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Topic # 116937 14-May-2013 15:27
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Hi there

I am staying with friends at the moment and they have a Telecom broadband connection supplied via a D-Link ADSL Router (DSL 502-T). This only allows one PC to be connected to the Internet, so I have a Netgear WGR614v6 Router that in theory I would like to hook up to the D-Link, allowing a wireless network that I can connect my laptop to. Is this possible without a lot of fuss?

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Mike

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  Reply # 817536 14-May-2013 17:12
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If you just plug it into the LAN port it'll work with DHCP enabled but double NAT will occur.

They really should replace the modem, if they've been a long term Telecom customer and have no intention of leaving they could get one for free.

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  Reply # 817573 14-May-2013 17:58
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Check that the IP address of the Netgear is different to the D-Link.

Then you need to turn DHCP off on the Netgear.

Then connect the two routers with a network cable. The D-Link will then do DHCP to wireless clients and they will get the right gateway for the internet.


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  Reply # 817836 15-May-2013 08:16
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Default address of the 502T is 10.1.1.1 so set the Netgear to, say, 10.1.1.2.

Agree with sbiddle - they should get Telecom to send them a new one. The 502T is very old and doesn't do ADLS 2+.

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  Reply # 817838 15-May-2013 08:20
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linw: Default address of the 502T is 10.1.1.1 so set the Netgear to, say, 10.1.1.2.


The Netgear does not have to be on the same subnet as the D-Link. All that matters is that the IP is different.


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  Reply # 820130 15-May-2013 15:03
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What sort of problem will he have if the 502T hands out a 10.1.1.n address to the OP's computer that is connected to a different subnet on the router?

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  Reply # 820335 15-May-2013 21:39
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linw: What sort of problem will he have if the 502T hands out a 10.1.1.n address to the OP's computer that is connected to a different subnet on the router?


No problem so long as the D-Link is doing the DHCP for the network.



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