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Connecting a wireless router to a wired router?

Q: Connecting a wireless router to a wired router?

Hey guys I'm a bit of a networking noob so I'm wondering if this setup I have will work in getting all my computers to share our home internet...

Basically my current setup in my basement this:

ethernet cable modem
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V
Wired DLink Router---------->main desktop+2nd desktop
Pretty standard...But now we want a laptop and another desktop on our top floor because someone else moved in. LUCKILY before we finished the basement I had another ethernet cable going from the router to the Wii on the main floor. We don't play that anymore so I was wondering if it was possible to buy a wireless router for the main floor, connect it wired to the basement router, and than use it wirelessly so that it extends to the top floor? Meanwhile, the router in the basement still connects to the two computers? It'd look like this.

basement floor
modem
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V
Wired router---------->main desktop+2nd desktop
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V
Main floor/ground floor
wireless router
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V
second floor
wirelessly connect to----->laptop+ 3rd desktop (will have to install pci card)
so yeah, does it work that way?

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A: Connecting a wireless router to a wired router?

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Hello,

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

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

Any ideas? Thanks in advance
 

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

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

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

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I am a novice when it comes to networking so please help me out...
I am connecting Netgear wireless router (wgr614 v5) to an already placed router on the network (Nortel Networks Router). I am having trouble with wireless router because the Nortel router is DHCP disabled. Please if someone could help me, I would greatly appreciate. Please, explain step by step how to configure the wireless router to work with Nortel router.

P.S. The Nortel router cannot be DHCP enabled...I have DSL coming to Nortel router. So, Nortel is the primary router. Nortel router can't be removed because it is required by my company that I use it to connect to their network over the internet.

Thanks for your help!
 

A:Connecting a Wireless router to DHCP Disabled wired router

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Hi all,

My Netopia Router from SBC just crapped out on me early last week. So I decided to buy a router from a local electronics store. I already had a SpeedStream Modem, but I have multiple PCs in the house, so I need to 'route' the connection to other PCs.

Anywho, I went to the store today and picked up a Linksys DSL/Cable Router (Wired) with 4 port switch (#BEFSR41). I hooked it up, followed the CD Wizard, and plugged in the 2 PCs on this level (I have 3 Levels in my house). The PCs on this level worked.

Now, I have a D-Link wireless router since there are wireless notebooks/PCs upstairs. Before I had the Linksys, I just plugged that router into my Netopia and it worked fine. Now when I plugged it into this new Linksys router, it doesn't work.

What am I doing wrong?

All PCs are running Win XP if that makes a difference.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Connecting a Wireless Router to a Wired Router

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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

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Can this be done?

I have a cable modem going into a Linksys BEFSR41 router ... then i have a rj-45 going into my Netgear WGR614 Wireless Router.

Is it possible for me to get everything on my network to see each other?

I have 2 computers connected to the wired router. On the wireless router i have a wireless laptop connected and a wired desktop.

Thanks!

-md
 

A:Connecting a wireless & wired router to each other ...

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Okay. My current setup is this:

Linksys BEFSR41 4-Port Wired Router and a Linksys EFAH08W 8 Port Wired Hub connected together from uplink port to uplink port.

I now have a Linksys WRT54GS Wireless-G Router with SpeedBooster. I found a document on Linksys's website on how to connect the wireless router to my standard router, but I have a hub as well and for now I will still need it.

Now, what I was thinking of doing was to replace the BEFSR41 wired router with the WRT54GS Wireless-G router. Then hook my wired 8 port hub up to the wireless router. But, the wireless router has no uplink port, just "1, 2, 3, 4, and Internet." So...could I use a crossover cable from one of the numbered ports of the wireless router to connect the hub, would that work?

Meh, I'm pretty much dumb with networking. I researched exactly what I needed to know to hook up my wired network years ago, then forgot it all when the work was done. Any advice is appreciated on how to connect this all up. Easiest way preferred
 

A:Connecting Wireless Router to Wired

Yes, if neither the router or the hub has auto-sensing ports, you use a crossover cable. However, the Linksys WRT54GS ports are auto-sensing, so any cable will do. I think simply replacing the wired router with the wireless one will be the easiest path to the upgrade.
 

