I have a Dreambox connected to my D-Link wireless router over a Netgear wireless bridge. The reason for this setup is that I don't want to lay out an Ethernet network cable to connect the Dreambox to the router. And since the Dreambox doesn't have a WLAN this is the only option for me to connect it wirelessly.
- Router: D-Link DIR-825
- Wireless bridge: Netgear WNCE2001
- DHCP (router): enabled
- IP range (router): 192.168.0.101 - 192.168.0.120
- Default gateway (router): 192.168.0.1
- IP 192.168.0.1: default gateway (router)
- IP 192.168.0.101: reserved
- IP 192.168.0.102: reserved
- IP 192.168.0.103: reserved (my PC)
- IP 192.168.0.104: reserved
- IP 192.168.0.105: reserved
- IP 192.168.0.106: reserved
- IP 192.168.0.107: reserved (netgear)
- IP 192.168.0.108: dreambox
When I try to connect to 192.168.0.107 from 192.168.0.103 with the web browser I get to the Netgear web interface. Previously, when I go to this same address from the same computer and with the same settings I would get to the Dreambox web interface.
I have recently flashed the router with a new firmware version to solve an issue I had with it, and I had to configure everything all over again. What has changed? Why is Dreambox no longer on 192.168.0.107?
Instead, my Dreambox is on 192.168.0.108, even though this address is not reserved in the router. Where is it getting this IP from? From the router? To my knowledge, this Netgear device operates only as a bridge (client mode), it doesn't have a DHCP built-in.
I think the configuration file for my old installation was corrupted or something. That's why I never could access the Netgear directly from a computer in the network to configure it. Instead, I had to disconnect it and connect it to a computer P2P in order to configure it. But now this time I can access it from all computers in the network.
I will just change the IP order and reserve 192.168.0.107 for the Dreambox and 192.168.0.108 for Netgear. That should do it.