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Solved: Wireless Router with Wired Print Server

Q: Solved: Wireless Router with Wired Print Server

I have a Linksys wireless router connected to my cable moden. Everthing is working fine. Last night I connected a wired Linksys print server to my wireless router. Ran the software on my PC, set up was a breeze, it found the printer...no problem.

The problem, I cannot connect to the printer from either my desktop PC or my laptop. I guess the real problem is I don't know where to find the printer to connect to it. Just in case it makes a difference, the router is my network. I have my PC wired to the rounter and use the wireless feature for my laptop.

Hope this makes sense...thanks.

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A: Solved: Wireless Router with Wired Print Server

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Have a non-wireless printer (HP 2330) and non-wireless Desktop. Just added a wireless laptop and have a Netgear router. My problem is I want to make the printer wireless but their is only one USB port (Male B) and no ethernet port. If I put an adapter into the USB port on the printer to make it wireless, I will of course loose access from my desktop. Can I put a splitter into the printers USB port and use an wireless adapter plus the cable to the desktop?

A:Wireless & Wired Print server

To make a non-network-ready printer wireless you need a wireless print server. Make sure you get one that is compatible with your printer, as there are some incompatibilities.

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I recently bought a D-Link DP-311 Wireless Print Server, but when I try to set it up, I can't access the Web configuration utility built into the print server through my Linksys BEFW11S4 wireless router.
The router has an IP address of, and the print server is I tried changing the PC's address to, and other 192.168.0.X addresses, but no matter what I do, I can't access the web utility. I also tried changing the PC's address back to the way the router automatically configured it (, and changing the subnet from to, but that didn't work either. I'm not a network expert, so I am probably doing something stupid, but nothing seems to work that I try.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Connecting to D-Link Print Server with Linsys Wireless Router

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I recently bought a Netgear Wireless N 150 router (although I haven't set it up yet). One reason I chose it is that I was told it can be used as a wired network between our two desktop computers, and as a wireless access point for the laptop. But frankly, I don't always trust what the sales people tell me.

I've read on many sites that wired computers have some advantages over wireless, including security and speed, so I prefer a wired LAN for the main computers (they are within feet of each other and will stay that way). But I would like the convenience of going online via the wireless connection with my laptop in the other room.

I've never done this before (I always just had a wired connection between the 2 desktops and didn't bother going online with the laptop) and I need to know if this setup will cause any problems I should know about.

Please don't suggest I go wireless for the entire LAN -- I'm just too set in my ways to make that leap right now. If my planned setup won't work, I'll stick with my current one and forget the laptop.


A:Solved: Can I use my wireless router as wired router & wireless access point?

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I have a laptop computer (wireless integrated, WinXP-Media) that I would like to use to print on one of two printers located remotely in my house.

I have the Linksys WRTG54 router configured to access the internet on my laptop. I have a WPA secured wireless network configured on the router (if that's the right terminology) which I can connect to successfully with the laptop to access the internet. I purchased a Netgear WGPS606 Wireless Printer Server.

My understanding is that this PS can be added to my wireless network and can be used by computers in said network without having to have the printer(s) connected to a dedicated computer or hardwired to the router. Am I totally off base? If I am, just tell me and no need to read further!

If I'm OK so far, here is the situation. I ran the Netgear setup and all was fine -- it sees both printers, printed a test page OK on each, etc., but then when all was said and done I realized I was still connected to the printserver with the ethernet cable. When I disconnect the ethernet cable I have no communication with the PS.

I tried adding the PS to the network using XP's utility and a USB drive but that didn't seem to do anything

Shouldn't I be able to communicate with the printer wirelessly via the router that communicates to the PS?


A:Netgear Wireless Print Server with Linksys Router

Oops! Nevermind

I'm not sure what I did differently the second time around, but PERHAPS it is that I disabled my ZoneAlarm. Anyway, I just went back through the setup wizard with ZA disabled and now both printers are working great in full wireless mode. Rebooted (which re-enabled ZA) just to make sure everything stuck. It did.

