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

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

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

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

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

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

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

n.b: I have reset the router almost a hundred times already and tried to plug things in all possible orders.

Thanks for anyone able to help me.

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

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

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

The desktop has a self-assigned ip.

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

I am running Windows XP with SP2
Please help.
 

A:Share USB cable modem with ethernet router

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

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

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

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

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.
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I need some serious help. I am trying to set up a home network with 4 windows xp computers using one cable modem for the internet connection. I have a dsl/cable router with enough ports I just seem to be getting more confused as I go. Is there a step by step guide for doing this? Thanks for any suggestions.
 

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Hi,

A week ago, my computer suddenly could not connect to the internet. I was using a cable directly connected to the cable modem.

Since then, I've tried:

1) Added a WiFi router connected to the cable modem. Tried using the WiFi card built in to the computer. It connects but reports "limited access", and there is no connection to the internet, and I can't access the router itself.

2) Bought a new Ethernet card, installed the drivers that came with it. I've tried it connected through the WiFi router's hard ports and directly to the modem. Hard resets (power cycling off 2 minutes) on the modem each time and still no connection.

3) In device manager, both Ethernet cards show as "working normally" with no errors. So does the WiFi card.

4) ipconfig shows only "tunneling" devices with media disconnected.

5) I've uninstalled and re-installed the drivers for the on-baord Ethernet, the WiFi card, and the new Ethernet card.

After reading some other posts, I captured the output from ipconfig and several netsh commands. I've attached them to this post. The files starting with netsh are basically the command entered with underscores replacing the spaces from the commands used to generate them.

I also borrowed another computer. It connects both directly through the cable modem, and using the Ethernet ports on the router. It doesn't have WiFi, so I couldn't test that method of access. It can also connect to and c... Read more

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Hello,
I have been having issues with sharing my internet connection via an ethernet cable. I read online that there is the ability to 'share' your internet connection. I have learned how to do this, but it doesnt work for me. I tried connecting my laptop. I went through everything and I was able to get the connection (it showed the LAN connectivity icon) however, there was the little yellow triangle next to it. I waited but it won't connect. What I am trying to do with this is be able to play multiplayer on computer games with other computers on my LAN. I also tried to connect my XBox 360 with this, but it doesnt have an internet connection. Any help I would appreciate.

Things to keep in mind

The only way I could get a good internet service was through my cell phone service provider, so I get my internet connection through my phone via USB tethering

All of the computers I am trying this on have Windows 8 Pro, except for one

A:Unable to share internet connection via ethernet cable

You really haven't described how you have your multiple computers setup to to share a single internet service connection. For example, are you using a router that has 2 ethernet cables plugging into it and you are attempting to share the same internet service?

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I am thinking of buying a used computer with an connection for dsl or one with a modem I understand I can use a modem with a phone line but what do I need for DSL?
 

A:modem for cable or ethernet connection

Hi, When you sign up for the DSL service, usually the DSL modem or DSL gateway device (this is not the same as a phone modem, but the telephone line is involved with DSL) is provided by them. It's usally an external device that they have a tech set up for you.
Remember, you need to tell them if you want wireless or wired.

You will need a network adapter card, or a built-onto-the motherboard Ethnernet port, and a network patch cable. Most newer computers come with an Ethernet port built in, or you can install one in an open PCI slot inside the computer. If you are going with wireless you will need a wireless network adapter.
The DSL service also sells them and will install it for you, ask first about the cost....they are not expensive, any good supply store will have some.
If you buy one and install it>>You usually will need to install drivers for this adapter- with XP, or with older network cards, the drivers may be loaded by Windows.

Dialup with the phone line is slow, DSL is something you will really appreciate.
 

