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Cisco Linksys E2500, Advanced Dual-Band N Router (2.4GHz only works)

Q: Cisco Linksys E2500, Advanced Dual-Band N Router (2.4GHz only works)

Hello, I bought a new Cisco Linksys E2500, Advanced Dual-Band N Router. I am going to convert from wired ports around the house to wireless. And received a new tablet and I must go wireless now. I have not set up the new tablet as yet. The new router has a 5Ghz band and 2.4 GHz band. I gave each band it's own user name and password. However, my wireless signal can only bring up the 2.4GHz. I called Linksys and they said the 5GHz was for heavy gaming and the 2.4 was for every day wireless use. I am not a gamer. Would there be a reason to keep this split type of gigahertz? I have tried to connect to the 5GHz band but it automatically defaults to the 2.4 band. Is the speed slower on the 2.4GHz band? Thank you!

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A: Cisco Linksys E2500, Advanced Dual-Band N Router (2.4GHz only works)

Hi Aurora,

It all depends on the receiver each device has. Some devices have 2.4GHz and some have 5GHz.

For example, my phone can pick up 5GHz, whilst my PC can only pick up 2.4GHz.

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I have an M93P tiny with the intel 7260 wifi card, it is a single band with blue tooth. Searching the internet I found a 7260 HMW AN that is DUal Band and with Bluetooth. However when I installed the card I got 2 BEEPS from the speaker and no display!! I reinstalled the orignal card and all worked as it should. I have another M93P tiny with DUAL Band and BT. I checked the card WIFI card to see what the model is and it is a Intel Centrino Advanced N-6235ANHMW P/N: 04W3777. I searched EBAY and can find plenty of the same type ,m but none have the P/N 04w377?? I wonder if anyone has changed the WIFI card to upgrade to the DUAL Band with Bluetooth? If so please send the exact model numbers .ThanksRob

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I thought I had a double NAT problem, online somewhere it said go into Bridge Mode, CSR said the ISP router is already in that mode.

I have a cable router as my ISP, hooked up to a ASUS router (2.4GHz and 5GHz) for the house. Have 10 devices on the ASUS. On the Cisco ISP router, I got my Desktop computer in port 2 running to my Ethernet port on the back of my computer, and ASUS in port 1 which goes to the blue input port on the ASUS. I turned off the WiFi on the Cisco router.

The question I have is how can I log into my ASUS router when hard-wired into port 2 on the CISCO router.
CISCO is - ASUS is using port one, Computer is using port two
ASUS is - Can only access this router when connected to it via WiFi.

Well I am connected to both now - the WiFi on the ASUS and hardwired to the CISCO.
I have both routers open. ASUS and Cisco
This problem seems to be artificially solved.


An other issue - I am trying to use ASUS AiCloud 2.0 and USB Application. I want to be able to access this computer anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Basically in USB Application under AiDisk (Share files in the USB disk through the Internet.) - I cant get past setting up a DDNS and receiving a ".asuscomm.com" link to access the computer. It says Invalid IP address. From my internet... Read more

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The Linksys EA4500 Dual-Band N900 Router is really high tech.Because of this, will there be any compatibility issues with wireless devices that try to connect with it? Like laptops, ios systems, gaming systems, etc.

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I just installed a linksys E2500 router and I have 5 devices connected to my network - Does anyone know how to see who is connected to a network

A:Linksys e2500 router

Should be a list of everything connected to the router in the router's GUI under Status, Local Network, DHCP server.

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So I have AT&T DSL. I bought a Netgear N300 ADSL2+ Modem/WiFi Router that is compatible with my service.

Previously with this Modem/Router it would constantly drop the wireless connection for the Wii I have that was used to stream Netflix.

So recently I bought a Linksys E2500 Router so I could be able to use the Wii, along with 3 other desktops, 1 laptop, and 3 phones.

