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Making an ethernet university connection wireless with TP-LINK Wireless Travel Router

Question: Making an ethernet university connection wireless with TP-LINK Wireless Travel Router

Hi, I currently connect to the internet through a wired ethernet port in the wall which connects to my university's network.

I want to make this wireless since I bought a new macbook and was wondering if this product would do it?

I don't know much about it but I was concerned because the Router Mode says 'cable connection only' and I'm not sure the connection is cable (is it ADSL?). Will I need anything else like a modem?

Any advice?

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Answer: Making an ethernet university connection wireless with TP-LINK Wireless Travel Router

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I have a new D-Link DSL-2740B wireless modem/router.
I am moving on campus for University, and I only have access to a ethernet port not a DSL port.
Is there a way I can use my modem/router as just a wireless router?
To do this I would assume i would have to use a LAN port as a internet in port?
Thank you in advance for any help.

Answer:Using university (college) ethernet internet with a wireless modem/router?

yes, you would setup as a 2nd router / switch
BUT you may find its against the university rules to use routers on the network
I would check with the IT department and ask them how to do it

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Right now I am running my wireless off my universities network. It works fine except for one problem:

I can't see any of the other computers on the universities network. It's pretty much like i'm in my own little network. I've been tinkering around with the settings on my router but it doesn't seem to be getting me anywhere.

I know that it can be done, i'm just not sure how. Any tips?

Answer:Wireless router on university connection

Same setup here, except wired. Don't think you can do anything to see everyone else. My roommate, who's directly connected to the network (no router), can see all the printers on campus...

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Just purchased a Linksys WRT54G2 router so my wife can surf indepently in the house. The problem is that in trying to connect with the installation software I cannot find connection instructions. This is because 2 years ago when my daughter was home with her laptop computer we connected a very similar Linksys router. When I insert the CD-ROM to get instructions the software says "it appears you already have a router connected." and since this is the only way to make the connections I have to try and find the proper connection method here. The dsl modem is a Westell 6100.

Answer:Making connection from dsl modem to wireless router

Welcome to TSG, jayceeno.

Don't know how much help it will be, but here is Verizon's directions on hooking up a linksys router to the Westell 6100 DSL modem.

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*I am not tech savvy, at all! I will need specifics on HOW to get somewhere/do something. A lot of the terminology used is completely foreign to me.* ​
Weeks ago, my Toshiba Satellite P755-S5215 suddenly stopped having internet access. Instead of a 'connection' icon, I had a computer (??) icon with a red X over it. It said there were no drivers installed. At the time, I had the phone/email support of my computer-knowledgeable ex-husband, who has since decided to stop offering his help. With him, I was able to re-install all network adapters (which were showing the yellow triangle/exclamation mark..I have 7 WAN Miniports that still show this). I tried rebooting in safe-mode, I tried system restore (it says the specified object was not found), and when I tried to run the recovery disc, I go a pop-up message that said "This program does not have a file associated with it for performing this action..."

I did something, as I now get the 'connection' icon, however it has the red X, and says no connections are available. My sons' computers/phones/tablets pick up the wireless, so I know there are connections available. I also tried to connect using an ethernet cable, but that didn't work, either.

I appreciate any help that anyone has!
Thank you!

Answer:No wireless or ethernet connection - not router

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Hello, friends,

So, I have a weird issue. The other day, I was playing League and my connection started dropping. I spent a couple of days troubleshooting everything I could think of - using multiple PCs, swapping ethernet ports, messing with my router, etc. After a lot of frustration, I had an idea.

Now, on my roommate's PC, he could play League with no issue. On my laptop and my desktop, I couldn't do anything without my connection failing. Bear in mind, I'm hard wired and he's on wifi. Now, our router has a 2.4 ghz band and a 5 ghz band. His wifi connection is on the 5 band, and, as I mentioned, he had no issues. I asked him to swap over to the 2.4 connection, and all of a sudden, lag spikes everywhere.

So, from that we managed to deduce that the 2.4 ghz band on our router is dying. That's all well and good, but now we have another issue - why is our network connection trying to force its way through the wireless router? We tried hardwiring 4 different PCs, and 3 of them are defaulting to the wireless router networks, even when the wireless adapters are turned off. My laptop and desktop are defaulting to 2.4, my roommate's desktop is defaulting to 5, and our last desktop is connection just to "Network". Below is a screenshot of my network connections.
I tried doing an ipconfig /release, /renew, /flushdns, but I got the following error - "The operation failed as no adapter is in the state permissible for this operation." I'm completely ... Read more

Answer:Ethernet connection going through wireless router

Welcome to the forum!

Choose to "forget" the wireless network. Turn off wireless SSID broadcast on the router. Unselect "connect automatically" for the wireless network. Select "connect automatically" for the wired network.

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Can Anyone help me understand how to do this?
I run XP Home.
I am of "limited" computer skills but try and learn fast if helped.

I have an HP notebook that came with a wireless card inside. I have a broadband ISP that wants to charge to make me to go wireless with there equipement $25 a month. But a year ago I installed a dual wireless/hardwired capable D-Link "DI-524 AirPLUS G Wireless Router" and have been using it only as a hardware firewall with my wired internet connection from my ISP's modem.

BUT now I have a Real Need to go wireless in a few rooms away in my apartment(my boyfriend will continue using his desktop wired to the router where it is now).
The AirPLUS D-Link Wireless capable router came with an installation CD that is SO very confusing to understand the setup.

Has anyone done this and can PLEASE help me with the steps?
PLEASE try and help me set this up?
(I don't want to interfere with my boyfriends wired connection to his desktop, But I need to move aroung here wirelessly on my notebook)!

Answer:Please Help me set up wireless connection from notebook to D-Link router!!

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I have ethernet router through which i am connecting to internet to my desktop and also to my Laptop using a cable wire. I would like to have a wireless internet connection to my Laptop.Could anyone of you please help in succeeding this task.

Answer:wireless connection to laptop from ethernet router

replace your router with a wireless one. you will also need to ensure hat your laptop has got wireless on it, if not, you will obv need to get a wireless card to put in it.what OS have you got?

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I have a BT Voyager 2100 wireless router connected to a 1Mbps broadband service. The laptop connected wirelessly to this service hums along at 944Kbpsl, but the desktop PC hardwired to the router via a 10/100 Ethernet card manages between 360 and 450 Kbps. Any suggestions where I should look for the cause of this discrepancy - which should be the other way round. Neither BT nor the ISP has any useful suggestions.

Answer:Ethernet connection to wireless router half speed

Check for spyware..

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I'm desperate here. OK here's my situation.

I am running Windows XP.
I live in the basement suite of a house, and my PC connects just fine to the wireless internet upstairs, BUT my XBOX and PS3 don't have a strong enough range to reach. Sometimes it does, but 90% of the time it doesnt.

My PC connects to the upstairs router using a D-Link Wireless USB card I got. Nothing fancy but it works.
Now, is there a way that I can use that connection, and share it so that I can plug my XBOX and PS3 into my own own D-Link router so they can leach the connection my PC is using from upstairs?

PLEASE help. I am out of ideas and I don't know how to figure this out.

Answer:How to use my D-Link router to leach the connection from wireless internet card!

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I have the above mentioned router. My desktop is plugged into it & my wifes laptop has a wireless connection.

I constantly get the "Local Area Connection Unplugged" message on my desktop and for the life of me I cannot figure out why it's happening. We called D-Link Customer Support a million times and every time they give us a new fix, it still doesn't help.

The connection is sporadic and prevents me from doing a lot of things. Any ideas why this might be happening??

We both have Windows XP -- I have a cable modem. Anything else you need ot know to help I can provide.


Answer:D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G Wireless Router -- Dropped Connection

D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G Wireless Router - Dropped Connection

This could be caused by many different things. The first thing I would do is try a new network cable. Fast and easy thing to try.

Does this happen only when your wife is connected?


