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Solved: Separating one router from one VPN Firewall(router) on two computers

Q: Solved: Separating one router from one VPN Firewall(router) on two computers

First off, THANKS for your time - anyone who responds! And yes, I have searched and searched... and understand what I need to do mostly, but need some expert opinions.

We have a cable modem going to my wife's work Netgear ProSafe VPN Firewall which goes to her work computer and VOIP phone. The Netgear is basically a router and uses 192.168.5.#.

The problem is, I want to open some ports for our home computer and use wireless in our house - but cannot access her work router (not wireless) or have my wife understand anything I ask her to ask her IT people to do.

So, I have a Linksys wireless router that I want to connect to the modem FIRST -- so that I can control the wireless on that and open ports as needed, etc. and then connect her work router to ours ( where hers can then go off to her equipment ).

The issue: I cannot change her router settings at all... nor the gateway, IP's, etc. -- I want our home computer to not have to use her router's settings anymore... as currently, everything is plugged into hers as there are eight slots. Both CPU's are running XP.

I know in networking two routers, you have to turn one DHCP to auto get IP's from the other, etc. and make one address static - like while the other is with the range of IP's the second router pulls from.... but I do not know how to do what I want on my router WHILE using the settings from her router.

Can I reverse the process/order like this? If I connect my wireless router to hers, yes it still works... but then I cannot open the ports I need as they get blocked on her router.

I do have a Linksys workgroup switch that I could use - in which a coworker suggested having the modem go to the switch, then both routers connect to the switch - where each router would go to the respective computers, etc. --- but I dont see that making a difference, as the router settings are what's important IMO.

THANKS for any help!

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A: Solved: Separating one router from one VPN Firewall(router) on two computers

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Just switched over to AT&T DSL from Road Runner Cable Modem.

While I had the cable modem, I used a Linksys WRT54G wireless router that had my PC and laptops connected to it.

Since I switched to AT&T DSL, I have been using AT&T's all-in-one device, the Westell DSL modem/wireless router/firewall.

I've noticed that uPnP doesn't work as well on the Westell as it did on the Linksys. I also had to change some settings to get my VPN to connect to my company's network.

Which is better? Should I put the Westell in bridged mode, and reconnect my Linksys? Or keep it the way I have it running it though the all-in-one device?

Thanks in advance.

A:Westell DSL modem/router/firewall VS. Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router

I'd put the Westell in bridged mode, which will then emulate your old configuration, which apparently worked properly.

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Network Description:
5 computers are connected to Linksys router (
the Linksys router is connected to the internet.

NetGear router is connected to the Linksys router (
2 computers are connected to NetGear router.
These 2 computers are able to surf the Internet but I can't see the other computers in network through them...

How should I configure the NetGear router to be able to see the other computers in the network

BTW: all the computers configured to WORKGROUP


A:Connect router to router and be able to see all the computers in network

There`s a good page HERE which almost certainly has the solution somewhere.

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Hello Everyone,

I just wanna ask for some help regarding configuration of a vpn firewall router that is connected to a 4g modem/router combo.
I am new in setting up a vpn and not so much familiar with others things or what setup is necessary, kindly help the poor guy please???

This is what I need:
- I need to connect the VPN FIREWALL router and use its features at the same time connected to the internet ( the VPN FIREWALL will act as the security for the whole network and the 4G modem/router will be the one supplying the internet)
- Need to establish a VPN connection later after the configuration.
- The server and other lan pc's must be accessible outside the local network when connected to VPN (web server, local pc's shared folder and files, etc)

Here's some details that i hope might help:
- I am using a Quanta 1K5 4G LTE modem/router combo
- I am using a Dynamic public IP address,( but this is not a problem because i am using s DDNS)
- My VPN FIREWALL brand/model is Micronet SP881 B VPN FIREWALL router
- Right now i am already connected to the internet using the vpn firewall physical connection is:
4G modem/router-->hub-->VPN firewall router-->PC
my connection is 4G(LAN)-->VPN (WAN) set the connection type to Dynamic IP
-The remote connection and remote access (web server, ftp,RDP) is working fine on the 4G modem/router alone.

