Can i turn my router/modem into just a modem?

June 19, 2011 at 07:45:47
Specs: Windows 7, i7-2600 3.40 GHz / 8 gigs
Hello.

I have a Buffalo Airstation WBMR-HP-GN wireless router/modem and a D-Link DIR-300 wireless router. I was wondering if it were possible to make the buffalo run as just a modem allowing the D-Link to do all the routing etc. Main reason for this is the Buffalo has a horrible web interface and the D-Links is a lot cleaner and easier to use.

Thanks in advance and sorry if this is unclear.


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#1
June 19, 2011 at 14:13:43
Disable DHCP and NAT on the Buffalo then take a Cat5 cable from the Buffalo to the Dlink. Then everything coming from the Modem will go straight to the Dlink.

You may not be able to disable NAT on the Buffalo in which case give the Buffalo am IP address outside the DHCP range of the Dllink

Stuart


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#2
June 20, 2011 at 11:47:24
Thanks for the reply. I disabled DHCP on the Buffalo, but like you said i couldn't find any option to disable NAT. The D-Link router has a DHCP range of 100-199 and has the ip 192.168.0.1 The Buffalo has 192.168.11.1 What ip should i set the buffalo to in this case?

Also when setting up my isp settings (connection type / username / pw etc) what router should i do this on? The Buffalo router/modem or the D-Link router.

Thanks a lot.


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#3
June 20, 2011 at 12:33:11
StuartS I don't understand how disabling dhcp and nat makes a router into a bridge.

To have this work correctly the buffalo has to be in bridge mode. Then it will pass the ip address it would usually get to the dlink routers wan interface.

It also appears from this "(connection type / username / pw etc)" we have pppoe authenication. This also would have to be disabled in the buffalo so the dlink [does it support pppoe?] would do the authenication.

Cj909 didn't your provider give you a modem originally along with setting up the pppoe authenication on your desktop?

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#4
June 20, 2011 at 12:37:56
The buffalo should be set up with 192.168.0.200 or greater.

You should use the connection/.user name. PW on the Buffalo as that is the one with the Modem where all these details matter.

Stuart


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#5
June 20, 2011 at 12:48:43
StuartS I don't understand how disabling dhcp and nat makes a router into a bridge.

He is not making the Buffalo into a bridge, just passing through the information provided by the built in Modem.

As the Dlink doesn't have a built in Modem, authentication must be done on the Buffalo.

He could be using PPPoATM like I am which also requires connection type/user name and PW

Stuart


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#6
June 20, 2011 at 13:11:50
Just my 2 cents..............

I had a combo unit as provided by my ISP (combo = modem/router/wireless access point).

Where I live, the ISP provides the modem at no cost to me. A few months ago my wireless stopped working properly so I bought a SOHO Router and asked my provider to send me just a modem, not a combo unit. They sent me a new modem (only) and I hooked it up and then set it up.

cj909

You might want to consider just asking your provider for a replacement modem that is just a modem. If your ISP is like mine and you don't have to "buy" the unit outright (ie: it's cost is covered in your monthly rental fee), then I would order one and get that combo unit right out of there.

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#7
June 21, 2011 at 09:59:49
I turned off DHCP on the buffalo, set its IP to 192.168.0.200, setup isp settings on the buffalo, connected a cat5 cable from the buffalo to the dlink, and from the dlink to my computer, and can't seem to get an internet connection.

I guess i'll just buy a separate modem, thanks for the help.

Oh and no, my isp does not supply modems.


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#8
June 21, 2011 at 12:37:20
Sorry to hear that.

If you haven't bought the new modem yet, I suggest you try hooking things up yourself once more.

Before you do, click on my name above and read my "how-to" guide titled, "Add a second Router to your LAN"

It gives detailed instructions on how to daisychain a second router to another.

If you can't get it to work with that guide helping you, then order the modem.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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