My ideal setup would be this:
Set the ADSL2+ Modem/Router to be just a modem (I know how to set the option for this)​Connect the Linksys Router to be what all the devices connect to wirelessly (this would serve as the DHCP server) ​
I have read that one of the Routers has to be set to "BRIDGED" mode, yet I don't know which device has to be Bridged


A:Solved: Netgear N300 ADSL2+ Router/Modem and Linksys E2500 Router Setup

Set the ADSL2+ Modem/Router to be just a modem (I know how to set the option for this)Click to expand...

this is being set into bridge mode - by changing to a modem

then connect the modem to the WAN on the router and you should be good to go

Do you have a wireless laptop that you can you can put next to the wii - would be useful to see the quality of the wireless signal and how many other wireless are there which may cause interference

put xirrus onto the laptop and put the laptop next to the wii and post a xirrus screen shot
Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

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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?

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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 have a linksys e2500 router that when connected to my cable internet modem, will show that it is connected and that the wireless is active and connected but the internet will not connect. The internet does work when hardwired but otherwise, no computer is able to connect to the wireless. I have tried to reset the router and the modem but neither has worked. I would greatly appreciate some help with this issue. Thanks

A:Linksys E2500 Router issues

If what you are trying to say is that your computer can't connect to the internet then you need to check the parameters in your computer are right and agree (where necessary) with the ones in your router.

Make sure that the Ethernet cable from your cable modem to your router is plugged in correctly. If your router has a built-in switch the Ethernet cable from your cable modem should go into the port that is separate from the others.

Make sure the SSID in your computer is identical to the one in your router.

Make sure the encryption protocol is the same in your computer and router.

Make sure you have the pass phrase spelled correctly in both your computer and router.

If your router is not set to broad its SSID then you will have to manually enter it into your computer.

Good luck and please post if these suggestions don't help.

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I just bought a new Linksys E2500-N router to replace my old WRT54GS one since my new computer wouldn't quite work right with it. I have the network set up (it is called "Campbell") and this computer connects to the internet. However, none of my other computers can connect to the network and it also lists the network as "Campbell 2" instead. I managed to connect to "Campbell-guest" and connect to the internet from there.

I just figured I would just go with it since it worked and I don't use my network for connecting to other computers anyway, but then I went to connect my Xbox 360 to the internet and it doesn't connect to the network "Campbell" and when connected to "Campbell-guest" it won't connect to the internet. I've reset the router and modem several times and nothing works. I've tried to disable the password on the network to see if that was trouble and all that did was make it impossible for to do anything because of all the "Your network is unprotected and at risk" messages popping up.

The security settings are WPA2 security and the other computer and Xbox 360 are connected wirelessly while this desktop is connected with an ethernet cable.

A:New Linksys E2500 router giving me trouble

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HiLooking for the part number to replace wireless card in notebook.I need a dual band 2.4ghz and 5ghz card.Current part is HP p/n 709505-001 sps#709848-001ThanksGlenn

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Hello everyone, I definitely need some help here.

I have been using my WGA600N Linksys Gaming Adapter to connect my Xbox 360 S to my wireless router two floors above for years now. The main reason I bought it was to give the 360 access to the 5 GHz frequency on my dual-band routers, which I have heard (and experienced) is better for wireless gaming than a 2.4 frequency.

However, after switching routers from the old Linksys E3000 to the new EA4500, I can no longer access the 5 GHz connection through this adapter, or on the Xbox at all it seems. I have tried nearly everything I can think of that worked in the past (which seems to be anything except the lousy setup CD), mainly connecting the WGA600n to my laptop with an ethernet and accessing its setup utility using a static IP address (I hope I said that correctly). For example:
setting the 5 and 2.4 Ghz frequencies to either the same or different SSIDs
setting the password to these frequencies to matching and non-matching passcodes
changing the visibility of the 5GHz network from non-broadcasting to a broadcasting signal
setting the adapter to search for 5GHz only, not mixed 2.4/5
Those are the most obvious that I can think of, but there are probably more in the hours I have wasted on this. The strange thing is...
the adapter can connect to the 2.4 frequency, not the 5.

How do I know this? When trying to connect to a 'mixed' signal, the adapter constantly searches for channels (as far as I can tell). When connect... Read more

A:Connection to 2.4GHz, but not 5 GHz, using dual-band gaming adapter for X360

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I have a N600 Wireless Dual Band Router model WNDR3400. My question(s) is that if I connect with a wired cable, will I be connected to the 5ghz and avoid interference with those on the 2.4ghz connection?

