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Ethernet Troubleshooting on a Linksys Wireless Router

Q: Ethernet Troubleshooting on a Linksys Wireless Router

Friends -

I am a comcast cablemodem subscriber, and recently upgraded some of my hardware, including a new Motorola modem, which is working fine, and a new Linksys Wireless Router, which doesn't seem to be working fine. The Linksys is talking to two wireless laptops and three desktops, all running Windows XP with SP2 and up to date on all security & patches.

The wireless laptops have no trouble with internet access through the new router, however, two of my three desktops which are connected to the router via standard 10-base-T ethernet cable are having sporadic internet connectivity. The desktop through which the router was installed never has any difficulty with its internet connection. Swapping the cables among the 4 ports on the router doesn't make any difference. All of the default settings were taken with the router's installation (no domain/host indicated), and DHCP for assignment of IP/DNS addresses. Installation was successful. All three of the desktops show a live connection to the LAN at 100 Mbs, even when the two affected desktops can't access the internet. The phenomenon is the same for Netscape, Mozilla, and IE browsers. The TC/PIP settings on each of the desktops are set for "auto" when obtaining the IP and DNS addresses. Comcast will not provide a static IP address to use for the DNS setting, and says that their policy is to use DHCP to assign the addresses. Linksys has been unhelpful.

The cables and ethernet cards are all brand new. Hardware drivers are up to date. If I reinstall the router, all three desktops (temporarily) have a successful internet connection. Don't know if this matters, but the lack of an internet connection phenomenon always seems to happen after one or both of the two affected desktops come out of a hibernation period. When I run ipconfig from the DOS command line for any of the three desktops, no DNS address is indicated, however the IP Address, Default Gateway, and Subnet Mask settings are fine. The IP addresses being assigned by the router to the three desktops are,, and "Ipconfig /release" followed by "ipconfig /renew" doesn't help, nor does trying to repair the LAN connection from the network icon of the control panel. Rebooting the computers doesn't help, nor does powering down and powering up the modem and/or the router. I'm about at my wits end with this nonsense. Can anyone offer any other suggestions short of returning the router and getting another brand? I have not upgraded the firmware on the router, as it does not appear to correct any issues such as the one I'm describing. Should I try installing the router from one of the other desktops and see what happens? Something else maybe?

Thanks in advance.


Preferred Solution: Ethernet Troubleshooting on a Linksys Wireless Router

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

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

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

A: Ethernet Troubleshooting on a Linksys Wireless Router

Make sure your Linksys router has the latest firmware. You can update it from www.linksys.com

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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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i have a wireless WRT54G Linksys router v.6, a mac, a xobx 360, a wii, and a ps3, and a house phone, and these systems don't seem to like each other. okay, so here's the scoop.

if i am playing a game on xbox live (COD/Halo/etc) and my brother turns on the PS3, it will lag me out of the game. If my house phone rings while i am playing, it will completely disconnect me off of xobx live. but for some reason if the ps3 is already on, then i sign into xbox live, it doesnt boot ps3's network, and the 2 can then play at the same time. but if the ps3 is turned off, or the game is switched, i get booted again. OH! and while the house phone is in use, the internet for my comp won't even work. i don't get it all.

when i had the router wired to the xbox, i never had these problems, but i went out and bought the wireless adaptor, and now i ran into all this crap. i changed it back to being wired, the problems consisted anyway. i don't know what to do, im not buying a new router, there's gotta be a way to fix this, right? i've talked to multiple forums about this, no one can help me, i seem to be the only one with a problem like this. any kind of help would be greatly appreciated. -thank you

A:Wireless Linksys WRT54G Troubleshooting

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

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

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


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

Have them on different IP addresses and channels something like:

Router 1 channel 6

Router 2 channel 11

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

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I have tried everything. I recently moved out of the parents house and into my new house and upgraded to an N-Router from a G-Router. Now before my PC even starts up it crashes with the blue screen of death. I've isolated the problem to have something to do with the compatibility between my Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N router and my Linksys WMP54G Wireless-G PCI adapter. When I take the computer back to my parents house it works and connects fine to the old network. If I unplug the antenna from the PCI adapter the PC works (no internet.) If I disconnect the power supply from N-Router the PC works fine (no internet.) But if I put the antenna back in or plug the N-router back in it immediately goes from being fine to the blue screen of death. Can anyone help?

