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How do you get wireless router to share Internet connection?

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

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

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

Correct/Latest Drivers for the wireless card?

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

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Any help on how to achieve this ?

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

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

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OS: Windows 7

Desktop connected to the internet via usb network adapter
The desktop has a lan card

How can I setup the OS so the wireless internet connection is shared to the lan connection to a router to the router can receive an internet connection.

Answer:How can I share a internets wireless connection to lan via router

First off you really don't need that router. Second you have to use Internet Connection Sharing which basically turns your Host computer into a router for other devices that are connecting through it. You would need a switch to connect more then one device and that router can be made to work as just a switch.

Read up on Internet Connection Sharing.

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Hey everyone,

I have been having a LOT of issues with Time Warner Cable recently. Yet again, my internet is out. They will be sending a tech out tomorrow to resolve the issue.

While I have my macbook and can connect to my cousins internet nextdoor, my dad is out of luck. Here's an idea that came into my head...I just don't know if it will work...

In the past, I could connect to my cousins wireless internet, share it over the mac's ethernet port and then connect a PC to the macbook. This will give that computer an internet connection.

I was wondering, could I do the same thing, but instead of connecting a specific computer to the macbook, could I connect my router's WAN port to the macbook's ethernet port. I figured this would kind of make the macbook act as a modem.

I did give it a shot, and the router's data light WAS blinking. However, the computers connected to the router could not get an internet connection. Is there anyway I can make this happen so all of the computers have access for the next 24 hours?

The one thing I noticed is that the mac was giving it's ethernet port and IP of 169.x.x.x. Could that be a problem?

Any suggestions of if I can get this to work is appreciated!


Answer:Share laptops wireless connection for router?

The problem with doing as you suggest is that you have no DHCP server on the network segment between the Macbook and your router. Does the mac have the ability to bridge the network adapters ( wireless and wired) like windows does? If it does, then I would connect the wired port on the macbook to a LAN port on your router. This would effectively make your router operate as a switch that is an expansion on your cousin's network. You would have to turn off the DHCP server on your router.

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Hi! I looked through the tutorials and didn't see anything quite like this so I'm wondering what needs to be done to get this working.

I had C0X internet hooked to my modem, had the modem hooked to my wired router and the router distributing the internet to my desktop and two xboxs, and my laptop was just picking up free wireless internet (much faster than what i was paying for!).

So I canceled my C0X subscription and I'm wondering this: can I receive wireless internet for free on my laptop, then send this signal via ethernet cable to my router, and have the router distribute the signal to my desktop pc and my xboxs? i'll attach a picture of what i'm talking about if you need it.

the laptop is winxp sp3 and the desktop is win 7 x86 ultimate...

i ran the internet connection sharing wizard on the laptop on the wireless connection and went to use the usb drive to configure the windows 7 but it says 'netsetup.exe is not a valid win32 application'... so i'm not sure where to go from here... in the network map on 7 ultimate it lists the desktop, the switch, the gateway and the xboxes, but it says no internet...if there's already a link i missed or someone who's done this successfully, please let me know.. thank you!

Answer:Share a Wireless Connection to a Wired Router (XP to 7)

Are you saying you are using someone elses internet access so you cancelled yours? Do they know you are using it?

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My PC connects to the internet through a Netgear RangeMax access point. My roommate's computer, which is a few feet away from mine, gets poor signal and we are getting latency issues in WoW on her computer (while mine has none) and we both have the same wireless NICs (US Robotics). However, my signal is good and I have no issues in WoW.

Is there a way I can simultaneously connect to wireless and my Linksys wired router and connect her computer to the Linksys and share my internet connection through it somehow?


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

Any help is much appreciated...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Can't share internet connection via router

Do you have mdnsresponder.exe in the task manager?

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

Windows XP: Set up a wireless network without a router

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

Anyone ever had this problem? did i forget something?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Answer:How to share internet connection without a router

Hi longlife,

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

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

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

Thanks for further assistance..

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

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

That way the router remains the access point.

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

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

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

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

Answer:Can't share internet via wireless ADSL router

Try click here on both laptops....

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I am in a bit of a dilemma. We just built a new shop and are trying to get wireless throughout the whole thing. However the situation is unique and I need some help.

The internet connection is actually a large area wireless connection. It is provided by DTN. Basically we have a dish type of thing on top the shop that picks up internet from a transmitter about 3 miles away. There is a large cable that goes from the dish into a Cisco 350 Wireless card in the computer.


Wireless Card:

We are given a static IP address from the company which is in the 10.1.x.x range. What my original plan was to use ICS to share the DTN connection to a wireless router that is connected to the LAN port of the host computer. However ICS only works for the ip address. We have to use the 10.1.x.x IP that we were given, that cannot be change. So because of this ICS does not seem like it will not work, unless there is a 3rd party tool that can used.

Also anytime that I enable the LAN port on the computer now that the router is plugged in, the internet drops off. it looks like the computer is defaulting to the LAN connection instead of teh DTN connection (which shows up as a wireless connection to XP). Is there anyway to stop this from happening?

Other notes:

Computer: It is a Core2Duo running windows XP Pro.

Does anyone ... Read more

Answer:Share a Wireless Internet Connection?

Your ISP is giving you a private IP address as your "static" IP? Is your ISP run by a 17 year old out of his mom's house? That is the same as if they gave you or similar as your static IP. That is also probably the reason ICS isn't working.

I have a few suggestions but none are perfect:

1. Call your ISP and bitch at them for being pathetic and get a real IP address from them.

2. Attempt to bridge your Wireless and LAN connections. You should then be able to plug the LAN port of your computer into the WAN port of the router, and use your 10.1 "static" IP as the WAN IP address on the router.

You'll still need an IP for the bridge interface on your computer though, but if you've only been assigned one "static" IP then you'll have to use that on the router WAN port instead. It should still bridge traffic even without an IP on the bridge interface but you won't have internet access on that computer unless you installed a 2nd LAN port and connected that 2nd LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the router.

3. Leave your setup as it is right now but use a proxy server to share internet access.

I've used this freeware in the past with good results:

It's not as simple as ICS in terms of sharing internet, but all you have to do is go into the browser settings of all the client computers and configure them to use th... Read more

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

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Dear friends

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

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

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

Question: What things should I be checking on the :

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

Any help would be highly appreciated.


Answer:Inability to share internet access through a wireless router

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Is it possible to share my internet connection with a 2nd wireless card?

Here's my scenario......I have free wifi at my apartment. But the signal is a little weak. My laptop's internal network card can pick up the signal, but my iPad doesn't see the network because the signal is too weak. I know my iPad can connect to the network, because I can pick up the signal on it in the laundry room.

