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2.4 GHz for modem router and other wireless devices?

Q: 2.4 GHz for modem router and other wireless devices?

Both my DSL modem router and a wireless surveillance system (cameras and receiver) use the 2.4 GHz frequency; of course, one inactivates the other.
Does anyone know a DSL modem router operating in another frequebcy range (fixed or adjustable)? :evil: :evil:

A: 2.4 GHz for modem router and other wireless devices?

802.11a WiFi standard uses the ~5GHz frequency. These devices are considered enterprise class though and cost more than your normal wireless.

Have you tried changing the channel on your current WiFi gear? Changing it from 1 to 13 for example may be enough to make both your systems fit into the band.

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Hi everyone, this is my first post here. I've trawled the net for ages but have found nothing. I believe I have a unique situation here and would love some help from some net savvy people. I have strong computing skills, but keep away from networks if possible. Hope someone here can help, would really appreciate it.

Here's my current setup:
- HP Pavillion Laptop with Windows 7
- Receiving internet from a USB connected wireless modem (Huawei model E160E)
It all works well, internet is fine, I'm happy.

Why I want to share this network connection:
I have a couple of iphones and a Nintendo Wii and we would like to connect them to the the laptops internet connection.

Other things I've tried first:
I DO understand "Connectify" is out there and have tried it but it just fails every time I've tried it, the devices that try to connect all just sit there trying to connect and time out.

My possible solution found:
So what I found deep in my cupboards is a Belkin N Wireless Modem Router (Model F5D8633-4). It's a relic from my days of having an ADSL connection. This was back in the days when I used to have a physical phone line. Ahh they were the days, a physical connection to my house. Imagine that!

What I intend to do with the the Belkin relic:
I want to still receive the connection to my windows 7 laptop as I currently do, but have that connection shared over the belkin wireless modem router so that the nintendo wii and iphones can then co... Read more

A:Unique Q: USB Huawei Wireless Modem to feed house via Belkin Wireless N Modem Router

You enable Internet Connection Sharing on the internet connection and configure the Belkin as follows.

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-over cable. [You will not need a cross-over cable if one of the "routers... Read more

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Hey Guys. what i need is some help turning my modem/router combo into just a modem so i can use a different wireless router.
My problems with my current combo are that for gaming (pc xbox and ps3 primarily) i have huge connection problems that would all probably be solved with some simple port forwarding. the problem with that, is that my ISP disabled port forwarding and DMZs on the model modem/router thing we have. Networking is not my strong suit so this hasn't gone so well for me in attempts prior to this.

We have an Ambit cable modem/wireless router combo. there is no model number on the modem itself however in the setup page it lists "Cable Modem : DOCSIS 1.0/1.1/2.0 Compliant" which is looking like it may be a model U10C019.

also. inb4 wrong login: user/user. ISP changed admin pass and will not give it to me. i already spoke to them about this garbage.

new router i want to use is a Linksys wireless router. i already know how to do all the major setup on those. its just this ambit one is trash.

thanks for any help you can give me.

A:modem/router combo to just modem for use with new wireless router

Not much, if anything, we can do. To configure the modem/router into bridge (modem only) mode you have to login. If you don't have the login/password the only thing to do is reset it to factory default settings.

Two potential problems with doing that ...

a. They may have disabled that function also.

b. You have to know the settings needed to connect. (Usually not a problem with cable service.)

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My Motorola SBG901 Modem/Router combo has stopped connecting to the internet. I have done all the troubleshooting with Comcast and with Motorola and it is out of warranty, so I will have to purchase a new one.

In the mean time, I wanted to use it only as a wireless router connected to my Scientific Atlanta DPC2100R2 modem. Is there any way to do this? Is there a way to disable the modem in the SBG901?

Simply connecting with the ethernet cords has not worked. I connected the DPC2100 to the SBG901 via ethernet cord. My computer was able to pick up a wireless connection but there is no cable connection. I am using Windows 7.


A:(Comcast) Connect Modem To Wireless Router/Modem Combo!

Is there any way to do this? Is there a way to disable the modem in the SBG901?Click to expand...

Perhaps a really skilled electronics engineer or technician could take it apart, separate the modem from the router portion and add an ethernet WAN port.

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Ok lets get this started.

How you doing? Good? Great, glad to hear it.
How am i doing you ask? mmmm... at the moment... im a sad panda.

Now to the topic at hand.

Short version:
Im attempting to share my pc's usb wireless internet connection with a wireless router connected through my pc'sEthernet port. Is this even remotely doable?? I have done so much searching in the past few days that im starting to feel like im the only person in the english speaking world to have every attempted such thing. Hence.. the sad panda reference.

