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Computer trying to get up address from router rather than modem. Showing up 0.0.0.0.

Q: Computer trying to get up address from router rather than modem. Showing up 0.0.0.0.

Hello, I am currently trying to figure out how to hook up my Desktop computer to the internet. Recently got back my DSL. The computer is trying to get my IP address from my wireless router, rather than the modem itself. It is also showing 0.0.0.0 I have tried to use system restore to go back to when the computer was working properly, but system restore is not able to restore any points. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ryan

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A: Computer trying to get up address from router rather than modem. Showing up 0.0.0.0.

IP address, not up address! dang phones auto correct! I talked to CenturyLink, my ISP, they told me to contact HP, contacted HP and they told me they could not help me because the computer was 6 years old. GRRR!

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Hey everyone.

I've ran into a problem that I can't quite figure out. My internet connection shows 'no internet access' even though my ISP shows the connection is coming into the house just fine. I usually use a router (NetGear-WNR3500U) but I right now I have the Ethernet connection plugged directly into my PC. I tried directly plugging into my laptop and the internet works just fine. So I know the problem resides in the PC.

Some troubleshooting things I have tried.
-Power cycled my modem, router and PC.
-Repinged my connection from my ISP(Comcast Xfinity)
-Used the reset option on the router and the modem
-I was walked through the internet options needed with the tech support from my ISP to make sure DHCP was enabled and every other setting was correct, and he cleared me that all settings were correct.
-Tried ipconfig commands to /renew and /release my IP
When I tried ipconfig /renew I get the error 'An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server'

-Restored my PC to a restore point where the Internet was working

All of these options did not work.

What I think the problem is and I am not sure how to fix it, when I run the ipconfig /all command my Auto configuration IPv4 Address shows 169.254.112.76 which I was told is a router IP address even though I am plugged directly from the modem to my PC with an Ethernet cord. So I think that's my problem? But I am not sure.

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A:'No Internet Access' IP address shows router not the modem IP address

That would be your ISPs' address, the router would probably be 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 so, in the properties, advanced button for the ipv4 of your adapter, make sure both settings are on auto, and add the correct router address in the gateway box.

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Assuming they are two separate units and not bridged.
When you ping, tracert or DDoS attack or what-have-you my IP address, who/what do you reach ?
Im understanding that a modem is just a media converter. It's got no IP address of its own.
But then Wikipedia states (under "cable modem"): "With respect to the OSI model of network design, a cable modem is both Physical Layer (Layer 1) device and a Data Link Layer (Layer 2) forwarder. As an IP addressable network node, cable modems support functionality at other layers...] ...The Network Layer (Layer 3) is implemented as an IP host in that it has its own IP address used by the network operator to maintain the device."
If it's not the modem's ip address, are they referring to TR-69..?
A scan of an ISP subnet (e.g NMAP) returns/reaches routers or modems?
 

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I've had a great network for years but then my DI-624 died and I replaced it with a D-Link WBR-2310. It conected to the PC just fine and using DHCP it assigns IP's to the compters. The problem is that the Comcast modem will not give the the WAN an IP or DNS. When I check status the LAN has Host, IP and Gateway. When I check status on the WAN these are blank. Thus, I can't get on the internet using the network. I used the same cables I had with the DI-624 if that makes any difference? So, the network works and the router gives IPs but the WAN has nothing coming in. Help?
 

A:No IP Address from Modem to WBR-2310 router

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Hi, when i click network while i am in windows explorer, the network infrastructure is not there, only the Computer is visible there and i want to fix something by changing the properties of my modem/router on the network infrastructure pls help me

thnk u

A:Windows Explorer Network not showing up my router/modem

Do you mean "File Explorer?" If yes, right click on the left side of the pane, and choose what you want to show. And, consider going to control panel > network and sharing center to do what you want.

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Hi all -
we were happily getting along with our RCN cable Motorola modem and DLink wireless 655 until the last couple of weeks. The internet would intermittently not be available, without warning. First couple of times we power cycled the modem and router, and it worked, but then stopped being available altogether. I got some support from RCN, the cable provider (they own the modem and it's old, so naturally that was my first thought). I now have a new modem and the situation is exactly the same.
The error message that I get is that the IP address for the network cannot be found.

I got internet access by bypassing the router, connecting the modem directly to my (Windows XP) PC, releasing and renewing the IP address, and power cycling the modem. However, the internet still intermittently shuts down, and of course turning off the computer necessitates the whole procedure again. And now we have no wireless.