FYI for anyone that is curious, neither my HP5510 all-in-one, nor my Brother HL-2040 were among the printers listed in the compatability table from Netgear. I had both printers already installed on the laptop using the manufacturers install discs previously. During the PS setup it recognized the printers "by name" right away, and then when asked to add the printers to the computer it saw them and the drivers installed no problem. Only the print function on the all-in-one works, but that's fine by me. If I'm using it to make photocopies or scanning images, I'm not doing that from another room anyway!!

So, rocky start, but since I bothered to register here, I thought I might as well share a little success!

Have a nice day all!! :grinthumb

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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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Please help - I have a Belkin Wireless G Router with built in USB print server connected to my home computer(XP). I have 2 laptops connected wirelessly to the router running XP which function perfectly. My new laptop running Vista Home Premium connects to the internet via the router but I cannot get it to print (printer is HP Deskjet 5550). I have installed all drivers required but as soon as I send anything to the printer it brings up an error next to the printer icon. However if I turn the Vista computer off and then turn it back on again the document prints???
I have tried contacting HP and Belkin for support but have got nowhere. Help!

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My small home network is connected to a Z100G Zone Alarm router via wires. This router has WiFi but I do not use it as it is not wireless N capable. I would like to have wireless N to stream movies to a wireless N BluRay player. I would like to keep the Z100G because of the firewall function.

Can I just connect a new wireless N router to the Z100G? If so, would it then be best to connect all the network computers to the new router either via wired or wireless?


A:Solved: Connect Wireless Router to Wired Router?

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Hey all,

I'm trying to connect my wireless router to my wired router.

Ideally I want the following: internet--> A --> 3 PCs + B -->itouch+ps3 +laptops

A: Gnet External ADSL modem with 4-port switch bb0055 (note: this is a modem/wired router)
B: Trendnet Wireless router tew-639gr

All 3 PCs have internet, so i'm sure my wired router is working properly. Using an ethernet cable, I've connected a Lan port in my Wireless router to a Lan port in my Wired router. My itouch, ps3, and laptops can connect to my wireless but I'm not getting any internet. I've also been able to access my wireless settings and change a couple of things.

From what I've read online, In B, I need to turn off the LAN DHCP and change my LAN IP Address. I've tried a couple of things but it still isn't working. Also what should I set my WAN settings to in my wireless router?


A:Solved: Connect Wireless Router to Wired Router

Nvm fixed it somehow...

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First I would like to say hello to everyone in the community as this is my first post. I would like to set up Linksys wireless router(wrt160n) with a Dlink wired router(DLR-604),The wireless would be the host router and I would like to isolate the wired router from that network,to protect my main computer's(2computer's plus network printer) from from my children s and friend's machines I connect to the wireless or wired ports on the Linksys.Thanks in advance, any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated .Cheers

A:Solved: Connect wireless router and wired router

This should be pretty easy. Just connect the D-Link router's WAN port to one of the Linksys router's LAN ports. The computers connected to the D-Link router will be isolated from the Linksys connected computers by the D-Link router's NAT firewall.

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

A:Solved: Wireless and Wired connection thru Wireless Router

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I told a friend something and I want to be certain I was correct. She has a wireless router and I told her she could attach a CAT5 cable to use a laptop with a wired connection. Is this correct? It seems her house has stone that interferes with the wireless connection, so she wants to use a laptop and connect to the Internet in an area of the house where wireless won't work.
thanks for allowing me to correct myself if I am wrong--

A:Solved: Wired into wireless router

Since most wireless routers also include a 4-port ethernet switch and all other wireless routers that I know of have at least one ethernet port, I'd say you are correct with more than 99% probability.

More challenging may be getting an ethernet cable through stone that Wi-Fi cannot penetrate!

