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Modem router - wireless router - laptop - webccam

Question: Modem router - wireless router - laptop - webccam

Oh the hassles!!! Just when I had the port forwarding perfected for my modem/router, I decide to go wireless.

My modem router is D-Link DSL-504G

My wirelss router is Netgear WGR614v7

My laptop is running XP

My webcam is Logitech Pro and I broadcast using UBroadcast on port 8080

OK, in the old days I would port forward from the D-Link IP to port 8080

Now, I went to and followed their instructions for the Netgear and portforwarded IP to port 8080

Sooooooo, what do I portforward the D-link to now????

See if you can see out my window on my webcam. In WMP, File, Open URL, and put in

Thanks in advance.

PS I don't think I am broadcasting...

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Hope this isn't confusing but, my internet provider (my cable company) came in to set up a wireless modem/router when we upped our internet speed today. We have three desktop computers which are hard wired to our existing Linksys router which we have been using previously. Would it be in our best interest to turn off the wireless function of that router (it's hooked up to the new modem/wireless router so the hardwired computers can function since the new unit has no ports to plug in the desktop computers into). Our wireless devices are all 'connected' to the new modem/router (using its passphrase and SSID). Can the wireless capabilities of each interfere with each other? They are sitting right next to each other.

Answer:Solved: Internet provider wireless modem/router and my hard wired router

It's confusing to me, but can make two comments ...

a. If you are not using the wireless network of a router it's best to disable or turn off the wireless--saves electricity and should extend the life of the router.

b. Two wireless networks whose channel numbers are less than five from each other can interfere. In North America if possible use channels 1, 6 and 11 to guarantee non interference.

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So here is my case:


Verizon's Westell 6100:
Modem/Router, provides 1 incoming address (provided by VZ) and provides 1 internal address (

Netgear Wireless Router WGT624 v4:
Wireless Router, accepts and provides 10.0.0.X wired and wirelessly.

Although Verizon's Router indicates that it is on Bridge mode, the damn thing isnt. I thought the main concept of bridging was to become practically invisible and automatically reroute all traffic to the next device, which is what I want.
I want to ultimately use the Netgear device to set all my rules and settings, instead, I have to do it on both.
For instance, Xbox Live is not working 100% properly. I can only play video games without being able to join specific games, or perform any in-game video/voice chat.

I have tried NATing the device. No luck.
I have also tried setting the Netgear device as a Wireless Base Station. Either way, I just would like to have my network ignore 1 device, and have the second one invisibly reroute all the access.

Is that possible? Could you please help?

Thanks to all!

Answer:Netgear Wireless Router and Westell Modem + Router = Routed Bridge failure

Well, since the "modem" is supplying a private IP address, it's obvious that it's not in bridge mode, that can only happen with a NAT layer, aka a router.

Try this solution to configure it for bridge mode, direct from Verizon:

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I have Qwest/CenturyLink DSL, and recently replaced the Actiontec M1000 modem which crapped out after 5 years of service. Replaced it with a Netgear DM111PSP v2 router/modem. Now I cannot get either of my two routers, the Linksys WRT54G or WRT160N V2 to broadcast wireless internet. I've spent the most time on the WRT160N. It will broadcast a wireless signal, but devices that attempt to connect to the internet time out while "obtaining IP address". BTW, I just happen to have two wireless routers on hand, I only need one to work.

I can get internet through the hard wire connection. I have the Netgear modem hooked up to the "internet" port of the WRT160N router, and the computer is connected to one of the four ethernet ports on the back of the router. I can access both router and modem setup pages using this setup. The Netgear modem is set up for DHCP server, PPPoA encapsulation, and gets its DNS address dynamically from the ISP. The WRT160N is also set up for automatic DHCP configuration. These are the settings given by running each set up wizard, and this has set me up for some DHCP conflicts.

I think that setting up a dual modem/router in transparent bridging mode (PPPoE) in theory turns off the DHCP, allowing the WRT160N to handle DHCP, but I have no luck even getting my hard-wired internet connection to work if I switch from PPPoA to PPPoE mode. Even if I cut the WRT160N out of the loop and connect the computer direct to the DM111PSP. No internet,... Read more

Answer:Connecting WRT160N v2 wireless router to Netgear DM111PSP router/modem

Netgear DM111PSP v2 router/modem.Click to expand...

ifthis is a router then you need to connect the other two routers using their LAN inputs NOT the WAN/internet - unless you set the DM111PSP to bridge mode
you may have already covered the below - but check
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.

C... Read more

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Just switched over to AT&T DSL from Road Runner Cable Modem.

While I had the cable modem, I used a Linksys WRT54G wireless router that had my PC and laptops connected to it.

Since I switched to AT&T DSL, I have been using AT&T's all-in-one device, the Westell DSL modem/wireless router/firewall.

I've noticed that uPnP doesn't work as well on the Westell as it did on the Linksys. I also had to change some settings to get my VPN to connect to my company's network.

Which is better? Should I put the Westell in bridged mode, and reconnect my Linksys? Or keep it the way I have it running it though the all-in-one device?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Westell DSL modem/router/firewall VS. Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router

I'd put the Westell in bridged mode, which will then emulate your old configuration, which apparently worked properly.

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basically i need to setup an additional wireless router to my isp's cable modem / wireless router combo, but they deny me access their modem page. maybe a long post, bare with me. heard this site was the place to go for this type of question. all help is appreciated!

i switched ISP's about a year ago, and when i tried to access my router page to port forward i couldn't get in. so i called and they explained they have their own password on their router so user's cannot change any settings. i tried to explain how this doesn't work for me an was basically told to bad. i said fine, can you just forward a port for me then, he said nope, "these routers don't have that capability" which is bullshit. i said ok i'll just reset it my self and use the default passwords, and i did, and withing a day or 2 tops the settings get switched back and im locked out again.

im in a 2 year contract so can't just back out, my ratio has been dropping on sites and need it for security system. i sent a msg to the staff and explained my situation, and we figured if i got my own wireless router, they cant do anything right?

so i just picked up a wireless router, its a d-link DIR-605-L, i thought i was just going to hook it up to the modem like the old days before isp's had the combo's, then realized it may not be as easy as it sounds. especially if i cant get into their router page.

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Answer:Connnect Wireless Router to Motorola SBG901 Cable Modem/Router Combo -ISP Deny Access

Re: Connnect Wireless Router to Motorola SBG901 Cable Modem/Router Combo -ISP Deny Ac

i got the wireless router working, but im having alot of trouble port forwarding now. (some please answer, i got a paralyzed arm and takes me forever to type all this shit)

when setting up the router i noticed the box that i thought was for the phones only is actually the modem (arris tm602g) it says telephony on it, and had a spot for a phone line and tv cable wire, i pulled off a sticker and there was an ethernet port there. i tried setting it up direct but couldnt get it to connect. so the motorola sbg901 must just be the wireless router.

i hooked everything back up, then installed the new dlink dir-605L router like i normally would. after setting it up, it works great. i can connect to whatever wireless router i want. i have 4 or 5 pc's not including iphone and tablets, im no genius but everyone else in the house dont know how to copy and paste (literally) so i'd like to keep both routers, and use the new one just for me and my settings.

will this interfere with me being able to port forward? i've done it 1000 times on old routers and its pretty basic. but for whatever reason ive tried everything for hours and i get no where. im beyond frusterated.

i setup a static ip
i used

dns i tried a few different ones from following guides

i just went to the status section and it has
LAN: 192.168... Read more

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I am by no means a network expert but have set up multiple wireless networks for friends. Right now I'm trying to help a relative setup a network where he has a basic Belkin wireless G router behind a Speedstream 4200 modem/router, and we can't get it working. The best I figure is that both are trying to perform the function of router and thus conflict. I dealt with a very similar situaion last summer that took a few hours or trial and error to get working, but unfortunately I can't remember what settings I changed....something having to do with bridged mode and DHCP server in the modem. Can anyone help?

Answer:Wireless router behind Speedstream 4200 modem/router....need help configuring.....

Welcome to TSG:

See if this tip from Johnwill,addresses your issue.

Connecting two soho routers in a network

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).

Also FYI:I believe that the "primary" router in this scenario,is... Read more

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I am a hardware guy. In other words I am completely clueless on networks.

I have a buddy who owns a bar and wants to install a unsecure wireless router for his customers downstream from his SBCGlobal ATT Modem/Wireless Router combo.

I am completely stumped as to how to do this.

Modem/Router Combo: Actiontec GT724WG

Downstream Unsecure Wireless Router: D-Link DIR-651

He says has 3 static ips for the modem, and 1 of the network cables coming from the modem directly into the D-Link Router. I first attempted to just plug it into the uplink, and let DCHP do its magic, but I had no luck with that. I could connect to the router but it didn't have internet.

So I restarted the downstream router, and plugged the network cable into the 1st port, and suddenly I had internet on the wireless but it would constantly go up and down, and ping times were extreme erratic. I assumed the router was bad, swapped it out, and same situation..


Answer:Installing a Wireless Router downstream from Modem/Router combo.

