Changed modem from Belkin to Netgear, Linkstation won't connect

  grumpy-git 20:16 03 Feb 2013

Buffalo Linkstation HD-H250LAN and Netgear N300 DGN2200v3 ADSL2 Modem Router.

3 PCs connect without a problem, 2 wireless and 1 wired, but cannot get it to recognise the Buffalo Linkstation. Netgear uses but Belkin used 192.168.2.etc.

Linkstation setup says Linkstation not connected, but it is.

Any suggestions please?


  mgmcc 22:44 03 Feb 2013

Was the Linkstation configured with a fixed 192.168.2.x IP address in the Belkin's subnet, so that it is now inaccessible when your computer gets a 192.168.0.x address from the Netgear?

If this is the case, what you would need to do is temporarily give the computer's "Local Area Connection" an IP address of, say, with Subnet Mask address then connect it directly to the Linkstation by ethernet cable (missing out the router). Reconfigure the Linkstation with a 192.168.0.x address. As soon as you do this and save the setting, you will lose connection to it, but it should then work when you set the configuration back to the PC getting its addresses automatically and connecting via the router.

  mgmcc 22:48 03 Feb 2013

Alternatively, if the Linkstation can be configured to get its addresses automatically by DHCP from the router, it will get a 192.168.0.x address.

If you follow the procedure in the previous message, make sure when returning the PC's Local Area Connection back to getting its addresses automatically, that you set BOTH IP and DNS sections back to automatic.

  grumpy-git 23:14 03 Feb 2013

Thaks for the replies, I think I solved the problem as you were typing and just logged in here to mark it as "solved".

I pressed the red button (init) on the back of the Linkstation for several seconds, waited for the lights on the front panel to stop flashing, then ran Buffalo IPSetup.exe and it located the linkstation on the network.

It now shows up in my Workgroup in My network places & I can access files on it.


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