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#55723 8-Jan-2010 07:59
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Hi there

We are moving away from the Wellington region next week, so will lose access to the Telstra cable network. We were using a Belkin F5D7230-4 wireless router with the TC modem; I've since been given a Dynalink RTA1320 ASDL modem/router.

Can anyone advise me on whether I am able to connect the two together, so essentially use the Dynalink solely as a modem? Can this be done relatively easily, or are there good reasons why I should sell both of these and purchase a single-box modem/router?

I have thought about the benefits of upgrading to an N-router but only 1 of our 3 computers would benefit from this; also thought about the Asus g modem/router with built-in wireless print server. But generally I'd prefer the cheapest and easiest option (if available in the single package!) as I'm returning to study so will be fiscally challenged!

Thanks for any advice.

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Jonathan

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  #288019 8-Jan-2010 08:45
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Hi, the easist thing is to connect the Belkin to the Dynalink as a layer2 switch/WiF AP. To do this connect the two together using one of the LAN ports of the Belkin with nothing connected to the WAN port. You will need to turn off the DHCP server in the Belkin and also to make admin easier change its LAN IP address to one thats within the subnet of the Dynalink.

The Dynalink will have a LAN address of 192.168.1.1 and the Belkin 192.168.2.1 so you will need to change it to something in the subnet but outside the normal reachable range of the Dynalinks DHCP server, like 192.168.1.250 should do.

It is possible to operate the Dynalink as just a modem and bypass its router, but this is a little more messy to do and have little advantage as the Dynalinks NAT router is probably as capable if not more than the Belkins.

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  #288295 8-Jan-2010 21:36
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Yeah if there are not any compelling features in the Belkin (QoS, Access restriction etc) then it's probably better to use the Belkin as the "dumb" device ie: just a network switch and wireless access point and have the Dynalink do the DHCP, routing etc.



 
 
 
 




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  #289133 12-Jan-2010 06:44
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Thanks for the comments/suggestions guys - we are moving today so will be setting up the new internet connection in a few days (depending on how slow Slingshot are!), so possibly may be back for some more tips then!

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  #290804 18-Jan-2010 09:17
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Hi there

Thanks to the help above, I have managed to get the wireless router and wired modem/router working together perfectly! Was concerned for a bit when it couldn't access the new IP address of the router, but another reboot fixed that problem and it's been great since. So many thanks for the assistance.

Only issue remaining is the slow connection speed I am getting on one of our computers - this is bugging me so any assistance on this issue would be really appreciated (seperate post here: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=49&topicid=56578).

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