Why im even attempting to do such a ridiculous thing.

Short version:
Im broke and cant afford new equipment or even a used repeater. At least for the time being and probably for a while with xmass on the way.

The setup.

My friend lives across the street. We decided about a year ago that there was no real reason for us both to be paying for a 25mbs connection when we could split the bill and one of us could just use my self build usb wireless antenna. We both only have one computer so the setup was perfect.

The problem that has decided to show its ugly face is that another friend of mine is giving me his old droid. The cell phone not an actual android. At&t being the wonderful company that they are would like to charge me 25$ a month for 2g of internet access. This is when the cheep wad in me slammed the brakes and said, "no way dude, you dont even pay that much for unlimited 25mbs cable internet".

So the cheep wad in me... Read more

A:modem -> wireless router 1 -> pc -> cat5 -> wireless router? sad panda

Since we don't support sharing neighbor's wireless, we also don't help with problems trying to expand on that connection. Note that sharing like this is against the terms of service for your ISP. Think of it as stealing the monthly rental from the ISP.


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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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Hope this isn't confusing but, my internet provider (my cable company) came in to set up a wireless modem/router when we upped our internet speed today. We have three desktop computers which are hard wired to our existing Linksys router which we have been using previously. Would it be in our best interest to turn off the wireless function of that router (it's hooked up to the new modem/wireless router so the hardwired computers can function since the new unit has no ports to plug in the desktop computers into). Our wireless devices are all 'connected' to the new modem/router (using its passphrase and SSID). Can the wireless capabilities of each interfere with each other? They are sitting right next to each other.

A:Solved: Internet provider wireless modem/router and my hard wired router

It's confusing to me, but can make two comments ...

a. If you are not using the wireless network of a router it's best to disable or turn off the wireless--saves electricity and should extend the life of the router.

b. Two wireless networks whose channel numbers are less than five from each other can interfere. In North America if possible use channels 1, 6 and 11 to guarantee non interference.

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I have Qwest/CenturyLink DSL, and recently replaced the Actiontec M1000 modem which crapped out after 5 years of service. Replaced it with a Netgear DM111PSP v2 router/modem. Now I cannot get either of my two routers, the Linksys WRT54G or WRT160N V2 to broadcast wireless internet. I've spent the most time on the WRT160N. It will broadcast a wireless signal, but devices that attempt to connect to the internet time out while "obtaining IP address". BTW, I just happen to have two wireless routers on hand, I only need one to work.

I can get internet through the hard wire connection. I have the Netgear modem hooked up to the "internet" port of the WRT160N router, and the computer is connected to one of the four ethernet ports on the back of the router. I can access both router and modem setup pages using this setup. The Netgear modem is set up for DHCP server, PPPoA encapsulation, and gets its DNS address dynamically from the ISP. The WRT160N is also set up for automatic DHCP configuration. These are the settings given by running each set up wizard, and this has set me up for some DHCP conflicts.

I think that setting up a dual modem/router in transparent bridging mode (PPPoE) in theory turns off the DHCP, allowing the WRT160N to handle DHCP, but I have no luck even getting my hard-wired internet connection to work if I switch from PPPoA to PPPoE mode. Even if I cut the WRT160N out of the loop and connect the computer direct to the DM111PSP. No internet,... Read more

A:Connecting WRT160N v2 wireless router to Netgear DM111PSP router/modem

Netgear DM111PSP v2 router/modem.Click to expand...

ifthis is a router then you need to connect the other two routers using their LAN inputs NOT the WAN/internet - unless you set the DM111PSP to bridge mode
you may have already covered the below - but check
see here

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

C... Read more

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

While I had the cable modem, I used a Linksys WRT54G wireless router that had my PC and laptops connected to it.

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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I recently got qwest DSL and I configured my Wireless to work and accept my wireless MAC Address, but when I plug it into the WAN slot in the Linksys router it doesn't work. I went to linksys site and did their configuration which is changing the router LAN IP to, then power cycling, but this doesn't help. I cannot access the internet still. Both the modem/router and the router are operating DHCP, but if I disable the modem/router, I cannot access the wireless function, and if I disable the DHCP on my Linksys router, I cannot obtain an IP from the modem router via the linksys router.

This is frustrating lol.

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Qwest DSL (Router/Modem/Wireless) not connecting to my Linksys Router (VPN)

I just got a Zonet Broadband Switch Router (product model ZSR0104C).
I have Qwest DSL.

I followed the instructions.
I can ping the router but nothing else.
Can't access internet.
Scoured Zonet site/forums.
No driver updates.
No errata on installation or any pertinent info.

