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Netgear USB+Modem router = Share CABLE connection?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have a Netgear DGN2200 (N300 Wireless ASDL + Modem Router) that I got from Goodwill. There is no WAN port behind the router... only LAN ports I see. How do I setup my Arris Cable modem to this Netgear Modem Router? I need help PLEASE!

Link to Netgear DGN2200:

Link to Arris Cable Modem (PDF):

Answer:Netgear Modem Router & Arris Cable Modem

if its ADSL you cannot use it as a router on a cable modem, its designed to connect to the telephone line and has a modem within the device

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so yesterday i went budget and bought a 40 dollar Asus wireless router for my ipod touch at home. went through a lot of agony setting the thing up, eventually got on the phone with Comcast tech support walking me through.

i eventually got it set up, and working, however, i no longer have the full 100mbps speed on the desktop, as its now recieving the wireless signal instead of the mainline from the ethernet cable. not sure if thats normal, or solveable. anyways, that was with the budget Asus WL-520GC.

Today my sisiter calls me and asks if i want her NetGear Wireless-N 300 router. (WNR2000). heck yes i do! so i pick it up, disk, cable, etc...

i get home, (and maybe this is where i went wrong) but i unplugged the Asus, plugged in the NetGear, popped in the Install CD, and Bam. wont recognize the ethernet cable/network adapter. cant get past step one of install. after some digging myself, i gave up, re-plugged in the Asus, had to go through a bit of a hassle, but here i am connected again with the Asus.

id really like the Netgear to work, since its a lot better model, and shouldnt give me so much performance loss on the desktop.

anyone know whats goin on here?

Answer:Netgear router, and cable modem questions...

Originally Posted by muxpux

so yesterday i went budget and bought a 40 dollar Asus wireless router for my ipod touch at home. went through a lot of agony setting the thing up, eventually got on the phone with Comcast tech support walking me through.

i eventually got it set up, and working, however, i no longer have the full 100mbps speed on the desktop, as its now recieving the wireless signal instead of the mainline from the ethernet cable. not sure if thats normal, or solveable. anyways, that was with the budget Asus WL-520GC.

Today my sisiter calls me and asks if i want her NetGear Wireless-N 300 router. (WNR2000). heck yes i do! so i pick it up, disk, cable, etc...

i get home, (and maybe this is where i went wrong) but i unplugged the Asus, plugged in the NetGear, popped in the Install CD, and Bam. wont recognize the ethernet cable/network adapter. cant get past step one of install. after some digging myself, i gave up, re-plugged in the Asus, had to go through a bit of a hassle, but here i am connected again with the Asus.

id really like the Netgear to work, since its a lot better model, and shouldnt give me so much performance loss on the desktop.

anyone know whats goin on here?

If the Netgear router is second hand it will most likely need resetting to factory defaults, you can do this by poking a pin into the the indented rest button on the back,

It may be that you just have to restart your PC.

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HelloI own a Motorola SURFBoard SB4100 USB Cable Modem, that I have had for over 5 years now which connects me to the internet via my ISP (Was Telewest now Virgin)I wanted to go wireless so I could connect a spare PC and my PS3 up so bought a NetGear RangeMax Next Wireless Router for Cable ModemsI fell at the first hurdle as on set, the instructions requested that I plug the ethernet cable that was in the modem into a LAN port....surprise surprise my modem connects to the PC via USB.There is an ethernet port on the modem and I do have an Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network Adapter.I have connected these two but it eventually tells me that I have little to no connectivity via this route which means that I can wire in my router and have to resort to USB connection to get the internet etc.I even had both plugged in at some point but the router setup suggested that I had a static IP address and I don't, I use DHCP (Well ISP does) so I still can't get set up.Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated to ease a troubled mans mind.CheersAl

Answer:USB Cable Modem and NetGear RangeMax Router

I think you have to power down everything for about 10 minutes first of all , as the cable modem associates itself with the MAC address of your PC , it must be turned off for a while to allow it to " forget " the association . Connect everything together via the ethernet cable ( modem to router , router to PC ) then power up the modem first , allow it to settle and re-find the internet , the do the same for the router , then the PC . Open a browser and type in to the address bar ( usual Netgear address ) and configure from there , hopefully that should do it without the need for USB . Ashley

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

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

The desktop has a self-assigned ip.

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

I am running Windows XP with SP2
Please help.

Answer:Share USB cable modem with ethernet router

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

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

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

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

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.
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I have searched through the forums, googled, and tried linksys and MS, still having trouble. So hopefully someone here can help.

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

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

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

Thanks (Sorry for the long explanation)

Answer:Share internet with cable modem and router?

rbarr110 said:

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

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

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

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We have always had the cable modem and Netgear router near each other (with computers nearby as well.) Now we want to set up our computers in another room. We want to leave the modem where it is, and relocate the router near our computers, which are not wireless. Doing it this way means there will be only one cable running room to room. Will this compromise our internet speed? I am assuming the 50 ft line from modem-to-router will not affect the speed.

Answer:Solved: Do cable modem and Netgear router need to be close to each other?

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hey guys.... just wondering if anyone can help me.
I've been trying to get my wNetgear wireless router (DG834g v2) to hook up to (RealtekRTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC) cable modem.
Problem is...
-i have no setup cd
-when i try using the setup wizard through it won't recognise the connection and says to check the dsl cable.
I've tried rebooting both routers many times and restarting the computor.
Also tried reconfiguring manually by going through the step by step instructions on the right of setup page.
Still no go.
Sometimes it will connect when it's plugged straight into comp others i have to switch it back to normal cable router to get internet.
I can't help but think if i had the set up disc i would be ok??
If anyone has a magic remedy i'd really appreciate the help.
Thanks for reading guys!

Answer:connecting netgear wireless router to cable modem

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I have a NTL / Virgin Media Cable Modem, Model No: 351000, and i have recently borrowed a Netgear WGR614 version6 from a friend.

I am having problems with connecting everything and i would like to be guided in the right direction.

My Modem is connected to my PC via a USB cable, and also to my phone line.

I have tried the following setup: Connect a new ethernet cable into the spare port at the back of my NTl cable modem and plug that into the LAN Port at the back of the Netgear wireless router, then, connect another ethernet cable from the "internet" port at the back of the wireless router to the PC.

This setup has resulted in the wireless router's "internet" light being active, but the "wireless" light not being on, so, no wireless access point has been created.

I have tried everything possible with a D-Link DL524 wireless router before, to no avail and i would really like this to work as i really need Wi-Fi in my home.

Also, once, when i connected everything with the netgear one, i found the access point, but then my internet didn't work, and i still couldn't (and never have been able to) access the setup at (i have also tried However, i cannot remember the configuration i used.

Please Help.

Thank you for your time
Ian Ahuja

Answer:Netgear Wireless Router + NTL Cable Modem = Problem??

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Hello TechSupport people,

I am relatively good at installing and troubleshooting smaller sized networks... I am having trouble with one of my customer's networks and I think I have the problem narrowed down. Please help me if you see any corrections or issues.

I have a customer with a FS726T switch and ~20 computers connected to this switch running DHCP assigned addresses. The switch is assigning addresses in the 10.0.0.xx range.

The customer currently has an old T1 line coming into a Cisco router, which then directs traffic to port 20 on the switch.

The problem is, we are replacing the old T1 line with a newer 50mbps cable connection. The cable company pre-configured their router with a static IP address the 68.116.xx.xx range. The Subnet is also different than the Netgear's subnet. I would like to keep the old T1 connection in place. I believe they have data that needs to go to their mainframe/backbone server at corporate.

