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Configuration on Router Firewall - Painful :(

Q: Configuration on Router Firewall - Painful :(

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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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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I have a firewall and I have 5 servers that I will be placing behind this firewall along with 10 Desktop computers. My Firewall have 2 WAN ports. 6 Internal ports and 1 DMZ port.

Here's my question should I placed all server on a seperate subnet on one of the internal ports or should I connect all server to the DMZ port? What's the advantages and dis-advantages of this?

A:Firewall Configuration


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I have a PIX 515E (6.3) that I want to only allow SMTP traffic to come in from specific subnets,
I currently allow any SMTP traffic to pass thru to my exchange server.
access-list outside_access_in permit tcp any host XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX eq smtp
Everything works fine with this but I need to lock this down.

The vendor that I use to scan mail has given me 2 subnets that all their outbound SMTP traffic comes from. I added these lines and removed the above line.
access-list outside_access_in permit tcp host host XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX eq smtp
access-list outside_access_in permit tcp host host XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX eq smtp
When these lines are added I can no longer recieve external email. I have confirmed these addresses are correct.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:PIX firewall configuration

wsilverman said:

I have a PIX 515E (6.3) that I want to only allow SMTP traffic to come in from specific subnets,
I currently allow any SMTP traffic to pass thru to my exchange server.
access-list outside_access_in permit tcp any host XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX eq smtp
Everything works fine with this but I need to lock this down.

The vendor that I use to scan mail has given me 2 subnets that all their outbound SMTP traffic comes from. I added these lines and removed the above line.
access-list outside_access_in permit tcp host host XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX eq smtp
access-list outside_access_in permit tcp host host XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX eq smtp
When these lines are added I can no longer recieve external email. I have confirmed these addresses are correct.

Any help would be appreciated.Click to expand...

Host denotes /32 netmask.

access-list outside_access_in permit tcp host XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX eq smtp
access-list outside_access_in permit tcp host XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX eq smtp

Good luck with infocrossing. Enjoy your NDR's.

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A:Firewall Configuration

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.

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

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

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Based on the reviews on this forum, I've switched from ZoneAlarm to Comodo.

I think my Firefox on Vista was having trouble with ZA.

Also, I'm tired of all the popups.

So I got Comodo, and set it up with Proactive Defense Plus.

I figured that the popups would come, I'd close them, and they wouldn't ever popup again.

But it seems that upon reboot it looses track of all the ones I've approved, and asks me all over again.

I want good protection, and don't mind an occasional popup, but is there an optimal setup for that?


A:Best Comodo Firewall Configuration

It sounds as if the box to remember your action may not have been ticked when you answered the pop-ups.

Proactive is the best configuration if you don't mind a few queries. That would catch everything.

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Windows Firewall Control

I would try the above program. Welcome to W7F

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Which rules are "best" depends solely on how you use our machine. Are you using a NAT router?

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I had a cheesey SW "firewall" on the internet server and decided I needed some real security so I bought a Compaq CP-2E Router/Firewall. Now my configuration is like this:

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I tried the following configuration but it doesn't work:

Cable Modem ---› Win2K Server (2 Nics) ---› Router/Firewall ---› Switch --› PCs on p2p

I would like to expose the Win2K server to the world and don't care much about security on it. (There are no files of consequence and I'm running NTFS) The internal PCs, however, need to be protected. hacking a Win2K box is hard enough, but getting throug... Read more

A:Firewall/Network configuration

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A:Sonicwall firewall configuration


Everything is good! I had thought my switch was unmanageable, turns out it is! It had DHCP Turned on. So I turned off DHCP on the WAN port of the Sonicwall. If a moderator could mark this SOLVED that would be great

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We are having trouble getting any updates to come through this firewall. Microsoft updates, adobe, firefox, yadayadayada

Has anyone seen or figured this out before? Seems to be only when we try to download and install updates and it blocks them. We cannot figure out what we are doing wrong.

Thanks in advance for any help on this one.

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A:comodo firewall DNS configuration

I find Comodo difficult to tinker with in the event of issues. I found it easier to stay with the router settings.

