Never had a problem with this before (hence me not really taking much notice of the 'proper' sequence, as it's always worked fine for me) but now I am! Here's the deal:
I have a Netgear 8 port router which wants it's internet supply via ethernet (and is providing the LAN with DHCP)
I have a broadband supply in the form of ADSL.
So I have a D-LINK (the netgear one worked fine until it died and refused to power on again. it was 1 week old!) ADSL modem (which takes ADSL cable in and gives out broadband via ethernet)
The trouble is that the D-LINK of course (like them all it seems) provides all kinds of extra **** I don't want - such as DHCP.
I have the ADSL modem working fine on its own. i.e. if connected to a computer's NIC it will give the computer a private IP and provide the internet fine. As soon as I jack that into the router however - no internet provided.
OK I thought - let's turn off DHCP on the modem and make sure it has a different subnet to the router. e.g.
if the router is is on 192.168.0.1 let's make the modem on 192.168.25.1
Still no internet when plugged back into the router.
I normally use the routers with DHCP built in and, because this is a lice environment I'm playing in, I'm not having much time to play with the settings -- so.....
Has anyone come across this before and do they have the optimum settings? Maybe I should make the modem 10.0.0.1 or something with DHCP off?
Any help much appreciated.
P.S. If anyone knows of a router with ADSL modem built in which has 8 ports or more - please let me know!!! Many thanks.