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Ultimate Geek

# 105221 29-Jun-2012 14:25
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So its time for an upgrade.

I currently have a telecom Thomson TG585 v7 modem / wireless router.

I'm lookning at getting the TP Link TLWR1043ND router.

What I am wondering is can I use the ADSL modem in the Thomson and connect it to the TPLink for internet connectivity and turn all the wireless features on the TG585 off. I basically don't want to use this at all in the network - I just want the modem. The TP Link wil do all the network stuff.

Whiel I can set up a router/modem on its own all this bridging stuff looks quite complicated. I can probably figure it out if it can be done but can't see where  it has been done already.

Anyone with simple instructions would be appreciated!

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Uber Geek


  # 648221 29-Jun-2012 14:35
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At the bottom of the home networking page in the Thomson admin is "Assign public IP address to a device.".

The Thomson then handles the modem work/authentication and hands the public IP to the device that you assign via DHCP.

Note: You may need to make sure the TP Link is using a different LAN network range though. eg: If the Thomson is using 192.168.1.x configure the TP Link to use 192.168.2.x for LAN and DHCP

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  # 648227 29-Jun-2012 14:43
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Thanks for this Ragnor. So it sounds like this can be done. Do I run a wire from the Thomson to the TP link?

Or is it wireless internet from the Thomson to the TPLink and then wireless intenet to the devices I have around the home?


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  # 648348 29-Jun-2012 17:53
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Ethernet connection between modem and router.

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