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Q: Solved: How do I share my ethernet link with another pc through a router?

Ok, I recently moved into an apartment with an ethernet link all ready to go. I was told that I could use my Linksys BEFSR41 wired router to share this connection with my other pc (before I moved in). Now that I am here, and trying to set everything up, I am having problems.

I have the cables right.. ethernet cable to the WAN port on the router, separate cables from 1 and 2 slots on the router to the pcs.. and in network connections on the pcs, I am getting LAN connected. On the host pc, I also have a Internet Connection gateway above the LAN connection.. it says "Disabled". I tried right clicking it and selecting Enable, and it tells me that it is connected but it still reads Disabled. And of course, neither pc can access the internet.

I have tried contacting the apartment manager for more details about the ethernet, but I was told rather brusquely that the management only supports direct links and not routers. At this point I feel I am being given the brush off in this matter and am unlikely to get further, useful information from the office. That is why I have turned to this community to help me resolve the problem.

Things I have tried:
Powered down pcs and router for several minutes, and then powered up router, waited a couple minutes, and powered up pcs.
Checked settings on both pcs; verified that they will never try to dial a connection and LAN settings have no options checked.

Other facts:

Ethernet link is working, as when I have just a direct connection without the router, I can get one pc on the internet.
Both pcs are running Windows XP Home.
Both pcs set to obtain IP automatically; router has DHCP enabled.
Both pcs are part of the same workgroup.
I don't have a modem for this connection. The ethernet cable runs from the ethernet outlet directly to my external router.
I'm not trying to share files with both pcs, I just want them both to share the ethernet connection.
The router I believe to be in good working condition, since I just moved from a different apartment where I used it to route a cable connection to both pcs.

I have wracked my brain on this subject, as well as searched the router user manual and done hours of online research. I am thoroughly and completely stumped. Thank you in advance for all the help.

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A: Solved: How do I share my ethernet link with another pc through a router?

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I want to share the internet connection from my Arris TM502G cable modem, connected via USB, to my desktop's pci ethernet adaptor. To the pci ethernet port, I want to connect my WiFi router.

When I bridge the two connections, I can't get on the internet anymore from the desktop connected via usb, and if I share the internet connection on the USB cable modem to the ethernet port on the computer, I cannot ping the router. However, I can ping the router from my Wireless laptop. I have the ethernet cable plugged into the first port on the router (the one that usually goes to the cable modem), but I have also tried the first computer port on the router.The router configuration page does not show an internet connection, and it can't see my desktop computer, only my laptop.

The desktop has a self-assigned ip.

The reason that I want to do this is that my router has not been working while connected the usual, cable modem --> ethernet cable --> router --> computer way. It works for several minutes to several hours, but drops the internet connection (I can still browse the network, though). BTW, the router is a belkin F5d7230-4 with B and G wifi.

I am running Windows XP with SP2
Please help.

A:Share USB cable modem with ethernet router

What do you want to try to do? If the router is dropping the WAN connection it will probably drop it no matter what it is connected to. See if there is a firmware upgrade and then reset the router to factory default settings. Sometimes one or both these steps will "shock" it into behaving again.

You can't bridge the connections as you described unless you are paying for two public IP addresses from your ISP. And then you still may not be able to because you can probably only get one on the USB connection.

If you want to use the Belkin as an ethernet switch and wireless access point the following is the complete procedure.

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

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.
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Ok here's the situation:
I just moved into a student apartment. The internet is already activated and it is available through the RJ45 jack straight off the wall. Using an Ethernet cable I am able to use Internet without any issues with my PC.

What I want to do:
- Use my Buffalo ADSL router/modem to share the connection: both wired and wireless.
- Use my router as local DHCP to create a private network with my home devices.
- Be able to access both the internet and the router without having to unplug anything.

The setup:
- There is no way to use a DSL (phone) cablein the house so I have to plug the Ethernet cable carrying the connection in one of the LAN port of the router.
- My PC use another free LAN port.

