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Q: Multiple Router Setup

I am sure somebody out there can help with this one.

I currently take care of a small office network, please note I'm self taught and still learning.


20 computers
Main Server
Phone Server
1 vpn router (BEFVP41 V2)
2 wireless routers (Dlink DI-614+ and WRT54G)
2 trendnet switches (TE100-S24 and TE-100 S16
Other Misc Lan Printers and devices

Right now out VPN router is connected to our modem. The VPN router is then connected to the first switch which is connected to the other switch, the other 2 routers, and various computers.

We have various issues, including transfer speed, ability to see all computers on the network, etc etc. I assume the issues are in how I have the routers configured.

SO, here are my questions.

1) I no longer have a need for the wireless functionality of the 2 additional routers. Should they be replaced by switches?

2) If I keep the setup as is, how should the routers be configured, is there a good resource on the web to read about this?

3) "If someone has the time to answer this one I would be grateful." - If you were starting from scratch how would you configure this network, what hardware would you buy? Due to wiring limitations there are two areas of our building, where the additional wireless routers are now, that a router or switch or something must be used to service multiple computers.


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A: Multiple Router Setup

You can't see all the computers because routers break up broadcast domains. You need to either create separate subnets on each router and set up routing between them or make the WAP's into layer 2 bridges (if possible). If you do not require the wireless could you wire the other devices directly into it? If not hang a switch off of it.

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I need to set up 4 wireless routers on the existing network which has 4 hubs located at different floors. These hubs will be replaced by wireless routers. The signal from each wireless routers will allow access to multiple computers on each floor. Any suggestion as to how I should set up new routers. If there is a diagram available I would appreciate if you could display or email.

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First off, let me apologize for mis spellings, this laptop needs a new kayboard badly.

What im doing is setting up a 2nd wireless router to extend wireless network to other half of house and Garage.

My main wireless router is a WRT54G... Nice base model, used for DNS/DHCP and my main network config.

2nd router (in diff room) is a Truemobile 2350 (Piece of junk sold to my parents by dell when they bought a laptop)

Anyways, they are both setup, and both run off different networks. main is 192.168.1.X (x being maker for each machines specific address) and the trumobile runs on 192.168.2.X...

The issue is, each will provide me Internet, but when im on the truemobile, I cannot see shared stuff on my network.

Heres a little "diagram" of how its all connected.

Gateway (actiontec DSL)--WRT54G--Cisco Catalyst(forgot wat series)----Tuemobile.

Any ideas? (This is sad since I majored as a Cisco CCNA for two years :'( )

A:Solved: Multiple Wireless router setup

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Hello everyone,
I'm trying to work with new home setup and I'm having difficulty. I cannot connect to the internet using this method (See the pic below). Can anyone please can guide me on how to make this setup work with all the computers being able to connect to the internet?
Here is the image:

Thank you in advance.

A:Solved: Unique Multiple Router setup

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I'm looking for a little help if someone would be so kind, because I'm a bit out of my normal depth with this.

I'm putting together a small home network (well, I guess large compared to some!), where I have three desktops connected to my router by wireless. I also have a CentOS/Apache/ISPConfig server box, and a WinServer2k8/IIS server box. My intention is to connect both of these servers to the router in such a way that each has it's own 'real' IP. Registered domain names would then be pointed at either the IP of the Apache server or the IIS server, and so the router would deliver the traffic to the appropriate box according to which IP the domain is pointed at.

To those ends, I've purchased a block of IP addresses from my ISP. Having just called them, I've been instructed that the IP block I've bought are my internal IP addresses, and that once I've set them up on the router in this way, they should work.

I've never actually done this before, and my networking experience doesn't really stretch past the very basics of home networking, and so I have very little idea of what kind of options I need to use to set this up on the router - there are things in there that are more advanced than I understand. Could anybody please point me in the right direction?

A:One router, multipe real IPs, multiple server boxes - setup network?

