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Q: Ethernet and Router


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

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

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

Also, will an Wireless Access Point do the job?

If you need anymore information, please do ask.

Thanks in advance,


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

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

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

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

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

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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

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

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Ethernet broadband router and/or wireless router

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

A:Connecting a DSL ethernet router and wireless router

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

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Hi, first post so be nice

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

A:Ethernet only router

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

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

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

What is the brand and model of your modem?

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

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

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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

A:Router Ethernet Security

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

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

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

Anyone any ideas why this is not working.



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I recently setup my desktop that hasnt been connect to the internet for almost a year. Completely wiped the hard drives and put a clean installation of windows 10 on it. I connected it to my new router NetGear Nighthawk threw Ethernet and it doesnt seem to wanna work. Itll show connect but no service. Have no problems with wifi devices and can even connect the desktop directly to the modem and it works. Ive connected my laptop to the modem and turned wifi off using the same ethernet thats hooked to the desktop and it works fine. Ive uninstalled and reinstall ethernet drivers using a usb. It wont let me access the router from the desktop. Ive release and renew the ip. I'm not quite sure what to do at this point ive never encountered this problem.

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

My Objective/My Plan:

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

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

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

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

Quote: Originally Posted by montecarlo1987

Questions to answer please:

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

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

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right to the point

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

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

A:Ethernet Dial Up for router

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

A:Networking via Ethernet Router

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

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

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

Thank you

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

A:router or ethernet card?

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


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

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

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

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

A:Router not seeing ethernet card - why?

Hi:Let's make sure that the setup process has gone correctly.
Tips on setting up broadband connection, courtesy of Johnwill

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

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

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

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

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


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

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netgear n300 wireless
wnr 2000 v4

Ethernet cable connections are ok
The computers that connect wirelessly have to be restarted often to regain connection.

A:ethernet/wireless router

from one of the computers - can we see an xirrus screen shot please

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

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

( the site now appears to require a business email, and does not allow webbased emails like gmail,hotmail or yahoo etc )

Use the links below


Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You will need to have NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.
On windows 8 - (i do not have windows 8) but, it would appear that, When you first try to run, you may get a message that .net framework is needed, and included in that message is a link to download/install.

Run the program

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


A:PCI Ethernet 10/100 router CARDS?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by MFU at 11:38:43 on 2012-09-27
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3549.2840 [GMT -4:00]
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
FW: AVG Firewall *Disabled*
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
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Uploaded my computer problem a few days ago. Having a tough time troubleshooting my internet connection. Hope someone can help me out. Ethernet port says its working, router working, tried a few different ethernet cables to make sure it wasn't that.

Still reports ethernet cable isn't plugged in.

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

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my dad bought a wireless router so that we can have the internet on our computer and so i can go online on my ps3 aswell

however, i have a problem, my computer/laptop is quite old (bought in 2002) and it does not have an ethernet port to plug the ethernet cable in (or just not one the right size anyway). Since the instalation CD that came with the "D-Link DKT-710 Wireless G ADSL2 +starter kit" router says that to intall the router you need to switch it on and connect it to the computer via the ethernet cable.

thats the problem, how can i connect it to the computer if my computer doesnt have an ethernet port...?

are there any routers that do not use ethernet cables, or do i just have to buy a new computer if i want to have a wireless network(or any network for that matter)...?

any suggestions on what i should do, or what other router would work ?.......and incase you need to know, my current modem connects through a usb port to my computer, aparently that effects what type i will need.

A:connecting my router, ethernet problem...

You can buy add-in cards that add networking functionality. I have a few old PC's that I have had to put in a PCI ethernet card into. You can also get wireless but for a desktop, I recommend ethernet.
If it's a laptop, you can get a card that fits into the expansion slots on the side. If you don't have those you can get them with USB. USB would also work on a desktop if your not confident in delving into your computers innards.
Personally I would use USB as a last resort as they are known to be unreliable. I'd go for expansion slot in a laptop and get a wireless card and get a PCI ethernet card if it's a desktop. Either are easily available from local computer stores or bigger chains. If you know online sites, they would have them too.

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i am trying to set up the router so that i can use the Bit Torrent file sharing program. I need to open the TCP ports 6881-6889 and i don't know about the trigger and incoming stuff. i will include an image of what the setup page looks like

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I need your help! I am working in a new client's office, with their old network configuration.

