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Modem / router choice for broadband connection

Q: Modem / router choice for broadband connection

I'd like to network two PCs, both running Me and have a broadband connection , probably with Tiscali. I need someadvice on what modem / router I need to get. If I ask a shop or ISP I get slanted information.

I'd like to have the option of possibly changing provider in the future. (I'm aware that AOL seems to need a particular modem, I'd probably never want to sign up with them anyway).

Please can someone recommend either a suitable modem / router or the features and specifications I should be looking for. What does ethernet and 10/100 mean anyway?

Many thanks in advance.

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A: Modem / router choice for broadband connection

Depends on your budget and how your system is going to evolve over the next year or two i.e. you could get a modem/router with wired and wireless connection such as those made by Draytek or a more simple single port router such as those supplied by some ISPs and use windows inbuilt software to share the connection [but this requires the main PC on for the others to connect].
There is also the possibility of buying a modem/router with inbuilt hardware firewall which whilst more expensive is a good security feature.
Linksys also make some excellent modem/routers at a good price.
Perhaps a look round the price comparison sites such as www.dealtime.co.uk will help you find the cheapest of those suggested.

What does ethernet and 10/100 mean anywayClick to expand...

It normally just means its 10Mbps and 100Mbps switchable dependent on the speed of the network card attached to it i.e. if the card is only 10Mbps then that port will run at the slower speed.

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

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

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

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Have been a happy BT Yahoo! Broadband user, with my NetGear DM602.

I now want to add a wireless laptop connection and, to prepare, I have bought a D-Link DI-624+ Router to add into the system.

I have tried re-setting my modem to work in 'modem mode', but whenever I run the Router 'setup wizard', the system will not work.

The Router Internet Options are:

* Dynamic IP Address;
* Static IP Address:
* PPPoE;
* PPTP;

I have tried all 4 options, but I am pretty sure I should be using the Dynamic IP Address option.

I am rather hopeless on such matters, but hopefully someone out there has got these 2 bits of kit to work alongside each other.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

David
 

A:BT Broadband SetUp (ADSL Modem + Router)

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I'm going to apologise in advance for being such a n00b but I have very limited knowledge of this sprt of stuff...

I just bought a NetComm ADSL2+ B/B Modem Router as my new notebook is wireless capable and I want to be able to use it anywhere in ther house. I know how to set it all up (at least I think I do - will find out this afternoon after work! ). My notebook is also my desktop (only have the one so far) so I need to know if once I've set up the modem/router on the notebook via the USB cable, am I then able to unplug the cable and use the notebook anywhere in the house?

Like I said - I'm a total n00b so go easy on me...
 

A:ADSL2+ Broadband Modem Router Questions

I just realised I didn't mention that the modem/router is wireless in my title. See? I told you I was a n00b...
 

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I have a motorola SB5120 broadband modem that has ports for both USB and Ethernet connections. (I've put this question to motorola but thought I might get a quicker reply here.) I have two computers not networked and would like to know if I could use one computer for the ethernet connection and the other computer for the USB connection. Any ideas?
 

A:Broadband modem connection

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Hi All, I'm running on W10 x64 and my problem is: I'd like to use my modem for Mobile Broadband connection but under WiFi network the SIM is not showing up however device looks properly installed Device manager show:LSI HDA Modem Hardware ID:HDAUDIO\FUNC_02&VEN_11C1&DEV_1040&SUBSYS_103C3066&REV_1002HDAUDIO\FUNC_02&VEN_11C1&DEV_1040&SUBSYS_103C3066 Could anyone please help and give me some hint here why the properly inserted and in other devices working SIM card not working? Thanks and regards,R Jr.    

