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Share 3G USB modem internet through DIR-655 router?

Question: Share 3G USB modem internet through DIR-655 router?

Hello all,

Long story short, I moved to a new apartment and have to wait a month or even more to get my DSL internet, so I temporarily got myself a USB 3G device to have some access to the internet till I get my DSL line.

I live in Bahrain so I don't think you guys will know much about the ISPs over here. The USB acts as 3G modem for a single PC that's connected to it, what I want is to share that internet using my D-Link DIR-655 router so I'd be able to connect my iPhone and PS3 as well.

Any ideas to get that setup working as smoothly as possible would be great. DIR-655's default gateway is, and the auto DHCP range IIRC is to

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Answer: Share 3G USB modem internet through DIR-655 router?

Use Internet connection sharing on the laptop. Or use something like Connectify.

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I have searched through the forums, googled, and tried linksys and MS, still having trouble. So hopefully someone here can help.

I have a wireless Linksys router that has 4 connections for a wired setup. I had used the router for my Xbox that was upstairs but had my pc downstairs at the other end of the house. I switched over my Xbox from wireless to wired after running the house with CAT5 through the walls and in the attic down to my office.

My main PC (WinXP) is connected to the first wired port of the router and my Xbox to the second port. They both work fine. I recently acquired a laptop running Win2K and tried connecting to port 3 of the router to gain internet access in the bedroom upstairs. The router lights up showing that is recognizing a connection with the laptop, but the activity lights do not light up. When I disconnect the Cat5 from the laptop the laptop says the network has been disconnected.

I set the LAN connections to autodetect IP etc. etc. and as far as I can tell, all the settings on the Win2K laptop match my XPpro desktop. Is there something I am missing?

Thanks (Sorry for the long explanation)

Answer:Share internet with cable modem and router?

rbarr110 said:

I set the LAN connections to autodetect IP etc. etc. and as far as I can tell, all the settings on the Win2K laptop match my XPpro desktop. Is there something I am missing?Click to expand...

Have you checked ipconfig (open the command window and run "ipconfig /all" to see if the autodetect is pulling in the information correctly?

There really shouldn't be anything beyond plugging in the cable as far as the router is concerned.

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I am using a Netgear DG834 modem router to share a broadband internet connection. The internet works fine on both computers but I would also like to set up some folders on my XP computer to be shared by the ME computer. I have tried right-clicking on the folder I want to share and selecting Sharing and Security - Share this folder on the network but when I click on Apply I get the following error message :An error occurred while trying to share [folder name] The Server service is not started. The shared resource was not created at this time.

Answer:Share files and folders on modem router XP and ME

Also I cannot see the ME computer when I go to My Network Places - Entire Network - Microsoft Windows Network - [Workgroup Name] Error message :[Workgroup Name] is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.

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I want to share the internet connection from my Arris TM502G cable modem, connected via USB, to my desktop's pci ethernet adaptor. To the pci ethernet port, I want to connect my WiFi router.

When I bridge the two connections, I can't get on the internet anymore from the desktop connected via usb, and if I share the internet connection on the USB cable modem to the ethernet port on the computer, I cannot ping the router. However, I can ping the router from my Wireless laptop. I have the ethernet cable plugged into the first port on the router (the one that usually goes to the cable modem), but I have also tried the first computer port on the router.The router configuration page does not show an internet connection, and it can't see my desktop computer, only my laptop.

The desktop has a self-assigned ip.

The reason that I want to do this is that my router has not been working while connected the usual, cable modem --> ethernet cable --> router --> computer way. It works for several minutes to several hours, but drops the internet connection (I can still browse the network, though). BTW, the router is a belkin F5d7230-4 with B and G wifi.

I am running Windows XP with SP2
Please help.

Answer:Share USB cable modem with ethernet router

What do you want to try to do? If the router is dropping the WAN connection it will probably drop it no matter what it is connected to. See if there is a firmware upgrade and then reset the router to factory default settings. Sometimes one or both these steps will "shock" it into behaving again.

You can't bridge the connections as you described unless you are paying for two public IP addresses from your ISP. And then you still may not be able to because you can probably only get one on the USB connection.

If you want to use the Belkin as an ethernet switch and wireless access point the following is the complete procedure.

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.
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I have a Netgear DG834GT wireless modem router for machine 1 and a WG111T usb adapter to connect machine 2 to the router.Now however we have a cable connection, and this is an ADSL router, so there's no way to use it as a modem right?Here's my setup;Computer 1 has cable internet accessComputer 2 has nothingSince the router and usb adapter can communicate, but the router is ADSL so won't work with my cable connection, is there a way to put the router on Computer 2 and somehow have it take the role of the USB adapter, to connect to the USB adapter on computer 1 which will be taking the role of the router?So Computer 1 (with internet access) connects to the router on Computer 2, "feeding" it a connection to the internet?No idea if this is possible... does anyone?

Answer:Netgear USB+Modem router = Share CABLE connection?

DON'T try to use your combined ADSL Modem/Router with Cable broadband, because it just won't work. Its WAN port is a phone connection - you need a "Cable/DSL Router", which doesn't incorporate a Modem, and which has an ethernet WAN port for connection directly to the Virgin Cable Modem's ethernet port.If you don't want to buy a Cable/DSL Router, you can connect the two computers directly, either with a *crossover* ethernet cable or in an "Ad Hoc" wireless network, and then enable "Internet Connection Sharing" on the actual internet connection (modem connection) in the PC that is online.

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I need some serious help. I am trying to set up a home network with 4 windows xp computers using one cable modem for the internet connection. I have a dsl/cable router with enough ports I just seem to be getting more confused as I go. Is there a step by step guide for doing this? Thanks for any suggestions.

Answer:one router, one cable modem and 4 computers to share the connection..cant figure out

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Just bought this belkin router. Linked one computer through LAN and 4 devices through WIFI

For some reason my WIFI devices are not able to read or detect connections to the LAN network..

Can someone help me with this ?i found a similar thread but not sure how to work this problem out

Answer:Belkin Share Wireless Modem Router WiFi and LAN not linked

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Check these links for more information.

Belkin : Support : Setup Assistant for Routers

Belkin : Support : Configuring Wireless Security

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I have
VISTA HOME BASIC connected wireless_laptop
VISTA HOME PREMIUM connected directly to internet_modem/router connected

Well when I share a folder in PREMIUM, DESKTOP>Network>User-PC>folder it does Appear folder desktop BUT not appear in laptop(BASIC), this have to do with FireWall or not at all, it must appear there ? what to do to make it appear mainly ?
Thomson SpeedTouch TG585 V7 Modem/Router

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Ok here's the situation:
I just moved into a student apartment. The internet is already activated and it is available through the RJ45 jack straight off the wall. Using an Ethernet cable I am able to use Internet without any issues with my PC.

What I want to do:
- Use my Buffalo ADSL router/modem to share the connection: both wired and wireless.
- Use my router as local DHCP to create a private network with my home devices.
- Be able to access both the internet and the router without having to unplug anything.

The setup:
- There is no way to use a DSL (phone) cablein the house so I have to plug the Ethernet cable carrying the connection in one of the LAN port of the router.
- My PC use another free LAN port.

The issues so far:
- I am only able to share the connection through the LAN ports of the router.
- Wireless devices are able to connect (it even read "Internet access" in the tray bar) but are unable to browse. It can't resolve proxy and always time out.
-When the Ethernet cable is plugged into the router, the router itself becomes unavailable. I'm assuming the connection has its own gateway somewhere else and prevents me from accessing the router.
- I effectively don't have any private network anymore.

edit: another weird thing I noticed. On my laptop anytime I try to connect to a wireless network it connects to 2 networks at the same time. One with the proper SSID and the other "Unidentified network"

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Answer:Issues using my router/modem to share connection coming from Ethernet cable

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HI everyone
I have a question about sharing my Internet
OK my internet provider sends me some analogue signals,my modems gets them,converts them to digital signals and then,sends this Connection to where it should go (I mean I can use this connection using e.g wi-fi)

I have a vpn connection.I wanna use it on my mobile.My mobile doesn't support vpn configuration.So somehow I should send the vpn connection from my pc and modem

How can I share the intenet I am using in my pc using my WI-FI modem?

thanks a lot

Answer:How to share the internet using a WI-FI modem

Hi, unless your mobile supports vpn then i am sure its not possible, as the vpn is created by the device(laptop/pc) you are using then sent out via the browser, My HTC desire has a vpn option, but my sony ericsson doesn't.
One thought though It may be possible if you use the PC as the main connection so instead of connecting direct to router from the mobile you get a wifi card for the Pc then connect to that from your mobile.


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I just had Comcast set up cable internet in my house. They gave me a black modem and the internet does work on ONE computer but I need it to work on 2 computers in the same room. One computer is running XP and the other runs Windows 7. How can I set up the internet so both computers are online at the same time??? :confused

Answer:How to share the internet between 2 puters w/ one modem??

You need to get what is called a router . . . they are fairly inexpensive and can be had at most department stores.

I recommend Linksys or D-link products for ease of set up, but there are many makes and models to choose from, such as listed here:

You can also do internet connection sharing between the two PC's - one of the PC's would need two network connections (such as an add-in PCI network card), and serve as the Gateway computer. For ease of set up I recommend using a router, which also provides a hardware firewall to protect your LANed computers.