They have a router for internet access using static IP addresses and a computer server. For security purposes they are treating them as (2) seperate servers. Each work station has (2) ethernet cards. I can access one or the other, but not both of them at the same time.

The workstations have XP pro installed on to them, they have static IP address for internet access.

For some reason I can access the IBM server with both static and automatic IP addresses.

I really could use some suggestions and feedback.

Thank you,


A:1 PC - 2 Ethernet Cards - Router + Server

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Hello, friends,

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

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

So, from that we managed to deduce that the 2.4 ghz band on our router is dying. That's all well and good, but now we have another issue - why is our network connection trying to force its way through the wireless router? We tried hardwiring 4 different PCs, and 3 of them are defaulting to the wireless router networks, even when the wireless adapters are turned off. My laptop and desktop are defaulting to 2.4, my roommate's desktop is defaulting to 5, and our last desktop is connection just to "Network". Below is a screenshot of my network connections.
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A:Ethernet connection going through wireless router

Welcome to the forum!

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

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I have the similar problem.The iconfig data is:Host name ....Desktop
Primary Dns Suffix..........:
Node type ......................: Unknown
IP Routing enabled...........No
WINS Proxy Enabled .......No
Etherrnet adapter ...
Connection Specific DNS suffix.....
Description.............................Broadcom440x 10/100 IntegratedCont
DHCP enabled.......................Yes
Autoconfiguration enabled ......Yes
IP Address............................
default gateway.....................

I use win XP, have norton installed, Cisco router Linksys EA3500

Desktop only connects when router is bypassed - i.e., directly connected to cable modem. Curiously desktop did connect to the internet when the router was first installed - worked both wired and wirelessly. Now - "limited connection"via the router. I have recycled the cable modem.

A:Problem connecting via ethernet to router

I started your own thread for you here.

Getting an APIPA (169.254.x.y) means that the computer did not get a IP assigned by the router. Could be that the router's Dhcp server is disabled or its address range is exhausted, defective cable, defective NIC, incorrect driver, or a firewall/security suite issue.

My top suspect (should I say educated guess since we haven't done any trouble shooting yet?) is that Norton is not properly configured or is corrupted. It may be configured to allow the public IP you get when connecting to the modem but to block the private IPs from the router. Suggest that you uninstall Norton and run Symantec's Norton Removal Tool. You can then reinstall it, if desired, after the problem is solved.

Also, in whatever order you prefer, check out those two Dhcp server issues and the cable possibility.

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Hello my name is Joe, my issue is that I live in the country. AT&T Wireless is my only solution for any kind of internet resembling Broadband. I am using a LTE MF923 which serves as both my modem and router as I can connect up to 10 devices. I am happy with its performance. However, I have a farm raising chickens, I recently purchased a Samsung HD Surveillance System from Sams to remotely view the activities on the farm from my Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphone. The DVR has Ethernet cable hookup as its only pathway to the internet. In an attempt to resolve this issue. I purchased a Linksys AC 1200 Range Extender to overcome my need to convert my WiFi Internet connection to an Ethernet/LAN Connection. I successfully connected LTE to Linksys Range Extender and was/am able to connect to Extended Network via WiFi on my Laptop/Tablet. I then plugged in my Samsung DVR to the Range Extender with Samsung Support on the phone. I was unable to port forward or get the DVR to Connect to the internet. I am unsure what to do. What I am missing. I am somewhat technical and realize that port forwarding is necessary for this to work...but I am not versed on how to make this happen. I also purchased a D Link WBR-1310 Wireless Router in an attempt to get this working. I am certain that one of you has a solution for me PLEASE HELP.. By the way the only thing connected to THIS LTE will be this camera system. I bought and pay for unlimited 4G WiFi just to do this on the farm. Thanks Again

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I made a thread on this before.

I connected the switch to my router and I then connected a computer to the switch. IT GOT INTERNET ACCESS!

BUT, i could not get it to remain part of the windows file sharing network like it was.

I tried disabling DHCP, no good...
I tried changing a couple IP settings, no good
also tried giving that computer a static IP, no good.

