Linked Capacity Plus Example Router Configurations
Please NoteThe Netgear WNR1000 is not a Motorola reccomended router. Please refer to the latest MOTOTRBO system planner for a list of routers which support Linked Capacity Plus. The only reason why the WNR1000 is used is due to the simplicity of the (non-command line) User Interface - which makes it easier to show here and in my training.
NB! As of release 2.2, NAT Loopback is no longer a requirements for the Routers used in Linked Capacity Plus.
Site 1Here are the configuration screenshots from the Netgear Routers I used in the recent training events.
Since there is no DHCP and ISP on my network, I use my own IP addresses and dummy DNS servers (see above).
I prefer to disable Wireless. If you plan to use WiFi, use encryption and a WPAx key.
Port forwarding must be enabled. The UDP port used by the Master is 50000. You will see that I have specified that TCP and UDP should be forwarded - this is becuase TCP is used by the CPS for remote IP programming. 192.168.0.2 is the IP address of the Master.
I use DHCP for the Peers (only 1) on this site. You will see that the DHCP issued addresses start at 192.168.0.3 - this is becuase 192.168.0.2 is reserved for the Master. DHCP also stops at 192.168.0.200, again because 192.168.0.201 is reserved for the rest Channel IP Address.
I also use QoS to give UDP (MOTOTRBO) traffic the highest priority. I also enable the function which allows the Router to respond to pings on the WAN port. If you are connecting via the Internet, disable this feature once you're done with tests etc.
On the other site, everything is the same, except:
1) Port Forwarding is not used or needed.
2) The WAN IP addresses are different (see below).
If you have a Netgear WNR1000, you can (restore) load this configuration to try out.