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Solved: Turning router into JUST a wireless access point

Discussion in 'Networking' started by foghatisamazing, Aug 23, 2008.

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  1. foghatisamazing

    foghatisamazing Thread Starter

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    A while back, I had trouble because my DSL modem was also a router and it wasn't communicating correctly with my Linksys wireless router:

    http://forums.techguy.org/networking/736978-solved-network-troubleshooting-ddns.html

    I tried some stupid stuff like DDNS, which obviously wasn't a correct solution. On the 2nd page of that thread, you can see a description of turning my 2nd router into a wireless access point instead of a router. I succesfully did this, but now the interenet is VERY VERY slow (unbearably), even while using a wired connection.

    The signal I had while using the Linksys as a router was fine when it worked, but very erratic. I figured I'd try using the Linksys as a wireless access point and then it became very slow. Should this be happening? Should I see such a decrease in performance?

    Here's my ipconfig/all:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : chris
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-85-39-F9-4B
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.10
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.2
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.2
    Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 144.118.25.118
    Secondary WINS Server . . . . . . : 144.118.25.31


    I was thinking maybe my settings weren't correct in the "advanced routing" tab in my router config screen. I did change the router from "gateway" to "router" as the menu described, but anyways, here's a screen shot. Am I missing settings that are hampering my network speed?


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    As always, thanks for your help! You guys really know how to fix computer related things!!
     
  2. TerryNet

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    What speeds do you get when connected directly to the DSL modem/router?

    What speeds do you get with the same computer connected to the Linksys via ethernet?

    Use something like http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ to test.

    If they are not about the same a cable is bad, a connection is bad (loose, oxidized) or the ethernet switch part of the Linksys is failing. Of course, try different ports on the Linksys.
     
  3. foghatisamazing

    foghatisamazing Thread Starter

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    Well, I was first worried about the speed, but then I ran into the same problems that I was having before. I just completely ditched the Linksys firmware. I'm ussing dd-wrt right now. It seems to be working great. If I have more trouble, I'll let you guys know! Thanks.

    -EyePod
     
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