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Hi all
I am going to fit a modem router to my PC in the hope to gain more speed and a more secure connection
My telephone exchange is only 1/2 mile from my home and the copper wiring is only a few years old,I have a professionally fitted extension from my telephone connection box to my PC room.At present I have a Speedtouch USB ADSL modem.I have no intension of attaching anymore PC to my network of one.Would I get a better result with a wireless modem router or a wired one.
Best regards

A:Solved: Router wireless or wired

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I have two PCs and a very fast cable connection. I would like to get either a switch or router so that I can use both PCs to access the net at the same time.

Can anyone explain to me what is a switch? It sounds like a way to use one PC or the other but not both at the same time.

Also can anyone please advise me what are the pros and cons of a wireless router vs a wired router?

I also got a new Sony DVD player (Actually a Blu-Ray player) and it has a connection so that I can plug the Internet into that DVD player (I think it's called an Ethernet connection?).

I've been told I can use this DVD player to access Youtube and play their video files. Can I plug both PCs as well as this DVD player into the router and use them all at the same time?

A:Solved: Can you advise me whether to get a wireless or wired router?

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I'm new to wireless networking, so this may seem like a dumb question: I have a Belkin wireless G router with 3 computers in the house running off the router. Does the router require that at least one computer be connected with a cable?

I've run a quick search of the pdf manual and the manufacturer database with no success trying to see if this is possible.

Presently there is a desktop system in the same room as the router and modem and connected to the router with a cable. There are two other computers connecting to the router wirelessly in other parts of the house.

I want to move the desktop connected to the router with the cable to another room in the house, but that would leave the router with no computer connected with a cable, does it matter? The modem was placed where it is by the cable company and the router is next to it.

Thanks for your help.

A:Solved: Wireless Router; Need at least 1 wired connection?

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Laptop running XP Pro. Connects to school network via wireless or hardwire. Can see drives fine. However it will connect to Internet (IE7) fine over wireless - but not via ethernet cable. Any suggestions?

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Hello, My router died and I have replaced it with another one. A Netgear N150 WPN824N. I have cable modem connected to my router. I can get the router working with the 2 LAN connected PCs, but I cannot get any wireless connections and I cannot see the wireless network in my list of wireless networks to connect to.

I need to get the wireless connections up and this is making me crazy. Based on previous threads, I have pasted my ipconfig information below.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Bill-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 06-23-4D-16-40-FA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5009 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4D-16-40-FA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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A:Solved: Cannot get wireless lan connection to router. Wired LAN connections okay.

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I have a belkin wireless/wired router, and it's really starting to stress me out. I have the wireless part working just fine, all my wireless computers connect to each other/the internet just fine. BUT, my wired computer is not connecting to the internet at all, but the DHCP is still assigning it an IP address and the computer thinks everything is fine. When I click on Internet Explorer, it says that the page cannot be displayed. It's driving me mad, can anyone help?

A:Belkin Router, Wireless and Wired... Wired Problems...

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I have been experiencing intermittent disconnects from the internet which as far as I can tell started when I installed an online game (Guild Wars 2). I have done quite a few things to try and get this resolved myself but its proving to be quite a hardy problem so I thought id post it here. First off a few details:

ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
Router Brand: Sagemcom
Router Model: [email protected]
Operating System: All networked computers are on Windows 7
Network Effected: Both Wired and Wireless Simultaneously
Router Status: Internet light remains solid green and I am able to access my router while disconnected.
Frequency of Disconnects: 1-2 times an evening
The internet gets disconnected for all computers connected to the network however the router internet light remains green. The problem occurs more in peak internet usage times. Before this issue I have previously never had this problem and no other hardware/software changes were made. I also get disconnected when no programs are being run on my machine and when the wireless has been disabled.

I am currently plugged into the test phone socket, have swapped out the micro filter 4 times, replaced the modem with a brand new one, allocated static IP's to all devices in the network, turned off IPV6, changed settings on my network card and then back again and scanned my computer for viruses and malware using AVG, Windows Defender and Advanced System Care.

