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Connect my WNR2000v2 to my 10.x.x.x network

AtomG
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Connect my WNR2000v2 to my 10.x.x.x network

I have recently acquired an AcuRite weather station which needs to be connected to my home network which is a 10.x.x.x network. The AcuRite ip is 168.1.1.4, and I am able to connect to it with my phone in order to configure it to connect to my home wifi. While it indicates success in the connection, it never shows up on the network. I suspect the problem is translation from 10 to 192. I have an old WNR2000v2 which I'd like to try to use a bridge to connect to the AcuRite. I am able to connect it as it shows a wifi connection on its screen, but that's as far as I can get. I can log in to the WNR2000 admin, but I cannot find the device there and it does not show up in an arp table.

 

How to do this?

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Re: Connect my WNR2000v2 to my 10.x.x.x network


@AtomG wrote:

I have recently acquired an AcuRite weather station which needs to be connected to my home network which is a 10.x.x.x network.


That raises an immediate question. Why did  your  WNR2000v2 pick that address? By default it wants to use 192.168.1.1.

 

That address usually points to sitting behind a modem/router.The router picked 10.x.x.x because it already saw something squatting on 168.1.1.1.

 

What is the modem/gateway/ONT that sits  between you and the Internet?

 



The AcuRite ip is 168.1.1.4, and I am able to connect to it with my phone in order to configure it to connect to my home wifi.

 

It should be possible to get this thing to talk to your router on its current address. Have you asked AcuRite for advice on that?

 

Depending on what modem you have, you may also be able to put the WNR2000v2 on 192.168.1.1. The manual will tell you how to go about that.


Visit the support pages:

Support | NETGEAR

You may have done that already. I can't tell from your message.

I mention it because Netgear gave up on supplying paper manuals and CD versions some years ago and people sometimes miss the downloads.

 

Unfortunately, your router is so old, from 2010, that it may have a hard time keeping up with new gadgets,

 

According to Netgear's manual for this device, not always the most reliable source of information, the LAN and WAN ports support only 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX. That makes it slower than many newer internet services and most modern network hardware. This may not matter to you, but be warned that it will hobble you if you ever sign up for faster Internet, anything faster than 100 Mbps is a waste of your money.

It also slows down whatever is going on in your local network. Newer devices support at least 1000BASE-TX.

The wifi may also not be up to much. It doesn't seem to support 5 GHz wifi.

Nothing wrong with it being old, just don't expect too much.

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AtomG
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Re: Connect my WNR2000v2 to my 10.x.x.x network

Possibly I was unclear, about what I did, and I should have mentioned that I also have a Netgear Nighthawk R7000P. It used to be my only wifi/router and I operated it in bridge mode. I recently changed ISP and I got a new modem/router with that, so I am using it as the router and using the Nighthawk as a repeater. Both wifi networks are working find and I have no trouble hooking things up to either wifi. Everything works except this AcuRite device. Since it is not close to the two wifi sources, I thought the problem might be wifi signal strength, and perhaps I could use the old WNR2000 to deliver a stronger signal to the AcuRite. Logically, if it hooks to wifi, the master router should assign it an appropriate IP using DHCP, but regardless of the fact that the AcuRite say it is connected, nothing I connected to shows it being connected, such as the Nighthawk App, or the ISP modem UI. 

 

I'm thinking bad device at this point, although all its other functions work.

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You have a complicated network. You have left out a lot of essential details.

 

That adds more detail. But not enough to make everything obvious.

 

Take this bit:

 


@AtomG wrote:

... I should have mentioned that I also have a Netgear Nighthawk R7000P. It used to be my only wifi/router and I operated it in bridge mode.

 


What do you mean by "bridge mode"? That' term means different things with different devices and different contexts. (Modem bridge is not the same as router bridge.)

 

Do you mean WiFi repeater mode on the R7000P? Feeding wifi to the  WNR2000v2?

 

Or is the WNR2000v2 in AP mode?

 

How did the WNR2000v2 get the IP address 10.x.x.x? Or is that the R7000P?

 

You didn't say what modem/gateway/ONT that sits between the R7000P and the Internet. It can be important, hence the question.

 

Why not start with the problem in hand? How to connect the AcuRite weather station to your network? Then take it from there.

 


I'm thinking bad device at this point, although all its other functions work.


Which device is that? The WNR2000v2? The R7000P?  The weather station?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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