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Slow wireless after connecting Linkys wirless router to Linksys wired router

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


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

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

Any ideas? Thanks in advance

Preferred Solution: Slow wireless after connecting Linkys wirless router to Linksys wired router

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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

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

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

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I just recently hooked up a brand new linksys wireless g router and I have 2 computers one laptop using wireless and one desktop wired into the router. The laptop connects to the internet fine and has no problems but the wired desktop internet web browsing is extremely slow, some websites take so long and then don't even load or give an error. I can't even log into the router through the desktop, i type in the default gateway and it asks me for to login and then it just loads forever and never finishes. The problem can't be on the desktop becuse if I connect it directly to the modem I have no problems. I tried turning off anti-virus programs and have no firewalls still no problem. I called up linksys tech support but they were no help. I tested all cables they are in working condition. Both computers are running windows xp sp2. I even tried to just bypass the router by buying a switch and going from the modem to the switch and pluging the desktop and the router to the switch, but only one of them will work at a time. If anyone knows how to fix this problem please help. Thanks.

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

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

Thanks for your help!

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

This is frustrating lol.

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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

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

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

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



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

Basically my current setup in my basement this:

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

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

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Hi all,

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

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

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

What am I doing wrong?

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

Thanks in advance.

A:Connecting a Wireless Router to a Wired Router

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 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!

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

The devices are connected like this:

Cable Modem>Linksys 8-port>Netgear Wireless

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

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

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

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when I boot up my laptop it takes forever for my laptop to connect to my wireless router. Not sure if it is slow because it is trying to automatically connect or if it takes so long to connect because my OS is still not quite done loading? Does anyone have a suggestion on what to try?

A:Slow connecting to my wirless router on start up

Can you describe your set up?

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Hi There

My Brother in Law has a wireless router which he does not need anymore and was going to give it to me and i was goiing to replace (or add) to my wired Router.

I have a Broadband Modem (from Virginmedia) connected to a Wired Router (Mine) and then 2 cables going to 2 desktop machines (mine and my dad's). Bother connected to the internet all the time.

Can i replace the wired router with the wireless one without any major problems (do i need to change any settings or software?)

If the new wireless router has a wired and wireless capable then that would be better as i would like my dads to be wired as it is working fine and he does not want it to change at the moment.

I am thinking of getting a laptop (but not yet) and have a PPC that has a wireless card so that would be handy for both those to be wireless.

Is it easy to setup?


A:Solved: Wired Router to Wirless Router

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Ok I have no luck with routers.. I just bought I used router that is working great compared to my last one that I had except that I cannot get it installed ... all the lights are working on it.. I have ethernet cords hooked up..as I dont have what I need to have a wireless connection yet.. Even the internet light is working... so I tried to hook it up with the install cd and for some reason as I get closer to the end of getting it installed a box comes up and says this setup wizard has to close.. so then I cannot finish it... Then I get referred to the linksys website to download something that would install it for me.. welll I go there do everything it tells me to.. all lights and veerything are working on the router even internet light.. then it tells me it cannot detect a linksys router.. BUT EVERYTHING IS HOOKED UP.. I also tried installing it manually ip address not working.. and did not succeed on that either.. Can anyone help? If so please help me step by step.. in some way.. I am not good with computers... at all ... Nothing seems to be working.. cant understand why the setup on linksys.com wouldnt detect the router everything is working fine on it.. thanks in advance..

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Okay, I have a Linksys WRT54G wireless router and I have one computer hooked up through ethernet and one laptop hooked up wirelessly..

OS: Win XP SP2 on both

I used winxp home networking on computer and joined "workgroup" on the computer

I found the wireless connection on laptop and connected and joined "workgroup" on laptop

I did not set any static IPs I just left that alone..

The problem Im having is I share out my whole C: drive on both laptop and computer and I also shared out individual folders and files and made them all changeable by all users..
When I go to my network places and browse to the workgroup "workgroup" then browse to the computer from the laptop, it gives me access denied when i try to open any of the shared folders... when I use my computer to go to my own shared folders... i still get access denied oddly enough..
I do not know why..

