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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:07 pm    Post subject: RTP300 behind BEFSX41 Reply with quote Back to top

I have a Linksys BEFSX41 router on my cable modem. If I disconnect that and connect the RTP300 directly to the modem, the RTP300 works fine, phone included. But if I put the RTP300 *behind* the BEFSX41, the Line1 light never comes on. This configuration is shown in the RTP300 manual and it says nothing about port forwarding to make it work.

Does the RTP300 not need to receive connections from anywhere?

I tried it the other way around, putting the BEFSX41 behind the RTP300, but then the BEFSX41 did not seem to be sending packets to the RTP300. It seems to me that would be the preferred connection so the Vonage links do not have to deal with another router, but the manual does not discuss it.

Eventually I have to do this same thing with the RTP300 and my Belkin wireless A/G router as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:39 pm    Post subject: Re: RTP300 behind BEFSX41 Reply with quote Back to top

Nu2Von wrote:
I have a Linksys BEFSX41 router on my cable modem. If I disconnect that and connect the RTP300 directly to the modem, the RTP300 works fine, phone included. But if I put the RTP300 *behind* the BEFSX41, the Line1 light never comes on. This configuration is shown in the RTP300 manual and it says nothing about port forwarding to make it work.

Does the RTP300 not need to receive connections from anywhere?

I tried it the other way around, putting the BEFSX41 behind the RTP300, but then the BEFSX41 did not seem to be sending packets to the RTP300. It seems to me that would be the preferred connection so the Vonage links do not have to deal with another router, but the manual does not discuss it.

Eventually I have to do this same thing with the RTP300 and my Belkin wireless A/G router as well.


The RTP300 needs a list (which you can find at the Vonage.com site) of ports to be open (eg. not otherwise in use or reserved by another device). There should be no need to forward ports, but you do need to be sure that those ports are not forwarded to something else or blocked in some way.

The first thing you need to do is check connectivity. Does the INTERNET light light up on the RTP300? Can you connect a computer to one of its LAN ports, log in, and check to make sure it has been issued an IP address by your BEFSX41? Can you surf the Web from that computer?

The second thing to do is to bypass any other port forwards by placing the RTP300 in the DMZ of your BEFSX41, just to make sure nothing is being blocked. If this works, and nothing else does, you can go ahead and leave the RTP300 in the DMZ (just make sure you DO NOT turn on remote administration, since it will now be accessible from the Internet).

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

receiving connections and receiving new connections are different. port forwarding is rarely necessary. because neither device works behind the other, there is likely another problem. but just for kicks, here are the ports:
http://vonage.com/help.php?article=89
your statement about the bef not sending packets is pretty specific. what are you basing that on? the blinking lights?
one basic thing to do and keep in mind is to power down the devices and power them back up in order (including modem) to insure ip address conflicts don't arise which will cause what you're describing. or you could go into the admin pages and renew the wan ip of the devices, but I would suggest the power down. if you do the admin page thing instead, make sure you do power down the modem. bring them back up in the order of modem, router connected to modem, other router.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:28 pm    Post subject: one fix Reply with quote Back to top

I got it to work with rtp300 in back by putting it in the DMZ and giving it a fixed IP in my subnet. One of those turned on the line1 light; probably the DMZ though it was not right away.

The thing that failed with the rtp300 in front was simple things like DNS lookups.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:41 am    Post subject: Re: one fix Reply with quote Back to top

Nu2Von wrote:

The thing that failed with the rtp300 in front was simple things like DNS lookups.


That's a common problem with the RTP300 and WRTP54G. The instructions really should include the following:

1. From a computer or router connected directly to your Internet connection, determine the DNS servers for your connection. In Windows, you would go to a command line and enter IPCONFIG /ALL and look for "DNS Servers". There are generally two IP addresses.

2. Go into the basic setup screen on the RTP300/WRTP54G, and enter the addresses you found under DNS1: and DNS2:, and set the DNS Proxy to DISABLE.

Once you do this, DNS will work on your network again, and it will also take some load off the router.

