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Solved: Naming a wireless network using two wireless routers

Question: Solved: Naming a wireless network using two wireless routers

I live in a large house that has ethernet ports throughout the house. I need to have two separate wireless routers to insure I have wireless coverage. There will be one upstairs and one downstairs. Is there any advantages or disadvantages in naming both of the wireless networks with the same name?

Thank you for looking.

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Answer: Solved: Naming a wireless network using two wireless routers

I wouldn't use two SOHO wireless routers for this.

The better way is to use APs from companies like Aruba Networks, Ubiquiti, or Meraki. These companies have APs which allow them to operate as one unified wireless network without the expense of purchasing a wireless controller. By doing this, you have the ability to add APs anytime you want which will join the AP cluster and operate as a unified device with the cluster. It allows the ability to have the APs being aware of each other and as a result adjust their output transmissions so they won't be stomping on each other running full blast. It allows you to use one or more SSIDs which all the APs will service and hence more seamless roaming throughout your house; without issues inherent with using independent APs or with SOHO wireless routers configured to use the same SSID. These systems also have the ability to constantly auto select operating channels in both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands so your wireless network is always operating at the best efficiency/performance.

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I've recently upgraded my internet provider to BT and received a BT Home Hub 3 as the new wireless router. Previous to this I was using a wireless Belkin G + MIMO ADSL router (model number F5D9630-4).

There are places in the house where the wireless signal is very poor. Connecting to the internet using either of these routers is difficult in these spots. However, since the Belkin is now spare, I've been thinking about trying to use it as a low cost repeater (i.e. free) to extend the wireless range in the house.

There are several good articles that I've found on this site which address the connection of two routers together (e.g. John Will's article on connecting two SOHO routers is a good example), but they rely on an ethernet connection between the two routers. I'm just wondering if anyone can tell me if there is a way to establish a wireless link between the two routers to extend the range of the current wireless network.

Cheers everyone, and thanks in advance.

Answer:Extend a wireless network using a wireless link between two wireless routers

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I have a problem that comes with a long story, so sorry.
i have cable internet which is set up inside my house, the cable modem is connecet to a wireless router (1) via a ethernet cable to the wan port. This is then connected to a wireless access router (2) via port one of wr1 to the wan port of wr2, this is set up in an office about 30 mts away from wr1. on wr2 i have disabled the wireless as this caused many problems an connected an access point as advised by dlink. wr2 also has two other computers connected to it including an exchange server. these are connected to the wr2 ports. All computers can connect to the internet via the access point, or wr2 or wr1 without an issue. All computers in the area of wr2 and the access point can see all computers on the network, but when anything is connected to wr1 they cannot see the exchange server or any computers on the network.
lan settings as advised by dlink...
I am at my witts end

Answer:Solved: Two wireless routers cant see computers on network

Here's the recipe for connecting two routers to accomplish what you are trying to do.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

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Ok, my wireless connection is working, how do I name it? Ie when people scan for network, how do I change the name that comes up?Also, can I put a password on it? Thanks

Answer:Naming and securing a wireless network?

You need to access the router settings , check the manual that came with the router ...which model are you using ?

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I've got a D-Link Wireless-B router hooked up to the cable modem. I've now got a Linksys Wireless-G router in another room. I want a few computers hooked up to the Linksys router and be able to get an internet connection through the wireless network of the 2 routers. Can I do this? If so, how? Thanks.

Answer:Wireless network w/2 wireless routers

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Ok, so I am in a rough spot and could really use some help. I was so happy to find this kind of service available to the community. Thank you to everyone involved for making this service available. I’m not accustomed to typing out these kinds of issues, so please bear with me.

I am fairly good with computers and in need of more income. I decided to start doing some contracting work on my own, and this is my first networking gig. I have a lot of experience with computers, but almost zero business networking experience. I have setup routers, modems and wifi at multiple residential locations. So, I thought it wouldn’t be a problem taking on an upgrade/networking project for a small auto repair business. Turns out, I couldn’t get things working and am at a loss as to how to resolve the situation. I’m not sure if it’s a router hardware compatibility, setup or settings issue or all the above. I'm feeling a little defeated, and could really use some guidance.

Current Scenario: They have Time Warner Business Class internet service. I’m assuming this is DSL. There is a front desk computer, an office computer with a wireless router, and then multiple laptops throughout the location that share internet access on an already installed/setup wifi network. In the garage area, a fairly large distance from the front desk and office, is where the Time Warner modem and another wireless router are installed and mounted.

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Answer:Wireless Network With 2 Routers & NAS

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I currently have a linksys WRT54GS as my main router and source of wireless internet (this is based on the 3rd floor of my house). I want to add wireless to the 1st floor of my house and currently have a linksys WRT54G sitting around. I have 1 hard wire running from the 3rd floor to the 1st floor. I would like to connect the WRT54G to this hardline in order to expand the wireless network. I would then also like ot hard wire a desktop into the 2nd router. In other words, the second router would be used as a sort of makeshift WAP/switch combo. Is this possible to do? If so, what settings do i need to put on each router. I've googled a lot and havent found anything helpful.

Answer:using two wireless routers together on one network

This is really simple and actually quite commonly asked... Yes you can set up your second router the way you want to here. Just remember to disable DHCP on the 1st floor secondary router so that it doesn't interfere with the DHCP on your primary router (which is actually doing the routing). After that, your WRT54G will act as a WAP (and also as a switch if it has pors, which you describe it having) and you can enjoy more wireless coverage.

Keep in mind, though, that this won't exactly inrease the coverage of your first WAP, it will just create a second wireless network that in the event of the first not being connect-to-able, be a much better choice, giving you more overall connection. You will have to juggle connections as you change floors and pick a different WAP to connect to depending on which floor you're on (just pick whichever gets a stronger signal...)

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I have a router in my COmpter room (wireless) WRT54G. It is hardwared to my PC and MY cable modem. I have 1 other PC on a Wireless Card and it is on the Internet with no issues.

I have a second Router WRK54G.

I have 3 devices that do not allow wireless access all next to each other in another room.

i should be able to plug all 3 into the second router WRK54G (hardwired) and that router can be i guess a Gateway? It should be able to talk to my other wireless router so that the 3 devices connected to it can have internet access and be in the network. Correct?

I have looked on Linksys site and what not -

How do I get this to work?

DO I have to plug the second router into my PC (or other router) first and configure it? Obviosly they are both I already changed my main router to - so the second router is (default). I Can't log into it... From my Wired PC or my Wireless PC. Both PC's only see the router and the Cable modem of the first (wrt54g).

Can someone help me out getting this to work.

I honesty dont want to buy a $99 G adapter for my Xbox 360 and the 2 other devices only accept WIRED either net connections.. BUt if I wire them to a ROuter (Wireless) that can Wireless COmmunicate with the first router and be on the same network..the other 2 devices would act as if they were Hardwired directly tot he first router in theory.

Any help would be mucho appreciated!

Thanks in advance..

Answer:Help with 2 Wireless Routers on same network.

The WRK is a stripped down version of the already stripped down WRT. I highly doubt it has the ability to act as a wireless ethernet bridge (what you want to connect the devices in the other room). If your lucky, your WRT54G might be old enough to accept ddwrt or tomato which adds the bridge functionality. I think the micro version of ddwrt that installs on the v.8 WRT54G has wireless ethernet bridge as an option but I have never tried it. Either way, it would require using the WRK as your primary router, and those things are junk.

Your best bet would be to run an ethernet cable into the other room and try using the WRK as just a switch. Barring that, you can get a DDWRT supported device for under $50, which unlike the $99 linksys gaming adapter will allow all your stuff to connect at once. I have used the ASUS WL520gU to do this, it was $39 after mir. Flashing it can be a bit tricky, however. If you want one thats easier to flash get the linksys WRT54GL (the GL is key). It should be around $60. Flash to ddwrt ( and configure as a wireless bridge and your set.

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Hi guys,
I currently have a Netgear DG834PN Wireless Modem/Router that plugs into my Gaming PC and my Dad's PC through ethernet. However, due to firewall problems I cannot run game servers that go to the net. So I thought of this.
Is there a way to hook up two wireless routers onto the same network (Or phone line)?

I tried hooking the netgear router and a spare Netcomm Modem up through a phone line with a double adapter on the end, and a spare modem connecting the Belkin to the internet, but one would connect and the other would say its connected, but wouldn't go to Google. Is there a way to get pass this? I'm guessing I might have to ring the ISP, but I dunno what to say about it.

My second theory was, that if I hook the Belkin up from the Netgear and set it up, I could connect my Laptop (Server) up to that. Wiereless didn't work, however running straight from cable did, but when I went to login to the Router settings, it went straight to the Netgear, instead of the Belkin. Is there a way to make it only go to the Belkin?

Thanks for your help.

UPDATE: I can connect wirelessly from my Laptop with the Belkin plugged into the Netgear, but it won't connect to internet, even though its saying im connected to the Belkin wirelessly.

Answer:Two Wireless Routers on the Same Network?

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I read the other threads on this subject and got very confused

I have a satellite modem providing our internet connection on our resort, and i want to span this over two wireless routers.

We currently have the modem going to the internet port on a Linksys WRT-350N (A) and then Ethernet going to a few desktops and wireless to the guests notebooks. This is using automatic DHCP and is working great.

I now want to add a WRT-54G (B) to expand our network and it is giving me a headache.

I have run ethernet cable from the ethernet port on (A) to the ethernet port on (B) with no success (this is my current non-working configuration).

I have also tried using an Ethernet Switch to split the signal from the modem before it goes to the routers with no success too.

My current settings are the following:


DNS Primary:

WRT-350N (A)

internet access configured with static IP



Internet access configured with DHCP


i cant ping from one to the other, but the internet from wireless (A) still works.

Please help!

Answer:Using 2 wireless routers on a network

NAD_Lembeh said:

My current settings are the following:


DNS Primary:

WRT-350N (A)

internet access configured with static IP

IP: <Network #1


Internet access configured with DHCP

IP: <Network #2

i cant ping from one to the other, but the internet from wireless (A) still works.Click to expand...