For example, I have a wired connection with my Playstation 3 but i believe the Playstation 3 incapable of detecting the 5ghz when I do a wireless scan. Does this mean when I connect with a wired cable with the ps3 I use the 2.4ghz connection with other users and getting interference if they're doing something like streaming?

And finally, if my Laptop is unable to detect the 5.ghz connection does that mean I need some sort of adapter? Or does it have to do something with the settings. Its enabled and is on the default channel.
[Sorry one more question, where do I go to see who is currently using the internet connection in the setup]

A:Dual Band Interference Question(s) 2.4ghz, 5ghz and Wired

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I'm Bonnie, support lady for my mom; she has Win XP and Linksys E2500 router (a couple of years old).

She has a PC connected by Ethernet cable. I got her the router so that we could connect our other devices (e.g., tablets, my laptop, my phone, sister's, etc. as well as --mostly -- let her use a Roku on her TV to get Netflix. Hey, she's 91! She enjoys being able to watch shows and movies on Netflix immensely, since she can't get out much. All we wanted to do was to finish "The State Within" [check it out]) .

Recent visit: I'm on the Net w/ her (wired) PC, no problem. We leave to go eat dinner. Come back, and YO, I cannot get her Roku (which uses the wireless) connected.Just doing the normal thing, to fire up the show. Hm. I go to PC to verify if (wired) PC can get to I-net. Nope. Strange???? I disconnect Linksys e2500. Connect to I-net via cable directly through modem: YES.

So I do all the things we all do. Nothing works. (IP release/renew, reset, reboot, yada yada.) So I bring her router home to my house (where I know I'net is working and can give it more time), in order to troubleshoot.

Here are the notes I took. At the bottom of this, I'm copying the info from the techguy forum re: specs on my network/system that I'm on right now and using to (hopefully) verify that her Linksys e2500 is working. (And now, I don't think it is.)
Notes: [from my Evernotes]
At Mom's apt.,
without router connected to n... Read more

A:Solved: Please help confirm that Linksys E2500 wireless router is dead

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I will have a used Linksys E2500 router in a few days, and I believe I have found what I will need for its firmware upgrade (if it needs one).

For a DSL connection, I have two Westell modems (one to use and one for backup). One is an older Verizon-branded 6100, and the other is a new 6200 I have just received from AT&T. I have AT&T DSL, and each modem has been connected at AT&T and works fine.

My first problem here is that I have not been able to do a firmware upgrade for the older 6100, and I had read the Linksys will need the 6100 to have been upgraded. I have downloaded the correct file from Verizon to try to do the upgrade that way, I have tried Verizon's online upgrade, and one of the Support Techs at AT&T has even tried to help me a bit there...but I cannot get the job done. So, how can I get that 6100 upgrade completed? Right now it runs to a little over 60%, then I get some kind of error and it will not complete.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks.

A:Westell 6100 or 6200 modem with a Linksys E2500 router

Update: One of these firmware upgrade files is from Verizon and the other is from AT&T:


Each shows a different error when I try to install it, and an AT&T Support Tech says AT&T no longer offers support for upgrading the 6100 and has no way to push either of those files. So, does anyone here know how I might be able to modify or fix either to upgrade the Verizon-branded 6100 I want to have as a backup for my AT&T connection?

Many thanks.

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OK, this is my first time being a part of or using a tech related forum so here it goes:

I'm trying to help save a neighbor some money by fixing their wireless network.

WNDR3700 Dual band Netgear router.

2.4ghz wireless b/g/n with enabled SSID broadcast, channel=auto, mode set to 130Mbps
WPA-TKIP + WPA2-AES. wireless isolation is not enabled.

5Ghz wireless a/n enabled SSID broadcast, channel = 44, Mode is up to 300Mbps
No security encription. (i know...bad, but the lady has lots of kids and family members coming
and going from the house so she doesn't want one encripted). Video network enabled

Both Radio frequencies are enabled, fragment and CTS/RTS set to max

WPS settings = keep existing.

IPv6 not enabled, No repeating is enabled, No guest networks are enabled(however ssid broadcast is enabled for guest profile 1)
The problem, and reason for fixing the problem is that the 2.4 Ghz band light on the router is ON however the SSID is not being seen by any client in the house. the netgear interface says it is on and working. the neighbor needs the 2.4ghz band to work because the printer is wireless and will only recognize 2.4Ghz SSIDs. Also they have older nintendo DS clients they would like to use on the network.

