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modem diagnostic software with Linksys router

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by chakotay2, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. chakotay2

    chakotay2 Network Guru Member

    I have a Linksys BEFSR81 router. I have modem software that I use that works great when I hook my computer up to the modem, but does not work when I run it through the router.

    The software trys to find the modem at 255.255.255.255 port 7777.

    Is there any way to make the router work with this diagnostic software? The software is hard coded to this address.

    Thanks,
    Allen
     
  2. crossmr

    crossmr LI Guru Member

    255.255.255.255 is a broadcast address, and routers break up broadcast domains.
    Since the modem is now on the other side of the router, that broadcast traffic won't find its way to the modem.

    You'll have to plug the PC directly into the modem if you need to run diagnostic software on it.
     

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