The laptop can access its own shared folders when it goes through my network places but computer cannot ..

niether the computer nor the laptop can access the others files because they get access denied...

ive done this before and had no problems the only thing i can think of is that i have downloaded some windows update that added more security but i just have no clue what

anyone know?

A:Help with sharing files through linksys wireless router/wired..

Not sure - had this problem a long long time back and can't remember how to fix it.

First there's the most obvious... a reboot of both machines can sometimes help.

Then there's the firewalls - check that both XPSP2's firewall and any installed fiewall is disabled for diagnostic purposes, and to turn off WEP encryption.

Third is to have both computers "authenticate as guest when computer information is not available" on the connection properties.

Fourth, ensure that you have the TCP/IP, Client for Microsoft Networks, and file and printer sharing for Microsof networks are installed on both machines (all three of them installed on each).

Failing this, with WEP encryption and your firewalls disabled, set static IP's to each computer (depending on which range the router is using, this might be, 0r could be, or or whatever. Hitting tab at the end of entering the ip will automatically insert the correct sun=bnet address into the next field). so....

on the desktop pc,
set (for example) IP to
set Subnet to
set Gateway to (or whatever your routers IP is)
set DNS to (or whatever your routers IP is)

on the laptop,
set (for example) IP to
set Subnet to
Set Gateway to (or whatever your routers IP is)
set DNS to (or whatever your routers IP is)

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Can this be done?

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

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

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



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Okay. My current setup is this:

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

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

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

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

A:Connecting Wireless Router to Wired

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

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


A:Connecting wired xbox360's to our wireless router

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

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Connecting a Wireless Router to Wired Network

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

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

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

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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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Hi - Thanks in advance for any suggestions, I appreciate it.

I have 2 computers with a wireless linksys router, one computer is hooked via ethernet and the other is via wireless. I added WEP encyption last night and the laptop keeps losing connectivity now.

Any suggestions?

I set up the SSID manually so I wasn't broadcasting it and I setup the laptop manually. Should I have broadcasted it first to get it logged on then shut it off?

Thanks, Josh.

A:Losing connecting on wireless Linksys router

How far away is the laptop from the router when it loses connectivity? You may just be getting signal loss.

Also try WPA encryption if your hardware supports it.

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I have Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router Model WRT54G2 V1, Motorola Surfboard Modem Model SB5100 currently connected ISP Comcast to my desktop. Router not connected yet. I need help to install this router for use with Acer Extensa 5420 Laptop. Comcast referred me to Cisco for support but my router is out of warrarty. All equipment is hand-me-down and I cannot affort to pay for support. Last use of this site was great info. Please help as I tried to go to Cisco website but was not sure what I needed to click on for this help. I am beginner. Thanks so much.

A:I need help with connecting cisco linksys wireless router

with the PC connected to the Modem lets see an ipconfig /all - details below
user manual for modem here http://ec1.images-amazon.com/media/i3d/01/A/man-migrate/MANUAL000073893.pdf
info on modem here http://broadband.motorola.com/catalog/product_documents/SB5100 datasheet.pdf

plug the router into the power and then do a reset the router back to factory condition - reset button on the back - hold in for about 30secs

If the modem is just a modem and NOT a router
then connect the modem to the internet input on the route
and connect a PC to one of the 4 LAN connections

Now powercycle all the equipment


How to power cycle

“power cycle” process to reboot or reset the modem/router

Switch off all the devices modem, router and computers also unplug their power cables.
Wait at least 30 seconds.
Plug the power cords back in, but don’t switch them on.
First turn on the modem and then wait for it to settle - all lights to become stable.
Next switch on the router (if a seperate device ) and the allow the lights to become stabile.
Now turn on your computer, You should now be able to access the Internet.

once you have that all setup if it still does not work - post back an ipconfig /all

{ipconfig /all}
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I am not able to connect wireless to the internet. It has been working for years. Then several computers in the house stopped connecting and our xbox 360. After a few weeks the other computers and xbox started working. Our main computer kept internet connection, the one hooked up to the router, but all the wirelss stopped working. Now my wirelss desk top will not connect. I get the networking SSD to come up, but when I click to connect it pings then says not connected. I have re-entered the key several times, tried to set up the home networking again. Was wondering if I uninstall my linksys adapter program and re-install if this will help. Can anyone help me. I do not want to buy a new adapter if I don't need to. What is strange to me is, all the wireless computers stopped working at the same time and one by one the others started to reconnect. I really don't know if I messed things up by trying to run set up wizard several times. Thanks for your help.

