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ActionTech Wireless Gateway can't route Wireless to LAN

I am trying to use the GT704GW(GW) to extend my home LAN with wireless access capability. The GW will not allow wireless devices and its local ethernet ports to be on separate subnets. I cannot ping from wirelessly attached laptop to the internet through my LAN. Altho I can ping the LANs default gateway and can ping addresses on the internet from the test ping utility on the GW. I tried introducing static routes to direct all outbound traffic to the LAN default gateway to no avail. Is there a way to use the WG as a regular access point? I am not using DSL. It seems that it will only allow routing to the DSL port. Thanks.. JohnA

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Re: ActionTech Wireless Gateway can't route Wireless to...

Go to the configure Home / ethernet connection in the bridge section check the box for wireless access point.

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Disable firewall on all devices. All types of security sofwares should also be disabled in order to ping each devices.

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If you wired a lan port of the your existing modem or modem/router to a LAN port of your Dell Router you may need to turn DHCP off and assure the LAN address in the dell router is a static address unique in the original routers subnet. (if you do not know the original router's address the ipconfig/all and ping commands below will help determine that answer.

If you wired a lan port of the your existing modem or modem/router to a LAN port of your Dell Router you need to review the following.

According to your wireless router's guide it's factory defaults are setup reasonably to connect to another router uing the WAN port provided you check one item.

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I assume you are attaching this to a modem or a modem/router box attached to a phone line with DSL service and you computers have Windows XP as the operating system and AOL works when attached to the modem or modem/router box. IF is incorrect please respond with a comment to this problem for revised instructions.

With a computer wired to the modem or modem/router that is successfully accessing the internet and AOL I need you to perform the following tasks:

Click Start then All Programs then Accessories then Command Prompt
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The back in the same window enter the following command using the default gateway(s) from above (to find your router address)

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What you are looking for in the above
Good entries look like this
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Wired IP address x.y.z.u not may be 192.168.0.u
SubNet Mask ?.?.?.? assuming
Default Gateway x.y.z.? not may be
DNS addresses ?.?.?.? not
where at least one is not zero.
and the ping of the gateway does not timeout.

IF your gateway address does not begin 192.168.2.? and your router's lan address is the factory default then we are looking for another issue.

Please respond to this message with a comment indicating what you achieved and what you learned. We will try to find additional steps for resolution.

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First you must choose a common encryption strategy for your home network. (Yes I am assuming Home Network)
In most consumer routers you activate encryption on the wireless services of the router. After doing so you must also actiate encryption services on the wireless adapters that communicate with the wireless router. The names of the encryption services in the wireless router and wireless adapter are WPA and WEP. It is important to assure all wireless adapters to connect to the wireless router can handle the encryption chosen because the router will only perform one. There are options within each technique such as the number of bits of the keys -- the longer the better but only as long as the shortest device can support. WPA is preferable to WEP because it was designed to correct weaknesses in the WEP standard and implementation. However if there is even a single device to be connected that cannot do WPA you must do WEP or replace the device WPA in home systems often have a couple of other attribute being WPA-PSK and algorithm of TKIP -- which again every wireless adapter and the wireless router/access point must support.
To procede further in a sane manner you need to identify all wireless devices that will participate in your wireless network and determine their capablities for encryption. This is generally done searching manufacturer websites under support looking for user guides and firmware updates. Sometimes a devices capabilities in the manual require firmware updates to be true for the device. Once that is figured out the standards for your network can be set and the actual implementation can proceed. You will probably want a working wired computer to maintain access to the outside world for assistance if anything goes wrong. You also want to track your changes and know how to back things out incase things become too difficult.
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