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ok....im not to knowlegable about all of this so any help appreciated.........i am going to try and help a friend to connect to the internet for the first time!

she is awaiting her ISP to have her line ready etc.....never used for broadband before.

she has bought a new laptop (wifi enabled) with vista (compatability issues??), which i have tested on my wireless network at home and works fine.

asking me to get her a router.....so as i like mine (and her laptop connected very well wirelesly to mine) i was thinking of getting her the same (netgear rangemax ADSL modem wireless router DG834PN

i found it simple enough to connect the above modem/router with ethernet cable to my desktop on an already established broadband connection....not so sure how to do all 3 parts from new and just out of the box (Broadband on her line new and never used/tested; laptop that will not have been tested/connected to her ISP and router just out of the box)

would appreciate some direction.......and will vista work ok with the above named router

i am thinking that i cofigure the laptop and router through a wired connection first.....and once all connected and working cant i just remove the wires (the router will not be connected to any other pc or device). will this all work ok setting up together for the first time. its putting all three together for the first time at the same time that worrys me a little....thanks for your patience and help
 

A:connecting a new modem/router and new laptop to a new broadband service

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I have got two broadband points at my different floors ( my wifi does not reach at other floor so I have made this arrangement ) from my ISP from their Main point. I disconnect my ADSL modem from one point and attach it to other point when I need to work there and then disconnect from other point and attach to first point when I need to work there. First I want to know if I put up same or different modem at both the points, Can they both work at a time? Second if it will work then whether the ISP can have objection to this/ or will ISP come to know that I am using two modems?

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I have the AT&T Broadband Wireless/Wired Modem ( "PACE" Brand name, Black in color, less than 3 months old) with 24 Mbps Speeds consistantlly wired and 21.5 wireless.
I need 3 more wired connections than the AT&T (4) wired ports will allow.
I purchased a TP-LINK TL-R860 8-Port wired router ( http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?model=TL-R860 ) and tried both the setup wizard CD that came with it, and factory resetting it and just doing it with no wizard. Currently it is factory reset.
Also, I went into the settings of the AT&T router and tried both of the following options under "Link Configuration" ; "Add Additional Network" - filling out the router address and subnet mask , and when that failed, erased it all and saved and then tried the option "Add Cascaded Router" , filling out the router address and subnet mask, as well as assigning 192.168.1.2 as the actual address for the router.
Fail, Fail, Fail
Really tearing my hair out over this one.
If I can get your help on this, it would be much appreciated, I will be checking this post every other hour during the day.
Thank YOU!
 

A:Solved: FAIL trying to run a 8 Port Wired Router from AT&T Uverse Broadband Modem

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i am using bsnl broad band connection with modem teracom model name T1-B-DSL699E9.4U6-5
and from last 5 days its not working as while running troubleshoot its giving message that dsl synchronization test F4 OAM TEST FAIL.PLEASE guide me to rectify this.
 

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On my home computer i get internet though a usb mobile broadband modem. I have a wireless-G router. how do i connect the two together so i can uses other devises like a nintendo wii?
 

A:mobile broadband / router connection

Well, I'd recommend a cellular router.
 

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Dear Expert,

I am buying router. But I can?t use it. Because I am using ?Gigabit LAN ports? Broadband internet connection. And my router not have Gigabit LAN ports.

Please help me to solve this problem.

TP-LINK 300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router. Model No. TD-W8970

Thanks

Shahed
 

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I just got a never used AT+T Wireless Router (2701HG-B Gateway) from a friend to use with my laptop and comcast broadband connection. I have windows vista, and use IE as my main browser. Can I do it, or is it set up to only work with an AT+T connection? I do have all the software discs that came with the unit, but haven't run them as they seem mainly for setting up DSL connection with AT+T.
 

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Hey all,

I just installed a lynksys broadband firewall router, to provided Broadband internet access to my win 98se machine and Win XP Proff machine. It was easy to set up and both computer have internet access, however...every few minutes the internet connection drops out for a split second. This does not happen when one machine is connected to the cable modem. it's not a problem for surfing, but it is a problem when I need a constant connection for streaming video and file transfers. I tried tweaking the MTU but that was no help, I lose connection completely when I mess with that. Does anyone have any suggestions, besides throwing the router out the window or smashing it up against a wall?
 

A:Keep losing internet connection after installing my Broadband router.

What sort of internet connection do you have? Where does the connection drop occur? Between the router and the modem or between the PC and the router?

Check the router logs. It should contain info about lost and regained WAN connections.
 

