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

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

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?

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

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I have a new D-Link DSL-2740B wireless modem/router.
I am moving on campus for University, and I only have access to a ethernet port not a DSL port.
Is there a way I can use my modem/router as just a wireless router?
To do this I would assume i would have to use a LAN port as a internet in port?
Thank you in advance for any help.

A:Using university (college) ethernet internet with a wireless modem/router?

yes, you would setup as a 2nd router / switch
BUT you may find its against the university rules to use routers on the network
I would check with the IT department and ask them how to do it

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Just purchased a Linksys WRT54G2 router so my wife can surf indepently in the house. The problem is that in trying to connect with the installation software I cannot find connection instructions. This is because 2 years ago when my daughter was home with her laptop computer we connected a very similar Linksys router. When I insert the CD-ROM to get instructions the software says "it appears you already have a router connected." and since this is the only way to make the connections I have to try and find the proper connection method here. The dsl modem is a Westell 6100.

A:Making connection from dsl modem to wireless router

Welcome to TSG, jayceeno.

Don't know how much help it will be, but here is Verizon's directions on hooking up a linksys router to the Westell 6100 DSL modem.


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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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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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Can Anyone help me understand how to do this?
I run XP Home.
I am of "limited" computer skills but try and learn fast if helped.

I have an HP notebook that came with a wireless card inside. I have a broadband ISP that wants to charge to make me to go wireless with there equipement $25 a month. But a year ago I installed a dual wireless/hardwired capable D-Link "DI-524 AirPLUS G Wireless Router" and have been using it only as a hardware firewall with my wired internet connection from my ISP's modem.

BUT now I have a Real Need to go wireless in a few rooms away in my apartment(my boyfriend will continue using his desktop wired to the router where it is now).
The AirPLUS D-Link Wireless capable router came with an installation CD that is SO very confusing to understand the setup.

Has anyone done this and can PLEASE help me with the steps?
PLEASE try and help me set this up?
(I don't want to interfere with my boyfriends wired connection to his desktop, But I need to move aroung here wirelessly on my notebook)!

A:Please Help me set up wireless connection from notebook to D-Link router!!

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I'm desperate here. OK here's my situation.

I am running Windows XP.
I live in the basement suite of a house, and my PC connects just fine to the wireless internet upstairs, BUT my XBOX and PS3 don't have a strong enough range to reach. Sometimes it does, but 90% of the time it doesnt.

My PC connects to the upstairs router using a D-Link Wireless USB card I got. Nothing fancy but it works.
Now, is there a way that I can use that connection, and share it so that I can plug my XBOX and PS3 into my own own D-Link router so they can leach the connection my PC is using from upstairs?

PLEASE help. I am out of ideas and I don't know how to figure this out.

A:How to use my D-Link router to leach the connection from wireless internet card!

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I have the above mentioned router. My desktop is plugged into it & my wifes laptop has a wireless connection.

I constantly get the "Local Area Connection Unplugged" message on my desktop and for the life of me I cannot figure out why it's happening. We called D-Link Customer Support a million times and every time they give us a new fix, it still doesn't help.

The connection is sporadic and prevents me from doing a lot of things. Any ideas why this might be happening??

We both have Windows XP -- I have a cable modem. Anything else you need ot know to help I can provide.


A:D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G Wireless Router -- Dropped Connection

D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G Wireless Router - Dropped Connection

This could be caused by many different things. The first thing I would do is try a new network cable. Fast and easy thing to try.

Does this happen only when your wife is connected?


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I have a Gateway desktop computer with Windows XP. I have internet service through Comcast and my connection is strong; however, I am unable to view any web pages. I have a wireless router (D-Link WBR1310) for a second computer in the house and was working on getting that computer up and running with a USB wireless and reset my wireless router and now neither computer has access to the internet. I have reviewed all of my settings and have gone to the wireless router set-up page and have reviewed those settings. Everything seems to be fine. Can somebody please assist me quickly?

