On 10/04/18 01:20, E James wrote:
> I've just had my broadband upgraded and now I need to use a vdsl modem. The 
> new "super" router provided with the upgrade is unsatisfactory as a dhcp 
> server. It only allows a maximum of 8 reserved IP addresses and I want more. 
> If I'm counting correctly I have 11 devices connected to my home network via 
> ethernet and another 8 via wi-fi. In most cases I need a known IP address for 
> network shares and remote desktop operation. Almost all of them need to 
> connect to the internet.
> 
> I have a Zyxel 16 port gigabit switch connected to a TP-Link router which 
> connects to a Dynamode router which now connects to my new Huawei HG633 
> (Talktalk) vdsl router. The TP-Link router acts only as a switch - the 
> ethernet connection between the Zyxel and the Dynamode won't work properly 
> without it. I have turned off the wireless and dhcp functions in the Talktalk 
> router. The Dynamode wireless and dhcp functions work well. The Huawei 
> broadband connection is about as good as I can expect it to be, but I can't 
> get any of my devices to connect to the internet. I'm writing this message on 
> my laptop which is tethered to my phone. I can probably get the system to 
> work by assigning fixed addresses to most of my devices, but I would prefer 
> to avoid that much work.
> 
> Any suggestions and / or explanations would be much appreciated.
> 

Problem solved thanks to some advice on another forum. What is now obvious with 
hindsight is that I needed to fill in dns and gateway addresses on the Dynamode 
router. 

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