How to use your own router with Telus Optik internet by enabling Port Bridging

Telus Optik internet is among the most popular providers in Western Canada. However the equipment provided by Telus may not suit everyone’s needs and you may want to use your own personalĀ router for more robust features such as 5Ghz, guest networks, gaming priority, or you may want to place a router somewhere else for optimal signal without moving the equipment provided by Telus (in my case my Telus Modem was near my television receiver but the wireless was out of range of the bedroom). If you’ve ever tried to attach a router to a Telus modem you may have quickly realized that you’ll end up with multiple internal networks as the Telus modem also acts as a router and wireless access point. It becomes convoluted if you require any port forwarding as the rules would have to be configuredĀ on both the Telus equipment as well as your router. To make matters worse, the wireless network broadcast by the Telus equipment could interfere with your personal router’s performance. There’s a better way to use your own personal router with Telus Optik internet. (more…)