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22-Dec-2008, 01:18 AM #1
Switched from cable to DSL - can't get wireless router to connect
Just switched from cable to DSL internet.

My cable setup had a wireless router connected which shared internet with two other computers in the home.

But with the DSL, I can't seem to get the router to communicate with DSL modem. I set the modem to bridge mode but I have no idea what settings to change on the router.

DSL modem: Motorola 2210
Wireless router: Motorola WR850g running DD-WRT

Any ideas?
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22-Dec-2008, 10:45 AM #2
You probably need to configure the WAN section of the router for the name/password associated with the DSL account. You'll also most likely have to change from the dynamic setting to PPPoE.
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22-Dec-2008, 11:33 AM #3
Ok, thanks. Will give this a try.
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22-Dec-2008, 08:46 PM #4
Ok, been working on this all day but for some reason can no longer access the web-based gui for my router. It worked earlier today. Didn't make any changes so don't know what is different from earlier today when I could log in. Man, if it isn't one thing, it's another..sigh.

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22-Dec-2008, 09:00 PM #5
One issue with the Motorola is it's a modem/router. It also lives on the 192.168.1.x subnet. If your router is also using teh 192.168.1.x subnet as a base address, it will never get a connection through the Motorola. Change the base address of the router to 192.168.2.1 and see if that works better.
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22-Dec-2008, 09:37 PM #6
Ok, but first I'm trying to figure out why I can't get back into my router's gui interface. It was working fine all morning but now I can't access it.

Didn't make any changes that I'm aware of. Just can't figure out what is different from this morning, and now.

Any thoughts on that?
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22-Dec-2008, 10:01 PM #7
Reset the router to factory default settings. Connect a computer to a LAN port and don't connect anything else but the power supply to the router. Can you access the web-like interface now?
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23-Dec-2008, 12:17 AM #8
I just finished performing a hard reset on the router per suggestion on another forum. The only connection is from the pc to one of the LAN ports on back of router. I've left a cable in the WAN port but it's not connected to anything at the moment (shouldn't make a difference, right?)

But yet, still not able to get to 192.168.1.1. Just times out.

Edit: I've just got to say I don't think I've ever been as frustrated with anything as I have this. I've been dealing with this one issue the better part of the day...trying every suggestion that a google search offers. Problem is everyone has a different solution, and I'm dutifully going down the list trying each one. Sigh!
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23-Dec-2008, 12:56 AM #9
did you try the cmd: ipconfig/release - then: ipconfig/renew
It might get you back to the router
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23-Dec-2008, 09:51 AM #10
I think you have either killed the router, or you have a bad cable or NIC. Please do this.

  • Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on.
  • Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
  • Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
  • Boot the computer.

When the computer is completely booted, let's see this.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
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23-Dec-2008, 11:37 PM #11
Ok, finally got this working. Thanks to all of you for taking an interest in my problem. It was appreciated!

For those curious, and in the interest of archiving for future reference, this is how I fixed it:

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r216...ice?r=822&r=34

Thanks again!
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