Home network woes - AT&T 3800HGV-B Uverse and Netgear WPN824
Posted on 2011-04-20
Up until an unfortunate power outage, my home network has been operating acceptably. Using AT&T, the DNS addresses are locked down. Since I want to use OpenDNS, I connected my handy Netgear WPN824 to the router, fiddled for a while and it worked.
Today it stopped working.
What I want to do is have all of the computers in my home obtain internet access via the netgear router. The router is connected to the AT&T modem. The AT&T network is running 192.168.1.x while the netgear is at 192.168.2.x. I've confirmed this with a hard connection.
I want to verify cable connections at this point. Coming into the AT&T router, the wall connects to the phone line connection - this is the standard output. The netgear cable is connected into one of the hub ports.
Q1: where does the connection from the AT&T to the Netgear go? One of the netgear's hub ports or the internet connection? I've tried this port and one of the hub ports, with and without powering off. No joy.
Q2: Previously, I have had this working flawlessly with minimal configuration changes. Searching around, I find numerous "tutorials" that don't quite get to me the solution. This router is old, perhaps a newer router would make this simpler?
At wits end....