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#142560 17-Mar-2014 12:25
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I have an Orcon Genius router.  Connected to it via ethernet is a second wireless router on the bottom of my house to extend the wireless signal where the Genius on the top floor cannot reach.

The Genius's default gateway is  I have DHCP turned on in the range of to  The wireless router downstairs has a default gateway of

Everything has been working well (for a couple of months) until recently when I had fibre installed.  All PCs etc were connecting to  Now they all seem to want to use the default gateway of and cannot connect to the internet.

Is there something simple that I am overlooking?  How can I fix this issue?  I've tried to go into the Advanced Properties of IPv4 for the network adaptor to fix the default gateway to but the change does not seem to stick and next time one of the PCs is rebooted, it connects back to

Any pointers would be appreciated.

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  #1007220 17-Mar-2014 12:47
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Just sounds like DHCP isn't set up correctly.

Does the second wireless router have DHCP disabled on it? And have you re-checked the DHCP server settings on the Genius?

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  #1007223 17-Mar-2014 12:50
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The downstairs wireless router - Is DHCP off, and is it connected to the Genius via one of its LAN ports (or the WAN port)?

It should be connected via a LAN port (just makes it a dumb access point then) with DHCP off.


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  #1007225 17-Mar-2014 12:55
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chevrolux: Just sounds like DHCP isn't set up correctly.

Does the second wireless router have DHCP disabled on it? And have you re-checked the DHCP server settings on the Genius?

The Genius DHCP settings look fine and haven't changed.

Just checked the router downstairs (remotely from my iPad) and DHCP was turned back on!  Have turned it off, rebooting, so will see if that fixes it.  Thanks for the suggestion guys.  Will let you know if it works.



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  #1007233 17-Mar-2014 13:09
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DHCP was somehow turned back on on the downstairs router. No idea how as at best that router has only been turned off and on again since fibre was installed.

Anyway looks like I am back in action now. Thanks again for the help!

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