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    Home wifi... help please!

    I have Sky Broadband at home with their standard router. This doesn't provide Wireless-N, so I've been using a Netgear DGN2000 router as a wireless hub with the wireless on the Sky router disabled. The Sky router uses IP address of 192.168.0.1, so I setup the DGN2000 with an IP address of 192.168.0.30 and all has been well with the Sky Router dishing out IP addresses to the wifi equiment (don't know if that's how it's supposed to work, but it did)

    Until yesterday afternoon when wireless stopped working and now I'm stuck because I can't remember what I did to get this working in the first place and my wifi knowledge is negligible

    I couldn't ping 192.168.0.30 and lights were flashing indicating that, for whatever reason, the two routers weren't communicating. After the obvious switch-em-off routine, still no joy. I connected directly to the DGN2000 router and still couldn't talk to it, so I had to hit the reset button. I can now talk to this router.

    What I don't know is how to get the whole thing set up again. An idiot's guide would be greatfully appreciated.

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    Do you have your Sky Username & Password or do they still not provide you with that information, as maybe it is possible to configure the Netgear router so that you only need one router on the network.

    James.

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    I'm not going to break Sky's T&Cs by hacking the password. I want to set it back up the way it was.

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    PM sent re sky credentials just in case it helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    I'm not going to break Sky's T&Cs by hacking the password. I want to set it back up the way it was.
    It wouldnt be a hack to be honest you will be allowed in.

    I think these will work

    Username: Admin
    Password: sky

    or

    Username: sky
    Password: sky

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    Something strange going on. IP address set on DGN2000 to 192.168.0.30 fine and I can connect to it from a laptop direct-wired. However, if I connect the DGN2000 to the Sky router, I still can't get through to it. It's as if the Sky router is blocking communication with the DGN2000.

    Out of desperation, I re-enabled the Sky router's wireless and nothing's happened No wireless symbol being displayed no SSId detectable. I wish I even partially understood what was going on

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    I'm not going to break Sky's T&Cs by hacking the password. I want to set it back up the way it was.
    Oh! I was not saying Hack the router to get the ISP Login Details, I just did not know weather they now provide you with them as I know when I used to be with them a couple of years ago you were not provided them. (I am not with them anymore which is why i asked).

    James.

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    Its easy enough to get into the Sky management pages on the router.

    What isn't so easy is knowing your Sky broadband connection Username and Password. Sky don't tell you as they are 'hard-coded' into the Sky router.

    However, they are based on the mac address of the router....

    Just do a Google search and you will find a few sites which will help you to find them. Also, if you ask the Sky advisers on the phone they will often tell you them..!

    Once you have your connection ID and password you can then use any wireless broadband router to connect to Sky BB.

    It's against their T&C's....so that's your own decision if you want to make the change to another wireless router

    Andrew
    Last edited by adhutton; 20th June 2011 at 02:11 PM.

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    Have you made sure that you DHCP and DNS is disabled on the Netgear router?

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    I don't want to make the change, I just want to use the DGN2000 as a wireless access point from my Sky Router (it was doing this successfully until yesterday afternoon).

    Unfortunately, what used to work doesn't for reasons unknown and I cannot now persuade the two talk to each other.

    A separate issue is that my attempt to enable the wireless on the Sky router, so that I can also use that instead, has also failed

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    When I've done something similar before with a Netgear VMDG280 and a DG834G, I set up the DG834G by disabling DHCP/NAT etc then connected the two routers via ethernet cable. This worked fine until the DG834g cleverly decided that it would loose the wifi settings every day requiring a restart to get the wifi working again.

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    Ok, so I've given the DGN2000 a new IP address.

    I need to disable DHCP and DNS (anything else?)

    I connect the two using an ethernet cable...

    anything else?

    EDIT

    I am starting to wonder if this is the Sky router's fault and I need to reset the Sky router... just worried that this may be last post if I do!
    Last edited by elsiegee40; 20th June 2011 at 02:28 PM.

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    Status update:

    Sky router wifi now working again. Not sure what I did, but the wifi light finally came on and I can connect

    I found this guide Sky Forum: How to connect two routers together
    I followed the instructions and it didn't work. When I connect the two together they won't acknowledge each other. Tried pinging the DGN2000 via the Sky router and got 1st attempt successful and then 3 timeouts. Repeated the ping and got 4 timeouts.

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    did you manually set a default-gateway on the Netgear as the Sky Routers IP ? - and also disable any kind of encryption or wireless security until you can connect to the Netgear - Disable all DHCP options on the Netgear also.

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    How to bridge connections on a DGN2000 - NETGEAR Forums

    You can actually bridge them.


    1. Enter http://192.168.0.1/setup.cgi?next_file=mode.htm into your web browser making sure to replace 192.168.0.1 with the actual IP address of your Netgear DG834G.

    2. Select ‘Modem’ from Device Mode and click ‘Apply’.

    3. Configure the Netgear in LAN IP Setup with an IP address within the range of the DHCP Server. So if the DHCP server (in this case the router the Netgear is bridging to) is assigning IP addresses between 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.254 you could assign the Netgear an IP anywhere in this range, for example 192.168.0.100.

    4. That’s it! Now you can enable the Netgear’s Wireless Access Point or simply hook other devices into its remaining 3 ports. The DHCP server running on the router the Netgear is bridging to will serve these devices with IP addresses.
    pm sent - memory is a little bit sketchy so details may be wrong in the pm

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