I cannot log in to the cable modem. IT is an SMC SMCD3G with a staic IP. I tried changing my PC's IP address to the same gateway but cannot get into the cable company's modem, even using a static IP with the same gateway as the modem's gateway address. I don't want to reset the modem/router and lose the cable company's settings.

I am pretty sure for the devices to communicate, the following has to be true?:

1) Cable modem and FS726T must be on the same 10.0.0.xx IP range?
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Answer:Netgear FS726T switch and SMC cable modem connection

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Today I confirmed that Amazing Weather HD is the reason I can not connect my Windows Mobile phones to my home WiFi. If I am connected and I open Amazing Weather HD or it auto updates, my Netgear C7000 will reboot.
I attempted to recreate this multiple times today and the C7000 rebooted every single time. Confirmed with a Lumia 920 and Lumia 950, connected to 5GHz band and running the latest Win10 Mobile build and Amazing Weather HD app.
So, if I can not figure out why this happens (case opened with Netgear since early January), I guess I need a new weather app.
Any recommendations of app with a good lock screen and transparent Live tile?

Answer:Why does Amazing Weather HD for WM/WP crash my Netgear C7000 cable modem/router?

I did not have your issue with AW HD on a Linksys AC router. However, I prefer the live tile from Vieather and have no issues with that either. I still use Amazing Weather HD to display on the lock screen.

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I currently have comcast cable and I trying to figure out of there is a way to share the connection without having to purchase a router. I have a standard workgroup switch. My cable modem runs VIA eithernet to the switch but only my desktop can use it. I am assuming this has something to do with the Mac address. Is it possbile to hook up another computer to the switch via eithernet and also use the connection? Unfortuanety I dont think ICS will work because it changes the ip address to or something like that and I have to use a comcast assigned I.P

Any help would be greatly appericated.


Answer:Possbile share cable connection without a router

Nope. Multiple pc's require a router.

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Hi. i currently have a speedtouch 330 modem connected to a desktop pc which works fine if a little slow. i want to connect a notebook wirelessly in another room. i have bought two netgear wireless modem routers, neither of which i can get the dsl light to come on. My ISP is virgin, with a BT telephone line. I have called Netgear who have done various tests and told me to call my ISP and check the line and the filters. I have called Virgin who say they have checked the line and its ok, and it must be a problem with the wiring or hardware. i have checked the modem in the bt test socket and it doesnt work, i have tested it in another apartment and it doesnt work, i have bought a new netgear modem and it doesnt work. i have 3 telephone sockets all of which have filters on, plus sky which has a filter from back of tv phone connection. Virgin are now suggesting i try another router, any ideas why i cant get dsl connection on the wireless modem/router would be appreciated.

Answer:dsl connection to netgear wireless modem router

Are you sure you have it wired up correctly? Someone recently had a similar problem and it turned out that they had the RJ11 cable connected to the ethernet port by mistake click here

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I can connect wirelessly to cable router (netgear rangemax) via Virgin modem but the connection is ridiculously slow - eg 5 mins to load a page.  Any ideas as to why? presume it is firewall / security linked but have tried different settings to no improvement.  Connection works very well via cable.

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I have a Covad DSL modem and a Netgear wireless router. I had the internet connection set up using an ethernet cable connected to a desktop computer, with several wireless laptops on the network. Now my desktop has crashed (not worth fixing), so I set up the same connection on a laptop, but it is now tethered by the ethernet cable to the modem, and therefore anchored to a desk. Can I reconfigure to set up all computers in my home wirelessly, or must one always be connected with the ethernet cable? The laptop it is currently set up on is a hp pavilion with Windows Vista.

Answer:Solved: help setting up a netgear router without ethernet cable connection

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I recently added a Netgear wireless router(WNDR3400) to my Clearwire Modem and my ability to use the Desktop Remote Connection went Bye Bye. This is probably because I had to set my computer to DHCP to get the internet to work. Can any one help me with reestablishing the Remote Desktop Connection? I'm confused by the portforwarding. Do I need to forward the Clear modem to the router and the router to the computer. Do I set the router to Static IP and leave the Clear Modem to DHCP or do I need to set it to Static as well. Any help, Please?

Answer:Remote Desktop Connection thru Clear Modem and Netgear Router

You need to portforward (port 3389, I think) on the Netgear router to the computer. Best to assign a static IP, or use address reservation if the Dhcp server has that feature, for the computer.

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I'm wondering maybe someone could help me or make a good suggestion/advise!
I'm little bit worried. I bought wireless netgear dg834gsp ADSL modem router, but i don't have ADSL connection. I have cable connection. Does this mean that my router is unusuable for my PC and my internet connection? Maybe there is some hope to make connection? I don't have any possibilities to change it, because I bought it abroad.

Answer:netgear dg834gsp ADSL modem router connection problems

You can connect/configure it as an ethernet switch (if it has multiple LAN ports) and wireless access point, but you cannot use it as a router except with ADSL internet service.

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About every 1-2 weeks my router loses the connection to the internet via cable modem. This has happened with 2 different cable modems (Netgear CM212 and Motorola Surfboard 5100) and also with 2 different routers (Netgear 614 and D-Link DI-524). When this happens the thing that usually fixes it is unplugging the router for several minutes and then plugging it back in again. I have Windows XP set to automatically detect the internet connection, and the router is set to use DHCP. Sometimes I also have to bypass the router and then put it back (so this could be partially a Windows problem?). Is there any way I can configure the router so it doesn't keep losing the internet connection? I have Comcast cable modem service.

Thank you.

Answer:Router keeps losing connection to cable modem

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Ive got a Motorla Surfboard and Linksys BEFW11S4 Wireless-B Router. I have it interfaced where the Cable Modem connects to router via Cat-5 and then from router to 3 other comps (cat-5 hard line) to 1 laptop on wireless. I have a server running 24/7 (Running Ventrilo 2.2 right now) and my main comp that is on almost 24/7.

Sometimes AIM will disconnect on me, and I can't get on the internet. On the router thier are link lights to the connected computers, but arent blinking (No packet transmission correct?). I have to physically go over their and power cycle my router and then it works again. This happens maybe every day or every other day. It gets pretty annoying when I have to go reset it. Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Connection Freezes: Router or Cable Modem?

Check make sure your Linksys has latest firmware.
If it still has problems, think about replacing it. I heard good things about SMC Barricade Routers.
If your VoIP software uses broadcast/multicast be sure to lower the speed of the routers wireless, or upgrade client adapters to G.

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I have a motorola surfboard cable modem from time warner connected to Linksys WRT54G router, with one wired connection to the PC and a wireless connection to a laptop.

The connection to the internet is dropped every couple of hours from both computers and requires me to unplug the cable modem and then the router and then plug them back in before it will work again.

When the connection does drop, I cannot even access the router setup ( from the PC. Also, this problem did not seem to happen when I tried connecting the PC right to the cable modem without the use of the router. This is why I think it is the router.

I tried setting the router to clone MAC address, and setting the MTU to 1400, but I am still having the same problem. Does anyone have other suggestions about what else there is to do?

Answer:WRT54G Router dropping connection to cable modem

First things we normally recommend are:
Download the latest firmware for your router.
Reset your router to it's default config by holding in the reset button for at least 15 seconds.

