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Question: Wireless and ethernet Hub/Router

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

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Answer: Wireless and ethernet Hub/Router

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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

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

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any advice?

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

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

Answer:Connecting a DSL ethernet router and wireless router

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Ethernet broadband router and/or wireless router

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

Answer:Wireless router with ethernet but not usb

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

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Not to be TOO specific...

But I currently have a Linksys E3200 I bought in a moment of weakness after an evening of being pissed off at bricking my old WRT610N. (soft bricked, but I'm beyond screwing with it)

There's nothing *wrong* with it, but I am interested in something that either comes preinstalled with DD-WRT, or is well supported (ie easy to install on) by DD-WRT. I plan on selling the E3200 once I find something to replace it.

My requirements:
-5 GHz (I have a file server/HTPC; I don't want to be limited to gigabit ethernet)
-$150 or less (I know $150 is high, but I figure I'll get close to that for the E3200)

Those are my only hard and fast requirements. Anything specific I should start looking at?


Answer:Gigabit ethernet wireless router with DD-WRT?

Look at an Atheros based like WNDR3700v1, WNDR3700v2 (not v3) or WNDR3800.
Have in mind that 5 Ghz might be a bit tricky to get running on a 3rd party firmware.
I would highly recommend you to have a look at OpenWRT if you're going to run a 3rd party firmware as its much more flexible and is updated much more frequently which really helps the wireless performance. You also have a few Buffalo modems that are very suitable for OpenWRT/DD-WRT and I think a few models comes with a modified version of DD-WRT ootb.

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I have a wireless router and adaptor, I have given up with the adaptor and I want to know if I can link my 2nd PC to my wireless router via a ethernet cable?Also if I can what do I have to do with regards to configuration, software, setting etc?I am over 65 and not up with all the jargon you yougsters use, so any help in idiot form please.Jimbob

Answer:Wireless Router to Ethernet Cable?

model of your router please Jimbobsn.

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

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

I appreciate any help that anyone has!
Thank you!

Answer:No wireless or ethernet connection - not router

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Hi,My children just got 2 laptops wireless ready, I'm going to purchase Netgear Wireless ADSL G DG834PN from talktalk, my question is can I connect my Dreambox receiver with an Ethernet cable to this router ?without having the headache of setting the wireless network? I have no problem with connecting my box to wired router.Thanks

Answer:Wireless router and Ethernet cable

Yes wireless routers have standard ethernet sockets too. 4 on the Netgear you're getting.

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My girlfriend and I are upgrading our cable and Internet service with Time Warner. We're getting the Digital Cable package with 7.0Mbps Road Runner. We're using a consumer ethernet router, a Netgear RP614 from 2001 or 2002. I know it isn't built for many connections, so I'd like to upgrade it to take full advantage of our connection.

I like to game, so speed matters there. I don't download torrents much. I think the last one I downloaded was NIN's Ghost album, or maybe OpenOffice. Of course, I'd like to download stuff as fast as possible, and uTorrent sometimes drowns my router and it has to be reset. I'll probably also set up a file server eventually, or at least set up a network between my computer and my girlfriend's laptop.

Which brings me to also wanting a wireless router recommendation. My girlfriend has a Dell 1520, which I believe supports 802.11b/g only. She wouldn't need anything impressive. Her Internet use is pretty basic.

I'd like to keep both units to $100 each or less.

Answer:Ethernet and wireless router recommendations?

Why not get a single unit that has both Ethernet and wireless? There are several that have both GbE and wireless n for under $200. I bought one on sale for $94 (D-Link DGL-4300) that was cheaper than a comparable GbE-only router.

I wouldn't recommend the DGL-4300 if you want to get statistics off the thing with a program - it doesn't have any easy way to access the data.

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Recently, I've been looking for a faster and decent upgrade to my trusty, but aging wrt54g w/ dd-wrt installed. I have been doing some research online, however I am looking for a router that would fulfill these needs:

1. Wireless-n or draft-n (duh, said it in the thread title)
2. Gigabit ethernet support (again, title)
3. Longest range
4. Most reliable (yeah, i know this is an oxymoron when paired with the word wireless, but some routers have better uptime than others)
5. Decent QoS

There are some other features I would prefer in a new router, like custom firmware support, but that stuff can be optional. I've had my eyes set on what Linksys has to offer, like their WRT350N, but after seeing that their routers had many problems with reliability, distance, and compatibility with Intel's 4965agn, I've decided to pass on what they have to offer (too bad, it was the only 802.11n router I could find with DD-WRT support).

I've been looking at what Buffalo and D-link has to offer and I like what I am seeing. Unfortunatly, I've never bought anything from Buffalo before, so I don't know what their reputation is like.

D-link seems to be a favorite in this forum with their DIR-655. I remember setting up my family's first wireless network with D-Link products back in 2000/2001, however their support and quality of their APs and wireless NICs back then...well, left a little bit more to be desired. Therefore, I haven't bought or o... Read more

Answer:Looking for Wireless-n router with gigabit ethernet

I'm in much the same boat as you. I've been looking at the Linksys WRT600N : It looks like a kick ass router.

I've only done some basic research on it, but haven't yet found a decent review, especially the reliability of it. Anyone have anything on this one?

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Hello, friends,

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

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

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

Answer:Ethernet connection going through wireless router

Welcome to the forum!

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

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Our home school's having trouble attaching a wireless router to my XP PC's ethernet port.

Our donated vintage Macs and XP machines are tied to the internet via a cable box's wireless router. Works just fine. Now I wish to boost the signal to a building beyond the local area by attaching a wireless router to a Dell 260 running XP. This router's IP is (ON) and (OFF), and I've spent hours with the Connection Wizard thing on XP trying to create a ethernet path to the router but I can't find a configuration that states an ethernet path or channel. The modem lights normally and other machines can pick up and connect with its signal but there's no real transmission, the receiver machines getting:

Firefox can't find the server at
Check the address for typing errors such as instead of
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

Ironically, the router works just great on the Macs, which has both Airport on to receive signals from a cable TV wireless router and also has its shared Ethernet connection on, and the ethernet side requires no IP configuration like it seems you must on the XP's internet connection page. The router in question just plugs in the Mac and transmits just fine. I... Read more

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I have a hopefully simple problem to solve!
I'm in a shared house and the wireless router lives just outside my room. However, the wireless has been playing up a lot lately and keeps dropping out.

I have an ethernet cable connected from my PC to my PS3.

Can I remove this from the pS3 and connect it to the ethernet port on the router to get a wired connection?
I tried it but it would only pick up the wireless and, when I disabled the wireless dongle, nothing at all!

Is there some setting I need to make to 'active' the ethernet connection?

The Router is an O2 Wireless II box. I have Windows 7 Ultimate.

What the lights on the O2 wireless box mean - Support - O2

I may end up getting a separate service put in, because the dropping out is really annoying, but I thought this would be a relatively simple stopgap solution!


Answer:Ethernet/Wireless router confusion...

For the wireless dropping out problem, have you tried using a different channel in the router's wireless connection settings?

You can scan the area around your house using this Xirrus wi-fi inspector which will help you find an unused channel in your area.

Xirrus: The Leader in High Performance Wi-Fi - Advanced IT Wi-Fi Networking Tools

As for the wired connection, assuming the DHCP is enabled, it should work as soon as you plug in the eithernet cable. If not, then you might need to download some drivers for your wired eithernet adaptor.

