- Connect the laptop to the router and the router to the hughesnet device, which I will call a satmodem for convenience.
- Connect to the dlink router web-based interface (server) via ethernet cable, (184.108.40.206) and
- Go to the LAN settings and change the router's address to 220.127.116.11 to differentiate it (probably) from the satmodem address. It also puts the local on a different address range than the satmodem uses to connect to the router.
- Connect it to the satmodem via ethernet and let it get DHCP information if you didn't before.
- Then, in the router data you will find the DNS server address (DNS means name to IP address conversion service); this you have to put in your laptop adapter DNS fill-in form. That is in the adapter (ethernet, or local network) properties that are accessible through the network sharing center (different windows boxes have different routes to it :\ ), and you may have to dig a little to find it.
- When editing the adapter properties, also give the laptop a distinct address such as 18.104.22.168 .. or .. , .3, or .4 for more laptop -- which will disable DHCP.
- The gateway may also have to be set, which is the new router address: 22.214.171.124
Xplorenetsucks.com has apparently been "hacked" by SaMo_Dz, so I provide the text that I used below from the google cache:
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I have both a Linksys wireless router, and a D-Link wireless router.
I can connect just fine when I plug my desktop into the modem, but I can't connect when I plug my router into the modem, and then the desktop into the router. It seems to me that the router isn't taking the IP address from the modem.
I did a term of networking in college, so I'm pretty familiar with this sort of stuff, yet I can't seem to figure it out. After plugging the Router into the Modem, it should be allowing me access to the internet, but it won't. Any help would be appreciative, this is has been a nightmare since my little brother just got a laptop for Christmas. Thanks.
Record the ip address, sub-net mask, gateway, and dns settings. Now plug your PC in your router and open a browser, and type in http://192.168.0.1 (may have to restart the PC before this works).
Go into the Internet setup and select the static IP option, and enter in the data you recorded from ipconfig /all.
Reboot the modem and router (in order: modem, then router) and you should get connected.
Of course all this assumes that your router is fresh out of the box and has not been configured before...
a) you are just using one router (not cascading two routers)?
b) if you follow my original instructions, can you connect any device to the Internet (through one router)?
c) do any of your devices connect with a "wired" connection to the router?
d) can any of your devices at least see the wireless router (not the Internet, just the SSID of the router)?
Please keep in mind that we have no idea how you have connected any of your devices (including the Xplornet equipment) so we are stumbling in the dark until you enlighten us with your current configuration...
B) Haven't had a chance to try it.
C) No, when it's wired, it still doesn't work.
D) All devices can detect the SSID, and can connect to them, but computers see (local only).
My setup right now is my modem going through to one desktop via ethernet. What I would like to do is have my modem go through to the wireless router, and have all desktops be able to connect to the internet via the router (wirelessly).
We can all connect to the router when the Modem is plugged into it, but it says (local only) still.
Change the default LAN IP of the router to something like 192.168.1.10
If you are on Hughesnet the modem has an IP that unfortunately coincides with the default IP of some routers.
Keep the suggestions coming, I've wasted a couple days on this already. XD
So your routers LAN ip needs to be different. Otherwise a conflict.
And FAP policy.
I have a Linksys router Wireless-G WRT54G. I used the disc that came with it to install it. A while back, I had to reinstall it for some reason and I did have problems with it the first time, I couldn't get on the internet. I have written a note to myself to NOT use their 'Secure Easy Setup' option if I have to install it again. My note says to 'do it manually', although I can't remember the exact procedure I used to do that. I'm sure the installation ran through whatever steps were necessary to do that.
I hope things work out for you.
Oh, I think I remember...my router doesn't like little power brownouts and little millisecond long outages, and I had to reinstall after one of those. I now have the router plugged into a power bar with a backup battery.
After resetting nearly everything and it saying local only, I press diagnose and repair and it says "there may be a problem with your domain name server configuration". Any help would be appreciated!
Put in 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 and if a third section there is open DNS servers address of 184.108.40.206
So as long as your LAN section has your local IP address as 192.168.1.10 and make a range for your computer IP's as, 192.168.1.40 to 192.168.1.70 .
Enable DHCP server as well. subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
With the router, you could reset it back to default, via a reset button that should be recessed on the router. Maybe it was setup for another service with different parameters? Change the IP range to something like 192.168.0.2 first before plugging into Hughesnet modem.
That way you can plug the router into the modem and it should pick up the IP from the modem. If not, you may have to turn off the modem and router and then start the modem and then start the router.
Then plug a wired computer into the router to start. Since you would have to configure security settings and passwords.
Here is another step by step install manual. If you want to avoid an install wizzard disc.
Without the ability to use the disk, we are going to go about this the good old fashioned way. To connect to the DIR-655, by default, you have to enter in 192.168.0.1 in your web browser’s search bar. When prompted for a username and password, the user is "admin" and there isn’t a password. This can all be changed in the setup but by default, there isn’t a password.
Change the 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.2 (or similar) to avoid conflict with Hughesnet modem.
Heres a pdf link to a manual.
I've gotten so used to just plugging stuff in and them working(router, printer, scanner, etc. I tend to skip install discs, since some are a pain), that I have not found the need to do a bunch of different settings, other than DNS servers and security settings.
"the addressing of the Internet side learnt through DHCP conflicts with the addressing selected for the LAN side. Internet communications will be disabled until you have changed the LAN side addessing to resolve the problem."
I copied that word for word. It seems like we are headed in the right direction, what needs to be done now?
After the reboot log back into the router and select the setup tab again, then select
Network Settings on the left side. You will see the IP address of the router about mid page. I'm guessing that it's something like 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1. Change it to 192.168.5.1, and save settings again. It will want a reboot. Do so.
Now the important part. Once it reboots, you will have to either restart your PC or open a command prompt and type "ipconfig /release" and enter, and then "ipconfig /renew" and enter. Then log back into the router and check the status tab.
Report your findings & best of luck...
Anyways, it seems that my service is extremely slow (20-30 KB/s). It could be because of the weather (snow storm-ish), but any tips?
To start: be sure only one PC is turned on, and then go to http://testmy.net and perform a test. Record the results in a spreadsheet. Do the same test during various times of the day and record the results. The next day turn on the rest of the PCs and do the tests again. I'm pretty sure you will be shocked at the results.
Now depending on who is doing what on each PC, you can assign a higher priority to say your PC than the rest of them. This will give your traffic priority over all the other PCs. BTW this is done through DIR655 router's advanced tab, and then QOS Engine, and then QOS rules...
Post results of your tests here as well (I'd like to see how slow the satellite link is).
If a person knows how to view their firewall logs, you can see which devices are generating traffic before running a speed test.
Some of the bittorrent clients will let you limit the upload and download bandwidth. I use Azureus for this reason. I normally limit it to 10% of my plan bandwidth.
wireless, advanced, TX rates (Mbps).
My router has the wireless restricted to 2Mbps as top speed.
I'll probably be switching to my other router *sigh*.
BTW I have been using a DIR655 for quite a while (with great success). I had a top end Linksys and it did not have the capabilities of the DIR655. Not that "I love Dlink" but their DIR625 and DIR655 have worked well for me because I can throttle my son's torrents (there by giving my traffic priority over his downloads).
This should be the page? Click on drivers. Maybe the satellite lag is causing issues.
Click on United States as the country if clicking on Canada is the problem.
I did update the driver to no avail, so I brought it back and picked up a linksys card, which is working great! Everything is on the up-and-up now. :)