I have two questions about the NAT table issues.
1) Does the relatively recent advent of IPv6/Toredo in torrent programs (like uTorrent for example) effectively bypass this problem for P2P?
I believe the most commonly cited problems are gaming and P2P. I almost never use P2P but I fired up the latest uTorrent the other day and got very satisfactory results over my FiOS connection (ONT via MoCA to MI424WR as the primary router). It was a robust torrent and I know I was talking to at least 13 seeds plus a number of peers during the transfer. Is this because uTorrent's IPv6 avoids the NAT table issue entirely?
2) How do I properly set up a different router to avoid the small-NAT table issue?
Originally Posted by xnappo
I would not use it as your primary router...
I do have a Linksys WRT54GS which I had been using (with Tomato firmware) as a Wireless Bridge for my music player upstairs. I just ordered a second MI424WR to replace it so I can replace my flaky wireless bridge with a hardwired/stable MoCA bridge. This will free up the WRT54GS.
I imagine my new setup will be:
ONT --MoCA--> ActionTec(1) --Eth--> WRT54GS
Upstairs it will be:
Wall --MoCA--> ActionTec(2) --Eth--> Music player
So downstairs there are a server and 1 client near the routers with a second client and several other devices (TiVo, Wii, etc) served by wireless.
Biggest question is, of course:
- Which services should be set up on ActionTec(1) and WRT54GS to make sure the NAT table in the WRT54GS is used while still bridging the LAN back to Coax/MoCA?
- Should the nearby devices be connected via ethernet to the WRT54GS because it is the "Main" router or to ActionTec(1) because it is "nearer" to the ONT?
- Should wireless be provided from ActionTec(1) or WRT54GS? (or both on different channels?)
I already plan on serving wireless from ActionTec(2) with same SSID different channel to increase WiFi signal to all parts of the house. Say I set that up on Channel 6, does it make any sense then to set up the co-located WRT54GS on 11 and the ActionTec(1) on 1 for maximum chance at a good signal?
Thanks (and thanks for creating a great thread)