I'm pretty sure you can't take advantage of the multiple IP addresses with the current modem.

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I recently got qwest DSL and I configured my Wireless to work and accept my wireless MAC Address, but when I plug it into the WAN slot in the Linksys router it doesn't work. I went to linksys site and did their configuration which is changing the router LAN IP to, then power cycling, but this doesn't help. I cannot access the internet still. Both the modem/router and the router are operating DHCP, but if I disable the modem/router, I cannot access the wireless function, and if I disable the DHCP on my Linksys router, I cannot obtain an IP from the modem router via the linksys router.

This is frustrating lol.

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Qwest DSL (Router/Modem/Wireless) not connecting to my Linksys Router (VPN)

I just got a Zonet Broadband Switch Router (product model ZSR0104C).
I have Qwest DSL.

I followed the instructions.
I can ping the router but nothing else.
Can't access internet.
Scoured Zonet site/forums.
No driver updates.
No errata on installation or any pertinent info.

Looked up Qwest specifications for Router set up... nothing helpful there.



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I work for a dance studio. We have a cable modem with a built-in 4 port switch. (not wireless)

3 of the ethernet ports are currently in use... 2 desktop computers and a DVR security camera system.

The DVR system requires a static IP address for remote monitoring. We have been assigned 5 static IP addresses... and 3 of those are being used for the DVR and the 2 computers.

Now we want to add wireless. I tried connecting a wireless router to the existing modem/router using the available ethernet port.... but I couldn't get it to work. I was thinking it was because of the static IP addresses. I don't know how to configure an additional router if static IP addresses are involved (but I've done router-to-router connections without static IPs with no problems)

Is it possible to add a wireless router or access point to our existing setup? Are our static IPs causing my dilemma?

Charter Business (our ISP) is happy to let us pay an additional $25 a month to replace our modem/router with a wireless version. But the dance studio owner thinks it's a better idea to just buy a wireless router once, and connect it to what we've got already. I agree.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Add a wireless router to an existing modem/router... with static IP addresses

Do your static IPs come by DHCP or do you have to configure them manually? Were the desktops/dvr configured manually. If it was automatic then just plugging in a wireless router in the the available port should work. Otherwise you would have to log into the routers setting page and change its WAN side address

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I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop and I am trying to connect this to a BT Voyager 2100 wireless ADSL modem. The modem came as part of a kit which included a BT Voyager 1060 Laptop Adapter and a cable which was also supplied (I think this is called an Ethernet cable, but I may be wrong).I can connect to the internet by connecting the laptop to the modem using the cable, and the connection by that method, does not give me any problems. I bought the kit to allow me to surf the net from various locations within my home but this is where my problems started. I kept getting it set up with the help of the BT helpline staff, at great cost, but the connection keeps dropping and has to be continually re configured. I must be doing something wrong or I have a hardware/software conflict when trying to use the laptop wirelessly.The laptop has the following hardware 1. A 1394 net adapter. 2. A Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller. 3. Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200 BG Network Connection. All these were pre loaded/fitted by Dell. I think that these may be fighting against the BT 1060 laptop adapter and may be the cause of my trouble.I need help to configure the laptop to allow me to connect wirelessly to the BT Voyager 2100 ADSL modem with or without the use of the BT Voyager laptop adapter. I am completely new to wireless connections and am totally disenchanted having believed all the hype about wireless connections. Surely I am missing something important during the setup sta... Read more

Answer:Laptop Won't Connect To Wireless Modem/Router

Remove the BT 1060 wireless card and all the software including the drivers for the 1060 wireless card..... your right when say that they are causing conflicts with Dells built in wireless card....Next, disable the onboard LAN and make sure that the wireless connection is enabled and that the Windows firewall is also disabled.After that enter the routers web config page and make sure that the wireless part is enabled and you know what the encryption key is (if one has been set).Now goto Start > Run type cmd and hit enter. Now type ipconfig /release (hit Enter), then ipconfig /renew (hit Enter).

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I have read through a number of threads on the BT Voyager 2100 Wireless and it seems that a few people have had the same problem as me with resolution coming from different fixes everytime. Well, I think I have tried them all so maybe someone can give me a hand.

I have had the BT Voyager 2100 Modem/Router for over a year now and I set the system up with my PC wired and my wife's old HP laptop wireless using an old Micorsoft WiFi USB receiver. This all worked for about 8 months and while I was gone on business my wife said the laptop stopped working on the internet. When I got back I tried everything, reset the router, refreshed the network search (it could see a neighbor's network but not mine), rebooted the laptop, nothing worked although one time the laptop saw the network and I clicked connect and after trying to connect it lost the network again and never reacquired.

Well, fast forward about three months and we decided it was time to purchase a new laptop, this one comes w/ built-in WiFi. I hoped that this might solve the wireless problem but I am experiencing the same problem. The WiFi is enabled on the router and the laptop, the correct channel is selected on both computers (default of 1), to my knowledge I have absolutely no security selected on the router at this time (it is configured with all the factory defaults). I have troubleshot my laptop as well and it believes the router is the cause.

It seems that the BT Voyager 2100 has caused this problem in ... Read more

Answer:Wireless ADSL Modem/Router and Laptop

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Hi I have tried many resolutions and nothing. It all worked before with 2 cheap routers off of my cable modem (High Speed Cogeco Cable) but I couldn't password protect the routers because my wireless for laptop wouldn't log on at all?

1) So now I have a new rca cable modem (from provider) to a linksys ezx55w 5 port switch (not in the uplink port I assume since I have tried with and without from modem).

2) From switch to D-Link Di-524 (for wireless in yard and garage if I choose to bring laptop out here or around) to two computers in garage

3) From switch to 100+ foot of cat cable to house to an X-Micro also wireless for where laptop mainly stays) (cheap router but works great)

So all should be fine as I have researched and had replies to do it this way for ease of not conflicting hooking 2 routers together.


After reading I do not see if there is something in the settings I should do to each router still...since they (to me) are on seperate lines from the 5 port switch? Or maybe is this a cause from my provider not allowing me to use 2 seperate lines as I see it as well?

ANY HELP is greatly appreciated please been working on this for over 3 weeks now and read so much that all the scenerios don't make sense anymore.
Take Care,

Answer:HERE WE GO AGAIN...ROUTER, 5 port switch ROUTER off MODEM? and Wireless.

the linksys is not a router it switch it's not a managed switch
you can not give it a ip address
try the d-link first then the switch turn off dhcp in the x-micro
past that I don't do wireless

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I was looking at getting a wireless router (either a D-Link 615 or a Netgear Rangemax WNR1000) and I'm not exactly sure how to set it up. I have a BEC Technologies 7402 TM (NOT GTM) adsl wired modem/router that my telephone company gave me when I switched to DSL. There are 4 LAN ports on the back of the modem/router, a line port that my telephone cable is connected to, and a console port that I don't use. 2 of the LAN ports are being used. One is connected to my cable box, the other has an ethernet cord that runs halfway around my house, through a wall and into a wall jack that my desktop computer is connected to. I only want to use the wireless router to connect to my Wii and one laptop, I would like to keep my desktop connection wired. I had previously tried to connect to xbox live by connecting my xbox to one of the LAN ports but I could never get it to work, so now I just switch the ethernet cords between my xbox and computer in the wall jack whenever I want to use one or the other. Will I be able to connect a wireless router to one of the LAN ports and receive a signal or will I have to connect the wireless router to the wall jack that my desktop is hooked to, and run the connection through the router? I've never setup a wireless network before so I'm a little new to this subject.

Answer:Connecting a wireless router to an adsl modem/router

Hi:here are links to sample dsl modem router to wireless router configurations..
And for dlink:
And the tried and true Johnwill,TSG tutorial on the same subject.
Your modem probably is a modem/router combo.Here are some possible fixes .

a. Bridge the modem/router unit so that it bypasses the router function and acts as a modem only. Or,

b. Change the address range used by one of the routers, say, to 192.168.3.x. Or,

c. Use the second router as an ethernet switch and wireless access point per the following recipe.

Connecting two soho routers in a network

Tutorial from Johnwill from the Networking Forum

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 chan... Read more

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Am trying to connect a wireless router (4 ports plus wireless) to my existing adsl modem/router.Wireless instructions say to configure existing gateway to gateway address on wireless router - no problem there.And to disable dhcp on wireless router - no problem there.But when firing all up - I initailly was ok, but about 30 seconds later, got meassge saying limeted access on network and then my problems began.No internet access, no access to wireless router settings program - IE saying cannot find pages . message said something along lines of no IP address returned.Rebooted everyting and windows would not fire up. Had to return to original modem setup and now I have a wireless router doing nothing until I can figure it out.Do I need to set anything else up - instructions are on CD rom and are not too clear on using an existing modem/router to connect with.

Answer:Wireless router and existing adsl modem/router

I am thinking of doing the same set up. Will bump this as I have a vested interest. Hope someone can help!