So if I have a 2nd wireless card, can I share the internet connection to my iPad? I can't find a solution anywhere, everything I find is how to share a wired connection with a wifi card, but not share a wifi connection.
Any ideas?

I'm running XP Pro

Answer:Use 2nd wireless card to share internet connection

everything I find is how to share a wired connection with a wifi card, but not share a wifi connection.Click to expand...

No real difference. Set up an ad-hoc wireless network between laptop and iPad and then in the laptop bridge the connections or enable ICS on the connection that has internet access. Note that ICS will not work if the apartment network is using 192.168.0.x IP addresses.

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I want get my xbox connected to my home network but I don't have a wireless bridge. The router is too far to connect the xbox directly to the router. But I do have a computer with a wireless adapter thats near the xbox. Is there way I can share my wireless connection to my xbox or at very least connect my xbox to my pc to access my files?

Thanks in advance for any help with this

Answer:share internet from a wireless connection to xbox

This configuration will allow you to connect to your remote computer with a crossover cable.

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It's my first post so go easy on me

I'm trying to setup a network that looks like this:

DSL Modem---Wireless Router+++++++wireless desktop-----Desktop

---- = wired
+++ = wireless
I'm trying to save myself from buying another wireless card so I was wondering if it's possible to connect my two desktops with crossover cable through their ethernet ports, and for both to get internet access through the one desktop and it's wireless adapter.

I have a D-Link 524 Airplus G router and a D-link Airplus G PCI adapter in the one computer. Both computers have onboard ethernet adapters. Both computers are running windows XP home.


Answer:Bridging a wireless connection to share internet

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ok win 7 laptop need to share internet connection its plugged into could just get a wireless router but not today any simple solutions to allow it to share its net connection with others? HAVE managed to get wireless netwrok goin but no internet accesable to the other computers etc

thanks been trying to get it

Answer:trying to share a laptops internet connection across its wireless adapter to other pc

Re: trying to share a laptops internet connection across its wireless adapter to othe

You have to set up a Ad-Hoc network. Routers are pretty cheap now days.

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I have at home an internet broadband connection PPPoE and two computers a desktop one further called PC and a notebook one further called laptop
I've made an ad-hoc wireless network between them
I've tried to share the internet connection through ICS, in order to have internet on laptop too, but from unknown reasons to me it doesn't work

The OS on PC is Windows XP Prof SP2 and on the laptop Windows Vista Ultimate
I've also set the ip for the wireless connection on the PC to, mask and on the laptop ip mask, default gateway and preferred DNS

In Windows vista it appeared connected to the wireless network, but no internet access. When i selected to diagnose the connection it said that it can't find DNS server or something like that.

I must say that the broadband connection has different ip's eveytime it connects. Must the ip's in the wireless connection be the same with the ip' broadband connection?

Answer:Share an broadband internet connection over a wireless network

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Setting up a wireless network at my boyfriend's. He has 2 PCs both running XP Home SP2 and has a D-Link DSL-G624T router with a USB dongle in the 2nd PC.

Network itself is set up fine, the two computers can see each other and share files. The only problem is that I can't share the internet connection.

I went into Network Connections on the PC that's plugged into the router and opened up the Local Area Connection properties, looked on the Advanced tab, and the Intenet Connection Sharing bit is missing! How on earth do I share the connection without it?

Sorry for being clueless, but I really need some advice.

Hope I've provided enough info.

Thanks for any help you can give.

Answer:Solved: Can't share internet connection over Wireless Network

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Here is the situation. I have setup a wireless network (802.11b) in my wife's office at work. I used a Netgear Wireless Cable/DSL Router with the factory defaults on (NAT = on and DHCP = on). Everything works fine on this network regarding file and printer sharing as well as internet connection sharing through NAT. The other part of my wife's office wants to share the internet connection that already exists but wants their own wireless network such that either local network cannot see the other's network. The office that wants to get hooked up just purchased their own Wireless Cable/DSL Router (vendor is Linksys) and wants to know if I can use that to hook them up to share the internet connection and at the same time provide them with their own LAN with no file or print sharing with the other LAN. How can I hook up the 2nd router to do this and what configuration changes must I make? I assume that I need to turn off DHCP on the 2nd router and possible set the gateway on the second router to the IP address of the 1st router which is by default. Let me know what to do ASAP. Thanks.

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I just recently bought a TPLINK TD W8950ND wireless N router. I have connected it to the internet and it works fine but the Ethernet speeds are reduced compared to my Netgear DG834GU. The wireless speeds on the wireless N router are indeed faster and the range is better, even though sometimes it loses wireless connection and doesn't connect until it is restarted.

To solve this problem I decided to try make the Netgear my primary router and connect the PC to that via Ethernet for its superior speeds, then connect that routers LAN to the tplinks wan port to share the internet connection wirelessly for its superior wireless capability. The problem is the internet connection is not being shared. I do no know much about networking but I set the routers to different static addresses within the subnet and turned off DCHP on the tplink router.

ANY help or different solutions would be welcome.

P.S. I find it odd that the TP link has slower Ethernet speeds being a newer modem router then the netgear, maybe its a configuration issue? because the line speed reads pretty high but the actual speed is no where near

Answer:Connecting two routers to share internet connection (wired to wireless)

I find it odd that the TP link has slower Ethernet speedsClick to expand...

My suspicion is a defective router.

When you daisy-chain routers the way you describe the Dhcp server of the second one must be enabled and almost always the routers need to be using different LAN subnets. Since you did not state any desire to protect the wireless devices from the ethernet connected ones I suggest putting everything on one LAN ...

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

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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

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

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you woul... Read more

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I was wondering if anyone could tell me if this connection will work.

At home I receive internet via cable (always on). Because the internet connection output is on the living room (where the tv is) it is a bit difficult to share the internet with the rest of my wire network which is located on the opposite side of the house.
I was thinking of setting up the following connection:

Set up a wireless router in the living room. Where my current network is, install a wireless NIC card in a pc. Use on the same pc the onboard NIC card to connect to a HUB and share the connection with the rest of the network.

Will it work??

Thank you in advance for your help


Answer:How to share internet connection with a wireless and normal wire network

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Sorry if this question is redundant but I can't make sense of all the acronyms used in the search results I got to know if they apply to me. So here's what my situation is:

I was given an 802.11g USB 2.0 Wireless LAN Adapter and the installation disk that goes with it. Now I can connect to the internet via a public wireless network - that's how I got here! :wave: So far, so good. Now I want to share the connection with my roommate. At our old house, we used a shared DSL connection through our home network. But when I tried to set up the home network at our new place (it's ethernet), it wouldn't let me share this intenet connection because it says that I am connecting to the interenet through another computer. But it's a public access connection...? There's no land line here, so no DSL or dial-up access is available. I don't have a very good understanding of the whole wireless internet thing in the first place, and there's no help file included with the wireless adapter. Is it possible to share this connection or not? I don't want to set up a wireless home network - I want to share the wireless internet connection on an ethernet home network. I'm very experienced with PC's but this is my first time using any wireless technology and I'm floundering. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Can I share a wireless public internet connection on my home network?

