Whether you're looking to use a third party router or troubleshoot possible connectivity issues, IP Passthrough allows you to assign a public IP address to a device connected to your Hitron modem, effectively bypassing the Hitron's internal router. Learn how to use IP Passthrough on your Hitron GCNM-2250 modem.
Did You Know
As your Hitron will continue to operate its DHCP service, if you intend to use IP Passthrough for a third party router, it is recommended that you move all of your local connections (both wired and wireless) to the third party device. This would allow the Hitron to operate only as a modem and your third party router to manage all of your connections.
IP Passthrough can be set to the MAC address of a specific device on your network or by assigning the passthrough to a specific ethernet port on the back of your Hitron (possible ports: 1-4). Both options are described below and are enabled via the web user interface for your Hitron modem.
This mode allows you to select the specific ethernet port (1-4) on the back of the Hitron that will provide the external IP address (note: The Hitron ports are not numbered but with the modem in the standing position, the port numbers are sequential with port #1 just below the reset hole and port #4 closest to the coaxial cable connection).
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