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My wife's sister has Comcast Cable. They installed a Modem/Router that the wireless part seems to have died. Can a wireless router be connected via ethernet cable to the cable modem/ router?

Answer:Connecting Wireless router to Cable Modem/Router

Yes, adding a wifi router to one of the ports will set it as a node on the dhcp server{modem} and if there is a conflict in ip address, usually will change it to a

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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 will be doing this on my friends computer so I need to NOT screw it up.
Go from DSL modem (has only desktop pc on it) to Netgear wireless-G router. Will always have the desktop hooked up and often my laptop(wireless).
Basically I want to disconnect the existing modem...then add the new one...then, if all is well, connect my wireless laptop.
According to the box..I need only put the cd into the pc and follow the instructions? Altho is shows doing this to the laptop,may I start out with the desktop?
Can it be that easy?

Thank you

Answer:change modem to netgear wireless router and add laptop

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I have a 2nd hand toshiba 4090 laptop running Win XP. I wanted to connect it to my wireless modem/router, I bought and installed a netgear WG511 card and it sees the SSID for the network. However I cannot get on the internet when I try Internet explorer. I do get a bollon message stating that there is no certification to log on.Any ideas.

Answer:Laptop sees wireless modem/router but no internet

If you are using encryption (if not why not) are you entering the encryption key correctly?

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Hi all...............

I used to think I was good with PCs.......but I'm struggling with this one!!

My ISP is NTL (Virgin). I was connected via the USB and all was well. I recently purchased the router above. This router uses the ethernet cables, which I believe I've put in correctly, but if I leave in the USB it uses that route & if I remove it.........I get nothing!! I'm having no joy. I want to keep a wired connection for the PC and have the wireless for the games machines etc.

Can anyone help??

Sorry..a little more information. when I tried to re-install the modem using the ethernet cable option, an error came up saying..'put the USB cable in and try again!'

Answer:Connected laptop wired through a wireless router into an NTL modem!

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Ok lets get this started.

How you doing? Good? Great, glad to hear it.
How am i doing you ask? mmmm... at the moment... im a sad panda.

Now to the topic at hand.

Short version:
Im attempting to share my pc's usb wireless internet connection with a wireless router connected through my pc'sEthernet port. Is this even remotely doable?? I have done so much searching in the past few days that im starting to feel like im the only person in the english speaking world to have every attempted such thing. Hence.. the sad panda reference.

Why im even attempting to do such a ridiculous thing.

Short version:
Im broke and cant afford new equipment or even a used repeater. At least for the time being and probably for a while with xmass on the way.

The setup.

My friend lives across the street. We decided about a year ago that there was no real reason for us both to be paying for a 25mbs connection when we could split the bill and one of us could just use my self build usb wireless antenna. We both only have one computer so the setup was perfect.

The problem that has decided to show its ugly face is that another friend of mine is giving me his old droid. The cell phone not an actual android. At&t being the wonderful company that they are would like to charge me 25$ a month for 2g of internet access. This is when the cheep wad in me slammed the brakes and said, "no way dude, you dont even pay that much for unlimited 25mbs cable internet".

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Answer:modem -> wireless router 1 -> pc -> cat5 -> wireless router? sad panda

Since we don't support sharing neighbor's wireless, we also don't help with problems trying to expand on that connection. Note that sharing like this is against the terms of service for your ISP. Think of it as stealing the monthly rental from the ISP.


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Hi guys I'm new here so please be nice

OK! so before i changed to TPG ADSL2+ i used to be on optus cable using a Netgear Wireless N router. then when i got TPG, i need a router but found out i had to get a combo modem/router. so i got an Open Networks 824RLW which has wireless G.

This unfortunately in my double brick double story house isn't good enough for some pc's. So i know there is a way to do it but i dont know what it is... I'd like to disable the wireless (G) of the Open Networks and keep the modem of it working (and possibly the ethernet ports) and connect my Netgear Wireless N router and use it for wireless (N) and wired networking.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks, Assassin.

Answer:Wireless N Router + ADSL2 Modem/Router

Welcome to Seven Forums!

You can certainly do what you describe. It will come down to reconfiguring the two routers.

First, reconfigure the ADSL router (824RLW) to turn off the wireless. I looked at the manual and you can disable the WLAN.

Next, on the old "N" router, disable the DHCP server. This will prevent it from handing out addresses. Also give the NetGear router's LAN port a static IP address on the same subnet as the 824RLW. make it's outside the DHCP range though.

This last piece is important. Connect a cable from one of the four LAN ports on the 824RLW to one of the LAN ports on the old "N" router. NOT the WAN port! The routers have two sides, WAN (Internet) and LAN (Inside). The radio and the switch ports are on the same side (LAN). That's the side you want.

By doing this you bypass the Netgear's router function completely.

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Verizon DSL modem is connected, it gets an IP from Verizon 74.x.x.x and it also gives an internal IP as well so that you can connect to the interface

So I connect a plain jane 4 port router and change the IP address to and internet great good shazaam on all computers.

Then I connect a Netgear wireless router to one of the LAN ports on the first router (it's upstairs in a separate house) and I should then disable DHCP and give the netgear an IP of right? Well, once I change the IP of the Netgear, it reboots and I am not able to connect to the router using and I have to hard reset it.

Am I missing a step here?

Answer:Verizon DSL modem --> router--> wireless

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We ordered a Westell wireless modem/router, 20 port switch and a static IP from our provider. I setup everything in the network closet and I can connect to the wireless signal as long as I am in range. Unfortunately our conference rooms are not in range of the network closet.

My boss suggested we use a spare Linksys wireless router to boost the range of the wireless signal. So i activiated a jack in one of the conference rooms that is centrally located. When I plug into this jack I can connect to the internet etc etc. As soon as I connect the Linksys router I can no longer connect.

I am not sure how to setup the Linksys to work with this connection. Is this even possible? Is it a problem to have two routers on the same connection? Can the Linksys act as a wireless access point?


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We just had DSL brought to the house. We have three computers to use with the internet. We had satelite with the Linksys (WRT54G) wireless router. Now we have the DSL. The problem I am having is getting the wireless router to work with the DSL router. The DSL router is a Siemens SpeedStream 5890 (Bridge Router). I believe it is also the modem. The phone line goes directly to the router. I can get intenet if I plug into one of the ports on the back (there are 4 (5) of them).

One of the computers is directly hooked up to the 5890. My laptop is currently hooked up too, although, I would like to be able to use the wireless so I can get on the internet anywhere in the house.

When I hook up the Linksys to the 5890, the internet light comes on, on the front of the Linksys, but when I try to use the internet through the Linksys, I get nothing. My laptop and the another computer see the wireless and can even connect to it, but there is no internet.

Please help.
Thank you,

Answer:DSL modem router to Linksys wireless router

If the Linksys's WAN had any configuration other than "dynamic connection" to work with your previous service, you will need to change that.

If both routers are using the same LAN subnet (192.168.1.x?) you will need to

a. change one of them (e.g., to 192.168.3.x),
b. bridge the modem/router to make it work as a modem only, and then do whatever configuration is needed to connect to your DSL service, or
c. configure the Linksys as a switch and wireless access point.

While (a) is probably the quickest and easiest short term solution, either of the other two are preferable unless you have a need for cascaded routers. Solution (c) is ...

JohnWill's procedure for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

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.

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

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Hi, we recently got a new modem, which is also a wireless router. However the wireless signal from it is very weak, only really works in the same room. We have a decent router which used to work fine all around the house. I would like to connect this to the modem to strengthen the signal, either bypassing the wireless signal from the modem and using the modem as an access point, or extending the wireless.
I have turned off the DHCP setting on the modem, (and then just turned off wifi using the button on the front) and connected the router to the modem, but I can't get internet connection, despite a good signal, on wireless from the old router. The modem works fine on an ethernet with the router attached. Any ideas?
Modem is a new Virgin netgear, and old router is d-link

Answer:Connecting wireless router to modem/router

Assuming you have Virgin's Cable broadband, I presume you now have a Hub (which is a Modem/Router) and your old "Cable/DSL Router" which previously connected to the Cable Modem?
If that's correct, I'd suggest you connect the old D-Link's WAN port to one of the new Hub's LAN ports and continue to connect all computers to the D-Link. Don't disable its DHCP server. However, I believe that both Netgear and D-Link operate in the Subnet, with the routers having the address and allocating addresses between and You will therefore need to change the address of your D-Link router from to something like or to avoid a conflict with the main router. You're probably safer making the change in your D-Link than in the new Hub.

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I have a problem. I have a cable modem CISCO 2100, INTELLINET wired router, D-Link 10/100 switch. Modem is connected to router along with 3 other computers, switch is connected to router along with 2 other computers. Now all that works fine.
When I try to connect my TELINDUS 1132 ADSL wireless router to switch, I can't access the wireless router, which is Why I do this? Because I want to setup my wireless router to work with my laptop in a wireless way, but I can't even access the router.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

Answer:Modem+router+switch+wireless router

Without the wifi connected, use IPCONFIG /ALL and look for the Gateway address - - that should be your[*]

Now connect any computer directly to a lan port on the new wifi router BUT leave the WAN port empty!
Again use the ipconfig and look at the Gateway address - - it MUST NOT BE - - that would create a conflict.

