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Q: Setting up direct ethernet to wireless router

I need to connect my W98 SE PC to my wireless router via ethernet cable so I can change the router's settings. I have never used the ethernet adapter on the this PC. DO I have to install any software first? I have been accessing the router via a wireless adapter. Could it be (I hope) as simple as plugging in the wire between the PC and one of the 4 router ports? Does the router signal the PC or will I need to reboot?
Sorry for the "dumb" questions but I know I always get good advice from you guys, and learn in the process.

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A: Setting up direct ethernet to wireless router

If you can access the router via wireless you can configure it from there as well.

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found this nice tutorial on installing that firmware to accomplish it, but wasn't sure if there was a less time consuming way.

I want to connect a direct tv dvr to my wireless network. Just not sure what routers can be used as a wireless bridge. I was thinking about buying an open-source router like these



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I am able to connect hard wired to cable modem(ethernet) and at the same time to a wireless cable modem. Both are unique ip's, different cable feeds. Does anyone know if it's possible to take advantage of this to increase my throughput?

Cola, sc TWC-RR z29209

thank you

A:TWC both direct connect(ethernet) and wireless, same time diff ip's

Yes, but you'd need either a supported NIC (they are rare and expensive) or server software such as Windows 2003 Server. Client machines aren't designed for this.

courtney sends...

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Hey, I just want to say thanks to anyone who gives me any help and sorry for the termonology just I'm not the best with computers. So here is my problem, I have a router(lynksys WRT54GS.) I currently have a wireless connection set up and I was wondering how could I set up a connection through an ethernet cable. I have the cable connected from a port in the router to the computer I'm using now. Sorry for the question (sounds stupid when I read it over,) but like I said I'm not the best with computers.

So can anyone tell me how to get the ethernet cable as my main connection instead of wireless and how I could set it up?

Regards, Jack.

A:Help setting up connection through ethernet cable on my router

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Alright, I recently got a D-Link DIR 655 Router and a Vigor 120 Modem. From what I know, I need to set my router to do PPPoE (Seems simple enough, put in my username and password and the Primary and Secondary DNS servers are automatically found so nothing needed to be added there) However I couldn't connect to the internet after that, as far as I know I need to set up a bridge with my modem. I have the router and modem connected but I do not know what to set up in the modem itself so it forwards whatever the router sends to it. Sorry if I seem like I'm talking no sense. I'm stuck here.

A:Setting up a Ethernet bridge with new router/modem

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I have a Covad DSL modem and a Netgear wireless router. I had the internet connection set up using an ethernet cable connected to a desktop computer, with several wireless laptops on the network. Now my desktop has crashed (not worth fixing), so I set up the same connection on a laptop, but it is now tethered by the ethernet cable to the modem, and therefore anchored to a desk. Can I reconfigure to set up all computers in my home wirelessly, or must one always be connected with the ethernet cable? The laptop it is currently set up on is a hp pavilion with Windows Vista.

A:Solved: help setting up a netgear router without ethernet cable connection

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I have a sagem 3304 wifi modem router provided by the telecoms company. it has a limited wifi range and in my experience of wifi it also has frequent dropouts/connection problems. we connect the desktop pc to it by ethernet and that's just fine.

we also were given (by a 3rd party) a belkin n1 wireless router (the model without modem) and would like to try it out to be the wifi router. The idea is to connect it by ethernet to the sagem and place it in a more central part of the property. I reckon about 15m of ethernet cable. we would disable the wifi on the sagem. had we been given the belkin model with internal modem, this would not be an issue and we would not need to use the sagem at all - that is not meant to sound ungrateful!!

can anyone see any pitfalls with this? or if it is do-able, any recommendations re:configs?

I have found another post loosely related to using 2 routers however it doesn't really address this specifically:

A:Connecting a wireless router to a modem router via ethernet?

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

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My new computer didnt come with a wireless card and both my old computer have wireless cards. Because i cant viod the warrenty or else id just install one of the cards onto my computer but i need the warrenty for work. I tryed to networking my computer directly to the wireless router which is then connected to my adsl modem, i set that up and i was getting internet through that lan. this morning though i turned on my computer and i couldnt access any internet pages but msn opened. Then after restarting i couldnt access the internet at all but my connection was fine and was accessign the network. I started again and did everything i did last time and it didnt work. i tryed networking computer to computer and trying to access the internet that way but i could never get the network to work that way with the lan and the wireless running at the same time. Any ideas?


