Advanced Router Settings

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Midco Wi-Fi can do some pretty nerdy stuff – and we’re 100% here for it. By operating in Router Only mode, you can adjust network, DNS and IP settings.

Accessing Router Settings

On the Midco Wi-Fi app home screen:

  • On iOS, open the main menu on the bottom-left and go to Advanced Wi-Fi Settings under the Adapt tab.
  • On Android, open the main menu on the top-left and choose Adapt. Then choose the Gear icon at the top of the screen.

Router settings will be greyed out unless the network is operating in Router Mode. If you continue to use your existing router, these settings can be changed on the router.

Networking Mode

By default, Midco Wi-Fi pods are shipped with the Network mode set to Auto. When the Gateway pod is plugged in, the IP address assigned to it determines the actual operating mode:

  • (Auto) Bridge: A private IP is assigned.
  • (Auto) Router: A public IP is assigned when operating in bridge mode.

Midco Wi-Fi does not handle router functions such as NAT, DHCP and Firewall. You can also force Midco Wi-Fi to operate in Router Only mode. This can potentially create a double NAT.

Custom DNS

You can set up custom DNS settings using the Midco Wi-Fi app (as long as your network is operating in Router mode) following the instructions below.

iOS

  1. Open the main menu on the bottom-left of the app home screen and then the Adapt tab.
  2. Scroll down and open Advanced Wi-Fi Settings.
  3. Tap Use Custom DNS.
  4. In the DNS fields, enter the desired DNS in the Primary and Secondary server fields respectively.
  5. Tap Done.

Android

  1. Open the main menu on the top-left of the app home screen and then Adapt.
  2. Tap the gear icon to bring up Advanced Settings.
  3. Tap DNS.
  4. Slide the toggle switch to Custom DNS.
  5. Tap the current DNS and enter the DNS server information in the Primary DNS and Secondary DNS fields respectively.
  6. Tap Done.

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)

When Midco Wi-Fi is operating in Router mode, Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) can be toggled On or Off.

LAN IP Subnet

You can specify what IP subnet is used for your Midco Wi-Fi network.

  1. Tap LAN IP Subnet and choose the range you wish to use:
    • 10.0.0.x
    • 172.16.0.x
    • 192.168.1.x
  2. Enter the specific range you wish to use. All private IP ranges are available to use.
    • 10.0.0.x – 10.255.255.x
    • 172.16.0.x – 172.31.255.x
    • 192.168.0.x – 192.168.255.x
  3. Once you tap Update, the network will need to reboot to apply the changes. After the reboot IP reservations will automatically match the new range.

IP Reservations

When Midco Wi-Fi is operating in Router Mode, IP addresses can be reserved. Once a device has an IP reservation, port forwarding rules can then be applied to it.

  1. Tap New IP Reservation and choose the device where you want to apply the IP reservation.
    • You can use the Add Manually option to set an IP reservation to a device that has not connected to the network yet.
  2. Once a device is chosen from the list, type in the IP address you wish to reserve.
    • In the case of manually reserving an IP, you have to type in a nickname, the IP address and the device’s MAC address.
  3. Tap on Done and the reservation will be saved, or you can continue to Open a Port for that device.

Port Forwarding

Once a device has an IP reservation (above) you can continue to Open a Port for that device.

  1. Enter the Port Name for the port forwarding rules you are setting up.
  2. Type in the External port, Internal port and the protocol.
  3. Tap Save and then continue to Open other ports under this reservation.