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Hi,
I have two xbox 360's that I'm trying to connect to our TrendNet TEW-452BRP wireless router. When I have the two hooked up through ethernet cables, only one can connect to the internet. I've tried switching the cables to different ports on the router and switching the cables between the 360's, but only one (which can be a different one every single time) can ever get an internet connection through the router. How do I go about configuring my router to let both 360's access the 'net (wired) while not interfering with my wireless connection for our 2 PC's? I've tried calling TrendNet tech support, but they only ever have 1 guy working and it takes an hour to get on with him and then he doesn't even speak english very well. Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Tyler
 

A:Connecting wired xbox360's to our wireless router

On one of the attached computers, let's see this:

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

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

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I have a wired linksys router that works fine. I'm not using DHCP on it, its setup at 192.168.1.1. My pc which only has a wired NIC, connects with no problems.

I recently bought a tplink wireless router. I changed it so the ip is now 192.168.1.254 (it was 192.168.0.254 originally which meant I couldnt access settings to change from the default password, SSID).

I got the tplink wireless router, so I wouldnt have to be tethered with a wire on my laptop for internet. However, I've wasted time with tech support which I can barely hear or understand. I'd like to get this working, otherwise I'm sending everything back, wireless router and laptop.

I can ping both the linksys and tplink from my laptop with no problems. I can get connected to the tplink wireless router without a problem but I cannot get to the internet. I don't know what to do.

A:Connecting a Wireless Router to Wired Network

What you should have purchased is a dedicated wireless access point rather than another router because getting the configuration correct for a dual router set up can be a real pain. You could have also purchased a router with both wired and wireless access.

Even when set up correctly a dual router network can still be unreliable. The required settings might be different depending on which two routers are being used. If you can get the settings correct it may work though.

The link below explains the settings required to basically turn your wireless router into an access point. Let me know if the settings detailed in the link below work out for you.
Using a Wireless Router as an Access Point Wireless Networking Forum FAQ | DSLReports.com, ISP Information

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well right now i am using a pc but i am getting a laptop soon and i will need wireless connection. can i buy a wireless router from lets say Walmart or best buy and install it myself?
if so can you tell me how to do this in "Beginners language" lol please and thank you
 

A:Connecting a wireless router to my (wired) verizon boradband dsl 6100 modem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Barbara
 

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

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Hello:

This is my 1st post (please be gentle!!). I did a some searches but couldnt find exactly what I was looking for, hopefully some of you guys (and gals) can help. The attached diagram pretty much says everything. All static DNS entries are using my ISP's DNS servers.

I cant get the wireless PC to see my network. It is on the same workgroup, whats missing? All PC's can access the internet fine.
Appreciate any help/suggestions. Thanks
 

A:adding a wireless router to an existing wired router

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Hi all,

I am using a Netgear Cable/DSL Web Safe Router Gateway RP614v2 with a Motorola Cable Modem SB4200 Surfboard Cable Modem for my Internet connection to OptusNet broadband. They works fine with my Desktop and notebook.

As I want to go for wireless with my notebook, so I buy the Netgear Wireless Router BGR614v5. However, I find the the new wireless cannot talk to the Motorola Cable Modem. Even I directly connect the Cable Modem with my notebook, the Internet connection is not through. It seems that the Cable Modem only allow the old wired router to go through it.

Is it any setting stored in cable modelm to allow the old router only to go thru, not other router or eveny my notebook. I heard something about MAC address. I check the settings in my current wired router, the option choosen for MAC address is "Default MAC". Does it cause the problem?

What should I do to remove the limitation to allow my notebook and my new wireless router to connect to the cable modem?

Thanks in advance,
Opal Chung
 

A:Problem from switiching wired router to wireless router

Have you tried unplugging the modem before connecting a different device? Typically modems need to be powered off and on when connecting to a new device.
 

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Hey all,

I'm trying to connect my wireless router to my wired router.