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Friends -

I am a comcast cablemodem subscriber, and recently upgraded some of my hardware, including a new Motorola modem, which is working fine, and a new Linksys Wireless Router, which doesn't seem to be working fine. The Linksys is talking to two wireless laptops and three desktops, all running Windows XP with SP2 and up to date on all security & patches.

The wireless laptops have no trouble with internet access through the new router, however, two of my three desktops which are connected to the router via standard 10-base-T ethernet cable are having sporadic internet connectivity. The desktop through which the router was installed never has any difficulty with its internet connection. Swapping the cables among the 4 ports on the router doesn't make any difference. All of the default settings were taken with the router's installation (no domain/host indicated), and DHCP for assignment of IP/DNS addresses. Installation was successful. All three of the desktops show a live connection to the LAN at 100 Mbs, even when the two affected desktops can't access the internet. The phenomenon is the same for Netscape, Mozilla, and IE browsers. The TC/PIP settings on each of the desktops are set for "auto" when obtaining the IP and DNS addresses. Comcast will not provide a static IP address to use for the DNS setting, and says that their policy is to use DHCP to assign the addresses. Linksys has been unhelpful.

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Answer:Ethernet Troubleshooting on a Linksys Wireless Router

Make sure your Linksys router has the latest firmware. You can update it from

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I was wondering if it is possible to connect my printer (HP 6310xi) to my wireless router. Both have ethernet ports so I will be using my ethernet cable.

I wanted to do this mainly because originally my printer is connected to my desktop and I am using print share, but I'm getting rid of the desktop so the print share will be gone, and I still want to be able to print wirelessly from my laptop.


Answer:connect printer to wireless router (ethernet)

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Thank you very much for your consideration of my problem. I reviewed a couple different searches, but I could no find no information to solve my current problem.

I am running Windows XP Home edition on a Compaq Presario. I have high-speed cable internet through Road Runner, which works very well on my desktop computer. Because of my laptop, I wanted to set up a wireless network, so I purchased a Linksys WRT54GS. For a time, the router allowed my desktop to work on a LAN connection, although the laptop couldn't seem to use the wireless router. The laptop was a budget Toshiba Satellite L35, so I thought maybe the laptop was the problem, but since I have successfully picked up wireless in a few different places outside the home with the laptop.

After about a month, the LAN connection stopped working with the desktop. I believe this occurred after the cable company replaced my modem with a new one. Currently, I have the internet running from the cable modem directly to the desktop. When I plug the desktop into the router by ethernet cord, the power light is solid as is the WLAN light, and the "1" light and the internet light. However, my computer is unable to connect to the internet ("Server not found"). Because of this I can't access the router settings page online, nor can I access wireless from my laptop. Finally, the set-up disk was sadly broken.

Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Answer:Ethernet and Wireless Issues Linksys Router

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Good afternoon everyone,

Please excuse the way that I may communicate as I am fairly new to posting on here.

I have been having problems with my fathers computer. He currently has a linksys B network card and also has the capability of hooking up with an ethernet cable as he is close enough to it. The software he is using is windows XP

The problem that he has is that while he is using any of his applications, such as on facebook, the computer will intermittently lose connection completely. At first i though that it may have been a problem with the network card but then found out that it is also happening when directly connected.

I run on the same router in the house and use a dell Latitude E6500 with windows vista and no problems staying online.

Does anyone have any possible idea as to how to resolve this. I am in the process of ordering a new network card for him that is a 802.11g instead of a 802.11b beyond this I cannot find any idea as to what is causing it. Any assistance is appreciated and I am more than happy to provide anymore necessary info.

Answer:computer int disconnects from router on both wireless and with ethernet

Welcome to TSG:
If you are experiencing disconnects on both wired and wireless,I might assume that the problem does not lie with the wireless adapter alone.
Couple of things I might do.
Run your updated antivirus/antispyware suite to flush out any potential threats.
When you lose connectivity,take a look at task manager.Any particular task/process using a high % of cpu.? Idle task should be running above 90%.
Boot up in safe mode with networking.
Same problem?.
Just to be safe,I might download any more current firmware for your router.I understand that your other pc does not have an issue,but newer firmware if available can't hurt.
Any error msgs when connectivity is lost ?
How do you recover ?

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I need to connect my W98 SE PC to my wireless router via ethernet cable so I can change the router's settings. I have never used the ethernet adapter on the this PC. DO I have to install any software first? I have been accessing the router via a wireless adapter. Could it be (I hope) as simple as plugging in the wire between the PC and one of the 4 router ports? Does the router signal the PC or will I need to reboot?
Sorry for the "dumb" questions but I know I always get good advice from you guys, and learn in the process.

Answer:Setting up direct ethernet to wireless router

If you can access the router via wireless you can configure it from there as well.

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My trusty linksys wireless router got fried in a recent electrical storm. While waiting for a new d-link "airplus extreme g" to come in, I've been relying on old wireless routers lying around, like a netgear WGR614 v6.

I connect to the router via ethernet because a) I have a desktop and b) no wireless router I've ever used has allowed me to work in sshell without dropping me after a few minutes. I do a lot of work in shell and after the linksys fried, if I wanted to run a program that takes a while, I had to take everyone off the wireless router and connect to the modem directly. I was hoping my new d-link would solve the problem, but so far things are actually much worse.

I'm still connected via ethernet only but now I get "a network cable connection is unplugged" about every 15 seconds (or less). Again, I never had this problem with the linksys but the other modems I've tried since have been pretty problematic, dropping all the ethernet-connected computers on the network. Any ideas?
EDITED: updated the firmware, that seems to help ... please ignore this message until I know I'm stuck again! I would delete it, but that doesn't seem possible.

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Hello good people, i'm in sort of a specific situation. Before i had a basic cable modem which ran my dota 2 connection great, later i get upgraded and got this wireless router that also has ethernet ports to connect.
Now my connection is wired (to the router) but dota acts strangely, even though the ping is a bit smaller certain animations skip or just don't happen (which annoys me quite a lot) and every time i start dota my steam HAS to disconect for around 20 seconds and come back.
My question is can i change anything in the router settings to make this go away somehow?
The model of my router is : "Compal CBN CG6640"
I've read that i need to forward some ports or god knows what, but haven't seen how to do that exactly
Also steam sometimes randomly disconnects but the dota match just goes on like nothing happened
Thank you

Answer:Wireless router with ethernet port Steam

could someone please delete this post, i've made a mystake with the question and it is pointless
thank you

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Hi All,

I have Netgear N300 (DGN3500) Wireless Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem router.
The Router has a phone socket (that is RJ 11 socket) to connect to the Internet. But in my home I have Ethernet socket on the wall. That means the Internet is coming through Ethernet cable. Can anyone advise me how to connect my ADSL2 Modem router (with the phone socket) to the Ethernet?

I bought a ISDN-DSL (8p4c-6p4c) connecting cable and it is not working when the router and Ethernet are connected.

I tested my router at one of my friend's place where ADSL connection is available and it was working when directly connected to ADSL line. Unfortunately at my home I don't have ADSL but Ethernet connection. A Waiting for an reply.