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I just bought a D-Link wireless router and I cant get it working properly with my internet connection. At first it was working fine it was hooked up to my cable modem and a line was going to my ethernet card on my pc. But then after I ran the wizard for the router (an adress i had to type in IE) I set it up following the oncscreen instructions and after that lost internet connection completely. Ran ipconfig and it said media disconnected and didnt show my ip address even though the cable modem light were all on and working like normal. So I disconnected my cable modem from the router and plugged it back into the computer like before and for some reason I still wasn't getting an internet connection. The Router must have done something to my IP address or something. So I had to call my ISP and they said to go into services.msc and dns and dhp option stop and restart it. After this it started having a working connection but not with the router only with the cable modem to pc like before.
I have no idea why the router messed it up everytime i connect it to the cable modem. Like I said it only started happening after I ran the wizard it told me to in the manual of the router. It was working fine hooked up the router before this. In the wizard it asked me some basic stuff like my ip adress whether its static (which it is) and my dns servers etc. I should have just left it without going into this wizard thing. I even pressed the reset button afterwards on the router to restore... Read more

Answer:Lose internet connection whenever i try to use my wirless router with my cable modem.

it can be funny with routers, I had one that dropped my connection almost every day for a week.. it hasnt dropped it in over a year now..

I'm sure its in the instructions but power it all off.. turn on the modem and wait about five minutes then turn on the router and then the computer. Then try and log into the router thru IE.. and change the settings manually. its not that hard and in reality most people never change a single default setting aside from the password

one more thing.. how are you connecting to the router? are you still using a cable .. or are you attempting to convert your system to wireless...

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So here is my case:


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

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

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

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

Is that possible? Could you please help?

Thanks to all!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

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

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

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

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

C... Read more

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So I have AT&T DSL. I bought a Netgear N300 ADSL2+ Modem/WiFi Router that is compatible with my service.

Previously with this Modem/Router it would constantly drop the wireless connection for the Wii I have that was used to stream Netflix.

So recently I bought a Linksys E2500 Router so I could be able to use the Wii, along with 3 other desktops, 1 laptop, and 3 phones.

My ideal setup would be this:
Set the ADSL2+ Modem/Router to be just a modem (I know how to set the option for this)​Connect the Linksys Router to be what all the devices connect to wirelessly (this would serve as the DHCP server) ​
I have read that one of the Routers has to be set to "BRIDGED" mode, yet I don't know which device has to be Bridged


Answer:Solved: Netgear N300 ADSL2+ Router/Modem and Linksys E2500 Router Setup

Set the ADSL2+ Modem/Router to be just a modem (I know how to set the option for this)Click to expand...

this is being set into bridge mode - by changing to a modem

then connect the modem to the WAN on the router and you should be good to go

Do you have a wireless laptop that you can you can put next to the wii - would be useful to see the quality of the wireless signal and how many other wireless are there which may cause interference

put xirrus onto the laptop and put the laptop next to the wii and post a xirrus screen shot
Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.
Direct link to the program is here

{If the above link does not work heres another link,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install t... Read more

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Yesterday, before I changed from LOUSY Verizon internet thru the phone lines to Comcast Cable internet, my Netgear wired/wireless router worked fine. Now I have a new Motorola cable modem that is getting a far better signal and much faster, yet the router doesn't want to work, it can't see the cable signal and the only internet I get is being directly plugged into the cable modem.

I called comcast, I don't need to specify anything on the router as far as login/password etc. Netgear refuses to speak with me because my router is older than ninety days. I sent an email, "to be answered in two business days"... argh!!!!

I tried resetting, restarting and still router won't work.
Suggestions, please,

Answer:Netgear Modem won't get cable signal...!

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Never installed wifi before... I have a cable modem, and bought the Netgear 824. Ethernet cable runs from computer to modem. Do I need to connect the Ethernet cable from the 824 to the modem? If each unit has one Ethernet socket, how do I physically hook up the 824 to the modem?
Thanks for any info on how to physically hook this up...

Answer:Cable modem to Netgear WPN824v2

CLICK HERE and fallow to instructions. Tell us if you still have a problem. Good luck

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Can i use a switch instead of a router to share a cable modem connection to two people?

Answer:To share cable modem on a switch

hellomynameis said:

Can i use a switch instead of a router to share a cable modem connection to two people?Click to expand...

In most cases no. If your cable company assigns you two IP addresses it might be possible, but in the long run you're normally better off behind a router that does some basic firewalling (SPI even better).

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Are there any clear "how to" guides readily available (especially on the internet) on networking 2 PCs together to share a cable modem access to the internet, as well as files and printers?My PCs (one using Windows XP, the other W-98)both have LAN cards fitted, and I have a cross-over cable. However, my one attempt at networking the two PCs was pretty disastrous, and there was certainly no way they could both access the cable modem.Easy to understand guidance would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Network 2 PCs to Share Cable Modem

click here for a guide.

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currently have a pc and occasionally the work laptop accessing virgin cable bb via a wired netgear router. Simple stuff.Now have an Xbox 360 and a PSP in the house, and both would like to be able to connect to the internet wirelessly for online gaming and downloading stuff. Would also be handy to use the laptop wirelessly downstairsI like Netgear, so which of their wireless DSL routers should I get? Super G WGT624, Rangemax WPN824, or Rangemax Next WNR834B?Cable modem is in upstairs spare bedroom / office. Xbox 360 and the PSP could be virtually anywhere else in the house which is an extended 1930's semi with solid brick walls / wooden floors (if that makes a difference)

Answer:which netgear cable router?

"extended 1930's semi" - same here actually, and I get great performance from any 802.11G router that I have used here. It is placement that really matters - which is something that quite a lot of newbies get wrong. If you sit with a solid wall (or two) between you and the router, it is likely to provide less performance (how much less is open to many factors, of course) than if you were to sit above or below the router with only a floor and ceiling in the way. My router is diagonally above me right now and I can't fault its throughput. If I move into the front room, it's a little bit slower, but only to a point that affects file transfers - it is not slow enough to throttle an 8Mbit internet connection and it is still reliable.Pre-n and Draft-n products will usually give greater speed (for file transfers at least) in good conditions, MAY improve reliability and speed in iffy conditions, but still won't do a great deal for anyone living in a Georgian mansion! It's all just very-high-frequency shortwave radio signals, after all.Try a standard 802.11g, which any modern wireless device can use to an equal degree, and only swap it for a more expensive alternative if necessary.

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Just moved in and brought my ADSL wifi modem Belkin F1PI241EGau with me, but over here there is cable and the provider supplied me with their modem motorola Surfboard SB5101E. I would like to connect these two to use the wifi. Would that be possible?

Thank you

Answer:Can i connect my adsl2/2+ wifi modem/router to cable modem?

Not really. The ADSL router doesn't have the correct WAN interface. You need a standard router with an Ethernet WAN connection.

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Like the title says, is a crossover cable needed to connect a cable modem to a router? Or will standard straight through work? Or either?


Answer:Crossover cable need to connect cable modem to router?

Many times a standard straight-through cable will work just fine.

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Well I've graduated and I'm living at home again. At school, I lived off campus with three guys. We had a Linksys setup that included a modem with a cable router that also fed a wireless router. We had two PCs wired and two of the guys using the wireless.

Here at home, we have two PCs (mine and the parents'). Whenever I run uTorrent, the internet's slow 'cause I'm sure the port is brimming. This is nothing unusual. But AOL doesn't seem to like this, and after awhile mom'll try to sign on and it won't work, and eventually their computer (and sometimes mine) loses its connection to the internet.

