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Router plus Bridge Configuration Help......

Q: Router plus Bridge Configuration Help......

I have a WNDR3700 connected to a wired network that I access through wireless. When I get pretty far away from the WNDR3700 I loose the ability to connect and I was thinking if I could extend the wireless network by adding a DAP-1522.

I want to have the WNDR3700 and the DAP-1522 connected via wireless and using a laptop I want to be able to access the wired network from anywhere in the facility.

Can this be done and could you guys tell me step by step how to do it, I will definitely appreciate.

A: Router plus Bridge Configuration Help......


For best performance is good to have cable installed between WNDR3700 and d-link access point at remote location. All those repeaters, extenders and wireless distribution systems affects wireless performance.

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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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I have a Asus K8V SE Deluxe mobo, and a Leadtek 6800GT 256MB Graphics card. The default setting for the Graphics aperture size is is 64MB, what benefits would I expect to see if this was changed to its maximum setting, which is 256MB. Or would you recommend leaving it as it is???

A:AGP Bridge Configuration?

Probably you see a increase in the video speed and prehaps an increase in 3d graphics. Try play a game in 64Mb then play it in 256Mb and see if you see any difference. If you have a game like Halo or Doom3 then you should see some difference.

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I'm hoping JohnWill or some of you tech literate types are still watching.

I have the exact same problem that caraewilton had, except I have a Linksys WRT54GL (plugged into a Linksys RVS4000)in the "Mainbuilding" and a Buffalo WHR HP AG108 to go in the "Workroom". The AG108 has a bridge switch.

The WRT54GL requires the following under "Internet Setup" ( I have it set for static IP):
Internet IP address???
Gateway address???
Under "Network Setup" I need:
Router IP-->Local IP Address???
DHCP is off

The AG108 requires an IP Address for the "LAN Side IP Address???

I have tried every combination of addresses in the two wireless routers, but I cannot get them to play well together. I would appreciate it if someone could give me a set of address that will let these 3 routers connect per caraewilton's diagram. The tricky part is that all 3 routers have radically different setup pages.


A:Wireless bridge/AP configuration issue

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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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:

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I just want to know how to bridge my comtrend 5071t dsl router with my linksys wrt160n wireless router

A:Solved: How do I bridge my comtrend dsl router with my wireless linksys router

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I recently added a Linksys WRT310N Wireless-N router to my home network and can no longer access my web/ftp server from outside the local network. Previously, I was running a ZyXEL EQ-66HW ADSL gateway in router mode as a hub and wireless AP. With the ZyXEL running by itself, I had no problem running XAMPP (Apache/FileZilla/etc..) on my internal server with a dynamic/DHCP ip address from my ISP. Problem was that I needed wireless-n and the ZyXEL only went up to G. So I put the ZyXEL in bridge-mode, turned off its wireless and DHCP and connected the Linksys as a router/firewall/AP. So far, no problem - bridge works, Linksys gets the external DHCP address, internal network gets its subnet from the router and the wireless is up. No problems routing internal to external - everything external to internal times-out. I can ping my ISP/DHCP external address, however. So it seems to me it a firewall problem. I tried forwarding my main ports 80/20-21 and opening the same on my COMODO personal firewall. No luck. I turned on DMZ to my server with COMODO still on, nothing. Disabled software firewall and tried both regular forwarding and DMZ. Still nothing. Help? I had the same problem before with the Linksys when it was using a cable-modem. Also, I was using AVG firewall before when it worked - I have newly switched to the COMODO.

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Hi there

If you've a spare / old router which you can set up as a wifi bridge and connect a bit of LAN cable from Laptop into the Bridge router you'll generally get FAR better performance from even a cheap router.

Logic behind this is that most Wifi adapters are half duplex whereas a router is full duplex and throughput will be significantly better.

Another advantage is that you can still use 5 GHZ band even if your PC or whatever only can handle 2.4 GHZ wifi.

If your router doesn't have bridging facilities you can often do it by a firmware upgrade --for most routers try this : | Unleash Your Router

Note --this is the Bridging router --not your main one that you use to connect to your ISP with --don't want to cause people to have inoperable boxes !!!!!.

I've found using a Router as a bridge far better than having to have loads of LAN cable all round the house --and also antennae in wifi routers are hugely better than most built in Wifi cards so you can in a lot of cases avoid extra slowdown caused by wifi extenders.

In my "man shed" -- a good 100 metres from the main house - could just about get 8 Mib/s on a very poor 2.4 GHZ wifi signal from the wifi card

Laptop now acceptable - still with 2,4 GHZ wifi but using "Bridged" method with an old EDIMAX wifi 4 port router. Around 70 Mib/s (still a lot slower by about 10X - I'm getting nearly 1Gb/s download in main house on 5 GHZ wifi --ISL has excellent Internet !!!... Read more

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My question is about using the integrated graphics option on the 2nd generation core i7 2600 (sandy bridge) processor

What I understand is that I must have a motherboard with on-board graphics to be able to use the integrated graphics on the processor, in that case I'd configure the BIOS to use the onboard graphics ("Init Display First" option = OnBoard)

So will the motherboard use its OWN onboard graphics or the processor's, i.e. will it detect that the processor has integrated graphics and use it, or it just works without caring about the processor's ability and use its own graphics anyway?

And if the board can detect the processor's capabilities and act based on it, what if I want to use the board's graphics and bypass the processor's?

In brief, how can I configure the motherboard to use its onboard graphics or the processor's integrated graphics?

Also, is their a HYBRID way to make them work together?

Thanks and best regards

A:Motherboard configuration for the integrated graphics in i7-2600 Sandy Bridge

You don't need a motherboard with onboard graphics in order to use the integrated graphics of the CPU.

Be aware that the P67 chipset does -not- support using Sandy Bridge's integrated graphics. For that, you will need to use a motherboard with another chipset; the most popular choices being either H67 or Z68.

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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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Hello Everyone,

I just wanna ask for some help regarding configuration of a vpn firewall router that is connected to a 4g modem/router combo.
I am new in setting up a vpn and not so much familiar with others things or what setup is necessary, kindly help the poor guy please???

This is what I need:
- I need to connect the VPN FIREWALL router and use its features at the same time connected to the internet ( the VPN FIREWALL will act as the security for the whole network and the 4G modem/router will be the one supplying the internet)
- Need to establish a VPN connection later after the configuration.
- The server and other lan pc's must be accessible outside the local network when connected to VPN (web server, local pc's shared folder and files, etc)

Here's some details that i hope might help:
- I am using a Quanta 1K5 4G LTE modem/router combo
- I am using a Dynamic public IP address,( but this is not a problem because i am using s DDNS)
- My VPN FIREWALL brand/model is Micronet SP881 B VPN FIREWALL router
- Right now i am already connected to the internet using the vpn firewall physical connection is:
4G modem/router-->hub-->VPN firewall router-->PC
my connection is 4G(LAN)-->VPN (WAN) set the connection type to Dynamic IP
-The remote connection and remote access (web server, ftp,RDP) is working fine on the 4G modem/router alone.

