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Cable modem to DLink Router can't find IP address

Q: Cable modem to DLink Router can't find IP address

Hi all -
we were happily getting along with our RCN cable Motorola modem and DLink wireless 655 until the last couple of weeks. The internet would intermittently not be available, without warning. First couple of times we power cycled the modem and router, and it worked, but then stopped being available altogether. I got some support from RCN, the cable provider (they own the modem and it's old, so naturally that was my first thought). I now have a new modem and the situation is exactly the same.
The error message that I get is that the IP address for the network cannot be found.

I got internet access by bypassing the router, connecting the modem directly to my (Windows XP) PC, releasing and renewing the IP address, and power cycling the modem. However, the internet still intermittently shuts down, and of course turning off the computer necessitates the whole procedure again. And now we have no wireless.

SOooo - should we assume it's the router, and a new one would solve our problem? Of do we just need to reset the IP address of the router? Or has anyone heard of this and maybe has some light to shed...???
Many thanks

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A: Cable modem to DLink Router can't find IP address

I got internet access by bypassing the router, connecting the modem directly to my (Windows XP) PC, releasing and renewing the IP address, and power cycling the modem.Click to expand...

Power cycling the modem is necessary when switching the device connected to it; after that there should be no need to power cycle it until the next switch.

However, the internet still intermittently shuts down,Click to expand...

Implies ISP, modem, cable or computer problem. If you have another Motorola modem you have LEDs that give a pretty good idea of what might be happening. And most modems have some LEDs. What are they telling you on the "shut downs"?

and of course turning off the computer necessitates the whole procedure again.Click to expand...

Shouldn't have to do anything but power up the computer. Can you try another computer? If the modem has a USB port can you try a USB connection?

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I'm not sure how to remedy this issue, really I'am at a lost. I don't know what to do, i upgraded firmware and stuff but i sill can't get it too work. A guide would be helpful as I'm not too savvy.

A:Ip conflict with cable modem and dlink router

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I have a motorola SB5120 surfboard modem, an adelphia cable internet connection, and a DLINK - DI-514 wireless router. When I connect my modem directly to my computer, the internet connection works fine. When I connect to my router, it will work for like 5 minutes and then just lose the connection "can't find server". A few weeks ago, everything was fine, but since I just got this new modem, I don't know if its the modem or if it's the router -- if I need to replace either.

I have tried the renew and release, I've tried resetting the modem, uploading the new firmware. DLiNK tells me something on my computer is blocking the signal -- a firewall because there are always all the lights on my modem when I'm connected directly and when I'm connected through the router.

i must also mention that there are times when i'm connected directly to the computer and not the router, i also lose the connection -- even with all the lights on -- that I have to do a renew/release.

I hope that you can help me figure this out.

A:DLINK losing connection/cable modem

Curious to know if you reset the D-Ling back to factory setting and start from scratch with the setup? If you didn't you may have some setting in there preventing the router from obtaining the info from the modem.

Try resetting the router, then turn everything off. Start by turning the modem on, let it stabilize, then the router...give it a couple of minutes and then the computer.

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I've had a dlink604router connected to a dsl modem for the longest time with all my computers receiving internet without any problems. I just switched to a cable modem and the router blinks as if it's communicating with the modem but no internet is getting to the computers connected to the router. I've always left the dlink's settings to default-my 2 macs receive automatic dhcp. Does anyone know if the settings on the dlink have to be changed to communicate with the new cable modem? and if so,the steps that would be needed to make that happen? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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I am trying to connect my DSL modem to a DLINK router with no success. I am able to get into the DSL modem but not the router. I have tried 2 different routers and get the same results. My computer shows it is connected but it is not.

The DSL modem is an ActionTech M1000 and supposedly is a modem/router. It works fine directly connected to the computer.

The routers are DIR-615 and a DI-604. I have used the DI-604 in the past with no problems.

