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Connect Netgear R6300 to Fios Actiontec Router

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August 6, 2013 7:19:45 PM

I have a Netgear R6300 and Fios Actiontec router. I would like to be able to setup my fios router downstairs and Netgear router upstairs. I have a Cat5 connecting the two of them but I can’t seem to get them working together. I need to keep the actiontec for video and voice service. Here’s what I did.

1. Hard reset both routers
2. On the Fios Router, I changed the IP starting range from 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.3
3. On the Netgear router I clicked on Advanced -> Setup -> LAN Setup
i. Changed IP Address to 192.168.1.2
ii. Left Subnet Mask as 255.255.255.0
iii. Unchecked “Use Router as DHCP Server”
4. Connect a CAT-5 cable from the LAN port on the Fios router to the Internet port on the Netgear router
5. Reboot both routers

This does not work. After I reset both routers again, I am unable to connect to the Netgear router again without doing a hard reset. I am able to connect to the Fios router just fine.

Does anyone else have any personal experience with the Netgear N6300 router and Actiontec routers together? I've seen online that it's possible, but the steps I take to replicate what I see online is not working for me.

Thank you!

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August 7, 2013 7:25:10 PM

it sounds like you are trying to set up the Netgear as an AP (access point).

in step# 4 connect from the LAN of the Actiontac to the LAN of the Netgear
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August 9, 2013 8:22:37 PM

boosted1g said:
On the netgear router you need to dissable dhcp (which you did), make sure the lan ip is outside of the dhcp range of the primary router (which it sounds like you did), dissable nat and spi firewall, set gateway and dns address to ip of primary router, set wan to auto dhcp, and plug ethernet from primary router lan port into LAN port of secondary router.


So I got it working, thank you everyone for your help. The router has a place to change the LAN IP Address and the Internet IP Address. When I left the LAN address as 10.0.0.1 and changed the Internet IP address to 192.168.1.2 (which I made sure was out of the range of the DHCP server), and also made sure the DHCP server was disabed on the second router and changed the gateway and dns address to 192.168.1.1 then everything worked!

The only issue now is that I can't connect to the second router to make any other changes. Computers connect to the internet via it's wifi and LAN ports, but I am not able to connect to the admin console. I tried 10.0.0.1 and 192.168.1.2, but both timeout. 192.168.1.1 brings me to the admin console of the first router. I tried plugging a computer in directly to the router, but i am still not able to connect. Any ideas?
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April 17, 2014 2:44:55 PM

cwil said:
boosted1g said:
On the netgear router you need to dissable dhcp (which you did), make sure the lan ip is outside of the dhcp range of the primary router (which it sounds like you did), dissable nat and spi firewall, set gateway and dns address to ip of primary router, set wan to auto dhcp, and plug ethernet from primary router lan port into LAN port of secondary router.


So I got it working, thank you everyone for your help. The router has a place to change the LAN IP Address and the Internet IP Address. When I left the LAN address as 10.0.0.1 and changed the Internet IP address to 192.168.1.2 (which I made sure was out of the range of the DHCP server), and also made sure the DHCP server was disabed on the second router and changed the gateway and dns address to 192.168.1.1 then everything worked!

The only issue now is that I can't connect to the second router to make any other changes. Computers connect to the internet via it's wifi and LAN ports, but I am not able to connect to the admin console. I tried 10.0.0.1 and 192.168.1.2, but both timeout. 192.168.1.1 brings me to the admin console of the first router. I tried plugging a computer in directly to the router, but i am still not able to connect. Any ideas?


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April 17, 2014 2:49:31 PM

The not so elegant solution to accessing your Netgear R6300 it to make an offline LAN to LAN connection to the router. It will respond to 192.168.1.1. Make any changes or updates and then put it back into the network.
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April 17, 2014 8:18:19 PM

If you are setup as an access point then your router IP and lan IP should be on the same subnet, this seems to be your problem.

Primary router/LAN Ip should be the 192.168.1.1 and the netgear ip should be 192.168.1.2
Your netgear should not have any settings for your actual WAN ip as your actiontec router is handling the bridging of the LAN/WAN interfaces so your Netgear would only be concerned about properly connecting to router at 192.168.1.1 and that it is providing dhcp to any of its clients.
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