I have just had lightning 25 installed. Along with it came a Pace 5168n router. It sucks. I had an Asus ac3100 installed before which gave me great coverage and ability to handle the devices I had connected to it. I would like to use the Pace as a through put device and have my Asus handle all of my devices and traffic. I have been looking for instructions on line to do this. Can anyone point me in the right direction to get details of what to do. I am somewhat computer literate but and not a techy or advanced user by any means.
The best option for what you are wanting to do would be to use DMZ+ to your Asus device. You could attempt full bridge mode but it's a little challenging and can cause many other issues if not done just right. There are a few articles in this forum on setting up full bridge mode, using the search at the top will help you find them. One thing I do have to mention, bridge mode is completely unsupported by MTS and you would be on your own setting it up and working with it going forward since it eliminates all visibility on our equipment from our end. With DMZ+ at least we can still see and help manage your MTS equipment if something goes wrong. I hope this helps clarify a little for you.
Keep in mind, using a customer owned router is definitely on the more advanced technical end. Due to the variety of routers on the market this is a heavily "you are on your own" area even though other customers like myself will try to offer some assistance, if something goes wrong no one is under any obligation to help fix things.
On my setup I run a different customer owner router behind the Pace gateway. A couple things to keep in mind is you want the Asus to forward DHCP requests to the Pace. Also if you run into any issues the first troubleshooting step would be to hook a computer up by Ethernet directly to the Pace and see if you have a working Internet connection.
The main advantage of adding the Asus to the DMZ+ on the Pace is it looks after most of the port forwarding exceptions for you. You could do the same setup without the DMZ+ but you can run into application specific issues.