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Can?t use my broadband connection after setting up wifi router. Please Help.
Hello guys! I?m running Vista Ultimate SP1
I?m using an ADSL connection with PPPoE name and password. But I want to set an independent wifi for my laptop and iphone.So I purchased Corega WIFI router, but I cannot set it up correctly. When I?m not using my main pc and logging in to wifi with laptop I can go to my wifi router set up page se automatic settings it asking me to set up myPPPoE name and password ,can connect to internet.
But I cannot use my broadband connection on main pc.I guess because my wifi using my user name already. I know need to set up IP address manually on wifi router but how and what address to use no idea .Please Help if you can. Thank you for your time.



Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
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C:\Users\SERGE>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

PPP adapter Broadband Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadband Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 123.254.57.227(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255... Read more

A:Can’t use my broadband connection after setting up wifi router. Please Help.

Hi,

It sounds like you just need to do a power cycle. To do that just follow these instructions:

First shutdown your computer. Next unplug the power cable from the back of the router and modem.

Second let everything sit for 1 to 2 minutes.

Third, plug the modem back in to the power cord. Let it power all the way up. Next plug the router back in, and let it power back up.

Last turn you computer on. Let it also power up. Next you will need to connect to a network. To do this you will need to make sure that your wifi is turned on. It usually turns on automatically, or there should be a switch to turn on.

After it is turned on you will see an icon near the clock that you can click on and then choose a network from. Once you are connected to a network open your browser and see what happens.

Cheers!

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at a coffee shop I frequently have the message on the troubleshooter "investigate router or broadband modem issues" when trying to connect to their public wifi 80% of visits when others can connect and access their internet including my Android phone. they try resetting the router but didn't work. but everybody else there can connect just fine but me! what is wrong and how do I fix??

A:"investigate router or broadband modem issues" when others can connect

Time for some details. Update your system specs, gather info re: your network card, it's settings, etc... and post here. Run ipconfig from a command prompt, at the coffee shop, and post the results here.

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Hi,

I have an unsolvable problem with my router that results in random disconnects from Xbox Live. I want the 360 to bypass my router by plugging it directly into my modem. Is the correct solution to buy an ethernet network switch hub, plug this into the modem and then plug the router and 360 into the hub? Can anyone please advise what I should be using?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Modem Connection to 360 and router

no that's not correct. you must use modem--router--otherstuff unless
you want to ONLY use modem--one.box
 

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I just set up a two computer wireless LAN. One machine running WinME is wired to the router, the other W2K machine is wireless about 100 feet away.

Everything works well, I can shut both machines down and restart and it all still works.

However, after shutting down the machines over night and restarting in the morning, the router won't respond. I can't access the router with IE. If I shut down both the modem and router and the machines and reboot the modem then router then the machines it'll work.

On all the other networks I've dealt with, the modems and routers are always left on.

What should I be checking here? Up till now I've never had any problems with this type of setup.

The modem is a Qwest issue Actiontec GT701 while the router is a Linksys wireless 11MB.

TIA
 

A:DSL modem/router connection

It would be helpful to determine if the problem is with the modem or the router.

Can you disconnect the router and connect directly to the modem.
Then leave that computer on overnight.

If there are still problems it would point to the modem.
Otherwise I would start suspecting the router.
 

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For work I was given a modem, which they wanted me to hook up directly to my home internet. However, I live in a town home and do not have direct access to it. Instead I have to use a port that I have in my wall. When I plug my modem into the wall the VPN does not light on the modem, which I assume is because I have blocked access as we need to register all our devices using the MAC address. The modem I have is a Cisco 881. Is there any way to find the MAC address if not listed on the device itself?
 

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I am having a confusing and frustrating problem, my internet connection is dropping every half hour at least (sometimes more depending on my internet activity). This connection loss is happening when my modem resets and I have no idea why it's resetting. It may be due to some issue with my ISP where I don't have enough bandwidth to spare and I need to upgrade. i'm not sure. (I have Comcast high speed standard package) I am a gamer and I tend to have multiple applications running at a time, I play competitive online games and sometimes I stream music when I play. I also sometimes watch a live stream or YouTube video on my second monitor although it is usually not while I am gaming. I have tried everything I can think of.. I have called Comcast several times and called the companies of my router and my modem, and I have had a Comcast technician come and inspect the my cables inside and outside of my house. I am honestly at my wit's end and I need help..

