Qwest Actiontec Modem and Netgear wireless router

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m.mcclement

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Hi,
Can anyone tell me how I can get my Netgear wireless router MR814v2 working with my Qwest DSL modem (Actiontec GT701R)? Is this router compatible with this modem? The Internet service works great, but every time I try to hook up the router, I get the white "this page cannot be displayed." I can't even get into the NETgear page to try and change the settings. Any help would be appreciated.
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Looking at the user manuals for both devices they each use 192.168.0.1 as the device IP address. You'll have to move one or other unto a different subnet.

I suggest moving the MR814. Page 6-6 of the User Manual "Using the LAN IP Setup Options" is where you do it. Change the router IP address to, say, 192.168.1.1, and the DHCP IP address range, therefore to 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.50 (same subnet mask, 255.255.255.0). Do this with only the router connected to a PC (and the modem not connect). Save the changes and power off the router. Connect up the modem to the router (obviously plugging the modem Ethernet port to the WAN Ethernet port on the router) and power it on and when it is stable power up the router. You should be able to access the modem and router GUI pages using their respective IP addresses.
 

m.mcclement

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Thanks for the help. I still can't get into the router to change the settings. I did what you said and the white this page not available still comes up. Do you have any suggestions on how I can get into the router to change the settings.

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JohnWill

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Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router 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.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

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!
 
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Yeph, the Actiontec GT701R is a modem/router rather than just a modem - missed that!
So the "Connecting two SOHO broadband routers ..." guidance from JohnWill is the way to go.
 
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