A:Linksys N-Router/Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter incompatibility?

I should mention that I can use the internet fine with my laptop and iPod touch.

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I hope i am in the right area for this question..i had a system crash last week and posted a thread to which i got great help...well the system is up and running (phew)....now...i run 2 computers this one is wired to the linksys router ..but...the one that crashed the dell 2400 with xp is wireless..i cannot get an internet connection to that computer through the router...in the device manager it has a ? mark next to ethernet controller ..also i cannot find an ip address for this...any help would be greatly appreciated....hey ive come along way since my 1st thread lol thanks

A:ethernet controller for linksys router

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I have a dell windows 98 pc with dial up. I want to change and get a cable internet for me and my son.
They said I need a ethernet port and a router. I do not have a ethernet port on back of my pc. Is there anyway I could have one installed? I was given a Linksys wireless-b 2.4GHz Broadband Router. It doesn't have a disk or card with it. Would I be able to use this?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
John God

A:ethernet port and linksys router

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I am having problems getting my sister's WXP Pro Dell to see the her new Linksys WRT54G.

Her home network was running fine with a Belkin 802.11b wireless router, but the wireless connection went down and could not be repaired (the laptop Orinoco PC card was not the problem) so we attached her laptop via Ethernet cable to the Belkin and everything worked fine. Dell has always been Ethernet cabled into the router. We then decided to go 802.11g and bought the Linksys WRT54g.

However, after swapping the WRT54G in, the Dell cannot see the Linksys, tho the laptop can connect with no problem. In Network Properties the Local Area Connection 3 icon is X'd. All TCP/IP settings are set to automatically obtain etc. Router is set to dynamic IP. There is nothing wrong with the cables. Swapping the old Belkin router back in restores connectivity.

It's a cheapie Dell that did not come with an Ethernet card so she bought a Belkin USB to Ethernet adaptor, that worked fine with the Belkin router. With the WRT54G, the Device Manager does not report any problem devices and the USB to Ethernet adapter is shown as working properly. Restarting the Dell after the WRT54G has been swapped in invariably brings up the Found new Hardware Wizard, tho she cannot figure out what has to be (re)installed. So I had her reinstall the Belkin USB to Ethernet adapter, even tho the Device Manager show's no problem. This does not help. Put the Belkin router back in the system and the Dell start... Read more

A:Linksys 802.11G router incompatible with USB to Ethernet adapter?

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Hi, i have a Belkin Wireless G router.

To be specific i have the F5D7230-4 Wireless G Router, v7000. I am currently using firmware 9.01.07, and was on .10 earlier however in the middle of trying to troubleshoot problems, i reverted to .07 to test if the latest firmware was the problem. Since both firmware still have the problem, i simply haven't re-updated.

My problem is this: All wired devices work perfectly, under any conditions, the wireless.. not so much. Whenever the wireless demands a certain amount of bandwidth, i cannot say for certain as it is honestly random. Maybe its 50Kb/s or 1Mb/s it's very temperamental. I have to be very lax and almost treat my wireless connection as if its 56k and not expect results. It doesn't matter what I'm downloading or where, could be a game update, or simply trying to buffer a youtube video. Once it hits this random number it kills it.

When the wireless 'kills' itself, it remains broadcasting and connected however there is no internet access. If you try to disconnect and reconnect, you are completely unable to access it until you reset the router. Reseting does allow you to reconnect and use the internet until the problem occurs again.

Things i have tried:
-Changing firmware (There is no other firmware available on Belkin website and i haven't really searched hard for older)
-Going from WPA to WEP to Mac filtering to nothing at all.
-Factory Default
-Hard reset using the routers reset button

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A:Belkin Router Wireless Troubleshooting

I'm guessing that the router is telling you that it is dying, but check for wireless interference ...