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A:Sunbelt personal firewall configuration

You should never disable your firewall unless absolutely necessary. I use Sunbelt and I've never had any problems installing software and have never needed to disable the firewall.

The only time you might have to disable it is when you're doing a major Windows update like XP SP3. When you do it's a good idea to disconnect from the internet.

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A:Firewall Choice and Configuration, advice please

Outpost seems to be working fine.

I'd still like to know about the Router configuration.
Do I need to do anything to use it as a hardware firewall, or does that work by default?

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I need some assistance figuring out how to read the firewall configuration without netsh. I need to be able to read it from the command line.

I'd had a program I created which encapsulates all the network properties of Windows XP. It can set and get all the relevant properties for the network. I'm using it in a program to save and restore network configuration. Except for using netsh for getting the port openings and exceptions for the Windows XP firewall does not seem to be working too well, so I need another more reliable method. You'd think this method would be the most reliable, but it doesn't seem to be.

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I've just installed a Watchguard Firebox II. The weird thing is only one of our systems can get online. I've checked and double checked, and the network settings are that same across the network (except IP's of course). What could cause this? All the systems can see eachother, so I know it's not something simple like a domain mis-spelling.

The only thing unique about the one workstation is that is also happeneds to be the firewall's management station. Any input would be helpful...
Making Progress,


A:Firewall configuration (the ongoing saga)

Maybe you can clarify some things... how are the sytems connecting to the Internet? Is a system designated as a gateway or router, or are you connecting in some other fashion? You say that one computer can connect to the Internet. I guess this is the one with the firewall? Is it connection the same way as the other systems that can't, or is it the system with the real Internet connection? Did everything work before you installed the firewall?

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How do you properly configure the Windows Firewall?
I was at the Gibson site to scan my common ports and it noted that a "ping" could be detected. I have tried to configure the firewall myself but I cannot get it to "PASS" this test. Some settings must have been altered in my Windows Firewall, possibly from a recent run of the Windows Repair Utility.
I appreciate any assistance. Thank you.

A:RE: Proper Configuration of Windows 7 Firewall

I also just failed on the default settings.
Then in "Inbound Rules" I disabled all the Remote Assistance, plus the one at the top of the list that says "Allow Everything".
After that, it passed the Common Ports test, and the "All Service Ports" 1-1056 test.
This is NOT fully tested, so don't be surprised if disabling "Allow Everything" has blocked something.

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First off, THANKS for your time - anyone who responds! And yes, I have searched and searched... and understand what I need to do mostly, but need some expert opinions.

We have a cable modem going to my wife's work Netgear ProSafe VPN Firewall which goes to her work computer and VOIP phone. The Netgear is basically a router and uses 192.168.5.#.

The problem is, I want to open some ports for our home computer and use wireless in our house - but cannot access her work router (not wireless) or have my wife understand anything I ask her to ask her IT people to do.

So, I have a Linksys wireless router that I want to connect to the modem FIRST -- so that I can control the wireless on that and open ports as needed, etc. and then connect her work router to ours ( where hers can then go off to her equipment ).

The issue: I cannot change her router settings at all... nor the gateway, IP's, etc. -- I want our home computer to not have to use her router's settings anymore... as currently, everything is plugged into hers as there are eight slots. Both CPU's are running XP.

I know in networking two routers, you have to turn one DHCP to auto get IP's from the other, etc. and make one address static - like while the other is with the range of IP's the second router pulls from.... but I do not know how to do what I want on my router WHILE using the settings from her router.

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A:Solved: Separating one router from one VPN Firewall(router) on two computers

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Thank you for reading my post.

- I have set an ISAKMP/IPSEC VPN tunnel between two Cisco routers C1 and C2.
- M1 is a machine in C1's LAN.
- M2 is a machine in C2's LAN.
- M1 is running "Windows 7".
- M2 is running "Windows XP".

I would like to access M2's shares from M1 and vice versa through the tunnel.

I deactivated both firewalls on M1 and M2.
With these settings, M1 can access M2's shares and vice versa.

Now, if I turn on the firewall on M1, M2 can't access M1's shares anymore.

My question is the following:
what do I have to do in the firewall to have it work properly?