Ideally I want the following: internet--> A --> 3 PCs + B -->itouch+ps3 +laptops

A: Gnet External ADSL modem with 4-port switch bb0055 (note: this is a modem/wired router)
B: Trendnet Wireless router tew-639gr

All 3 PCs have internet, so i'm sure my wired router is working properly. Using an ethernet cable, I've connected a Lan port in my Wireless router to a Lan port in my Wired router. My itouch, ps3, and laptops can connect to my wireless but I'm not getting any internet. I've also been able to access my wireless settings and change a couple of things.

From what I've read online, In B, I need to turn off the LAN DHCP and change my LAN IP Address. I've tried a couple of things but it still isn't working. Also what should I set my WAN settings to in my wireless router?

Thanks,
 

A:Solved: Connect Wireless Router to Wired Router

Nvm fixed it somehow...
 

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First I would like to say hello to everyone in the community as this is my first post. I would like to set up Linksys wireless router(wrt160n) with a Dlink wired router(DLR-604),The wireless would be the host router and I would like to isolate the wired router from that network,to protect my main computer's(2computer's plus network printer) from from my children s and friend's machines I connect to the wireless or wired ports on the Linksys.Thanks in advance, any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated .Cheers
 

A:Solved: Connect wireless router and wired router

This should be pretty easy. Just connect the D-Link router's WAN port to one of the Linksys router's LAN ports. The computers connected to the D-Link router will be isolated from the Linksys connected computers by the D-Link router's NAT firewall.
 

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Hello and thank you

I have a Netgear FR114P Firewall router connected to my Cable Modem which connects to my computer in my home office.

I just bought my daughter a computer, her room is accross the way. I did not want to run an ethernet cable to her room, so I bought a Netgear Wireless Router.

My question is, what would I need to do to be able to keep my Firewall router hooked to my PC, then hook up the wireless router also so that my daughter can access the internet via the cable modem connection?

I have searched for Bridging methods, but am a little of a rookie when it comes to computer networking.

Thanks in advance for your help
 

A:Adding Wireless Router to existing Wired Router

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My small home network is connected to a Z100G Zone Alarm router via wires. This router has WiFi but I do not use it as it is not wireless N capable. I would like to have wireless N to stream movies to a wireless N BluRay player. I would like to keep the Z100G because of the firewall function.

Can I just connect a new wireless N router to the Z100G? If so, would it then be best to connect all the network computers to the new router either via wired or wireless?

Thanks...
Dennis
 

A:Solved: Connect Wireless Router to Wired Router?

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I've been trying to figure out how to run a wireless router connected to a wired router for the past few days with no success thus far. I have searched the forums and nothing has helped thus far. Here is a diagram of what I'm trying to achieve:

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EDIT: Since im not allowed to post links you must drag the link into the address bar and press enter to view the picture. It's hosted through imageshack.
 

A:Linking wireless router to wired router help

Does no one know how to fix this?
 

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Hello, I was wondering if it was possible to set up a wireless router along with a regular wired router. What I'm trying to do here is make it so that my wired router connects with the modem and the wireless router connects with the regular router. So, it's like a router ontop of a router. The reason I want to do this, is because I want to set up a network where all the computers with the exception of one, are wired. Then just have that one computer go off of the wireless router. If I can't do this (Which I'm sure I most definitely cannot.), then can I get a network hub and have the modem and the two routers connected to that hub? Thanks for reading this,

Tyler
 

A:Wired Router and a Wireless Router Working Together?

Yes, this is standard practice, and every router company I know has installation in their downloadable user guide.
 

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Hi All,

Just got myself a wireless router and I'm having problems setting this up as wired. I going to be running my PC and PS3 from the router (already getting help in another forum regarding the PS3 side of things) but would rather have the systems connected with cable rather than wireless.

The router I bought is a TP-Link 54M Wireless Router (model No. TL-WR340G if that's any help).

I'm having problems setting this up as wired to my PC as there seems to be no instructions regarding this option (or no way to enable/disable).

Should I go though the installation process of setting this up as wireless first then just connect the router with cable afterwards?

Hope you can help.

Cheers,

C h r e d g e.
 

A:Setting up a wireless router as a wired router

Just connect the cables correctly, and everything should connect without any configuring.
 