If your computer runs Windows please attach screenshots of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector

a. For a "good" connection;

b. For when the problem has occurred, but before you fix it;

c. Same as (b) but for a location a few feet from the router (it your computer is a laptop).

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

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

Any ideas? Thanks in advance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.

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

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

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Hi al u guys

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

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

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

thanks in advance

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

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

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

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

This is frustrating lol.

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

Thanks in advance,

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

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

For Example:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


A:Combining Linksys Router and Belkin Wireless Router

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

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

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I have a Sierra Wireless Internet Card (USB) that is connected to my desktop computer. I also have a wireless network setup, and working, in my home with a Linksys WRT54G Router. The network works perfectly with respect to connecting my computers (Dell Desktop - wired & Mac Laptop - wireless) and sharing files. The internet works perfectly on the desktop computer where it is plugged in and I have designated the internet connection as shared but for some reason the Mac Laptop cannot access the internet connection through the wireless router.

I had previously set the network up with a DSL modem that was plugged directly into the router but I cannot do that this time as the AirCard is USB only. I also, eons ago, had the same type of network setup with dialup to the desktop computer and was able to share that. I've set it up exactly the same but no luck.

Could someone tell me what I am doing wrong? Thanks!

A:Problems sharing AT&T Wireless Internet over Linksys Wireless Router

The internet works perfectly on the desktop computer where it is plugged in and I have designated the internet connection as sharedClick to expand...

oops; whenever you have a router, you do not SHARE the internet connection;
each computer is configured as a DIRECT CONNECTION.

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We just had DSL brought to the house. We have three computers to use with the internet. We had satelite with the Linksys (WRT54G) wireless router. Now we have the DSL. The problem I am having is getting the wireless router to work with the DSL router. The DSL router is a Siemens SpeedStream 5890 (Bridge Router). I believe it is also the modem. The phone line goes directly to the router. I can get intenet if I plug into one of the ports on the back (there are 4 (5) of them).

One of the computers is directly hooked up to the 5890. My laptop is currently hooked up too, although, I would like to be able to use the wireless so I can get on the internet anywhere in the house.

When I hook up the Linksys to the 5890, the internet light comes on, on the front of the Linksys, but when I try to use the internet through the Linksys, I get nothing. My laptop and the another computer see the wireless and can even connect to it, but there is no internet.

Please help.
Thank you,

A:DSL modem router to Linksys wireless router

If the Linksys's WAN had any configuration other than "dynamic connection" to work with your previous service, you will need to change that.

If both routers are using the same LAN subnet (192.168.1.x?) you will need to

a. change one of them (e.g., to 192.168.3.x),
b. bridge the modem/router to make it work as a modem only, and then do whatever configuration is needed to connect to your DSL service, or
c. configure the Linksys as a switch and wireless access point.

While (a) is probably the quickest and easiest short term solution, either of the other two are preferable unless you have a need for cascaded routers. Solution (c) is ...

JohnWill's procedure for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

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

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.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no... Read more

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

The devices are connected like this:

Cable Modem>Linksys 8-port>Netgear Wireless

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

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

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

A:Connecting Wireless Router To Linksys Router

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Hello friends!

I'm having a bit of trouble tonight trying to connect to my wireless router. Here are the specifics-

Router: Linksys Wireless B
OS: Windows 7
Wireless Adapter: Netgear Wireless G

I used the Netgear installation disc and ran the setup wizard. I was able to connect easily initially, and firefox opened to my google homepage. I tried a simple google search and it went offline. The taskbar icon shows "connections available" and when opened and prompted to connect to the found network, it was "unable to connect". I opened the Netgear set up wizard and it just keeps scanning the channels and never connects. Any suggestions??


A:Netgear Wireless G Adapter to Linksys Wireless B Router

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I'm new to this forum, I appreciate any help. I have been desperate because I cannot make my printer work out for a week now.