A:Direct Networking with A Wireless router

While we'd love to help you, you didn't really provide any useful information in your post.

What is the make/model of the router, modem, and wireless cards. What version/patch level of Windows is on the comptuer.

Since the connection appears to change every time you restart, have you considered trying a new cable? With the machine connected, do this:

For 98 or ME, Start, Run, COMMAND to open a DOS window:
--- or ---
For 2K or XP, Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window:

Type the following command:


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

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Hi, I currently connect to the internet through a wired ethernet port in the wall which connects to my university's network.

I want to make this wireless since I bought a new macbook and was wondering if this product would do it? http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006PYGWG6

I don't know much about it but I was concerned because the Router Mode says 'cable connection only' and I'm not sure the connection is cable (is it ADSL?). Will I need anything else like a modem?

Any advice?

A:Making an ethernet university connection wireless with TP-LINK Wireless Travel Router

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My question is regarding our needs for a router/routers.

Our current setup consists of an ethernet broadband router (where everything plugs in) in the "main box" that holds all of the wiring that then goes throughout the house into the bedrooms/den/kitchen desk via cat 5 wiring.

At each of those room locations you can then plug into the wall (cat5) for internet/phone/etc. We have many items that use wifi (iphone, tablets, roku and laptops) so we have plugged a wireless router into the cat 5 jack in the den, then plugged the desktop computer in that room into the wireless router. The rest of the items are used wirelessly throughout the house.

Well our broadband router up in the "main box" we think is going bad (guess is its 8 yrs old). Our internet lately has been patchy, slow and needing to be reset often. Upon speaking with our ISP, they say the connection to the dish on the deck from their tower on the neighboring hillside is "excellent", so we are thinking it must be the router installed when the home was built.

My husband logs on to his work computer from home with gotomypc.com and works on (enormous) spreadsheets, so we need speeds to be fast to keep his sanity. Our current service is 4mbps.

Now my questions finally, 1) do we need the 2 routers i.e. the broadband router in the "main box" with a wireless router in the den or can we do everything we need with one router in the "main box"? The "main box" is ... Read more

A:Ethernet broadband router and/or wireless router

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Hello, wondering if I could anyone could help me out.
My father used to have SBC DSL and used a 2WIRE-wireless router. He liked being able to have his computer connect to the internet downstairs and connect by access point with his laptop upstairs. Well he moved and now has DSL through anther phone company(www.NETNET.com) He now connects through a ethernet router. Not sure how to use the wireless router as well as the ethernet router? Thank you for anyone who takes the time to help out!

A:Connecting a DSL ethernet router and wireless router

Can't he just use the wireless router and not the ethernet router?

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Hi All,

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

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

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

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

Hope you can help.


C h r e d g e.

A:Setting up a wireless router as a wired router

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

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Is there a way to setup your computer to connect only to a specific wireless router in your area? I live in a college dorm and there are a lot of wireless connects available so I'm thinking that there might be complications with my computer with all the information in the air.

A:Setting up wireless receiver to receive a specified wireless router

In general, not really. You can configure your wireless router based upon some information gathering, to improve the quality of your connection.

What you would want to do is run some form of "Site Survey" (often with 3rd party wireless software or with wireless troubleshooting software) that will tell you all the wireless SSIDs in the area and their Channels. After that, find a channel with the least amount of utilization, and configure your wireless router to communicate on that channel. That should reduce the amount of interference you might possibly be getting, to improve your connection quality.

I can't think of any specific software that would do that kind of functionality, but I know there are some freeware or open-source wireless scanners out there which would give you more detailed information about the wireless networks in your area. Sadly, the windows "Wireless Zero Config" is not one of them.

If your wireless card came with its own utility (many of them do), that utility might provide that functionality as well.

After that, you can configure the wireless to only connect to your preferred networks, but it will still see the other networks in the area.

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netgear n300 wireless
wnr 2000 v4

Ethernet cable connections are ok
The computers that connect wirelessly have to be restarted often to regain connection.