While connected like this, change the router address (say, limit the DHCP range to something like 2-16, set a new admin password and save the configuration. You will need to login again and now setup the WiFi SSID and passphrase for your encryption. Disable Remote Management and do not allow port 8080. Save the configuration once more.

Now you can add the WiFi router, but let's talk about the wiring.

You now have


+--- more stuff(2)

The TELINDUS 1132 ADSL is intended to be a modem+router so you will need to
connect a LAN slot on the TELINDUS 1132 to a LAN slot on a switch. (leave the DSL connection empty).


| |
| +---- TELINDUS 1132 . . . WiFi Connections
+--- more stuff(2)

ALL your devices will now be controlled by the router shown at the top[*].
The new wifi router on will control the WiFi access, but never assign an IP address. This creates a single LAN subnet and any active device can be configured for all windows Print/File Sharing.

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Heres the situation. I am renting an apartment in someones home. They have provided me with an ethernet cable from their router(not wireless) but the line is located in a different part of the room that i want my computer to be located in. I CANNOT snake the wire under the carpet or along the wall and do not want a line running through my living room.

So basically there is a cable modem in one section of the house with a conventional router attached to it. That router supplies me with a ethernet cable. I would like to put a wireless router on the cable that I have so I can use my computer in a different location. Will this work?

Answer:1 cable modem with 1 router and 1 wireless router...possible

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I have a Netgear WGR614 wireless router and Netgear media player which I use to stream mp3's from my PC to hifi which works fine. I am about to switch from a dial-up to broadband internet connection with Virginnet and bought a Trust 445A ADSL modem/router for the job. Can I connect the modem to the PC via RJ45 and connect the WGR614 into the modem/router or do I need to get a hub or swith, connect that to the PC and plug the WGR614 and the ADSL modem router into that? PC runs XP Home SP2Can anyone advise on best way to set this up? ADSL modem router also has option of USB connection.Thanks in advance

Answer:Wireless router and modem router compatability

Netgear WGR614 has 4 port switch build-in alreadyconnection,trust link to phone line, netger link to trust, pc link to trust (via RJ45) or netgearpossible problem: different maufacurer may use different default IP address for their product, so you may need to manually reset IP address range for each product to make them talk to each otherread the instruction and follow it down to the last letter

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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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the Cable connected to the modem, modem conencts to the Wireless router, and that connects to my computer. Since i hardly ever use the wireless router, i decided i want to just connect to the modem. I switched all the ethernet cords and by looking at what i had done, everything should have been working fine.

But that is wrong... I couldnt connect to the internet. I while back i set up a static IP address, but i changed that. the settings look like this now:
(to post this i had to go back to the router and the modem)

when i was trying to use just the modem, windows window bubble came up and said i have little or no activity, and i tried repairing it. windows tried to renew my IP address but that failed so there was nothing else i could think of doing.

what can i do so i can just connect throught the modem?!

Answer:Im connected through a wireless router and a modem... Want to get rid of the router

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I need help in configuring my cable modem/router (SMC8104wn-res) and wireless router (CISCO RV120W). What I need is to be able to be able to successfully connect the site-to-site VPN. This is how it was configured:

RV120W > Modem (DSL) > Internet > Cable modem/router > RV120W
Site 1 Site 2

I don't have issue with the site 1's end. but I need help in configuring site 2 since I need the Cable Modem/router to act as a modem only (do not know how to set this in bridge mode, disabling it as a router) and making my RV120W as the main router and as the DHCP. Can you give me a guide on how to set this up? Thanks!


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Have an adsl router on my main machine to which I have connected a wireless router, so that the PC upstairs can connect wirelessly and share the internet connection. The wireless connection is there, but the machines do not see each other. I have tried making new network connections, on both machines, but with no success.For some strange reason I cannot get to open the settings on the adsl router, which I think may be the cause of the problem. When putting in the address for the router I get "cannot find etc" in IE. Can anybody confirm that this may be the cause of the machines not seeing each other, and also how to get to the settings for the router.Both machines are running XP (one home the other pro).

Answer:Wireless router and adsl modem/router

do both machines have the same work-group name?

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I have a 2WIRE AT&T router/modem all in one which is a Wireless G router/modem but I also have a D-LINK Wireless N router. I have a Synology NAS connected to the network and I was wondering what would be the most efficient setup. I have a Wireless N card on my PC.

All the computers and NAS were previously connected to the 2WIRE router/modem. I recently just switched all my computers and the NAS to my D-LINK router. I have roommates who don't access my NAS and are still connected to the 2WIRE router.

Does having the D-LINK router connected in this setup do any benefit? My thinking is because of the Wireless-N range/speed. It doesn't seem to be any faster and the D-LINK range actually is not better than the 2WIRE range from today's observations.

I was transferring files from my computer when the NAS and my computers were all on the 2WIRE network and it was transferring at a slow 3MB/s.

When I switched the NAS to the D-LINK router and my computers, I hit 3.3MB/s for a few seconds but that could of been a fluke. I have not setup port forwarding on the D-LINK router but I initially forwarded all the correct ports on the 2WIRE modem/router but I haven't reconfigured it for the D-LINK router since I didn't have any time earlier.

I drew a picture to show what my current setup is. My previous setup was just all connected to the 2WIRE with the D-LINK totally taken out of the equation.

Why is the transfer so slow? (3MB/s)


Answer:Wireless G Modem/router with N router connected

You don't have the D-Link wireless router in Mixed Mode do you? If so, disable it and put it as a solid 802.11n (5Ghz) frequency. You can try bonding channels (using the 40Mhz range). I'm not sure if 802.11n routers default to a single 20Mhz channel or not, but it would explain the roughly 802.11g performance since in single channel mode it isn't much faster than 802.11g.

Benefits of the separate networks:

-Segregated traffic
-Less load on the 2Wire, especially when more people and high bandwidth is being used.
-Security ( + dedicated bandwidth for your devices without sharing)

For internal LAN transfers it isn't a problem. Although I would still hold my breath transferring large files or a ton of small files over Wi-Fi. Really is an immature technology despite the illusion its been around awhile. Plus you got the double NAT thing going on (unless you changed that) which could have implications later on when going outside the LAN.

I'd start with channel bonding, using a higher frequency (40Mhz over 20Mhz), and disabling mixed mode first.

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The issue is complicated. For starters, I have been experiencing trouble connecting my laptop to the internet through our cable modem. I did live in a dorm on a college network with ethernet if that affects anything. My home computer is a Dell desktop. It has no ethernet ports so we use a USB cable to connect to the cable modem. However, when I disconnect the USB cable from my PC and connect to my laptop, my laptop has trouble even detecting it. Sometimes a Local Area Network Connection will not even show up. In device manager, the USB connection has a yellow exclamation point next to it.Additionally, I have tried disconnecting the USB cable from my PC to eliminate that connection and then hooked up my ethernet cable from my laptop to the modem's ethernet port. When I do this, nothing at all happens.

To complicate the problem, I called my provider (G Force) and asked what the problem was. I was recommended to pick up a wireless router to eliminate the conflict. I got a Linksys WRT54G. Once I got home i realized that I needed an ethernet port on my PC to install the router software on my PC. I decided to try and bypass my PC all together and install through the laptop even though I can't get a connection through any cables. I seemed to have installed it successfully minus the connecting to the internet step. I just skipped it; the installation said that everything was established except for the cable internet connection. I think i had the cables set up right (one et... Read more

Answer:Cable Modem - Home PC - Laptop - WIreless Router Issues

A minimum requirement when switching the device connected to the modem is to power cycle (unplug for 30 seconds or so) the modem. It is not clear to me that you did that every time.

Reset the router to factory default settings (hold the recessed reset button for 10 to 20 seconds, or consult the manual for precise instructions).

Unplug the modem and router and shut down computers.

Leaving the modem's USB port unconnected, connect modem to router's WAN port and computer(s) to router LAN port(s).

Plug in modem; plug in router; boot computer(s).

If you don't get a connection to the router skip to the ipconfig /all information below.

Type the router's default LAN address ( into your browser and login to the router. Look at the WAN status to see if it got a good IP configuration.

If the router did not get a good IP configuration (and you never got a good ethernet connection to the modem) there are several possible reasons:

1. Like my service, for some reason you need to register the modem as if it is a new one when switching from USB to ethernet or vice versa;

2. Your ISP is one of the few that tracks the MAC address of the device connected to the modem; if this is the case you have to clone the (USB connnection's) MAC address of the desktop to the router's WAN. EDIT: or call your ISP and register your router's WAN MAC address.

3. Modem's ethernet port is bad;

4. Cable from modem to router is bad.

If you couldn't... Read more

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Hey Guys. what i need is some help turning my modem/router combo into just a modem so i can use a different wireless router.
My problems with my current combo are that for gaming (pc xbox and ps3 primarily) i have huge connection problems that would all probably be solved with some simple port forwarding. the problem with that, is that my ISP disabled port forwarding and DMZs on the model modem/router thing we have. Networking is not my strong suit so this hasn't gone so well for me in attempts prior to this.