My modem and router are both new and I highly doubt that is the issue:
Although maybe it is a problem with the modem and router communicating? I don't know.
Here are the models:
Motorola Surfboard SB6121
Belkin N600 DB Wireless N+ Router

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
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I can connect to the internet just fine if I run my modem straight to my computer. If I try to run it through my router, however, I can't get a connection. The internet light on the router does not light up and shows no signs of connection. The DHCP renewal doesn't do anything, either. I have tried multiple 'solutions' and am completely stumped. I have power cycled many, many times and reset the router to factory settings as well. I have tried cloning the mac address to match the computer and done all that I can (as far as my knowledge reaches). The tech support 'warranty' is also outdated, so there are no other options except for paying a ridiculous amount of money to talk to somebody. As such, any help on this matter would be GREATLY appreciated! I just got a new modem yesterday and that is when it stopped working through the router. This problem occurs with two different routers (both of which worked previously) so I don't think anything is faulty.

The modem is an ARRIS TM602G and the router is a Linksys WRT54G v.3

I will provide as much information as I can on request! I desperately need to resolve this issue.
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MODEM (WITHOUT ROUTER)
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Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Steez-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : neo.rr.com

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A:Router won't pick up connection from modem

You're sure you are connecting the modem to the router's WAN port?

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or 7.

Start - All Programs - Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
 

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Hi everyone.

I work as a tech consultant, and I am stumped on this one.

I am working at a clients house. She has purchased DSL sevice though a hole-in-the-wall company called superpa.net.

They have given me particular parameters to make the computer connect to their POS system.

Set IP Address: 192.168.1.3
Set Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Preferred DNS Server: 63.169.216.98 alternate 204.117.214.10
Well that is all fine a good and the computer connects just great. But my client just bought a new laptop and wants wireless. Wireless is simple, well it should be.

I got her a basic Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router. Nothing Fancy.

Now obviously, the router must use the same setting as the computer. So I went in to the Config, and made it a static ip with all of the listed above. I changed the computer back to the auto obtain ip address and dns server, but I HAVE NOTHING!

The modem shows a conncetion to the router, and her computer shows a connection the router, but there is NO activity between the modem and router. No activity=No Internet
I called Linksys, they told me to contact my ISP, then called Superpa.net, they said they dont do any support for wireless, only for one hardlined computer. They would sent someone out to fix it $200/service call + $60/hour... I said forget it.

Anyone with any suggestions or solutions... I would be much abliged!!!!

Thanks,
Chris
 

A:Router DSL modem connection problems

I trust that you power cycled the modem when switching from computer to router.

If the Linksys LAN defaults to 192.168.1.x, change it to 192.168.0.x.

EDIT: and clone the computer's MAC address to the router.
 

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SBC sent me a Westell Proline F90-610025-06 modem/router for my new DSL account. It works fine on one computer, but when I connected it to a second computer through a Linksys switch (ethernet cables), the second computer was not able to obtain a different local IP number from the Westell. Both computers show a address conflict error when they are both on. I pushed the buttons in the advanced section of the Westell menu, but could not find any way to expand the range of IP addresses available. The only option I could find was to change the lease time on IP addresses, or switch from PPPoE to PPPoA. I pushed repair connection in the computer LAN menu, but the computer was not able to get a different IP address. The Westell just kept giving both computers the same IP. This is my first broadband connection, so I am an amateur on connecting them.

Windows XP SP2 I tried powering everything down, and restarting in this order: Westell, Linksys, computers It didn't help. Manually inputting a different IP address on one computer's LAN connection didn't do anything either. How do I get the Westell to give different local IP addresses to different computers?
 

A:Solved: Modem/Router Connection

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C8-60-00-68-40-B5
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ddaa:363e:abc5:5636%12(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.86.54(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 264790016
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-0A-72-00-C8-60-00-68-40-B5

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

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

C:\Users\a>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

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Tried searching for a solution but couldn't find anything specific enough to my issue.

Any help is greatly appreciated; wired network connections.

ISSUE:
As of right now, I am able to connect to the internet but only directly from my modem to my main desktop. When I have the router connected... there is no network connection on anything connected to router, not even my main desktop. I then started to see if other devices such as PS3 and laptop would work connected directly to modem. No connection can be made; however, everything shows pc activity. The only connection i get to work is when my main desktop is connected directly to the modem. I believe it is a network settings issue, involving router and/or modem. I've tried doing the whole reset router/modem/pc, and disconnecting reconnecting cables solutions but nothing.