Regular SOHO routers such as a linksys will not let you manage multiple static IP's. You will need an enterprise class VPN/firewall/router such as a Sonicwall to do that. I assume you want one IP for your web server, one for FTP and so on.. all pointing to different servers/nics. I would suggest a Sonicwall Pro 2040 or Pro 3060. I've seen both on ebay (used) for a reasonable price (around $300). Keep in mind these boxes go for about $1500 to $2000 and up (retail). There are other products from other vendors such as Cisco which will be significantly more. You will need a router in bridge mode (or a bridge) between your WAN connection and the Sonicwall. A regular linksys may suffice for this. There may be other solutions to this but this is one.

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i can setup my d-link 604 wired router with no probs...but after i have done that then i need to do something in the windows control panel under the network connections icon. i have no clue what to do there to complete the final step in networking my 2 machines. some nfo: 2 new machines with ethernet cards. one is xp home and the other is xp pro. all i want to do is make those 2 machines use the same cable connection...i dont want ics or print/file sharing. i have been told to set up the router then power cycle the devices and magically the 2 machines will begin working. but i refuse to fall into that lame trap. i do format approx every 3-4 months so i will need to know how to do this so i can recover from that activity. each machine has a network connection from its previous service - do i delete this - do i create a new one -must i disable/delete/leave alone original connection icon ??? these are the many questions that i have and i have googled this and can not find any nfo as to what to do, on the windows side, after the router is setup. help, i have been trying to figure this out for approx 2 months and my hardware will be obsolete before i get it, so i appeal for help, mahalo and aloha.

A:router setup - no prob...how to setup the windows ctrl pnl

not sure the issue. but posting the result of the ipconfig /all on both computer may help.

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Really need some help here, going crazy . We have a Sagemcom FAST 1704 modem/router from windstream, our ISP, and have been trying to get servers going for Minecraft game with no luck. So we thought that we could attach our Belkin router to the modem since we were having port forwarding problems. I have tried numerous times to set up the router with this modem and have even tried the bridge mode, but then I don't get internet access through the Belkin router....have no idea what I am doing wrong . I am running Windows XP....and my brother, who I want on the same network, is running Windows Vista...which I really hate. I had my XP connected, but could not get the Vista connected....then I completely messed it up and just am at my wits end....can someone please walk me through this? Let me know any info you need and how to send it to you .
Thanks a lot,

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I don't know if this is possible, but this is what I want to do:
Have the dsl modem router and linksys voip connected together.
I want the voip router to assign dhcp and the dsl modem router to
be used to get internet access but not assign dhcp (I think)

This is why I want it:

I have 8 wireless linksys cam's configured through the voip router.
Setting the cam's to the modem router didn't work well because of
AT&T's firewall cannot be disabled, only modified to open ports. It's frustrating as when I opened the ports for the cam's, a consistant "an unknown error has occured". So I opted to just set up the cams on the linksys router as the cams are also linksys as well. Thus, figuring they would communicate better anyway.

This is my problem:

When I connect the dsl modem router to the
WAN port on the linksys router, the dsl modem assigns it
a fixed LAN ip. What I want is the linksys router to pull a WAN ip so I can log into my cam's remotely from my laptop at home.
No matter what I do, disable dhcp on linksys router, set linksys router on the dsl modem router to DMZ, set linksys router to bridge mode.....
nothing seems to work.

All I want to do is configure the linksys router so that when I go to my internet explorer on my laptop and type in "99.xxx.xxx.xx:1024 to connect to the cam's. But when I go to linksys router config. pages to see the status, the internet ip is which is a LAN address assi... Read more

A:2wire DSL Modem Router and a Linksys VOIP router setup advice

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Here's my problem... I have a wireless router (1st router, Linksys speed booster), which is connected directly to the internet. From one of it's LAN port, a 50 ft ethernet cable is connected to the 2nd router's WAN port (Vonage 2 phone plug router, Linksys). From the 2nd router's LAN port, a network printer is connected. Now here's the problem, because my laptop connects wirelessly to the 1st router for internet access, how do I print and see any devices connected to the 2nd router? I can't seem to connect to the printer in anyway through this setup. There has to be a way. I can not eliminate the 2nd router because it's my vonage device phone. It requires internet. I also can't relocate the printer because it needs the vonage device for fax. Let me simplify the current setup through a series of descriptive connections.


