group
If the access point/router is in router mode and an IPTV device is connected to a LAN
port or WiFi radio, your ISP might require you to set up a bridge for a port group for
the access point/router’s WAN (Internet) interface.
A bridge with a port group allows packets that are sent between the IPTV device and
the access point/router WAN port to circumvent the access point/router’s NAT service,
which otherwise could drop the packets.
To enable the IPTV bridge for a port group:
1. Open a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to the
access point/router network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net in the address field.
If you are not connected to the access point/router network but to the same network
as the access point/router, enter the IP address that is assigned to the access
point/router. If you do not know the IP address, see Find the IP address of the access
point/router on page 29.
The Sign-In page displays. You are prompted to sign in with your NETGEAR account.
If the access point/router is not connected to the Internet, you are prompted to sign
in with the local login credentials (see Log in to the access point/router when it is
not connected to the Internet on page 28).
3. Click the Login button.
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