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Ok for some reason this is driving me up the wall. I guess I have only done this a few times and that was a long time ago. I am trying to connected a laptop and a desktop together (ad hoc connnection; wireless cards in both computers) and trying to share internet with my DSL connection. I have all firewalls turned off and ICS turned on. I can share files but internet does not work on my laptop. Trying to bridge connections sends my DSL connection up the wall.

Then I got an idea to try to use my linksys ethernet bridge hooked up to my DSL modem and then trying to share internet between the 2 wireless cards: ie one in the laptop and one in the pc. However I could not ping the bridge or at least it did not work. So I am confused now. Anyone who gives me a step by step instruction on this easy task gets a cookie

Answer:Trying to share internet without a router

Bridges don't talk to client cards. An AP would do that. Well, you might could actually get it to work if you made the bridge an Ad Hoc device. Anyway, you get one IP from yor provider unless your paying for more so it's unlikely that setup would work anyway. Nont to mention, the bridge is probably getting the public IP so it stops there.

Same thing for trying to bridge your two network connections on a PC. not the scenario you'd do that here. Routers are so cheap I can't see a valid reason not to buy one but if you don't want to then your stuck with ICS or other NAT/Proxy software. If you are getting an IP on the ICS client from the ICS host and can move data back and forth but not get to internet sites by name, it's probably a DNS issue.

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This is the equipment I have in my possession right now:

Laptop, with a network card
Desktop, with a network card
8 port hub
Toshiba cable modem (with usb and ethernet connection, ISP: Earthlink)
lots of ethernet cables
Right now my network is setup as follows:

Laptop connected to Earthlink's cable modem via ethernet.
What I want:

Have the internet on both computers, without needing the other computer to be on.
What I think i need:

a router (so that internal ip addressing will let me share my internet independent of the other computer)
What i dont know how to do:

where to get a router
what type of router to get
how to operate a router
what kind of settings need to be tweaked
how to wire the network
What would be nice:

later on if i want to hookup another computer, i wouldnt have to do any tweaking.
later on if i want to hookup an Xbox or a PS2 for online gaming, i wouldnt have to mess with the insides of something sacred as an Xbox/PS2
Hows that? how much would i have to spend on a router, if thats what i actually need. What if i get a wireless router? what do i need to put in the laptop and desktop so that they can communicate with the wireless router (i believe its something called an access point thing? not sure...) and how would that work with something like an Xbox or PS2

Thanks in advance

Answer:Trying to share internet using a router

Buy a Linksys BEFSR41 router at Best Buy. It's about $50 at most. It supports 4 computers. setup is simple, the 'manual' is a big foldout sheat with pictures. You access it's settings through your browser. I don't like wireless routers, they are always having connection problems. Wired connections are never a problem. But if you want wireless then get the Linksys WRT54G 4 port router with wireless. It's about $70.

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Here is the thing:

I have internet cable connected from my cable modem to a pc (winxp pro) with a usb cable. I want to connect a laptop to it using the ethernet card on the laptop (winxp home) and the ethrnet card on the pc. I do the set local area network on the pc with internet stating its the one directly connected and I do the same thing with the laptop but I state its connected to internet under another pc. I reboot both and nothing happens. The laptop has wireless lan and the normal ethernet and I have several unplugged devices in the taskbar same with the pc, I tried each ethernet card separately and they work fine, but I cant get to share the internet on the big pc on to the laptop. I have a router and when I connect the laptop my isp pops up and states I have to call them and have them charge me for the extra connection. Any ideas or things I can do this is really important :/ .

Answer:I want to share my internet with another pc w/o a router or hub etc.

1. Plug your laptop into the PC using a crossover ethernet cable.

2. Get into Network Connections on your desktop.

3. Select your USB -> Modem connection and your Desktop -> Laptop connection at the same time by holding down Control.

4. Right-click on one of them and click Bridge Connections.

"should work"

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An identical thread was closed because "We don't assist in the use of P2P applications" I am not asking assistance in the use of p2p. I mentioned that I use it for p2p because the truth is that my whole family uses that notebook including my little brothers. They surf any websites and download many things (including p2p, but I am not asking assistance for that) and it gets virus from time to time. My idea was to share the internet connection but still have two different networks. Or something that will give me peace of mind knowing that no matters how many hackers (Yeah, I know they don't care about my pc but anyway...) are controlling my notebook they will not be able to go from there to the desktop. But just saying that I use it for p2p and It might get a virus was simpler.

I think this thead is not against the rules so I paste the other one again. If it is against the rules, well, close it (What can I say )

Originally Posted by Hartman87
I have a Linksys wrt54G v5 router. I use it to share internet with a desktop pc and a wifi laptop. I use the laptop for p2p so it might get a virus. I use my desktop pc only for secure things. So, how do I have to do so I only share internet. In case a hacker gets into my laptop he will not be able to infect my desktop pc.

I uninstalled "file and printer sharing" and "client for microsoft networks in both pc. Also, the name of the workgroup is different for each pc. Also, C: is not allowed to b... Read more

Answer:Router to share internet only

OK, we'll give you the benefit of the doubt. If you want real protection, buy a second router. Install the first one as you normally would, and then plug the WAN/Internet port of the second router into one of the LAN ports of the router connected to the broadband modem. Put the "secured" machine(s) on the second router. They'll be protected by the NAT layer of the router from anything happening on the first router or the Internet. What I normally do is put the secondary router in the DMZ of the primary router so I can run with no restrictions if I want to forward any ports.

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I have a Linksys wrt54G v5 router. I use it to share internet with a desktop pc and a wifi laptop. I use the laptop for p2p so it might get a virus. I use my desktop pc only for secure things. So, how do I have to do so I only share internet. In case a hacker gets into my laptop he will not be able to infect my desktop pc.

I uninstalled "file and printer sharing" and "client for microsoft networks in both pc. Also, the name of the workgroup is different for each pc. Also, C: is not allowed to be shared in any. Is that enough? Can I download anything in my laptop without worrying my desktop pc will be infected?

If not, is there something I can do so that they will be in different networks?

Thank you all!

Answer:Router to share internet only

Hartman87 said:

I have a Linksys wrt54G v5 router. I use it to share internet with a desktop pc and a wifi laptop. I use the laptop for p2p so it might get a virus. I use my desktop pc only for secure things. So, how do I have to do so I only share internet. In case a hacker gets into my laptop he will not be able to infect my desktop pc.

I uninstalled "file and printer sharing" and "client for microsoft networks in both pc. Also, the name of the workgroup is different for each pc. Also, C: is not allowed to be shared in any. Is that enough? Can I download anything in my laptop without worrying my desktop pc will be infected?

If not, is there something I can do so that they will be in different networks?

Thank you all!Click to expand...

unless your router can support sub networks, you won't be able to do that. Besides the router blocks most of the attacks. Plus hackers tend to go for businesses not end users.

The only thing you will need is a software firewall like ZoneAlarm. As for viruses, get AVG Antivirus.

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i have a router : siemens sl2-141 and i connected it via ethernet in my pc and i have full access to the internet. Now i want to share the internet connection to the other pc i've got at home... will i need extra hardware ? how can i do that ? shall i connect the other pc with the router via another ethernet cable or to connect the two pcs via ethernet ? the other pc has also an ethernet port.... Thanks in advance ;D

Answer:share internet into 2 pcs with a router

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I have a windows 2003 server (DNS, DHCP, Active Dir, Print Server, File Server) and was using ICS until today, yeah big mistake i know, but i learnt the hard way!

All computers on the network are connected via 2 8 port switches.

I have a spare router D-link DSL 500 which has a built in modem.

My question is, how would I configure the router to simply share the internet connection across the whole network? I have a spare network card in the server not being used, would it be as simple as plugging one of the 4 ethernet ports on the router into the servers network card?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Router to share internet only

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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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Okay, here's what i have to say in brief:
I have this internet connection connected to my pc, i have another NIC installed for routing this internet to other computers. I have TP-LINK Wireless router and all I want to do is connect the internet to my PC first then connect router to my PC via another NIC so that the router can route that internet!
Any help is highly appreciated; i have been trying hard but really end up in dead-end everytime
I connected my router's WAN port via 2nd NIC and set the router to static mode (don't know what i have to do here)

Answer:Share my PC's internet using router (pc to router and router to other)

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I have two PC one XP and one 7. At first they were working. but after reinstalling windows 7. It suddenly won't work.

The strange thing is that I didn't change the router settings and that my drivers are working fine.

Is it possible that the ISP change their setting and decided not to allow internet sharing anymore?

When I tried ping or tracert, it says request unreachable. But when I directly connect the modem to the LAN card, internet works fine.

Answer:Can't share internet connection via router

Do you have mdnsresponder.exe in the task manager?

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I know that 1-way internet via satellite only has download and needs an upload source...If I have a broadband 128k connection (to be used as the upload source) and lets say, a 1mb connection via can I connect them both at the same time to the router, knowing that the router only has 1 port for the internet cable to be plugged-in?

Any help is much appreciated...

Answer:How can I share an Internet Via Sat (1-way) connection on several pcs? (router)

I don't know how you'd use a standard broadband router for this task. My guess is that you'll need to consider either ICS and a host Windows system, or perhaps a Linux rig of some sort. Since you have some sort of broadband, why not just increase the speed of that service and forget about the satellite connection?