The gateway for the Wireless Router is, Brand is Buffalo WHR-G54S
The gateway for the Wired Internet Gateway Switch is Brand is D-link DI-704

What do I have to do to make the computer connected to the wired switch part of the windows file sharing network on the Wireless Router?

A:Splitting Ethernet connections from the router...

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So this morning I was planning to reset my router because my internet was feeling a bit laggy. Omce i did, its lights turned on except for the ethernet light.
It was working perfectly last night

Ive tried resetting the router a few times with no results
ive ran the Windows troubleshooter with it recognizing that:
The Local Area Connection adapter is disabled: Detected
Enable the wired network adapter: Not run


A:Router isn't recognizing ethernet cable

Have you unplugged and replugged the cable in at both ends? Do you have a second cable to test?

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i was woundering if there was a router out there that could limit the amout of internet one of the PCs On my network gets im on 8meg and was woundering if i could make it so one PC gets 3meg and the main PC gets 5meg im with O2 atm and the wireless box doesnt have that many options to change is there a router that could help

thanks for any help

A:limitting a ethernet port on a router

Probably not with that router. If you buy a router that's compatible with DD-WRT 3rd party firmware, you can probably solve your issue. DD-WRT offers real bandwidth management.

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I use VoIP to work from home.
Our internet package is more than enough to support VoIP... our router is another story. My call quality is terrible. I have done everything (that I'm capable of doing without messing up the router or computer) I can find for troubleshooting. Nothing helps. The only time it is decent is when I'm the only one using the internet. The router has 15 devices connected. 3 Ethernet connections and the others are WiFi.
There are three people here who work from home so being the only one online is not an option.
we have an Arris panoramic tg1682 router, iv logged onto the router settings, from what i see there are no QOS options. Our internet provider says that since I use Ethernet that priority comes to me and the two other connections. On my router settings WMM is enabled. Keep in mind that two others use Ethernet. One streams video games for job, the other does file sharing all day long for a company in a diff state. The other devices are all iphones ipads and kindles connected by WiFi.

My question is this: How do I optimize my router settings for my VoIP. All the options online state QOS or this WMM. I don't see a Qos option. I do see a WMM but isn't that just for WiFi connections? again I use the Ethernet to connect to internet. The WMM is enabled. My next question is will that confuse the router if its set to give priority to the devices connected through WiFi?

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I hope i am in the right area for this question..i had a system crash last week and posted a thread to which i got great help...well the system is up and running (phew)....now...i run 2 computers this one is wired to the linksys router ..but...the one that crashed the dell 2400 with xp is wireless..i cannot get an internet connection to that computer through the router...in the device manager it has a ? mark next to ethernet controller ..also i cannot find an ip address for this...any help would be greatly appreciated....hey ive come along way since my 1st thread lol thanks

A:ethernet controller for linksys router

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I just installed a new Linksys e2000 wireless router in my home. I also have a hardwired ethernet network in the house.

In the house are a desktop without wireless capability and 3 laptops each with wireless capability - two are PCs and one is a Macbook.

My configuration goes like this:

Cable modem into which the coaxial cable goes and connects via an ethernet cable to the Linksys router.

The linksys router has four ethernet ports.

One of those is connected to the ethernet cable that goes to the location on the LAN of the desktop. It works fine.

One of those is connected to the ethernet cable that goes to the location on the LAN where one of the laptops is. This laptop's network connection works fine on the wireless, but the LAN connection says that the network cable is unplugged - which its not.

One of those is connected to the ethernet cable that goes to the location on the LAN where one of the other laptops is. This one's network connection also works fine on the wireless, but the LAN connection says that there is little or no connectivity.

I have taken each laptop to the router location and connected each directly to a port. Each of them were able to connect to the internet using the Local Area Connection. The router seems to work fine in that regard.

The weird thing is that this was all working fine until I installed the new wireless router (my old router didn't have wireless capability and I wanted to upgrade).

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A:Router Won't Communicate with Laptops on Ethernet

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We have a granny flat over the garage that has become vacant and my wife's brother (the layabout) is now "renting" it from us. I have supplied him with an old Vista laptop, set up an isolated Guest wifi account on our TP-Link 1043 router running dd-wrt but the wifi is spotty at best out there.

I already have Ethernet out to the garage so a data switch, a Buffalo router also running dd-wrt and a cable is not too much of a stretch since it is all old stuff I have here and no longer used.

