As we are moving towards a perfect Firewalla solution, we do understand due to how we implement plugin and play,  we may have compatibility issues.

At the moment Firewalla is not compatible (in any mode):

  • Google Onhub

It is likely that your router will be compatible with at least one of the method below.  What we have demoed in videos is the Simple Mode.

Under the hood:

There are two modes that Firewalla can connect to your network.   Firewalla will work in either Simple Mode or Overlay LAN mode.  See: How does firewalla intercept traffic?

1.Simple Mode:

This mode doesn’t require any configuration change to your router.  It relies on the ARP protocol to do all the magic.  Unfortunately, this mode may not be compatible with all routers out there.   We are working hard to make them work.

If your router is on this list, you can still use Overlay LAN Mode below.

(LIST 1) Following Routers are  NOT compatible with Simple Mode.   (as of June 2017)


  • T3200M


  • N600 RT-N56U (NAT Acceleration must be turned off)
  • SRT-AC1900


  • OnHub TGR-1900 (TP-Link)
  • OnHub SRT-AC1900 (ASUS)


  • N600 EA2500 (Not support guest network)
  • AC1900 EA7500 (Express Forwarding must be disabled)
  • AC2400 EA8350
  • AC2600 Max-Stream EA8500 (Express Forwarding must be disabled)


  • N600 WNDR3400 (Not compatible with guest network)
  • AC1600 R6250
  • AC1750 R6400
  • AC2350 Nighthawk X4 R7500
  • AC2600 Nighthawk X4S R7800


  • OM2P and OM2P-HS


  • RT2600ac

2. Overlay LAN Mode:

If Simple Mode doesn’t work,  you can still use the Overlay LAN Mode.  This mode will require you to disable or modify DHCP configuration on the router.  This is a better solution if you can tinker with your router.

(LIST 2) Following routers are not supported by Overlay LAN Mode: (as of June 2017)

Google OnHub / Wifi
Tp-Link Deco M5
Portal WiFi
Huawei B310s, B683
Technicolor TC8717, TC8715