How to resolve internet conflict with LAN pri

D-link Xtreme n dir-655 gigabit router
September 4, 2010 at 22:55:13
Specs: Windows Vista
I am using Windows 7 64 bit with McAfee. I had my Brother Printer MFC-6490CW wired to my D-Link 655 and working with Cox Cable internet. I switched apartments and the new complex offers WiFi by SkyCom, a local company. After getting the pass code, I noticed that I could not print whenever I am signed to the Internet. SkyCom ordered a booster and installed it in my unit whereas my router is wired to the booster, which is functioning as a modem. The printer problem is still not solved. After going through the agonizing pain of learning and checking that both Windows and McAfee are set to allow my UTP ports to work, I found out that I sill have to disconnect the IP wire to print.The router connect to the IP using DHCP. I changed the printer IP address to static ending with 249 instead of auto ending with 199, I changed the sub-mask as well. I have used the router as both wired and wireless without a resolution..

The set up is the same to a cable modem. Laptop connects to router wire or wireless (not a constraint), router WAN port to SkyCom Booster; router using wired to printer. Same router when connected to COX modem, same set up for 3 years and 3 cities. When I connect to the internet service, using the router's WAN port, Brother LAN installation diagnostic application will locate the printer, scanner fax (send/receive), and remote setup but reports failed under connection status. Before SkyCom added the booster, I had wireless internet and used my router as wired. I could not have both the WiFi and router working simultaneously. It was easier to unplug the router wire than going to windows network sharing and connections to switch between wireless connections. When I plugged the router, the internet connection (in windows diagram) and browser were disabled and the MFC worked, yet my music stream stayed on. I am facing the same issue with my other Laptop running Vista. I sure can use a hand. Thanks


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#1
September 5, 2010 at 06:56:22
I don't understand something. Where is the printer you are using, how is it connected to your LAN & how far away is it from the router?

Is cox cable out of the picture completely now?

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#2
September 5, 2010 at 08:34:03
km1 the ip subnet of the routers lan port has to be different then the routers wan port.

Determine what the dhcp address subnet it that SkyCom is giving to your routers wan port. Then set the lan ports dhcp server to something else,

For example if the routers wan port is giving you 192.168.1.x then you want the lan to 192.168.0.x

This assumes your printer and pc are dhcp clients.

Most likely the reason you were not able to use wired and wireless at the same time is you stll have a gateway entry on the wired network. If you have removed that entry [by either configuring the router or given yourself a static ip] this would have addressed the problem.


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#3
September 5, 2010 at 09:19:27
The printer, the router and the booster are in the same room, at the same table stacked next to each other. The printer is wired to the router LAN port 3. It sets10" from the router with a 3' Ethernet cable. The router connect to the Laptops wireless (4' max distance). Cox cable is out of the picture completely now, I used it in the thread only as a base line to state that everything was working fine before SkyCom service.

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#4
September 5, 2010 at 09:47:02
This is what I have under WAN set up:
Connection Type :DHCP Client
QoS Engine : Active
Cable Status :Connected
Network Status :Established
Connection Up Time :0 Day 0 Hour 05 Min 44 Sec
MAC Address :00:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
IP Address :1xx.1xx.xx.xxx
Subnet Mask :255.255.xxx.0
DHCP Server :Enabled
Default Gateway :1xx.xx.xx.xx
Primary DNS Server :xxxxx
Secondary DNS Server :xxxxx
Advanced DNS :Enabled

It offers an option to release and renew, I released the set up and renewed it, it still not working.
This is what I have under LAN set up:
MAC Address :xxxx
IP Address :xxxx different than WAN above
Subnet Mask :xxxx one digit different than WAN above
DHCP Server :Enabled


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#5
September 5, 2010 at 14:46:06
There is no reason to use xxx when posting internal IP addresses. They aren't routeable & without seeing the subnet mask & default gateway, no one can give you an answer.

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#6
September 5, 2010 at 17:18:34
I unplugged and turned off all connections, reset the MFC Printer's network set up, and reset the router Then I reconfigured the router and added the printer to the set up. I had it working for almost a day. Now I am back to square one.

Thanks to all for help.


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