Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

446 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 47

# 139351 5-Feb-2014 19:21
Send private message

Hi all,

I have Telecom VDSL at home, with the supplied router. The wireless performance in a far bedroom is not great, but I have a TiVo, ps3 and soon an htpc in there, as well as laptop/ tablet use.

I have an old Telecom Tg585 v8, is there a way I can connect from my VDSL router, via cable to the tg585, then plug in the TiVo/ps3/htpc, to the tg585 while also extending my WiFi network?

I've tried to Google, but have ended up with a lot of information that's not relevant and plenty I don't understand, I assume because I'm not using the correct Jargon. I don't know a lot about networking but can follow instructions

Create new topic
1990 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 133


  # 982244 8-Feb-2014 12:46
Send private message

There are heaps of threads with advice about retasking DSL modems for use as a switch with no DSL. This involves changing the modem's IP address to be compatible with the LAN you are connecting it to, eg, logging into it again at the new IP address and turning off DHCP or setting it to relay LAN addresses from the main router.

The end result should be that nothing is connected to the ADSL port and everything gets allocated the same 192.168.x.x subnet without any conflicts from addresses allocated by the main router and the "gateway" and DNS also set to the main router. With everything on the same subnet the main router and the tg585 just share everything as a single network.

Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Dunedin selects Telensa to deliver smart street lighting for 15,000 LEDs
Posted 18-Jul-2019 10:21

Sprint announces a connected wallet card with built-in IoT support
Posted 18-Jul-2019 08:36

Educational tool developed at Otago makes international launch
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:57

Symantec introduces cloud access security solution
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:48

New Zealand government unveils new digital service to make business easier
Posted 16-Jul-2019 17:35

Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement
Posted 13-Jul-2019 06:00

Hackers to be challenged at University of Waikato
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:34

OPPO Reno Z now available in New Zealand
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:28

Sony introduces WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones with noise cancellation
Posted 8-Jul-2019 16:56

Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20

New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09

ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05

New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35

Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39

TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.