linking two DG834GT routers

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Marge, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. Marge

    Marge Guest

    Any advice would be appreciated.....

    routerA connected as normal to broadband with a reserved IP address
    list, everything works fine for 12 months.
    socket 4 of routerA id connected to socket1 of routerB

    routerB has no broadband connection, has wireless station disabled has
    same reserved IP address list apart from each router is listed on
    other list. routerA is IP 1 with free list from 2 - 254 routerB is IP
    254 with free list from 1 - 253

    eveything seems to be working ok but with occasional message saying
    netgear now connected
    can't seem to find a way of stopping routerB from using the modem
    section wonder if its trying to find a broudband connection which is
    confusing routerA's connection?

    Is there a way to make routerB work just as a switch without modem?
    (turn modem off)
     
    Marge, Nov 25, 2008
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  2. Marge

    PeeGee Guest

    Make sure router B has DHCP turned off, then Router 1 will issue all
    addresses and provide its address as the gateway - router B is not then
    accessed for the internet. Also, remove router B address from the free
    list in router A, as you don't want that address issued to any computer.

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    PeeGee

    "Nothing should be able to load itself onto a computer without the
    knowledge or consent of the computer user. Software should also be able
    to be removed from a computer easily."
    Peter Cullen, Microsoft Chief Privacy Strategist (Computing 18 Aug 05)
     
    PeeGee, Nov 25, 2008
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  3. Marge

    Marge Guest

    Thanks for reply, DHCP is turned off,

    I access routerB from pc to access settings but I have set the IP
    address so I guess I don't need it in the list but would this make a
    difference?

    will try with routerB taken off the list, what abouter routerA on the
    list of routerB?
     
    Marge, Nov 25, 2008
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  4. Marge

    Marge Guest

    If I reduce IP address list on routerA from 2 - 20 and leave routerB
    with IP 254 will the network devices connected to routerB still be
    seen by routerA?

    Just a thought to stop routerB being seen as a piece of network
    hardware which whould hopefully stop confusion caused by routerB
    searching for broadband connection?
     
    Marge, Nov 25, 2008
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  5. Marge

    PeeGee Guest

    Ok, If router B has DHCP off, then the address range set is not
    important as it is not used. With router A, the range can be any block
    you like, with the restriction that 0 (network address), 255 (Broadcast
    address) and any addresses allocated to network devices as fixed
    addresses are excluded (that includes the two routers - 1 and 254), and
    is large enough for the number of network devices connected using DHCP.

    With that set up, the modem section of router B will not be addressed
    and can be ignored - it will just become a switch.

    Looking at the original message again, are you saying the ethernet
    connexion disconnects and reconnects. If so, it could be a power supply
    problem or the dreaded "teapo capacitor" problem
    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/676427.html
    My 834GT will drop ethernet connexions within a minute or two of
    powering up (and not reconnect) while wireless works flawlessly :-( It
    started with intermittent failures.

    --
    PeeGee

    "Nothing should be able to load itself onto a computer without the
    knowledge or consent of the computer user. Software should also be able
    to be removed from a computer easily."
    Peter Cullen, Microsoft Chief Privacy Strategist (Computing 18 Aug 05)
     
    PeeGee, Nov 25, 2008
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  6. Marge

    Marge Guest

    THANKS PEEGEE :eek:))

    checked all settings, decided to remove routerB to see problem was
    cured, it was.

    opened routerB to find it full of teapo capacitors, think you may have
    found the problem although I have also noticed that socket 3 is not
    recognising any connection, checked the socket visually, its fine.

    This is a new router as far as I know (possible reconditioned), could
    I have a more serious problem?

    Thanks again though, I have an old BT modem which had the same
    problem a few years ago which I also opened & checked, more caps from
    the bad caps list so I think I may be doing a little soldering
    sometime soon.
     
    Marge, Nov 27, 2008
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  7. Marge

    PeeGee Guest

    I've only regurgitated what I found looking for my problem :) so don't
    know enough to give further advice :-(

    You may be able to find more by googling.

    --
    PeeGee

    "Nothing should be able to load itself onto a computer without the
    knowledge or consent of the computer user. Software should also be able
    to be removed from a computer easily."
    Peter Cullen, Microsoft Chief Privacy Strategist (Computing 18 Aug 05)
     
    PeeGee, Nov 27, 2008
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  8. Marge

    Rob Morley Guest

    My cable modem was exhibiting similar symptoms, and when Virgin failed
    to activate the replacement that they'd sent me I decided to have a
    look at the old one. It was running a bit warm so I removed the case
    and left it dangling from its cables - it's still working fine. :)
     
    Rob Morley, Nov 27, 2008
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  9. Marge

    Marge Guest

    They do produce some heat !!!

    may be an idea to do a case mod with more air space (netgear very
    slim) & maybe an old socket 7 fan ?
     
    Marge, Nov 28, 2008
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  10. Marge

    Rob Morley Guest

    We is so hitech. :)
     
    Rob Morley, Dec 1, 2008
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  11. Marge

    Marge Guest

    I have got my netgear standing on 2 old foam handle grips which does
    the same, I also noticed when I first switched to the netgear that the
    base did heat up the surface it was on :eek:), anything that helps....
     
    Marge, Dec 17, 2008
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