The issues so far:
- I am only able to share the connection through the LAN ports of the router.
- Wireless devices are able to connect (it even read "Internet access" in the tray bar) but are unable to browse. It can't resolve proxy and always time out.
-When the Ethernet cable is plugged into the router, the router itself becomes unavailable. I'm assuming the connection has its own gateway somewhere else and prevents me from accessing the router.
- I effectively don't have any private network anymore.

edit: another weird thing I noticed. On my laptop anytime I try to connect to a wireless network it connects to 2 networks at the same time. One with the proper SSID and the other "Unidentified network"

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A:Issues using my router/modem to share connection coming from Ethernet cable

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I just received a Westell 2100 Wirespeed Dual Connect DSL modem that I ordered. I also have a D-Link DI-604 Ethernet Broadband Router which I've been using for a while now to network the two PC's that I have.

The Westell is up and working (which is how I am connected now). What I want to do is connect the Westell DSL modem to the D-Link DI-604 Ethernet Broadband Router (so that I can share the Internet connection, and still have a network connection between the two PC's also).

The problem that I am encountering is whenever I hook up the
D-Link, I cannot establish an Internet connection, nor connect to the Westell or D-Link's setup through their IP's, as if connecting the D-Link is causing some sort of blockage in the network.

When trying this, I connect a CAT5 cable from the WAN port on the D-Link router to the ethernet port on the Westell DSL modem, and both the PC's are connected to the ports 1 and 2 of the D-Link router.

I can ping the Westell and D-Link's IP's but I get no response. If I disconnect the D-Link router I can enter the setup of the Westell modem, if I disconnect the Westell modem and connect the D-Link then I can conncect to the D-Link's setup IP. With both connected I can't do either one.


Note: I updated the Firmware on the Westell Wirespeed Dual Connect DSL modem and it is now up to date.

A:Westell DSL Modem + D-Link Ethernet Bbnd. Router

Update: The Westell DSL modem needed to be set as "Bridged Ethernet" and the D-Link had to be setup for PPOE.

In other words, it working now .

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2 windows XP SP3 connected directly via cross-over Ethernet. call it PC1 and PC2

PC1,the WIFI adapter with IP:
the Ethernet connection on PC1 is and PC2

the IP routing is enabled and i would like to utilize the routing table to route connections from the WIFI to Ethernet without changing the IP address range.

Is that possible ? How to do so ?

A:Solved: crossover WIN XP, share WIFI over ethernet

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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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I have a Linksys WRT54G router, Westell modem, and BellSouth DSL. Not surprisingly, the router doesn't work (I don't think I've ever actually owned a router that works). I can access the configuration and the wireless network is working, but I can't get an Internet connection. I have it set to Automatic DHCP.

I don't know if this might be part of the problem, but this seemed odd to me: my computer has the same IP whether it's connected to the router or the modem, but the router has a completely different IP when it's connected to the modem:

Router to Modem:
Computer to Modem:
Computer to Router:

I have no firewall. The connection works when the computer is connected directly to the modem. Obviously, I've already tried resetting everything.

Any ideas?

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ok here is the deal. My modem is connected to my Wireless router (belkin) which is connected to
1. My Desktop (through ethernet cable)
2. My Laptop (through WiFi)

I ve tried out a zillion tutorials n guides to 'share files' between my Desktop and Laptop. Nothing works...!

i ve tried with the firewalls turned off, network wizard, typing \\PC\Folder on the browser... etc etc....
Any help ll be appreciated,


i m able to ping the router from my laptop, but i cant ping my Desktop.

A:Solved: cannot share file over wireless router!

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hi all i'll try to explain this as best as i can... i'm trying to setup a second router but first let me explain what my first router is for

router1: this router is connected to my cable modem and all my pc's/iphones/devices connect to this wirelessly and there's nothing else connected to it other then wireless devices

now my main computer is connected wirelessly to this router (router1) via a pci wifi card and it's also connected to my xbox 360 via a crossover cable via the pc's built in lan card and what i want a second router for is so i can connect another pc to my main pc that has no wifi card and 2 xbox 360's so i connected my pc to the router and the second pc and both xbox 360's (all in the lan port not the internet port) so they can all share my main pc's network/internet

and i've got them setup like this:

local ip ""
subnet ""
dhcp = on
starting ip ""

pc1 (that connects to this router) wifi settings:
gateway ""
subnet ""
ip ""

*all other devices/pc's that connect to this router via wifi use auto settings and work fine*Click to expand...

and here's the second new router:

local ip ""
subnet ""
dhcp = on (also tried off)
starting ip ""

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A:Solved: help setting up a second router to share my pc's resources

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I have a DG834G Router at home and if I'm repairing PCs I often have 2 or 3 plugged into Router at same time and sometimes my stepdaughter has her wireless laptop on too.