Thanks again for any responses and help.
 

A:Connection to Router/ Modem issues...

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I have a D-Link router with a Bellsouth Westel modem in Bridged mode. It will work for some time and eventually I loose my network. I've been through the ringer with BellSouth and D-link tech support. It's as though the modem won't stay bridged. D-link had me set the router to enable DHCP as well as leave the modem unbridged. I know that eventually, they will conflict and I will lose my connection. Please help
 

A:D-link router and dsl modem connection problems

Try another router
 

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

A:internet connection, Router/modem problems

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

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

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Hello, I think I'm experiencing a NAT networking problem, as most games I play complain that my NAT is moderate, or sometimes strict. I've researched this and found out it may be a Double NAT problem.

I've also researched two solutions for this: Disable NAT and DCHP on either the modem or router, or set up a PPPoE connection between the two. Can someone tell me which one is the easiest to do and how to do it?

Router: Linksys E3200 w/ Cisco

Modem: Motorola SB5102

Other Info: This IS a broadband connection, and I believe it is a DSL or Cable setup. I also know how to access the router settings, and how to disable NAT and DCHP. However, I do not know how to connect to the modem (I do know the default IP for it) and don't know how to perform a PPPoE connection, as this would be my first time.
 

A:Setting up a PPPoE connection between router & modem

PPPoE is for DSL connections... Go to the router and modem websites and download the instructions from there. It will explain how to connect and access the router
 

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Hey hey,

My fiance and I are both connected to our speedstream 6520 via ethernet cables. I mainly use my connection to play World of Warcraft, she uses hers for work (inbound customer service). The issue we're having is that when I play WoW while she's working, it disrupts her systems connection to her work server (i guess that's what she's connected to) and she gives me hell for it.

Is there anything that can be done so that we can both use the internet connection without interfering with the others fun/work?

Thanks
 

A:Router/modem, shared connection issue

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I hope I'm posting this in the right category...
In any case, to begin, I just want to let whoever reads this know that I am definitely not the most experienced tech guy out there. A technician is supposed to come Sunday morning to help try and figure out this problem, but I figured I'd post it here and see what kinds of responses I receive.

A few days ago, I returned from a vacation to find that my old modem, a Motorola, had burnt out/died/lost power; I'm not sure. So we (my father and I) purchased through the recommendation of a Cox representative a relatively new 2 in 1 modem/router unit called the Gateway.

The wired connection, which we use for the desktop, has been perfectly fine. My laptop on the other hand, which I use wirelessly, might as well have no connection at all. Initially, it had no problem connecting to the new unit. I brought up my homepage, which came up deceptively quick, and told the technician that all appeared to be working normally. However, after going through some other websites, I found that it was loading pages/videos EXTREMELY slowly. After a while I did a speedtest, and after many trials I'm finding my average download to be about 1 Mbps, and upload to either be higher (?) at about 1.4 Mbps or unreadable. It should be noted that with the package we have, we should be getting about 30 down and 3 up.

My father and I talked with a couple Cox representatives on the phone, but they couldn't decipher the problem. There is ... Read more

A:Laptop has terrible connection to new modem/router

how many devices do you have that can connect wirelessly

does the cable connection work at the correct download speed reliably

can we see an xirrus screen shot - from a wireless PC

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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.
http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

A user guide is available here http://www.xirrus.com/cdn/pdf/Xirrus-Wi-Fi-inspectorguide-1-2-1-RevB-6.aspx

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open t... Read more

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Speed

We recently had Verizon HiSpeed (speeds up to 768 Kbps) installed with Westell(Model 327W) modem/router connected to our desktop.
When we place cursor over the "Network" connection in lower right of screen (of desktoop) it states:
The Internet (2)
Spreed 10.0 Mbps
Sent 141,926 bytes
Received 921,712 bytes

However, in the laptop, when we place the cursor over the "Network" connection, we see:
Speed 36Mbps
Signal Strength Excellent
Status Connected.

