Getting Netgear WPN824 Wireless Router to work with Broadxent 8120 DSL Modem/Router, ethernet works fine, DHCP fails when connected via wireless

Posted on 2006-05-20
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
I am forced to use a Broadxent 8120 Modem/Router due to restrictions from my ISP, LightningBolt. They claim that it can easily work with other wireless routers, but I can't for the life of me figure out how!

So far I have bridged the 8120 and connected it to my Netgear WPN824. I set up the 824 with the login and password of my PPoE account and I can connect to the internet with multiple computers but ONLY WHEN CONNECTED TO THE 824 VIA ETHERNET. I have the 824 set as a DHCP server and it works fine, giving multiple IP addresses to my two laptops but again, only when connected via ethernet.

When I try to connect to the 824 via the wireless card in my laptop (which works fine elsewhere) it does not get a proper IP address, either defaulting to the Private Address thing (169.154...) or, if I change the alternate configuration, to whatever IP address I set. If I set a random IP address in the alternate configuration (say it will connect to the Netgear, but I will not be able to access the internet. Also, when I open up the configuration of the Netgear, I will be able to SEE the computers connected via ethernet (including the one with the wireless adapter if I have the cable plugged in) BUT both the IP address and the name of the computer using the wireless adapter is blank.

So, in short, I have the Netgear router connected to the bridged Broadxent 8120 and everything works EXCEPT ANYTHING WIRELESS, which is of course what I need and why I bought the damn Wireless Router in for first place!

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. I have searched and searched for a solution to no avail.


Ralf-Finn Hestoft
Question by:Hestoft
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    first.. are you using 1 subnet? if not try it that way.

    second.... using only 1 subnet.. disable the dhcp on one router.. so you only have dhcp active on your entire network being supplied by ONE router only.

    third... give the wireless router a static IP on the subnet you are using



    now......assuming your wireless router is the problem....... have you been able to connect to it wirelessly at all? hard reset the wireless if needed........

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