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What's wrong with my Wrvs4400n...?

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Dinon, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. Dinon

    Dinon LI Guru Member

    I have a new internet provider and have problems to setup my Wrvs4400n to run with it.

    My provider gave me some basic Dlink router and I should use it but it is not so hot. That Dlink is rather slow so I do not want to use it.

    When I use providers Dlink router I get by DHCP (it must be) these settings:
    IP Address: 78.141.68.17
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Gateway: 78.141.117.1 rather strange:eek:
    Domain Name Server: 213.151.208.161, 213.151.208.162

    and inet is fully functional.

    When I use my Wrvs4400n router I get by DHCP (it must be) these settings:
    MAC is cloned from providers Dlink router (it must be).
    IP Address: 78.141.68.17
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Gateway: cannot find any ip (blank)
    Domain Name Server: 213.151.208.161, 213.151.208.162

    MAC is cloned from providers Dlink router (it must be).

    and inet is not functional.

    When I use my Wrvs4400n router and these static settings (they are valid only for few hours and then I must find new ones and change them):
    IP Address: 78.141.68.17
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Gateway: 78.141.68.1 (adress which was given me by providers Dlink router 78.141.117.1, cannot be used because it is not from valid subnet 255.255.255.0, see above)
    Domain Name Server 213.151.208.161, 213.151.208.162

    MAC is cloned from providers Dlink router (it must be).

    and inet is fully functional but only for few hours because my isp is changing ip adresses every few hours. Then I must change them.

    Why is DHCP in my Wrvs4400n not working or am I doing something wrong? Why my Wrvs4400n cannot find any Gateway ip? Providers hotline do not want to help me because I do not use their router.

    Thank you.
     
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Linksys routers often don't like the Gateway to not be in the network defined by the WAN IP address and netmask, but you'll find Windows XP and recent Linux distros have no problem. I do not know how to fix a Wrvs4400n, but just needs two route commands in a WRT54GL running Hyperwrt Thibor or Tomato.

    If your IP and Gateway are static, simplest solution is to widen the netmask, so that the gateway is seen as in the local WAN network

    IP Address: 78.141.aaa.bbb
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
    Gateway: 78.141.ccc.ddd

    This will result in 255*256 IP addresses being un-addressable, but there's plenty more that will work!
     
  3. Dinon

    Dinon LI Guru Member

    My IP and Gateway are not static. They are changed every few hours.
     

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