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NightHawk R7000P - Can't get both wired and wireless networks to work at the same time

etpoole60
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NightHawk R7000P - Can't get both wired and wireless networks to work at the same time

I've a mainly ethernet wired network with 6 wireless devices (tablets, laptops, cell phones). The wired network consists of a total of 5 unmanaged switches (netgear and dlink).  The main switch (24 port Dlink) plugs into the router the other switches remote throught my home terminate at the main switch.

When the LAN is connected to the router wireless stops working.  I have two laptops with both wireless and wired conection only the wired connection works and the wireless adapters are disabled.  The laptop I used to configure the router has both wired and wireless and initially it worked then it stopped.

Not sure how this figures into things but a remote desktop can't 'see' all of the machines on my entire network.and some don't have access to the default gateway (192.168.1.1).

Any ideas?

Gene

 

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
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antinode
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Re: NightHawk R7000P - Can't get both wired and wireless networks to work at the same time

> The main switch (24 port Dlink) plugs into the router [...]

 

   Even without an actual model number, I might be willing to believe
that "The main switch (24 port Dlink)" is a network switch.  "the
router" means the R7000P?

 

> [...] the other switches remote throught my home terminate at the main
> switch.

 

   What are these (unspecified) "the other switches"?  How many of them
are actually routers?

 

> [...] When the LAN is connected to the router wireless stops working.
> [...]

 

   Where "the LAN" means what, exactly?  One port on the 24-port switch?
(Is connected to a LAN Ethernet port on the R7000P?)


   There are many kinds of "not working".  Does a wireless client device
lose its wireless connection to the router, or does the router lose its
connection to the Internet, or what?

 

> [...] Not sure how this figures into things but a remote desktop can't
> 'see' all of the machines on my entire network.and some don't have
> access to the default gateway (192.168.1.1).

 

   Define "a remote desktop".  How remote is it?  Or is it just some
computer somewhere on your LAN, or what?

 

   What, exactly, does "'see'" mean to you in this context?  (If you
need to quote a term like "see", then you need a better explanation.)

 

   What are the IP addresses of these invisible "machines"?


   You seem to have a relatively complex tree of poorly identified
stuff.  I'd start with a simpler subset, like, say, your (unspecified)
modem, the R7000P, and a computer, verify that that works, and then
start adding gizmos and complexity, one piece at a time.  Quit when you
find out which gizmo causes the trouble.  (Bigger jumps are allowed, but
be prepared to fall back to something simpler which was known to work.)

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etpoole60
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Re: NightHawk R7000P - Can't get both wired and wireless networks to work at the same time

Problem fixed!

Router was set as 'AP' (access point).  As soon as I set the router as 'Router' everything started working.  Also found one of my gigabit switches (Dlink) was bad.

Last but not least, bought a cable tester and found 3 bad cables which I replaced.

Saw a red/orange light on my router and found that my entire gigabit network was going through a Netgear ProSafe 10/100 switch.  I'm replacing that prior to the new tarifs are effective and the switch price goes from $170 USD to $200 USD.

Gene

 

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