Is there a way I can work around this? I sped up uTorrent by switching both PCs to a static IP, but this apparently conflicts with AOL, so I switched everything back to automatic assignment. The conflict isn't immediate, but it never fials. I'll let it run overnight, and mom'll come in (I'm sleeping in the office until my brother moves into a house he just bought), try to sign on, and wake me up to fix it.

Answer:Netgear Cable Router + uTorrent

ditch the AOL for a real ISP

and make sure your port forwarding is setup properly for the torrent software.

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I have a pc with broadband cable, wanna run laptop wirelessly...ok ok this is what im gonna do..connect modem to router with ethernet cable, connect router to pc with ethernet cable, connect laptop to router with ethernet cable........ok so far? ok ok.......turn on everything...modem goes online, pc has internet as usual, now so has laptop, but now i need to configure laptop connection, meaning name the connection, and give it a password...most of this will consist on clicking ok, and allowing the router to do it automatically, my modem installed itself with no help whatsover from me, just as well ;)...ok ok.once thats done i turn everything off, disconnect cable from laptop, take laptop upstairs and try to connect without wires..........hell, if this works i'm gonna buy everyone in the room a drink, if not, the drinks are on you fellas............

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Hello im in the process of leaving sky bb and thinking of going with bt, the reason being i brought a D-Link DIR 825 router but sky will only let me use their own router. So basiclly i've got a nice shiny D-Link router that i wont be able to use without a DSL modem.I have my Sagem sky router and also a Netgear DG834PN router that I could use as a modem if possible? if this could be done I would be very grateful if someone could help me.Many thanks.

Answer:Can i use my netgear router as just a dsl modem?

Assuming that the Netgear DG834 isn't a Sky router and locked to the Sky service, then "Yes" you could daisy-chain the DG834 and the D-Link routers, although I'm not sure what you would hope to achieve. Set the DG834 up in the usual way to connect to the internet and then connect the D-Link's WAN port to one of the DG834's LAN ports. Where the D-Link would normally get its WAN IP address from the ISP, it will now get a 192.168.0.x WAN address allocated by the DG834. It is *IMPORTANT* that the D-Link router doesn't also operate in the Subnet so, if its own IP address is this will need to be changed to something like or so that it allocates addresses to connected computers in a different range from the DG834.If the connected computers are to be networked for File & Printer Sharing, they will all need to connect to the D-Link Router, otherwise they will have addresses in different Subnets and the Subnet Mask prevents them from communicating.

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I am at the moment using a Netgear DG834 ADSL wireless router / modem rated as 54 Mbps, 802.11g, with a direct Lan cable connection. I am thinking of getting the later version of this, the Netgear DG834GT which has a 108 Mbps. I also intend using this with a direct Lan cable. Will I notice any significant improvement if I do this? Will I need to run the new software and set up a new connection or would it run with the older connection?Your views would be appreciated. Thanks


I've moved this question to the Networking Forum. Thanks

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Hallo could any one lend a hand hoe I get setup CD for my Netgear modem router DG 834G v3.DaveLondon


I have a netgear router,cant remember the model,but i just plugged everything in,entered network key when asked,and bingo i was connected,sorry i cant help further.

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So I had my brand new netgear router modem hooked up, I could never get connection to the internet, i have been on the phone with netgear techsupport for like 6 hours total, and i have been on the phone with my internet provider for couple hours, and it still doesnt work.

I used the setup wizard of the netgear to get the ip address, but it would never show up, so talk to the techs at netgear they said i need a id and password to sign on, cause dsl usually needs a username and password, so i call up tech support of my internet provider asking for it, and they said doesnt have, so then tried other things with netgear, nothing worked,

in the netgear manuall it says dat ip address wit the numbers 192.186.-.- is a private ip address and needs to sign up with certain site to get a ip address, but when i asked the netgear tech support he said that it doesnt matter,

the info i got
dynamic ip address
cant obtain ip address

Please if you have any info about this pls let me know im on my 3rd weekend of tryin to set it up and im running out of days to return it, thank you

Answer:NETGEAR router with dsl modem

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I have recently purchased a Netgear Ethernet DG834 modem and router. All connected fine.It does seem to be dropping connection when I leave my computer unattended. It occasionally tells me that the LAN cable is unplugged then immediately tells me that I am connected at 100Mbps. My ISP is Pipex and I have downloaded the latest firmware.Can anyone explain what is happening.I have disabled Zone Alarm but that does not seem to make a difference.XP Pro

Answer:Netgear Modem Router

A friend has just installed for me the same router/modem. I also am on Pipex and have no problems.When using my Toshiba notebook on the wireless connection, I must close Zone Alarm on the PC, or there is no connection on the notebook.No help for your problem I know. On the box I see it says, 24/7 technical support, (from where I don`t know).

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Hey all,
I've been having some problems connecting to the internet with my Netgear wireless router(WGR614V16). Ok so I got a Linksys(befcmu10)
Cable modem. I can connect my 2 computers fine with no router, but when I hook up the netgear all I get is a 192 address with internet icon in the network connections folder. I goto page and it brings me to a setup wizard without having to enter the admin admin.
It try's to detect the internet but can't and shows me a picture on how to set it up. I go back into the Network connections folder and the internet icon has disappeared.
I've tried just about everything I can think of reseting the router unplug modem first router second and turn back on in that order. Restarting the computers, inputing manuel IP addresses for both computers. I still can't get onto the internet with the netgear router.
If anyone can help me with this problem would be awsome.

Oh sorry for any misspells I suckz at da spelzin

Answer:Solved: Linksys cable modem with netgear wireless can't connect to the internet

nm figured it out I reset the cable modem and then the netgear router and finally worked.

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When I try connecting my PC to my cable modem via Ethernet cable there is no internet access, but it does say its connected ( windows xp and 7...2 different PCs). But when I plug in my wireless router directly to the cable modem, I get internet access, what gives? I did reset everything and this problem still occurs. I'm not a total noob when it comes to networking, but this is baffling! I did troubleshooting over the internet, no help at all

(btw for folks who know about ps3...When my ps3 is directly connected to the cable modem I get NAT type 1, and online play works flawless. yet why wouldn't doesn't the internet work on my pc?)

Answer:cable modem to pc, no good...modem to router to pc

Brand and model of the cable modem?

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

Answer:Use ADSL wireless modem router with cable modem

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

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A week ago, my computer suddenly could not connect to the internet. I was using a cable directly connected to the cable modem.

Since then, I've tried:

1) Added a WiFi router connected to the cable modem. Tried using the WiFi card built in to the computer. It connects but reports "limited access", and there is no connection to the internet, and I can't access the router itself.

2) Bought a new Ethernet card, installed the drivers that came with it. I've tried it connected through the WiFi router's hard ports and directly to the modem. Hard resets (power cycling off 2 minutes) on the modem each time and still no connection.

3) In device manager, both Ethernet cards show as "working normally" with no errors. So does the WiFi card.

4) ipconfig shows only "tunneling" devices with media disconnected.

5) I've uninstalled and re-installed the drivers for the on-baord Ethernet, the WiFi card, and the new Ethernet card.

After reading some other posts, I captured the output from ipconfig and several netsh commands. I've attached them to this post. The files starting with netsh are basically the command entered with underscores replacing the spaces from the commands used to generate them.

I also borrowed another computer. It connects both directly through the cable modem, and using the Ethernet ports on the router. It doesn't have WiFi, so I couldn't test that method of access. It can also connect to and c... Read more

Answer:Lost connection to Internet. Using Cable modem, ethernet cable.

