How to setup my wireless network using BT Home Hub and Buffalo Wireless Router?

Posted on 2009-02-11
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I have a BT Home Hub at home but the wireless on it quite frankly is rubbish for my house. So I have a Buffalo Wireless Router at home that I am now using to transmit the wireless signal around the house.

I have disabled the wireless on the Home Hub but I am having major problems with my setup - the wireless connection to the Buffalo router is always good but the internet connection is very intermitant and I have come to the conclusion that I have something wrong in the setup between the home hub (modem) and the Buffalo router.

Currently this is what is happening:
The home home is on the ip range and the buffalo router is using the range . The buffalo router is connected to the home hub via ethernet and I think the DHCP is enable on both the modem and the buffalo router.  I do get internet connections working but again it is very intermittant and not related to the router connectivity.

Should I be forwarding everything from the modem directly to the router and turning off DHCP on the home hub? Or should I be doing something completely different - I know an easier option would be to buy a modem/router combo but quite frankly do not have the spare cash at the minute.


Question by:BioNet_Boy
    LVL 9

    Accepted Solution

    Here is what you want to do.  On the buffalo, disable DHCP, and do NOT plug the ethernet connection from the home hub into the "internet" or "WAN" connection on the buffalo.  You need to connect the two devices together using the common switch ports.  This will bascially make the buffalo just a wireless access point, which is what you are wanting.  That way, all of your PC's will get an IP from the home hub, which is actually what is providing the internet access.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks very much - working a treat now!

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

    Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
    - Increase transparency
    - Onboard new hires faster
    - Access from mobile/offline

    This article is a step by step guide on how to create a basic PTP link using Ubiquiti airOS devices. This guide can be used on the following Ubiquiti AirMAX devices. Nanostation, Bullets, AirBridge, Nanobeam, NanoBridge to name a few. Please review …
    In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
    Hi everyone! This is Experts Exchange customer support.  This quick video will show you how to change your primary email address.  If you have any questions, then please Write a Comment below!
    Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

    759 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    12 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now