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I am currently in a student housing and have an internet connection through a lan cable that comes out of the wall, so i have no access to anything. I just bought a eeepc with windows 7 and have an older laptotp with also windows 7. My old laptop is connected to internet and i would like to share that connection to the other one using wireless without a router. I looked on internet and found out it was possible with some tutorials for xp and vista.

Windows XP: Set up a wireless network without a router

But i cant seem to figure out what's wrong. My second computer connects to the network I set up with the 1st one but there is no internet access.

Anyone ever had this problem? did i forget something?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Answer:How to share internet connection without a router

Hi longlife,

What are your system specs and what type of router are you using?

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I own two routers - D-Link DSL-504 (ADSL, not wireless) and D-Link DIR-635 (wireless).

The set-up used to be like this:
- Internet (ADSL) cable pluged in DSL-504 router
- PC connected to DSL-504 via Ethernet port
- DIR-635 connected to DSL-504 (Ethernet port to 'Internet' port) - DSL-504 works as a 'modem'
- Laptop wirelessly connected to DIR-635

Everything has worked (note: it wasn't me who set this up).

Unfortunatelly I have reseted the DIR-635 (wireless router) because of some troubles. Now the wireless router doesn't connect to the Internet. I can connect either computer via cable with the first router and it works like a dream. Computers can also see the DIR-365 router when connected to it via cable, but it does not see the Internet.

I've switched the setup on and off several times. Cables work. Computers work, they can see Internet from other sources.

I guess I need to configure the wireless router in some certain way, but I really have no idea, how.

I'd be grateful for your help.

Answer:Solved: Router cannot connect to Internet (via another router used as a modem)

Probably IP Address conflict as both D-Links would usually use for default internal (LAN) IP.

You would need to change the LAN IP address of the DIR-615 to another subnet such as for a modem LAN port to router WAN (Internet) port connection unless the DIR-615 can be set as an access point. Will need to check the User Manual to see. Will pull up a PDF and check.

Another option would be to set up using the following method by John Will.
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 changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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Hi, I'm switching from landline ISP to mobile ISP (dongle). So I'm thinking of sharing 3G dongle (ZTE MF190) internet connection with other PC, device etc, through D-Link modem+router(DSL-2640B) that I use for landline internet connection before. Is this possible?

I notice that I cannot use homegroup via D-Link anymore after connecting to 3G dongle.
I've tried ICS(internet connection sharing) but to no avail.

Thanks for further assistance..

Answer:Share 3G dongle internet connection with Wi-Fi router

You will probably find it easiest to use one of these: - Cradlepoint Wireless 3G/4G N Router (MBR90)

That way the router remains the access point.

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I want to share my internet connection to the wireless router just for the wireless feature, sure I could connect the ethernet cable to the router but the router is 10/100 and my internet connection is 1000 so I'd lose a lot of speed. I have 2 network cards in my PC and I've connected the ethernet cable to one of my network cards and another cable to my second network card and to the wireless's router internet socket.
I tried selecting the Local Area Connection that has the internet and tried the "allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection", but then I can't access the modem through

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Any help on how to achieve this ?

Answer:I want to share the internet connection from PC to a wireless router

Connect the 2nd router to one of the open ports of the first router, this makes it then setup the wifi. That leaves three ports open on the first router that is 1000.

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Hi,I'm trying to set up a wireless home network through a wireless ADSL modem router, but I can't seem to allow my laptops to connect through the internet. The router I'm using is a Belkin ADSL High-Speed Mode Wireless G Router (#F5D7633UK4A) and I was able to connect my main desktop computer successfully to the internet with my ISP (AOL). However, when I try to connect to the internet wirelessly using my laptops (IBM Thinkpad R50e and Dell Inspiron 510m, both Centrino models with built in wireless adaptors) it just gives me a "page cannot be displayed" error on the web browser. I tried switching off Norton firewall but it doesn't help. I've attempted to ping to my router from my laptops using command prompt but it gives me a request time out error. The default gateway for the router is, which works when pinging with the desktop computer but doesn't with the laptops. I've also tried assigning each computer an unique IP address (192.168.2.XXX) but it also doen't seem to work. I'm running out of ideas to see where I've gone wrong, so any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Can't share internet via wireless ADSL router

Try click here on both laptops....

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Hi Everyone
I have a laptop with Windows 7 installed, using USB 3G device connect though the Internet. The problem is I have 3 machines and a spare router that I want to share the Internet.

Can you please advise how to share the internet from a laptop through a router ?

Answer:Unable to share the internet from a laptop through a router

I would buy a cheap 3G router from ebay and configure that.

eBay: 3G router

I have configured one before and it works fine providing you have a good signal.

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Hi Everyone

I have a laptop with Windows 7 installed, using USB 3G device connect though the Internet. The problem is I have 3 machines and a spare router that I want to share the Internet.

Can you please advise how to share the internet from a laptop through a router ?

Answer:Unable to share the Internet from a laptop through a router

Hello! Sadly, for all intents and purposes, it just doesn't work like that. I'm not saying it's impossible, because I have read how techies have made this happen - but it requires an insane amount of configuration, 3rd party software, a little programming, and a good grasp of linux. The router has to have the internet connection to share out to other computers. Go and get a wifi hotspot instead of a 3G USB device. The wifi hotspot, depending on the provider, should support up to 5+ connections. Another option is the see what ISPs are in your area, get service at your residence, then you could use the router. Hope this helps!

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Just got a wireless card for my windows xp dell upstairs so it can get internet from wireless router downstairs. Dell says it is connected (signal stregth very good, it does say logged in as associate) but internet is not working on the dell. How can i fix it?

Answer:How do you get wireless router to share Internet connection?

Correct/Latest Drivers for the wireless card?

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I am finding that my internet connection via Pdanet (tethering my Android phone) on my PC is faster than the satelllite connection via my wireless router. I am trying to find out if there is any way for me to share my Pdanet internet connection via the wireless router. I have tried ICS and have found it does not work and the Pdanet support FAQ confirmed my suspicion that ICS could not be used to share the Pdanet internet connection.

I have my Android phone tethered to a PC with Windows 7 64 bit OS via Pdanet. The phone is Android OS 2.1, so making it a wifi hot spot is not an option. I have also tried rooting the phone and using Wireless Tether but found that my phone lacks the necessary networking to make Wireless Tether work - so that's not an option either! Pdanet works fine and is actually quite fast.

What I am wanting to do is connect to my Linksys router and somehow allow my Pdanet internet connection to be shared with other PCs via the router. Thought about creating a network bridge between the Pdanet modem and Linksys, but when I click on the 2 connections the option for network bridge does not even appear. Perhaps Pdanet will not allow it? I don't know. So my next thought was to connect my PC to Linksys and somehow route my Pdanet connection back through the router. Is that possible? I have read some things that talk about hard wiring the PC to the router but don't want to do that if I it's not necessary as it would mean relocating my router w... Read more

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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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I got a friends permission to use their wireless internet. I can only connect in a certain spot in the house. I want to connect wirelessly and then share the connection through the ethernet into MY wireless router, and broadcast through my house. How would I go about doing this??

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Dear friends

I need some help on adding an additional computer to a home network.

At present, I have a Netgear WGR614 Wireless Router. Two computers are connected to it. The main computer, a desktop is a Pentium IV 1.5 Ghz computer connected via an Dlink NIC card. The second computer, a Fujitsu laptop 2.4 Ghz 512 Mb computer is connected wirelessly to the router. Both computers can see each other fine and can connect to the internet with no problems.

The problem came up when I added another computer to the set up. It is a Celeron based computer with a Realtek NIC card. I coonected it via the NIC card to the same router. It is able to see the two other computers in the network. The main problem is the internet access. For some reason, when I connected the third computer, my internet access through the main computer is pretty much gone! I can't access the internet. The third computer can't seem to access the internet also. When I detach the lan cable from the third computer from the router, the main computer accesses the internet normally!

Question: What things should I be checking on the :

a. router settings
b. third computer settings
c. main computer settings
d. Possible conflicts

Any help would be highly appreciated.


Answer:Inability to share internet access through a wireless router

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gonna try to make this as easy to understand as possible. my network is/has been set up like this:

#1- cable comes from the wall into the modem
#2 - a line then goes from the modem to a D-Link (615) wireless router. this router supplied a few connections, including...
#3 - a line that went from the D-link to a Linksys WRT-GS wireless router. this is the router my PC is hardwired too.

This network setup worked perfect, i had ZERO issues.

2 days ago, the router in the middle(the D-link) died. i had a few other routers sitting around (a linksys wrt-G, and a TP-LINK wireless N), i thought i would be able to just put one of these in the D-Link's place and i would be up and running again... NOPE!

no matter what i do or try, i can not get #3 router to pick up an internet connection from whatever router is directly connected to the modem. the router that is directly connected to the modem has internet, no problems... but that router will not sent the 2nd router the info it needs to get online as well.

SO im not sure what the problem is, i have spent many hours messing around in the router setup pages for all 3 routers, changing IP's DNS's, advanced routing options(router mode or gateway mode), releasing and renewing DHCP's, resetting to factory defaults.... a lot of this stuff i dont understand. i even tried swapping places with them, to see if maybe one liked being the host more then another, no dice.

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Answer:Solved: Modem to router to router, but NO internet! HELP!!!

i think i may have found my problem/solution. however im just starting to the process to find out if it will work. im still open to any help and suggestions anyone has for me.

the solution im trying is: to make sure both routers dont have the same IP address, and if they do, change the secondary router IP to something else.

i have learned that what im trying to do is called cascading.