You won't be able to ping because you have 2 separate networks with these IP addresses.
Take a look at this article. This is used in a home setting which may not be sufficiently large for a business setting such as yours.

And Welcome to MGs.

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Please can someone help and explain something to a complete numpty

Started off using an Origo AR 8400 Modem/Router for 2 wired PCs - which worked perfectly. We got a laptop and wanted to go wireless so bought a Linksys WRK54G wireless router. I plugged the Internet port on the Linksys into the one of the ethernet ports on the Origo and left the wired PC into the Origo - the internet worked fined on 2 wireless and 1 wired PC. BUT also wanted to network the 3 computers so plugged a cable between one of the ethernet ports on each router - this worked OK too and now had internet and could share files & printers
Firstly does that sound like the right way to do things?

With it set up as above the two routers used to go crazy sometimes and all the lights would flash quickly and there'd be no connection anywhere. This is solved by switching off/back on the routers.

Now fiddling around with it today to sort out another problem it seems I don't need the internet cable plugged in - with it like this I can't get into the Linksys's settings using

Please could someone tell me the proper way to do it!!


Answer:Please Talk Me Through How To Set Up A Wireless Network Using 2 Routers

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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Hello everyone...

I'm not that advanced in networking, so I could use a little help on this one.

At our office I'm trying to set up two wireless connections using two different wireless routers (both D-Link WBR-2310) on one internal network/LAN. RIGHT NOW, I've got the one I set up for the doctor (we'll call it Router A), that is secured, and it's basically acting as an access point to his wired LAN. He uses his laptop to connect to the LAN this way. It is hardwired to the 16-port switch, as well as the DSL modem/router which is doing the DHCP. So Router A and the DSL modem are both hardwired to the 16-port switch. The IP address scheme for the LAN is 10.0.0.x. So Router A, acting as an access point, is passing this scheme of IP addresses on to any laptops connected wirelessly.

The doctor wants another wireless router set up for his patients in the lobby (we'll call it Router B). It's going to be unsecure, and even though it is also hardwired to the internal network, he wants it seperate from the LAN in terms of not being able to access internal data/folders, but still able to connect to the Internet. I tried setting it up to where it was running DHCP and giving out addresses in (different subnet), but using the subnet mask No luck. I can't get connected to the Internet.

The WAN IP address for the DSL modem is static btw. Any help would be great.

Answer:Two wireless routers, one internal network.

On the unsecured network, are you getting an ip? In the config /all what is the gateway? Getting a DNS server ip? Can you ping the gateway?

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What I am trying to do is set up 2 wireless routers on the same network. Here is a diagram of my shop that i am trying to do this in:

The first router is set up like this: Modem ~ Router1 ~ 16 port switch ~ Router2

Now, i have a router set up (the orange square) in the office, and it broadcast the wireless signal about as far as the orange circle. i have it set up as, with the dhcp turned on to give out The second router set up in shop 3 is connected with a cable running from the switch, to shop 3. Its ip is and the dhcp is handing out The cable running to the second router is plugged into LAN1 port, not the WAN port. The wireless on Router1 will not reach Router 2, hinse why i hard-wired it.

I have one computer plugged into LAN2 port of Router2, and i am having no problems with it. My problems are with the laptops trying to run off the wireless. They connect for a minute, then disconnect. They are not out of range, because i have them sitting right next to Router2. I can set it up to were Router2 network is diffrent from Router1, and i can get on the internet fine. But the desktop wired to Router2 needs to be on the same network as everyone elses on Router1 because there are files on the server (hooked to Router1) that we need access to.

If someone can give me a hint on what i am doing wrong for Router2, it would be appreciated.

Answer:Setting up 2 wireless routers on same network

why not let the first router do all the DHCP ?

see here


Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together
From a John Will Post

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN... Read more

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So the fire dept I vol. at is going to be setting up wireless and I might be helping with that setup. They've already bought 3 wireless linksys routers on their own so thats what I'll be working with. They already have another router hooked up to Comcast I think, so the other 3 linksys routers would be positioned in different areas of the fire house to get signal. I know we'd have to disable DHCP on all the routers but be besides from that I'm not sure where to go from there. At least in terms of making it look like one single large wireless network.

So if I wanted one wireless network to come up on my ipad or laptop, say wireless network name "firehouse" how would I do that? VS having 3 different wireless access points showing up in my wireless list like firehouse1, firehouse2 and firehouse 3.

I tried googling an answer with mixed results. Some results say it can't be done. Some say to name the SSID the same on all the routers and have them have the same encryption, key and channel so then you'd always stay connected no matter where you went.

All routers will be hard wired together.

I use tomato wireless on my personal linksys router are home and it just confused me even more seeing the various wireless modes available (with no descriptions on the differences). Although for the firehouse it'll probably rename on the stock firmware.


Answer:Wireless network with mutiple linksys routers

disable dhcp on each router
set ip on each router/ap outside of dhcp pool from main router (,,
set same SSID
set same security encryption method and passphrase
use alternating channels (1st router be channel 11, 2nd be chan 1, 3rd be chan 6, 4th be chan 11)

Advice, use better equipment. Atleast flash those with DD-WRT if possible, or maybe looking into some more business oriented units. For our Fire Districts they usually want a guest wireless as well as internal. A router that can do VLAN can do this.

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I would like to add a second wireless router to my home wireless network so i can boost the signal strength and speed.My current setup is one wireless router supporting 2 PCs. However, the two PCs are far from the router and although i can browse the internet without problems, anything more intensive than that will make the wireless signal drops dramatically and thus the speed.The two routers i have are: 1, 3Com Office Connect (this is the one already in use) click here2, Linksys WAG54GI have 2 PCs running Windows XP (usb adapters on both). I am on a 2MB broadband connection.If anybody could give or point me to instructions on how to link these two routers, i'd be eternally grateful!

Answer:How do i link 2 routers to extend wireless network

You cannot use two Routers. You need a Signal Booster for Wireless

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Here's the situation. The neighbor next door is really cool. She doesn't mind if I connect to his wireless router so that I can use her internet connection. However, I can only get reception of her router (Linksys) in one corner of my house. I have built a cheap waveguide antenna for my USB wireless dongle and can get a nice reliable 2 Mbit connection. Hey, it's better than dial-up.

I figure that I'll feed the connection into my own Wireless router (SMC) and rebroadcast it, using a different channel of course. I have my wife's laptop, a file/print server, and my desktop. I want them to see each other on my own internal network, and use the Linksys connection for the internet. The laptop has a wireless card that can connect to my router from anywhere in the house or the backyard, and both the fileserver and desktop are in the same room as the SMC and will be hooked via ethernet.

The problem (i think) is that both my SMC router and her Linksys have the same gateway ID. Whenever I hook both the wireless dongle and the ethernet connection to the router, the internet breaks.

I do have a very old K6-500 that I could use as a proxy server. Perhaps I could use AnalogX proxy, or Proxy+ for the sharing from the computer with the wireless connection to the Linksys, and connect that computer to the uplink port of the SMC router. However, I would like to be able to remotely administer the proxy server, and just leave it in a closet somewhere.

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Hey all

I had posted this question over on AT and haven't really been able to get the answers I am looking for.

Here is the situation. At my job we have a modem/wireless router for our internet. The back office computers are getting a weak signal so I wanted to install another router to extend the signal.

The folks over at AT recommended an Asus RT-N12 router which I was able to purchase. How do I go about getting the 2nd router to connect to the first and share the internet connection?? The router is running DD-WRT.


Answer:Connecting two wireless routers to extend network

Use the ddwrt wiki? It's pretty easy but writing out the instructions isn't needed when the wiki is very well done.

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I can't find any option in the RV016 configuration pages, and can't figure out how to actually get into the 2 routers configuration pages. How do I add wpa encryption to the network?

Answer:how do I add wpa to a network with a linksys RV016 and 2 wireless routers?

It's done on the router/AP, not the RV016.
What LAN IP did you make each router/WAP? You log into their web admin, not the RV016.

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I'm trying to replace two wireless routers in a home wireless network set up. The network consists of:

One Belkin router going into a Cable Modem (Time Warner). In the LAN ports of this router there are two connections that represent data ports upstairs. I can't get into the config sheet of this router.

The second Belkin router is in the lady's study and it is hard-wired to its WAN port. I can get into the config page and it is and it has DHCP on, although curiously, when I wirelessly connect to it and right click the wireless network connection, in the properties sheet it shows as access point.

The third Belkin router is in a bedroom at the opposite end of the house and it wasn't hard wired and I can't get into its config sheet. My guess is that it must have been hard wired into the data port on the wall as these routers can not act as wireless repeaters.

When I swap numbers 2 and 3 out neither of the two new ones can connect to the Internet which makes me think that router 1 is mac address controlled or the cable modem is blocking Internet access?

I'm at the point where I think I am going to have to break everything and start from scratch but I am hesitant without knowing how the existing network was set up as ideally I just want to mimic it but with fresh hardware. On the new routers, when I connect to the interface I can set up all the security etc. but the only thing that is missing is internet connectivity.

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Answer:Replacing routers on a home wireless network set up

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

For reference, here's a link to a Typical example config using a Netgear router

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Hi Guys
I am just wondering if anybody can help me route 2 wireless routers on the same internal network and main connection is coming from Mikrotik Routerboard. Problem is that I cant connect any computers if I am on my main wireless router (Netgear router) and the lan IP address is with Wan IP address of and I am trying connect down to my belkin router that have LAN IP of 192.168.2.x with WAN ip address of 192.168.60.x

So how would I be able to get the belkin router from my main wireless router without disconnecting and reconnecting to the belkin router?

Answer:need some help on routing couple wireless routers on same network

I run 2 wireless routers on my network, primary is set to and the second one is
The second one is used as a switch and wifi repeater using the same ssid and password as the primary wireless router. DHCP is turned off on the second router.

Router 2 is plugged into plug 1 on the first router and plug 1 on the second router.

Are you trying to allow all machines connected to both routers access to each other, if so, them I believe the first 3 sets of ip numbers have to be the same on both routers.

