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JTnola

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I was foolishly attempting to “fix” a double NAT situation (new Verizon 5g gateway > DMZ to my > AC86u) … things had been working, I just wanted it to work as a single NAT

annnnyway… in trying to go from a double NAT to a single NAT, I foolishly decided to change the WAN settings on my ac86u, going from “WAN automatic IP” to “WAN static IP”—

for the “IP address”, I entered the IP address that the Gateway had assigned to my router (which was also the DMZ IP address I had set on the gateway);

for the “subnet mask” I entered 255.255.255.0 (which is the subnet mask of the gateway — I can’t remember if it matched that of the asus router or not);

and for the “gateway” I put the IP address of the Verizon 5g gateway.

NEW (broken) WAN static IP settings:
IP: 192.168.0.122
(same as DMZ set on Gateway)

SUBNET MASK: 255.255.255.0

GATEWAY: 192.168.0.1
(address of Verizon gateway)
——————————

THE DMZ ADDRESS SET ON GATEWAY (SAME ADDRESS THAT GATEWAY HAD ASSIGNED TO MY ROUTER: 192.168.0.122

—————

MY ROUTER’S IP ADDRESS: 192.168.50.1
(From before I changed WAN settings. I can’t see why this would change but I’m clueless)

Everything had been working when all I had changed was the DMZ setting. But when I changed things on the asus router from “WAN automatic IP” to “WAN static IP” (using the addresses specified above), I BROKE SOMETHING. Annnnnddddd Now I’m unable to connect to the AC86U — so I can’t undo what I did.

Is there any way to fix this without doing a factory reset on my asus router?? (And why can’t I log in? Why does the WAN connection have to be functional to connect to the LAN? I disable remote access remote access anyway —as you can see, I don’t understand this part of things whatsoever )

thank you in advance for any help you might be able to provide!!
josh
 
I was foolishly attempting to “fix” a double NAT situation (new Verizon 5g gateway > DMZ to my > AC86u) … things had been working, I just wanted it to work as a single NAT

annnnyway… in trying to go from a double NAT to a single NAT, I foolishly decided to change the WAN settings on my ac86u, going from “WAN automatic IP” to “WAN static IP”—

for the “IP address”, I entered the IP address that the Gateway had assigned to my router (which was also the DMZ IP address I had set on the gateway);

for the “subnet mask” I entered 255.255.255.0 (which is the subnet mask of the gateway — I can’t remember if it matched that of the asus router or not);

and for the “gateway” I put the IP address of the Verizon 5g gateway.

NEW (broken) WAN static IP settings:
IP: 192.168.0.122
(same as DMZ set on Gateway)

SUBNET MASK: 255.255.255.0

GATEWAY: 192.168.0.1
(address of Verizon gateway)
——————————

THE DMZ ADDRESS SET ON GATEWAY (SAME ADDRESS THAT GATEWAY HAD ASSIGNED TO MY ROUTER: 192.168.0.122

—————

MY ROUTER’S IP ADDRESS: 192.168.50.1
(From before I changed WAN settings. I can’t see why this would change but I’m clueless)

Everything had been working when all I had changed was the DMZ setting. But when I changed things on the asus router from “WAN automatic IP” to “WAN static IP” (using the addresses specified above), I BROKE SOMETHING. Annnnnddddd Now I’m unable to connect to the AC86U — so I can’t undo what I did.

Is there any way to fix this without doing a factory reset on my asus router?? (And why can’t I log in? Why does the WAN connection have to be functional to connect to the LAN? I disable remote access remote access anyway —as you can see, I don’t understand this part of things whatsoever )

thank you in advance for any help you might be able to provide!!
josh
And actually, I can connect to the asus router’s WiFi network if I manually enter credentials. And I can scan/ping the network. And in my scan I see everything EXCEPT the router itself. But I can’t connect to the the internet. And I can’t access the Admin Web GUI , nor can I connect through the asus app or by SSH

I broke the WAN settings and now I can’t get back into the router’s admin to fix what I had changed
 
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Yep, fastest way back in.
Quick question—will I have to re-partition JFFS? And reinstall AMTM/entware? (And if so, should I also reformat the thumb drive that I use for these functions?)

Thank you!!
 
Quick question—will I have to re-partition JFFS? And reinstall AMTM/entware? (And if so, should I also reformat the thumb drive that I use for these functions?)

Thank you!!

Did you try rebooting the router, make sure your PC (connected to the LAN) gets a 192.168.50.x IP (set a static on the PC if not) then go to http://192.168.50.1?
 
Quick question—will I have to re-partition JFFS? And reinstall AMTM/entware? (And if so, should I also reformat the thumb drive that I use for these functions?)
If you don't have a backup of your JFFS then yes it will be erased in the reset to defaults.
 

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