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I have a Gateway desktop computer with Windows XP. I have internet service through Comcast and my connection is strong; however, I am unable to view any web pages. I have a wireless router (D-Link WBR1310) for a second computer in the house and was working on getting that computer up and running with a USB wireless and reset my wireless router and now neither computer has access to the internet. I have reviewed all of my settings and have gone to the wireless router set-up page and have reviewed those settings. Everything seems to be fine. Can somebody please assist me quickly?

Answer:D-Link Wireless Router WBR1310 internet connection issues

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Hi guys

I've just bought a D-Link Wireless Router and USB network card and, after loads of messing around, I've managed to connect to the Internet, but now it's really quite slow. I moved the USB card to another port which has increased the speed, but it's still not at the levels it should be (although Windows says I'm getting between 15 and 60 Mbps.

I tried altering so many setting just to get the Internet connected that it's quite possible I have changed something I shouldn't have. Or could it just be the speed of the USB, and if so, how can I improve this?

What kind of information do I need to provide to get some help on this?

Thanks in advance.


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I need some help with a wireless router - D-Link Wireless ADSL Router G604T -- I am trying to set it up so that I can access the internet on my home desktop pc. I need to get this working as where the pc is currently situated there is no phone socket and at present I am currently running a cable along the floor each time I need to use the internet. The router is in the room next door connected to the power supply and to the phone line.

I have set up the router as per the instructions, I have set up my ISP settings onto the router as I should have. My pc can see the router, I can ping the router and I can access the menu inside the router via the IP of --- All this part works fine, under the status buttons on the router menu it does say that the dsl connection is connected and it does aquire an IP address for the internet, However I cannot access the internet.

When I try and access the internet I get the standard "This Page cannot be displayed" Message. I have tried all the settings that I can think of but I still cannot get the internet working. I can also attach my xbox to the router via a crossover cable and the pc can detect my xbox and I can ftp into it.

I'm using Windows XP Home Ed and the router is in the room next door.

Any help that anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated - also if you need need any more information just let me know.


Answer:Solved: D-Link Wireless ADSL Router G604T - Internet Connection

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I just read somewhere about a wireless travel router. Can anyone tell me what this is and how it works? Can it be used in a hotel room?

I am totally confused.

Answer:Wireless portable router for travel?

Here's the information you require....

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As the title states: I'm looking to order one tonight for a trip that came up. What brands/models are good. Looking for something that is easy to setup and isn't finicky.

Answer:Need suggestion for travel/mini wireless router

Worst case scenario make it into a web radio:

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Hi, sorry if it`s a rushed message and may not make much sense. i`ll try to explain it as much as i can.

I have a speedtouch 585 adsl router which i read can be used as an access point..which is what i wanna do so i can share my internet

been trying for the past few days to make it work but haven`t been able to do it

so i have a cable from the university accomodation ethernet socket(which has internet) going into one of the 4 sockets the router has..
disabled dhcp
made sure the router has the mac address the internet connection expects
i`ve looked at ipconfig when i plug the internet straight into a laptop
the ips from the university gateway are`s not the usual 192.168...

so i`m wondering do i have to use any of those ips to set up the speedtouch?? i`m not sure how it is meant to work so i`d love really detailed explanations. i`ve read so many forum posts but can`t get my head around it

do i change the gateway of the speedtouch to the ip i would get from connecting directly to the university internet? do i change anything else on the router?

do i have to set up my network adaptor on the laptop manually? or it will get it`s ip automatically from the dhcp server on the university gateway thing?

the speedtouch's gateway right now is different from the one the university router has. when i connect my laptop to it, it identifies it and says "internet access" but it`s lying..cuz internet doesn`t work.

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Answer:router as access point from university ethernet connection

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In my university halls we do not have wireless, to use the internet i must plug into the LAN via an ethernet cable.
The ethernet port on my laptop is a bit broken so doesnt always stay in, and wires are always a pain.

What i would like is if anyone could suggest a device to me which could plug into the ethernet on my wall and would transmit a wireless (wifi) signal so i could use my laptop wireless.
I am not the admin on the network obviously

Obviously i dont want to spend lots.
Looking for something pretty much plug and play so i can just sit it by the ethernet port and have wireless.
I do have a basic BT Voyager wireless router available if thats worth a try too?

Answer:Making University Etheret Wireless

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I have had issues trying to setup this wireless network up for a few days. please help me if you can, as im close to using hammers and impact drills.

I have the 2Wire (2701HGV-W) wireless DSL modem from telstra bigpond, which was supplying my house with wireless internet. the wireless network from the 2Wire is a secured network and works fine, but the signal is too weak and keeps dropping out in the upstairs study, which is where its needed.

so i bought a external wireless antenna which i attached to a wireless router i had laying around, its a TP-LINK (TL-WR642G) this one has a connector for external antennas.

from the 2Wire modem, i hooked up using ethernet cable the TP-LINK wireles router. i tried to connect teh upstirs computer, as expected 2 wireless networks were displayed (2Wire-secured and TP-LINK- unsecured).

here is where the problem starts, the signals get mixed up. both networks show full signal strength, but if i connect to the 2Wire the signal will drop to "very low", and it just wont connect to the TP-LINK network.

what im i missing here? any help would be very much appretiated.


Answer:2Wire wireless DSL modem and TP-LINK wireless router

Configure the channel of the secondary router to be different from the primary router. Keep them at least four channels apart. Configure both of them with the same SSID and encryption key, and you'll have seamless networking (well close) between them. You can use this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector to find the clearest channels.

The secondary router should also be configured as follows to create a single network where all the connected devices are peers.

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.

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Hi Folks,This is my first post and I hope someone can help me.I recently bought a T61 with the Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN card running on XP.The problem I am having is that I can not stay connected to my wireless network.When I turn on the laptop automatic connection is spotty at best. Once I do get connected, as soon as I open a browser (Firefox or IE) the connection drops and my router freezes. I know the problem is not with the router because it works smoothly with my business Dell Latitude D620 or a very old Thinkpad A31p.I've tried everything I can to rectify the problem (drivers, settings etc.). It's not easy downloading drivers to a flash drive on my wife's desktop and copying it to my laptop. From my research on the internet, it seems a lot of people are having the same issue. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Wireless Connection Problems with a Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN

HiI have the exact same problem.  I have read about many others with the same issue.   I wish I had an answer for you.  There are a couple of things going on.  The Lenovo power management wants to turn the wireless off at a whim.   Authentication seems to fail for me with WEP turned on (works with other laptops using the same WRT54G).   I am running a T61 with Windoze XP.  Our work Wireless AP (WAP) has WEP enabled.   Wireless will work on the T61 at home with no WEP but not at work.    I am thinking about installing linux (running network manager) on the T61 becuase I know it will probably work.  I think the troubles are with the Lenovo wireless configuration utility. I am surprised that Lenovo has not fixed such a big problem.   It doesn't reflect a quality product.

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Hello! first post, this forum looks cool..good place to post my little info i know and learn a lot!

so my question is as follows

Im at univsersity living on Residence, there is wireless all throughout the campus but in my room there is an ethernet port (im assuming thats the term). anyway, so i tried plugging my ethernet cable in and ...nothing is something suppost to happen? or...what? lol just curious!

thanks a bunch!


Answer:University wireless, Ethernet in my room?

Hi Gorship,

This is definitely a question for your University tech staff. If it is an ethernet port, and it was connected properly to the University network, you should be able to make a connection.

But it might just be a disconnected leftover of your University's pre-wireless days . . .

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It's a DI-514

What would be a good card for it?

Thanks guys! PC card.

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(Sorry, I just edited this because I realized the title said Wireless Router, it's actually a gateway. Can't fix it.)

I have a Netgear CGD24G Wireless Gateway and a Gateway MA8 laptop with after-market Windows 7 (Vista got a virus, went ahead and upgraded.)

Now, when I download 100 MB files on my Xbox 360 (Which is wired to the modem) it will be downloaded in a couple minutes, or less. The other computers in my house (There are plenty, and even more that come and go.) get a blazing internet connection, and most of them are wireless. Now this computer, which had an extremely quick connection as well all of a sudden dropped off, while the rest of the computers remain fast.

