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Adsl Modem/router & Wireless Router Setup Problem

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#1 markb1970


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Posted 07 July 2007 - 10:04 PM

Hello all.
My Mother Inlaw has a Netcomm NB5 ADSL Modem Router, a separate ELEMENTS wireless router ( bought form Aldi Supermarket), PC1 using a standard ethernet lan card, PC2 usind a DLINK wireless card. All PC's have XP.

To access setup for the 2 devices I go to
ADSL Modem
Wirless router

I have the ADSL modem and PC1 plugged into the LAN ports on the Wirelss router. (please note I have them bothe plugged into the LAN ports and not The WAN port to make things easier)
I have disabled the DHCP in the wireless router and left the DHCP enabled in the ADSl modem.
The ADSL modem has 2 LAN clients listed
1) PC1 with IP Adress
2) PC2 with IP Adress
So the ADSL modem can see both PC's and PC1 can actively connect to the internet.
PC2 say it is connected to the wireless router. If I look at "network Connections" in PC2 the Wireless connection has an IP adress of something like 155. 254.2.170 Private Network Adress. ( To be honest I cant remember its exact IP adress except to say it is defintely a different SUBNET to the IP adress's listed as LAN clients in the ADSL modem.

I have looked in the wireless router to find a place to set Ip adress for the wirelss section to no avail.

I found it very strange that the wireless router has PC2 listed as a client but PC2 cant access the internet.

HELP. I will be incredibly helpful for any advice you can give.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 10:41 PM

Phone line to ADSL Modem/Router. Output to WAN port on Extra Router Plug PC 1 into the switch section of the router Plug PC2 into router switch using network cable. Reset Modem, Reset Router. R click on net connections on each computer and wireless, click repair. your modem should show 4 devices hooked to it. router, PC1, PC2, & WlessPC2. Now go into the router and set up MAC address filtering and wireless security using the router ip, also change the default router password and the adsl modem password, being sure to keep a copy.
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Posted 08 July 2007 - 08:18 AM

If both the ADSL modem and the wireless router are acting as DHCP servers you'll get this sort of issue. Try stopping DHCP on the wireless to see what it does (sorta like setting the wireless router up as an access point).
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