05-05-2012 02:39:35 PM
I want to use my Netgear Router WNR3500L's wireless access point and leverage it's wireless N connection throughout my house and disable the wireless in my i38hg 2wire modem/thingy. The i38hg only supports wireless B. I've seen instructions on this board for doing a router behind router setup, but I think that is probably more complex than what I need to do. I saw some instructions on these boards, but had problems getting access out to my gateway or the internet after I followed them. The instructure were.
1) Turn off DHCP on my router (in this case, the Netgear).
2) Change the link between the 2wire router and my router to connect the ethernet cable use the LAN ports only (netgear router wan port empty)
3) Change the LAN IP address on netgear router to a static ip on the same subnet as the 2wire router. My 2wire router is using 192.168.1.254, and so I set my netgear router to 192.168.1.10.
After I did this, I could no longer access my netgear router console (previously available at 192.168.1.1)
Am I doing something wrong. Before I change netgear router to no longer use DHCP, should I set the IP address to something not in conflict with the 2wire router, like 10.0.0.1? The factory default is 192.168.1.1
05-05-2012 03:42:12 PM
After you perform these instructions, you should be able to access the Netgear at http://192.168.1.10
05-06-2012 06:28:54 AM
05-06-2012 07:51:38 AM
If it's not, then your computer will not be able to reach it, because your computer will also be in the 192.168.1.x subnet.