A:D-Link Wireless Router WBR1310 internet connection issues

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Hi guys

I've just bought a D-Link Wireless Router and USB network card and, after loads of messing around, I've managed to connect to the Internet, but now it's really quite slow. I moved the USB card to another port which has increased the speed, but it's still not at the levels it should be (although Windows says I'm getting between 15 and 60 Mbps.

I tried altering so many setting just to get the Internet connected that it's quite possible I have changed something I shouldn't have. Or could it just be the speed of the USB, and if so, how can I improve this?

What kind of information do I need to provide to get some help on this?

Thanks in advance.


A:Various problems with PPPOE internet connection and D-Link Wireless N Router

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I need some help with a wireless router - D-Link Wireless ADSL Router G604T -- I am trying to set it up so that I can access the internet on my home desktop pc. I need to get this working as where the pc is currently situated there is no phone socket and at present I am currently running a cable along the floor each time I need to use the internet. The router is in the room next door connected to the power supply and to the phone line.

I have set up the router as per the instructions, I have set up my ISP settings onto the router as I should have. My pc can see the router, I can ping the router and I can access the menu inside the router via the IP of --- All this part works fine, under the status buttons on the router menu it does say that the dsl connection is connected and it does aquire an IP address for the internet, However I cannot access the internet.

When I try and access the internet I get the standard "This Page cannot be displayed" Message. I have tried all the settings that I can think of but I still cannot get the internet working. I can also attach my xbox to the router via a crossover cable and the pc can detect my xbox and I can ftp into it.

I'm using Windows XP Home Ed and the router is in the room next door.

Any help that anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated - also if you need need any more information just let me know.


A:Solved: D-Link Wireless ADSL Router G604T - Internet Connection

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I have had issues trying to setup this wireless network up for a few days. please help me if you can, as im close to using hammers and impact drills.

I have the 2Wire (2701HGV-W) wireless DSL modem from telstra bigpond, which was supplying my house with wireless internet. the wireless network from the 2Wire is a secured network and works fine, but the signal is too weak and keeps dropping out in the upstairs study, which is where its needed.

so i bought a external wireless antenna which i attached to a wireless router i had laying around, its a TP-LINK (TL-WR642G) this one has a connector for external antennas.

from the 2Wire modem, i hooked up using ethernet cable the TP-LINK wireles router. i tried to connect teh upstirs computer, as expected 2 wireless networks were displayed (2Wire-secured and TP-LINK- unsecured).

here is where the problem starts, the signals get mixed up. both networks show full signal strength, but if i connect to the 2Wire the signal will drop to "very low", and it just wont connect to the TP-LINK network.

what im i missing here? any help would be very much appretiated.


A:2Wire wireless DSL modem and TP-LINK wireless router

Configure the channel of the secondary router to be different from the primary router. Keep them at least four channels apart. Configure both of them with the same SSID and encryption key, and you'll have seamless networking (well close) between them. You can use this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector to find the clearest channels.

The secondary router should also be configured as follows to create a single network where all the connected devices are peers.

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 t... Read more

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In my university halls we do not have wireless, to use the internet i must plug into the LAN via an ethernet cable.
The ethernet port on my laptop is a bit broken so doesnt always stay in, and wires are always a pain.

What i would like is if anyone could suggest a device to me which could plug into the ethernet on my wall and would transmit a wireless (wifi) signal so i could use my laptop wireless.
I am not the admin on the network obviously

Obviously i dont want to spend lots.
Looking for something pretty much plug and play so i can just sit it by the ethernet port and have wireless.
I do have a basic BT Voyager wireless router available if thats worth a try too?

A:Making University Etheret Wireless

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Hi, sorry if it`s a rushed message and may not make much sense. i`ll try to explain it as much as i can.