Looked up Qwest specifications for Router set up... nothing helpful there.



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I am by no means a network expert but have set up multiple wireless networks for friends. Right now I'm trying to help a relative setup a network where he has a basic Belkin wireless G router behind a Speedstream 4200 modem/router, and we can't get it working. The best I figure is that both are trying to perform the function of router and thus conflict. I dealt with a very similar situaion last summer that took a few hours or trial and error to get working, but unfortunately I can't remember what settings I changed....something having to do with bridged mode and DHCP server in the modem. Can anyone help?

A:Wireless router behind Speedstream 4200 modem/router....need help configuring.....

Welcome to TSG:

See if this tip from Johnwill,addresses your issue.

Connecting two soho routers in a network

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

Also FYI:I believe that the "primary" router in this scenario,is... Read more

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I was looking at getting a wireless router (either a D-Link 615 or a Netgear Rangemax WNR1000) and I'm not exactly sure how to set it up. I have a BEC Technologies 7402 TM (NOT GTM) adsl wired modem/router that my telephone company gave me when I switched to DSL. There are 4 LAN ports on the back of the modem/router, a line port that my telephone cable is connected to, and a console port that I don't use. 2 of the LAN ports are being used. One is connected to my cable box, the other has an ethernet cord that runs halfway around my house, through a wall and into a wall jack that my desktop computer is connected to. I only want to use the wireless router to connect to my Wii and one laptop, I would like to keep my desktop connection wired. I had previously tried to connect to xbox live by connecting my xbox to one of the LAN ports but I could never get it to work, so now I just switch the ethernet cords between my xbox and computer in the wall jack whenever I want to use one or the other. Will I be able to connect a wireless router to one of the LAN ports and receive a signal or will I have to connect the wireless router to the wall jack that my desktop is hooked to, and run the connection through the router? I've never setup a wireless network before so I'm a little new to this subject.

A:Connecting a wireless router to an adsl modem/router

Hi:here are links to sample dsl modem router to wireless router configurations..
And for dlink:
And the tried and true Johnwill,TSG tutorial on the same subject.
Your modem probably is a modem/router combo.Here are some possible fixes .

a. Bridge the modem/router unit so that it bypasses the router function and acts as a modem only. Or,

b. Change the address range used by one of the routers, say, to 192.168.3.x. Or,

c. Use the second router as an ethernet switch and wireless access point per the following recipe.

Connecting two soho routers in a network

Tutorial from Johnwill from the Networking Forum

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

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

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

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I have a sagem 3304 wifi modem router provided by the telecoms company. it has a limited wifi range and in my experience of wifi it also has frequent dropouts/connection problems. we connect the desktop pc to it by ethernet and that's just fine.

we also were given (by a 3rd party) a belkin n1 wireless router (the model without modem) and would like to try it out to be the wifi router. The idea is to connect it by ethernet to the sagem and place it in a more central part of the property. I reckon about 15m of ethernet cable. we would disable the wifi on the sagem. had we been given the belkin model with internal modem, this would not be an issue and we would not need to use the sagem at all - that is not meant to sound ungrateful!!

can anyone see any pitfalls with this? or if it is do-able, any recommendations re:configs?

I have found another post loosely related to using 2 routers however it doesn't really address this specifically:

A:Connecting a wireless router to a modem router via ethernet?

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

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My wife's sister has Comcast Cable. They installed a Modem/Router that the wireless part seems to have died. Can a wireless router be connected via ethernet cable to the cable modem/ router?

A:Connecting Wireless router to Cable Modem/Router

Yes, adding a wifi router to one of the ports will set it as a node on the dhcp server{modem} and if there is a conflict in ip address, usually will change it to a

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Oh the hassles!!! Just when I had the port forwarding perfected for my modem/router, I decide to go wireless.

My modem router is D-Link DSL-504G

My wirelss router is Netgear WGR614v7

My laptop is running XP

My webcam is Logitech Pro and I broadcast using UBroadcast on port 8080

OK, in the old days I would port forward from the D-Link IP to port 8080

Now, I went to and followed their instructions for the Netgear and portforwarded IP to port 8080

Sooooooo, what do I portforward the D-link to now????

See if you can see out my window on my webcam. In WMP, File, Open URL, and put in

Thanks in advance.

PS I don't think I am broadcasting...

A:Modem router - wireless router - laptop - webccam

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Hi I have tried many resolutions and nothing. It all worked before with 2 cheap routers off of my cable modem (High Speed Cogeco Cable) but I couldn't password protect the routers because my wireless for laptop wouldn't log on at all?