We have an Ambit cable modem/wireless router combo. there is no model number on the modem itself however in the setup page it lists "Cable Modem : DOCSIS 1.0/1.1/2.0 Compliant" which is looking like it may be a model U10C019.

also. inb4 wrong login: user/user. ISP changed admin pass and will not give it to me. i already spoke to them about this garbage.

new router i want to use is a Linksys wireless router. i already know how to do all the major setup on those. its just this ambit one is trash.

thanks for any help you can give me.

Answer:modem/router combo to just modem for use with new wireless router

Not much, if anything, we can do. To configure the modem/router into bridge (modem only) mode you have to login. If you don't have the login/password the only thing to do is reset it to factory default settings.

Two potential problems with doing that ...

a. They may have disabled that function also.

b. You have to know the settings needed to connect. (Usually not a problem with cable service.)

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I am having the exact problem (krustyzworld) had. I have an ATT 2701 2 wire modem/router that drops off when I use my wireless laptop, it works fine when I use a Ethernet cable connection. I have tried a second ATT 2701 with the same results. The only difference between (krustyzworld) and myself is I have the correct power source and my power light don't change (it stays on steady). What happens to me is that first the internet light goes out than the green dsl light goes flashing red, in less than a minute everthing returns to normal until the next random drop off.

Answer:Solved: 2wire modem/router loses all connection when laptop connects wireless

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I Need some help. I got a new laptop and when i enable my wireless connection on my 2wire AT&T 2701 modem and turn my laptop on to connect to a wireless connection my modem/router losses all connection.Works fine when it is hardwired. Already tried 3 seperate modems all 2701 AT&T models.Called Att and messed with some configurations but nothing has worked.Possible line problem?Has anyone had similar issues?

Answer:Solved: 2wire modem/router loses all connection when laptop connects wireless

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So I just moved into a new rental living with a landlady and another tennant. She already has a wireless router setup, however, in my room I have a PS3, 360 and my computer which I'd like to run. The wireless router + cable modem is in her room (unable to move). I already have a wireless router it possible for the wireless router in her room to provide internet access wirelessly to the wireless router in my room, and then provide access to the internet to my 3 consoles?

Does that make sense?

If's the chain

Wall - > Cable Modem - > her Wireless Router ---- (no wires) ----> my wireless router -> wired connection to PS3/360/PC

Is that possible?

Answer:Wireless router to wireless router to cable modem...

If you have a router that is capable of acting as a Wireless Gateway, then yes. Might want to list what brand/model your router is, that would help some.

If you're able to install custom firmware such as Tomato, DD-WRT, etc., you can for sure.

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Hi. Some days ago I bought from E-buyer a wireless Lynks router for 42. But I discovered I can't connect this router to any of my 2 modems (they are USB). Then I found out there is another router with modem incorporated that is about 26 more expensive. What could be the best solucion: Buy another modem 2) Try to change this router for the other one or there is another way to solve this problem?

Answer:Wireless Router and Router/Modem ???

You can still use this router to set up a network but it will mean that your PC connected to the Modem will have to be on for other PCs on your network to connect to the internet. The easiest solution if you dont want this setup is to buy an ethernet modem.

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I was trying to make my sister-in-law's wireless connection secure (they've had wireless set up for awhile unsecured), and all seemed to go well until magically, it didn't. It allowed me to set up a password -WPA2/Personal, it was fine, other devices (ipod Touch and another laptop) connected to the network by putting in the right key. HOWEVER, the original laptop, now wants no part of connecting to this network. It finds the network, but doesn't even let me get to a stage at which I need to enter the WPA key. It automatically says it can't connect, and is very useless when I hit "Diagnose the problem". I am only marginally less clueless than the people that asked for my help, so please don't get too technical on me. I have spent hours trying to figure out what the problem is, and though I know it's obviously something with the computer's setting, I don't know what that is.

When I go to the Network and Sharing Center, rather than being a three-way "map", it's two - the computer, then the internet. There is nothing (ie, router) in between. I have no idea how to get that step back in there.

I have connected the router to the laptop directly, and an internet connection does come up, so it isn't an ISP issue. The wireless does work with the devices mentioned above, as well as my own laptop, just not the central laptop.

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Answer:Wireless router problem - laptop finds router, refuses to connect

That IPCONFIG shows a direct connection to a broadband modem. If that's when you're connected to the router, something is amiss.

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Hi everyone, this is my first post here. I've trawled the net for ages but have found nothing. I believe I have a unique situation here and would love some help from some net savvy people. I have strong computing skills, but keep away from networks if possible. Hope someone here can help, would really appreciate it.

Here's my current setup:
- HP Pavillion Laptop with Windows 7
- Receiving internet from a USB connected wireless modem (Huawei model E160E)
It all works well, internet is fine, I'm happy.

Why I want to share this network connection:
I have a couple of iphones and a Nintendo Wii and we would like to connect them to the the laptops internet connection.

Other things I've tried first:
I DO understand "Connectify" is out there and have tried it but it just fails every time I've tried it, the devices that try to connect all just sit there trying to connect and time out.

My possible solution found:
So what I found deep in my cupboards is a Belkin N Wireless Modem Router (Model F5D8633-4). It's a relic from my days of having an ADSL connection. This was back in the days when I used to have a physical phone line. Ahh they were the days, a physical connection to my house. Imagine that!

What I intend to do with the the Belkin relic:
I want to still receive the connection to my windows 7 laptop as I currently do, but have that connection shared over the belkin wireless modem router so that the nintendo wii and iphones can then co... Read more

Answer:Unique Q: USB Huawei Wireless Modem to feed house via Belkin Wireless N Modem Router

You enable Internet Connection Sharing on the internet connection and configure the Belkin as follows.

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

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. [You will not need a cross-over cable if one of the "routers... Read more

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I am intending to experiment with my home network by going wireless with my new notebook/laptop but still leave my PC and my two son's PCs conected to my wired router.Can this be done?Without going into the technical details, which I can research later, I understand I can plug a wireless router into my wired router/modem?Also without getting too technical if I can do this and wish to view emails on the notebook can I view my mail on the notebook but decide if I wish to actually download them onto the notebook or leave them on the PC. With Exchange Server my employers remote users can opt to view email headers and messages on their laptops but choose to either download the full email or leave them on the server for download later (if my info is correct). Can this be done with Outlook in Office 2003?

Answer:Wireless laptop & router with wired PCs & router?

Flopper,Yes, you can connect a wireless router into a modem router to set a wireless network. You could also use a wireless access point rather than a wireless router.If you use a wireless router, you will probably need a cross-over ethernet cable to connect the 2 routers, though some have auto-sensing uplink ports and can use a normal cable.You can't view emails on one pc from another in a home network unless you have a mail server, which is what you have at work. There are a number of work-arounds, though. One option is to use webmail - many ISPs have a webmail option. The other is to set your email clients to leave email on the server rather than download to a pc, so that any pc can access them. In both cases you can decide between yourselves a protocol for removing them from the server.Regards,Felix

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I'm switching from AT&T U-verse to Comcast since comcast can offer speeds up to 5x faster.

As you might know At&T uses ethernet as incoming signal vs. Comcast that uses 75 ohm cable.

I need to buy a new modem and router to install the new Comcast service.

I have two questions:

1) What is better? the combo modem/router units (i.e. Motorola SBG6580) or buying a separate stand-alone modem Motorola 6141 modem + Netgear N750 wireless router)?

2) I do have one issue to overcome. I have one TV in my house that is wired for cable only. That is, it has a cable run going to it. It's too difficult for me to install an ethernet run to it, so I'm stuck having to use the cable run. Are there modem/routers that have a cable OUT so that i can feed this TV its hard-wired signal?


Answer:Solved: Modem/Router combo units vs. stand-alone modem + router?

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I want to buy a better router to extend coverage in my house. Will this be possible?

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My Motorola SBG901 Modem/Router combo has stopped connecting to the internet. I have done all the troubleshooting with Comcast and with Motorola and it is out of warranty, so I will have to purchase a new one.

In the mean time, I wanted to use it only as a wireless router connected to my Scientific Atlanta DPC2100R2 modem. Is there any way to do this? Is there a way to disable the modem in the SBG901?

Simply connecting with the ethernet cords has not worked. I connected the DPC2100 to the SBG901 via ethernet cord. My computer was able to pick up a wireless connection but there is no cable connection. I am using Windows 7.


Answer:(Comcast) Connect Modem To Wireless Router/Modem Combo!

Is there any way to do this? Is there a way to disable the modem in the SBG901?Click to expand...

Perhaps a really skilled electronics engineer or technician could take it apart, separate the modem from the router portion and add an ethernet WAN port.

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Can someone please help me ~...Ive got a Linksys WAG54G v2 ADSL modem router that I have been using for the past year or so with an ADSL service provider. I have now changed my service provider to Cable and was wondering if I can use the Linksys with this. If I can, what do I need to do?