I've gone to before and after this occurred and my speed before was around 12 mb/s, and one time around 4 AM was even upward of 25 mb/s, all of these tests were performed multiple times on different server locations.

I JUST did the speedtest, and it came back with .4 mb/s, and the UL speed was 2.0. I honestly can't remember what I averaged with it prior to the problem, but it was definitely higher as well.

This started happening a little less than a week ago, and I've downloaded/changed nothing major with the computer, and have mainly used it for light browsing, and an occasional download.

Also, this is mainly just a hobby fix. I have a long enough cable to wire the computer straight to the gateway, so I really don't want to buy new hardware or anything of t... Read more

Answer:Only one computer with slow wireless connection, Netgear CGD24G Wireless Router

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this person doesn't have a wireless router. She has the above, just a USB stick. there is no cable or DSL modem, no router, nothing, just that LTE stick.

So, can a Wi Fi printer be able to connect to her computer via that little LTE stick?

Answer:Can you install a Wireless connection from computer to printer w/o a Wireless Router


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I have a Presario M2000 with Windows XP. I have been using a Linksys WRT54G wireless router for three years with no problems. Recently a relative, unable to find the Encryption Key, "reset" the router. It still works fine but it is now an unsecured connection.

I tried to secure the connection by running the Linksys installation CD four times. I called Linksys and was informed that my service contract, which I did not know I had, had expired. If I paid them $39.99 they would walk me through a new installation that I could make secure.

I tried to check out their website,, but it seems not to exist!

I had no idea that I would not be able to change the security settings of the router after a certain amount of time! Is there anything I can do, short of paying them $39.99, to make the wireless router connection secure?

(I am a new member and posted this question twice as I titiled my first inquiry with my user name...sorry!!!! ....wont do it again!)

Answer:Solved: Reset wireless router now can't secure the wireless connection!

That is a pretty common Linksys router and you should just be able to download the router manual from Linksys's website and go into the Web Interface of the router to setup the Wireless encryption again.

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I currently have 2 desktop computers hooked up to a wired Linksys router which is connected to a cable modem.

I recently purchased a laptop on ebay, so that I can bring it outside with me. I also purchased a Linksys wireless router for this purpose.

I don't want to disturb my current wired setup. By this I mean I don't want to go through the trouble of switching them to wireless just so I can use my laptop outside.

Can I hook the wireless router to the wired one to get an internet connection? Or is there some other way I can use the wireless seperately with the cable modem?

Answer:Help, Can I link a wireless router to a non-wireless?

Hello and Welcome to Techspot

I wouldn't piggyback the wireless off the wired just use the wireless router. Your wireless router should also support wired, set up your 2 wired pcs and also you will be able to go wireless with the laptop

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I'm looking at getting an AIO printer, a Canon MX850 to be exact. It has ethernet and I'd like to set it up with my wireless router so all the computers in my house can use it. Do I simply connect it to the router with the ethernet cable or is it more complicated? I don't have a network set up. The other computers just connect with wifi.
In case someone suggestions Canon's MX860, which is already wireless, I decided against this one after reading lots of reviews. The 850 seems to be the better choice but I really need the wireless aspect and I'd like to not have to worry about setting up a network.

Answer:Solved: Making a printer wireless with ethernet?

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Hello All

Personal preliminaries: non-tech, microsoft office, webservices.

After moving to a new country, we purchased a wireless internet connection (the problem started there - we could have gone for a wired solution). It comes out with a PCMCIA card and a software to run it. It connects to my laptop which has a PCMCIA slot. After purchasing a PCMCIA slot adopter for the desktop PC, it can be inserted to my desktop PC also to connect to the internet.

We have a wireless router (3Com) that we used before to connect our wired broadband connection. In our previous posting, we used to connect all our laptops, PC, and Mac computer, and the printer to the home network.

Here, though the PCMCIA card connects to laptop and desktop individually, we could not create a home network. The connection doesn't seem to go through the LAN configurations. The LAN wired connections between the laptop and PC show each other but cannot share the internet connection. The new PCMCIA solution won't run on the Mac-Mini because neither the software nor the hardware is compatible. Each time we shift the PCMCIA card to either the laptop or desktop PC to surf. We shift files through USB to print via the desktop PC to which the printer is connected. You know what a pain it is.

Switching to wired connection plan is not possible currently because of the annual contract we have signed (fine prints!) has a penalizing clause with a couple of hundred dollar penalty.

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Answer:PCMCIA card wireless connection to wireless router?

a little obscure;

I assume you have something like

and two systems which flip-flop the PCMCIA adapter to get Internet access
(which means only one at a time can be online). Apparently you want TWO
PCMCIA cards and the ability to have both systems online and accessing each other.

q1: Can you connect the WiFi PCMCIA to the router and get online at all.
Usually we need a wired connection to the router to reconfig the
SSID, Channel, and encryption keys. Reconfiguring can not be done with the
WiFi connection.

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Here is my question, My roommate has a wireless network installed in the apartment we share. It is actually set up nicely, very rarely any problems getting on-line and browsing and such. The router is a Netgear WNDA 3700 and cable service is thru Comcast. I play a lot of on-line games and sometimes the connection will drop and I get a lot of lag and sometimes die (no fun). I was wondering if it is possible to run a Cat 5 cable from the back of the router straight to my computer, there is 1 connection available on the router, and If this is possible I want to make sure it won't interfere with him getting on the internet and doing whatever he does while I'm on-line. Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.

Answer:Solved: Wireless and Wired connection thru Wireless Router

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Hi.A bit strange problem has occurred on my Y550.When trying to connect y550 to a D-Link DIR-301 router (whether via Ethernet or WiFi), the connection on router crashes and becomes invisible to other computers for a short period of time. Then connection stands up but overtime y550 attempts to get through it crashes over and over again.Y550 connects to router (sometimes there is access to the Internet - sometimes connection is limited) but only for a few seconds before connections crashes. It works fine on any other router I've been using e.g.. Asus.At first I thought this problem was caused by assigning dynamic IP but after setting up it to static values the problem still occurred. I have checked any possible issues with power management (on network adapters, power plan, with and without battery). Drivers update also did not bring any effects.Ip config shows nothing, as if it was not connected (I called it during that short period when y550 was connected)Eventually I found out that connection works fine in Safe Mode so this must be some software/driver issue.I've used one key recovery and brought y550 to it;s original fresh out-of-the-box state and problem still occurs (even after updating drivers again.No drivers available via helps.I've read nearly 3/4 of the entire Internet seeking for solutions - couldn't' find anything.One step left for me to check is remove Intel software which manages connections.Any ideas guys?

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Answer:Y550 Attempt to connect via Ethernet/WiFi disconnects D-Link router connection.

Welcome To Lenovo Community
 Please try the following
Update the Bios of the system   BIOS Update
Uninstall Ready comm. Which is part of the preloaded application?
Update the Drivers for Ethernet card Broadcom Ethernet Driver 
Also check for any firmware update available to update
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I am having a problem where I am unable to connect to the net by ethernet cable but my wireless works. When I tried to repair my 1394 net adapter it says that it cannot be repaired because TCP/IP is not enabled -- it is however checked in the properties.

I have tried the following:
1) Turning the model on/off
2) ipconfig release...renew
3) Checked for viruses/spyware etc.
4) Uninstalled and reinstalled 1394
5) System restore from when it was working (a few days ago)
6) Winsock fix

None of these options has resolved the problem. Any ideas???? Thanks!

Answer:No internet with ethernet link - but wireless works

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Recently I purchased a new wireless N router, and have moved the older wireless G router downstairs, where I hope to be able bridge a connection between the two. Google results, ironically enough, have suggested Googling instructions on setting such a thing up.

Connected to this computer (which is upstairs) is the new one, a Belkin Wireless N model no. F5D8236-4 Version 1. Downstairs the the old Linksys Wireless G model no. WRT54GS Version 6. I have a friend who works a lot with networking, who is skeptical of the idea, but Googling it has returned hope that it is possible. The main dispute is how.

Here's the setup: This computer is wired to the Belkin router, which is wired into the modem and is also currently hosting the house's wireless network. The Linksys is downstairs wired only to my Xbox 360. My attempts at even trying to find where to configure these routers have proved pathetic, so I've been driven here.