A:ethernet/wireless router

from one of the computers - can we see an xirrus screen shot please

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.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

( the site now appears to require a business email, and does not allow webbased emails like gmail,hotmail or yahoo etc )

Use the links below


Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You will need to have NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.
On windows 8 - (i do not have windows 8) but, it would appear that, When you first try to run, you may get a message that .net framework is needed, and included in that message is a link to download/install.

Run the program

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I switched to a wireless Linksys router from a crossover cable connection, and now file/printer sharing on my XP + Vista network isn't working. They can ping each other by ip address (not by name), and I've turned off firewalls, and the XP machine can see the Vista machine but not vice versa. Does anyone have any idea what I can try here? Thank you.

A:Solved: Switched from direct connection to wireless router, sharing no longer works

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I have a Linksys WRT54GS wireless router and I want to set the encryption. The more I read the user manuel, the more confused I get. I'm not the greatest when it comes to this technical stuff. Can someone tell me step by step in a simple detail how to set this up in a way that I would understand?

A:setting up my wireless router

Take a look at this: http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/wireless/Linksys/WRT54G/wireless.htm

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We have three laptops and a netbook, two of which in use at any given time, sometimes three. the space is limited so setting up the wireless would be awesome. We have a NetGear CG814GCMR Wireless router, and all the PCs have wireless access. We do not have a modem though; the cable goes straight to the router. Is this necessary?

I log on to the router through the ip address of, I've tried setting up the wireless from there but I have limited knowledge of what I am trying to do.

Help would be awesome, please and thank you

<3 JO

EDIT: The netbook is running WinXP and the laptops are running WinVista (not by choice)

A:Need help setting up a wireless router!!

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Can anyone help us out? We got a new wireless router (Linksys, Wireless-G, 54 Mbps, Broadband router). We want to connect it to our LAN connection so we can use wireless on our laptops. How would I set this up? It came with a CD, but it kind of confusing. We had our wireless networks configured for a different linksys network. Do we need to edit that one? And how do we make it secure? Thanks! AngChron

A:Setting up a new wireless router

Copy the User Guide from the CD to your desktop for easy access. Toss the CD somewhere where it will not cause trouble. Consult the User Guide on how to configure the router for your desired use.

You make a wireless network secure with WPA-PSK encryption with a passphrase of 20+ letters and numbers mixed.

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So I recently bought a wireless router and I got no clue on how to set it up. The intructions that came with it was not clear enough. Its a Blanc Wireless G Broadband Router. I bought it so I can play DS games online
So I wondering how does the set up work.

So basically I got a ethernet cable connected from my cable modem to my wireless router through the WAN port. Then another enternet cable from one of the LAN ports of the router to my computer. From there is that right?

What else do I need to do? Besides configuring the Router which I already know how.

I do all this and I cant connect to the internet. So anyhelp?

Win XP
802.11g/b Wireless Router
Cable Internet

A:Setting up a Wireless Router

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I recently bought a new wireless router - its a belkin G router. I have had bt broadband set up using a normal router but im having difficulty setting up the new router.
Basically, I need my wireless router to communicate with my isp-bt .

Can anyone give me support on this issue?

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I have an older computer that 99% of the time will not read disk. When it detects anything, it is usually just music CDs.

My husband just got our first laptop and we wanted to hook it up to our DSL using a wireless router. We are both pretty much in the dark on all of this stuff and didn't realize that you had to run a disk on the Desk-top to do this.

Is there anyway to do this without having to run this through the desktop?

Thanks for any info!

A:Setting up wireless router?

why do you have to run a disk on the desktop again? You should be able to setup your wireless connection on your laptop without the help of your desktop. No desktop needed for wireless connection to a router... Once you have your wireless router hooked up (properly) and your laptop hooked up properly with a wireless network interface you should not need the desktop.

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Im planning on buying a D-Link 802.11G Wireless Base Station and i want it to connect two of my computers, i have a cable modem. Do i need to buy like a card and install it into the back of the computer for my computers to pick up the internet connection off the router ?