1) So now I have a new rca cable modem (from provider) to a linksys ezx55w 5 port switch (not in the uplink port I assume since I have tried with and without from modem).

2) From switch to D-Link Di-524 (for wireless in yard and garage if I choose to bring laptop out here or around) to two computers in garage

3) From switch to 100+ foot of cat cable to house to an X-Micro also wireless for where laptop mainly stays) (cheap router but works great)

So all should be fine as I have researched and had replies to do it this way for ease of not conflicting hooking 2 routers together.


After reading I do not see if there is something in the settings I should do to each router still...since they (to me) are on seperate lines from the 5 port switch? Or maybe is this a cause from my provider not allowing me to use 2 seperate lines as I see it as well?

ANY HELP is greatly appreciated please been working on this for over 3 weeks now and read so much that all the scenerios don't make sense anymore.
Take Care,

A:HERE WE GO AGAIN...ROUTER, 5 port switch ROUTER off MODEM? and Wireless.

the linksys is not a router it switch it's not a managed switch
you can not give it a ip address
try the d-link first then the switch turn off dhcp in the x-micro
past that I don't do wireless

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Hello,I have replaced our old router with a new one and can't seem to get it to work.I have a Sierra Wiress 306 3g Modem, connected with Bigpond. It is working when plugged directly into the computer via USB.I had it plugged into a Netcomm router, which was ethernet cable connected to the destop and also our TIVO device. I was able to link o the internet wirelessly from my laptop - though not if someone was using the desktop at the same time. I suspect an IP address conflict was at fault here, though had no clue how to fix that.My actual problem is my Netcom router no longer works and I've had to purchase another. When I plug my router into the computer I get an error message saying there is another computer on this network with the IP address.... but I tried to change the IP address of the router, to no avail....I returned that router and got another and ended up with the same problem. Something tells me there's nothing wrong with the router or my computer, but perhaps it's my incompetence.That's where you come in...Thanks,Jennifer.

A:Solved: Unable to use wireless router with 3g wireless internet modem

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Hi guys,

I need some help, I recently just brought a mobile wireless broadband modem as it is my only means of accessing the internet. This shows as a dialup connection.

I have a Asus WL-520GC wireless router with dd-wrt firmware on it. What I want to do is share my dialup usb internet connection to my wireless router where I can then use my ipod touch and xbox 360 to access the internet from.

Please help I keep on getting stuck.


A:Share Dialup usb mobile wireless modem to wireless router

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Verizon DSL modem is connected, it gets an IP from Verizon 74.x.x.x and it also gives an internal IP as well so that you can connect to the interface

So I connect a plain jane 4 port router and change the IP address to and internet great good shazaam on all computers.

Then I connect a Netgear wireless router to one of the LAN ports on the first router (it's upstairs in a separate house) and I should then disable DHCP and give the netgear an IP of right? Well, once I change the IP of the Netgear, it reboots and I am not able to connect to the router using and I have to hard reset it.

Am I missing a step here?

A:Verizon DSL modem --> router--> wireless

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We just had DSL brought to the house. We have three computers to use with the internet. We had satelite with the Linksys (WRT54G) wireless router. Now we have the DSL. The problem I am having is getting the wireless router to work with the DSL router. The DSL router is a Siemens SpeedStream 5890 (Bridge Router). I believe it is also the modem. The phone line goes directly to the router. I can get intenet if I plug into one of the ports on the back (there are 4 (5) of them).

One of the computers is directly hooked up to the 5890. My laptop is currently hooked up too, although, I would like to be able to use the wireless so I can get on the internet anywhere in the house.

When I hook up the Linksys to the 5890, the internet light comes on, on the front of the Linksys, but when I try to use the internet through the Linksys, I get nothing. My laptop and the another computer see the wireless and can even connect to it, but there is no internet.

Please help.
Thank you,

A:DSL modem router to Linksys wireless router

If the Linksys's WAN had any configuration other than "dynamic connection" to work with your previous service, you will need to change that.

If both routers are using the same LAN subnet (192.168.1.x?) you will need to

a. change one of them (e.g., to 192.168.3.x),
b. bridge the modem/router to make it work as a modem only, and then do whatever configuration is needed to connect to your DSL service, or
c. configure the Linksys as a switch and wireless access point.

While (a) is probably the quickest and easiest short term solution, either of the other two are preferable unless you have a need for cascaded routers. Solution (c) is ...

JohnWill's procedure for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

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.