Answer:Connecting ADS2 Wireless Router to Ethernet

Do you even have internet service at your house? DSL comes over a phone line, not Ethernet. If there's a ethernet jack there it runs somewhere and from there it needs to be connected to a modem or a router. The only type of internet you can get right from an ethernet connection is metro-ethernet.

It should be:

Phone Line coming into house -> Modem/Router -> Devices plugged into the modem/router's ethernet ports. The jack you are talking about, the other end should be plugged into the modem which in return should be plugged into a phone line. Check you basement, garage, utility room for anything like that.

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I was on here last night trying to get my laptop to connect to wireless internet. I'm still working on figuring that out with the person I bought the laptop from and I may end up purchasing a wireless card, but now my question is:

Can I connect to the internet right now by using an ethernet network cable plugged into my computer and into the D-link router which my desktop computer already accesses the internet from?

I plugged it in but nothing happened.

Answer:Using an ethernet cable to connect to wireless router..

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I have a Belkin G wireless router connected to an Arris modem (Comcast).
I am trying to connect a laptop and an android phone. There is also a PC connected to the wireless router via an ethernet cable.

When the PC is connected, the speed of the wireless connection drops significantly.
From my phone speedtest shows ping 13ms, 27.75 down and 24.18 up when the PC is not connected. When the PC is connected, speedtest shows ping 20ms, 0.2 down, and 0.1 up (if the connection doesn't time out.)

It seems the ethernet connection is taking nearly all the bandwidth and the wireless devices just won't work. How can I give equal bandwidth to the wired and wireless connections?

Answer:Wireless router won't work with ethernet connected

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My problem is that I can not access the internet and print at the same time. I access the internet thru a modem with a ethernet connection directly to my laptop and I also have a wireless router (TrendNet 54 Mbps, TEW-432BRP) that I use to connect 2 printers.

If I want to use the internet I have to disconnect the wireless router and then if I want to print, I have to re-connect the wireless router which then prevents me from accessing the internet. I can only connect to one of these at a time which is driving me crazy.

I also receive error messages about ip address conflicts on my laptop so I don't know if this has anything to do with my problem. I hope someone can help me with this.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B815 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4039 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1795 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 260242 MB, Free - 119605 MB; D: Total - 29690 MB, Free - 27423 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Base Board Product Name
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Thanks & God bless,


Answer:Solved: Ethernet & Wireless router problems

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

Answer:wireless connection to laptop from ethernet router

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

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Executive summary:

I want to add a win98 laptop to my network which consists of a desktop that receives a wireless signal from a router. The laptop would connect to this desktop with an ethernet cable.

Here is my detailed setup:

A) Internet comes in through the wall to a Shaw surfboard, then uplinks to a D-Link router (DI 524 - a bit old).

B)The router sends wireless signals flying across the apartment to my desktop
i)which has a wireless ring receiver thingie ( Wireless Antenna/oly3646.jpg)
ii)The router also connects directly to my girlfriend's computer via ethernet, but that's not important right now.

A) My desktop has two ethernet ports.
B) The desktop connects to a laptop running win98 (best for playing old games - at least the ones that don't run so well on DosBox)
i)The laptop has an IP when I use ipconfig to check what it sees. This IP is
ii)The laptop also shows a default gateway:

A) When I look at the network, I can see my computer and my girlfriend's. I cannot see the win98 laptop. I suspect I must make changes to its network settings so that I can see it in the list of computers. I might have to bridge some connections? Enable internet connection sharing on the laptop? (AND desktop??) I'm not sure.

additional info: pinging from the desktop: request times out.

ipconfig info for the desktop:
DHCP enabled: yes
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Answer:Is this possible? wireless router + desktop + ethernet + win98

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I have had Windows 10 for a while and haven't had this problem until today. My connection was fine until I woke up this morning. I have tried updating my drivers but none are corrupt and are up to date. I have tried several solutions and looked at many videos and I cannot find a fix. Can anyone help?

Answer:My Ethernet cable nor wireless detects router.

Hi Dez37, welcome to the forums. Go to start, search and type cmd right click on the returned command prompt and select run as administrator, at the prompt copy paste:-

ipconfig/all > 0 & notepad 0 (press enter) Please post the notepad outcome here.

Also go to start, search and type devmgmt.msc, press enter, device manager will open, expand the tree under network adapters, tell us what you see.

Try a power cycle, turn off the modem/router and remove all power to it, turn off your computer and remove all power to it (if a laptop take out the battery) with the power off press the computer start button for a second, this will drain any residual power, leave the computer off. Now repower the modem/router and wait until it acquires all lead lights. Once this happens repower your computer, test your connection now.

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I have read several solutions to similar problems but they do not work in my situation for some reason. (including the colledge dorm and router to router solutions)

I am work on drilling rigs at remote locations way up North. As such my internet come to me via satellite. I do not have access to the modem (if you even call it that in this situation). All I have in my building is a wire called a "Pason Cable" that enters through the wall.

Only one computer on location has the necessary port on the back to connect to this cable. (window 2000 OS)

This computer then has a cable which I believe is called an eithernet cat 5 port with a cable coming out of it. We have always connected this to various wireless routers. (Different people bring their own)

I recently purchased a new D-link DIR-625 wireless N router.

I have it hooked up with the cable out of the aforementioned computer going into the "internet" port on the D-link.

The Problem
Computers can connect to the new D-Link with 100% signal but cannot connect to the internet. The router confirms that the is no connection to the internet via a flashing light indicator.
Attempted Solutions
I have attempted to use the other solutions on this site:
-Disable DHCP and set the first three numbers of the routers IP address to the same as the host computers, and the last to 254.

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Answer:Connecting wireless router to ethernet coming out of a computer

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I'm looking for some knowledgeable advice, before I make my daughter ditch the router she installed without my permission. I ran an Ethernet cable from my router down to her room so that she could hook up her dvr. Now I find she had installed her own wireless router on that cable, and has her own network ssid and settings. Does this enable others to bypass my wireless security measures, and possible access my own router and computer?
Thanks for any help!

Answer:2nd wireless router running off one of my ethernet ports - is it insecure?

As long as that second router has WiFi security enabled, all will be well.

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

Answer:Ethernet connection to wireless router half speed

Check for spyware..

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Hi, I hope you can help - I am trying to connect a ZyXEL P660HW Wireless ADSL Modem router to my Windows XP SP2 desktop computer. I have had various problems but have now managed to get my LAN connectivity back and this is telling me my LAN is connected but the LAN socket on the router is not lighting up when I connect the ethernet cable into the back of the PC.

When I try to connect to the internet via the router nothing is happening and I get the following message after running network diagnostics:-

Error attempting to validate Winsock base providers:2

Not all base service provider entries could be found in this winsock catalog. A reset is needed.

I have run several winsock fixes, they all tell me the catalog has been repaired but I am still getting this error. I have re-set the router (several times) and have configured the IP address and default gateway. I can connect to the internet using my Speedtouch modem with no problems at all.

I have run out of ideas - please help!!

Answer:Problems connecting wireless router via ethernet cable

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Hi guys - setting up computers in my new home and have got the wifi working fine with my BT Home Hub router (works for laptops, mobile devices etc)
Have been trying to connect via Ethernet for a laptop and home pc for a faster/more reliable connection but it doesn't seem to be working.