I have phoned my ISP who confirm that my internet connec... Read more

A:Solved: Intermittent Disconnects - Wired & Wireless with no loss to the router.

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I've got a regular desktop pc and a laptop. Both are running Windows 7.

If both machines are wired, file and printer sharing works like expected. If the laptop is on the wireless, things go sour...

The machines don't see each other, I can't ping the laptop from the desktop or vice versa. Strangely enough, if I ping the desktop from the laptop by IP address the desktop will reply. At that point the desktop will see the laptop too and sharing (file, printer & media) works fine. But if the connection is idle for a couple of minutes they won't see each other anymore.

I've tried all kinds of things: disabled IPv6 on both, reconfigured file and printer sharing, disabled the firewalls on both. But none of these changes have had any effect whatsoever. I have also tried to give everything the same name (SSID, workgroup and network name on the desktop) but that had no effect either.

More info:
- Wired and wireless clients are on the same subnet.
- The router is a Linksys WRT-350N
- AP isolation is disabled
- uPnP is enabled on the router

Does anyone have any clue how to fix this?

A:Solved: wired-wired file sharing works, wired-wireless doesn't

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I'm confused. Here's the scenario. It's small office with a wireless network. They just installed a computer downstairs with one of those giant printer, scanner copier things.

I want to connect the printer to the existing network. The computer has a wireless card but the printer doesn't have wireless capabilities and needs to be plugged in via an ethernet cable. They want to be able to print to that printer from upstairs.

Should I get a wireless router and plug the printer into that or should I get an access point? Can you plug the printer into the access point? OR, should I get a wireless print server and plug the printer into one of the ethernet ports?


A:Solved: wifi router, access point or print server?

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Hi, Due to lack of space, I'm having to move my USB canon MP170 multifunction to the other side of the room, & now need a cheap wireless print server. Or do I? I have a netgear DG834G wireless router with a USB port, on that side. Can I hook this straight to the printer? or which server do I Need?


A:Solved: Wireless print server

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Hi there,

I was wondering if anyone could help me with a problem I am experiencing connecting to my wireless network.

I have set my router up correctly and have got an internet connection. This is a Belkin Wireless N router and modem.

I have connected to this a QNAP TS-209Pro NAS which in turn has a USB printer connected to it.

I am now trying to hook up my Dell M1530 laptop to the network and I can see it but not connect. This is using VISTA home premium.

I have allocated a static IP address to the NAS and I have allocated the same DNS entry (primary) as is shown in the belkin config screen.

When the laptop is wired to the router I can print through the NAS and I can surf.

When I try to connect to my network, it attempts to connect, but times out after entering the key.

If I enter a fixed IP and all the other details in the IPv4 properties, I can connect but not print (I can print only through Adobe PDF)......

So, seeing as I have spent two days looking at this, I wondered if there was anyone out there who could shed some light?

Do I need to enter the primary and secondary DNS from my ISP into the router and enter the same on all peripherals?

Should I be able to leave everything at automatic?

Why would it work when connected hardwired in and not when wirelessed in (when I haven't changed any config?)

Any help would be REALLLLLLLY welcomed.

Cheers in advance.

A:Solved: Cannot connect to my wireless router or print...?

I'm confused, I don't know what isn't working on the network. Is the laptop connecting to the Internet using the wireless connection?

Try these simple tests.