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first, some quick background:
My cable modem is connected with a Linksys 4-port router with VPN. My wife's work demanded this for when she works at home with her company's laptop. This set-up is upstairs. I want to get a wireless set-up going for my laptop computer (it is downstairs). I tried hooking up a Linksys 4-port wireless-g router to it, but between me and Linksys email tech support, we could not get it done. Taking the VPN router off and just using the wireless router worked fine, but then my wife cannot work from home.
Here is what I want to do:
connect a the Linksys 4-port wireless access point to the VPN router. I figure this is the best shot I have of getting wireless to work for me while my wife has her required VPN router going also.
Here is the question:
before I go buy the access point, I would like to know if there are any issues with getting the access point to work with the VPN router. Is this an easy task? If so, are there any special steps to take in doing this?

Thank you for your help.

A:connecting Linksys wireless access point to VPN router

don't know if this will help as i'm not using a vpn.

i run the wap from the hardwired linksys router to the lap top.

which linksys router?

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I have a Compaq laptop with Windows 7 OS. However I cannot connect wirelessly to my Linksys WRT120N router. Can anyone help me on this?

A:Connecting to Linksys WRT120N wireless router with Windows 7

Have you setup the router using a wired connection (It's in the instructions)?
Have you scanned the laptop for malware?
Do any other computers connect to the router (and are able to get on the web)?
If so, do they connect wired or wireless?

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I connect to the internet on my Mac MacBook fine. My PC runs both Windows 7 and XP.
Win 7 connects fine but XP does not seem to see the router and I get a cable unplugged message. Can't be a Linksys router problem as Mac and Win 7 work fine. Any ideas? Couln Win 7 be preventing the connection?

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I have 2 Dell notebooks running XP that connect to a Linksys WRT54GP2 wireless router with no problems. The security is set to WPA PSK with the WPA algorithm to TKIP.

I also have a new DELL notebook running on Vista that won't connect wirelessly to the router - it can see it, but when I try to connect, it comes up with an error message '802.11 authentication failed due to status code 13. Resonding station does not fit the specified authentication algorithm'

I tried connecting the DELL Vista notebook to the router via a cable - it works fine.

I also tried disabling security so there was none, and it also worked fine. So the problem seems to be with the security algorithm.

I have searched on the net and a lot of people seem to be having problems with the DELL-VISTA-Linksys combination, but i haven't found any answers.

Can you help??

A:DELL with VISTA OS Problem Connecting to LINKSYS Wireless Router

First off, make sure that 802.1x authentication is disabled on the wireless adapter. If so, try the following changes.
Changes that may help to increase the compatibility of Vista with older networking devices:

Disable the IP Helper service:

1. Hold the Windows key and type R, enter "services.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
2. Scroll down to the IP Helper service, right click on it and select Properties
3. In the dropdown box that says "Automatic" or "Manual", set it to Disabled and then click on "Apply"
4. Then click on "Stop" to stop the service from running in the current session
5. Click OK to exit the dialog

Disable IPv6:

1. Hold the Windows key and type R, enter "ncpa.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
2. Right click on each network connection and select "Properties"
3. Remove the checkmark from the box next to "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)
4. Click OK to exit the dialog

NOTE: You should do this for each network connection.

Disable the DHCP Broadcast Flag:

Link: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/928233

Hold the Windows key and type R, enter regedit and press Enter.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
In this registry path, click the (GUID) subkey to be updated.
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well right now i am using a pc but i am getting a laptop soon and i will need wireless connection. can i buy a wireless router from lets say Walmart or best buy and install it myself?
if so can you tell me how to do this in "Beginners language" lol please and thank you

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Everything's been fine since August of 2009, but now suddenly none of my wireless computers can connect to my router. They generally see the network, but they are unable to connect. the repair function does not fix the problem.