But, I'd like to isolate that wired router from all but the Intenet for the layabout, er, sorry brother-in-law.

I posted to the dd-wrt forum a few days back but of course, no replies. Not sure why they bother with a forum.

Can someone please help me (or point me at instructions) to set up an isolated wire-router so he can use the Internet but not our home network.


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Hi, everyone--

My family and I have a SMART TV and use it to watch Netflix. It's WiFi capable and we even have a wireless extender, but the connection keeps dropping constantly.

I have read a few things about turning an old router into a "switch," like this article from Lifehacker. I'm not sure if this is what I'm looking for as there are several meanings for switch, and the purpose is normally for another port, not a bridge-type thing. Would it be possible to use second router to serve as a bridge between my two ethernet cables so we can hardwire the SMART TV? If so, any ideas on how I would do that?

Thanks in advance,

A:Using a router as a bridge for two ethernet cables

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I just bought a Linksys CM100 cable modem and a WRT54G2 router. My modem is directly plugged into my laptop (running Vista) via USB but not via ethernet, and it still works. I'm trying to set up a wireless network through my router but it doesn't have a USB port and my modem can't transmit information in any capacity via ethernet. What am I doing wrong?

Also, before anyone brings it up, my ethernet cables are working fine.

A:Internet going through USB and not ethernet; can't connect to router because of this

reset the router hold the reset button for 5 or more seconds before you make any adjustments
install the router software on a pc or your lappie.Power down the machine.or if the install software asks for the router to be connected do so.no electric power at this time..just the cables
with an ethernet cable connect the modem to the router internet socket run an ethernet cable in the router no/1 port to the lappie ethernet port.switch on the power as the install process asks you to.

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Hi there,

we have an existing vista desktop which runs through a Creative 8133u-c1 (non wireless) router via the USB port. The router also has one ethernet port and we have just purchased a samsung netbook (xp) which we would like to connect to the router too. Is it possible to run the desktop through the USB port and plug the netbook in via the ethernet port or can the router only be used via either USB or Ethernet?

If this is not possible, how could we set this up using the existing router for both the desktop and netbook?

I can't find much info on this as the router is a few years old.

thanks you in advance,


A:creative 8133u router, usb and ethernet?

I don't find much information about this unit, did you try simply plugging in the netbook to the Ethernet port and seeing what you get?

Let's see this for the working desktop.
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 to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

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

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I want to purchase a good ethernet cable to connect to my smart TV and to my router for a better connection rather then to go wireless.

I'm used to seeing normal "round" ethernet cables, but I've seen "flat" CAT7 cables that my smart tv requires. I need 20 ft.
I do have a "Lan" connection on the back of my TV.

1. Is 20 ft too long to get good streaming
2. Is a flat cable vs round just a good as round?
3. What does the "cat7" do that cat6 or cat5 do? Why the Difference? Upgrade?
4. Is a direct connection better then wireless, and safer even though my wireless is "locked" for protection.

Do you have any good suggestions on the best cable to get for this (20 ft).


A:Solved: Ethernet cable from TV to Router

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Hello experts... I am using intex pc and windows 7... I have connected D-link DSL-2730U router with it... It was working fine some days ago... Now problem is that all lights are on except the ethernet light... I even tried changing the ethernet cable but same problem... Any1 please help

A:Ethernet light not working on Router

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I'll start off with some basics.

WinXP sp 1.
Computer A (p.c)
Computer B (laptop)

Netopia/Cayman 3341 dsl router. Supports usb and ethernet.

Had computer A and B running the net fine and dandy for weeks. All of a sudden net stopped working on B. Went through all the procedures to fix it, and nothing. Formatted - still nothing. Thinking it was the net card gone I sent it to be fixed, they sent it back with drivers fully updated saying it was fine. A was running on USB and B was running on ethernet. A and B will run fine on USB but won't on ethernet. They will send packets but not receive packets. My routers admin page says both usb and ethernet are enabled. My network places on B accepts that the cable is plugged in and enabled(its sending packets).

Its a brand new cat5e cable so its not that, and the net will run on usb so its not the net cards + they are accepting the cable and the comps are recognising them. Which leads me away from the hardware problem argument.
I have tcp/ip set to obtain ip automatically and have followed step by step the routers manual to set it up and still nothing. When i double click on the connection in network connections and go to the support tab there is an ip address there and a subnet mask.