I attached some screenshots of the VPN firewall router
Looking forward to hear from you guys, Thanks in advance!
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A:HELP! 4g modem/router combo to vpn firewall router configuration

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I have a small (5) peer to peer network running Win XP Pro. I would like to add an additional wireless router to existing setup.

Exisiting setup is a PC with a Compex DS 2216 router and a Cisco firewall, netiher of which I have the private IP addresses for. The wireless router to be added is a NetGear WGR 614. I am think I may have to set the second router as an access point, but am clueless how to do this.

Am I on the right track?

A:How do I add a second wireless router to existing router or firewall?

Why do you want to add a second router? Adding an access point will save you a lot of trouble.

If you insist on using a router then there was a thread about using two Linksys routers the hard way. You can also connect the routers using the easy way by using the LAN ports only.

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I have a wireless router and sometime ago I think I disabled the encryption and security features on it because I was running a VPN on my computer (I'm using StrongVPN) and the encryption blocked the VPN from working. Anyway, our internet has been super slow in the evenings lately and we called our ISP. They said since a few weeks ago, we've been using data transfer of 2-3GB per day, which is weird because I don't think I download that much. So I want to check if someone else has been using our connection through the wireless router. (It is password protected.) How do I do that?

A:Solved: See how many computers and who are using my router?

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I have a wrt54gsv4 router and this is the second time this has happened. Nothing can "see" the router. Not my 2 dell computers, or my wii. But i can get on the internet through another computer that is directly connected to the router which is connected to the modem. The first time this happened, a day later, it "fixed" itself and i dont know how. I can find other routers, but not my own

A:Solved: Computers not seeing router

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Okay, earlier today I got my old Dell computer set up, and did a fresh install of Windows XP using the disc it came with (after adding sata drivers with nLite). So now I have a fresh clean Windows XP SP1 (lol) on it, and I want to be able to access the internet.
On my current Sony computer (SP3), I can surf the web no problem.

My ISP is comcast, and I have a cable modem from them (Idk model or anything). And I have a Linksys WRT54GS v.7.2 hooked up. Here is how I have it:

From the back of the cable modem, I have the cable going into the wall, the power cord, and an ethernet cable going into the Linksys router.

From the back of the router, I have the power cord, the ethernet cable from the modem, another ethernet cable going into the back of the Sony, and a last ethernet cable going into the Dell.

The problem is, nothing is being recognized on the Dell. When I go to networks, the only thing listed is "1394 Connection" and it says enabled. So when I go to IE obviously I get "The page cannot be displayed"
I have tried turning off and on, and plugging in and out all the modem/router stuff. So did installing a fresh copy of XP disable something to get internet? Any help would be appreciated, thanks
edit: Okay I was looking through some things and I see a thing called "Problem Devices" and one of them says "Ethernet Controller" Is this the problem? If so, where can I download it? I checked on dell's website for my model (XPS Gens ... Read more

A:Solved: 2 Computers with 1 router?

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I have two computers connected to a Dynex Wireless G router via Ethernet cable. I unplugged on and fed the Ethernet cable to my Playstation 3, then unplugged it and moved it to the computer. Could this have caused my other computer to crash?

A:Solved: Question About Router and Two Computers on It

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My Linksys router is not working with 2 computers. One, a Windows desktop, says "did not assign network address". The other, a Macbook, connects perfectly to the network with a full signal, but is not connected to the internet when I try to use it. They are both new to the network - the router is new and no one has tried to use these computers until now.

I'm not sure if I need to set the router to include these computers? It's a Linksys router, password protected with something like 64 HEX security. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know!