SOooo - should we assume it's the router, and a new one would solve our problem? Of do we just need to reset the IP address of the router? Or has anyone heard of this and maybe has some light to shed...???
Many thanks
 

A:Cable modem to DLink Router can't find IP address

I got internet access by bypassing the router, connecting the modem directly to my (Windows XP) PC, releasing and renewing the IP address, and power cycling the modem.Click to expand...

Power cycling the modem is necessary when switching the device connected to it; after that there should be no need to power cycle it until the next switch.

However, the internet still intermittently shuts down,Click to expand...

Implies ISP, modem, cable or computer problem. If you have another Motorola modem you have LEDs that give a pretty good idea of what might be happening. And most modems have some LEDs. What are they telling you on the "shut downs"?

and of course turning off the computer necessitates the whole procedure again.Click to expand...

Shouldn't have to do anything but power up the computer. Can you try another computer? If the modem has a USB port can you try a USB connection?
 

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On any LAN segment, all hosts (computers) must have the same subnet right?
How come a library has the LAN network configured as follow and still has internet connection?

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.12.3
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.4.1
As you can see the router IP Address and the computer IP Address are in different subnet.

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On any LAN segment, all hosts (computers) must have the same subnet right?
How come a library has the LAN network configured as follow and still has internet connection?

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.12.3
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.4.1
As you can see the router IP Address and the computer IP Address are in different subnet.

A:router IP Address and computer IP Address are in different subnet still has internet

I don't believe that it matters which subnet the computer is in as long as it has an active connection and can reach the default gateway although it might have problems reaching other computers. If this is a home router and you are using the default settings then you shouldn't have to worry about subnets.

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I'm switching from AT&T U-verse to Comcast since comcast can offer speeds up to 5x faster.

As you might know At&T uses ethernet as incoming signal vs. Comcast that uses 75 ohm cable.

I need to buy a new modem and router to install the new Comcast service.

I have two questions:

1) What is better? the combo modem/router units (i.e. Motorola SBG6580) or buying a separate stand-alone modem Motorola 6141 modem + Netgear N750 wireless router)?

2) I do have one issue to overcome. I have one TV in my house that is wired for cable only. That is, it has a cable run going to it. It's too difficult for me to install an ethernet run to it, so I'm stuck having to use the cable run. Are there modem/routers that have a cable OUT so that i can feed this TV its hard-wired signal?

Thanks,
bob
 

A:Solved: Modem/Router combo units vs. stand-alone modem + router?

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Hello,

I(well, a family member) have a Westell 6100 DSL modem that was directly connected to a desktop. We decided to add a Netgear MR814v2 Router. I created a bridge on the modem and set the router up to login through the modem. I can connect to the ISP and receive a IP address, subnet mask and 2 DNS server address. The problem is I can not view web pages. I can, however, ping servers(sometimes they are 4/4 successful, sometimes less) like google.com and a couple of other sites but I can't view them in the browsers VIA IP address. I tried calling Fairpoint for help but they won't help me because its a third-party router unless I want to pay for the 'premium' service.

I'm not at the house to tell you perform any task but I can remember most of what I did, which was pretty much everything.

I was able to hook everything back up the way it was originally and it works still. Any ideas?

Thanks! -Adam

UPDATE: I also upgraded the firmware of the router to the latest version.
 

A:Add router to computer with modem

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Hi,

My laptop causes my router at work to reboot and throws everyone else off the network.

I also keep getting IP conflict errors on various other computers on the network even though I cannot see a conflict when I check.

Confusingly at home and using other networks it seems to be absolutely fine.

I have tried assigning a static IP outside the DHCP range of my work router but that doesn't help.

I have tried resetting my IP stack and my Winsock but again with no success.

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 6400 running Windows XP SP2 and my modem/router is a ZyXel P-662HW-D1

If I disable my wireless adaptor to prevent everyone else's connection going down and then enable it again, it will not connect. I can then try to repair the connection but it gets stuck on Acquiring network address. If I click on connection status it says invalid IP address with 0.0.0.0 under ip address and subnet mask with no details for default gateway.

By the way it makes no difference if I use wireless or LAN to connect.

I am at the end of my tether with this problem and I am almost at the point of reinstalling XP but don't feel sure that that will resolve the problem. Dell seem to think that's the only option though, big surprise!