For both of them, I connected from the modem to port 1 on the router. Then from the router's WAN to the computer.

I turned off DHCP in the modem and got the same results. It is PPPOE and according to them it is dynamic, not static.

I powered everything off and on and still no connection.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:How to configure a DSL modem and Dlink router

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I've got a D-Link DSL-G604T wireless router. My internet connection is Optus Satellite (Australia) with a Gilat SkyEdge modem. I'm using a Toshiba laptop running windows Vista.

Here's my problem. I can get connected to the satellite internet when I connect directly to the modem using a crossover ethernet cable.

I can't seem to get the wireless router connection to work, though.

I connected the crossover cable to the Dlink router and then used a regular ethernet cable to connect to my laptop and set up the wireless connection.

I AM able to get the wireless single excellent strength from my laptop to the router. The problem is the router and modem don't seem to be communicating properly.

In my network and sharing center it shows a good connection between my pc and the network but a red X between the network and internet.

I did have this all set up and working properly about 10 months ago, but I was traveling overseas and now can't seem to get it working again since I've returned.

Unfortunately the satellite internet provider (Optus) will not offer any tech assistance for the wireless side of things. They'll only ensure you've got a direct connection.

I'd appreciate it if one of you tech folks could help me figure out my failure to connect issue.

Thanks in advance,

A:Solved: Connecting DLink Router To Satellite Modem

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Hello Tech Guy forums. I came her insearch for some help. I am running Windows XP Professional. Now, the problem that I have. I am running highspeed and, when I connect directly from my DSL modem to my computer, it is pretty fast, but, when I connect my DSL to my Router through than WAN port, than connect my computer to one of the LAN slots in my Router, it runs terribly slow. For example, I am downloading 3 movies and, when I was directly connect from DSL to computer, the time to download all three movies would take 3 - 4 hours. Now that I am connected to my Router, it will take a week!!

Now, I am also wanting to use Router so I can share my Internet with my Xbox for Xbox Live and my other computer. If someone could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you.


A:Internet Running Slow - DSL Modem through WAN on Dlink-604 Router

I saved the following some time ago. It may be pertinent to your problem.

On your router there should be an option for mtu. use this formula.

To find the proper MTU Size, you'll have to do a special ping of the
destination you're trying to go to. A destination could be another
computer, or a URL.
1. Click on the Start button, then select the Run option.

2. In the "Open" field type in command (If you're using Windows
2K/NT/XP use CMD instead)

3. Once the window opens, you'll need to do a special ping. It
should be formatted:

ping [-f] [-l] [MTU value] [Enter] an e...rom this into the MTU settings on the router.

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I have a HP Compaq Presario. Been running fine for years. XP home edition. Up to date on Microsoft releases.

I have Cox Cable Broadband. Using a D-Link DI-524 Router which has worked fine for maybe a year.

A couple months ago, I would boot up the computer and it would run fine for a few hours. Then out of the blue, when I attempt to bring up FireFox, I get this error message.

Server not found

Fire Fox cannot find the server at cnn.com

When I attempt to send a email, I get this error message.

An error occurred while sending mail. Unable to connect to SMTP server at

If I reboot the computer, things work ok for a few hours then what ever causes the problem happens.

I have rebooted the router and that does not fix the problem

Anybody got any ideas on how I can trouble shoot this issue?

I'm not sure if it is the Router and I need a new one or if it is in the computer. I'm up to date on microsoft updates.

Appreciate any tips.

A:Solved: server not found error msg windows xp, cable and Dlink DL524 router

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

Thank you

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

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

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

Link to Netgear DGN2200: http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wirelessrouters/work-and-play/DGN2200.aspx

Link to Arris Cable Modem (PDF): http://www.arrisi.com/product_catalog/_docs/_specsheet/060510_Touchstone_Telephony_Modem_TM502G.pdf

A:Netgear Modem Router & Arris Cable Modem

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

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

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

A:cable modem to pc, no good...modem to router to pc works..help

Brand and model of the cable modem?

