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New Wireless Router in network with no DHCP


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bradyg23

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Our DSL Modem is 192.168.1.1. DHCP is not enabled, and according to the ISP cannot be enabled on this modem.

We currently have all our wired clients statically assigned for IP addresses. This works great.

The problem we have is this:
I need to add in a wireless router. I assigned it with 192.168.1.251 and enabled DHCP on the wireless router. However, when a laptop joins the network it is being told the default gateway is 192.168.1.251, and as a result it can't access the Internet.

I had this working prior to a firmware upgrade, but my backup was corrupt and now it isn't working. Unfortunately the original setup was 2 years ago, and I can't remember now what I did then to get it working. I do know that I was only plugged into the Internet port. No cables out of the 4 LAN ports (so DHCP was only serving laptops).

Many thanks for any help you can provide!
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Just to verify.. The cable going from the modem to the router goes into the Internet port on the router??

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Actually no. I had had it working with the modem connected to a switch, and then the router was plugged in elsewhere in the house. Odd configuration, granted, but it was working. I just can't remember the config I was using.
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The cable that goes into the router though, does that go into the Internet port?

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Yes
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Many thanks for any feedback you can offer. I feel like I'm missing something easy here. I appreciate your willingness to help..
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Odd.. First thing I would try would be to log into the Router and on the setup page tell the DHCP server it should tell all devices that the Default Gateway is 192.168.1.1

That should tell the wireless devices it should go through the modem to go to the internet, and not through the router.

Let me know how that works out.

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Unfortunately the ISP has informed us that this modem is not capable of managing DHCP. I'm changing ISP's as soon as my contract runs out, but until then I'm stuck with this one.
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Your issues are with the Wireless router though right? Not with the modem of the ISP?

I would like you to change the DHCP settings on the wireless router. :)

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