Here is my ipconfig /all info:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : StevieG
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
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A:My computer causes my modem/router to reboot

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Thank you etaf for you response. I am currently setting up an old desktop computer with VISTA OS installed for a friend. At this time he does not need to have a wireless connection to broadband but will in 2 to 3 years. He currently signed up with Quest Broadband this December 2013 and has asked for my help with a router. Does he actualy need a router or would a cable modem be enough at this time. What cables would I need? And does he need an ethernet card installed on computer. Thanks again for your thorough answer above. Too bad the poster never got back to answer your questions because others like myself learn from these posts.
PS: If you think there is another thread more appropriate please direct me to it. Or if you think I should start another thread-- which I try not to unless necessary

Mike
 

A:old desktop computer - need router or will modem do

i have moved your thread to a post of its own, as posting on someone else's post gets confusing

he cna connect with cable direct to the modem - the only time he would need a router is if
a) he wants to connect multiple devices
b) wants wireless

ISP often provide combined modems/routers these days - what did quest provide - he may have a wireless router modem combination

a normal straight through cat5 cable - NOT crossover , although modern lans can sort that out anyway - but get a straight cable

we would need to see the device manager screen shot to see if it has a ethernet(LAN) network adapter - most desktops have lans included for some time now - so i suspect he has one
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Device Manager

Please Post back the results in device manager as requested below

You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working 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 screen shot and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.
If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

how to access device manager for different windows versions
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm

Hold the Windows key and press Pause key, should open to allow device manager to be seen, see the menu on the left hand s... Read more

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My computer can not connect to the internet via wireless but connects with a local connection with a ethernet cord. It says that it can not read my computer IP address. What is wrong with my computer please?
 

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Hi guys.

So I have a set up and was having no real issues that I could not until about 3 weeks ago. I thought at first it was my ISP because my gaming ping would spike sporadically! so I tested a few things out and found that (after that came out and replaced my modem and some cabling) it was the connection between my computer and the modem and router that was causing the huge spikes!

im not sure whats happening here.. Here is an example of when I run command prompt ping test to my modem in isolation with a short cable (I have tried two modems and 3 cables to eliminate those as possibilities.
Pinging 192.168.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=379ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=376ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=385ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1... Read more

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I had some trouble with a trojan which I think I got taken care of. I also did some Windows updates. Sometime in that time period my computer will not recognize my modem (even when connected directly without router) or wired router. DSL support was not able to solve.

My other computer on the network can access the internet so the modem and DSL connect are working fine.

I tried reinstalling W2k and everything else I can possibly think of for the last two days.

Anything I can do to troubleshoot? Thanks.
Jeff
 

A:W2K computer suddenly won't recognize router or DSL modem

Your computer will never "recognise" the router or the modem. Remote network devices are not supposed to be "recognised" or "installed".

When you installed Windows, did you install the drivers for your network card?
Plug the computer into the router and post here the output of rhe "ipconfig /all" command.
 

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I read somewhere on here that there is a sequence to resetting these , can someone tell me the right order?

Thanks

A:Resetting sequence , router on first , then modem and computer?

yes; to reset these; unplug both of them; does not really matter what order for that; then wait about a minute or so; then plug the modem back in and let that fully boot; then plug the router in and let that fully boot and you should be good to go at that point. If not post back and we can take it from there.

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In Router logs, it shows ddos attacks coming from my computer, I'm pretty sure I'm not infected, I've ran the following scans and no malware was found: HitmanPro, Malwarebytes, MRT, TDSSKiller, MBAR, and I've ran Antivirus scans, any idea why it is appearing in the logs?

A:Netgear Router Showing DDoS Attacks From My Computer

Since you're not finding any malware and no one has replied with any suggestions you may want to ask at theNetgear Discussion Forums.

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Hello,

I absolutely hate routers. But I just got a laptop and so I got a router as well so I can give it wireless Internet. But for the life of me, I do not want my desktop to be behind a router. I want the desktop to give internet to the router, which inturn gives Internet to the Laptop wirelessly as well as filesharing via workgroups. I am relatively competent with computers, but I admit I don't completely know what I am doing when the router isnt setup between modem to desktop.

I am using Windoze XP Pro SP2 and the router is a Dlink DGL-4300. Might be noteworthy that I am using a crossover cable to connect the computer to the router. If this is wrong I can use standard Ethernet..

So recap on my desired setup:

--INTERNET---MODEM---DESKTOP---ROUTER----wi-re-le-ss----LAPTOP

As far as I know this is possible. I had a friend who had Internet > Modem > Computer > Router > Router > Computers (both routers went to different computers) .. but I am no longer in touch with him.

I dont think I need to setup dhcp software on Windoze or anything like that, but I may be wrong as well. Basically if someone would please be so kind as to tell me how to accomplish this setup I would be very grateful.

I suspect I am not supposed to plug the Desktop into the WAN port on the Router but one of the LAN ones as when I plug it into the WAN I can't even access the Router's Control Panel. If I plug it into the LAN, I can access the Router's CP, but then my In... Read more

A:Cable Modem to Computer, Computer to Router... how, please :)

Now, first, why don't you want your desktop to be behind a router? Too safe for you?
Or do you feel that port forwarding is something too difficult to do?

