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Solved: Lost internet connection when setting modem to simply bridge to router

Q: Solved: Lost internet connection when setting modem to simply bridge to router

Earlier today I attempted to change the setting on my Westell 6100 modem such that it would simply bridge the connection to my Linksys WRT54GS router, basically involving setting the router to bridge only and turning DHCP off. Now I no longer get an internet connection through my router when previously the connection had worked perfectly fine before. I following the steps of cloning the MAC address to the router and have done the proper resetting steps (computer, them router, then modem) but I simply can't get an internet connection through my router. The process to set up simple bridging from the modem what supposed to end up with the internet light no longer turning on but the light turned back on following one of the resets.

Currently, I can connect to the internet through the modem just fine but I get nothing when I include the router. I'm not sure if there are some other settings I'm supposed to be changing as I can't seem to find anything past what I've already done when researching online. At this point I would just be happy reverting the settings I've changed but I don't know how to access the modem now that DHCP is off.

Basically, I'd prefer to be able to get the router working with these new settings but if that proves too difficult (as I've heard it can be when trying to get Westell modems to work with Linksys routers) I'd like to learn how to access the modem and change the settings back to what they were (preferably in as simple terms as possible as I don't particularly understand what a lot of these settings/configurations do).

(And a bit of an aside, but I had attempted to do this modem bridging to "fix" perceived internet speed problems. I've been averaging around 300Kbps download rates ever since I've had this internet connection from Verizon when the supposed download rates should be between 1MB and 1.3MB. Doing this modem bridging had been reported to fix some modem/router conflicts and improved connection speeds for some.)

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A: Solved: Lost internet connection when setting modem to simply bridge to router

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Alright, I recently got a D-Link DIR 655 Router and a Vigor 120 Modem. From what I know, I need to set my router to do PPPoE (Seems simple enough, put in my username and password and the Primary and Secondary DNS servers are automatically found so nothing needed to be added there) However I couldn't connect to the internet after that, as far as I know I need to set up a bridge with my modem. I have the router and modem connected but I do not know what to set up in the modem itself so it forwards whatever the router sends to it. Sorry if I seem like I'm talking no sense. I'm stuck here.

A:Setting up a Ethernet bridge with new router/modem

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Hi Guys

I have my broadband with Talk Talk and have done for a while and it has been working fine. I recently got a laptop with WiFi so decided to upgrade the crappy little modem Talk Talk gave me to a wireless ADSL router. I bought a Linksys WAG354G Wireless ADSL router.

I swapped it out for my old one, plugged everything in and set it up. I got connected to the internet and everything was working fine, until I got home from work! When I got home the Internet connection light on the router was out, I checked the status by logging onto the router and it was down (see fig.1) When I clicked connect it seemed to connect OK so I thought nothing of it.

The next day, when I got home from work the same happened again. This time when I logged onto the router I saw the status as "down" but the 'connect' button was greyed out (see fig.2) so I couldn't connect. This is how it has been since so I put the old Talk Talk router back and Internet now works fine again. Can someone help me diagnose the problem please? It is driving me mad. Fig.3 is how the setup looks and Fig.4 is what I get from "IPconfig /all" command. Fig.5 is what the DSL connection status states when the internet is not connecting. NOTE: I've tried all the usual steps i.e. rebooting router, reconnecting cables, updating firmware.

Thanks in advance for any advise offered.

Fig.1 - http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s211/leeroy1985/ConnectionStatus.jpg
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A:Solved: Setting up new router - internet connection keeps dropping

when you have rebooted ensure you enable some sort of encryption just so as know one can mess with the settings and change your admin password aswell.
You could also try setting up a static ip on the computer see portforward.com for details how to do this.
Download malwarebytes free version and give your computer a scan viruses do all sorts of strange things.
could be that it is going into some sort of hibernate mode as my neighbors does.
But then it should still be letting you back on.

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Recently I have set up 2 PCs trying to connect to internet sharing a single broadband, using Win98SE's ICS.

After setting up host PC and client PC, I could not get the client PC to go to the internet.

I suspect it is the DSL Modem/Bridge which does not support NAT, hence does not allow internet connection sharing. I checked my DSL modem, it is a Prolink Hurricane 9000/B, the manual says it is in Bridge mode, no router mode.

The funny thing is I am able to connect to Internet using this DSL modem, but my client PC can't.

Pls help. In dire straits. Any other solution? Such as using a 5 port switch?


A:DSL Modem/Bridge does not support Internet Connection Sharing?

If you are using Windows ICS then your modem doesn't have to support anything. It is the computer you are running ICS on that does the routing.

