Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

73 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2

Topic # 83035 9-May-2011 15:43
Send private message

I currently have a Dynalink 1320 modem attached to my cisco e4200 router. The modem is playing up and needs to be reconfigured every few days.

I have a thomson tg585 that I thought I might use with the e4200, thomson downstairs in the kids games room and the e4200 upstairs in the lounge connected to the tv with a usb hdd attached.

What is the best way to configure both the tg585 and the e4200 to work together?

Create new topic
8020 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 386


  Reply # 467532 10-May-2011 13:16
Send private message

The 1320 is well known for running hot then eventually dying usually within a year or two.  

If you're interested in a few quick mods to prevent the problem you can:

- Get one of these heatsinks from Jaycar for $4.50 and put it on the main chip inside
- Replace the caps with slightly higher rated ones (if they are damaged) very easily if you have a soldering iron and some basic skills.
- Also there is a 5v header you can solder to if you want to put a small fan in the case


Q: Do you have the Dynalink RTA1320 using half bridge/ip extension or is it connected currently in a double NAT setup?

Basically there are a few ways the TG585 can be setup with the Cisco eg: Double NAT, WAN Bypass, DHCP Spoofing/Half Bridge, PPTP tunnel.

What I would recommend would be dependant on how tech savvy you are, are you comfortable with telnet and using a cmd line?

73 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2

  Reply # 467556 10-May-2011 13:47
Send private message

It is currently set up in half bridge mode.

Im thinking the best solution would be the easiest as I have never used Telnet


8020 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 386


  Reply # 467568 10-May-2011 14:08
Send private message

At the bottom of the home networking page in the Thomson admin ui is "Assign public IP address to a device...." .

The speedtouch then handles the authentication but hands the IP to the PC (router or other device) that you assign.

Note: You may need to make sure the Cisco is using a different LAN network, eg: if the Thomson is using 192.168.1.x configure the Cisco to use 192.168.2.x for LAN and DHCP, can't remember exactly if this is needed.

2 posts

Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 469423 15-May-2011 22:27
Send private message

Alternatively, you can configure the Thomson for fullcone NAT as per these instructions:

The above post "Assign public IP address to device..." will effectively put the E4200 in the DMZ of the
Thomson. I've not able to find the thread/posts now, but I recall people having problems with this (i.e. sometimes
the downstream device (in this case the E4200) would loose routing).



Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18

Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47

Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25

New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48

Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48

Oppo R11s: high-end Android, budget price
Posted 27-Feb-2018 16:27

Samsung New Zealand introducing the Galaxy S9 and S9+
Posted 26-Feb-2018 07:00

Fujifilm X beats its best with new top of the range, high-performance camera
Posted 24-Feb-2018 14:05

One million kiwis affected by cybercrime
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:58

New Zealanders want to engage with government online and via mobile apps
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:56

Samsung launches Samsung Max
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:52

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43

Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27

2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.