Anyways, to achieve this really silly setup you want:

Set up Windows Internet Connection Sharing on the desktop. Connect the desktop to a LAN port on the router. Disable DHCP on the router and tell it to use a static internet configuration (put in bogus values). You have to make sure the Desktop computer and the router have the same idea about their common LAN (the network addreses have to match).

Set up wireless so that the laptop can connect to the router.
 

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I Have Windows 7.

This started today I believe, possibly yesterday when I system Recovered my entire computer to default set up. Here's my problem, everytime I turn my computer on, my network doesn't connect, and for some odd reason it says there is an unidentified network also that cannot connect. Even when I unplug my router and just have my modem, it still says there's my network and some other unidentified network...

But here's the weird thing, when I go to my adapter settings and disable my Local Connection, then Re-enable it, my internet works fine and that unidentified network goes away.....odd isn't it.

So this happens everytime I turn my computer Back on.

Thank you and please try and help.
 

A:Problem with connecting to router/modem on Computer start up.

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My friend's router problem feels unfixable! i have come to the forum that i have used many times to aid me in other computer related problems. i hope that you guys have the answers that i need to fix this!

The last working Setup:

my friend was succesfully using a cable broadband modem to router to computer setup, all using ethernet cables as the medium of data transportation.

the problem:

My friend wanted to change a setting on his router. he went to 192.168.1.1 and attempted to log on, but could not for the life of him remember his password! i then suggested that he reset the router to computer defaults via the reset button on the back of the router. he did this, and then unplugged and replugged in the router from the power source. he went back to the computer to see if he could log back in. everything looked fine. he noticed the task tray icon "local area connection" coming up and he also noticed the "internet connection" task try icon come up saying connecting, then after a few brief moments, went to disconnected. we were, however able to return to the router access page via 192.168.1.1 and were able to log in with the default login and password (admin and admin). it appears that the connection is valid from the router to the computer, but not the internet.

a final note:

i have been assisting him over the phone, and i suggested that he power cycle the entire system, based on research. i had him turn off the computer, unplug the router, and... Read more

A:Solved: Router/Computer/Modem Internet Problem

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Unplugging a computer & modem/router combo save me about $40 USD a month off of our electric bill.

I have an all-one computer (Not a laptop) supposedly energy star efficient. I actually done a test but I don't know if it is the computer or the modem/router combo. The computer received power while it was off, the router was always on. I changed that, the computer and the modem/router combo is now totally unplugged so I saved $40.00 off of our electric bill. The computer & modem/router combo is now unplugged for 6 to 12 hours a day.

A:Unplugging a computer & modem/router combo saved me about $40...

I use surge protectors on both my computers and modems/router.
When I turn off the computers I also turn off the surge protectors which turns off everything including my router and modem.

Everything that hooks to my computers are hooked to the surge protectors;
speakers, printers, ect. So everything is turned off. (No power)

You can also use this method for a T.V.
When a T.V. is off it isn't really off, it's in kind of in standby mode using electricity.

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Hello,

I am a newby so please bear with me. I have been having a huge problem for awhile now. I have a Linksys WRT54GS router and a DSL modem. The modem is working correctly as I checked it with Verizon. The router appears to be configured correctly. However the computer cannot connect through the router or directly through the LAN and modem.
I have tried flushing the DNS to no avail. Here is my "ipconfig/all" info. Perhaps someone can help me as I am not that proficient in computer matters. Thanks

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : JesseS2
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
on
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-07-E9-C9-69-9F
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.232.140
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

PPP adapter smtp.verizon.net:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
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A:Computer does not connect to internet through router or directly to DSL modem

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My computer ethernet port recognizes any modem but will not recognize any wireless routers. My ISP (DSL) spent 3 hours on the phone with me and can't figure it out. I have also contacted Gateway, figuring it must be my computer. I make money on the side fixing computers, so I do have a good idea as to what is what.

I run Win7 on a Gateway DX4822 with Intel Pentium Dou-core. I have searched and searched for months and have found nothing. I have asked this question on various forums (including Microsoft) and still nothing.

I have wireless connectivity with a USB 2.0 WAN antenna. I also have a blu-ray player, XBox 360, and Wii all hooked up through this router. The player and XBox are wired, the Wii and a printer is wireless.

I have had all things disconnected while trying to solve this issue, thinking that somehow there wasn't enough juice getting through. The cable works. I have tried resets, powerdowns, restarts, system recovery (at one point for a few days it did work as I shared internet from a friend upstairs from me), system restore, many different wireless routers AND modems.

