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# 138158 22-Dec-2013 15:28
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I'm trying to help set up a WiFi connection to a house that has just recently got a cable internet connection. Sadly, once Vodafone set you up with a working internet connection via the modem and give you the settings (perhaps set up a single computer by ethernet), they do nothing extra for you.

What I've got here is a Motorola SB5101 SURFboard cable modem. From what I can tell, it is merely just a bridge with no layer 3 functionality what so ever. To connect to the internet the way I am, I am connecting to it directly, and manually setting up the IP address (a WAN one) onto my laptop.

I also have a NetComm ADSL2+ WiFi N300 Gateway. I can set up the WiFi just fine, however I'm having a lot of trouble setting it up with the WAN IP address and then the NAT (this feature of which looks to only handle virtual networks), as well as DHCP. I can't reconnect to this wireless router again once I change the IP address of it.

Is there any way I can get this wireless router to work, or would I be best getting a better (non-ADSL) router instead?

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With the NB304N it's possible to assign one of the 4 LAN ports as WAN, a lot of mucking around is required to undo the default ADSL WAN config though. Begin under Advanced Setup > Layer 2 Interface > ETH Interface.

Similar process (same chipset) but GUI interface is slightly different:
http://www.tp-link.com/en/article/?faqid=344

Telstra/Vodafone Cable requires is a Static IP config (plus MAC address spoofing in some cases).

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