Is there a way I can allocate bandwidth so I can have a stable connection for each user?

At the moment we get intermittent "kicking out of IE" problems when all connected at once.

Grateful for any help.


A:Solved: Can I share bandwidth between users on DG834G Router?

You would need a more advanced (and more expensive) router that had specific Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities to limit and balance Internet traffic between connected computers.

Make sure that you are using at least WEP (WPA is better) encryption for the wireless access to the router. That will prevent anyone nearby from accidentally borrowing some of your bandwidth.

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One computer will work off either the modem, or thru the router. The other only gets on the internet when hooked directly to the modem. The DSL service was set up to work on this one. I suspect it has something to do with IP address but I don't know how to change it so it will also work thru the router. Also worth mentioning is the one that will do both is running XP Pro, while the one that won't uses XP Home editon. Any suggestions appreciated.


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Yesterday I went into my D-Link router settings and noticed some of them did not display. I tried doing a reset to my Router and that's when all the trouble started. After rebooting the computer I noticed that it would not connect to the internet. So I tried unplugging the router and plug it back in but that did not work. I then unplugged the cable modem and back in but that did not work either. I thought well I have another wireless router that I should hook up since the wired one has been used for a long time but that would not connect me either. I went to my network settings and noticed that one of the items was no longer there. I cannot remember what it said. So I tried running the network wizard again and that did not help. I tried the find new hardware wizard and that did not help. I have gone into "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and tried both Obtain IP Address Automatically and "Use the following IP address" which I had put and as Subnet Mask and rebooted the system both times. I checked device manager and there is no conflicts. I plugged my LAN line direct to the modem and it works fine which is how I am able to type in this forum. I then tried to do a system restore but did not revert any network settings back. Today I was going to do a Windows repair but when it load the files and devices, my usb keyboard is not found or working.
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A:Solved: D-Link router Help please

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I have recently installed a TP-Link Router model TL-WR2543ND (connected to a D-Link modem model DSL 504G) which is networked to my Desktop PC via LAN cable and wireless to my laptop (all Windows 7 ) When I connect my Canon Inkjet IP4500 to the router via USB port (previously connected to desktop) it all works ie. all users on the network can print, but if the Desktop PC is turned off no printing can take place. Functionally, nothing has changed since connecting to the router, however, I now get an error that the printer is off-line on my Laptop when I print, but it still prints (providing Desktop PC is on). I understood that when the Desktop PC was off, printing could still take place on the network. The Routers print server software was installed on the Desktop PC. Any help is appreciated.

A:Solved: Printing via TP-Link Router

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I have just got back online after 2 weeks of no internet!!
Virgin media told me there was a problem with the server but it is now fixed. My desktop (windows xp) is now working fine until we try to connect our d-link wireless router to the modem, and then we cannot connect to the internet.
The d-link worked fine before, so I can't work out why it won't work now.
I have been back in touch with Virgin media and they say to have the router checked out, but we have had it a year with no problems until they
messed up with the server.
Hope I have explained enough for somebody to help!!

A:Solved: d-link wireless router

Hi and welcome.

Once you connect the router, power everything down (modem and router), wait 5 minutes, then restart. Restarting computers may be necessary afterwards as well.