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I've got a pretty strange problem I was hoping somebody could help me with. On Sunday September 2nd, I had Comcast internet installed in my house. I bought a Motorola Surfboard modem brand new and my cousin dropped off a router later that day. The internet worked fine, both wifi and hard wired connections. Great speed in both, too. That Friday, I decided I would try and see if the modem my cousin gave me worked, because then I would be able to return the new modem and save $55. At this point, my wireless and hardwired connections from the router still worked fine.

When I switched the modem and had my computer wired directly to the modem my cousin gave me (an old Linksys model) and opened up the internet, instead of going to my homepage, I was redirected to Comcast's "self activation" page and prompted to transfer service from the modem that I was using when I had my service installed (the Motorola) to the modem it was detecting now (the Linksys). I did so and was told everything was active.

However, when I plugged my modem into my router and then my router into my computer, I couldn't access the internet. My computer saw the hardwired network, and was connected, but could not get further than that. The same for the wifi signal the router was outputting; my computer got onto the network, but not the internet. My roommate's computer did the same thing.

I then switched back to my original modem (the Motorola) and still got the same problem. Think... Read more

Answer:Internet only through modem, not through router

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Just tried to set up a wireless router that was existing in a network running in the past and it will not get Internet access through the modem from the ISP. The lights are good from the modem up to and stopping short of giving a green light for Internet or Activity.

I can not ping the modem knowing the admin url or ip address.

I do notice the admin page for the wireless router is in a different subnet than the modem from the ISP: vs

I can reach each part when plugged directly into the ethernet port, gaining access to the modem admin page and the wireless router page.

thanks for reading...even more for replying...

Answer:router to modem to Internet

Need a little more info.
What is the make and model of your router?
What is the make and model of your modem?
Open a command prompt and type the following without the quotes and paste all the results back here, "ipconfig /all".

Have you logged in to the router and set it up?

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Strange problem!
I am trying to fix a problem for a friend. His computer (Dell 8200 with XP, 3Com ethernet adapter) will not connect to internet. Network connection properties shows a connection to ISP but LAN shows "limited or no connectivity" or something similar.
Ipconfig shows 169.254.x.x address (Windows default), and although I can release, I cannot renew the connection. DHCP server problem?? This happens at his house or mine. We have the same ISP, and my own system connects with no problems.
Now it gets strange! When I add his computer to my home network, it connects through my router (SMC 7004). Ipconfig then shows the correct IP address and default gateway. If I connect directly to my modem, it's back to the first situation. Ipconfig shows the 169.254.x.x address, and there is no internet connection. Tried changing cables - no difference. When I substitute his modem in my system, everything is fine.
All of this would seem to suggest that his modem is OK, his cables are OK, and his NIC is OK (they all work when I add his computer to my network).
What am I missing? Why should the LAN connection work through the router, but not directly through the modem?
By the way, he has the MS Broadband Network utility installed on his computer; I do not use this on mine. Could this contribute to the problem?
I am puzzled by this behavior. Any ideas, other than having him buy a router?
Many thanks for any suggestions for a solution.

Answer:No internet with modem - OK with router

Maybe the reason for that is you are directly connected to the modem you need to authenticate to your ISP first. You can do that by creating a broadband connection if you are using XP. But if you are connected through your router and as you say you can connect because the router is doing the authentication for you.

Hope this will help you in some way.....

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I have just recently moved out of my house and into my friend's apartment. At my house, my PC was constantly connected to a router in order to gain internet access (Verizon Fios/Time Warner/Comcast were the ISPs I have used on it) and now I am trying to make my internet work at this apartment (Time Warner) but I am trying to plug my ethernet cable into the Cable-Modem. I get "Limited or no connectivity" and I'm guessing it's just a configuration problem since my PC is probably still attached to the router-issued IP addresses or something?

I can't buy a router yet, and I'm hoping to be able to use this internet by plugging into the cable modem. It works for my friend's PC just fine, and that's why I believe that the problem lies within my transistion from router to modem.

Please give me any advice you can, I'm very good with computers and I can understand almost all "tech" talk as some would say. Thanks!:haha:

Update* I tried ipconfig/release and ipconfig/renew .. on renew it failed to contact DHCP server

Answer:Router internet vs. Cable-Modem Internet

Assuming you have Windows XP SP2.
Have you tried the Network Setup Wizard in the Control Panel?

When the wizard asks you to 'Select a Connection Method', select <Other>
The next screen is for 'Other Internet connection methods', select <This computer connects directly to the Internet. I do not have a network yet.>

Hope this helps.

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I can connect to the Internet when my laptop's connected directly to the modem but not through my wireless router. My laptop can connect to the router, but then I have no Internet access. (I've tried resetting my router and modem.)

When I do ipconfig /all (without connecting to the modem), I get:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : [cut]
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Win32 Adapter V9
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-22-10-6F-20
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-5E-56-47-E9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8d2f:8e6e:1fbe:998%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, February 15, 2013 10:42:43 PM
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Answer:Modem can connect to internet but router can't

connected directly to the modem but not through my wireless router.Click to expand...

make and models of these devices

if you connect by cable to the router will it work ?

any other devices working on the router

make and model of the PC
what windows version, vista, W7 or W8 ?

connect directly to the modem with a cable - as you say this works - and post an ipconfig /all

also do a powercycle whenever you make a change

How to power cycle

&#8220;power cycle&#8221; process to reboot or reset the modem/router

Switch off all the devices modem, router and computers also unplug their power cables.
Wait at least 1 to 5 minutes,
Plug the power cords back in, but don&#8217;t switch them on.
First turn on the modem and then wait for a few minutes for it to settle and all the lights to become stable.
Next switch on the router (if a separate device) and then wait for a few minutes for it to settle and all the lights to become stable.
Now turn on your computer, You should now be able to access the Internet.

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lately my internet has been crapping out on me alot .. at random times .. which it should not since i have DSL . it never did this in the past so i think some hardware is starting to fail. i am not sure if it is the modem or the router which is causeing the problem. when i log into the router (linksys 4port cable/dsl) it still says connected .. then if i disconnect and re-connect some times it finds the connection... other times i have to manually reset the router and modem to get the connection back

any ideas ?

i have been trying to flash the firmware on my router for awhile .. but i think Linksys stopped making firmware for this model.. im pretty sure mine is the version 1 .. and they are on version 3 or 4 ..

Answer:Internet Problems - Router or Modem ??

If you have a status page for the router I would look to see how long it has been since it was last rebooted and you will be able to tell if it is rebooting by itself causing your internet connection to drop. If you are around when the connection goes you can also loook at the modem and see what the status lights look like and those might give you an indication if the modem is starting to fail on you.

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I'd like to preface by saying I have Cox and are using their "Premier" service. I am using a Linksys WRT54GL router with DD-WRT firmware.

For some reason, after awhile my internet will just start going really slow. Around 3 last night my internet stopped all together, I unplugged my modem and router and plugged everything back, and it still didn't work, however, once I connected my PC directly to the modem it was fine.

Well, this morning my friend hooked the router back up and it's working fine again. However, it's just annoying how, after awhile my internet will start slowing down out of nowhere. Any ideas?

Answer:Having trouble with my internet and don't know if it's my modem, router, or ISP.

It could be the Linksys router, but it's hard to say. Can you possibly try a different router?

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I help out a guy that has a business with telephones and Internet etc. I have asked this question to an internet service provider and 2 different techs at two differnt computer stores and no one has an answer for me. What is happening is just a few computers you plug them into dsl just through the modem the phone company uses and you cannont get on the internet, you get no internet connection, But you plug the same computer into a router that is connected even to the same modem to get the dsl and it will work right away. Now I understand that the router acts as a dhcp server and the computer is getting its ip address from it, but why won't it pick up one from the modem without the router? When this happens and it is not very often you can use the same modem with the same cabling and plug in another computer and it will get online right away so it is not the modem that is bad and not the cabling. We had this problem about a year ago with like 5 computers. would not get on dsl, online through the telephone companies modem how ever you would use the same modem and plug it into a router and you could get online right away. At that time the telephone company had a real old DHCP server and the date and time and everything was wrong on it I suppose the battery was bad but they did away with it and use a differnt one going through Netins internet service provider. At that time before they did away with the dhcp server I had called netins and told them the problem they didn'... Read more

Answer:Internet won't work through a modem but will through a router

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Hey there. For some time I have had trouble with my internet connection (see ), the main issue being that I can not connect directly to my modem, I must connect to the router, however doing this has began to cause more problems than it solves.
I install the modem files without any apparent problems, yet upon the restart it will not make any kind of connection. Anyone have any ideas why this may be? I am not sure which information to put here, so will post on request.

All help appreciated,
Thanks, Friction.

Answer:Can Only Receive Internet Thru Router, Not Modem.

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My internet will drop permently if i connect my router ot my modem. I have purchased a wireless router and intended to use it with my Iphone and when firends come over with laptops they could use it as well. Because i live on 3 and a half acres i don't need to protect it well it doesn't bother me. For a couple of days it was working fine until i was playing a game and my internet just dropped and i investigated the issue and found when i unplug the router which is connect to my modems first slot (Ethernet cable) the internet will come back on but when i put the cord back in my net drops. ive tried changing the slots and trying different cables. I tried to google the issue and only found post about wireless internet dropping not all of my net dropping.
Thanks, Flyer.