Could this work, and will it work with these two routers? If so, how do I go about it?

Answer:Solved: Wireless Router to Wireless Router Connection?

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My wireless router (D-link DI514) packed up resently and stopped sending out a signal for internet or to my wireless bridge so I had to buy another one. Bought a Belkin N Wireless Router on the advice of the shop assistant, seemed to know his stuff, plus it came with a USB wireless adapter which is handy. The USB adaptor is connected to the PC in my room allowing me to get on the Internet and the router downstairs connects other PC we have to Internet too. Since I used to have a D-link wireless router I also bought a D-link DWL 810+ ethernet adaptor/wireless bridge thing in my room which was allowing me to connect to Xbox Live before. Now since I have changed the wireless router to a different make, got a new one, what exactly do I have to do in order for the D-link DWL 810+ in my room to communicate with the new Belkin Router I bought in order for me to connect to Xbox live for online gaming? I imagine I have to change setitings on the new router but wouldn't know where to start. anyone got any advice, thank you.

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Hi friends ...

I hav bsnl broadband connection in my home.... I connected a tplink wired for browsing...

I also have a belkin wireless router..... I connected those routers.... And only wired communication is possible
and i cant access in wireless connection... Pls help me

i m sttuggling....

Answer:How to connect tp-link adsl router with belkin wireless router???

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this is what i want to do i have a bt router on one of my floors but my signal dosent reach my computers on the top floor so i was thinking of buying a second wireless router and linking that one by cable would that work or would it be better getting a more stronger router with a better strenth ive looked on the net but im kinda lost on what to do

Answer:Can you link a wireless router to a wireless router

yes that works -- here's how

connect cable from existing router#1 to the LAN side of router#2
this will make router#1 the controller of all IP addresses AND allow sharing between all system regardless of which router they connect to.

configure router#2
this is done with a cable connection to it. Use the routers default ip address in your browser and supply the default user/pwd
disable DHCP service in this router
set router#2 address to be just like router#1 but change the last digit to 250
set the SSID to be similar to the existing router (eg add a number to its name)
change the channel number to be different from router#1
(temporarily) disable encryption
save the settings which will restart the router and drop this connection

you can disconnect the cable from router#2

Turn off (or disconnect) all systems from both routers.
power off router#2, wait 30 seconds and then restart it

At this point router#1 will be at xxx.yyy.zzz.1 and router#2 at xxx.yyy.zzz.250

Connect to either router (wired or otherwise) and you should be able to
(run->cmd) enter
ping xxx.yyy.zzz.1
ping xxx.yyy.zzz.250​Your connected system will have an address seen by
ipconfig /all​
Once you can connect to both routers, you should go back to the configuration (in both with a cabled connection) and enable encryption.
Make your life simple, set both routers to the same type of encryption (in this order of preference)
{WPA2,WPA} and use the same passphrase for... Read more

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I have a sagem 3304 wifi modem router provided by the telecoms company. it has a limited wifi range and in my experience of wifi it also has frequent dropouts/connection problems. we connect the desktop pc to it by ethernet and that's just fine.

we also were given (by a 3rd party) a belkin n1 wireless router (the model without modem) and would like to try it out to be the wifi router. The idea is to connect it by ethernet to the sagem and place it in a more central part of the property. I reckon about 15m of ethernet cable. we would disable the wifi on the sagem. had we been given the belkin model with internal modem, this would not be an issue and we would not need to use the sagem at all - that is not meant to sound ungrateful!!

can anyone see any pitfalls with this? or if it is do-able, any recommendations re:configs?

I have found another post loosely related to using 2 routers however it doesn't really address this specifically:

Answer:Connecting a wireless router to a modem router via ethernet?

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).

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I'm living in a house with 6 roomates and we are all connected to one wireless router. I was wandering if we could make the connection private so only we can connect to it. The router is a Belkin model num: F5D6231-4. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Making a wireless router private??

To secure the router's configuration pages, assign a login password.

To secure the wireless network enable WPA-PSK encryption with a passphrase of 20+ letters and numbers mixed. If somebody has an old adapter that does not support WPA, even with a driver update, at least use 128-bit WEP with a good hex key.

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Ok, I have a router that I have been using for a long time and was wondering if it is possible to connect a wireless router to the wired router and then have the wireless router set as a gateway so that my computer can pick up the wireless signal, which is using a wireless network card.

Anyone mind telling me if this would work and how I could accomplish this task. I have one into my router before and was asked to change to a router and gateway before but is it any diffrent telling a second router to do this because it is connected to the wired router.

If you need further explanation please ask. Thank you very much.

Specs if it is of any need.
Wired router - just a typical wired router
Wireless Router- Trendnet wireless router

Answer:Making a wired router wireless

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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We are moving house soon and I need some advice. My PC is going to need to be placed away from the only phone socket (and therefore away from my wireless router), so I need to make my desktop wireless. I have a Netgear DG834G 54mps router. What do I need to buy for the PC? A USB adaptor?

I have been told that the Netgear WG111T adaptor doesn't work very well with non-Intel systems, and mine is an AMD Athlon. This put me off buying what I probably would have gone for to be honest.

Can anyone here give any advice as to what may be my best option?

The PC will be around 30-35ft away from the router, probably through one wall (it's open plan-ish, so difficult to explain).

Thank you!

Answer:Making Connection Wireless?

If you have an open PCI slot a PCI wireless adapter is often a better choice than USB.

Either way I suggest you try to get one with a removable antenna in case you need a better one.

OTOH the adapter you mentioned should work fine, but there are no guarantees. Certainly give it a try if you can return it for no or little cost.

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Hey, So I just got this router, and was wondering if anyone else had it, and if it was a good router? Also I was told that I can use my "crossover" cables for this, is that true?

Answer:Just got D-Link DI-624 Wireless router

I use a DI-624 router, alot of people have had problems with the router rebooting at random intervals even with the latest firmware update (some have had trouble with the latest firmware in general, for example I downgraded mine cause I couldn't host any games (Dungeon Siege II)), I also couldn't get port forwarding to work on mine so I've had to DMZ.

As for the crossover cabling, I have no clue. But what I can suggest is if you still can you might want to return it and get a Linksys WRT54G router instead The WRT54G also has 3rd party firmware which adds a load of features, unlimited port forwarding, VPN tunneling, PPPoE, mac address cloning, VoIP support, etc

You might also want to search around the forums for the DI-624.

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Hey guys!
Previously had a belkin wireless router set up with my d-link ADSL modem but found that i had to keep restarting the router as the green lights would appear and work fine for an hour or so but then either dissappear or start flashing and the signal strength was crap.So just bought a new D-link DIR 615 router and installed it but in a way its giving me the same problem. It works fine but after an hour so maybe more i see that the led next to the power button that i believe is the internet led is orange and i i have to restart the router sometimes a few times to bring back the internet. what do you reckon the problem might be?any help is appreciated.Cheers guys

Answer:Wireless Router D-Link help!

Well, since two routers have failed in the same way with that modem, have you considered the issue may be the modem?

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I recently bought a new computer equipped with Windows XP and I want to network my older computer with it as well which is also running on Windows XP. I have bought the D-Link DI-624 and also the card for the other computer. I set up the router on the faster of the 2 computers and at first it worked fine. Then I went through all the steps to install it and totally lost the connection. Now I am very confused at what I am doing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please if you do have some advice can you start from the beginning of the process becasue I unplugged the router and plugged the internet back in. I will then have to start from scratch. Please help me out because this is very frustrating. If it makes any difference my internet provider is Sympatico.

Thanks in advance


Answer:HELP!!! D-Link Wireless Router

Do this on each machine, MS-KB Q299357 - Reset XP TCP/IP Stack

Reset the router to factory defaults, then turn it off, and the broadband modem as well. Turn on the broadband modem, let it sync, turn on the router. Go through the same process you did at first to get connected on the first machine, which should be simple. For a cable account, it's just booting it at this point. For DSL, you may have to configure the router for the account # and password.

