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San Grial 475 661 November 7, 2012 at 01:22 PM More DLink Deals
Okay, going to post this question here for my SD friends first before I register for the Att forums. I have read so many posts now on different ways to do this. I figure this is a long shot on someone else in same situation, but here goes.

http://www.2wire.com/pages/pdfs/3801.pdf

http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-s...bit-router

I have Uverse Internet / TV using the 3801HGV Gateway that is currently running my wi-fi in my house. The range sucks, it can't even go down the hallway to my bedroom less than 50 feet. I want to go back to using my Dir-655 DLink router for wifi (and possibly some of the LAN ports).

From what I have read and tried so far, all I have to do is turn off DHCP on the DLink router, plug it into the Uverse gateway via a LAN port on both and it basically turns into an access point or hub to plug into and the Uverse router assigns ip addresses.

Well that seemed to work, but for some reason, I can't go to the 192.168.0.1 address to get into the Dlink router after I do that. Any idea why?

Next question goes along with that one - I want to be able to run wifi off my Dlink router also, but I can't seem to do that, only plug into one the LAN ports hard wired. Is this possible in this setup to use the DLink wifi instead of the uverse wifi?

I hope this makes sense and someone else has simple steps on how to make this work as all of the forum posts so far say way too many steps I can't get to work. Thanks!

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Okay, going to post this question here for my SD friends first before I register for the Att forums. I have read so many posts now on different ways to do this. I figure this is a long shot on someone else in same situation, but here goes.

http://www.2wire.com/pages/pdfs/3801.pdf

http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-s...bit-router

I have Uverse Internet / TV using the 3801HGV Gateway that is currently running my wi-fi in my house. The range sucks, it can't even go down the hallway to my bedroom less than 50 feet. I want to go back to using my Dir-655 DLink router for wifi (and possibly some of the LAN ports).

From what I have read and tried so far, all I have to do is turn off DHCP on the DLink router, plug it into the Uverse gateway via a LAN port on both and it basically turns into an access point or hub to plug into and the Uverse router assigns ip addresses.

Well that seemed to work, but for some reason, I can't go to the 192.168.0.1 address to get into the Dlink router after I do that. Any idea why?

Next question goes along with that one - I want to be able to run wifi off my Dlink router also, but I can't seem to do that, only plug into one the LAN ports hard wired. Is this possible in this setup to use the DLink wifi instead of the uverse wifi?

I hope this makes sense and someone else has simple steps on how to make this work as all of the forum posts so far say way too many steps I can't get to work. Thanks!
Turn off the DHCP server. Correct.
Plug into available LAN port. Correct.
I'm also thinking you should the Dlink up with a static LAN IP in the range of the 2Wire, like 192.168.1.250 or something that will not be in the DHCP pool of the 2Wire.
Based on the manual, under Router Settings section, you should be able to change the IP address for the Dlink.

You should be able to turn off the wireless interface on the 2Wire and let the Dlink do all of the wireless aspects. The 2Wire would be responsible for internet, wired connections, and the phone service. Then the Dlink can manage wireless connections, route through the 2Wire, and be a wireless access point of presence for the LAN.
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It looks like this router doesn't have support for bridge mode, and it's not supported by DD-WRT. Just to simplify things, would it be feasible to use the D-Link normally (i.e. everything goes through it) and turn off the wireless on your Uverse gateway, or do you really really want to have the D-Link act as an access point?
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I will try these settings this weekend. I would like to still have the uverse router available for wired connections where that box sits. But have the DLink for addl wired and wifi. I think I will use the DLink for wifi and not Uverse as it has N wireless.

I'll keep you posted as to the results.
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I will try these settings this weekend. I would like to still have the uverse router available for wired connections where that box sits. But have the DLink for addl wired and wifi. I think I will use the DLink for wifi and not Uverse as it has N wireless.

I'll keep you posted as to the results.
I used these instructions to use a new Netgear router with our UVerse gateway. Follow them and it'll work.
http://www.sbbala.com/uverse/index.html
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Turn off wifi and disable dhcp on att.

Plug dlink into wired port of att.

Setup wifi and dhcp on dlink and set the gateway to the IP of the att box.

Now you connect wireless through dlink or wired through either dlink or att box.

Att box now acts essentially as a switch and gateway and thats it.
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Okay, so I tried this out over the weekend.

