Posted 10 October 2010 - 11:58 AM
I'm really hoping someone here can help me out with this, as I'm at a loss as what to else to try. I've been at this for hours now.
I have a Thomson router/phone/modem from Comcast that is working, however the wireless signal is pretty sketchy and only Wireless G. What I want to do is hook up my Netgear N router through this and use that instead for WIFI. After much reading, googling, and trial and error I have my PC recognizing both hardware devices through Network and Sharing Center. I can access both using their IP addresses in my browser. Basically I want the Thomson to just be a Modem, and I want the Netgear to handle the WIFI.
Thomson is set as DHCP server with a range 192.168.0.10 - 192.168.0.98
Netgear is set with DHCP off and it's IP address is 192.168.0.99
So I've got: Internet in > Thomson > Netgear > PC.
The internet on this PC is wired, and it is indeed working routed through the Netgear. However, the Netgear is not putting out a wireless signal and I don't know why. Netgear tech support says I have to open ports, but they want to charge me $36 to tell me how. How do I know which ports to open? Is there any other steps that I have to take? Do I open ports on the Thomson or the Netgear? Any help or insight is appreciated. Thanks.