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Hey! I have a D-Link Router and recently I lost connection on my iPod (doesn't matter anymore) so I reseted the router and now everything is okay. I wanted to set up the router again to protect it from other people. As I was setting it up, at the end, all I see is a message saying that it was unsuccessful. I made sure that the PIN and the settings are good, tried restarting my computer, but nothing seems to work! Please help me guys :/

A:Solved: D-Link Router being set up. Unsuccessful

what are you setting up , the wireless security

need theexact details of how you are setting and what options you are choosing
also the exact model of the d-link router

NOTE some older devices will not work with WPA2 as they need the hardware to work

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I just purchased a used D-Link router. I reset the router and went to the site where I filled in the required data. I changed the master password and user name. The password changed but the user name stayed on the original "admin" I also followed directions to secure my wireless network and after adding my key and saving the settings nothing happened. I'm told that the router should shut down at that point but it doesn't. When I look up my network on log in it says it is not secured. I followed a number of different directions to secure the system but failed. It's not rocket science but I'm doing something wrong ! Can anyone help ?

A:Solved: Can't Secure D-Link Router

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I have bought a new computer running vista, and everything seems to be working fine. but when i put the disc in to install my D-link N 650 router i dont get the option to install it come up. Instead i get a message on screen that says my demoshield player has stopped working and it needs to close the program and will let me know if a solution becomes available. I use to have the router installed on my old computer running xp.
Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: I cant install my D-link N 650 router

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I have a D-Link WBR-1310 router and im trying to connect to tha net via Cavalier dsl but for some reason tha Router isnt getting tha info it needs.. tried calling D-link customer service but as always tha problem wasnt solved... i actually got it to work but then i had to change tha network settings so that its secure and it didnt work since and tha dsl works perfect when connected directly to tha computer (in fact im on it now writing this) so im at a lost... tried messing around with router settings... upgraded firmware so its up to date... still nothin..

after reseting router to factory settings this is what tha WAN on my status page reads:


MAC Address : 00-1e-58-f2-93-88 (after i clone my cpu MAC address this changes everything else stay tha same)
Connection : DHCP Client Disconnected (tried renewing but it always says ip timeout or somthing of that nature)
IP Address :
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:

tried everything yet tha router still seems to not get tha info it needs for me to connect... any suggestions

A:Solved: D-link Router Issues!!

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I seem to have fixed an original problem of a conflict between the router & the Westell modem but have acquired what might be labled a "minimal glitch"! The modem is now "bridged" & all appears to be working OK except if I happen to dwell on a address & then hit the "back arrow" I routinely get a "this page cannot be displayed" however if I clik on that page in the address bar it comes right up. Do I have a "time-out" setting or some such on the router that needs to be changed or is this the nature of thye PPPoE beast? My ISP is Verizon.

A:Solved: D-Link router question

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I have a d-link wbr-2310 rev a wireless router. It is connected to my modem, which is connected to the cable. when the brighthouse guys installed it for me, they just made my laptop and pc hook up to the wireless, so nothing is hard wired into the modem or router. Everything worked fine till my pc crashed, and i had to re-install windows xp media center edition 2005. now that ive installed it, i can't get the computer to find the d-link or my wireless network anymore. My laptop is still hooked up and working fine. i have the d-link cd, but it tells me to click on the wireless zero config tray icon, then says i should see my wireless network and just click connect, but it isn't there. I don't know what else to do...

A:Solved: d-link router issue

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A friend of mine has given me a D-link DIR-615 Wireless Router. I only have a copper 10 meg ADSL service. The Router Internet socket is an RJ45, the ADSL Filters are RJ11. Is it possible to get this router to work on an ADSL Filter ? Can you get ADSL Filters with both an RJ45 and BT Phone connection on them, or a converter lead which converts RJ45 to RJ11 to work on the current ADSL filter I have please ? Thanks in advance

A:Solved: D-Link DIR-615 Wireless Router

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Hi Everyone

I have done some research on wireless routers, sure is alot to know.
I did a forum search but nothing quite came up.

So, I am asking for your help and advice.

What do I need to know in order to setup a d-link wireless router.
I'm sorry, but I have very little info to work with.
I don't know what d-link model, what OS, what type of Internet connection. In fact I know very little.

But I will be going to an acquaintances house to setup their router for them.
Is there anything you can tell me that will help make this process seamless, quick and easy. I've been reading that some people get routers setup in as little as 5 mins. That would be great.

Once again, thanks for all your help.

A:Solved: Installing d-link router

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My interent is working perfectly fine its just other devices cant connect to the router. I had this router for like 1 month and devices could connect to it but today for some reason the router's wireless symbol just keeps flashing instead of staying a constant green. Does anyone know what the problem could be?

