Hello. I have a netgear N150 modem router and I would like to connect that to a dedicated router (without modem). I want to be able to get the modem to pass all port forwarding details to the router without compromising security. The router is connected via ethernet and is a netgear R6300. I want to do this because I then need to port forward to a home NAS device which can be accessed from the internet. Can anybody walk me through this please?
Computer OS: Windows 7
Hi, my name is XXXX XXX I look forward to helping you today. I know first hand how frustrating these issues can be. Thanks for the chance to assist.I can help. However I'm wondering why you wouldn't just do the port forwarding in your N150 and use the R6300 as a simple switch? It's a simpler setup.I can help you with setting up either way but highly recommend the above unless there is some specific reason to not do so.Cheers,Drew
I'm not sure why I would or wouldn't do that to be honest. All I want is the damn thing to work :) I suppose I was coming from the angle of just using the N150 purely as a modem and then letting the new router do all the work. Presumably, all the attached devices would work more harmoniously with each other that way?
I understand but to make the N150 purely a modem, you would have to work with your ISP to get it to run in bridge mode if your ISP would even allow you to do so. BotXXX XXne is that if possible, it would be difficult.OK, what's your current setup like now? Is the R6300 currently in use? Or is this a new NAS and you are out of ports on the N150 which is why you're asking about the R6300?
Nothing so sophisticated or sensible an explanation - truth is, I bought the R6300 not realisting it was purely a router. Hence, I need to retain the ADSL modem. What I had previously was the phone line coming into the N150, then port forwarding 443 to the internal IP address where the NAS is, so I could access my files from the internet. I want to do that same, but using the R6300 now (which is faster, and the N150 kept dropping the wireless signal (it's useless!)).So, I want to be able to port forward effectively still using both the N150 and the R6300 working together.
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Hi Jason - yes, I still need help please, but I'd rather you explained the process with me that hooking into my system etc.. Is that okay with you?
Yes, of course. I need one more piece of information from you.While plugged into the old modem, please, follow the instructions below:- Click the Start Button - Type: CMD- Hit Enter- In the black window, type the following and press Enter: ipconfig- Press Enter- What is shown for the IP Address, Subnet Mask & Default Gateway?
IP: 192.168.0.2SM: 255.255.255.0DG: 192.168.0.1This is on the modem (without the router as part of the config).
Thank you kindly for the update.Please, do not forget to click the Happy face on the bottom of this page and click Submit, if you are satisfied.On a computer that is connected to the NEW router, perform the steps below:- Click the following link ---> http://192.168.1.1--If the above address does not work, go to http://192.168.0.1--If the above address also does not work, go to http://192.168.2.1Username: adminPassword: password- Change the LAN IP address on that page to 192.168.0.55- Click the Save button.- Plug the old modem into one of the four LAN ports on the new router ( the Wan/Internet plug will not be used in this setup).Make a note of the new IP address 192.168.0.55 because you will need that if you ever wish to make any changes to the new router's wireless network configuration.Using the network name and password XXXX you obtained from the instructions above, reconnect to the wireless signal. Please, keep me updated on the status of your problem if there are any further issues. I will be available to respond. Thank you, - Jason
I understand what you're suggesting, but then how do I deal with port forwarding from the new router? I doens't seem to work?
You do not have to do anything on the new router, in terms of port forwarding. All port control will be through the old modem/router.
But the NAS storage is to be connected to the new router via ethernet. I want the new router to be able to act as DHCP server for the entire LAN. Are you saying this ins't possible?
If you follow my instructions, when you plug the NAS into the new router, the old modem will be in control of DHCP.Or... if you wish, you can keep the new router functioning as a dhcp server. I very highly suggest that you do not.Another option is to place the old modem into bridge mode and allow the new router to be the one in control.
Okay - just trying it out now and I'll let you know shortly ... don't worry, I get the whole smiley face thing! :)
Thank you for the update.I will be here all day :)
Jason - the wireless connection to the new router isn't working, although the wired connection to it is working. Any thoughts on getting the wireless to work?
"How" is it not working?You must setup the wireless connection on the new router as well.
The wireless connection is set up. The SSID is broadcast and all set up, and if the ethernet was plagged into the new router's INTERNET port (as opposed to a LAN port) it would be working.
It would only "work" like that if you did not follow my instructions.
I have followed your instructions. It isn't working.
Thank you.If you plug in the wan port and it does work, that defies all logic with networking.Are you against me remoting in and fixing this for you?
Jason - I just checked the settings on the new router, and tried disabling that as DHCP server (which we tacitly touched upon), and it now works on the wireless too. I assume there was a conflict between the modem and router acting as DHCP server - so it now works. Thank you for your time.
Thank you very kindly for your update.Please, do not forget to click the Happy face on the bottom of this page and click Submit, if you are satisfied.Thank you,- Jason
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