For "my PC" connected to the modem please show ...

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

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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Hey everyone.

I've ran into a problem that I can't quite figure out. My internet connection shows 'no internet access' even though my ISP shows the connection is coming into the house just fine. I usually use a router (NetGear-WNR3500U) but I right now I have the Ethernet connection plugged directly into my PC. I tried directly plugging into my laptop and the internet works just fine. So I know the problem resides in the PC.

Some troubleshooting things I have tried.
-Power cycled my modem, router and PC.
-Repinged my connection from my ISP(Comcast Xfinity)
-Used the reset option on the router and the modem
-I was walked through the internet options needed with the tech support from my ISP to make sure DHCP was enabled and every other setting was correct, and he cleared me that all settings were correct.
-Tried ipconfig commands to /renew and /release my IP
When I tried ipconfig /renew I get the error 'An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server'

-Restored my PC to a restore point where the Internet was working

All of these options did not work.

What I think the problem is and I am not sure how to fix it, when I run the ipconfig /all command my Auto configuration IPv4 Address shows which I was told is a router IP address even though I am plugged directly from the modem to my PC with an Ethernet cord. So I think that's my problem? But I am not sure.

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A:'No Internet Access' IP address shows router not the modem IP address

That would be your ISPs' address, the router would probably be or so, in the properties, advanced button for the ipv4 of your adapter, make sure both settings are on auto, and add the correct router address in the gateway box.

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I recently bought dlink D2750U WIFI ADSL modem/router, for my ADSL internet connection.

But I have now changed my ISP, who provide internet via cable(not telephone line). The ISP guy provides a cable modem(old modem) along with it.

I have connected my PC this way:
Cable modem -> Router -> PC through RJ45. I am able to access internet from my PC, but I am not able to get wifi working on the router. And I am logging onto internet through a dial up connection.
1) Please help in configuring the router to get wifi working.
2) Also, my default gateway seems to be either or blank. So, I am not able to login to the modem unless I remove the modem connection. Please let me know if I am doing anything wrong here.

Here are a few more details:
Output of ipconfig: http://pastebin.com/Zr9Eb7L7

A:Using dlink D2750U Wifi Modem/Router As a Wifi Router

Hey Narain. The D-Link unit you have appears to be a combo unit (modem and wireless router) since it connects straight to the RJ-11 phone line. This unit won't work with an ISP that provides service by way of coax cable. The D-Link will work if you want to use DSL, but you need a cable service compatible modem or combo modem/router if you use cable service.


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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

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If so, how can I configure any settings on the router? I tried connecting this router directly to my Cable modem and some limited connectivity problem pops up saying Primary DNS server cannot be found.

A:Can my unserviced DSL router be used as a router to my Motorola cable modem?

probably not, apples/oranges.

dsl uses phone lines which means you have/had dsl with your phone service.

cable uses coax cable to the modem and tv in my case with roadrunner, also provides digital phone service.

the cable comes in and i use a splitter for the modem/with phone jack for digital phone service and to the router/computers, both wired and wireless.

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I have no idea why but i can only get a connection with the internet with one computer through a switch router... i was told that its not possible to get internet to multple computers, and only to one computer. I have a Netgear Gs108 switch router... but it connects to a Gray fox router which runs through my walls which my modem is connected too. i have no idea how to get internet through all computers which i have been before, i just got cable modem and it this problem started. So before the problem it was DSL at&t. Mabey some can help me please..

A:Need Some Help with Cable Modem to Gray Fox Router to Switch Router

Do a search( upper right box) for cable modem to Fox router to switch router.

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I can ping when my laptop is connected to the company address but I cannot ping it when I am connected to the Cable Modem at home. I can reach the company network using a VPN with no problem.

How do I fix this?

