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Wireless Router and Bridge problems

Discussion in 'Networking' started by hkmixxa, Nov 7, 2004.

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  1. hkmixxa

    hkmixxa Thread Starter

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    I have been using a wireless router to acces the internet and serve as an access point for other computers around the house. I have two computers connected to the Netgear MR18v2 router, one computer upstairs hooked up to a Netgear Wireless Bridge WGE101 and a laptop with a wireless card.

    I recently tried to set a static ip address for the computer connected to the bridge and I also enabled port forwarding on the router downstairs. After doing this, I am only able to access the internet with the one computer connected to the bridge. All the others are having trouble. When I checked the IP address for the computer connected to the router it was nothing but zeros. I am unable to access the internet or restore the port forwarding option for the router.

    I am confused and do not have any clue of how to fix this problem. Does anyone know what could be causing this problem or encountered this before? I appreciate any help that is available
     
  2. coulterp

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    When you say "static IP" what do you mean? Which IP address did you try to make static - the external/public/WAN IP address your ISP issues you or one of the local/LAN IP addresses used by your PCs?

    If you used what is generally referred to in the user manual as Static IP that is used for the external/WAN IP address from the ISP. I think it sounds like you did this which could explain why all the PCs cannot now access the internet. You need to reverse this change. I assume, therefore, you have a dynamic public IP address issued from your ISP (correct me if I am wrong).

    To do what I think you want to do you should use the Address Reservation feature as described on page 8-8 and 8-10 of the MR814v1 user manual (MR814_v1_ref_manual.zip from the Netgear site - or the V2 if you use that) which is used to ensure a LAN IP address is always reserved for a specific PC on your local network. If you used the Static Routes feature (as described in 8-10 of the same manual) the purpose of that is not quite the same as I think you want (as I assume you do not want the PCs hanging off the bridge to be on a different subnet - correct me if my assumption is wrong).
     
  3. hkmixxa

    hkmixxa Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply. I tried making one of the local/LAN IP addresses static. And now, I am only able to access the internet through the computer that uses a static IP address. This does indicate that the bridge is still communicating with the router correct? I had thought that each PC should be using the same subnet during this whole process. I will see though if using the address reservation does the trick.
     
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