Helpt to connect my network at home

Posted on 2014-09-18
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Last Modified: 2015-01-20
I need a little more help connecting my network at home (this is a follow up  from http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Broadband/Q_28518404.html#a40322973).
In summary
1. I have a Belkin VOIP modem that I would like to set up in the communications hub of my home.
 2 I would like to connect other Ethernet ports throughout the home to this point.
 2. I have a Netgear D6200 wireless modem that I would like to set up in my lounge area so it is close to where all the wireless devices
 3 I would like to have all the units connect to the same network

The advice I was give was:
put your belkin modem in gateway mode.
 Your Wireless router will act as your router/switch (usually 4 ports)
 Plug your ethernet devices that require more speed into your router.  Much faster speed.
 Your router will provide addresses to your devices, all on same network.

Can someone help me figure out what I need to do to put my modem into Gateway mode. I am an amateur at this and have no idea where to look. The manual for my unit is: http://www.belkin.com/pyramid/documents/External/f1pi242exau%20manual.pdf
Question by:Rob4077
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Author Comment

ID: 40330196
Is this the same as Bridge mode? If that is the case my modem manual says that VOIP will no longer work. Am I on the right track? See attached extract from manual.

Author Comment

ID: 40330225
BTW I also have a TP-Link 5 port Gigabit router if that I could use but it doesn't have an ADSL line port so I don't know if it would work. I only have one wall connection in the lounge area so I can't connect the ADSL port to it and have another to for  Ethernet connections to other computers. Any ideas welcome as this is totally beyond me.
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John Hurst earned 2000 total points
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When you put the modem in bridge mode, it just passes through the signal to the router. The router would then be expected to pick up the Firewall and VOIP functions.  So you may need a better router than you currently have. I think the manual is saying it correctly and you need a good router to pick up the functions.
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Author Comment

ID: 40330324
Can I use the tplink gigabit router. If so how do I feed the adsl signal through it since it doesnt have an adsl input. Can I just plug it into one of the lan ports or will that mess it up?
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by:John Hurst
ID: 40330337
I don't know all routers of course, but any router I have used can be hooked up to a modem in bridged mode and work properly. You would hook up the WAN port on the router to the Ethernet port on the modem and it should get an external IP.

Author Comment

ID: 40330376
Sorry but now I'm confused again so I think I go back to the Belkin option. I will try to set all 8 entries in the modem to 1483 Bridge and see if it works.  I don't mind losing the VOIP as it's not very good, as long as I can get the rest of the config setup the way I want. Thanks for your patience and ongoing help.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40560935
Sorry, forgot to close out this question sooner. Appreciate your help.
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by:John Hurst
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@Rob4077 - Thank you for following up.

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