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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 9136 23-Aug-2006 11:09
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I am having difficulties getting my Linksys wireless router (WRT54GL with stock firmware at this stage) to access the internet through the Dynalink RTA1320 modem which came with my Orcon broadband account. I connected everything up and ran the linksys install CD, but when it comes time to test the internet connection it fails. The install program autodetects DHCP and asks me to specify domain and host names. I don't have any setup info from Orcon and so am unsure about the settings I should be using here - does anyone have any experience with this? I have tried leaving the fields blank, and have tried using "RTA1320" and "home" which are the host and domain settings currently used by the modem - neither works. Should I even be using DHCP?

From a few forum searches I have seen that the problem might be a conflict between the modem acting as a router, and the wireless also trying to act as a router. If this is the issue then how do I force the modem to just act as a modem, letting the wrt54gl do the routing bit?

I am a home user, new to networking and don't really know what I am doing! Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 44599 23-Aug-2006 22:30
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OK - I have resolved this now. I simply plugged the modem into one of the switch ports of the wireless router instead of the internet port. I guess this just means it is now working as a wireless access point for the modem. So, no more DHCP conflicts etc.

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  Reply # 44629 24-Aug-2006 16:28
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the few "posts" are probably refering to mine?

I finally solved this problem by setting the RTA1320 on IP forward (it can be set during the WAN account setting wizard). This would automatically assign your WAN address to the internet port on the WRT54G. then in the WRT set the connection type to DHCP. After a reboot go to the admin section and you should see your WAN IP under under "Internet".

It's no a good idea to let your RTA do the routing and DHCP assigning as it is rather weak at computing power and would often freeze within minutes during BT.


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  Reply # 44665 24-Aug-2006 21:43
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Yes, it was your earlier post that I read. Thanks for the answer - this worked for me too. Have set it up successfully with port forwarding as per your suggestions. Thanks!

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