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Ultimate Geek

#150231 15-Jul-2014 20:21
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I'm hoping someone can help me before I pull my hair out...

I've got a dynalink fta1025 modem/router and a technicolor modem/router that I want to use as a wifi extender.  Unfortunately I forgot the login details of the dynalink so I did a reset and started from stratch.  It connects to the internet fine but the only thing I can get to connect to it wireless is my ipad 1 running ios 5.1.1 and assigns a IP address of  When I try to connect an iphone (4s or 5) or my vista laptop it finds the network, enter the password but it won't connect, the devices are trying to assign an IP address like (vista machine) or (Iphone 4s)   I've tried giving the iphone a static ip adress of and the phone says it connects to the network but there is no internet connection and it doesn't show on the DHCP table.   The vista machine will connect to the network via ethernet.

I haven't even got to setting up the technicolor as a extender yet.

Any suggestions on what I can do to get the other devices connecting wirelessly?


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Uber Geek

  #1089553 15-Jul-2014 21:02
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We're these devices (esp the iPad that does connect) previously working with this modem?

I'm guessing your dhcp might be playing up (off) as 169... Is an APIPA address the device gives itself if it CANT get an address from a dhcp server...

Otherwise, did you ever do a MAC address filter? Maybe the iPad is the only one on the whitelist so the router ignores/blocks the others?

Without logging in to your router to check these, no way to tell which might be true I'm afraid.

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Ultimate Geek

  #1089575 15-Jul-2014 21:13
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Thanks for the reply,  I've just done a firmware upgrade and things seem to be connecting now.  Now to try and set the technicolor as an extender...

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