I managed to get one of my older D-Link routers running as just a 4 port hub for some of my hard wired stuff in another room by turning off the wifi and DHCP on that router and let the Uverse Modem do the assigning IPs.

I then tried to hook up my Dir-655 up following the http://www.sbbala.com/uverse/index.html link for using the RG as a Modem. I turned off wifi on uverse modem, and set my hard wired D-Link router to DMZplus Mode.

Well, when I did that, I was indeed able to use my own router's hard wired and Wifi, but when I go to view network map in Win7 on a computer that is running off my own router, it does not show any of the other hard wired computers hooked up through the uverse modem ports.

In other words, is as if the Dir-655 and the Uverse Modem are not seeing each other. This would be a pain as I use a wireless printer and can't file share between different devices.

I tried the other steps for using the wireless router as a Bridge in that link, but it could not get it work changing my own router ip addresses, etc.

Any ideas?
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Okay, so I tried this out over the weekend.

I managed to get one of my older D-Link routers running as just a 4 port hub for some of my hard wired stuff in another room by turning off the wifi and DHCP on that router and let the Uverse Modem do the assigning IPs.

I then tried to hook up my Dir-655 up following the http://www.sbbala.com/uverse/index.html link for using the RG as a Modem. I turned off wifi on uverse modem, and set my hard wired D-Link router to DMZplus Mode.

Well, when I did that, I was indeed able to use my own router's hard wired and Wifi, but when I go to view network map in Win7 on a computer that is running off my own router, it does not show any of the other hard wired computers hooked up through the uverse modem ports.

In other words, is as if the Dir-655 and the Uverse Modem are not seeing each other. This would be a pain as I use a wireless printer and can't file share between different devices.

I tried the other steps for using the wireless router as a Bridge in that link, but it could not get it work changing my own router ip addresses, etc.

Any ideas?
Give your DLink a static IP address, gateway, and subnet in the same range as the UVerse modem.
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Okay, so I tried this out over the weekend.

I managed to get one of my older D-Link routers running as just a 4 port hub for some of my hard wired stuff in another room by turning off the wifi and DHCP on that router and let the Uverse Modem do the assigning IPs.

I then tried to hook up my Dir-655 up following the http://www.sbbala.com/uverse/index.html link for using the RG as a Modem. I turned off wifi on uverse modem, and set my hard wired D-Link router to DMZplus Mode.

Well, when I did that, I was indeed able to use my own router's hard wired and Wifi, but when I go to view network map in Win7 on a computer that is running off my own router, it does not show any of the other hard wired computers hooked up through the uverse modem ports.

In other words, is as if the Dir-655 and the Uverse Modem are not seeing each other. This would be a pain as I use a wireless printer and can't file share between different devices.

I tried the other steps for using the wireless router as a Bridge in that link, but it could not get it work changing my own router ip addresses, etc.

Any ideas?
I think you're over complicating this. Did you try my instructions?
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I think you're over complicating this. Did you try my instructions?
I did try your instructions, but the Uverse Modem won't let me disable DHCP. I searched all over and online and it seems they made it so you can't disable that on their modems anymore.

I tried "Give your DLink a static IP address, gateway, and subnet in the same range as the UVerse modem" but ran into the issue where I can't access my router anymore after I do that. It keeps trying to connect and times out.
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I did try your instructions, but the Uverse Modem won't let me disable DHCP. I searched all over and online and it seems they made it so you can't disable that on their modems anymore.

I tried "Give your DLink a static IP address, gateway, and subnet in the same range as the UVerse modem" but ran into the issue where I can't access my router anymore after I do that. It keeps trying to connect and times out.
Really? I have one I got last year and did it. Weird. Still tho you could use the uverse gateway to do your dhcp and disable it on your dlink router.
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I did try your instructions, but the Uverse Modem won't let me disable DHCP. I searched all over and online and it seems they made it so you can't disable that on their modems anymore.

I tried "Give your DLink a static IP address, gateway, and subnet in the same range as the UVerse modem" but ran into the issue where I can't access my router anymore after I do that. It keeps trying to connect and times out.
Did you change the default IP address of the router to the same as the static? So for example of you gave it a static IP address, gateway, and subnet mask. There is also a section to change the default IP address for the router.
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