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.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no... Read more

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I have a problem. I have a cable modem CISCO 2100, INTELLINET wired router, D-Link 10/100 switch. Modem is connected to router along with 3 other computers, switch is connected to router along with 2 other computers. Now all that works fine.
When I try to connect my TELINDUS 1132 ADSL wireless router to switch, I can't access the wireless router, which is Why I do this? Because I want to setup my wireless router to work with my laptop in a wireless way, but I can't even access the router.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

A:Modem+router+switch+wireless router

Without the wifi connected, use IPCONFIG /ALL and look for the Gateway address - - that should be your[*]

Now connect any computer directly to a lan port on the new wifi router BUT leave the WAN port empty!
Again use the ipconfig and look at the Gateway address - - it MUST NOT BE - - that would create a conflict.

While connected like this, change the router address (say, limit the DHCP range to something like 2-16, set a new admin password and save the configuration. You will need to login again and now setup the WiFi SSID and passphrase for your encryption. Disable Remote Management and do not allow port 8080. Save the configuration once more.

Now you can add the WiFi router, but let's talk about the wiring.

You now have


+--- more stuff(2)

The TELINDUS 1132 ADSL is intended to be a modem+router so you will need to
connect a LAN slot on the TELINDUS 1132 to a LAN slot on a switch. (leave the DSL connection empty).


| |
| +---- TELINDUS 1132 . . . WiFi Connections
+--- more stuff(2)

ALL your devices will now be controlled by the router shown at the top[*].
The new wifi router on will control the WiFi access, but never assign an IP address. This creates a single LAN subnet and any active device can be configured for all windows Print/File Sharing.

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I need help in configuring my cable modem/router (SMC8104wn-res) and wireless router (CISCO RV120W). What I need is to be able to be able to successfully connect the site-to-site VPN. This is how it was configured:

RV120W > Modem (DSL) > Internet > Cable modem/router > RV120W
Site 1 Site 2

I don't have issue with the site 1's end. but I need help in configuring site 2 since I need the Cable Modem/router to act as a modem only (do not know how to set this in bridge mode, disabling it as a router) and making my RV120W as the main router and as the DHCP. Can you give me a guide on how to set this up? Thanks!


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the Cable connected to the modem, modem conencts to the Wireless router, and that connects to my computer. Since i hardly ever use the wireless router, i decided i want to just connect to the modem. I switched all the ethernet cords and by looking at what i had done, everything should have been working fine.

But that is wrong... I couldnt connect to the internet. I while back i set up a static IP address, but i changed that. the settings look like this now:
(to post this i had to go back to the router and the modem)

when i was trying to use just the modem, windows window bubble came up and said i have little or no activity, and i tried repairing it. windows tried to renew my IP address but that failed so there was nothing else i could think of doing.

what can i do so i can just connect throught the modem?!

A:Im connected through a wireless router and a modem... Want to get rid of the router

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Hi guys I'm new here so please be nice

OK! so before i changed to TPG ADSL2+ i used to be on optus cable using a Netgear Wireless N router. then when i got TPG, i need a router but found out i had to get a combo modem/router. so i got an Open Networks 824RLW which has wireless G.

This unfortunately in my double brick double story house isn't good enough for some pc's. So i know there is a way to do it but i dont know what it is... I'd like to disable the wireless (G) of the Open Networks and keep the modem of it working (and possibly the ethernet ports) and connect my Netgear Wireless N router and use it for wireless (N) and wired networking.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks, Assassin.

A:Wireless N Router + ADSL2 Modem/Router

Welcome to Seven Forums!

You can certainly do what you describe. It will come down to reconfiguring the two routers.

First, reconfigure the ADSL router (824RLW) to turn off the wireless. I looked at the manual and you can disable the WLAN.

Next, on the old "N" router, disable the DHCP server. This will prevent it from handing out addresses. Also give the NetGear router's LAN port a static IP address on the same subnet as the 824RLW. make it's outside the DHCP range though.

This last piece is important. Connect a cable from one of the four LAN ports on the 824RLW to one of the LAN ports on the old "N" router. NOT the WAN port! The routers have two sides, WAN (Internet) and LAN (Inside). The radio and the switch ports are on the same side (LAN). That's the side you want.

By doing this you bypass the Netgear's router function completely.

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Heres the situation. I am renting an apartment in someones home. They have provided me with an ethernet cable from their router(not wireless) but the line is located in a different part of the room that i want my computer to be located in. I CANNOT snake the wire under the carpet or along the wall and do not want a line running through my living room.

So basically there is a cable modem in one section of the house with a conventional router attached to it. That router supplies me with a ethernet cable. I would like to put a wireless router on the cable that I have so I can use my computer in a different location. Will this work?

