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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:29 am    Post subject: MJ+ with Sprint wireless router - no computer, no t.c. Reply with quote

Using the MJ+ with a Sprint wireless router presented some challenges. No cable or dsl in my area so the Spring OverdriveEFB is my only choice. The challenge was to use the MJ without a dedicated computer or thin client.

This forum was helpful after reading about a bridge. Bridging an ethernet connection to wireless. Amazon lists many bridges which may work, but I always try local businesses first, in the interest of the local economy.

No bridges at WM, only the range of routers from $49 to 199. None that would operate in bridge mode. Do not attempt using an extender, the one I tried said it would operate in bridge mode on the box, not true (Netgear).

At Best(Bye) the floor (2)associates didn't even know what a bridge was. The geek squad came out to convince me what I was trying to do was not possible and suggested an option which still required a dedicated computer, ahhhhh!

My search ended at Staples with a ($69.95) Netgear wireless internet adaptor, another name for a bridge. Connected the unit with an ethernet cable for setup using a browser window, (on a Mac) to recognize the Overdrive, painless, less than five minutes. Plugged the MJ+ ethernet cable to the RJ-45 connection on the adaptor, give it a minute to login. If it does not recognize the connection try this (this is what I did):

Set up static i.p. for your MJ+ by logging into your mymagicjack internet account and uncheck the DHCP. You will be able to fill in the rest. Here's what I used I.P. 192.168.0.14 this is within the range for the MJ+ and the adaptor.
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Router: 192.168.0.1
DNS: 192.168.0.1

If the MJ+ doesn't connect, unplug from power re-plug and let it restart.

Using the AC adaptor for the MJ+ and the AC adaptor for the Netgear, you now have a low powered setup with plenty of ringing power for your phone(s). I am using a Panasonic DECT 6.0+. Wireless phones for the whole house and a lot of features including call blocking (for pesky telemarketers) and shared phonebook.

So far, so good. Hope this helps with your wireless setup.
Let me know if you have tried a regular bridge for this.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ypu can also pick up router compatible with DD-WRT and load up the firmware to make it a wireless bridge.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:48 pm    Post subject: Re: MJ+ with Sprint wireless router - no computer, no t.c. Reply with quote

GREAT 1ST POST!!!



tommytoes2011 wrote:
Using the MJ+ with a Sprint wireless router presented some challenges. No cable or dsl in my area so the Spring OverdriveEFB is my only choice. The challenge was to use the MJ without a dedicated computer or thin client.

This forum was helpful after reading about a bridge. Bridging an ethernet connection to wireless. Amazon lists many bridges which may work, but I always try local businesses first, in the interest of the local economy.

No bridges at WM, only the range of routers from $49 to 199. None that would operate in bridge mode. Do not attempt using an extender, the one I tried said it would operate in bridge mode on the box, not true (Netgear).

At Best(Bye) the floor (2)associates didn't even know what a bridge was. The geek squad came out to convince me what I was trying to do was not possible and suggested an option which still required a dedicated computer, ahhhhh!

My search ended at Staples with a ($69.95) Netgear wireless internet adaptor, another name for a bridge. Connected the unit with an ethernet cable for setup using a browser window, (on a Mac) to recognize the Overdrive, painless, less than five minutes. Plugged the MJ+ ethernet cable to the RJ-45 connection on the adaptor, give it a minute to login. If it does not recognize the connection try this (this is what I did):

Set up static i.p. for your MJ+ by logging into your mymagicjack internet account and uncheck the DHCP. You will be able to fill in the rest. Here's what I used I.P. 192.168.0.14 this is within the range for the MJ+ and the adaptor.
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Router: 192.168.0.1
DNS: 192.168.0.1

If the MJ+ doesn't connect, unplug from power re-plug and let it restart.

Using the AC adaptor for the MJ+ and the AC adaptor for the Netgear, you now have a low powered setup with plenty of ringing power for your phone(s). I am using a Panasonic DECT 6.0+. Wireless phones for the whole house and a lot of features including call blocking (for pesky telemarketers) and shared phonebook.

So far, so good. Hope this helps with your wireless setup.
Let me know if you have tried a regular bridge for this.

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