REAL IP causing router not to connect to the

Tp-link Tl-wr941nd wireless n router
January 23, 2011 at 08:57:03
Specs: Windows XP
Router cannot connect to the internet but works fine when connecting directly with a computer?

My router worked fine at first. But after my ISP assigned me with a "Real IP" my router can not connect to the internet anymore! After entering in the bios of the router, it is showing exactly the same information (WAN) as it would when it would be connected to the computer directly. This is so bizarre. I have never seen anything like it. I have tried with other routers. But it just won't work. Please help. The purpose was to use the router for video surveillance after connecting it with IP cameras. PLEASE HELP. Thank You


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#1
January 23, 2011 at 10:02:01
Define what you mean by a "Real IP". What was unreal about the IP that you had before.

An IP address is simply a 32 bit number formatted into four 8 bit octets. Any number that falls within this 32 bit range can be a real IP address.

What you probably mean, and this is only a wild guess, previously you had a dynamic IP address and now you have a static IP address.

If this is the case then you need to directly enter the static IP address given to you by your ISP in the routers WAN configuration page. Routers don't have a BIOS. Previously the IP address would have been obtained automatically from your ISP via DHCP during the connection process.

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#2
January 23, 2011 at 11:08:15
I don't have enough info to help you fully, but the first thing that's coming to my head is check your routers DNS settings.

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#3
January 23, 2011 at 11:39:01
I'm with hondafrank.
I guess, you are missing the DNS entry in the routers setup and maybe the default gateway entry too.

Check that first.

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#4
January 23, 2011 at 12:22:15
Clone the MAC address of your PC in the router WAN interface. Should solve all your problems. It is common for ISPs to configure their Static IPs to accept only the "registered" device MAC address.

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#5
January 24, 2011 at 08:13:04
I'm with Richard59's advice given direct to modem works and any other router doesn't.

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#6
January 24, 2011 at 08:18:07
"Real IP" my router...

I am assuming you mean a Static IP. If this is the case, you have to go into your routers Configuration and turn off Automatic Settings on the WAN port. Then you can key in the Static IP your ISP gave you and the Subnet Mask they gave you.

With out the Model Number on your router and you using proper networking terms we can not be of more help.


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#7
January 25, 2011 at 08:49:41
Sorry that I wasn't clear enough...when I said Real IP, i meant a static IP, by which I will be able to acces my computer from any where in the world (Remote Access).

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#8
January 25, 2011 at 09:08:51
I am hooked up with a WI-MAX connection through a Wireless Modem (Gigaset SX682 Wi Max).

My router is a TP-LINK TL-WR941ND Wireless N Router

And let me explain to you what I am actually trying to achieve. I have bought a couple of IP cameras. Which can be plugged in to the router.

All I am trying to do is to get remote access of this two cameras. After explaining my situation, my ISP agreed to provide me REAL/STATIC ip for this operation.

And right after my ISP configured my WI-MAX modem, the router has stopped working.

And as I wrote before, when the router is connected, it is showing exactly all the same numbers as it would in the computer, but funnily enough, when I tried keyed them manually, the router is giving error since the gateway number isn't in the same format. My Static IP is in this format 180.234.14..... and my gate way is in this format 192......

Even though I checked and double, triple checked the numbers. The router just wont take the number manually. I hope I am making my self clear here.

Thanks for the effort anyways.


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#9
January 25, 2011 at 09:22:42
Stop using real to describe a Static IP address, It is meaningless.

The gateway address you enter in the router should be the IP address given to you by your ISP. If is the gateway to you ISPs netwrok. You should also turn of DHCP on the WAN side.

A 192 address, 192,168.xx.xx if a private IP address for use on your network. It is the computers gateway to the router. It should be entered in the LAN configuration of the router, not the WAN configuration. It is completely different and has no connection to the IP address given to you by your ISP.

The difference between the 180,245.12.xx IP address given to you by your ISP and the 192,168.xx.xx private IP address is taken care of via Network Address Translation within the router.

Stuart


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#10
January 25, 2011 at 09:30:27
You have to go into the routers port forwarding and forward for each IP of the cameras.

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#11
January 25, 2011 at 10:12:39
forwarding doesn't apply if using ISP provided ips.

You would put a switch in between the router and the modem. The ip cameras would be connected to the switch as well as the router.

You would manually assign the ips to the router wan interface as well as the cameras.

BTW Rajon always advisable to do your homework before purchase. You did not need static ips to gain remote access to your cameras. If you had put them behind the router then Ace's suggestion of port forwarding would have been all you needed to do. Most likely you are now paying extra for those ips from your ISP.

"My Static IP is in this format 180.234.14..... and my gate way is in this format 192......"

Be clear in your mind which is your wan and which is your lan. This statment you mixed the two. 180x is wan. 192x is lan. The 180x will have its own gateway and not a 192x number.

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