Using ZTE MF275R as a modem with external router


Hi I'm totally new to this type of forum.  Hope someone can help me.

Have a ZTE MF275 smart hub and service is very good compared to my previous ISPs.  However I am thinking of installing an external router (something like a Linksys 3200) and installing a vpn to handle all my traffic (am getting somewhat paranoid about extra security).

Have researched quite a bit and understand that there maybe be some issues unless modifications are made to the smart hub settings.

Found a forum from Rogers but wondered if any Telus customer has tried this and has a solution


Good luck. I tried with my 275 but there is no bridge mode so basically i turned off the zte wireless and I used my ASUS router to act as an AP but would get the IP address from the 275. No real way of setting static IP’s (what I need) it works but it’s not perfect. Tried a HUAWEI 612b but same deal. If you can find a a used b890 it has a bridge mode but TELUS discontinued them, unless maybe you’re a business account.