A:Solved: Router not working with certain computers

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I just got this new Belkin router. It won't connect to either of the two computers I have wired or wirelessly. When I try to connect it wired the computers show it as trying to identify with a limited connection. I don't have the slightest idea of what the problem is.

new router info
Belkin n300 XR
model: F9K1007V1

Modem info
motorola 3360
model: 6eddl01b3360

A:Solved: New router not connecting to computers

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Hi all. Me and my dad have been trying to set up a game of Age of Empires using TCP/IP connection over our home network. However, I am having serious trouble connecting for a game. I have tried opening the required ports on the router, but I can only do so for one IP address. For example, ports 2300-2400 TCP/UDP must be opened, but i can only open them for one or the other of our computers. Is there some way around this? I dont think i can change any of the required ports in the game or something.

I have also tried to put my computer in the DMZ. This didnt seem to change anything: i could still not connect. Since my computer is in the DMZ should i be the one hosting the game or trying to connect?

My router does have to UPnP feature ( and is on) but it still wont allow us to connect. What do i need to do?

Thank you very much.


EDIT: Both comps are wired to router, windows vista

EDIT2: Alternatively, would buying a crossover cable to connect them work? or some other cable?

A:Solved: Router, Ports for 2 computers

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I live in a apartment with 4 other students. We have 5 laptops connected to the network (normal LAN cables, not wireless).

We have 10mbs optics internet. The ISP provided a free modem/switch which is AWESOME, never had to reset it, never experienced latency or any other problem whatsoever. It has 8 LAN slots. BUT the ISP only provides 3 IPs (dynamic ones). This means that only 3 computers can be connected thru this modem/switch.

We bought a D-Link DIR-100 router so that everyone can connect to internet. This means that 2 computers have a nice and stable connection. While the rest are "doomed".

The router is just horrible. There are those rare times when everything works perfectly. But most of the times we are experiencing the following problems:

-Webpages takes longer to load
-Webpages don't load at all
-Webpages partially load or are displayed incorrectly
-Download rates are slower
-Disconnects from multiplayer games and applications such as Messenger

Also I need to mention that we are not doing anything "intense". No P2P abuse or high bandwidth downloads.

Sometimes everything works fine for days. Sometimes we have to reset router several time per day (take it off power and plug it back in). It seems that router just "overloads". The connection gets "stuffed".

I really don't know what to do. I tried disabling firewall (not sure if it's even possible on this router). I tried port forwarding, DMZ, disa... Read more

A:Solved: Several computers and router problems!

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I've recently being having trouble connecting my laptops to our wireless network. It was working completely fine until one day it cut out and since then have never re-connected. It says that I am connected to my Wireless network, and that I have excellent signal, however when I try and go on the Internet it says page can not be displayed! Also, the physical Ethernet cable connects me to the internet. Please help!

Here are my Specs:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Murfsta>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : christy-baf7d04
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : cable.virginmedia.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Personal Area Network from
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-41-B0-58-42

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Networ
k Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-DE-B2-60-13
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
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A:Solved: My Wireless Router Won't allow any of my computers to connect!

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Hi all,

I've got a Netgear wireless router, and I've got two desktops, a Wii and a PS3 and I'm trying to connect them all to my internet. The one desktop is connected via ethernet cable, the others will all be wireless.

The problem is, none of the three wireless connections work! I've got encryption on the network, but I enter the correct details into the computers and assign the static ip's for each computer but that doesn't matter. I've entered an IP Range into Zone Alarm so that shouldn't be a problem (I hope ).

Each computer is able to see the network, but can't connect to it. I don't have a spare ethernet cable to try and connect the PS3 directly to the router (the other computers are in a different room) so are there any other options?

Cheers in advance

A:Solved: Unable to connect other computers to router

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We had a Linksys router with 9 client machines on our LAN at work. This router would occasionally "drop" a machine meaning that 1 of 3 specific different machines would lose connectivity to the LAN and the internet. An "ipconfig /all" would show no valid IP at that machine. The short term fix was to either reboot the router or unplug and replug the ethernet cable at the machine.

Never any other machines, just these three.