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Hi all,

Recently I purchased the above mentioned router, cos I have just got a new laptop that is WI-FI enabled so I thought that I would try wireless, but with no joy !!!!!!!!

I'm connected via cable to a modem then to the router. When I turned on the router it ran the quick test no problem. The internet light is illuminated and blinking occasionally, so I presume that there is a connection there. The Wireless icon remains unlit nothing from that (don't know if there should be), but I am unable to connect to the net the laptop says there are networks available, but I don't know if it has picked up someone else's router.

P.S the internet runs fine on my PC.

The laptop is running Vista as an O/S, which I do not really know much about.

A really dumb question "do I need to install the netgear software first"

Sorry for being thick.


Answer:Netgear Wireless-G Cable Router WGR614

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Hi, i recently changed my internet service provider from tiscalli to virgin. virgin
gave us a new netgear router. thier are four dsl cable slots in this router. the main
dsl cable which is connected to the main computer works fine, the internet is extremely fast and

now instead of using a wireless connection for other computers around the house, we have
longer 30 meter dsl cables connected from the router to other computers around the house, but now with the new isp and new netgear router the internet is extremely slow for other computers around the house.

theres nothing wrong with the dsl wire as it was working fine with our old isp and our old netgear router just yesterday. thier also cannot be nothing wrong with the isp and router as the internet works really fast on the main computer.

please any suggestions as weve paid our first month for virgin broadband. thanks.

Answer:Slow internet via DSL cable with new ISP and Netgear Router

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OMG the day which every single EU End User hates to happen just happened. My Trusty Cable/Router has kicked the bucket and stopped working. I have had a feeling for the last couple of weeks that something was happening or just about to happen and it did. In the middle of playing SKYRIM which sucked, because I lost the link to Steam and I thought that there was a problem with Steam again but I looked over and all the LED's on the front of the router are on... 2.4GHz and 5GHz are showing as all working normal but it will not connected. the oddest thing though, it that wired is showing as media disconnected.

Okay, I've seen this before and it's a simple fix... reboot the router then the modem and wait for them to start talking to each other which they do, but not for long it seams because they then decide to disconnect and all the lights are on but nobody is in. So to speak. I tried the cable modem was a standalone and it works fine. Scratching my head, I'm thinking that it's a router problem because wireless and wired are not communicating, we know it's working because the cable modem works fine as a standalone, because of my work I've got a couple of spare CAT5 cables so I have removed all the cables and these are all new cables and I know there isn't anything wrong with them. I tired one cable in each port to all my appliances and no data, nothing but the LED is on to state it's working which doesn't make any sense at al... Read more

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I use Earthlink Cable Internet. I use a Netgear RP614v2 router. I can connect to the internet with both computers but the only problem is that I can't connect through Earthlink TotalAccess 2004 (Earthlink ISP software). I can't connect with neither computers. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Answer:Netgear ROuter nd Cable INternet Problem

Also, I tried contacting Earthlink support but they ended up trying to sell me their home networking package instead of helping me.

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Help me please! First of all, I'm not very good with computers and all of the terminology. I have Virgin Media connected and recently bought a Virgin Media Netgear Router - WGR614. I have tried and tried to connect this and configure the router to my laptop but it just won't work! I have used the Netgear website instructions and the Virgin Media Wireless set up CD but still no luck. It did come up on my list of available network connections at one stage but could not 'acquire the network address'. Now I can't even get it up on my available network list.

I have reset the router many times, disconnected and connected everything. I'm thinking maybe I have to do something else on my pc to allow the wireless connection? I have used wifi before on this pc and have had no problems at all.

Virgin Media will not help at all since I already have an internet connection so I don't know what to do. Can anyone help me?

Answer:Can't connect my Netgear cable router to my laptop

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Make and exact model and hardware version of any other network equipment, like a repeater, a booster, hi-gain antenna, etc.
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?

On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

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

Type the following commands on separate lines, fo... Read more

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hello,Came across the site and did a search in the forum but couldn't find exactly the answer so...I have just bought a Netgear WGT624 wireless router to use with my BT bb, for which I have a USB modem, a an Alcatel Speedtouch USB. after looking I now realise that my router may not work with the USB modem(?) but is there an alternative apart from changing the router / getting another modem? Is there a cable that has Ethernet to telephone plug? I wonder if there is maybe that would work, but at the moment the only thing that goes into the back of the computer is the USB plug on the modem. The telephone wire goes into a socket half way down the modem cable. Naturally I haven't had any luck getting the router to work.thanksGary

Answer:netgear wireless router to USB modem

I assume you have ADSL and not cable?The Netgear WGT624 has not got an ADSL modem built into it so you will need to get either a router with a built in ASDL modem or you could just get an Ethernet modem to plug into the Netgear WGT624.I would suggest you get a router with built in modem, its the easiest option!.

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I have installed DG632 using the ethernet connection and was looking to connect my laptop using the USB port.I spent 2 evenings talking to their techies trying to get it to work with the laptop.In the end I gave up and am still using it with my desktop and lan.I e-mailed Netgear who then told me I can`t connect my laptop to the USB port and that I must set it up for the desktop to use USB and the laptop to use the Lan.Why doesn`t it work either way.Can I connect a wireless router to it and put a PMCIA card in the laptop.

Answer:Netgear DG632 modem router

You may need to install some software with the PCMIA card, if not done already.

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I have just bought a NETGEAR DG834G wireless modem router.The problem is i have virgin media for broad band,tv and phone but the new modem does not have a connection on the back for the coaxial cable.So i have plugged it into the phone line(virgin)and it wont work.Is this modem not compatible with cable or does anyone know if i can get it working.Thanks in advance

Answer:Netgear modem/router with virgin?

The Netgear DG834G is a *COMBINED* Router & ADSL Modem for use only with ADSL broadband provided via the phone line. It is, unfortunately, *NOT SUITABLE* for Virgin's "Cable" broadband service for which you require what is called a "Cable/DSL Router", which doesn't incorporate a modem - it connects to Virgin's Cable Modem or Set-top box by ethernet cable. Something like the Netgear WGR614 is suitable.

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Hi.I have a Netgear DG834G v2 router/modem. It is wireless, but I am using it connected directly by cables. My problem is, I am using webcams connected via , but the router won't let the connection through. Obviously I need to change a setting in my router page. I have read through all the help pages I can get, but find it all rather daunting, being pretty green at this sort of stuff. Can anyone explain in plain simple English what I need to do. As a matter of interest, I am connected with a Thompson Speedtouch modem at the moment, and my link works fine with that. It's just that I can't connect to the internet with my other puters.I am running XP Pro, with SP2.

Answer:Netgear DG834G v2 Router/Modem

I fail to see why your router should be intefering with your web cam, unless you are using it through your router with a wireless link.Think of your router as another computer which is attached to yours, if you are using your webcam through your own pc then the router will not affect it. The only thing that I can suggest is that you have not configured your router correctly, I weuld suggest calling the Netgear help line - they work 24/7 and you will speak to a very helpful guy in India who has always been able to solve my problems!!

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I have Charter cable Internet service. I recently called Charter because the service was dragging and many times unable to connect. They stated I was paying for 30mbps but my Motorola Surfboard modem was only capable of 15mbps. I decided to purchase a new modem of course the only one in stock at Best Buy was the $159.00 Motorola Surfboard Extreme Wireless Cable Modem Gateway. Now I also have a separate Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Router WNDR3400 as well.