I have a Verizon FIOS internet set up last week, so I now have a wireless Actiontec
M1424WR router. My printer's model is HP Officejet 6210 All-in-one and my wireless printserver is Linksys WPS54G. Operating system is Windows XP.

My problem is : When I called Verizon yesterday, I was told that to connect the printer to the router, I do not need the print server. I was asked to locate the ethernet port at the back of my printer, plug the ethernet port cable and connect it to the Verizon router. Unfortunately, my printer does not have an ethernet port. I was told to call HP,and I did but did not get much help.

What should I do to get my wireless printer work? I have a PC and a laptop. Prior to Verizon, I have a DSL and Vonage, both routers and print server did not have the same problem. Thanks in advance for your answers.

A:Linksys Wireless Printserver & Verizon Wireless Router


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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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I have a linksys 802.11g router and I am trying to use the wireless connect with my work Laptop. I have full admi rights to the laptop but I cannot get the network signal to stay connected. This is a new system, my old laptop worked just fine until the internal keyboard and processor crashed so my company provided me with a newer but old Gateway laptop with a 700mhz processor running windows xp pro. My problem is that I can install the software for the USB antenna or the software for the PCMCIA card antenna but neith will stay connected to the router the connections keep dropping. I have not had a problem before with this router and I have not moved a thing the only changes are the laptop I'm using. I can stand anywhere in my house with my PDA and Wirelessly connect to the internet but when I use my laptop I have several connection issues. The system will not stay connected to the router via the antenna, it's like the protocol is not exactly right for some reason. When the connect I receive a very weak signal and it keeps dropping. But if I set my pda right next to the PC everything connects on the PDA with a full signal also if I use the USB antenna or the PCMCIA card in another laptop for testing purposes it seem to work fine. I hope some one can give me some Ideas. I have loaded the updated drivers for each card and have not seen any improvement. Thanks,
Hope you can help

A:Using a wireless Linksys router

Update the wireless drivers to the latest version downloaded from the internet. Update the router firmware to the latest version.

Try some other encryption scheme. WPA instead of WPA2, WEP instead of WPA if all else fails.

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I just bought a Linksys 802.11g router to replace my 802.11b router. the problem is that when i load the cd that came with it (setup wizard) to setup and configure the router, it gets to 99% and says the PC isn't connected to the internet... I have gone and did the manual configuration and i can surf the web no problem, but I can't get my email. I use outlook express, and it says "The host 'mail' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: 'mail', Server: 'mail', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 11001, Error Number: 0x800CCC0D"The host 'mail' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: 'mail', Server: 'mail', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 11001, Error Number: 0x800CCC0D

I'm thinking that maybe i need to open a firewall port but i dont know which one or even how to do so, can someone please help... thanks

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Anybody can help me to install one wireless router Linksys Wireless - G. I have lost the installation cd. This can be done straight from windows settings but i don't know how to do it.

A:Wireless router Linksys


This is the main website of Linksys

Linksys by Cisco - WRT54G Support

In the FAQ section you can find anything you like.
I you want to change settings in the router you have to be wired connected.
2 easy ways to enter router

Go to...Start\Control Panel\Network and Sharing Center,click the House/Home Icon first to be able to see the router icon,right click on the router icon and click View device webpage,find the firewall\configure,select standard,Apply and exit.

Another way to get there is by typing the router IP address in your web browser.

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I have recently installed a Linksys wireless-G broadband router. I use this to connect to a laptop. Everything works ok, on the host and laptop. Only problem I have is I cant log on to ebay. If I disconnect the router, and plug the cable modem into the LAN card, I can then log on to ebay. But when I reconnect router, I have the same problem. So far I have only noticed the fault with ebay. Any ideas please?


A:Linksys wireless router

Is the eBay problem only with the wireless machine, or even if it's wired to the router? I have no problems with an aging D-Link DI-614+ either wired or wireless. Perhaps some firewall setting in the router? Have you tried it reset to factory defaults and see if it still has the problem?