I have a speedtouch 585 adsl router which i read can be used as an access point..which is what i wanna do so i can share my internet

been trying for the past few days to make it work but haven`t been able to do it

so i have a cable from the university accomodation ethernet socket(which has internet) going into one of the 4 sockets the router has..
disabled dhcp
made sure the router has the mac address the internet connection expects
i`ve looked at ipconfig when i plug the internet straight into a laptop
the ips from the university gateway are weird..like 137.222....it`s not the usual 192.168...

so i`m wondering do i have to use any of those ips to set up the speedtouch?? i`m not sure how it is meant to work so i`d love really detailed explanations. i`ve read so many forum posts but can`t get my head around it

do i change the gateway of the speedtouch to the ip i would get from connecting directly to the university internet? do i change anything else on the router?

do i have to set up my network adaptor on the laptop manually? or it will get it`s ip automatically from the dhcp server on the university gateway thing?

the speedtouch's gateway right now is different from the one the university router has. when i connect my laptop to it, it identifies it and says "internet access" but it`s lying..cuz internet doesn`t work.

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A:router as access point from university ethernet connection

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Hello! first post, this forum looks cool..good place to post my little info i know and learn a lot!

so my question is as follows

Im at univsersity living on Residence, there is wireless all throughout the campus but in my room there is an ethernet port (im assuming thats the term). anyway, so i tried plugging my ethernet cable in and ...nothing happened...now is something suppost to happen? or...what? lol just curious!

thanks a bunch!


A:University wireless, Ethernet in my room?

Hi Gorship,

This is definitely a question for your University tech staff. If it is an ethernet port, and it was connected properly to the University network, you should be able to make a connection.

But it might just be a disconnected leftover of your University's pre-wireless days . . .

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(Sorry, I just edited this because I realized the title said Wireless Router, it's actually a gateway. Can't fix it.)

I have a Netgear CGD24G Wireless Gateway and a Gateway MA8 laptop with after-market Windows 7 (Vista got a virus, went ahead and upgraded.)

Now, when I download 100 MB files on my Xbox 360 (Which is wired to the modem) it will be downloaded in a couple minutes, or less. The other computers in my house (There are plenty, and even more that come and go.) get a blazing internet connection, and most of them are wireless. Now this computer, which had an extremely quick connection as well all of a sudden dropped off, while the rest of the computers remain fast.

I've gone to Speedtest.net before and after this occurred and my speed before was around 12 mb/s, and one time around 4 AM was even upward of 25 mb/s, all of these tests were performed multiple times on different server locations.

I JUST did the speedtest, and it came back with .4 mb/s, and the UL speed was 2.0. I honestly can't remember what I averaged with it prior to the problem, but it was definitely higher as well.

This started happening a little less than a week ago, and I've downloaded/changed nothing major with the computer, and have mainly used it for light browsing, and an occasional download.

Also, this is mainly just a hobby fix. I have a long enough cable to wire the computer straight to the gateway, so I really don't want to buy new hardware or anything of t... Read more

A:Only one computer with slow wireless connection, Netgear CGD24G Wireless Router

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I have a Presario M2000 with Windows XP. I have been using a Linksys WRT54G wireless router for three years with no problems. Recently a relative, unable to find the Encryption Key, "reset" the router. It still works fine but it is now an unsecured connection.

I tried to secure the connection by running the Linksys installation CD four times. I called Linksys and was informed that my service contract, which I did not know I had, had expired. If I paid them $39.99 they would walk me through a new installation that I could make secure.

I tried to check out their website, linsysbycisco.com, but it seems not to exist!

I had no idea that I would not be able to change the security settings of the router after a certain amount of time! Is there anything I can do, short of paying them $39.99, to make the wireless router connection secure?

(I am a new member and posted this question twice as I titiled my first inquiry with my user name...sorry!!!! ....wont do it again!)

A:Solved: Reset wireless router now can't secure the wireless connection!

That is a pretty common Linksys router and you should just be able to download the router manual from Linksys's website and go into the Web Interface of the router to setup the Wireless encryption again.

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I currently have 2 desktop computers hooked up to a wired Linksys router which is connected to a cable modem.

I recently purchased a laptop on ebay, so that I can bring it outside with me. I also purchased a Linksys wireless router for this purpose.

I don't want to disturb my current wired setup. By this I mean I don't want to go through the trouble of switching them to wireless just so I can use my laptop outside.

Can I hook the wireless router to the wired one to get an internet connection? Or is there some other way I can use the wireless seperately with the cable modem?

