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I have a modem/router provided by my network operator. currently it is setup 192.168.0.1. i would like to connect my dlink dir855 and use the dlink i also have an access point set to 192.168.0.254

how do i set up the dlink ?

what internal ip should it have?

I just want to use the  modem/router as a modem but not sure what i do about the settings on that apart from setting it to bridge mode.

help would be appreciated
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Question by:PeterBaileyUk
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I'm not sure why you'd want to bridge it instead of just use the modem as the gateway of the dlink and put your private lan on something else like 192.168.1.0/24 or 192.168.10.0/24 or any 192.168.x.0/24 network.

However, if you must, here is an example:
http://smallbusiness.chron.com/connect-dsl-modem-dlink-router-53587.html

Basically the modem will send the info to your dlink and if PPOE you must fill that information in on the DLINK. The modem as as if not even there in that respect--sort of.

I hope this helps.
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by:PeterBaileyUk
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I set the modem router to bridge mode while i was waiting now i cannot get back to it i tried resetting it but to no avail i cannot get to it and ipconfig all doesnt show an internal address now so not sure what i have done
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by:PeterBaileyUk
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I do have an internet connection though
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by:PeterBaileyUk
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I thought by putting it into bridge mode the modem router would act like a modem only and allow the dlink to dish out ip addresses. i do have a nas on the network that needs open ports for stuff
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by:PeterBaileyUk
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I dont have logon credentials the technician did that stuff its a docsis 3 modem router
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by:PeterBaileyUk
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ok I finally got the modem router reset. can it be setup so the dlink does the dhcp or does the hitron cde-30364 have to do that and if it does will i still be able to route traffic to my server
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by:PeterBaileyUk
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I will do what you suggested first

so the modem router is 192.168.100.1 its default

so i assume i turn dhcp off on the dlink and tell it somewhere use 192.168.100.1
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by:PeterBaileyUk
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will i still be able to use the advanced settings of the dir855
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by:SStory
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If you have a modem that you can access at 192.168.100.1, then plug that into the WAN port of the DLINK.
It should NAT that address, then turn on DHCP on the DLINK for your local LAN and setup the addresses from 192.168.0.100-192.168.0.150 or whatever. Mask of 255.255.255.0, Gateway of 192.168.100.1. Then test the DLINK to see if it can hit the internet.  If you can push out the gateway as part of DHCP, you may want it to push out the 192.168.100.1 or an Address of the LAN side depending upon how much you can configure that DLINK.  You may have to NAT some addresses so that anything from 192.168.0.0/24 becomes the public IP.
I am little confused in your say the default modem is 192.168.100.1 unless you mean that is it's private IP for accessing it. If it is the private IP for accessing it then you could have made it anything on your LAN to get to it, then configure it.  If your ISP pushes all as DHCP, then you should be able to tell the DLINK the wan is DHCP and it configure everything for the WAN, then the LAN gateway might be 192.168.0.1 in that case from the PC's perspective.

I hope this makes sense.
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by:PeterBaileyUk
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I didnt explain well I have a Hitron cde-30364 modem/router from my internet provider. It works ok but its a little limited with its internal functions and not so easy to setup its default internal ip address is 192.168.100.1.


I have a dlink dir855 which has the dual band and its internal functions are better as it can prioritise voip and much better to setup.

I just thought it would be better to use the dlink to do the port forwarding, set website restrictions. it just depended if the Hitron can be set to just send the "internet" connection to the dlink and the dlink does the rest.
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in  that case set it to bridge and the dlink should get the internet info...you should connect modem to WAN port on  dlink and configure WAN to whatever required by ISP. DHCP or PPOE or whatever and that should work.  then do diagnostic ping from dlink to an internet pingable public IP.. if that works set up the lLAN part as desired.
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