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Actiontec m1000 dsl modem configuation change

M1000 DSL Modem installed and working with a single computer (Mac Pro)

Need to add a wireless router between modem and existing computer to connect a  Microsoft PC and laptop to create a home network. 


Need to change configuration settings of modem.  Current IP is in the range of the wireless router.  Also need to know the protcol used by this modem and Qwest (Rio Rancho, New Mexico).  Qwest has been of no help.

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Yes, you can use wireless router with the modem. I guess the actiontech DSl router that you have is also Wireless one. If so, you can use just the DSL router for wireless connection. If you really want to use Dlink router with it, Connect the ( WAN port ) of the Dlink router to the ( LAN Port ) of the Action tech modem [ modem(LAN)-->Dlink(WAN) ]. Once you do this connection, better to do power cycle ( unplug the pwr to the dlink first, then, disconnect the pwr to action tech - wait 1min and plug the pwr to modem, wait for DSL light to be solid , then put the pwr back to dlink ). Make sure DSL light on the modem solid, internet light & WLAN light on the link glowing.
- Make Hardwire connection between the computer to Dlink and check the ip address on the computer whether it acquires the ip address from Dlink and then check the internet connection on the computer, it has to work. if computer not getting ip from dlink, try restarting computer.
- If hardwire connection on the dlink works fine and check the wireless connection.

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please feel free to ask, if you have any more assistance.

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What a static ip is, is the ip address that the router automatically assigns to other equipment. (computers, xbox, ect.) Find D-links customer support line for help.

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Well what everybody really doesnt know is that if Qwest provided you with a modem named Actiontech that modem has the same ip address of router so just change routers ip address to and subnet mask to and the problem should be solved.Im a product specialist for dlink.

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you will not be able to access from one network to another even if you are on the same workgroup. However, you can setup VPN on both side. the other is to use commercial remote software. i.e.: vnc, mypc, teamviewer, etc.... they don't need anything else, but do require setup on both machine. This is much easier, don't need any permission from the network administrator, or company permission.

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