A:Help, Can I link a wireless router to a non-wireless?

Hello and Welcome to Techspot

I wouldn't piggyback the wireless off the wired just use the wireless router. Your wireless router should also support wired, set up your 2 wired pcs and also you will be able to go wireless with the laptop

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I'm looking at getting an AIO printer, a Canon MX850 to be exact. It has ethernet and I'd like to set it up with my wireless router so all the computers in my house can use it. Do I simply connect it to the router with the ethernet cable or is it more complicated? I don't have a network set up. The other computers just connect with wifi.
In case someone suggestions Canon's MX860, which is already wireless, I decided against this one after reading lots of reviews. The 850 seems to be the better choice but I really need the wireless aspect and I'd like to not have to worry about setting up a network.

A:Solved: Making a printer wireless with ethernet?

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Hello All

Personal preliminaries: non-tech, microsoft office, webservices.

After moving to a new country, we purchased a wireless internet connection (the problem started there - we could have gone for a wired solution). It comes out with a PCMCIA card and a software to run it. It connects to my laptop which has a PCMCIA slot. After purchasing a PCMCIA slot adopter for the desktop PC, it can be inserted to my desktop PC also to connect to the internet.

We have a wireless router (3Com) that we used before to connect our wired broadband connection. In our previous posting, we used to connect all our laptops, PC, and Mac computer, and the printer to the home network.

Here, though the PCMCIA card connects to laptop and desktop individually, we could not create a home network. The connection doesn't seem to go through the LAN configurations. The LAN wired connections between the laptop and PC show each other but cannot share the internet connection. The new PCMCIA solution won't run on the Mac-Mini because neither the software nor the hardware is compatible. Each time we shift the PCMCIA card to either the laptop or desktop PC to surf. We shift files through USB to print via the desktop PC to which the printer is connected. You know what a pain it is.

Switching to wired connection plan is not possible currently because of the annual contract we have signed (fine prints!) has a penalizing clause with a couple of hundred dollar penalty.

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A:PCMCIA card wireless connection to wireless router?

a little obscure;

I assume you have something like

and two systems which flip-flop the PCMCIA adapter to get Internet access
(which means only one at a time can be online). Apparently you want TWO
PCMCIA cards and the ability to have both systems online and accessing each other.

q1: Can you connect the WiFi PCMCIA to the router and get online at all.
Usually we need a wired connection to the router to reconfig the
SSID, Channel, and encryption keys. Reconfiguring can not be done with the
WiFi connection.

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Here is my question, My roommate has a wireless network installed in the apartment we share. It is actually set up nicely, very rarely any problems getting on-line and browsing and such. The router is a Netgear WNDA 3700 and cable service is thru Comcast. I play a lot of on-line games and sometimes the connection will drop and I get a lot of lag and sometimes die (no fun). I was wondering if it is possible to run a Cat 5 cable from the back of the router straight to my computer, there is 1 connection available on the router, and If this is possible I want to make sure it won't interfere with him getting on the internet and doing whatever he does while I'm on-line. Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.

A:Solved: Wireless and Wired connection thru Wireless Router

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I am having a problem where I am unable to connect to the net by ethernet cable but my wireless works. When I tried to repair my 1394 net adapter it says that it cannot be repaired because TCP/IP is not enabled -- it is however checked in the properties.

I have tried the following:
1) Turning the model on/off
2) ipconfig release...renew
3) Checked for viruses/spyware etc.
4) Uninstalled and reinstalled 1394
5) System restore from when it was working (a few days ago)
6) Winsock fix

None of these options has resolved the problem. Any ideas???? Thanks!

A:No internet with ethernet link - but wireless works

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Recently I purchased a new wireless N router, and have moved the older wireless G router downstairs, where I hope to be able bridge a connection between the two. Google results, ironically enough, have suggested Googling instructions on setting such a thing up.

Connected to this computer (which is upstairs) is the new one, a Belkin Wireless N model no. F5D8236-4 Version 1. Downstairs the the old Linksys Wireless G model no. WRT54GS Version 6. I have a friend who works a lot with networking, who is skeptical of the idea, but Googling it has returned hope that it is possible. The main dispute is how.

