Avast Omni - routers requiring manual setup

Avast Omni is designed to be compatible with as many routers and network extenders as possible. Sometimes manual setup is needed for routers that are not compatible with the standard setup process. If your router is listed below, you can still use Avast Omni, but you will need to manually set up Avast Omni using DHCP mode. Refer to the following article for instructions:

Unsupported routers

MakeModel Number
ActiontecT3200 / T3200M
AskeyRT4230W
AsusRT-AC5300 / RT-N56U / RT-N66U / RT-AC1900 / RT-AC53
Arris / MotorolaDG2460A / NVG589 / RAC2V1A / SBG6580 / TG3482G
CalixGigaCenter 844E-1 / GigaCenter 844G-1
CiscoDPC3941 / DPC3941T
EltexNTU-RG-1421G
HitronCODA (4582, 4589, 4680)
HuaweiHG630 / HG630V2 / HG630a / HG630b / HG633 / HG635 / HG655b / HG655d / HG655m / HG658 / HG658V2 / HG658b / HG658c / HG658cV2 / HG658d / HG659 / HG659b
LinksysEA7300 / EA7500 / EA8500 / EA9500
NETGEARC3000 / CG3000D / CM700 / EX3700 / N600 / N900 / R6700v2 / R7800 / R7900 / R7900P / R8000 / R8000P / R9000 / XR500
SpectrumRAC2V1K / RAC2V1S
TechnicolorTC8717T
TP-LinkArcher C2600 / Archer C4000 / OnHub
XfinityTechnicolor CGM4140COM

Network topologies

Unfortunately, not all network topologies are compatible with Avast Omni. Refer to the descriptions below to check if your network topology is compatible with Avast Omni.

Supported network topologies

  1. Simple
    • No other routing nodes apart from the main gateway device (ISP cable/dsl/fiber modem or router).
    • Optionally, switching nodes can be present (hubs, switches or routers set to bridge mode).
  2. Sub-setup
    • The only device connected to the main gateway is another router (can be a mesh router).
    • Everything else happens inside the sub-router "bubble".
    • The bubble is subject to the same rules as the simple setup—no other routing nodes besides mesh satellites.
    • Note: Issues may arise when devices connect to the main gateway directly (Wi-Fi not disabled etc.).
  3. Range extenders (except universal mode)
    • Some devices are connected to the network via a range extender set to either WDS (preferably) or proxy mode (Note: universal mode is not supported).
    • Avast Omni will work, but minor issues may arise, such as devices roaming between the extender and the main network being duplicated, or diminished device identification quality.
 

Unsupported network topologies

  1. NAT, Avast Omni inside
    • The network contains an additional router which is left in its default configuration (not in bridge mode, NAT enabled).
    • Avast Omni is connected to this secondary router.
    • There are devices that connect to the main router directly.
    • Issues: Devices outside this router's sub-network will not be visible to, or protected by, Avast Omni.
  2. NAT, Avast Omni outside
    • The network contains an additional router which is left in its default configuration (not in bridge mode, NAT enabled).
    • Avast Omni is connected to the main router.
    • Issues: Devices inside the secondary router's sub-network will not be distinguishable and individually protected by Avast Omni.
  3. Mesh NAT, Avast Omni inside
    • The network contains an additional mesh router setup which is left in its default configuration (not in bridge mode, NAT enabled).
    • There are devices that connect to the main router directly.
    • Avast Omni is connected to this secondary (mesh) router.
    • Issues: Devices outside the mesh sub-network will not be visible to, or protected by, Avast Omni.
  4. Mesh NAT, Avast Omni outside
    • The network contains an additional mesh router setup which is left in its default configuration (not in bridge mode, NAT enabled).
    • Avast Omni is connected to the main router.
    • Issues: Devices inside the mesh sub-network will not be distinguishable and individually protected by Avast Omni.
  5. Range extenders (universal mode)
    • Some devices connected to the network via a range extender set to universal mode.
    • Issues: Devices that connect to the extender will not be distinguishable and individually protected by Avast Omni.
  • Avast Omni 1.x
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit
     

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