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Hi Everyone,

I have a wireless router (D-Link DIR-625) that is connected to my cable modem. If I want to use wireless devices in my living room, I will need to extend the range of my wireless network. Unfortunately, moving the cable modem to the living room is not an option.

I have bought a router (D-Link WBR-2310) hoping to connect the two together to increase the range of my network. I have not been able to find any direction on how to accomplish this without connecting the two routers with CAT5 cable, defeating the point of my wireless network.

I am looking for a solution that does not involve running cables all over my home. If anyone can suggest how to do this, hopefully with the two routers I own, it would be greatly appreciated.



Answer:Two wireless routers, one network. Will this help cover my entire house?

How far is your wireless router from your living room? How many walls or other barriers between the router and device location in living room?

Have you tested your wireless connection by putting a wireless device in the same room as the router?

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Please responed...

This is what i really hope to set up.
Its really all there..
if someone could tell me what i have to do...

BTW- the routers are both linksys.

The Link---


Answer:Please Help Answer About My New Network And 2 Wireless Routers in One Network

I know English is not your first language... What is your question? Your link isn't posted properly

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I recently purchased a new Linksys 2.4GHZ 802.11g wireless router to replace my existing Microsoft Wireless Network Router.

I was wondering if it is possible to hookup the Microsoft router at one end of my house, and the linksys one at the other end to broadcast the same network and distribute my signal more widely through my house.

Would the following setup work? :

Modem > E-Cable > Linksys Router > E-Cable > Microsoft Router

If so, would I put the Ethernet Cable from the linksys router into the modem port of the Microsoft router? Or would I put it into one of the other 4 ports for networked computers?

Answer:Solved: 2 Wireless Routers?

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Hi all, I have a home network of several pcs, printers, nas, etc all currently running as a wired lan. My internet gateway is currently a wrt54gl linksys with wireless turned off. Hooked up to the linsys by wire is a dlink dir-600 set up in access point mode. I turn the dlink on only when necessary. The reason ive got it like this is the linksys router even with genuine bigger aerials fitted provided pretty ordinary coverage as it had to go through 2 concrete walls before it could attempt connection other wireless gear. Obviously the dlink is closer to this gear, and with no walls to go through.

My question is can I have a wireless network with BOTH routers working wirelessly, in other words will the signal from a laptop or wireless pc try to talk to both routers on the same frequency at once with corrupted info going to a wireless pc or printer?

Hope I explained ok?

Answer:Solved: 2 wireless routers

Yes. Set the SIDs to the same name and use the same security password. As long as those two match, you computer will connect to which has the better single. You can even run them on different channels if you're worried about interference. (Though with 2 concrete walls between them, that's not very likely.)

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I have an internet connection from my phone company which is an all in one package. Internet, phone, and television. It all comes in on a single ?phone? line to what appears to be a router. Then three lines go out from the router and one of them is the internet.

I am setting up a home network. I purchased a wireless router which I was able to plug into the Windows XP box that originally had the internet. I plugged the "source" (from the cable router) into lan1 and the computer into lan2 and disabled dhcp etc. The internet works fine on the XP box.

My new computer has Vista on it. I purchased a USB wireless network adapter. Turns out it is not Vista compatible and locks up the system. Am having trouble finding a Vista compatible usb wireless adapter that runs at 108 and is affordable. Could I use the built in network card on the Vista Machine and just plug it into another wireless router and access the internet and network via that route. The wireless routers seem to be a cheap alternative and easy solution to this problem.

Answer:Solved: two wireless routers??

I think you need to give us make/model of the equipment. "appears to be a router" doesn't get it.

Unless you get a router that has a "bridge" or "access point" configuration capability, you can't connect two routers wirelessly.

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I have the router that comes with Time Warner's business package, and which their salesman assured me would solve all my connectivity problems. But, of course, it doesn't. The connection is supposed to be 10 Mbps, and sometimes it is, but just as often it drops off to way below that, as low as less than 1 Mbps. We had their technician out here, and he told me that the Time Warner wireless router just isn't very good -- that you can't count on it to send a signal through a wall from one room to the other with any consistency. Which is not so good if you have two home offices, and also want to use your laptop or tablet in other parts of the house.

So I've been looking at other wireless routers, and frankly for a novice different options are confusing. All I want is a router that will give me the most consistent service over the longest range. I live in a rural location with no other services or users close by.

Answer:Solved: Wireless routers

I have had very good luck with linksys routers; currently I have an E3200. It is located upstairs and I can still get a good wireless signal out in the garage. Setup is simple and once done, you just forget about the router; it works.

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I am trying something I have never done before. One one side of the house is the cable modem and wireless router ($30 Rosewill) and then I ran a cat 5 cable to the other side of the house and plugged it into an 8 port switch. I was planning on plugging my older Linksys wireless router into one of those ports so that my signal strength is better. What do I need to do.

Secondly, would it be easier to just buy a higher radius wireless router to cover the whole house? The Rosewill router is about 80 feet away and through about 4 walls and my signal is horrible. If so, can I get something less than $100?

Answer:Solved: 2 wireless routers help

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I'm looking to buy a new wireless router. Being the geek that I am, I'm interested in buying one that has the most features (that I can actually use).

I've read that the Linksys WRT54G lets you install Linux onto it, allowing you to do LOTS of neat things.

Do any other routers have similar features? (eg. allowing other programs to be installed onto them)

I'd like to just buy the WRT54G, but it's around $60 at my local stores. Other routers such as Netgear and D-Link are only $20 - $30.

Do any of these other routers support features like I mentioned above?

Answer:Wireless routers with hacked firmware/bios? (I'm looking for a new wireless router)

it comes stock with linux on it actually, but yeah, only linksys routers are flashable so far (due to the open source)

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This is my firt post in the "Networking" section

Lets say i have a PC and another Hp pavilion portable.And lets say that had a Dell router with me with a DSL and USB cable included.If i Connected the router to my Pc and everything was working fine,would my portable (if i looked) automaticaly detect the wireless router on my PC or would i have to take specific measures to fix it all?

If theres measures to be taken..would someone inform me and please provide a (if possible) walkthorugh through all this?
Thanks for helping!

Answer:Just a quick but crucial question about wireless connections and wireless routers...

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I'm trying to setup/connect a wireless printer (HP All-in-one) so that a user can use his laptop wireless and print from anywhere in the house.

He did not have any network set-up previously.He had dialup and just purchased a new laptop (with wireless) and this new printer and has just gotten this new Rogers "Rocket" Stick. (It's a USB internet connection uses cell phone frequency.)

Normally this is pretty straight forward when conected to a wireless router.
(I brought over a wireless router to test out)

When Rogers "Rocket" stick is connected (for internet), Can I connect to another wireless home network for sharing at the same time?

Computer Vista Laptop with Rogers Rocket Stick.
I tried a couple of things.

Setup a wireless network:
1) I used the setup internet connection wizard to configure a computer to computer wireless adhoc network (appears to work for very short distances - 30 feet) I was able to print a test page but not anything else - so I thought about using my Dlink Router for greater distance (if it was a distance thing as indicated.

2) I setup the (Dlink) wireless router as a standalone wireless network - not conected to the internet (configured it) and then configured my HP printer (wireless) to connect to that network. I successfully configured the printer via wizard to connect to the found network.
- I then connected to this wireless network and added the network printer (using it's HP Wireless wizard) - it found it ... Read more

Answer:Solved: How to - Wireless Internet & Home network with wireless Printer

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I recently switched ISPs (going from DSL to Cable), and that's when everything went wrong. In order to get the new network up and running, I needed to use a new router. I setup this network and everything seemed fine (all computers could see and connect to the new network, and even the printer could see, and connect to the new network). For whatever reason, I could not get any of the computers (one laptop running Windows 7, and one running OSX Snow Leopard) to see the printer wirelessly (works fine via USB). It would always say "printer offline."

Uninstalled an re-installed all printer drivers on all machines (printer is an HP Photosmart C7280 all in one).

The printer network diagnostic page came back clean indicating that everything was connected correctly, but when I pinged the IP address of the printer from the windows machine I'd just be bet with a "timed out" message.

This lead me to think it was something to do with the router, so I bought a $30 D-link router and set everything up again. Exact same scenario. Even after setting the network up with no security options (no WEP or WAP security).

This lead me to do a hard reset on the printer. After booting it up again I ran the network setup wizard (via the printer's LCD screen), and tried to connect to the network. This time however, the printer won't connect the the network at all! I printed the wireless network diagnostics page and it fails the "No Filtering" test. ... Read more

Answer:Solved: HP wireless printer won't work on new wireless network (I have tried everythi

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Anyone know of a wireless G or N router with more than 4 LAN ports? I suppose I could just add a little switch, but would rather have it all in one device. Ideally would have a 2 port USB print server built in also. I know, not asking for too much....

Answer:Solved: Any wireless routers with more than 4 ports?

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I basically have a wireless router upstairs and downstairs. I would like to SECURELY be able to allow the computer to hand off its signal to one or the other router depending on where it is.

Any suggestions on how to theoretically accomplish this? One is a motorolla 802.11g router and the other is a versalink (verizon) router. I know this can be done, I just need to know how.


Answer:2 wireless routers in the house, how can my wireless connection be handed off?

Just configure each AP with the appropriate security (I like WPA but WEP would be fine), configure both in Windows (I assume you're using XP SP2). Windows will handle the transfer just fine. You will probably have a few seconds of downtime, but nothing more.

I do this all the time at work. Our store is really long and narrow, so I have an AP at each end.

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Hi there

Right, I really need some help here - I thought I had done this correctly but clearly not as it still doesn't work

Basically, I got my sister a wireless router, and purchased a big antenna for her to take up to Uni, as she has rented a house with loads of friends, and it's massive with very thick walls.

Luckily, the router and modifications mean she can access it all round the house (although she has had to put a long cat 5 cable in to put it on the middle floor).

When she finally got round to purchasing internet (from "Be") they sent her a wireless ADSL modem / router.