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I Installed cable modem via intergrated ethernet port on PC.Got online,got an ip address, Opened a couple of pages on the internet.Then it stopped working and I could'nt open any more pages. The only fix to get back online was to go to system properties disable the nic card and then enable It again.then It would allow me to open a few more pages. I Install cable modems and this happened twice in one week on two different PC both with itergrated nics. ANY IDEAS OF WHATS CAUSING THIS THANX.
 

A:Cable Modem Ethernet Connection

What is the OS that is installed on the problem children? What is the make and model of the NIC on the PC's? Find some commonality between PC's with the networking problems. make sure the NIC's also have the most up to date set of drivers loaded.
 

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I have a Motorola Cable Modem with Ethernet and USB Connection.

Can I use the USB connection to surf the net while the Ethernet port is busy with other LAPTOP?

What configuration will be needed to be made to use both Ethernnet and USB on my Cable Modem?
 

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I currently have my cable modem connected to my computer via a USB cable and ports. Would there be any improvement in data flow performance if I instead used an ethernet cable and ports which I also have?

Thanks muchos!!
 

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Hi Folks,

I'm really hoping that you'll be able to help me out here. I've been trying to sort this out for a few weeks now (should have asked for help earlier I know). The set up I have is a Toshiba Satellite A100 running XP Media Center Edition and an HP Pavillon Desktop also running XP Media Center Edition. I have a cable modem which is a Castlenet CBV600E and a router which is an Encore Electronics Wireless Broadband Router.

All was working brilliantly, for 6 months until a number of things happened. The laptop got a couple of trojans and generally annoying malware on it and the broadband speed was upgraded to 4Mbps (I'm in Gozo, Malta, that's good for here!). Since then the desktop will connect fine through the modem and through the router (although through the router the speed drop by about 1/3, but that's another issue), but I can only get a stable connection for the laptop by plugging it into the modem via usb.

If I connect the laptop to the router by wire or wirelessly then the speed drops to 481 kb/s download speed, 148 kb/s upload speed and the pings rise to 385 ms (just tested on speedtest.net). If I leave the connection then the speeds will decrease until pages do not load at all and the pings rise to the 1000's ms. This can take from a couple of hours to 10 minutes. If I turn everything off, leave it off for a few minutes and start it all back up again the connection returns at a useable level for a little while, then degrad... Read more

A:Solved: Problems connecting laptop to modem and router via ethernet cable but usb ok

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My cable modem and laptop will not recognize each other when connected using an ethernet cable. (I know the modem does work using an ethernet cable...this is how it was connected to my desktop pc) I have been able to connect via the usb port, but I would like to use the ethernet connection if possible.

I have a Gateway running XP sp2
 

A:Laptop will not recognize ethernet connection to cable modem

If you know the modem works with an Ethernet connection to the desktop, and the same cable and port are being used when trying it on the laptop, and the laptop fails, it is a problem with the laptop.

Is the network adapter enabled?
Have you tried known working Ethernet network adapter?
Since it works with a USB adapter, you at least know there isn't a TCP/IP or Winsock problem.
 

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Im currently using a usb cable to connect to my comcast ambit cable modem. anyways... when I try to plug in my ethernet cable... I cannot/or do not know how to obtain an ip using win2k advanced server.

My broadcom ethernet driver is ok.
and yes.. when Im trying to use ethernet... of course i disable the usb internet connection.

Ive tried this before, and had the same problem with win2003 server on a home pc.

I dont have active directory, or a dns server configured on this machine (dont need to use these features).

Any ideas would be great... thanks!!!
 

A:Solved: win2k server, direct cable modem connection (ethernet) no ip!!! 0.0.0.0

Did you power cycle the modem after changing the connection from USB to Ethernet? If not, that's the problem.
 

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hello,
As my PC will be moved upstairs soon where there is no way to get a ethernet cable any more,
I will be forced to go wireless...
I have never wanted it and never used it except on my mothers laptop witch is obviously built-in.
So my experience with wireless stuff is very low...

some fact that may play a role for your comments:
-from PC to modem/router threw the walls will be about 8 yards max.
-there is a chimney in the direct path from PC to modem/router.
-there is barely any metals used in the house although the modem is placed next to the water-main.
-the laptop of my mother never had any issues and is about 2 years old cant tell you the what hardware it used ATM.