The OS is Windows 2000

A:Cannot Ping IP Address From Cable Modem

I remember something about the 169.xxx.xxx.xxx ip addresses being an internal address that windows uses when it can't resolve the dhcp server sometimes. I had it once with windows 98 when we where having cable problems.

You may need to add another tcp/ip protocol for you nic, configure it to use dhcp for the cable modem.

Try here for some info


sorry not running 2k yet, just getting ready to install it for a dual boot

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I have desktop with Windows 98 SE and I am trying to connect to my cable modem using a network card. My computer can't get an IP address from my broadband service so it assigns an autoconfiguration IP address and I can't get on the Internet.

I have tried two different network cards with the same result. I have connected a laptop to the cable modem and it works fine. I have also connected my desktop via USB to the cable modem and it works fine but I need to use Ethernet so that I can eventually use a router. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the network card with no luck.

Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing the problem?

A:98 SE can't obtain IP address from cable modem

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Heres the situation. I am renting an apartment in someones home. They have provided me with an ethernet cable from their router(not wireless) but the line is located in a different part of the room that i want my computer to be located in. I CANNOT snake the wire under the carpet or along the wall and do not want a line running through my living room.

So basically there is a cable modem in one section of the house with a conventional router attached to it. That router supplies me with a ethernet cable. I would like to put a wireless router on the cable that I have so I can use my computer in a different location. Will this work?

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I need help in configuring my cable modem/router (SMC8104wn-res) and wireless router (CISCO RV120W). What I need is to be able to be able to successfully connect the site-to-site VPN. This is how it was configured:

RV120W > Modem (DSL) > Internet > Cable modem/router > RV120W
Site 1 Site 2

I don't have issue with the site 1's end. but I need help in configuring site 2 since I need the Cable Modem/router to act as a modem only (do not know how to set this in bridge mode, disabling it as a router) and making my RV120W as the main router and as the DHCP. Can you give me a guide on how to set this up? Thanks!


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Charter up my internet price and told me they would put me on a promo plan if I came in and got one of their modems. I picked up the modem (Cisco DCP3008) yesterday and hooked it up tonight. I had everything connected through my DIR 615 and Charter came up asking me if I was upgrading, etc... needing to verify and so on. I went through that and the last step it said it need to restart the modem to finalize. The modem restarted and came online, however the browser never indicated the processed had finalize. I call Charter, we wired the modem directly to my laptop and got a connection. I thought things were good. I hooked back into the router restarted the modem, all lights came on, started the router and no IP address. I went into setup and clicked clone MAC address and hit save, still no IP address after going to status, dhcp release and dhcp renew.

I reset the router back to factory settings and it still would not pull and IP address. The router worked great before the new modem. Any suggestions to get my router to pull an IP address?

Thank you.

A:Solved: DIR 615 will not pull IP Address with new cable modem

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I have a dual-boot setup with XP Home SP3 and XP Pro 64-bit SP2.

I use a Toshiba PCX2600 cable modem, which works properly when I boot on on the XP Home operating system. It is connected on a USB port.

The XP Pro 64-bit is installed on a separate SATA drive, and I have been able to install Premiere Pro CS4 on the same disk, and it works OK.

I have downloaded various copies of the drivers that are supposed to be for the PCX2600 modem, but XP Pro "says" that it can't find the necessary drivers, even on the Toshiba disk.

I've been able to work around installing updates, by downloading them on the XP Home boot, and copying them to the XP Pro drive.

I really would like to be able to connect to the Internet when booted on XP Pro. Can anyone tell me how to get the modem installed?


A:XP Pro 64-bit can't find cable modem

Hi and welcome to the forum

The modem may not be compatible with 64 bit.

Suggest that you contact Toshiba and ask them about 64 Bit.


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Please help me!