Here is the problem:
The router they sent doesn't have the range needed in my sisters house.
The router I gave her doesn't have an ADSL modem.
They also don't have a telephone cable going to the middle floor, only cat 5.

How can I connect the two routers together?
I know it's possible by turning off DHCP etc from the second router, but it doesn't seem to be working.

More info:
Router "A" is the ADSL modem/ wireless router they provided.
Router "B" is a Kcorp KLG-575 - pdf manual can be found: here

Connection info from a pc connected wirelessley to router "A":

Physical Address: 00-16-6F-96-2F-BD
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:
DHCP Server:
Lease Obtained: 20/11/2007 16:21:12
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Answer:Connecting two routers together - One wireless ADSL, the other a DSL wireless router

You need to get her a wireless Access Point and place it in a central location in the house. Select the DSL modem and configure the Access Point to connect with it...

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Hi Everyone,
I have recently moved into a new flat and with my wireless router in my livingroom I am unable to get good signal in either of the bedrooms? Its a more or less open plan flat so unless I have lead in the walls or something silly like that stopping the signal... I don't know!
What I am trying to do is have a wireless router in the livingroom and then one in the hall way so if I have a laptop in either the livingroom or bedrooms I will still pick up signal from the closest router!
I currently have a brand new Netgear DGND3300v2, Netgear DG834PN, Sagem [email protected] and a BT Home Hub 2.
I have read about having routers act as access points and the like but I am not great with networking to be honest. I have good computer skills so if it is explained to me I can pick it up rather well.
I would like the wireless router in the hall way to pick up the internet from the wireless router in the livingroom... wirelessly!
Is this possible, if so then how do I go about setting this up?
Any help with this will be extremely appreciated.
Many thanks,

Answer:How do I set up wireless routers around my flat to enable wireless internet throughout?

"Its a more or less open plan flat so unless I have lead in the walls or something silly like that stopping the signal... I don't know!"
Actually, some modern buildings do have sheets of aluminium foil in the walls for thermal insulation and this will kill WiFi signals.
Although it is possible to use wireless routers as Wireless Access Points, they would still have to be interconnected with ethernet cables, so this won't get you much further forward.
A possible solution would be to use Homeplugs which network via the mains electricity supply. There are "wireless" ones which could be used in the rooms where you need wireless access.

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Can wireless routers allow you to connect to wireless printers when you are out of the range of the wireless printer but the router isn't out of range of the printer and you are only in range of the router?

Like adding a hop to a wireless network?

I've never had a wireless printer before and everything I have read makes me unsure about this capability.

Answer:[Printer] Can wireless routers allow you to connect to wireless printers

CleanSlate said:

Can wireless routers allow you to connect to wireless printers when you are out of the range of the wireless printer but the router isn't out of range of the printer and you are only in range of the router?

Like adding a hop to a wireless network?

I've never had a wireless printer before and everything I have read makes me unsure about this capability.Click to expand...

When setting one up, you have to be in range, your printer actually connects to your wireless router just like a computer does, ie SSID & password.

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Someone asked me about hooking up there xbox to the internet. Their home is wireless and the xbox is across the room. Is there something I can get that receives the wireless signal from the network then transmits it through the wire plugged into it? Basically, the opposite of a wireless access point. Thanks.

Answer:Solved: Wireless network - need something that does wireless to wired for xbox

The device you want is called a wireless bridge; e.g., see

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Hi! i really have a big trouble at my wireless connection. i cant enable my wifi by using Fn. and when i try enabling my wireless connection trough control panel, my laptop started hanging and i can't use it any more. so i have to force turning it of and i have to restore the system trough safemode. i have to do it to enable to use my laptop again.. im using Windos 7 my laptop is MSI GE700

Hope someone could help me . =(

Answer:Solved: Wireless Problem (turnig on my wireless network)

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I am having an issue connecting to any wireless network. Problem's existed for 2 days for unknown reason. I have uninstalled and installed and then updated drivers. I also disabled and enabled the respective services from "services.msc" but no go.

I typed "cmd ipconfig /all" and that's what I received.
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Thamer>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Thamer-VAIO
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

PPP adapter Broadband M3ak:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadband M3ak
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . :
Secondary WINS Server . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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Answer:Solved: My wireless card can't detect any wireless network

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Ok so we have Cox internet and my config is separate cable modem (Motorola SB5101 and separate wireless N router.

We are switching to Qwest and we received a DSL modem/wireless router(g) (Q1000 combo from Qwest. We thought we were just getting the modem, but they said our order was right, so here I am...

Now I still want to use my N wireless router (DLink DIR825 that I have already and disable the wireless router function on the modem/(wl)router combo.

I've disabled the wireless router function on the Q1000.
Disconnected the internet cable from the Motorola modem and...
Connected the DLink router to LAN#1 of Q1000
(Which technical support said to do)

But I cannot access the internet still. PC1 is wired to the Q1000, which I can access the internet. PC2 is wireless, but not connecting to the DLink router through the Q1000, not connecting to internet.

- I haven't changed any SSID or any security passwords on the DLink router.
- When I connect it back to the Motorola modem, I can access the internet fine.
- I have reset (unplug/plugged) the Q1000 and the Dlink router when connected together, still nothing.

What do I need to do?

Thank you,

Answer:Solved: Switching wireless routers help needed

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Hi All,

I have a Linksys BERFS41 wired router that I use as the main distribution point from my cable modem. I have also connected a NetGear WGR614 wireless router (off of the Linksys) for my few laptops. I would like to have the Linksys set the IP addresses for all of the computers, but whenever I try to set it up, I cannot access the internet through it. I have an NAS device on my network that I use for back-up and also as a USB print server. I've tried setting the RIP on both units to level 2 (don't remember the exact phrasing) and disabling the DHCP server on the wireless router but with no luck. I'm sure I'm missing a step (or 10) here and hope you can help me solve this.

One question, if I flash the routers to the Tomato firmware (assuming it supports them both) will that help my problem?


Answer:Solved: Wired & wireless to connect them

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Hi TechGuys,

I have been using a wired router for many years and do not want to give it up (I feel more secure with my data going over known wires than being broadcast even if only for a short distance. I recall that when Google Maps cruised around my neighborhood taking movies they also captured some wireless info).

But I need a wireless router to load up some pictures on my new picture frame. Can I purchase a wireless router and use it even though I have a wired network?

If so, what should I look out for with this configuration?

Thanks for any help you can give.


Answer:Solved: Wired and Wireless Routers coexisting?

Can I purchase a wireless router and use it even though I have a wired network?Click to expand...


But I need a wireless router to load up some pictures on my new picture frame.Click to expand...

you can often load via a USB drive or SD Card - whats the make and model of the picture frame
Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave t... Read more

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Hi All
I have a Belkin wireless modem/router (call it A) wired to my desktop and hooked up to my broadband connection.
I have another Belkin wireless router to extend wireless range ( call it B) wired into one of the ports of A.
How can I configure these so that both can be used with mutiple laptops. Or am I better off setting up B as an access point - in which case willl the DHCP work off A? A seems to work ok all the time. B is a bit of a problem... keeps kicking up a fuss!
Knows-a-bit: Forgets a Lot!

Answer:Solved: Setting up two wireless routers in tandem

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I’ve read the other threads but I don’t get the security portion.
I have 2 routers (WRT54G and a new not setup yet WRT54GL) with Comcast.
I wish a setup with one, an "office" router being secure and protected from the 2nd, a "home" router which another user wishes to have more access.
I wish the new GL to be the office.
The office will have possibly 2 to 4 wireless (1mac and 2pc and a wireless printer).
The home has Linux machine and wireless gaming toys.
Which one is the switch and which one gets DHCP turned off and so on.......

Can the printer be available to both.
I also have a D-Link DES1105 switch available if necessary.

Answer:Solved: cascading wireless routers security

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My home network situation is like this: I have a ZXDSL 831CII Modem/Router with DHCP enabled ( (and a DSL cable). This connects to a 24port D-Link switch and from this I have two ethernet cables to two different routers: a Linksys and an AirLink. Each of these routers has DHCP enabled as well and they provide and

Connected to the Linksys is my WD network drive and connected to my AirLink router is my laptop (they're in separate rooms).
Thus, I've pretty much got two networks set up (two subnets?). What I want to know is how to access one from the other, i.e. how to access my network drive from my laptop (without making the whole home network with static IPs).

*************************************** '------->AIRLINK (DHCP w/>|LAPTOP|

I can't access my drive without directly connecting to the Linksys router; I want to know whether it's possible to access it through my AirLink router.

I originally did not have DHCP activated on the Linksys and Airlink - they had static IPs and so did the laptop and hard drive. However, I was told that it sometimes slows my internet as it may backtrack from AirLink to Linksys and then to the Modem/Router - therefore I activated DHCP.

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Answer:Solved: Wireless Access Points instead of DHCP routers?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual Core Processor BE-2350, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2814 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 147756 MB, Free - 45999 MB; D: Total - 147492 MB, Free - 5307 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, F690GVM
Antivirus: Trend Micro Client/Server Security Agent Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

okay,I have wild blue satellite internet and have had for about 2 months(nothing else is available where i live).I have their ViaSat modem and a TP-Link WR841-N wireless router which I purchased.When I first connected this router,I just used the quick install and it worked just fine.Works great for about 30-40 days then all of a sudden I crank up the PC and I've got no internet connection.I can connect directly to the modem and get internet,but with the router I have nothing.I thought the router went bad,but got a brand new one(exact same model)hook it up and boom...same problem.I call TP-Link and they say it's the satellite...something about the packet sizes being too large for the router or something.I call the satellite folks and they say it's my router.I have called the router support 3 times and satellite support 3 times with NO help.I don't know for sure,but I think sometimes my ip is static and sometimes dynamic.I know very little about net... Read more

Answer:Solved: wild blue satellite and wireless routers

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I've been using the Belkin wireless G router for various wireless networks I've setup due to it having a very useful feature: multiple security passwords.

One password gives full LAN access to wireless connected computers.

The other password, the "guest" password, allows wireless access to the Internet only. This functionality would have solved this user's issue perfectly.