Answer:Internet drops when using Modem + Router

Can I assume that even hardwired connections through the router also fail ?
Just to clarify.
Also,just to be sure that all is cabled and started correctly:
Tips on setting up broadband connection, courtesy of Johnwill

You don't need any setup disk to configure a broadband router.
Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on. The following procedure should get you a connection with any broadband modem that is configured to use DHCP for the router connection, such as cable modems, and many DSL modems. If you require PPPoE configuration for the DSL modem, that will have to be configured to match the ISP requirements.
&#8226; Turn off everything, the modem, router, computer.
&#8226; Connect the modem to the router's WAN/Internet port.
&#8226; Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
&#8226; Turn on the modem, wait for a steady connect light.
&#8226; Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
&#8226; Boot the computer.

When the computer is completely booted, let's see this.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous command output!

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:... Read more

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Hi,I am hoping someone here can help me with a really frustrating problem. My setup is the following: desktop PC connected to wireless router via LAN cable, router connected to ADSL modem, and laptop connecting wirelessly to router.Up until two weeks ago, everything was working fine. But since then, the router just stubbornly refuses to get an Internet connection via the modem. If I connect the modem directly to the PC I connect with no problem. Yesterday I took the router to the shop where I bought it, and they replaced it, but the problem continues, so it is not a hardware problem.Any suggestions greatly approeciated!Thanks in advance.

Answer:Help! Router OK, modem OK, but no Internet Connect

Make and model numbers of router & modem. Isolate the components for troubleshooting - does your PC still get an IP address from the router, regardless of whether you can access the internet?

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As of 7/9 I went from PRO speed to ELITE speed(AT & T). Yesterday I had NO internet access for 9 hours. AT & T finally determined it to be the router(DI-604) They had me disconnect the router & plug the modem straight into the computer and it worked fine. They claim the higher speed is not the issue...maybe not. I was told to reconfigure & flash the Router. It is too old, the one I have is nearly 4 years old and D-LINK doesn't even support it anymore with anything.
Any ideas?
How important is having a router in a ONE COMPUTER household?
If I choose not to go with a router? How can I have the same security I had...without one..??any ideas. I have AVG Security Suite, Spybot, & Spyblaster as well as Advanced Windows Care.....thank you!

Answer:Modem & Router/Internet Issue

I think it's B.S. They probably don't want to waste time dealing with something from a 3rd party. You can start fresh by resetting the router with a paper clip. Go to for the quick-start guide. Do the wizard setup.

A firewall appliance blocks inbound whereas a software firewall blocks outbound. If you run a pc w/o a router, you should have a software firewall at a minimum. Windows XP/Vista have a built-in one. I use it. If you want something different, look into comodo.

Your security software is fine. Best create a limited user account for every user.

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Ok so I'm about to call comcast up to swap my D-link DCM-202 modem for a motorola SB5100 because I want to see if I can get powerboost working. Keep in mind have both these modems next to me and plan to switch them my self. No big deal. So I'm removing my router from the situation and plugging in my d-link directly into my computer before I go swaping modems and for some odd reason the internet just won't come on. it says local area connection "identifying" and I'm using a onboard nvidia nforce networking controller.

Even though I'm going to be using the motorola I still want to know why I can't get internet on the d-link unless I'm using the router. And who knows, maybe the motorola that I have not yet swapped with has the same problem. I tried repairing the connection. no go. I'm using the latest firmware on the router(linksys WRT54G v5)

Answer:Internet works with router but not just modem

restart after plugging in. if that doesnt work, type in the adress bar to see if u can acess the modems menu.

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Im going to be switching internet companies within the next month and i have a question if possible for someone to answer. Right now i have a modem that came with my internet and its a Speedsteam 6520 and right now all i do is just plug my phone cable into the back of it and it gets the internet but im switching to Eastlink Extreme Speed 15(Canadian) and im pretty sure the modem it comes with doesn't have wireless and im wondering if i buy a router from the store would i be able to just plug my phone cable into that or would i have to have the modem they give me plug the router both plugged in? I also have another question about routers if possible im wondering if its possible to limit the wireless speed for other computers in the house, so for example i could set another computer to only get a max or certain speed or what?

Thanks a ton!
Sorry if its a stupid question

Answer:Questions about internet modem and router

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First, thank you for everybody who will take a time to help me.

After power outrage, I cannot set up my modem+router internet connection. I've restarted both several of times, different cable configuration with no luck. I will post my ipconfig /all, first is with router so no connection:
C:\Users\a>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C8-60-00-68-40-B5
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ddaa:363e:abc5:5636%12(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 264790016
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-0A-72-00-C8-60-00-68-40-B5

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

This one is without router connected, so only modem and I have connection.

C:\Users\a>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : a-PC
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Answer:No Internet connection modem+router

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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?

see attachment

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I have a just dumped my landline broadband for 3g wireless.
I have:
a e169 usb stick
a siemens speedstream 6520 router (one pc)
a wifly-city wifi usb adapoter. (other pc)
laptop (built in wifi)
i can file/printer share no worries but can't share the internet connection. I've tried everything I can think of!

I'm using:
mobile partner dashboard
xp 32bit on all systems

tried enabling share this internet connection. tried setting up ad-hoc. Tried manual ip settings.

has anyone succesfully done this before?

thanks in advance

Answer:internet sharing with 3g modem and wireless router

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I am running MAC OS Sierra 10.12.6. Two days ago my wifi stopped working. I checked my Belkin ROUTER first and saw that the internet light was red. I then checked my MODEM provided to me by Morris Broadband and saw that the internet light was green. So I connected my computer directly to the MODEM to confirm that I indeed did have internet. I did have internet so assumed my ROUTER had stopped working as it is a few years old. I purchased a new TP-Link AC2300 ROUTER and connected it to the MODEM but unfortunately I had the same problem, no internet through the ROUTER. I called my ISP and they said I need a new MODEM because the one I have is 4 years old and it will not support the more advanced TP-Link AC2300. This morning I got the new ARRIS CM820A MODEM from Morris and powered it up and connected my new ROUTER and the problem still exists. I can get internet when my computer is directly connected to the MODEM but when the TP-Link router is connected to the modem the router does not detect an internet signal (Showing Red Light). Since I am having the same problem with both new/old routers and both new/old modems I am assuming the problem is with the config in MAC. Help....

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Okay so i got a belkin router that looks like this
The Router was working for about 5 months semi-perfectly (i had to unplug and replug the power everytime on the router when i wanted my laptop to connect or else i would get unidentified network) when all of a sudden it one day stopped working.
I tried to see what was wrong and the problem was the Internet Light was flashing orange which meant it was "attempting to connect to the internet." However, it would never connect. I reset the router with the pinhole and tried reinstalling, unplugging all cables, and calling belkin all which still gave me the flashing light. When i plug my computer directly to the modem however, it is able to work perfectly. But when i connect modem > router > computer, then it doesnt work. Ive tried researching on the flashing orange light on the router and couldnt find anything. Does anyone know why it isnt working and how i can fix it? i need my router for...everything.

Answer:Problem with Belkin Router/Modem Internet Help?

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I'm currently trying to have internet in a different place than my main one, i have the current modem plugged.

It seems both are plugged.

On the arris one i see those lights on.

[x] Power
[x] DS
[x] US
[x] Online
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On the Motorola one i got all the lights on.

I'm trying to put internet into a second room by wire.

I connected the wire from my second computer to the Arris modem in the yellow plug, and it still doesn't work.

Could i please get some help on how i could get multiple internet, i'm really having some trouble right now.

Thank you very much!
/Edit If it helps, i use Windows Vista.

If it's not possible to receive multiple internet with those, please tell me what i need!

PS: Sorry for my grammar, my natal language is french.

Answer:Modem / Router Internet multiple connection. Help!

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Hello,I recently bought a belkin ADSL wireless modem router so that I could get wireless internet acess for my laptop. I have fully functional BT broadband via a voyager 105 USB modem, but after following everything I have been told to do and trying various solutions, the router always fails to connect to the internet on the last stage in the setup program. I have tried to follow advice on similar subjects on this forum, but have had no luck; please can someone help? Thanks very much,Steve

Answer:Wireless modem router will not connect to internet

Ok Lets see if we can get you up and running It is strongly recommended by All router suppliers that you use a physically connected cableto the Router via a Ethernet RJ45 cable for router setup.Using a wireless connected computer for setup is Not recommended to access router setup at any time.Disconnect the USB modem from the phone line and the computer you can always reconnect if the ASDL modem/router still not working Connect Telephone Cable that came in the box to the ASDL/DSL Socket on Filter and to the ASDL socket on the Router If you had a Telephone connected to the wall jack before, plug the phone into the socket on the filter mark PhoneIf you have any Phone extensions, Fax Machine, Answering Machine, etc, an ADSL filter must be installed on each wall jackConnect a second RJ45 Ethernet cable from Port 1 on the Router to the LAN socket on your ComputerRegardless of how many computers you are trying to network together, start with just one.A bad network card, driver, cable, virus, or Spyware on just one PC can jeopardize the integrity of an entire network. So turn off all but the main PC connected to the routerOnce you get the PC connected to the router working properly, then turn on one more and get it working. The key is to start with just one PC, then add the remainder one by one. If any third party firewalls software are installed on any of the PCs, uninstall them.This includes Zone Alarm, Sygate, Kerio, Norton Internet Security, Zero Knowledge Freedom, Cisco VPN Cli... Read more

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I have a Linksys router hooked up to my Centurylink Modem . My PC is currently connected to the interent through the router and when I try to move it to the modem I get the little or no connectivity error message and can not connect to interent . I have unplugged modem , turned computer off moved ethernet cable from router to modem turned modem and computer back on but still get the same message . I still have router hooked to modem because I have other things hooked up to it but just for fun I had also completly unhooked router from modem just to see if I could connect to modem When I run the ipconfig/all from the command prompt it still keeps the default gateway from the router even though I have the obtain obtain IP address and DNS server automatically . When I try to ping from a command prompt I do not get return packets When I manually put in the IP address ,Subnet ,IP address and default gateway from Centurylink instead of letting it obatin automatically it will connect according to the LAN data but I still can not get to internet . When I ping the IP from the command prompt I get the return packets like it is connected but still can not get to the interent . Once I move the ethernet cable back to the router I have a connection and am back on the internet . I am trying to get rid of my router and hook all connections to the DSL modem but am not able to . Any ideas would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Moving PC internet connection from router to modem

gator957 said:

I am trying to get rid of my router and hook all connections to the DSL modem but am not able to . Any ideas would be greatly appreciatedClick to expand...