Another odd behavior I was getting out of this router was that occasionally I'd get an IP conflict while using DHCP on the router. This happened twice and I then set the entire LAN to static IP's. That solved the IP conflicts but I was still getting the "dropped" machines.

So I recommended a d-link router. Four days later and so far we haven't had any problems.

Is there anything else I should have looked at with that Linksys router to solve those problems?


Edit: I should add that we have two cables coming out of the 4 port router going to two switches that feed the 9 machines.

A:Solved: Linksys router dropping computers

Linksys routers tend to have a number of problems with certain encryptions. Usually a firmware upgrade or a downgrade in security solves these problems.

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I have bitdefender 11 antivirus and a wireless router I got as part of my earthlink service for making my apt a wireless hotspot. Do I need a firewall too?

A:Solved: If I have a router do I need a firewall?

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I just got a shiny new laptop (running Windows XP) which is now connected via a router with built-in firewall to the other computer in my house. This is no doubt a really stupid question, but is a hardware firewall alone enough, or do I need to install something like ZoneAlarm on top of it? Or would that cause a conflict?

I obviously want to remain as safe as possible so any advice would be much appreciated. I'm running Avast as an AV anyway.


A:Solved: Is a firewall in my router enough?

Some things to consider:

A hardware firewall won't prevent a malicious worm from spreading and damaging other computers on your local network.

When you're at a public hotspot in the local coffee shop or airport, your hardware firewall won't be there to protect you.

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Hey guys, I have a D-link DIR-625 Rangebooster N Router and it has a built-in firewall on it. My question will be if its a total protection against any malicious intent or hackers in the internet. I basically using Mcafee firewall (free for comcast user) but I guess I switch back on Zonealarm coz I simply thinks im more secure on it.

But again, I have my Hardware firewall already protecting me. Do you think I need to install a 2nd firewall just for 2nd line of defense?

I scan my pc w/o any firewall installed including windows firewall on GRC website and its all passed the test. That is why I'm asking if I should need any more firewall to protect me? I'm networking at home that is why I want to asked for your comment. If I do needs it, which FREE firewall is best at network?

Thank you so much guys for the time

A:Solved: Router Firewall

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Just ordered a new firewall/router to replace my failing netgear fvs114, which I have had to reboot 3 times in the past 2 days, and have been forced to reboot at least once a week and a failure on netgear's part to provide decent troubleshooting for the device.

I posted previously on here and it was suggested to get a fvs318 (also netgear), but I was hesitant on getting another netgear device, due to the lack of support I was getting on my current device.

So I ended up getting a good price on a Cisco RV110W firewall/router, which according to the documentation I found online, I should be able to configure internet time restrictions by IP address, but also prevent access to certain websites at certain times of the day. I figured I could keep my kids off facebook and youtube when they should be doing their homework, but allow them access to the rest of the internet (or only allow access to the websites they need to do their homework) during "homework hours", and allow full access once their homework is done.

Does anyone have this device, and can confirm if this is possible, or if there are any "tricks" to getting it working properly?

The reviews I have read about this one are mostly positive, with the occasional negative review, but from what I can tell, the negative ones were "it was hard to set up" and the person doing the review was a self-admitted "newb"...

Any info you can provide on this will help!

Thanks in advance!
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A:Solved: new firewall/router

I don't have one of these but at a quick glance it seems like a pretty straight forward thing to configure:

It all starts with Page 90 (Chapter 4).

One thing I would recommend is making sure your time settings are accurate and that you update the firmware to the latest release from Cisco. I had a wireless router that would drop off internet connectivity simply because my time zone and time settings were off.. Just FYI

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is there a way to stop router firewall?

A:Solved: router firewall

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Hi everyone,

This is always my favorite place to ask the really obscure (at least I think so) questions and get excellent answers so here's another one for you:

My father recently got a new modem and router for his home network. All the computers on the network can access the internet just fine (yay!) but they can't see each other or the printers being shared (boo!). Can anyone help? Here's the relevant information:

Modem: Comcast Business IP Gateway (Model: SMC8014)
Router: Linksys (Model: wrt400n)

We've tried the usual unplugging, resetting of each to no avail. His computer is sparkling clean from malware so that's an unlikely cause.