With the router connected, the ethernet port light does NOT come on. With the modem directly connected, the light DOES come on. Other computers/laptops in the house work wired into the router.

This is driving me nuts. I need to have the hub computer wired. All other comps on this system are fine wireless.

Thanks in advace - Zxypher
 

A:Computer ethernet port recognizes modem but not router.

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Hi! I'm new to the forum and I am not so great with computers, but I do understand the basics. Hopefully someone here can help me THANKS!

I have an Inspiron 1525 running Windows Vista. I can't figure out why my wireless internet will only connect when I am in the same room as the equipment. Whenever I go to the back of the house, it shows no signal. No other laptop has this problem in the house and my computer did this in my last house too. I have no idea what the problem is and I am not very good with computers. Please help! Thanks!
 

A:Computer will only connect to internet in the same room as the modem/router

Well, since it seems to be a serious range issue with the one computer, my top suspect would be an antenna issue. Open the access door on the bottom of the laptop (remove the battery first), and check the two antenna connections to the wireless card. Make sure they're firmly connected.

After that, please do this when you're in the problem location. It would be really useful if you could the same test with one of the laptops that doesn't have the issue from the same exact location.
Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework. For machines with no Internet connection, download this NET Framework 3.5 Full Package on another machine and transfer it with removable media to the problem machine.
To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
 

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Hey Guys. what i need is some help turning my modem/router combo into just a modem so i can use a different wireless router.
My problems with my current combo are that for gaming (pc xbox and ps3 primarily) i have huge connection problems that would all probably be solved with some simple port forwarding. the problem with that, is that my ISP disabled port forwarding and DMZs on the model modem/router thing we have. Networking is not my strong suit so this hasn't gone so well for me in attempts prior to this.

We have an Ambit cable modem/wireless router combo. there is no model number on the modem itself however in the setup page it lists "Cable Modem : DOCSIS 1.0/1.1/2.0 Compliant" which is looking like it may be a model U10C019.

also. inb4 wrong login: user/user. ISP changed admin pass and will not give it to me. i already spoke to them about this garbage.

new router i want to use is a Linksys wireless router. i already know how to do all the major setup on those. its just this ambit one is trash.

thanks for any help you can give me.
 

A:modem/router combo to just modem for use with new wireless router

Not much, if anything, we can do. To configure the modem/router into bridge (modem only) mode you have to login. If you don't have the login/password the only thing to do is reset it to factory default settings.

Two potential problems with doing that ...

a. They may have disabled that function also.

b. You have to know the settings needed to connect. (Usually not a problem with cable service.)
 

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Info about my computer (should it be relevant) is below.

Short Story: I desired a new router/modem just to see if it would improve internet consistency. However, I ended up buying just a router. I have a modem and can link them up. Should I keep this setup, or switch back to my old Router/Modem combo, while looking for another Router/Modem?

Long Story:
My internet, for the most part, is fine. However, I still experience the occasional disconnect. My internet will go off for less than a minute about 5x a week. This is fine for browsing, but sucks for gaming. My ISP is AT&T, and I have 3 Mb max DSL. Years ago, it started having a bunch of disconnects after I tried an upgrade (6 Mb max) for a year. The techs came out about 6 times. As a result, I downgraded my service back and got an AT&T 2Wire Router/Modem combo out of the deal. I know people say this device sucks a lot, but it's been at least doing its job. General browsing is fine, gaming has the disconnect problem only sometimes, and there's only one device to think about.

However, I've recently started wondering if the quality of the modem was in fact affecting the consistency of the connection. The techs tried different modems when troubleshooting everything, but none were high quality.

So, I got my eye on this:

http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Wirel...=UTF8&qid=1374145157&sr=8-1&keywords=wndr4500

I ended up buying it at Best Buy (they had it for sale). However, me being a complete dum... Read more

A:Separate router and modem vs Router/Modem combo...

i would not see any advantage

but why not try it for a week and see if it disconnects - that is what you are trying to fix

also you wont get a faster speed if the download is set to 3Mbps and all wireless modes B,G,N will be faster than 3Mbps anyway

How many devices do you have connected to the router and when you get the disconnect is it for all of them

it maybe a dns issue - but you would need to see if the new modem/router setup has resolved the issue anyway
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

hi,

I need help on bridging Belkin N150 F9J1001V1 modem router (primary, connected to internet using ADSL) and Linksys WAG54GS modem router (which needs to be bridged). I would appreciate if detailed step by step procedure is provided.

