Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




139 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 97647 18-Feb-2012 15:33 Send private message

After nothing but hassles with my POS Linksys WAG120N, I bought a  Cisco RV110W instead. Yesterday, I tried setting it up with the Linksys being used only as a modem. I was unable to, though because when I entered 192.168.1.1 into my browser as per the Cisco setup instructions, I was taken to the admin login for the Linksys. This seemed odd to me, because the Linksys was not connected to the PC at all. The connection setup was exactly as specified in the RV110W instructions: modem connected to dsl line,  ethernet cable from modem (Linksys WAG120N) to the slot marked "WAN" on the RV110W, another ethernet cable from RV110W to my PC. Despite this, the admin page was for the linksys not the cisco. 

Today, I exchanged the WAG120N for a Netgear DM111P, just a modem, not a router. Same setup configuration: modem connected to dsl line,  ethernet cable from modem (NetgearDM111P) to the slot marked "WAN" on the RV110W, another ethernet cable from RV110W to my PC. Same result - type in 192.168.1.1 and get taken to the admin page for "Netgear DM111P" 

Clearly, there's a serious PEBKAC situation here, but what exactly is it? Any help resolving this will be very gratefully received.

Create new topic
368 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 583334 19-Feb-2012 00:31 Send private message

Hmmm....  Surprised

IP addresses, by their nature are configurable.

Check out page 2-8 of the "DM111P ADSL2+ Ethernet Modem Reference Manual".

You may be able to put the two devices in a half-bridge configuration....if you're lucky.

Otherwise, the fall back is pure IP routing and port-forward/NAT via your routers WAN port.





139 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 583336 19-Feb-2012 01:10 Send private message

Thanks ofr the reply. I ended up ringing the Cisco 0800 number - outstanding service. 5 P.M. on a Saturday evening, and getting a live tech, US-based who helped me sort it out. The problem was that for some reason, the LAN IP was 10.10.10.1 instead of 192.168.1.1, so attempts to configure it by accessing that standard address all failed, of course. I really can't speak highly enough of the outstanding service, and discovering that router's hardware warranty is for an unlikely 10 years was bonus too. Laughing

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Moment of Truth?
Created by BarTender, last reply by JimmyC on 29-Sep-2014 09:16 (441 replies)
Pages... 28 29 30


Windows 10 announced, as well as developer preview
Created by macuser, last reply by Behodar on 2-Oct-2014 07:25 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Can i have 2 ISP's at home?
Created by ReckITT, last reply by Lazarui on 30-Sep-2014 18:15 (49 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Why is your nickname what it is, what are the origins of it?
Created by Presso, last reply by hsvhel on 1-Oct-2014 11:52 (89 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


What time will the Apple Store online be selling the iPhone 6?
Created by scotiwis, last reply by thewanderingv on 1-Oct-2014 22:49 (110 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


iPhone 6 From Spark - Order Dates and Pricing?
Created by Otagolad, last reply by mahdibassam on 1-Oct-2014 17:03 (348 replies)
Pages... 22 23 24


Easiest way to have iPhone warranty service
Created by JoshWright, last reply by nitrotech on 30-Sep-2014 21:37 (15 replies)

Registering with metaname
Created by freitasm, last reply by freitasm on 30-Sep-2014 18:16 (13 replies)


Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.