What we would like to know is why does our desktop show SPEED of "10.0 Mbps"

while the laptop shows:
SPEED of "36.0 Mbps?"
(Connection speed on both shows: download 705 kbps; upload 133 kbps.)

Is this something to be very worried/concerned about? We are senior citizens and the speed when we connect to Internet appears to be fine as far as we are concerned.
Thanks
 

A:speed of your network connection to the modem/router

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OK, I'm having some trouble with my DSL connection. Right now it's working, but it's starting to slow down again which means that I'm soon to be disconnected totally. My provider says that nothing is wrong on their end (which I've confirmed with 2 neighbors) so it must be on my end.

My connection starts to work REALLY slowly and then eventually just quits working altogether. My "status" light on my DSL modem/router is completely black, the other lights are green, however, the LAN light is blinking furiously (I don't really know if it's always been that way or not... )

Anyway, I called the "tech support" people at my provider, and they walked me though some steps that seemed to alleviate the problem for now, but I want it stopped permanently!

I put in the "IP address" (shown on the IPconfig command prompt) into firefox's address bar and it pulled up the Zoom information page and I went to the system status portion like I was told to do, but there was NO IP ADDRESS!! NONE!! So we cycled the modem--nothing. We powered down the computers--nothing. I unplugged the ethernet cable from one port and moved it to another--PRESTO!! The internet works again!

I'm not even sure why this worked the way it did, because my laptop is wirelessly connected....why did changing the port of my desktop do anything? Or was it just chance? And how do I keep this from happening? Ideas?? Suggestions?? Anyone??
 

A:DSL/Wireless Router/Modem--dropped connection

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Just purchased a Linksys WRT54G2 router so my wife can surf indepently in the house. The problem is that in trying to connect with the installation software I cannot find connection instructions. This is because 2 years ago when my daughter was home with her laptop computer we connected a very similar Linksys router. When I insert the CD-ROM to get instructions the software says "it appears you already have a router connected." and since this is the only way to make the connections I have to try and find the proper connection method here. The dsl modem is a Westell 6100.
 

A:Making connection from dsl modem to wireless router

Welcome to TSG, jayceeno.

Don't know how much help it will be, but here is Verizon's directions on hooking up a linksys router to the Westell 6100 DSL modem.

http://onlinehelp.verizon.net/consumer/bin/pdf/NetworkSteps/Case6445LinksysWestell6100.pdf
 

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I can connect to internet only with land line I cannot get my wireless to connect, It wants to connect then drops right away, What am I doing wrong?

A:connection problems belkin router att modem

Log into your Router setup and see if you are using the B or G or N settings. If using N, try G. If your using automatic, try B/G setting. etc. Reset the WPA-2 password.

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

Thank you.
 

A:Router keeps losing connection to cable modem

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

http://www.motorola.com/Business/US...nd/SURFboard+Modems+and+Gateways/SB6180_US-EN

http://www.arrisi.com/product_catalog/listers/index.asp?id=418

It seems both are plugged.

On the arris one i see those lights on.

[x] Power
[x] DS
[x] US
[x] Online
[ ] Link
[x] Telephone 1
[ ] Telephone 2
[x] Battery

On the Motorola one i got all the lights on.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Modem / Router Internet multiple connection. Help!

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After trouble shooting on my own, I'm stuck. My current situation is that I have a Netopia (Cayman 3346) DSL modem-router (not wireless) that is connected to a (Linksys E100) wireless router. I currently run a small business that has two other computers connected through the Linksys router and are properly configured on the network.

Problems, Thursday night was the last time I could connect using the wireless connection. I cannot connect wirelessly now, but I can connect through the Netopia modem-router.

Manual Troubleshooting included:

-CMD for proper release/renew (IP shows 192.)
-Hard reset both modem and router.
-Manually configured the Linksys router.
-Called Netopia and manually configured modem-router successfully
-Again, computers hard-wired to modem-router will connect.
-Lights on Linksys router are lit and working properly (i.e wifi icon,power, and line 1)

Any ideas? I found in the Netopia settings of the WAN to be configured this way, should I change to IP Address?

Any help would be appreciated as my business is hindered by only having one computer operational.

