Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Tech Talk
Reload this Page >

Netgear and Linksys routers won't play nice!!

Tech Talk Discuss PC Hardware, Software, Internet and Other Technology

Netgear and Linksys routers won't play nice!!

Old 07-29-05, 11:06 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Cambridge, MA
Posts: 619
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Netgear and Linksys routers won't play nice!!

I need some help getting this Linksys wireless router to work. I have comcast cable service with a Motorola SB5100 Surfboard modem. I run that into my Netgear FVS318 firewall. Then I make the various computer connections from there. At this point everything is fine. I've been running this for years without issue. I decided to buy a Linksys BEFW11S4 wireless-B router just because they are so cheap these days. Don't really need wireless but what the hell. The problem is that I can't get that damn thing to connect to the internet. If I bypass the netgear I can get to the internet, but running through the netgear I can't. I know they are conflicting somewhere but have no idea where. Any ideas where I should look? The respective customer sites are useless cause each vendor points at the other. Please help. I'm begging you. Thanks.
Old 07-30-05, 01:31 AM
  #2  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Kaysville, Utah
Posts: 1,071
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Look at the bottom of your cable modem, and get its MAC address. Then access the set-up page of your wireless router. Somewhere therein there's an space to enter the MAC address (the tab that has the MAC clone option, but don't select that option). Enter your cable modem's MAC address into the page, then save the changes.

Et viola!
Old 07-30-05, 11:45 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Pasadena, CA
Posts: 688
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
the router will act as a firewall, you don't really need both
Old 07-30-05, 02:05 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Cambridge, MA
Posts: 619
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Forum Troll...I tried what you mentioned and still no luck.
Old 07-30-05, 08:11 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Pasadena, CA
Posts: 688
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
does your firewall have an uplink/normal switch? if so, flip it

otherwise, try connecting the two by a x-over cable
Old 07-30-05, 08:30 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: not CT
Posts: 9,618
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Well, there has to be a reason why they sell routers, access points, and switches rather than just 1 product that does all 3. I don't know what that means for you, however.
Old 07-30-05, 09:41 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Cambridge, MA
Posts: 619
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hey guys...wanted to give you an update. It turns out the router was bad. Got a replacement and got up and running in 2 minutes.
Old 07-31-05, 04:03 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NY
Posts: 2,394
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
curious, how did you determine that the router was bad? I might be having the same problem with the same Linksys wireless router.
Old 07-31-05, 10:50 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Cambridge, MA
Posts: 619
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I wasn't able to connect to the router itself. Nothing else plugged in but the power to the router and a cable from the router to my laptop and I still couldn't ping it. That's when I knew something was up.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.