A:Help Setting up a wireless router

Yes ,you need a Wireless Ethernet adapter card for each Computer .I recommend buying one from Dlink since they are designed and obviously tested by the same company,but it is not absolutely necessary.The most imoportant thing ,is that the adapter uses the "G" level bandwidth. Check the owner's manual for the router surely they recommend a model .These cards are mounted inside the computer case.
BTW if one of these computers is a Laptop check to make sure it doesn't already have a wireless adapter .They are quite common now.

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I have setup several different wireless networks before. I hate to admit it but i am not a network guru and I am a computer tech. My girlfriend has dsl and her modem is a zhone 6211-I4. I am trying to setup a linksys router so she can have wireless setup. I logged into the interface of the modem and it has a dhcp server setup. I am not sure why this even setup considering it is not wireless and it only has one ethernet port. I am used to setting a regular modem with my own router and having the router assign ip addresses. I am sure the problem is the zhone modem and my linksys router are both acting as dhcp server which causes a conflict. Can some let me know what setting I need to have the zhone modem and the linksys router. I'd like the linksys to assign ips.

A:Setting up a wireless Router

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Hello, friends,

So, I have a weird issue. The other day, I was playing League and my connection started dropping. I spent a couple of days troubleshooting everything I could think of - using multiple PCs, swapping ethernet ports, messing with my router, etc. After a lot of frustration, I had an idea.

Now, on my roommate's PC, he could play League with no issue. On my laptop and my desktop, I couldn't do anything without my connection failing. Bear in mind, I'm hard wired and he's on wifi. Now, our router has a 2.4 ghz band and a 5 ghz band. His wifi connection is on the 5 band, and, as I mentioned, he had no issues. I asked him to swap over to the 2.4 connection, and all of a sudden, lag spikes everywhere.

So, from that we managed to deduce that the 2.4 ghz band on our router is dying. That's all well and good, but now we have another issue - why is our network connection trying to force its way through the wireless router? We tried hardwiring 4 different PCs, and 3 of them are defaulting to the wireless router networks, even when the wireless adapters are turned off. My laptop and desktop are defaulting to 2.4, my roommate's desktop is defaulting to 5, and our last desktop is connection just to "Network". Below is a screenshot of my network connections.
I tried doing an ipconfig /release, /renew, /flushdns, but I got the following error - "The operation failed as no adapter is in the state permissible for this operation." I'm completely ... Read more

A:Ethernet connection going through wireless router

Welcome to the forum!

Choose to "forget" the wireless network. Turn off wireless SSID broadcast on the router. Unselect "connect automatically" for the wireless network. Select "connect automatically" for the wired network.

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Our home school's having trouble attaching a wireless router to my XP PC's ethernet port.

Our donated vintage Macs and XP machines are tied to the internet via a cable box's wireless router. Works just fine. Now I wish to boost the signal to a building beyond the local area by attaching a wireless router to a Dell 260 running XP. This router's IP is (ON) and (OFF), and I've spent hours with the Connection Wizard thing on XP trying to create a ethernet path to the router but I can't find a configuration that states an ethernet path or channel. The modem lights normally and other machines can pick up and connect with its signal but there's no real transmission, the receiver machines getting:

Firefox can't find the server at http://www.acorn.com.
Check the address for typing errors such as ww.example.com instead of http://www.example.com
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

Ironically, the router works just great on the Macs, which has both Airport on to receive signals from a cable TV wireless router and also has its shared Ethernet connection on, and the ethernet side requires no IP configuration like it seems you must on the XP's internet connection page. The router in question just plugs in the Mac and transmits just fine. I... Read more

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I have a hopefully simple problem to solve!
I'm in a shared house and the wireless router lives just outside my room. However, the wireless has been playing up a lot lately and keeps dropping out.

I have an ethernet cable connected from my PC to my PS3.

Can I remove this from the pS3 and connect it to the ethernet port on the router to get a wired connection?
I tried it but it would only pick up the wireless and, when I disabled the wireless dongle, nothing at all!

Is there some setting I need to make to 'active' the ethernet connection?

The Router is an O2 Wireless II box. I have Windows 7 Ultimate.

What the lights on the O2 wireless box mean - Support - O2

I may end up getting a separate service put in, because the dropping out is really annoying, but I thought this would be a relatively simple stopgap solution!


A:Ethernet/Wireless router confusion...