A:bridging ADSL modem router and another modem router

can you explain exactly what you want to do ?
and give IP address, of each router

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

Hi,
I downloaded windows 10 and now my IPV4 DNS server and Modem have the same address. I set DNS and IP to Auto in windows 10 and restarted. it will not change. so I can't stay on internet. can anyone Please Help me. Ethernet hookup

Thank-you
Moose

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52

If I send an email from any device from my hotmail account the recipient will see that it has come from my gmail account.
I have removed the gmail alias from the Hotmail settings but it is still happening and I am at a loss.
Any help would be great

A:Email address is showing different address than the real one

Okay, I figured it out. This is actually to do with settings on my iPad. The iCloud synching for mail needed to be off otherwise it defaults to the gmail account in a stealth attack from the big G.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.8

My Motorola SBG901 Modem/Router combo has stopped connecting to the internet. I have done all the troubleshooting with Comcast and with Motorola and it is out of warranty, so I will have to purchase a new one.

In the mean time, I wanted to use it only as a wireless router connected to my Scientific Atlanta DPC2100R2 modem. Is there any way to do this? Is there a way to disable the modem in the SBG901?

Simply connecting with the ethernet cords has not worked. I connected the DPC2100 to the SBG901 via ethernet cord. My computer was able to pick up a wireless connection but there is no cable connection. I am using Windows 7.

Thanks!
 

A:(Comcast) Connect Modem To Wireless Router/Modem Combo!

Is there any way to do this? Is there a way to disable the modem in the SBG901?Click to expand...

Perhaps a really skilled electronics engineer or technician could take it apart, separate the modem from the router portion and add an ethernet WAN port.
 

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Just moved in and brought my ADSL wifi modem Belkin F1PI241EGau with me, but over here there is cable and the provider supplied me with their modem motorola Surfboard SB5101E. I would like to connect these two to use the wifi. Would that be possible?

Thank you
 

A:Can i connect my adsl2/2+ wifi modem/router to cable modem?

Not really. The ADSL router doesn't have the correct WAN interface. You need a standard router with an Ethernet WAN connection.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.4

I have a Netgear DGN2200 (N300 Wireless ASDL + Modem Router) that I got from Goodwill. There is no WAN port behind the router... only LAN ports I see. How do I setup my Arris Cable modem to this Netgear Modem Router? I need help PLEASE!

Link to Netgear DGN2200: http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wirelessrouters/work-and-play/DGN2200.aspx

Link to Arris Cable Modem (PDF): http://www.arrisi.com/product_catalog/_docs/_specsheet/060510_Touchstone_Telephony_Modem_TM502G.pdf
 

A:Netgear Modem Router & Arris Cable Modem

if its ADSL you cannot use it as a router on a cable modem, its designed to connect to the telephone line and has a modem within the device
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.4

When I try connecting my PC to my cable modem via Ethernet cable there is no internet access, but it does say its connected ( windows xp and 7...2 different PCs). But when I plug in my wireless router directly to the cable modem, I get internet access, what gives? I did reset everything and this problem still occurs. I'm not a total noob when it comes to networking, but this is baffling! I did troubleshooting over the internet, no help at all

(btw for folks who know about ps3...When my ps3 is directly connected to the cable modem I get NAT type 1, and online play works flawless. yet why wouldn't doesn't the internet work on my pc?)
 

A:cable modem to pc, no good...modem to router to pc works..help

Brand and model of the cable modem?

For "my PC" connected to the modem please show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

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

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.4

Hi

I am trying to install a new ethernet modem/router to replace my speedtouch usb modem given to me by Orange.

However when I power down unplug the old usb modem and plug in the new ethernet modem/router nothing happens. I have gone to network connections and clicked on LAN and clicked obtain an IP address automatically. Within network connections I also have the Orange connection which I have also tried doing it on.

Am I being completely stupid here? Can I not use the new modem/router that doesn't belong to Orange?

The modem/router I have is a D-Link G624T.

If someone could give me some advice I would appreciate it.

Thanks!

PS I have also tried using the IP gateway thing and it just says the page cannot be displayed...
 

A:How do I change modems?? USB modem to an ethernet modem/router??

Do you have a user name/password for that account? You normally have to program the WAN section of the modem/router with that information to get a connection.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

Hello,
I have a BSNL wireless modem having inbuilt router.The modem has some DSL problem and cannot use the ethernet port to connect to my desktop.So I bought a new Baton DSL modem without wifi facility.

I now need the WIFI connectivity to connect with my phone for browsing net.

For that I connected the Ethernet port of new DSL modem with the old BSNL wifi modem and applied the following configuration.

I changed the IP address of router from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.2

But I get only WIFI connection to connect to phone and not correctly getting the connection on desktop through the ethernet.Sometimes i get the connection and sometimes the connection lost.