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

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

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>


PING yahoo.com

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

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG c... Read more

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I've been given a Belkin F5D7231-4P router/print server. My USB printer (HP PSC2110) is in my bedroom due to lack of space downstairs, and I'm sick of carting my old laptop upstairs to print. I already had an old WAP upstairs (cabled to my router downstairs) to enable use of my laptop in the garden. So I configured the F5D as a WAP and as a print server for the HP, intending to print wirelessly from my Win7 Ultimate (64 bit) desktop downstairs. I can log on to the F5D wirelessly from my PC via my WLAN, and the print server function on the F5D supports the printer fine. But the print server install onto my PC gave error 1805 when trying to install the print server port. So I've installed the printer manually as a TCP/IP port pointing to the IP for the F5D. All seems fine apart from the fact that on my PC the printer shows as offline - I can send a test print - but of course it never comes out, just sits in the print queue. The job in the print queue shows nothing for the port. I found on this site a query about the same problem using a Belkin wireless print server F1UP0001 (solution quoted below) - but have double checked the settings on both the F5D and the printer install on my PC and they're identical to what's suggested for the F1UP0001 (correct IP for my router, RAW set, correct port number for the print server on the F5D etc) I've of course tried rebooting the F5D, the printer, my router, and my PC - to no avail. Any bright ideas please? I&#... Read more

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

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

Any ideas? Thanks in advance

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

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

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

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I am a novice when it comes to networking so please help me out...
I am connecting Netgear wireless router (wgr614 v5) to an already placed router on the network (Nortel Networks Router). I am having trouble with wireless router because the Nortel router is DHCP disabled. Please if someone could help me, I would greatly appreciate. Please, explain step by step how to configure the wireless router to work with Nortel router.

P.S. The Nortel router cannot be DHCP enabled...I have DSL coming to Nortel router. So, Nortel is the primary router. Nortel router can't be removed because it is required by my company that I use it to connect to their network over the internet.

Thanks for your help!

A:Connecting a Wireless router to DHCP Disabled wired router

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Hi all,

I am using a Netgear Cable/DSL Web Safe Router Gateway RP614v2 with a Motorola Cable Modem SB4200 Surfboard Cable Modem for my Internet connection to OptusNet broadband. They works fine with my Desktop and notebook.

As I want to go for wireless with my notebook, so I buy the Netgear Wireless Router BGR614v5. However, I find the the new wireless cannot talk to the Motorola Cable Modem. Even I directly connect the Cable Modem with my notebook, the Internet connection is not through. It seems that the Cable Modem only allow the old wired router to go through it.

Is it any setting stored in cable modelm to allow the old router only to go thru, not other router or eveny my notebook. I heard something about MAC address. I check the settings in my current wired router, the option choosen for MAC address is "Default MAC". Does it cause the problem?

What should I do to remove the limitation to allow my notebook and my new wireless router to connect to the cable modem?

Thanks in advance,
Opal Chung

A:Problem from switiching wired router to wireless router

Have you tried unplugging the modem before connecting a different device? Typically modems need to be powered off and on when connecting to a new device.

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Hello and thank you

I have a Netgear FR114P Firewall router connected to my Cable Modem which connects to my computer in my home office.

I just bought my daughter a computer, her room is accross the way. I did not want to run an ethernet cable to her room, so I bought a Netgear Wireless Router.

My question is, what would I need to do to be able to keep my Firewall router hooked to my PC, then hook up the wireless router also so that my daughter can access the internet via the cable modem connection?

I have searched for Bridging methods, but am a little of a rookie when it comes to computer networking.

Thanks in advance for your help

A:Adding Wireless Router to existing Wired Router

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This is my 1st post (please be gentle!!). I did a some searches but couldnt find exactly what I was looking for, hopefully some of you guys (and gals) can help. The attached diagram pretty much says everything. All static DNS entries are using my ISP's DNS servers.