I can't use my cable modem to access the Internet and can't release my IP address in IP configuration, called custom service and talk with the technical supporter many times, they said there is nothing wrong with my computer setting, and they didn't make any repair or upgrate service in my area, they don't know what happened and can't solve it! <Can you believe that? That's exactly what the guy called technical supporter told me, and they work for earthlink.>

My operation system is WIN98. Please help me!

A:HELP! - can't release IP address and can't access Internet through cable modem...

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Hi, I have a strange question that im hoping can work (for a fortnight at the most lol)

I have just joined Virgin Media on 20meg connection. They sent me out an Ambit E08C013.00 modem but forgot to send out the router. Then the engineer installs the wallbracket lobsided! But anyway, im getting away from my question.

I have to wait up to 2 weeks for my router and in the meantime, my computer is upstairs and my connection is downstairs! I dont want to buy a router that will last me 2 weeks, so I decided to dig out my old BT Voyager 2091 router. I connected it to my Netgear FS208 v2 ethernet network switch and now I am trying to get it to broadcast my BB signal from my Ambit modem (which is also connected to my Netgear switch)

I can now connect to my wireless router, but it will not broadcast my broadband.

Is there a way to fix this? Or do I have to wait till my new router arrives?

A:BT router/modem with Cable Modem

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I set up a network about a week ago in the house before the kids (2) came home from college. This network was basically to just share the broadband internet R.R. It worked fine with until my son came home and hooked up. Since then all of a sudden it says that the LAN cord is disconnected on both of the computers and I have to restart every thing to get it to work again. Unplugging the router and plugging it back in usally does it. However it just does it again and agian. If I unplugg his computer and reset everything it works fine forever even with my laptop pluged in. I have checked with my son and he says that his XP firewall is off. I am all new at this networking stuff and at some point would like to share a printer and some files but for now ...any ideas on what may be happening this problem seems to happen about every 15min to an hour or so??? I am going to hook up my laptop on my sons cord right now and try that??

cable modem

using high quality cat6 cords

The main computer has
Win 2000
P4 1.6g
256 gb DDR ram

Laptop has
Win 2000
p4 1.6g

Sons Computer has
Win XP
P4 2.0g
512gb ddr ram

A:router with cable modem

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Alright...so I will start off by stating that I hate my apartment and how the cable is wired in the place. I have one line going into the apartment. It is in the living room. In order to get too any other point in the house I have too run cable lines around rooms and hook up too connections in wall that pass through the wall into the next room. I currently have my computer located in the dining room/kitchen area as I have a huge area and a small table. Too get too my computer with cable line it takes 3 connections to hook up too my modem (modem is last hook up). I would like to move computer too too bedroom, but too do so would take 6 different connections. Would I be losing "connectivity/bandwidth" by having 6 different connections or would it be better to get and hook a router up in living room and run a network line too the computer and cutting out those connections??? I would like to get the most out of my internet connection if you feel me.

Basic question? Will I get better connection using router over 6 connections??? Not sure about data/packet lose in the connections.

A:Cable Modem/Router

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Could anyone please give me a list of cable modems that offer routing capabilities, such as NAT and DHCP? My current cable modem is a RCA DCM425.


A:Cable Modem\Router

Try "cable modem/router" in a web search engine.

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I have a Linksys WCG200-CC, which is an router/modem/wireless combo and I was wondering if it is possible to access the cable modem. I know how to access the user friendly network set up screen, but I am trying to enable more than just the 5 addresses ( has somehow locked it to this). If I can't expand from the router, can I use another router to give me more addresses?

A:Cable Modem in Router

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Okay, so this is basically my setup.

I'm using roadrunner's sb5101 cable modem...connecting this modem to a netgear hub with 4 ports.....

1 port receives the connection from the cable modem
1 port connects to my computer
1 port connects to my 360
1 port connects to my dlink router

here's my problem: all the connections work fine except for the dlink router; it doesn't seem to connect to the internet.

When I check the status tab, it says "dhcp client disconnected". I try the release IP and it says it was successful, but nothing happens. I try the renew ip and it says renew ip fail (obviously since it doens't have an ip).

