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How do I setup a wireless router with a Netgear CG3000?

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September 29, 2013 1:31:18 AM

I am not too familiar with routers or modems or things alike!

Hi there.

Recently my old modem had apparently died as told by my ISP when asking help about why my internet suddenly stopped working.
I got a new modem a day later by mail and set it up as the manual had described.
It worked for a while but suddenly my son told me he had problems with the internet. It had suddenly gone completely slow.
I googled around for a bit finding that the new modem I had gotten (Netgear CG3000) was complete rubbish in terms of the WiFi and other things and that I should get either a new one or bridge it to a different wireless device.

The old setup I had was a "Webstar" modem (the one that died) connected to my D-Link Dir-300 router.
I'm not quite sure how my old setup had the cables setup.
I think it was something like:
The cable delivering the internet going from the wall to the modem and a cable from the modem going to the router and then a cable from the router going to the computer.

So heres my question.
Is it possible to connect my old D-Link Dir-300 router to my new rubbish Netgear CG3000 modem to have the old one send the wireless signal instead?
September 29, 2013 2:02:12 AM

yes, just configure your Netgear CG3000 to bridge, make sure you disable wifi (netgear) before doing that.
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September 29, 2013 2:07:58 AM

stefsom said:
yes, just configure your Netgear CG3000 to bridge, make sure you disable wifi (netgear) before doing that.


Okay so I disable WiFi on my netgear.
I turn on bridge mode (apparently turning off NAT)

Then what do I do?
What do I connect where in terms of the cables.
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September 29, 2013 3:25:16 AM

you connect it like your old modem setup.

internet->(WAN)netgear modem (bridge)(LAN)->(WAN)D-Link Dir 300 router(LAN)->computer
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September 29, 2013 3:46:01 AM

stefsom said:
you connect it like your old modem setup.

internet->(WAN)netgear modem (bridge)(LAN)->(WAN)D-Link Dir 300 router(LAN)->computer


I tried doing this but I am now stuck.
I do not know where to plug the netgear modem into the D-Link router.
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September 29, 2013 3:50:07 AM

Netgear (LAN1) ------> (WAN) D-link (LAN)----->computer

you always have a WAN (Wide area network) side and a LAN (Local area network) side just look closely on the boxes
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