Thank you for your help and best regards.

A:Windows 7 as an IPSec VPN client - firewall configuration

Now, if I turn on the firewall on M1, M2 can't access M1's shares anymore.
=>So you turned on windows 7 firewall on M1? ths standard win7 firewall?

Can you still PING M1 from M2?

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My OS: Windows 8.1  

I reset firewall settings to default but it keeps resetting to it's default settings ... It's like the `Netsh advfirewall firewall reset` command is running always!!!

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First post on the forum.

I've just moved to Win7 from XP after 7 years of XP, and am using MS antivirus and firewall. I've installed Firewall Controll (free) from Sphynx software, but I'm having problems getting it to work correctly.

The program catches apps wanting outbound access, and if I allow, net traffic is blocked.

Before installation, I changed win7 firewall to block all outbound connections unless a rule existed.

The only way I can get the program to function, is if I set Win7 firewall settings to allow all outbound connections by default.

Is this correct?


A:Win7 Firewall Controll (Sphynx) - configuration?

If your using W FW with a router FW you don't need anything to control W FW.

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I have a small (5) peer to peer network running Win XP Pro. I would like to add an additional wireless router to existing setup.

Exisiting setup is a PC with a Compex DS 2216 router and a Cisco firewall, netiher of which I have the private IP addresses for. The wireless router to be added is a NetGear WGR 614. I am think I may have to set the second router as an access point, but am clueless how to do this.

Am I on the right track?

A:How do I add a second wireless router to existing router or firewall?

Why do you want to add a second router? Adding an access point will save you a lot of trouble.

If you insist on using a router then there was a thread about using two Linksys routers the hard way. You can also connect the routers using the easy way by using the LAN ports only.

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It is me again, Dudeofthed, asking for support with Windows XP .

I have a windows firewall error which doing so will not allow me to view the firewall settings to allow me to surf the internet as my connection cuts off after installation of SP2.

Here is my error message:
"Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings."

Need support fast,

A:Windows Firewall Error - Cannot display settings/configuration.

"Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings" error while accessing Firewall settings in Windows XP Service Pack 2

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I connect to the internet thru a router with a built in firewall.(turned on)
I am also running a software firewall with comodo.
Do I need the comodo firewall??
Every new update version of the comodo firewall seems to mess one thing or another up on my old winXP machine.

win XP home sp-3

A:Router firewall OR Comodo firewall??

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I have just rebuild my computer and have the same perennial question - I am told that having two firewalls running is not twice as good as one - in fact it is less goof than one as the tend to clash. So - any views on whether this is still the case, and if so, whether I should disable the one in my router (Belkin) or the Windows firewall.

On a linked question - Windows Defender or Malwarebytes or both

And finally, if I disable Windows Firewall, and Defender, how do I stop Windows complaining that I am unprotected?

A:Windows Firewall vs Router Firewall


Dont disable windows firewall,its fine and more secure to have both router and windows firewall enable\active.

If you decide to install Microsoft Security Essentials automatically disable Windows Defender because MSE includes antispyware scanner as well.

Windows defender works in the background and never conflicts with other antispyware software.
You can have both malwarebytes and windows defender.
Read this Good and Free system security combination.
To stop windows from alerting you,click start\control panel\Action Center\Change Action Center settings....

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Currently I run Norton 360 on my PC with the firewall turned on. I also have a Draytek 2800 Security Adsl2/+ router which has a firewall (or firewall features) but currently disabled because it is on in N360.
Which is better? I assume that if I intend on having NAS etc, it may be better to turn it on in the router and off in Norton?


A:Router firewall or Norton 360 firewall?

Hi sevilla315,

First, you probably mean NAT (Network Address Translation) as NAS stands for Network Attached Storage. A hardware firewall with all of the ports stealthed is probably more efficient, but there are issues for either approach.

Read my post about firewalls in the Networking forum here. It is post#3.

Since you run a Windows system, I would not think twice about running both firewalls, i.e. if properly stealthed at its ports, your hardware router (packet filter) can act to prohibit inbound attacks, and your Norton 360 firewall can probably be setup to prevent outbound call-home attacks for any malware that would be able to get into your computer otherwise.