Now what I want:
-I want my 6.4 MB/sec speed (other wireless devices dont play any role > mom laptop (80% facebook and 5% mails and 5% searching the web and the rest is youtube lol ; and the smart TV really doesn't do anything except for streaming some video clips very rarely.

- I NEVER want to get disconnected!! not even for a millisecond if you catch my drift.

- I prefer an internal piece of hardware witch I have a PCI slot for with the room. Although I would also like to be able to give internet to multiple PC's or whatever , ya never know ; LAN party for example...
i do realize a switch would suffice but I'll just give you everything because I know there are many ways to go wireless. just dont know crap about them...

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A:Solved: Help! need to switch from ethernet cable to wireless connection to modem/rout

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Hey, I just want to say thanks to anyone who gives me any help and sorry for the termonology just I'm not the best with computers. So here is my problem, I have a router(lynksys WRT54GS.) I currently have a wireless connection set up and I was wondering how could I set up a connection through an ethernet cable. I have the cable connected from a port in the router to the computer I'm using now. Sorry for the question (sounds stupid when I read it over,) but like I said I'm not the best with computers.

So can anyone tell me how to get the ethernet cable as my main connection instead of wireless and how I could set it up?

Regards, Jack.
 

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Hey guys, 
 
So yesterday as I launched a computer game on my desktop, it was stuck at the loading screen and was attempting to connect to the network. I closed out of the game, and then my internet just stopped working (I am also connected through the ethernet cable on a LAN network). Anyways, I went to bed and this morning nothing changed. I troubleshoot to see what the problem is and I get the message "Your broadband modem is experiencing connectivity issues", with the problem "The connection between your access point, router, or cable modem and the Internet is broken". I tried replacing the ethernet cable with 3 other ones, all resulting in the same issue. I have restarted my computer normally and in safe mode, and I have done a system restore. I live in an apartment so the only way to reset the modem is to unplug it, which I've done numerous times. I've also performed a clean boot with msconfig.exe, and I've tried to reset the winsock connection via cmd. Also when I plug in any of the ethernet cables to my laptop I can connect to the LAN just fine, the only issue is that it wont connect with my desktop. Does anyone know what the problem could be, I'm trying to do everything before calling in someone to inspect/fix it. All help is very much appreciated! Thanks 
 
EDIT: Im sorry I posted this in the wrong section; it should be under Windows 7    Mod Edit:  Merged posts - Hamluis.

A:Connection Issues with ethernet cable

Is your wireless working?  I had the same thing happen to me regarding ethernet, I thought hardware, took it to my local business-oriented computer store.  Something closed down the ethernet card alright, they ran some anti-malware, anti-bloatware, etc. -- got desktop back w/hard-wire & wireless intact.  Actually, I added wireless right on the spot, now, if one goes down, the other probably will stay running.  Be forewarned, if you run Combofix, JRT, RKill, and other things of that nature -- there may be a price in other areas of functionality.  Finally, I simply rolled back to a month-old C-partition backup via Acronis True Image -- and everything was working fine.

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About every 1-2 weeks my router loses the connection to the internet via cable modem. This has happened with 2 different cable modems (Netgear CM212 and Motorola Surfboard 5100) and also with 2 different routers (Netgear 614 and D-Link DI-524). When this happens the thing that usually fixes it is unplugging the router for several minutes and then plugging it back in again. I have Windows XP set to automatically detect the internet connection, and the router is set to use DHCP. Sometimes I also have to bypass the router and then put it back (so this could be partially a Windows problem?). Is there any way I can configure the router so it doesn't keep losing the internet connection? I have Comcast cable modem service.

Thank you.
 

