TD-W8970 as Wireless router only

TD-W8970 as Wireless router only
TD-W8970 as Wireless router only
2014-01-25 15:44:30
Region : France

Model : TD-W8970

Hardware Version : V1

Firmware Version :

ISP :


Hi,
I don't have an ADSL connection anymore but fiber optic. I would like to still use the TD-W8970 but as router only.
There is no real documentation to do that, and I am totaly lost!
If I configure the device as Wireless router only, the LAN port seem to be deactived, no IP address is provided to the computers via DHCP.
In this mode, does the TD-W8970 act as DHCP server or do I have to use the fiber modem's one ?
Any help will be appreciated.
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Re:TD-W8970 as Wireless router only
2014-01-25 17:46:15
I will also wait
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Re:TD-W8970 as Wireless router only
2014-01-25 23:12:34

Jibeji wrote

does the TD-W8970 act as DHCP server or do I have to use the fiber modem's one ?


You have not really supplied enough information about the Fiber modem/router, but at a guess, I would disable the DHCP in the Fiber router and leave the TP as it was with the ADSL. Just use the Fiber as a modem and run a Cat5 from one of the LAN ports to the TP.

It is quite possible that with DHCP active in the Fiber the TP is confused when a new node joins the network. It may seem like the TP LAN port is deactivated.

Just a guess mind you.
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Re:TD-W8970 as Wireless router only
2014-01-26 02:35:14
Hi,
The fiber router (and TV device) is actually configured for using 192.168.2.0 network, the TP is on 192.168.1.0.
I don't know how to configure the TP to ask it to forward any request to 192.168.2.1 as default gateway. I have configured the TP to "Wireless router only" mode.
It would be preferable fro me to keep both DHCP servers running, one on both subnets
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Re:TD-W8970 as Wireless router only
2014-01-26 05:03:43
So I think the most easiest way to do that is

1.Disable the DHCP server on 8970
2.Connect the LAN port(yello) of 8970 to your fiber modem
And you can use 8970 both wirelessly and wiredly.

Jibeji wrote

Region : France

Model : TD-W8970

Hardware Version : V1

Firmware Version :

ISP :


Hi,
I don't have an ADSL connection anymore but fiber optic. I would like to still use the TD-W8970 but as router only.
There is no real documentation to do that, and I am totaly lost!
If I configure the device as Wireless router only, the LAN port seem to be deactived, no IP address is provided to the computers via DHCP.
In this mode, does the TD-W8970 act as DHCP server or do I have to use the fiber modem's one ?
Any help will be appreciated.
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Re:TD-W8970 as Wireless router only
2014-01-27 06:08:20
Hi,
I finally found the issue, the EWAN port can *not* be on the same range as the LAN subnet.
Thanks for your help.
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