When I refresh my Internet access I now have both Netgear and Motorola as wireless connections. My question is which one do I connect with and also, do I need both of these items Motorola modem and Netgear router? I find that when using the Netgear connection the Internet seems to be a little bit faster than if I use the Motorola connection. I'm just really confused about whether I need both of these items and if I have them set up correctly. I called charter and my MAC Id is set up for the Motorola modem. Please help if you can, thanks.

Answer:Motorola modem and Netgear Router

You have a modem/wireless router. There is no reason to add another wireless router unless, well, unless you have a reason to do so. And, "a reason to do so" means experiencing some issue with the Motorola that can be improved/solved by adding more equipment.

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I have a Netgear DG834GUK wireless router/modem. Unbeknown to me - and its status and reporting pages - it has been gradually dying with loads (and I mean loads) of drop-outs, slow connections.So, having got terribly hacked off with this, I plugged in my trusty old speedtouch usb modem from virgin and all is well again! (And, yes, I have been slagging off virgin elsewhere in these forums.)Later on, over the holiday break, I shall try and get my good old-fashioned, stone-age router up and running instead. But, before then...Despite searching google and Netgear's site, I can't find a way of uninstalling the Netgear device.Anyone know a way, or what I should do?

Answer:Uninstall Netgear router/modem?

...and I found it.In add/remove, it is not under netgear, it's under DG834!And I looked several times!!!Duh!

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I use cabled internet connection. I have only one internet cable. I plug in to my laptop, write the MAC address of the internet, open the log-in page of the internet service, write down the username and password and then I surf the internet. The question is how can I set up my wireless router?

I tried it but there was no internet access. I know the password of my wireless router's password but when it connects it says 'No Internet Access'. So I went to my laptop's wireless port advanced settings and wrote down the MAC address in the Network Address tab. Still no connection.

So I am asking, what can I do in such situation like this? Do I need a modem to do this or the MAC address/log-in page is causing problem. I need answers ASAP, thank you.

Answer:Is it possible to set up NETGEAR wireless router without a modem?

go to the router web page... (or similar), set up a wireless network, then try your adapter...

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I posted some time ago my problems setting up what may have been a faulty Netgear 834 router. Since then I have not purchased anything else.I am quite confused as to what to buy. I am looking for a decent range as I wish to site the router on the ground floor and the computers that will access the signal will be on the first floor and one some 10m away on the first floor. I also wold like easy setup and preferably a free helpline!Having read various reports I am homing in on a Netgear Rangemax but what should I go for - Rangemax WPN824 MIMO G, DG834N Rangemax NEXT, etc? Any others?Any suggestions or better ideas?

Answer:Netgear Wireless Modem Router

Can I also throw in the Netgear 834PN to the equation. Do any of these have an advantage over another from this selection or other company?

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Thanks so much for any help.

At the moment I have a Dell 8200 series desk top computer running windows XP my isp is Optimum Online. I have a netgear router that I want to hook up to my DSL modem so that my dell wireless laptop also using windows XP can have access to get online. I dont want to share files or anything I just want the wireless signle so the laptop can access the internet.

My main question is. In the set up directions it says to disconnect the Ethernet cable from my computer to the cable or DSL modem. So Ok there does not seem to be a Ethernet cable hooked to my computer to disconnect. My DSL box is hooked to the computer by way of a usb cable.

There is a place on the DSL modem that is for an Ethernet cable, at the moment this space is empty. So not really sure where to go from here. I did call Netgear twice but I had a very hard time understanding what the tech was telling me so I was hoping someone here maybe able to give me some clues as what I should do.

Thanks Again,

Answer:Hooking up Netgear Router to DSL Modem?

Power down all devices, computers, router and cable modem.

Remove the USB cable from your computer to the cable modem. You wont need this.

Install an ethernet cable from router WAN port to the ethernet port on the cable modem.

Install an ethernet cable from your computer to port 1 of the router.

After all is hooked up. In this order.....power up the cable modem and wait 35 seconds, power up the router and wait 35 seconds, then power up the pc.

After your wired connections are working, power on the laptop and see if you can connect.

After this is done you will have to tweek the router to set up some kind of wireless security.

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Hi,I'm looking at modem routers so I can plug my ASDL connection into them and then wire them into my main computer through ethernet for the fastest connection and use other devices wirelessly around the home.I'd like a NetGear and have had a look around the site, but does anyone know a good NetGear wireless modem router that's black and can be used for ASDL? It would be nice if it could go with my new computer :)

Answer:Which NetGear Modem Router for ASDL?

NETGEAR RangeMax Wireless N ADSL Modem Routerclick here

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I am trying to install a Netgear DG834 ADSL router/Modem to my pc . I have done all the connections as shown in the installation guide and have got as far as the section which says "connect to the router by typing click here in the address bar of internet explorer.Then enter username and password". How can I open internet explorer to do this when I cannot get on to the internet until it`s done It`s a vicious circle. Can someone enlighten me please.Meshuga.

Answer:Configuring Netgear Router/Modem.

Go control panel internet options then connectionsand tick never dialStart internet explorer and type in http

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I unplugged everything during a storm, even the cable line. After I plugged everything back in the pc link light wouldn't come on on the modem. Cable tech support said modem is working, can get online when I plug the computer ethernet directly into modem. Netgear tech support said router is working. I am on a wired system as you can tell running windows xp. I reset my ip address and have unplugged both several times and left unplugged for several minutes. As far as reconfiguring via Netgear instructions I can only find instructions for wireless, not wired.

Answer:Netgear router won't communicate with modem

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Hi there,
Following the failure of my very old Webstar Modem, i'm about to install the above new wireless router (VMDG 280)
My current set up is this:
Virgin cable connected Webstar modem which is upstairs(broadband cable comes in from the loft). Webstar modem is then connected to my Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router F5D8230-4. My Desktop and printer is wired to the Belkin, my Laptop which is generally used downstairs is connected wirelessly to Belkin. I also have an Xbox downstairs that is wired via a Lea branded 200mbps netplug through to the Belkin upstairs.
My first question is this: Is the new Netgear modem/routers wireless capabilities any better than my Belkin?
My second question is will my new intended setup work:
My intended new set up is this:
Replace my old Webstar modem with the new Netgear, keeping it upstairs. Relocate the Belkin downstairs and connect it to the Netgear via the netplug (giving me a 4 port router so i can also connect the PS3 wired).
Then depending on the answer to my first question, i will either use the Belkin as the wireless connection to my network or the Netgear.
Any help or advice on setting up the best network would be great.
Thanks in advance

Answer:New Virginmedia Netgear Modem/Router

If you're happy with the performance of your Belkin router then you can plug it into the new Modem/Router's LAN port and continue to connect through it. Locate it wherever you want. One problem though, computers connected to the different routers will be in different Subnets (IP address ranges) and therefore unable to communicate for "File & Printer Sharing", if that is a requirement.

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After reading good reports on these forums about the above modem I had a look at netgears web site and noticed that some people had reported that a certain aspect would not work. I cant remember exactly what it was but it was something along the lines of "FTPor TPF" would not work.Anybody any idea what this might refer to.Sorry to be so vague. Lots of others gave an excellent report. Am considering getting one.Regards,Meshuga.

