running 2 routers with GSM & BB internet access - my problems= can anyone help please ??!

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  1. campa cola

    campa cola Funster

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    Hi all, I am currently in the process of trying to setup an alternate internet connection (because BT broadband keeps disconnecting and stalling the router) using a 4/3 G router with a Data card in it (D-Link DWR-923). The D-Link DWR-923 I hope to connect into my existing network (via the WAN connection) and allow remote access to a specific PC if the BB router is stalled.

    My question is, On my BB router I have some fixed IP's and portforwarding going on to allow for viewing feeds over the net, I dont want to cause any conflicts with all that so need to switch DHCP off on the 3G DWR router, but you cant. Is there a way around of just telling the 3g DWR router to look for non existant IP address ranges ? Will it be a problem to run 2 DHCP services in this way ?

    thanks for any help
     
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    If you WiFi - PC to D_Link the WiFi settings on the PC will be separate from the LAN settings so you are in with a chance. You could disable the LAN card in the PC with Device Manager.

    But why not just get BT fixed ?
     
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    Contact BT and find out WHY broadband is disconnecting.

    Could be a faulty router.

    That would be my first step.
     
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    Any help

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    You can set up the DHCP settings for different ranges on each router. I.e. Router 1 has the fixed IP's plus say .30 to .99 and set the second to issue from .100 up.

    Alternatively, set up a single DHCP server and turn it off on one, other or both routers.
     
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