A:Router keeps losing connection to cable modem

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I have a Covad DSL modem and a Netgear wireless router. I had the internet connection set up using an ethernet cable connected to a desktop computer, with several wireless laptops on the network. Now my desktop has crashed (not worth fixing), so I set up the same connection on a laptop, but it is now tethered by the ethernet cable to the modem, and therefore anchored to a desk. Can I reconfigure to set up all computers in my home wirelessly, or must one always be connected with the ethernet cable? The laptop it is currently set up on is a hp pavilion with Windows Vista.
 

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I have a motorola surfboard cable modem from time warner connected to Linksys WRT54G router, with one wired connection to the PC and a wireless connection to a laptop.

The connection to the internet is dropped every couple of hours from both computers and requires me to unplug the cable modem and then the router and then plug them back in before it will work again.

When the connection does drop, I cannot even access the router setup (192.168.1.1) from the PC. Also, this problem did not seem to happen when I tried connecting the PC right to the cable modem without the use of the router. This is why I think it is the router.

I tried setting the router to clone MAC address, and setting the MTU to 1400, but I am still having the same problem. Does anyone have other suggestions about what else there is to do?
 

A:WRT54G Router dropping connection to cable modem

First things we normally recommend are:
Download the latest firmware for your router.
Reset your router to it's default config by holding in the reset button for at least 15 seconds.
 

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A client has the following hookup :
Belkin Cable Modem "BEFCMU10
Motorola/Vonage Router "VT2142-VD
Netgear wireless ROuter "WGT624"

Before adding the Vonage client was able to share files and printer between desktop and laptop. Printer is wired to desktop via USB cable. Laptop also had internet connection.

Since adding Vonage, laptop can no longer print or see files on desktop. Desktop no longer sees laptop. Computer and Workgroup names are unchanged. Laptop still has internet connection.

ipconfig on laptop reveals default gateway as 192.168.15.X
ipconfig on desktop shows default gateway as 192.168.16.X

Desktop gateway is the Vonage, Laptop is the Netgear.

I am sure there is a way to get them both communicating again without affecting the Vonage service but I am not sure.

Any ideas?
 

A:Cable Modem to Vonage to Wireless Router issues

You have to disable DHCP on the second router and give it's WAN port a static address from the primary router. Johnwill has a small tutorial on here somewhere regarding using multiple routers on the same LAN. PM him and I am sure he can point you in the right direction.
 

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Router = Netgear MR814v2
Cable Modem = Ubee D3.0

Directly linked the laptop to the Cable Modem to run through Comcast's initial setup and all was fine. Since then I have add the wireless router to the mix in order to allow our multiple computers to access the internet. Ran through all setup proceedures via the Netgear setup wizard (192.168.0.1) and granted access to the necessary computers via the shared key. All computers can see the router, but none allow for connection to the internet. One computer has been able to give the feedback that their is an issue with the DNS. Only change in the equipment that I see is that the LED lights on the front of the Ubee D3.o modem have gone from all solid green to all but one which is now a solid blue (the DS light).
 

A:Wireless Router and Cable Modem Connectivity Issues

What does it mean when the DS LED on Ubee D3.0 cable modem is blue?

Did you power cycle the modem when switching the device connected to it?

What does the router's WAN (Internet) status show for IP, Default Gateway and DNS Server(s)?
 

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I recently did a clean install of XP SP2, because I believe it got corrupted somehow, but now that I'm back online and everything is up and running again, my browser, Mozilla Firefox, keeps slowing down after a short period of time. If I pull the power plug on the cable modem (Motorola provided by Comcast) and let it sit for a period of time, when it repowers and connects, the speeds are lightning fast again. What is going on here? And more importantly how can I fix it (other than swapping out the modem)?
 