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I have a new router WRT54GS that I have hardwired to my desktop. No problems there. I am trying to set up an old Laptop, Dell Latitude, with Win2K on it. I have purchased a notebook adapter from Linksys also, WPC54G.
I have 2 problems with connecting,
1 It seems that every time that I close the lid on the laptop it disconnects the notebook adapter, the power light goes out. When waking up the laptop the adapter does not wake up. I have checked my power options and don't have anything shutting down, only going to standby mode.
2 Also I have tried the WEP security setting with the router, it seems that connecting with the laptop is hit and miss. Right now a whole lot of misses.
Any help

A:Linksys wireless router

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I have the Wireless - G WRT54G router and 2 USB Network adapters WUSB54G. 1 of the adapters works perfectly, I am running XP on that computer. The
other however says that there is no association with access point and that
the adapter is not active. On this computer I am running Windows 98. Have
there been any issues with this? If so please e-mail what I might be able to
do to correct this problem.

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Hello to everyone

I'm new here but hope I can count on your help.

I have a Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 Router with which I use for VoIP. The problem is that I cannot even access it on its own IP (see pic 1)

Reinstallation has failed (see pic2) to go on as it keeps claiming that my Device is not connected to the PC (false claim because I'm on Internet through it). It worked in the past (when I bought it, I installed without any problem and accessed the config page). But after shutting down my entire system for few days vacation, we now can't use the VoIP (Led is permanently out). Attempts to access the config page after even pressing "Reset" for several seconds returns with the message "The connection was refused when attempting to access"

Hmmm, A bit frustrating for a person like me who is not a techie

I'm not on a firewall or any AV.

Could anyone help point me to what I'm missing?
Thank you
Pic 2
Pic 1

A:Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 Router help please

A person HERE found a fix HERE

If you find the fix there,please tell us what it was.

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I just bought a new Linksys Wireless-N Router WRT160N v.2
I will randomly get a message when trying to view any website saying "Firefox Cannot find server at [ URL ]. I reset the router, updated firmware, cloned my pc mac address, disabled and enabled firewalls. I called Linksys and they ran me through all of the above steps again. I called them three times and they finally tried to charge me $30 to get anymore help. They said it was not the router and that it was the browser. To make a long story short, in the end I formatted my HDD to see if that would finally fix the problem. Now I am coming to you all for help. There was also one time where the only website I could go to was Google, but no other website. I forgot to metion that the whole time this happens it is completey random and usually just typing in and going to the settings (without chaning anything) and hitting the refresh button on the page that will not load fixes the problem for about another 10 minutes. I am starting to think that I might have a faulty router, but I no longer have the reciept and cannot get it exchanged. So if anyone has any ideas please let me know.

Mod edit: Remove email address.

A:HELP Please Linksys Wireless-N Router

Connect directly to the modem and see if you still have the issue. This will eliminate the router from the picture and tell us if it's the router or some other cause.

Note that I removed your email address from the message. Unless you want tons of SPAM, that's a bad idea. Also, we like to keep all the support in the forum, it helps insure better quality results with peer review of the answers.

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I have a Linksys Wireless Internet Router (802.11g) and everything connects fine except one of my laptops.

I have 5 computers attached to this network, a base computer which connects directly into the router, 2 desktops which use a Linksys USB routers, a Laptop which uses a linksys Network PC Card, and another Laptop [Sony Vaio] which has an on-board 802.11g wireless network receiver.

Everything was working fine three days ago, but every morning when I try to use the Vaio I get this message:

Wireless Network Connection Stats:
Limited or no connectivity

So I try to re-configure the laptop by putting the WEP key and everything back in but I still do not have complete network access. The only way to restore the network access on the Vaio, it seems, is to re-configure the settings on the router - then go in and reconnect through the Vaio.

Please help, do I need linksys software to manage the wireless on the Vaio? Or should letting windows configure my wireless network settings be OK?

THANKS - any input is greatly appreciated!