-- Tom

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Hey everyone!
Just out of curiousity, do you think there would be a visible (or negligible) difference in internet speed if I used a hardware firewall as opposed to the router's inbuilt firewall?

So assuming that all switches/ports were Gigabit Ethernet compatible (including the firewall itself), would it be a better idea to turn off the router/modem's firewall and use the hardware firewall, or would it be best to just stick with the router firewall?

The reasoning behind this is that I'm not a big fan of Netgear... or their firewall system. After recent DDoS attacks (and IP address changes), I've decided to put a computer that was lying around to good use - Use it as a (Linux) firewall. iptables, here we come. - Yes, the Netgear router (CVG824G) has died a few times. Probably going to get upgraded to a NG CG3000, which uses (more or less) the same firewall system, I assume.


A:Router Firewall vs Hardware Firewall

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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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A:Router Configuration

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A:Router configuration

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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 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 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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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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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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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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A:Solved: Router configuration

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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
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A:ICS + LAN/WLAN Router configuration

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 . . . . . . . . . . . :

A:Router Configuration - Not Working

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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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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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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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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 can't seem to access the routers web configuration page, I get a Gateway Timeout message. I tried rebooting the router, then rebooted my system, but still nothing. It worked fine a few weeks ago. That was the last time I remember using it. I'm not sure what has happened. I checked the TCP/IP properties and everything is set to contain an IP address automatically. Plus in the ipconfig the default gateway is

I am running windows XP and my netgear router is PR114

I did look around the site to see if this question was posted before, but I didn't find anything off hand. If this question has been posted before, please post the link.. Thank you..

A:Can't access router web configuration page

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Hi, I have the TP-Link wired TL-R600VPN router. I was able to access its configuration page from my PC and set the security so that only the PC's MAC address would be able to access it. Now my PC's monitor died and I tried accessing the router's configuration from my laptop, and obviously the access was denied as the MAC address is different. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks.

A:Unable to access router's configuration

If you have remote desktop setup on that computer you could remote into the the computer without a monitor other than that you may have to reset the router or if you have a computer running linux and you know the mac you could spoof it and logon

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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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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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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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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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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.

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hello guys,

good day! please i need your help on what to do's regarding wrh54g client configuration. i been setting up today the point of access for its secured network mode with WPA shared key on XP-SP3. tried successfully on a client with windows7 lappy, but then my problem was that my boss want me to set it on a manual mode. i mean, he wanted it that everytime he disconnect the wireless and decide to connect again later he likes to input again the password. but as ive see it everytime i tried to reconnect, the password is automatically inputted already and ready to connect. not unless u click the wpa box and the password will be deleted. boss wanted this kind of setup for security purposes. i hope u can help me on this matter. my other options also were not successful.

all comment and help will be highly appreciated.



A:[SOLVED] please help on WRH54G router client configuration..

Let me say this much. If that were the case with my wireless network, I would be entering my 64 character passkey every time I connected to my wireless network. I could just copy and paste it from a text file, but then what is the point of doing that over just letting the computer save it for me? If your boss wants to make sure his wireless security is strong, his efforts are much better spent doing what I have done by going to the website linked below, copying the "64 random hexadecimal characters (0-9 and A-F)", while using either WPA, or WPA2. The kind of authentication I think he is getting at, is something a radius server would be better at providing, provided your computers were part of a domain.

In Windows 7, I know it is possible to have it not remember your passkey provided that you do not check the checkbox during the connection setup. My memory is a little off with XP. Does it provide something similar?

