WRT54GS router not recognizing HN9000 modem.

November 15, 2010 at 09:46:31
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium
WRT54GS V 7.2 not recognizing Hughesnet HN9000 modem. Router will not allow internet access through modem. With PC plugged into router and modem as well, can not PING modem. Router assignes IP's to PC and Xbox360, but does not see modem to assign anything. Something is preventing the router and modem from seeing each other. What could it be? Firewall? Running dd-wrt GUI for router (excellent firmware). It must be a configuration issue, but I am having a time figuring it out. Any help is appreciated.

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#1
November 15, 2010 at 10:06:06
does the modem work for internet access when you plug the pc directly into it?

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#2
November 15, 2010 at 10:17:32
Yes. No issues between PC and modem. I have it hooked up Cat5 direct from PC to modem and it works fine.

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#3
November 15, 2010 at 11:08:08
You need to clone the workstations physical address [mac address] to the wan interface of the router.
There is usually a button or entry line in the wan configuration page of the router to do this.
You can get your physical address with a ipconfig /all

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#4
November 15, 2010 at 13:09:51
Thanks. I will try this. I will reply with more questions if necessary. If it works, I will let the forum know. If it doesn't, I will seek additional advice.

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#5
November 15, 2010 at 16:57:31
Well, I felt pretty confident that Cloning my PC's MAC (Physical address) would work, but to no avail :-/ Still no link light indicating Internet connectivity and I still can't ping the modem! Not sure what is going on here. There must be something else in the configuration that can make the connection possible. Further guidance and research in store for me.

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