Can somebody help me?

A:How 2 setup a netwrk prnter that cnnects 2 a router which is cnnected 2 anther router

If you put the VoIP router first, you can connect the second router as follows. The problem is that you have the NAT layer of the second router between you and the printer.

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 through, I'd assign the secondary router 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!

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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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}

Then run and install t... Read more

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I'm having trouble using my microphone on SOCOM for PS2 and I was reading this explanation from someone else about how to possibly fix it. And it seems I need to access a router setup page that would include DHCP Client list and virtual servers or port forwarding. I really need to know how to find this router setup area. I am on a comp with Windows XP.

A:Using NR041 Router how do I access the Router Setup Page?

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Our office currently has a Linksys 10/100 Router with assigned IP Address of that our wired desktops connect through, as well as our printers, data storage server and cable modem. All of the connections have IP Address based upon the 192.168.0.xxx. All of the computers on this router, except for one of the printers and the data storage server, are DHCP assigned IP addresses.

We have a D-Link Wireless router attached through the Linksys Router with an assigned IP Address of that we use for wireless access/hard wire access in the office for anyone that comes in and needs to have access to the internet or our data storage and printers.

I can connect a laptop wirelessly or wired to this router. The computers can browse the internet and see any computers on the network, but cannot connect to any. Specifically the data storage server. I am not too concerned with the laptops connecting to the desktops connected to the Linksys router, but I need them to connect to the data server especially and have the ability to print to at least one of our printers.

Any suggestions? I know that it's probably something really simple that I am missing or doing wrong, but I just can't put my finger on it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Wireless Router and LAN Router Setup Problems

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Hey guys, i've searched high and low on these forums and the internet for how to setup a router behind another router. These forums helped me set it up, and I was good to do until I needed to forward some ports today. I cannot, for the life of me, get the ports to forward properly.

Here is exactly how I have it setup.

R1 - DLink 4300

DHCP Enabled - Range
NAT Enabled
R2 - Linksys BEFSR41 (It's old, I know.)

DHCP Disabled
NAT Disabled
IP -

I have a port to forward to a machine behind R2. It's IP is, setup with a static IP so it won't change. I have tried forward the ports in several ways, but they never end up reaching the machine.

I have tried the following forwarding techniques:

R1 ->
R1 -> (R2) then from R2 ->
R1 -> R2 with machine in R2 DMZ
R1 -> Machine with machine in R2 DMZ

Anyone have any idea of what I may have setup wrong? I can ping everything on the network from any of the machines behind R2, and get to anything else on both LANs (shares, etc) from any machine in the house.

Sorry if this has been discussed 9million times, but I've exhausted my resources and followed everything I have found to a T, and have yet to get any working results.

A:Frustrated with Router->Router setup

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I have a two router setup, both are linksys and one is wireless. The wireless router is the secondary router or the gateway. Is there anyway I can access it? I can only access the primary one as of now.

A:2 Router Setup - Cannot access second router

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This may show my ignorance, but I'm fine with that. I'm am working on a computer that needs to have both XP and Linus, as well as a large amount of storage. What I have to work with is two smaller drives and two larger drives. The thought was to partion the smaller drive to contain both OS and set it up as a RAID1 with the other small drive so that the software would be backed up (time is money with this project so I can't have downtime reloading if either crashes!). Is there any way to have the two larger ones set-up as RAID0 or will I have to have both of them as separate drives? Willing to take any other set-up suggestions as well. Thanks for your time!

A:Multiple HD setup issue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iILE007CMw&feature=related Wubi Check this out and the other videos on this site.
I wouldn't think it would matter which drive you chose to install the XP and or Linux on, though I don't think you can take two HDs and combine them. They will more than likely have to be separate drives. Let us know...Jazz

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Hello Everyone,

I am in desperate need of help.

Just started new business and wanted to setup 3 additional monitors to my current laptop. Bought 3 monitors and plugged in and to my surprise only two working. Did some research and found that my laptop only has the ability to set up 2 additional monitors and not 3.

