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Topic # 151615 30-Aug-2014 15:02
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 I am trying to solve a problem with the above combination.  Basically I have lots of devices which share my adsl connection.  At the heart is a Windows server 2012 essentials with DNS and DHCP roles enabled.  The gateway has the standard address and the Server is static on, same subnet.  This has worked peachy until recently when I wanted to add a flash new router.  I bridged the Draytek (which had been working fine as a modem router, good connection speed etc) by ticking the bridge PPPoE box, and added the Linksys to network by plugging the Draytek Lan port into the WAN of the Linksys and putting in appropriate password.  The Linksys duly connects to the internet and it looks like a perfect connection.  All my PC’s say they are connected to the internet.  I can send and receive emails, but I cant get any internet to work.    I have disabled DHCP on both the modem and router, so only the Server is giving out addresses.  When I look at the network connections on each machine they look fine.  When I restore the Draytek in a non-bridged mode and remove the Linksys all is fine.




What am I missing?




Cheers Ivan



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  Reply # 1118599 30-Aug-2014 15:06
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And in case pics help....

DHCP disabled

Outlook can see internet

Looks OK here

Router can see internet

Setup of router

Draytek settings

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  Reply # 1118606 30-Aug-2014 15:29
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The Linksys is a hunk of junk and dooesn't work properly with PPPoE - they work fine if you use DHCP on the WAN and therefore double NAT the connection. They are just pure sh1t.

I had this exact same problem setting up one of these for a friend. Threw the Linksys in the bin and put in a Unifi Pro just for an AP and used the draytek for all routing.


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  Reply # 1118640 30-Aug-2014 17:07
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Hi, aggree with Sam, had to deal with one of those Linksys's recently no end of issues, put a basic other brand .n device in its place problem solved, Cisco has not dumped Linksys for any trivial reason.


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