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# 32872 25-Apr-2009 20:33
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I am having trouble setting up a broadband router.

I currently have TCL cable internet going into a Linksys SPA2102 (VOIP adapter) and my PC plugged into this. I want to put a broadband router (DSE XH1151) in between the VOIP adapter and my PC.

Could somebody please give me a hand with what settings I need to use for my broadband router?


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  # 209328 25-Apr-2009 21:46
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Configure the DSE router with your TCL cable settings and make sure this is working with your PC. You will then need to reboot your cable modem after you connect the new router before it will work.

Configure the SPA2102 with either a static WAN address or set it to DHCP and ensure your DHCP server is enabled on the router.

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  # 209331 25-Apr-2009 21:51
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Will this work for running cable modem -> SPA2102 -> router -> PC? (the SPA2102 feeding the router?)


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  # 209336 25-Apr-2009 22:03
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iambobthefish: Will this work for running cable modem -> SPA2102 -> router -> PC? (the SPA2102 feeding the router?)

Yes. You don't need the 2nd router that way as the SPA2102 has a built in router.

The only issue is that the SPA2102 does (or at least earlier models did, I don't know if it's been fixed) have terrible router throughput and you strugged to get much past 5-6 or so mbps. If you're on a 4mbps cable plan this isn't an issue but if you're on a 10mbps plan you don't want to do this.

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  # 209340 25-Apr-2009 22:22
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Yeah we have problems with the SPA2102 disconnecting over and over when under load. Xnet suggested that I connect a 2nd router between the SPA2102 and the PC, which would give the VOIP priority. I originally thought it would be better to run the SPA2102 off the router.

The trouble I'm having is that I don't know much about connecting two routers together.

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  # 209349 25-Apr-2009 23:14
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another option would be to ditch the SPA2102 + Router for a WPR400

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