What exactly did you do trying to get the connection sharing going?

You will save yourself from a lot of headaches by getting a router. Either a small box from a store or any old junk PC with some firewall on it.

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Hello, I think I'm experiencing a NAT networking problem, as most games I play complain that my NAT is moderate, or sometimes strict. I've researched this and found out it may be a Double NAT problem.

I've also researched two solutions for this: Disable NAT and DCHP on either the modem or router, or set up a PPPoE connection between the two. Can someone tell me which one is the easiest to do and how to do it?

Router: Linksys E3200 w/ Cisco

Modem: Motorola SB5102

Other Info: This IS a broadband connection, and I believe it is a DSL or Cable setup. I also know how to access the router settings, and how to disable NAT and DCHP. However, I do not know how to connect to the modem (I do know the default IP for it) and don't know how to perform a PPPoE connection, as this would be my first time.

A:Setting up a PPPoE connection between router & modem

PPPoE is for DSL connections... Go to the router and modem websites and download the instructions from there. It will explain how to connect and access the router

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Ok so im not up on computers but I know a little bit about Routers and connections but not alot. So my problem is that I have a double NAT for Xbox Live, I had my Modem in bridge and had my NAT's Open so I could connect with everyone I wanted to and then someone in my family was haveing internet problems reset the modem causing it to be reset and now everytime I try to bridge it I lose internet connection and cannot regain it unless it is reset. Might I add the first time I put the EQ 660R into Bridge I had no idea what I was doing lost internet connection and then tapped the button on the back of the modem to reset it and got internet connection with all NAT's open on Xbox Live, But sadly it wont work this time. Help Anyone also my router is a DLink DIR-655

A:Solved: EQ 660R Modem/Router Bridge mode help please.

I fixed it

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I have my main computer with the following setup

Windows Vista connected to the router then to the modem in Bridge Mode (so that I can use NAT1 with my PS3), thus internet works fine for both, my Main Comp (Desktop) using PPPoe and PS3 using a wireless connection between my router but also through PPPoe.

However, in terms of my secondary computer (Desktop), I have a USB Wireless Adapter, but I do not seem to be able to find the configuration for going on to the internet through the router but to use PPPoe.

The following are my products

Router - D-Link DIR-625
Adapter - D-Link USB Wireless Adapter DWL-G122
Modem - SpeedStream 5200


A:Solved: Modem Bridge Mode + Router + USB Wireless Adapter Configuration

I'm a bit confused. If you're connecting PPPoE with two devices, that indicates you have two modems, which sure doesn't sound right. What are you really doing here?

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About a week ago my Sky Sagem router decided to stop working.

I bought a new Asus RT-N56U router which turned out to be just a router on it's own, and later bought a Netgear dm111p modem to see if I could get them both to work.

I have entered a ISP username and password into both devices that is currently running on the modem/router I am trying to swap for the modem router combo.
I have put two DNS server ips into the router.
The router is currently using PPPoE and I set the modem to PPPoA.

Here's the router's WAN section


the LAN works fine

Any ideas why it isn't connecting to the internet?

A:Solved: Setting up Router and Modem

details for the modem are here
and the user manual here
in case we need to see them / refer to them

On page 9 are the lights
do you have the DSL and the Internet light on ?

This looks like its also a router and not just a modem
on page 57 - it talks about private IP address and DHCP
so its not just a modem

I would connect a PC directly to the modem LAN port
make sure you have configured the modem correctly

entering your sky username and password into the router
setting up
ISP Name .....................VPI/VCI Connection Type Encapsulation Mode MTU
Sky Broadband (BSkyB) 0/38 ..........PPPoA ................VC-MUX ................1400

now see if you can get a connection to the internet like that

post an ipconfig /all - see below

if you can - then you need to connect the router up differently as you are connecting two routers together


Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together


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So here is my case:


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

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

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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Hi guys

I have a computer (win xp pro) connected to Internet with a high-speed connection through a cable modem. I was trying to set up a VPN server and when I defined the ip addresses ( to I couldn't browse the net, I lost my connection... but if I leave the option "using DHCP for ....." nothing happens with the internet connection but my friend can not connect to my pc getting through the VPN getting error# 733.
I have a real IP address, no router, no firewall......
Can anybody help me.....
Thanks in advance


A:Internet connection lost after setting a VPN server on WinXp

Isn't this the same problem you posted at:

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Hello all. Hope yall can help me with my little problem here. Here it goes:

I have a Dell Desktop 8200 and a Gateway laptop. Recently our Dell started having problems so we had to get it repaired. While the Dell was out of commission I ended up getting a Gateway laptop as a present. I have cable internet connection and to get on to the internet with my laptop all I do is connect the ethernet cable to the ethernet port on my laptop and I;m connected to the internet. Recently we got our Dell back and it's working good as new so my mom wanted to use it and get on the internet with it so I took the ethernet cable out of my lap and put it in the Dell but it can't access the internet. It says their is limited connectivity and it says I can try and repair it, so I click on the repair option but it says it can't be repaired because of something havcing to do with unable to renew my ip adress and DNS something. I am so confused about this. Anyway I just bought a router and and I would like to set it up so both of the computers can have internet access. And so I can take my laptop anywhere in our apartment and get on the internet. Tried setting up the router with the cd rom set up wizard but I'm quite confused, because during the setup it said it had to check for something but it seems that because the Dell is not receiving the internet signals it couldnt check what it needed to check for and it was asking me to manually put in my ip address and other stuff that ... Read more

A:Internet Connection Problems - Setting up router

Have a look at the attachment here:

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First, thank you for everybody who will take a time to help me.

After power outrage, I cannot set up my modem+router internet connection. I've restarted both several of times, different cable configuration with no luck. I will post my ipconfig /all, first is with router so no connection:
C:\Users\a>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C8-60-00-68-40-B5
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ddaa:363e:abc5:5636%12(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 264790016
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-0A-72-00-C8-60-00-68-40-B5

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

This one is without router connected, so only modem and I have connection.

C:\Users\a>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : a-PC
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A:No Internet connection modem+router

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I currently use a Thomson TG585 v7 router for my home network. I would like to set up a bridge though so as to extend the wireless reach broadcast. I have a Linksys WAP54G and Linksys AG241 from my old network. I am a noob when it comes to networking, so would I be able to use one of these as a bridge? Also, do I need to connect the bridge to a phone/fax/internet line like my router, or not? Thanks

A:Setting Up Linksys Bridge Router

Are you wanting to create a wireless bridge or use the secondary router as a WAP to extend the wireless reach?

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Hi. I'm looking for an easy to follow guide to do the following.

I have an SMCD3GN (from Rogers) that is both a Modem and a Router. I also have a Linksys WRT54G router that I used to use before.

The SMC is giving me a lot of problems. The connection is really bad often and my internet speed drops for no reason all of a sudden. I'm getting fed up and want my old router back.

I know it's possible to change the SMC into a modem (put it in bridge mode) and then connect my router and use the Linksys router instead of the SMC. The problem is, I don't know exactly how to set it up and would really like an explanation.

I already know how to get into the SMC and Linksys settings as an admin.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:How do I put my Router/Modem in Bridge Mode and Use a Different Router?

Nothing about bridging in the SMCD3GN User Manual.

Found two articles that may help you.

Apparently the SMCD3GN has two levels of programming, a user level name/password and then an administrative name/password.

This is probably a better discription of how to do it.

This second article is cited in the first and contains both name/password sets.
Be sure to have the router connected to the modem and the modem's wireless turned off before implimenting the bridging.
According to the articles you lose your ability to access the modem's User Interface unless you do a factory reset which kills the bridge.

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Why would a Linksys CM100 modem lose the ISP when connected to a Linksys "N" router? It would work for about one night or a couple hours and then would not connect. Everything in the router would still be there except the ISP..... Read somewhere that the router might have to be set to clone the modem MAC???? Tried reset with power down the modem, did not work.

Modem works direct connected, but will lose ISP when wireless router is connected. I had it working for a whole day and the next day.. ISP is lost. Any help would be great...

A:Solved: modem ... router..& lost ISP

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I'm currently trying to have internet in a different place than my main one, i have the current modem plugged.



It seems both are plugged.

On the arris one i see those lights on.

[x] Power
[x] DS
[x] US
[x] Online
[ ] Link
[x] Telephone 1
[ ] Telephone 2
[x] Battery

On the Motorola one i got all the lights on.

I'm trying to put internet into a second room by wire.

I connected the wire from my second computer to the Arris modem in the yellow plug, and it still doesn't work.

Could i please get some help on how i could get multiple internet, i'm really having some trouble right now.

Thank you very much!
/Edit If it helps, i use Windows Vista.

If it's not possible to receive multiple internet with those, please tell me what i need!

PS: Sorry for my grammar, my natal language is french.

A:Modem / Router Internet multiple connection. Help!

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I have this problem with my home wireless network for quite sometime. I am using cable broadband with the motorola modem and aztech router.

The problem is that my internet connection drops suddenly everyday... I will power off my modem and router, restart it but still cannot get internet access. after a few tries, it might come back...