Answer:Use ADSL wireless modem router with cable modem

There are just a few ADSL modem/routers that can accept an external ADSL modem via a USB port, but even fewer that can accept a Cable modem through an RJ45 port - the encapsulation has a big influence. To my knowledge, the Linksys models are not capable of it (although your model number is not clear - do you mean the WAG54GS or the WAG354G?)Prerequisites include the ability to switch any one RJ45 port to a modem port, the ability to disable/bypass the internal ADSL modem either manually or automatically and the ability to accept a PPPoE modem signal.

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My laptop has wireless connection on it and I have an ADSL account. Do I need to buy a wireless router or do I need to buy a wireless router + modem?When would you use one or the other?

Answer:Wireless router vs wireless router + modem?

If I had 5 for each time that this has been asked.... The simple answer is usually found on the product packaging: "ADSL modem/router" or "cable/DSL router". Therefore you need the former.

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HiJust about to upgrade my wireless modem router, fastest connection I can get in Jersey is 100 mbps, although I am sure speeds will increase over time, as long as we pay more.Going to install a media storage server or NAS to stream round the house, any recommendations for a router/modem to begin with.ThanksRob

Answer:Best wireless modem/router

I think you may find that 100mbps is not in fact your Broadband Speed - it is only the speed in relation to own router and PC!You should find somewhere here to test your Broadband speed ... click here

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Evening folks, i'm looking for a bit of advice. At present i have a Dell Dimension 5000 hooked up to a BT Voyager 205 to connect to net via BT Broadband. However i will shortly be looking to add a wireless laptop to the internet as well. My intention is to connect the Dell via an ethernet connection and connect the laptop wirelessly.Which combined modem/router would be recommended and why?Thanks in advance.

Answer:Which wireless modem/router?

I use a Netgear Super Wireless ADSL Router DG834GT, Works great for me Came with FREE Wireless USB2 Adapter, Also good reviews on WEB.Details Hereclick here

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Help! Complete wireless novice needs help choosing a modem to go with my new "Linksys E2000 Advanced Wireless-N Router". I thought I could use the modem I had been using with my desktop PC, but it turns out that the network cable from the wireless router won't fit into the modem (modem has a USB port I think, which is too small for the network cable to plug into). I've looked online and now realise that a gateway(?) or a router with built in modem would've been better, but I can't return the router now, so need to know of a cheap modem to go with it. I only really surf the internet for news, e-mail, online banking etc.Any help much appreciated!

Answer:Which modem to go with my wireless router?

Have a look at this review from PCAdviserclick here

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Help! Complete wireless novice needs help choosing a modem to go with my new "Linksys E2000 Advanced Wireless-N Router". I thought I could use the modem I had been using with my desktop PC, but it turns out that the network cable from the wireless router won't fit into the modem (modem has a USB port I think, which is too small for the network cable to plug into). I've looked online and now realise that a gateway(?) or a router with built in modem would've been better, but I can't return the router now, so need to know of a cheap modem to go with it. I only really surf the internet for news, e-mail, online banking etc.Any help much appreciated!

Answer:Modem to go with wireless router?

D-Link ADSL2+ Ethernet Modemclick here

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Can I use any Wireless Modem Router with an AOL connection? At the moment, I've been using a BT Voyager 210 ADSL Router, and a Buffalo wireless router. They have both died on me, so I need a replacement.

Answer:Aol Wireless Modem Router

I'm thinking of getting one of these from amazon.BT Voyager 2110 Wireless ADSL RouterorNetgear DG834G 54Mbps Wireless ADSL2+ Modem Firewall Router with 4-port 10/100 switchAny advice on which I should get?

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could any one tell me if a adsl+2 wireless modem router is the same as a adsl modem router as i have bought one and the network friend cant get it working and he is saying the +2 is no use on bt line thanks leo

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Im looking to get a new wireless modem router, im currently looking at these two:

1.) Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router: Computers & Accessories

2.) Belkin Wireless N600 Modem Router ADSL (BT Line): Computers & Accessories

Both seem to have a fair amount of negative reviews, however i have no choice but to buy one because my current Beklin modem router's ac adapter has broken. Which one of the two should i go for, or is there another alternative?

Answer:New Wireless Modem Router


Originally Posted by katallozi

Im looking to get a new wireless modem router, im currently looking at these two:

1.) Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router: Computers & Accessories

2.) Belkin Wireless N600 Modem Router ADSL (BT Line): Computers & Accessories

Both seem to have a fair amount of negative reviews, however i have no choice but to buy one because my current Beklin modem router's ac adapter has broken. Which one of the two should i go for, or is there another alternative?

can't you buy a new AC adapter?
should be cheap on ebay

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please i want to find out if its possible to connect a usb modem to a wireless router which u can connect other wifi devices like x box, ipad and laptops to it?

Answer:usb modem to a wireless router

normally NO

Whats the make and model of the modem - does it have a LAN connection at all ?
whats the make and model of the router

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Every couple days or so I'll try to download something on my HTC Evo 4g but I have no wireless connection. I have to go in and unplug my Belkin Wireless Router and my RCA modem, wait 30 seconds and then plug them both back in. I realize that this might happen every once in a while but it's starting to become an every day thing.

Why does this keep happening and how do I fix it.

Answer:Wireless Router/Modem

Well>Could be a lot of things.
Can you make a hardwired connection to the router ?
If so,does it still fail ?
When it does fail,what is the status of the modem and router lights ?Look normal ?
Now moving onto "things"
I might for both modem and router,download the most current firmware available for each.
From pc maker's web site,download/install most current driver.
Could be wireless interference.
Let's see what's around you.
Wifi test exe. Hint from Johnwill

Download and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspecto from
on the problem machine. Post a screen shot of the main screen(networks screen) here.

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button
to upload it here.

Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.

Full details are here

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My sister has dsl service through an Actiontec wireless modem. She is wired to the modem, but I was trying to find a way to share the connection with a pc and game system that are in the same room upstairs. I have never had a wireless router, so I would like to know if they receive signals or only broadcast them? I thought they could only broadcast, but I was reading wireless how-tos and I became unsure. Edit: That was unclear. I know they receive signals but I couldn't find an answer as to whether this would work in sharing a connection.

Is there anyway to set it up so I can share the connection upstairs using the wireless function of the modem to broadcast to a router upstairs, or am I stuck needing to buy a wireless card(s)?

Answer:Wireless modem and router?

How would the router get data from your computer if it couldn't receive any signals?

Yes, you can link wireless devices if you like. Mind you, you don't need a router for what you are trying to do - a simple wireless access point will do.

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After a recent bad experience of trying to set up a Netgear 834GT router that may have been faulty but experiencing appalling 'customer service' from 'tech' staff who do not understand their own product, I am about to foary into buying anothet. I am looking for a wireless modem router that gives decent range, is straight forward to set up and perhaps most importantly has support staff who know their product, speak understandable English and have a freephone contact number (although hopefully no 'help' would be required). Both my desktop and my laptop have wireless cards installed. Anyone any experience of a D-Link N300 that has a couple (only) of good reviews on Amazon?Any suggestions?

Answer:Wireless Modem Router

Try posting the full details of the fault and I am sure someone will help.Brian

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Bought myself a D-Link DSL-G604T modem/router and a D-Link DWL-G122 USB adapter to try to get on the internet exactly the same way as before...though wireless-ly! I run Windows XP.
Don't know if I have missed something important in how the whole thing hangs together. The D-Link icons in the status bar tells me everything is okey, that I am connected etc. However, when I try to access a website I get the message "This connection needs a modem...etc".
I assuemed that my new modem/router did the connection to my ISP via the telephone line as before? Is the this correct?
There are also several set-up options for other PCs, of which I have no interest at this point. There is also a ethernet cable provided. I don't need that, do I?
All I am interested in is to get my normal connection telephone line-1 PC but be able to do it wireless.
Please, any suggestions or advice?

Answer:Wireless modem/router

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Good evening all,I've bought a Belkin ADSL Modem with Wireless G router. Unfortunately my provider is NTL so I can't connect the cable direct to the Belkin. I already have a NTL supplied Modem, is there any way I can connect this to the Belkin and connect the broadband that way?Any help would be greatlt appreciated

Answer:Wireless Router/Modem

No, unfortunately you have purchased the wrong type, you need one without a built in adsl modem. (these are often, confusingly called DSL routers as opposed to ADSL routers)

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HiIf I get a wireless modem router,can I run 2 PCs wireless or dose one have to be wired?I was looking at this oneclick here

Answer:wireless modem router

no probs providing each machine has wireless receiver?johnny.

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I want to change my laptop (Windows Vista) to use a wireless router broadband connection. I connect via ORANGE ISP.As I have no knowledge of wireless equipment can anyone please recommend (or warn) from their own experiences.Thanks

Answer:Wireless Router Modem

If you are using the Orange supplied router, you can't change to another ISP (unless you want to start re-wiring the router - not recommended).