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There is an argument in the family, and the disagreement is about the security of a wireless router and the ability for someone to hack through it... My stepdad refuses to go with a wireless setup because he is afraid that someone will hack in and steal everything... We are trying to convince him that it is much safer since the wireless router would be password protected and the wired router isn't. He doesn't even want to listen or entertain the thought.. Currently they run a wired router off of telephone company dsl to 3 computers and an XBOX. If the wireless is as safe or safer the benefits are greater for laptop connectivity and relocation of workstations. The downfall of course is another piece of equipment that can fail... I ran a wireless connection at my home and I loved it.. Does anyone have any insight as to whether it would be safer with a wireless router, or if security issues are the same. I am aware most security comes from within the computer. Seeing as I am trying to learn more about this stuff any info is great.
~THANKS!
 

A:Wireless Router versus Wired Router

If you use WPA or WPA2 with a strong random key, wireless is quite secure.

Your other point is bogus, a wired router or a wireless router has the same security as far as incoming threats are concerned. There is no additional security gained by having the wireless channels encrypted, it just prevents people from "tapping into the wire".

You will never be "safer" with a wireless router, but you can be as safe as with a wired only one.
 

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I'm currently connected to the internet via a Linksys router that is wired only.What i need to know is what is the best wireless router available at this time that i can get to replace my current wired router based on your own experiences with wireless.There are two computers and an xbox 360 on my network.Thanks for your assistance!

A:Best wireless router to replace my wired router

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Dsmith148


I'm currently connected to the internet via a Linksys router that is wired only.What i need to know is what is the best wireless router available at this time that i can get to replace my current wired router based on your own experiences with wireless.There are two computers and an xbox 360 on my network.Thanks for your assistance!


Hi and welcome

Stick with linksys either G, or N. I have had nightmares with netgear,dlink, etc

Ken J+

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Hi all

A friend of mine currently has a wired network connected to the internet via a router. He has gone out and bought a wireless router already and he wants to connect a couple of machine and a laptop to the wireless router. I know he woulod have been better with a AP (access Point) but what i would like to know is if it is possible to connect his new wireless router to the wired one somehow. Any advice is greatly appreaciated...Cheers
 

A:Can i connect a Wireless Router to a wired router

Very simple:

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for all your assistance on this in advance.

MCAMPOS526
 

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

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

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

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

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

ifthis is a router then you need to connect the other two routers using their LAN inputs NOT the WAN/internet - unless you set the DM111PSP to bridge mode
you may have already covered the below - but check
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Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

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

http://library.techguy.org/wiki/Connecting_two_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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

C... Read more

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I recently got qwest DSL and I configured my Wireless to work and accept my wireless MAC Address, but when I plug it into the WAN slot in the Linksys router it doesn't work. I went to linksys site and did their configuration which is changing the router LAN IP to 192.168.0.1, then power cycling, but this doesn't help. I cannot access the internet still. Both the modem/router and the router are operating DHCP, but if I disable the modem/router, I cannot access the wireless function, and if I disable the DHCP on my Linksys router, I cannot obtain an IP from the modem router via the linksys router.

This is frustrating lol.

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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

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

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

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

Irritated.

Ideas?
 

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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:
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/715999-using-2-routers-same-time.html
 

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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 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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I was looking at getting a wireless router (either a D-Link 615 or a Netgear Rangemax WNR1000) and I'm not exactly sure how to set it up. I have a BEC Technologies 7402 TM (NOT GTM) adsl wired modem/router that my telephone company gave me when I switched to DSL. There are 4 LAN ports on the back of the modem/router, a line port that my telephone cable is connected to, and a console port that I don't use. 2 of the LAN ports are being used. One is connected to my cable box, the other has an ethernet cord that runs halfway around my house, through a wall and into a wall jack that my desktop computer is connected to. I only want to use the wireless router to connect to my Wii and one laptop, I would like to keep my desktop connection wired. I had previously tried to connect to xbox live by connecting my xbox to one of the LAN ports but I could never get it to work, so now I just switch the ethernet cords between my xbox and computer in the wall jack whenever I want to use one or the other. Will I be able to connect a wireless router to one of the LAN ports and receive a signal or will I have to connect the wireless router to the wall jack that my desktop is hooked to, and run the connection through the router? I've never setup a wireless network before so I'm a little new to this subject.
 