During the day the 5 Ghz band works with very seldom (1-2) disconnects while the 2.4 Ghz band wont be visible to any device. in the evening both bands will come online, and very often will every computer get disconnected from either, the 5Ghz band wi... Read more

A:Dual band broadcasting problem, only 1 band works at a time.

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Yo! As the title says I have in my possession an Asus RT-N56U Dual Band Wireless Router. A friend gave it to me, since the 2.4 GHz Band stopped working. He says that the Antenna could have melted because he tried resetting the device, upgrading its firmware, and verifying that the Router's page had the spectrum enabled.

I also tried those steps to verify it to no avail.

Any suggestions?


A:Asus RT-N56U (Wireless Router) isn't broadcasting 2.4GHz Band

1st, check that the 2.4 antennae is on and that the 2.4 SSID is broadcast in the wireless setup page of the router.

If that all good, you could try to update the firmware

Networking - RT-N56U
Manuals are under Manuals & Document
Firmware is under Drivers and Tools (skip the beta version and grab the nexy one - Version

Might as well have a look at the FAWs too - there might be a solution there.

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Will I damage the RF output circuit of a dual band wi-fi router if I attach an antenna that is only designed for the 2.4 gHz? band?

A:Attaching single band external antenna to dual band wi-fi router.

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N600 Wireless Dual Band Router WNDR3400.

I am trying to get a signal out in my garage at the opposite end of my router location. I am getting 1 bar and "poor" signal. I downloaded inSSIDer to analyse my signal and I notice that my "Wireless Network (5GHz a/n)" is not broadcasting anything. The checkbox for "Enable SSID Broadcast" is checked.

I have very limited knowledge of this stuff but it seems to me that if it is a dual band that I should be seeing 2 different signals, right?

All I see is this: Wireless Network (2.4GHz b/g/n)

I have attached screenshot of my settings

Can someone help me out with this? Thanks, Joe

A:Netgear Router WNDR3400 Dual Band only getting 1 band??

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My Billion BiPAC 7800VDOX Dual Band Wireless VoIP ADSL2+ Router has two bands:  2.4GHz and 5GHz.  and is wirelessly connected to my laptop OMEN by HP Laptop PC  17-w007tx.  It always shows as connected via 5GHz band only.  My laptop also shows 5GHz band only in the list of available networks;  2.4GH does not show up in the list of available networks.  It is not so in my other laptop which is also connected to the same router and that laptop shows both the bands in the list of available networks.  Thus, I can choose to connect to any of the two bands as per my choice. I have tested the router and it is working perfectly; there is nothing wrong with it.I wonder what can possibly be wrong in my OMEN laptop that it does not show both the bands which it should. At times, when I click to open the list of available networks, 2.4GHz may appear momentarily only and then disappears; thus I can not choose it for connection. I would appreciate any help to resolve this issue so that my OMEN laptop shows both the bands in the list of available networks so as to choose either one for connection.

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I have been trying everything possible to get my laptop to connect to my home network. I am able to utilize my laptop when traveling, but, when I try and connect to my home router, it basically does nothing. I can plug in my laptop to the router using cable, and everything works fine. I have disabled WEP, changed passwords, you name it, I think I have done it. Could someone please help me. I have reset the router to default, and rebuilt it. Not sure what else I can try. Thanks!!!


A:Wireless networking using LINKSYS G 2.4GHZ Router

No help???

Come on, I know someone out there can point me in the right direction!!! HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Network mode: wireless n
security: wpa2 personal
channel width: 40 MHz
channel: auto
Linksys EA-3500

A:Can't Dual Band/See 5 ghz network ... Linksys ea3500

It's possible that your wireless card is single band.

What is the full model of your machine?

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I have quick happily been using the lynksys befsr41 router to allow access to two downstairs computers for the last two years. However the last time blue yonder went down I have not been able to get access through the router unless i go straight to the surfboard sb4100 directly. This has happenned in the past, but once i connected the computer directly, got the link up and running then reconnected my router the link would work, but not this time.