So my question is, is it a crappy router? Am I missing something here?

I tried resetting the router to factory defaults by pressing the hard reset button in the back, and it sitll didn't connect.

Someone please help.

Oh, the reason i'm not connecting the modem to the router is beacuse the stupid router doesn't give me a static ip, so i'm banned from several sites and I need a static ip.

A:cable modem -> hub -> router

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Appreciate some assistance.

Have a PC running W-Millenium. Going to format the hard drive (too many programs installed, virus problems, spyware, etc.) and reinstall the OS.

The current PC uses a cable ISP (Charter.net), and is connected to a router and a cable modem.

After installing the OS to a clean Hard Drive, installing drivers for video, sound card, etc., and some programs, the PC needs to be connected back to the router and the cable modem to establish an Internet connection.

Might be a super dumb question, but, which software should be installed first, that of the router, that of the cable modem, or does it matter?

Any guidance somewhere that shows the steps needed to connect the PC to both a router and a cable modem?

A:Router and Cable Modem

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I have succesfully been on the internet for a while now with a cable modem surfboard 4200 connected to a router smc 7004br connected to 2 pc's. the thing is that I had to manually input everything into my tcp/ip settings in the network panel for it all to work.

After reading umteen million times that all I had to do was to hook up the router to my nic cards and all would work (which it didn't ) I was just wondering how to go about just setting the tcp/ip settings to obtain an ip address automatically.

by the way when I do set it up that way I lose all connection to the internet.

can someone who has a 7004 br and win 98 1st edition tell me how to do so, also my internet provider is comcast...

thanks in advance

A:cable modem/router/win 98

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I have a cable modem at home and would like to use it for 3 computers on a small network. I know the cable company is not real keen on this (they said "no" - you have to pay more for each computer).

So i ordered a router. My question is, once i set up the router, will the cable company even know what I have done?

Thanks in advance for any help.


A:cable modem and new router

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Hi guys - I've got a BELKIN G WIRELESS CABLE ROUTER DSL which I use to connect my PC and Xbox 360 at the same time. It was working for a while without problem, then my Cable company sent me a new modem as they said mine was an old model - ever since I've not been able to connect through a router.....both my pc and xbox 360 will work individually through the modem, but not through the router - i've spoken to the cable company and they are saying that because my pc works through the modem that they cannot help me - can anyone help?


A:Router not working with new cable modem

Brand and model of the modem? Of the router?

Please show for a connection to the modem, and for a connection to the router ...

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 DI-524 router and Motorola sb4200 cable modem and keep getting intermittent internet service. I have Zone Alarm Security Suite running. I run virus scans, spybot, ad-aware, the works and don't find anything. I have Cox internet. Sometimes if I restart the connection returns, other times it doesnt.

I've had the modem for 4 years and the router for 2 years.

A:Can a router and/or cable modem wear out?

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I recently bought equipment to hook up a cable modem to two pc's. I've linked up the nics to a router which is linked to the cable modem via a Patch cable supplied by comcast's Self installment pack. Is this cable also a Crossover cable? as that is what is required according to the Modems manual (comcasts pack shows this 'patch' cable as connecting the modem to the nic card and not the router as they don't provide instructions for linking 2 systems. I am thinking maybe the cable isn't right as after I called Comcast they said they will be sending signals to the modem to set things up. Friends who have done this say it only took half an hour and so far it's been half a day and one at a time the modem lights flash on and off and keep on going through the same pattern then all turning off and then the process repeats. Comcast did say to wait 72 hours but I'm thinking it should be done by now (compared to friends systems).


A:Cable Modem to Router question.

