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Standard User cazgas63
(newbie) Wed 28-Dec-11 13:10:06
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Netgear DG834G V3 as wireless access point


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Hi
I am trying to use an old Netgear DG834G V3 as an access point. I am using a Buffalo WBMR-G54 as my main router both wired and wireless. I want to get a better wireless signal downstairs and at the back of my property.

Any information would be appreciated, I am a complete novice at networking, so please be patient with me.

Thanks
Neil
Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 28-Dec-11 14:52:00
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I don't know either of those devices but do this quite often with surplus ISP provided routers.

Try the following ...

Connect the Netgear to your PC directly - with nothing else connected. Access the user interface and then Turn Off DHCP server. Then give the Netgear a fixed IP address - just outside the range the Buffalo will allocate.

For example: Buffalo 1ill have 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.64 available to assign and will itself be 192.168.1.254 so fix the Netgear at 192.168.1.99

Save, Save and Save, then reboot.

Connect Netgear (port 1) to the Buffalo using a standard ethernet/RJ45 patch lead.

Connect to the Buffalo using a wired connection and then in a browser try to access the Netgear at 192.168.1.99 if that works you can talk to it "wired". The set up the Netgear's wireless as normal.





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Standard User cazgas63
(newbie) Thu 29-Dec-11 06:31:23
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Hi Thanks
Tried that but couldn't talk to the netgear.
Thanks
For the suggestion


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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 29-Dec-11 07:16:05
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You should be able to access the router using "http://192.168.0.1". If this doesn't work, trying doing a factory reset.

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Thu 29-Dec-11 10:37:40
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The principle should work - it is just a case of getting the IP addresses correct.

You may find that you need to change the default for the other router.





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Standard User cazgas63
(newbie) Thu 29-Dec-11 12:56:48
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Did a factory rest, and with it still connected to the Buffalo I still could not get into it using http://192.168.0.1
If I connect the Netgear direct to ethernet on computer I can using http://192.168.0.1
Any ideas of what i should alter in Buffalo with regard to IP address?

Just a quick question, I am using the same lead to connect between Netgear and Buffalo that i am using between computer and Netgear, I assume that is ok?

Ps Just noticed that the Buffalo valid IP Range is 192.168.11.2 - 192.168.11.254, would that make any difference?

Thanks
Neil

Edited by cazgas63 (Thu 29-Dec-11 13:00:11)

Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Thu 29-Dec-11 12:59:11
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If the buffalo is using the 192.168.1.* range then you won't see the netgear on 192.168.0.* because it is a different subnet. With the netgear connected directly you can change the IP address of the network to fall in the 192.168.1 range and then you should be able to see it when connected to the Buffalo.
Standard User cazgas63
(newbie) Thu 29-Dec-11 13:04:30
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Hi

Should i change the Ip on the Netgear to 192.168.11.*, will that help?
What number would you suggest, have edited previos post to give range of Buffalo

Thanks
Neil
Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Thu 29-Dec-11 13:17:38
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That address range for the buffalo is unlikely to be an out of the box default so someone has presumably changed it.

But, given the buffalo is using 192.168.11 then yes, giving the Netgear an address in that allowed range should make it visible when connected to the buffalo. Try 192.168.11.99 as a start and see if it works.

Also, not doubting you but just double check it is not 192.168.1 as that would normally be what would be used (most routers default to either 192.168.0 or 192.168.1).
Standard User cazgas63
(newbie) Thu 29-Dec-11 13:25:34
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Changed it to http://192.168.11.99 and can now connect to it !!

How do I set up the wirless side of the Netgear so I can connect to it?

Sorry new to all this

Thanks Again for your help so far

Neil
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