I'm trying to get a modem signal on my belkin

Belkin N wireless router
January 1, 2011 at 19:56:06
Specs: Windows XP
Hi, I'm trying to get a modem signal on my Belkin N router. I have a
D-Link DSL302G modem, I've tried the standard cable with no luck
so I checked a few forums and then tried a crossover cable sill no
luck. Can someone help me?

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January 1, 2011 at 20:22:11
Do you have the manual for the DSL-302G ??

DSL-302G product info

DSL-302G detailed specs

The DSL-302G is an older model and supports two of four possible ADSL connection standards - you must be able to connect to the internet with the modem via a network cable connected to a wired network adapter, or via a USB cable between the modem and the computer, otherwise the model is too old to support your ISP's ADSL connection standard.
In other words, it must already work with your ISP's ADSL connection type.

You must connect the network port on the DSL-302G to the WAN network port on the router.
If the led for the port lights up on both ends of the connection when you plug a network cable in, when both the modem and the router are powered, that's the right type of cable, whether it's straight through wired or cross wired. Most, if not all, modern routers will auto detect whatever type it is and make the connection work internally with either type of cable.

If you're trying to connect to the internet wirelessly through the Belkin router, that's a whole other subject.
The Belkin router must be a standalone router, not a combo router / ADSL modem.
We need to know
- the exact model and revision or version of the Belkin router, and which country you bought it in.
- the exact wireless adapter make and model and revision or version, and which country you bought it in, OR if it's built into a laptop or netbook, which laptop or netbook make and model it is, and which country you bought it in.

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January 2, 2011 at 12:15:46
Hi, the router is a Belkin Model F5D8236-4 version 1, all items were bought in Australia. Unfortunetly the manual for the modem has been lost. I'm trying to setup a wired conection to my desktop and a wireless conection to my laptop. The router has no inbuilt modem as far as I know. The laptop I want to conect to is a Dell model 1525.

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January 2, 2011 at 13:28:52
Assuming the DSL-302G is already able to connect to the internet via a wired network adapter on the desktop computer connected directly to the modem's network port....

- the desktop computer should have no problem connecting to the internet when the network cable from the computer is connected to a network port other than the WAN one on the router, and the network cable from the modem is connected to the WAN port on the router.
I'm assuming, of course, that the led for each port on either end of the cable connection lights up when the cable is connected, when all devices are powered on and the computer is running, and that the "drivers" have been installed for the subject wired network adapter on the desktop.

On the other hand, using a USB cable connection between the desktop computer and the modem probably requires that you must install software for the modem, BEFORE you plug in the USB cable on both ends.
I'll see if I can dig up info about that for your modem.

The network cable between the desktop's wired adapter and the modem may need to be either a straight through wired or a cross wired cable due to the modem's requirements (usually that's the only thing you need the standalone modem's manual for to determine), but most modern routers will auto detect the type of cable and set something internally such that either type of cable can be used for any connection to the router.

If the clamp built into the end connector of the network cables that secures the cable's sheath does not have the cable's sheath under it, the wiring of the cable may have been damaged - there may be wires that are broken inside the individual wire's insulation - try another cable. The lever on the end connectors of the network cables should not be broken off and should no be "fatigued" - you should not be able to pull out the end connectors out of the network port unless that lever is depressed - the end connectors should "latch" in the ports. .

- for the wireless adapter on the laptop, if you haven't used the wireless feature of the router previously, wireless (broadcast) is often DISABLED by default - in that case, you must access the router's configuration by connecting to it via a network cable connection between the router and a wired network adapter on a computer, and ENABLE the wireless broadcast.
The default URL address you type in an internet browser program - 192.168.xxx.xxx, xxx being a specific number 0 to 255, inclusive - to get you to the router's logon screen, and the default user name and password you use at that screen to access the configuration settings, are in the manual for the Belkin router model - that's on the CD that came with the router.
(You're accessing the router internally, not the internet)

More info about setting up a wireless connection.
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January 2, 2011 at 13:37:10
Q? Can you connect a PC direct to the modem Ethernet port and get internet?
If so then your modem is perfectly OK.

If you can then open up Commandprompt and run the command ipconfig /all

Write down all the detailed information IP address you have been allocated, Gateway IP address , plus primary & secondary DNS addresses.

Note also your PC's mac address.

Now power down the modem and PC. Connect the router into the chain. From modem lan port to router WAN port and then from router LAN port to PC.

Next turn on power to modem. Wait 1 minute. Turn on Router. Wait 1 minute.
Turn on PC. Is the PC getting an IP from the router? Run the ipconfig /all command again and this time you should get an IP in the 192.168.x.x range and the gateway & DNS should be those of the router also in 192.168.x.1 range.
If you are still not getting to the internet then the problem is in the router and you may need to manually configure the WAN settings including possibly needing to clone your PC's MAC address in the router.

Open a browser and log into the router's admin interface (presume you know how to do this) and go to the WAN settings page. Are you being allocated the IP you had previously when your PC was direct connected to the modem? It might be different since you have had the modem disconnected for a time, but the gateway and DNS addresses should match those you noted earlier. Which ISP are you using and was the modem supplied by them originally?

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January 2, 2011 at 14:26:12

D-Link Australia

Support, D-Link Australia

Technical support, D-Link Australia
Downloads, Setup Guides, Troubleshooting

There are five DSL-320G entries here:

The first listing covers the generic model you buy in a store, and the models supplied by various ISPs in Australia and New Zealand.
If the internet connection isn't working via a network cable connection with the modem's present ADSL settings, the ADSL settings must be right for the ISP you are using - look under the support for your ISP.
The second listing doesn't work.
The third fourth, and fifth listing covers specific models supplied by specific ISPs - may be the same as under the first listing

QIG = Quick Install Guide - manual
App(s) = programs

In the QIG -
You don't need to install software for a network cable connection, if the modem is already connecting to the internet via a network cable connection with the present ADSL settings,
but you DO need to install software
- for a USB connection
- or for a USB or network cable connection if you need to change default settings if the modem is not presently connecting to the internet with the ADSL settings it is presently set to.

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