10-03-2012 07:05 AM
My SoHo network is configured as follows -
The problem with WAN access is described here -
Troubleshooting - I have tinkered with the following options
10-03-2012 12:07 PM
Since your modem is already set to bridge mode, try to disable block anonymous internet requests/filter anonymous requests on the router. What are the static ip addresses you have assigned for your servers? It is possible that there is a conflict between the two or might be within the DHCP client server range.
10-03-2012 04:24 PM
The DSL Modem is not currently in 'Bridged Mode'. It is set to 'PPPoE'.
I will look at 'Block Anonymous Internet (disable). on the router.
The Class A static IP addresses (on servers) are not in the router's Wireless DHCP range (192.168.x.x).
The latest anomaly (spotted today) is that an external HTTP call to one of the servers (Public IP addresses)
running the HTTPD process is to route this request to the Admin Interface on the Router (referenced by the
Static IP address). This is plain weird.
If I had to summarize the problem (high level) -
In competing for IP/Internet address space, a LinkSys Router behind a DSL modem interferes with normal processing.
Maybe the 1200E router is too 'low end' to handle this effectively.
Alternatively, maybe the router wants to be the sole communication device on the SoHo NW (requiring DSL modem to
be in 'transparent bridge' mode.
10-04-2012 08:37 AM
Problem solved (DNS that is). The Admin interface to the E1200 shows that 'Internet Connection' had the following configuration -
Connection Type - DHCP
Internet IP Address - (Conflicting with Service Class A address)
When I changed the Server Address, I was back in business.
Which brings up the questions -
'What is this setting on the router'
'What are the functions 'Release IP/Renew IP Address' about?
Simple answer might be that the E1200 uses one of the Class A addresses.
This might explain why the attempt at an 'http' call (Class A address) went to the Admin window.
Sorry if this sounds a bit muddled but I've been in trial and error mode for some time now.