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Standard User renbut
(newbie) Mon 25-Mar-13 23:36:52
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brightbox and netgear n150 wireless connection


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I have Orange Bright box as wireless modem/router on the main floor and would like to connect it wirelessly to netgear n150 on the first floor so I can plug my PC and have internet access without pulling the cat5 throught out the house.
Does anyone knows is that possible and how to do it?
Thanks a lot.

Edited by renbut (Mon 25-Mar-13 23:37:48)

Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Tue 26-Mar-13 10:59:49
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Re: brightbox and netgear n150 wireless connection


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what is the netgear N150 ? If it's a USB client gadget then that'll plug into the PC etc.

If it's a wireless router then life is more complicated.

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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Tue 26-Mar-13 14:16:00
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In reply to a post by renbut:
I have Orange Bright box as wireless modem/router on the main floor and would like to connect it wirelessly to netgear n150 on the first floor so I can plug my PC and have internet access without pulling the cat5 throught out the house.
Does anyone knows is that possible and how to do it?
Thanks a lot.
The way for you to use the Netgear 150N wireless router as a wireless access point, is to use two Devolo powerline adapters. wink

Watch the video http://www.devolo.com/consumer/72_dlan-200-avmini_st...

http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?...

Important: Disable DHCP within Netgear 150N wireless router.

http://www.tested.com/tech/298-how-to-use-an-old-rou...

EE broadband WBC 20 Mbps. Sync 13181 kbps Downstream, 1264 kbps Upstream. thinkbroadband/SpeedTest
Bright Box ADSL2+ wireless N Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router


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Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Tue 26-Mar-13 17:26:56
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If using Devolos and the like, why bother at all with the WAP? There's only one PC according to the OP so it would be better to dump the N150 altogether.
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Tue 26-Mar-13 18:13:16
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In reply to a post by Deadbeat:
If using Devolos and the like, why bother at all with the WAP? There's only one PC according to the OP so it would be better to dump the N150 altogether.
Good thinking if the OP does not want to use wireless connections on the first floor.

EE broadband WBC 20 Mbps. Sync 13377 kbps Downstream, 1276 kbps Upstream. thinkbroadband/SpeedTest
Bright Box ADSL2+ wireless N Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router
Standard User renbut
(newbie) Wed 27-Mar-13 20:33:50
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Hi,
thanks for your advice. I tried to connect wirelessly my 2 wireless routers last night like it was explained on Tested site but or I am not setting some settings right or my routers are not compatible. The settings on my routers are different then on the Tested site so I may have not ticked or did ticked what I shouldnt have. I know I unticked DHCP for old router which I want to convert to AP for upstairs PC(which doesnt have wireless card so I want to connect it with cat5 to my old router for internet acess). I am not sure should I unticked for old router to broadcast SSID and my new router is on chanel 11, does old one have to be on same channel? Also my new router IP address range is 192.168.1.2 to 254 and gateway is 192.168.1.1 so what should those be on my AP router?
Thanks again.
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Thu 28-Mar-13 22:38:59
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if you're trying to use WDS to connect them they need to be on the same channel and each will need to be told the MAC of the other. IP addresses should be in the same subnet but distinct.

It isn't common for routers to support WDS that works with different manufacturers kit, but you might be lucky.

Step 1 - do both devices support WDS and have a WDS config page ?

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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Fri 29-Mar-13 10:56:50
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Have you installed the Devolo Powerline adapters? smile Watch the video http://www.devolo.com/consumer/dlan-mains-supply-net...

Is the Netgear n150 the Orange Netgear DGN1000 Wireless-N 150 Router with DSL Modem? http://www.netgear.co.uk/home/products/wirelessroute...

The EE/Orange Bright Box router does not have WDS and your Netgear DGN1000 wireless-N 150 does not have WDS, so they will not connect to each other via wireless, only via (wired) Ethernet cable. frown And you donít want WDS it halves your LAN network speed. crazy

Wireless distribution system (WDS) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_distribution_s...

Example only: How to connect router and access point with (wired) Ethernet cable http://i.dslr.net/pics/faqs/image93081.jpg

Configure LAN static IP addresses http://portforward.com/networking/staticip.htm
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How to configure your Bright Box wireless router.

Configure EE Bright Box router DHCP server range...

Lease time: Forever
Start IP: 192.168.1.21
End IP: 192.168.1.250
This will give you 25 LAN static IP addresses 1 to 20 and 251 to 255.
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Configure Netgear DGN1000 router as the access point on first floor.
Ethernet cable from Bright Box router must be connected to one of the 4 LAN ports.
Important, disable Netgear DGN1000 DHCP server.
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Configure PC connected with Ethernet to Netgear DGN1000 access point

Select Use the following IP address.
IP address: 192.168.1.? your PC Ethernet card IP address.
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gatway: 192.168.1.1 Bright box router IP address

Select Use the following DNS server addresses
Preferred DNS server: 193. 36. 79.101
Alternate DNS server: 193.36.79.100

And thatís it now, it should all connect with wired Ethernet cable. smile

EE broadband WBC 20 Mbps. Sync 13377 kbps Downstream, 1276 kbps Upstream. thinkbroadband/SpeedTest
Bright Box ADSL2+ wireless N Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router

Edited by E7er (Fri 29-Mar-13 15:23:15)

Standard User renbut
(newbie) Fri 29-Mar-13 21:00:30
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thanks for all your replies. After all I decided to buy Devolo 200 mini as advised since I cant connect 2 of my wireless routers wirelessly.
Cheers, we will see how it all works out.
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