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Wireless router hooked up to DSL Gateway, config to bridge?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by kamnpriti, Jun 5, 2007.

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  1. kamnpriti

    kamnpriti Thread Starter

    Jun 5, 2007
    hello all.

    i recently replaced a bad dsl modem with a adaptec dsl gateway (the gt-704 model, NO wireless).

    this was fine until my bro started to visit and he started complaining of the lack of wireless internet. my wife just bought a laptop too so they both needed wireless. i bought a d-link di-524 wireless b/g router and hooked i up to my dsl gateway (the gateway has the model and 4-port router built into one machine).

    i cannot get any wireless internet. i get a strong signal in the house, but when my computer tries to get an ip, it cannot do so.

    my buddy says i need to configure my adaptec dsl gateway into a brige now, saying that i no longer want it to do the routing, just act as a modem (since i have the d-link router hooked up now).

    is this the problem? what set up procedure to do?

    thanks in advance for any input.
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    The best solution is to configure the D-Link as a switch and wireless access point. Following is JohnWill's procedure. That router has auto-sensing ports so you do NOT need a cross-over cable.

    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 through, I'd assign the secondary router 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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