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The issue is complicated. For starters, I have been experiencing trouble connecting my laptop to the internet through our cable modem. I did live in a dorm on a college network with ethernet if that affects anything. My home computer is a Dell desktop. It has no ethernet ports so we use a USB cable to connect to the cable modem. However, when I disconnect the USB cable from my PC and connect to my laptop, my laptop has trouble even detecting it. Sometimes a Local Area Network Connection will not even show up. In device manager, the USB connection has a yellow exclamation point next to it.Additionally, I have tried disconnecting the USB cable from my PC to eliminate that connection and then hooked up my ethernet cable from my laptop to the modem's ethernet port. When I do this, nothing at all happens.

To complicate the problem, I called my provider (G Force) and asked what the problem was. I was recommended to pick up a wireless router to eliminate the conflict. I got a Linksys WRT54G. Once I got home i realized that I needed an ethernet port on my PC to install the router software on my PC. I decided to try and bypass my PC all together and install through the laptop even though I can't get a connection through any cables. I seemed to have installed it successfully minus the connecting to the internet step. I just skipped it; the installation said that everything was established except for the cable internet connection. I think i had the cables set up right (one et... Read more

A:Cable Modem - Home PC - Laptop - WIreless Router Issues

A minimum requirement when switching the device connected to the modem is to power cycle (unplug for 30 seconds or so) the modem. It is not clear to me that you did that every time.

Reset the router to factory default settings (hold the recessed reset button for 10 to 20 seconds, or consult the manual for precise instructions).

Unplug the modem and router and shut down computers.

Leaving the modem's USB port unconnected, connect modem to router's WAN port and computer(s) to router LAN port(s).

Plug in modem; plug in router; boot computer(s).

If you don't get a connection to the router skip to the ipconfig /all information below.

Type the router's default LAN address (192.168.1.1?) into your browser and login to the router. Look at the WAN status to see if it got a good IP configuration.

If the router did not get a good IP configuration (and you never got a good ethernet connection to the modem) there are several possible reasons:

1. Like my service, for some reason you need to register the modem as if it is a new one when switching from USB to ethernet or vice versa;

2. Your ISP is one of the few that tracks the MAC address of the device connected to the modem; if this is the case you have to clone the (USB connnection's) MAC address of the desktop to the router's WAN. EDIT: or call your ISP and register your router's WAN MAC address.

3. Modem's ethernet port is bad;

4. Cable from modem to router is bad.

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I recently baught a Netgear 4 port web safe router. I hooked up my laptop to it with an ethernet cable and i download around 600kbs a second. Now when i hooked my desktop up to it i download at about 25kbs a second. I get this speed even when the desktop is the only comp hooked up to the router

Does anyone know how to increases the speed on my desktop to at least get it closer to the speed on the laptop? Anyone know why the destop speed is so much lower and how to increase it. Again i apprecaite any responce and thanks for any replies in advance.
 

A:Cable Modem Connection Speed Issues

download this utility (DrTCP.exe) from
http://www.dslreports.com/drtcp
It checks your internet setup.
Also check your router-setup to see if that desktop-port has been limited in its receiving speed (as compared to your laptop-port)
 

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Tried searching for a solution but couldn't find anything specific enough to my issue.

Any help is greatly appreciated; wired network connections.

ISSUE:
As of right now, I am able to connect to the internet but only directly from my modem to my main desktop. When I have the router connected... there is no network connection on anything connected to router, not even my main desktop. I then started to see if other devices such as PS3 and laptop would work connected directly to modem. No connection can be made; however, everything shows pc activity. The only connection i get to work is when my main desktop is connected directly to the modem. I believe it is a network settings issue, involving router and/or modem. I've tried doing the whole reset router/modem/pc, and disconnecting reconnecting cables solutions but nothing.

Thanks again for any responses and help.
 

A:Connection to Router/ Modem issues...

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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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So about a year my laptop got water on it ... send it to fix last week and it works now !
went to TWC to get a modem And the modem works pecfectly fine on My regualar Computer but no my Laptop
I doesnt even blink when i connect the ethernet cable ?
What can vb ethe problem??
 