I cant get the wireless PC to see my network. It is on the same workgroup, whats missing? All PC's can access the internet fine.
Appreciate any help/suggestions. Thanks

A:adding a wireless router to an existing wired router

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I set up everything and if I have it wired it works fine but wireless it says can't find page when you try to get on the internet. I have set up networks before and never had a problem. first time I have used a Belkin router G+ I guess one of my question is this. I was reading on the Belkin site that it is already set for dynamic and that is for a cable modem and sounds like I should change it to pppoe for a DSL modem. would that make the difference. It is a brand new laptop and the wireless card is on and it sees the network and works when wired, it says it is connected wirelessly but wont get on the internet when not wired. Would the pppoe thing make a differnce? Please give me some help here. Thanks

A:Belkin wireless router with vista-wired works wireless doesn't

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My laptop can't connect to my router, everyone else can but mine just wont connect. It has connected to the internet through the router a couple of times but it will only last for a minute or so and then the connection would be lost.

I have a windows XP laptop, my router is a Netgear Wireless-G Router WGR614 v9, and is connected to a modem.

My wireless card detects the connection but it just can't connect to it. When I tried to set up the router using the provided installation CD, it detected said that the modem wasn't being detected.

I appreciate any help I can get on this!

A:Laptop can't connect to wireless router (hard-wired or wireless neither)

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I am using a Netgear MR814 Cable/DSL Wireless Router to share a DSL connection. I have it upstairs connected to the modem and one computer. Downstairs I have four computers that need to be networked and have access to the connection. I have a D-Link DWL-810+ Wireless Bridge to communicate with the Netgear wireless router upstairs. I want to connect this wireless bridge to a Netgear RT314 Broadband Router. When I plug the Wireless bridge directly into one of my computers' ethernet ports I am able to connect to the internet. If, however, I plug it into the routers "Internet" port, I am unable to communicate with the bridge. Whenever I try to access the wired router's configuration utility( it asks for a password lets me access the main menu, but then I lose connection to the setup utility and have to reset the modem to be able to do the same thing again. This last issue only began to occur after I decided to plug the D-Link Bridge directly into my computer.

I realize that this is a rather extensive list of problems but help on any one of them would be great. I also realize that there are other ways to do this with different equipment, but different equipment is not free (The wired router was given to me) So if anyone knows anything that could get these working for me I would really appreciate it.


A:Wired Router-->Wireless Bridge-->Wireless Router

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Hi all

A friend of mine currently has a wired network connected to the internet via a router. He has gone out and bought a wireless router already and he wants to connect a couple of machine and a laptop to the wireless router. I know he woulod have been better with a AP (access Point) but what i would like to know is if it is possible to connect his new wireless router to the wired one somehow. Any advice is greatly appreaciated...Cheers

A:Can i connect a Wireless Router to a wired router

Very simple:

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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

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There is an argument in the family, and the disagreement is about the security of a wireless router and the ability for someone to hack through it... My stepdad refuses to go with a wireless setup because he is afraid that someone will hack in and steal everything... We are trying to convince him that it is much safer since the wireless router would be password protected and the wired router isn't. He doesn't even want to listen or entertain the thought.. Currently they run a wired router off of telephone company dsl to 3 computers and an XBOX. If the wireless is as safe or safer the benefits are greater for laptop connectivity and relocation of workstations. The downfall of course is another piece of equipment that can fail... I ran a wireless connection at my home and I loved it.. Does anyone have any insight as to whether it would be safer with a wireless router, or if security issues are the same. I am aware most security comes from within the computer. Seeing as I am trying to learn more about this stuff any info is great.

A:Wireless Router versus Wired Router

If you use WPA or WPA2 with a strong random key, wireless is quite secure.

Your other point is bogus, a wired router or a wireless router has the same security as far as incoming threats are concerned. There is no additional security gained by having the wireless channels encrypted, it just prevents people from "tapping into the wire".

You will never be "safer" with a wireless router, but you can be as safe as with a wired only one.

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Hi All,

Just got myself a wireless router and I'm having problems setting this up as wired. I going to be running my PC and PS3 from the router (already getting help in another forum regarding the PS3 side of things) but would rather have the systems connected with cable rather than wireless.

The router I bought is a TP-Link 54M Wireless Router (model No. TL-WR340G if that's any help).