For the wireless dropping out problem, have you tried using a different channel in the router's wireless connection settings?

You can scan the area around your house using this Xirrus wi-fi inspector which will help you find an unused channel in your area.

Xirrus: The Leader in High Performance Wi-Fi - Advanced IT Wi-Fi Networking Tools

As for the wired connection, assuming the DHCP is enabled, it should work as soon as you plug in the eithernet cable. If not, then you might need to download some drivers for your wired eithernet adaptor.

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*I am not tech savvy, at all! I will need specifics on HOW to get somewhere/do something. A lot of the terminology used is completely foreign to me.* ​
Weeks ago, my Toshiba Satellite P755-S5215 suddenly stopped having internet access. Instead of a 'connection' icon, I had a computer (??) icon with a red X over it. It said there were no drivers installed. At the time, I had the phone/email support of my computer-knowledgeable ex-husband, who has since decided to stop offering his help. With him, I was able to re-install all network adapters (which were showing the yellow triangle/exclamation mark..I have 7 WAN Miniports that still show this). I tried rebooting in safe-mode, I tried system restore (it says the specified object was not found), and when I tried to run the recovery disc, I go a pop-up message that said "This program does not have a file associated with it for performing this action..."

I did something, as I now get the 'connection' icon, however it has the red X, and says no connections are available. My sons' computers/phones/tablets pick up the wireless, so I know there are connections available. I also tried to connect using an ethernet cable, but that didn't work, either.

I appreciate any help that anyone has!
Thank you!

A:No wireless or ethernet connection - not router

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Hi, I'm new to this forum and as my name says, I'm not that great when it comes to tech stuff..lol. I currently have dsl and i just upgraded my service from 3mbps to 6mbps. I only have an desktop computer so I have always just used an ethernet cable straight from my modem to the computer. I just recently purchased a PS3 and I would like to have the ability to connect it to the internet wireless instead of running an ethernet cable all through the house..lol. I am still using the same modem I purchased from the phone company back when I first got DSL back in 2003-2004. It is a Speedstream 5200 e242. It is old but it still works flawlessly for my needs. I want to get a wireless router to connect to my modem for use with the PS3 and still have my desktop connected by ethernet(my desktop doesn't have wireless capability). Here is a list of my questions for this scenario:
1. Can I connect a wireless router to this older modem? If so, how do I do it?
2. What is a suitable wireless router that is cheap and compatible with my modem
3. (tech noob question) does a wireless router also have a port for an ethernet cable to connect to a desktop so that you can have a wired desktop and have wireless signal for the ps3?

I appreciate any help you guys can give me with this...this would be my first time ever setting up a wireless router and I don't want to buy anything without knowing what I am doing first...thanks!

A:Questions about setting up a wireless router

1. Yes. If the Speedstream modem/router is in default (router) mode just connect it to the new router's WAN (Internet, Modem) port. The Speedstream defaults to using 192.168.2.x LAN subnet, so if you get a new router that defaults to the same (e.g., Belkin) there will be another action for you (that we can lead you through). If the Speedstream is in bridged mode (acting as a modem only) then you will need to unplug it for 30 seconds when connecting the new router, and will likely have to configure the new router's WAN section for PPPoE and your account/password.

2. Any brand name router from a reputable retailer. I would include D-Link, Netgear, Linksys, TrendNET and ZyXel. Belkin is OK, but they seem to have a greater percentage of defects (less quality control?). I've had bad luck with the D-Link DIR-615 (two of them!), but a great many people have been pleased with it; you should be able to find it for ~$40 US.

3. Almost any wireless router you will find includes a 4-port ethernet switch for connecting devices by ethernet.

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I'm having difficulties with setting up a router (Linksys WRT160N)
The situation is this:
In my area, the main ISP in my country is trialling fibre optics (and has been for about 3 years) and they have installed a device in my garage which is supposed to act as the modem.
There is a line in the walls that goes from that modem straight to a wall socket, so in other words, instead of plugging an ethernet cable from my computer to the modem, I connect it from my computer into the wall (socket). I can access the internet with no problems this way, connecting straight from computer into wall (modem).