A:Connecting a wireless router to an adsl modem/router

Hi:here are links to sample dsl modem router to wireless router configurations..
http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1080
And for dlink:
http://www.dlink.com/support/faq/default.aspx?question=dsl
And the tried and true Johnwill,TSG tutorial on the same subject.
Your modem probably is a modem/router combo.Here are some possible fixes .

a. Bridge the modem/router unit so that it bypasses the router function and acts as a modem only. Or,

b. Change the address range used by one of the routers, say, to 192.168.3.x. Or,

c. Use the second router as an ethernet switch and wireless access point per the following recipe.


Connecting two soho routers in a network

Tutorial from Johnwill from the Networking Forum

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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 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 chan... Read more

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My wife's sister has Comcast Cable. They installed a Modem/Router that the wireless part seems to have died. Can a wireless router be connected via ethernet cable to the cable modem/ router?

A:Connecting Wireless router to Cable Modem/Router

Yes, adding a wifi router to one of the ports will set it as a node on the dhcp server{modem} and if there is a conflict in ip address, usually will change it to a 10.0.0.1

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i have a Cisco wireless router/cable modem
i also have a SMC Barricade SMC7004VWBR wireless router

i want to connect the SMC router to the Cisco router via wireless - can this be done?
if so, how?

the SMC has a WAN ethernet port and if i plug in a cable from the cisco, everything works fine
i can not find anywhere in the setup of the SMC an option for a wireless WAN connection
is the wireless only for the LAN side?

if anyone knows something about this any input would be appreciated
 

A:connecting a wirelss router to another wireless router wirelessly

and welcome to the Forum

Does the SMC have a setting to act as a bridge or client?
 

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I have a Linksys Wired Router BEFSR41 connected to the internet using PPPoE, and I currently have 3 ports occupied. Here is my problem:

I am trying to connect another router, a Linsys Wireless Router WRT54G, to my original router. When I connect my second router to the first one and try to access the internet via the second router, I cannot get any internet connection at all. Only when I am connected to the first router do I have internet access. How do I fix this?

I would like for all my computers to be connected.
I want my 2 computers upstairs to be connected to the first router (wired), while at the same time, my second router (wireless), downstairs to be connected to the first and have my other computer connected to this and be able to have my 2 laptops connect wirelessly to the second router as well.

Overall Layout as of now:

Wired Router
X: Internet plugin
Port 1: Computer
Port 2: Computer
Port 3: Computer
Port 4: N/A


Overall Layout I would like:

Wired Router
X: Internet plugin
Port 1: Computer
Port 2: Computer
Port 3: Wireless Router
Port 4: N/A
Wireless Router
X: Router with Internet
Port 1: Computer
Port 2: N/A
Port 3: N/A
Port 4: N/A
 

A:Wired Router to Wireless Router

You need to plug your highspeed modem from the Ethernet Port to the WAN port on the Wireless Router.* From there you will have to connect to the router and configure it, so go onto a computer with internet and in internet explorer, in the address bar type: 192.168.1.1 that should get you into the settings, if not, I will have to search for the IP again.
 

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Can I install just a simple router to share the internet connection then extend my network with my wireless router? I will place my existing wireless router in the center of the house this way only having to run one cable.

Currently the wireless router it is on the FAR side of the house. I would like to place it in the center of the house but all the ethernet cables run to the one side and I don't want to relocate them.

I attached and image of what I am trying to do.

A:Wired router to Wireless Router???

I would use a WiFi Range Extender like this one. This can go anywhere in the house where you have an electricity outlet. Then you do not have to move any of your current setup around.

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I am having problems with my wireless adapter Cisco Router Linksys X2000, can I use it as a wired router into my network socket on the cpmputer please if so how do I achieve it Thanks

A:Can I use a Wireless Router as a Wired router

It has 3 x 10/100 Ethernet Ports, so you can connect via Ethernet cables. Usually the first port connects from DSL. Second and third to a computer's network card.

