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Author Topic: Connect 2 wireless modem routers + switch in home network  (Read 8230 times)

blogjunkie

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Connect 2 wireless modem routers + switch in home network
« on: November 14, 2011, 05:49:24 PM »

I have 3 pieces of hardware:

1. Green Packet DX-230 WiMAX modem with router
2. D-Link DIR-615 ver G2 (from my ISP)
3. D-Link 8 port desktop switch

I previously used the DIR-615 with my high speed broadband connection. However I had to move to a new house and here I can only get WiMAX. I want to...

Place the WiMAX modem upstairs to serve as modem and wireless access point
Have the DIR-615 function as the main router and firewall (downstairs)
Use the switch to connect all the rooms in my house

FYI my WiMAX modem has no connection configurations. I just plug it in and it'll connect automatically to the WiMAX signal. It has 2 LAN ports but no WAN port.

From my understanding of networking, I have to turn off DHCP on my WiMAX modem, put it in the same IP range as my DIR-615 (192.168.0.100-199), and disable UPNP and NATPMP. After this I'm stuck.

How do I tell my DIR-615 to use the WiMAX modem as it's WAN connection?
Should I reserve an IP for the modem in my DIR-615?
Is there anything else I'm missing?

Thanks, appreciate your responses!
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Re: Connect 2 wireless modem routers + switch in home network
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2011, 07:14:01 AM »

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Re: Connect 2 wireless modem routers + switch in home network
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011, 11:35:50 PM »

Thanks, it wasn't the exact answer i was looking for but it helped point me in the right direction.  :)
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Re: Connect 2 wireless modem routers + switch in home network
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 07:10:44 AM »

Keeps us posted on how it goes.

Seems like this is a complex set up. You may want to scale down the set up some.

I presume that your WiMax modem is your main modem now. Does it have a built in router or is it stand alone?
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Cable: 1Gb/50Mb>NetGear CM1200>DIR-882>HP 24pt Gb Switch. COVR-1202/2202/3902,DIR-2660/80,3xDGL-4500s,DIR-LX1870,857,835,827,815,890L,880L,868L,836L,810L,685,657,3x655s,645,628,601,DNR-202L,DNS-345,DCS-933L,936L,960L and 8000LH.