A:Sony vaio wont recognize cable modem or ethernet cable?

you need drivers , for the devices with a yellow ! - possibly the chipset
its possible the hardware is damaged , because of the water issue

however, post back the exact sony model and windows version and can look for drivers - should be on the sony support site
 

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I have Laptop and Desktop (windows 7 ultimate)
I use it to play games, But I wanna transfer my Games (files) to my new laptop using Ethernet Cable or Crossover cable. I lost my 16 gb USB so I just transfer via Ethernet Cable but How?
Please help me.

A:How to share files via Ethernet Cable?

Razer, Are both computers connected to a router or switch?
If so, then you can turn on sharing and using the same userid, you can map a drive on one computer
to another and then just copy the files, Of course if there are hidden files then you have to have all that
turned on in control panel. Folder Options.

Can you see the other computer on your network? also are they both on the same network,

Rich

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So my laptop is receiving a wifi signal, but unfortunately my desktop doesn't have a wireless card. To be able to have an internet connection in both I've read I can use an ethernet cable to share the laptop's wifi connection with the desktop.
How do I go about doing this in Win7?
 

A:How do I share internet with an ethernet cable?

You will need what is called a crossover ethernet cable, connect the 2 ethernet ports together with it, turn on Internet Connection sharing on the Laptop before you do.

http://discussions.virtualdr.com/archive/index.php/t-237754.html

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I have Laptop and Desktop (windows 7 ultimate)
I use it to play games, But I wanna transfer my Games (files) to my new laptop using Ethernet Cable or Crossover cable. I lost my 16 gb USB so I just transfer via Ethernet Cable but How?
Please help me.

A:How to share files via Ethernet Cable?

How does your laptop and PC connect to the internet?
Through a router?
Or do you just have the single ethernet connection through a modem?

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I have a cable modem attached to a network (router, cascaded to other routers - different vendors routers but it works / to attach 10 computers). The PCs use a lot of data/bandwith part of the day and works well, generally, but the cable modem sometimes has outages and its important we get network working again. We have no IT support. So thank you in advance for any direction you can provide.

I also have a DSL line/router that is not attached to anything (except it provides wireless).

Question: Can I just swing the cable from the cable modem over to the DSL router and expect internet to work?

I tried it one day and it worked, but we had very limited usage.

I tried it another time when the cable modem/internet failed - and it didn't seem to work. The usage was much higher so I don't know if the amount of data or the required "handshake" would take longer. or what...can you advise. This is just vanilla internet connection. No VPN or such. The applications can be shut down and reopened. But we would rather not have to reboot the PCs.

Second question would be: if I have both DSL and Cable Modem sitting next to each other - can I attach both so they can both be used and provide back up.
 

A:Can I just swap Ethernet Cable from Cable Modem to DSL?

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And also, can one computer be Win XP, and the other be Linux?
 

A:can I share resources with 2 computers using an ethernet cable?

What do you mean by resources? If you mean RAM, CPU cycles etc then the answear is no. If you mean internet, NAS, printers, etc then yes.
 

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I have cable NTL broadband, and I want to be able to share the internet with computers not only with an ethernet input, but also computers without ethernet, and only ADSL/dial up type inputs, and even USB if possible.

There's lots of things about such as convertors and such, but I wondered if someone could advise the cheapest, easiest option. Is there something like a hub that has ethernet, USB, and other broadband connecting connectors like for BT lines?

Right now I have a Belkin router setup for 4 outputs ethernet outputs, am I best just get small ethernet to other converters?
 

A:Share Cable broadband, to computers without ethernet

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Hi All

This is my First post. i just registered today and try to search but its unsuccessful for me.