It does not matter what your connection is - wireless, wired, dialup, carrier pidgeons - it doesn't matter. You can always share it.

What you are experiencing may be some limitation of the Windows ICS or the wizard you are using. Depending on how the public access thing is set up, you may be able to share the connection by bridging the wireless and LAN connections on your computer. (Select both wireless and LAN in your network connections, right click and say that you want to bridge these two.

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Hoping someone can help.

I have a Sony Vaio laptop running Windows XP with a wireless connection to a broadband router.

Several weeks ago my laptop started dropping the internet connection randomly (I'm alos unabel to access email when this happens).

My wireless network icon in my toolbar shows the connection as 'Excellent' but for some reason both Internet and Email is not available. The only way to fix the problem has been to restart my laptop which is very frustrating.

I've noticed that this also happens randomly when I'm at home (using different wireless broadband modem) so I think the issue is my laptop not the 2 x routers/modems.

I'm running NOD32 for security as well (but have been for 4 years now with no problems till now).

Please help.

Answer:Wireless connection to Router good but Internet connection drops

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This crops up now and then in my clients machine repairs. Usually a complete reformat and reinstall sorts it. This time no joy. Windows XP on client's Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop.
Procedure was files and settings transfer before reformat. After reinstallation of Win XP restored files and settings. LAN connection to internet ok. Wireless connection to router ok. No Internet via wireless connection. Help!
Thanks in anticipation

Answer:No internet connection yet wireless connection ok to router

If the net is seen by the wireless then its usually the Password and/or WEP/WAP.

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Am a new Networking BEE I had built a small network of 20 systems at my office and there I had connected a switch and router.

All the switch ports have been covered by all the systems and one port is given to the router

And also I connected a HUB to the switch ..

It works fine for my internet connections to all the systems but how do i make authentication of passwords and username to my network systems from one server which I use server 2003 at one system

let me know the detailed step by step procedure to build.........

I would feel very happy If at all any Suggestions for me to make my Business grow.....

As early as possible ................

Thanks in Advance


Answer:Connection of Router to Switch and also a Hub to Switch - N/W systems internet share

>>I use server 2003 at one system

you need to enable Network Login, but that requires that win2003 have

a domain controller
a DHCP service
and a DNS service.
the Domain Controller is just another name for LDAP and it becomes the control point
for all systems.

get some books on Configuring Win2003 Server

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II P320 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2810 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 4 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 283814 MB, Free - 234483 MB; D: Total - 21125 MB, Free - 21034 MB; E: Total - 103 MB, Free - 88 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1441
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

I have just installed windows 7 premium disc on my laptop and then tried to connect to the internet via my wireless router, i couldn't connect using wireless, but have connected through wired connection,however my laptop shows no recognition of the router. Appreciate any help.

Answer:Internet connection to wireless router

can we see a device manager screen shot and an ipconfig /all

Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

windows key and pause Key should open to allow device manager to be seen on laptops may need to use windows key + FN key + Pause Key
if not then

Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
Full details are here
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to pas... Read more

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SYSTEM DETAILSRunning Win ME on P4 1700,512Mb, IE6, NTL (Virgin) cable Modem 2 Mb service,with Belkin wifi router connected to this PC via network card and another pc wirelessly. Running AVG free, Jetico firewall, Spywareblaster and Spybot.Full checks reveal no virus/spyware.PROBLEMOvernight lost all connection to internet. managed to re-establish by disconnecting Router and using USB to Modem - works on both PCs.When Router is connected the PC light on Modem is on and goes off if router switched off. Have rolled back system settings a month - still no router coinnection. Have tried reinstalling router - all steps ok until final onw when it tries to connect to Internet. (had firewall switched off for this.Is the router kaput? Any other suggestions would be welcome.

Answer:No Internet Connection - Wireless Router

Are you saying that this setup has worked in the past?Modem connected to internet via cable.Modem connected to Belkin routers WAN port.PC connected to one of Belkin routers 4 LAN ports. Can you browse to the IP address of the router and login?If so, what can the router see?

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I have a remote user who connects to our network via Cisco VPN client. He has no problems connecting, however, once in he has very slow Internet or the Internet won't load at all. He uses a Netgear WPN824na wireless router and cable modem. Here are some more things to consider:

-He has no problems with Internet when off the VPN, nor does any other computer in his house
-When he connects directly (cabled) into the wireless router from his laptop and connects to the VPN he has no problems with Internet
-When he uses a company provided Internet broadband card to connect to the Internt, again he has no problems.
-He has reset the modem and router several times
-He has tried connecting the cable modem directly into his laptop, but could not get any connection.

So in a nutshell, he can always connect to the VPN, however when accessing wirelessly, he has slow or non-existent Internet. If he connects wired into the router and access VPN he does not have Internet problems at all.
I am new to VPN and wireless connection problems. Any advice. Thank you!

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Hi All,

I have four laptops (all using Windows XP SP2) and they all connect to the router and using the internet just fine. However, one of them all of the suddent stopped connecting to the internet. It connects to the router just fine. I can also connect to the admin page of the router using the problem laptop. I have pinged the problem laptop from a working laptop and I am getting a response. I don't have a cordless phone so I know it's not any type of interference.

However, anytime it tries to connect to any server out on the internet, it says can not find the server. It can not ping or "ping" returns "Ping request could not find host ..." All other laptops are connecting to the internet just fine.

Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
Firewall turned off (I turned it off after it stopped working)
Using Windows XP SP2 to manage wireless connection
Linksys WRT-54G
WPA Pre-shared Key
Cable Modem:
Motorola 5120 SURFBoard Cable Modem

I am assume it isn't the security or the router itself since I am able to connect to it using the problem laptop. I also see a "Peer-Peer" node type. I have changed it to Hybrid using regedit, but it doesn't change anything.

Please help! Thanks!
Here is a copy my "ipconfig /all"

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LAPTOP1
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
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Answer:Wireless connection to router but no internet

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I have Windows XP on all of the computers in my house. One of them is connected to the internet through Cox High Speed. I then have 2 notebooks and 2 PCs that are connected to this one through a wireless router. The internet on the notebooks and one of the PCs works, however, one of them cannot connect to the internet. There's an icon on the tray that tells me that the Network Connection is "Excellent", but it won't connect to the internet. It's been able to access the internet before and it sometimes would sparatically not work for short periods of time, but it was always because the network connection was lost. It now has a network connection and the internet will not work (sorry for being repetitive, just trying to be as clear as possible). Do you know what the problem could be?

