11-19-2010 04:06 PM
I have a Linksys E3000 that is in cascade mode with my ADSL Modem Router. However although I can connect using the router IP address, I am unable to connect using Cisco Connect just in case i want to allow anyone to use the guest feature.
Can someone tell me how I can connect using Cisco Connect or how to enable the guest feature from the web page?
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11-20-2010 12:51 PM
What is the IP address of ADSL and E3000 router?
Is ADSL router connected to the Internet port or Ethernet port on E3000 router?
It is not possible to enable the Guest feature using setup page of the router. You need to install Cisco connect software to use the Guest network access.
Connect the ADSL router to the Internet port of E3000 router. Connect the computer to Ethernet port 1 on the router. Press and hold the reset button on the router for 30 seconds. Release the reset button and wait for 10 seconds. Power cycle the router and try to run the Cisco connect on your computer.
Once the Cisco connect software is installed successfully, you will find the option to enable the Guest network access.
11-21-2010 01:12 PM
The IP address for the E3000 is 192.168.1.9 and the ADSL Modem IP is 192.168.1.1. The E3000 is in cascade mode with the cable coming from one of the four port of the ADSL Modem/Router provided by my service provider and connected to one of the Ethernet ports on the E3000. I can access the web page on the E3000 using the 192.168.1.9 address.
I want to know if Cisco Connect can only work when the E3000 is reset to the basic stage or if it is possible to work in Cascade mode. The message I am getting is "You can only access your router settings when you are connected to your router" and "If you are not connected to XXXXXXX you can't update your router settings". I also have a Linksys WRTGS-V4 and a WRTG-V8.2 in Client Bridge Mode using DD-WRT software connecting from the E3000. I also have three Desktop computers, a Laptop and two Dboxes with one as a server and the other as a client sharing upstairs in my home so that is why I am must keep everything in the same Lan IP segment.
If there is a better way to accomplish the above I would be thanksfull is that is explained also so I can have the maximum benefits of the options of Cisco Connect and the use of the Guest option.
Thanks for any assistance.
11-21-2010 02:37 PM
You have connected ADSL router to the Ethernet port on E3000 router.
I think ADSL router is assigning IP address to all the devices in your network and DHCP server on E3000 router is disabled.
If DHCP server is disabled on E3000 then Cisco connect will not communicate with the router and you won't be able to install the Cisco connect.
The IP address of ADSL router is 192.168.1.1.
You can connect the ADSL router to the Internet port on E3000 router and change the IP address of E3000 router to 192.168.0.1.
As I explained before, connect the ADSL router to the Internet port of E3000 router. Connect the computer to Ethernet port 1 on the router. Press and hold the reset button on the router for 30 seconds. Release the reset button and wait for 10 seconds. Power cycle the router and try to run the Cisco connect on your computer. Cisco connect will automatically change the IP address of E3000 router to 192.168.0.1. And you will be able to install the Cisco connect software.
E3000 router will assign IP address to all the computers and devices in your network.
11-22-2010 06:13 PM
I have tried that before but perhaps I may have missed something as it did not work. I do not want the E3000 to apply IP addresses to everything in the network. It is ok to assign IP addresses to all the computers but I have specific address for the two Linksys routers in Client Bridge mode so I can access them through web interface and I have specific IP addresses for my Dream Boxes.
Maybe I am missing something as I am not an expert but can you tell me if I reset again to 192.168.0.1 for the E3000, can I leave my ADSL Modem/Router as 192.168.1.1 (gateway) my Dream Boxes as 192.168.1.4 and 192.168.1.5 and my Linksys Client Bridge Routers as 192.168.1.6 and 192.168.1.7 and have everything still work in the same network.
Can you tell me what settings I need to change in the E3000 to enable the above IP addresses to work in the network by connecting to the internet port and also enable Cisco Connect to work as well. I currently have DHCP disabled on the E3000.
Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
11-22-2010 07:25 PM
If you have Disable the DHCP on the Linksys Router then you need to connect your Modem to the Linksys Router on the LAN Port 1, and let the Linksys Router IP address be 192.168.1.2, and under the Linksys Router setup, under "Advance Routing" Disable NAT, so your linksys Router will work as a client Bridge Router.
11-23-2010 12:36 PM
Will doing as you suggested in the last post address all the issues that I raised above? Will my other routers that I have in Client Bridge mode still work from the E3000 in Client Bridge Mode? and will I then be able to use Cisco connect?
Thanks again for your assistance.
11-24-2010 04:09 PM
I disable the NAT but I did not change the IP address, it is still working with the above IP that I had given it. I am also using the Easylink Advisor to see what is connected to my network as the Cisco Connect still does not work. The programmers for Linksys should update the Easylink Advisor software so that you can add and disable the Guest account in the E3000 as it is a better software than the Cisco Connect. It is disappointing to not be able to have software that enables the maximum uses of all the features the E3000 has to offer. I hope that the administrators on this forum recommend this to the software writers for the product before the competition does.
Thanks again for your assistance.