I've tried the suggested set proceedures from the installation sheets but that hasnt helped.

The router is showing 100 connectivity - resetting the router hasnt worked, any suggestions please

A:Linksys router and blueyonder broad band

I will move this to the Networking Forum, we have a great group of Networking guru's over there. They will get you fixed up

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I can't ping from the network on Cisco Router 1. The router is connected with network to a linksys router.
I also can't ping from the linksys router to a IP address that is connected to the cisco router.

sh run output
DOTO-R1#sh run
Building configuration...

Current configuration : 1853 bytes
! Last configuration change at 20:29:20UTC Tue Feb 1 2011
version 12.2
service timestamps debug uptime
service timestamps log uptime
no service password-encryption
hostname DOTO-R1
enable secret 5$1$pgGu$0NZyoHuybx5Xy74gxKEiS1
ip subnet-zero
ip host-routing
ip dhcp excluded-address
ip dhcp excluded-address
ip dhcp excluded-address
ip dhcp excluded-address
ip dhcp pool
ip dhcp pool
controller E1 0/0
interface FastEthernet0/0
ip address
duplex auto
speed auto
interface FastEthernet0/1
description SERVERS
ip address
duplex auto
speed auto
interface Ethernet1/0
description DOTO
ip address
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A:Solved: linksys router - to cisco router

Who are you sharing RIP traffic with on .50-.54? Because you're not sharing any route information with your Linksys router?

Do you have a static route from the Linksys router pointing to the Cisco router at to reach networks .50 to .54?

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Hey guys,

recently switched from a Telus router to a Cisco Linksys router and have been having some trouble with it, it randomly disconnects, and doesn't reconnect until you restart the router :S

It disconnects quite frequently so it's annoying constantly running up and down!

Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated..


A:Cisco Linksys Router Problem

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for whatever reason neither my desktop or the laptop can find my home network. they find other unsecured networks but they can't find mine. the main computer which is hooked up via cat 5 has internet via the router as does the laptop but they can't connect wirelessly. are the antennas on the router dead. it worked this morning before going to work. WOW wants another 75 a month to hook up another computer via a cable modem.the wireless card in the desktop works cause like said it found other unsecured networks but mine is not listed in available networks. i have my laptop in the same room right now with the router and it can't find the network. it works if i take the cat 5 wire from the main computer and connect it to the laptop then it works. tried resetting the router unplugging it etc nothing.

A:cisco linksys router dead

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So I called Centurylink/tel which is our Internet Service Provider, she helped me through many procedures, but none of which actually resolved the issue. I plugged the Modem directly into the computer, which helps with the internet access for this computer, but we need Internet Access for This one, and 2 others in the household which has worked for almost 8 years now. The lady at Centurylink said that it will probably have to be reconfigured. I looked up how on Google, and found this:

"f)Open an Internet explorer and in the address bar type and then hit enter

g)It will prompt for an username an password. After typing in the username(admin) and password(admin).Click the "OK"

Here is my problem, when I put in in the address bar, it immediately takes me to a Centurytel "Firewall Page" with on the top it says "Main, Diagnostics, Update, Setup, Network, Firewall Settings, Help" I logged in on the "update" page and it says Connect, Disconnect. This is what the lady told us to do to connect, but it's not prompting for a "Admin Admin" login, it is our old login for Centurylink instead.

I need to know how to reconfigure this ASAP as these computers are commonly used for business purposes aswell, Centurylink said they could not help us reconfigure.

The Router is a Cisco Linksys, I -THINK- the Model Number is DB101520

Thank you!

A:Cisco Linksys Router Problems

Here is my problem, when I put in in the address bar, it immediately takes me to a Centurytel "Firewall Page" ...Click to expand...

And you double checked that one end of the ethernet cable is connected to the computer and the other end to the Linksys? If so, is the Linksys connected to anything else, and if so, how?

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I've had this router connected to Cable internet for awhile and it was working fine. Recently I was trying to connect a new computer and couldn't log onto the web interface. I recently moved and can't find the CD that came with the router, so I tried doing the 30-second reset on the router.

Now when I try to log into the web interface by going to the webpage just shows the word "closed" in plain text.