I'm having problems setting this up as wired to my PC as there seems to be no instructions regarding this option (or no way to enable/disable).

Should I go though the installation process of setting this up as wireless first then just connect the router with cable afterwards?

Hope you can help.


C h r e d g e.

A:Setting up a wireless router as a wired router

Just connect the cables correctly, and everything should connect without any configuring.

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I've been trying to figure out how to run a wireless router connected to a wired router for the past few days with no success thus far. I have searched the forums and nothing has helped thus far. Here is a diagram of what I'm trying to achieve:


EDIT: Since im not allowed to post links you must drag the link into the address bar and press enter to view the picture. It's hosted through imageshack.

A:Linking wireless router to wired router help

Does no one know how to fix this?

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Hi all,

My Netopia Router from SBC just crapped out on me early last week. So I decided to buy a router from a local electronics store. I already had a SpeedStream Modem, but I have multiple PCs in the house, so I need to 'route' the connection to other PCs.

Anywho, I went to the store today and picked up a Linksys DSL/Cable Router (Wired) with 4 port switch (#BEFSR41). I hooked it up, followed the CD Wizard, and plugged in the 2 PCs on this level (I have 3 Levels in my house). The PCs on this level worked.

Now, I have a D-Link wireless router since there are wireless notebooks/PCs upstairs. Before I had the Linksys, I just plugged that router into my Netopia and it worked fine. Now when I plugged it into this new Linksys router, it doesn't work.

What am I doing wrong?

All PCs are running Win XP if that makes a difference.

Thanks in advance.

A:Connecting a Wireless Router to a Wired Router

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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

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I'm currently connected to the internet via a Linksys router that is wired only.What i need to know is what is the best wireless router available at this time that i can get to replace my current wired router based on your own experiences with wireless.There are two computers and an xbox 360 on my network.Thanks for your assistance!

A:Best wireless router to replace my wired router

Quote: Originally Posted by Dsmith148

I'm currently connected to the internet via a Linksys router that is wired only.What i need to know is what is the best wireless router available at this time that i can get to replace my current wired router based on your own experiences with wireless.There are two computers and an xbox 360 on my network.Thanks for your assistance!

Hi and welcome

Stick with linksys either G, or N. I have had nightmares with netgear,dlink, etc

Ken J+

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Hey guys I'm a bit of a networking noob so I'm wondering if this setup I have will work in getting all my computers to share our home internet...

Basically my current setup in my basement this:

ethernet cable modem
Wired DLink Router---------->main desktop+2nd desktop
Pretty standard...But now we want a laptop and another desktop on our top floor because someone else moved in. LUCKILY before we finished the basement I had another ethernet cable going from the router to the Wii on the main floor. We don't play that anymore so I was wondering if it was possible to buy a wireless router for the main floor, connect it wired to the basement router, and than use it wirelessly so that it extends to the top floor? Meanwhile, the router in the basement still connects to the two computers? It'd look like this.

basement floor
Wired router---------->main desktop+2nd desktop
Main floor/ground floor
wireless router
second floor
wirelessly connect to----->laptop+ 3rd desktop (will have to install pci card)
so yeah, does it work that way?

A:Connecting a wireless router to a wired router?

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Hello, I was wondering if it was possible to set up a wireless router along with a regular wired router. What I'm trying to do here is make it so that my wired router connects with the modem and the wireless router connects with the regular router. So, it's like a router ontop of a router. The reason I want to do this, is because I want to set up a network where all the computers with the exception of one, are wired. Then just have that one computer go off of the wireless router. If I can't do this (Which I'm sure I most definitely cannot.), then can I get a network hub and have the modem and the two routers connected to that hub? Thanks for reading this,


A:Wired Router and a Wireless Router Working Together?

Yes, this is standard practice, and every router company I know has installation in their downloadable user guide.

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So i have a Linksys WRT110 when connected to it both wireless and wired i get "local only" both times. can anyone help me out?

