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UPC Thomson TWG870

Haven't found much recent discussion on UPC modems recently. Have the Thomson modem that must be at least five years old.

I'm either trying to switch it to bridge mode which no longer seems possible or better still run an ASUS VPN router behind it using its native OpenVPN client function (not DDWRT). I'm downloading the configuration file directly from ExpressVPN.

I've messed around putting the ASUS in the DMZ with no luck. I guess this modem is obsolete, and maybe can't cope with the OpenVPN protocol? Or maybe just reached the limits of my half guessing at solutions. Internet has not been my friend.

If I contact UPC to get bridging (as per their fan) presumably I'll get the Technicolor unit?

Thanks for any input or thoughts.
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Re: UPC Thomson TWG870

The Thompson should go into Bridge mode, it's the model I think I had until UPC recently replaced it.

Your VPN should be running on UDP 1194 - I have a VPN on a Synology running like that which was behind an old modem and now behind a new one - both set in bridge mode.

You'd have to tell more to get more specific help - are you sure you're hitting the right IP from the Internet side?
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Re: UPC Thomson TWG870

Thanks.

The Thomson firmware has changed; you can no longer switch modes (status/switch mode) to bridge (I had this a couple of years ago but reverted to the stock wifi). Anyway, for now I prefer to run a non VPN wireless off the Tompson.

My ASUS AC68U router is at static 192.168.0.2 , with the firewall switched off. Thomson firewall for debugging purposes.

I can log into ASUS wireless and browse the web. However the ASUS router itself is not connected to the web. Hmmm.
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Re: UPC Thomson TWG870

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Thanks.

The Thomson firmware has changed; you can no longer switch modes (status/switch mode) to bridge (I had this a couple of years ago but reverted to the stock wifi). Anyway, for now I prefer to run a non VPN wireless off the Tompson.

My ASUS AC68U router is at static 192.168.0.2 , with the firewall switched off. Thomson firewall for debugging purposes.

I can log into ASUS wireless and browse the web. However the ASUS router itself is not connected to the web. Hmmm.
Cablecom confirm bridging needs a the new router and will send one.

Meanwhile I started again and got the ASUS runnnin in LAN to WAN mode, got internet access and the VPN running and can access UK services such as iPlayer.
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