Question Can I attach my WIFI router to LAN instead of WAN?

Jan 10, 2021
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Hello everyone,

I was recently given a ZyXEL USG 50 by my employer since they no longer had any use for it. To my understanding, this device has quite a few features that can be enabled. I want to attach this to my network and use it as my main firewall from WAN to LAN. As of right now, I have a Sagemcom F@ST 5280 as my WIFI/LAN router. Is it possible to use the Sagemcom router strictly for its WIFI capabilities and connect the LAN output of the USG 50 to the WAN port of the 5280?
 

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Try using bridge mode on sagecom and then connecting usg 50's wan to sagecom's lan
You will also have to configure pppoe on usg 50
This will disable wifi on sagecom as it should
Im not clear on whether this is what you are looking for
I have configured 100s of modems of various make, so you can let me know if you want any more details
Hope this helps
 
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Unfortunately because your sagecom is also your dsl modem, you'll lose wifi if you directly bridge the usg50. You could leave the sagecom in router mode, but then only your wired devices will be behind the usg50 and you'll also have a double nat situation.
 

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