A:Solved: My D-Link DIR-615 router not going wireless

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Alright, my boyfriend and his rents just upgraded internet services to DSL and he wants to get wireless down in the basement to where his own personal computer is. He got a D-Link Rangebooster router and a D-Link USB wireless adapter. The adapter however is weak compared to my laptop's wireless card (my speed shows at 54mb and the adapter wavers from 5.5 to 18, in the same spot). Disregarding the fact that the adapter sucks, it appears that the router is not working properly. It does give out a signal and it is configured properly, however there's no internet. The internet works when it is directly plugged into the main comptuer, but once you add in the router it won't work. On the router it says it's connecting but it won't. Also, when I originally went to set up the router through the main desktop that is going to be wired, it couldn't detect the router at all. Now, how is it possible to fix this slight and rather irritating problem?

(Wired computer is a Windows 98, not sure if it is SE or no, I think it is. Wireless computer is Windows XP Media Center Edition)

A:Solved: D-Link router not working.

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

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

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


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

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

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While on the internet web pages will become unavailable. It is as if the router is locked up. According to the router I am still connected to the internet. If I unplug the router and plug it back in I can access the web pages again. I can bypass the router and connect directly to the modem and my connection works fine.
Any help would be appreciated. Tech support was of no help at all.
ISP - Comcast broadband
Modem - Motorola # SB5120 surfboard
Router - D-Link #DIR-615
Connection - Wired
Encryption - WPA2
networkcard - None
Computer - HP Pavilion model # PS567AA
OS - Windows XP-home

A:Solved: D-LINK router problems

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I want to purchase a good ethernet cable to connect to my smart TV and to my router for a better connection rather then to go wireless.

I'm used to seeing normal "round" ethernet cables, but I've seen "flat" CAT7 cables that my smart tv requires. I need 20 ft.
I do have a "Lan" connection on the back of my TV.

1. Is 20 ft too long to get good streaming
2. Is a flat cable vs round just a good as round?
3. What does the "cat7" do that cat6 or cat5 do? Why the Difference? Upgrade?
4. Is a direct connection better then wireless, and safer even though my wireless is "locked" for protection.

Do you have any good suggestions on the best cable to get for this (20 ft).


A:Solved: Ethernet cable from TV to Router

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I have been trying to connect my Dlink wbr 2310 wireless router to the internet.

First off it worked earlier today when i had verizon as my ISP. now that i got Comcast which has a different modem it doesn't want to work. I can connect to the router ( but when i try to go to a website it said "server not found". so right now the only way i can get on the internet is if i connect the computer directly to the new comcast modem. once done i want the computer to be connected to the internet wirelessly. Does any one know any way to get the wireless router to work again?

i have been working on it for 3 hours now, here is what i have done. cycled the router with modem many times, check computer network setting, checked router's firewall and wireless settings, and have disabled the firewalls on the computer.

Dlink router works
Comcast modem works
Computer connects to Comcast modem
Computer connects to Dlink (wireless)
Computer window vista

A:Solved: D-link router does not connect to the internet

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Previously, I used a Belkin router for internet connection and connected to printer via ethernet cable. Belkin had frequent disconnects to internet, so I decided to use my D-Link DIR-655 router from another home. While it works well for internet, it will no longer connect with my printer, either via ethernet or wirelessly. I must carry my laptops to the printer and us a USB cable to get printouts. I am planning on moving to a Verizon 'hot-spot' and eliminate the routers completely soon and will maybe have this same issue. How can I resolve this matter? Thanx for any help you can provide.

A:Solved: New D-Link router won't connect to printer

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I currently have high speed internet through frontier, but I am coming to realize how slow the connection is. The average download speed is approximately 4 to 7 KB/sec, which seems to me to be ridiculously slow. I have a DSL Modem and DIR-655 Router, and everything is slow (it was like this before we had the router as well, so that is not the problem). I was simply wondering if there is a reason that downloads are so slow; my computer in general is very fast (it is only a few months old), but the internet is just plain down slow at downloads. Is this my server or is that speed pretty common? (Or is there something else that I might not be aware of)

Thanks for your time!