The second machine should just plug in and have Internet access without any changes.

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So I unplugged everything yesterday because we were doing some cleaning. We have a laptop hardwired to the router and a couple more laptops that connect wireless. I plugged everything back in the way I had it before and for some reason my computer is giving me the "limited or no connectivity" error.

I can't find the wireless connection either. I tried resetting the router but still not able to connect to configure it. I get a solid power light, steady blinking status light, fast blinking WAN, and wired connection #1 is solid.

I called tech support and the dude from mylasia or wherever went through the same procedures with me again and still no connectivity. Then he told me to update my firmware and I told him I couldn't connect to the router so how was I supposed to do that? He proceeded to give me a confirmation number and said have a nice day, like he fixed my problem.

Answer:Help on D-Link DI-524 Wireless Router....

Are you on a borrowed pc now, or is the net working?

Did you just forget your password, or will the admin page not load?

Check your pc for a diagnostic IP.
Start > Run > CMD (Press Enter, a black box will open)
Type in ipconfig (Press Enter Again)

enuro12 said:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>Click to expand...

Do you have an IP or Diagnostic IP
a Diagnostic IP will look like this

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

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Okay guys, two weeks ago i went out and bought a D-Link DSL-G604T wireless ADSL router.

Ive installed it all, and setup the wireless network fine, but what i cant do is surf the net. On the status page it says its connected fine, but i cant view any websites on any of the pcs attatched (both wired and wireless).

Now, the first time i tried it, it worked, but all of a sudden i couldnt access any. So last nite i restored the router, and voila it works, but its gone off again after 5 minutes.

Is their something wrong or is it what im doing ?

Please Help


Answer:D-link Wireless Router

go to dlink website and look for a firmware upgrade.

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I've just bought/received a TP link router. It's this one, from amazon;
click here bought another TP link router, about 18 months ago, and it's been brilliant!)
This new one, (which I was intending to use as a bridge), I am returning, because it doesn't have a UK plug style adapter... it has what appears to be a european style one.
The one I bought 18 months ago had a UK style one.
It was a sealed package, but the fact that I can find no mention of this in any of the gazilions of reviews for this on Amazon suggests to me that normally it does come with a UK style plug.
Can anyone whose bough a TP link product recently confirm that they had a UK style plug supplied?
Thanks in anticipation,

Answer:TP Link wireless router

Whoops... something happened to the formatting there!
right at the bottom should be just before;
"bought another TP link router, about 18 months ago, and it's been brilliant!)"
Anyway, I hope it makes sense!

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So I have a 3 computers - One that is connected to a lynksys wrt45gl router which is directly attatched to a cable modem - my laptop then connects to this wirelessly to share files and internet.

On the other computer, there is no wireless card, but i have an extra d-link router that I want to do something with. I'd like to know if there is some way to connect the other computer to this router and then make the d-link connect to the linksys WAP to gain internet access.

Answer:D-link wireless router

ok i have a solution, wait lemme pull it up

read this

you can something like this

the setup is similar just that there isnt a solid line except for a wireless one. The linksys should have a place to designate AP's

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I have a wireless D-LINK DSL-G604T. How can i change the IP address for WAN? I am using PPP0E as my connection. Thanks

Answer:D-link wireless router

You don't.

Your ISP assigns you an IP when you establish a PPPoE connection. Whether you get a fixed one or it is reassigned every time, depends on your ISP and your service.

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Hello Dear friends...

How are you?

I have experienced certain problems with that router, DI-524 150MB D-link router... It works just fine with windows seven except for the fact that it requires me to switch it off at every 6 or 10 hours (as suggested by win 7's troubleshooter)

Unplug your router for 10 seconds and bla bla bla...

It works after that, the problem it that I have to do it again and again, over and over!

Could you help me to find out what is going on?

Many thanks


Answer:Wireless DI-524 D-link router

Thats an old one isn't it, I don't see it listed on the D-Link forums? Do you have the latest firmware? Do you have any cordless phones in the same 2.4 GHz band? I did and they messed up my DIR-615. Double check your settings, I might even reset it to defaults and set it all up again. A common suggestion on the D-Link forums for problems like that is to disable "DNS Relay" and "Advanced DNS". You'll have to reboot your PC(s) if you disable DNS relay.

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I installed D-Link 624 wireless cable router for a friend. They have three laptops at their house hold. One is using Windows XP Home and the other two are Vista Home premium machines. Encryption is set to WPA-PSK. Vista machines are working properly and connecting to the Internet flawlessly.XP machine cannot find the router (SSID) and from time to time display message ?Media is disconnected?. However it does find some other spots in the area. This is an Acer 1363 machine with built in wireless system (Acer IPN2220 wireless LAN card).No problem found in device manager. Have down loaded new updated driver from Acer. No luck there. I did find some instructions in the forum pages regarding resetting winsock and ip which I carried out.(netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt and netsh winsock reset catalog).Prior to D-Link 624 they were using D-Link 614 (WEP encryption) without any problem. Power supply on D-Link 614 packed up and they bought D-Link 624. By connecting machine with a cable I did find Microsoft updates up to June 14 2008. There is no sign of SP3 which I was worrying about.Any help would be much appreciated.?Z?

Answer:D-Link 624 Wireless Router

Come on folks. Where are our networking guros?By the way I renewed the ipconfig to no avail. Funny enough system restore will not respond in normal mode. I have to do it in safe mode.

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I have a cable internet and using a cable modem and a d-link wireless router to receive the internet. Everything was fine till last week when my wireless stopped to work. I unplugged the wireless router and plugged it again and it worked. But after 2-3 hours it happened again and this time even unplug-plug the router didnít work.
Right now, I can connect to the internet via the modem and cable. But I cannot see the router signal at all neither on my MacBook nor on my iPhone.
The router LED lights are work as usual:
POWER LED: solid green
M1: blinking red light
M2: solid red light
WAN: blinking green light

The cable modem is connected to the WAN port in the router by a cable. I try to connect to the router by using a cable connected to one of the LAN ports but it doesnít get the IP. I also try to access to the router configuration with the address but I couldnít even ping this address. I also pressed the reset button in the router and hold it for 10 seconds in the power-on state but nothing happened.
BTW, I am not sure if I am using a correct cable to connect the router to the laptop. Is there any difference between the cables?
It drives me crazy during the past 3 days and I really appreciate if anyone can help me.

Answer:D-Link Wireless Router

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Does anyone know if it possible to run the D-Link DI-514 as a wireless access point and not as a router?

I currently share the connection through a Win2K PC with ICS, the ADSL modem I have is currently a USB only model. I will be upgrading it after Christmas but for now I want to run the D-Link just as an extra hub/wireless AP.

Whenever I power it on, the WAN light just keeps blinking because there is no ADSL modem connected.

Any ideas?

Answer:D-Link Wireless Router

I have a DI-614. Just let the light blink. It doesn't matter. I don't have WAN either.

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All lights are off on my router - does this mean it is dead?

Answer:D-Link Wireless Router

Hi hesamiba, and welcome to TSG,

It may be dead. Or, the power adapter may be dead, or the power adapter is not getting power from the outlet, or the power adapter is not plugged into the router.

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Ok, heres the problem.

I have a D-link wireless N router, my PC is connected to it directly. I also have another PC in the living room connected to it with a USB wireless adapter.

When the wireless PC is connected to it, every 30-45 seconds or so I get an internet freeze spike, as in my internet stops responding ( no error message or anything ), when the wireless PC is turned off, everything is fine.

The wireless PC is not downloading anything, no viruses or spyware on neither.

Both are running windows XP home.

ANyone know why this could be happening ?


my network card:
NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller

Answer:D-link wireless N router.

are you using wzc or the usb adapter utility for wireless?

have you setup the wireless onnection, are you using encryption?