When plugged in the Network and Sharing Centre simply displays the loading blue circle with 'identifying' but no network access. When clicking on the Local Area Connection Status both IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity state no network access, but I can't seem to find any hardware problems on the laptop. The same issue occurs for other laptops at home and I know my laptop works with Ethernet at work.

Running ipconfig/all shows that DHCP is enabled (I checked this on the properties tab for the IPvs), autoconfiguration is enabled. I can add in a copy and paste of the whole ipconfig/all if that's helpful - 'media disconnected' shows for Tunnel adapters but I don't really understand what they are...

If anyone could help at all I'd be really grateful !

Answer:Cannot connect via Ethernet to BTHub3 Wireless Router - but wifi works

Could be that the router is only set to wifi.
go to your router setting page open it ( check the settings there,
password is probably admin if you havn't changed it, please do change it if you havn't.

Or plan B reset the router


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Hello all,

I have an Acer laptop running Vista which I believe has a broken ethernet port (it's a basically new computer but port has never worked - will contact Acer about it, but in the meantime...)

When I had my internet installed the guy was here for 3 hours because we couldn't get it to work through the ethernet port. Finally he loaned me a wireless router (linksys WRT54G) and the internet works with that. I have to return it to him so I got a different one (D-Link DI-524) which I believe my parents have used in the past but never had a password on it or anything.

I cannot run the configuration for the D-Link from the set-up CD because it wants me to plug an ethernet cable from my computer into the router, and it's not able to find it. But when the installer guy gave me the Linksys router, he just plugged it in and off we went - no config needed, straight out of the box.

I plugged the new (D-link) router in and tried to find it in the list of networks available without configuration, because it may have been configured before. An unsecured network comes up called "Home" (my parents would quite probably name it something like that if they had used it before) but the signal is weak, and when I try I am not able to connect to it, so I'm not sure if that's this router (it comes and goes and I'm not able to determine if it's there when mine is plugged in or not).

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Answer:Configuring wireless router with broken ethernet port on computer

There isn't a way to configure the router without a wired network connection. You can pick up a pretty cheap USB to Ethernet adapter.

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Laptop running Windows 7 no wifi to Netgear48 Router I hope someone can help me with this problem please. A new Netgear 48 wireless router was set up some months ago. It works fine on 2 tablets, 2 cell phones (all Androids) and one desktop computer (Win7) All of these will work without the need to be connected to the router, however, my laptop running Win 7 will not connect to the web unless the Ethernet cable is connected between laptop and router when it then works without a problem. I have tried troubleshooting and this has failed to produce a solution and have then checked out the dependency services and got error messages which I cannot correct and really do not understand what they mean. I am aware that these three services are interdependent and if one of these is wrong the other two won't play nicely. However, these only appear to affect the wireless side of the router as no problems are experienced when wired up. These are the details: Peer Name Resolution Protocol Properties (On local computer)Service Name: PNRPservStartup Type: AutomaticService status: stoppedLog on as: Local System Account radio button selected the rest of the screen is emptyAllow service to interact with desktop blankDependencies: This service depends on Peer Network Identity ManagerThe following system components depend on this service: Peer Networking Grouping, PNRP Machine Name Publication ServiceRecovery: Not attemptedAttempted to start the service and got this error message:"W... Read more

Answer:Netgear48 wireless router ethernet cable reqd for laptop

Further to my earlier query, I have checked those dependencies again, this time with the router plugged into the laptop, I got internet connection as expected, but the same errors were still there as noted previously, whatever is preventing me connecting to the internet wirelessly, it cannot be in that area. When the previous router, a Belkin, was setup I used the desktop computer as the main one always plugged into the router with the laptops operating wirelessly. I do not know if this is important, am blundering around trying to find a solution without a clue what to do next. Any ideas?

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

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

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

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Hi All

Not a network expert so need a little help here!

I live out in the sticks so the only way to get an internet connection is through a white box radio receiver made by a company called Alvarion. It's stuck on the outside of the house and only has one wire protruding. This wire runs inside and ends in an ethernet connection. I've been using this to connect to the internet.

So far so good. But now I was hoping to be able to somehow turn this ethernet connection into a wireless connection.

I have a Thomson TG585v8 wireless router and was wondering if there is a way that I can use this? I tried just plugging the Alvarion ethernet connection into one of the Thomson's ports but this didn't work.

I read somewhere that I need to turn off the DHCP for the Thomson router but I can't work out how to get into the configuration menu to do so. If I connect the Thomson directly to my laptop and go to the default Thomson Gateway ( it asks for a username and password and I can't get past this. I've already tried Administrator and a blank password and I've tried the Network Name and Wireless Key just in case, but to no avail. I reset the router but still no luck. I've also tried going to dsldevice.lan but. again, no luck.

Well, I may be wildly off track but if someone would be kind enough to steer me in the right direction it would be much appreciated!



Answer:Configure Thomson TG585v8 Wireless Router To Relay off Alvarion Ethernet

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I have a linksys model wrt54gl v1.1 and I am using Windows Vista 32bit Home Edition. I have a pc connected to the router directly through an ethernet plus a laptop, 2 iphones and a blackberry that get wireless internet from it. 2 days ago wireless stopped working. The internet on the pc connected to the router by ethernet is still working and the power, WLAN, ethernet, and internet lights are all lit green. The internet and ethernet lights flash when data is being transferred but the the WLAN light is not flashing. I have restored the router to factory default but it is still not working. The phones and laptop are not detecting any wireless network present. Hope you can help.


Answer:Internet working on PC connected to router by ethernet but wireless not working

I have restored the router to factory default but it is still not working.Click to expand...

The only other thing to try is to unplug the router for a few hours. You could also try another factory reset.

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if its even possible. I have a laptop with wifi and it also has a ethernet port on it, could I be connected to the internet via wifi and then send that internet out of the laptop's ethernet port to another device to give that device internet?

Answer:convert ethernet port on laptop to wireless ethernet bridge

yeah, it's called Internet Connection Sharing if you're running windows.
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I recently bought a Netgear Wireless N 150 router (although I haven't set it up yet). One reason I chose it is that I was told it can be used as a wired network between our two desktop computers, and as a wireless access point for the laptop. But frankly, I don't always trust what the sales people tell me.

I've read on many sites that wired computers have some advantages over wireless, including security and speed, so I prefer a wired LAN for the main computers (they are within feet of each other and will stay that way). But I would like the convenience of going online via the wireless connection with my laptop in the other room.

I've never done this before (I always just had a wired connection between the 2 desktops and didn't bother going online with the laptop) and I need to know if this setup will cause any problems I should know about.

Please don't suggest I go wireless for the entire LAN -- I'm just too set in my ways to make that leap right now. If my planned setup won't work, I'll stick with my current one and forget the laptop.


Answer:Solved: Can I use my wireless router as wired router & wireless access point?

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Ok lets get this started.

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

Now to the topic at hand.

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

Why im even attempting to do such a ridiculous thing.

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

The setup.

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

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

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

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


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Hey all, I'm having some network security issues. I'm in an apartment complex and I need wireless access for my laptop, and the occasional friend's laptop, so I have a Belkin Wireless G router . I configured it to have a unique SSID and a pretty long passkey. The other day, I just randomly checked the status and found 4 connections on my DHCP server, 2 of which were NOT supposed to be there. One's host name is a jumble of letters and numbers, but the other one was Meredith_4 or something, so I know it was another person.