Another oddity is that he can access the router administration area through all computers that are connected wirelessly but not through the one computer hardwired to it. Trying to go to results in a standard "Page cannot be found" error.

This problem just started happening after he got the new modem installed. The router was bought a few months ago and the modem just a few weeks ago. It seems strange that the modem would cause such a problem but I'm not the expert here.

That's why I have you folks! Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Can't see computers or printers on network after new modem and router

I can't imagine how the modem enters into this, but that particular "modem" is a router as well, perhaps that's part of the issue?

On that machine that can't access the router's control panel, I suspect it's a firewall issue. Try booting in Safe Mode with Networking and see if you have better success.

Let's go with the basics first for the file/print sharing issues.
Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

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

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

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debug... Read more

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I have a Linksys wireless router (3 years) on my main (server) unit, and three other computers in the house that connect to it with the wireless cards. All were working OK until yesterday, when the 3 could not connect. I entered the router at, and all settings were correct. Network connections shows the connection (called local area connection 2) is not available, (says it is unplugged). There are 2 other connections there, a 1394 (and) another called local area connection which is functioning as the linksys (generic) connection and thru which the server connects but the others cannot. That connection is not the SSID that is encrypted by the router, and they cannot connect to it. I don&#8217;t know if I am making this clear; it&#8217;s hard to describe, but the bottom line question is how do I get the local area connection 2 enabled (only option by right clicking is &#8220;disable&#8221;, AND how do I get the other three to recognize the router as they have been for some time. Sorry I can&#8217;t get this down to 25 words or less. Any help appreciated. Hope you had a nice holiday.

A:Solved: Computers on network can't find linksys router

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I have a linksys WAG54G2 G wireless ADSL2+ Gateway router and i want to disable the whole NAT or firewall thing because i dun wanna keep forwarding ports and stuff. especially for my ps3. how can i do that ?

dont worry i understand the risks, i 'll get my own firewall.

Thank you

A:Solved: how to disable NAT/ Firewall in my router?


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I'm attempting to help a friend with a networking and router problem.

She was on her computer, and everything was working alright as of yesterday - then all of the sudden, she underwent a lot of networking problems similar to those under a very heavy firewall. Her download speeds were fine up until then - as of now, she can only download at roughly 15 kilobytes per second, a fraction of what her download speed was before.

Since yesterday, all of the computers on her local area network connection constantly have ping timeouts and are generally slow and unstable. Windows Firewall keeps turning itself on, I believe - but I haven't taken a look at it; additionally, programs keep telling her that specific ports are blocked, but she cannot rectify the problem when she opens the ports on her router control panel.

Are there any programs or users that could diagnose her networking problem? She is using a Linksys BEFSR41-v3.

A:Solved: Router and Firewall Problems.

unlug the modem and router router for 10 secs.

power the modem and let it aquire the signal, then power the router.

i don't use the firewall within xp or a 3rd party fw, just the router both wired/encrypted wireless.

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I would like to know if a Firewall slows down Internet speed as compared to using a router that I am lead to believe has its own built in firewall and therefore doesn't require yearly subscription fees to keep it running. Any comments.

A:Solved: Firewall versus Router

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I access the internet via an ADSL2+ connection and I have a fixed IP address. Recently, I installed a new wireless router (Netgear DGND4000), and it immediately began to flood my Inbox with reports of DoS attacks. I didn't see anything like this with my old router, even though it was set to report attacks; just the odd port scan.

I am now finding that my pc firewall, run by McAfee Security Centre, is reporting incoming connection attempts, even though my routers (I have tried them both) are set to block all unsolicited incoming traffic. These attempts come from the internet, not other devices on my LAN.

My ISP and Netgear have been unable to suggest anything. I'd like to understand what is going on and what steps I ought to take to solve the problem. I'm particularly worried about incoming requests apparently getting through my router firewall.