I have seen JohnWill's response to similar questions with the below but can't seem to find any followup beyond that, can anyone help me with the next steps? I'm relatively savvy, so hopefully a few more steps will get me there.

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


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

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

A:Router Trouble Cisco / Linksys WRT54G2 V1

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I have am running Toshiba Laptop with Win XP Pro. I also have a Desktop with Win XP HE. I have AT&T cable Internet. I am using a Linksys BEFW11S4 ver 2 wireless router along with a Linksys WPC11 ver 3 wireless PC card on the laptop. I use the laptop to connect with network at work. Network is running NT Servers with Cisco routers and VPN. Now the problem.

The desktop is hard wired to the router. I can load the Cisco Software on the desktop and it works perfectly. I can use a LAN connection with my laptop and it works perfectly. I can use dial up connection and both work perfectly. You guessed it when I use the wireless PC card it doesn't work quite so perfectly. It allows password sign in it authenticates and then tries to come back to the laptop and times out "negotiating security policies". When I look at the incoming router log it tries to hit but doesn't. It is like there is still a firewall running. I tried running with IP address in DMZ and it still will not connect. I don't think it is a port issue. It is something between the card and the router. I have been thru about 50 tech guys at Linksys and I have found 2 that really seem to know what's going on and are willing to help. That seems to be a rare combo there. Anyway the last guy is supposed to be checking with Engineering or something so I thought I would see if anyone out there has any ideas on this. If not I will just take the wireless router and card back and run a router with ... Read more

A:Linksys Wireless Router and Cisco VPN Issues

Did you try turning off or changing the WEP settings?

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

A:I need help with connecting cisco linksys wireless router

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

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

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

Now powercycle all the equipment


How to power cycle

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

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

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

{ipconfig /all}
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I went into a computer store today and bought a new Cisco / Linksys WRT54g2 V1 router.
I put the ip address of the router into the web browser and configured the internet to dhcp assigned ip address from the isp since I use cable boardband and don't have a PPPoE username and password. I then tried the Cisco / Linksys cd with the router but that said that it also cannot configure the internet too.
What should I do with this router?

A:Router Trouble Cisco / Linksys WRT54G2 V1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>


PING yahoo.com

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I have a Cisco Linksys E1200 wireless-N router.

Here's the problem:

Very frequently, it kicks me off the internet for usually up to 30 seconds at a time, and puts me back on without me even having to do anything.

The Network icon in the notification area in the bottom right hand corner of my screen will almost always look like this:

Quite frequently, though, I will get an exclamation mark inside a triangle with a message instead saying No internet access (I don't have a screenshot).

If I give it a few seconds, usually never more than a minute (30 seconds on average it seems), it corrects itself and gives me back internet access.

This happens very frequently, and is very annoying if I am downloading something from itunes, watching something on Netflix, or playing a high-bandwidth game on Facebook.

Does anyone have any suggestions about how to fix this problem? Thanks!

A:Cisco Linksys E1200 router problems

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I bought a new computer, a Dell (all ops in monitor). Also installed Microsoft 10. Now it will not let me install cisco Linksys e2000 router.  Says an administrator has blocked for my protection.  How do I stop that?

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Dell inspiron 1525 / Windows XP

Linksys/Cisco Router.

When trying to connect (wireless or wired), I can't get past the authenticating status. Have used this computer with same router for 3 years. If there was ever a problem, I would unplug/replug the router. Doing so now does not solve the problem.

I am currently connected through my neighbor's unsecured network.

Any ideas besides buying a new router?

Thank you!

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My new kindle cannot connect to wifi in my house. we have a cisco linksys router. we have wpa2 personal security and i have entered the password many, many times so i know i am not typing it wrong. I have tried removing the security from the router to see if it would connect and it still will not. I wondered if it was just the Kindle malfunctioning, so i took it to a friends house and it connected to her router right away with no problem. I have also tried removing the firewall... i dont really know what the point of that would be but i tried anyways. I also tried restarting the Kindle because that is supposed to help, but it did not. please help!

A:Kindle cannot connect to wifi. Cisco Linksys router.

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been through all the troubleshooting guides. my error is attached. this seems to coincide with the installation of the e2000 router. any ideas?