I attached some screenshots of the VPN firewall router
Looking forward to hear from you guys, Thanks in advance!
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A:HELP! 4g modem/router combo to vpn firewall router configuration

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hello maybe someone can help me..

im trying to turn a router in my room into a client bridge with the router in my living room which is connected to a cable modem.

i flashed the router in my room (linksys wrt300N) with dd-wrt.

here's my problem..i was able to connect my macbook to the linksys router and pull up the dd-wrt control panel but when i get to the part where i need to site survey my wireless network does not show up. This is because everytime I plug in the ethernet my airport doesnt work. I need a way to use the ethernet and airport at the same time so i can complete the bridge.

any ideas would be great..thanks

A:trying to bridge router

I'm not sure exactly what you're saying here. You should be able to configure the Linksys without any interaction with the other router.

Is the Airport the router in the living room? How does that stop working without you touching it?

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okay so, i bought this crazy wireless gaming router d-link 4500 and i have it connected to my verizon dsl modem model 6100f (westell) which i am having trouble with. Because i have been trying to connect my xbox360 wirelessly and it doesn't work. i have already called the xbox people and dlink router people. the d-link people told me that i had to bridge my dsl modem because it acts if it were a router or something like that and so the d-link router doesnt pick up the signal from my xbox. So i was wondering if anyone can help me how to do this.

A:bridge dsl router

Ok. First of all try to open port for your XBox. And than try changing the NAT Endpoint Filtering settings to Endpoint Independent both for the UDP and TCP. Or enable the DMZ.

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Hello, first time poster here. I searched the internet and couldn't find a definitive answer to my question so I thought I'd post here.

Here is my current configuration:

WD WorldBook connected to Linkysys WRT310N Router. Three computers access the router (and WorldBook) wirelessly. No internet connection to the router (and no hardwired connection is possible).

I would like to connect my Linksys Router to a wireless internet connection that can then be shared among my computers. Do I just need to connect a Bridge to the router that would access the wireless internet connection?

Thank you for your help.

A:How to Configure Bridge and Router

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Hello, I am currently trying find out if a D-link WBR-1310 router can be used as a bridge on a wireless network. Thank you very much in advance for your help.

A:Solved: using a router as a bridge

No bridging facility in this Box.

NeoRouter - the network revolves around you

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Operating Statem XP with SP3
Linksys WAG54G
SMC Bridge SMC2682W

All working well until my Server upgarded me to 3 Mbye (or is this a coincidence?

1. My Bridge is connected to a Lan Portin the Linksys. It cannot be pinged or seen with an IP Scsn BUT the IP SCAn alwys gives mw an ALIVE
2. The Log which uses this port in the Linksys has been disabled
3. Under the Adnmin Tools . Services etc. I have disabled the windows Zero Configuration has been Disabled.
4. So No 255 port should be alive when scanned
5. From the Linksys I have linked a Toshiba Laptop with a fixed IP and Gateway
6. I can connect to the Internet with this but cannot ping.
7. It responds to a PING from the host machine, Gateway AND 255 but not its own system
8. It does not see the Bridge which is also in a Lan Port
9. Bridge and Linksys can be seen using NetStumbler and both are on the same and correct channel.
Linksys can be pinged but not Bridge
11. On the Laptop under available wireless connections I have both the Linksys AND Bridge
12. Cannot connect to Bridge to go thro Gateway
13. This system with the same configuration has been used for 3 years quite successfully
14. I have never seen the 255 in an IP Scan before but when I Ping it from the Toshiba Laptop I get a reply from which is the Gateway,

Are you confused by now.. Because I am!
Grateful for any help. I can also give lots of screen shots.

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What is the best way to test a router ot bridge if it is working right.

A:testing Router or Bridge

ping the ip address of the router.
ping an ip address on the Internet.

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Hey guys, I'm looking for a little help here... I have read several threads but nothing really pertains to my exact situation.

I currently have a home where I can't get Internet service, but I do have a network setup for file sharing with several computers and devices hooked to a router. I have a mobile hotspot that I want to use to give my current network access to the Internet also. I have a spare router that I can use as a wireless bridge (hopefully), which is a D-Link DIR-615. The mobile hotspot has no Ethernet or USB ports so I have to wirelessly connect the hotspot to the spare router and then connect from that router to my existing router which is already connected to my home network. The router that is already connected is a nether router. I'm not sure of the exact model.
Is this possible? If so, can you please inform me of what I have to do to set this up correctly? Do I have to flash the spare router with a specific firmware, or is it capable of doing what I'm looking to do with it?

A:Help using old router as wireless bridge

The DIR-615 does not have that feature natively. You could try DD-WRT firmware, depending on the Revision. I did not check to see if there is Tomato firmware.

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I want to get a draft-n route/ap/bridge for my network.. I dont need the routing aspect of it since my routing is all done with a windows server 2003.. I just need an ap for my laptop to connect to my network..

I can get a router and disable the "routing functions"(dhcp, dns, wan port, ect) and just run a cat5e from one of the lan ports to a port on my gigabit switch and waalaa, its an ap/bridge.. An ap/bridge doesnt have any "routing functions" and only has a single lan port(no wan) so its capible of much less than what a router can do..

So why is a router like $30-$50 and an ap/bridge $60+?????

A:Why is a router cheaper than an ap/bridge?

AP vs BRIDGE vs ROUTER connections

An Access Point has multiple connections types;


Wireless Network - Hardware Configuration Modes.

Entry Level Wireless Cable/DSL Routers cost the same or, less than Entry Level Access Points. Seemingly it is a better deal since you get for the price an additional Router and a 4 ports Switch.

The draw back is the settings. Almost all Wireless Cable/DSL Routers are set "fix" in Gateway Mode, while Access Point can be configured in few ways.

This means that if you need a flexible system with room for expansion you are better off with a good Access Point.

Access Point (AP) Configurations:

Mode 1 - Gateway. This is the most prevalent mode of all Entry Level Cable/DSL Routers, and Access Points. In this mode the hardware acts as a Wireless Hub connecting to Wireless Clients that are installed on network computers (Wireless PCMCIA, Wireless USB, Wireless PCI, etc.).

Mode 2 - Bridge. Most APs can also be configured as a Bridge. In such Configuration the AP can only communicate with another AP that is configured as a Bridge. This mode is useful to Bridge two LAN segments that are apart, and it is preferred to connect them wirelessly. Plug one AP Bridge to a Switch on the first LAN, the other AP to a Switch on the second LAN, and they are connected.

Mode 3 - Client. Few APs can also be configured as Clients. In such a configuration they act as a "Fancy"... Read more

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Basically, my main routers wifi range doesn't quite reach the other end of my house my office is located too far away and my old bridge router was damaged when i moved, after many failed attempts to make my spare router a bridge on my own I've come to realise i can't remember how to do this anymore, so i have a NETGEAR VMDG480 Virgin Media Super-Hub (main modem/router) and a zyxel AMG1202-T110A (bridge router), the zyxel has bridge mode already in firmware, i tried different methods I've looked up but lack knowledge to figure the other details needed to bridge these routers myself, I've only used DD-WRT before which i remember being quite simple. If anyone can give me a step by step to bridge these two particular devices together it would be much appreciated, also if you need any other information just ask.

Thank you


A:Solved: how do i bridge my router?

