Post by leighlmorgan on May 11, 2008 16:11:41 GMT 7
My router's IP is 192.168.2.1 all devices on the network get their IPs from this router and the router only allows a defined set of MAC addresses to connect - I disabled this though when trying to install the Thecus.
Which RJ45 port on the Thecus should connect to my router? - this is far from clear in the manual. What LAN/WAN settings do I need to configure on the Thecus?
I want to connect a PC to the Thecus and get the the Thecus to assign it an IP address. Which RJ45 port on the Thecus should I connect it to? I want this PC to still have a 192.168.2.x IP address - what do I set on the Thecus's "WAN" and "LAN" admin pages to get this to work? What should the gateway be? what should the DNS be?
My setup must be the most common out there - there should be an explicit example in the manual for this.
BTW the setup wizard completes successfully but doesn't find the Thecus - doesn't matter which RJ45 port I plug it into. I even tried connecting it directly to the PC with a crossover cable and it still didn't find it.
The easiest way is to have a switch behind your router. Then you can use 192.168.2.x network to all clients and the N299 with cable plugged in WAN port.
If not you have to change a little bit and must be aware to get in the internet only if N299 runs:
- connect to N299 via LAN port and PC ip 192.168.2.x (not 254) (do not use DHCP) (default gateway : 192.168.2.254) - change LAN ip of N299 to a 192.168.3.254 - change PC ip to 192.168.3.x (not 254) (not DHCP) - reconnect PC to N299 via LAN port connection - change WAN ip of N299 to 192.168.2.x - connect WAN port of N299 to the router
reason is by default the N299 has 192.168.2.254 on LAN port and LAn and WAN port could not be on the same classC net.