A:no sound after installing cisco/linksys e2000 router

Installation of a Router would have nothing to do with your sound. Go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In the Device Manager is there a yellow mark next under Sound, Video Game controllers? If so, you must download a driver for your sound from your computer manufacturers support web site, if you have a name brand computer (HP, Dell, Gateways etc) Just type in your asset tag# from the sticker on the computer or type in your make and model # and it will show you the drivers for your computer.

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Let me start with: I'm not extremely great with computers but I can understand more or less without delving into technicalities.
I'm an expat in Egypt and recently got internet at a new apartment. In my old apartment I was with the same ISP, TE data, and everything was working fine. I was using a Thomson Speedtouch as a modem and a router, since it was dual usage. Then I got a Cisco router linksys E3000 from USA when my brother came over to visit. He set up that router and we hooked it up with the Speedtouch. The Speedtouch was now being used as only a modem and I disabled the name broadcasting as well. The Speedtouch used to overheat before when it was being used for both router and modem.
Needless to say, everything was working more or less perfectly.
Now, in this new apartment I am using the same linksys E3000 Cisco router except I have a new modem. The Speedtouch isn't being used and in it's place my ISP, TE Data, gave us a: 300mbps ADSL2 + router. That is literally what it's called. It's made by TE Data as well.
When setting up this router, I took note that there aren't many setting options. Now at this point I decided to continue with the TE Data ADSL2 + router instead of the Speedtouch.
I disabled the WLAN on the TE Data ADSL2 + router since I only need it to work as a modem. I hooked up the Cisco and left the settings as it was and only changed the ISP info. The internet works. Except with a few issues.

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A:Networking Issues. TE Data ADSL2+router and Cisco Linksys E3

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Hi, i just bought a Wireless Router today it is WRT54G2 model.

I have noticed everything is extremely slow, much slower then before.
My basic speed according to http://speedtest.net was 20-21 mb/s with a direct connection between modem and PC. Now with the router it has dropped to 4mb/s max.

Are wireless routers known to kill connection speeds this badly?

If not could you guys help me solve or give me any idea on how to adjust or correct this issue?

Any info/help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

A:Linksys/Cisco Wireless Router Killing Internet Speed?

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Hello, I currently have a wireless WRT54G router in my home. I have a laptop wirelessly connected, one computer wired, and three more wirelessly connected, all with G adapters ATM. So that is a total of 5 computers wireless and one wired.

I was thinking about as a Christmas present for myself upgrading to the new N networking. However, I would keep all the G adapters, except for one, which I would put into the laptop. Do you think I would see an increase in speed in the N laptop?

Also, I am using Comcast High Speed Internet. Do you think I should get the Dual-Band N Wireless Router, or the Ultra RangePlus Wireless N Router? I am not sure how the 5 gig band works, or what it is exactly, but I thought it would be nice to have for the future? IDK? Also what about the 310N router? Just a thought. Thanks!

What do you think I should do in my situation? Thanks. Please feel free to ask me any questions!

A:Should I upgrade to N Dual-Band? Which N router should I get if so?

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Hello all!

About a year and a half ago I purchased a beast of a router to expand my internet capabilities (or something like that). When I got the thing it worked amazing! I had 0 issues with it for the longest time. But now things are a bit different.

Router: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016EWKQAQ/ref=oh_aui...

About 4-6 months ago I moved from my previous house-(located in a subdivision within town) to a new "trailer home" located quite a ways out from town. I moved in and setup my router with no issue! It worked like a charm. Fast forward about 6 months later; the darn thing won't work! I called my ISP's and they said it's because the router is a dual band router and will not work with their services. But the thing is it was working for such a long time with no issues! I still would love to use this nice router out here but if there is nothing I can do I guess I must invest in a mediocre router.

The problem I'm having is the WAN light is lit a pink color. If I unplug the cord from modem it turns a deep RED.
Please if anyone can help, it would be much obliged. Thanks

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Hi all -
I have a couple of questions if someone has some time to help.

I just purchased a new wireless router (Belkin N600) and it has dual bands 2.4 & 5.

It has the option to name each band's SSID differently. I currently have them set to the same name.

Here are my questions:
1. If the components in my house are set to pick up and log into the SSID by default, will they automatically connect to whichever on is faster or less busy, or will they just log into one?