I have tested my router at my friend's place and it is working fine. So i thought it's the modem problem, so i also went to test the modem at my friend's place and it's working fine too. I even bought new ethernet cable.

I do not know much about hardwares and wireless networking. I do hope I can find the problem and get it solved soon...

A:working router and modem but no internet connection

how many pcs are connected on your network and do they all work ok except yours ?

would you post the following tests when the internet is working OK, and then repeat ALL the tests when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.

As you are connected by wireless, please include the xirrus screen shots for both conditions - see how below.

Please post back here the make and exact model of the router and the make and exact model of the modem.

Please make a note of the status of the lights on the modem and on the router when working normally - post that light status here.
Now when the internet disconnects make a note of the status of the lights for the modem and router here again. also note which have changed.

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG etc

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
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 paste here.

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I'm having problems with my internet connection and modem/router. It's an Actiontec gt704wg, which serves as both a modem and wireless router. One computer is connected directly to the router and 2 others use wireless. The connection just randomly cuts off, the internet light goes blank, the dsl light flashes, and then it takes about 15-25 seconds to reconnect. I get tons of static on my phones, and the frequency of disconnecting goes up whenever i get/make a phone call. In addition, when I connect the other computers wirelessly, i get tremendous delays and more disconnections, and it takes several minutes to reconnect. The router's not old, about a year, and I've had no problems with it until recently. I've changed all my dsl phone filters, so I know it's not that. Can anyone help me?

A:internet connection, Router/modem problems

It sounds to me like something wrong with the router or, less likely, wireless interference. Looking at the second one first, do you detect any other wireless networks on your same or close to your channel? Any 2.4Ghz cordless phone?

Next I suggest looking for a firmware update for the router. And my final (at least for now) suggestion is to reset the router to factory default settings and reconfigure.

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hi guys,

i previously made a thread about buying a wirless router (http://forums.techguy.org/networking/916610-connecting-usb-only-adsl-modem.html). From that thread i have decided that im going to buy a router with intergrated adsl modem. i made this thread because i dont want to go through the hassle of returning a item bought of the internet. I had my eye on this router: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-Wire...ef=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1271498847&sr=1-3-spell. Firstly i wanted someone to check that this is a wirless router with intergrated adsl modem.

I also wanted to know how i will have to set this router up. do throw away my adsl modem that i have now? or i will i need to keep that connected? Would i need to insert my modem into that router or will i just need that all in one wireless router connected to my pc and thats it?

Im very confused about my broadband. i dont know whether it is dial-up or adsl. i know for a fact that i am using the speedtouch 330 adsl usb PPP modem, but under Network connection orange broadband is listed under Dial-up (i will try and post pictures to help explain what i mean). and also i have to use software to connect to the internet, and its programmed to connect to the internet by using the speedtouch 330 adsl usb PPP modem. When the router arrives will i be able to change this so that it connect using the new router?

Any help would be appreciated. i will try and upload images to help explain what im talking about.


A:Solved: Question about setting up a wirless router with intergrated adsl modem.

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I want to set up a wireless home network. I have a computer in my office and want to setup a computer for my son in his bedroom. I have a ZyXel P-600 series DSL modem with service through Earthlink. I purchased an Airlink Super G wireless router model: AR430W. I was told I had to bridge them.
How do I do do this?

A:Bridge DSL modem with wireless router

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I have a Motorola 3347 modem/router combo that was supplied for my DSL from my ISP. I do not use it anymore and would like to convert it into a bridge so I can connect my non-wireless bd player to it (ultimately making a wired connection wireless...if that makes sense ). Is this possible?



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Advice please!
I have a Linksys wrt1900ac (router only) and have been using my old Netgear dg384 in bridge mode successfully until yesterday when it lost power.
The 2 options I was thinking about replacing the Netgear with are: Billion 7800nxl or Linksys X1000
Will any basic modem/router do?
Any suggestions? I only need it for bridge mode.....some other details: live in Australia, using ADSL2, national fibre optic access coming soon, looking for something cost friendly under $150,
Any help appreciated

A:Which modem/ router to buy for bridge mode ?

If you only expect to use the modem/router in bridge mode (acting as modem only) why not just get a modem instead of a modem/router? (I don't have any suggestions for either, as I only have experience with cable service.)

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Hi. Is it possible to create a network between two laptops and share the internet signal from a 3g usb mobile broadband connection. I've been trying to accomplish this with a TP-Link TL-WR641G router with no success. I've trawled several forums but can't really find a definitive answer. Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Sharing usb modem internet connection with wireless router

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I know this topic has been on here before, but I can't find one specific to mine. Here's what's going on:

I had my desktop & wireless router all hooked up (DSL internet) and running fine in one room. I moved the desktop to another room, so i disconnected everything to move it and hooked it back up in the new room (different phone jack).