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I have a Sony Blu-Ray player with preinstalled apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, etc. it is not wireless capable and too far from my router to run a wire. After doing some searches I found out that it is a possibility I can turn one of my other routers into a wireless bridge. But so far I have had no success in getting it to work. My router is a Netgear WNDR3400v2 and the router I want use as a bridge is a SageMCom 1704. It's worth noting that the 1704 router was acquired through Windstream and has their logo on the box and the configuration page for the router. I'm not sure if that makes a difference. The 1704 has the option to enable wireless bridge. One option Enable asks for the MAC of the remote router. I put in the MAC of the Netgear and nothing happened. The next option is Enable(scan). This wilkl bring up the SSID of my neighbors routers but not the SSID of the Netgear (broadcast SSID is enabled). There is another option called Quickbridge and it was suggested that that option be enabled and then the 1704 be plugged into the Netgear and still nothing happened. The Netgear didn't even register that the 1704 was connected. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Step by step instructions are preferable to technical details.

A:Use SageMCom router as a wireless bridge

The next option is Enable(scan). This wilkl bring up the SSID of my neighbors routers but not the SSID of the NetgearClick to expand...

Maybe the Netgear is using a wireless mode (e.g., 802.11n) that the 1704 does not support?

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Just finished connecting a new dsl moden (Zyxel P-660R_D1) and router (linksys WRT110). Everything works fine. I added my Sony LF-B20 LocationFree Base Station and it worked great on the network but I couldn't connect through the internet. When I checked the connection I got the error message: "could not connect. The error may be caused by the use of multiple routers". Talked to Sony and they told me I needed to bridge my moden and router. They said to contact my ISP for instructions, however my ISP (Earthlink) wanted another $8/mo. and a new long term contract - no thanks. I changed the system mode on the modem from routing to bridging but then I lost my internet connection. Any help would sure be appreciated. Thanks!

A:Solved: Need to bridge my moden and router

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I just spotted this and thought it might be of interest here.

I have one of these, and it works really well as a WAP and a wireless bridge, both of which usually cost quite a bit more. Of course, it's also a router, but they're a dime a dozen.

Zyxel - Prestige 330W Wireless Internet Sharing Router - P330W

Hard to go wrong for $18 shipped free! We see a number of requests each week for wireless bridging capability, this is as cheap as it gets!

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I own a netgear wireless N rangemax which is my router. This replaced my Linksys WAG54G wireless router. I have spent hours trying to figure out whether I can use this as a repeater/bridge to boost the signal to the back part of my house.

The linksys manual is useless as obviously this wasnt what it was designed for. Any ideas?

A:Using a Linksys router as a repeater/bridge

You can't with the stock firmware. However, if you use DD-WRT firmware, it has that capability.

Personally, for the best performance, I'd run a wire between them and configure the secondary router as 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 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.

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

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT l... Read more

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Con some one tell me in lamens terms how I can do this. I already have the cat5 cable coming from the back of the n600db LAN port going to my home theater set up. And I thought I could use the N150 from the cat5 to hard wire my components.
Also the N600DB router doesn't seem to work as well as my N150 did, as far as distance and consistent connection. Thanks for your help..

A:belkin n 600 db router Cat 5 bridge to N150??

is this the belkin model

there are quite a few versions of the n150
which one do you have

exactly how have you connected the two together what ports

this how to connect two routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

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

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 s... Read more

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Hi, everyone--

My family and I have a SMART TV and use it to watch Netflix. It's WiFi capable and we even have a wireless extender, but the connection keeps dropping constantly.

I have read a few things about turning an old router into a "switch," like this article from Lifehacker. I'm not sure if this is what I'm looking for as there are several meanings for switch, and the purpose is normally for another port, not a bridge-type thing. Would it be possible to use second router to serve as a bridge between my two ethernet cables so we can hardwire the SMART TV? If so, any ideas on how I would do that?

Thanks in advance,

A:Using a router as a bridge for two ethernet cables

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I have read a few different posts and websites, but still haven't had any luck.
I am trying to connect a router in my house wirelessly to the main router connected to the NBN box with the internet feed. The Internet all works fine from the main router a D-Link DIR-850L Wireless AC1200 Router and the router I am trying to have a bridge connect to the D-Link in another room is a TP-Link TD-W8960N 300m Wireless N router.
All I want the 2nd router to do is gain the signal wirelessly from the main router so that the 2nd router can be plugged via Ethernet cable into the blue ray player to watch Netflix.

I am not the most savy with all the terminology, but doing my best to get this setup so that we can continue to watch Netflix on the lounge room. Appreciate any assistance and steps people can provide me to get this working and have a happy wife.
Thanks a lot!

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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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I am curious as to how far the range is on router/bridges with different dBm levels.
What is the distance for approximate 16-18dBm?

I need a wireless bridge that works at 1000ft apart (measured approximately 340 yards between). There is only 1-2 small trees in the path, so it's a clear shot between both houses. My uncles house is on an open field, along with my house. Check out the image to explain how I need my network setup.

If anyone can explain the distances of the signal strengths and maybe throw out a few choices to pick from that would be awesome.

*If I can get it from Newegg than that's a plus.
*Hope to get a bridge that's equal to or less than $150-ish (per each unit, so $300-ish total for both houses).

Anyway thanks ahead of time for any help or anything you all post. I really appreciate all the help you all give me.


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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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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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I have a Thompson cable router/modem that provides phone and internet connection. It runs the wireless LAN on which I have various computers and devices around the house.

I recently bought a Sony TV with internet connectivity through either an Ethernet port on the back or a USB wireless dongle. And of course the only dongle that will work is the Sony one that costs €80! I should add that a direct Ethernet connection to the Thompson router is not possible.

So rather than pay The Man, I thought I might use one of the old wireless routers I have lying around courtesy of various old ISPs. (I'm currently thinking of using a Huawei HG556 supplied by Vodafone). It strikes me as feasible to:

(a) run an Ethernet cable from the TV to the HG556
(b) set up the HG556 as a bridge
(c) create a wireless link from the HG556 to the Thompson router

and so provide the TV with access to the net (as well as to photos and movie files on computers etc linked to the LAN)

The problem is actually doing it!

The Thomson router's manual suggests that once I have configured a bridge, I only need to tell it the device's (i.e. the HG556) MAC address. The difficult bit is configuring the HG556. Its manual suggests that I have to configure PPPoA and VCI and all sorts of technobabble that makes me feel small and vulnerable.

Can anyone say whether this project is doable and, if so, talk me through it please?


A:Wireless bridge to Cable router

who supplied the router - often they have firmware specific to the ISP- virgin, talktalk etc
where in the world are you - ireland ?

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I have been using a wireless router to acces the internet and serve as an access point for other computers around the house. I have two computers connected to the Netgear MR18v2 router, one computer upstairs hooked up to a Netgear Wireless Bridge WGE101 and a laptop with a wireless card.

I recently tried to set a static ip address for the computer connected to the bridge and I also enabled port forwarding on the router downstairs. After doing this, I am only able to access the internet with the one computer connected to the bridge. All the others are having trouble. When I checked the IP address for the computer connected to the router it was nothing but zeros. I am unable to access the internet or restore the port forwarding option for the router.

I am confused and do not have any clue of how to fix this problem. Does anyone know what could be causing this problem or encountered this before? I appreciate any help that is available

A:Wireless Router and Bridge problems

When you say "static IP" what do you mean? Which IP address did you try to make static - the external/public/WAN IP address your ISP issues you or one of the local/LAN IP addresses used by your PCs?