Answer:Netgear DG834 modem/router.

click hereNot sure but will bump up to the top if nothing else! Got the DG834G which is the wireless version. Only 100 including one adapter, may be worth a look. See the link above...R

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I believe that my Netgear modem/router has changed settings and is preventing Google home page from loading on my two wireless computers.I can load Google home page no problem on my main computer but my PDa and laptop are failing to loadthe home page.How can I check the settings to see if this is the case and then change them back please?

Answer:Netgear Modem/router settings

remove all the security and see if it works then.

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WHich would be better for me..?

I have a speedtouch 330 modem as provided by orange ISP
for my supposed 8mb connecting.
Would I be better off with a router such as a netgear or similar?
Would the ethernet connection give me better speed and reliability?

Is it hard to set up?

Thanks all.

Really stuck on this one.


Answer:Speedtouch modem or Netgear router?


I use a Wireless 4 port Netgear router ( Netgear D834G )with Orange and have done since they were Freeserver/Wanadoo, with no problems at all, they are VERY easy to setup. I do personally like Netgear products but Linksys are also good.

Yes ethernet will give you better stability and you loose the flakyness of the USB drivers, especially with Vista.

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I'm not even going to pretend I am knowledgable of modems and routers so please bear w/ me here. I just got a refurbished NetGear DGND3300 modem/router. The install went fine w/ only a few hiccups. Today the page that you access all your router settings prompted me to update I did. Now the DGND3300 does not work. It says I need to re-load the CD that was supposed to come w/ it. Since it was refurbished I did not get a CD only a piece of paper telling me to log onto for it. I have searched and searched the site and cannot find any download of this CD. Untill I can correct this my new modem/router is completely useless. Thank God I kept my old modem (which is how I'm submitting this).

Anyone have any insight as to how I can correct this problem? TIA.

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I am trying to get ride of my satellite modem with a cable modem. The satellite modem is actually on cards inside my Dell. Anyway, I have an the satellite modem, a WinXP, and a 98SE networking fine through a Kingston KWS800/WG switch. I simple unplug the RJ45 from the satellite modem and plug in the cable modem -- then things get nasty. The XP can surf the net through the cable modem but now cannot see (or find) the 98SE system. If I unplug the cable modem and wait a few moments, then the XP and 98SE are able to communicate.
Any ideas how to remedy this awful mess?

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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.

can any one save me time and give me some help?... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

i setup a static ip
i used

dns i tried a few different ones from following guides

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

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Hi there!
I have two computers an imac and a pc which i am using my pc as a server. When I used router to connect both computers to the same interent, my friends couldn't log into my server. even though I disabled the routers firewall , misteriously it would comeback and still my friends could not connect to the server. When I knocked out the router and connected my pc (the server) to the modem, then everything seemed to be ok. the problem is now I can't go online using my imac. The error message is something about invalid IP configuration. Apprantly, there is only one ip address available when using modem directly. I don't know how to solve it. Can I use splitter before modem? in that case, I guess, I will need two modems, is that true? and I am not sure if cable company will register two modems!!

I am very new in this and am trying to learn so many things. I would really appreciate if you could kindly help me.

Answer:how can I share 1 interenet line (cox cable) to a pc and mac without using router?

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So I have this cisco router and I was wondering if I can share my cable internet connection between computers with it. Its a 2500 seris and has 2 serial ports and 1 ethernet console and AUX.

Someone suggested to me to buy a second one and link them with serial and have the internet going into the ethernet on one and through the serial to the second and the a link from the seconds' ethernet into a switch. Ideas?

Answer:Cisco router - share cable broardband?

you need one with 2 ethernet ports...or do what that person told you...

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I've checked every where e.g. home page of NetGear, Google and I can't find this issue. I have a netgear cable DSL web safe router model RP114 can I configure this for NAT settings? Amir46

Answer:netgear cable DSL web safe router model RP114

It looks like port-forwarding might do the trick.
look here:

It is in French, but scroll down, and the explanations towards the end are then mostly in English.

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HiI have been trying everything but so far unable to connect securely. I have tried manual and auto via WPA.The only way I seem to be able to connect if I disable to router security. It works fine like that but I live in the city so dont want open acess for all.Please can anyone help us out here to connect the PS3 to the internet. It did work ok at parents house.I am using PS3 to connect wireless to a netgear modem connected to Virgin Cable. I have checked passwords etc.Thanks.

Answer:ps3 connection with netgear & Virgin cable

check the others connection also may be there is a problem thanks[url=click here]photos on canvas[/url]

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Hello all,

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

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

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

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

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

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I am using a Netgear Wireless-G Modem Router with Windows XP. Until recently all worked well. Now it has started to disconnect from the Internet if it is left idle for about 10 mins. Reboot it and it works fine. Any thoughts?

Answer:Netgear Wireless-G Modem Router Problem

I guess that if it is G modem/router that it is fairly elderly. It may be that is coming to the end of its life. How is it connected to the pc?

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I changed internet companies. I had comcast and went to verizon. I have a Westell modem model 6100G and a netgear wireless router model number WGR614 v5. I need help connecting the two. I can get the internet through just the modem..but not wen I hook it up with the please Heidi

Answer:how to connect netgear router to verizon dsl modem

Hierhaps this link can help.

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Spectrum increased my WiFi speed from 60 mbps to 100 mbps, however, my Netgear C3600 modem router will only give me 51 mbps, but when i hard wire it,with lan cable i get 118 mbps. When i called customer support for Netgear, they wanted to charge me $150 to help with this problem. When i went online to Netgear, there were many, many people emailing them with this same problem.

My laptop is a Asus with I7 technology, and it's using the latest Windows 10. I tried shutting down the Modem and rebooting the computer and not solving the problem.

Answer:Netgear C3600 Modem, Router problem

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I am using NETGEAR DG834G router connected by yellow ethernet cable.Some weeks ago the download speed dropped rapidly and is now very slow.Configured download speed is shown as 135k but speeds being received vary between 70-105 kbps.I have been in contact with Netgear,BT and Virgin who have all passed the buck after telling me to try different things.The latest being that the 135k figure needs increasing,but no one knows how.can anyone help as i am now desperate?


Have you reset the router by power it off wait 5 second and power it back on?

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Hi thereI have just purchased the above modem router and have attempted to install it to use instead of my rubbish Speedtouch from Orange. I have followed installation instructions but get no Internet light?? Any suggestions? Do I need to change internet settings somewhere other than the setup??Help!! Was really looking forward to using my laptop wirelessly!I am trying to connect it wired to my desktop computer to use wirelessly with laptop. I do have a wireless USB adapter for desktop if this will make a difference?Looking forward to some adviceThanksMarie x

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Hello Everyone!

I have a netgear WNR2000 (V2) that I want to use as my main router, but (and I assume) it is not a modem, so I have 2 modems that I might be able to use... 1st is a westell G90-610014-20 Rev: D, the other is a Westell E90-610014-06 REV: C...

if I can get this setup to work I will be so happy! but the closest I've got is the G90 connecting to the internet... but not talking right to the router... (can't even get the E90 to connect to the internet)

I don't really know much about this stuff as far as terminology... but I think what I need to do is bridge the modem???

Thanks for any replies!

Answer:Need Netgear Router to run off Westell (centurylink) modem.

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I have been given a Netgear DG834PN wireless modem router by a friend who cannot use it any more.
The thing is, I get my broadband via the cable company, and I have to use the modem from them as this Netgear router cannot use a cable connection.
My question is, can I use this modem router as just a router, ie can I put the ethernet output from my cable modem into the ethernet port of this router, and then use it wirelessly with my laptop (I have a compatible Netgear wireless usb adapter)? Or is that I have to have an adsl connection in order to use the wireless capability?