That said, I wanted to lock the router down pretty well. So, I enabled MAC Address filtering. I've never had to do this before, so I'm a bit ignorant of its capabilities. I figured that the ones I put in and didn't check "block" for would be allowed, and perhaps all others would be blocked. It doesn't appear to work this way, because one of the rogue connections was still on, even when I enabled filtering. So, I put his/hers/its MAC address in and checked "Block." I reset the router and the configuration took, but the connection still showed on the DHCP. I KNOW there are no other computers or wireless devices in this apartment, so what gives?

Also, I keep trying to put an administrator password on the router, but it won't take. It allows me to hit "Submit" after changing the password, but then it says "Allow 25 seconds for the router to restart," and then does nothing.... Read more

Answer:Wireless Router Security issues, Belkin Wireless G router

Connect your PC to one of the LAN ports with a network cable. Reset it to defaults, log in and turn off the wireless so you are the only PC connected. Now try setting your admin password and see what happens. Once you get that sorted you can turn your wifi back on and lock it down. If you can I would recommend using WPA or even WPA2 encryption. For mac filtering you want to enter the mac addresses of your wireless cards and allow only those to connect. On my home network I use a unique SSID and disable SSID broadcast. I also use MAC filtering to only allow my cards to connect. I changed my routers default IP address and disabled the DHCP function so it will not give out IP addresses. I use static IP's on my PC's.

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Is there a difference b/w a wireless router that will hok up to a broadband modem connection and one that will link to a cable modem connection ?

I was planning to buy the linksys wrt 54gs but i have a broadband modem which connects to the telephone jack at one end and to the rj45 jack on my notebook for which i also need to buy a nic card. is that the correct one to buy ?

Thanks !

Answer:Solved: Diff b/w wireless bb router and a wireless cable router

Yes. The key is the RJ-45 on the modem; you need a broadband router with a WAN ethernet port. That model will do fine. And you'll then connect the laptop to the router via wireless or a straight ethernet cable. You may need a cross over cable to go between the router and the modem.

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Are you guys aware of a single pci card that offers the typical ethernet connection as well as a wireless one? I'd like to have the option to connect to either and I don't want to get two seperate cards. Any info is appreciated, Thanks

Answer:10/100 Ethernet/Wireless Ethernet PCI combo

I don't think you can do that but I would go wireless. :bounce:

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

Does that make sense?

If's the chain

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

Is that possible?

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

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

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

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I just got Verizon FIOS, they gave us a wireless router with the install, but they put it in the basement. My room is 3 floors up, so i have horrible signal. I was wondering if I could use another wireless router I have (wrt54gx) to act as a range extender? I would put the router on the middle level of my house for best coverage.

My problem is I don't know how to tell the wrt54gx how to wirelessly connect to the FIOS router.

Would I have to run cable between the two routers for this to work? That would kind of defeat the purpose..

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I have a Netgear WGR614 v6 wireless router and a Westell VersaLink Model 327W modem/wireless router. What I want to do is use one of them to pick up signal from the other and use it as a wired router since my comps don't have wireless cards in them. Basically I would be using one of them as the wireless card and running ethernet cable to the comps from there. Is this possible, and if so how? I'm doing this because the connection point in the house is too far from where I want to put my computer. I am **not** trying to steal someone elses signal.

Very precise step-by-step instructions would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Using wireless router to pick up signal from another wireless router

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

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

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

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

Answer:Solved: Wireless Router to Wireless Router Connection?

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I am using a Netgear MR814 Cable/DSL Wireless Router to share a DSL connection. I have it upstairs connected to the modem and one computer. Downstairs I have four computers that need to be networked and have access to the connection. I have a D-Link DWL-810+ Wireless Bridge to communicate with the Netgear wireless router upstairs. I want to connect this wireless bridge to a Netgear RT314 Broadband Router. When I plug the Wireless bridge directly into one of my computers' ethernet ports I am able to connect to the internet. If, however, I plug it into the routers "Internet" port, I am unable to communicate with the bridge. Whenever I try to access the wired router's configuration utility( it asks for a password lets me access the main menu, but then I lose connection to the setup utility and have to reset the modem to be able to do the same thing again. This last issue only began to occur after I decided to plug the D-Link Bridge directly into my computer.

I realize that this is a rather extensive list of problems but help on any one of them would be great. I also realize that there are other ways to do this with different equipment, but different equipment is not free (The wired router was given to me) So if anyone knows anything that could get these working for me I would really appreciate it.


Answer:Wired Router-->Wireless Bridge-->Wireless Router

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I have a wireless broadband router (linksys WRT54G). I recently signed up for vonage, and got a VoIP router (linksys RT31P2), that doesn't have wireless.

Would it be better to plug in the cable modem to the VoIP router, then the
wireless router into the VoIP router:
Cable modem---VoIP router---Wireless router-----Computers
or to get an all-in-one VoIP/Wireless router like the WRTP54G:
Cable modem---VoIP/wireless router---Computers

Would there be advantages/disadvantages to either?


Answer:Single VoIP/Router/Wireless combo or seperate VoIP and Wireless router

There would probably be less configuration hassles with the all-in-one solution. OTOH, you have a bit more flexibility with the two boxes, I currently have my Vonage adapter hooked to the LAN side of my router, caused too many glitches when it was between the modem and the router.

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I've been searching around for a long time for an answer for this question but I cannot find a full relevant answer so please do bear with me.

I am university student and I get my internet via an ethernet cable from a socket in the wall.
I want to install a wireless router to get wireless for all my devices.

Can I plug the ethernet cable directly into any router and get an internet connection like that ?
Do I need a specific router? If so can you please point me in the right direction?

Also, will an Wireless Access Point do the job?

If you need anymore information, please do ask.

Thanks in advance,


Answer:Ethernet and Router

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Hi, first post so be nice

I'm currently living in a student dorm and they just provide us with an ethernet socket on the wall. Is there any routers out there that I would be able to use. By this I mean is there any routers that have an ethernet socket rather than an ADSL one?

Answer:Ethernet only router

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So i'm trying to set up a D-link DIR-628 router,
I tried to use the included "quick setup" (hah) but it failed when trying to communicate with the router to install it.
I tried two computers and three different ethernet cables and all of the ethernet ports on the back of the router that are designated to connect to the pc. I've also tried resetting the router and restarting the cpu multiple times.
I then tried using the web-based configuration but when i type in (whe address listed in the user manual), IE, firefox, and chrome all say that they cant find the webpage.
I've also tried to reset my ethernet adapter multiple times.
Whenever I plug in the router the link icons just start flashing

Answer:Cpu will not see router through ethernet

Whenever I plug in the router the link icons just start flashingClick to expand...

That doesn't sound good at all, but let's not jump to conclusions.

What is the brand and model of your modem?

Reset the router to factory default settings. With the modem and router unplugged and your computer shut down connect the modem to the router WAN (Internet, Modem) port and the computer to a LAN port. Plug in modem. Then plug in router. Then boot computer. You should now have internet access, or at least be able to login to the router (at If not, please show ...

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

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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So, I've a PS3, and I use it to play Call of Duty. I get the connection from my router, wifi, which is in another room. I've heard you can get a better connection having your PS3 wired. The problem is I can't move my PS3, I can't move my router, and I can't string a cable across the house. Is there a way around this scenario which will enable me to have my PS3 with ethernet?

