How to set up the Bridge Mode on Verizon Fios G1100 Router?

The Verizon Fios G1100 router is one of the most high-spec routers out there. These routers are fully equipped with such modern features that you can easily get your job done without any hassle. 

To set up the bridge mode on your G1100 router, you need to know all the required information and apart from that, You need to make sure your IP Address and your DHCP protocol are set up in the right way.

To successfully set up the bridge mode, follow these steps carefully:

  1. Log in to your G1100 router by visiting 192.168.1.1 or myfiosgateway.com
  2. Then go to ‘Wireless’ Under ‘Basic Wireless Settings’ and turn off both 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz. Click on apply at the bottom of the page.
  3. Go to Advanced Wireless Settings and click on 2.4 and 5.0 GHz SSID Broadcast and turn both of them off and again click apply.
  4. As the wireless access is turned off, Click on Firewall at the prompt click ‘Yes’.
  5. Now under the General for IPv4 Settings & IPv6 Settings set Both of them to Minimum Security and click Apply at the bottom.
  6. Next click My Network now Click Network Connections now click Advanced and Now click 5.0GHz Wireless Access Point 1 and then click Disable, once that’s finished hit Apply.
  7. Once you’re back at the Network Connections page then click Advanced and click 2.4GHz Wireless Access Point 1 then Disable that as well, and hit Apply.
  8. Once both Wireless APs are Disabled, Click Broadband Connection Then hit Settings at the bottom, Uncheck the box beside Internet Connection Firewall.
  9. Now click Release and then quickly click Apply, then click Apply once again.
  10. Then besides Internet Protocol change it from Obtain IP Address Automatically to No IP Address Now Click on Network and then hit Settings.
  11. Once in the Settings, under General change the IP Address from “192.168.1.1” to “192.168.1.2” This way there will be conflicts between both routers trying to use the same IP.
  12. Now under the Bridge section Check the box beside Broadband Connection and uncheck the boxes by both Wireless APs and then change IP Address Distribution from DHCP Server to Disabled.
  13. Once you click apply, the G1100 will be put into Bridged Mode and will no longer assign IP addresses, So don’t worry if everything stops working once you apply the settings. Hit Apply and then take an Ethernet Cable and plug one end into any of the 4 Ports on the G1100 except the WAN Port, then plug the other end into the WAN/Internet Port of your Router. Next, plug your PC into your router and reboot both routers.
  14. Once they have rebooted, log on to your router and make sure its IP Address range is 192.168.1.0
  15. Now check and see if Verizon assigned your new router your Public IP Address (You might need to click Renew in your new router’s settings) If it has assigned an IP to your Router, you are good to go.

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