1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Netgear and ZyXEL headache

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ironmagma, Sep 21, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ironmagma

    ironmagma Thread Starter

    Sep 21, 2008
    I have an Embarq DSL modem that runs ZyXEL firmware and I'm trying to get it to route the internet to my Netgear MR814v2 router. The internet works fine when I have a computer connected directly to the modem, but when I put the router between the computer and the modem, I get a timeout error when attempting to browse the web. Any ideas?
  2. Bchander


    Sep 18, 2008
    I believe when Ur computer is directly connected to the modem u should be getting IP in the Range of 192.168.2.X.

    Connect the Embarq modem to WAN port of the Netgear router
    Connect Ur computer to one of the 4 LAN ports.

    Open an IE and type (login: admin, password: password)
    In the left hand side click on basic settings

    U will get a window-Does Ur internet connection requires a login - select NO
    Scroll down to the bottom and select use computer MAC add and click on Apply

    Then power off Ur router then the modem
    Then power on Ur modem first then wait for 1 min then turn-on the router.

    Hopefully U should be up and running.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    The ZyXEL is also a router. You can either bridge the ZyXEL to remove the NAT layer or configure the secondary router as follows.

    Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

    Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

    Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

    Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

    Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

    Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

    Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

    This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

    For reference, here's a link to a Typical example config using a Netgear router
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Similar Threads - Netgear ZyXEL headache
  1. RomanovS
  2. HarleyHank
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/751862

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice