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Home wireless network setup issues

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November 1, 2012 12:47:25 PM

Hi, I'm trying to setup a home wifi network. I have had some experience in the past with this but I'm a bit rusty. My ADSL modem (netgear DG632) has an IP of 192.168.0.1. I configured my wireless router (DLink DIR615) IP to 192.168.0.2. The subnet masks on both are 255.255.255.0. Initially I reset each device to its factory settings and then configured each of them separately and then hooked them up together. Now I can connect to the Wifi but I can't access my router's setup page after everything is configured. Neither can I access my modem's setup page. How do I resolve this? What IP's do I need to assign for each of them such that I can access each device's setup page when everything is connected?
November 1, 2012 8:56:37 PM

In the D-Link 615 turn off the DHCP server, give it a static address of 192.168.0.2 in both the D-Link and give that as a static assignment in the Netgear. Set the Netgear DHCP range from 192.168.0.3 to .254 unless you have other static addresses.

What you are doing is turning the D-Link into a wireless access point (AP), but to do that you have to configure the D-Link at a static address with the radio on, an SSID and a security key.

To access either the D-Link or Netgear, make a wired connection and type its IP address into the connected computer's browser.
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November 16, 2012 5:19:47 AM

This is what finally worked and I can access setup pages of both the devices.

Modem at 192.168.0.1
Router at 192.168.1.1

Both have subnet masks of 255.255.255.0

All other connections are standard.
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November 16, 2012 11:57:27 AM

While that will work, it creates two separate networks.
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