Actiontec GT701-WG doesn't recognize a DVR on the LAN
I logged on to the Actiontec modem/router with 192.168.1.1 so I am assuming the Gateway is the same. My DVR has a static IP of 192.168.1.200 and a streaming port of 8000. When I connect my laptop to the LAN, the Actiontec modem sees it. However, when I connect my DVR, it does not see it.
I created a port forwarding rule and now I want to assign that rule to the DVR. However, Actiontec (apparently) only allows me to assign the rule to the recognized devices shown in a pull down. Am I able to create a device with a static IP Address or how do I get Actiontec to recognize my DVR?
The DHCP range used to be from 192.168.1.64 thru 192.168.1.254, so I changed the end range to .100 but the DVR still didn't show up.
I have another Actiontec modem that allows me to create my own devices with an IP Address.
Since my laptop appears and disappears (Actiontec recognized devices) when I connect it to the LAN, I did not reboot the DVR or modem.
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Re: Actiontec GT701-WG doesn't recognize a DVR on the LAN
I think the screen you may be looking at is the Application layer forwarding screen, the drop down box being populated by DHCP clients, that's why it isn't seeing the DVR. The DMZ Hosting screen doesn't have a drop down box, it only requires an IP address to be entered.
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If you are setting this up as a static IP then you need to have the router IP address input into the DVR to allow it to pass through. You also need to have a gateway set up to allow incoming and outgoing signals to the host site.
you can login to the Actiontec modem by typing the ip address of actiontec modem in the address bar of Internet explorer...
It will open the interface of actiontec modem...
In the Interface of actiontec modem you will have option for wireless...
If you look under wireless setting you will be having the wireless mode as 802.11b/g/n or just B/G/N....
Change this wireless mode to OFF...
Thats it you are done...
By default the ip address of action tec is 192.168.0.1
Are you on Consumer Verizon DSL? Fair warning if you are using Business Static- the Actiontec is a poor choice due to issues working on a static IP circuit. - I'd use a 6110 and a third party router! However, by default, the only thing you would need to do to setup the modem is go through the activation page when you plug the modem in. If you require an user name and password, it would set that up. Bar any problems, you can contact Verizon technical support since the Actiontec Gateway is fully supported.
The reason why your internet light is red for the actiontec gt701-wg is because it is not yet configure. You need to access the gui of this router. enter the username and password for your internet connection. You can contact your ISP provider so they can walk you through for the steps on how to configure your new router.
The old router has green light because it was already configured by your ISP provider.
Use menu on DVR to assign internal IP and gateway and port number.
This Local IP must be in the same Gateway range as the Router. If you are unsure check the Router and locate the Status section, or goto the command prompt of your windows operating system and type in ipconfig.
Look for Gateway. If the Gateway is 192.168.1.1, then you can make the DVR's IP anything from 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.255.
Also you will need to use the same SubNet Mask, which is typically 255.255.255.0, and also use the same gateway.
Next find out what port your DVR uses. The easiest way to it is by reading the manual of your DVR. Look for the network section of it.
Also if it comes with network software, check out if in the connection area the software shows the port number.
Also check the Server software/Programming (Network section of it) to see if the port is listed.
In many cases it will be as simple as just Port 80, which is an HTTP port.
Set your router to forward chosen port to internal IP address of DVR.
To access the Router itself, use the Gateway you just located. If the gateway is 192.168.1.1, then enter that into the location edit box of your browser and then click the Enter button. A username and a password are typically required, but it depends on a router. For Linksys use "admin", "admin". By default DLink doesn't require any username or password (It is highly recommended to change the default password).
Once you're logged into the Router, in the Applications & Gaming Section / Servers of the Router, you need to add a Server/Application. Enter the port number and select TCP only. Where it says Port 0 to 0 enter the same port number twice. Or if your DVR uses for example, ports 3550, 4550, 5550, 6550, and there is nothing else utilizing these ports in between, then you can actually just enter one line, 3550 - 6550.
Enter the DVR/Cameras internal IP.
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If the port was 1024, and the Local IP is 192.168.1.200, then it would be:
NAME = Anything you want Port = 1024 TO 1024 TCP/UDP = TCP LOCAL IP = 192.168.1.200 ENABLED = CHECKED
NAME = Anything you want Port = 3550 TO 6550 TCP/UDP = TCP LOCAL IP = 192.168.1.200 ENABLED = CHECKED
Set up additional entries for as many ports the DVR uses, to the same local IP. Check your DVR manual and it's networking section for all additional ports required. Also check the DVR software itself.
If your router has enough free entries, you can seperate them. Use it like DVR_HTTP for the browser port, DVR_AUDIO for the audio port, etc.
If you are going to use VNC to a PC DVR, then you would need to set up port 5900, and perhaps call it VNC_DVR, for example.
You have a static IP so you don't need to use sevices like www.dyndns.org . You just enter your static IP and your router forwards packets to your DVR.
You could do it, but it's a bit of a pain in the ***** and probably not worth the hassle. Actiontec DSL gateway was not designed to act as a "proper" router and therefore you won't be able to make it act like one permanently (well, unless there's a hacked firmware out there somewhere ;). Of course, since it runs linux, you can telnet into it and manually set up the ip addresses on both wireless/wired interfaces and the necessary route between them. It will then work as a wireless access point for your comcast cable modem, but any changes will be lost every time you reboot the actiontec. I've done it in the past with similar setup but quickly got tired of having to console the actiontec to add the ips and routes every time it crashed -and eventually got a proper wireless router. So-it can be done, just not easily. Have fun, Raf
Yes this is a normal method to setup a wireless network. To set-up and secure the wireless router from unauthorized access, follow these steps :- 1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable. 2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL IP address. 3. Enter the router setup, login and password 4. Change the admin password 5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast. 6. Setup encryption key the strongest is WPA2 (if not then WPA). 7. For further security measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router. 8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings. 9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router. 10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer then the computers should be able to connect to the router.
definately you will need to change the IP address. But you can also change the IP address of the wireless extender. so instead of changing the IP address of the router, you can change the IP address of the extender. For that you will need to connect the computer to the Extender. assign a static IP to the computer 192.168.0.10 and Default gateway 192.168.0.30. that will open the set up page of the extender. change the IP addres of the extender to 192.168.1.30. that will help you. For more info about networking click Here