new isp, two routers now...
my original setup was isp (sat modem) to netgear router w/wireless
capabilites and computer hooked up thru the router-- i needed this because
my retired in-laws are keeping in contact with the family thru my internet
connection and they're across the street from me.
oh great day, dsl finally came to my neck of the woods and now i have an
extra layer. my network is set up this way now isp modem/router (bec
7402tm) w/fixed address (no wan capability), neatgear router (mr814v2),
all i had to do was set a fixed address in the netgear router. turning off
dhcp in the neatgear only affects whether the comptuers (wired and wan) need
to have an address applied. the subnet is 192.168.0.x, standard with this
problem is i can't acess the isp's router (default address 192.168.1.254) at
all, even if i change the netgear's to 192.168.1.x
the setup works otherwise. i need to get into the guts of this router
because my stated speed is 3MB connection and im only getting 812K on the
speed tests, and i want to make sure the setting on this router are correct.
please point me in the right direction oh great and wise router wizzards.
Re: new isp, two routers now...
> i have no idea what the isp might have done with the router in the setup,
> but as it came right out of a box and the installers just hooked everything
> together and everything was copacetic, i'm assuming at this moment the
> factory default settings still apply.[/color]
As I re-read your OP, all of this seems to be predicated on your slow
connect speed, yes? How did you test? Did the technician test during
install? What speed did he get? Have you contacted your ISP?
Remember, your service contract /probably/ says you will get speeds "up
to" a certain level. I don't know of any major ISP that /guarantees/
max speed. Further, DSL performance is affected greatly by your
distance from the switching center so it may not be at all possible for
you to attain the maximum speed.
> bec router/modem (isp) default router address page- 192.168.1.254
> isp info input into netgear router -
> basic setting section
> static address 208.126.87
> subnet 255.255.255.0
> gateway 188.8.131.52
Why did you input anything into the Netgear router? You should be able
to simply connect the Netgear into the BEC. The BEC is the gateway
device. I'd reset the Netgear
If you still need to pursue this, I'd try this:
1. Reset the Netgear to factory defaults using the reset procedure in
2. Turn everything off. Turn on the BEC and let it sync with the DSL
3. Turn on the Netgear and let it stabilize.
4. Turn on your PC connected to the Netgear. It should get an IP
address from the Netgear router.
5. Access the Internet. Ok?
6. Try to access the BEC configuration page.
Also, I suppose it is /possible/ that the version of the BEC
router/modem is custom configured for your ISP and may have the config
page locked out. This is one reason I own my cable modem and LAN gear:
I want to make sure I can troubleshoot things without any mystery
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.