Now I wish to set up a wireless network, because I have more than one computers in the house. My computer can connect to the network, but the problem is that the network cannot connect to the internet. I connect my router on its WAN (to modem) port to my wall socket (modem) via ethernet cable, and I also have my computer connected to the router via an ethernet cable too. But the network simply cannot access the internet, even though without the network, I can access the internet.

I have tried:
-Changing routers, I have tried Belkin n150, and currently have a Linksys WRT160N. These are both routers only (without the modem) because the one in my garage acts as a modem. I know they're not the best technology in the market and their wireless signal strength sucks etc, but at the very least either should've at least connected to the internet right?
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A:Solved: Help with setting up Wireless Router

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i am running xp home (sp2) and using a wireless belkin 54g router. I am trying to set up an ftp server so that i can share photos and files but everytime i set one up using ftp server programs i cannot connect to the ftp server. I get a message saying i cannot connect and that the connection with the server has been reset. I have tried to open ports and such but i dont really know what i am doing. I have port 21 open. I also have used numerous guides on the internet but to no aveil. please help i have been trying for weeks now, im probably missing something really simple but hey!!

A:Setting up FTP on wireless router problem

If you have opened port 21, that's all that should be required. Can you access the FTP server and do transfers from inside your LAN. If so, what IP address are you using for the external references? You do realize that it's not the IP address on the local LAN, but rather your public IP address from the ISP.

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any 1 know how? thanks

A:Setting up wireless router password?

Log into the router console and chnage it. Simple enough, or read the manual!!

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OK. We're leaving our home here in Fl and moving in with our daughter in Me. She has a two story house with two computers upstairs (one a wireless laptop) and there will be three computers (including mine) downstairs. Four of the computers don't have wireless cards. I'd like a rather simple explanation of just how I can set it all up to work from an existing Verizon DSL service. Right now there are two Verizon DL routers and both my granddaughter and my daughter are paying seperate bills. So, what I'm asking is how can I set it all up so we have only one bill to pay and all of our computers connect to the same wireless router? If this sounds confusing, then you know how confusing it is to my 70 year old mind! LOL

A:Setting up a Wireless Router for the house

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I have just bought an Asus RT-G32 router and went through the usual setup steps with the wizard but it didnt ask me to select a password. Now i have a wireless network which is unsecure and cannot find a way to set a password. Could anyone advise?

Many Thanks

A:Setting up a password for a wireless router

you should be able to log into the router and setup the wireless password - I'll see if i can find an online manual for that router and how to setup

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I had to redo my uncles wireless router this weekend. I was able to get the router hooked up and working with a hardwire, but the wireless didn't seem to get setup and when I tried to do it through control panel I didnt have any luck.

I should say that I think he's on Vista (it's a compaq that's about 6 or 8 months old)

what is the right way to do this?


A:Help setting up wireless linksys router

What model router is he using? Find the relevant product on the webpage and check the online manuals for it.
Linksys by Cisco Home UK

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It's asking for my ISP account and password and I have no idea what they are. I know I belong to Shaw, but that's it.

A:Problem setting up wireless router.

You don't have a username and password with cable Internet. The modem has a unique MAC address that Shaw uses to allow you access to the Internet. You want to choose Dynamic IP (DHCP) for your connection if it is cable. Not PPPOE, PPTP or L2TP.

If you have an ethernet modem you will need to set up wireless security on the router using WPA, WPA2 or AES (make sure all of the equipment are compatible with whichever you choose). Set a SSID (name for your network) which can be anything, and key or pass- phrase which can also be anything.

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I live in a house on rent and am connected to internet through a LAN connection with no modem. I just have a RJ cable-lead in my room and when I connect it to my computer it connects me to the internet.

So I bought a Belkin Wireless G Router thinkng if I could connect that cable in router it will let me connect my laptop and desktop to wireless connection and lan connection respectively but it doesn't. (Both desktop and laptop have Wireless card)

I am running Windows Vista Business on my laptop. I did everything word-to-word as explained in the manual but when I try to connect it to internet nothing happens, when I do IE's "Diagnose and Repair" it says there is a problem with the DNS. When I type in browser it brings up a menu to setup the router, I used the DNS that comes up when I connect that lead in my computer but I get the same result.

Can anyone please kindly tell me what's going on and how can I setup a wireless network connnection in my room?

Thank you very much.

