Wireless Router in place of WOW DVR/Router All,
I am having a rather difficult time getting a proper configuration at home. Since the Arris DVR/Router/Modem's wireless performance is TERRIBLE (when using it, the signal quality is awful. Configuration is minimal at best - I would get kb/s in my living room then watch connections speed up as I walked closer to the router). The problem being is that I can get all my wireless devices to get to the internet, but they won't talk to anything plugged into the router. My primary use cases are that:
1. wireless xbox can play video via the wirless router plugged into the gateway in which the server is also plugged into.
2. play video via home connect which should (in theory) work fine since the server is plugged right into the wow gateay
Anyway - I am attempting to get my Netgear WNDR3700 to provide the wirless connection for all my devices in my home. It is connected via the WAN/Internet cable from the router to one of the four ports in the home gateway. I have DD-WRT loaded on the router. To the best of my understanding, I have configured the router as such:
WAN IP: Autoconfigure
LAN IP: static 192.168.0.2 (gateway is 192.168.0.1).
DNS/Gateway is 192.168.0.1 (the gateway)
Wireless router is configured as Router rather than Gateway.
Now - I keep enabling DHCP Forwarder and setting the dhcp server as the gateway, 192.168.0.1. I have been told that I should attempt to disable DHCP all together. My hopes are that this will allow the wow gateway to assign all IPs via it's DHCP rather than the wireless router.
Any advice? Guides I can follow?
Disabling DHCP should work, as i used my router in the same manner.
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With ddwrt, don't plug into wan. Cable from wow gateway to a man port on the ddwrt router. DHCP off, ip address on the same subnet as gateway. If gateway is 192.168.0.1 make the ddwrt 192.168.0.2.
Under wireless tab make sure AP is selected.
I have this setup working with 2 ddwrt routers where one provides N only 5ghz, the other is wireless g, they work fine sharing network resources between 2 PC's connected to different roters. Should work the same with the gateway. Essentially the ddwrt is then just a switch that lets wireless clients connect.
Keep it a gateway, not router.
Thank you both for the prompt responses. I will attempt the WAN port re-wire and disabling DHCP later this evening and report my findings.
This is exactly how you do it with dd-wrt:
Yup... this worked. Hopefully a moderator can sticky that guide!
Sorry to dig up an old thread but I wanted to add my personal story in hopes of helping others.
I recently did the same using my D-Link 655 with default firmware (without the need to install Tomato, DD-WRT or any other custom firmware).
The Ultra TV's wireless strength leaves something to be desired. I wanted to use my new D-Link 655's wireless setup since it was very strong.
My Ultra TV is in the basement. That, plus the Ultra TV's weak wireless resulted in low signals to PCs on the 2nd floor and our back deck. I went to the first floor where I had an Ethernet cable running from a switch in the basement (switch is plugged into the Ultra TV) to a PC. I put that run into LAN port 1 on the D-Link. Then, I plugged a small Ethernet cable from the PC into LAN port 2 on the D-Link.
In the D-Link Internet Setup page, I configured 'My Internet Connection Is=DHCP'. Primary and Secondary DNS is 192.168.0.1 (the IP of the Ultra TV). Turned off DHCP in Network Settings. D-Link Router IP is 192.168.0.2/255.255.255.0 (my Ultra TV starts handing out IP's from 192.168.0.10 and beyond so using 192.168.0.2 for the D-Link is fine as it's not in the DHCP "pool".
Now, the D-Link is handling all the wireless traffic, which is routed to Ultra TV via Ethernet and since the D-Link is on the 1st floor......wireless strength to the 2nd floor PCs and our back deck is nearly at full strength!