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Traffic shaping cable modem wifi

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Aloha AdTran Support Community!

My goal is to use the wireless functionality of the cable modem, while having the AdTran provide DHCP & QoS to the wired and wireless networks.

I'm using a 3448 behind a Motorola SURFboard SBG6580 Residential Gateway cable modem that includes built-in Wifi and 4 Ethernet switchports.

When using the default configuration, the public IP address is assigned to the cable modem, which performs NAT and DHCP for the rest of the network.

This does not allow the AdTran to QoS the Wifi traffic, which has impacted the voice quality of a Polycom phone wired to the AdTran.

On the cable modem I have disabled "NAPT mode" and its DHCP server. I've enabled "Rg PassThrough" and added the AdTran eth 0/1 to the "PassThrough Mac Addresses".

Now the AdTran is able to acquire a public IP address and provide DHCP to the wired network, but the wireless network then does not have any layer 3 connectivity.

I've been able to temporarily restore the wifi by connecting an AdTran switchport to one of the other cable modem switchports.

This allows the AdTran to provide DHCP to the wireless network with the AdTran as the gateway, thereby enforcing QoS on the wireless traffic.

That achieves my goal for a few minutes, and then the AdTran eth 0/1 interface eventually drops the public IP and leases a private IP from itself.

How can I prevent the AdTran from giving itself an IP address?

I've tried an ACL to drop packets coming into eth 0/1 from the private network but that doesn't seem to be effective.

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Re: Traffic shaping cable modem wifi

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- You are right in both regards. My apologies, that was a slip up on my part. You are right, my example should have looked like this:

ip access-list extended BLOCK-DHCP

  deny   udp host <LAN DHCP server>  any eq 67

  deny   udp host <LAN DHCP server>  any eq 68

  permit ip any  any

interface eth 0/1

  ip address  dhcp

  ip access-group BLOCK-DHCP in

  no shutdown

Your example, however, would be more through and block traffic coming from the entire 172.16.20.x network.

Let us know if you have any further questions.

Thanks,

Noor

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Anonymous
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Re: Traffic shaping cable modem wifi

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- Thanks for posting your question to the forum!

I have a few questions in addition to the information you have already provided:

1. Is the port that NetVanta eth 0/1 port is plugging into a switchport on the Motorola modem or is it a separate routeable interface?

2. What is the private subnet your wireless clients are sitting on?

3. Is the DHCP currently turned on for the Motorola modem for wired or wireless users?

Thanks,

Noor

New Contributor III

Re: Traffic shaping cable modem wifi

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1. This model of modem only provides four identical switchports. There are no options to configure these ports. This is where the netvanta eth 0/1 and switchport are both connected.

2. When working as intended, all wired and wireless clients are using VLAN 20, 172.16.20.0/24. This is not a requirement, so I can separate them if necessary.

3. The cable modem DHCP server listens to both the wired and wireless networks and does not allow me to set the default gateway, hence the wireless traffic bypassing the AdTran, so it is currently disabled. I can configure static leases, but there is only one pool available.

Anonymous
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Re: Traffic shaping cable modem wifi

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- I haven't tested this idea but have you tried configuring an access-group to block incoming requests from the VLAN to eth 0/1. The configuration would look a little something like this:

ip access-list extended BLOCK-DHCP

  deny   tcp host <LAN DHCP server>  any eq 67

  deny   tcp host <LAN DHCP server>  any eq 68

  permit ip any  any

interface eth 0/1

  ip address  dhcp

  ip access-group BLOCK-DHCP in

  no shutdown

Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Noor

New Contributor III

Re: Traffic shaping cable modem wifi

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noor wrote:



  deny   tcp host <LAN DHCP server>  any eq 67


  deny   tcp host <LAN DHCP server>  any eq 68



Thanks noor! I should be able to test this in a couple hours.

Should the above be udp rather than tcp?

Would something like this be more thorough?

ip access-list extended BLOCK-LAN

  deny   ip 172.16.20.0 0.0.0.255  any     log

  permit ip any  any

Anonymous
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Re: Traffic shaping cable modem wifi

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- You are right in both regards. My apologies, that was a slip up on my part. You are right, my example should have looked like this:

ip access-list extended BLOCK-DHCP

  deny   udp host <LAN DHCP server>  any eq 67

  deny   udp host <LAN DHCP server>  any eq 68

  permit ip any  any

interface eth 0/1

  ip address  dhcp

  ip access-group BLOCK-DHCP in

  no shutdown

Your example, however, would be more through and block traffic coming from the entire 172.16.20.x network.

Let us know if you have any further questions.

Thanks,

Noor

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Thanks,

Levi