EDIT: Here is a picture from the Netopia WAN configuration page
 

A:Solved: Connection issues: Modem to Router

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

A:working router and modem but no internet connection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OK, here's the situation. I have a Dell E1505 laptop with Windows Vista that I use as my main computer. I am connected to the internet with a 2wire2701HG-T router/modem. I just bought a Acer Aspire One D250 with Windows 7 Starter and connected it wirelessly to the network. Now, however, when the Dell is connected to the modem by ethernet, my preferred connection for security, speed, and battery issues, the internet connection on the Acer slows down to nothing and soon disconnects. After a bit, it reconnects, but is still very slow, only to disconnect again. However, when I connect the Dell by wireless, everything works normally. Is this a modem problem, or is it an issue with one of the computers? I must admit, my networking skills don't go beyond being able to set up a network name and password.
 

A:Wireless connection on 2Wire modem/router

i think we saw an issue recently with a cordless phone base station being next to the modem/router
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/972395-wireless-connection-issues.html
 

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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.
 

A:Sharing usb modem internet connection with wireless router

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erm...i'm sorry if this seems like an irrelevant question but my internet connection gradually decreased in speed until it couldn't even load up google...so in frustration i turned off my modem and wireless router...after i turned them on again my connection went back to normal...i wonder why?
 

A:Why does rebooting the modem and router make the connection run faster?

It does the same as this, from Start-->Run--CMD

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /renew
net stop "DNS Client"
net start "DNS Client"

Just cache built up usually, also try clearing out all temp files with CCleaner
 

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Within the last week I've been getting very slow speeds through my Asus RT-AC66U when connected to either ethernet or wireless on Windows 10 devices. I'm usually seeing speeds over 20 mbps up to 25. Now the speeds are around 1-2 mbps, or less. Uploads are in the low 10ths of a mbps.
To troubleshoot I connected my laptop directly to the Motorola SB6121 modem via ethernet cable and the speeds were 20-25 mbps as expected. When I connected modem back to the AC66U I get 1-2 mbps. I reset the Asus router and restarted modem-then router- then laptop. Result = same poor speeds. Today I connected a spare Linksys 4200V2 to the modem and ethernet to my laptop and get the same poor speeds 1-2 mbps.
The equipment chains is: Internet to modem - modem to router - router to PC and to an ethernet switch feeding numerous devices. The router also wirelessly feeds phones, tablets and a couple streaming boxes.
The curious thing here is that my laptop with ethernet and my wife's with wireless both running Windows 10 are very slow. My Tablet running Android (CM 12.1, 5.0 ghz connection) wirelessly from the modem is testing at 24 mbps.
I'm at the end of my troubleshooting skills with this problem. The routers have the latest firmware. The Asus does have the Merlin software on it and has worked flawlessly in the past. Lastly, I did change the modem to router cable and tested on a modem to laptop and both cables are fine.
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My ISP is Comcast and I am subscribed to a 12mbps download and a 2.5mbps upload. When I am directly connected to my modem I get around 13-30mbps (Yeah I know, I get more than what I pay for!)
However, when downloading files through my router my max download speed is 750-770 kb/s.

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

I have tried this with a Linksys WRT320N and a Netgear RangeMAX (forget model) and SAME RESULTS!!!!

I am very familiar with the menus of both.

So, is there anything I can do to unlock the true potential of my speed through my router/s?

*Added note: I have tested my router via ethernet and wireless. Same performance.

I know 750 kb/s isn't bad. In fact it is perfectly liveable.

Weird note: via speedtest.net the router and modem get the same speed. But, when I try downloading via P2P, Steam, random file sharing website; the modem outperforms every time.

Thanks for the help! My first post on techguy.org!
 

A:Router has slow performance vs. direct modem connection

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

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

When the connection does drop, I cannot even access the router setup (192.168.1.1) from the PC. Also, this problem did not seem to happen when I tried connecting the PC right to the cable modem without the use of the router. This is why I think it is the router.

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

A:WRT54G Router dropping connection to cable modem

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

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I 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

A: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,

I recently got a new router and need a diagram or picture to connect it to the following: VOIP phone adapter, modem, computer. Or however I connect all of this stuff to get the router to work without losing Internet (high speed cable) or phone usage.

Thanks.

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