A:Solved: Router and Firewall problems

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I'm using the Linksys WRT54G and 2 computers are connected to it. Would like to ask if ZoneAlarm or any other firewall is needed when I have a router. My friend told me that the firewall is redundant because my router has a stronger firewall than what the software provides.

Is this true? Do I have to set any settings on the router's setup page?
The current settings are:

Block Anonymous Internet Requests (Ticked)
Filter Multicast (Ticked)
Filter Internet NAT Redirection (Unticked)
Filter IDENT(Port 113) (Ticked)

A:Solved: Software firewall needed with router?

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I went out and bought the D-link DIR-635 a couple of hours ago, and I've yet been unable to connect to the internet through my wireless connection with my laptop. The wired-connection to my stationary PC works fine. The laptop reports that the signal is very strong (and I've tried to walk away from the router a bit, to see if the signal decreased (otherwise it could perhaps have faked that there was a signal) and it did. At least after a few walls, very good signal on this one I have to say).

The problem is surfing/doing other stuff on the internet. It seems like the firewall or something is blocking it. The logfile on the router has given me billions and zillions of blockages all the time. I'm seeing a lot of activity on the wireless network according to the routers LED lights.

I'm all new to networking (well, not totally), so keep it pretty simple if you can.

I really appreciate any help you could give me. If there's any info I've not included, just ask


A:Solved: Firewall/router blocks surfing

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I recently got another computer and networked. I have cable connection to the net. It's a wireless router with 64-bit encryption enabled. Do I still need, emphasize NEED, a software firewall? I don't want to wear two raincoats, but don't care to get wet either.

Thanks for your help.


A:Solved: router/firewall security question

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Whats wrong: I cannot send/receive e-mail. Also Norton Firewall and AntiVirus have stopped working.
What changed: just switched DSL providers from Earthlink to Verizon.
Equipment chaged:
From: Earthlink Fujitsu Speedport DSL modem
To: Verizon Westell VersaLink - Model 327 W DSL modem/router combo
Not changed:
OS: XP Professional (sp2)
Web Browser: IE 6.0 (sp2)
Email Software packages: Eudora version 6 (paid mode), Outlook Express.
AntiVirus/Firewall packages: Norton all the way.
Example Error Messages: (basically all the same thing, I think):
<Dominant>, Connecting to the Mail Server ...,
Could not connect to 'incoming.verizon.net'.
Cause: connection refused (10061)

<Dominant>, Contacting outgoing.verizon.net (,
Could not connect to 'outgoing.verizon.net'.
Cause: connection refused (10061)

The connection to the server has failed. Account: 'ktgjlwaldrup_verizon_mail', Server: 'outgoing.verizon.net', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10061, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E

The connection to the server has failed. Account: 'ktgjlwaldrup_verizon_mail', Server: 'incoming.verizon.net', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10061, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E

The connection to the server has failed. Account: 'Mail Account', Server: 'earthlink.net', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): N... Read more

A:Solved: new DSL modem/router - no email or firewall

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Hi hopefully someone can explain to me a way of at least finding out what is blocking incoming connections on my vista pc. Im Virgin Media broadband connected to my downstairs router via RangeMax Wireless-N Adapter WN111v2.

Now signal is only fair on network and connections screen, but on netgear wireless smart wizard shows 5 out of 8 bars ....54mbps.

I have forwarded the right ports and i can connect to other servers, and i used to be able to host myself and have no probs with incoming connections .................until

one day i downloaded a sort of extra firewall program that i was going to use then having installed it i realised it wasnt what i needed so i unistalled it again

but it seems to have altered my firewall settings drasticly, at first my firewall wouldnt even stay on
then i learnt how to reset windows firewall which at least got firewall stable again. But ever since my pc will not allow incoming connections.

even though i still play on servers i cant host a game as everyone gets a time out message.