If you used what is generally referred to in the user manual as Static IP that is used for the external/WAN IP address from the ISP. I think it sounds like you did this which could explain why all the PCs cannot now access the internet. You need to reverse this change. I assume, therefore, you have a dynamic public IP address issued from your ISP (correct me if I am wrong).

To do what I think you want to do you should use the Address Reservation feature as described on page 8-8 and 8-10 of the MR814v1 user manual ( from the Netgear site - or the V2 if you use that) which is used to ensure a LAN IP address is always reserved for a specific PC on your local network. If you used the Static Routes feature (as described in 8-10 of the same manual) the purpose of that is not quite the same as I think you want (as I assume you do not want the PCs hanging off the bridge to be on a different subnet - correct me if my assumption is wrong).

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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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I have a Linksys WRT54G2. I want to be able to use this as an access point. I want to use this to use my wireless and then output to my ps3 and my tv for viera cast. So basically I want it to soak up the internet, and then wire my ps3 and tv into it. Im not sure if I want to set it up as an access point or bridge. I am really confused as to what to do. I want to be able to plug my ps3 and tv into the router, and have the router use my already set up wireless network. Thank you in advance.

A:Using 2nd router as access point/bridge?!?

You want a bridge, which that router's native firmware doesn't support. You can use the DD-WRT 3rd party firmware to give that router wireless bridge capability.

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How do I put my Cisco 65284 router in bridge mode

A:How do I put my Cisco 65284 router in bridge mode

I'm not finding anything about Cisco 65284 router. Are you sure that's the model designation?

What do you mean by "bridge mode"? That usually refers to bridging a modem/router to act as a modem only. Could make guesses, but not sure what you mean by a router in bridge mode.

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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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i have to is siemens sl2_141 router and another is TP link adsl router. i have two separate room. in my one room i have placed the tplink wifi router and connect my ISP RJ45 LAN in the WAN port of TP link wifi router. its working fine. now i have a desktop in my other room.i want to use my siemens sl2_141 router to establish a internet connection. i dont want to use any LAN cable to cary from one room to another room. May be i have to create wifi bridge between them. can you please tell me the steps how to do it.

A:wds bridge in siemens sl2_141 adsl router

Often these consumer adsl routers do not enable you to use bridge or wifi extender /adapter mode
The seimens does not work with an open DD-WRT firmware

What about the other way around
connect the seimens up to the ADSL line
now with the TP-LINK
Whats the exact model of that, perhaps that will allow wifi extender

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Hi all

So my current setup is:

Virgin media modem in modem mode
2x Linksys WRT54GL with Wireless bridge using DD-WRT (1x in back bedroom, 1x in lounge)
2x laptops (wireless), 3x mobiles connected.

But i have recently upgraded to a 100mbps connection and the good old Linksys are just not cutting it anymore, So i am after a replacement system. I am currently looking at ASUS RT-N66U N900 but as this is a fairly pricey router i am trying to work out if this will cut it on its own or if i need to bridge again.

ASUS RT-N66U N900 decent enough on its own?
Different or better router for similar price?
If im bridging can any one suggest a cheaper option?

Cheers in advance for any advice.

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I presently have a Linksys WRT54G2 V1. I've been looking at the WRT160N to purchase & use as my main router. I'd like to wirelessly bridge the WRT160N to the WRT54G2 & have that as a repeater so that my signal is boosted, and my parents laptop wireless connection doesn't go all low & dragging when they're at the other end of the house. Is it possible & if so, can someone point me in the right direction as to procedure & configuration? Thank you.

A:Solved: Linksys Router Wireless Bridge to 2nd Linksys Router

I don't believe you will be able to do this "out of the box", look at third party firmware like dd-wrt. Never used it myself but I've read it works fine.


It may be easier to run a cable to the second router and set them up with the same SSID and security.

Have them on different IP addresses and channels something like:

Router 1 channel 6

Router 2 channel 11

You won't get "true" roaming but when one signal is dropped the wireless unit will pick up the other automatically.... or one could simply manually change from one to the other depending where they are in the house and which signal is stronger.

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I do not understand much about how internet connections work, but I'll try my best to describe the scenario

I am connected to my wireless router through my laptop (windows 8) and I have setup a network bridge from my laptop to my PS3, as my PS3 does not connect to the wireless. When I did this at first, it worked for about 30 minutes after experimenting with things a bit, but it will not connect again.

My connection to the internet from my laptop is fine. but the network bridge connection is labelled as limited.

When I open the information on the network bridge, it comes up with this information:

IPv4 connectivity: No Network Access
IPv6 connectivity: No Network Access
Media State: Connected

And when I check out the connection details, the spaces next to IPv4 default gateway, and IPv4 DNS server (and a couple of others which I don't think are relevant) are blank.

If someone could help me fix this problem, it would be great, however if it cant be easily fixed, it won't be a problem as it is only my PS3.

I am happy to answer any other questions about additional details or clarification.

Thanks in advance.

A:Network Bridge "does not have valid IP configuration"

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Before I go on, you probably should know that my house layout is like an H. Previously had an (unsecured) static network set up. The dining room was in the upper left corner of the house, and my bedroom is in the lower left. The router covered most of the house, but my bedroom is next to the kitchen, lots of metal and stone, so I needed to set up a repeater/bridge. This allowed my iPod touch and MacBook to connect, and my Debian machine to use the LAN port on the back of the bridge so I could run my SSH/web server (hence the static IP). However, I've had to move the router/modem to the lower right, and I need to keep using the bridge, now with a switch in the LAN port with the Debian box and another Linux machine to work. I reset the router entirely, so I'm back on DHCP, which I'll change later. The problem lies in the repeater. It connects to my network (belkin54g) but assigns my iTouch the address, which I learned is a link-local address. The time I did get it working, I plugged in the switch and it went dead. How can I set up the bridge and switch to work together? What am I doing wrong? Might I need to do anything special afterwards to get static working properly?


PS The two Debian boxes have no GUI (Xorg), and ifconfig doesn't return anything, just another shell prompt.

A:Solved: New Router Location, need help with Wireless Bridge and Switch?

I noticed my iPod connects, but not my MacBook, and when I plug in the switch, the whole network dies. Any suggestions?

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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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I have a wireless setup. D-Link Access point to D-Link bridge, antenna accross to another building where another antenna and bridge is linked to the company switch.

Link lights are all on. The PC's can see eachother and I can ping the bridge.

I cannot ping the company router attached to the switch.

Any thoughts on this?

A:Wireless AP to bridge to router. Links lights, but no action!

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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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hello all.

i recently replaced a bad dsl modem with a adaptec dsl gateway (the gt-704 model, NO wireless).

this was fine until my bro started to visit and he started complaining of the lack of wireless internet. my wife just bought a laptop too so they both needed wireless. i bought a d-link di-524 wireless b/g router and hooked i up to my dsl gateway (the gateway has the model and 4-port router built into one machine).

i cannot get any wireless internet. i get a strong signal in the house, but when my computer tries to get an ip, it cannot do so.

my buddy says i need to configure my adaptec dsl gateway into a brige now, saying that i no longer want it to do the routing, just act as a modem (since i have the d-link router hooked up now).

is this the problem? what set up procedure to do?

thanks in advance for any input.

A:Wireless router hooked up to DSL Gateway, config to bridge?

