Solved Netgear D900 WNDR4500 Help please?

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April 9, 2014 at 11:19:58
Specs: Windows 7 Starter, 1.6Ghz/1GB
Hi, I am trying to connect this router to my broadband but while accessing it through the computer it asks for this router to be connected to a broadband modem.

I thought it was just a question of connecting the modem/telephone cable to this router, then sending out a wifi/lan signal.

Please can you help me connect this router to my Sky/O2 Broadband?

I would be very grateful.

Thank You.

Ps: sorry the Router is a NETGEAR N900 WNDR4500

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April 9, 2014 at 14:32:43
Before you do anything else, you need to know the LAN IP of your existing router. The quick easy way to find that out is to open a command prompt window (ie: Start >> Run >> type cmd, and hit Enter) on a computer connected to your LAN. In the command prompt window type the following command:

ipconfig /all

You're going to want to make note of the Default Gateway address that appears in the output of the ipconfig command. Also, make not of the Subnet Mask.

To configure the LAN IP of your second router you will need to first connect to it's management interface as per the setup guide or manual that came with it. Once connected to your router's management interface you're going to want to configure the LAN IP address so look for that setting.

If your first router's IP (the default gateway address) is 192.168.0.1 then use 192.168.0.2 on your second router. Ensure it's default gateway IP is 192.168.0.1 and the subnet mask is the same.

Once you have it configured, you can now connect it to the first router. You're going to want to plug your network cable into a LAN port in both routers.

If you need to, have a look at my how-to guide. To find it simply click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “Add a second Router to your LAN

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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April 9, 2014 at 11:55:27
This unit does not have a modem. You can not plug a phone line into it. Wan port is RJ45 which means you would use a regular network patch cable to connect it to the modem.

So the question is what do you have connecting to the phone line assuming dsl?

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April 9, 2014 at 11:58:38
Thank You for your response.

To my phone line I have the original router, the O2 Wireless Box 5, which is now owned by SKY Broadband.


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April 9, 2014 at 12:02:59
Since you are connecting a 2nd router you should follow this tutorial on how to do it.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/300...

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April 9, 2014 at 12:07:30
thank you but I have no idea how to "configure the IP Address of the second and/or additional router to be in the same Subnet of your first Router.", how do you go in the router, do i connect it to my computer etc, then which ip address do i use to configure it?

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April 9, 2014 at 14:32:43
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Before you do anything else, you need to know the LAN IP of your existing router. The quick easy way to find that out is to open a command prompt window (ie: Start >> Run >> type cmd, and hit Enter) on a computer connected to your LAN. In the command prompt window type the following command:

ipconfig /all

You're going to want to make note of the Default Gateway address that appears in the output of the ipconfig command. Also, make not of the Subnet Mask.

To configure the LAN IP of your second router you will need to first connect to it's management interface as per the setup guide or manual that came with it. Once connected to your router's management interface you're going to want to configure the LAN IP address so look for that setting.

If your first router's IP (the default gateway address) is 192.168.0.1 then use 192.168.0.2 on your second router. Ensure it's default gateway IP is 192.168.0.1 and the subnet mask is the same.

Once you have it configured, you can now connect it to the first router. You're going to want to plug your network cable into a LAN port in both routers.

If you need to, have a look at my how-to guide. To find it simply click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “Add a second Router to your LAN

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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