Anywho, does anyone know of any other brand of wireless router that offers this kind of functionality? I'm no longer interested in Belkin products, due to an absolutely horrendous support issue I had with them, so I'm looking for another wireless router brand to start using.



Answer:Solved: Looking for wireless routers with multiple security passwords

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I work from home so having a properly working internet connection is VITAL. I was using one wireless N router for my entire house but the wireless range was horrid so I decided to dust off an old router and connect the two. I apparently did something wrong because my range hasn't increased and I keep having to reset both routers due to "limited connectivity" or "no connection" issues!

I have my Comcast Cable Modem upstairs in my office. The modem is connected to the Cable line, phone line, and a "Belkin Play N600" Router. Also in my upstairs office I have an Epson NX515 wired/wieless network printer connected to the 1st of four LAN ports on the back of my Belkin router. Although I can use the printer over a wireless home network, I'd like to keep it as a wired network printer to reduce the amount of wireless "congestion" in my house. That's it for upstairs, but now comes the hard/confusing part.

Originally, the Belkin Router was directly connected to my parents' E-machines WinXP computer downstairs through a "dead" Cat-5e cable that we snaked through the wall from the office upstairs to the office downstairs. I call it a "dead" cable because it's not actually connected to the's a long piece of Cat-5e cable connected from an ethernet port in the wall upstairs to an ethernet port in the wall downstairs and nothing else; so technically, the cable just links the upstairs to t... Read more

Answer:Solved: Connecting two routers for more wireless range..URGENT!

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Hi All,

I have TWC All in One (Digital Phone, Cable, High Speed Wireless Road Runner Internet.) My question is about Netgear Wireless Adapters: Note that I have the WG111v254Mbps Wireless USB Adapter from Netgear. Also note that I have had Road Runner for almost a year with no malware problems or evidence of slowdowns. Maybe once in a blue moon, I get a disconnect, but it is quickly resolved by either unplugging the Wireless Router or right-clicking and doing the Repair diagnostic.

Sometimes I get the Pop Up Balloon: Netgear Wireless Connection is Now Connected (unsecured) This was installed by TWC according to their configurations. The instructions for the Netgear Adapter assume that users are NOT using WEP security. I have learned that this feature is not supported by some of the older modems, and that it may be harder to connect to a network if you have an encrypted configuration. You also have to check with your wireless network provider, because in setting up encryption, the connection protocols must match exactly.

If you have a firewall however and the proper security software that you regularly update and run scans, you are safe. However, this unsecured network could allow your neighbor if he has wireless to tap into your network. But does this also mean that a "good person" let's say my brother who might want to connect his computer to my Wireless network would NOT be able to do so with an encrypted modem on my system.

Thoughts on this?


Answer:Solved: Questions About Netgear Wireless Adapters/Routers

You said you dont have WEP configured, then you said your modem is encrypted. I am confused.

Well, if you have WEP configured at the modem, then all interested parties must have the same WEP key in order the share the line.

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I want to expand my router's wireless signal in order to cover the whole house. I already have two modem/routers. Does it have anything to do with wireless bridge or something? Can I do it without using any kind of software? So note that I want to use the basic router which will have internet connection and use a second router to increase the wireless signal. It's crucial that I find a solution as soon as possible. Thanks in advance!

Answer:How do I use two wireless routers to expand wireless signal?

One router will supply DNS and DHCP (IP addresses), the other can be configured to be an access point. To achieve total coverage, run a CAT-5e cable from the main router to the access point (which will be located across the house), and have both use the same SSID.

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I've been toying with this idea - just thought I'd get some feedback.
Since last year, the wireless clients in the household have doubled, from 3 to 6-7. My friend has said that consumer brand routers can't handle more than a few wireless clients at a time, so I thought maybe I'd use two:

1) DIR-655 (just bought) as the router
2) ZyXEL (existing router) - as an AP.
*Connected together by ethernet.

Connection is as follows: (Cable Modem >> DIR-655 >> ZyXEL.)

I'd like to split the wireless load between the two. E.g. tell clients 1-3 to connect to ZyXEL. Clients 4-6 connect to D-Link.

How tough is it to do this?

Answer:2 wireless routers - one as AP, to split wireless load

The easiest way would be to make two different SSIDs, say WiFi01 and WiFi02. Make clients 1-3 associate to WiFi01 and set clients 4-6 associate to WiFi02. That's really the only way you are going to be able to accomplish what you want with consumer grade gear. If memory serves there were some people working on some project a while back to get OpenWRT to do automatic load balancing, but I don't know if that ever got finished/working. That and I have no idea if that software would even run on your equipment. So, yeah, just make two different SSIDs.

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I brought a Wireless Access Point by mistake from Ebuyer (D-Link DWL-2000AP+) and I was meant to buy a wireless router. Is there anyway I can use the Access Point, without having to return it to ebuyer and be sent another one (OH GOD NO!! :P). I have Telewest Cable broadband, they've provided me with a Cable Modem.Thanks, Josh.

Answer:Wireless Access Points and Wireless routers

I would guess from what info there is here click here that you could just plug your modem into the DLink and use it just like an ordinary wireless router."Built-in Bridge FunctionsThe DWL-2000AP+ can be configured to operate in any one of the 4 modes: (1) as a wireless access point (AP), (2) a point to point wireless bridge, (3) a point to multi point wireless bridge, or (4) a wireless client. With these built-in functions, the DWL-2000AP+ gives you the flexibility to configure the device to meet your environment's requirements. "

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HiI have got this L412 0585.My Problem is I have got Belkin wireless router at home and my laptop does not work with that.At other places it works fine while connecting to wireless internet. it is just that it does not connect wirelessly to this model of router. If i do connect using Cable it works is there any model specific problem lenovo is having ? Plz help...

Answer:Wireless card does not work with some wireless routers

no they connect by frequency as in 802.11abgn if your router is in n mode and you don't have a wireless card with n you want connect

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Hi. if wireless routers run at 2.4ghz, it seems that wireless security cameras do as well, in practice what happens if I install a wireless security camera.Thanks

Answer:2.4ghz. wireless routers+wireless cameras

You may find that you get conflicts but should be able to change the channel on the router to get around the problem.Although, I bought some wireless AV senders and couldn't get them to work in harmony so the senders had to go back...I think it can be down to the brand sometimes.Many household devices which you may already have, work on 2.4Ghz, microwaves, DECT phones but don't always affect wifi, well not in my case!

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Hi, You could save my sanity here guys and gals.

Virgin media superhub was swapped for a new identical one as some users were unable to connect, but my connection was fine. When i booted my system up after it was configured by virgin I could see all connections but clicking on any "connect" button doesn't yield any form of output from the computer. Password problem? I dont get a response whenever I click "connect" on any of the other 20 wireless connections that i'm picking up, none of them being mine. When trying to add a new network from "network and sharing centre" via "set up a new connection or network" button on the mainpage or "add" button on the "manage wireless networks" tab yields the same, absolutely no reaction from the system.

Now, I only add this info for science of deduction purposes, because it is truly baffling me right now, but when i first discovered the problem and went into "devices and printers" in contr panel and "add a device" my computer paused and then BSOD'd.

I've spent a long time scouring forums to try and resolve this but haven't found anything that works.

Things I have tried:

Updated the network card drivers
Ran start up recovery - no problems detected after 20x running
Logged onto the superhub through another users system and added my mac address to allowed lists, reserved i.p. address - both on and off, all combinations
Pressed the wir... Read more

Answer:Solved: Swapped identical routers, cannot connect to wireless connections

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Thinking of upgrading my router and giving my existing Linksys WRT54G wireless B/G router to my parents... Can I still run all my existing wireless network cards that are B/G on a Wireless N router?

Answer:Does Wireless B/G Work on Wireless N Routers?

Yes Pre-N technology will work with B/G wireless card standards. It is backwards compatible with it. Only A standards will not work.

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I want to connect my home network (described below) to my landlord's free wifi. I have just purchased a wireless bridge to hopefully make this happen. A wired connection between the routers is not possible. I describe the setup below:

Router 1 (unknown): WPA, G

Router 2: Linksys WRT54G with standard firm ware, WPA, G
Wired NAS
Wired Print Server
Wireless devices (several)
WET54G Wireless bridge

Diagram: Router 1 -- WET54G -- Router 2 -- My wired and wireless devices. Router 2 will connect via Ethernet to WET54G. WET54G will connect to Router 1 via wifi.

I am pretty sure this set up can work. If not, please tell me. My question is how do I go about configuring Router 2 and the WET54G. DHCP, IP, etc. Please advise.

Answer:Two Wireless Routers and a Wireless Bridge

You should be able to reset the second router to factory defaults and connect once you get the wireless bridge talking to the wireless network. The only fly in the ointment might be a need to change the base address of your secondary router.

When you're connected to the wireless network with a computer, please post the following.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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Hi, i am a complete networking/computer newbie so as a warning to everyone who would potentially answer this question try to keep the response in the simplest terms possible for me, thanks.

I have a desktop, and a laptop, i have a wireless network setup for my laptop through my belkin wireless g 802.11g router.I have yahoo dsl wired directly to my computer that is wired to the belkin router which we will call computer A.

I received a used desktop computer that i am setting up in a different area of the house, which came with a netgear WGR 614 wireless router. This computer (computer B) is too far away to hardwire to the other computer, so i attempted to set up a wireless network between the 2 routers, because otherwise computer B would have no other way to connect to the internet.

I put the installation disk in computer B for the netgear router, and selected the option to connect it using existing router (not using netgear's router as the main router) and it told me to use advanced setup, which resulted in no help whatsoever.

So what i'm asking is there any way that i can connect these two computers through the existing network using the wireless routers in place. (connect the netgear on computer B wirelessly to my belkin on computer A)


Answer:Wireless networking between 2 wireless routers

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I have two wireless router and one extender available to use.

Right now, the 2Wire router is connected to the phone line (DSL) and emits the wireless signal.

I want to get internet to my PC that does not currently have a wi-fi card.

Can I use my other wireless router or use the extender to receive the wi-fi signal from the 2Wire router and then send it to my desktop via ethernet cable?

