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little

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Hello guys.

I have a working Airtel Broadband connection with static IP and Beetel 450tc1 modem/router. I want to add W8968 (hardware version 2.0) to my network such that W8968 works as Wireless router. I don't plan to use W8968 as a ADSL modem. Just as a Wireless router which is connected to Beetel Modem via ethernet cable to WAN port on W8968.

I tried connecting ethernet cable from Beetel to WLAN port on W8968 and running quick settings in modem interface but it didn't work. I looked online for some relevant information but I didn't find much, maybe I'm not using the correct terms while searching.

How should I configure it?

Thanks.

update : I opted not to use W8968 as ADSL modem because my W8968 stops responding and needs a restart around once a day. I prefer not to use Beetel in bridge mode and W8968 in PPPoE because of the same reason.

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update 2 : I tried setting up WDS but it didn't go very well. It worked for a while but the connection was unstable.
 
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Thanks for the links.
The first link has information about securing the connection and using a dialer from Windows.
Reading the user manual for W8968
 

vivek.virgo

Journeyman
update : I opted not to use W8968 as ADSL modem because my W8968 stops responding and needs a restart around once a day. I prefer not to use Beetel in bridge mode and W8968 in PPPoE because of the same reason.

Is this a problem inherent in W8968?
I'm looking to replace my bsnl adsl modem with W8968.
 
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little

Journeyman
Is this a problem inherent in W8968?
I'm looking to replace my bsnl adsl modem with W8968.

Only a small fraction of W8968 v2.0 have this problem.

For more information visit this thread.
www.digit.in/forum/networking/179187-w8968-causing-some-troubles.html

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I tired reconfiguring WDS like this. internet was working on mobile 1 and PC 1 but it wasn't working on mobile 2. But I was able to access 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.2 on mobile 2 as well as on all the other devices.

I also tried manually entering my static IP and gateway settings in WAN configuration setting in W8968 after selecting Wireless Router mode on it. The connections were like this. There was limited connectivity on all the devices connected to W8968. I also tried changing DNS to open DNS as well as Airtel DNS on W8968 but it didn't help.

What I want to achieve on my network -
  • Beetel device should work as modem + router and provide internet access to all the devices connected to it wirelessly and wired.
  • W8968 should work as a router and provide internet access to all the devices connected to it wirelessly and wired.
  • Both devices should run their own DHCP servers.
 
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amit.tiger12

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I tired reconfiguring WDS like this. internet was working on mobile 1 and PC 1 but it wasn't working on mobile 2. But I was able to access 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.2 on mobile 2 as well as on all the other devices.

I also tried manually entering my static IP and gateway settings in WAN configuration setting in W8968 after selecting Wireless Router mode on it. The connections were like this. There was limited connectivity on all the devices connected to W8968. I also tried changing DNS to open DNS as well as Airtel DNS on W8968 but it didn't help.

What I want to achieve on my network -
  • Beetel device should work as modem + router and provide internet access to all the devices connected to it wirelessly and wired.
  • W8968 should work as a router and provide internet access to all the devices connected to it wirelessly and wired.
  • Both devices should run their own DHCP servers.

WDS?
why so?
How to configure WDS function on TP-LINK Wireless Routers? - Welcome to TP-LINK
 
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amit.tiger12

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I followed the same FAQ but didn't get internet connectivity on wireless devices connected to W8968. Strangely devices connected with ethernet cable to W8968 had internet connectivity.

I don't prefer WDS to normal wired connection between Beetel and W8968. I just tried WDS because wired connection between Beetle and W8968 wasn't working.

try this again... and let me know...

How to configure WDS function on Archer D2, Archer D5, Archer D7(b), TD-W8968, TD-W8970(B), TD-W8980, TD-W9980(B)? - Welcome to TP-LINK

and this also...

TP-Link TD-W8968 User Manual (Page 51 of 103)
 
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little

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I had already read both the 'How to' and tried them. They are basically the same things. I successfully established a WDS connection and internet was working on LAN devices connected to W8968 but wireless devices connected to W8968 couldn't access internet.

