Netgear and ZyXEL headache

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ironmagma

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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?
 
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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 192.168.0.1/start.htm (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.
 

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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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 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
 
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