A:1 cable modem with 1 router and 1 wireless router...possible

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I have a Cisco Linksys E1200 router. Three computers are wired to it while my laptop connects to it wirelessly. When I look at the network topology (Network and Sharing Center->See full map), it shows that my laptop is connected to E1200 (this one has the same name as the router but different icon. The icon has an antenna. Thus, I think it is some kind of wireless device) which is connected to a switch, then a hub, then to the E1200.

Why are there three devices between the wireless router and my laptop?

A:Why so many devices between my laptop and the wireless router?

Just a quick guess....

Is one of the "wired" computers set to use Internet Connection Sharing? My dad (80 y.o. and still buying the latest hardware) did that once in the XP days and had an issue similar to yours. He never lost connectivity, but took the long way to get there. Found the issue doing a traceroute.

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A friend currently has a Belkin wireless G router and uses a D-Link DGL-3420 gaming adapter to connect her XBox 360 to her wireless network. This configuration works fine but she did have an issue where the connection was lost and the troubleshooting tool on the Xbox 360 recommended using an 802.11a connection to avoid possible interference problems. Apparently, the wireless Xbox 360 controller she uses broadcasts at 2.4GHz, just like 802.11g.

So, I'm looking at replacing her Belkin router with one that supports 802.11a. I see 802.11n wireless routers should support 802.11a/b/g devices but I was wondering if anyone here had any "real world" experience with connecting to a 802.11n wireless router using 802.11a.

Did it work for you? Have any problems?



A:Anyone have experience with 802.11a devices and a 802.11n wireless router?

I've connected to my ZyXEL N router using an 802.11a adapter, worked just fine. That's a sample of one.

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I have had issues trying to setup this wireless network up for a few days. please help me if you can, as im close to using hammers and impact drills.

I have the 2Wire (2701HGV-W) wireless DSL modem from telstra bigpond, which was supplying my house with wireless internet. the wireless network from the 2Wire is a secured network and works fine, but the signal is too weak and keeps dropping out in the upstairs study, which is where its needed.

so i bought a external wireless antenna which i attached to a wireless router i had laying around, its a TP-LINK (TL-WR642G) this one has a connector for external antennas.

from the 2Wire modem, i hooked up using ethernet cable the TP-LINK wireles router. i tried to connect teh upstirs computer, as expected 2 wireless networks were displayed (2Wire-secured and TP-LINK- unsecured).

here is where the problem starts, the signals get mixed up. both networks show full signal strength, but if i connect to the 2Wire the signal will drop to "very low", and it just wont connect to the TP-LINK network.

what im i missing here? any help would be very much appretiated.


A:2Wire wireless DSL modem and TP-LINK wireless router

Configure the channel of the secondary router to be different from the primary router. Keep them at least four channels apart. Configure both of them with the same SSID and encryption key, and you'll have seamless networking (well close) between them. You can use this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector to find the clearest channels.

The secondary router should also be configured as follows to create a single network where all the connected devices are peers.

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 t... Read more

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So I have a TP-LINK TL-WR841ND 300Mbps router and the basic problem is, that it repeatedly drops the internet connection and also the devices connected to it. But the my main computer, which is wired to the router has never had any problem, even at the time,when the wireless doesn't work. I use many os like win7, ios 5.1.1 on iPad 3rd, a samsung smart tv and a samsung smartphone with android. But as I mentioned it only happens with wireless, never with the wired computer. When the problem occurs there is no device, which can connect to the internet and to the router, except the wired one.

I've tried all of the encryptions and security methods, at the moment I use WPA2-PSK with AES (also tried with TKIP and automatic mode, and with disabled security too), but neither have helped me. Then I contacted the reseller and they gave me a new one, and said it could have had some special problem. The new one, which I'm using now, got the same problem.

Have any ideas why this problem occurs repeatedly? Or if you need more information about my devices, router or settings, please write me. Thanks in advance!

A:TP-Link router drops wireless devices

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About a year ago, my wireless router would randomly not allow any wireless devices to connect to the network. A wired cable worked fine, but not wireless. So we had to unplug the router, and then it would work fine.

You could see the device, but not connect. We moved our wireless phone a little farther away from the router thinking it was interfering, but still no luck. It didn't matter if it was an iPod, our BluRay player, or a laptop. Sometime days would go by with no problem, and some days we would restart the router three or four times.

So we replaced the router, only to have the same problem. We called tech support, but they were no help. So we changed from a local ISP to Comcast, replaced the router for a third time (Cisco Wireless N), and we are still having the same problem. Any ideas?

A:Wireless router randomly locks out devices from connecting

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Im a bit confused with what I need to do with my set up so any advice will be tried and will hopefully work.