When the wires are plugged in, it registers on the modem and on the router that I have the internet connection.

The Desktop picks up the LAC but I'm assuming its just picking up the router power and not the actual connection, because it will not let me connect to the internet.

The laptop connects to the network but not the internet.

I have the DSL line plugged into the modem; a network cable running from that to the 'internet' port on the router, and another ethernet cable running from an ethernet port on the router to the network port on the pc (sounds right, right?) lol.

Here's the catch...If I disconnect the router altogether, and connect the network cable directly from the modem to the pc or laptop, viola I can access the internet.

As you can probably tell, I've done lots of trial & error in this process. I'm thinking there's a setup or configuring thing I may be missing. I guess my mind is thinking that something like that shouldn't have to be done considering it's all hardware that was connected and installed and configured before. I'm not ... Read more

A:Internet connection on wireless router & modem, but no access

Reset the wireless router back to factory default settings. Then reconfigure it back. I would backup your settings first though on the router. That feature is hidden in the tools tab on the router. Did you have the power go out or what happen prior to this?

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I have a funny situation. My Verizon DSL connetion works perfectly with my D-Link router (DI-524) . But if I remove the router and connect the PC directly to the DSL modem I get no connection at all.
It used to work OK before I purchased the router. I just cannot remember what I did when I add the router in between.
Did the router secrectly send setup something on the modem?

A:Lost internet connection without router

If you didn't power cycle the modem when switching devices, that may be your only problem.

Check you router's WAN (Internet) settings to see if you need anything other than "dynamic" to connect to your DSL ISP (PPPoE?, static IP?, login/password?, etc.). If not "dynamic," obviously you need to configure your PC to connect directly. If it is "dynamic," make sure you are not using a static IP to connect to your router.

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I have three computers connected to the internet through a router. Two are Ok but the Mac just cut out. I typed in thinking I could get reconnected some way but message unable to connect came up. Only two lights are on showing the other two computers connections on the router.
I am unfortunately computer illiterate and am lost. Any advise in simple language please.

A:Mac lost connection to router/internet

Not much info here. What OSs are involved? Wired or wireless?
You'd probably be better off asking a mod to move this to the networking or MAC forum.

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I have my desktop PC (Windows 7) connected to my laptop (Vista) with a crossover cable. My laptop has a wireless internet connection which I have desperately been trying to use on my PC. The PC has a GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard and I have tried re-installing the drivers (from the Gigabyte website). At one point I was able to share view/share files through the crossover cable, but after messing with the attempted bridge connection, I can no longer see my desktop in the network. The lights are on when the crossover cable is plugged in.

I have internet access on my laptop, but when I highlight my local area connection and and wireless network connection, right click, and bridge the connection, my internet drops on my laptop. The PC is left without internet as usual.

I have a Belkin Wireless USB adapter which I have also tried to use on the desktop. The desktop detects the wireless connection and attempts to connect to the internet. It connects, but with limited access and is not receiving packets (no internet).

The router has been reset many times.

I ran this in the command prompt (administrator) to no avail. "netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt"

ICS is turned off, IPv6 and 4 are set to obtain IP/DNS automatically. I don't know if it would be easier to try and bridge the connection or try and get the USB method to work.

Here is the ipconfig /all for the desktop with the Belking Wireless USB adapter plugged in and with "limited access":

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A:Solved: No internet: Bridge connection OR wireless USB?

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I recently needed a new router from my internet provider. They came to my home and set up Westell 7500 modem router. My home computer brings up internet with no problems or delays. Unfortunately, my wireless laptop won't recognize any network. I plugged it in using the ethernet cord directly to laptop and modem and still no internet. I'm frustrated, I use my laptop all the time and without the internet it's worthless. Can someone suggest a solution to this problem? My laptop runs Windows XP, if that helps.
Thank you for your time!

A:No Internet connection Windows XP and Westell 7500 modem router

does the laptop work anywhere eles

so the laptop does not work on cable or on wireless
your home computer how is that connected ?

lets see an ipconfig /all from the working home computer

and then from the laptop lets see a ipconfig /all and xirrus screen shot = make sure we know which ipconfig /all belongs to which PC
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste
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Hi,I have no problems opening ports on a modem/router combo but I can never get it working on router that is being fed the internet from a modem.

Can anyone help me here, ive tried putting the routers ip address on DMZ in the modem but this didnt work.

A:Openeing ports on a router with an internet connection from a adsl modem?

