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Topic # 113361 14-Jan-2013 23:30 Send private message

Hi Folks,

an interesting one for you.

I have a Netgear WNDR3800 N600 router that I have been very pleased with, but now I have moved house i can no longer get Telstra cable and have been relegated to ADSL. Telstra supplied me with a Netcomm NB304N N300 ADSL modem however none of my gear is near a phone line in the new place and I would much rather have the 3800 managing the LAN and wifi (running a cable for phone / cat5 to the NAS and media centre is a no go).

Is it possible to deliver the WAN to the WNDR 3800 using wifi and have the WNDR 3800 then run a separate wireless network that all my portable devices use? I want the 3800 to be the dhcp and upnp etc controller for both wired and wireless. I have no requirements for guest networks.

Cheers beers and donuts

Adrian

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  Reply # 744882 15-Jan-2013 09:34 Send private message

Powerline Ethernet would probably be a better option for getting the WAN connection between an ADSL modem and your router.



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  Reply # 744964 15-Jan-2013 11:38 Send private message

Thanks for the reply. unfortunately funds are not optimal right now (having just bought a house) - which was why i wanted to re-use the existing equipment

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  Reply # 744973 15-Jan-2013 11:54 Send private message

Can it be done? Yes. With existing equipment? No.

The best solution would be a new ADSL2+ modem such as a Draytek DV120 for your modem, and a wireless kit such as some Ubiquiti kit for the link between the Draytek and Netgear.

If you don't have a modem that supports bridge mode you'll end up with double NAT which should be avoided.



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  Reply # 744979 15-Jan-2013 12:06 Send private message

ok. so can the bridge mode be started from the wndr3800 but the internet connection come over the wireless from the Netcomm 304?

I appreciate the answers guys

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  Reply # 744999 15-Jan-2013 12:31 Send private message

Bridge mode has nothing to do with the WNDR3800.

The Netcomm supports bridge mode but I have no idea if you can bridge the WiFi to the LAN ports when in bridge mode, you'd have to read all the technical documentation yourself to establish that.

If it could do that you'd only need to buy a wireless bridge for your Netgear to plug into the WAN port.

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  Reply # 745194 15-Jan-2013 16:22 Send private message

If you really need to go wireless I would use a draytek 120 and ubiquiti air wire. The air wire needs no configuration and can do 100m of open space. Or just use your netcomm in half bridge with the air wire.

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