So ive read that i may need to contact isp but im sure this is a problem arising from firewall settings !!! is there any way of determining where the problem lies? a system test or something that would tell me exactly what is blocking and why ? or at the very least something to tell the isp as im clueless right now



A:Solved: Firewall / Router Blocking Incoming

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I just finished my new computer yesterday. It's running XP home. The other one has 98se. I just hooked up a D-Link DI-604 ethernet broadband router to my DSL connection, and both computers have an internet connection. My question is how do I now enable file sharing between them? I've tried opening "Network Neighborhood" on No. 2 (w/98) and clicking on "Properties" but nothing happens.

A:Solved: Both computers have access to internet through router: how do I enable file sharing

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Need your help once again please.

This area I am not very good at.

Trying to connect in the initial stage 2 lap tops(later another desktop), both have WINXP.

The specs of the networking is as follows/
Broadband line in on ADSL2 PLUS Router, a Beetel 110BX1

From here I connect/split via the RJ CABLE ON TO

I get part success ie
I can open Yahoo on both, upto Inbox PAGE but attempting to open
individual page, no luck. The command seems to go but times out.
Most of the Wesbsites do not open, not even TECHGUY, only one I managed is
My Windows firewall IS OFF BUT I use the trusty COMMODO INTERNET SECURITY on both.
Any ideas what I can do from here to get things going normally?

All tips welcome with thanks.

A:Solved: Wireless Router Networking and Firewall problems OR

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I'm trying to help my friend.

The basic situation is this:

His only source of internet for his office is shared with another party. It is a DSL line. There is a Verizon DSL modem that goes to a physical firewall / router and then there's CAT5 serving the other party from that router.

My friend has no access to the existing router / firewall settings and it is really impossible to work with the other party. So is it possible to split the connection before their router so that my friend can have his own separate firewall and router?


A:Solved: DSL Modem to Physical Firewall/Router - Possible to split connection BEFORE f

If they pay for a block of static IP's yes. Verizon modem to switch, then switch to each router each with one of the static IP's. Otherwise with the the connection from the existing router you can plug into the WAN of another router which will create a separate network, but if you have to do any port forwarding it won't work.

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Short story even shorter, there was a semi-power outage this morning (lights were very dim but power wasn't totally off), and when the power came back on my router stopped working. Here's what I know:

-The WLAN LED is no longer lit so there's no wireless. That orange CiscoSystems button is no longer glowing orange either if that means much.

-For some odd reason a wired connection through any of the ethernet ports on the router no longer works either, though the LED's still light up when connected, along with the internet LED.

-The modem works fine, I'm connected to the internet directly from the modem right now.

-I've tried to reset the router, but it doesn't seem to do anything.

-I've tried to access the router config settings, and the page doesn't load.

-I've tried to look up the routers ip address through the command prompt but when I enter the command "ipconfig" when I'm wired through the router I always get the response something along the lines of "media disconnected". When I try the command when connected directly to the modem the default gateway ip address comes up as ''. This doesn't work either.
I've been searching the web for solutions for hours and I can't find one. This is actually the first time I've ever had to post a thread asking for help and I've experienced a slew of computer problems over the years, lol.

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A:Solved: Linksys WRT54G router WLAN light off - no internet access via router AT ALL.

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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 was attempting to port foreward for my PS3, but was having no luck. Long story short, I tried changing the router's IP to see if it would work. Here's where the problem began. I changed it from to, which I believe may have made it conflict with my modem. Now I'm stuck not being able to access the internet through the router at all or access the router's configuration to change it back. When I try to access it, I just get a "Page not Found". The computer connected directly to the router is running Windows XP. The Router is a Linksys WRT54GS v. 4.

I've tried disconnecting the internet from the Router to see if it would stop the conflicting problem (if that is indeed the problem), but it didn't work. I've tried setting up many different static IP adresses for the computer connected to the router directly, but it didn't work. I've tried nearly everything, but I just can't get it working.

I'm posting this through a computer connected through a switch to my modem.

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Unable to access internet or router settings after changing router's IP.