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Some of us don't use just a wireless router, but a combination of wireless and wired routers. In such cases the configuration of the devices can be a little tricky. But this thread it will be explained in depth, each step how to set up a wireless access points for laptops

This tutorial is going to explain how to set-up wireless for people who have setups similar to this model:

Modem -> Wired Router -> Wireless Router

Modem -> Wired Router -> Switch -> Wireless Router

***Note, there are pictures at the bottom of this post, use those for reference when going through this guide***


- Wireless router / power cord
- An ethernet cable to go from the router to the computer we'll be working with
- Oh, a computer with Internet Explorer or Firefox, no chrome yet lol

Step 1: Getting everything ready

- Take the wireless router, plug in the power, and take an ethernet cable from the back of the wireless router ***NOT THE INTERNET / WAN PORT but any port labled [1,2,3,4]*** plug the other end into the computer or laptop

- Now, once the laptop is booted up make sure its connected to the router

- Open up Internet Explorer or Firefox
- in the address bar type in the default router IP address which for dlink's is for linksys products its usually and hit enter
- if prompted for a username and password:
- dlink: username: admin password: blank
- linkys: username: admin password: admin

Step 2: Wirele... Read more

A:Wireless Router Configuration as a Access Point

I'm guessing its not too useful or it needs to be revised lol

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I apologize if I posted this in the wrong section.

I have been trying to achieve a Remote Desktop Connection with my office PC (Host -- Win XP Pro service pack 3) with my wireless laptop (Client -- Win XP Home) at my house.

The RDC works at my office in the LAN, when I have my laptop connected in the office network. However, from my home's LAN, I cannot access the Host over the Internet (WAN).

I have tried to open port 3389 for the RDC in the PortForwarding section on my Office's D-Link DIR-615 router setup and did the same for my home's belkin 54G router at home, under Virtual Server, in that setup.

Has anyone had this type of problem with Microsoft Remote Desktop?

A:Solved: Correct setup of DIR-615 router configuration for RDC

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I have a D-Link Wireless N ADsl2+ 4-Port Wi-Fi router and my PC (running Windows OS) is connected to the router via. LAN cable
Other devices like Laptop, Tablet, etc. are connected to router via. WiFi

My ISP IP address, subnet mark and DNS Server IP address are configured in Router
And also a different DNS Server IP address is configured in Window OS as well in (TCP/IPv4)

I have few basic questions
a) What is the difference between configuring internet settings in Router and internet settings in PC ?
b) If I configure internet settings both in Router and OS, then which internet settings applies or takes precedence ?


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I had a couple of guests over and they were having problems getting online (actually they were on for a day but one laptop dropped) the problem was with the guest laptop itself. While troubleshooting we opened the router as an access point. It gave us a new address for configuration but did not get it all down. It is a Belkin Wireless G router and the previous config address was the new one was 192.168. then 2 0r 1 follwoed by three number sequence I believe starting with 2 (I tried 245 and 254). When I right click on my wireless connection icon and go to properties none of the address work some now start with 70. Is the a way to find the address and if not how do I reset my router?

A:Solved: A Router Default Configuration Address?

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At work I am trying to figure out how to configure out wireless router. What I need to be able to do is to have people who use wifi to be able to also connect to our office file server (which will have shared printers so we can monitor usage amongst different departments). How can I do this? 90% of the office connects through wires using a static ip. Would I need to configure the router with a static ip as well? If so, would the wifi laptops need to have a static ip as well?

A:Wireless router configuration for use with file server

If there is a DHCP server on your office network, the following configuration for the router and allow the connections you seek. You could also use a wireless bridge if you haven't purchased yet.
Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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 layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

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OK, I'll give a brief overview of what I'm working with and then describe my problem. I have a relatively new notebook (bought it about 2 months ago, I wouldn't think the exact specs are necessary but if they are let me know), a DSL connection and I have a Linksys Wireless-G router.

I've attempted to play two games online with a friend (Age of Empires 3 and Diablo 2), both of which resulted in nothing by headaches. In both games we attempted to directly connect to each other via IP. He also has a notebook and is using a wireless router. We've tried it both ways; me trying to connect to him and vice versa, same problem both times.

Now, I don't know a whole lot of anything about networking and routers and the such, but I'll put in what I do know. When I try hosting a Direct IP game, both games listed an IP at the top of the screen, but it wasn't my IP, it was what I think is called the local IP? It's; now I know that's the address to the router and if I type that in my browser address bar I can access the router's configuration and all that good stuff. I also noticed that if i go to that address one of the options under the router configuration is "Applications and Gaming". When I go there it lists a bunch of stuff about opening ports and triggering ports and some other stuff that I've never heard of.