You won't be able to do this. You only get one IP address from your ISP provider. The router allows you to share this address among your devices without it only one device can be connected to the modem. Beside that the router offers you some protection from the Internet that the modem alone does not.

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Hello everyone,

At the moment I have my home network running through my modem which has a 4 port hub and wireless as well as my internet.

Im looking to put a gigabit router in for the comptuers and ps3 to talk with becuase I want to get a NAS instead of use my main comp.

How would I go about hooking them together so the internet works through it all and the wireless as well, but also the gigabit between comptuers?

Can I just have it in the system and have it set to look at my modem for the DHCP and stuff like that?

Also if you know of any good NAS systems or gigabit routers please let me know.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:connecting gbit router and internet modem

Connect the gigabit switch to a LAN port on the router and connect all the other devices to the gigabit switch. You don't need a gigabit router, just a switch.

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I have a combined wireless router and adsl modem, which i have setup and had working fine on a computer with aol internet, i have then taken it to a clients house and set it up on a very similar computer but with tiscali internet on and it will not connect to the internet. Does anyone have any suggestions?Any help at all would be appreciated?Thanks

Answer:Belkin wireless router/modem HELP with internet

Have you reconfigured the ADSL connection settings within the router for it to connect to your client's Tiscali service instead of your AOL one?

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I have netgear DGN1000, Netgear refuses to help me, I reset my modem and now I get no light for internet connection. Tried to use the setup wizard but it wouldn't work.

Answer:Did a reset of modem/router won't connect to the internet

did your broadband (ISP) supplier provide the router ,if so they should help.
As you dont have an internet light the router/modem is not logging into your broadband service

Do you have a DSL light on - this is checking if the telephone line is enabled for broadband?

You have an ADSL modem/router and you should have a username and password in the modem to connect and log into the ISP service
In the UK , the ISP provides the modem/router and has your details already setup in the modem/router , so when you reset it does not lose those details
Do you have your username and password - should have been provided to you when you first setup broadband ?

I would as a first pass call the ISP and see what they say.

what country are you in ?
In UK , there are quite a few things they will get you do, plug the router into a master socket, check cables etc

Documentation , user guides, setup manuals can be found here

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Hello everyone,

I'm having this problem for two days already.
I can't access the internet through wifi router, but when I connect the cable modem directly to my laptop, it works perfectly fine. When I try to connect again through the router it says I have "Limited" connectivity or no internet access.

I tried resetting the router but to no avail. I would appreciate your answers.
I'm using Windows 8 btw.

Answer:Can access internet via cable modem but not through router

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Hey guys,

First off I have to say that I know very little to nothing about networking. Only the basics really, which is weird considering that I'm very technical with PC hardware.

I wanted to know if there will be a difference in my internet speeds if I upgrade my modem, router, or both. My connection isn't bad, I just am curious if it can do better. Here's what I have.

Modem: Motorola SBV5120

Router: Linksys WRT54G2
I literally love this router to death. In all the years I have owned it, I've had zero problems. Literally zero. I can't even think of a single time where it dropped internet connection in the house, besides a black out. All the other routers I've been through at my parent's houses have given me such a hard time. But never this one. It's still running like a champ, although since it's so old I'm wondering if I can get more speed with a newer one.

ISP: Optimum Online
Don't know how much that links helps.
Here's the extent to my knowledge, I don't even know what type of internet connection I have lol. Like cable/broadband/DSL? I never found out, I feel pathetic now haha

So I'm wondering if it's time to upgrade, or if upgrading will even be useful at all for my type of connection? I do understand that if my ISP connection is bad, even a top of the line router c... Read more

Answer:Would my internet speeds benefit from getting a new modem or router?

you need to figure out what speeds you're paying for...

from the looks of the link, it could be a 15/2 connection...
go to and compare your results....
both that modem and that router should be able to do 15/2 no problems... although that router may have problems with many concurrent wireless clients or lots of open connections (applications like bittorrent)

also, that first link to your modem shows pretty plainly, you have cable.... never noticed the coax going to the back of it? (also, cable is a type of broadband)

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Ok here it goes: When I plug the cablemodem in the wan port of the Linksys router and the computer into port 1, I get super speed (20ms or less) on pings.

As soon as I plug the router into the 3Com 24 port hub, my ping speed changes to 500, 600, 400 ms! And sometimes no reply, etc.

Can anyone tell me the correct layout of connecting these items together so I get the same fast speed throughout the network.

Crossover cable, uplink port, etc - what port to connect to router, etc what the heck could it be?

This is small time compared to what I do at work, so it's REALLY irritating me!


Answer:Slow Internet and c-modem-router-hub conenction

Hubs can be problematic with CAT5 networking . . a switch will likely do a much better job for you.

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I'm new here and I'm sorry to immediately drop such a question on you,
but I'm in a bit of a rush to get my internet-connection setup properly if it isn't.
Here are a couple of questions I have:

(Note: It's not like I don't know anything about network-configurations,
but it's safe to say it's limited, at least hard or confusing for me.
Plus: Keep in mind I'm speaking of a wired connection by the way.)

First of all, is there a way to setup a connection in a secure manner?
So specific IP-settings and such things, or would any settings that connect do the job
and security depends on the router or the software on the computers connected?

Then, I've been on sites like PortForward, which is probably the best-known one for this.
It states that you should/can setup Static IP and forward ports for each application.

I understand the difference between a Static IP and a Dynamic IP.
But I do not understand why you "have to" forward ports.
I mean, I've already used different online applications on my PC,
while having a Dynamic IP at first and a Static IP later without forwarding any ports.
And it all worked.
So what does it change? Does it make for more stable connections or what does it do?
It's not like it doesn't work without forwarding the ports, so what does it matter?
My network consists out of a router of course,
a main PC with a cable attached from the router to the motherboard,
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Answer:Questions on internet/router/modem-settings.

Hi DamageIncM, Welcome to 7F,

To secure your network, choose WPA2-AES from your router, then all wireless computers will be prompt to key in the network key to be connected to your secured network. If you need a detail guide on how to do this, please provide the exact Make and Model of your Router.

First of all, is there a way to setup a connection in a secure manner?

As for the Port forwarding concerns, you will also configure this in your router, if there are Apps/Programs that doesn't work properly then you'll have to port forward Port Nos. for these to function. I use for this.

Your router must have DHCP enabled, so that Dynamic IP (or Auto IP-An IP address that changes every time) will be distributed in all the computers in your network. Static IP or Manual IP is a fixed IP and stays. The recommended settings in your router and computer is DHCP.

Hope this helps.

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Please if anyone can help me out that would be great. I recently bought a new router because I thought that was the problem. I called my service provider (Wowway), they checked my modem (provided by them) and said everything coming "in" is fine but the router is not functioniny properly. So, I bought a new one and everything is connected properly. I have a Arris TM602G modem (provided by wowway) and a brand new Netgear N300 wireless router. My internet works when the modem is directly connect to the computer but when the router is hooked up my internet doesn't work at all. When I do ipconfig /all with the router connected this is what I get.

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Lisowskis-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-4B-48-59-7F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c8e5:cad9:9841:89eb%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, July 16, 2011 6:06:21 PM
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Answer:Solved: Modem connects to Internet.. but Router can't?

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hi i have a zte modem and a belkin g wireless router. i would wish to share the modems internet with the router so as to access internet wirelessly i have a desktop running on windows 7 64bit attached is my ipconfig

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ****-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

PPP adapter 3Connect:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Connect
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . :
Secondary WINS Server . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8102E/RTL8103E Family PCI-E Fa
st Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-66-A5-3F-42
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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Answer:Solved: sharing a usb modem internet with a router

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I have D-Link DVA-G3670B Wireless Router But without the usb Port, a PC running Windows 7 Ultimate, a usb modem that I use to connect to the internet and one Ethernet Cable.

My question is:
How can i share the internet from the usb modem to the wireless router so I can connect my other WiFi devices to the internet?
The router is Factory settings.

Can i get a step by step instruction please?

