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SBC dsl modem with netgear wireless router

by lesliejs / May 11, 2005 2:12 PM PDT

I have a Netgear wireless router model WGR614v4. Recently I signed up for SBC DSL service, the modem that comes with the plan has 1 lan port, quite ridiculous was my first thought.

Anyway, I want to connect my wireless router (which also has 4 lan ports) to the DSL modem, and make the wireless router a DHCP server (as a desktop has to connect somewhere, right?).

My current planned setup (which has not worked) is telephone cable from wall to DSL modem - cat5 cable from DSL modem to Netgear WAN port - cat5 cable from Netgear port 4 (main configuration port) to Desktop computer.

Any ideas on what settings I need to change would be much appreciated.


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NeatGear WGR614 with SBC DSL
by snavelyz / July 5, 2005 5:58 AM PDT

NetGear's bridge mode did not work for me. I tried all the fixes NetGear posted and none of them work, I sent the WGR614 back.

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by lesliejs / July 6, 2005 12:17 AM PDT

I tried a different solution.

First, connected the computer directly to DSL modem, I disabled the PPPoE feature from the DSL modem, enabled bridge mode. Then I connected the DSL modem to Negear router, and from the router to the computer, and enabled the PPPoE sign-in feature in the WGR614 into DSL. At the log-in for PPPoE in the WGR61 screen, put in your SBC ID and password (SBC ID is something like The WGR614 was still set to be the DHCP server. I enabled the DHCP feature. Keep in mind that after making each connection, I waited for some time (about 2 minutes).

After restarting the should take a few moments to start working. When you go to address it should go directly to the netgear router's admin page if you need to make any changes.

It worked for me.


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by jcrobso / July 12, 2005 2:14 AM PDT
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This kinda normal for SBC Yahoo. You need to connect with a PC first to setup the account, then logoff hookup the router and configure the router with your account info and then have the router logon to SBC.
Also about once every 3 months or so I can seem to get a conection. So I logon with a PC then logoff and hookup the router again and it's fine. John

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