A:Please help a noob in setting up wireless router

This is tough to translate over a tech site email.

It is a problem that is easy once you finally understand it, but it is very very difficult for a noob to do.

I haven't checked with Belkin, but every Wireless manufacturer website I have seen has very long user guides on PDF that are available for download... anywhere from 52 to 120 pages, so there is a lot of printing involved.

Also, there is very helpful information available with a Gurgle search, or with a look at the www.microsoft.com.

I don't even know of a How To Book that is really helpful to a Noob until you already know how to do it.

It might be worth paying a local tech $35 to quickly do it, if he knows the brand and model.

Hopefully, there will be somebody on this list that has some instructions already together that they can send you.

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I just started verizon broadband dsl in my home, and I attempted to connect my netgear wireless router so that I can set up a wireless network in my home. (I've had this wireless router hooked up to another computer in the past so I know it works) When I put the installation CD in, it goes through the steps of how to connect the dsl modem to the router, and the router to the computer, when we get to the last step of the CD after hooking up the modem to the router, and the router to the computer....the program attempts to connect to the internet and it always fails, so I can never get online. So I have only one ethernet cable going to my computer which is how i'm online now. I have two additional computers that I would like to get hooked up soon....but can't because I can't get the router to work. I've tried the router on the other computers and I have the same problem. When I check the internet connections, the connection says, "connected"....does anyone have any ideas? I'm using a
Westell 6100 modem and a netgear wgr614 wireless routher....if anyone could help...that would be great...it might be something with my computers configuration, I have no idea...any input is greatly appreciated!

A:Setting up my wireless router...PROBLEMS

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First, thanks in advance for any help that is provided!

I am having problems getting a 2nd wireless router (Netgear WNDR3300) working as an access point. Setup is: Linksys WRT110 on main computer connected from cable modem. I have a laptop in another portion of the house connected to the Netgear router w/ LAN cable plugged directly into Port 1 and wireless enabled. I have continuously messed w/ the settings and either I have it working, but constantly drop even though signal strength is upwards of 90% or, at this point, cant even get the 2nd router working.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated as I have been messing w/ this for a couple of weeks on and off and both my wife and are are getting fed up!

A:Having trouble setting up 2nd wireless router as AP.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc. Note that you should use the same SSID and encryption key for the secondary router but a non-conflicting channel. I recommend channels 1, 6, or 11 for use for the best results.

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 (o... Read more

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Hi, I'm a relative newbie to the world of wireless so be gentle.

I'm trying to set up a Belkin Wireless G F5D7230-4 router at the moment on a Dell Dimension that's running Windows XP. My cable modem is a Scientific Atlanta EPC 2203-NS.

My modem is wired via ethernet cable and seems to be working perfectly.

I have hardwired the router and modem exactly as instructed with the router to the ethernet port on the computer and the modem to port 1 on the router. However as soon as I connect this up I seem to lose my internet connection of the computer. The internet light, wireless light and port 1 light on the front of the router flash madly as well. When I run the router set up cd its tells me at stage 1 that there is no internet connection.

I don't have a lot of IT knowledge. Initially, I assumed there may be some problem with the ethernet port on the computer. The "link" light on my modem flashes intermittantly as oppossed to lighting fully like the other lights on it and the ethernet port was not used until very recently. However having browsed this forum looking at similar problems it seems it may actually have something to do with the ip addresses.

Seeing as the first thing that has been asked in similar situations is to run ipconfig I have done so already but it literally means nothing to me.

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A:Problem Setting Up Wireless G router

The following procedure should get you a connection with any broadband modem that is configured to use DHCP for the router connection, such as cable modems, and many DSL modems. If you require PPPoE configuration for the DSL modem, that will have to be configured to match the ISP requirements.

Note that the wireless encryption and channel selection will have to be done after the basic wired connection is established, the first step is to get wired connections working.

Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on.
Turn off everything, the modem, router, computer.
Connect the modem to the router's WAN/Internet port.
Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
Turn on the modem, wait for a steady connect light.
Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
Boot the computer.

When the computer is completely booted, let's see this.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous command output!