2. Should I be naming the SSID's differently and specifying which components connect to each one?

Does it make a difference?
For reference, here's what's accessing the router:
2 TiVo's
1 Logitech Revue
1 PS3
2 Laptops
2 Tablets

Thoughts? Am I overthinking this? If everything is working fine now, should I just leave it, or can I improve performance somehow?


A:Dual Band Router Question

Surely some of those devices only have 'a' or only have b,g or n adapters, so will only connect to the corresponding network. I have no experience with dual band adapters so I don't know what options you have with those. If I did have dual bands I would probably be naming the networks differently and would tell each device to which network I wanted to connect.

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I was thinking of picking up a dual band router during the coming Black Friday sale, but really don't know which to buy or how much I really need to spend.

Right now I'm using a D-Link 655 running on a 25Mpbs connection. I game once in a while, but my main concern is streaming HD video from my main PC to my upstairs PC for my parents. I may also cut Cable at a future date and use the internet for all my TV programing.

I have look at two router so far, a higher end D-Link DIR-880L with up to 600Mbps (2.4GHz) + 1300Mbps (5GHz) speeds and a D-Link DIR-826L with 300Mbps (2.4GHz) + 300Mbps (5GHz).

Is there any benefit of getting a router with a higher transmission rate? since my connection is only 25Mbps or am I just paying extra for a whole bunch of nothing?

I am open to any brand of router, so please suggest ones you had good experiences with. I just looked at the D-Link cause the DIR-655 worked very well.


A:Help choosing a dual band router

Don't think you'll get any better internet speeds because even 802.11g is at least twice the speed of your internet connection ( 54Mbps) and 802.11n up to 600 Mbps. So, you know, "The weakest link in a chain" saying ? and "Speed of a convoy is the speed of slowest ship". 5GHz range of frequencies is also more sensitive to interference by walls and other obstructions.

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i have tp-link WDR4300 Dual Band Router. I have installed open-wrt on it. Working perflectly for more than 10 months now.

today morning, 2.4gz network stopped working, none of my devices using this band not getting wifi. Network will show up, b devices won't be able to connect. 5gz network though, is working perfectly, one of my laptops use it.

1- please share how do I solve that.
2- one added issue is that I am unable to login into my open-wrt web interface. i found online that is the address for that, but i just get 'no page foiund' from my browser, even when connecting lpatop with wired connection to router. Any help, to connect to webUI of my OpenWRT interface?
3- in worst case, with no access to webUI of open-WRT, how do i revert back to original tp-link firmware?

thaks in advance..

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I have a dual band wireless router with 2.4ghz and 5.0ghz using the N standard. I am purchasing a laptop soon. What kind of wireless card will I need to access the the 5.0ghz frequencies? Do I need to have a dual band wireless card or will just a N standard wireless card suffice to see the 5.0 ghz? My work laptop with a "G" wireless card recognizes the 2.4ghz band only, which makes sense.

A:Dual Band Router --what type of card?

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I was having issues with my old router so I got a new linksys AC1200. I have some devices that use 5.0 and they're working fine but my other devices are very sporadic and only work for maybe 30 seconds before losing connectivity then start working after another 30 seconds or so. Wired devices work fine

A:Dual band router devices work on 5 ghz but not 2.4

If you have a Windows PC with the problem ...

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows Vista or latter I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Identify your network if it is not obvious.

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I have a ATT/Uverse Gateway (router) and want to switch it with a better dual or 3 band router. Are all routers the same?

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Hi Guys,
Newbie here....hello to everyone! I have an HP Pavilion g6 laptop that has a Ralink 802.11 b/g/n wifi adapter. I have a Netgear dual band router with 2 different SSID's for n and g bands. Problem is my laptop connects to g without any problem but does not 'see' the n band. Laptop will see and connect to the n band if I connect a Netgear usb wifi adapter, but I don't want to do that if possible. I checked my b/g/n/ adapter on device manager and all is ok. Any ideas??? Thanks in advance

Log info...
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6091 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 690929 MB, Free - 600120 MB; D: Total - 20210 MB, Free - 312 MB; E: Total - 4054 MB, Free - 1098 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 166F
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: 802.11n laptop not connecting to dual band router

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