Router is Linksys WRT54GS
Computers that can't connect to network wirelessly are running current version of XP

The router is out of Warranty. On the phone, Linksys tech support mainly just tries to hard-sell me a Wireless N-draft. If the problem is with the router, I'll replace it with a true Wireless-N of some kind.

But can I first get some help in diagnosing my problem? I feel VERY STUPID when it comes to this networking stuff. Any help would be MUCH APPRECIATED.

I checked router settings using the Linksys software:

Automatic Configuration - DHCP
Router Name AL-ROUTER1
MTU: Auto
Size: 1500
Local IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
DHCP Server: Enable
Starting IP Address:

Wireless Network Mode: Mixed
Wireless Network Name (SSID): al-linksys-1
Channel: 11
Wireless SSID Broadcast: Enable

WPA Personal
WPA Algorithms: TKIP
WPA Shared Key: a 10-digit number I know well
Group Key Renewal: 3600 seconds

On one computer's wireless network properties (I'm sure they all are set up the same way):
Wireless Network Name: al-linksys-1
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A:Solved: Wireless Adapters Stopped Connecting to Linksys WRT54GS Router

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Dear kind reader, for the past hour I have been trying to make my wirless g 108.11 2.4ghz, with speed booster. so I tryed on my lap top and my computer with a compatible wireless card. SO geuss whatt!!!! I am connecting to another linksys router next door. I think that this is interfering with my router. IF you guys have any idea's, I would appreciate the help.

so thanks in advance

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ok this is my problem.. Im runnin roadrunner off of a linksys router (non wirless) at the current time. Im in an apartment and am feedin off some one else. I don't have access right now to there router or PC . but I am wondering why I cant connect my own router up to the current router (no i don't know if they have a firewall or not, im hopin some one can help me befor I go messin with there system).

I have done this before .. modem to router to wireless router with all ports workin. Now its modem to router to wirless router and the ports are not workin on the wireless along with the wireless..

My wireless router is a linksys -B

Is there any way for me to check if there is a firewall on there router with out going on there computer>? Im able to connect to there router so why not addin my own on my side.. My laptop picks up the wirless router but with no internet signal.

Just got my new computer tower setup and im sick of unpluggin the cable to put in the 360 to play live. and would like to use the PSP wirless...

if any one can help that would great. .

windows XP pro
pen 4
I think that should be all needed..

If any more is just let me know..

Aim me if you want wxxshawnxxw

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I have a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 that the wireless function seems to turn off if not used for a period of time. Is this normal? My desktop computers connect to this router wired and they function just fine, it's only my laptop that is wireless so it sometimes is a while between wireless connections to the router. If I reset the router then the wireless function is back.

Anyone know what the problem is or if it's a problem at all?



A:Wirless stops working on Router, wired OK

It's certainly NOT normal for a router's wireless signal to turn off. Maybe there is such an option for that router; have you checked the manual and the wireless configuration page(s)?

Maybe it's overheating, but that would not depend on it being idle. You're sure the router's wireless signal is going off?

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I presently have a Linksys WRT54G2 V1. I've been looking at the WRT160N to purchase & use as my main router. I'd like to wirelessly bridge the WRT160N to the WRT54G2 & have that as a repeater so that my signal is boosted, and my parents laptop wireless connection doesn't go all low & dragging when they're at the other end of the house. Is it possible & if so, can someone point me in the right direction as to procedure & configuration? Thank you.

A:Solved: Linksys Router Wireless Bridge to 2nd Linksys Router

I don't believe you will be able to do this "out of the box", look at third party firmware like dd-wrt. Never used it myself but I've read it works fine.


It may be easier to run a cable to the second router and set them up with the same SSID and security.

Have them on different IP addresses and channels something like:

Router 1 channel 6

Router 2 channel 11

You won't get "true" roaming but when one signal is dropped the wireless unit will pick up the other automatically.... or one could simply manually change from one to the other depending where they are in the house and which signal is stronger.