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have desk top with w98SE, and laptop with wXP, want to link with a wireless modem, any problems?

Answer:wireless modem-router

done see any. Wireless router? and wireless recievers on desktop and laptop?

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HiallCan anyone help?i have just bought a laptop, and want to access the internet wireless.At present i am using my BT voyager 205 that has cables running all over my lounge. my laptop has a:Dell Wireless 1370 WLAN Mini-PCI Card.can anyone tell me what i specifically need to enable me to access the web wireless.any help would me much appreciated!thanks

Answer:wireless modem or is it a router?

Is this your modem router click hereif so,is this connected to the pc ?

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can anyone tell me is my desktop compatable for a wireless modem   sr1229uk  windows xp home i am about to change isp and they want to know if my computer will take wireless modem      How can i find this out

Answer:wireless router/modem

There is no Wireless adapter mentioned on your Specs page HERE 

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which one should i use have a linksy wa54g but it is causing lots of problems,i want one that will cope with 8mb broadband,and has good wireless range ect,i have been looking at netgear,which seem ok or do they just look i need 54mb or 108 mb.

Answer:wireless,modem/router/which one ?

i have looked at this one ,any one tried or have one?NETGEAR ADSL WIRELESS RANGEMAX MODEM/ROUTER DG834PNUK

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Having bought a Medion wireless router/modem (advertised as one click set up which still hasn't worked despite a 45 minute call to the helpline who also gave up and said they'd e-mail me a copy of the help guide - which they didnt!! ) I'm taking it back to Aldi for a refund. Can anyone recommend any easy to use wireless router???Many thanks

Answer:Which wireless modem & router?

Another thread click here How many computers do you want to link up or is it just the one you want on broadband?

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have BELKIN ADSL2+ wireless modem/router 802.11g
want to upgrade to sumthing higher preferably same brand as have useit for while and i trust it.
but need a couple of tips.
modem heats uo how do you stop?
say u have a wireless modem/router and you want to increase network conection in an area of you building with out buying another wireless modem/router wat do you get? an adapter a router a HUB anything at all?

Answer:Wireless modem/router

Originally Posted by skript kiddie

have BELKIN ADSL2+ wireless modem/router 802.11g
want to upgrade to sumthing higher preferably same brand as have useit for while and i trust it.
but need a couple of tips.
modem heats uo how do you stop?
say u have a wireless modem/router and you want to increase network conection in an area of you building with out buying another wireless modem/router wat do you get? an adapter a router a HUB anything at all?

first of all, modems heat up, thats what they do to operate at optimal efficiency, secondly 2 of your questions can be answered with one product, a wireless N+ Modem Router from belkin. Shop around and see which one you prefer.

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My friend got a new modem and he is using the same router he had before. What do you have to do to get the old router working with the new modem?

Answer:New Modem, Old Router, No Wireless

is it cable or dsl?

if it's cable you just need to plug it in and make sure it's set for dhcp..

if it's dsl you might have to switch it to pppoe and put a login and password in it

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I have Tiscali Broadband with a Sagem dial-up 800E2T.But I want to have wireless, I'm trying to use a Netgear DM602A Modem, a Linksys WRT54GS Wireless Router and 3COM USB Network Adapter.I have it wired exactly as it should be but it doesn't work. I can't even get internet, let alone wireless internet. Anyone any ideas on how to get a Netgear DM602A going?and why Network Setup Wizard crashes after page 4?

Answer:Modem? Router? Wireless? Need Help.

Presumably you haven't looked in the obvious place, Tiscali's Broadband Help?click hereI also presume that you have a Sagem [email protected] 800 USB modem - you can't get broadband on a dial up modem, although the configuration can be done in similar fashion to that of a dial up modem.

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Can someone suggest me a fast dual Wireless Modem router with some extra features like.

1) USB 3.0 port for connecting a USB storage and can be used for network and even cloud.
2) Should have good speed, connectivity and range. Example I should be able to stream full HD movies or 4K videos from the storage connected to it.
3) Can be used for Peer 2 Peer like Torrent so that I can continue downloading without switching on the PC.
4) Should be secure, and easy to setup.

Answer:Wireless Modem Router

Buy a separate dsl modem. Gateways, all in one router and modem, are nice but ive always found that i keep a good router longer than a modem. And that asus is a good router.

Oh btw most if not all routers with usb 3.0 will have interference issues with the 5ghz side when using usb 3.0 drive.

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Hiwindows xp sp3 1gb ram. My desktop is about 6 years old but all bios etc up to date with latest drivers (although last update was about 4 years ago. I have posted this in the networking forum as well.I connect to internet through talktalk up to 8Mb. I have a d link g wireless modem router and use ethernet cable to computer. The d link modem router is about 4 years old and all driver up to date but again last update was several years ago. Graphics card drivers are current.Thinking of getting Belkin n modem router mainly as was at friends the other night. he has n laptop and online videos were very clear and smooth. I came home and looked at same videos and mine were slow and patchy. The belkin doesn't come with wireless adaptor but i'd connect using my ethernet cable. click hereThe n + version is 20 more.Internet use is using videos and for wifi about the house.Questions:is n+ worth the 20 more than n?will the ethernet cable I have to pc be as fast as an actual n wireless adaptor would be as i don't want to spend 30 on n wireless adaptor?is my old motherboard a limiting factor in anyway?Many thanksP

Answer:from wireless modem router g to n

"use ethernet cable to computer"will be faster than wirelessIf your videos are stuttering then either download problem through your phone lines / router, check download speed up to 8Meg dosn't mean your actually getting anywhere near that.Low memory / lack of hard drive space could also be a problem.

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hi, if you buy a dsl wireless router, do you just get any adsl modem to go with it, or are there types that you have to have....thanks

Answer:wireless router, any modem?

Normally you buy a combined wireless modem that does both. Some have 4 ethernet ports as well as an adsl modem. click here One of my favourites bundled with a free USB wireless adapter worth 29.99 from the same site. If you buy online and collect from store you pay the cheaper price saving over 20. It has 4 ports - do you need any more?

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This may have been asked before, but does anyone know of a wireless router that has a built in modem for normal dial up internet access. If it also has ADSL all the better.

Answer:Wireless router with modem? may wanna check out Linksys' BEFCMUH4 and BEFDSR41W (though I think it's not for dial-up)

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my home server is connected to my D-Link Wireless Router and the router is connected to my Alcatel Speed touch pro Telstra ADSL modem. i want my server to have a the static ip (outside IP address), the static IP is currently not assigned to any computer. how can i do this??

- thanks

Answer:Wireless Router and modem, Need help

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I have recently bought a wireless router but when it arrived i found it did not have a usb port were can i find a adsl modem which is not usb.i think this is the way its supposed to connect if not could you let me no what im doing wrong please!!

Answer:need a modem for a non usb wireless router

It sounds like you have bought a wireless router instead of an adsl wireless router. If you have adsl (BT, wanadoo, tiscali etc) you need an adsl router to replace the usb modem, as it has an adsl modem built into it. If you have cable (instead of adsl, eg NTL, telewest), then you need a wireless router without the adsl modem part.If you say who your broadband supplier is, and what make/model of wireless router you have, we can confirm.

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I have a usb modem provided by my isp and it cannot plug into the back of my wireless router (Netgear WDR614v6) which wants an ethernet modem.I have learned that either I buy a adsl ethernet modem to replace my usb one, or I bridge the two connections (which I want to try).I have connected my computer with the router via ethernet and have enabled the wireless, which is working. There are now two connections on my computer (internet and LAN).I need to know how to bridge the two connections. For some reason, my Wanadoo Broadband connection comes under "dial-up" in my network connections. This is preventing me from bridging it with the LAN.Can anyone help with getting around this problem??Thanks, Matt

Answer:Wireless Router + USB modem

You need a *COMBINED* Router & ADSL Modem to replace the USB modem, which cannot be used in conjunction with a router. The router you have at the moment is suitable for use with Cable broadband (NTL/Telewest), where the supplied Cable Modem does support an ethernet connection. I cannot see how "bridging" network adapters in your PC is going to get you anywhere useful.

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Hi guys,

I need some help, I recently just brought a mobile wireless broadband modem as it is my only means of accessing the internet. This shows as a dialup connection.

I have a Asus WL-520GC wireless router with dd-wrt firmware on it. What I want to do is share my dialup usb internet connection to my wireless router where I can then use my ipod touch and xbox 360 to access the internet from.

Please help I keep on getting stuck.


Answer:Share Dialup usb mobile wireless modem to wireless router

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Hi everyone i have a bit of a problem.
Basically I used to be on DSL and now am on cable so I have a cable modem and a dsl wireless router.

Im wondering how I can get wireless conenctivity to the new with plugging the cable modem into the router.

I can connect via ethernet with ETH Port 1 connected to the cable modem from the DSL wireless router and ETH Port 2 connected to the laptop from the router.

But wireless does not seem to work

I dont know what to put as the ip address, default gateway etc.

