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Topic # 151034 11-Aug-2014 18:59
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Hi guys

My in-laws have a Motorola SB5101 cable modem with Vodafone and since we're borrowing their house while ours gets EQC repairs, I was hoping to set up wifi.

The wifi router I have is a Linksys X2000 (got it for $20 off trademe, so perhaps I was asking for trouble).

I've used the installation disk and followed the instructions with no luck I can connect to the router, but no internet.

I've done a lot of searching and reading and have tried various methods of changing IP addresses, MAC addresses etc.

Does anyone have any thoughts?

And is this info of any help?:

 

 

 

Windows IP Configuration

 

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Geoffs
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

 

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

 

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 0A-3E-8E-4A-E2-6C
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

 

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

 

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 08-3E-8E-4A-E2-6C
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::18a:846f:8369:b9f5%13(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.100(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, 11 August 2014 6:35:14 p.m.
   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, 12 August 2014 6:35:14 p.m.
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 319307406
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-CE-C8-7E-B8-88-E3-5B-6C-2C

 

   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

 

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

 

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B8-88-E3-5B-6C-2C
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::6542:8d8a:47ba:2e71%12(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 121.73.100.247(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 121.73.100.1
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 213420259
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-CE-C8-7E-B8-88-E3-5B-6C-2C

 

   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 203.97.78.43
                                       203.97.78.44
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

 

 

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  Reply # 1106708 11-Aug-2014 20:25
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The X2000 is an ADSL2+ modem router - how have you physically connected it to the cable modem?





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  Reply # 1106712 11-Aug-2014 20:37
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 Hi. I tried connecting it via an Ethernet cable to the blue 'cable' port. Another website suggested plugging it into one of the Ethernet ports so the router would run more like a switch. I tried this also, but with no luck.

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  Reply # 1106715 11-Aug-2014 20:40
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You have to configure router's WAN interface with Vodafone public ip etc.




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  Reply # 1106721 11-Aug-2014 20:52
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Spyware: You have to configure router's WAN interface with Vodafone public ip etc.


---  and read page 7 of the user guide - "Set up your modem-router as only a router"




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  Reply # 1106722 11-Aug-2014 20:53
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Ok thanks. I'm guessing I'll need passwords etc from the in-laws for their Vodafone account? 

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  Reply # 1106724 11-Aug-2014 20:54
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I tried the "setup as router only" option on the installation CD but had no luck with that.
Seemed to work ok but I got the "no internet access" message.

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  Reply # 1106734 11-Aug-2014 20:57
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Wyv: I tried the "setup as router only" option on the installation CD but had no luck with that.
Seemed to work ok but I got the "no internet access" message.

The important part is you need to manually need to configure the wan side with a static ip provided by vodafone

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  Reply # 1106739 11-Aug-2014 21:11
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Ok thanks for that. Think I'll put it in the too hard basket and stick with 2degrees mobile data instead!
That answered my question though, cheers.

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  Reply # 1106742 11-Aug-2014 21:16
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It's not particularly difficult, but it does require some familiarity with networking. It'd be difficult to write down all the steps, I could probably muddle through but not enough to tell anyone how.

You should be able to get it done, but the comments above could use a bit more explanation - I probably can't give you all you need. Basically you need to turn off the ADSL bits (or ignore them) and set up a static IP on the router side of things. I suspect you have to plug into one of the four regular ethernet ports, not any special ones that are different colors. With that and the info above hopefully you can work it out, but I'm sure myself and others can help some more.

Screenshots of router control panel could be helpful if you get stuck.




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  Reply # 1106749 11-Aug-2014 21:37
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I managed to get WIRED internet working through the router by running a cable from the modem to an Ethernet port and another cable from a second Ethernet port to the computer. Would this suggest that it's something to do with the wireless settings?

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  Reply # 1106754 11-Aug-2014 21:48
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Wyv: I managed to get WIRED internet working through the router by running a cable from the modem to an Ethernet port and another cable from a second Ethernet port to the computer. Would this suggest that it's something to do with the wireless settings?

That depends, was this computer working before but just plugged directly into the modem?

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  Reply # 1106755 11-Aug-2014 21:51
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Yes it worked fine when plugged directly into the modem as well.

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  Reply # 1106766 11-Aug-2014 22:05
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if you go into the computer's network settings (network Card) and copy IP addresses into the router's WAN.
Vodafone's Cable use static IP addresses, so you need this in the router to work.


suggest you write down the details on the PC or screen shot, as if you click dhcp and you save you will loose these details.

screen shot could help in advising you what to do where.


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