Question default gateway

Apr 27, 2019
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I am trying to set up a second router as a slave, which will be hard wired from main router, due to need to extend wi-fi to a dead area of house.
Current router: Plusnet Hub One all working fine.
Bought second hand BT Home Hub 4 to use as slave.
At present I am doing set-up with everything next to PC.
When I started the exercise a couple of days ago, going through Command Prompt/ ipconfig/all I had a Default Gateway for the BT router, went into settings and changed IP address to match main router and the wireless password. Didn't get everything sorted so went to start from scratch again and have found there is no Default Gateway shown from ipconfig:
ie
C:\Users\ >ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . :

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F0-79-59-91-FD-80

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a5aa:c7df:1231:8875%11(Preferred)

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 250640729

DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1D-56-8F-1E-F0-79-59-91-FD-80

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1

fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1

fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1

NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-72-C8-30-93

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


C:\Users\ >

I have done reset, turned off and removed cables restarted but still no joy. The BT router hub light starts as green then changes to orange with broadband light flashing red.

I haved manage to access the properties of the BT router by hardwiring to Plusnet router and going via Network and Sharing Centre and right clicking to get properties, but all TCP/IP settings are Not available. Not sure if this configeration contributes t this

I have not knowing changed any other settings for Plusnet router or PC. Only thing I did do was to hardwire new TV to set that up, but that was done through Plusnet router, with BT one unconnected - may be coincidence, maybe not.

Would have accepted some degree of incompatibility between routers if there had been problem from start. It's the fact things were going ok and now they're not! Have I somehow just bggr*d second router?

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance
 

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