02-24-2014 8:25 AM
Hi, I just installed a second wireless router in my house this weekend (Netgear WNR1000). I had to use a 10.0.0.X subnet since I couldn't use the 192.168.1.X subnet that Uverse uses. I installed this router downstairs becaues my wireless coverage was spotty downstarts since the main AT&T router is upstairs. Everything is working great, but when I try to watch the Live TV function from my iPad on the 10.0.0.X subnet, it tells me I can't watch it because i'm not on my home network.
Anyone have any thoughts?
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02-24-2014 5:40 PM
You're right. It's because you're on a separate network (the one your router creates) and a separate subnet. You can configure your router to act solely as an access point, by following the instructions here. Of course this will disable DHCP on your router, and if your router is on the RG in DMZ+ mode, you'll have to choose one or the other.
02-25-2014 5:04 PM
I'll try this tomorrow.
What do you mean by I will have "your router is on the RG in DMZ+ mode, you'll have to choose one or the other. "
02-25-2014 5:59 PM
02-26-2014 7:53 PM
Thanks a lot I did this today and it worked.
I do have a couple of questions.
I used the .15 for my Netgear router, but I can't seem to login to the netgear router at all from my network? Is this normal?
Is it possible for me to know which access point my laptop is connecting to?
02-27-2014 1:11 AM
Not normal. Here's a few things to try, A) Reboot both the RG and router. B) If you have a spare ethernet cable, try connecting it to one of the ports on the router. (Don't use the one from the RG to the Router, because your router will not be able to assign you an IP Address -- DHCP is disabled.) C) Did you do a reset of your netgear router prior to performing the process? If not, reset and repeat the process. (It would rule out any rouge misconfiguration.)
If you plan on having your Residential Gateway and Router and roam on them, you'll have to set them on different channels. For example, it is likely the RG may be on channel 6. You'd want the Netgear on 1, 3, 9, or 11. (Some people claim poor performance on 1 and 11.) Note the channels you have them on, as this is the only way to identify which access point you're on.
For Windows 7 or 8.
If you have something like inSSIDer Home, you're pretty much set on figuring out which channel you're on, as well as finding out what channels are least cluttered. If you don't have anything like inSSIDer Home, you can use Network Shell to figure it out.
To use Network Shell
======================================================= ==================== SHOW INTERFACES ================== ======================================================= There is 1 interface on the system: Name : Wi-Fi Description : Your Wireless Card GUID : Physical address : 00:00:00:00:00:00 State : connected SSID : YourWiFiSSID BSSID : 00:00:00:00:00:00 Network type : Infrastructure Radio type : 802.11n Authentication : WPA2-Personal Cipher : CCMP Connection mode : Auto Connect Channel : 6 Receive rate (Mbps) : 300 Transmit rate (Mbps) : 300 Signal : 94% Profile : YourProfileName Hosted network status : Not available
Your channel will be shown here.
If you're running Mac OSX
Press and hold the option key and click on the WiFi icon. The channel will be displayed along with other information regarding your connection.
02-27-2014 6:19 PM
Thank you so much for your help...The netsh commands worked fantastic..
I also figured out why I couldn't see my netgear router admin page...I guess the Uverse gateway has a protected subnet of 192.168.1.1-64, any time I try to ping anything on there I get a "Destination Host Unreachable"
I changed my netgear router to an addess on the .64-254, and now I'm able to access the router admin page..
Thanks again, you were so helpful!