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DMZ settings on router

by cpg / May 5, 2005 8:14 AM PDT

I have a NetGear router connected to 3 computers. I have to set firewall off and DMZ on to connect to internet. Whenever I connect, I have to set the IP address of connecting computer to DMZ setting.

This allows me to connect one computer at a time. Also, each time I change the computer, I have to change the connecting IP for the router.

Is there any easy solution to connect different computers, without changing router settings


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This is an unusual situation....
by Michael Geist / May 5, 2005 10:26 AM PDT
In reply to: DMZ settings on router

in that it totally opposes the purpose of the router. I can only think that your configuration settings are wrong. Reset the router to it's defaults and set the PCs to obtain IPs and DNS's automatically. You should be able to connect independently on all machines after you shut down and restart the modem/router and PCs, in that order.

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re: router
by ac415 / May 5, 2005 2:16 PM PDT

mike is right. on top of his suggestion, you may want check with netgear and see if they have a updated firmware for your model of router. check with your ISP with the correct IP setting too to make sure you've got it right on the router.

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by cpg / May 6, 2005 7:56 AM PDT
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Thanks Mike and ac415

I have AOL broadband on Time Warner cable. Can log on thru AOL only. Not 'always on internet ' connection. When the router looks for broadband, I have to connect to AOL. Only way I can do this is by enabling DMZ and setting up the IP for the computer. No help from TW and AOL techs 'swear', you should connect.

NetGear techs blame on AOL secure connect. Well, it is a challenge, maybe I can do it or just have to connect one system at a time.

Thanks for your suggestions. So far i have not found a solution yet.


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(NT) (NT) Solution===dump AOL
by Michael Geist / May 6, 2005 8:17 AM PDT
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by cpg / May 6, 2005 9:25 AM PDT

Michael, I do agree with you. Only problem is, I have a small business and have been giving out aol email address last 5 years. Any suggestion which ISP is better for networking and about handling my aol email.


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Any ISP that does not require you to log on....
by Michael Geist / May 6, 2005 10:10 AM PDT
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through them. As far as email, a simple updated email address notification to everyone in my address book takes care of that. I have found AOL software to be a major resource hog, that why I won't touch it.

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Thank You
by Ringexcel / May 6, 2005 12:04 PM PDT

Thanks, Michael. You are right about the AOL software. Mostly unwantd extras! I will look into another ISP


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late message
by ac415 / May 22, 2005 12:33 PM PDT
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As a small business. You should have your own domain name so your email should read I found Speakeasy to be pretty good provider. I am a IT Consultant for Small/Mid size business and so far, my clients who use them are happy with their service.

When selecting one ISP for your business, make sure they are big enought so they won't go out of business on you, but do find one that is "small" enought so they won't treat you as "just another customer".

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