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I am using a Netgear MR814 Cable/DSL Wireless Router to share a DSL connection. I have it upstairs connected to the modem and one computer. Downstairs I have four computers that need to be networked and have access to the connection. I have a D-Link DWL-810+ Wireless Bridge to communicate with the Netgear wireless router upstairs. I want to connect this wireless bridge to a Netgear RT314 Broadband Router. When I plug the Wireless bridge directly into one of my computers' ethernet ports I am able to connect to the internet. If, however, I plug it into the routers "Internet" port, I am unable to communicate with the bridge. Whenever I try to access the wired router's configuration utility(192.168.0.2) it asks for a password lets me access the main menu, but then I lose connection to the setup utility and have to reset the modem to be able to do the same thing again. This last issue only began to occur after I decided to plug the D-Link Bridge directly into my computer.

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

Thanks,
JT
 

A:Wired Router-->Wireless Bridge-->Wireless Router

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OS: Windows 2000 on Desktop
OS: Windows XP Home on Laptop
Linksys Etherfast Cable/DSL 8-Port Router
Netgear Wireless Firewall Router WGT624 V2
Netgear Wireless PCMCIA Card
Motorola Surfboard 4200 Voice Modem

The devices are connected like this:

Cable Modem>Linksys 8-port>Netgear Wireless
...........................^.....................^.........
........................desktops.............laptop

This is a friend's computer network at her home which I was helping to add more ports with a new 8-port router:

I am unable to get internet access with a laptop which is connected wirelessly to a Netgear wireless router which is in turn connected to a port on a Linksys router

I am able to ping the ip address of the Netgear Wireless from laptop using 192.168.0.1 and the Laptop is getting an address of 192.168.0.2 from the Netgear device. This tells me that the card is communicating fine with the wireless router. I don't think I was able to ping the address of the Linksys at 192.168.1.1. from the laptop. I do not remember if I was able to ping Netgear router address from the desktop computer. The desktop is getting an address of 192.68.0.100 from the Linksys router. Are these two different ip address ranges causing a problem? I am unfamiliar with Netgear wireless products and I only found the internal config page (and login password info) just before I had to leave and I did not notice what address the wireless router was being assigned by the Linksys router or if... Read more

A:Connecting Wireless Router To Linksys Router

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I have a Barricade wired router than is working fine. I bought a Netgear Wireless G router on sale. I would like to hook this up in tandem with my Barricade so that I can use my laptop without a wire connection. Netgear says that it can be done although they do not recommend it but they do not tell you how. I have searched their website for answers but none are forthcoming. Does anyone out there know how to do this?

Thanks

Seth
 

A:Connecting wireless router to existing router

JohnWill has posted these basic set of instructions many times. They cover connecting two routers similar to what you wish to do.

http://forums.techguy.org/networkin...me-through-how.html?highlight=connect+routers

Let us know if you run into any problems.
 

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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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I have a belkin wireless/wired router, and it's really starting to stress me out. I have the wireless part working just fine, all my wireless computers connect to each other/the internet just fine. BUT, my wired computer is not connecting to the internet at all, but the DHCP is still assigning it an IP address and the computer thinks everything is fine. When I click on Internet Explorer, it says that the page cannot be displayed. It's driving me mad, can anyone help?
 

A:Belkin Router, Wireless and Wired... Wired Problems...

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Heres what my problem is:
I have a wireless router with 4 ethernet ports on it.... I want to run an ethernet wire through our basement to my workstation... the problem is that theres only 4 ethernet ports on it and they are all taken
I want to do:
I want to connect our cable internet to a 10 port hub, then run one of those ethernet wires to the router, that way i have both wireless abilities and the capability to wire up to ten computers at once...

My question:
Will this work? Will this cause problems for Bit Torrent Clients, All the Computers' Internet connection's, or FTP servers? (thats hosting FTP servers, not connecting to FTP servers)...
 

A:Connecting a hub to a router to make more wired ports

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I have a Linksys Router BEFSR41 in which I have two computers hooked up to. I want to add a third computer but want to make it wireless. Is there a router that I can purchase that will be accomadate my two "wired" computers and my one "wireless" computer?

