Help!! Belkin WAP in Bridge mode no worky...

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  1. Sep 27, 2005 #1 of 213
    Gunnyman

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    I picked up a Belkin FD57130 WAP with bridge mode today along with a Netgear FA120.
    I got link and power lights on the Fa120, and I was able to put the Belkin in bridge mode (after connecting it to my computer )
    I can't seem to get an IP address on my HDVR2 running 6.2. I have USB 2.0 drivers installed and working.
    When Everything is powered up, I have good lights on all of my devices but no network connectivity.
    What have I missed?
    I am unable to connect to the belkin wirelessly to configure it.
    Is it my Linksys WRT54G router?
    Am I doomed to 802.11b slownless forever?
    Help a brother out please! :D
     
  2. Sep 27, 2005 #2 of 213
    Diana Collins

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    I've configured a DLink and a Motorola AP to operate in bridge mode successfully. Let's start at the basics...

    1) Did you configure the bridge AP with the MAC address of the network AP?
    2) Did you turn off DHCP on the bridge AP?
    3) Did you confirm the ability to reach your network from a PC attached to the bridge?
    4) I assume the TiVo gets an IP correctly when attached to wired network via the FA120?

    What I would do is attach the PC to the bridge, confirm that the configuration is correct, and insure that the PC can connect to the LAN. Then set the PC to DHCP, and "repair" the ethernet adapter and make sure it gets an IP address. If that works, then connect the FA120, pull the USB connector out of the TiVo and reinsert it (this will force the TiVo to ask for an IP again).
     
  3. Sep 28, 2005 #3 of 213
    Gunnyman

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    for those keeping score:
    The Belkin WAP I chose DOES bridge, but only with a belkin router :(
    so I am stringing cat 5 from my router to my tivos (skillfully hidden behind furniture etc).
    :D
    Thanks for trying to help me Dan.
     
  4. Sep 28, 2005 #4 of 213
    ttodd1

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    So the score is:

    Belkin - 1
    Gunny - 0

    When is round 2? :)
     
  5. Sep 28, 2005 #5 of 213
    Diana Collins

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    IMHO, the best unit to use for bridging is the Motorola WE800G 802.11g bridge. They can be had on eBay for about $35 each, and they work great. I've got one bridging from a Linksys USB200M to a DLink DI-524 AP/Router and I get Tytools downloads in 16 Mbit (2 Mbytes) per second range (using USB 2.0 drivers), with WEP enabled.
     
  6. Sep 28, 2005 #6 of 213
    Gunnyman

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    I'll likely pick these up. The wife is unhappy with wires :(
     
  7. Sep 28, 2005 #7 of 213
    rbautch

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    WEP is turned off, right?
     
  8. Sep 28, 2005 #8 of 213
    Gunnyman

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    yes it was.
    it matters not, the unit has been returned to the store :D
     
  9. Sep 29, 2005 #9 of 213
    Gunnyman

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    grabbed 2 of the motorlla bridges for 82 bucks shipped from Ebay.
    Thanks for the Heads up Dan.
    Can I count oun your expertise for configuring them when they arrive?
    I bought a 2nd FA120 today as well so when the bridges arrive I'll be good to go.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2005 #10 of 213
    Lopey

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    Gunny, Have you gotten yours in and up and running yet?
     
  11. Oct 4, 2005 #11 of 213
    Gunnyman

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    they haven't arrived
    I'll inform the masses when I get everything going.
     
  12. Oct 6, 2005 #12 of 213
    Gunnyman

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    Bridge's have arrived
    they are up and running
    all is well except no MRV
    investigating this and am way open to ideas :D
     
  13. Oct 6, 2005 #13 of 213
    rbautch

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    Both Tivos have IP parameters set in MFS?
     
  14. Oct 6, 2005 #14 of 213
    Gunnyman

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    dhcp
    on both let me look at netstate to make sure
     
  15. Oct 6, 2005 #15 of 213
    Gunnyman

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    one says
    NetConfigIpParams 91512/11 {
    AutoConfigEnabled = 1
    }
    teh other has
    NetConfigIpParams 8530/11 {
    AutoConfigEnabled = 1
    }
     
  16. Oct 6, 2005 #16 of 213
    rbautch

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    Here's mine. You obviously won't have static IP set, but I would expect to see gateway and dns information. Maybe try setting those with the netconfig module in TWP. If that doesn't work, try the MRV voodoo chant.

    Code:
    NetConfigIpParams 3978/11 {
      AutoConfigEnabled = 0
      HostAddress    = 192.168.1.112
      SubnetMask     = 255.255.255.0
      GatewayAddress = 192.168.1.1
      DnsServers     = 192.168.1.1
    }
     
  17. Oct 6, 2005 #17 of 213
    Gunnyman

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    will do
    thanks
     
  18. Oct 6, 2005 #18 of 213
    Gunnyman

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    ok both now show
    AutoConfigEnabled = 1
    SubnetMask = 255.255.255.0
    GatewayAddress = 192.168.1.1
    DnsServers = 192.168.1.1
    }
    still no love
    any other ideas?
     
  19. Oct 6, 2005 #19 of 213
    ttodd1

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    not knowing your setup and not doubting your ability, but is your router really the DNS server? My setup is that my DSL modem is. Just a thought.
     
  20. Oct 6, 2005 #20 of 213
    Gunnyman

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    I'll try removing the dns info but I don't think it will matter
    thanks for giving me something else to try
     

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