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Am considering changing ISP from DSL to cable/broadband. Anyone have any experience with one of these or can offer a "better" alternative: Change may or may not happen. I still have some questions for the potential broadband provider. Plus need to run another cable in the attic. Oh joy.

Appreciate your input. Thanks ...

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I am hoping to replace my ISP's free wifi/router with a better model. The service that I have is a fibre broadband which requires VDSL2.
There is an offer on for a Netgear M200 modem which is reported to work well with my ISP. The only problem is that a separate wifi/router will be required.
My question is because the modem is VDSL2 does the router have to be compatible (i.e VDSL2 capable) as well? or can any wifi/router be used?

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I currently own a Netgear DG834PN and a Huawei SmartAX MT882. I use the Huawei modem with an ethernet link to my PC to access the internet with Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit.

I want to supply this internet connection to my computer downstairs (running Windows XP Home Edition SP2) via wireless. I already own a wireless USB adapter for the computer downstairs.

I have previously used the Netgear modem/router to access the internet on my Vista computer and wirelessly on my XP computer. However, I found that my Netgear ADSL connection to the internet is not very fast (by the ethernet link.)

My question is: how can I setup the Huawei modem to the Netgear modem/router so that the Huawei draws the internet directly from the ADSL line and supplies it to the Netgear which, in turn, supplies the internet wirelessy downstairs? I have heard of a bridge mode available of Vista, but I'm not sure whether to take advantage of it.

Thanks for your time

Answer:Connecting Netgear Router and Huawei Modem

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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

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QUESTION PLEASE..... Can anyone advise ... if I replace my BT Voyager 100 ADSL Modem with a Netgear DG834 ADSL Modem Router and then connect each PC's LAN Card to it by Cat 5e Patch Cables - {I know I get to share my BT Broadband from each of my three PC's and with this configuration you do not have to keep any one of the PC's on to connect] but in the absence of any other network Hubs/Switches/etc - will the DG834 also allow file sharing between the three PC's??

Answer:Netgear DG834 ADSL Modem Router

It will do.You can share any number of devices through the 4 port integrated switch, or you are able to connect it to a separate switch/hub.If you want any more details about the product, check out netgears website and choose your product from the top right hand corner. All the technical details are hereHope this helps.

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Has anyone bought this click here

Answer:New Netgear RangeMax Router with ADSL Modem

I have a corporate client who lives in a whacking great house in North London. About two years ago I installed a Netgear router for the broadband connection. At the time the family had only two machines that were not too far from the router,and things were fine.Now, all three sons have laptops in their rooms, there's a PC in the basement, and the client's wife brings a laptop home from work. The NetGear just wasn't up to the job anymore,and everyone was complaining about flaky connections, so a couple of months ago back I went with one of these NetGear Rangemax routers. The result was dramatic, all machines suddenly had very strong signals, and I haven't heard a word of complaint since.Buy one.

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hi im in abit of a muddle regarding adsl2 modem and netgear router. i have a desk top pc connected to a d-link modem via an ethernet cable i wish to ad a wireless router to be able use use my laptop but still keeping the desk top on ethernet.the modem is a d-link 320t and the router is a rangemax wpnt 834.with the help of my 15 year old son we have managed to get some sort of connection but something is not quite right as the network drops on and off quite frequently so it is hard to connect to web sites and network gaming this applies to the desk top as is a list of the ethernet local area connection configs from the desk top ipconfigpysical address 00-14-85-c6-7a-00dhcp enabled yesauto config yesip address mask gateway server servers these figures in mind can anyone help or foward me the figures i will need to configure the wireless router and adsl modem. many thanks

Answer:netgear router / d-link adsl2 + modem

The router's WAN port should be connected to the Ethernet Modem and it (the router) should get the IP address allocated by the ISP. The router, in turn, allocates IP addresses to the computers connected to it using the 192.168.1.x range.At the moment, your PC is getting the IP address of which it shouldn't have, that's the router's WAN IP address. Have you definitely connected the router's WAN port and not one of its LAN ports to the Modem?

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Can anyone advise me whether this router would be compatible with Windows 8.

Answer:NETGEAR Wireless-N 300 Router with DSL Modem DGN2200

As far as I'm aware the router you mention supports Windows 8.

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Hi everyone,

Hi, I'm a sorta newbie/intermediate. I don't have professional networking experience. I'm even a little unsure of subnet masks.

I hope my newbie questions won't be too irritating.

A local charity wants to keep costs low by separating out their office computers from the student computers and also a satellite charity in the same building. That makes effectively three separate networks. Right now they have one simple 16 port switch on which all the machines are connected. Both the office computers and the dependent (rather smaller) charity have sensitive info on the computers and the charity boss is adamant that he want the networks unable to see each other so that at least his office computers are in a walled garden, so to speak. There's no real server just a shared folder on one of the desktops (only 3 computers in the main office).

Rather than a real physical separation, which would expensively entail 3 separate internet connections, I was thinking to do this with vlans. Am I on the right track?

Presumably I would configure 3 vlans with different subnets. How might this work with the (rather old) consumer netgear broadband adsl router?

For example, presumably the netgear would have its DHCP server switched off. Then presumably the managed switch would hand out the correct ip addresses for each vlan with its own dhcp server. Is that right? I am supposing that each vlan would have a different subnet, but maybe this isn't necess... Read more

Answer:one netgear router/modem and a managed switch for this...?

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Hi I have a Netgear ADSL combined wireless router modem. I am moving to a new house with DSL and i have a bog standard DSL modem. What i would like to know is whether it's possible to connect the DSL modem via the ethernet cable to my wireless modem/router and turn off the ADSL modem function to just using the router as a wireless action point to the DSL modem?Hope this makes sense.Thanks

Answer:Netgear ADSL wireless router modem - help!

to clarify - have been running 2 computers successfully off a ADSL line broadband with the modem / router but am moving to a virgin media area and have their cable service. I know ADSL / DSL are different - but if i plug the DSL modem into the ADSL modem / router, can i turn off the modem function and just use the router to make my DSL internet wireless...

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I have a rather old Win 98se desktop computer, and use as my ADSL broadband provider.When I subscribed to broadband I was sent a Speedtouch 330 USB modem, which has been working fine.I have just bought the above modem, so that I can also use my laptop wirelessly.As my desktop did not have an ethernet card I purchased a Belkin one, which seems to have installed successfully.I have plugged an RJ45 between my desktop and the Netgear and, without connecting to the internet, tried to connect to the Modem using click here (as per the instructions).But my computer cannot see it.I cannot ping it either "host unreachable".The instructions say that I should be using DHCP.In the TCP/IP properties, under WINS configuration it says "Use DHCP for WINS resolution".Is that all I need to have selected to ensure that DHCP is set??When I run a winipcfg it says:ipconfig mask server can I not see the modem??RegardsBarry

Answer:PC Cannot connect to Netgear DG834PN Modem Router

Sorry, this forum has tried to be clever with my text, and changed an IP address to a link.In the above message, the "click here" should be the IP address if the Netgear which is http: // 192 . 168 . 0 . 1 (without the spaces).

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I'd like to setup a home network, I'm with AOL, has anyone used the Netgear DG834GT Wireless Modem Router, as opposed to the Netgear DG834G Wireless Modem Router, with AOL Broadband silver, to do this? Information on ease of use, probs or pitfalls would be welcome - thanks.

Answer:Netgear DG834G Wireless Modem Router


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