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I am currently getting my broadband using eclipse whom I am very happy with.I use a gateway (ZyXEL P-600 series Model p-660R-D1, I assume it is a gateway as eclipse sell something similair and call it a gateway). I have tried to split this before by plugging the ethernet into an old hub (netgear dual speed hub DS104). Unfortunately when I tried to run two PCs from the Hub when the 2nd Connection was made the 1st connection was dropped.Now I am trying to get a wireless router which also has ethernet connections. Do I need to get one that includes a Gateway or was the problem down to an old hub? I have quite a medium sized house so would need two antennaes I have been told. Would anyone be able to recommend any joint wireless /ethernet routers and do I need to get it to include a Gateway as well? Or might it be a problem with the internet provider.

Answer:Wireless and ethernet Hub/Router

When you connect to the internet with a Router, the Router *IS* the Default Gateway for any computers connecting to the internet through it. >>> I have tried to split this before by plugging >>> the ethernet into an old hub (netgear dual >>> speed hub DS104). Unfortunately when I tried >>> to run two PCs from the Hub when the 2nd >>> Connection was made the 1st connection was dropped.I would have thought that should work, although it might be necessary to use a Network Switch rather than a basic Network Hub. The way to check would be to see what IP address each computer connected to it gets by DHCP. If the first computer to connect gets your public IP address (as allocated by the ISP) then you are connected to a Modem and not to a Router. A Router will get your public IP address and allocate IP addresses to connected computers using one of the address ranges reserved for Local Area Networks, most commonly 192.168.x.x addresses.

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Hi. I got a wireless router but it needs to be connected to a modem via an eternet cable. My modem is usb. I have 2 questions:1. Because I am looking for a new broadband provider there is one who provides modems with an ethernet connection or 2. There is any small device or cable that allows a connection between an usb port and an ethernet port?....Thanks

Answer:Wireless router with ethernet but not usb

You will need a new modem - however most ISPs bundle a "free" ADSL modem with their broadband package so if you are going this route look at what's offered in the package

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A co-worker of mine has for Xmas bought their son a new laptop, wanting to conect it to the internet they also purchased a Belkin router, allowing him to conect wireless. However not having a ?clue? in anyway, they could not get it to work and asked me to see if I could conect it for them. Visiting there today, I find that they have added a new filter to the orginal filter and connected the router basically in tandem with the existing Bt. Router, attempting to set up the laptop up to the belkin !!!.Having righted the routers ie. Belkin hard wired into the XP desktop, the Bt router removed, but I cannot get the Belkin to sync. with the Bt broad band so I can enter it's setup, IE can't find the page is what I get from the Browser. I have reset it to default etc. with no bb conection being made. I am aware that user name and password need to be entered into the router for the conection to Bt. Replacing the Bt router there are no problems all works fine.I have followed all the instructions from the thread ?Wireless Modem router will not connect to the Internet? with no succes.Am I missing something very obvious, or is there a work around.

Answer:Making a Belkin wireless router conect

click here

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I have a wireless router outside in my garage. My internet comes from in there. I have a 802.11g linksys router. I have a wireless gateway that I use in my home to connect to the internet. I recently got another 802.11g router from a friend, and I was wondering if I could change the router to connect to the other router. I was hoping that there would be a way to make it into a "combination", like it recieves the signal from the other router and boosts it in my house. I would like to use the other gateway for my laptop, and I would like to have freedom of moving around in my house and getting a good signal. Thank you.

Answer:Making a wireless router into an access point....

I have cable internet, and the filter is in my garage. I want to use the router that is connected directly into the cable "splitter" as a normal router. I want the other router to recieve the signal in side my house and to boost the signal. This way my house will have better coverage. Then my other wireless devices will work better in my house.

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Hi AllI have a D-Link Wireless Modem/Router but now I've changed from ADSL to Cable (NTL).I want to change the Wireless Router settings to act as a simple router so I can connect it directly to the Cable modem.Does anyone have any experience with this?Any advice will be appreciated.ThanksJ

Answer:Using D-Link Wireless Modem/Router as a Router

Cannot be done. You'd need an Ethernet WAN port on the back for the cable modem, the router would have to be capable of disabling its own modem and accepting the PPPoE protocol from the cable modem. If it could be done, we'd all be using the same type of modem. Get a WRT54 or something like that.

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My question is regarding our needs for a router/routers.

Our current setup consists of an ethernet broadband router (where everything plugs in) in the "main box" that holds all of the wiring that then goes throughout the house into the bedrooms/den/kitchen desk via cat 5 wiring.

At each of those room locations you can then plug into the wall (cat5) for internet/phone/etc. We have many items that use wifi (iphone, tablets, roku and laptops) so we have plugged a wireless router into the cat 5 jack in the den, then plugged the desktop computer in that room into the wireless router. The rest of the items are used wirelessly throughout the house.

Well our broadband router up in the "main box" we think is going bad (guess is its 8 yrs old). Our internet lately has been patchy, slow and needing to be reset often. Upon speaking with our ISP, they say the connection to the dish on the deck from their tower on the neighboring hillside is "excellent", so we are thinking it must be the router installed when the home was built.

My husband logs on to his work computer from home with and works on (enormous) spreadsheets, so we need speeds to be fast to keep his sanity. Our current service is 4mbps.

Now my questions finally, 1) do we need the 2 routers i.e. the broadband router in the "main box" with a wireless router in the den or can we do everything we need with one router in the "main box"? The "main box" is ... Read more

Answer:Ethernet broadband router and/or wireless router

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Hello, wondering if I could anyone could help me out.
My father used to have SBC DSL and used a 2WIRE-wireless router. He liked being able to have his computer connect to the internet downstairs and connect by access point with his laptop upstairs. Well he moved and now has DSL through anther phone company( He now connects through a ethernet router. Not sure how to use the wireless router as well as the ethernet router? Thank you for anyone who takes the time to help out!

Answer:Connecting a DSL ethernet router and wireless router

Can't he just use the wireless router and not the ethernet router?

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I currently have a Linksys router hooked up to my cable modem. I connect to this modem via a wireless Netgear USB device and lately my internet connection has been bugging out a lot. My signal rate is never more than 70% and the modem is right above my room upstairs. I tried changing the channel and it worked good for a couple days but now its doing the same thing again. Here are some of my wireless setting options..can I tweak any of these for a stable connection? Or any other thing I could do to fix this?

Authentication Type:
Basic Rate:
Transmission Rate:
CTS Protection
Frame Burst:
Beacon Interval:
DTIM Interval:
RTS Threshold:
AP Isolation:

Answer:Making my wireless connection more stable...

Orient the antenna horizontally if that's the only wireless connection to the router. Signal propagation from the antenna is out the sides for maximum signal strength. Make sure you have at least WPA encryption with a strong key, because maybe you have freeloaders affecting your connection.

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I have just setup a wireless network using a D-Link DSL G624T wireless router. I am having problems seting up security on the wireless bit, maybe i'm just thick, but could somebody please provide me with an idiot's guide, because I just can't get it to work. may thanks.

Answer:Wireless Security for D-Link router

I haven't (yet) got a manual for that model, only for the 604; bear with me and I'll get back to you with a full rundown.

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I need someone to help me with my tp link wireless router problem. The problem is related to windows 8 apps.

Answer:Tp-link wireless router filtering, do we call a Psychic...

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I have a DKT-710 Router having changed from an old Netgear. I now lose the signal in the next room whereas the Netgear would still be in range half way up the street. Can someone tell me why 10 metres is outwith the range of this router please

Answer:D-LINK Router Wireless Range

Routers are like that, I have a 3Com works like your old one it as extended Range built in

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click here after loads of hasle i am going to buy new unit,i am on tiscali broadband 4mb,they recomend SpeedTouch 716v5 (WL):(Wireless) Residential DSL Gateway with Voice.i just wondered if their was any advice on best one.

Answer:best wireless router,please read link

I can only recomend What I use. a 3Com 3CRWDR100A-72I got the top one in this link over twelve months without problems Long warranty, cannot remember if it's 10 years or for life click here

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I already had a dlink wired router setup and four systems running great for some time. now I plan on adding more to the system, precisely a wireless dlink.

I have heard that i should disable DHCp in the second router. I did and here are a few questions:
1a. Do I set a static dhcp?
1b.If so what ?

2.Under lan settings on router 2 what would be a good ip address, subnet mask ?

