Can't connect Wireless Modem to Wireless Router

By w00t_Masta
Aug 27, 2006
  1. Hey All,

    I have a Wireless Modem that works perfectly (i can use the wireless fine) but i need to connect it to a Wireless Router. But it won't work.

    I also have a non-wireless Modem that when connected to the wireless router everything works great. But i have to return the non-wireless modem.

    I think it might have to do w/some gateway settings on my wireless modem. Any help is appreciated.


  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    "won't work" means what? Both devices refuse to power on?

    What modems are these anyway? Dialup, cable, DSL, some special wireless connection?

    Gateway settings on the wireless modem? If that modem cares about gateways and such, then it is a router device and you should connect it to one of the LAN ports of your wireless router. Disable the router's DHCP server and make sure you don't have any IP address conflicts.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +585

    get the MAC address of your system via ipconfig /all
    disable your WiFI and wire the hardware
    modem -->router-->system (wired only to get it confg'd)​
    log into the router admin page, typically
    set the router to masguarde as the systems MAC address
    set both dhcp and DNS enabled
    change the ADMIN password
    set the SSID to anything other that the default
    save the settings
    logoff the router​
    power off all devices and restart them in this order:
    1) the modem, wait 30sec
    2) the router, wait 30sec
    3) your system​

    you should have a WIRED connection that will work.

    disconnection the router -->system
    enable your WiFI card

    view network connections and select your SSID

    you should be running :)
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