said by toughguy69:
thanks, i think i got this one, i need to give the vonage adapter an ip address so i can connect to it from the netgear?
Yes, that is partially correct. The VT2142 already will have a WAN IP address that has been provided by your Netgear router, but you just don't necessarily know what it is (and with DHCP, it can change). If your Netgear router is capable of doing DHCP reservations, you can continue to use DHCP in the Vonage router, and just give it a reserved IP address in the Netgear router's DHCP server setup. I used to do just that, and here is a screen shot of the DHCP reservation setup in my Netgear WNR1000v2 (the highlighted entry is for my VT2442). I don't currently use my Netgear router as a DHCP server or as a router (it is currently only being used as a wireless access point), but I preserved the setup just in case I should need to revert (I am a big fan of redundancy and backups).:
Don't forget however, that you will first need to go into the VT2142 setup from its LAN interface and enable Remote Web Access, or you still will not be able to control it, or see its status from its WAN interface.
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