I attached some images here.

pls help me to fix the problem.

Thanks & Regards

RAKESH BOSE

A:How to configure wifi modem having router with DSL modem ?

Hi there,

On the second router, DHCP needs to be disabled and assign a fixed IP within the router's IP scope (with Wi-Fi capability) i.e. 192.168.1.3 (make sure that 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.3 will be in the IP exclusion list).

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

So I am updating my churches network and came to a setup I have never seen before. No one at my church knows anything about the setup except when they built the addition (about 5 years ago) they ran "a bunch of Cat5". They ran 3-8 jacks in every room. I have a closet full of about 50 cat5 cables of which only 16 actually have RJ45s on them and only 5 of which actually go to a computer. That stuff I was able to figure out. What perplexes me is the hardware setup.... I have seen modem to router to switch.

This install has a Comcast Modem with a built in 4 port router. 2 lines go to separate magic jack pro jacks. One is a straight cable to a wireless linksys router. The last is a straight cable to a 16 port switch. There is then a crossover cable from the wireless router to the switch as well. So on the switch port 15 goes direct to the modem and port 16 is a crossover to the router and back to the same modem..... I can figure out for the life of me why there is a loop going on here.

In either case the setup worked. So the duplicate line did not have an issue. I am so lost.
 

A:Modem to Router to Switch back to Modem, what....?

I would disconnect the cable going from the switch back to the modem/router combo. You're right. This loop is not proper. Loops should never exist on a switched network. I'm curious as to whether traffic is being forwarded around the network properly or if the switch being used has spanning tree support and might have shut down one of the ports wired up to the upstream network device.
 

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First of all let me start off by saying that my modem is defective and overheats so i lose my dsl sync every hour. Found out it was defective by numerous hours of scouring the forums. Anyways i recently found a router/modem combo and was wondering if i could just use it solely as a modem seeing as that i already have a wireless router.
 

A:Router/modem combo used solely as modem.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

Really need some help here, going crazy . We have a Sagemcom FAST 1704 modem/router from windstream, our ISP, and have been trying to get servers going for Minecraft game with no luck. So we thought that we could attach our Belkin router to the modem since we were having port forwarding problems. I have tried numerous times to set up the router with this modem and have even tried the bridge mode, but then I don't get internet access through the Belkin router....have no idea what I am doing wrong . I am running Windows XP....and my brother, who I want on the same network, is running Windows Vista...which I really hate. I had my XP connected, but could not get the Vista connected....then I completely messed it up and just am at my wits end....can someone please walk me through this? Let me know any info you need and how to send it to you .
Thanks a lot,
Deb
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

Hope this isn't confusing but, my internet provider (my cable company) came in to set up a wireless modem/router when we upped our internet speed today. We have three desktop computers which are hard wired to our existing Linksys router which we have been using previously. Would it be in our best interest to turn off the wireless function of that router (it's hooked up to the new modem/wireless router so the hardwired computers can function since the new unit has no ports to plug in the desktop computers into). Our wireless devices are all 'connected' to the new modem/router (using its passphrase and SSID). Can the wireless capabilities of each interfere with each other? They are sitting right next to each other.
 

A:Solved: Internet provider wireless modem/router and my hard wired router

It's confusing to me, but can make two comments ...

a. If you are not using the wireless network of a router it's best to disable or turn off the wireless--saves electricity and should extend the life of the router.

b. Two wireless networks whose channel numbers are less than five from each other can interfere. In North America if possible use channels 1, 6 and 11 to guarantee non interference.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

So here is my case:

SETUP:

Verizon's Westell 6100:
Modem/Router, provides 1 incoming address (provided by VZ) and provides 1 internal address (192.168.1.1).

Netgear Wireless Router WGT624 v4:
Wireless Router, accepts 192.168.1.1 and provides 10.0.0.X wired and wirelessly.

Problem:
Although Verizon's Router indicates that it is on Bridge mode, the damn thing isnt. I thought the main concept of bridging was to become practically invisible and automatically reroute all traffic to the next device, which is what I want.
I want to ultimately use the Netgear device to set all my rules and settings, instead, I have to do it on both.
For instance, Xbox Live is not working 100% properly. I can only play video games without being able to join specific games, or perform any in-game video/voice chat.

I have tried NATing the device. No luck.
I have also tried setting the Netgear device as a Wireless Base Station. Either way, I just would like to have my network ignore 1 device, and have the second one invisibly reroute all the access.

Is that possible? Could you please help?

Thanks to all!
 