Here is my issue. I hope you guys help me

I have 2 PC's both have WinXP Pro. i have one network card port in each pc. so i am disconnecting my pc from internet and trying to connect with my 2nd PC. but its not detecting. i am new with the networking. i am not using any router or hub as i don't have. when i connect with ethernet (CAT 5) cable both pc is not detecting each other. Try to create new network connection but it wont help at all. I need to transfer few files from one pc to another. if you guys have any step by step guide or any kinda help Pls let me know. As i need to transfer file urgently pls.

Thanks in Advance.
 

A:Can't Share Files when i connect 2 pc with ethernet (CAT5) Cable

Chk local connection on both laptops if the firewall is ON, Disable the firewall or chk if any antivirus shield in not letting you ping both systems if you have then disable the shield.
 

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I need my wireless router several more feet away than one cable will allow. One computer plugs in, and one is wireless; so that means I would need 2 or 3 ethernet cables plugged into the router. I have one very long cable so I was thinking I could run it to the wireless router where I need it, and have the non-wireless router by the computer that needs to be plugged in and run a cable from that to the computer as well as have the long cable plugged in and run that to the wireless router. Make sense? Would that work?

Thanks.
 

A:Can I plug an ethernet cable into one router, then another cable in another router?

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

Thank you
 

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

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

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Hi

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brand and model of the cable modem?

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

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

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Netgear Modem Router & Arris Cable Modem

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

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i set up a DSL modem to a new computer.

although i have a ethernet connection on the DSL and the new computer,i used a USB cable.

should i go buy an ethernet cable and use that instead of a USB or does it make no diffrence?
 

A:DSL MODEM: USB vs ETHERNET CABLE

Um technicallly ethernet is way faster than usb. usb 1.0 only does 300k per second while ethernet does way more. (not sure how much). Then again your internet connection might not be faster than 300k per second. If you have dsl its very likely that you get 765kbps or soemthing like that. I don't know how to translate kbps to kilobits so I dont know how much 300k is in kbps. I do know that I can't use the usb type even though my dsl modem supports both because my connection is much more than 765kbps its 1.5gbps or 1500kbps. I use ethernet because maybe my connection is actually a little more than 300k per second which is what usb 1.0 can do.

ps. Im not an expert but in my case I went with ethernet because well its made for networking and I wouln't wanna use up a usb slot.

Your internet provider should have provided you with an ethernet cable and the usb cable so don't spend your money unless your worried that your connection is slow because the dsl modem is connected through usb.

MMM, McDonald's Oreo McFlurry (its yuuuuuuummy)
 

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I want to connect 1 pc via the Ethernet port and one pc via the USB port on my Toshiba pcx1100u cable modem. Can these work together simaltaneously? I just want to know if it can be done. I already have a router but this is something I always wanted to try. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Can I use USB and Ethernet on Cable modem?

Nope. You have one data stream, you just get to pick which hole it comes out of. FWIW, I've never tried the USB on my PCX1100U, and I never intend to. USB sucks for networking, there's no point if you have an Ethernet connection.
 

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Hi
I am connected to internet through cable modem from time warner earthlink and use di 604 A router.I
am recieving error message of network cable disconnected when I connect through router but it is fine
when i connect modem directly to computer .when i try to connect through router the WAN led either blinks
slowly or doesnt light up at all.All this started happening when and i tried to restart router one day.Also
sometimes isee only packets sent but no packets recieved in local area connection status until i reset my
modem.Is this usual or do i have a defective router or modem or ethernet cable ? If latter is the case what do I need to do?Any help is welcome.Thanks
 

A:is it di 604 or ethernet cable or modem?

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Hi,
Which connection is "better" in terms of a cable modem....usb or ethernet?
 

A:cable modem: usb v ethernet

Originally posted by rosh325:
Hi,
Which connection is "better" in terms of a cable modem....usb or ethernet? Click to expand...

This is a no-brainer, pick Ethernet every time!
 

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I everyone, I was wondering if I should be using USB or an NIC card to connect my cable modem to my computer.