Extra (maybe helpful) info: the IP address is and the SubNet Mask is

I appreciate all the help and I promise I'll donate when I get my tax return check

Answer:Internet connection w/ wireless router

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We have a 3-story house and the main router is in the basement, so we have a poor signal in the far upstairs in our room. My girlfriend's brother had a wireless router hooked up (from the main router) up here to boost the signal, and he just moved out so we bought a new wireless router and it is refusing to work.

It's a Belkin Surf wireless router.
I installed everything from the CD, and then used Windows 7 to give it a new name/password/etc.
I can connect to the network and view that my girlfriend's computer is also connected to it, but it says we have no internet access and gives the yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in the bottom right corner.
So far I've tried restarting the main modem, restarting the router, and changing the encryption settings on the modem to the 3 different options (including disabled) and nothing is working.
I thought maybe it was just my computer and windows 7 since it is kind of crappy, so I tried disabling and re-enabling the wireless network card and restarting like was suggested in other posts and nothing has worked.
When I run the cmd and do the ipconfig/all (when connected to the new network that doesn't work) it says "media state: disconnected" for my wireless. I don't know if that's important or not.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me.

Answer:I need help with wireless router/internet connection

I found a newer version of the firmware and updated it. It accomplished nothing. In the menu for the router it says it has internet access, the light is solid green on it, yet there is still no internet on either computer, mac or pc. I've been searching around for a solution and can't find anything.

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I cant connect to the internet using my wirless router(G604T_ wireless), and i have tried everything that i can think of to rectify the problem, all to no avail.I ran a check on the device, which is working properly.I tried windows diagnostics but that failed. On the network map, my pc is clearly receiving the signal from the router which shows a green line, but fails to connect to the internet.In the network and sharing centre, it is connected to a private network.Here is some more information from my laptop:IPv4 Connectivity: LocalIPv6 Connectivity: LimitedMedia State: Enabled.I dont know what else could be the problem, whther its with windows defender and firewall. Any suggestions very appreciated.

Answer:No internet Connection with wireless router.. HELP

Check this posting and uninstall IPv6click here

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Hi, I've got a C & w router which has been working fine for a couple of years.Since Wednesday when I try to browse to websites i get the IE message connection not available.The router has adsl light, power, WAN lights lit, there is an AST or ACT light which blinks very sporadically.Phoneline is working fine, Virgin Broadband via BT line.. Virgin reckon there are no issues at their end.One issue is I can't remember how to browse to the router from my PC.Any help gratefully accepted.Jeff

Answer:Cable and Wireless Router - no internet connection

Forgot to say, I've rebooted PC several times, pulled power on router etc....

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it happens 1 time a day, many days. i reset it and it comes on again. i tried connecting the cable straight to my computer and it worked without the wireless router, so i believe it is the router. i had this problem before on this site:

i have files for the wireless router that are 8 years old.

the wireless router is a cisco linksys e1000.

i have windows 7 home premium, service pack 1.

Answer:my wireless router keeps losing my internet connection.

I think that the router could be about seven years old (and you indicate at least eight). It may be alerting you that it is nearing its end. Reset it to factory defaults and reconfigure it. Be prepared to replace it soon.

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First time on the forums here, if you need more info than I have given let me know.

Alright, I purchased a DL-524 wireless router a long time ago (4, maybe 5 years) and haven't had any problems to speak of. My house has 5 computers, all of which are usually hooked up to the internet, below is a list with their operating systems.

1 Windows 7 - desktop
2 Windows Vista - laptops
1 Windows XP - laptop (mine)
1 Windows XP - desktop (also mine, only occasionally connected to the internet)

For some reason, about two days ago the router ceased to function properly (literally, I woke up and it didn't work, no warnings, no nothing). All the lights are blinking normally, but the Ethernet cable that is connected to the modem doesn't seem to be recognized. I borrowed a friend's switch (how I'm online right now) but since Advanced Cable Communications only allows for one computer to be online at a time, that cannot be a long term fix. I followed the instructions here to the letter (specifically the 6th post), but when it pinged the IP address and any external websites it wouldn't recognize them. I have included the text from the command prompt/dos instructions below.

Incidentally, "Walter II in the Den" is my family's desktop Windows 7. Yes, it's weird. No, I didn't name it.
(Command Prompt transcription)

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 20... Read more

Answer:DL-524 Wireless Router Internet Connection problem

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Hey all,Bought a Belkin Wireless router today.Model F5D7632uk4A v6000ukI have my wireless netwoek up and running. i.e. I can access the router to change settings, etc without a cat cable. I have followed the ISP setup which is real simple....Problem matter what I do ( in about 3 hours ) it says No Internet Connection.I as with BT and have entered the correct username and password....the rest of the details it puts in for how can I be going wrong???I have an old non wirless router that I can plug swop over and the internet works straight away!!! Put the new one on and no internet connection again..Any ideas??thanks,brainbow

Answer:Belkin Wireless G Router - No Internet connection

It is likely that you are doing something wrong, either in the new connection's advanced settings or in your approach to the router's configuration. Make sure that you follow the PDF to the letter.

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Wjen I try to connect I get message. The sites security

Certificate is not trusted. The green light on. Bottom of router is not lit. I don't know much ab out computers. So any help will be appreciated

Answer:No internet connection on2wire wireless router

Did you have connection before you connected the router to the modem? Have you read the manual to see what this message means? Usually if the router is not lit, that means it is not operational.

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I was wondering if / how to set up a wireless router to work with a WIFI network. My parents live in a park that has just added WIFI for Internet. What settings have to be set in a wireless router to have it connect to the WIFI system?


Answer:using a wireless router with a WIFI internet connection.

We need to know more about the WiFi Internet connection. Is it 802.11g, or do you have some sort of receiver?

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I found another person connected to my Linksys Wireless router WAG54G and decided to activate wireless security. The PC connects to the router with a good signal and accepted the WEP key, I can ping the router but I cannot get an internet connection, nor the router setup page. The PC IP address is correctly set and I can see the PC is connected by checking the wireless client table from another PC. I gave up on the security and disabled it but I still cannot get an internet connection. I now need help as what to do next.Thanks

Answer:Wireless router working but no internet connection

Can you access the router set-up page or the internet from the other computer?If you have no internet connection, check that the ISP log-on and password are correct.Change the password to access the router's set-up page if you haven't done so already.

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I have a Linksys WAG 354 GS wireless router. My downstairs PC is connected to it via Ethernet and my upstairs PC is wirelessly connected with a Ralink RT2500 802.11g PCI card.The Ethernet connection provides a perfect internet connection. However, connecting to the internet is very temperamental with the wireless connection.Signal changes from full strength to low for no apparent reason. I don?t have any encryption enabled so it should be near to/or full strength.Sometimes I can connect to the internet sometimes I can?t. Sometimes it cuts out mid flow which is very annoying.Im running on Windows XP and Firefox browser.Does anyone have any clue as to why its being a bit rubbish.thanks

Answer:wireless router internet connection problems!!