I just had charter install a wireless cable modem into my house and it was put in my study. however, i would now like to get my xbox 360 running as well as the internet for my blue-ray player and tv. So i bought a wireless router.

The modem from charter is called: Ubee wireless cable modem (from charter)
The wireless router purchases is: Netgear N300 wireless router (wnr2000v3)

I am trying to connect them wirelessly. Like I said above, my modem is in the study and the router is about 30 feet away in the living room area. Is there any way to connect those?


A:Connecting Wireless Modem to Wireless Router

Is there any way to connect those? Click to expand...

Yes, best and maybe only way is by ethernet cable--LAN to LAN port if you want everything on the same local network.

I am trying to connect them wirelessly.Click to expand...

Does the router have a Wireless Bridge (or AP Client) mode? If not, if it has an AP mode there is a small chance you may still accomplish it.

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Hey All,

I have a Wireless Modem that works perfectly (i can use the wireless fine) but i need to connect it to a Wireless Router. But it won't work.

I also have a non-wireless Modem that when connected to the wireless router everything works great. But i have to return the non-wireless modem.

I think it might have to do w/some gateway settings on my wireless modem. Any help is appreciated.



A:Can't connect Wireless Modem to Wireless Router

"won't work" means what? Both devices refuse to power on?

What modems are these anyway? Dialup, cable, DSL, some special wireless connection?

Gateway settings on the wireless modem? If that modem cares about gateways and such, then it is a router device and you should connect it to one of the LAN ports of your wireless router. Disable the router's DHCP server and make sure you don't have any IP address conflicts.

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I have an office over my garage (detached from my house but only about 30-50 feet from modem in house).
The wireless signal is very weak. When I had the modem in the garage office, the wireless signal to the house was weak. Comcast thought their new wireless modem would address this, but it has not.

So, I have run a cat5 cable from the modem across the yard to the garage and hardwired it into a Linksis WRT54G Wireless Router.

Although I can connect to the router wirelessly, I cannot get internet access on my computer. I called Comcast, and they said they would have to disable the wireless signal from the modem if I want to activate the wireless router. I do not see how this will solve anything. They mentioned that to have 2 active wireless signals would create interference. Is this true? I can hardwire my computer to the router, but I also use a laptop and other wireless devices that I would really like to have a strong signal for.

Please advise.

A:Is it possible to run wireless router off of wireless Comcast modem?

It should be possible without to much fuss.

I'd guess that you may have double WAN'd your network. The Comcast wireless device is determining what IP addresses all of your devices are supposed to get, and your WRT54G is probably doing the same thing. Both devices are probably set up to automatically provide DHCP services, and they are clashing with each other. The range of IP addresses for both devices may not even be the same. Since your WRT54G is an aftermarket device I'd disable DHCP on that machine (because it'll probably be easier to do and your Comcast device is closest in line to the modem because it is the modem, Oh and you'll have to log into your WRT54G's admin page to disable DHCP ) and make sure the line that runs from the Comcast device to the garage isn't plugged into the WAN port on your WRT54G router but is instead plugged into one of the four network/internet ports. The WAN port is the single port off to the left of the other four ports when viewed from the back.

It's possible with the right equipment to bridge two wireless routers and extend the range of your home network. A Linksis WRT54G firmware can be reflashed as a DD-WRT machine and bridged with another DD-WRT router. I know it's possible because I've done exactly that at my house.

You'll want to got to for any additional info on how to do that.

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I have a DSL modem with wireless capability which I've had directly connected to a router via an RJ-45 connection. I'm looking to move my setup, but because of where items are placed in the room, I have to keep the DSL modem where it's at, and I'd rather not run wires around the room. If I pick up a wireless router that contains RJ-45 ports, would I be able to have it replace my original router and have the wireless router connect to the DSL modem (obviously through the wireless connection) and have that work like my current set up? Or am I missing something altogether and I need a different piece to pick up the wireless connection from my DSL modem and connect it to my router?

Thanks for the help.

A:Solved: Wireless DSL modem to Wireless Router?

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Evening all ! 
This is is driving me bonkers !
I recently changed the wireless access password on my BT Infinity router and disconnected every device - including 4 phones, 2 iPads a laptop and an aging Vista PC. 
I've changed all the passwords on all the devices and they all connect again to the hub under the new password - except the PC ! 
The PC connects via a Belkin USB adapter.
The wireless network appears - highlight, click connect - says getting information from BTHub, eventually asks for the password - enter my new password - and immediately get Windows cannot connect. 
Things I've tried :
Rebooted BTHub
Rebooted PC (several times)
Control Panel > Network and sharing centre > Manage Wireless Networks  and deleted network profiles. 
Deleted the USB adapter and reinstalled. 
The Belkin device is working OK as I can connect to an non-secure BT Hotspot on the PC and it's blue light flashes (as normal) when communicating with the BTHub.
Any advice greatly appreciated - this is the Old machine I've dedicated to the kids for You Tube etc. - they ain't happy !!!!!!!!!
Many thanks
Blue Sierra 

A:Changed wireless router password for security - all devices connect except PC !