Here's the setup: This computer is wired to the Belkin router, which is wired into the modem and is also currently hosting the house's wireless network. The Linksys is downstairs wired only to my Xbox 360. My attempts at even trying to find where to configure these routers have proved pathetic, so I've been driven here.

Could this work, and will it work with these two routers? If so, how do I go about it?

A:Solved: Wireless Router to Wireless Router Connection?

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My wireless router (D-link DI514) packed up resently and stopped sending out a signal for internet or to my wireless bridge so I had to buy another one. Bought a Belkin N Wireless Router on the advice of the shop assistant, seemed to know his stuff, plus it came with a USB wireless adapter which is handy. The USB adaptor is connected to the PC in my room allowing me to get on the Internet and the router downstairs connects other PC we have to Internet too. Since I used to have a D-link wireless router I also bought a D-link DWL 810+ ethernet adaptor/wireless bridge thing in my room which was allowing me to connect to Xbox Live before. Now since I have changed the wireless router to a different make, got a new one, what exactly do I have to do in order for the D-link DWL 810+ in my room to communicate with the new Belkin Router I bought in order for me to connect to Xbox live for online gaming? I imagine I have to change setitings on the new router but wouldn't know where to start. anyone got any advice, thank you.

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Hi friends ...

I hav bsnl broadband connection in my home.... I connected a tplink wired for browsing...

I also have a belkin wireless router..... I connected those routers.... And only wired communication is possible
and i cant access in wireless connection... Pls help me

i m sttuggling....

A:How to connect tp-link adsl router with belkin wireless router???

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this is what i want to do i have a bt router on one of my floors but my signal dosent reach my computers on the top floor so i was thinking of buying a second wireless router and linking that one by cable would that work or would it be better getting a more stronger router with a better strenth ive looked on the net but im kinda lost on what to do

A:Can you link a wireless router to a wireless router

yes that works -- here's how

connect cable from existing router#1 to the LAN side of router#2
this will make router#1 the controller of all IP addresses AND allow sharing between all system regardless of which router they connect to.

configure router#2
this is done with a cable connection to it. Use the routers default ip address in your browser and supply the default user/pwd
disable DHCP service in this router
set router#2 address to be just like router#1 but change the last digit to 250
set the SSID to be similar to the existing router (eg add a number to its name)
change the channel number to be different from router#1
(temporarily) disable encryption
save the settings which will restart the router and drop this connection

you can disconnect the cable from router#2

Turn off (or disconnect) all systems from both routers.
power off router#2, wait 30 seconds and then restart it

At this point router#1 will be at xxx.yyy.zzz.1 and router#2 at xxx.yyy.zzz.250

Connect to either router (wired or otherwise) and you should be able to
(run->cmd) enter
ping xxx.yyy.zzz.1
ping xxx.yyy.zzz.250​Your connected system will have an address seen by
ipconfig /all​
Once you can connect to both routers, you should go back to the configuration (in both with a cabled connection) and enable encryption.
Make your life simple, set both routers to the same type of encryption (in this order of preference)
{WPA2,WPA} and use the same passphrase for... Read more

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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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Ok, I have a router that I have been using for a long time and was wondering if it is possible to connect a wireless router to the wired router and then have the wireless router set as a gateway so that my computer can pick up the wireless signal, which is using a wireless network card.

Anyone mind telling me if this would work and how I could accomplish this task. I have one into my router before and was asked to change to a router and gateway before but is it any diffrent telling a second router to do this because it is connected to the wired router.

If you need further explanation please ask. Thank you very much.

Specs if it is of any need.
Wired router - just a typical wired router
Wireless Router- Trendnet wireless router

A:Making a wired router wireless

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).

For reference, here's a link to a Typical example config using a Netgear router

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I'm living in a house with 6 roomates and we are all connected to one wireless router. I was wandering if we could make the connection private so only we can connect to it. The router is a Belkin model num: F5D6231-4. Thanks in advance.

A:Making a wireless router private??

To secure the router's configuration pages, assign a login password.

