|This is it. The response from everybody who has done this have all said it has worked. I'm buggered if I know how to do it. I've tried for about 2 hours last night and it didnt work for me because I dont understand a few things e.g. dont run a static ip on the Lan., How to get to Netgears interface. I dont know what this means plus alot of other terminology in the above setup. I'll tell you this is getting so frustrating. You would think this would be so easy friendly but its way from that. I'm not dumb because I do alot of research on things which is what I have done with this problem but I think the technical side of computers is way way above me. lol. Anyway hope you can simplify this a bit. Thank goodness you are here to help. I appreciate this so much.|
welcome to 'Set up your Speedtouch 536 or 585, and your Netgear WGR614'
i don't own a WGR614 my self, i have a DG834g, but bare with me, netgears are simple to setup, and a quick google and i have the pdf of the manual infront of me.
Step One [Speedtouch]
- Hard reset it.
- For the moment don't run a static ip on the LAN let the speedtouch's dhcpd service assign the ip (it will be between 192.168.1.64 - 192.168.1.254) having the speedtouch assign the ip will help us trouble shoot a bit as well.
- Being it was provided by aapt it would default to exactly how it was when you received it, correct uname + pw (well the original name + pw)
- connect your pc to that speedtouch, make sure you can browse the internet
- if you can, excellent; if you can't and its promting you to enter your uname + pw because auth failed enter your correct firstname.lastname@example.org and pw and click connect.
*at this point* you should be able to browse the internet while plugged into the speedtouch via eth.
Step Two [Netgear]
Here comes a few guesses, so please exercise some common sense if my instructions arn't EXACT.
- hard reset netgear router
- plug pc into netgear via eth (dhcpd on netgear will assign it an ip) [REMEMBER LET THE ROUTER ASSIGN THE IP DONT GO STATIC YET]
- connect to 192.168.0.1 (netgears interface)
- set up the wireless portion of the router (it can't hurt to do so)
- goto 'LAN IP SETUP' set the router up as 192.168.1.2 (or if you want 192.168.1.250) we do this because the speedtouch is on the 192.168.1.x subnet.
- so the routers going to rehash its network interface. with luck the pc will detect the interface dropping and the netgears DHCP should now give your pc a new ip of 192.168.1.x
- try access the routers interface via the new IP address of the gateway (192.168.1.2 or .250 what ever you set it to)
*at this point router should be accessible to access the netgears interface on the new ip*
Step Three [Still Netgear]
- disable dhcpd. (goto 'LAN IP SETUP' again and uncheck the tick next to 'Use Router as DHCP Server'
- apply this
*dhcpd now disabled on the netgear so it wont conflict*
Step Four [Both Routers]
*the speedtouch should still be all plugged up as it was before connected to the internet*
- plug an eth cable from one of the 4 ports (from the switch) of the netgear, up to the 1 eth port (536) or one of the 4 ports (585)
- plug your pc up to do the netgear (another port on the netgear) (were testing basic connectivity at this point, so no wireless in the equation, just simple routing and switching)
- now make sure the netgear is turned on, check your pc, whats its ip address, (goto control pannel, network connections, right click Local Area Network go status, click the support tab)
- is do you have an ip address? if you do something has assigned it, and it can ONLY be the speedtouch, if you dont have an ip address, disable the 'Local Area Connection, and re enable... do we have an ip yet?!, if not make sure the link light is on on both the speedtouch and the netgear for the port the eth is plugged into. if we still dont have an ip plug the pc straight into the speed touch again, make sure it still gives us an ip. *if we still get no god damn ip here i would be pretty supprised, but never the less tell me if thats the case*
Step Five [Both Routers]
*ok so we have an ip address now and were plugged into the netgear*
- try browse? can we browse? no, yes?
- if we can problem solved, try connect up via wireless, we know the netgear is passing on the traffic fine should be no issue
- if we couldnt browse, again make sure we have an ip, make sure the default gateway is that of the speedtouch
- drop to dos, try PING the speedtouch (START -> RUN 'cmd' in the dos box enter 'ping 192.168.1.254' do we get replies? yes? means the speedtouch is answering.. and if its answering it means your netgear is passing the data to the speedtouch, lan works! try ping a WAN (internet in this case) ip address eg ping 18.104.22.168 we get replies? if so you can contact the internet try ping www.google.com if we get replied DNS resolves fine *yay* if not dns issues, dns needs to be set in the 'Local Area Connection'