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Author Topic: DIR-628 disappears when changing DCHP & DNS settings  (Read 3552 times)

KevPyle

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DIR-628 disappears when changing DCHP & DNS settings
« on: January 09, 2016, 06:54:23 PM »

I thought I'd try to use my DIR-628 as an access point to my Netgear 7550 (Frontier/ATT) router modem. I followed the instructions on page 14 of the manual but when I try to see the device thru the Netgear it ain't there. When I try to see it while connected to the "programming" laptop, it has also disappeared.
The reason I'm trying to do this is I have more devices than I have ports.  Should I continue to try to hook up the D-Link, which has served me most faithfully for years before we moved to the gawd-awful Frontier network? Should I bight the bullet and buy a separate switch or access point? Or should I remove the Netgear modem and set it to bridge mode and use my Westel 6100 DSL model & the faithful D-Link?

FuzzyNutz suggested this link but I found it to be of little of no use. http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=50738.0
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Re: DIR-628 disappears when changing DCHP & DNS settings
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2016, 07:15:05 PM »

Been a while since I mentioned that, If i had know more that you wanted to use the 628 as a AP I would have suggested this:
Turning a router into an AP.
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KevPyle

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Re: DIR-628 disappears when changing DCHP & DNS settings
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 06:31:14 PM »

Master! it's alive. It's ALIVE, I tell you!

When disabling the various setting per the instructions do NOT reboot the device, just save settings. The DIR-628 shows up on the Netgear's console and as a network device. The ol' cheapskate wins one.
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Re: DIR-628 disappears when changing DCHP & DNS settings (RESOLVED)
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2016, 08:05:21 PM »

Glad you got it working. Enjoy.  ;)
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Cable:200mb/10Mb>NetGear C7800>DIR-882>DGS-1100>HP 24pt Gb Switch. COVR-3902/2202/1203,DIR-2680,890L,882,880L,868L,DNR-202L,DNS-345x2,DCS-933L,936L and 960L.
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