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Topic # 121073 23-Jun-2013 19:32
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Hi everyone,I'm trying to connect a telecom tg852n as a access point in my local network. I have already connected a Huawei HG556a router/modem connected as an AP which seemed pretty straight forward to do or maybe just lucky. The tg582n seems a little less hack friendly. I'll outline my network first.
My broadband starts at my stand alone Draytek modem(ip number 192.168.1.1) then connect to a linksys e42000 router(ip number 192.168.0.1). This then feeds my other computers via ethernet and wifi. The dhcp ip range is 192.168.0.100 to x.x.x.49. The access point ip is x.x.0.51. This provides wifi to those hard to get to places plus a ethernet cable to a dedicated media pc. I need the tg582n  as an AP to provide wifi to the top floor the house plus an ethernet cable to a media pc. I have an ethernet cable that runs from the router over the roof to plug into it. Before trying to  get the AP working this cable ran directly to this pc.
Thanks for any help. cheers
Brian Blacke

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  Reply # 842042 23-Jun-2013 19:38
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Why are you running a TG582n with your setup? They're designed for your standard home user to be your actual ADSL gateway. Get a proper access point for this task.




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  Reply # 842058 23-Jun-2013 20:27
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If you can turn off DHCP in the TG582N then you'll be off to a flying start, but I'm not sure if such a basic router will give you that option - as above it is designed to be average joe's ADSL gateway

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 842081 23-Jun-2013 21:11
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Check out the DrayTek website for a good AP



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  Reply # 842082 23-Jun-2013 21:12
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The tg582n is the number 8 piece of wire I have laying around. Why wouldn't I try to hack it to get it to do what I want.
I realize I have to turn of the dhcp at some point to make it work the way that I want to. I pretty sure I know how to do this. It's setting the ip,  subnet mask that I need the help with. Sorry should have made that bit a little clearer in my initial post.
The tg ip number is 192.168.1.264 to reach it's config page. I know that I can't leave on the x.x.1.x or it will double nat with the modem. Now I don't really know what that means exactly other trying to get nat on nat working is a bitch.

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  Reply # 842128 23-Jun-2013 23:37
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Telnet into the TG582N, set it's IP on a static IP outside of your normal DHCP range and disable DHCP.

Use Putty to login to the router via Telnet
Username: Administrator (case sensitive)
Blank password, or the one you've set in the WebUI

Look in the CLI Guide [Here] - if you break it, you're on your own, but in here there's how to disable DHCP etc. It won't be a very good wireless access point since like I say above, it's designed to be consumer-level CPE, you should really invest in an actual access point for the task.
 




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  Reply # 842149 24-Jun-2013 06:14
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brianblacke: The tg ip number is 192.168.1.264 to reach it's config page. I know that I can't leave on the x.x.1.x or it will double nat with the modem. .


You won't get double NAT with this as it doesn't have a WAN port therefore can't do any routing. If you can disable DHCP you should be able to plug in in and use wireless, the IP address doesn't mean a lot, that just allows you to access the device.

Judging by your comments above you already have double NAT in your network anyway.


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  Reply # 852099 9-Jul-2013 23:31
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Hi

I'm sorry that I haven't replied sooner. Moving is to blame plus the loss of my password to login . So the name is slightly different but it's still me. Anyway the tg works which is good. Knowing how it's done is another thing I guess. Making it work better is right up there too. I think that the wifi is really slow, how can I improve the wifi speed. Will double NAT have a speed impact? I gotta say also that I've tried to understand double NAT and it escapes me. Will try harder though. I want my home network to run as fast as possible with the equipment I have at hand. Thinking of switching to Orcon fiber in the next few weeks. Maybe that will give a speed boost.

 

Network hardware slingshot adsl Dreytek modem, cisco e4200Dual band Wireless-n router, Huawei hg 556a and the tg852n

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  Reply # 852125 10-Jul-2013 06:19
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You already have double NAT occuring anyway by the looks of it as you have the modem and router configured in a less than ideal way.

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  Reply # 857439 16-Jul-2013 14:44
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Sorry to reply so late. I've been trying to trace a fault on my media pc but since my amp blew up yesterday.
I can spend more time with home network. I was hoping to get some help/advice to
make my home lan running as best it can. any pointers and or reading,websites etc.
cheers


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