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Wannabe Geek

#19202 9-Feb-2008 08:26
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Hi All,

I am running Xnet, connecting through a ADSL modem (DSL-302g) which is then connected to a BELKIN wireless G plus mimo router. The router runs my desktop (windows xp sp2) internet connection, as well as my laptop (vista ultimate) either by wireless or ethernet cable, depending on how close I am etc.
I am having some problems, in that I seem to be getting constantly disconnected from the internet, perhaps every 20-30 mins or so, and this is quite regular. It also seems to be isolated to when I have the wireless router hooked up. As if I remove this and just run my desktop internet connection through the ADSL modem everything runs perfectly. However it cannot be the wirless router itself I dont think as this is brand new (mmio) and the same problem happened on my other brand new (belkin wireless g router).

I am running the wireless router as dynamic setting - I dont know if this is correct. I have tried ppoe, but did not work.
I am currenlty using channel 11 in the wireless router.
My desktop is running to obtain IP adress automatically, and DNS is set to
I tried to setup a wirless network between my Desktop and my laptop I can see my desktop shared folder on my laptop, but I cant work out how to remove this wireless sharing, in case this is causing the problem.

Appreciate any and all help!



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  #109409 9-Feb-2008 08:47
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I assume your ADSL modem has its NAT router on and is running a DHCP serivce. I also assume that you have connected your Belkin via the WAN port (as you talk about PPPoE and dynamic addresses). This implies you are double NATing, not a good state.

If the above is true then to fix this is quite simple, dont use the WAN port of the Belkin, connect the Belkin to the modem via one of the Belkins LAN ports, leave the WAN port upconnected. Configure the Belkins administration port address to a fixed address within the address range of the Dlink modem. Access the Belkins config, and turn off its DHCP server, if you have the option of turning off the NAT router then do that, but its not necessasry.

Essentially this will then leave your network using all NAT routing functions and DHCP service in the ADSL modem, the Belkin will simply be a layer2 switch and AP (rather than a router).



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Wannabe Geek

  #109651 10-Feb-2008 13:59
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Erm. Okay.

Perhaps I mae a misktake when entering in some information before, when i go to get into my d-link it tells me the following:

COnnection type : pppoa-vc-mux
dhcp mode: dhcp server
dsl mode g.dmt
ppp configuration: use dhcp disabled
nat options: enabled, tcp idle timout 86400,

in my belkin

dhcp server enabled
connection type; dynamic

My adsl modem connects into the back on my belkin blue port, which says "connection to modem"
and my desktop connects into the yellow ports "connect to computers"
laptop not hooked up - wireless

 If you need more information please let me know.

Ill let you I get on.


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