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Belkin N1 Wireless with WildBlue

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Nov 25th, 2007 at 6:27pm  
Hi all,

I have been using WildBlue for about three months now with very good service. I recently purchased a Belkin N1 Wireless Router (F5D8231-4) to set up a wireless network in my home. I cannot get the router to recognize the modem using any of the settings offered by customer support. Has anyone tried this combination? Can anyone offer any help please? Thank you all in advance.

timyoung1966 at yahoo.com
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Reply #1 - Feb 14th, 2008 at 4:02pm  
I had that problem when I tried to get my router/modem problem sorted. I tried customer support but had to give up after they left me hanging.
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Reply #2 - Feb 14th, 2008 at 11:11pm  
Two things come to mind
1) Any time you switch anything connected to the modem you need to power cycle it.
For some reason the modem seems to cache the mac address or something and to clear this you need to power cycle the modem.

2) If it works with the computer connected directy to the modem then I would try using the clone mac address on the router and change it to the mac address of the computer that works

Hope this helps
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Reply #3 - Feb 15th, 2008 at 12:34am  
I have the same router, but why don't think it "recognizes" your modem? Is there a yellow icon flashing on the router? Can you actually access the internet?

The modem should ordinarily be plugged into the router WAN port, meaning it will NOT be identified as part of the LAN. Similarly -  being on the WAN port - it won't show up on the LAN>DHCP Client list. If the router and modem are talking to each other, all the blue icons on the router will be illuminated (in blue), and the LAN light on the modem will be on.

If you use all the default settings, the router (192.168.2.1) will assign  client addresses as 192.168.2.x, just as if they were wired on the LAN ports. But on the WAN port, the modem (default) will be 192.168.0.1

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Reply #4 - Feb 19th, 2008 at 12:38pm  
I have only one question. You are using a crossover cable between the modem and the router, right?
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Reply #5 - Feb 19th, 2008 at 1:15pm  
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I have only one question. You are using a crossover cable between the modem and the router, right?
A crossover cable is only used  between two NICs to establish a host-client relationship. You use a normal-thru cable between the modem and the router. Doesn't matter anyway. Most recently developed routers (including the Belkin N1) are auto-sensing now.

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