A:Solved: Internet Speed and D-Link Router DIR-655

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Okey guys i need your help. Ive bought a d-link dir-300 wireless router connected my ethernet cable to lan port1 and and another ethernet cable to lan port two and my desktop pc. I went to my laptop and saw the dlinskys connection but it was unsecure. I double clicked on it,entered the pin adress made it - security type wpa2-personal(recomended) and the AES encryption. But somehow the internet on the wireless laptop is local only in vista. In my desktop pc is perfectly fine. And i cannot acsess the usual my ip adress is

A:Solved: Problems d-link wireless router

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Hey people, purchased a new D-Link DIR 655 Xtreme gigabit N and want to know if I can network my old usb lexmark optra t610 laser printer to the router. The router has a usb port which according to online documentation allows a usb printer connection through the usb port The documentation is not clear on whether the printer has to have buit-in server functionality, mine isnt and has to be connected to a computer to work.
The printer at this point, is connected to a mac on the other side of the room. I have a pc that is connected to the router (wired rj45) and does not have a wireless adapter. I would like to use the printer as well but not sure if the printer connected to the routers usb port could work or if I have to purchase a wireless adapter for my pc to be able to use the printer via the router usb.
To sort this mayhem, my question: Is it possible to connect my printer to the router through the usb and be able to connect to the printer from my pc without a wireless adapter?. From what I have read online is that just connecting the printer to the router's usb port will allow multiple computer access to the printer. not sure whether this means wired or wireless. Any takes on this mayhem? thanks.

A:Solved: How to connect a usb printer to D-Link Router

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Help - I'm desperate. I have had no problems with my D-Link 540G router until now. I have only one laptop connected to the router (Compaq Presaro running XP) and 2 days ago stopped connecting. I have tried turning the power on/off on the router and reseting with the pin in the hole.

I rang my ISP who suggested I right click the LAN connection and instead of "Obtain DNS sever automatically", I was to "Use the following DNS" and she gave me some numbers. She said my broadband connection looked OK from their end but admitted that there was a problem and seemed unsure when I asked if it could be a problem with my computer. I tried their suggestion but it did not solve the problem and my test results are still the same.

When doing the Test on the router I get the following:

Testing Ethernet connection PASS
Testing ADSL Connection Testing ADSL line for sync PASS
Testing Circuit for Network Connection
Testing Ethernet connection to ATM PASS
Testing ATM OAM segment ping PASS
Testing ATM OAM end to end ping PASS
Testing PPPoE server connectivity N.A.
Testing PPPoE server session N.A.
Testing authentication with server FAIL
Validating assigned IP address FAIL
Testing Internet Connectivity Ping default gateway FAIL
Ping Primary Domain Name Server FAIL
Query DNS for www.dlink.com FAIL
Ping www.dlink.com FAIL

I am at wits end and have no idea what to do next.

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A:Solved: Broadband - can't connect. D-Link Router.

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Hi Guys,
Using help I found in your forums, I managed to set up my D-Link DSL-G604T wireless router (previously used only for wireless internet) to allow file transfer between my laptop (see Computer Specs) and the family computer (Compaq Presario S5500UK). Thanks for this.

While doing this, I thought I found a way to wireless print. The printer (Epson Stylus Photo RX425) is attached to the family computer. Until then, I thought I needed a Print Server, but I found the printer's details on the list of printers on "Add a new printer" in Control Panel. It connects fine but when I try to print to it, a balloon pops up in the Task Bar saying: "This document failed to print". I have attached a print screen of the balloon.

I'll check back regularly to give any extra information you need.


A:Solved: Printing wirelessly through a D-Link router

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I apologies first, I am at work and am giving detail from memory.

I got the a new D-Link DIR-655 Extreme N Gigabit Wireless Router. I set it up two weeks ago. Everything went smooth with the exception of it not "finding" the router for a few minutes during set up. Got it all working, wireless and wired connections worked fine.

