Will smart link work with double NAT?

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I have Frontier FIOS (formerly Verizon) at my QTH for internet and television.  I get 85 up 85 down so I have no issues with speed.  However, the Verizon supplied router is not very good.  I have to use it or I lose some TV functions (remote DVR, TV guide, etc).  What I have done is setup a new Asus router via the DMZ of the Verizon router.  I basically have two different networks.  I have all my devices in the house setup on the ASUS router with the exception of my 6700 and the computer I use with the Flex.  The VPN software doesn't like the double NAT (Verizon is 192.168.0 and ASUS is 192.168.10).  Will Smart Link work with a double NAT or will I need to leave my FLEX on my Verizon router?

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Not on the radio end of the connection.

Usually, folks have their ISP configure their CPE in bridge mode so that the customer provided router gets a public IP address on the WAN interface.
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If you do that you have to pay for two IP addresses from your provider. Best thing for him to do is change the NAT type.
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Ron W4RDM

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Disabling NAT in the Verizon modem/router will work. Be sure to cycle power on the Modem/router and ASUS router after disabling the NAT
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If I use bridge mode, I still lose some functionality with my TV service.  It's not a big deal but it would be much easier to use just use one router. 
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As long as that one router supports UPnP or you can do manual port forwarding, you will be OK.
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Thanks Tim
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I have a WISP (Ubiquity on water tower a mile from my home).  They will not open a port and it is definitely double NAT.  I will continue to have to VPN.

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