Note: If you cannot find your DNS servers, there are public ones for your use. Anything in the range of 4.2.2.1 to 4.2.2.6 are useable DNS servers, though they may not be as fast as your local DNS servers that your ISP provides.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:50 am    Post subject: WHat about dynamic IP? Reply with quote Back to top

The DNS1, DNS2, and DNS Proxy fields are only available in Static IP mode. With the RTP300 in front (connected directly to the modem) it has to be in Dynamic IP mode. What do I do then? It did seem to be correctly learning the DNS addresses from the ISP.

Did you mean I should force the DNS addresses in the BEFSX41?

The DNS Proxy button does not seem to be mentioned in the RTP300 manual at all. The book may be out of date - my firmware is 1.00.60.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hmm. That's the first time I've heard that one.

In the WRTP54G (and I assumed also the RTP300, since they are so similar), the DNS address fields are open for data entry regardless of what you use for settings in the client IP settings.

The DNS1-3 settings should allow you to override the DNS servers you want to present to the RTP300's DNS clients, and will also override the DNS server(s) the RTP300 uses itself. But it will not stop you from using "Obtain IP address from DNS" as your client setting.

I know that on my WRTP54G, I had LOTS of DNS problems with all of my clients, then I hard-coded 4.2.2.4 in DNS1 and 4.2.2.6 in DNS2 (too lazy to look up my ISP's DNS servers that day), turned off the DNS cache on the WRTP54G, did a lease refresh/renew from each client, and never had DNS problems after that day. I eventually put another router in front of the WRTP54G, but that was for some other problems, and had nothing to do with DNS.

As an alternative, you can go to each one of your client machines and set their DNS server settings to "use the following DNS servers" and enter some working DNS servers instead of "obtain DNS settings automatically". That way, the client gets IP addresses from the RTP300 but bypasses its DNS proxy. I did that for a while, too, but I have a VxWorks-based ReplayTV that requires fixed IP address when using hardcoded DNS servers, and VxWorks doesn't handle fixed IP addresses very well, so I fixed it on the router so I could go back to pure DHCP on all my clients again.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:12 pm    Post subject: Re: one fix Reply with quote Back to top

[quote="NateHoy"][quote="Nu2Von"]

1. From a computer or router connected directly to your Internet connection, determine the DNS servers for your connection. In Windows, you would go to a command line and enter IPCONFIG /ALL and look for "DNS Servers". There are generally two IP addresses.

2. Go into the basic setup screen on the RTP300/WRTP54G, and enter the addresses you found under DNS1: and DNS2:, and set the DNS Proxy to DISABLE.

Once you do this, DNS will work on your network again, and it will also take some load off the router.




This will particularly work if you have a Belkin router. I had the exact connection issue with the PAP2 and assigned the DNs sever address on the Belkin setup page along with disabling the firewall.

Apparently the Belkin 54G firewall will block packet traffic to the PAP2 when the firewall is enabled because it belives it's under attack or being hacked due to the large amount of packet traffic.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Just for clarity, here is a screenshot of my WRTP54G's "basic setup" screen, with:

"DNS Proxy" disabled (which forces any clients of the WRTP54G to go do their own DNS lookups and reduces load on the WRTP54G)

"DNS Servers" hardcoded (so the WRTP54G tells the clients about the ISP's DNS servers, and doesn't attempt to issue its own IP address as the DNS server to all the clients).


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:08 pm    Post subject: The manual is old Reply with quote Back to top

Son of a gun. This is what comes of trusting the manual. My Linksys RTP300 manual, document number 6011-24141011(H), that came with my brand new RTP300, is wrong. It does not show those DNS settings on the Setup screen in Dynamic IP mode. But when I hook my laptop to the RTP300 my screen looks just like yours.

Ok, so if I want the RTP300 in front, which despite what the manual says seems like it would work better for Voip QoS, I should set it to Dynamic IP, DNS Proxy DISABLE, and fill in the two DNS ip's from what my ISP is assigning. It will then pass those addresses on to my router in back but otherwise keep out of the way.

The router in back is then set to Dynamic IP also (so the RTP300 will assign it 192.168.15.100) and it will take the DNS IPs from the RTP300 and presumably set its gateway address to 192.168.15.1.
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