dlink wireless networking issues

ADSL MODEM is a bridge

#1 Router that *should* nat 192.168.0.something. I don't remember the DLink defaults, but it could be something like as its addy. ( The dlink uses the IP you get from your ISP for its IP with another for the gateway at the ISP -> x.x.x.1 usually.

Is this setup as a BRIDGE?

#2 Router should get an IP, netmask, gateway, and dns from the #1 router. You can verify this in the menu setup.

Your computer should get a different network from #2 router. If it doesn't you won't get out. You may have to manually set the routers LOCAL IP to something different than the local network of #1 Router ( use 192.168.100.something. Your computer's gateway addy should point to the IP address of #2 Router with the proper netmask.

Why do you have #2 router by the way? If you are only connecting ONE computer, you don't need #2. If you have multiple computers attached to #2, disregard that unless the bridge is capable of dealing with multiple MAC on the local side. Then you would get the IP addy from #1 router.

Usually a DSL modem is a bridge. Are you sure that it isn't a Bridge/Router combo? In this neck of the woods, verizone ships Routers ( most of the time ), and usually they work out of the box with no user intervention.

If you can only bride ONE MAC, you do need the router portion; use DHCP as it works. In this case, you need to make sure that both routers are not NAT'n the same networks. This setup *should* work as long as everybody is pointing to the correct upsteam addys. I am not totally familiar with these specific DLinks, so grant me some leeway. For instance, lets assume that you ISP's gateway is then:

dsl modem bridges #1 router dhcp wan address from ISP

#1 router wan ip -> with as the gw #1 router lan ip -> #1 router dhcp could be to #1 router gets dns from ISP and could be

DLINK 2000AP bridges #2 dhcp wan address ( from #1 router.

#2 router wan ip is with as the gw #2 router lan ip is #2 router dhcp could be to #2 router gets dns from #1 router ->

Computer gets dhcp addy from #2 -> say along with as the gateway and as dns.

You should be able to ping both sides of each router, along with the ISP gateway ( and the rest of the Internet ) with this setup. Confused? Using non-routable addys gives you lots of leeway as you don't have to break up a class C into subnets. Routing is pretty easy as long as you follow some simple rules.

  1. each network must be unique
  2. each network has a default gateway
  3. you can't reuse a network later down the line.


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Firstly, this is how my setup works:-

ADSL MODEM to DLINK wireless router di-624 rev c to External Aerial to External aerial to DLINK access point 2000ap+ in client mode to DLINK wireless router di-624 rev b to My computer finally.

The problem is my computer can see all the devices, log on into their html settings pages, including the ADSL modem, but i cannot gain access to the internet.

The 2nd wireless router (rev B) has dhcp disabled, thus leaving my computer to log on with a static IP set in TCP/IP in windows xp.

How can i gain access to the net?? Please help me,



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Stuart Turrell

Is MAC address filtering enabled and possibly keeping your computer from having access? Would placing the AP in bridge mode be better?

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Doug Jamal

Ok so you need that #2 router

If you can 'see' the #1 router and the modem, the network looks like it is working, but not quite configured correctly.

Are you setup as below -> maybe different numbers than mine?

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I need more than the 1 computer connected to router 2, a laptop and pocket pc.

Would it help if i moved the access point over in building 2 so a ethernet cable is fed to that from router 1, so the external aerial connects straight to the back of that?? then to router 2????

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Stuart Turrell

what's the model number of your dlink 2000 ? dwl-2000AP+ ?? and is it plugged into a LAN port on that di624b

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yes its the dwl-2000AP+ and yes, plugged into lan port 1 on the router B.

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Stuart Turrell

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