The best solution is to configure the D-Link as a switch and wireless access point. Following is JohnWill's procedure. That router has auto-sensing ports so you do NOT need a cross-over cable.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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

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I am looking to add a linux sat receiver to my current wireless network at home.

The sat receiver is a TM-9100 and it has the ability to change IP address to whatever you want/ need.

Basically I want to connect a gaming adaptor with a short ethernet cable to the TM-9100 so I can access the hard drive on the 9100 via my wireless network, there is one ethernet connection on the 9100.

Yesterday I aquired a Belkin Wireless G Gaming Adapter F5D7330UK, my router is a Linksys WAG300N with 3 laptops connected via wireless. The IP of the router is, the laptops are set at, and and are all running Windows XP home.

The Gaming adaptor has a 'out of the box IP' I did change the IP of the gaming adaptor to in the beginning, but it still would not work.

I tried channels 8, 10 and 11 at various times, I made sure all the wireless units were on the same channel each time.

I previously had my 9100 connected via a crossover cable direct to laptop with IP and it connected to the internet no problem.

Now my dilema, I want to connect the gaming adaptor to my 9100 with a short cable, but, when I was trying it out last night I could only connect to either the router or the adaptor, but not both together.

I did try changing the ip address of the adaptor and 9100 but it didn't work, at least I couldn't get it to work.

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A:wireless network bridge, router, xp and linux query

anyone know how I can get it to work?


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So I live in a dorm and all we have is WiFi, there is no Ethernet ports. My problem is that the network does not allow local communication (Device > Device) and I have some device Chromecast, Steam Streaming, and etc that I would like to use but can't. I have a Linksys WGA600N Wireless gaming bridge and would like to use that to connect to a router (I have a Dlink Xtreme Duo wireless N Bridge/Router) how can I go from the Linksys bridge to the Dlink Router. I have tried a few different ways but i'm not sure what I need to do to make the IP's work. I know you have to make the bridge the gateway but im not sure how.

This is the Dlink router/bridge:

This is the gaming bridge:

Extra notes: Our school uses MAC Address filtering but we can register devices, not sure if this is significant or not.

A:Using a wireless bridge and router to create a local network

For a local network you can just use a router.

Check with the IT department to see if a wireless router or access point is permitted in the dorms.

Check with the IT department to see if they approve of your bridge/router idea, and for any help you need to connect the bridge to their network.

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First let me explain how my network is configured currently:
On the groundfloor I have a cablemodem that is connected to the Linksys BEFW11S4. On the 2nd floor I have 2 pc's that are connected by means of a switch. On one of the pc's I installed a wireless USB dongle (D-Link DWL-G122). I tested the wireless connection between this dongle and the BEFW11S4 succesfully.
Then I created a network bridge (XP build-in functionality) between the wireless dongle and the regular network card, in order to give the 'wired' pc's the possibility to connect to the internet over the wireless connection.
Problems taht I'm having now:
- The DHCP server from the BEFW11S4 doesn't provide IP config to the pc's in the wired network (only 1 can obtain an IP adress whic is then associated with the MAC adress of the USB dongle).
- Once every 30 minutes I loose the IP adress provided to me by the Internet provider (to the cable modem)

Can anyone provide me with some usefull tips what I do wrong...

Thanks in advance!

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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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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 (prefer... Read more

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

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

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


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

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could anyone please let me know the router configuration steps.

A:router configuration

best place to look is in your router's user guide.

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I want to configure a wireless router on my compute

steps taken

wired conn- run the cd-put user/password and with wired connection I am able to go on line and once I am taking out the wire from the laptop it shows "page cann't dispaly"

A:router configuration

and welcome to the Forum

See how much this helps your understanding of networking:

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I currently use a router with my isp connection through the cable provider in my area .The problem I am experiencing is when the computer is plugged DIRECTLY into the cable modem provided by my isp, bandwidth(via speed test) is at expected speeds .
(cable modem is a thompson dhg574)

HOWEVER once the router(dlink DLR-645) is plugged in to the cable modem the bandwidth essentially cuts in half (@7mbps)or more of the 20mbps service I subscribe to.

I know that the router can be successfully configured because it was set up in the past but I no longer have the information to do it anymore.

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A:router configuration help

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I would like to access my router to configure it for maximum internet connection speed. The router is a NetGear WGR614v4 with both wireless and hard wire connections . My operating system is Windows XP Professional and I use a cable high speed interenet service. My router is out of the warranty period and NetGear will not provide tech support.

A:Router configuration

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I am trying to configure my router so that it will play Asheron's Call. I went onto and my router is Linksys WRT54Gv6. I go to the default IP address for configuration and when it asks for my password/username, none of the ones that were given (i.e. blank or admin) work in any combination. I was wondering if anyone would know how to find out this information for this model/version or if there is another way to port forward the ranges 9000-9001, 9004-9005, and 9012-9013? Thank you!

A:Router Configuration

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I am attempting to set up servers for various games on my PC. The only problem is the my system connects to the internet through a (wireless) router and others (non-LAN) cannot connect to me. I have read many articles on opening router ports and configuration settings but it is all too confusing for me to figure out and i dont want to screw up my low-latency connection! Does anyone know how to make this work?

A:Router Configuration

Go here
and find your router and it has good instructions to set up port forwarding. They might even have the game you use listed.

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Hi folks,

Glad to be on board, this website came highly reccommended by to me by some fellow members of a Boston Red Sox fansite, and I must say, the info here is great.

I finally have a question to ask:

Recently, I set up a pretty complete wired home network so that I could work from home more often. In so doing, I added two laptops and another desktop to my office, which used to house just a single desktop. They are all connected to my cable modem through a router.

Over the past several months, my partners and I have been using AIM and MSN Messenger's talk programs (I believe this is called Voice-over-IP, is it not?) pretty regularly throughout the day to stay in touch.

When the single PC was connected to the internet without a router, these programs worked easily and flawlessly. Now, as the four PC's are connected to the internet through the router (and are therefore behind the router's firewall??) I can not use either application for voice conversations on any one of the four PC's. Simply put, they will not establish a connection to my peers on the other end.

I am now on my second router (switched from D-Link to Belkin). The tech support from both companies has been horrible, and neither has been able to help me connect using these apps at all. They are all pretty sure that I will eventually need to open the correct port or ports, and will need to configure the router accordingly, but none of them seems to know how to do so themselves, and as suc... Read more

A:Router Configuration Problem(s)

i think you have open the ports in the router setup,have a look in your manual
mine come under advanced features,coference and telephony

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hi there. my name is fred and i heard about a router configuration panel that people with routers for their dsl and cable internet connections. is that true? if it is how do i get to it. i heard of one way but it doesnt work. i know my router/cable modem is from rca. and i know my ip address. since i dont know how private that is i will just leave it at that. any help??

A:router configuration panel????

The router configuration panel differs from brand to brand. Linksys, for example, has a default of, with a blank username and 'admin' as the password. DLink routers use

Do you know what the IP of your router is?

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My Internet cable is rj45. If i connect that cable directly to my pc, and set up the connection (PPPoe, requires a username and pass), i can access the internet.
then i bought a tp-link wr841n router which has a Wan (rj45) i/p socket.
and i ran the tp-links setup software, configured the router with the username and pass, but still it wont connect to the internet.
and help please ?