Answer:Sharing Usb Modem Internet to Wireless Router

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Hi guys,
It's been a while since i've bothered all of you, so my nw router has kindly decided to not work =)

I just picked up a Netgear WNDR3700 as my Linksys WAG320N is frankly terrible. I have a linksys AM300 modem to use with the router, and i would like for the modem to be in bridge mode, so that i can use the router to controll access, ports etc.

But the netgear router just cant seem to connect to the net. I have all my (PPPoA) account details entered correctly into the router, but no dice.

The modem is on, the router is on Does this matter? Do they NEED to be on different or the same subnet? And what NAT, static route and dynamic routing settings do i need on the modem? I can choose 'gateway' or 'router' under 'operation mode' on the modem.. no idea what these mean =S

I would REALLY appreciate any help.. There are so many setting that i just dont understand =P

Thanks in advance.

Answer:No internet connection with new modem and router setup

it sounds like your modem is a modem/router combo unit.
you could configure the modem/router to do the authentication and all that, then setup the netgear as a switch/WAP.

otherwise, you would need to put the modem into bridge mode (if that option is available) to allow the Netgear to do the PPPoA authentication and NAT. Gateway may work if Bridge is not available. And you would want any NAT disabled on the modem, if you do it this way.

and no, the devices do not need to be on the same subnet.

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Ok so here we go, just built a computer installed Win 7 Home Prem 64 on it.

Booted, loaded drivers, updated drivers w/usb key and laptop.

Slow (4 to 5 kb/s dl) internet speed. Did some messing around, had it at normal speeds after messing around (windows updates installed).

Hooked up to my Siemens 567, will not connect to internet.

Hooked up to my DIR-655 router, will connect at slow speed.

Home is brand new, CAT6 Wired, previous Vista machine worked flawless on this Cat6 jack. Wifi works on laptop just fine. (also vista).

Bought a network card, same situation so that rules out my computer hardware and leaves the OS and Router/Modem.

I am pretty darn good at computers but this is making me lose sleep and is turning me into a bad fiance.

Let's get this solved and then beers for all!

Answer:No internet through DSL Modem, Slow Snail through Router

Also tried a fresh install of windows...nothing but made more work for me having to install drivers.

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When I got my mom a new computer (without wireless capability), I took her d-link dir-615 router (which was working perfectly with her wavecable box) to use so I could connect my laptop wirelessly. I was previously using a linksys router connected to a qwest cable modem for my desktop and xbox. I can't get the dlink router to connect to the internet through the modem. When I followed the set up directions previously posted, I got the following results:

:\>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DianeEvans
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.actdsltmp
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.actdsltmp
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-5A-21-C2-A0
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, August 08, 2011 4:44:52 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, August 15, 2011 4:44:52 PM
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Answer:Solved: router won't connect to internet through modem

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I'm having problems with my internet connection and modem/router. It's an Actiontec gt704wg, which serves as both a modem and wireless router. One computer is connected directly to the router and 2 others use wireless. The connection just randomly cuts off, the internet light goes blank, the dsl light flashes, and then it takes about 15-25 seconds to reconnect. I get tons of static on my phones, and the frequency of disconnecting goes up whenever i get/make a phone call. In addition, when I connect the other computers wirelessly, i get tremendous delays and more disconnections, and it takes several minutes to reconnect. The router's not old, about a year, and I've had no problems with it until recently. I've changed all my dsl phone filters, so I know it's not that. Can anyone help me?

Answer:internet connection, Router/modem problems

It sounds to me like something wrong with the router or, less likely, wireless interference. Looking at the second one first, do you detect any other wireless networks on your same or close to your channel? Any 2.4Ghz cordless phone?

Next I suggest looking for a firmware update for the router. And my final (at least for now) suggestion is to reset the router to factory default settings and reconfigure.

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Hi All,How far can the second computer be if I want to connect it to the router modem for b/b. My sons comp is on the first floor and I want to connect it to my modem router downstairs where my comp is. Will it work.

Answer:Sharing internet connection via router modem

Mine does.Daughters puter up stairs and mine is down stairs.Mine connected to the router with a metre cable and daughters is connected with a 15 metre cable.Works great.

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Hi All,

I have this ADSL Modem (DSL-302T) and I have connected it to the computer, I put in the username and password and the VPI and VCI settings and it connected fine to the internet. I can use the net that way. This modem has DHCP function which is enabled and has an IP of

But I have a Netgear Wireless router (MR814 v3), and when I connect it to the Modem, it does not connect to the internet. When I ping the modem, it pings fine, and when I ping the router, that also pings fine. But the problem is that it does not connect to the internet. The router is also DHCP enabled with the IP of ....

I dont know what to do and I am stuck. Does anyone have a solution to this. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Problem with connecting to Internet using Modem and Router

Since you already have a modem/router, why are you connecting the second router? If you're just trying to use the wireless function, try this:

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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

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My modem (Siemens SpeedStream 4100) and router (Linksys WRT120) both function properly, but my desktop computer (HP-Pavillion Elite m9077c) won't connect to the internet. I never had a problem connecting up until a month ago, but since then, nothing. I know the modem and router function properly because all the wireless devices in our house (e.g., laptops, Wii, xbox) can still connect, and I can plug an ethernet cable into the router and the laptop and it connects. The device manager on the desktops says that the network adapter (Intel 82566DC-2 Gigabit) and the wireless adaptor (USB wireless 802.11 b/g) are functioning properly.

I tried several things to try to resolve this, such as, disabling the Windows firewall, but no luck. At this point, I think I need to work through this systematically, and that's where I need your help. Whatever information you need from me, let me know, and I'll provide it.

Below is a screen shot of my ipconfig/all.

Thanks in advance.


Answer:Modem/router function properly, but no internet

According to your ipconfig the wireless connection should be online and should be working.

If you want the wireless to work instead you will need to unplug the Ethernet cable because Windows can't use two connections at once and will tend to choose the wired connection if both are being used.

You may also need to go into the routers setting and make sure the wireless settings have the correct security and encryption. You should also go into the wireless profile for this connection in Windows and make sure the settings match the ones being used in your router.

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When i first got internet (a week ago) i set it all up via modem to the pc. PS3 wasn't obtaining the IP address via wired connection, and i was uber angry XD but an hour later, the router came via UPS.

So, set up the D-Link and everything has been fine.

however, i am trying to play Guilty Gear XX online, and the netplay is working, but no one is comming up as playable. a person said it may be my net. (and i port forwarded the right port)

So, i unconnected the line from the router and put it directly in my PC, and it wasn't working. restarted pc and modem, and nothing. cable was connected fine. so i just put it back in the router and plugged the ethernet from the router to the pc, and it was fine. so, it works through the router, but not directly.

any thoughts as to the problem?

Answer:Solved: Internet works through router but not modem-to-pc

Try this:

Disconnect the ethernet cable from the router and connect to the modem. Shut off power to the modem for about 30 seconds and then turn power on. Click start>>Run and in 'Run' type cmd then press 'Enter'.

In the command prompt window that opens type ipconfig /release and press enter. While still in command prompt type ipconfig /renew and press enter.

See if this helps.

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Hello, my internet connection has recently stop working through my wifi router ( DLINK DIR 835). However when i connect my computer to the modem through an ethernet cable it works perfectly. I have already tried a full reset several times through the setup server provided by DLINK (, still nothing works through the router i just get an orange light flashing. Please help, i have already contacted my ISP and they cant figure out whats the problem either.

Thanks for reading any advice would be appreciated!!

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i have wireless broadband internet modem & i want to know if there are any routers that supports this. i want to set up a wireless network this way. is it possible? please help!!!!

Answer:Can you set up wireless broadband internet modem to a router?

If your ISP's cable modem also provides wireless then it's probably also a router. Best way to confirm exactly what it is is to tell us the exact make/model of the device. Look for a metal tag on it (usually on the back where the cables connect or on the bottom) and give us the make/model

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Iím trying to install a domestic network with an ADSL Modem and a Wireless Router and I canít get connected to the Internet.

ADSL Modem connected to the telephone line.
Wireless Router connected to the Modem.
Two PCs Windows XP connected to the Router (Ethernet 10/100).
Laptop Centrino Windows XP Tablet PC connected to the Router (wireless).

With this configuration I succeed linking the 3 computers sharing files but no one get connected to the internet (however, if I link them directly to the Modem I get the Internet, including the laptop if I use its Ethernet door).

It seems to me that the problem is in the Wireless Router configuration. I tried to configure it like the Modem, with no success. I also tried without any configuration and no success either.

Could someone kindly tell me what Iím doing wrong?

The material:
Modem ADSL Draytek Vigor 2600 (it is also a Router with 4 Ethernet doors)
Router ASUS Wireless WL500G (it has also 4 Ethernet doors)
PC1-Windows XP - Ethernet 10/100
PC2- Windows XP - Ethernet 10/100
Laptop Centrino -Windows XP Tablet PC Ė Intel Wireless 2200BG (it has also Ethernet 10/100)

Answer:ADSL Modem + Wireless Router = no Internet

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I have two wireless routers. One is from my wireless internet provider and allows me to receive wireless internet perfectly. My other router is a Linksys WRT54G2 router. This router does not have any internet capabilities by itself. I am trying to wirelessly connect my internet provider's modem to my Linksys router to create an internet connection on my Linksys. I would like to do this wirelessly. Does anyone have any suggestions. Thanks in advance!

