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Wannabe Geek

# 13291 2-May-2007 15:26
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Just had cable installed but cannot get it to work with a router between modem and pc's.

Without the router and speicifying tcp/ip details on my pc works fine.

But when i plug cable into any port (tried them all) of the Linksys BEFSR81 Router, specity "static ip" fill in all details as per TCL given addresses (same as work on pc without router) IP, subnet mask, gateway and dns's etc, aswell as changing pc tcp/ip settings to obtain automatically, I cannot get any internet traffic.

This is the router url

Does the router ip need to be the same as the static ip address specified by TCL?

I can ping the router from my pc at all stages if it was connected aswell as connect to the setup screens of the router.

Any thoughts?

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# 69238 2-May-2007 15:47
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Master Geek

  # 69248 2-May-2007 17:06
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the router must have the telstra ip on the wan port(the side plugged intot he modem) the other side must have an ip address in the private range ( for example) probably the router defaults to this, you must enable NAT on the router, if you do a ipconfig /all on a pc what information do you get? are you getting an ip address, is the default gateway the ip adress of the internal routers interface?



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Wannabe Geek

  # 69253 2-May-2007 17:55
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yep the ipconfig /all is returning the correct information.

I think i've narrowed the problem down.
When plugging the cable modem into the "internet" port of the router (this particular model does not have "wan" plug or ui setting for wan) the internet light just flashes - never goes solid which i believe it should when all things are ideal.

The router was purchased quite some time ago in UK and has done many physical miles which may be "poked".

Going to spend some money as i need a wireless router anyway which this one didnt support.


UPDATE: Yep was a dead router causing the problems - got a new wireless did the same setup as before and it went with no issues. Thanks heaps for all comments

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