A:Solved: Router configuration

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I have 6 units of PC and i have 2 Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Using a dual WAN Router, how can i configure it to have my 3 PC connected to 1 ISP and the other 3 PC is connected to another ISP.
ISP 1 >>> >>> 3 Computers
>>> Dual WAN Router >>> Switch/HUB
ISP 2 >>> >>> 3 Computers
Just thinking if it is randomly get an access to net. If there is a way to configure or assign them on which connection them will be pls. guide me.
If can't get my illustration i will make a better one. ^_^

hmMm... and does this settings can connect my 6 Computers with each other? So, that i will have an access to them? Or in use of LAN Games or File sharing?

what is the disadvantage and advantage of this settings?

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I recently purchased and installed a Linksys RT31P2 wired router while converting to Vonage VoIP. I installed the RT31P2 behind an Actiontec GT-701 DSL Gateway (modem/router). I plugged a telephone into the RT31P2 and my VoIP phone service works great. Because my Actiontec GT-701 DSL Gateway only has 1ea Ethernet port, I had to remove my local computer from the Actiontec Ethernet port so that I could connect the RT31P2 to the same Ethernet port. After removing the local computer from the Ethernet port on the Actiontec GT-701, I moved it an open Ethernet port on the RT31P2. The local computer has Internet access and appears to work normally accept that it can no longer file or print share with the other computers on my home network. Prior to this change, I had 3ea wireless NIC-connected computers and the Ethernet-connected local computer configured onto my local network via the Actiontec GT-701 DSL Gateway. All of these computers were configured to file/print share and did so successfully. After the installation of the Linksys RT31P2 router, the local computer can no longer file/print share with the 3ea wireless NIC-connected computers. I have some basic networking knowledge and I understand that by adding the Linksys RT31P2, I have essentially created two networks. The problem appears to resolve around the fact that there two networks are currently not able to properly communicate in a manner that will allow file/print sharing between them. Is this problem solvable utilizing ... Read more

A:Multiple Router LAN Configuration

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I have been dealing with the same issue for the last couple months. I only need the router because I use my cable connection for TiVo. I am going to try your instructions.

A:Router configuration issues

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My computer wouldn't wake from sleep mode a few days ago so I hard rebooted it. When it booted I no longer had internet access.

My local area connection was listed as an unidentified network with no network access. I used the troubleshoot tool on the connection and it returned "the router does not have a valid IP configuration". I could not change the network from public to home/private.

I am able to connect to the internet using the same router and cable on this laptop. The wireless is also working fine.

I have tried:
disabling and enabling the network adaptor, DHCP and the local connection
updating the network card drivers
disabling ipv6 in local connection
Resetting the router to factory settings
I disabling bonjour (I do not have and have never installed mcafee)
clearing the TCP/IP stack with netsh int ip reset
using ipconfig /release /flushdns /renew
system restoring to before the issue occurred
doing a clean install of windows (it saved my old files under windows.old - I assume this is still a clean install)

I am running windows 7 home premium 64, my network card is an Intel 82567LF-2 Gigabit, the router is a Thomson TG782T and I am using Bigpond ADSL2+.

It's been a couple of days and I'm well out of my depth. I didn't expect the issue to continue after a clean install. Any help would be really appreciated. Attached is the ipconfig I get. Attachment 288972

A:Router does not have a valid IP configuration

If you could attach your ipconfig please because I can't see it

This can help us determine possible causes


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For some time now, my home LAN has been experiencing some problems. The router (an ss2624 speedstream wireless) sometimes doesn't want to work, (or most of the time) and sometimes it does. I have three computers connected to it, and they all can access the router's web page. However, none of the computers recieve internet access.

One of my computers is able to connect the the cable modem directly and receive internet. I use all the numbers I see from running winipcfg on my directly connected computer when I setup the router, but for some reason the router will not work. I make it so that it uses a static IP address from the ISP (which I'm not entirely sure even is static, even though I always see that same IP address, I also see a DHCP server number) and also I put the DNS server I see, although I am able to choose between 4 different numbers. (I put the others as alternate.) Am I missing any information from my ISP?

A:Router configuration problems

Set your router back up to receive DHCP if your ISP requires it. Sometimes ISP's use private IP's for you, that conflict with your current router config. If your router IP is, then make sure the IP that you get from your ISP is not 192.168.1.(1-254) Earthlink is bad about this. If it is the case, just change your router (inside address, not the external ISP address) to or something other than just change the second to the last number to anything else.

Not the best at drawing a mental picture here. but

If WAN address is
and router is , they conflict. Plus the router needs a different network like for you to be NAT'd

Hope this helps.

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In the past, I could access my routers set up by typing in as the address in my web browser. Now I am not able to access the set up window. I have connectivity to the internet and everything has been working just fine. I usally go into the configuration to turn on and off the wireless portion of my router. The router is a netgear VPN. Can someone please assit with this issue. Thanks!

A:Can't Access Router Configuration

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How can I find all the companies ip address for setting up wireless router? For example, Netgear, Linksys Dlink, and other compamies.

A:configuration of wireless router

How can I find all the companies ip address for setting up wireless routerClick to expand...

do you mean what default gateway they use

you could look in all the manuals - a lot of routers manuals are on the manufacturers sites - it would also give you the default username and password

why are you after so much info???

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I have a (hopefully rather basic) problem with the configuration of my new D-Link router DIR-657.

Now, what I had in mind was rather simple, but apparently I don't know the correct settings to
achieve it... (A lack of knowlegde on my side, I guess. I have some experience setting up simple
networks with a few windows computers and broadband modems, but the last time was some
time ago and this one here seems to be a bit more complicated than I thought...)

I have one PC (Win7 Ultimate 64) with a 3G modem (via USB) and want to use this computer (PC1)
and the 3G connection to act as the internet connection (using ICS) for my home network.
This computer now connects to the new D-Link router (via LAN).
I want to use this router to connect the other devices in this network (LAN/WLAN) with PC1 so they
can also use this internet connection (via ICS) and also for the other basic network uses (file sharing,
printing, ...).
The setup of ICS was not a problem (I think) and the local network (LAN/WLAN) is working alright,
but how do I have to configure the router so he "knows" that all internet traffic is going through the
3G connection (ICS) at PC1 (LAN port) and not its WAN port (which is empty) while maintaining
the functionality of the network (file sharing, printer,...) of course.

[FYI... I want to use PC1 (with 3G) for my internet connection because I want/need the VPN
connection I have installed on this PC. While there are a few (WLAN-)router out there that can
hand... Read more

A:ICS + LAN/WLAN Router configuration

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I am running a Netgear WGR614V5. I can connect fine to the internet and everything using the tourer but I cannot connect to the router configuration page. I did have a password setup on it, but I was connecting to it earlier today fine. For some reason the reset button does not seem to be working. When I ping none of the packets are received. When I put in ipconfig /all this is what comes up.
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : CNet PRO200 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapte
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-08-A1-31-A0-97
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :

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Hi I have a D-Link DSL 604+ Router and modem conected to a 2mb broadband connection which works fine appart from me only getting 2kbs download speeds when using bittorrent. I have been told that this may be because i have not configured some ports on my router? Is anyone able to help me solve this problem Please

A:D-Link Router Configuration

Won't get much help with this issue due to the function of bittorrent....I doubt it is your router, however
[tsg=welcome]to TSG![/tsg]

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I sent over a Linksys DIR-615 router to a friend in Venezuela as he does not have any wireless internet, now from my understanding and what he has explained he has a modem to router connection already, however the router does not have wireless.

