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November 30, 2010 9:27:39 PM

My internet connection goes through the cable modem wired to my router. I have 3 computer connected to the router as well. All works great. Now, I have another wireless router I am attempting to connect to my directv. My goal is to have that wireless router to be able to see and connect to my main router. The 2nd router (used to be my main router) has network information pertaining to my network. The directv screen shows connected to the network but not the internet.

Any ideas? Directv forums seem to be of little to no help.
December 1, 2010 3:11:46 AM

what routers do you have?

please provide make, model, and version number (ex. Linksys WRT310N v2)
December 1, 2010 7:55:43 PM

Router 1 is Netgear N300. This one has the cable modem going to it. I have the wireless turned on.
Router 2 is Belkin f5d8233-4v3. This is the one I have set up as an access point to the hdvr box.
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December 3, 2010 3:43:22 PM

I think you are trying to connect the 2nd router to the first one wirelessly, if that is the case then it won't work. You need a wireless network bridge (they routers usually have 2 wifi antenna's). You will have to run a wire from the first router to the second.
December 3, 2010 4:16:16 PM

the Belkin is a no go but the Netgear might be converted to a bridge repeater depending on the the model and version. check if it is in the database.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database

They have detailed instructions on how to do it.
December 3, 2010 8:45:12 PM

Why is the belkin a no go if I can set it up as an access point? Isn't that all I need? I wouldn't mind just going to BB and getting w/e dongle I need to get this done. It doesn't have to be a router.....just something that works.

And yes...the Netgear has options for the bridge repeater. Although, I'm not sure what that is for. The netgear is the main router that everything else connects to.
December 3, 2010 8:47:43 PM

retellect said:
I think you are trying to connect the 2nd router to the first one wirelessly, if that is the case then it won't work. You need a wireless network bridge (they routers usually have 2 wifi antenna's). You will have to run a wire from the first router to the second.


Yeah. I'm trying to connect the netgear (my main router) to the belkin (which has two antennas.
December 4, 2010 1:08:25 AM



That some pretty good advice and I appreciate the diagram. Unfortunately, it doesn't work. I guess it's like the above poster mentioned and the Belkin just isn't going to cut it. Doesn't make sense it can show being on the network, but no internet.

Oh well. I guess this really turns into a wireless topic now. Can any "adaptor" work for this? I have a usb port in the front and the back of the receiver..as well as the two ethernet connections available.
December 4, 2010 9:56:38 AM

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\John>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Airs-Lair
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-18-FB-9A-3F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::894a:D c2a:7716:7b81%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.5(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, December 03, 2010 8:01:27 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, December 04, 2010 8:01:27 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890776
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-1D-BD-D0-00-26-18-FB-9A-3F

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{89F10CB0-4808-47DD-ADB3-2AD286404A49}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:3435:15b:52e9:1f09(Prefe
rred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3435:15b:52e9:1f09%12(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

December 4, 2010 10:04:55 AM

The configuration goes: Computer wired to Netgear. Then Netgear connected to Belkin via wireless.



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