Note: If available, we highly recommend consulting an IT or networking professional when configuring your network devices.

The DMZplus feature is used to mirror the 2Wire's public IP on a single IP enabled device (e.g., a router) on the LAN side of the gateway. This feature still allows for the Gateway and NAT-ed devices to access the Internet across the same public IP address.

This effectively bridges the 2Wire gateway, bypassing the 2Wire's firewall and ALG settings.

To configure the DMZplus feature on a 2Wire Gateway router

  1. Set the WAN Port on your stand-alone router to DHCP and connect it to the 2-Wire Gateway.
  2. Connect to the 2Wire gateway via one of the following:
    • (default)
  3. Navigate to Settings > Firewall > Applications, Pinholes and DMZ. This will bring up a list of computers connected to the 2Wire and a list of applications which use port forwarding.
  4. Select the router you want to mirror the public IP address to from the list of devices shown (alternatively, enter the LAN IP address of the device).
  5. Select the DMZplus radio button at the bottom of the page.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Configure the stand-alone router (below).

To configure a stand-alone router to work with a 2Wire Gateway

  1. Make sure the router's WAN port is set to DHCP (refer to step 1 above).
  2. Refresh the router until the 2Wire’s public IP appears as the WAN address.
  3. Configure the router's LAN subnet to a non- subnet (e.g. This avoids conflicts with AT&T U-verse devices if the router loses its configuration down the line.
  4. Configure QoS and firewall settings.