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So I have AT&T DSL. I bought a Netgear N300 ADSL2+ Modem/WiFi Router that is compatible with my service.

Previously with this Modem/Router it would constantly drop the wireless connection for the Wii I have that was used to stream Netflix.

So recently I bought a Linksys E2500 Router so I could be able to use the Wii, along with 3 other desktops, 1 laptop, and 3 phones.

My ideal setup would be this:
Set the ADSL2+ Modem/Router to be just a modem (I know how to set the option for this)​Connect the Linksys Router to be what all the devices connect to wirelessly (this would serve as the DHCP server) ​
I have read that one of the Routers has to be set to "BRIDGED" mode, yet I don't know which device has to be Bridged


A:Solved: Netgear N300 ADSL2+ Router/Modem and Linksys E2500 Router Setup

Set the ADSL2+ Modem/Router to be just a modem (I know how to set the option for this)Click to expand...

this is being set into bridge mode - by changing to a modem

then connect the modem to the WAN on the router and you should be good to go

Do you have a wireless laptop that you can you can put next to the wii - would be useful to see the quality of the wireless signal and how many other wireless are there which may cause interference

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

Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

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

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I just want to know how to bridge my comtrend 5071t dsl router with my linksys wrt160n wireless router

A:Solved: How do I bridge my comtrend dsl router with my wireless linksys router

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Hey yall
Am having an issue after resetting my router. My computer connects to my router and the signal is fine but the router does not seem to be connected to the internet!!! am a web researcher and i use my internet everyday and I would really appreciate if you guys could help me out!

Here is the ipconfig message http:Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Motorola SURFboard 4100 USB Cable Modem
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-20-40-A5-EC-AF
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4501:c400:7231:c124%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : August-22-07 11:30:36 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : August-23-07 5:43:13 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 301998144
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : Read more

A:Solved: My computer connects to my router but my router is not connected to internet

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I went to a small office that has a DSL connection. It seems to be going through a router of some kind because they all have IP adresses with the first 3 octets being the same number. (e.g. 69.147.292.xxx). I hooked up a wireless router to one of the network connections and attached 3 pc's to it. Of course they now all have addresses like 192.168.2.xxx. Router is a Belkin 802.11g router.

Can I still share resources from the 192.168.2.xxx machines with the ones that have the 69.147.292.xxx addresses?



A:Solved: Sharing resources on a hardwired router with a ones on a wireless router.

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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?


A:Solved: Connect Wireless Router to Wired Router

Nvm fixed it somehow...

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XP wired connection to a just installed Linksys Wireless WRT54GS. As witnessed by this plea, the wired connection works. Try to add a wireless device and the Linksys EasyLink Advisor (LELA) tells me I need to establish a wired connection to the router. It can't find the router. God this makes me mad. My first attempt at a wireless setup at home and here we are. Anyway, how can I make this work? Just bought a Dell laptop that has wireless capability but this dumb thing won't let me set it up. What's the solution? E-Mail and web work fine through the wired connection. Thanks.

A:Solved: Can't Find Wired Router (Linksys Router)

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I have HP G60 laptop but suddnely last 3 to 4 days my nereast router-5 stop connected to my Laptop

I have 5 router

Router 1
Router 2
Router 3
Router 4
Router 5

Router 5 is near to me. There are low signal to Router 1 to 4 so i always connected with Router 5 but last few days my laptop not connected with router 5 and it showa only local area connected

Plese help me if some one know about it?

A:Solved: Out of 5 router my nearest router not connected to my Laptop

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Devdatt-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : guestnetinc.com

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : guestnetinc.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5009 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4E-47-3A-30
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::24c4:c522:2b60:a90f%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, December 02, 2012 8:54:42 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, December 02, 2012 11:54:42 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890062
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-C4-BB-D3-00-23-4E-47-3A-30
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8102E/8103E Family PCI-E FE NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-16-54-AE-F3
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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?


A:Solved: Connect Wireless Router to Wired Router?

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