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So i just got a brand new linksys E1000 wireless router,I can connect to it with my laptop over wireless and every thing its working just fine heres the problem i have a cable modem(linksys cm100)from about 2007 or so that will not comunicate with the router but it will with my laptop i have called tech suport and they just tell me to run the cd it came with and power cycle them ,nothing will work and that call made me think i should never try to use tech suport ever agin because it seems like they dont know what they are talking about .so basically right now i know its the cable modem not the router cause i can connect to the router .im pretty knowledge able of computers just not networking hardware as this is the first time i have ever had to do this

A:problems with cable modem and router

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OK, I'm running a Linksys cable modem with a Belkin router. The router is a 2.4g 802.11g wireless.

The problem is just that we have 5-6 laptops running at once, two are Macs, and they're all competing for some bandwidth. The cable and router go down frequently and have to be unplugged and restarted again and again.

This especially happens when someone is watching a recorded show on our media center PC (HP), through which the router and modem operate.

Can I even explain how annoying it is to have to constantly get up and unplug and then replug in the router and modem -- or yell through the house for whomever is sitting at the computer to do it -- and then have to wait while the connection is re-established? And this is nothing to say of the content that's lost when it happens.

Anybody have any ideas about this? Do I need a new modem AND router? Do they make them so they can handle more computers?

Thank you. Much appreciated!

A:Danged Cable Modem and Router

You may want start by checking for a firmware update for your router...
Type in ie to log into your routers homepage..

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I have an Greyfox/ON-Q distribution panel that was installed during construction of my house. At the moment, I have both a desktop style cable modem and a wired/wireless broadband router crammed inside the panel. I went to the ON-Q website and only found a wired router, but no modem. I need something that will mount inside the panel box.

Also, how can I use wireless router inside the panel and still have adequate range? It seems that wireless wouldn't work inside a metal box. Are there remote mounting antennas that handle this issue?



A:Cable Modem and Router Modules

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I am switching to Cable access and have a Motorola SurfBoard SB5101 cable modem. I want to use the router in my old Westell Versalink 237W DSL/Wireless Router for LAN and WIFI. Are there any "gotchas" when I use this combo? Can it even be done?

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A:Using Cable Modem with DSL/Wireless Router

Can it even be done?Click to expand...

No, you cannot use a modem/router as only a router.

You can use it as an ethernet switch and wireless access point, but you are going to need a router.

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My Netgear FVS318 router is connected to an Optimum Online cable modem (dynamic IP). The router needs to be rebooted periodically (the internet connection stops). I think it is when the cable modem had gotten a new IP address. I'm not completely sure of that but it just happened and I noticed my modem a new IP address than what it had yesterday.

This happens every few days or so. The cable modem has a phone line that keeps working even when the internet is down, when I reboot the router the internet comes back up right away.

Would there be a setting in the router to help it adjust? or might there be a different problem?


A:Router needs reboot when cable modem IP changes

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Me again, I'm trying to disagnose my father's internet issues for him and cannot figure it out. Neither him or anyone on his network can stay connected to the internet. After looking at his router security log I see why.. Heres a copy of the log..

System log:

User Login From => Wed Jul 16 11:58:21 2008

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Wed Jul 16 11:58:05 2008

WAN Connection Disconnected => Wed Jul 16 11:58:05 2008

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Wed Jul 16 11:57:18 2008

WAN Connection Disconnected => Wed Jul 16 11:57:17 2008

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Wed Jul 16 11:56:00 2008

WAN Connection Disconnected => Wed Jul 16 11:56:00 2008

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Wed Jul 16 11:50:07 2008

WAN Connection Disconnected => Wed Jul 16 11:50:06 2008

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Wed Jul 16 11:44:14 2008

WAN Connection Disconnected => Wed Jul 16 11:44:13 2008

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Wed Jul 16 11:40:09 2008

WAN Connection Disconnected => Wed Jul 16 11:40:08 2008

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Wed Jul 16 11:28:08 2008

WAN Connection Disconnected => Wed Jul 16 11:28:07 2008

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Wed Jul 16 11:22:14 2008

WAN Connection Disconnected => Wed Jul 16 11:22:13 2008

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Wed Jul 16 11:21:43 2008

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A:Cable Modem/Router problems

