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At my other place of residence I was able to just plug my DIR-615 into my rooommates Linksys WRT54GL and I had internet no problem, both wireless and direct connection.

But, at my parents house I plugged my DIR-615 into their DI-524, which is plugged into the cable modem, and I can't get a connection at all on my 615. I changed the IP of the 615 to 192.168.0.2 so it didn't interfere with the 192.168.0.1 of the 524. So far that's all I've done. What is it I'm missing that will get me wireless and direct connection internet on my 615? My forte is not networking, so go easy on me. I know all the wires work, or at least they did five minutes before setting this link up.

So far it's:

Cable Modem
|
524 - wireless and direct connection internet work
|
615 - nothing

Thanks,

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Dont you have to set the 615 to Access Point mode or something to get it to function as a switch instead?

Plus, dont forget the Cable Modem is probably on a dynamic IP and attempting to handle DHCP and NAT duties. This is why its near impossible to get NAT1 on PS3's connected to routers on Cable Modems.

DSL is way better in this aspect, personally. You can disable DHCP and let the router be the smarty pants. Do some research, if your lucky you can force the Cable Modem to just function as a Bridge.

Hopefully someone else will chime in that has done similar. But maybe I've halfway pointed you in the right direction.
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Don't use the WAN port on the 615... use one of the LAN ports.
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Internet > Cable modem > WAN port of DIR-524 {DHCP on} > LAN port to LAN port of DIR-615 {DHCP off} > profit!

P.S. Set this manually on each router. Your routers must be in the same network range for them to see each other and work together.

DIR-524 192.168.0.1 255.255.255.0 DHCP on (for wireless - set to CH 1)

DIR-624 192.168.0.2 255.255.255.0 DHCP off (for wireless - set to CH 11)

Let's see your results!
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