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My Media Centre PC has stopped connecting to the internet. It connects wirelessly through

the router but I cant download any content/view webpages.

Router is a Linksys WAG54GS with latest firmware. The laptop Im using to right this post is

connected wirelessly and has no connection issues.

The Media Centre PC wireless link is supplied by an Edimax EW-7318Ug USB pen. I have used the latest drivers from the website but this has changed nothing.

IP config settings are below, Local area connection 3 adapter is not in service and isn't meant to be. This connection is generate by my pinnacle TV card which is not currently being used so you can ignore it.

Please advise.


Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Edimax Pen:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : WAG54GS
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\Documents and Settings\Media Centre>

A:Lost internet connection but can access router

Are other machines able to connect to the internet via the router? If not, have you tried connecting the laptop directly to the modem, thereby bypassing the router?

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I've had a network running more or less steadily for a couple of years. There are four computers running XP home through a Netgear RT314 attached to an Alcatel 1000. It's a static IP DSL connection. As of Monday the internet connection stopped working over the network, though the rest of the network continues to work fine.

I've reset, including unplugging the router and modem. I've plugged this computer directly into the modem and it works, as you can see, so the DSL connection and modem are working fine. I'm aware of no changes to the computers, nobody was around over the weekend.

I've run through the troubleshooting guide from Netgear. I downloaded the latest firmware and installed that on the router. That changed nothing. I see nothing out of the ordinary in the network settings on any of the computers. I'm stumped and everyone's getting angry at me. What should I try next? What should I suspect to be the source of the sudden problem?

A:Lost internet connection on wired router

Sounds like the router may have simply died. I presume that you've changed the cable that you connect between the router and the modem, right?

With it all connected, what do you see in the router's status page for the WAN connection?

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I have DSL internet through Verizon. They gave us a Westell 6100G modem which we have connected to our Linksys WRT54GS router which we use to get internet to all the devices on the network. The modem is in bridge mode and the router is in gateway mode.
I need to forward a port and I can't get it to work. I know how to forward ports on the modem and the router, in fact I can get it to work if I plug my computer directly into the modem and skip the router (which means that it's not any firewall on my pc that's causing the problem, so don't suggest that). I obviously can't leave it that way so what do I have to do here?


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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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hi i have had the Belkin ADSL Modem with Wireless-G Router for a while now and have had a tesco's 2.2mbs connection but i have just upgreaded to a tiscali 8mbs connection, i no i can get the full 8mbs speed through the supplied modem but am just wonederind if the Belkin ADSL Modem with Wireless-G Router's buitl in modem is fast enogh to get the full 8mps or if it wil run slower. would be great to no i was just wondering


There THe belkin modem/gateway shouldnt limit your speed capabilities. You should be able to find the speed listed inside the modem's status page. To do this..
Click start>run>In run type CMD
In the black window type IPCONFIG and then enter. Note down your default gateway.
Open a browser window and enter the gateway's address into it. Click go
This should take you to your gateways graphical user interface.
Look for a status tab or see if it lists connection speeds on the general page.

Also you can test speeds at different sites. Google search broadband speed test and choose 1 of the millions of sites

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After numerous WI-Fi problems, I have finally decided to set connect my Laptop to my router via an ethernet cable. I use Windows Vista. I have bought a good quality 30m cable, which is long enough and is e6 standard. How do I set up the connection on my laptop so it recognises the router? This is the same router that my laptop can already connect wirelessly to. I also would like to keep the wireless connection there so I have the option of using it if I wish. Thank you for any help

A:Solved: Setting Up A Wired Connection To A Router

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so my friend brought his comp over and i was trying to make the files sharable so i could transfer stuff to his comp and didnt really know what i was doing and managed to disable the internet connection on one computer. My computer still has an connection to the internet and we are using the same router.

It stopped working after i tryed to setup a home or small office network thinking then we'd be able to share files. It still says its connected but has limited or no connectivity. I tryed using the repair feature but it can't renew the IP. Then i tryed a system restore but that did not work :(

is there anything else I could do to try and fix the connection ?

A:comp connected to router lost internet connection

Is the computer without internet connected through a wire or through wireless?

If wired, try unplugging the ethernet cable from the back of the computer, shut down the computer, and plug the ethernet cable back in while the computer is still turned off. Then, turn back on the computer, see if that works.

If not, try restarting the router.

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I have a Zhone 1512 Modem running on my Stationary pc. Now i need to hook up the two laptops to it. Only problem is that is does not support wireless (as far as i know). I thought i'd do a bridge connection with a Office Connect ADSL Wireless Router and run the laptops on it. Any ideas how to go about it?