He got the router today and I told him to replace his current router with the one I sent him. Now the connection going from his modem to router wouldn't work in the WAN port. So we placed it in LAN ports along with his two PCs and great, he got internet on both computers but he can't access the router configuration to set the wireless.

Now I made sure it all worked before I sent it, I replaced the router I have at home with it and it worked with the IP
However when he enters that it doesn't bring him to the router configuration, nor with,, and some others.

So I told him to use ipconfig to get the gateway IP and trying to use that to access the router, but still it won't work.
The Ipconfig looked like:

Adaptador Ethernet Conexión de área local :

Sufijo de conexión específica DNS :
Dirección IP. . . . . . . . . . . :
Máscara de subred . . . . . . . . :
Puerta de enlace predeterminada :

So basically I have come here in search for help on how I can get to the router configuration and enable the wireless for them.
Anything you ask I can ask of him and report back.

Thanks in advance!

A:Need help with router configuration connection. there a default gateway listed in the ipconfig above ?
And you said linksys.Did you mean d link ?
Is the ISP cable or dsl ?The setup would be different I believe.
Might be a good idea to go back to basics,just to make sure that everything was done in the correct order.Like so.
Tips on setting up broadband connection, courtesy of Johnwill

You don't need any setup disk to configure a broadband router.
. The following procedure should get you a connection with any broadband modem that is configured to use DHCP for the router connection, such as cable modems, and many DSL modems. If you require PPPoE configuration for the DSL modem, that will have to be configured to match the ISP requirements.
• Turn off everything, the modem, router, computer.
• Connect the modem to the router's WAN/Internet port.
• Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
• Turn on the modem, wait for a steady connect light.
• Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
• Boot the computer.

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

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

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

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a ti... Read more

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Is there any security benefit (extra firewall, etc) from using two routers to connect to the internet. For example, this computer connects to port 1 on my Netgear. From the WAN port, a wire connects the port 4 of my Dlink. The WAN port of my DLink connects, of course, to my modem and the Internet. second do I access the secondary router. Anytime I type in "", I only access the DLink interface. (I was confused about configuring the Static IP on the secondary Netgear so I left it as is) Any ideas/ suggestions. Can I somehow use this dual router to my benefit?

I have a Netgear (RP614) and DLink (DI 714P+). Networking has always somewhat eluded me, and I was wondering what benefits/unique configurations may be derived from two routers.

Here is the setup.

Thanks in advance


A:Dual Router Configuration

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Hello everyone.
I just acquired a tablet (Transformer Prime) and wanted to add another wifi router to my network connection as a way to increase the signal on my room. I tried following the instructions on this Linksys help article:

I've tried the first method described and completed all steps and still couldn't connect the second router. when i connect both by the ethernet socket only the first one, unaldutered, worked providing internet access to my PC by wire but the second one didn't increased reception on the tablet at all.
Ipconfig shows no sign of any other device besides the working router when they are connected by the ethernet socket. When i connect only the second router ipconfig reveals there is no "Connection-specific DNS Suffix" and "Default Gateway". I cant change options back to normal in the web browser because i dont have a default gateway number anymore

What have i done wrong? how can i fix this and configure this damn router to give me my precious wifi speed?
Any help would be appreciated and I'm verry sorry for the long and badly explained post (im a noob with pcs, to say the least)

BTW: first post, but I'll introduce myself later on a proper post

A:Problems with second router configuration

Reset the second router to factory default settings and try the following procedure. It is the same as your linked article Option 1, but maybe it will be easier for you to follow.

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 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.

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

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Hi everyone, new here. I've just got a buffalo airstation WZR-1750HP and i cannot for the life of me configure it for internet access. I have entered my isp username/password but still no joy. I must admit i'm utterly hopeless with networking, but not bad with other computer matters. Hoping some wireless whizz kids can tell me what my settings must be.

A:router configuration woes

Dual band AC routers can be tricky as they sometimes are not compatible with older wireless N clients.

Best to upgrade any wireless n NIC's to AC NIC's if they can't connect consistently.

Also depends on if there are any other routers in the network, or if the modem is a modem/router or just stand alone modem, not enough information here for me to give directions.

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Hey all,

Not sure if I'm in the right forum. A couple months ago I had to switch providers, and had to get hooked up with a wireless router. Ever since then, my download speeds have crash landed.

I'm running XP. Any tips on where to go for help would be appreciated.


A:need help with wireless router configuration

What bandwidth are you supposed to be getting?

What speeds do you get with a test such as Speakeasy connecting by wireless, by ethernet to the router and directly to the modem?

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I recently bought a NetGear Router to setup my lan to use internet access to more then one PC. I finally got everything working fine. However, I am curious on what is PPPoE use for?

Could some one tell me what this is use for and what it means.

Thanks in advance.

A:NAT with PPPoE Configuration on router???

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my xbox 360 online runs through my pc i've just changed to a wireless connection for my pc and now my xbox wont regester with my pc sayin it doesn't hav th ip adress and tells me to go to my router configuartion web page where do i find this?

A:router configuration web page

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Hi guys!
I have a Wireless Router,Belkin F5D7230-4 Router.
Model: F5D7230-4 - Data Transfer Rate: 54 MBps - 2.4 GHz - Wireless Connection.

1)Previews we changed default ip address to some thing.But now I forgot that default page ip address.How to get that page.I restarted that back side button.But it is not getting.Can any one any one?

2)How to configure it?

Thanks for Apperication.......

A:Wireless Router configuration

Hold the reset button for about 15 seconds. After that you should be able to use the address to get back to the config page

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Been having problems with my router today, was working fine and then all of a sudden dropped out.With a notification that the Modem wasn't working. I plugged in my laptop via Ethernet to Modem and it worked as fine.

Contacted my ISP and they said it was the router just broke, therefore I purchased another Router today, to my disbelief, still the same problem,can connect via ethernet but not WLAN.

Devices will connect locally but not to the internet.

Any ideas?

Thanks, Russ

A:Help needed with Router Configuration

is this all wireless devices cannot connect to the internet
and thats with two different routers

whats the make and models of the routers

is there a modem involved ?
if so make and model

do a power cycle - see below


How to power cycle

&#8220;power cycle&#8221; process to reboot or reset the modem/router

Switch off all the devices modem, router and computers also unplug their power cables.
Wait at least 1 to 5 minutes. We have found in some instances you need to wait at least 15 minutes
Plug the power cords back in, but don&#8217;t switch them on.
First turn on the modem and then wait for a few minutes for it to settle and all the lights to become stable.
Next switch on the router (if a separate device) and then wait for a few minutes for it to settle and all the lights to become stable.
Now turn on your computer, You should now be able to access the Internet.

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I am using an edimax 3G-6200n router with a 3G usb modem on the '3' network to connect to xbox live. I can connect easily and play most games and join most partys but sometimes i cannot join certain friends games and matchmaking is slow on some games such as modern warfare 2. I have tried DMZ and UpNp on the router but the NAT remains strict. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Edimax router configuration

Do not open multiple threads on the same topic. You already have replies here.

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Hey guys i was wondering if you could help me Port forward and or Proxy my Wi-Fi router.... Im using a TP-LINK WR340G.. really need help.