My main aim is to establish a wired connection between Beetle and W8968. I was just trying out WDS.
 
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amit.tiger12

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I had already read both the 'How to' and tried them. They are basically the same things. I successfully established a WDS connection and internet was working on LAN devices connected to W8968 but wireless devices connected to W8968 couldn't access internet.

My main aim is to establish a wired connection between Beetle and W8968. I was just trying out WDS.

for beetel
0. wireless connection working? (other mobile devices)
1. wired connection working? (other computer device lan)

for w8968
0. wireless connection working? (other mobile devices)
1. wired connection working? (other computer device lan)
 
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little

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for beetel
0. wireless connection working? (other mobile devices)
1. wired connection working? (other computer device lan)

for w8968
0. wireless connection working? (other mobile devices)
1. wired connection working? (other computer device lan)

Beetel - everything phone/pc works if connected directly to this one.

W8968 - it's not on my network now. i had used multiple configurations and some had wired devices working and some had wireless devices working.
 
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amit.tiger12

Guest
you mean to say..
0. one configuration connects internet for wired network
1. other configuration connects internet for wireless network..

okay.. I think you are doing wrong connection that's why all this happening..
you did something wrong.. check again what went wrong.. you will find some minor mistake.. best of luck..

find some guy on digit and ask him to personally solve this issue remote controlling you PC... using Team Viewer..
I can't help you now.. if you can wait for 3 days.. i will definitely help you using team viewer..
 
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little

Journeyman
[MENTION=209965]amit.tiger12[/MENTION], dude, thanks for your efforts but you don't get my point. In WDS I had limited connectivity to WiFi devices and internet connectivity on wired device. But the thing is that I don't want to waste my time troubleshooting WDS because thats not my goal. I just want to connect a frigging router to my already working modem. For some reason it's not working.

@mods, please close this thread cause I don't think I'm going to get any help from here this time.
 

whitestar_999

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Staff member
Both devices should run their own DHCP servers.
Networking rule 101 : do not use 2 dhcp servers on same network.

simply connect lan cable from beetel to lan(not WAN) port of w8968 after disabling its dhcp server & it should work.
 
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little

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Networking rule 101 : do not use 2 dhcp servers on same network.

simply connect lan cable from beetel to lan(not WAN) port of w8968 after disabling its dhcp server & it should work.

I want to isolate the network traffic, thats why.

6-7 people use this network and every now and then I need to block someone's MAC address. If I connect beetel to LAN port on W8968 and disable DHCP then I won't have any control on devices which are connected wirelessly to W8968.

I can't just change the password and deny giving it to the users. It's a community wifi and I need to give passwords to beetel wifi and w8968 wifi to everyone.

mac address blocking works because almost everyone is oblivious to it. and i need to block some network hogs who use our network.

I was wondering if there's any way I could utilize features such as speed allocation to selected ip ranges and mac filtering on W8968 while using it as a router.

and thanks for replying..
 
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little

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try this.set your w8968 dhcp server ip range as 192.168.4.x.

ok, will try and report back.

so i should be using wan port on W8968 while using different ip segment on dhcp settings in w8968?

IP address of beetel is 192.168.1.1 and i think i'll need to change IP of W8968 to 192.168.4.x (say 192.168.4.1) before changing DHCP server range in 192.168.4.x?
 
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little

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tried wan port, still no net access.

Beetel 192.168.1.1
DHCP On
Range 192.168.1.11-192.168.1.80

TP Link 192.168.4.1
DHCP On
Range 192.168.4.101-192.168.4.200

When I connect it to LAN port on W8968, i get net access but then DHCP on Beetel is in control. :(

I found an article describing cascading.
According to this article the configuration is correct.

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I have read that sometimes LAN to WAN cascading just fails to work unless one of them is on 10.0.0.x
 
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whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
according to that article,for lan-to-lan the dhcp server of secondary router must be disabled.in lan-to-wan setup what connection type did you selected in w898 settings.try connection type as dynamic ip as well as static ip(192.168.1.100,outside of dhcp range of beetel).
 
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