First off… if this post is in the wrong forum, let me know. I’m not a complete novice on networking, but by no means an expert either.
I currently have an older Comcast modem/4 port router that I’m looking to replace and with all the different devices today that are connected through TCP/IP (wired or wireless), I wanted to segregrate portions of the home lan by adding a router after the Comcast modem. Currently my SmartThings Wifi hub (first version) is working fine in bridge mode, etc.
I recently purchased a TP-Link Safestream Multi WAN VPN Router (TL-R600VPN) and attempted to move the SmartThings Wifi hub connection to the Router LAN and then have Comcast on the Wan connection. All the other devices work fine, except SmartThings. It seems to connect to the router correctly. I’ve tried fixed IPs, port forwarding ( ports 11111, 9443, 443, 39500, and 37), etc. And it can’t seem to connect to the internet.
I’m convinced this is a firewall issue. Looking at the router logs, when the SmartThings hub is connected, there are warnings that the router is detecting “Ping of Death” attacks and blocking packets. As soon as the hub is removed, then the warnings are no longer logged as new events.
Looking at the firewall setup in the router, it looks like the image at the link below. The attack type is listed, but you can’t “uncheck” or turn it off. I’ve also made sure the router is on the latest firmware too.
The second ethernet port for “out” doesn’t seem to do anything on these hubs for connecting either. I’ve put a switch, a computer, etc. on the 2nd port and there’s no connection.
Ideally, I want to go from the Modem to the Router and have SmartThings in bridge mode with the router for the mesh WiFi.
- Has anyone gotten the SmartThings hub to work with this router?
- Any ideas for how to configure things to get this working?
- What is the second “out” ethernet port supposed to allow - I was under the impression is for a LAN connection (documentation doesn’t really cover this well)?