Thank you

Answer:PS3 needs ethernet, router in another room

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I presently have a ethernet system to my computer. Getting a laptop that has a wireless adapter. Can I just add a wireless router to the ethernet instead of my new laptop?

Answer:Can I add a router to an existing ethernet to get wi-fi

You do not need a router as long as you currently have one. If you only have a modem, you need an Access Point for adding Wifi to your network.

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Hello; I have a pentium 4 1.4Ghz 512 Ram, Windows XP Home, Wireless router and 10/100Mbps fast ethernet card. I get 4.2 or so Mbps with the cable directly to the PC. When I connect the router, the speed is the same for about 10-15 minutes then slows down to about 27 kbps. I called the router support and they suggested downloading the latest firmware. No change. They had me change a few settings, it went back up to speed again for 10 minutes, then slowed down again. I tried a second router (Different make), no difference. I tried a second PCI card, no difference. The router support and my ISP support guys are stumped. P.S. my wireless PC is up to speed, thus the router guy says the router is working. My PC is up to speed when connected direct to the modem, thus the ISP guy says it is not the modem. Any Suggestions???


FWIW, I had a modem with a bad Ethernet port that exhibited similar behavior. Another thing to look into is grounding issues between the two units.

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I was going to buy an ethernet switch so that I could connect both my TV and Youview box to a Powerline plug. However, I have a spare five way router and I wondered whether a router can be used as a LAN switch. Is this possible? If not, I will just buy a proper switching unit.

Answer:Old router as ethernet switch

Yes, I've done this for my network. Guide for a Netgear is here, - if you have a different router, the login page will probably be different (it's often printed on a label on the base).

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right to the point

from the wall theres an Ethernet cord to the computer ethernet. To connect to the internet i have to click connect to and enter username and password, and it will connect, just like dialup. However now i want to add a router, but when i plug it into my router's internet port im lost.

also the network connection on the computer says pppoe connection, ive tried lots, from setting the router to pppoe settings ect.
i want to be able to connect the internet cord from my wall to my wireless router.

Answer:Ethernet Dial Up for router

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My computers do not recognise each other over the network. I have configured a workgroup for the computers to belong to

Answer:Networking via Ethernet Router

Have you enabled file sharing on the computers? That is the only way your computers will "recognize" each other is you have to share either a drive or a folder on that drive to make them show up in network places.

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I have a new computer, but the old router (evidently installed while I was away) is giving me some grief right now. For a month or so, It was working fine. The modem was connecting to the internet just fine, and my router was providing internet to the network as it should. Now, though, when I have the chords connected CORRECTLY (yes, I checked) my modem won't get ethernet. I says that it's on (duh), and that it has DSL and internet, but not ethernet. I currently have the modem plugged directly into the computer so that I can ask how to fix the problem.

My router is a D-Link WBR-1310. Whenever I try to use the disk to re-install, It only asks if I want to replace the existing router, or add a router to the existing router. Any suggestions for what to do next?

Answer:Ethernet not working with router?

The part you left out, is who is your provider.

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I connect my router to my PC using an Ethernet cable and it has been running fine for about a month now.

All of a sudden the other day I was using the Internet and everything stopped running (web pages wouldn't load, downloads stopped, MSN Messenger signed me out etc), then I got a little Computer icon with an exclamation mark on it in the system tray with a message saying:

"Local Area Connection
Speed: 100.0 Mbps
Status: Limited or no connectivity"

I then went into 'Network Connections', right clicked the 'Local Area Connection' icon and click 'repair' but after doing something for a while it just came back with the same message. I even tried disabling & re-enabling the connection but it was no use.

I'm now connecting to the Internet via a dialup modem which is far slower than my router and I've no idea what the problem is. I would appreciate the help, thanks.


Answer:Problem With Router And/Or Ethernet

Did you:

Turn off your PC, router, and broadband modem.
Turn on broadband modem, wait for initialization to finish.
Turn on router, wait for initialization to finish.
Boot up computer and see if connectivity restored.

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This seems to be quite a common problem. I have read what I found in search, but it seems to be individual to each OS and I am an idiot anyway.Basically, in my situation, my Netgear router says it cannot find my Ethernet port! AOL, my ISP, said that I obviously don't have my ethernet drivers installed. How do I fix that?I have a Dell Inspiron 2400 desk top with Windows XP and Service packs 1 to 3 installed. I recently had to do a complete reinstall of my OS and drivers, and now I cannot get my router installed.My ISP is AOL, as I have said, and they have actually been very helpful,and got me back on line using an ADSL BT Voyager 105 modem (which I had to borrow from a friend). But I would like to get a router back, especially since AOL sent me a new one when I threatened to go to Virgin!Any advise would be welcome. I hate to ask, but the last seven days have tired me out and I don't know where to go for help!N

Answer:Router says I have no ethernet port!

Dell does not make a Dell Inspiron 2400 desktopThe model that you have is a Dell Dimension 2400 desktop Enter the ?Service Tag No.? which you will find listed on the case at Dell site and all the drivers for your model will be listed click hereDownload the first two items listed under ?Network? the ?Broadcom 4401 Integrated NIC Diagnostics Utility? and ?Broadcom 4401 Integrated NIC Driver? install and the Ethernet Card will be reinstalled Would also suggest that you also download all the drivers for your Dell model and burn to a CD just in case that you have to use at a later date

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Hello net geniuses....I was looking at router options, plan to put in cable service with about 4 pcs connected through a cable modem when I spied info on some 4-port router PCI cards....wondering if anyone has tried them and what results were? Here's some links to see some:

Answer:PCI Ethernet 10/100 router CARDS?

I'd run away from these. First off, you have the disadvantage of having to keep that machine always on to keep the router working. Second, it's a no-name card with unknown capabilities as far a routing. I looked around, and very little is said about the software support for these cards. Also, the routing software will be running on your machine, which is less desirable than a stand-alone box IMO. Since deals can be had on real name brand routers for the same money, I see nothing to recommend these.

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ok heres the situation i have dsl. ive had forlike 2 years and it has been working fine. i have two computer connected via ethernet modem. the situation is the other day the internet was down. when it was back up the modem was messed up. so now, when primary computer is online secondary computer cannot log on. vice-versa. they cannot be online at the same moment anymore. they used to be able to connect and be online at the same time. im not sure whatsup i was hoping u guys can help.

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D-Link How do I configure both my Pc`s to work on the web at same time. I have fast cable service from sbcglobal. I dont know if this is enough info, but can anyone help me out. Thank You : XP Home-OS

Answer:Ethernet Broadband Router

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I have a Dell desktop running Windows 2000 and AT&T DSL. Had virtualy no problems. My daughter just bought a used computer from a friend of hers. It is a HP running Windows XP. I got a used router from my son-in-law. It is a D-Link DI-604. The router came in the box with the instructions and everything. I got it all hooked up and everything worked perfect! On the first try even! The next morning when she went to get on her "new" computer, the internet wouldnt hook up. It said something about no or slow connection. To make a long story short, sometimes it works sometimes it dont. No rhyme or reason to it. I am thinking it is either the router or the ethernet card that is bad. Is there a way to check and find out which one it is? The only thing I know to do is to move the computers around. But that is really more work than I wanted to do. Unhook everything, move everything, hook it all back up, ect. Any other thoughts or ideas?