Asked my friend who has a router that can also do QoS. He entered the router remotely from his house to help me set it up so I would have priority over other connections in the house. He said he was going to change it so I have a static IP so any QoS things he sets up will be for my IP, makes sense. Router restarts after changing some settings and my computer hasn't been able to connect to the internet since. We tried setting everything back to normal as it was before. Did all sorts of command prompt IP release, renew, netsh winsock reset, some others I can't remember off hand nothing helped.

Any ideas? Any other information that I should provide?

A:Solved: D-Link Router Issues or maybe my computer

Forgot to mention that I was able to access the router from my computer when I was not able to get online.

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Hello everyone, I got a pretty annoying problem.

Yesterday, my router decided to crap out on me. This started when it disconnected me from the Internet as well as everyone else. It usually does this one-three times a week, and the usual fix was turning off the power multiple socket extension cord (Think its called a power strip?) for ten seconds and turning it back on.

However, when I turned it back on the routers lights were completely frozen. No lights blinked or anything. All but two were on. So I tried power cycling, pressing the reset button, etc. and nothing worked. So I left the power cord of the router unplugged overnight and plugged it back in the morning and the lights were in their frozen state for about 3 seconds and started working again. So I turned on my computer, but I couldn't even get the routers signal. So I tried power cycling again, and then it happened again. All the lights were frozen.

I have read something about firmware, but I don't think I can do this. The PC I connect my modem/router to is about 10 years old (2001 Compaq Presario) and can turn on etc. but the mouse and keyboard don't work, and attaching other mice and keyboards doesn't work either. It's a problem for me to connect my router/modem to my current desktop as they are in a very inconvenient location.

The modem itself is working, since I could directly connect it to my laptop and it worked.

So my questions are:

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A:Solved: WBR2310 D-Link Router - Frozen

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just got internet set up at my new place through charter. i opted to use my own D-Link wireless router with 4 wired ports. its worked fine at other locations but when i hooked it up, i can't connect in any way. The wireless won't pick up on any computer in the house and when i connect wired it gives Limited or no Connectivity.

A:Solved: D-Link wireless router not working

Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on. The following procedure should get you a connection with any broadband modem that is configured to use DHCP for the router connection, such as cable modems, and many DSL modems. If you require PPPoE configuration for the DSL modem, that will have to be configured to match the ISP requirements.
Turn off everything, the modem, router, computer.
Connect the modem to the router's WAN/Internet port.
Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
Turn on the modem, wait for a steady connect light.
Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
Boot the computer.

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

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

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

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


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>


PING yahoo.com

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

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My D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router has speed issues, connectivity issues, and is blocking things for no good reason. Sometimes the speed fluctuates between normal (about 45KBps) and very slow (2KBps). This happens with a wired or wireless connection, usually slows down after about half an hour, and I have to reboot to fix it. I do not have this problem connecting directly to the modem. My connectivity issues occur when I try to use my PS3 on the wireless network. When I try to use the Internet browser it reports that a network error has occurred. Most other PS3 online features work somewhat okay, but I sometimes have to reboot to get them to work. When I try to download software for [email protected] on my PS3, after about 10-25% through, the routers internet (or globe) icon turns red, which I assume means it is blocking something, and my PS3 shows an error message stating that the software could not be downloaded due to an error (81 is the only two numbers I remember). I have satellite internet connection with a Telesat Ka-band modem and satellite with connection speed at 512Kbps. On my Desktop PC I run Windows XP Home w/SP2, and on laptop, Windows XP Pro w/SP2.

A:Solved: My D-Link DIR-615 wireless N router is really problematic.

A couple of things to try.
Download and install the latest firmware. Many times, issues with new products are resolved by a firmware upgrade.
Reset to factory defaults and reconfigure.
Call D-Link and get a warranty replacement.


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sorry first post and it is a duplicate

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A:Solved: D-Link DSL-2640R Wireless Router

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I'm using Windows XP and have reciently switched to SBC/DSL. After hrs and hrs on the phone with SBC's techs, we got my #1 computer running on the DSL. I bought a D-Link DI-604 router and followed the "fast and easy setup". When I rout thru the router I lose the "Internet connection". I can plug in my #2 directly to the modem and connect to Internet fjust fine but not thru the router. Do I have a bad router?