Here is my Ipconfig -all info when connected via ethernet from port 2 of the dsl rotuer:





upon copying this to my wireless TCP Ip setting it does not work.

I have a belkin router.


Answer:Connecting a Cable Modem to a DSl Wireless Router For Wireless connectivity

It sounds like you have a combo DSL/Router device. What you are trying to do can't be done unless the router supports some facier options in firmware which is quite unlikely. You need a WAN port which that device likely doesn't have.

If what you have is a regular wireless router (there really is no difference between a cable and dsl router other then possible onboard modem devices) then you likely have PPOE enabled on the router and need to change the WAN type to DHCP instead.

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Hello,I have replaced our old router with a new one and can't seem to get it to work.I have a Sierra Wiress 306 3g Modem, connected with Bigpond. It is working when plugged directly into the computer via USB.I had it plugged into a Netcomm router, which was ethernet cable connected to the destop and also our TIVO device. I was able to link o the internet wirelessly from my laptop - though not if someone was using the desktop at the same time. I suspect an IP address conflict was at fault here, though had no clue how to fix that.My actual problem is my Netcom router no longer works and I've had to purchase another. When I plug my router into the computer I get an error message saying there is another computer on this network with the IP address.... but I tried to change the IP address of the router, to no avail....I returned that router and got another and ended up with the same problem. Something tells me there's nothing wrong with the router or my computer, but perhaps it's my incompetence.That's where you come in...Thanks,Jennifer.

Answer:Solved: Unable to use wireless router with 3g wireless internet modem

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Can anyone help me please? I am new to Broadband and have just registered with TalkTalk and received their start-up pack including modem. I would like to go wireless and want to purchase a compatible wireless router. I have 2 laptps, one with built-in wireless receiver, the other not. Can you recommend a suitable router and connector for the 2nd laptop, ideally something that replaces the Talktalk modem?Thanks for your help.Nick

Answer:TalkTalk wireless router/ modem?

click here This is the sort of thing that you will need.

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I have bought a BT Voyage 2110. It works great. I tried connecting another computer to it with a USB. It can find the access point and then asks me to put in my WEP, which I do, but then it doesn't connect to it.The first time I tried it did connect after a fwe seconds, with full speed and near full signal. I logged off and swicthed user to see if the other user could connect but it didn't work. It went back to the original user thinking that it would already be connected but it wasn't. When I tried connecting again, nothing happened.I tried to connect with firewalls turned off and without a WEP but it still wouldn't. My USB can find my router and even tell me what kind of signal strength it has with it.Any tips/advice on what is wrong. Thankyou!

Answer:BT Voyager Router/Modem and Wireless USB

WAs the router new? Just wondering if there's any MAC adress filtering set up that's preventing you from connecting. In any case you could try re-setting the router using the pin-hole on the rear, this sometimes resolves these issues, but you will have to re-enter all your settings.

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Hi all!! i have recently purchased the NETGEAR WGT624 v2! But i have one problem! The instructions ask me to connect the router to the modem via Net cable! But i do not have one! It only has a usb socket on the back as well as the power connector! What do i do in this situation?? I'm using a BT voyager 105 USB ADSL Modem!


Answer:Wireless Router & Modem Trouble

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Hi my dad is convinced that keeping the wireless router and modem plugged in all the time, or at least during the day will cost alot of money. Its just like 7 LED lights and the wattage to actually fun the router and modem. If you have any figures on how much it costs please post. Im just talking about ballpark estimates you dont have to try to calculate the exact based on what kind of router it is or anything just an approximate.


Answer:Cost of wireless router plus modem

opps run not fun my bad

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I have just bought a Belkin N Wireless Modem Router F5D8636uk4A (to replace a faithful older Belkin wireless unit which finally died the other day). I have it connected to one laptoprunning Vista and another XP.

The connection to the router is fine. However, quite regularly, I am unable to connect to webpages even though the connection to the router is still there and I can, for eg, send and receive email. This then necessitates a restart of the router which clears the problem till the next time.

I have had three online chats with Belkin who have recommended restoring the router to factory condition and then restarting (which I have done). Their final suggestion was that the router was faulty. It may be but I suspect that there is some simple setting which needs to be tweaked.

Has anyone else had this problem?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Belkin N Wireless Modem Router

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Hello -
I don't necessarily have a problem but I would like an opinion. I currently have a HughesNet HN7000S modem coupled with a Linksys WRT54G v5 wireless router. Its been a good combination for me for about 4 years now but I feel the router may be a little slow in comparison to what I would like. The problem is I do not know what I should replace the old router with.
I work 100% from home and I VPN into multiple client sites on a daily basis therefore I need the best response time I can get. I really like the Linsys router and would like to stay with that brand but there are so many different models out there that I don't know what to pick.
Also, my computer is company issued and I have no control over the build of it. I currently have a Dell Latitude laptop but will soon have it replaced with an HP but again I will not have any control over 'guts' of the machine.
So, any suggestions on what I can do to boost my router interaction with my HughesNet modem would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:Best Wireless Router for HughesNet modem

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I have recently purchased Cable & Wireless MIMO 11g ADSL 2 + Router.I have followed the instructions correctly. I have connected the aerials, connected the router to my pc, connected the micro filter to my phone socket and plugged in the ADSL lead that was supplied with the router. It says in the instructions that I should wait for the green flashing ADSL light to go off. The light goes off. I then connect my other microfilter which I plug my ADSL modem into the microfilter that came with the router. Obviously, I have to do that to connect to the internet. My modem then keeps flashing which indicates that I can't connect to the internet. So, obviously, I can't set up my wireless network if I can't connect to the internet. I have looked up other info about wireless routers and most of them say that I should connect my modem to one of the spare ports on the router. I have tried this and my modem still keeps flashing. Has anyone any idea as to why my modem keeps flashing when I connect my ADSL modem microfilter to the one that was supplied with the router? Any help would be appreciated.Thanks.

Answer:Modem/Wireless Router problems

If your router has a built in modem (which sounds like it does) then there is no need for you to use another ADSL modem.You will need to connect your router to a computer via Ethernet cable, login to the router and set it up with your ISP settings. i.e Username, password etc.You may also need to turn on the wireless if its not on by default.

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I have Time Warner Cable and Live in the Southern California Area where they have just upgraded to fiber optic speeds for free. With new speeds came a new router/modem combo. My Internet via Ethernet cable worked perfectly fine until the new modem/router was installed with new speeds. Wireless works all the time with no issues. My LAN however is intermittent. Via windows 8 it never says I am disconnected form the internet but web pages won't load (this happens at random times, every 20-30 mins or so). If i have lets say a skype call going and I am browsing the web, my skype call would still continue without interruption and but my web pages won't load at random times. So I'll get web browsing for approx 30 mins or so and go without it for about 2-3 minutes and most programs/games requiring internet access does not work during the downtime.

I am no networking genius so i'd appreciate if you can explain any possible solutions as if it was for dummies.

What I've tried-
Modem/Router Hard reset.
New Ethernet Cables
DNS changes on primary secondary and tertiary ip addresses

Modem/Router Combo-
Arris DG1670A

I5 Ivy Bridge 3570k
Corsair Vengeance 1x8gb 1600 Ram
Antec EA750 powersupply
R9 290X Video Card

Answer:New Router/Modem. Wireless works Lan goes on/off

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I purchased a F5D8631-4 today to replace my ageing modem/router. I thought it would be a nice easy swap over, Belkin for Belkin - even the power supply is interchangeable! However on setting up my N1 M/R and waiting for it to detect the ADSL line an hour passed with absolutely nothing! The ADSL light didn't even consider blinking! I have tried to follow the manual but it gives me "Incorrect details for connection, Please check username & Password" (or words to that effect) when I get to the "Connecting to internet stage" although these details work fine with my other router/modem. My line is already boosted to "Max" by BT, and I am using the recommend Demon settings from within the router so as far as my ISP is concerned there is nothing more that I can do, and Belkin technical support keep telling me that the "green" light should start to flash if I have ADSL.... All the lights on the modem are blue . This is the second of these routers I have tried to connect (I took the first back thinking it was a broken port) and try as I might I cannot resolve this problem.

Has anyone else had this trouble? Anyone got these to connect with demon?

Answer:N1 Wireless Modem Router Not connecting to WAN


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I am new and this is my first posting.

I hope someone can help me?

My problem concerns my cable modem and my wireless router, I use a motorola surfboard cable modem. I got the Tv cable coming into the modem and by ethernet cable going to my linksys wireless broadband router. Which supplies a signal to my other two computer located upstairs. Also I got from the wireless router a ethernet cable to my computer. In the past I had this working. Working fine but lately it has a problem. I Found out that when I turn on my main computer down stairs the one connected hard wire that I lose the signal to the computers up stairs which are wireless. If I turn off my computer down stairs then the wireless system works. My system is Microsoft Windows Xp, HP Media center Edition Version 2002. I restored my computer hard drive back to the factory settings and I still am having the same problem. So if anyones has an answer I would be interested
Thank you John

Answer:Cable modem and wireless router?

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