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I'm going to start off by saying that I'm not even sure Vista is the general problem, but I've narrowed it down, and Vista seems to be the most logical culprit.

I have Vista Home Premium 64-bit on a new Toshiba laptop that I just bought. (The full specs of the laptop can be found here.) And it worked just fine initially. I was able to connect it to my Comcast modem through my Linksys WRT110 router. Anyway, as time passed, the connection eventually became very unstable. It would start disconnecting randomly on and off every minute or so. (While being right next to my router.) So, I got on my Desktop (Which I'm using right now.) to look up a possible solution, and found that the internet on my Desktop (Which is connected by cables to my router.) was also dead. I reset my modem and reconnected with my Desktop. While on it, I tried to connect my Laptop to the router once again as well. It worked for a moment, but then kicked my connection entirely, which also kicked off my Desktop's connection.

I reset my modem once again in desperation to see if it was just a fluke, but the problem persisted. When my Laptop tries to connect to my router, I often get a "Connected With Limited Access" message. Then from there it usually disconnects again.

As a final resort, I ended up doing a system recovery on my Laptop to see if that would remedy the cause. It did for a little while, but then the problem came right back. (I bought the Laptop 2 days ago and h... Read more

A:Solved: New Vista Laptop throws off my modem/router~ Feeling very lost.

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SBC sent me a Westell Proline F90-610025-06 modem/router for my new DSL account. It works fine on one computer, but when I connected it to a second computer through a Linksys switch (ethernet cables), the second computer was not able to obtain a different local IP number from the Westell. Both computers show a address conflict error when they are both on. I pushed the buttons in the advanced section of the Westell menu, but could not find any way to expand the range of IP addresses available. The only option I could find was to change the lease time on IP addresses, or switch from PPPoE to PPPoA. I pushed repair connection in the computer LAN menu, but the computer was not able to get a different IP address. The Westell just kept giving both computers the same IP. This is my first broadband connection, so I am an amateur on connecting them.

Windows XP SP2 I tried powering everything down, and restarting in this order: Westell, Linksys, computers It didn't help. Manually inputting a different IP address on one computer's LAN connection didn't do anything either. How do I get the Westell to give different local IP addresses to different computers?

A:Solved: Modem/Router Connection

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So I have two computers. One is a laptop that connects to the internet via wireless. The other computer is a PC. I wish to connect these two together to share internet.

Ive have successfully done this in the past via a network bridge, but it was with a different wireless card on the laptop. Now that I use a new wireless card, for some reason the same methods I used before yield no results. The old adapter was a NETGEAR WG511T and the new one is the Intel 3945ABG card. I have read on the microsoft site that the possible issue might be that the intel card does not support promiscuous mode, but then gave steps to force it to be compatible. I followed those steps but nothing changed. When the bridge is connected, it sees the cables in and everything but ip address and all that is

So then I tried just networking the PC and the Laptop by LAN and sharing the wireless internet connection. This also did not work. The network works, and the laptop still has internet, but the PC does not. The PC sees the Wireless connection as shared under the network connections tab, but pings and web browsing do not work. Both networks are on different subnets (wireless is on 192.168.2.x and LAN is on 192.168.0.x). I have the PC configured with a manual ip address of I have tried using the network setup wizard but it just ends up saying an error occurred but doesnt give me a reason.

Any suggestions on what to do next?

Any help is appreciated.

A:Solved: Internet Connection Sharing/Network Bridge issue

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Immediately after a power outage, my internet connection predictably drops after a set period of time or usage. It is either after about 30 min or 5-15 mins of watching Netflix. I have a modem hooked up to a wireless router and use the network on my iPhone, laptop and Roku. Since the problem, I have dropped to just having my laptop connected but this has not helped. The wireless network will disappear after the 5 - 20 mins, the light on the modem and router will show no internet (all other lights are normal). Internet connection will be reestablished if I either unplug both the modem and the router (not just one or the other) OR if I unplug the ethernet line from the modem to the router and plug it directly into my laptop (the internet light on the modem will go from "off" to "on"). Despite internet connection working from transferring from the router to the laptop if I connect it back to the router, the internet lights goes off again (resolves upon unplugging and plugging modem and router back in). The internet has not yet dropped when it is physically plugged into my laptop.

I have tried the following:
-Powercycling (temp fix until it crashes again)
-Plugging into a different outlet (I cannot connect it to a different phone line, only have 1 with DSL. Also, I do not have phone service or cable, just internet via DSL)
-Resetting modem
-Resetting 2 different routers
-Calling ISP, their test of the modem was inconclusive

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A:Modem and wireless router predictably drops internet connection after power outage

The outlets I have it plugged into has some type of electrical issue, two electrical devices have shorted out in the room they are in.Click to expand...

