Recommendations for Wireless Router on TelstraClear Cable

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Daniel, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. Daniel

    Daniel Guest

    Have discovered that for whatever reason the NetGear WGT624SC "Security
    Edition" doesn't work with TelstraClear's Motorola SB5100 cable modems.
    Suspect the router is trying to do something clever which stops it from
    working properly.
    I just don't have the time nor inclination to put a snoop box between
    them both to see where things are going wrong - NetGear can figure that
    out themselves.

    Anyone recommend a wireless router (std 4 x ethernet port switch,
    802.11g with WPA minimum please)?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Daniel, Aug 3, 2006
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  2. Daniel

    Earl Grey Guest

    Daniel wrote:
    > Have discovered that for whatever reason the NetGear WGT624SC "Security
    > Edition" doesn't work with TelstraClear's Motorola SB5100 cable modems.
    > Suspect the router is trying to do something clever which stops it from
    > working properly.
    > I just don't have the time nor inclination to put a snoop box between
    > them both to see where things are going wrong - NetGear can figure that
    > out themselves.
    >
    > Anyone recommend a wireless router (std 4 x ethernet port switch,
    > 802.11g with WPA minimum please)?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.


    linksys wrt54gl works fine with TC for me.
     
    Earl Grey, Aug 3, 2006
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  3. Daniel

    Daniel Guest

    Earl Grey wrote:
    > Daniel wrote:
    >> Have discovered that for whatever reason the NetGear WGT624SC
    >> "Security Edition" doesn't work with TelstraClear's Motorola SB5100
    >> cable modems. Suspect the router is trying to do something clever
    >> which stops it from working properly.
    >> I just don't have the time nor inclination to put a snoop box between
    >> them both to see where things are going wrong - NetGear can figure
    >> that out themselves.
    >>
    >> Anyone recommend a wireless router (std 4 x ethernet port switch,
    >> 802.11g with WPA minimum please)?
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance.

    >
    > linksys wrt54gl works fine with TC for me.


    Thanks Earl.

    May well go with that one.
     
    Daniel, Aug 3, 2006
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  4. Daniel

    Paul Guest

    Hi Daniel

    I am using the NEtgear WGT624v3 with the home security option with
    Telstra/Clear and apart from the occasional problem, when I change setting
    on the router with it not restarting straight away, it works fine.

    One thing I did have problems with and a very helpful Telstra/clear help
    person helped me with was, something called spoofing the router address. As
    I understand Telstra/clear has a record of your routers mac address and if
    you change routers you either get them to change it to your new one, or you
    can get the router to spoof your old MAC address. The router help menu
    covers this in great detail, if you look in that seldomly looked at place,
    called the help files.

    Good luck Paul.

    "Daniel" <> wrote in message
    news:44d18512$...
    > Earl Grey wrote:
    >> Daniel wrote:
    >>> Have discovered that for whatever reason the NetGear WGT624SC "Security
    >>> Edition" doesn't work with TelstraClear's Motorola SB5100 cable modems.
    >>> Suspect the router is trying to do something clever which stops it from
    >>> working properly.
    >>> I just don't have the time nor inclination to put a snoop box between
    >>> them both to see where things are going wrong - NetGear can figure that
    >>> out themselves.
    >>>
    >>> Anyone recommend a wireless router (std 4 x ethernet port switch,
    >>> 802.11g with WPA minimum please)?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks in advance.

    >>
    >> linksys wrt54gl works fine with TC for me.

    >
    > Thanks Earl.
    >
    > May well go with that one.
     
    Paul, Aug 3, 2006
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  5. Daniel

    Daniel Guest

    Hi Paul,

    Can you email me at my address please? Actually, assuming your addy is
    valid (which it looks like), I might email you :)

    Not entirely sure about whether spoofing the MAC address will help, as
    I've used different PC's with the same modem. Each PC was used as a
    gateway/router and worked without any issues - plus the MAC address
    would've been different for each PC.
    However, I am aware of the MAC address settings in the router (there are
    3; default - router's address, computer - computer's address,
    user-specified).

    Do you have a link for the WGT624v3 router you're using (I'm fairly sure
    it's the same as I've tried - just wanting to be certain).

    Cheers,
    Daniel


    Paul wrote:
    > Hi Daniel
    >
    > I am using the NEtgear WGT624v3 with the home security option with
    > Telstra/Clear and apart from the occasional problem, when I change setting
    > on the router with it not restarting straight away, it works fine.
    >
    > One thing I did have problems with and a very helpful Telstra/clear help
    > person helped me with was, something called spoofing the router address. As
    > I understand Telstra/clear has a record of your routers mac address and if
    > you change routers you either get them to change it to your new one, or you
    > can get the router to spoof your old MAC address. The router help menu
    > covers this in great detail, if you look in that seldomly looked at place,
    > called the help files.
    >
    > Good luck Paul.
    >
     
    Daniel, Aug 3, 2006
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  6. Daniel

    Daniel Guest

    Daniel wrote:
    > Earl Grey wrote:
    >> Daniel wrote:
    >>> Have discovered that for whatever reason the NetGear WGT624SC
    >>> "Security Edition" doesn't work with TelstraClear's Motorola SB5100
    >>> cable modems. Suspect the router is trying to do something clever
    >>> which stops it from working properly.
    >>> I just don't have the time nor inclination to put a snoop box between
    >>> them both to see where things are going wrong - NetGear can figure
    >>> that out themselves.
    >>>
    >>> Anyone recommend a wireless router (std 4 x ethernet port switch,
    >>> 802.11g with WPA minimum please)?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks in advance.

    >>
    >> linksys wrt54gl works fine with TC for me.

    >
    > Thanks Earl.
    >
    > May well go with that one.


    Having tried unsuccessfully one more time to get the NetGear WGT624SC to
    work (in conjunction with NetGear technical support specialist), decided
    to dump this and go with the Linksys WRT54GL.

    Works like a dream, straight forward setup. Main thing - it works! I've
    always held NetGear in high regard, but, I think they dropped the ball
    on this one - this time.
     
    Daniel, Aug 10, 2006
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