A:Wireless Linksys Router - Wireless Laptop


I know it seems kind of obvious, but have you tried putting the Vaio with the problem next to the wireless hot spot? I had a problem like this, and I found when I moved my laptios to different locations in the house, it worked. If this still fails to work, I would try making sure all the drivers are up to date for the wireless network card on the laptop, and if possible, testing it on another hot spot. If this is still failing, it would seem there is a problem with the wireless network card.

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Hello, I'm a cable user, and now have two computers. A desktop and a laptop. Well, my Desktop is hooked up to the Cable connection, and I bought two items, the Linksys Access Point Router (wireless) and the Wireless PC card for the laptop. I have the router working on the desktop, and the modem is already hooked up to it, however, I can't get my laptop to share the connection. Please tell me how I can configure this.. Thanks a million!

A:Linksys Wireless Acc. Pt. Router/Wireless PC Card

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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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Thanks in advance for anyone who can help me here.

Ok I use a linksys wireless router which I share with my girlfriend. The first problem i'm encoutering is I think the people in the apartment below us are jumping on our network even though I have it secured with an impossible password. I don't know much about security but i'm sure they could get into it if they knew enough about router security. So my first question is how do I know if there's someone other than myself and my gf using the wireless? And also, how do I stop them if they are using it. Someone said something about only allowing the MAC address for my computer and hers but I don't know how to do that.

My second problem is that I play a lot of counter strike and those of you who play know how important your ping is. Well my gf downloads and uploads a lof of music and pictures which always gets me booted from servers. I was wondering if theres a way I can limit her bandwidth to about half of what it is now so that this wont be a problem.

Please try to make any response to either problem as non-complicated as possible. I know how to log into my router via the IP but thats about it.

Any help would be awesome.


A:Linksys Wireless Router Problems - Help please

chances are that if you have your wireless access point password protected then the average person cannot get on your secure network. they would have to know a great deal about networking to gain access. i suggest keeping with the password protection vs. MAC address. the MAC address is easier to hack than a password. when you notice a slower than normal connection go to network place folder and look at the computers on your network. if you see one that you do not notice then you have your answer. other than that and P2P clients running eat up bandwidth like crazy. if your playing CS. turn off the client. all that network traffic will give you sluggish in-game ping.

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Hi everyone ... Kevin from Long Island here. This is my first post, so please bear with me. :wave:

I sought this forum out for because I need HELP!!

I bought my daughter a nice PC, and installed a good wireless card in hers, and the Linksys Wireless-G in my room (across the hall, not far at all) as the hub.

It WORKS ... but the connection almost always reads: "Low Signal Strength" or "Very Low Signal Strength".

The resulting problem is that she keeps getting kicked off the Internet. She can log right back on again, but in 10 or 15 minutes, off she goes.

I am thinking it might be something in the configuration? I am not a network guy at all, but I do have a tech backround in Telecom.

Thanks in advance for any information, or direction, you guys can provide.


A:Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 Router issue

if you have a lot of metal around your computer (i.e. live in a building with metal structures), the signal may not reach a neighboring room. Wireless cards produce a VERY low stregnth signal - usually about 5u W on average. You can improve the signal by purchasing a desktop antenna from radio shack and/or repositioning the router to a more centralized location. When working with radio signals, sometimes you have to reposition your computer (without an external antenna) or your antenna to gain signal. Radio waves can be quite fickle. Sometimes just by moving your antenna slightly, you can see an enormous increase in signal strength. Radio signals bounce off metallic objects.

Wireless g operates in the 2.4ghz range which can be affected by other items in the house that operate in the same frequency range such as microwave ovens and some radio phones (cordless) operating in the 2.4ghz range.

I highly suggest getting an external antenna for your receiving system. They are very cheap and quite effective.

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Hi All

Does anyone know or has anyone experimented with just how far the Linksys Wireless B 2.4 GHz Router will reach? I am planning upon putting it in my computer room and haveing my three machines wired in, then putting a wireless card in a machine about 40 feet away. Will it reach it well?