A:Netgear Wireless Router and Westell Modem + Router = Routed Bridge failure

Well, since the "modem" is supplying a private IP address, it's obvious that it's not in bridge mode, that can only happen with a NAT layer, aka a router.

Try this solution to configure it for bridge mode, direct from Verizon: http://www22.verizon.com/residentialhelp/highspeed/networking/setup/questionsthree/123756.htm
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

I have Qwest/CenturyLink DSL, and recently replaced the Actiontec M1000 modem which crapped out after 5 years of service. Replaced it with a Netgear DM111PSP v2 router/modem. Now I cannot get either of my two routers, the Linksys WRT54G or WRT160N V2 to broadcast wireless internet. I've spent the most time on the WRT160N. It will broadcast a wireless signal, but devices that attempt to connect to the internet time out while "obtaining IP address". BTW, I just happen to have two wireless routers on hand, I only need one to work.

I can get internet through the hard wire connection. I have the Netgear modem hooked up to the "internet" port of the WRT160N router, and the computer is connected to one of the four ethernet ports on the back of the router. I can access both router and modem setup pages using this setup. The Netgear modem is set up for DHCP server, PPPoA encapsulation, and gets its DNS address dynamically from the ISP. The WRT160N is also set up for automatic DHCP configuration. These are the settings given by running each set up wizard, and this has set me up for some DHCP conflicts.

I think that setting up a dual modem/router in transparent bridging mode (PPPoE) in theory turns off the DHCP, allowing the WRT160N to handle DHCP, but I have no luck even getting my hard-wired internet connection to work if I switch from PPPoA to PPPoE mode. Even if I cut the WRT160N out of the loop and connect the computer direct to the DM111PSP. No internet,... Read more

A:Connecting WRT160N v2 wireless router to Netgear DM111PSP router/modem

Netgear DM111PSP v2 router/modem.Click to expand...

ifthis is a router then you need to connect the other two routers using their LAN inputs NOT the WAN/internet - unless you set the DM111PSP to bridge mode
you may have already covered the below - but check
see here
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Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together
From a John Will Post

http://library.techguy.org/wiki/Connecting_two_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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

I don't know if this is possible, but this is what I want to do:
Have the dsl modem router and linksys voip connected together.
I want the voip router to assign dhcp and the dsl modem router to
be used to get internet access but not assign dhcp (I think)

This is why I want it:

I have 8 wireless linksys cam's configured through the voip router.
Setting the cam's to the modem router didn't work well because of
AT&T's firewall cannot be disabled, only modified to open ports. It's frustrating as when I opened the ports for the cam's, a consistant "an unknown error has occured". So I opted to just set up the cams on the linksys router as the cams are also linksys as well. Thus, figuring they would communicate better anyway.

This is my problem:

When I connect the dsl modem router to the
WAN port on the linksys router, the dsl modem assigns it
a fixed LAN ip. What I want is the linksys router to pull a WAN ip so I can log into my cam's remotely from my laptop at home.
No matter what I do, disable dhcp on linksys router, set linksys router on the dsl modem router to DMZ, set linksys router to bridge mode.....
nothing seems to work.

All I want to do is configure the linksys router so that when I go to my internet explorer on my laptop and type in "99.xxx.xxx.xx:1024 to connect to the cam's. But when I go to linksys router config. pages to see the status, the internet ip is 192.168.1.64 which is a LAN address assi... Read more

A:2wire DSL Modem Router and a Linksys VOIP router setup advice

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

So basically I want a new router because the router I have now is old as hell and doesn't have a strong signal but I was wondering other than wifi are their any other pros of getting a new router?
 

A:Pros of buying a new router to plug into my current router/modem combo?

depends on what you have now and what facilities you need
some provide a media service , can have Harddrives attached and Act as USB print servers
also broadcast wireless on 2.4GHz and 5GHz

5Ghz can solve itnterference problems
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.
 

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

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

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

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

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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
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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.

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
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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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

I have a significant problem with my computers not recognizing my d-link router. I screwed something up today and now my router won't work. I have had the router for years working just fine, but today I was trying to connect a new kindle which wouldn't connect to the Wi-Fi and I lost the router after screwing around with configuration.

Basically I've been trying to re-install the router, I changed the SSID but it appears the d-link quick router setup software recognizes the modem as the router and won't re-intall my router thus denying me access. Has anyone ever ran into a situation such as this? Please help...
 

A:D-Link Software recognizing modem as Router, router not working

Find the reset switch (usually a smal hole and you press a paper clip into it for ~5sec).

That will bring it back to day-1 default settings.

Unless you are attaching to the modem/router using USB, there's no software to be installed
(that's only used for USB) - -
just cable the eithernet cable to a LAN port on the router and then you can configure it
 

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