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  Reply # 1376637 30-Aug-2015 21:37
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if your just using it as an access point you shoudlnt need the WAN port, just a standard lan should work.

have used my old spark modem as an access point in the bedroom just using Lan ports. i just made sure everything else on the device was turned off, except the wifi.



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  Reply # 1376639 30-Aug-2015 21:40
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yeh I did the same.. telecom connects via the wall utp to kitchen where I have another wifi router

it has wan port but when I read web on it .. it said dont use it only one of the lan ports

been using that way for years now and no issues although its a linksys and think firmware is buggy

and sometimes the ip camera going to it arent accessible until reboot it..

a monthly reboot

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1376640 30-Aug-2015 21:41
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Jase2985: if your just using it as an access point you shoudlnt need the WAN port, just a standard lan should work.

have used my old spark modem as an access point in the bedroom just using Lan ports. i just made sure everything else on the device was turned off, except the wifi.


This will not work because they don't have a router. They have a PC plugged directly into the cable modem with a public IP on it.







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  Reply # 1376643 30-Aug-2015 21:43
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lol read all the comments.

I said I have old routers I could give her.. but shes other side of town 40min drive :/

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  Reply # 1376649 30-Aug-2015 21:53
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kiwigeek1: lol read all the comments.

I said I have old routers I could give her.. but shes other side of town 40min drive :/


But you've already said none have WAN ports which means they won't work.



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  Reply # 1376654 30-Aug-2015 21:57
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they will.. its a normal 100mbit lan port of the modem you can split it using other router like hub for wire and wireless

believe me it works fine.. you dont get the features you get with the wan port is all. dchp firewall. etc

not sure if the cable modem has a fix ip or a dhcp server on it as well though ,. helps if it did have one though

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  Reply # 1376655 30-Aug-2015 22:00
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kiwigeek1:

not sure if the cable modem has a fix ip or a dhcp server on it as well though ,. helps if it did have one though


You don't have a clue!!




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  Reply # 1376656 30-Aug-2015 22:02
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the specs says it has on pdf

it should pass through just fine

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  Reply # 1376658 30-Aug-2015 22:07
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kiwigeek1: they will.. its a normal 100mbit lan port of the modem you can split it using other router like hub for wire and wireless

believe me it works fine.. you dont get the features you get with the wan port is all. dchp firewall. etc

not sure if the cable modem has a fix ip or a dhcp server on it as well though ,. helps if it did have one though


They will NOT work as a WAN router.



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  Reply # 1376659 30-Aug-2015 22:09
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only reason it wont work if the stupid cable modem dhcp server only offers one ip address



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  Reply # 1376679 30-Aug-2015 22:13
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this says you can using a old adsl router.. pre-WAN port routers you get now with blue port

just have to disable most things in it

http://superuser.com/questions/619756/using-motorola-nvg510-as-wireless-router-via-connecting-it-to-motorola-sb5101-ca

its a standard LAN utp rj45

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  Reply # 1376680 30-Aug-2015 22:14
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kiwigeek1: only reason it wont work if the stupid cable modem dhcp server only offers one ip address


You have no clue.




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  Reply # 1376681 30-Aug-2015 22:14
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Please read the posts above. It's very clear you have no understanding at all how the cable modem works.

The cable modem is a layer 2 bridge. It IS NOT a router and NOES NOT do DHCP or hand out an IP address. The PC plugged into the cable modem and will have a public IP address configured on the NIC.

You need a router with WAN port to handle DHCP and NAT. None of your ADSL devices will do this.



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  Reply # 1376682 30-Aug-2015 22:15
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kiwigeek1: only reason it wont work if the stupid cable modem dhcp server only offers one ip address


The "stupid cable modem" does not have a DHCP server, It requires a connected device with a manually assigned IP address to do the NAT and relay the connection via any other medium.




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  Reply # 1376686 30-Aug-2015 22:22
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seems to be people saying it works on web.

also another way is to use the usb but that would be slower throughput

http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=51834.0



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