I had a line-of-sight wireless DSL setup. From the dish to their box, then CAT5 to my router (NetGear),
then router ports to my 4 computers. OK, but that line-of-sight wireless DSL was flakey, so now I got
DIRECway satellite internet installed. The installer won't do networking. It works if I plug their box into
a single computer, but I can't get their box to talk to my router.
The direcway box (it's called a DW6000) came with a peice of paper saying it's IP address is
192.168.0.1 which happens to be the IP (LAN) address that my router is set to. Now, how should I
connect the two? I can log onto the router and I've tried a few guesses at configuring, but I don't
really know the basics of networking.
Since the satellite box says it is 192.168.0.1, I tried configureing the Netgear router to be 192.168.0.2,
and then the computers on my local network are numbers like 192.168.0.11 (and 12, and 13, and 14).
Then I tried just setting everything to "dyanmic", but that didn't work either.
I need some guidance. I need a view of what the overall plan should be, and I need some way to
be able to tell which bits are working. (one friend told me to "ping" things, but thats the only
guidance I've had so far). I know how to ping the router, and that works. Don't know how to
ping thru to the satellite modem box.
Anyone want to walk me through this? Thanks!