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Topic # 12197 4-Mar-2007 18:24
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I have just gotten connected with telstra-clear and have an Dynalink RTA300W adsl router that i would like to use to broadcast wireless around my house.
How do I set it up so that it can use the static IP thing that the cable modem involves? i have had a play with some settings and have tried to read up on it but i cant get it to work.
If anyone could help me that would be great.


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  Reply # 62807 5-Mar-2007 08:19
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Doubt you can, unless the ADSL router can be reconfiqured to allow one of the lan ports to be configured as a WAN port, a feature I have never seen then I doubt you can do it.

You will need to purchase a router, and preumably one with an integral Wifi AP, there are plenty to choose from here Ascent Wireless products  but be sure to choose one that is both a NAT router and AP. Such as this Edimax and this Belkin. Both of these I have used in their ADSL form and they seem to be fine, the Belkin as listed includes a USB client, you can get just the router for $92.

Others have recommended Linksys routers, however I understand you have to be careful which model is best, others may have comments there was a thread a week or so ago in this section with recommendations.


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