I have a Netgear gateway that I rent from my Cable company to have wifi in my home. Since its reach is limited, I wanted to expand it by adding a Netgear Rangemax Wireless Router, but I have problems synching the two devices. Is that even possible and if yes, how? Do I just connect the two by using an ethernet cable. Is there a specific sequence I need to follow? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Sure, you just need to change the ip address of the Rangemax. Netgear usually uses 192.168.0.1 for their router ip addresses. Plug the ethernet cable from your PC into the Rangemax. Open a web browser and put 192.168.0.1 into the address bar. You should reach the home page of the Rangemax. Change it's ip address to 192.168.0.2 and save.
Run an ethernet cable from one of the four ports in your Netgear gateway to the internet in port on your Rangemax and all should be well.
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Yes you can connect the LAN ports with a network cable from your 3G router to one of your old router LAN ports
Before connecting the 2nd router:
Check it does not have a conflicting IP.
Check it is in the same subnet
ie if 3G router is 192.168.0.1
Set old router to 192.168.0.10
subnet mask 255.255.255.0
gateway is 192.168.0.1
Set DHCP off on 2nd router.
Set WIFI to Same SSID, same password and authentication
ensure it is on a different channel though.(not automatic on either)
Finally just to make sure remove any WAN settings from your router, any old ADSL config etc so that it doesnt think it is a gateway.
check your network adapter settings to make sure your set to automatically obtain ip address, if this doesnt work, try connecting with a cable and go into your router settings to see if there is an access control list for the wireless side
I am having exactly the same problem. It occurred on Sunday 17th. I have phoned Optus who seem unable to work out what has happened. It will work wirelessly but not recognise it when set up via ethernet cable.
This is not a trivial task but to start, I presume that your Wireless Router is connected to an ADSL or CABLE modem:
1) Make sure that you can connect to the Internet/Web directly from the ADSL/CABLE modem.
2) Once you have step 1 validated, connect your Wireless router to the ADSL/CABLE modem.
3) Ensure that you can communicate to the Wireless router and use Netgear supplied software - I suggest that you connect your PC/LAPTOP used for configuration directly via an ETHERNET cable attached to your router:
'NETGEAR's Smart Wizard™ makes the set-up of the RangeMax™ wireless router easy and hassle-free. Smart Wizard automatically detects your ISP's network settings, then walks you through each step of the installation proces'4) When the installation is finish, try connecting to the internet via the ETHENET cable on your router. If it does not work, the FIREWALL on the ADSL/CABLE MODEM may be blocking the port and needs to be opened/disabled.5) You can now concentrate in getting the WIFI working by first using an 'unsecured/no encrytion' connection by setting an appropriate SSID.6) Once setp 5 is working, you SHOULD NOW SECURE your Wifi connection by using a selected encryption (such as WEP or better) and security key. ps. you will get this 'limited access' message if anywhere in the device chains the IP addresses cannot be resolved.
You don't need to connect your netgear, you have only to connect your computer to the 2Wire (is wireless also) - If your computer ins not wireless Only you have to do is insert a wireless PCI card in your computer or and USB wireless device and connect to the 2Wire Wireless Router
there is no "earthnet" connection. it is an ethernet connection. it looks like a phone cable but has larger ends than a phone connector. the router is connected to the computer via an ethernet cable if it needs to be hardwired to a ethernet port or internal ethernet card. a wireless connection only needs to be an add-on internal card w/antenna or a usb connector hub (it looks like a usb flash memory stick)
here is how it's done. netgear has the same type setup.