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Are there are any hidden / advanced settings on the D-Link DSL-300G+

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Hi,

We've recently moved offices and have 2 broadband links up and running with BT. The service/speed is good but the 2wire routers are far from perfect.

I'm looking to get one of our old routers - a D-Link DSL-300G+ working on 1 of the lines.

I've entered the username/password on the D-Link and it works great. However, I need to assign a static IP to it, so that it can sit on the network.

Is there a hidden menu to enable more advanced settings, as there are only 3-4 standard pages of settings.

I'd like to be able to assign the modem a static IP and use this D-Link instead of the 2wire that BT supplied.

Thanks in advance!
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There are no extra hidden settings in the D-Link .
Somehow you got the wrong device. The DSL-300G+ is an ADSL Modem, not a router.
This explains why you cannot alter the IP adress. The modem needs to be connected to a router or computer, doing a PPP dial-in.
This is how it differs from a router.
Sorry, but this device is pretty useless as a network router.  
Luckily Routers (in DSL also called ADSL Gateways) are real cheap for the moment.


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by:robsamuel2k8
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thanks for the comments. I've plugged it into a standalone PC and understanably it generates a DHCP address each time it connects. However, I want to connect it to a Symantec Security Gateway 360 and assign it an IP address in there.

I've plugged it into the symantec and it doesnt show as connected on the symantec gateway web portal.

Any thoughts as to what needs doing?

Regards, Rob
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Indeed, the modem is "hidden" from the security gateway. You need to do a dial-in. I am not common with the symantec, but, there should be an option to do a PPP dial-in using a broadband modem. The whole configuration is done on the Symantec itself, not the modem.
The modem is no more than a "dumb" device, getting instructions from the connected device.

On the Symantec, there should be an option to do a PPP dial-in. Here you can enter the user and password info. This info is sent to the modem to do a connect.

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by:robsamuel2k8
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'm going to stick with the BT routers for 3 months or so, just to leave the network settle down and give me some time to sort a few other things out. Once that's all sorted, I'll be buying 2 new routers which will give me the options and flexibility I need.
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