Went to local computer shop and they advised to get a video card and that should help.

Before that I tried all the below option but nothing worked

1. HDMI to USB
2. VGA to USB
3. DVI to USB

What I haven't tried is the external docking station as that is bit expensive.

My laptop is Acer Aspire F - 15 F5 -572G - 77KY
Intel Core i7 with turbo boost
NVIDIA GeForce 940M with 4 GB Dedicated VRAM
16GB DDR3 l Memory

If my only option is Video card can you please suggest which one to go for and if that can be plugged into usb or something.

If there is any other option please let me know.


A:Multiple Monitor Setup

Have you seen this video tutorial.

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I have a GeForce 6600 video card that support ups to two monitors and I saw that I could set it up to display one really wide screen or to clone one screen but I want to have one screen always stay at my desktop view and only open windows with the minimze, maximize, and close buttons on top, while the other screen opens up my games. is there any way to do this.

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I need 3 TVs to run of 3 separate computers, and I need to be able to switch which computer run which tv, very quickly. So ?computer a? needs to be able to runs 1,2 and3 (but only one at a time.) then needs to be able to switch and run a different tv in less than 1 min.

2 computer stations are located in one room and the 3rd is 20 feet away in the next. The farthest tv is 50ft away, but are all located in different areas so the building. Chrome casts and similar devices aren?t good enough to run video. We would prefer a hard wired situation.

The computers do not have hdmi ports, but do have vga. We have to have sound and video playing. Each computer station must also have 2 monitors.

Any ideas?

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I would like to setup 2 monitors on my computer. I know my computer is older but it is very fast and I don't plan on using the monitors on resource hogging stuff
My specs are
Intel pentium 4 3ghz HT ENABLED
4gb ram
1tb hdd
Nvidia gt 520 1gb
windows 7
My monitors are 2 different inputs / outputs
If I just plugged them both in to the plugin on my gpu would it work?
and have to adjust stuff?
I have never used dual monitors so I dont know.
One monitor has a 1600x900 (I plan on this being main monitor)
Other is 1024x768
what do I need to do?
Any GOOD software for this?

one of them is dvi and other is vga
Also I am new to this site and I dont know what section this should be in

A:how to setup multiple monitors? help

Win7 has some built in features for multi monitors.

This makes it better DisplayFusion: Multi-Monitor Taskbar, Multi-Monitor Screen Savers, HotKeys, Multi-Monitor Wallpaper, Windows Logon Changer and more...

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My office is undergoing a Win7 migration and we'll be purchasing ~20 machines. I'd like to optimize each machine by turning off various services and creating a global standard user profile. We run a workgroup, is there a way I can copy the service.msc mods and the global user profile from a single machine and apply those changes to all machines?

A:Win7 Pro Setup Multiple PCs

Hello Matteu1, welcome to Seven Forums!

What Windows 7 SKU will they be and will they all run the same one?

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Is it ok to have a device on the same channel as the primary hard drive?

I currently have my primary HD by itself on one channel. On the second channel I have a slave HD and CD Burner.

I would like to have the primary HD and a CD rom on one channel, and the slave HD and CD burner on the second. Will I have any problems with this.

I am running Home XP.

A:Multiple device setup

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I am trying to connect an external TV to my laptop using HDMI connection.
I turned off both of them.
Connected the cable
turned on the TV.
Turned on my laptop.
Everything is fine while the windows starting, everything is displayed on the TV, (which is determined from the bios setup).
When the welcome screen appears, it appears on the laptop, not on the TV.
nothing appears on the TV.
I entered the resolution page and pressed the detect button, all what I get is "Another display not detected"
I tried updating my nvidia card driver.
I searched the internet for any help, I found that this problem happens with a lot of people, most of them say that this problem happened only with windows 7, and the external TV was detected easily using windows XP or Vista.

Please help.

This thread is from nvidia forums showing that the problem is not in the display card driver and all of them have the problem when upgraded to windows 7.