I've talked to a few people and they tell me that I would need to open certain ports and... Read more

A:Online Gaming/Router Configuration Problems

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I'm trying to run a server for a java application called mekwars. The program needs ports 2347 and 4867 open.

I have obtained an ip address from my ISP and registered with dyndns. I can ping my public ip address (my router)

I can access my server from any other computer in the LAN. My router is a Zyxel p660hn-T1a. I have configured port forwarding of both ports to my server.

I have disabled the firewall in the router and restarted it.

My server is running CentOS 6. I have opened the ports in the server iptables, I don't think this is the issue as I can connect from my lan to the server.

When I try to connect (from within my lan) to the public ip address of my server the program tells me it cannot find the server. I can't telnet to port 2347 and nmap tells me that the only ports that are open are 22, 23 and 80 ( I believe this are open by default on the router to allow remote management).

I can telnet from the lan. My networking isn't great and I'm used to having an "ip passthrough" option on the router to assign to my server. I do have it set as the default router in port-forwarding so I had hoped this would be a similiar option.

I've a funny feeling I'll have to telnet to the router to take care of some hidden options but I'm posting here first hoping some network guru will be able to say "Ah I ran into this problem back in 19dickity6... "

Can anyone give me any suggestions as to where I'm going wron... Read more

A:Help needed with router configuration for home server

When I try to connect (from within my lan) to the public ip address of my server the program tells me it cannot find the server.Click to expand...

You mean the public (WAN) IP address of the router, right? Some routers will "loop back" the way you want it to and others will not.

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I am using Tenda wifi router. It has a problem, it is that it need configuration every time when I start my laptop or connecting with any mobile device. What is the problem with that?

A:Tenda wifi router need configuration every time

The Tenda wifi router's internal battery may be dead

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I have a Netgear MR814 router. I used to be able to access the configuration screen by entering in the address bar and then inputting the default username (admin) and password (password).

That stopped working a while ago. I decided to reset the router to its default setting by pressing and holding the reset button on the unit. It didn't seem to work. I can still access the internet, but I can't get to the configuration screen. Sometimes it says that the server is busy without giving me the option to enter a username and password. Other times it does ask for the username and password. When I input them, it seems like it is going to work and the screen starts to load. Then it asks me enter the username and password again.

Can anyone help.

BTW the ISP is Comcast

A:Netgear MR814 Router can't access configuration screens

try resetting again, but hold the reset button in while unplugging, wait, and then re plugging the power supply to the router.
if that doesn't work, dropkick the router across the room. When I had this problem, my roommate did that (to my horror), and everything magically work, and has been working ever since.

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Our ISP provided a DSL modem/router (Netopia) that I connected to the Netgear wireless router with dd-wrt flashed. All I've done so far is connected the two. I have a connection, but I want to know if it's possible or advisable to configure everything from the Netgear router. But following the instructions here, it seems I have to configure DNS and such using the Netopia router. I don't have a full grasp on how to use them together the correct way - like using the Netopia as an ethernet bridge. Thank you,


Sent from my Motorola Electrify using Tapatalk 2

A:Netgear WNR2000 Router behind Netopia 2241N Configuration

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I have a Dell 2350 wireless router which I have happily used in the UK for the last 12 months.

I have just relocated to Australia and am having real problems reconfiguring using the CD driver.

It acknowledges that there is an internet connection direct via the ethernet cable into the PC; following the steps the internet light is then on; then there are lots of flashing lights whilst it tries to configure; LAN port light flashes; but configuration fails; and there is no internet availability.

Please help if you can, I am at my wits end.


A:Dell wireless router configuration / connectivity problem

I have had the same router for years, and in my personal and professional opinion, can it and buy a better one, it never worked well and was always laggy. but otherwise reset it to factory settings and begin setup from the ground up.

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My computer is connected wirelessly to a Linksys router, which is connected to the internet through a modem/router that my ISP provided. When I enter, I am taken to the configuration page for my ISP's router. How do I access the Linksys router's configuration page?

I have tried all sorts of combinations of 192.168.x.x, but nothing has worked. Is there a way to figure out the address the Linksys router's configuration page? ...or is there a reason I am unable to access it?

