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Old 05-18-2015, 02:35 PM   #1
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Configuring downstream router


Setup is:

DLink Dir-655 is my WAN router
Downstream from the switch is a DLink DL-624 router

I want to have the 624 wired through one of it's LAN ports to the 655, but before I can set this up I must log into the 624 admin panel. (If I can get into the 624 admin panel, I will turn off DHCP and set a fixed IP address at 192.168.0.99, which is just outside the range that the 655 uses)

First I disconnected the wifi connections so my Windows laptop is not communicating with the 655.

Then I connected the 624 from one of its 4 lan ports to the ethernet port of my laptop.

I realize this is very elementary, and am massively frustrated because I cannot figure this out, but I cannot reach the 624. I have tried 192.168.0.1, and a number of other guesses, but no cigar

I have run ipconfig /all in the command line, but do not see an IP address (other than 127.0.0.1 in the lo group).

Tried connecting to the 624 using the WAN port, still no luck.

I normally use Ubunutu, and am very rusty on Windows and the windows command line.

So I tried unplugging my linux desktop from the 655 and plugging the 624 into the desktop. Still cannot bring up the admin panel

What do I need to do to find the admin panel of the 624, ideally using the laptop so that I can keep this open in Ubuntu on the desktop) given the above?

Thanks for any assistance you can give this flake.
 
Old 05-18-2015, 02:45 PM   #2
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It sounds like the DHCP server on the 624 is already turned off. Have you tried using the reset button to reset all settings?
 
Old 05-18-2015, 03:06 PM   #3
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It was previously turned off and the IP fixed to 192.168.0.99, but I have reset it because I forgot the password and this is why I am having to reconfigure.

If it were still at .99, surely I could reach the admin panel there, but no cigar
 
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Except that if the DHCP server is turned off, it won't give your computer an IP. You would need to manually give your computer a static IP on the 192.168.0.x subnet before you could access it.

The fact that your computer is apparently not getting an IP when you attach to the router is what tells me the DHCP server is still turned off.
 
Old 05-18-2015, 03:26 PM   #5
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I suppose going through your old thread would be confusing. 192.168.0.1 is the default IP address. Did you reset the device per the manual? So lets go through this again.

Disconnect everything from the 624.

Plug the laptop into one of the 624 LAN ports. Windows should reconfigure from wireless to wired and the network adapter automatically be assigned an IP address. You should now be able to use the browser to connect to the router using its default IP address. The default username is admin and leave the password blank.
 
Old 05-18-2015, 04:09 PM   #6
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Yes, that is useful. I did go through the old thread, which is how I knew what to do once I got logged in.

Thanks for the ABC's. I have reached the Admin panel and signed in.

Changed DHCP to disabled
Set the fixed IP to 192.168.0.99
Saved/restarted
Gave the SSID a name
Selected WPA-PSK
Entered a password
Saved/restarted

All seems fine, but I now cannot log into the 624 with either of two tablets. I have re-entered the password several times in both router and the tablets.

Should I be able to do so while router is still connected to my laptop, or do I need to move the router to the point of use so that I can connect to the 655? Haven't done that yet on the assumption that I should be able to log into the 624 with either tablet while still connected to the laptop, but maybe not?

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Old 05-18-2015, 04:14 PM   #7
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In order to use the tablets, you need a dhcp server on the network, you shut yours off. You need to connect the 624 to the 655 in order to use its dhcp and allow devices to get an IP before they'll work.

Either that, or you need to go in and manually configure each of your devices with its own static IP.

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Old 05-18-2015, 04:32 PM   #8
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That worked. I thought that the tablets could connect to the 624, realizing of course I could not reach the Internet as there was no further connection while still hooked up to my laptop, but that it would just establish a connection to the router anyway. Once it was wired into the place where it will be used, both tablets connected instantly.

I do have a couple of other questions that relate to the way I configured the 624, if you can stand a bit more of my ignorance, and will go through what actions I took in the left tabs in the admin panel:

Wizard - no action taken

Wireless - no action taken

WAN - left as dynamic IP address (this is somewhat confusing to me as I don't understand how this relates to DHCP below?)

LAN - set IP address to 192.168.0.99, left subnet at 255.255.255.0. Should the subnet have been changed to avoid conflicts with the 655?

DHCP - disabled DHCP and made no other changes. However there is an option to complete a fixed IP address where it shows 192.168.0.____. Was it correct to not complete this to 192.168.0.99?
 
Old 05-18-2015, 04:57 PM   #9
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Your not using WAN so it does not matter. Normally you would connect the WAN to a MODEM and typically the ISP would provide the dynamic IP address.

The subnet must be the same as the 655. As is (255.255.255.0) is good.

The DHCP server typically has a start number which is probably what you are referencing.

Wireless is working so its good at the moment.
 
Old 05-18-2015, 05:27 PM   #10
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Many thanks for all the great help.
 
  


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