TV Display detection broken (TV not detected) in newest drivers - NVIDIA Forums

OS: Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
Display card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Driver version: (266.58)
CPU: Intel core i5 M430 2.27 GHz
Ram: 4.0 GB

A:Setup multiple monitors (Help).

Howdy hesh, and welcome to the 7F.

Could you tell me what type of computer it is? With model number ect.


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I'm new to this and this is my first question. I am trying to connect two fax machines to one dedicated fax line. Is it possible to connect a free-standing HP Laserjet 3330 and a system controlled Brother 5-in-1 MSC5440CN to one dedicated line without interfering with one another? I would like one in one office and another in another office. Does anyone know a way to do this? I would appreciate any help you may be able to offer.

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I am trying to set up my Gateway DX4300-19 Desktop PC for dual monitors. The problem I am having is that the second monitor is not accepting the signal and or not getting the signal. I am not very tech savvy so I may be completely wrong with this so here it goes:

My video card is a ATI Radeon HD 3200 integrated.

So this is how I'm trying to set it up and if I'm completely wrong please tell me what to do.

On the back panel of my desktop there is a VGA output and a HDMI output. I have the VGA going to my desktop Monitor its a gateway.

And Im trying to use the HDMI into my LCD TV as it is hung above my desktop anyway.

Am I doing something wrong or will it just not work?

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hi !
i am using outlook 2007 and have set up multiple email ids of gmail using pop.gmail.com, the emails are well setup. now i use microsoft publisher and create the templet and send the emails.
Gmail ristricts the no of sending to 250 mails in a day. but when i have set up multiple ids in outlook and i change the default sending mail after first 250 emails, the mail starts bouncing stating your quota exceeds.

my question is does outlook also restricts the sending limits. or using the pop.gmail.com and smtp.gmail.com server counts the emails. is there a solution for this.

A:multiple email setup using pop

rakeshmgala said:

hi !
i am using outlook 2007 and have set up multiple email ids of gmail using pop.gmail.com, the emails are well setup. now i use microsoft publisher and create the templet and send the emails.
Gmail ristricts the no of sending to 250 mails in a day. but when i have set up multiple ids in outlook and i change the default sending mail after first 250 emails, the mail starts bouncing stating your quota exceeds.

my question is does outlook also restricts the sending limits. or using the pop.gmail.com and smtp.gmail.com server counts the emails. is there a solution for this.Click to expand...

You are identified by gmail (and counted), whatever you use. It's your IP.

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I have a Prolink H5004N ( MODEM / ROUTER ) and a Asus RT-AC68U ( ROUTER ONLY ) , I wan't my Prolink H5004N into a MODEM only I called some professionals and they said that I was an Access Point Mode Thingy I don't know what that is so that's why I posted here, So the summary I want my Prolink H5004N (MODEM / ROUTER ) to be a modem only , the professionals said that I have to make it on a Access Point Mode which I don't know how to , please help me !

I forgot to mention as always , our router keeps on disconnecting and when it's disconnected from the internet the Phone Line makes this plastic sound....

Called the professionals said that this setup is called Access Point ? don't know what that is...

A:New Router Setup

Well; seeing as how most modems/routers have web based configuration pages; i would log into the config page(s) for the device you want to be a modem and see if there are any check boxes on any pages allowing you to configure it that way. However; it also could be that there might not be a way to do that as a lot of times combination modem/router devices are just that; and there is no way to make them one or the other only.

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i'm a newb so help me out. i wanna network so i can share internet. i wanna setup a router, a hub, a kvm switch using dialup modem. i have two pcs using one monitor and a laptop. i know nothing about routers. i've been looking for routers and most of them are for dsl and cable modems. some routers say they can use any modem because they have normal ethernet ports. does that mean i can use a dial up modem?
can i share files through my router or do i need a hub?
can someone help me with the most basic and cheapest setup available?

also if i do wireless, i know i need a wireless router but do i need special wireles network cards. do i still connect the modem directly to the router or is that also wireless?

is there a way to mix and match by connecting my two pc directly to the router and using wireless networking to connect the laptop to the router?

thanx for your time!

