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Slow down with old router used as a bridge. Please help.


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#1 jackblack1234

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 08:06 PM

Hi my old roommate setup my old modem to use as a bridge (act like a switch) and then my main router connects to it. Never had a problem getting full speed before.

 

I had to reset my router recently and although the connection works, it's VERY slow and seems to be acting strange.

 

When he first set it up I remember he changed some of the #'s like DNS and had to look up ipconfig etc to set it all up.

 

 

Does anyone know if I have to make changes on my main router that I reset? When I open Chrome it says connecting... and resolving connection etc and takes a very long time to open things.

 

 

Thanks. 



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Posted 30 March 2016 - 09:04 PM

Which router did your friend change? The main router should automatically pick up DNS and related info from the ISP's upstream servers... Which router are you connected to? Finally, please gather a bit more information by running the command below:
echo "======IP Ping======" > nettest && ping 8.8.8.8 >> nettest && echo "=======Domain Ping======" >> nettest && ping google.com >> nettest && echo "======IPCONFIG======" >> nettest && ipconfig /all >> nettest && echo EOF >> nettest && notepad nettest && del nettest 
(to run the command, hold down the windows key and press the r key. Copy and past the command into the box that appears, and press enter)

A notepad will open when the command is finished. Please copy and paste its contents into your reply.
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Posted 30 March 2016 - 09:43 PM

He definitely changed some things on the old router and maybe the my main one. My main router is a Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 and my old one is a D-Link. When logged in to my main Netgear modem it's currently set in Router Mode. There are options for Router Mode/AP Mode/Bridge/Repeating Mode.

 

Setup:

PC Ethernet cable -> Old D-Link router (which has various other cabled PC's & Apple TV's) -> cable across basement to main Netgear -> DSL Modem 

 

The command you sent me to run just brings up a blank Notepad file?



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Posted 30 March 2016 - 09:55 PM

looks like I messed up the command last time I revised it :P
here, try this version:
echo "======IP Ping======" > nettest && ping 8.8.8.8 >> nettest && echo "=======Domain Ping======" >> nettest && ping google.com >> nettest && echo "======IPCONFIG======" >> nettest && ipconfig /all >> nettest && echo EOF >> nettest && notepad nettest 
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Posted 30 March 2016 - 10:23 PM

"======IP Ping======"  
 
Pinging 8.8.8.8 with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=55
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=55
Request timed out.
 
Ping statistics for 8.8.8.8:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 2, Lost = 2 (50% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 8ms, Maximum = 9ms, Average = 8ms
"=======Domain Ping======"  
 
Pinging google.com [172.217.0.174] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 172.217.0.174: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=57
Reply from 172.217.0.174: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=57
Reply from 172.217.0.174: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=57
Reply from 172.217.0.174: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=57
 
Ping statistics for 172.217.0.174:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 8ms, Maximum = 9ms, Average = 8ms
"======IPCONFIG======"  
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : (Deleted for Privacy)
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : 
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
 
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:
 
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TeamViewer VPN Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : (Deleted for Privacy)
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
 
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : (Deleted for Privacy)
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::44cc:2d73:1909:cfc6%10(Preferred) 
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.4(Preferred) 
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, March 30, 2016 6:15:54 PM
   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:58:27 PM
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
                                       192.168.1.254
                                       10.0.0.1
   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234889749
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1C-05-BB-F8-00-22-15-5A-67-0F
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
 
Tunnel adapter isatap.{413E09C3-4407-41D3-A1B9-E3BEBD662195}:
 
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
 
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Tunnel adapter isatap.{8E0AA4D7-2C7E-47FA-8659-070148CA26BF}:
 
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
EOF  

Edited by jackblack1234, 30 March 2016 - 10:28 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 10:18 AM

" logged in to my main Netgear modem"

that's a router not a modem. 

 

"Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : (Deleted for Privacy)"

that doesn't go past your router so there is no security/privacy issue

 

Concerning the speed issue make sure the dlink wan interface is set at gig [if it supports it] or 100mb full duplex so you don't have a mismatch between the netgear lan port and the dlink wan port.

 

consider setting up the dlink per this article. 

http://www.techsupportforum.com/3001-connecting-additional-routers/



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Posted 31 March 2016 - 11:15 AM

consider setting up the dlink per this article. 
http://www.techsupportforum.com/3001-connecting-additional-routers/

Yes, please do this. If you want step by step instructions, reply with the model name and number of your Dlink.

Those ping times seem normal.

"Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : (Deleted for Privacy)"

that doesn't go past your router so there is no security/privacy issue

Indeed, but it's not information I need for this problem either, so I'm not going to worry about it.
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Posted 31 March 2016 - 11:30 AM

The old router is a D-Link 615. How do I log into it to change the settings?

 

I think he changed the address to log into the D-Link because the regular 192.168.0.1 does not work. 



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Posted 31 March 2016 - 11:34 AM

Try 192.168.1.1 and 10.0.0.1, as I noticed they were listed as your default gateway
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Posted 31 March 2016 - 11:57 AM

10.0.0.1 logs me into the man Netgear router.

 

192.168.1.1 doesn't do anything.

 

1. Any idea what to try now to log into the D-Link?

 

2. What do the "Media disconnected" lines mean?



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Posted 31 March 2016 - 12:25 PM

One last IP to try for the D-Link... 192.168.1.254
"Media Disconnected" means that the interface referenced in that line is not active.
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Posted 31 March 2016 - 01:21 PM

That was it! But now I don't know the password to get in. It's not the same user name and pass as the Netgear. 

 

1. Do you think I should just reset it and try to set it up following those instructions?

 

2. Also, it's really frustrating trying to use this internet. The best example I have of what's happening is I use Tweetdeck and it's SO slow and intermittent now when updating and when I click a Tweet's picture, it takes like 5-10 seconds to load or sometimes doesn't load AT ALL! Also trying to look at responses takes awhile. It's just very slow and buggy.


Edited by jackblack1234, 31 March 2016 - 01:28 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 01:47 PM

1. Before that, let me look up the default user/pass combo for that router.
2. Noted. I will try to help you get this finished ASAP.
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Posted 31 March 2016 - 02:02 PM

I'm pretty sure he changed the older routers password just like he changed the new routers too. Maybe resetting is easiest? It's just the internet works now and if I reset the old router, I hope I don't screw it up worse!

 

Thanks again man! 

 

I should note that bypassing the old router (who's wifi is disabled anyways) and just connecting wirelessly to the main Netgear, the internet works beautifully. So it's definitely the old router and the devices wired to it that are slow and buggy.



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Posted 01 April 2016 - 11:08 PM

Reset the old router. It won't change anything with the netgear router, and we are going to have to change settings to fix it anyways. Once you reset it, try setting it up according to the instructions above.
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