To secure the wireless network enable WPA-PSK encryption with a passphrase of 20+ letters and numbers mixed. If somebody has an old adapter that does not support WPA, even with a driver update, at least use 128-bit WEP with a good hex key.

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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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Ok, heres the problem.

I have a D-link wireless N router, my PC is connected to it directly. I also have another PC in the living room connected to it with a USB wireless adapter.

When the wireless PC is connected to it, every 30-45 seconds or so I get an internet freeze spike, as in my internet stops responding ( no error message or anything ), when the wireless PC is turned off, everything is fine.

The wireless PC is not downloading anything, no viruses or spyware on neither.

Both are running windows XP home.

ANyone know why this could be happening ?


my network card:
NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller

A:D-link wireless N router.

are you using wzc or the usb adapter utility for wireless?

have you setup the wireless onnection, are you using encryption?

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Hello Dear friends...

How are you?

I have experienced certain problems with that router, DI-524 150MB D-link router... It works just fine with windows seven except for the fact that it requires me to switch it off at every 6 or 10 hours (as suggested by win 7's troubleshooter)

Unplug your router for 10 seconds and bla bla bla...

It works after that, the problem it that I have to do it again and again, over and over!

Could you help me to find out what is going on?

Many thanks


A:Wireless DI-524 D-link router

Thats an old one isn't it, I don't see it listed on the D-Link forums? Do you have the latest firmware? Do you have any cordless phones in the same 2.4 GHz band? I did and they messed up my DIR-615. Double check your settings, I might even reset it to defaults and set it all up again. A common suggestion on the D-Link forums for problems like that is to disable "DNS Relay" and "Advanced DNS". You'll have to reboot your PC(s) if you disable DNS relay.

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All lights are off on my router - does this mean it is dead?

A:D-Link Wireless Router

Hi hesamiba, and welcome to TSG,

It may be dead. Or, the power adapter may be dead, or the power adapter is not getting power from the outlet, or the power adapter is not plugged into the router.

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Hey guys!
Previously had a belkin wireless router set up with my d-link ADSL modem but found that i had to keep restarting the router as the green lights would appear and work fine for an hour or so but then either dissappear or start flashing and the signal strength was crap.So just bought a new D-link DIR 615 router and installed it but in a way its giving me the same problem. It works fine but after an hour so maybe more i see that the led next to the power button that i believe is the internet led is orange and i i have to restart the router sometimes a few times to bring back the internet. what do you reckon the problem might be?any help is appreciated.Cheers guys

A:Wireless Router D-Link help!

Well, since two routers have failed in the same way with that modem, have you considered the issue may be the modem?

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I recently bought a new computer equipped with Windows XP and I want to network my older computer with it as well which is also running on Windows XP. I have bought the D-Link DI-624 and also the card for the other computer. I set up the router on the faster of the 2 computers and at first it worked fine. Then I went through all the steps to install it and totally lost the connection. Now I am very confused at what I am doing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please if you do have some advice can you start from the beginning of the process becasue I unplugged the router and plugged the internet back in. I will then have to start from scratch. Please help me out because this is very frustrating. If it makes any difference my internet provider is Sympatico.

Thanks in advance


A:HELP!!! D-Link Wireless Router

Do this on each machine, MS-KB Q299357 - Reset XP TCP/IP Stack

Reset the router to factory defaults, then turn it off, and the broadband modem as well. Turn on the broadband modem, let it sync, turn on the router. Go through the same process you did at first to get connected on the first machine, which should be simple. For a cable account, it's just booting it at this point. For DSL, you may have to configure the router for the account # and password.

The second machine should just plug in and have Internet access without any changes.

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I have a wireless D-LINK DSL-G604T. How can i change the IP address for WAN? I am using PPP0E as my connection. Thanks

A:D-link wireless router

You don't.

Your ISP assigns you an IP when you establish a PPPoE connection. Whether you get a fixed one or it is reassigned every time, depends on your ISP and your service.