A:router setup

You would have the following setup:
PC1 network-card --> cable --> router
PC2 network-card --> cable --> router
laptop network-card --> wireless --> router

router <-- dial-up-modem (or cable/DSL at a later stage)

PC1 KB/Mouse/Video/Audio --> KVM-switch <-- one each mouse/keyboard/monitor/set of speakers (2.1 only)
PC2 KB/Mouse/Video/Audio --> KVM-switch <-/

In your other post I referred to a KVM with audio-switching like Belkin SOHO

To be prepare for all eventualities, get a wired/wireless router/switch like the SMC Barricade, this has everything you need, and adds a printer-server as well.

PS: the above is an older model, but it shows you exactly what you need to look for in more current equipment.
Alternatives from someone else?

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Hey I got this router "Belkin f5d8233-4v3" and on the box it says it supports PPTP. I already setup the server which is running SBS2003 but I can not find the option in the router to enable the vpn does anyone know where or how to enable the vpn on this router.

A:Cant setup vpn on router

Any luck with this problem?

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My landlord has satellite internet service. I put a Linksys 4 port/wireless router on the connection. I am hard-wired to his router and we are sharing his internet connection (very expensive and very slow - the price you pay to live in the country).

I now want to take my Linksys 4 port/wireless router and divide up my connection so I can have a few computers on my connection.

I am using a router on a router.

Is this possible?

I can't seem to get it to work. I can create a network but not get internet.

I changed the IP on my router to be

His is

Someone mentioned that I should disable DHCP on my router but this is not an option.

Any thoughts?


A:router setup

what router model is it
you may find when you change the config from dynamic to static the dhcp controls will show up
what you are doing is making the router a semi managed switch
disable the firewall for faster service

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I need HELP, Iíve had cox ISP and recently moved and have Cavalier ISP now, the problem Iím having is that I can connect fine wired to my desktop or notebook but not wireless to any notebook also I canít connect my Xbox, Vonage or Ooma devices wired from the router or even directly from the modem. Error message when I bypass the router and connect the Xbox direct to the Cavalier 6381-A4 modem: ďCanít obtain IP address from your modemĒ
Iím using a Linksys WRT310N Router
Cavalier 6381-A4 Bridge/Router Modem

How do I setup my router?

A:How do I setup my router?

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I'm trying to set up my router's DNS manually, but I honestly have no idea what I'm doing.

Here's a screenshot of what my router's settings look like. Can someone please explain to me how I should fill out each of these fields? (And where do I get the info needed to fill them out?)

Thanks in advance.

A:Router: Setup DNS?

You need to let the ISP set the information automatically when you connect to them. Not knowing what you are doing, can cause headaches. You can go to EZLAN.NET

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im trying to setup this router Linksys NR041 but its not going so well...

when the router is plugged into my cable modem it does not show internet connectivity, but when the modem is directly connected to the computer it works fine.

the red Diag light on the front is on, i have tried reseting to router and modem but it does nothing.

A:trying to setup a router

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Ok, So I just bought a new Buffalo Router, and when I went to set it up, I can't access the internet on it. When its trying to detect a connection, it says the Cabling is OK, whatever that means, but then sets there forever on DHCP, and never gets past that point. However, when I go back to the old linksis router I was using, everything is just fine. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this?

A:Router Setup Help

After you setup up the Buffalo router, try turning off the modem for 15 secs and then turn it back on.

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sorry to crash your thread but I was wondering if you could tell me how to set the router up. I have wpn824 router & sb100 cable modem (virgin media).

I'm a totally dummy & have no instructions. I don't know what connects to what. I did have the routerlogin page up but it send wires werent connected probably so I think i'm missing a wire or not got right wire in right place.

Please help i'm going mental. Once I got my desktop working i'm hoping to set laptop up too.


A:Router setup

Don't be sorry, just don't do it.

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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My new Belkin N1 Vision MIMO router (F5D8232-4) arrived today, and I'm muddling my way through, trying to set it up. The Quick Start Wizard seems to have worked well for basic internet connection for the primary computer, but I'm running into a roadblock attempting to set it up for the LAN to recognize my secondary computer.

