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Author Topic: Help with DIR-628 connecting to SBG6580  (Read 2419 times)

PineWolf

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Help with DIR-628 connecting to SBG6580
« on: September 06, 2016, 02:08:40 PM »

Hello.  I am new to the forum and admittedly a newbie when it comes to routers, IP addresses, and Subnet Masks.  I am trying to get better wireless coverage in my 2.5 story house.  I have a "user-owned" SBG6580 Motorola Cable Modem/Wireless Router combo unit.  I would like to add a DIR-628 to it as an access point.  Having an ethernet connection between the two units is not a problem.  I have followed the instruction manual with the DIR-628 to set it up to work with another router, but it always fails.  Once I log into it and change the IP address, I can no longer access it after it reboots.  I have to go back & reset to factory defaults to attempt it again.  Any advice on how to make this work?

Thanks.
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Re: Help with DIR-628 connecting to SBG6580
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2016, 03:59:51 PM »

Link>Welcome!

  • What Hardware version is your router? Look at sticker under the router case.
  • Link>What Firmware version is currently loaded? Found on the routers web page under status.
  • What region are you located?

Best way to use the 628 as a 2ndary AP is configure it using this method:
Turning a router into an AP.
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Re: Help with DIR-628 connecting to SBG6580
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2016, 04:38:56 AM »

Thanks all!  I got it working.  I was doing everything correctly, but the key was not to reboot the router.  It works great.  Thanks for all the helpful info on this forum.
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Re: Help with DIR-628 connecting to SBG6580 (RESOLVED)
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2016, 06:43:45 AM »

Glad you got it working. Come back and visit when needed.

Enjoy.  ;)
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