Answer:how do I... (2 wireless routers, PC doesn't have wireless)

more info needed...
what's your 2nd router? model?
what about the extender? model number?

it's possible, but depends on what hardware you have.

if the router supports dd-wrt then it would be a definite yes.

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I have a printer (with wireless capability) wired to desktop (Windows XP) and a wireless laptop (Windows 7). My question is, can the printer be connected wirelessly to the laptop as well as wired to the desktop, or does everything have to be wireless?
Another question: If I want to share files between the two computers, do they both have to be the same operating system? (one is Windows XP and the other is Windows 7)

Answer:Solved: Wireless Laptop/Wireless Desktop (via wireless adapter)/ printer

I would guess that the printer can be connected by ethernet and wireless, but I've never had one with both capabilities so I don't really know.

I once had a printer that worked OK connected to a network plus connected to another computer by USB. Even so, that may depend on the particular printer.

There may be two operating systems that cannot file share with each other but I don't know which ones that might be. Windows XP and 7 are fine sharing with each other (but not claiming that nobody has had any problems).

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Virgin ar upgrading out internet to 60mb yay! for free yay!

However at the moment we are using the virgin router to get the internet into the house and then using a Belkin play for the wireless netwrok to get internet. the reason for this is that the Belkin router has a USB socket on it that we have a hard drive plugged into it with all our music on it so that we cna access our music from all the computers around the house.

This has worked fine fo rus for a while now.

However with Virgin upgrading the internet they are provinding some new superhub (theri words) wireless router for free and it makes sense to use it as I suspect it will be faster and able to cope with the 60mb internet speed. We would however like to still access out hard drive from all around the house.

So is it possible to get out internet from the virgin wireless router and access the hard drive through our Belkin router? So we need to access two wireless routers at the same time. Is this easy or horrible complicated? i will need to set up 5 computers to do this - 1 is running windows 7 basic,1 windows 7home premium, 1 windows 7professional, 2 running vista.


Answer:virgin wireless network and belkin play wireless network simultaneously?

should be easy , I had to do the same with talktalk supplied router and my linksys router which had the harddrive via usb for music

what you do is here

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together
From a John Will Post

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no upli... Read more

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So guys, I have been having this problem for several days.
One day, I noticed that my wireless internet icon was gone from the taskbar.
I thought, that's easy, I'd set it to show from Network Connections.

However, when I went to Control Panel, Network Connections would not open, no hourglass or anything. Nothing.

So I went to services.msc, and sure enough, Network Connections was disabled. I set it to Manual and tried to start it. I got the error "Could not start Network Connections on Local Computer. 193: 0xc1."

This is bringing me down, because I've searched for an answer online for days, nothing worked.
I tried using regsvr32 to register netshell.dll, but I got the error "netshell.dll was loaded but the DllRegisterServer entry point was not found. This file cannot be registered."

I have Windows XP Home Edition SP 2.

I have scanned for viruses with avast! Home Edition, found nothing.

And very surprisingly, I still have internet. But I travel, so I need to choose my wireless networks, and this way, I can't. Thank you in advance for any help.

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what difference is there between a wireless G and a wirless N router?
i currently use a hardwire Linksys router but i need to go wireless and after looking into available products i's unsure of which to pick.
can anyone offer any suggestions?
thanks in advance for you input. :confused

Answer:Wireless G vs Wireless N routers

Welcome to MajorGeeks! If I am not mistaken, the N is newer and faster than the G. If I were buying a new router, I would lean towards the Wirless N.


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I have a Linksys WUSB54g v2 wireless adapter on my pc that I want to connect wireless to a Linksys WRT160N v2 can anyone tell me how to do this. I currently have a LONG cable running from my pc to the WRT160N in another room. I have looked at and tried many things with no sucsess. Linksys support, does not.

Answer:Wireless G vs Wireless N routers

have you followed the instructions on setting up a wireless network? Under basic wireless settings set the network mode for either mixed (to allow for b, g, and n) or if you only have 1 device and it's g, then set it for g only.

here's a link to the user guide.

If you've gone through the wireless setup. At what point are you having a problem with? Is your computer recognizing your network and just not connecting?

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I don't get the difference. I currently have a Linksys WRT54G wiresless router. Would I get better speeds or better quality with an N type router?

Some are pictured here at Tiger Direct

Answer:Wireless G vs. Wireless N routers

Nominally, both. Significantly faster and a significantly better connection over a longer range, all other things being equal.

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Hi All

Please can anyone help??!! I have done something and I don't know what!

I have just bought a new computer, a compaq, running windows 7, AMD athlon (tm)IIx2 245 processor, I had no problems connecting it to the internet, it has a wired ethernet cable which plugged to my Thompson router and worked straight away. I also have a Toshiba satellite L350-170 laptop (running Vista) with wireless internet connection. At this stage I was getting internet on my new PC and wireless internet on the laptop.
The problem came when I tried to set up a home network, I have done it previously (on the old pc running Windows XP) with no problems, however I am not sure what I have done, but I can get internet on the PC but on the laptop it is connecting to the wireless network but not the internet.
In the network and sharing centre it shows the laptop connected to an Unidentified network but then there is a cross through the line connecting it to the internet. In Network and Internet, Network connections I double clicked on Wireless Network Connection and then on diagnose, I got a box with the heading - 'The network adapter "Wireless Network Connection" does not have a valid IP Configeration.

I am a bit bewildered what to do, and thought it better to seek help rather than fumble around in the dark!!
Hope someone can help


Answer:Solved: Help network adapter 'wireless Network Connection' does not have a valid IP a

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IGNORE IGNORE.... fixed it thanks anyway
Hi there,
I am having trouble connecting to the internet from my laptop via a D-Link wireless ADSL router.

This is a new problem on a laptop that has been used on this wireless network many times - very strange?

When i click "repair" it seems to hang at the point of acquiring my IP address.
Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Wireless network connection can not acquire network address?

Through the web browser on my desktop i changed some settings on the router i.e. the WPA, and it seemed to work? Magic

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I have a small office network. I had to reset the network password/key and now I can not get one of the laptops to connect to the secure network. All other wireless devices connect with no problem. The network is available and has a 5 bar signal strength. When I select the network, I do not get asked for the network key. Instead, there is an attempt to login and shortly thereafter, I get an error message saying "Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in range. Please refresh the list of available networks, and try to connect again". As stated above, the strength is at 5 bars and all of the other wireless devices are connected to the same secure network I am trying to connect to.

I have manually ađded the network (SSID) and network key and still can not get this laptop to connect to the secure network.

I am able to connect to several unsecure networks in the area but not my secure one.

My question is, how do I get Windows to stop trying to login without asking for the network key?

Last note: I have even tried uninstalling all the network adapters in hopes of resetting so that windows asks for the network key. This also failed.

Thanks for any and all assistance!!!

Answer:[SOLVED] No otpion to enter network key for secure wireless network

Hi and welcome to TSF I have moved you to networking support for more help

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Hi there, I use Wireless internet for both my pc and laptop, and connect through my BT Homehub. But whenever I open the wireless connections tab, it always shows a Talk Talk Wireless option along with the BT one which I use (and sometimes a 3rd connection that is unknown to me).
I think my network is secure, as I have to put a network key in before it will connect to the internet on the PC, but when I connect to the internet on the laptop no key is required, (so unsure a bit now) but I just wanted to make sure that the Talk Talk connection and the other one that is showing, is not somebody who can see all of the files on either my pc or laptop.
Just wanted some advice really, to make sure I dont have anybody viewing my files etc. Thank you in advance.

Answer:Solved: Home Network Picks up unknown wireless network

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I am having a frustrating time with my network. I work for an animall hospital and we have a wired/wireless network with 9 computers (mixed vista ultimate and xp pro with server 2003 sp2 on the server). I am using a Linksys WRT320n router.

My main problem is with my 2 wireless computers, a desktop with a US Robotics 802.11g turbo and one of my laptops, a Dell Inspiron 6400. They are no more then 30 feet from the router and always have a strong signal but will drop their connection and have to be logged of and logged back on. It is very frustrating because there is no rhyme or reason for it. Sometimes it will stay connected all day without dropping and other days it will drop 6-8 times.

I am not sure if this is related or not, but there are several wireless networks that can be seen by these computers including a Comcast WIFI and an Optonline WIFI.

Also, the network will slow down every so often (wired as well as wireless) and I am no sure what the is about. Our applications that we run are not very intence (no graphics or large packets being sent.) Some one said they thought there might be a some sort of a Windows Sharing App. running on the server that was bogging it down but I am not sure.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


Answer:Solved: Wireless network drops signal and network is slow

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I am trying to add a new network-ready printer (Brother MFC-7820N) to my existing wireless network. The printer is connected to a LAN port on the back of a wireless router.

The pre-existing wireless network consists of a Linksys BEFW11S4 wireless router, a wired Windows XP Home desktop and a wireless Windows XP Home laptop. The network has MAC address filtering and WEP security enabled.

I turned off both MAC and WEP security when installing the printer, and the wired desktop was able to detect the printer after going through "add network printer".

I got the printer's MAC address from the printer test page and added that to the router and turned the MAC filtering back on, and still ok: I was able to detect the printer from the wired desktop and print.

I then turned on the WEP security, and suddenly the wired desktop no longer detects the printer (tried pinging printer's IP address). If I turn off WEP, the desktop again recognizes the printer.

