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Topic # 13301 2-May-2007 22:45
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Hi, I've got an old D-Link DSL-302G modem and will probably upgrade to a Dynalink RTS1320.  The modem is still configured as a normal modem (not a bridge) as I have not yet had the time to play with it.  Between the modem and my home network is an unlocked second hand Linksys WRTP54G-AU with unknown history which I want to use for VFX.  The question is, are specific settings required on the modem to allow the Linksys to connect to the VFX server and to be setup?  I would guess any firewall on the modem would need to be disabled, or specific ports opened?

Thanks for the help.




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  Reply # 69368 3-May-2007 09:32
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Niel: ...are specific settings required on the modem to allow the Linksys to connect to the VFX server and to be setup?  I would guess any firewall on the modem would need to be disabled, or specific ports opened?

You shouldn't need to open any ports on your modem, but it probably is a good idea to disable the firewall.  Your modem will be using NAT, which is a fairly effective firewall anyway.  It's all I ever use, except for Windows XP's built-in firewall.

You should just be able to plug the Linksys WRTP54G-AU into a spare port on your modem, go to its setup page, enter the VFX Provisioning Rule and everything should happen automatically from there on.  When you sign up for VFX, you will receive an e-mail with those details.


P.S.  Make sure that you don't end up with 2 devices using NAT in your network as that will most likely stuff things up with VFX.  Your modem should be using NAT, but it should be disabled in all other devices on your network.  The same policy goes for DHCP servers.  Make sure you only have ONE of those or else there will be problems.

Hope that helps Smile

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  Reply # 69389 3-May-2007 11:15
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Ah, thanks Grant. Maybe that explains why all of a sudden Internet Explorer is loosing track of my browsing history since hooking up the modem plus router.  Links I've viewed before does not appear in a different colour any more.  Both have DHCP, and I think both have NAT enabled or maybe only one.  I'm an electronic engineer and learn quickly, but don't know much about IT...

By the way, what does it mean to "PM" details to someone?  I see that abbreviation a lot on this forum.




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Niel: By the way, what does it mean to "PM" details to someone?  I see that abbreviation a lot on this forum.

It means to send a Private Message.

You can do that by clicking on the User Name and then clicking on the email button.

I'm an Electronic Engineer by profession too, but have mostly been doing IT stuff for the last 15 years.  My Electronic Skills come in handy every so often though Smile

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