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I have a cable internet and using a cable modem and a d-link wireless router to receive the internet. Everything was fine till last week when my wireless stopped to work. I unplugged the wireless router and plugged it again and it worked. But after 2-3 hours it happened again and this time even unplug-plug the router didnít work.
Right now, I can connect to the internet via the modem and cable. But I cannot see the router signal at all neither on my MacBook nor on my iPhone.
The router LED lights are work as usual:
POWER LED: solid green
M1: blinking red light
M2: solid red light
WAN: blinking green light

The cable modem is connected to the WAN port in the router by a cable. I try to connect to the router by using a cable connected to one of the LAN ports but it doesnít get the IP. I also try to access to the router configuration with the address but I couldnít even ping this address. I also pressed the reset button in the router and hold it for 10 seconds in the power-on state but nothing happened.
BTW, I am not sure if I am using a correct cable to connect the router to the laptop. Is there any difference between the cables?
It drives me crazy during the past 3 days and I really appreciate if anyone can help me.

A:D-Link Wireless Router

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We are moving house soon and I need some advice. My PC is going to need to be placed away from the only phone socket (and therefore away from my wireless router), so I need to make my desktop wireless. I have a Netgear DG834G 54mps router. What do I need to buy for the PC? A USB adaptor?

I have been told that the Netgear WG111T adaptor doesn't work very well with non-Intel systems, and mine is an AMD Athlon. This put me off buying what I probably would have gone for to be honest.

Can anyone here give any advice as to what may be my best option?

The PC will be around 30-35ft away from the router, probably through one wall (it's open plan-ish, so difficult to explain).

Thank you!

A:Making Connection Wireless?

If you have an open PCI slot a PCI wireless adapter is often a better choice than USB.

Either way I suggest you try to get one with a removable antenna in case you need a better one.

OTOH the adapter you mentioned should work fine, but there are no guarantees. Certainly give it a try if you can return it for no or little cost.

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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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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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Hi everyone, was wondering if someone could help me with a set up problem.

Am using Windows Vista on wireless laptop connecting through Virgin Media broadband until today was sick of trailing wires so decided to go wireless.

Wireless Router is TP-Link WR641G at present it is set up without security ( I know I must be mad, but am tearing my hair out trying to figure out how to set up the security).

Have changed the user name and password, but when it comes to enabling the wireless security that is where i'm coming unstuck.

Options are for WEP WPA/WPA2 WPA-PSK WPA2-PSK which I suppose are standard to all most wireless routers. The problem is when I use WEP and input a password (128bit) key 26 chars on Key 1... the router accepts the password but then blocks all access with an error message on Network Sharing saying

'the settings saved on this computer do not match the requirements of the network'

have tried 64 bit key and same error message appears.

After reading a few posts I realise that WEP apparently isn't very secure but when I tried to input a WPA/WPA2 key the system asks for a Radius Server IP and password and I have no idea what this is....

Then looked at WPA2-PSK and entered a passphrase,,,which system accepted.
then blocked internet access with same error message as before... doesn't match network requirements.

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A:Tp link wireless router security help pls

Enable WPA2-PSK if your computer(s) support that. Else use WPA-PSK. If you can't connect, delete the profile for your wireless network on that computer, scan for networks, and connect. Make the passphrase at least 8 upper and lower case letters and numbers (do not use dictionary words).

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I need someone to help me with my tp link wireless router problem. The problem is related to windows 8 apps.

A:Tp-link wireless router filtering

...so, do we call a Psychic...

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I already had a dlink wired router setup and four systems running great for some time. now I plan on adding more to the system, precisely a wireless dlink.

I have heard that i should disable DHCp in the second router. I did and here are a few questions:
1a. Do I set a static dhcp?
1b.If so what ?

2.Under lan settings on router 2 what would be a good ip address, subnet mask ?

A:Getting D-link wired and wireless router together

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Hi , my wifi dosent open facebook or browser but it can open watsapp , viber ..... etc and when I connect my pc to it torrent work fine and download but dosent open any page on browser so please help

A:Problem with tp-link N wireless router

Are you sure FB isn't blocked in Egypt (I see that you are from there via your profile)? That could be the issue.

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