[SOLVED] Second router with full traffic (EdgeOS)

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So I recently moved and the apartment I now live in shares the internet with the main house. I want to setup my personal router so that all ports are open in the main router to my router. So that I can open ports whenever I need, without fiddling with the main router. The reason I'm asking this and not following a generic tutorial, is because I've already tried doing this. And in doing so, messed up the internet for every device connected to the router. I ended up switching to a manual DNS server for every device that my landlord owned to temporarily fix it until an IT dude could look at the router. The landlord never knew I messed it up in the first place, so fortunately for me he ended up thinking I was a networking god who fixed his internet issues. However, I'd rather not go through that again, so if anyone could point me in the direction of where I might find a specific guide to do this for the EdgeOS, or if you yourself could tell me what to do. I'd greatly appreciate it.
 

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I want to setup my personal router so that all ports are open in the main router to my router. So that I can open ports whenever I need, without fiddling with the main router.
I do not believe you can.
The port needs to be open on th parent router for anything to pass through to your router and subnet.
 
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Also, if it wasn't already apparent. I'm not infact a networking god. I know some stuff, but obviously not enough. I don't really know what happened the first time, the IT guy said the router was busted and replaced it, so I don't know.
 

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I want to setup my personal router so that all ports are open in the main router to my router. So that I can open ports whenever I need, without fiddling with the main router.
I do not believe you can.
The port needs to be open on th parent router for anything to pass through to your router and subnet.
 
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I mean, I have access to the main router. Wouldn't it be possible to open all the ports to the ip of my router?

I'd just rather not be in there too much.
 
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I mean, if that's not desirable then I guess not. I was thinking that the second router would recieve all the open ports traffic from the main router, but only let through the ones I want. But like I said, I don't really know how this works.

So like: ALL TRAFFIC -> (main router with all open ports) -> ALL TRAFFIC -> (my router with ports open for X) -> X.
 

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I mean, if that's not desirable then I guess not. I was thinking that the second router would recieve all the open ports traffic from the main router, but only let through the ones I want. But like I said, I don't really know how this works.

So like: ALL TRAFFIC -> (main router with all open ports) -> ALL TRAFFIC -> (my router with ports open for X) -> X.
"I was thinking that the second router would recieve all the open ports traffic from the main router "
And anyone connected to the main router is wide open.
 
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Oooh, I thought the ports only applied to a destination ip. So only my router with a static ip is exposed. But in that case I'll just open the ports I need on the main one like usual.
 

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