All sorts of things can affect the wireless transmission signal. A DECT phonebase station next to the router, the operation of a microwave oven or another wireless router within range and using either the same channel or one very close to your routers channel - Does any of this apply in your case?

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I have a Siemens Gigaset SE587 WLAN dsl.
I'm trying to connect my Wii to the internet.
I've checked 'disable' for auto channel settings
and changed the wireless channel to '1'.

Now I think I may have to add the Wii's MAC address

Do I add this in the 'Local Network' Setup tab?

If so, it's asking for:
Operation IP Address - [What would I input here?]
Mac Address
Lease Time(Sec) - [What would I input here????]

Or, maybe I'm wrong with that possible solution and there's something else I could do to try and connect my Wii??

Thankyou in advance,

Answer:Wii internet connection problem through wireless router

log into the router and remove the secruity and any mac filtering and then see if the Wii will connect - then once you know its all working you add those back on if you want them

you will need to add the MAC address into the router for all devices that connect

the router would normally be set to DHCP - so the IP Address is supplied to devices from the router - but if you have this disabled in the router then you need to add a fixed IP on the Wii setup page

Mac Address - would be entered in the router
Lease time is usually set in the router for all DHCP connections

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Hi all

I just bought and installed a Linksys Wireless Broadband router. It's directly hooked up to a desktop w/ Windows XP and SBC Yahoo DSL. My laptop is the only other PC currently communicating w/ the router. Everything seems to install fine, and my laptop recognizes the network instantly, but after about 1 day the internet connection is lost on the desktop. If I unplug the network cable from the router and plug it back into it's original location on the desktop the internet comes back instantly and I have to reinstall the router again for my laptop to pick up the network. This has happened multiple times, each time consistently after about 1 day. Is there something simple I can do to fix this that maybe I missed when installing the router?

Answer:Wireless router/internet connection problem!

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When I first connected to our wifi network, internet connection worked. Then it (Internet) stopped working, although I was connected to the wireless network.Now I've found out that changing SSID for the network will make the Internet connection work again. But then it will stop working after a certain amount of time/traffic/something.This problem only occurs with one of the computers that is connected to the network. Also, the problem only occurs with wireless connection - using a network cable will always give me Internet access.Someone got a clue? I don't want to have to switch the SSID every other day.

Answer:Internet connection through wireless router dies

It would help if I knew the make, model and revision of the router in question.

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Hi, completely new to all this computing stuff and everything I touch doesn't seem to work.

Have just got a new Belkin N Wireless Modem Router & USB Adapter Model F5D8633-4 Ver 1000UK. Using the install wizard I get as far as it trying to get an internet connection having manually entered the ISP name Talk Talk and the Log In name and Password but it doesn't connect.

I've tried phoning the Belkin support line but not getting anywhere with them. The internet connects OK when using my wired modem.

I'm using a lap top Widows vista operating system and Norton security.

Any help would be really great as I don't really know where to go from here, I've no real knowledge of all things pc so any step by step answers would be great


Answer:No internet connection with Belkin wireless router

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I am having problems with using an internet connection simultaneously.

I have two laptops which connect to the router via wireless. This router is wired to the modem. I can connect each laptop to the router then make an internet connection. This works fine. But if one laptop is connected to the internet, then the other cannot. I have to disconnect the first laptop then reconnect with the second.

I have had this scenario working in the past and can't remember what I have to do to enable both laptops to use the internet connection at the same time.

Please help me. It's driving me crazy!

Answer:Solved: Wireless router and internet connection

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I just purchased a Vizio Dual-Band HD wireless internet router, completed the steps on the quick start guide and I can get internet connection using my desktop but I cannot get internet connection using my MacBook. I went to http://vizio.home and in the top right corner, it says "Offline" on the router. How do I make it say "Online"? Can anyone help me please, I've been trying to connect all day, calling Comcast and Vizio with no results.

This is the information displayed from ipconfig/all :

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : mummy-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :
Ethernet adapter Obajolu Connect:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8071 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
net Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-68-49-A6-8C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9cad:9366:f127:999f%14(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, May 16, 2011 8:58:09 PM
Lease Expi... Read more

Answer:Solved: Cannot get internet connection with wireless router

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For the past week I have had a wireless connection and a wired connection to my router, I cant connect to the internet. Also all of my roommates are able to connect to the internet. I have also tried the TCP/IP Repair stack options but that didnt work. Could anybody please help me out??

Answer:Have a Wired & Wireless Connection to Router but Cant Connect to Internet

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im using linksys 54mbps wireless broadband router and connected it to an aztec ADSL modem(or router)..i use my laptop to surf the net..the problem is, sumtimes(quite often),im not connected to the net(i think) even though i am connected to the wireless router..i cant surf the web or connect to my messenger.according to my messenger's troubleshoot,theres sumthing wrong with the 'DNS' and 'keyports'..wat ever those are...BUT sumtimes,i can surf the net and connect to my messenger for a while,then the problem occurs,when this happens,i cant surf the web but i can still chat via my messenger..i dont think this problem is caused by my laptop,coz my dad's laptop is going thru the same thing..and i dont think it's caused by the aztec ADSL modem,coz when i use my pc there isnt any maybe its the wireless what shoud i do??

Answer:internet connection problem- is it caused by my wireless router???..what should i do?

y isnt anybody helping???

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I have a Netgear MR814v2 Wireless Router, and a MA111 USB Wireless Adapter. I have setup WEP and enabled wireless connection on the router. I have installed and setup the key on the adapter from my computer. I set the IP address to auto, and it grabs the ip of from the router.

2 other pc's that are WIRED, gets .2 and .3 endings. So no conflicts. They both can access the internet just fine.

My computer gets a strong connection from the router, and the router registers the computer into it's log, so eveything seems fine, except I CANNOT get internet access.

When trying to ping the router, it gets timed out! What is the problem here? This adapter works on another network so i know its not the adapter.

I'll try to update firmware of the router when i get home. Does anyone know if that usb adapter MA111 has firmware upgrade available?

Please help!

Answer:Wireless Adapter connects to Router, but NO INTERNET CONNECTION

Have you checked the SSID?

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Suddenly three days ago my samsung nc110 netbook stopped loading webpages. It's connected to the router via wifi just fine.

It's just this machine, my iPhone and my partner's phone connects ok and the Internet works fine on those
I've done everything I can think of
I've reset the router countless times

Restarted computer countless times

I've tried system restore to a previous point

Disabled firewall

Reset winsock

I don't know what else to do.