I'm not sure why WEP is affecting communication between two components that are both wired into the router. I haven't even tried to get the wireless laptop to communicate with the printer yet, since I can't even get the wired desktop fully working first. I don't want to disable WEP security, so that is not an option. Brother support says its an issue with the router. Is there some setting I need to change on the router? Alternatively, I think if I got a wireless print server and entered the WEP... Read more

Answer:Solved: WEP security with wired network printer on wireless network

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Please help  Symptoms:Cannot establish connection to wireless network (either association fails or unable to obtain IP configuration)Periodically unable to detect broadcast signal from wireless access pointWireless radio deactivates itself off from time to time  Steps taken to diagnose/resolve problem:Other PCs successfully connect to Internet via same wireless network, signal strength/stability optimalNo physical barriers or signal interference between problem PC and wireless access pointSSID and network encryption settings entered correctly in router setupSSID and network encryption settings entered correctly in wireless connection management utilitiesProblem PC can connect to Internet via wired connection to cable modemProblem PC can connect to Internet via wired connection to access pointHardware wireless radio switch toggled to 'On' positionWireless radio powered on through ThinkVantage Access Connections utility (until self-deactivation)No errors, conflicts or malfunctions indicated for wireless network adapter under Device ManagerLatest driver software for wireless network adapter installed (vers Protocol installed for device and set to automatically obtain IP and DNS server addressesAll wireless network adapter properties set to default valuesOption to automatically switch off wireless network adapter is de-selected Problem persists regardless of whether using ThinkVantage Access Connections utility or Windows XP to manage wir... Read more

Answer:Malfunctioning wireless network adapter (Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG)

I have similar experience too, but malfunction only happens when I am trying to connect to my school network which is WPA2-enterprise or WPA-enterprise. My wireless seems to work fine at home with WPA-personal. All other laptops work fine (so it is my laptop). The signal is fine because it register 100% strength. Basically, mine works for a few minutes, then it starts malfunctioning (school network only). During malfunction, it cannot detect any wireless network (even those that aren't WPA-enterprise). When it can detect wireless network again, it may or may not be able to reconnect to the school network.

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I've got Vista Home Premium on my Dell Inspiron 1520.

Every now and then I get this strange message after turning my laptop on:

HTML Code:
Dell Wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Controller has stopped working

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: bcmwltry.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 45f8a9d0
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Fault Module Timestamp: 4791a7a6
Exception Code: c015000f
Exception Offset: 000761b7
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1060
Additional Information 1: fd00
Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Additional Information 3: fd00
Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160

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The odd thing is that my internet is still working well.
What do you think is wrong?

Thanks a lot for your help!

Kind regards

Answer:Dell Wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Controller has stopped working

follow the instructions on this Dell support page:

bcmwltry.exe error, pls help - DELL COMMUNITY

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I have a problem with my home wireless network. My network operatates at 2.4 GHz and so does my home wireless phone. Everytime my phone rings I get disconnected from my wireless network. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem?

Answer:Everytime my wireless home phone rings I get disconnected from my wireless network.

Welcome to Tech Spot

Do you have 802 B or 802 G wireless?

When I was in Best Buy, one of the sale people mentioned how 2.4 GHZ phone interferes with 802 B Wireless networks (uses same frequencies).

He mentioned that 802 G wireless network were not affected with the phones.

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Hi. I have an IBM T40 Thinkpad laptop running Windows XP with CISCO Aironet Client Utility installed to manage my wireless networks. I don't understand the point of this utility as I find the Windows XP wireless connection management more reliable and straightforward, but I don't know how to disable this thing. I would if I could and I have tried, although not that hard.

Anyway, I was using the CISO Aironet Client Utility (or whatever it's called) fine, then I visited a friend's house and needed to get on his network. He started poking around and one day it was working and the next it was broken. It kept saying it couldn't find a radio signal or that it was off. I came home and it wasn't working for a month or so.

One day, I messed around with it and it started working again. Only problem now is whenever I shut down my laptop and re-open it, it never reconnects to my wireless connection automatically. I always have to do it by hand.

Any suggestions here? How can I get it to reconnect automatically and if I can't, how can I get it to use the Windows wireless features that are built in and bypass this CISCO stuff?


Answer:CISCO PCI Wireless LAN Adapter (Aironet) Won't Auto-Connect to Wireless Network

i'll move to netwroking you should get a better response

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Hi Ive been reading the previous posts about this and Im still a bit confused. The fact that im living in japan and all my os`s are in japanese also makes things a bit more difficult.

Both connect to the internet fine via the router. How do i get them to see each other so I can share files. I looked on microsofts website about setting up the wireless network but that seemed to just talk about getting one laptop setup for internet use via wifi. It didnt mention what i have to do to get one pc to talk to the other.

At present in vista when boths pcs are on, my laptop isnt showing up and vice versa on the laptop.

I have just tried the setup a home network on the laptop xp machine which has screwed up my internet access so im going to have to fix that. Perhaps sorting this networking problem will fix it.

Answer:wireless xp pro laptop + vista 64bit desktop + wireless router network

I can't say about Vista, but under XP, go to start, then Control Panel, Network Connections. In the column on the left of this window should be an option to start Network Setup Wizard, or something like that. Run that wizard and follow the prompts.

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I have a x61 with built-in wireless Intel WiFi Link 4965AGN network adpater (driver updated to latest version Just converted my wireless 802.11g router (Linksys) to a 802.11n router (D-Link DIR-655).  Wired connection works great, but wireless is not able to connect in 802.11n mode (only connect in 802.11g mode at the slower 54Mbps). ThinkVantage Access Connections (updated to version 5.02) can identify the new router as 802.11n at 100% signal strength but is not able to connect in 802.11n mode.  Tried to edit the wireless mode of the location profile in Access Connections but there is no selection for 802.11n.  I cannot find any more setup I can edit.  Any known issue with ThinkVantage for 802.11n connection or compatibility issue with Intel WiFi Link 4965 AGN network adaptor?   


Go to Solution.

Answer:Wireless AGN network adapter unable to connect to wireless N Router in 802.11n mode

awkc wrote:  802.11n router (D-Link DIR-655).  Wired connection works great, but wireless is not able to connect in 802.11n mode (only connect in 802.11g mode at the slower 54Mbps). The DIR-655 only operates in the 2.4 Ghz WiFi band so you will never get 270 Mpbs connections from a 4965AGN (which is properly 802.11n Draft 2 compliant dual band device) with it. You need a 802.11n dual band router to get full 802.11n speeds with a 4965AGN. Try enabling WPA2/AES encryption on both the 4965AGN card and your DIR-655 router and you may be able to get 130 Mps connections. Better still, ditch the DIR-655 and get a Linksys WRT-610N or similar (that is, a dual band 802.11n Draft 2 compliant router).Cheers, Bill 

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Hi there. I changed internet providers and connected my printer to the new network. It immediately found it and I could print. Today, I couldn't get anything printed. When I checked in the printer, it stated that it was offline. I tried everything: manually enter IP addreses, searching, etc, until I printed the wireless diagnostic and it gave me the news that the wireles raio is not working (it appears as ?n" in the printer) and asked me to contact HP support. Well, I have tried everything on HP support as well to no avail (cannot even find my printer in the menu). Does someone know what to do? thanks!

Answer:HP Photosmart C7200 does not find my wireless network - wireless radio is not functioning

It's an old piece of ****? j/k

Ok, did you try turning it off, leave for a few minutes, and then turn back on?

Is this wireless or wired? Did you try a new Ethernet cable? Can you see it connected in your router?

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I have been experiencing wireless wifi connection problems with my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop. I am running xppro (I went from vista to xp pro..took a long time as I am slow) Anyway, I read that you can add another wireless network card as a work around, in the event that the internal wireless card breaks/dies.

I bought a BelkinWirelss G USB network adapter- F5D7050 and tried to install it on this laptop. I was able to install it on my IBM T23 and Gateway laptop. I had to disable the radio on the gateway before it worked. The IBM is old and has no built in wireless card. ON my HP pavilion dv6000, I slid the wireless button to disable and also went into device manager and disable there too.

For some reason after loading the Belkin in, it does not find any wireless networks. I called Belkin and spoke with their help desk but they were not helpful. My question, short of disabling my HP wireless card, do I have to remove the actual software (uninstall broadcom ) so the computer will look only at the belkin software?

My HP laptop, warrantied expired 2 months ago. Any help would be appreciated..

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Hey guys, need some urgent help here.

I have a program on my computer called Intel(R) My WiFi Technology, which has something to do with my network adapter (Intel (R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN). I recently had an annoying notice popping up from this program saying 'The Wireless Network Adaptoor could not be found'. So I decided that I should find a solution on Intel's forums. I came across a thread that discussed my problem, and one of the Intel workers mentioned that Uninstalling and Reinstalling the program would be the best solution. So I followed the steps and came across a huge problem . Turns out that once I removed this program, my computer wouldn't connect to my wireless network in my house. I went onto my other devices throughout the home and they all seemed to be working fine, and that my router was still working fine aswell. I went onto my other computer and downloaded the program onto my USB, and installed it back onto my original computer. There still wasn't any difference, and my computer still currently can't connect to my wireless access point. I've rolled back drivers, updated them, and I've refreshed wireless network adapters in my Network and Sharing Center in Control Point. I'm starting to run out of ideas, and I really need some help. My computer can still detect networks though, but I've discovered it can connect to my Mobile Phone's Access Point, meaning I can connect to 3G through my phone. I'm sus... Read more

Answer:Uninstalled/Reinstalled Wireless Network Adapter - Can't connect to Wireless Router

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site.

Delete all wireless profiles. Then try again to connect.

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I have a Linksys WRT54G router. 2 my laptops are running Windows XP Service Pack 2.
Router configured as follows
- Permit only PCs listed to access the wireless network (2 MACs entered)

Despite all these configuration steps network considered as "UNSECURED WIRELESS NETWORK".
What to do to make it secure?
Thank you.


The reason it says that is because you are not using WEP, WPA, etc to secure the network. If there was a network key required then it would say "secured" if not, it says "unsecured". It does not detect that you have mac filtering, only that you have no network key.

Your network is just as secure with mac filtering(probably more) than using WEP.
If you'd like to test this, just remove one of your mac addresses then try to access the network.

If you still want to secure it using a network key, just look in the section for wireless security, you should find encryption settings. Just enter a WEP key using 64 or 128 bit HEX, I'd not suggest using ascii and you might want to stick to 64 bit if you are using cross branded hardware.

