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Connection Issues with bridged routers

By rickzipser
Sep 5, 2009
  1. After booting my windows xp pc, I have to reboot in order to connect to the internet, and home network.

    I do not have this issue with my vista pc which has the same wireless network card.

    I have two routers bridged together. The Actiontec router controlls the fios set top boxes and has the physical internet connection via fios.

    The Dlink Xtreme N routers have connects to my home network pc's. The Actiontec controlls addressing, the Dlink does the wieless broadcasting.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,331   +622

    We have to assume you mean what you've said: you are using the Bridge mode between the two routers.

    I would update the firmware of the Dlink; out of the box they are backlevel.
     
  3. rickzipser

    rickzipser TS Rookie Topic Starter

    They are physically bridged. Dlink plug into Actiontec.
    By Bridge mode, do you mean creating the bridge in network connections?
    I tried this. After rebooting multiple times,no connection could be re-established. Connecton repairs did not work. Trying to establish a new connection failed.

    Both routers have current firmware.
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,331   +622

    ok; that's just a 'connection'; the wire goes into the WAN slot of the Dlink
    That was the issue
    ok
    Have you tried this wiring schematic:
    Code:
     Actiontec --->(lanPort)Dlink (other 3 lan ports) --- 
    which leaves the Dlink wan slot empty
    set the DLINK for WiFi has you please, but disable the DHCP service on it

    If you haved the Actiontec MI424WR, that too is WiFI and you should probabliy
    chooseto have Wired connection on one (say the Actiontec) and WiFi on the other (Dlink); then disable WiFi in the Actiontec.
     
  5. rickzipser

    rickzipser TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry about my wording, but this has been done.
    I had mentioned also, that do not have the connection issue with my vista pc which has the same wireless network card.
     
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