Please bare in mind that with me being unable to access the Internet on my netbook I am posting this via my iPhone and therefore I won't be able to copy and paste any information direct, but I can type out any lines if you give specific details on which bits you'd need to help diagnose my problem

Answer:Computer connects to wireless router but can't get an Internet connection

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I know this topic has been on here before, but I can't find one specific to mine. Here's what's going on:

I had my desktop & wireless router all hooked up (DSL internet) and running fine in one room. I moved the desktop to another room, so i disconnected everything to move it and hooked it back up in the new room (different phone jack).

When the wires are plugged in, it registers on the modem and on the router that I have the internet connection.

The Desktop picks up the LAC but I'm assuming its just picking up the router power and not the actual connection, because it will not let me connect to the internet.

The laptop connects to the network but not the internet.

I have the DSL line plugged into the modem; a network cable running from that to the 'internet' port on the router, and another ethernet cable running from an ethernet port on the router to the network port on the pc (sounds right, right?) lol.

Here's the catch...If I disconnect the router altogether, and connect the network cable directly from the modem to the pc or laptop, viola I can access the internet.

As you can probably tell, I've done lots of trial & error in this process. I'm thinking there's a setup or configuring thing I may be missing. I guess my mind is thinking that something like that shouldn't have to be done considering it's all hardware that was connected and installed and configured before. I'm not ... Read more

Answer:Internet connection on wireless router & modem, but no access

Reset the wireless router back to factory default settings. Then reconfigure it back. I would backup your settings first though on the router. That feature is hidden in the tools tab on the router. Did you have the power go out or what happen prior to this?

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Hi. Is it possible to create a network between two laptops and share the internet signal from a 3g usb mobile broadband connection. I've been trying to accomplish this with a TP-Link TL-WR641G router with no success. I've trawled several forums but can't really find a definitive answer. Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Sharing usb modem internet connection with wireless router

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Hello, I am here out of sheer desperation, not an IT person at all. I spent all of last night trying to get a wireless internet connection on my laptop using a Belkin Wireless G Router. The installation process seemed to go fine and I am able to connect to the internet when an ethernet cable connects my computer to the router. But when I take the cable out, I lose the connection. I tried phoning Belkin tech support but they were no help. What is infuriating is that my friend came round with his laptop and was able to access my network but I wasn't! I have fiddled around with my network connections on the control panel to no avail. My settings tell me I have a wireless connection but the signal strength is 'low' or 'very low'. If I try to access the network which I named during the installation process it won't let me. My friend's laptop worked on my named network and he had an 'excellent' signal strength.Any ideas why I can't access the wireless network??? Is this a problem with my laptop? Btw, I have accidentally used wireless on my laptop before when I stumbled across a neighbour's network. So I think it should work.

Answer:Belkin Wireless G Router internet connection prob

Try a repair 1st,right click the wireless icon in system tray and choose repair.If that dont work itcould be a firewall problem,try temporarily disabling it and try again.If not go in to the router homepage and temporarily disable security,if you had it set up that is,and try and connect.

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im using linksys 54mbps wireless broadband router and connected it to an aztec ADSL modem(or router)..i use my laptop to surf the net..the problem is, sumtimes(quite often),im not connected to the net(i think) even though i am connected to the wireless router..i cant surf the web or connect to my messenger.according to my messenger's troubleshoot,theres sumthing wrong with the 'DNS' and 'keyports'..wat ever those are...BUT sumtimes,i can surf the net and connect to my messenger for a while,then the problem occurs,when this happens,i cant surf the web but i can still chat via my messenger..i dont think this problem is caused by my laptop,coz my dad's laptop is going thru the same thing..and i dont think it's caused by the aztec ADSL modem,coz when i use my pc there isnt any maybe its the wireless what shoud i do??t

Answer:internet connection problem- maybe caused by wireless!

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here's some quick specs: linksys router wrt160n v3, verizon modem gt701c, windows xp service pack 3, verizon DSL, southern california.

I have been able to connect to the internet directly through the modem only...but i need my wireless back working. I've reset my router a few times recently trying things i've read on forums from people with similar problems. The most recent thing i did was RESET the router -> connected modem/router/computer properly -> turned them all back on in the proper order -> check to see if websites would open. They didn't so i tried doing this, which was suggested...i plugged the router into the computer and enabled MAC address and then pressed the Clone MAC address button and saved....then I tturned everything off again and rebooted everything again in the proper order and still couldn't load any web pages. Here are my IPCONFIG/ALL read outs for both when i'm hooked up with the router & modem (which isnt working) and directly to the modem (which is working)

this is the one with the router & modem:

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : shakas
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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Answer:No wireless internet connection after reseting router...can't figure it out.

The gt701c is a modem/router that is using the same LAN subnet as the Linksys. If by "reset" you mean that you reset the Linksys to factory default settings that could explain why you were working before but not afterwards, as you probably were using a different subnet on the Linksys. I suggest that you do one of these two choices ...

a. Change the Linksys to use a different LAN subnet; e.g., 192.168.3.x (make sure the Dhcp server's address range changes to match).

b. Don't use the NAT layer of the Linksys ...

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

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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

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

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remainin... Read more

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I'm trying to use a spare NetGear router so I can connect up a Network Hard Drive and a network printer to my laptop. However, when I plug the router into my LAN port on the laptop, I lose my wireless internet connection, with the main house router.

I'm able to configure and communicate with the netgear router, but is there some way that I can set it up so that it doesn't become the gateway.

I suppose a hub would be the best solution, but it's a router Im stuck with... Any help would be appreciated.


Answer:Plugging in router, disables wireless internet connection

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Belkin 54Mbps aDSL Modem with built-in router F5D7630uk4a. Windows O/S XP/ i.p. Tiscali Broadband using sagem [email protected] 800 E2T supplied usb connected modem with set up software. Can connect to internet using suppliedtiscali equipment immediately on a Adsl connection speed 3X {150}. Have bought above Belkin equipment entered all the correct info into the browser interface for this equipment.But cannot connect to the internet despite theAdsl Syn light on the equipment appearing solidgreen indicating there is a Adsl connection. The adsl data light is not showing anything.But the Lan1 light is showing good connection to my P.C.Advent 3119. It should just go straight online but just shows all the time on the browser interface that its not connected in red. Have checked I.P. settings and user name/password are all correct? I,ve tried rebooting the router as well and downloading a update. Any good ideas would be much appreciated as i,ve bee trying to solve this for days.

