Zoom ADSL Modem and D-Link Router question

  HighTower 01:38 08 Dec 2006

I've had a Zoom X4 ADSL Modem for a while, connected to my PC via CAT5. I've recently picked up a cheap D-Link DI-524 Wireless (and wired) router which I've replaced my old Netgear switch with.

The instructions insist that I connect the Modem to the Routers WAN port vai CAT5 but if I do it just won't pick up an internet connection. If I connect the modem to any of the routers standard wired network ports then I have a connection.

So it works, and that's the main thing, but can anyone explain the purpose of the WAN port and the benefits of using that rather than the port I'm using now? And any idea how I configure the WAN port to work if I need to?

  Technotiger 08:15 08 Dec 2006

Hi, sorry I can't help you - but, I think you would get more response if you put this question in the Networking Forum.

Good luck.

  HighTower 10:12 08 Dec 2006

What an idiot I am! Late night last night, sorry all! Can FE move this for me?

  Technotiger 12:41 08 Dec 2006

Don't worry - removal not needed - just put a Green Tick!


  HighTower 12:50 08 Dec 2006

Thanks for pointing it out! ;-)

I'll move it now.

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