dsl 300g+ and dsl 614

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Paytu, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. Paytu

    Paytu Guest

    Hi All,

    I have both a modem dsl 300g+ and the router 614 and am trying to make
    it work but no luck. After having had problems with viruses (!), I
    manage to clean my machine. Following the manual supplied by d-link,
    I've been able to configure the router and now I can 'see' the modem
    from my PC. But after configuring the modem, I cannot 'see' the
    internet from my pc... Can anybody point me to a web page or a manual
    or something that could explain what the hell is happening? A direct
    hint would be great! :)

    Thanks in advance to all!

    Oscar
     
    Paytu, Sep 2, 2003
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  2. Paytu

    Jim Hatfield Guest

    The DSL300G+ works in a very strange way (IMHO).

    Initially it has address 192.168.0.1 and it gives
    your PC 192.168.0.2 via DHCP.

    Once you have got it to authenticate with your ISP, it grabs the
    address which the ISP allocates via PPP then broadcasts it to
    your PC via DHCP. Then it appears to allocate itself the next
    IP up (!). So if you are 1.2.3.4 it will be 1.2.3.5, notwithstanding
    that belongs to someone else. So you will see 1.2.3.5 as your
    default gateway. It also issues a mask of 255.255.255.0. It then
    appears to proxy-arp for *all* addresses on that subnet bar the
    one it has issued to your PC, so it just kind of works.

    Beware though it remembers the Mac address of your PC so if you
    swap it with another it will start giving out 192.168.0.2 again
    until you log in to the admin page successfully.

    The upshot of all this is that you are supposed to connect a
    single PC to the DSL300G+, configure it with a browser running
    on that PC, then connect to the Internet from that PC.

    When they say it's for single PC use, they really mean it.

    But if you substitute a NAT router for the PC, it should still
    work since it should see all connections coming from the router
    due to the NAT. Just make sure you don't use 192.168.0.x for
    the router internal address range!!!!
     
    Jim Hatfield, Sep 3, 2003
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