I want to install a router (D-LINK DIR-615). I connected one end of the ethernet cable to the internet port on the router and to other end to a port on the Internet Service Provider modem. Then I connected my macbook pro to the router with another ethernet cable.

Then I typed in the browser and I got the d-link install screen. The problem is no matter what I do the "globe" on the router stays red, so I can't get internet connection.

One of the error messages I get is: WAN subnet conflicts with LAN subnet.

What I do during the setup:

  1. I choose Internet connection setup wizard and click next.
  2. Set a password and click next.
  3. Select time zone and click next.
  4. I choose static ip adress connection.
  5. I enter the ip adress, subnet mask, gateway adress, primary DNS adress, secondary DNS adress and click next.
  6. Connect.
  7. Reboot now.

But the "globe" on the router stays red.

  • Why are you using a static IP? If your modem needs static to the router set that, otherwise use DHCP for your computers and MAC. – Austin T French Mar 23 '13 at 22:55
  • Agreed with @AthomSfere unless you have instructions from your ISP to use static you should use Dhcp. – Brad Patton Mar 23 '13 at 22:56
  • I used DHCP now :) – Gilko Mar 23 '13 at 23:14

I guess your WAN subnet conflicts with LAN subnet ;) It means that you have set up the same subnet both on the modem and router. These are two separate networks and can't work with the same subnet.

Solution: change your router's address from to or something like that. You may have to reconfigure your network adapter if it's not using DHCP (and it's probably not if you need a config like that for your modem).

  • I changed the to and that solved everything. Thanks – Gilko Mar 23 '13 at 23:15

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