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# 20348 22-Mar-2008 16:08
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Hey guys, I need some help with adding a wireless router to an existing wired network.

I recently purchased a NETGEAR WGR614v7 Wireless router wishing to add a wireless network around my house.

I have been on adsl ever since so I have had a wired network for a few years now, and i havn't really touched the setup.
My setup at  the moment includes a
DYNA-LINK RTA210 ADSL Router, which connected to a SURECOM EP-808X 8-port Ethernet mini switch (since I've had up to 3 computers connected to the internet).

What i am now trying to do is trying to add the NETGEAR wireless router into the network while keeping the wired connected for the computers I have at the moment.

I have tried using the Quick installation guide provided (or atleast downloaded since I am on Vista), but it comes to a point after it says "Resetting the Network", it stops and says it is unable to find the network.

So obviously I did something wrong, but i am not too sure what i did, was it the "exisiting network" i chose? (i chose a router connected to a modem connected to a computer)

I then decided to manually set up the router by going into the router login (via and tried adding in my Orcon details and ip addresses etc. At this point i have my existing set up of the RTA201 Router which is set up to the ethernet switch, which i then have an ethernet cable connected to one of its ports which is then connected to the Internet port of the wireless router.

I am thinking that this setup is incorrect, but i am able to see the wireless network via my laptop. I connect to it, and disconnect the ethernet cable. I am now on the home network wirelessly and can see the other computers in the network. However, the network is Local only and i am unable to quire the internet with it.

Sorry for the long read, but can someone please help me with this set up, I have tried looking through the net, but some are either over my head, or some are irrelevant. I do understand it has to do with some DHCP settings and having to disable them or something, but I do not know what to do for that.

Thank you all in advance and hopefully someone out there will be able to help me :)

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  # 118059 22-Mar-2008 16:51
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You could have made things easy for yourself and bought an access point but too late now.

Scenario 1: RTA210 connected to WAN interface of WGR614v7

The WAN interface of the WGR614v7 has to be configured with a static IP address on the same subnet as the LAN interface of the RTA210. The gateway address is the IP address of the RTA210, DNS server addresses can be the Orcon DNS server settings or the address of the RTA210 will probably work. Don't use DHCP on this interface. You do NOT enter any ISP details into the WGR614v7 as the RTA210 does the PPPoA authentication.

For any routing to occur between the WAN and LAN interfaces on the WGR614v7 it is necessary to have both interfaces on different subnets.

Any WGR614v7 clients either wired or wirelesss will therefore be on a different subnet to any clients connected directly to the RTA210.WGR614v7 clients will be able to see the RTA210 clients but you'll need to add a static route to the RTA210 so that its clients can see the WGR614v7 clients, e.g., static route on RTA210,, gateway = WGR614v7 WAN interface address.

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# 118808 26-Mar-2008 16:39
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Your RTA210 is getting pretty old now, might be time to replace it with a router that has built-in wireless. Keep your Dynalink for testing later on if there are line problems. Ensure you setup the security encryption on the wireless because you dont want to be donating free internet to the whole neighbourhood.

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