Pace Modem Bridge Mode

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Is there a way to put the MTS FiON Pace modem into a Layer 2 Bridge Mode? I've got it in DMZ Plus mode, but some functions still don't seem to work properly, such as NTP. I'd love it if I could either bypass it all together or put it in L2 bridge mode.
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Posted 3 years ago

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Hi Zergo,
Apologies for the delayed response.  There is no valid way to enable "Bridge Mode" on the RG, DMZ plus is the closest you can get.  The DMZ plus will allow the DMZ enabled device to obtain the WAN IP address and should allow all traffic.  There is an option in the RG to use the Broadband IP on the LAN other than DMZ plus however this is not recommended as it could cause issues with other devices connected.
With this being said the comments about NTP traffic on port 123 are partially correct.  The port 123 is not currently blocked network side, it used to be but the block was removed some time ago.  There were some vulnerabilities discovered and also exploited on that port and thus it had to be blocked for network protection.  That vulnerability, to my knowledge, has been addressed and the port has been opened but is watched a little more closely to ensure similar issues do not occur.
One of the most common issues we encountered when that port was blocked and even now since it's been unblocked is activating Apple TV.  They use this port for activation and time updates.  Some users still have some issues while most are functioning without a problem.
I hope this helps to answer your question.  If you have any more specific questions or concerns with the configuration of your RG our Technical Support group is available 24/7 and can provide a more direct view and answer to your specific inquiry.