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Windows 7: using my router as a second router with u-verse

16 Feb 2012   #1
scrambledlife

 
 
using my router as a second router with u-verse

Can I use my netgear DGND3300 RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Router with Build-in dsl modem as a second router with u-verse.ty Or not which netgear I can use?ty again




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16 Feb 2012   #2
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

My first impression is NO since your router has a DSL interface on the Wan side. I believe the U-verse router has 4 Lan ports. What are you wanting to do? Do you need more Lan ports or you just need the Wi-Fi ?

Jim
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16 Feb 2012   #3
scrambledlife

 
 

They come to install u-verse next week and I red some wireless printers have problems with their routers and I think ur right about having dsl in router.Can I use my dlink DIR-825 and my usb adapters? ty
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16 Feb 2012   #4
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

My guess is PROBABLY since the d-link has a gigabit Wan port which can hook to one U-verse Lan port. Here is a Tutorial on configuring the 2nd Router as a Switch.

Multi Router Network - Configure[2]=Networking%20Internet

Another $100 option is this or similar Access Point.

WN802T

Jim
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16 Feb 2012   #5
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I have been reading about U-verse for a while since we may get it this year and I get a 20% discount as a retired ATT employee. I see the U-verse gateway has b/g wi-fi so maybe you will be lucky and your printer will work. The other problem is getting access to the settings in the U-verse gateway to do any configuration. Maybe someone on here has U-verse and can join in.

Jim
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16 Feb 2012   #6
scrambledlife

 
 

I red that I can use second router by changing IP adress on second one and connect LAN to LAN and can I use netgear sameway? and since u worked for at&t,is u-verse better than dsl?tx
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16 Feb 2012   #7
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Did you read that link I gave you on setting up the routers? In theory you may be able to use your Negear router by connecting on of the Lan ports to a U-verse Lan port but you may need a crossover cable (Xmit and Rec leads are reversed). Newer systems the port will auto crossover so they work but not all.

I retired from ATT many years ago before U-verse came out, but from what I have read it is a lot better then DSL.

Jim
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16 Feb 2012   #8
scrambledlife

 
 

I red it but I did not understand the crossover cable(what is it and how to do it),could u explain it please.ty
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16 Feb 2012   #9
Fred Garvin

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More than likely, yes, you can use the 2 together. But as Phone Man pointed out, you will have to access the DSL modem setup info and change settings on it or the Netgear. Only one of those 2 devices can act as a DHCP server.

If you can disable DHCP on the DSL modem (or put it in bridge mode), you can let the Netgear handle giving out IP addresses and the wireless. Find the owner's manual online for the modem and give it a read.
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17 Feb 2012   #10
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scrambledlife View Post
I red it but I did not understand the crossover cable(what is it and how to do it),could u explain it please.ty
Ethernet uses a Xmit pair and a Rec pair and equipment was divided into two types (Network and CPE) and the internal ports were wired different so the Xmit of one would connect to the Rec of the other. If you connect two of the same type together (two routers) then it won't work since you have Xmit to Xmit and Rec to Rec. A crossover cable was used to correct this. That was changed a while back with Auto-Sensing where the ports would look at each other and electrically match up the signal. I suspect the U-verse and your Router will use Auto-Sensing as default setting and a normal cable will work. You just need to give it a try and see what you get.

Jim
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