After you write that I cannot understand how you can then say

I do not think this issue is electricalClick to expand...

I was thinking electrical just from the thread title. Reinforced by your first five words: "Immediately after a power outage."

Whether the Westell and/or Linksys is damaged or if the whole cause is the "funny" electrical system I cannot tell. I think you should have a qualified electrician check out the system.

Internet Connection Type: Automatic Config - DHCP (I tried PPPoE and it never got a valid IP address from my ISP)Click to expand...

You tried PPPoE where? Unless you have the Westell bridged the PPPoE is specified in the WAN section of its router portion.

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nevermind. solution found. just reinstalled router information through installation CD as last resort. please delete thread.

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Hi everyone,

Right now I have 2 routers, wireless ( one that is connected to internet and a normal wired ( one connected to local network.

When I have the wirless connected with the wired one unplugged, I can gain access to the internet.

The minute I plug in the wired one to access the local network, the wireless one still shows connected but the internet connection is lost ONLY on my PC. Other people connected to the wireless can still connect to the internet no problem.

I am running on Windows Vista Business 32bit. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Wireless internet connection is lost when I connect to a wired router

Any ideas? Thanks

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I own two routers - D-Link DSL-504 (ADSL, not wireless) and D-Link DIR-635 (wireless).

The set-up used to be like this:
- Internet (ADSL) cable pluged in DSL-504 router
- PC connected to DSL-504 via Ethernet port
- DIR-635 connected to DSL-504 (Ethernet port to 'Internet' port) - DSL-504 works as a 'modem'
- Laptop wirelessly connected to DIR-635

Everything has worked (note: it wasn't me who set this up).

Unfortunatelly I have reseted the DIR-635 (wireless router) because of some troubles. Now the wireless router doesn't connect to the Internet. I can connect either computer via cable with the first router and it works like a dream. Computers can also see the DIR-365 router when connected to it via cable, but it does not see the Internet.

I've switched the setup on and off several times. Cables work. Computers work, they can see Internet from other sources.

I guess I need to configure the wireless router in some certain way, but I really have no idea, how.

I'd be grateful for your help.

A:Solved: Router cannot connect to Internet (via another router used as a modem)

Probably IP Address conflict as both D-Links would usually use for default internal (LAN) IP.

You would need to change the LAN IP address of the DIR-615 to another subnet such as for a modem LAN port to router WAN (Internet) port connection unless the DIR-615 can be set as an access point. Will need to check the User Manual to see. Will pull up a PDF and check.

Another option would be to set up using the following method by John Will.
Connecting two soho routers in a network
Tutorial from Johnwill from the Networking Forum

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

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

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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We have internet connectivity with a Westel Wirespeed router/modem that works just great; however, when we connect the Linksys router (connected according to instructions), we have no connection to the internet and we cannot even ping the Westel router modem. I've done a dozen or more of these in the last six months so I know the wires are connected correctly.

After forty minutes of my fighting this thing on my own, I spent another two hours and ten minutes on the phone talking to some Indian whom I had to ask over and over to repeat what he was saying. Finally, I gave up and hung up on the guy who was begging me for the third time in his poor enunciations not to give up. I'd had enough.

Are there any pointers anyone here can give me? I tried another Linksys router today, hammering away at the problem, trying every experimental setting I could think of and I didn't get anywhere with it either.

A:Setting up a router with a Bellsouth Westel Wirespeed router/modem?

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After trouble shooting on my own, I'm stuck. My current situation is that I have a Netopia (Cayman 3346) DSL modem-router (not wireless) that is connected to a (Linksys E100) wireless router. I currently run a small business that has two other computers connected through the Linksys router and are properly configured on the network.

Problems, Thursday night was the last time I could connect using the wireless connection. I cannot connect wirelessly now, but I can connect through the Netopia modem-router.

Manual Troubleshooting included:

-CMD for proper release/renew (IP shows 192.)
-Hard reset both modem and router.
-Manually configured the Linksys router.
-Called Netopia and manually configured modem-router successfully
-Again, computers hard-wired to modem-router will connect.
-Lights on Linksys router are lit and working properly (i.e wifi icon,power, and line 1)

Any ideas? I found in the Netopia settings of the WAN to be configured this way, should I change to IP Address?

Any help would be appreciated as my business is hindered by only having one computer operational.

EDIT: Here is a picture from the Netopia WAN configuration page

A:Solved: Connection issues: Modem to Router

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