Thanks

Nancy
 

A:Which router can I use for wired and wireless?

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I am now running a 2 router setup, 1 wireless and 1 wired both linksys. They are a bit older and I need to upgrade my wireless because it does not give a strong signal and my laptop internet is slow. If I buy a new wireless N linksys will I be able to run my same set up? Or if someone can help me advise me what to do?
 

A:Wireless/Wired router

Yes it will work, just run the Linksys setup and connect it like you had the old one connected
 

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I'm planning on buying a router to share my dsl connection. I've been thinking on getting a wireless since I won't have to mess with cables..but at the same time, I dont know if wireless will be a problem if one pc is upstairs and the other downstars. I have never used a wireless so I don't know their typical range. Another thing is..will I need a 11mb or 54mb? We won't be doing many transferring of files between computers..we're just going to share the dsl connection.

If anyone has experience using a particular wireless router, post what's good and what to stay away from. I'm currently considering the Netgear MR814NA.
 

A:Router - Wired or Wireless?

Well, wireless is not as secured as wired, but if you are going wireless, i would suggest 8011g wireless.
 

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We presently have (2) users off the present router. There will be a 3rd joining.
Attempting to get the straight story on whether:

- Are Wireless routers as secure as wired routers. Like from malicious software routines, or any other methods of breaching the system.

- Are there ways of breaching the connection besides by being within so many feet of the router itself while having access to the assigned username/password ?

- Any one including visitors using the WiFi connection must be given the username/password, right?

- The pc's must be equipped for WiFi compatibility, right? Or else plug in a usb device to make it do so?

- Speed: presently we are using a linksys router -- ethernet cable/dsl router. model BEFSR41.
How might a router like the new Netgear R6300 compare? In terms of speed and security.
 

A:wireless vs wired router

They can be secure, depends on the security methods used.

Possible, but not likely. Of course it all depends on the type of data that you are really trying to protect. No real reason for anyone to expend a lot of time trying to hack into a secure network just to get internet access.

You can provide visitors complete access via l/p, limited access via l/p, or limited access without login. All depends on how you want to provide access.

Any PC will need a NIC and cable for wired access, or a wireless NIC for wifi access.

Wired will always be faster, regardless of router. There are some speed differences(for wifi) between router brands/models and even between the same model with different firmware versions. For the most part, it's a non issue.
 

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I set up everything and if I have it wired it works fine but wireless it says can't find page when you try to get on the internet. I have set up networks before and never had a problem. first time I have used a Belkin router G+ I guess one of my question is this. I was reading on the Belkin site that it is already set for dynamic and that is for a cable modem and sounds like I should change it to pppoe for a DSL modem. would that make the difference. It is a brand new laptop and the wireless card is on and it sees the network and works when wired, it says it is connected wirelessly but wont get on the internet when not wired. Would the pppoe thing make a differnce? Please give me some help here. Thanks
 

A:Belkin wireless router with vista-wired works wireless doesn't

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Hi,

My laptop can't connect to my router, everyone else can but mine just wont connect. It has connected to the internet through the router a couple of times but it will only last for a minute or so and then the connection would be lost.

I have a windows XP laptop, my router is a Netgear Wireless-G Router WGR614 v9, and is connected to a modem.

My wireless card detects the connection but it just can't connect to it. When I tried to set up the router using the provided installation CD, it detected said that the modem wasn't being detected.

I appreciate any help I can get on this!
 

A:Laptop can't connect to wireless router (hard-wired or wireless neither)

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Hi All,
I have a odd question.
I just got a Airlink101 wireless 4 port router (AR325W). $15.00 at fry's. Great buy, and had to get it.
I want to just use the wired setup. Not the wireless.
How do I turn off the wireless part. I do not want to use it yet, and I do not want anyone else to use my connection over the air. My home computers are already set up in a wired network. This is my first router, so I'm a bit unused to router jargin. I did a quick scan of the complete manual, and saw how to set up the wired and wireless part, but nothing about turning it off the wireless. Maybe it is as simple as not connecting the antenna. I don't know. Anyone have any thoughts?
Thanks in advance for you response
KLund1
 

A:How to NOT setup a wireless router? Wired only

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