Routers conflicting-Solution


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John Graser

I have a typical setup to access the internet. A Vista laptop, a XP desktop
machine, a Buffalo wireless router and a cable modem for internet access. In
my case, the modem is for a Hughes.net satellite connection. I was having a
problem with my connection being dropped regularly, for no apparent reason.
Here's what the excellent tech support guys at Buffalo came up with.
My satellite internet modem is also a router. (I wasn't aware of that...)
Trying to use the Buffalo wireless router, as a router, caused a conflict
with aquiring the primary DNS server, among other things. The solution was
to reconfigure my Buffalo router as a wireless access point. Once I did
that, no more conflicts, a steady internet connection, and no problems with
sharing with the XP machine.
I don't know how many others have done this, but if you are having
connection problems, make sure that your internet modem is not also acting a
router. If so, do what I did and it will probably solve your problems.
 
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Robert L [MVP - Networking]

Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
I have a typical setup to access the internet. A Vista laptop, a XP desktop
machine, a Buffalo wireless router and a cable modem for internet access. In
my case, the modem is for a Hughes.net satellite connection. I was having a
problem with my connection being dropped regularly, for no apparent reason.
Here's what the excellent tech support guys at Buffalo came up with.
My satellite internet modem is also a router. (I wasn't aware of that...)
Trying to use the Buffalo wireless router, as a router, caused a conflict
with aquiring the primary DNS server, among other things. The solution was
to reconfigure my Buffalo router as a wireless access point. Once I did
that, no more conflicts, a steady internet connection, and no problems with
sharing with the XP machine.
I don't know how many others have done this, but if you are having
connection problems, make sure that your internet modem is not also acting a
router. If so, do what I did and it will probably solve your problems.
 
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J

Joe Guidera

The other option would have been to leave the router in router mode and put the modem into bridge mode.

J
Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
I have a typical setup to access the internet. A Vista laptop, a XP desktop
machine, a Buffalo wireless router and a cable modem for internet access. In
my case, the modem is for a Hughes.net satellite connection. I was having a
problem with my connection being dropped regularly, for no apparent reason.
Here's what the excellent tech support guys at Buffalo came up with.
My satellite internet modem is also a router. (I wasn't aware of that...)
Trying to use the Buffalo wireless router, as a router, caused a conflict
with aquiring the primary DNS server, among other things. The solution was
to reconfigure my Buffalo router as a wireless access point. Once I did
that, no more conflicts, a steady internet connection, and no problems with
sharing with the XP machine.
I don't know how many others have done this, but if you are having
connection problems, make sure that your internet modem is not also acting a
router. If so, do what I did and it will probably solve your problems.
 

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