A:Wi-Fi router proxy configuration help

Port forwarding has these requirements

the machine to which the forward will point to must have a static IP address
once port(s) are so configured, NO OTHER system will be able to use those ports.
(1) can be done manually on the target system, or more easily in the router by using IP Address Reservation.

Pg 33 of the manual describes (1)

Pg 34 describes the setup for port forwarding

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Hi, I am actually trying to configure a router, with a serial and fast ethernet interface..
now i have a network address of and i have used for the fast ethernet interface and for the serial interface, but it giving me an error, saying its overlapping the fast ethernet address of, is there anything i'm doing wrong there? can anyone help me please...

A:Hi everyone i have router configuration error...

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Ok quick question, i currently have 2 Dlink DSL 2640R's networked together and set up correctly, the Master router is assigning DCHP addresses and the secondary is forwarding to the relevant computer thats connected to it.

I have two PC's both connected to the secondary router, which are able to network together and use the master routers internet,

However, my girlfriend is buying a new laptop next week, and wants to be able to stream music from one of my PC's to her Laptop while connected to the Master router (so she isnt affected by any lags due to networking happening between my two pc's i regularly switch files between them, hence the second router)

so 2 questions:
Firstly, am i right in my above statement that if My 2 pc's are transferring via router number 2 router number 1 will serve her with no overlap between the 2?

and Secondly, DCHP is off on the 2nd router, and as far as i can see, the main router see's my pc's and the 2nd router is invisible, so am i right in thinking that her PC will be able to see both my PC's on the 2nd router? or will she just see router number 2? (i read somewhere that some routers see all clients connected to the 2nd router as one IP address and the 2nd router sorts it out when it gets there)

A:Solved: Multi Router Configuration

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Do you have any idea on setting up the Linkys Router with 4 port switch (besfr41)? I have followed the directions in the manual but I get nothing, no connection to the internet. The modem is connected to the router and the router is connected to the pc. Although I am using a straight cad 5 cable between modem & router. Use a crossover cable instead between the DSL modem and router? Any comments would be great.


A:{Advice Given} - DSL/Router networking configuration

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I've been trying to solve this problem for over 4 months now by myself so any help would be appreciated. I don't like asking without trying to solve and search for this by myself first, but I just can't do it

- Desktop Computer (works fine when directly connected)
- Laptop Computer (works fine when directly connected)
- Cable Modem
- Wireless-G Router (Model CWR-854) - Firewall enabled - All wired connections - No wireless enabled

1) BitTorrent won't work properly. “Checking for firewall...” just keeps going
2) It won't allow access to internet banking sites completely. Accesses main pages, but times out when trying to log in.
3) Google Videos and YouTube slower.

When I disable the firewall on the the Wireless-G Router, everything works fine. It's just the settings on my router firewall which is messing things up.

Attempted Solutions:

For 1) Allowed port 6881 for inbound and outbound TCP access on router firewall - didn't work - tried disabling Automatic port mapping (UPnP) - didn't work

For 2) Allowed port 443 (SSL) for outbound TCP - still didn't work

For 3) Haven't tried anything!

A:Configuration on Router Firewall - Painful :(

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Attached is a diagram of a network I’m trying to get configured. All devices are on the same subnet.

The Moden/Router “A” is WAN connected to the internet. Its LAN IP address is Its DHCP server function is ON. Its DHCP range is to

Router B’s default address was but I changed it to and turned its DHCP OFF. It is assigned static IP address It is wired LAN to LAN to Router A.

Router C’s default address was but I changed it to and turned its DHCP OFF. It is assigned static IP address It is wired LAN to LAN to Router B.

Four devices connect wirelessly to Router A and do have internet access. One computer connects wirelessly to Router C. That computer has a local USB printer.

I have three network devices that I assigned static IP addresses to so they won’t be changed by Router A’s DHCP service. Two are connected to Router A and one to Router B.

Router C has three Linux computers wired to its LAN ports. One of those computers has two USB hubs wired to it and several USB devices are connected to each hub.

I want to be able to access the internet from any of the computers simultaneously and I need to be able to print to any of the four printers from any of the computers. I also want to be able to access the USB storage devices from any of the computers and access files on any computer from any other computer.

When I connect wirelessly to Router B I do have internet access. Rou... Read more

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I have a serious problem with cisco 2960 router,i am using a dell dimension 3000 running a microsoft windows xp proffessional.ANY HELP IS HIGHLY WELCOMED!

A:cisco 2960 router configuration

what problem are you having? Dunno if I can assist, but am curious as to your network setup.

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My wireless linksys router is acting up on me again and i'm not sure how to handle this. I copied the error messages exactly as displayed. Sometimes the problem stops after i wait 30min or so but this is happening allot more frequently now.

I started getting these errors in this order

window failed to find domain name prpblems with DNS server
windows confirmed that ''primary DNS server'' is currently online, but is not responding to connection attempts at this time.

This usually means that a firewall is running somewhere between the two computers and is blocking ''domain''. windows has confirmed that windows firewall on this computer is correctly configured to allow this connection. However, a remote firewall might be blocking your connection.

The following policiy might need to be adjusted to allow windows to connect:

Policy provider: windows firewall firewall
filter name: query user

if the policy provider identified is windows firewall ,click for information about adjusting windows firewall settings. If a differnt policy provider has been identified, check the provider's documentation on how to adjust the policy settings.

Reset the network adaptor ''wireless network connection''
resetting the adaptors can sometimes resolve an intermittent problem.

A:Linksys router configuration issues

When Windows gives messages like that there are only two choices:

a. laugh; or

b. cry.

The problem goes away sometimes after 30 minutes with you doing nothing, right? Can you still access the router (ping it, or access its config or status pages)? Have you tried a reset or power cycle of the router? If so, does that clear the problem?

If it is a router problem about all you can do is make sure you have the latest firmware; then reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it. Next step after that is to replace it.

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i have netgear FVS336 dual wanport vpn router. one wan port is connected to my company server through vsat and having static ip and gatway. second wan port is connected to isp dsl modem which is having dynamic ip. now i required configuration to use both wan ports same time. please help me

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hi hope someone can help me.

How can i delete my nat entries where it says create protocol?

I am a beginner at this. I want to be able to make it more secure.

How can i do this?

Can i edit it using notepad and then import it using the browser?

Also my little network has 3 windows xp workstations and have been setup using windows xp networking ie. i created a disk and setup the other workstations on the network. Everything is working ok except for accessing files on the network. It takes about 2-3 minutes to connect to a share on another computer and access the files. Can someone tell my why?

Does the hostname in this firewall have to be the machine the modem/router is connected to?

here is a copy of my firewall

[ env.ini ]
set var="CONF_REGION" value="Australia" set var="CONF_PROVIDER" value="BigPond" set var="CONF_DESCRIPTION" value="BigPond defaults" set var="CONF_SERVICE" value="Router,PPPoA,DHCP,NAT,VPI/V* * CI 8/35" set var="CONF_DATE" value="Configuration modified manually" set var="HOST_SETUP" value="auto" set var="UPGRADE_URL" value="* * pgrade500.htm" set var="COLUMNS" value="80" set var="ROWS" value="24" set var="SESSIONTIMEOUT" value="120" set var="HOST_MAC_ADDR" value="xxxxxxxxxxxx" set var="HOST_IP_A... Read more

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