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Windows 7: ST585 and WRT150N

30 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 7264x64(main), 7260x86(secendary), XP SP3 Triple Boot
ST585 and WRT150N

Hi GUys, need your help!
well my friend has a Thompson speedtouch modem ST585, which is basically more than just a moden it's also a Router, has 4 port ethernet as a well as Wireless. but he also has a Linksys WRT150N which is sitting idle, and wants to make use of it. currenlty all PCs latops in his home are connected with the Speedtouch ST585, which is providing Internet connection sharing.

He would like everything to be connected to the WRT150N, and then from the WRT150N WAN Port ethernet to the ST585, I tried configuring a PPPoe connection via the WRT150N admin menu, put in the user/password for the ADSL connection but it doesn't work. I think I might have to configure one of ST585 ethernet ports to connect to the WRT150N, but not sure how to do that. I did a lot of searching for info on the net, and it seems I can use the ST585 wizard to configure bridging to do that, so I started the wizard in the speedtouch administration, but durring the procedure I am asked for the VPC / VCC settings which which I am not sure about, I am worried that I may put in the wrong VPC / VCC which will render the internet connection unusable, also I cannot obtain the correct VPC / VCC settings frorm the ISP now as it's weekend, I have to wait at least 48 hours. so wondering is there a way to find out the current VPC / VCC settings that are on the ST585 now? this is so that I can save the settings in case I need to re-confugure it to the way it was before.

Has anyone here connected the ST585 to another router like what I'm trying to do such as the WRT150N or WRT300N or WRT54G or others? how did you configure the ST585 with the WRT ( the PPPoe connection )?

my own setup at home is a lot simpler, I have the Speedtouch 510 v6, which is just a simple modem, and has 1 ethernet port to be connected to my WRT54GC router, by default it is configured to work with a router.. so I am not sure how to deal with the ST585, how to make it work with another router...

any help or suggestions where to find information is appretiated! thanks :)

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11 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 7264x64(main), 7260x86(secendary), XP SP3 Triple Boot

Hi guys, I would like you to know that this is now resolved. it appears it's rather simple to configure the WRT150N to work with the ST585, I will provide what I had to do to make this work for anyone who is also having a similar issue this applies to all the WRTxxx line from linksys too:

1. keep the connection from WRT150N WAN Port to one of the ports on the ST585. ( tried using one of the standard ports on the WRT150N instead of the WAN port as someone suggested elsewhere but that didn't work)
2. on the WRT150N, set the connection mode to DHCP instead of PPPoe, this will let it get an IP address from the ST585 and connect to the internet ( you can also use static IP if you want but not neccesary, but offcourse depends on your preference) if you use static it's called internet IP address, even though it's just a LAN IP address in this case.
3. Set the other IP address of the WRT300N to another subnet such as 192.168.0.x, this will be the WRT150N's subnet. ( the WRT150N needs 2 IP address to be set, one for internet and one internal for communicating within the LAN ).
4. keep the WRT150N's DHCP server up, there willl be no conflic with the ST585's DHCP server as it's on a different subnet.
5. now try connecting PCs, you may need to configure encryption for the WRT150N if it's not already configured.

any PCs or devices connected to the WRT150N will be in the 192.168.0.x subnet like the WRT150N's intenral IP, and will be able to connect to the internet.

Hope this information may help someone, someday! have a nice day everyone!
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