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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 151932 10-Sep-2014 13:04
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I have just had UFB installed and have Ethernet wired through the house. The Netcomm NF4V is connected to a port in the kitchen and working fine.

I have two questions:

1: Is it possible to have this still working in the kitchen and setup the Linksys WRT1900AC to form another wireless network in the house from another Ethernet jack by the TV?

2: If not, what settings do I need to put into the Linksys router to get it working instead of the Netcomm? 

I have tried a simple swap out of the Netcomm for the Linksys with some settings that I have read from others here, but it is still not working. I have setup VLAN 10 and DCHP, but it is still not connecting.

Has anyone had any experience with doing the above and/or setting up a WRT1900AC that they can help with?


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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 1125742 10-Sep-2014 13:19
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Some more info:

The fibre modem is setup in the garage and is a: Huawei EchoLife HG8240.

I didn't set this up initially, but I have added another patch cable from port 2 of the Huawei to liven up the port in the lounge room. The Linksys router can now see a network through its WAN port, but is still unable to connect. 

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  Reply # 1125786 10-Sep-2014 14:48
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Perfectly normal to need another wireless AP but you need to connect a LAN port on the NPF4 to a LAN port on the Linksys. Disable the DHCP server on the Linksys - leave that to the NPF4. I give the second AP an IP address in the same subnet as the rest of the network. My second AP is behind the TV as well.


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  Reply # 1125838 10-Sep-2014 15:34
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Hi Linw,

Thank you for the reply. That would be the worst case senario, as I don't want to run a LAN cable through the lounge room to connect the two devices. I would rather do away with the NPF4 altogether, but I couldn't work out how to setup the WRT1900AC to work in its place

Thikning about it though, if all else fails and gets too frustrating, I will patch the lounge room one to the first port of the Huawei and simply put both routers in the one area and disable the wireless on the NPF4.

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