Our registers are undergoing an upgrade. What that means is instead of our back office computer connecting to them via FTP connection, it connects via ethernet. Which would be all well and good but I cannot for the life of me get it to work.
The registers are connected to a Linksys BEFSR81 which is broadcasting at the IP address 10.5.48.1 (and I don't have access to any of the settings of). The back office computer connects to the internet via a Netopia 3346N modem/router. I need to be able to access the BEFSR81 from the back office computer via the Netopia, which I haven't had any luck doing. If I bypass the Netopia, it works fine. But obviously there's no internet then.
This Netopia has a ridiculous number of options, but I don't know what any of them mean. Here's a list of the advanced options.
Network Configuration IP Static Routes Build IP static route table IP Static ARP Build IP static ARP table NAT Pinholes Set up pinholes through NAT IPMaps Set up NAT one-to-one IP address mappings Default Server Set up NAT default server options Services DNS Set up DNS options DHCP Server Set up DHCP server and relay-agent options SNMP Set up SNMP community, trap and system group options UPnP Enable or disable Universal Plug'n'Play LAN Management Enable or disable DSL Forum LAN-Side DSL CPE Configuration services CPE WAN Management Enable or disable DSL Forum CPE WAN Management services Ethernet Bridge Set up ethernet MAC bridge
Do any of these seem like they'd help do what I need to do? I've spent basically all day working on this, and I have to admit it's beyond my capability. And I would gladly tell my boss to pay someone to do it, but I don't even know who could handle such a task.
The Netopia is working as modem and router. I need to be able to plug the back office computer into one of the LAN ports on the Netopia, and then plug the wire from the Linksys into another of the LAN ports on the Netopia. And then I need to still have internet access AND be able to connect to that router (at 10.5.48.1). Looking on the Netopia website, it looks like maybe I need to put the Netopia in bridge mode (disabling its router functions), and then have the Linksys BEFSR41 I bought work as the router. But I'm not sure.
Something like that. Sounds like you have two routers that are both handling DHCP and when you connect them, nothing will work. You have to tell one to let the other do all the work. The secondary one would basically act like a plain old switch. Problem is it sounds like both of them have connections to the Internet, otherwise how would you be able to ftp from one into the other?
Putting your Netopia in Bridge mode is essentially turning it into a switch so it's modem portion would become worthless, at least if my understanding of your setup is correct. Can everything that needs Internet access run through just the Linksys or just the Netopia?
Mr. Boffo - thanks for your help. The computer has been set up in the living room - it's nickname is the Famicom. They've all been set up with email addresses and access to them using Thunderbird, so I was very happy to see how that would run.