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Problem w/ WNR834B router and Open iConnectAccess621 modem

Hi, I bought the stated wireless router today and connected it with my Asus laptop running Vista Ultimate. After plugging in and running setup, it would get to the stage that said "now make sure both are turned on, plugged in as show in diagram and then press ok" or something like that, so I pressed ok, and it errored to "cannot find connection".

I moved/retried the cords as it said, but haven't got any results :<

I tried manually configuring the modem before it entered the wireless router, but it just keeps getting stuck like my broadband modem isnt sending a signal at all to my router! help :<


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  • JonoRob
    JonoRob Sep 18, 2008

    Thanks, that was one of two problems =D the other was an IP conflict with the original modem, but a firmware update auto-changed the IP, thanks mate! :)

  • JonoRob
    JonoRob Sep 19, 2008

    Hmmm.. another problem... it seems I can only have one laptop connected at a time b/c of the MAC address. Any way I can change it so all 4 laptops can connect?

  • JonoRob
    JonoRob Sep 21, 2008

    Ermmm... not really ><

    The router has 4 ethernet ports, but I'm not using any of them, I've got all 4 laptops (3 of them not mine) connected via wireless. I can get 1 laptop using the internet by using *its* MAC address, but none of the others seem to be able to connect to the internet.

    Is there a way to get a "dynamic MAC" address or something of the sorts so tthat when a signal is sent to the wireless router from a laptop, it will send that to the modem with the laptop that sent the signals MAC address? This is just my thinking, but its sort of what I need, :S. Bit confuseed ><

    Thanks for any help in advance.


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If you previously had your computer connect to the modem, and are now trying to plug in the router, you'll probably have to clone your pc's MAC Address. See one of my first posts in my username account history for a more detailed process.
Steven

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

  • Steven Parker
    Steven Parker Sep 19, 2008

    I think you're experiencing some other issue than a conflict among MAC addresses. By asking your router to clone your pc's mac address, you've only made the router look the same as your pc through the internet. On the local network (the connection between your pc's and the router) your router will use another, seperate MAC address.
    To me, it sounds as if you've got some wires mixed up. Maybe you can snap some digital camera pics and upload them here to see what's not working right.

    Steven


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