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


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>


PING yahoo.com

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So is there a way to make my Air Live WT-2000R router receive network from another router (Or in my case a laptop which I use as a router) that is in the other room? The laptop has a wired internet connection. And I have a PC with only a router. I know it is possible to do with a software called Tomato.


Unfortunately I have little experience with such stuff, and I can barely differ an IP adress from DNS. I hope you get what I mean, any help would be much appreciated.

A:Setting a router as a wireless receiver

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I am wanting to use my old wireless router. I haven't used it in a year and I can't remember the network key that I used and it wont let me sign in. What can I do?????

A:Help setting up netgear wireless router

there should be reset button on the back or front. you might need a pen or something to press it with. this will reset the router back to factory default settings.

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Ok here is the problem. I have an xbox 360 that I am trying to connect to my pc. But windows media center is not finding the extender "The xbox". The setup I have is; cable modem, then an ethernet plug in to a belkin wireless router. I have the xbox plug in to the router using ethernet, and my computer is in the other room with a D-Link wireless pci card. They are all on my network I made. But when I View the Map of all the devices connected it shows:

MY PC = = = = = NETWORK ========== INTERNET
There is also a line going up and down between NETWORK and SWITCH. Now I am guessing the pc and xbox are not on the same network. How do i get the xbox and the pc to connect. because I can not even transfer media between the two.

If someone could please help. Thank you

A:Setting up wireless network w/ router

What is the IP address of the computer and the XBOX?

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i'll be setting a BT wireless router up today and would like to know if this is the correct procedure please as I am unsure.

1 - replace old modem with the wireless router
2 - plug the phone line into the router
3 - plug the ethernet lead into the router
4 - turn the power on and wait till all lights have settled
5 - power up the pc
6 - log into the router and go through the configuration and set the username and password that BT have sent

7 - get other wireless devices to search for the network, enter the security key and finished.

Is it also true after step 6 will i need to renew the ip address? as I was reading up on some other site and it says you have to

start - run - cmd.exe - type ipconfig/all - ipconfig/release - ipconfig/renew (of course press enter after each one)

would someone be able to clarify this please.


A:Solved: setting up a BT wireless router

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I was on here last night trying to get my laptop to connect to wireless internet. I'm still working on figuring that out with the person I bought the laptop from and I may end up purchasing a wireless card, but now my question is:

Can I connect to the internet right now by using an ethernet network cable plugged into my computer and into the D-link router which my desktop computer already accesses the internet from?

I plugged it in but nothing happened.

A:Using an ethernet cable to connect to wireless router..

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I have a Belkin G wireless router connected to an Arris modem (Comcast).
I am trying to connect a laptop and an android phone. There is also a PC connected to the wireless router via an ethernet cable.

When the PC is connected, the speed of the wireless connection drops significantly.
From my phone speedtest shows ping 13ms, 27.75 down and 24.18 up when the PC is not connected. When the PC is connected, speedtest shows ping 20ms, 0.2 down, and 0.1 up (if the connection doesn't time out.)

It seems the ethernet connection is taking nearly all the bandwidth and the wireless devices just won't work. How can I give equal bandwidth to the wired and wireless connections?

A:Wireless router won't work with ethernet connected

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Thank you very much for your consideration of my problem. I reviewed a couple different searches, but I could no find no information to solve my current problem.

I am running Windows XP Home edition on a Compaq Presario. I have high-speed cable internet through Road Runner, which works very well on my desktop computer. Because of my laptop, I wanted to set up a wireless network, so I purchased a Linksys WRT54GS. For a time, the router allowed my desktop to work on a LAN connection, although the laptop couldn't seem to use the wireless router. The laptop was a budget Toshiba Satellite L35, so I thought maybe the laptop was the problem, but since I have successfully picked up wireless in a few different places outside the home with the laptop.

After about a month, the LAN connection stopped working with the desktop. I believe this occurred after the cable company replaced my modem with a new one. Currently, I have the internet running from the cable modem directly to the desktop. When I plug the desktop into the router by ethernet cord, the power light is solid as is the WLAN light, and the "1" light and the internet light. However, my computer is unable to connect to the internet ("Server not found"). Because of this I can't access the router settings page online, nor can I access wireless from my laptop. Finally, the set-up disk was sadly broken.

Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

A:Ethernet and Wireless Issues Linksys Router

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