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D-link router issues

By fieropope
Nov 20, 2008
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  1. From what i hear d-link routers are suppossed to be easy to set up but thats not what im finding . any way i recently bought a d-link wbr-2310 wireless router and upgraded my internet to hughes net 1 mb service, when i connect my (xp home) computer direcly to the modem the internet works fine, but through the router i will only have connection for a short period of time even if running through the ethernet port , i can always access the router even when the internet connection goes bad so what is configured wrong ?.i have gone throught the setup wizzard more times then i can count and also manually configured the connection countless times . any help would be appreciated as im at my witts end
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,818   +163

    Reset the router and try connecting to the internet without running any setup software
  3. fieropope

    fieropope TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i tried that and it did the same thing still ,ive also defaulted all the settings and still the same thing thats why im frazzled
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,818   +163

    Defective router?
  5. fieropope

    fieropope TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it cant be defective i just bought it (i hope) .i can still access the router config page via internet exp so it should still be good right?
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,818   +163

    "i can still access the router config page via internet exp so it should still be good right?"...

    In a word... Nope... It can still be bad. Does Hughes Net have any special setup instructions for use with a router? Things like passwords or special ISP settings. I would imagine that it is set up just like most cable ISP's
  7. fieropope

    fieropope TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ive put in the isp add. they gave me which is the default(192.168.0.1)and the subnet mask and the default gatway and every thing and i literally bought the router last week .it better not be bad :)
  8. fieropope

    fieropope TS Rookie Topic Starter

    fixed it by switching the router into NAT mode (whatever that means) works so far after an hour of hard surfing so hopefully it stays that way
  9. tastegw

    tastegw TS Enthusiast Posts: 246

    my sister spent 1 1/2 days trying to set-up her new router.,....sucked for me because that ment i was down for that entire time.
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,407   +314

    this should have been the default for ALL/ANY router -- without this,
    it's not acting as a router. What mode was it before you enabled NAT -- bridge mode?
  11. fieropope

    fieropope TS Rookie Topic Starter

    idk NOT NAT mode. lol . the little box wasent checked so i checked it and it has fixed it so far . so what does the letters nat actually stand for?
     
  12. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,407   +314

    yes, not NAT was clearly the fix and not the default :( Would have liked to known what it was before the change.

    N.A.T: Net Address Translation. Allows multiple systems on the LAN to use the
    public WAN IP address for shared access.

    Assume for the moment that one lan system is at 192.168.5.66 and your public IP address 111.222.333.444

    NAT allows the outbound request to be written with a hidden field
    111.222.333.444(192.168.5.66) ... so that the webserver knows how to get back to you
    [routing the request to 111.222.333.444(192.168.5.666) ]

    When your router sees the packet(s) it strips the 111.222.333.444 and sends the data to 192.168.5.66
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