A:Solved: Trouble accessing router's configuration page

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I was a bit of a loss and maybe it's because I have been out of the game for a long time but I came across a disturbing development. I call century link because my router was not connecting at the proper speed of 7 mbps. That problem was easily remedied over the phone but the lady said she could see several devices connected. This lost me a bit because I have a double router configuration. The Actiontech PK5000 i turned into nothing more that an internet modem. I disabled the DHCP and configured my Linksys E1200 for all the internal DHCP so there is only one cable going to the PK5000. I should technically speaking look like one user on there network with natural protection from the second router. I may be kidding myself or man I'm getting old but if someone can tell me how that works it would be fun to know and what would even be funner to know is how to stop it!!!!!!!!

A:Interal network security with dual router configuration

Erm. Could you clarify what exactly you want? Your message is very... convoluted.

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I have the following ethernet network configuration:


Router 1​

Router 2​
ISP Assigned Static IP
Static IP (A.B.C.1)
Static IP (A.B.C.2)
Static IP (P.Q.R.1)
DHCP Clients (P.Q.R.*)
ISP&#8217;s Gateway
Gateway = router 1 (A.B.C.1)
DHCP Server
Gateway = Router 2
ISP&#8217;s DNS

DNS = router 1 (A.B.C.1)

DNS = Router 2
One of my computers is set up as a web server and which I can access it from outside my network, but from inside my computer LAN, I cannot acccess it.

Can someone help me on how to configure the Router 2 DNS so that behind the router2, my website URL resolves to the local web server IP address?

Thanks in advance,
Moiz Tankiwala

A:Help needed for Router DNS configuration - Unable to access website from LAN

I ran into the same problem and had to use a proxy service so my
router didn't see it as a local connection attempt.

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Hi everyone,

I recently tried setting up a Buffalo WHR-G54s router on my desktop (which has Windows XP on it) so that I can access the internet with my laptop as well. I have no problems accessing the internet on my desktop after connecting everything, but I can't access the configuration page to set a password and change the SSID.

The default IP address of the router config is supposedly However, when I run ipconfig /all, the default gateway is listed as This IP address also pings successfully. Nowhere is seen after running ipconfig /all.

When I try accessing either of these IP addresses in IE or Firefox, nothing happens. I even temporarily disabled all PopUp Blockers and shields (as far as I can tell) to see if that would help as well. But nothing seems to work. Anyone have any ideas?


A:Cannot access configuration page of Buffalo Router WHR-G54s

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After many months of using W7 x64 and having various, extremely frustrating problems that I've never had with any other OS (even with the same hardware & software configuration), I'm now asking for help because this current problem is beyond my ability to solve.

For the last few weeks, within a 2-hour window each night, the taskbar will basically stop responding & programs will cease to load. If I attempt to click, say, the start button, it will take around 10 seconds to register - If I attempt to open something from there (say My Computer), everything will freeze/crawl for another 10 seconds before the window finally pops up.

Browsing the internet becomes an arduous task when this problem pops up. If I attempt to open a new tab or click a link, everything becomes unresponsive for 2-15 seconds before continuing as normal until the next click (flash apps seem to cause freezes).

When the problem occurs, it seems that only Windows programs (ie notepad, event viewer) will open - any 3rd party program that I attempt to open will only show up in the task manager - taking up, interestingly enough, a mere fraction of physical memory that it would normally need. I should note, however, that any 3rd party program that was running before the problem occured (Firefox, spyware doctor, winamp, orbit, x264 etc.) still functions OK.

At this point, I should state this clearly: there is no 'trigger' for this problem to arise. There is no step-by-step routine I can go through that w... Read more

A:This is painful..

Make an anti virus scan, the full scan
Same with malwarebytes, download and make full scan after update

Check memory with memtest86

Run for 8 passes

Make a clean boot and see if problem continues

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Components involved in network
Dell Dimension 3000 Tower OS Win XP SP 2
Dynex Wireless G Router
HP Laserjet 4050 TN
What I'm trying to do.