Answer:Belkin wireless router/modem internet connection

"Have checked I.P. settings and user name/password are all correct?" You should be using the DHCP server within your router, or have you setup your IP addresses manually?You did not mention but have you checked the following settings on your router.VCI - 38VPI - 0Encapsulation mode - VCMuxAuthentication - ChapProtocol - PPPoATiscali Primary DNS Server - Secondary DNS Server -

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I keep losing my internet connection like every 5-10 minutes, usually being disconnected for only a few seconds. I lose my connection while surfing, in IM and playing games online, which is really frustrating. I think my router is the problem but I'm not sure. I have a Belkin G Plus MIMO Wireless Router and to check it, today I unplugged my router and plugged in my LAN cable directly into my laptop. I didn't lose my connection the entire hour plus I was online while my laptop was plugged directly to my LAN. So, it's not a problem with my ISP. and I need a wireless router for my 2 desktops and laptop. What should I do, get rid of my router and buy a better one or is there a way I can configure my router to fix my bad connection?

Answer:Internet Connection Problem: How can I tell if my wireless router is the culprit?

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Have been using my new Lynksys wireless G router at home for several months with no problems. Suddenly, both laptops (one connected by ethernet cable, the other wireless) lose internet connection freqently (10 to 15 times a day). Using Charter Cable for ISP. Both laptops still have connection to the router and the Charter cable modem box shows all green lights with internet connected. The only way to get it back is to power cycle the router. Just unplug it (the power cord) and plug it back in and all is well...for a while, then it loses connection again. Have done extensive troubleshooting with Charter and found nothing. No service outages or intermittent service. Any ideas would be apprecitated. Do I need to replace the router? Have not tried connecting one of my machines directly to the cable modem. I guess I will do that next but thought someone may have heard of this problem before. Thanks for your help.

Answer:Lynksys wireless router loses internet connection

What does the router itself say about the internet connection? See the status page.

Make sure the auto-disconnect feature is disabled and the auto-reconnect enabled on the router.

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I bought a NETGEAR RangeMax Wireless Router WPN824 but I don't get internet connect from it. I have a comast modem it's a RCA by THOMSON witch I can connect to the internet with a ethernet cable.

Answer:NETGEAR RangeMax Wireless Router WPN824 No Internet Connection.

The following procedure should get you a connection with any broadband modem that is configured to use DHCP for the router connection, such as cable modems, and many DSL modems. If you require PPPoE configuration for the DSL modem, that will have to be configured to match the ISP requirements.

Note that the wireless encryption and channel selection will have to be done after the basic wired connection is established, the first step is to get wired connections working.

Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on.
Turn off everything, the modem, router, computer.
Connect the modem to the router's WAN/Internet port.
Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
Turn on the modem, wait for a steady connect light.
Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
Boot the computer.

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

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

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

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


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>



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OK I have a local isp providing wireless internet service, and seeing as that the only other option I have is 56k dialup, I'm stuck with it. I have hardwired my PC to my router and it works great with surfing the web and whatnot, but my problems occur when I'm gaming.

-I will get lag spikes (expected) playing online games
-Frequently, yet randomly, I will be disconnected from the game completely, and the case seems to be a momentary lapse of connectivity.
-During these periods, web pages won't load and I can't interact in the game, basically a big lag spike. The game will boot me back to the menu, and shortly after (seconds after being booted usually, rarely minutes), I can log back in again.
Once again, I'm using a wireless router to connect to my wireless internet service, and these random lag spikes kick me off of games or temporarily stop downloads. When something requires a streaming connection, it's a huge hindrance to me.

Sorry if I'm not very computer literate, but I am very new to this connection and tech talk in general, so feel free to hold my hand if you have any advice.


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Hi guys

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.


Answer:Various problems with PPPOE internet connection and D-Link Wireless N Router

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

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

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

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

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

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Problem: unruly nephew obsessed with internet access on laptop which connects via wireless router. I've been told time limits can be set on the network connection. I already know how to set the Parental Controls in Windows but unsure about setting access controls on the wireless network connection. Another laptop in the house contains software in relation to the original set up of the system, is it from this that I set up the internet access controls for the second laptop?

Answer:Controlling laptop access to internet through wireless router connection

It rather depends upon whether that software contains anything that can be used to restrict internet access on the network (if you have a home network set up) rather than just restricting certain sites. If it does and your router supports this then that should work across all pc's on the network.
There is software available - the attached is an example.

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

Answer:D-Link Wireless Router WBR1310 internet connection issues

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Hi everyone,

Right now I have 2 routers, wireless ( one that is connected to internet and a normal wired ( one connected to local network.

When I have the wirless connected with the wired one unplugged, I can gain access to the internet.

The minute I plug in the wired one to access the local network, the wireless one still shows connected but the internet connection is lost ONLY on my PC. Other people connected to the wireless can still connect to the internet no problem.

I am running on Windows Vista Business 32bit. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:Wireless internet connection is lost when I connect to a wired router

Any ideas? Thanks

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hi i have had the Belkin ADSL Modem with Wireless-G Router for a while now and have had a tesco's 2.2mbs connection but i have just upgreaded to a tiscali 8mbs connection, i no i can get the full 8mbs speed through the supplied modem but am just wonederind if the Belkin ADSL Modem with Wireless-G Router's buitl in modem is fast enogh to get the full 8mps or if it wil run slower. would be great to no i was just wondering


There THe belkin modem/gateway shouldnt limit your speed capabilities. You should be able to find the speed listed inside the modem's status page. To do this..
Click start>run>In run type CMD
In the black window type IPCONFIG and then enter. Note down your default gateway.
Open a browser window and enter the gateway's address into it. Click go
This should take you to your gateways graphical user interface.
Look for a status tab or see if it lists connection speeds on the general page.

Also you can test speeds at different sites. Google search broadband speed test and choose 1 of the millions of sites

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Hi guys,

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

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

Please help I keep on getting stuck.


Answer:Share Dialup usb mobile wireless modem to wireless router

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Immediately after a power outage, my internet connection predictably drops after a set period of time or usage. It is either after about 30 min or 5-15 mins of watching Netflix. I have a modem hooked up to a wireless router and use the network on my iPhone, laptop and Roku. Since the problem, I have dropped to just having my laptop connected but this has not helped. The wireless network will disappear after the 5 - 20 mins, the light on the modem and router will show no internet (all other lights are normal). Internet connection will be reestablished if I either unplug both the modem and the router (not just one or the other) OR if I unplug the ethernet line from the modem to the router and plug it directly into my laptop (the internet light on the modem will go from "off" to "on"). Despite internet connection working from transferring from the router to the laptop if I connect it back to the router, the internet lights goes off again (resolves upon unplugging and plugging modem and router back in). The internet has not yet dropped when it is physically plugged into my laptop.

I have tried the following:
-Powercycling (temp fix until it crashes again)
-Plugging into a different outlet (I cannot connect it to a different phone line, only have 1 with DSL. Also, I do not have phone service or cable, just internet via DSL)
-Resetting modem
-Resetting 2 different routers
-Calling ISP, their test of the modem was inconclusive

Again, my wifi does not see my n... Read more

Answer:Modem and wireless router predictably drops internet connection after power outage

The outlets I have it plugged into has some type of electrical issue, two electrical devices have shorted out in the room they are in.Click to expand...

