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Solved: Old Router as Switch - can no longer hit admin page

Discussion in 'Networking' started by oldsch00l, Apr 30, 2012.

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  1. oldsch00l

    oldsch00l Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have a BT Broadband Homehub modem/router/residential gateway (192.168.1.254) – yesterday I configured an unused Belkin N150 wireless router as an additional switch (disabled DHCP and assigned ip within primary router’s subnet but not in DHCP range). All works fine, other than I can no longer hit the Belkin's admin page (192.168.1.253), browser just times out.

    I am, however, able to ping it and get a response... Equally, if I connect directly to the Belkin and do an ipconfig I can see the default gateway as 192.168.1.253 but I still cannot hit the admin page.

    Any ideas?

    Cheers,

    Ross
     
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    With the Belkin routers that I have seen you can set it to "AP Mode" and just connect it by WAN (Modem) port to the primary router and it acts as a switch.

    That's the Belkin's LAN IP right? And you connected the primary router to a Belkin LAN port, right?

    Default Gateway with Dhcp server disabled?????
     
  3. oldsch00l

    oldsch00l Thread Starter

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    Thanks Terry, you're quite right that there is an AP mode on the Belkin - which, as I understand it, bypasses the routing/firewall functions and allows you to assign an ip. I was just trying to follow the 'standard' method for utilising a router as a switch but will give that a bash tonight and see how it goes.

    Yes on both counts, 192.168.1.253 is the IP I assigned to the Belkin and the two devices are connected by their respective LAN ports (via a pair of 'homeplugs').

    Sorry, my bad. What I meant is that I can see from ipconfig results that the Belkin has the expected ip address.
     
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    If the Belkin is properly working as a switch your ipconfig should show no hint of the Belkin's IP address. Your ipconfig should look exactly the same as if you had connected directly to the primary router.
     
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