Answer:Getting D-link wired and wireless router together

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I can't get this stupid thing working. I know it works, because we used to have a different internet provider and it worked just fine, however, I can't get it working with our new Charter internet...
Please help....please....
I've been trying to do this for over 9 hours...yeah, and that is no exaggeration

Answer:d'link wbr-2310 wireless router

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HelloIf anyone can help me I would really appreciate it...I have just bought a Dell Inspiron 1300 (wireless) Laptop to replace my old desktop. I also bought a D-Link DI-524 Wireless G Router Kit. I have connected it all up and the laptop says it is receiving the network signal fine, but it wont let me actually get on to the internet. I have used the disc that came with the router but I cant get to the last part of the setup as it cant connect to the net and just says "error please check the ethernet cable from your pc and make sure the router is on". I am a telewest broadband customer and have just connected the ethernet cable from the modem to the WAN port on the router box. Can anybody please tell me what I am doing wrong, in simple terms if possible please! Many thanks

Answer:Dell & D-link DI 524 Wireless Router HELP!!!

You are setting up using an ethernet cable from the router to the Laptop? You can't easily set up using the WiFi link, but once set up via an ethernet link you can then use the WiFi

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I'm thinking about getting a wireless d-link router (DSL-G604T - wireless adsl router kit) to run a wireless network for my workplace. A m8 of mine had lent me he's router (same router as link above) which i set up fine. The only problem i had was securing the network, as using a standalone laptop with a wireless card i was able to access the workplace network with no problem or request for a password.

I couldnt really find anything in the manuel, but is there a way for the router to be able to secure the network? password accesss or something? so only my work place computers can access the network. Or do i need another device or something?

I pretty much need a good wireless network, that is also simple to setup and easy to secure the wireless lan because it will have access to confidenul information and a database.

Answer:How do i secure a wireless d-link router?

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I had to replace my old and crappy router with a new one and now I'm with D-Link WBR-2310. I have one wired desktop with XP SP2, one notebook with XP SP2 and one iTouch with 2.2.
I had no problems with setting up the configuration as a whole, but it just disappears as a wireless network. It does that randomly, and when I cannot detect it neither by the laptop nor with the iPod, the wired computer remains undisturbed and connected to the WAN no problem.
When I go to the D-Link website of the router, I just click on "Save Settings" (without changing anything), the router resets and miraculously, everything is back to normal, wireless working perfectly. I find that funny.
Does anyone know how to stop my router from having its random periods? What, we have women, now its technology's turn to go to the dark side?

Answer:D-Link Wireless Router Problem

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Is there any way I can get a router (Netgear WNR3500v2) to connect wirelessly with a DSL modem (Zyxel C1000Z) which also has wireless connectivity, so that I can ultimately access my Internet connection through the router? So far I can't make it work.

The WNR3500 does have a "wireless repeating" function but it appears to be very limited, and possibly incompatible with anything aside from another Netgear router. I turned the option on, and gave it the MAC address of the DSL modem, but so far the DSL modem doesn't "see" the router even trying to connect.

I have a hunch that the DSL modem might possibly have a different MAC on the wireless connection vs. the wired one, but so far haven't been able to get the modem to show me that information. (edit: Nope, that wasn't it - checked MAC from my laptop, which is connected wirelessly to the DSL modem, and it's the same one the modem shows me on its conifg page and which I'm using in my attempts to get the router in "repeating" mode.)

Has anyone done what I'm trying to do? If so, how did you make it work?

Answer:Wireless link between router and DSL modem?

Uhm, disable wireless on the modem, run an ethernet cable from the modem to the router. Connect your laptop the router's wireless. I'm not sure why anyone would want to wirelessly connect a router to a modem.

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So we've had a new wireless router installed and everything else works fine (Windows 7 laptops and PCs, mobile phone, Xbox 360 ect.) the only problem I'm having is the fact my Vista laptop won't connect, well it does but it classes it as a local. I've done command prompt Ping and have no response back from the router and starting to think the security on it is set up wrong does anyone know the right security settings for it?

Model: TL-WR940N

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Ok this is what happened one day my wireless D-Link router just stopped allowing access to the internet. Its weird i can connect to the router but i cant get the internet from it. I know its not the Laptop because i connected onto a neighboors wireless connection with no difficulty.

I have reset the router back to its default settings, and it still doesnt work.

Anyone got any ideas??


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Due to a fault i have swapped my belkin wireless router to a d link. Previously i had my iomega 320gb drive plugged into the ethernet port on the belkin and all was ok. However now the iomega cant be accessed thro the d link router. I have re in stalled the iomega software and when i run the home detection the drive is listed but when i try to mount it I get en error "subnets differ connection failed" Now im stuck!! Running Vista.

Answer:Iomega NAs and d link wireless router

The drive would originally have been configured to operate in the Belkin router's Subnet, i.e. it would have a 192.168.2.x IP address. Your new D-Link router will have either or as its IP address, so the third "octet" (number) of your drive's IP address needs to be changed from "2" to match that of the router ("0" or "1").

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Hi, I'm getting a R31 P3 / 512mb ram / running XP Pro / 30gb HDD - it should be arriving in a day or so.I had a few questions - I wanted to know if I can use some of the newer wireless pcmcia cardbus adapters with this machine. What I wanted to do with this laptop was to have it networked to my current hardwired computer. That's why I'll pull out the old router for this. From there, I'd want to be able to transfer large files, play video/music from say one external hard drive within the network to the R31 - if possible***.    I have an old D-Link DI-624 (single antenna) router. I couldn't find the older cardbus adapters (i.e. DWL-G650) aroud here locally - I can pick one of the newer ones though.... I figured since I have this old router, I'd couple it with a newer D-Link cardbus : these are my options : [url][/url] [url][/url] my old router : Thanks for your time and help!  


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Answer:new wireless cards for old R31+D-link router?

Welcome to the forum! Any PCMCIA wireless card will work just fine with a R31, but the first one that you've linked is a "N" card and your router doesn't support "N" so it would be a waste...  I used Ralink RT2500 with my last R31 and a router similar to yours and was quite happy. Check eBay and Google for prices. Hope this helps.

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I have just purchased another of these kits click here for a friend as I have already bought 2 for other people and the kit works great.He is going to use the router to connect to AOL broadband, and wants to be able to wirelessly connect to the router from his wi-fi enabled laptop. I am unsure whether we will connect the main pc to the router by ethernet or by using the wireless usb adapter.I think I have seen before that there may be some settings to be changed to allow this router to work with AOL - can anyone advise.I also assume AOL will not block more than 1 pc accessing the net?I also have never set up a wi-fi laptop. It is one of the latest dell p4 models and came with wi-fi and xp home so any advice would be appreciated. Do I just use the wireless networking wizard? I will of course enable WEP and am familiar with this.He will not be home until next week so will be putting it altogether then.

Answer:D-Link DSL-G604T Wireless Router & AOL


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A friend of mine has given me a D-link DIR-615 Wireless Router. I only have a copper 10 meg ADSL service. The Router Internet socket is an RJ45, the ADSL Filters are RJ11. Is it possible to get this router to work on an ADSL Filter ? Can you get ADSL Filters with both an RJ45 and BT Phone connection on them, or a converter lead which converts RJ45 to RJ11 to work on the current ADSL filter I have please ? Thanks in advance

Answer:Solved: D-Link DIR-615 Wireless Router

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I have just got back online after 2 weeks of no internet!!
Virgin media told me there was a problem with the server but it is now fixed. My desktop (windows xp) is now working fine until we try to connect our d-link wireless router to the modem, and then we cannot connect to the internet.
The d-link worked fine before, so I can't work out why it won't work now.
I have been back in touch with Virgin media and they say to have the router checked out, but we have had it a year with no problems until they
messed up with the server.
Hope I have explained enough for somebody to help!!

Answer:Solved: d-link wireless router

Hi and welcome.

Once you connect the router, power everything down (modem and router), wait 5 minutes, then restart. Restarting computers may be necessary afterwards as well.