After you write that I cannot understand how you can then say

I do not think this issue is electricalClick to expand...

I was thinking electrical just from the thread title. Reinforced by your first five words: "Immediately after a power outage."

Whether the Westell and/or Linksys is damaged or if the whole cause is the "funny" electrical system I cannot tell. I think you should have a qualified electrician check out the system.

Internet Connection Type: Automatic Config - DHCP (I tried PPPoE and it never got a valid IP address from my ISP)Click to expand...

You tried PPPoE where? Unless you have the Westell bridged the PPPoE is specified in the WAN section of its router portion.

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Hello all,

Okay hear is the problem that I am faced with... I have a Virgin Mobile MC760 3G broadband device, I want to share that 3G internet connection with my D-Link DIR-615 router so that I can connect to the 3G over WiFi on my other devices.

The host computer that the 3G device would be plugged into is running Windows XP version 2002 Service Pack 2.

I realize that they do sell 3G routers but I would like to use the D-Link DIR-615 that I already have to avoid buying another router. I also realize that it may be easier to share the connection by creating a wireless network on the host computer and then enable internet sharing, I don't want to do this I need to share the connection through the router.

I don't know if it is possible to do this but any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Is it possible to share a 3G connection through a router?

You will need a second network card on the PC so that you can connect it to the router and use Internet Connection Sharing.

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Can 2 Computers Share A Dsl Connection W/o A Router? (both Xp)

Answer:Can 2 Computers Share A Dsl Connection W/o A Router?

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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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I know this sounds like a crazy question but i travel a lot and i like to play my PS3. When i go to a new hotel some have a open internet connection and others don't. I want to connect my laptop to the wifi and share it to a separate router with a WPA2-PSK so that i have a more secure connection on the play station. Now first is this even possible to do? I use to beable to share my internet connection from my phone through my laptop to my ps3. Now when i try to do that just with the wifi in the hotels it doesnt have a high enough security setting. any information will help.
Thanks a lot!!

Answer:Share a wifi connection through a laptop to a router

Now when i try to do that just with the wifi in the hotels it doesnt have a high enough security setting. any information will help. Click to expand...

Maybe, but some information could help more than others. What/who says not "a high enough security setting"? What OS are you using? Trying to bridge the connections or use ICS?

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I have printed out sheet after sheet off the Internet on setting up a wireless network and sharing printers.I have followed the instructions to the letter and I still cannot get either a network link or a printer link to work.Can any one tell me in simpleton's terms how to do one or both of these what seem to be simple tasks. That is until I try it. Regards Bruz

Answer:Cannot share printer through a wireless router

Which operating system, because in Vista I did it with three printers on three machines in two minutes.Make sure that you have turned on all the necessary sharing options in Control Panel\Network and Sharing on all machines you want involved, they should be obvious. If not Vista then I'm afraid memory is a bit dim now.

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I am trying to set up a simple home network whereby I can share files between 2 pic.PC 1 is connected via cable to my 02 router.PC3 (upstairs) is connected to the 02 router wirelessly. I don't have any problem with the internet connection but I've run the basic network setup wixard for XP - which is frustratingly vague on real detail - as was my Google search- all I can see is the PC i'm using in Network places in the wireless PC which isn't much help on it's own.I want to be able to share using the 02 router as go between (one wired/one wireless) or is that not possible?

Answer:Wires/wireless share using 02 router?

Have a look click here

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

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

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

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A friend has an XP computer connected via an ethernet cable to an Orange Livebox wireless router/adsl modem. He's now bought a Vista wireless enabled laptop that he wants to connect wirelessly to the internet via router.However, he doesn't want the two computers to be networked to each other - he just wants them to share the internet connection.Can anyone please tell me whether this is possible?

Answer:Must computer network to share wireless router?

Then do not network the 2 comps.

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ok here is the deal. My modem is connected to my Wireless router (belkin) which is connected to
1. My Desktop (through ethernet cable)
2. My Laptop (through WiFi)

I ve tried out a zillion tutorials n guides to 'share files' between my Desktop and Laptop. Nothing works...!

i ve tried with the firewalls turned off, network wizard, typing \\PC\Folder on the browser... etc etc....
Any help ll be appreciated,


i m able to ping the router from my laptop, but i cant ping my Desktop.

Answer:Solved: cannot share file over wireless router!

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I have 2 wireless cards on my laptop. 1 of them is currently turned on to connect to my wifi router downstairs. Now I have an xbox in my room connected to another wireless router that I want to share internet with. Is this possible? If not I have nic on my laptop but I still want to use the router. How do I go about doing this? If you can me some details about settings. Thanks.My router next to the xbox is Dlink Di-524.I'm running windows xp sp2 on my laptop

Answer:Share wireless with 2 wifi cards to router?


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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 recently installed Virtual PC on my machine as I want to have multiple versions of MS Office running.

There are three virtual machines, all running WinXP Pro (as is the main machine).

That main machine has a wireless Internet connection via a Linksys WUSB54G network adapter, which is connecting to a WRT54G router.

What I want to do is make the Internet connection available to the virtual PCs.

I've been looking into this and got as far as installing the Microsoft Loopback adapter on the VPCs, but I'm not really sure what I'm doing with this and so it's not working.

I've tried to install the Linksys WLAN monitor software on the VPCs, but the installation automatically closes before it can run (some setting somewhere??)

Can anyone help out with this? I know I've probably not explained it great as I'm pretty confused with it all!


BTW - I'm runing Virtual PC 2004 (free version)

Answer:How to share a wireless connection with Virtual PC?

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Hey guys i've not long ago moved into a new place with my fiance and she has a laptop and i have my PC rig.

Now we are running an ADSL connection through a Billion 5200G router. I've got a Linksys WUS854G USB Wireless G adapter and she's got whatever was inbuilt in her Toshiba Satalite laptop.

The problem is that whenever she opens up her laptop and starts using the net it kills my connection, i simply drop off the line. It never happens to her connection if we vice versa it either.

Not overly sure what the go is, ive had a tinker with the settings on the router and can't come up with a solution. So i put it to your collective genius's to help me with the problem


Answer:Laptop and PC can't share wireless connection?

Let's see this for each of the computers when they're connected to the Internet, and yours when it's not.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

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

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


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

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

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

Answer:share internet into 2 pcs with a router

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

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

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

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

Answer:Router to share internet only

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

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

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

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

Thank you all!

Answer:Router to share internet only

Hartman87 said:

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

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

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

Thank you all!Click to expand...

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

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

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Here is the thing:

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

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

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

2. Get into Network Connections on your desktop.

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

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

"should work"

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