Argh ....

ive tried everything I can think of, im totally stumped.

If you have any suggestions please share them, im willing to give anything a go.

Thanks, trip.

A:Ethernet router problem. very annoying.

tripb said:

I have tcp/ip set to obtain ip automatically and have followed step by step the routers manual to set it up and still nothing. When i double click on the connection in network connections and go to the support tab there is an ip address there and a subnet mask.
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What are the IP addresses and sub-net masks (in both PCs)? And do they match those expected for the sub-net of the router 192.168.1.x / ?
Perhaps I should drop in the Netopia UK office for you -- it's about 1/2 mile away from where I'm sitting now!!

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ok so here's the problem.
I have a thomson tg 585 router... and it wont recognize any ethernet connection. it worked fine until a few days ago. i have connected it to my laptop (it works just fine by wireless) and my xbox 360. the light on the router that says Ethernet isnt green as it normaly is when a device is connected, its just off. i have tried several ethernet cables and all 4 ethernet ports but it doesnt work. i even bought a new router and it doesnt work neither. the phone line is fine, the router is fine i think since i have 2 and neither seem to connect. i have reseted them several times and still nothing. can anyone help pleeeeaaaase..??????

A:Router won't recognize ethernet connection

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Hello all,

MY OS is Win 7 and my download throughput drops significantly when I use a wired connection through my router. The router is an old NetGear WGT624 v4 and it is has four 10/100 mbps ports. I am up to date on firmware and I have changed every possible option to no avail. My results are consistent as identified below:

PC ethernet connection wired directly to ISP modem: 53 mbps
PC ethernet connection wired directly to router 10/100 port: 36 mbps

My upload speeds are consistent (10mbps) when using either of the above connections.

My thought was that a router with 10/100 mbps ports should be able to handle the 53 mbps download speeds without considerable latency (is that the right word?) but I guess not.

Anyway, my real question is: Will a Gigabit router with 10/100/1000 ports solve that wired latency issue?



PS Here's the router I'm looking to buy. Its about 30 dollars cheaper at MicroCenter than NewEgg:
EnGenius Technologies ESR-9850 300Mbps Wireless N Router with Gigabit Switch ESR9850 - Micro Center

UPDATE: Found a newer version 2 of the above router at NewEgg for $39.99 w/free shipping:

A:Ethernet Connection Slows Down Through Router

ALL Fixed! Bought the NewEgg router and it cured all of my problems.

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

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

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

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

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When my modem is directly connected to my modem I have no problems and am able to connect to the internet. When I disconnect the ethernet cable to connect to my router the ethernet light on my modem dissapears. I thought it was my router or cable, but I bought a new router and and tried alternate cords. Why can't I connect to my router, but when the modem is connected to my PC my internet works fine??? Please help!!!

A:Router Setup, Ethernet not working

It would be helpful if you would include your systems specs, and the Model Router. If this is a Laptop, have you set up the wireless on the router before disconnecting the Ethernet Cable? If this is a desktop do you have a wireless Card installed.

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I have a dell windows 98 pc with dial up. I want to change and get a cable internet for me and my son.
They said I need a ethernet port and a router. I do not have a ethernet port on back of my pc. Is there anyway I could have one installed? I was given a Linksys wireless-b 2.4GHz Broadband Router. It doesn't have a disk or card with it. Would I be able to use this?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
John God

A:ethernet port and linksys router

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I have an epson nx110 printer. I'd like to add it to my wireless home network by connecting it directly to the router using a usb to ethernet adapter. I don't think i have all the info i need to make it happen or if i can make it happen. I have a toshiba satellite l455 using windows 7. i'm connecting to a wireless netgear wpn824n router that is connected to a clear channel modem motorolla cpei25725. I have a laptop, a netbook and 3 kindle fires as well as a kindle keyboard and 2 iphones that connect to the wireless network. (not all at the same time).

Can this be done? I am far from a techie person, just have enough knowledge to get by. Please help or at let me know if its possible
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A:can i add a printer using a usb to ethernet adapter to a router

you cannot do that as it will need a print server

you can connect to a PC and share it across the network - only issue will be to use the printer the PC will have to be on

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