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Connecting wireless router to modem/router
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Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:06PM
Hi, we recently got a new modem, which is also a wireless router. However the wireless signal from it is very weak, only really works in the same room. We have a decent router which used to work fine all around the house. I would like to connect this to the modem to strengthen the signal, either bypassing the wireless signal from the modem and using the modem as an access point, or extending the wireless.
I have turned off the DHCP setting on the modem, (and then just turned off wifi using the button on the front) and connected the router to the modem, but I can't get internet connection, despite a good signal, on wireless from the old router. The modem works fine on an ethernet with the router attached. Any ideas?
Modem is a new Virgin netgear, and old router is d-link
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Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:30PM
Assuming you have Virgin's Cable broadband, I presume you now have a Hub (which is a Modem/Router) and your old "Cable/DSL Router" which previously connected to the Cable Modem?
If that's correct, I'd suggest you connect the old D-Link's WAN port to one of the new Hub's LAN ports and continue to connect all computers to the D-Link. Don't disable its DHCP server. However, I believe that both Netgear and D-Link operate in the 192.168.0.0 Subnet, with the routers having the address 192.168.0.1 and allocating addresses between 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.254. You will therefore need to change the address of your D-Link router from 192.168.0.1 to something like 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.2.1 to avoid a conflict with the main router. You're probably safer making the change in your D-Link than in the new Hub.
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