A:Connected to Wireless router both wireless and wired no internet

Hi -

Is the system new?
Do you have an Internet Security app installed, e.g., NIS, N360, KIS, McAfee, etc. . .?

Regards. . .



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I am now running a 2 router setup, 1 wireless and 1 wired both linksys. They are a bit older and I need to upgrade my wireless because it does not give a strong signal and my laptop internet is slow. If I buy a new wireless N linksys will I be able to run my same set up? Or if someone can help me advise me what to do?

A:Wireless/Wired router

Yes it will work, just run the Linksys setup and connect it like you had the old one connected

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I'm planning on buying a router to share my dsl connection. I've been thinking on getting a wireless since I won't have to mess with cables..but at the same time, I dont know if wireless will be a problem if one pc is upstairs and the other downstars. I have never used a wireless so I don't know their typical range. Another thing is..will I need a 11mb or 54mb? We won't be doing many transferring of files between computers..we're just going to share the dsl connection.

If anyone has experience using a particular wireless router, post what's good and what to stay away from. I'm currently considering the Netgear MR814NA.

A:Router - Wired or Wireless?

Well, wireless is not as secured as wired, but if you are going wireless, i would suggest 8011g wireless.

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I have a Linksys Router BEFSR41 in which I have two computers hooked up to. I want to add a third computer but want to make it wireless. Is there a router that I can purchase that will be accomadate my two "wired" computers and my one "wireless" computer?



A:Which router can I use for wired and wireless?

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We presently have (2) users off the present router. There will be a 3rd joining.
Attempting to get the straight story on whether:

- Are Wireless routers as secure as wired routers. Like from malicious software routines, or any other methods of breaching the system.

- Are there ways of breaching the connection besides by being within so many feet of the router itself while having access to the assigned username/password ?

- Any one including visitors using the WiFi connection must be given the username/password, right?

- The pc's must be equipped for WiFi compatibility, right? Or else plug in a usb device to make it do so?

- Speed: presently we are using a linksys router -- ethernet cable/dsl router. model BEFSR41.
How might a router like the new Netgear R6300 compare? In terms of speed and security.

A:wireless vs wired router

They can be secure, depends on the security methods used.

Possible, but not likely. Of course it all depends on the type of data that you are really trying to protect. No real reason for anyone to expend a lot of time trying to hack into a secure network just to get internet access.

You can provide visitors complete access via l/p, limited access via l/p, or limited access without login. All depends on how you want to provide access.

Any PC will need a NIC and cable for wired access, or a wireless NIC for wifi access.

Wired will always be faster, regardless of router. There are some speed differences(for wifi) between router brands/models and even between the same model with different firmware versions. For the most part, it's a non issue.

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Okay. My current setup is this:

Linksys BEFSR41 4-Port Wired Router and a Linksys EFAH08W 8 Port Wired Hub connected together from uplink port to uplink port.

I now have a Linksys WRT54GS Wireless-G Router with SpeedBooster. I found a document on Linksys's website on how to connect the wireless router to my standard router, but I have a hub as well and for now I will still need it.

Now, what I was thinking of doing was to replace the BEFSR41 wired router with the WRT54GS Wireless-G router. Then hook my wired 8 port hub up to the wireless router. But, the wireless router has no uplink port, just "1, 2, 3, 4, and Internet." So...could I use a crossover cable from one of the numbered ports of the wireless router to connect the hub, would that work?

Meh, I'm pretty much dumb with networking. I researched exactly what I needed to know to hook up my wired network years ago, then forgot it all when the work was done. Any advice is appreciated on how to connect this all up. Easiest way preferred

A:Connecting Wireless Router to Wired

Yes, if neither the router or the hub has auto-sensing ports, you use a crossover cable. However, the Linksys WRT54GS ports are auto-sensing, so any cable will do. I think simply replacing the wired router with the wireless one will be the easiest path to the upgrade.

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