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Topic # 12404 15-Mar-2007 20:55
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Ok so we just got telstra for our flat, and tried to connect in our d-link router from telecom last year to the modem, but because telstra only allows one static ip address, whenever one person gets on the net, someone is kicked off. Is there any way we can configure it to allow more than one person on the net at the same time?

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  Reply # 63857 15-Mar-2007 21:57
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Now because you say this is a router you got from Telecom, I'm assuming it's an ADSL modem router - with 4 ethernet ports and one rj11 (phone) port and possibly with wifi?  If so, I don't think you'll be to use it with Telstra Clear.

You need a router with a WAN port (which you connect to the cable modem) - like this one http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=316

Anyway - let us know a bit more about what sort of router you have (model number is good) and maybe we can help.





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  Reply # 63886 16-Mar-2007 07:56
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Model number is DSL-504G/TX

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  Reply # 63890 16-Mar-2007 08:35
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Hi Margret, I am afraid that the router you have only allows WAN access via the inbuilt ADSL modem, you cannot connect to the Telstra modem using it.

Can I recommend either the Belkin F5D7230AU4 or the Netgear WGR614 these can both be obtained from Noel Lemming for around $85 each which is a good price. Both of these units have 4 Ethernet ports plus a built in WiFi AP so you dont need to run cables around your flat. Both these routers are built for connecting to the Testra cable modem or external ADSL modem or other upstream router.

The Belkin router can also be obtained as a start pack that consists of the router and a USB Wifi Client (that plugs into your PC/Laptop if it does not have a built in Wifi adaptor) for $128, product code B5DAU035.

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  Reply # 63904 16-Mar-2007 09:38
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Ok thanks heaps. Just to clarify, it wont matter that we only have the one static IP address? We will all be able to connect at the same time?

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  Reply # 63907 16-Mar-2007 09:55
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Yes that's right.  Telstra Clear only ever give out one static IP address per customer, but this can be shared amongst several computers.  This is the job of the router - basically the router will give each of the connected computers a local IP address (via DHCP) and then it acts as a go-between, figuring out which computer wanted what data from the internet.

You will need to change the network setup of all the computers connected to the router, but this is reasonably simple.  Essentially, when you've hooked up your computers to the router, you need to turn on "Obtain an IP address automatically" (DHCP) on each computer.  You also need to configure the router to have the IP address, gateway and DNS that telstra clear gave you (this is probably set up on a computer).

If you need any help with this, post again.






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  Reply # 63909 16-Mar-2007 09:57
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Correct this is no different than when you were on the dlink Telecom ADSL service, your connection is given a single IP, the router operates a NAT function (Network Address Translation) that means that all users on the LAN side are assigned an IP by the router and the NAT router deals with the multiple users accessing via the one address.

End result is you all get access and no one gets booted off.

Cyril



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  Reply # 63914 16-Mar-2007 10:12
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Yay thanks so much guys. hopefully we'll have working net within a day or two!

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  Reply # 63922 16-Mar-2007 10:52
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No worries, as JonC said any questions just post back, its not rocket science, but for those not normally used to these things they can appear a bit confusing.

Cyril

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  Reply # 65649 30-Mar-2007 22:06
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Hi, i recently signed up for telstra
I got myself a Belkin f5d7230-4
just having some trouble getting it to actually work

the lan side of things seems to be fine as i can ping the router from my pc

The wan says its Connected, but nothing happens

Can someone please confirm
Ip addresss - Static ip given by  TCL
Netmask - 255.0.0.0
Default gateway - Static Ip given by TCL

DNS - As given by TCL

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Reply # 65654 30-Mar-2007 22:43
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Make sure you change your PC to use automatic configuration from the router, if you had the static IP on it before.

Also, please create a new discussion for a new topic.





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  Reply # 65655 30-Mar-2007 22:46
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Daveyboi, my subnet mask is as follows


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  Reply # 65656 30-Mar-2007 22:56
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Can you ping the TCL gateway??




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  Reply # 65657 30-Mar-2007 23:08
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Sorry, moved to new topic -
  Configuring Belkin router for Telstra Cable

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