I don't know exactly what the problem is, but I'm guessing that it is with the MAC addresses. There is no problem with the primary mac, but when I try to add the secondary's MAC, it always pops an error saying that it is invalid. This may be due to the manner in which I enter it, but not the basic number copied from ipconfig. The error message gives an example:

The correct MAC address should be one of xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx / xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx. x should be between 0-9 and a(A)-f(F)!

The numbers are separated by a space / and space, and each set is made of 12 numbers paired in duads as shown. Ipconfig separates them with hyphens, but apparently the router want colons instead, so that is what I used.

What is it that I'm missing?

A:New Router Setup

I figured out that part, I guess that the / was only there for an example. I deleted that and it took. However the secondary rig still doesn't appear on the LED display, so something else is missing.

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Hi, i don't know if anyone can help on this, but i went to shieldsup on Gibsons Research: http://grc.com/default.htm and there it shows port 23 which is telnet is wide open on my system. I have a D-Link router di-704 and checked out how to configure it to block port 23. When i comes to doing this i am a novice and don't want to mess anything up. That is the only open port. Or is it best to leave well enough alone. This is web site for router: http://support.dlink.com/products/view.asp?productid=DI-704
I do have spybot, Ad-aware, spywareblaster and cwshredder plus norton internet security installed. Your output appreciated. Thanks

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can someone help me setup a router using aol 8.0 DSL? i have a linksys cable/dsl router 4 port. i setup the connection (i think) but when i run aol with home network ti says unable to connect to tcp/ip or something like that.

the instructions they give me really isnt helping and i dunno what to do.


A:how to setup router using aol

FIrst thing you need to determine is if your router is connected correctly to the wall as well as the PC.

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I have a linksys BFRSR41 router and a DSL modem. I am connecting two computers through the router. Both computers are using WIN XP home. Do I need to have the internet gateway setup on one computer? Shouldn't the router be doing the sharing of the DSL?

Any help would be appreciated. If anyone knows of any sites on how to set up a network with my equipment I would appreciate the link. Thanks in advance.

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Ok, I'm not sure where to start so I'll try my best to update you.

In the summer of last year, I bought a wireless router so I could use my laptop while my dad used his desktop. We set it up, with not too many problems. Everything worked fine and I could use all of my internet functions (AOL, IE, YM, AIM, Etc.) without any problems. One day everything suddenly stopped working on the laptop except AOL, and even then I could only use it for messaging and web browsing. I couldnt play online games or anything. So I disconnected it and put everything in the box until a few weeks ago. I wanted to try again and someone suggested I reformat my lap top (since I was having troubles with it anyway) so I did. I'm trying to hook up the router to my desktop, but it does not want to work. I have AOL, so I figured this could be a problem, but it worked fine last year. I dont remember how I set it up last time, but the instructions are worthless because they only tell you how to hook it up and not configurate it.

I am on Windows XP, my laptop is also XP (incase it mattered) and the router is a Linksys 802.11b Wireless-B router.

I have the router setup page open in IE, so if anyone can help me, I would greatly appreciate it.


A:Router Setup

If you can't access the Internet with programs like IE, Outlook Express, or other web browsers, you may have corrupted Winsock entries.

To take out the old registry entries and put back in the correct ones see:

There are registry fixes for both Win98 and XP.

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I have a sagecom fast 1704 router/modem I am trying to turn of the modem feature and connect using a ethernet port from my cable modem (arris tm602g) and route the signal wirelessly. Not sure if this is possible but i have read that if i turn of the modem feature and switch the input port from dsl to ethernet port 1 it can be done. Just not sure how to configure it and change the settings. I do know how to get into the router configurations just not sure what to change.

A:Help with router setup

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HP Computer
Windows Vista
Lynksys WRT45GS Wireless Router
Changed computers
Router does not recognize password
I tried "admin" for both user name and passwords

A:router setup

leave the username blank, admin for the password.