The computer guy said that the USB is not much slower than the ethernet. I want to use USB because that'll save me the trouble of getting a new NIC to network my computers

I don't really know how much slower one is than the other so if someone could tell me that'd be great.

Also, do you recommend ICS or routers?
 

A:usb or ethernet for a cable modem?

USB/PCI/Ether-type

Short and sweet:

USB:

Pro:

Easy
Hot-swappable
good for a Mac or a laptop that you wanna move about

Con:

Doesn't work with some computers (it sure didn't on mine)
Near impossible to network without ICS or some kind of NIC interface between the sharign computers (also, the one connected to the DSL would have to be always-on)
When using broadband modems especially, it hogs the USB bus bandwidth
Alcatel USB modem hogs power, and may cause the USB bus to shut down, which causes many problems

PCI:

Pro:
Stable
Usually provides higher speeds/better stability (as opposed to USB)
Fast to sync

Con:

OS-dependent (on the drivers level)
networking may be more difficult; suffer from some of the same issues as the USB
Isn't as easy to tell if it's "dead" (especially with the 3com modems)
Ethernet:

Pro:

Easy to network
Modem is not OS-dependent (except with the NIC card itself)
Can be setup for *almost* always-on (or always-on with a router)
*usually* very reliable

Easy setup

Con:

Pricey (for the hardware)
Unless using a router, PPP-based DSL (as opposed to earlier bridged connections) would still need connection software
PPPoE (in my experience, oE is very laggy and rather poor, as opposed to oA which the former two could use)
Hope this helps
 

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Hello,

I have a cable modem linked to my pc via an ethernet cable for my broadband and want to get a network communication with my Playstation 3. I don't want to go wireless as I understand I get a faster Internet speed when I am wired. If I acquire a suitable length of ethernet cable running from the PS3 to the PC, how do I connect this cable up, bearing in mind I have a single ethernet port on the PC currently occupied by the cable modem connection. Do I need something like an ethernet switch or hub? Any advice would be gratefully received.
 

A:Ethernet...cable modem +PS3

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I have a friend with an old laptop running win98.

She was connected to the internet through a cable modem, using a usb connection.

Her boyfriend recently got his PS2 connected to the net through the same cable modem, but through the ethernet port.

There was a complicated registration process for the PS2 to connect to the net.

My friend can no longer get her laptop to connect to the net.

When it is connected, the usb light on the modem lights up but the computer wont connect.

Ps2, and laptop were never connected at the same time.

Is it possible that the PS2 registration process reconfigured the modem or connection type?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:Cable modem. usb, ethernet.

Hard to say, it would help a lot to know what make/model of cable modem is in use. FWIW, I'd much rather be connected using Ethernet anyway. Since you mention a "complicated registration process", I suspect that you are correct in your analysis. I'd consider one of the many really cheap Ethernet PCMCIA cards for the laptop and just use Ethernet, it's a much better way to connect. If they both would like to connect, now's a good time to pick up a cheap broadband router!
 

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Time Warner just came out on Saturday to install cable internet (Road Runner). However, he couldn't get it to connect through the ethernet, it will only get online from the USB.

The whole problem is that when I click on Repair (I have XP) it says that it cannot renew my IP address. I thought the problem might be on my end, so I bought a new NIC. No change.

Then time warner gave me a new modem, and the problem still persists.

I've already run the ipconfig /release junk, and it changed nothing.

Before I moved into this new apartment, I was using T1 cable from the old apartment, so I know my ethernet slot works as well as the cords and such.

What is going on?? I'm so confused, and I'd like my internet to go thru the ethernet so that I can get Vonage phone service.

Any help would be great! :giddy:
 

A:Cable modem won't connect thru ethernet

hi i have one sugestion, that you probibly did alredy but its worth a chack, make shore t that you have no firewalls on including the windows firewall, post back if the probiem contunios
 

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