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Ok Everything was working fine with my laptop and my wireless rounter until my brother took the laptop to school to use it there. now I cannot get an IP address for the life of me. I try to repair the connection but it cannot complete that because it can't renew the IP address. Any Idea how to fix that thanks.

Answer:Can not connect with my wireless D Link Router

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Hi everyone, was wondering if someone could help me with a set up problem.

Am using Windows Vista on wireless laptop connecting through Virgin Media broadband until today was sick of trailing wires so decided to go wireless.

Wireless Router is TP-Link WR641G at present it is set up without security ( I know I must be mad, but am tearing my hair out trying to figure out how to set up the security).

Have changed the user name and password, but when it comes to enabling the wireless security that is where i'm coming unstuck.

Options are for WEP WPA/WPA2 WPA-PSK WPA2-PSK which I suppose are standard to all most wireless routers. The problem is when I use WEP and input a password (128bit) key 26 chars on Key 1... the router accepts the password but then blocks all access with an error message on Network Sharing saying

'the settings saved on this computer do not match the requirements of the network'

have tried 64 bit key and same error message appears.

After reading a few posts I realise that WEP apparently isn't very secure but when I tried to input a WPA/WPA2 key the system asks for a Radius Server IP and password and I have no idea what this is....

Then looked at WPA2-PSK and entered a passphrase,,,which system accepted.
then blocked internet access with same error message as before... doesn't match network requirements.

Sorry if this is long winded... could someone please tell me what I am doing wrong am going round in circles... am not usual... Read more

Answer:Tp link wireless router security help pls

Enable WPA2-PSK if your computer(s) support that. Else use WPA-PSK. If you can't connect, delete the profile for your wireless network on that computer, scan for networks, and connect. Make the passphrase at least 8 upper and lower case letters and numbers (do not use dictionary words).

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It's frustrating because it's been disconnecting a lot recently like every hour, sometimes every 5 minutes and i would have to go downstairs to keep on putting the plugs in and out again for it to work.

I thought it was because it kept on locking up, which it stopped now but even when it's not locked up anymore it's still doing it.

What's also surprising is that it now when the computer (wireless upstairs) disconnects, i would just use the computer downstairs where the router is because the computer downstairs doesn't need wireless. But now this computer breaks whenever the one upstairs breaks too.

I tried changing the channels but everytime that happens it still doesn't work, whether i'm on channel 1 to 11, doesn't matter.

What's wrong with this thing? is it the firmware? other router users in the area hacking or something cause i know there are alot in this area who have it..or is it the portable phones? There's 2 we have...

It's just annoying, can anyone help?

Answer:Why does my d-link 11a/11g wireless router keep disconnecting?

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My interent is working perfectly fine its just other devices cant connect to the router. I had this router for like 1 month and devices could connect to it but today for some reason the router's wireless symbol just keeps flashing instead of staying a constant green. Does anyone know what the problem could be?

Answer:Solved: My D-Link DIR-615 router not going wireless

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I just got the d-link wireless n router last night. My linksys wrtg54g crapped out on me yesterday and i had to get something(had it for 3+years so i cant complain). My wife allowed me to spend $120 on a router, so i called it a lucky misfortune. I guess...
But, the problem is that my bedroom desktop will not connect with it for some odd reason. I stayed up from 9-1am tryin to figure this out. My laptop will connect and my powermac will also without a problem, but this desktop, which is the main pc in the house will not connect wirelessly. Im assuming its the card which is an old at&t wireless card which i bought 3+years ago for an old pc i dont have anymore.
The issue is it does connect with no security, and wep, but when i connect it using wpa (any wpa) it will not connect to the router. So, currently i have it hardwired to my desktop to make sure theres no problem with the router and my desktop connecting to the internet.
Any thoughts, before i get the wireless n card? Also i tried to look for updated drivers, but theres nothing to find about this at&t wireless 54mbps desktop adapter.
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Hi,I have setup a D-LINK G604T wireless router in my home. I use it to connect my desktop, via cable and laptop, via wireless, to my dsl AOL service. Internet browsing is fine on the laptop but the desktop can only browse using the AOL browser and wont allow secure sites or video streaming. I have checked all the connection configuration and firewall is disabled on the desktop pc. As there is no problem on the laptop the problem cannot be firewall issue on the router, am very stuck and would appreciate any ideas! Mike

Answer:IE with D-LINK G604T Wireless Router

Try this:Download "CyberTweak" from - click here - and use it to set the MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value to 1400 and see if that helps. 1400 is a lower setting than normal and is specific to AOL.

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I have a D-Link Airplus G+ Wireless Router, model DI-624+. This is connected to an NTL set-top box. My PC is equipped with an ASUS 802.11 b/g wireless LAN card. Where can I find an "idiot's guide"(!) to explain to me how to secure my wireless connection? Do I have to have my PC connected to the router by a cable when I do so? Sorry if this sounds really obvious.Secondly (on a different subject), I've recently been playing both "Brothers in Arms" games. When I exit them (using the "quit" option on the game menu), I usually get the "blue screen of death". Haven't been able to note down the codes though. No problems with other games. I'm worried in case it causes permanent damage, and have stopped playing them. Any ideas? Cheers!!

Answer:D-Link Wireless Router / Security

The easiest way to secure the D-link is probably through the profiles and select security and select a WEP code,if using a system generated code or one of your choice...write it down for future reference.This code will have to be logged into all wireless pc's or laptops.

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So when ever I have MAC address filtering enabled I can not connect to my print server. I've got the wireless print servers MAC address in my MAC address filters but still it won't work.

Anyone have a Dlink router with a Netgear print server? They just don't seem to wanna play nice together. Any thoughts/suggestions?

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Hi , my wifi dosent open facebook or browser but it can open watsapp , viber ..... etc and when I connect my pc to it torrent work fine and download but dosent open any page on browser so please help

Answer:Problem with tp-link N wireless router

Are you sure FB isn't blocked in Egypt (I see that you are from there via your profile)? That could be the issue.

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Alright so my problem is, I have a wireless router that I would like to connect to my PS3. I know that all I need to see for now, is the router's settings and configuration but when I type in in the address bar... "Page cannot be displayed" on both Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.


Router: D-Link WBR-1310 (Wireless Router)
OS: Windows Vista

I'm not sure which of my ipconfig I should share with you so please reply and if you need ANY more info I will gladly give it to you. PLEASE HELP!! I need this working by tonight!!

Answer:Wireless Router Problems (D-Link)

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I just bought a D-link DI-514 wireless router and at the time had been using a hub to connect all the computers in our apartment to our cable modem. I now have everyone connected to the internet but I have my computer hosting a website. My web server was using port 10003 so I had opened up that port but it asked for an IP address of the computer that needs that port open. So I used the IP that my internet connection says I have but for some reason I can no longer access my website using my IP address. Does someone know this hardware enough to tell me what I'm doing wrong?

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Hi..this might be in the wrong helproom but here goes.I am thinking about changing my ISP. I am at present with Virgin and they have made me a really good offer to stay with them. I can only receive broadband through the telephone wires in our area so cable etc is of no concern. I am comparing their service to BT. I have a BT phone line and want to stay with BT for my telephone so thought I might move broadband to them and receive their new hub 3 in the process. Virgin have offered me their best d-link wireless N300 dslmodem/router to stay with them but no-one at Virgin seems able to be able tell me which model this will be so that I can look up the specs and make a comparison. Has anybody recently received such a modem/router from Virgin and can tell me the model that is shipped. Thanks

Answer:Virgin D-Link wireless N 300 router

Your router that Virgin are offering is actually the D-Link DIR 615,info here:click here

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My hubby set up our wireless router, d-link wbr-1310 but is not able to remember our password. I have read about doing a hard reset but have a feeling I am missing a vital step. Do I need to have the router connected to the laptop somehow in order for me to reset? In order for me to go online with the laptop I will have to plug into the wall, but then my router will not be plugged into the computer any longer... HELP? I must sound like an idiot, but my hubby is in Iraq and not able to be here to help.

Answer:How do I reset our wireless d-link router

Why do you need to reset the router? Are you having problems?

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