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Topic # 9476 20-Sep-2006 22:14
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Today i recieved my wireless netgear router WGR614. I wanted to conect 2 of my computers one with cable, one without. I realised that to make my router work i had to free up one power connection, so i decided to get a 8 scoket extension power point. As soon as i dissconected my modem and gateway and then pluged them back in i faced a problem. The bottom green lights are flashing which they never have done before (just the one that is labelled "line"). I still find out that everything works fine even the phone line. But when i put in the installation cd for my netgear router it said "could not detect modem" i than pushed the help button they said to "check if the internet was still working" which it was. The router instructions also said do not conect the modem cable into the router yet. I phoned up the woosh staff i told them my problem and they said "woosh internet is not ment for routers" I did not understand this as the last person i phoned up was very helpfull with my router issue. I asked "can i network the woosh internet" and he explained how and he said that "phone back again once you bought the router and the technical staff will gladly help you."

What should i do ??
Appreciate any help.

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  Reply # 46582 21-Sep-2006 13:47
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The flashing 'Line' lights - on my gateway these flash when there is a message left on my voicemail

Are you trying to use the Netgear as a router or an access point? From memory, the 'WGR' netgear boxes are primarily desgined to be directly connected to a modem (Woosh or otherwise) using PPPoE. To use this behind a woosh gateway, you'll need to see if you can try and use as just an access point, and connect it to the lan socket of the gateway, then run your computers through the netgear. (if I understand what you want to do correctly, anyway)

Hope that this helps.

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  Reply # 46583 21-Sep-2006 16:02
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I am trying to use it as a router. How do i check my voice mail.
I conected the lan cable that came out of the gateway straight into the modem. As you said i should do. This still did not work.
The installation cd that i put into the computer said that it could not detect a modem. Does this matter?

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  Reply # 46621 22-Sep-2006 10:30
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Just to check - is this what you are trying to setup... ?

Woosh modem  <---> Woosh gateway <---> Netgear 614 <---> 2 computers via LAN, WLAN

If it is, the Netgear won't need to use PPPoE, as it's not directly connected to the modem - but should be setup with a default route to the internet via the gateway (i.e. via the woosh default ip address

If the Netgear is still trying to look for a modem, I guess it's still trying to make a PPPoE connection, which you need to find somewhere to turn of in the router's config pages. There should be a page asking whether you need a login for the internet - I think you need to set this to 'No', and it should allow you to manually configure the IP addresses etc.

If you ARE trying to set things up as in the [crude] diagram above, you'll need to use an internal IP address i.e., netmask as usual (, and there should be 'Gateway IP' which should be set as (the woosh gateway's IP).

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  Reply # 46650 22-Sep-2006 19:25
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Hi thx for the help. I did everything u said and it still wasnt working. Than i realised that the router was not supposed to have the same ip as the woosh, so i canhed the routers ip and started to work.

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