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might work for you
Having trouble getting your old ActionTec dsl modem/wireless router to work peacefully with your new NetGear wireless router? Here’s a brief recounting of how I got through this obstacle and subsequently connected multiple wireless devices successfully.
The Two Routers
1ActionTec Verizon DSL Modem/Wireless Router
NetGear 614 Wireless Router
IP address to access either router . is 192.168.1.1
Use the above IP to access the ActionTec
Use http://routerlogin.net to access the NetGear
Wiring as follows
Patch from ActionTec to NetGear with Internet signal. Patch from NetGear to PC1. PC2 is wired to Action Tec.
To access the ActionTec, type 192.168.1.1 into a web browser from either PC1 or PC2. The default username/password for the ActionTec is ADMIN/Password
To access the NetGear router software I first turned off the ActionTec. This of course disrupts the internet connection, but still allows communication with the router from PC1
From PC1 enter routerlogin.net
The default username/password is ADMIN/Password
Under Wireless Setup turn on WEP security, generate a new 128bit WEP Key. Also give the router a unique SSID. Since my ActionTec is using channel 9, I set the NetGear to channel 11.
/saved changes and turned the ActionTec back on.
Created connections in each of the two mobile devices as required.
Alls well that end well.
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