A:Solved: d-link router won't work with DSL modem

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I am having problems with several web pages using my TP-Link router TLWR841N

One problem is that some web pages do not show any graphics - just unformatted text. The other problem is some web pages give the message "This web page is not available" after trying a long time to connect. I don't know what is different with these pages while other pages work ok.

If I connect via my smart phone's 'internet sharing' these web pages are ok.

I have tried switiching the router off and on again but I think it must be some setting that needs changing but am nervous about making changes if I don't know what I am doing.

It is not the browser as Chrome and IE both give the problem (although the message is slightly different on IE). It is not the computer as the same thing happens on my husband's computer.

I am running on a Samsung Netbook N130 (husband's is same model) using Windows XP (yes, I know this is no longer supported but I do not want to/cannot afford to upgrade).

My antivirus and firewall are Avast but after checking with them I turned protection off and still got the same problem.

This is driving me mad as, to access some web pages, I have to switch from my WiMax connection to my telephone.

Can anyone help me? Any suggestions or advice?

A:Solved: Problems with TP-Link TLWR841N router

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I'm trying to establish a wireless connection to one other PC in the house. I've followed ALL the instructions provided by D-Link and Windows on both PC's. The PC with the card adapter can't locate the network. I find the lack of a network icon in the system tray puzzling as well. If anyone has suggestions I'd be forever indebted to you!

Here follows the IPCONFIG ?/ALL

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Administrator>IPCONFIG /ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : your-b27fb1c401
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : neo.rr.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : neo.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-D4-C8-B4-8E
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 04, 2007 12:05:39
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A:Solved: D-Link Di-524 Router Setup Problems

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My Windows 7 Samsung laptop can detect my wireless D-LINK router, but when I try to connect I merely get a "windows was unable to connect to dlink" message and a button to troubleshoot. I was able to connect to the router a few hours ago. Other wireless devices can still connect to the router.

A:Solved: Issues with connecting to D-LINK router

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My problem is that I can not access the internet and print at the same time. I access the internet thru a modem with a ethernet connection directly to my laptop and I also have a wireless router (TrendNet 54 Mbps, TEW-432BRP) that I use to connect 2 printers.

If I want to use the internet I have to disconnect the wireless router and then if I want to print, I have to re-connect the wireless router which then prevents me from accessing the internet. I can only connect to one of these at a time which is driving me crazy.

I also receive error messages about ip address conflicts on my laptop so I don't know if this has anything to do with my problem. I hope someone can help me with this.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B815 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4039 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1795 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 260242 MB, Free - 119605 MB; D: Total - 29690 MB, Free - 27423 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Base Board Product Name
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Thanks & God bless,


A:Solved: Ethernet & Wireless router problems

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You might be deceived by the name of this topic, but i can't find a suitable one...
anyways, i've been reading about this problem in attempt to solve it for quite a few weeks now....with no proper solution unfortunately

anyhow....What my problem, well my Ethernet card is acting kinda weird, it works perfectly fine for a few weeks....then messes up, until i stumble on something by mistake or format windows...

my problem is that there is a problem between the NIC and router that causes low throughput and random packet loss....

Wireless internet on my laptop works perfectly fine, Internet on my PC Works perfectly the opposite.... internet browsing is Possible, but SLOW, download is SLOW ...

anyway....i've had this problem before... it was solved by setting my network card to "10 mbbaseT full duplex" instead of "Auto-negotiation" but now its on 10 baseT full dupe and im experiencing same symptoms...

i run ZoneAlarm and Kaspersky 7 ... i have a "QuickTel" router, not that you've heard of, and 1mb connection

Please Help me~
thanks in advance,

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Testing>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : elsewedy
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

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A:Solved: Never ending problem -Ethernet vs. router -

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I ran about a 50ft ethernet cable today. The intent was to have the cable run from my cable modem to a wireless router. However, when I connected the router, it wouldn't connect. When I connect one end of the cable to the router and the other end to a computer, everything works fine. I've confirmed it be working on two computers. I've also tried two different router, neither of which were able to establish a connections. I've double and triple checked the connectors and they're both right. Both routers work when connected to the modem with a shorter cable. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

A:Solved: Ethernet cable not working with router

Is your cable configured as a straight through or crossover cable?

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