Netgear router issue

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networkingnewbie

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Ok, so heres the scoop.

I have an old dual 108 Netgear router a/g that I am trying to connect to my dsl modem.

I can connect throught the moden to pc just fine and dandy however when I put the router in the middle it wont connect on the pc but it displays the wireless g I am trying to setup too. The router shows that it has no IP address i have tryed resteing the stack and have the router configered for PPPoE with my dsl username and password but still no dice.

I really dont want to have to go buy another router today if I dont have too if there is something minor I am missing...

Please help! Thank you!
 

Frank4d

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What is the manufacturer and model for the modem? Also please open a command window (Start > Run > type cmd) and at the prompt type ipconfig /all
Post the results here.
 

networkingnewbie

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Modem is a Westell 6100
ip config results with the modem
physical address 00-11-2f-1d-11-99
dhcp enabled yes
autoconfiguartion enabled yes
ip address 192.168.1.2
subnet mask 255.255.255.0
default gateway 192.168.1.1
dhcp server ll
nds servers ll
 

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The Westell 6100 is a modem + router and its default 192.168.1.1 IP address may be the same as your router IP address (which would cause a conflict). What is the model for the Netgear router?
 
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See if this might work for your router:
http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1080
Or the TSG homegrown suggestion:
Your modem probably is a modem/router combo.Here are some possible fixes .

a. Bridge the modem/router unit so that it bypasses the router function and acts as a modem only. Or,

b. Change the address range used by one of the routers, say, to 192.168.3.x. Or,

c. Use the second router as an ethernet switch and wireless access point per the following recipe.




Connecting two soho routers in a network

Tutorial from Johnwill from the Networking Forum



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).
 
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