Answer:router or ethernet card?

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I am trying to set up a Cable and Wireless 108Mbps ADSL wireless router on my friend's PC running XP Home.I have pluged the router into the PC via ethernet, connected the power adapter and plugged the router into the phone line via a microfilter.To install or configure the router you need to put its ip address into IE to view the configuration console, however when i put click here into IE i get 'page cannot be displayed'.I have made sure that LAN is enabled and i have pinged the router and got a response (i have also made sure that the IP and DNS server are set to assign automatically, and they did so via dhcp), it is just the bit in IE that is not working. I tried taking down the firewall completely but this has not helped. The instructions are very basic/limited and i cannot find any tech support for cable and wireless equipment other than a premium rate phone line. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Rgds,Mil

Answer:Cannot connect to C&W router via Ethernet

Has the network adapter actually got an IP address in the *SAME* Subnet (IP address range) as the router or does it have a "169.254" address?If the latter, try allocating a fixed address in the correct Subnet to the adapter until the router has been configured.

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Aft'nioon chaps,Stupid question I expect, but wld like to know the answer. OK then - an elderley neighbour of mine has recently been having problems connecting (b/band)during the past couple of weeks during the evenings. She phoned her provider and they could see on their stats that the connection had been dropping/non existant during evening use. She currently uses a Speedtouch 330 modem - they know this, and they suggested they send her a Thomson ST536v6 USB/Ethernet ADSL Router - which they have done. Once it's set up and working, she has 30 days to accept or return to them. Can anyone tell me please, whether this is likely to remedy the situation or are they just mis-selling? I have a spare Netgear DG834G wireless router and am tempted to take that around and try it out. Pls could someone advise whether this would be worthwhile? She's been with this provider for > 2 years and no previous problems. Thanks,AngeTheHippyxx

Answer:What is a USB/Ethernet ADSL Router used for??

Am i to assume that the connection is working Fine during off peek times? and bad connection during the evening (Peek period) if this is the case, then i see no reason why a new router/modem will make much diffrence, do you?Who is the internet service provider?

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I have a NT4 workstation that I am trying to get to act as a router. I have 2 network cards in this machine.

I have a webserver on the, from a machine on the 192 network I can ping the card ok. When I try to ping the card I get no reply. I have enabled IP Forwarding on the NT box and started the RIP service.

Anyone any ideas why this is not working.



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It seems my Mac IIfx (OS7.5.3 +Open Transprt 1.1.2) fitted with a DaynaPORT E/II-3 ethernet card won't connect to my Netgear DG843 router. I am going on the fact the little led on the router doesn't light (for 10Mbps) and the led on the DaynaPORT card flashes - I assume proper connection is made when both leds are on solid.

I wonder if there is some incompatability between the age of setup protocols, that is when the two first try and connect to each other the messages sent to each don't match. The DaynaPORT card is circa 1992.

All my other computers are just fine (Mac OS9 + XP etc.) - it just seems like the "boot up" exchange between the card and router. Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Router not seeing ethernet card - why?

Hi:Let's make sure that the setup process has gone 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.
• Turn off everything, the modem, router, computer.
• Connect the modem to the router's WAN/Internet port.
• Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
• Turn on the modem, wait for a steady connect light.
• Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
• 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:


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

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Hello. Do I need an Ethernet hub, switch, or even a router to have my Ethernet VOIP telephony box to be hardwired "separately" from my cable modem and NOT be part of my hardwired wireless router's ports???

My Objective/My Plan:

This is for home/residential networking. To have two (2) hardwired networking hardware items: 1. (1) VOIP box... ...and... 2. (1) wireless integrated router BOTH hardwired off of the same cable modem of my cable ISP. I need either a hub, a switch, or even a router to connect both networking hardware items to the cable modem. Also, I MUST BE ABLE to connect to the Internet at the same time for both the VOIP box and the wireless integrated router (the Internet) if necessary. My current wireless integrated router will serve as my wired/wireless networking device for a desktop computer, a laptop, an Internet streaming radio, and a Wi-Fi Smartphone; but the wireless router *WILL NOT* serve my VOIP telephony service. Why? See: "Reason".

For your information, the VOIP box offers an incoming Internet connectivity, an outgoing traditional telephone jack, and a power port for a power adapter. No Internet bypass Ethernet port on the VOIP box.

Also, be aware that my cable ISP company is NOT the same as my VOIP company. This does not make much different on the networking hardware setup. The cable modem itself has ONLY one (1) Ethernet connection too.

[*NOTE: I have learned that a two-way Ethernet "splitter"... Read more

Answer:Do I need an Ethernet hub, switch, or even a router to have my...?

Quote: Originally Posted by montecarlo1987

Questions to answer please:

1. What do you think I need? Do I need an Ethernet hub, switch, or even a router to have my Ethernet VOIP telephony box to be hardwired "separately" from my cable modem and NOT be part of my hardwired wireless router's ports?

2. Will an Ethernet hub or switch support more than one networking hardware to connect onto the Internet simultaneously or at the same time or not? (I am not familiar with Ethernet hubs' and switches' properties.)

3. Another router a "fair" idea or do you not agree at all for an integrated router to serve as a hub or switch? Will I have networking issues if I incorporate another router into this setup? Can it be "tamed" to not cause issues?

4. Do you have any suggestions, different ideas, or thoughts here?

Thank you!

1. You could complete this in two different ways however it is dependent on what the current router is for your main internet connection to client computers. One way is to connect a separate router to one of your main routers LAN ports. for example connecting the internet port to the LAN port. Then all you need to do is add the VoIP clients to the added router and it will be completely separate from your computers due to a technology called NAT.

Second option which could be cheaper is to get a managed switch (NEVER GET A HUB THEY EQUAL NETWORK DEATH) and then setup som... Read more

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I have Windows 10 on my desktop and my wife has a chromebook.
I have bridged my ISP's gateway and used my own router before but it its old.
First would you recommend my own router rather than the ISP gateway router I am using now?
Secondly, to ensure security if the chromebook were used on the road, would a 3.0 ethernet adapter be recommended rather than wifi?

Answer:ethernet adapter and router

If it's an old router it may only do 50 meg on WiFi were new ones that are AC can do 3 gig and gig Ethernet so a new router is the best option. Ethernet is more secure than WiFi but on a strange network both can be hacked

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I have a Siemens Speedstream 6520 router. I am sharing my house with another family. I have a doubt that they bring an ethernet wire and connect it to their laptop and surf the internet. How can I prevent them to do this? Can I add any password if they insert their ethernet wire to their laptop and try to surf?

Answer:Router Ethernet Security

Depending on the capability of the router, you may be able to configure MAC filtering for the wired connections, which would probably stop them.

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I have Windows 10 on my desktop and my wife has a chromebook.
I have bridged my ISP's gateway and used my own router before but it its old.
First would you recommend my own router rather than the ISP gateway router I am using now?
Secondly, to ensure security if the chromebook were used on the road, would a 3.0 ethernet adapter be recommended rather than wifi?

Answer:ethernet adapter and router

If it's an old router it may only do 50 meg on WiFi were new ones that are AC can do 3 gig and gig Ethernet so a new router is the best option. Ethernet is more secure than WiFi but on a strange network both can be hacked

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I don't know if I have a trojan or malware, etc. My internet connection was working fine until I rebooted my computer. I install windows updates regularly and an occasional software program from the internet and don't know if that had anything to do with it.