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Linksys Cable Modem
Linksys 802.11B wireless router
One wireless node
One wired node (D-Link Ethernet NIC)
All new Networking Hdwe.

My wireless node is 10 times as fast as my direct connected PC. This is the exact opposite of what I'd expect.
Wired PC NIC does the same thing whether set for Automatic or manually forced to 100Mbps and Full Duplex.
Wired PC speeds are barely above dial-up (8Kbps or less)
Wireless PC speeds are 20 times that.
Any ideas out there???

A:Slow wired node on 802.11b wireless router

I'd start by taking a very close look at the cable, specifically the connectors, and the NIC's. You'll see this with poor connections frequently.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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My Toshiba laptop was able to connect to wireless routers in the past and now it is unable to connect to any wireless routers. I have Belkin Router and my laptop informs me that the connectivity is limited, likewise at my girlfriend's house and when I try to open the web browser i get an "address not found" message.
I was able to connect to both of these wireless connections in the past without any problems and now I can't.

Please help.

A:Connecting to a Wirless Router

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Hi al u guys

i have a simple question reguarding the range of any cheap $50 to $150 max wireless router when place outdoor... actualy i am thinking of making my own network of friends living in a single street of about 100 meters apart from my house at max... for multiplayer gaming and file sharing etc etc... as my house is in the center and its quite high amoung other houses i decided to place router outside on my roof at height... may be inline of sight of other house(provided i will take care of climate conditions) ..... and as for clients i dont want any instrument installed at client except wlans... at max i will make an extention for clients to place there antenas outdoors

now tell me wether this is practically possible or not under very limited budget.

tell me if i am unclear about some thing....

thanks in advance

A:Outdoor range of Wireless Router eg. (Linksys router wt54..) or anyother with 108

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

A:Solved: Connect wireless router and wired router

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

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Hello and thank you

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for your help

A:Adding Wireless Router to existing Wired Router

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Hi all,

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance,
Opal Chung

A:Problem from switiching wired router to wireless router

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

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

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

A:adding a wireless router to an existing wired router

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My new home has is pre-wired and uses a UStec TP-IPR8 Router (<http://www.ustecnet.com/tech/tpipr8.html>) to share my broadband connection with every room in the house and provide a home networking environment.

I want to add my Linksys WAP54G Wireless Router (<http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=35&prid=575>) onto the network so that I can connect wirelessly too.

Can anyone help me out with the appropriate settings for the Linksys and/or the TP-IPR8 so that I can accomplish my goal??? They don't seem to want to cooperate for me!

Thanks in advance,

A:UStec TP-IPR8 Router and Linksys 54G Wireless Router

First Step: Plug a computer to the Wireless Router, change the IP address of the wireless router so that it's in the same subnet as the main Router (the one that is connected to the Internet Modem); give it an IP that doesnít conflict with the main router's base IP address, or the DHCP server range. This will ensure that you can reach the admin server of the old router from any LAN machine, and that the Wireless Clients IPs are assigned correctly.

For Example:

- Main Routerís base address is, with a DHCP server range of to

- Set the Cable/DSL Router to (the one you're using as an Access Point) base address to any IP address between to

Second Step: Switch Off the DHCP on the Wireless Cable/DSL Router.

Plug the Wireless Router to the main Router. Regular Port to Regular Port, using crossover cable (or straight patch if one port is an Uplink or auto-sensing).

The WAN input of the Wireless Router should stay open, do not connect any thing to the WAN input of the secondary router.

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My network needs to connect to 6 wired PCs and 1 wireless PC.

Right now the Linksys 4 port router connects to the ADSL modem and 4 PCs -and I want to add a new Belkin wireless router to provide a wireless LAN access and have 2 add'l LAN ports.

Therefore, can I, and how do I configure the devices, so that the ADSL modem would go into the Linksys router; the Linksys would provide LAN connection to 3 PCs and the 4th port would go to the input of the Belkin router, which in term would provide wireless access and 3 more LAN ports?


A:Combining Linksys Router and Belkin Wireless Router

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 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!

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


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

A:Linking wireless router to wired router help

Does no one know how to fix this?

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


A:Wired Router and a Wireless Router Working Together?

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

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