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Here's the situation, I just upgraded from DSL to cable due to the fact that my cable company was supplying a package which consisted of: Broadband, Telephone, and of course cable. What I would like to do is purchase a wireless router in order to provided access to one other computer and my Xbox 360 (Connected via: Wireless Gaming Adapter), but I'm unsure how to go about doing this. Here's the information I recieve when using IPCONFIG
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:
DHCP Server:
DNS Servers:

I guess my real question would be, if I bought a router could I implement NAT in order to connect multiple computers to the internet, is a router compatible with this modem?
<b>(Cable Modem=RCA DCM 425)</b>

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Cable Modem To Wireless Router

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Im about to purchase a router for my house's new cable i-net connection. They charge 14.95 per extra isp, so i thought this would be the best way to do it. I got 2 questions. Now when the DHCP server onboard the router assigns ip address, are these unique to the network. I mean, when i video conference with my family on Netmeeting, and i give them the ip addy that shows up on my "ipconfig" utility, will it ring on all the other computers attached, or will it only ring on my computer. I know routers are usally good at splitting signals...but how good? Also, alot of routers claim to be say 4-port, but isnt one of these ports already taken up by the cable from the modem to the router, so in essence 3 avail. ports. Or would i be able to purchase a cross over cable. Plug one end in the modem and plug the other end in the "wan" or that seperate slot in the router, and have the 4 computer slots in the router for 4 computers? Whats the best way. Speed is sort of an issue, but im runing on a 14.4 cell connection right now, so anything will be better. Please let me know the best way to use a router. I have 5 computers i think that want to connect, but the only other routers i see after 4 port are 8 port. Please Help

A:How exactly do you hook up the Router to Cable Modem

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My friend has a motel .. and he has Cable internet into a modem, modem plugged into wired router and then into a wireless router so all the motel gets internet ... using Windows XP, auto obtain ip and all that is checked ... any clues ?? STRONG signal ... just limited connection couldn't obtain ip address. It was working last year, then shut it down for the winter and now its hookced back up but cant get ip or anything ... whats the easiest way to get it working ?

TIA Matt

A:Cable to Modem 2 router 2 wireless help PLS

Start by telling us the exact make/model of the modem and the two routers.
Here's a suggested configuration that should work, but it's based on the limited information we have to work with.

Here's what I'd do first, this is using the modem and the wired 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:

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


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>


PING yahoo.com

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to th... Read more

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Hello, I am in the market for a cable modem / wireless router combo. I have looked at reviews and can only seem to find a d-link. I have had problems with them in the past and I am now trying to avoid that brand.

Does anyone here have experiece with any good cable modem / wireless router combo's?

If you didn't have a good experience with one, which ones should I avoid?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Cable modem / Wireless router

I'd recommend netgear.

Always worked well for me.

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I currently have Virgin cable broadband and wish to establish a wireless connection to my PS3. I have a wireless router (Sagem model...old one from now defunct Sky Broadband service) and would like advice as to how to make the physical connections between cable modem, wireless router and the PC.

Many thanks in anticipation of help.

A:Cable modem + wireless router

Generally,the cabling is.
Cable connection to modem
ethernet connection from modem to router's wan/internet(could be called either)
If you want a wired connection,then from the router's lan port,ethernet connection to your pc's lan/ethernet port.

Before doing anything,power off both devices.
When completed with cabling,power on modem first,wait for it to settle(proper lights on)
Then power on the router and as above,wait for it to settle(generally,power light,wan light,internet light and ethernet port light if you have a hard wired connection.)

Then,log onto your router's admin page and set up your wireless network(security encryption,wireless mode,name,channel,etc.Hopefully you have a user's guide for your router)
Hope this helps a bit

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