When I logged back in after reboot, I updated my AVG free software and I was asked to update or add Adobe Air software. At some point while doing this my AVG finished updating but Adobe Air just seemed to disappear. I don't know if I lost internet connection before Adobe Air was installed or if Adobe Air was the in for malware.

My Ethernet Adapter (driver device manager) says it is enabled and working, my router ports are working, and the ethernet cable connecting the two is working. However, it appears my computer isn't recognizing that the ethernet cable is plugged in.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by MFU at 11:38:43 on 2012-09-27
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3549.2840 [GMT -4:00]
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
FW: AVG Firewall *Disabled*
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
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Answer:Ethernet to Router Problem

Uploaded my computer problem a few days ago. Having a tough time troubleshooting my internet connection. Hope someone can help me out. Ethernet port says its working, router working, tried a few different ethernet cables to make sure it wasn't that.

Still reports ethernet cable isn't plugged in.

Anyway, I wanted to say hi to all the moderators, pros, and novices. This is how I'm feeling right now.

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I have been trying to find a way to connect, forward the signal, recieve the signal from my Verizon Fios wireless router up to my WGT624 V3 Netgear router.

Is there a way that I can modify my wirless port on my Netgear to recieve a signal wirelessly from my Verizon Wireless router?

My Neighbor did it once with another wireless router, but he can not remember how he did it. I am thinking it had something to do with the Firmware.

If anyone can help me with this that would be great.

I'm basically trying to push the wireless signal from my Verizon router in my basement, up to my wireless Netgear router which is recieving the signal on the main level so that I can plug my wired (non wireless) laptop into the ethernet port which is receiving wireless signal from the Verizon router in the basement in order to gain access to the internet.

Can this be done with the equipment listed above and or some additional firmware and configuration?

Thank you for all your assistance on this in advance.


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I have an 8 port "wired" router from Linksys that I have been using in conjunction to a wireless access point which had been plugged into one of the open ports on the wired router. Lately I have been having connection issues with the WAP so I decided it may be time to upgrade. Not thinking about it, I picked up a new Linksys E1000 wiress router (as opposed to a WAP) and, after a lengthy support call with Linksys, got that up and running.

So I have operability for both wired and wireless devices, however I have noticed a substantial slow down on my wired devices. I also just upped the plan with my ISP to increase my bandwidth which I see on the wired PCs but not on the wireless which seem less. Would a WAP be faster than a wireless router by nature?

Any ideas? Thanks in advance

Answer:Slow wireless after connecting Linkys wirless router to Linksys wired router

Have you made sure you have the latest firmware for the wireless router? If you updated the firmware be sure to reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it.

What speeds do you get with a test such as with a connection to the wired router? With an ethernet connection to the wireless router? With a wireless connection?

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

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

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

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

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

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So here is my case:


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

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

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

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

Is that possible? Could you please help?

Thanks to all!

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

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

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

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Hi all,

I am new to TechSpot. Actually, I need some help setting up my wireless network at home. currently, I am using Dlink 502T DSL router for internet and trying to connect the Dlink router to Netgear wireless router WGR614 for wirelss internet connection to other PC's. Could anybody please tell me how to connect these routers. I am trying to connect Dlink with netgear but i am unable to configure the same. When i use Dlink router directly with the PC, my internet works fine but when i try to use netgear inbetween Dlink router and a PC, my internet stops working. Please suggest. I want to distribute internet to my other computer thru netgear wireless router. please help...


Answer:how to configure Dlink ADSL router and Netgear Wireless router for internet distrib

Ndhingra said:

Hi all,

I am new to TechSpot. Actually, I need some help setting up my wireless network at home. currently, I am using Dlink 502T DSL router for internet and trying to connect the Dlink router to Netgear wireless router WGR614 for wirelss internet connection to other PC's. Could anybody please tell me how to connect these routers. I am trying to connect Dlink with netgear but i am unable to configure the same. When i use Dlink router directly with the PC, my internet works fine but when i try to use netgear inbetween Dlink router and a PC, my internet stops working. Please suggest. I want to distribute internet to my other computer thru netgear wireless router. please help...

ndhingra to expand...

The easiest way is to run the CD that should have come with the Router, if you havent got it then you will have to configure it manually.

Full instructions can be found on the netgear website here.


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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.

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

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

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Hi al u guys

i have a simple question reguarding the range of any cheap $50 to $150 max wireless router when place outdoor... actualy i am thinking of making my own network of friends living in a single street of about 100 meters apart from my house at max... for multiplayer gaming and file sharing etc etc... as my house is in the center and its quite high amoung other houses i decided to place router outside on my roof at height... may be inline of sight of other house(provided i will take care of climate conditions) ..... and as for clients i dont want any instrument installed at client except wlans... at max i will make an extention for clients to place there antenas outdoors

now tell me wether this is practically possible or not under very limited budget.

tell me if i am unclear about some thing....

thanks in advance

Answer:Outdoor range of Wireless Router eg. (Linksys router wt54..) or anyother with 108

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I have subscribed to DSL and Teleco Video (cable) through my phone company. They provided the Westell Modem (Model #D90-740010-06). It has 4 ports but 3 goto the televisions for cable and the other is going to my personal computer.

I have a Compusa SKU:333628 wireless router I want to connect so i can also use my laptop.

my ISP will not assist since the connection works with model/personal computer with hardwired.

I thought I could just run a cable from one of the ports on the DSL/Router to the WAN port on my Wireless Router, however this did not work. So I ran a cable from one of the ports on the DSL/router to a regular ethernet port on the wireless routher (not the WAN) and I could hardwire both the desktop pc and wireless and connect to internet however the wireless would never work, my pc says wireless is connect but when I open IE or firefox it does not connect.

Can someone please help, I am going insane.

The following link will take you to the manual for my wireless router:

and the following is the datasheet for the westell model/router

exact info on the dsl/router

Model Number D90-740010-06
Serial Number 07B402950053
MAC Address 00:18:3a:39:db:76
Software Version VER:
Software Model 4 Port Gateway
Description WireSpeed Data Gateway
Boot Loader VER:... Read more

Answer:Westell D90-740010-06 DSL/Router + Compusa 54Mbps wireless router (SKU:333628)

You have 2 routers - they are both trying to issue IP addresses so it is not surprising that there is a problem. If you can disable DHCP on the wireless router it might work as a wireless switch or hub. It is worth a try.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

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

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

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

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

C... Read more

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

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

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

I understand it may be a TCP/IP issue (or something like that), but I don't kn... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

i setup a static ip
i used

dns i tried a few different ones from following guides

i just went to the status section and it has
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Hi friends ...

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

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

i m sttuggling....

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

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I went to a small office that has a DSL connection. It seems to be going through a router of some kind because they all have IP adresses with the first 3 octets being the same number. (e.g. I hooked up a wireless router to one of the network connections and attached 3 pc's to it. Of course they now all have addresses like Router is a Belkin 802.11g router.

Can I still share resources from the machines with the ones that have the addresses?



Answer:Solved: Sharing resources on a hardwired router with a ones on a wireless router.

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

This is frustrating lol.

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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

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

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

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



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