Answer:How to conect an internet modem to a Linksys router?

I dont think you can use the WRT54G2 as a wireless access point without a change to a 3rd party firmware
have a read here

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I have this problem with my home wireless network for quite sometime. I am using cable broadband with the motorola modem and aztech router.

The problem is that my internet connection drops suddenly everyday... I will power off my modem and router, restart it but still cannot get internet access. after a few tries, it might come back...

I have tested my router at my friend's place and it is working fine. So i thought it's the modem problem, so i also went to test the modem at my friend's place and it's working fine too. I even bought new ethernet cable.

I do not know much about hardwares and wireless networking. I do hope I can find the problem and get it solved soon...

Answer:working router and modem but no internet connection

how many pcs are connected on your network and do they all work ok except yours ?

would you post the following tests when the internet is working OK, and then repeat ALL the tests when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.

As you are connected by wireless, please include the xirrus screen shots for both conditions - see how below.

Please post back here the make and exact model of the router and the make and exact model of the modem.

Please make a note of the status of the lights on the modem and on the router when working normally - post that light status here.
Now when the internet disconnects make a note of the status of the lights for the modem and router here again. also note which have changed.

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG etc

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

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When I directly plug in the computer's ethernet port into the modem the internet works but when I plug it into the router the Wired and wireless doesn't work I called netgear and they told me it wasn't hardware but conflict within the network and for them to help me fix it which they said it was a easy fix it would cost me $139.99 Can Anybody Help Me Please?

Answer:Internet Works When Plugged Into Modem But Router No

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Ive tried all the tricks in the book, ipconfig, reboot modem and computer, flush dns, replaced modem, I just got a arris sb8200 for gig speed through Comcast, works ok speed is only half though. ipv4 address through router goes to 192.1681.2 (preferred) but unable to solve (Ethernet doesn't have a valid ip config) comp-to modem, any other sudjestions thanks

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I'm using windows 8 OS, and using Reliance DSL broadband. When I connect to internet directly through modem, Internet is accessed, but when I use D-Link DIR-524 router, It shows you are offline and shows limited connectivity.

Ip configuration through wired connection is as below


Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : local

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7c31:1e6b:a3eb:12aa%3
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:7bed:e74d::7bed:e74d
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

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Answer:Internet connected through DSL modem but not through Wifi Router

I also tried friend's TP-Link router, with my Cable, Then it connects perfectly.

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I have a new Belkin router, and we got it set up and running, but have been having some problems.

It will connect no problem, but every 10 minutes or so, the modem light on the router will begin to flash orange instead of blue, and I will lose connectivity.

I have tried the method of unplugging the modem, and then plugging it back in after connecting to the router... But nothing seems to work.

Any help is appreciated!!!

Answer:Flashing modem light on router... No internet. Help!

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Virgin installed a new router and modem and although my PC, one laptop and one netbook are connecting to the internet, an Acer Aspire 5315 with Vista is not. The PC connected to the modem and router is an Advent AIO windows xp and the router is a D-Link DIR-615. Previously, I had installed a Belkin myself and we had no problems with that but everything I have tried, like a wired link to update drivers and windows for instance on the Acer, has not worked. I also tried pinging to no avail.
I tried the ipconfig thing and some of it does look wrong to me, but I dont know how to put it right. My husband wants me to put the Belkin back on but given that we have a new modem , I'm not sure I want to. Can you help please? Below is my ipconfig thing.

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : dadhsnr-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetLink (TM) Fast Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-38-DB-A3-6A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ca... Read more

Answer:new modem and router left 1 laptop without internet

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hi i have just bought a bt voyager 205 modem router off ebay.

i want to connect to the internet using this modem using the ethernet cable to my lap top.
i also want to run my xbox 360 through the router to use xbox live.

can someone give me step by step instructions on how to do this, as i have no idea what to do.
i have managed to access the advanced section on the router but after that i dont know what to do.
can someone help me before i pull out all my hair.



Answer:connecting adsl modem router to internet?

Who is your internet service provider? Whoever you purchased service through should be able to get your modem setup and initilized on their network. Once you have connectivity, setting up the Xbox and your laptop to get an IP from the router you bought should be a piece of cake.

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Here is my issue: My modem CAN connect to the Internet but my router CANNOT. I've called my ISP (Brighthouse) and went through a whole process of bypassing the router, restarting the modem for 2 minutes, and restarting the router for 30 seconds. Then I even got a little help from the router's maker (Linksys) by switching the IP address of the router, they said this could be the issue if my modem had the same IP address. I switched it to, but still no luck.

I'm drawing a blank on this. I think I have tried everything, even buying a new router. Any help would be far-passed appreciated because I do not know what to do now.

The new router is a Linksys E1000. I haven't got the specs of my modem yet, I'll update this post or reply later with them. If I need to post anymore info please specify what and how, thanks.

Answer:Solved: Router cannot connect to the Internet, Modem can.

Welcome to TSG:
Is this cable or dsl ?
If dsl,have you reviewed this link:

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

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

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


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

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

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Hi! I'm new to the forum and I am not so great with computers, but I do understand the basics. Hopefully someone here can help me THANKS!

I have an Inspiron 1525 running Windows Vista. I can't figure out why my wireless internet will only connect when I am in the same room as the equipment. Whenever I go to the back of the house, it shows no signal. No other laptop has this problem in the house and my computer did this in my last house too. I have no idea what the problem is and I am not very good with computers. Please help! Thanks!

Answer:Computer will only connect to internet in the same room as the modem/router

Well, since it seems to be a serious range issue with the one computer, my top suspect would be an antenna issue. Open the access door on the bottom of the laptop (remove the battery first), and check the two antenna connections to the wireless card. Make sure they're firmly connected.

After that, please do this when you're in the problem location. It would be really useful if you could the same test with one of the laptops that doesn't have the issue from the same exact location.
Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework. For machines with no Internet connection, download this NET Framework 3.5 Full Package on another machine and transfer it with removable media to the problem machine.
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.

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I have a D-link DI-524 wireless router that I've used for a few years. I have to get rid of it by tomorrow, so I tried plugging my modem straight in through my PC. I did this before I ever got the router and it worked fine. Now I get the "limited connectivity" message in my tray when I do it and cannot access any web page. When I right click on the connection in my network connections and hit repair it always tries to renew my IP, and then fails.

Is there something else I have to do to be able to run straight from my modem to my PC after getting rid of the router? any help would be great.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Can't connect to internet after disconnecting router and going straight through modem

I'll skip the explanation as to why.. but try to force your ISP to reset

1. Disonnect computer from cable modem
2. Turn off (if no on/off button disconnect power) to cable modem
3. Unscrew and remove coax cable to cable modem
4. Wait about 5 minutes
5. Screw cable back. Turn cable modem on.
6. Cable modem lights go thru a pattern for maybe a minute till the blink as usual
7. Now reconnectg computer to cable modem and ry connecting to internet again

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I'm trying to hook up a Siemens Speedstream 4100 and a Linksys E2500. The internet works fine when I plug the modem directly into the computer. When I try to run it through the router, though, the router install appears to work right but I get a message saying that my internet connection might not be working.

I power-cycled everything - unplugged all the cords and waited 20 minutes before restarting. No dice.

It sounds like putting my modem in bridge mode might be the move? When I type in, I get a message that says "Server says: Linksys E2500." It also wants login information, and I'm not sure what that would be.

Any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Solved: Can't connect to internet through router, but can directly through modem

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We just got Comcast high speed internet and the only computer that can connect is my grandmas. I tried connecting my computer directly to the modem and it still won't connect to it even though i tried the cd that they gave. I want to connect the 2 computers to the internet at once though a router but so far i can't.

I've got a Arris model# TM602G/CT for comcasts modem and a Linksys BEFSR41 vr. 2.1 for the router. I can connect both computer to the router and they see it. And my Grandmas computer is connect to the internet just fine though a direct connection or though a 5 port 10mb hub and my computer still can't connect though that. Also I've tryed connecting to the web utility for Arris on grandmas but i can't even though i typed in the ip for the gateway correct.

What i want to do is set back up the home network using the linksys Router to route the internet connection though the house for who ever may connect to it.

User Guide for the Linksys BEFSR41 PDF
Couldn't find anything for the Arris

Grandmas Computer IP Stuff
Physical Address: 00-11-43-1A-11-28
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:
DHCP Server:
Lease Obtained: 12/23/2008 2:41:30 AM
Lease Expires: 12/25/2008 7:02:25 PM
DNS Servers:,,
WINS Server:

Answer:Can't connect 2 internet though Comcast Modem > Router > 2 computers

Re: Can't connect to the internet when useing a router

Didn't see how to edit my original post so here is some more stuff iv tried.

I tried turning off the router and computer then resetting the Arris modem, then powered up the router with the Arris pluged into the Wan but the link/coll light was flashing indicating a high number of collisions so i put it in the Uplink port, then i changed the router's setting from Gateway to Router. and even my grandmas computer wasn't able to connect to the internet.

So i went to connect my grandmas computer directly again and it wouldn't connect so i had to reset the modem then it connected.

Don't know why i can connect to the internet though a 5port 10mb Hub when the router doesn't work or why my computer can't connect to the internet when using the 5 port hub.

I know very little about networking so any help would be appreciated.

Not very helpful manual for TM602_User_Guide.pdf

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