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# 18700 20-Jan-2008 13:13
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Hi,

my brother in Tauranga will be getting DSL with Xtra and he is going for the free DSL modem option. I live in the US and on my next visit in February I will be bringing a Linksys Wireless N router to NZ to be used with the DSL connection (yes I also will bring a voltage converter too for the router).

How do I setup the D-link DSL-502t modem into half bridge mode so it will work with the wireless router? If anybody who has this modem or knows how to do this it would be great. I download the manual from the D-link website but it does not show the half bridge mode seetings. A screen shot of an existing setup would be great.

I have read in another thread here that I have to use the Xtra setup CD first in order to get the DSL working? Usually here in the US one wants to stay away from the setup CD (installs too much unneeded junk) and configure the Modem manually.

thanks in advance

BD

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  # 105790 20-Jan-2008 13:43
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First off, xtra provides a CD only for a easier setup process. The D-Link modem usually provides a Setup Wizard which is easy to follow.

About your wireless router - can't you just plug that on the ethernet port and serve it off there? It will be a little annoying to setup though. I'm plugging my Linksys wireless router to one of my D-Link DSL504T ports without any other modifications to my router's configuration.




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  # 105791 20-Jan-2008 13:46
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If he doesn't have a XTRA username and password, he can either use the CD which can create a username or he can ring the XTRA helpdesk (0800 22 55 98). The CD itself doesn't contain too much bloat except for the XTRA help assistant which can either not be installed or removed.

If you opt to call the XTRA helpdesk, you'll need to set up the modem. You can do this through the CD (by entering username and password and it worries about the rest) or by accessing the Dlink control panel (typically http://10.1.1.1 admin/admin). Once you go into the control panel, click on WAN and enter the details in the username and password field.

Half bridge mode is in the modem panel somewhere - can't remember where.




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  # 105792 20-Jan-2008 13:48
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Also, CDs here aren't like AOL CDs. They only configure the modem and sometimes mail/IE settings for you :)




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# 105805 20-Jan-2008 15:39
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thanks for all the replies. My brother is kind of computer illitirate so I will be doing all the DSL setup when I get to Tauranga in February. How long will take the to have the DSL turned on after placing the order with Xtra?

I don't want doubt NAT so that's why I wanted to know the bridge mode feature. Hope it will not be too difficult to figure out in the D-link GUI modem.

Here in the US the DSL install CD's put way too much extra unwanted junk on the computer and that's what I was trying to avoid.

I will post back if I get stuck.

thanks again

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  # 105816 20-Jan-2008 16:43
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BuonaDomenica: How long will take the to have the DSL turned on after placing the order with Xtra?


It depends. If your exchange is full then you may have delays, while on the otherhand if you've had broadband on that line before, then it can be done relatively quickly.




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  # 109443 9-Feb-2008 11:15
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well I finally managed to upgrade the firmware on the Xtra supplied D-Link DSL-502t GenII so it supports Half-Bridge Mode. Everything works fine when the Modem is under WAN in PPPoE/PPPoA mode. However, so far I'm unable to get it to work in Half-Bridge Mode with my router. The router always gets a 10.1.1.3 address as the public IP. What I'm doing wrong here?

What are the correct settings for Half-Bride Mode in the WAN section on the D-Link 502t screen?

screenshot links please see here

http://img526.imageshack.us/my.php?image=halfbridge1ff6.jpg
http://img526.imageshack.us/my.php?image=halfbridge2au8.jpg


here are all the Values when I had it in Half-Bridge Mode

PVC: Pvc0
VPI: 0
VCI: 100
Virtual circuit: Enabled

Wan Setting: Half-Bride Mode

User Name: 1234.xadsl@xtra.co.nz
Password: *******

Authentication Type: Auto
Connection Type: PPPoA LLC
MTU: 1400
MRU: 1492
Default Route: Enabled
PPPoE Pass Through: Disabled
NAT: Disabled
Firewall: Enabled
IP Control: Dyanamic IP
Static IP: 0.0.0.0

Connection Setting

Always On is checked

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Service Category: UBR

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  # 109445 9-Feb-2008 11:25
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PPPoA VC MUX




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  # 109521 9-Feb-2008 16:49
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for Half-Bridge Mode

I changed the Connection Type it to PPPoA VC MUX but it still does not work.

The Modem still assigns a private IP to the computer. Under Half-Bridge the computer should get a Public IP.

I did also disble DHCP as well in the modem but I still don't get a public IP

Do I need to Enable PPPoE Pass Through so the Computer gets a Public IP???

this is frustrating

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  # 109585 10-Feb-2008 07:22
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Are you wanting to use the linksys switch's DHCP etc?  I have connected that 502 to wireless routers before. In fact I prefer to use the single PC modem with a seperate device being the switch although I usually let the dsl-connected one play dungeon master with the private IPs and let the other one be a switch. It relays all the WIFI connection DHCP requests through to the 502.



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  # 109604 10-Feb-2008 08:50
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the way I would like to have the 502t setup in Half-Bridge Mode that it passes on the Public IP to my Wireless Router. Then my wireless router does all the prive DHCP.

If I can't get this to work then I will use your suggestion to disable DHCP on the Wirless router and let the modem do all th work.

I will mess around with it a little more.

thanks

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  # 109713 10-Feb-2008 18:42
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I like your idea better. One other idea:
You could have NAT on single PC mode, DHCP on wireless modem. You could let the wireless router assign DHCP but tell it to use the single PC modem as the gateway.



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  # 110511 13-Feb-2008 22:14
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well I finally got it to work. The latest NZ firmware would not save any changes in the modem even when I clicked on Save and Reboot.

So I loaded the Australian exe firmware again. Reset the Modem and then used Internet Explorer to update to the latest Australian Firmware from 2007. I think the D-Link Modem doesn not like Firefox as it never took the changes. After loading the latest AU firmware it started to work in Half-Bridge Mode.

However I get a strange Subnet and Gateway in the Router. (same happens if I connect the modem directly to the computer)
The public IP and the Gateway are the same. ???

Public IP 222.150.101.xx 

Subnet  255.255.255.255

Gateway 222.150.101.xx


It works fine but I have seen this phenomena in other threads. Do I have to make any other settings in the Modem. I don't really want to mess with the Modem as it was so frustrating getting it to work.

Maybe this modem does not true half bridge mode. I'm glad that it works now since I can configure all my port forwarding needs in the router. The D-Link always lost its settings overnight.

BD




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  # 110522 14-Feb-2008 02:16
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My d-link always forgets its settings. Its a bloody nightmare. 'Oh hell I better SSH into home. Damnit d-link!'

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