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Hello Tech Support Guys,

As part of some summer research, I need to simulate a point to point network (Each computer having a separate channel to each of its peers). The equipment I have is 5 TP Link TL-R860 8 port routers, 5 laptops, and pretty much an unlimited supply of ethernet cables.

My first idea was simply to connect each computer to a router then connect all the routers together. But I could not get this to work even in the three computer/router case. I connected router A to router B and router C. This worked but is not what I want. The system stops working when I then connect router B to router C. With the third cable plugged in, I can't even access the router via its ip address.

So in summary, is there anyway to hook five routers together so that any two given routers have a direct connection between them?

A:5 Router Setup Possible?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop. I recently upgraded to WinXP-Home. I just plugged in an external monitor but when I go to Display Properties/Setup, I don't see 2 monitors pictured... so I can't run my system with a multiple monitor desktop... all I can do is display the same image on both the Laptop LCD and the external monitor.

Clues? Solutions?

A:multiple monitor setup problem

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I've encountered multiple specific problems hence why the thread title is "multiple problems".

So it all started when a recent Windows 10 update was installed on to my brother's laptop. Laptop restarted and did not boot up. Encountered a srttrail.txt error. Read many posts on this. I tried bootrec, bcdedit, startup repair, chkdsk, scannow......the laptop always got stuck at a blank black screen or could not repair the startup.

I downloaded an ISO from the microsoft site to try and re-install Windows, burned it to a dvd at max speed (using my laptop), then booted it on to my brother's laptop under Legacy Boot mode. It booted well except it could not accept the product key which came with the ISO file (which came from a site that was partnered with Microsoft). We checked the product key multiple times....no success. I tried downloading a pre-activated ISO file to bypass the product key screen and I get to the "Select driver to install" screen telling me I am missing a media file. I downloaded a chipset onto a usb drive and selecting it but the laptop keeps saying "Could not find any drivers".

So.....is the ISO corrupted? Did I burn the ISO too fast? Is the DVD scratched? Do I need to edit any settings in BIOS? This is an Acer laptop with an i7 processor.
By the way, By brother downgraded to Windows 8.1 because he used somebody else's Windows 8.1 cd to repair his computer.....or at least that's what he told me. Anyho... Read more

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Hello, one of our client has a retail shops in multiple locations in the country, all the retail shops are connected to the head office via ADSL internet. The head office has an inventory application. We need to place one PC at every shop and connect to the head office inventory server to work remotely.

I need to some suggestions and better security solution please?

A:VPN setup for a group of multiple offices

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I would like to setup three or four monitors on my computer. I want the screens to have individual properties but also be connected in a panoramic fashion. Can I add more video cards or should I get a ready made unit that supports several monitors? If so, where's a good place to look for one?

A:How Do I setup a Multiple Monitor Computer?

The Three main Hardware based ways to Setup Multiple Monitors

1) You can get a USB to VGA Adapter, or USB to DVI Adapter that will allow you to add an extra monitor to your computer via any USB2.0 Port. You can also add multiple extra monitors by using multiple adapters. This is a great option for viewing documents, surfing the web, using Microsoft Office and many other business tasks. This is not a good option for intense graphical situations such as HDTV, Blu-ray, Gaming and 3D / CAD Workstation applications. For those types of scenarios, it is highly recommended that you purchase a high-powered multi-monitor workstation or a Matrox Dual or Triple Head2Go.

Multi-Monitor Adapters

2) You can replace or add an extra video card to your existing computer, depending on how many monitors you wish to support. Although this sounds easy enough, this is a rather complex solution for a beginner, especially when trying to find a compatible graphics card. For this reason, I am going to write an entirely seperate post on that topic and will link to it here, very soon.

Multi-Monitor Video Cards

3) You can buy a pre-manufactured multi-monitor computer. The best place to purchase a multiple monitor computer is at: Multi-Monitors.com.
They carry a multi-monitor computer line called SUPER PC that can support from 2 to 16 monitors.

Multiple Monitor Computers

Multiple Monitor LCD Displays

Once you have your multiple monitor system set up and ready to use, you will need to enable all of... Read more

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