Get the wireless router to recognize the Laserjet and assign it an IP address though DCHP.
The laser jet was originally configured on a physical Net Gear Route, thus it has RJ45 ehternet connection. When I connect the laser jet, Dell PC and the Dynex Wireless Router. The wireless network works fine as far as a laptop accessing the network, BUT the router does not recognize the laserjet and does not assign it an ip address. The laser jet had an static address with its old configuration. How do I get the router's DHCP to recognize the laserjet and assigne it an IP address? Any ideas or ways to configure the Laserjet to accept an IP assignment or lease?

A:Solved: HP Laser Jet 4050 configuration with Dynex wireless G Router

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Hi Guys (and Gals?)

I want to add a second wireless router to my existing home network. Also I plan to upgrade to a "smart" (internet-connected) TV within the next year so I'm trying to plan ahead. I have a decent-sized house with many THICK walls (no drywall here!). Tech-oriented family of 4.

Other details:

1. Existing router is Linksys E3000 and has served well.

2. Four endusers in house: all technophiles and heavy data users, often simultaneously.
-- Son connects his self-built gaming monster machine via Ethernet. Hard core gamer thus streaming is critical. Also art student but I'd say his build has accommodated those needs well.
-- Hubby laptop PC and tablet and phone; streaming to tablet is critical, esp. from upper floor bedroom.
-- Daughter phone and laptop; streams to both, often from upper floor bedroom.
-- Yours truly mom, (and network admin)... heavy reliance on self-built desktop (Win 8.1), Asus laptop (Win 7), tablet, smartphone (often all simultaneously), streaming, bluetooth(s) (plural?) , whatever else I come up with.

3. 3 TV's that use the cable modem, but I plan (hope!) to swap one of these in next year to a smart TV (love the Roku I use now, which of course connects to my wonderful e3000 router) The TV to swap is on main floor, front of house.

4. Wiring: I live in an old house; translate: brick exterior (awesome), very thick plaster walls interior (they don't make em like this anymore, sooo cool), small-ish ro... Read more

A:Please advise on best router to add and configuration for house of heavy data users

Are you concerned about 'ac' vs. 'n' because of file copies (or streaming) on your LAN? Or is your internet access faster than you can handle with 'n' Wi-Fi?

If you use a SOHO router as wireless access point 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 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 rou... Read more

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my internet connection uses PPPoE to connect to the internet. i'm trying to set up the router for this configuration but it does not work. if there is anything else i need to post up pls tell!!

A:Configuration problem for belkin adsl2+ modem with wireless router

the MODEM uses PPPoE, the router should not. the ADSL modem will hold the connection
regardless of anything being active on your router or systems, so imo, the router
should not be configured for PPPoE.

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Hi, I'm having a problem setting up my router. Whenever I connect my router to my modem, I get the error "Local Area Connection 2 doesn't have a valid IP Configuration."

How can I fix this?

This error goes away when I connect just my modem to my computer.

I know the router isn't broken, and I'm sure I have all the cables plugged in correctly.

Router Model: Netgear WNR2000

OS: Windows 7

Thanks for any help!

I've been trying to fix this for a week now!

A:Router Help! Local Area Connection Doesn't Have a Valid IP Configuration.

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.

Note that the wireless encryption and channel selection will have to be done after the basic wired connection is established, the first step is to get wired connections working.

Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on.
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 time, followed by the Enter key:


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>



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ok, my pc is old, think its running a early p4, the 6600gt graphics card is in a brown slot lol

and when i turn the system on i get no signal on my moniter...

i get no bleeps,

i have tried diff moniters, diff leads, checked power supply, fan working on card, and with my limited knowledge put the slave hd on as main to see if it does anthing... nothing

oh and ive tried taking out card and using mother board moniter socket to see if i get anything....

fan is turning on power and i can hear hd running

power supply is only 550 but fans work on graphics card

my COD skilld are dropping lol

any help would be good, i could get new card but might as well get new system lol

cant at mo so trying to fix....


A:ok im not a techie so this could get painful

A 'brown' slot is AGP, Pentium 4 is still good, and a 550 Watt PSU is good.

You need to look through this:

Then look here for anything else :

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