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biggyk

join:2008-03-29

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Bell Connection Hub with wireless access point

Hey all,

Been browsing through the forums just trying to confirm what I need to do without a straight answer.

Our connection hub is downstairs front of the house and we have a desktop upstairs at the back of the house where wireless is extremely poor. We do have a eithernet cable for one desktop up there which I would like to plug in my older Dlink 601 so the wireless signal can be improved.

What settings do I need to be changing on the Dlink to make this happen?

Thanks



Paolo
Mr. Wireless

join:2004-05-29
canada

turn off dchp in the dlink


Yourowntech

join:2011-11-14
Niagara Falls, ON
reply to biggyk

your wireless transmit can you adjusted in your Bell Wifi. It should have no problems flooding a very large home with wireless signal.



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said by Yourowntech:

your wireless transmit can you adjusted in your Bell Wifi. It should have no problems flooding a very large home with wireless signal.

The wireless signal level on the Connection Hub is already set at 100% and the end user is not able to adjust it.
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biggyk

join:2008-03-29

Yeah i already checked that and indeed at full.


biggyk

join:2008-03-29

Im so lost.

I have disabled dhcp and changed the ip of the dlink to 192.168.2.253 and I also matched the ssid and password for wireless as the bell hub and I cannot get this to work



jappy

join:2011-10-23
Quebec, QC

you have to get a different ssid , like bell1234 , you have to turn off upnp too

do you connect on wan port of dir615, if yes plug port 1 of the router ( acting as a switch )


biggyk

join:2008-03-29

Yes there is a desktop in port 1. I was told to match ssid names. I already have a custom name, not bell1234 like default



jappy

join:2011-10-23
Quebec, QC

for access point
assign static ip to dir-615
stop DHCP and upnp on dir-615
create new ssid for dir-615 ( different of bell wifi )
plug network from bell router to port 1 of dir-615
restart dir-615 and enjoy second access point


biggyk

join:2008-03-29

what should the static ip be?

And I just want to make sure, from the bell router to the 601, into the inet port or lan?



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said by biggyk:

what should the static ip be?

And I just want to make sure, from the bell router to the 601, into the inet port or lan?

You plug the connection hub into the lan port on the Dlink.
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biggyk

join:2008-03-29
reply to biggyk

Can a desktop be plugged into the access point wired as well?



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said by biggyk:

Can a desktop be plugged into the access point wired as well?

Yes, you can plug in additional devices to the remaining 3 LAN ports on the D-Link; the WAN port is unused in this setup.
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biggyk

join:2008-03-29

Thanks guys for your help so far. Wireless seems to work on the 601 with theses settings. Can you double check it? The Bell Fibe hub address is 192.168.2.1



Only issue it seems like the other lan ports are disabled. The light don't even come on when plugged in.


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Change WAN Connection Type to disabled and than just modify Router IP to something within the 192.168.2.xxx range so that you can access it when it's connected to the Connection Hub.
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biggyk

join:2008-03-29

Thanks guys for the help so far, il see how it goes? What about the Lan ports that dont seem to be working?



jappy

join:2011-10-23
Quebec, QC
reply to biggyk

what is your bell ip ? suppose to be 192.168.2.1
router ip :
the 601 ip will be 192.168.2.250
subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and Gateway 192.168.2.1


biggyk

join:2008-03-29
reply to biggyk

I think it was WAN not being disabled that caused it to act up because I had those settings in before. It works now!

Thanks for your help.


Yourowntech

join:2011-11-14
Niagara Falls, ON
reply to biggyk

at 100% the modem flaps and resets itself. Try setting it at 70% you will find you get better range and more consistent internet.



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said by Yourowntech:

at 100% the modem flaps and resets itself. Try setting it at 70% you will find you get better range and more consistent internet.

The modem does what?

Also the wireless signal power is not user configurable unless you edit the actual config file of the modem through the command line.
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Yourowntech

join:2011-11-14
Niagara Falls, ON

Its called a "Flap" Its when power variations cause the modem to act up. Call Bell and have tech support RDM with you and all will be corrected.


biggyk

join:2008-03-29

Why would a tech not set that in the first place?

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Re: Bell Connection Hub with wireless access point

1) DHCP off on d-link

2) connect LAN port to other router's LAN port (leave D-link WAN Vacant)

3) Use different SSID and channel (otherwise it would switch between the two all the time... unless that's what you want)