Also, will any PCI card or USB abapter (G, Super G, B, A, Etc.) work with the adapter. All I want it to do is work, I don't need it to be bery fast, only 1 MBPS or so. In the comp. room they hit eleven MBPS, but I don't need it that fast on the wireless machine. That's why I got wireless B to begin with.

Any help is appreciated.

Joe Stergis

A:Solved: Linksys Wireless B Router 2.4 GHz

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Small office - 3 computers, 2 plugged into router, 1 wireless. Can I have two networks, one for office use, another for customers, that way they can't see our data files?

A:Have Linksys Wireless-N router, can I have two networks?

I'll look into that at office AM. Thanks!

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Hello I have a Linksys router model WRT110. I used to be able to connect with no problem. I didnt use my laptop for about 6 months and when I tried to hook router up to it it would connect but give me no internet connection. I get message DNS server maybe down. i have researched all areas and possiblities to fix DNS issues and nothing has worked. Can anyone please help me????
I did call Linksys and they said I would have to pay them same price I paid fo router about 3 yeas ago. That makes no sense and I did not want to have to buy another router.

A:Wireless router WRT110 Linksys

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I've had an encoded wireless network in my house for about 5 years. I noticed today that when my laptop connects to it, it no longer displays the name I gave my network and indicated it's secure. On my list of available networks all I see is one "linksys" and it tells me it is unsecure. I doubt anyone would be able to tell me how it became unsecure but more importantly I need to know how to create a secure network and generate or add a new access code. I have tried rebooting the router along with the desktop and laptops that access it, but I'm still seeing the generic listing. If you need more information, please post them in your reply. Thank you!

A:Linksys Wireless Router is now Unsecure

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Hello everyone I have a problem re-installing my wireless linksys router. I have my non-wireless one on right now but i decided to re-install my wireless one since i bought an itouch. So I can't seem to access to the internet with my wireless one, which i was able to before, after re-booting my computer and rooter the lite lights on the rooter are : Power, Internet and the 1st ethernet(the one pluged to my comp). I lost all my installation cds too. I hope there is a way to make it work back.

Thanks for your help

A:Help re-installing wireless Linksys router!

Welcome to TSG:
Suggestion would be reset router to default configuration.Hold reset button in for 30 seconds.Do a power on reset of the modem.
Also,recheck the cabling to make sure that it is correct.I will try to find a link to the Linksys site that describes this,assuming Cable connection.Here it is I assumes wrt54g router


and router wireless setup:

and setup

If that does not help,give us the results of an ipconfig /all. Like so:

On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

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

Type the following commands:


PING yahoo.com



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

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
Is this cable or DSL
Router model would be helpful

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Hi, looking to get a fast wireless router.

I saw the D-LINK XTREME G 108mbps router and it looks very very nice.
I am currently using a WIRED linksys router that WORKS GREAT, thats why I do not know if i should go to D-link for wireless, or go with a linksys wireless G router (but they only go to 54mbps).
what are the pros and cons of each? - speedwise, firewall/security-wise,etc.


A:which is better wireless router - dlink or linksys!?

Which is the better car, Ford or Chevy? It's the same kind of question, and it'll get the same variety of answers.

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I do not have a modem but it would not let me install the router without hooking the internet ethernet port to "something" so I hooked it to the ethernet port on laptop. It created a access point called WhiteLion and you can connect to it, but you don't actually have an internet connection. What do I do now?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3027 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1), 1289 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238372 MB, Free - 115889 MB; E: Total - 476938 MB, Free - 130586 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0D695C
Antivirus: PC Matic Super Shield, Updated and Enabled
C:\Windows\System32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-6A-3E-D5-FE
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::503c:8cfe:5a2:e9b9%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . .... Read more

A:Linksys E2500 Wireless Router

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I'm having problems with email sending thru this linksys wireless router. I'm getting internet connection. But when I send out email, no connection. The pop3 account settings are correct. I had the same problem with email also when I used a hub.

There's something about this pop3 email account.

A:Linksys Wireless router: WAP54G

Typically with any ROUTER, you need to make sure the PORTS are turned on for what you are trying to access.