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Mine is Dell Inspiron 3537, Os: Windows 7 Ultimate x64. My laptop wifi works fine for some period of time, but suddenly the current wireless connection gets disconnected and no wireless networks appear in the list. The network connection icon in taskbar changes to no network connection (small monitor with yellow exclamation icon). The wireless adapter is still enabled only.
Well i found a way to bring back the connection and to show the available wireless networks by disabling and enabling the dell wireless adapter under "change adapter settings" in Network and sharing center. But this problem keeps repeating at unpredictable intervals and i have to disable and enable the wireless adapter everytime!. Please help me with a solution.
I have already tried the following,
1. Re-installing,updating wireless network drivers.
2. Re-installing entire OS with full format of all hard drives.
3. Disabled (unchecked) "allow computer to turn off this device to save power" option under power management tab of dell wireless adapter properties.
4. Changed the power saving options for wireless adapter to "maximise perfomance" for both on battery and plugged in modes.
Having tried all these still no luck, the problem persists. I borrowed a digisol wireless USB adapter from my friend. this works fine all the time with no issues.
I have no idea why mine is not working properly. please do help.

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I have been having issues with my the Linksys Wireless card I installed in my Desktop computer for some time now. For some reason the connection just drops, but it still says I am connected. I leave a dos window open to watch as it happens by pinging the router. All of the sudden it will say "request timed out", but the icon shows that it's still connected to the wireless network.

I have tried just about everything to overcome this but nothing seems to work. Rebooting the router will allow it to work for a few minutes and then it times out again. Sometimes it will continue timing out, sometimes it will reconnect and sometimes it will says limited or no connection. Sometimes hitting repair will do the same thing...make it work for a few moments and they down again.

I have 4 other devices that connect to that router wirelessly and they have no issues at all, so I'm not prepared to blame the router. I noticed that my desktop's event view shows this entry frequently:

“The system detected that network adapter” Linksys...PCI Adapter – “Packet Scheduler Miniport was connected to the network, and has initiated normal operation over the network adapter”.

Would seeing this event frequently not indicate that the card was dropping often and coming back up?

I'm pretty much ready to run a 50' ethernet cable to the computer, but I thought I'd check with you guys first before I completely give up on the wireless card.

Answer:Wireless card says it's connected to my wireless network, but I cannot ping router

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Issue: Adapter detecting other surrounding wireless networks, but not mine

1. I create profile manually (Network and internet --> network and sharing center --> manage wireless networks), and it connects to my network no problem, although still not recognizing on the list of available networks. At this point the internet is working.

2. I unplug from USB port and switch it to a different one, internet stops working

3. I try re-making the profile manually as I did before to no avail, also tried switching back to previous USB port. No go.

4. Suggestions? Any help is much appreciated.
OS = Vista, Router = Linksys WRT54GL , security is WPA Personal, firmware is updated

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I've had wireless on this pc before. A while back, we had a tech come out from out internet provider to fix a few things, and we told him we already have a few other devices on our wireless network, so it may be a better idea to connect through an ether-net cord to our main pc for a more secure connection.

That has worked fine for the most part, but now there's a different problem, and I think I need to be able to connect wireless in order to fix it.
If it matters, the problem is, that any game I try to patch via the game launcher, times-out.
I actually spoke with a CSR from Square Enix, he said it may have to do with the port-forwarding, then I spoke with a rep in technical support from our local provider, and she said there is no port forwarding through the(ir) ether-net but it is available through wireless.

So, that's essential what has brought me here.
I'll upload a couple of pics, so you can actually see that:
A: There is no wireless enabled on my pc at all and
B: There's no wireless driver - just the one on my driver list that, tbh, I don't know much about.

I've already tried uninstalling the driver then re-installing, (didn't detect anything).
I've tried power-cycling my modem.
I've messed around with every option in the "Network and Internet" settings in my control panel.
I've checked all around the outside of my pc, JUST IN CASE it's weird and has a switch somewhere that enables/disables wireless.
Just to confirm, yes, there is indeed... Read more

Answer:Computer no longer has a wireless driver/Can't detect wireless network

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Can you Post a screenshot of the Device Manager .. With your Network Adapters expanded ... Before you do that go to View Hidden Devices ... Also what is the Model Number of your Computer ? ..

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I have a DLink wireless router on the home PC and a DWL-G630 wireless network card that I use with 2 laptops by inserting the card into whichever laptop I am using. The home PC is where my Bigpond connection is.

Recently, I bought a second DWL-G630 wireless network card, thinking I could just insert it and away I go. Some of you guys would already know... I was wrong in thinking that!

Anyway, after installing the latest driver from the DLink website for the new DWL-G630 card and then setting the correct network security key (WPA security), it connected but it doesn't seem to be able to acquire a network address.

As can be seen from the print screen link below, it is stuck in the 'acquiring network address' state and that's where I'm stuck, I don't know what to do to make it connect to the Bigpond network.

To all who know about networks... any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated! What have I missed in my attempt to connect to the Bigpond network?


Answer:Help: home wireless networking (DWL-G630 wireless network card)

Just a guess but it looks like dhcp on the router might be off. Statically assign an IP to the new adapter while it is in the computer and try that.

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when i double click the icon in my systray of the the flashing monitor, which opens my wireless network connection status window, the number next to Speed fluctuates between 11.0 Mbps to 54.0 Mbps. I just updated my dlink wbr 2310 routers firmware to 1.03 from 1.02 because previously i was getting randomly disconnected. Its only been a couple days, but i havnt yet noticed that ive been randomly disconnected anymore, but now my connection speed fluctuates, where with the old firmware, i never once saw it change. what could be causing this change? as its screwing up my online gaming, causing me to lag when it drops way down. I never had a problem with the speed changing before, and cant find any setting that looks like it could be linked to such an event, though im no networking expert, so i may be missing something. what does anyone think of this problem? thanks.

Answer:Wireless speed under wireless network connection status fluctuating????

google for a program called Network Stumbler. When it runs, you can see other
wifi systems near by and the real asset is the disclosure of all the channels in use.

pick a channel that is not used

monitor what activities you are performing when the connection rate changes;
it's likely that it only occurs when you're gaming. In that case, the stress of the
networked game is the actual cause of the rate change.

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Hello TSG Forums,

I've got quite the challenge for you guys. I've gone through two different tech support lines, three computer savvy friends, and every troubleshooting trick and tip I could scour off of the internet. All efforts have been in vain thus far. So as to not make this post too long, I'll get to the point.

I recently bought a new wireless adapter to connect to the internet with. Previously I was using an older adapter that my room mate was lending me. ( a Motorola Wireless USB Adapter WU830G to be exact.) At first when I installed the motorola it didn't work. I can't remember what I did to make it work for the life of me, but I eventually twisted my computer's arm enough that it gave in. Now it's uninstalled from my computer, along with (I hope) all the drivers and programs that were using it.

So I bought a new adapter (Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO USB Network Adapter - F5D9050) read the instructions carefully, and made sure that it was installed just as the manual says. (Install the software, wait for the prompt, etc etc.) Everything seemed to be going smoothly until I tried to configure my connections. (Where the wireless detects all the access points, and you put in your WEP key etc.) The wireless adapter seemed to be doing nothing. The device manager showed the adapter with no problems, and no errors, but the program was stubbornly pretending that my wireless adapter didn't exist. After trying multiple USB ports, uninst... Read more

Answer:Missing Wireless Network Icon; Wireless Adapter Not Working!

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when i double click the icon in my systray of the the flashing monitor, which opens my wireless network connection status window, the number next to Speed fluctuates between 11.0 Mbps to 54.0 Mbps. I just updated my dlink wbr 2310 routers firmware to 1.03 from 1.02 because previously i was getting randomly disconnected. Its only been a couple days, but i havnt yet noticed that ive been randomly disconnected anymore, but now my connection speed fluctuates, where with the old firmware, i never once saw it change. what could be causing this change? as its screwing up my online gaming, causing me to lag when it drops way down. I never had a problem with the speed changing before, and cant find any setting that looks like it could be linked to such an event, though im no networking expert, so i may be missing something. what does anyone think of this problem? thanks.

Answer:Wireless speed under wireless network connection status fluctuating????

microwaves and wireless phones can screw with wireless networks.
Have you updated your wireless NIC drivers?

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I am new to networking and have a simple question for you tech guys!

With this router, is it possible to receive wifi network through a central location and share it with my three computers individually, without having one computer sharing or controlling the connection?


Answer:can DWL-G730AP wireless pocket router/AP receive wireless network

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Need some help to figure this out.  Just got my new x301 running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit - great machine.  So far only one problem - won't connect at faster than 54Mbps to my wireless router (DLink DIR-655).  The wireless adapter on the PC is Intel(r) wifi link 5100 agn. I have 2 other computers which both are connecting at wireless-N speeds between 130 and 270Mbps depending on their mood (or wireless adapter) so I am reasonably confident the router, settings (e.g., WPA2 encryption, dual n/g mode, 20/40 Auto channel width) are generally fine.    Despite this - the x301 gets stuck at 54Mbps.  When I look at output of the adapter diagnostics for x301 it claims that my network/access point is of "unknown type".  When I look on the router status page it says the PC is connected as wireless G.  When I look at Access Connections it say the network is of type wireless N.  In all cases though 54Mbps is reported as the connection speed.  I have tried about everything I can think of and seen on various fora (e.g., mirror adapter settings people claim work, download and update driver from Intel, etc) but can't make a difference. Any ideas regarding what I am missing would be appreciated.  Thanks.


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Answer:x301 only connecting to Wireless-N network at Wireless G (54Mbps) speed

 I have a Netgear N and G router broadcasting on two channels set to "Up to 300 Mbps" using  WPA-PSK [TKIP] encryption.  The maximum speed I obtain on my X200s is 64 Mbps, whatever the security protocol I attempt. This seems to be a machine limit. In a second home having CBS construction with steel studs, I have a cloned network with the same router and settings.  Speeds registered are 2, 4, 6, and  12 max.  The perceived performance is indistinguishable from my home set up.  Using a Netgear adapter, speeds reported are fully 300 Mpbs.  I do not use the Netgear adapter with my X200s because it involves another physical part and duplicates functionality that is already present [and may make little difference]. This may be a case of less is at least as good.EB

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