Here are some typical port numbers:

Telnet 23 TCP
POP3 110 TCP
HTTPS (secure) 443 TCP
ICQ 5190 TCP, (note: ICQ by default will use this port to connect, and any available port above 1024 to listen for new connections. This is kind of insecure, so I would recommend going to the ICQ site and reading their firewall configuration info
AOL messenger 5190, 4099 TCP (also will self configure to available ports)
Yahoo IM (self configures)
MSN messenger 6891-6900 TCP for file transfer, 6901 TCP/UDP for voice (otherwise self configures messaging)
Kazaa 1214 TCP (can be reconfigured within Kazaa)
Games** For various multiplayer games, check the websites for specifics.
If you have a WEIRD POP3 mail setting or PORT number defined, then your going to have to configure your router to pass the port number for POP3 access. By default, 110 should be turned on out of the box on a router, unless it got changed. If you don't know for sure, do a factory reset on our router, and verfiy the port number your e-mail software is using to checking mail....

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Router: http://www.amazon.com/Linksys-WRT54G.../dp/B00007KDVI

Needing faster download speeds, I recently upgraded my internet service. With my pc wired through the router, I get speeds of about 21 Mbps and 12-13 Mbps when connected wirelessly. When bypassing the router, i get speeds of about 60Mbps.

Does anybody have an idea of what the issue may be? Any recommendations on routers that can handle 60Mbps if I do indeed need to upgrade?

A:Being bottlenecked by Linksys Wireless-G router

WRT54G has an ancient CPU that can't keep up with today's bandwidth. For 60 Mbps bandwidth on both WiFi and Ethernet, buy at least N750 Gigabit router which costs around $90. For better performance/money, get an AC1200 Gigabit router for $120 and triple your WiFi speed that you get out of N750 router with a AC1200 client (i.e. your devices must support 802.11ac to get the 3x speeds).

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I have a linksys wireless router that i purchased a year ago. I have two wired computers hooked into it as well as my cable modem. I also have a wireless laptop on the router. Everything works fine, internet on all of them. The only problem that i have is that my laptop cannot see my wired computers even though they are on the same workgroup and all ip addresses are correct and in order. If i plug a ethernet cable into my laptop i instantly can access my other computer, unplug it and its gone. I did have it working after some trial and error 6 months ago, but my computer for some reason had the ms networking uninstalled, i reinstalled it and now it will access through the wireless. Any ideas as i cannot remember what i did to make it work.

A:Linksys Wireless router problems

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Hi there

Not very technical so need some real simply explained help if possible.

Have been using my lynksys router no probs for 7 years. Had a big power outage and lost power for amlost 6 hrs. When power resumed linksys was showing unsecured network and not my secured network. I understand I need to reconfigure it using the same name and password/key as I had before the outage. I need to use the same ones as my printer is configured to these settings and wont work at all now.

I don't want to configure back to factory settings, I just want to reconfigure back to where I was a few days ago and get it back on secured and all fine and dandy. I am currently using lynksys unsecured network to stay online.

Its the WRT54GS router, can anyone help me please without being too technical, ie pictures would be great LOL!


A:Linksys wireless router reconfiguration

Step 1

Launch your web browser.

In the web browser type the following:

Hit Enter.

Then you will get a popup asking for a username and password. For both fields type admin

Hit Enter.

Then you'll be at a screen like the one in the first attached photo.

Step 2

Click the Wireless(tab).

Make sure the sub-tab is on Basic Wireless Settings.

Then type in the name you would like for your wireless network in the Wireless Network Name field.

Click Save Settings.

For other information, refer to the second attached photo.

Step 3

Click the Wireless Security sub-tab.

Click the Security Mode drop-down and select the type of encryption you like (I suggest WPA Personal).

Enter the password you like and click "Save Settings."

Then you can close the window.

For a reference, see the third attached photo.

Step 4

Disconnect from your wireless network and try connecting to your newly modified wireless network.

You should see the name you chose and you should be prompted to enter the password you chose.

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