Was the driver downloaded from the Belkin site? Right click the adapter in Device Manager and select Properties. Under the Details tab select Hardware IDs in the dropdown box. Copy and paste the first line in your next post. There may be a later driver available, especially if an intel chipset is used.
What is the model number of the Belkin? Did you change the encryption type on the router? i.e. from WPA to WPA2? TPIK to AES?

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Bought myself a D-Link DSL-G604T modem/router and a D-Link DWL-G122 USB adapter to try to get on the internet exactly the same way as before...though wireless-ly! I run Windows XP.
Don't know if I have missed something important in how the whole thing hangs together. The D-Link icons in the status bar tells me everything is okey, that I am connected etc. However, when I try to access a website I get the message "This connection needs a modem...etc".
I assuemed that my new modem/router did the connection to my ISP via the telephone line as before? Is the this correct?
There are also several set-up options for other PCs, of which I have no interest at this point. There is also a ethernet cable provided. I don't need that, do I?
All I am interested in is to get my normal connection telephone line-1 PC but be able to do it wireless.
Please, any suggestions or advice?

A:Wireless modem/router

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have BELKIN ADSL2+ wireless modem/router 802.11g
want to upgrade to sumthing higher preferably same brand as have useit for while and i trust it.
but need a couple of tips.
modem heats uo how do you stop?
say u have a wireless modem/router and you want to increase network conection in an area of you building with out buying another wireless modem/router wat do you get? an adapter a router a HUB anything at all?

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Originally Posted by skript kiddie

have BELKIN ADSL2+ wireless modem/router 802.11g
want to upgrade to sumthing higher preferably same brand as have useit for while and i trust it.
but need a couple of tips.
modem heats uo how do you stop?
say u have a wireless modem/router and you want to increase network conection in an area of you building with out buying another wireless modem/router wat do you get? an adapter a router a HUB anything at all?

first of all, modems heat up, thats what they do to operate at optimal efficiency, secondly 2 of your questions can be answered with one product, a wireless N+ Modem Router from belkin. Shop around and see which one you prefer.

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My sister has dsl service through an Actiontec wireless modem. She is wired to the modem, but I was trying to find a way to share the connection with a pc and game system that are in the same room upstairs. I have never had a wireless router, so I would like to know if they receive signals or only broadcast them? I thought they could only broadcast, but I was reading wireless how-tos and I became unsure. Edit: That was unclear. I know they receive signals but I couldn't find an answer as to whether this would work in sharing a connection.

Is there anyway to set it up so I can share the connection upstairs using the wireless function of the modem to broadcast to a router upstairs, or am I stuck needing to buy a wireless card(s)?

A:Wireless modem and router?

How would the router get data from your computer if it couldn't receive any signals?

Yes, you can link wireless devices if you like. Mind you, you don't need a router for what you are trying to do - a simple wireless access point will do.

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This may have been asked before, but does anyone know of a wireless router that has a built in modem for normal dial up internet access. If it also has ADSL all the better.

A:Wireless router with modem? may wanna check out Linksys' BEFCMUH4 and BEFDSR41W (though I think it's not for dial-up)

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Every couple days or so I'll try to download something on my HTC Evo 4g but I have no wireless connection. I have to go in and unplug my Belkin Wireless Router and my RCA modem, wait 30 seconds and then plug them both back in. I realize that this might happen every once in a while but it's starting to become an every day thing.

Why does this keep happening and how do I fix it.

A:Wireless Router/Modem

Well>Could be a lot of things.
Can you make a hardwired connection to the router ?
If so,does it still fail ?
When it does fail,what is the status of the modem and router lights ?Look normal ?
Now moving onto "things"
I might for both modem and router,download the most current firmware available for each.
From pc maker's web site,download/install most current driver.
Could be wireless interference.
Let's see what's around you.
Wifi test exe. Hint from Johnwill

Download and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspecto from
on the problem machine. Post a screen shot of the main screen(networks screen) here.

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button
to upload it here.

Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.

Full details are here

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my home server is connected to my D-Link Wireless Router and the router is connected to my Alcatel Speed touch pro Telstra ADSL modem. i want my server to have a the static ip (outside IP address), the static IP is currently not assigned to any computer. how can i do this??

- thanks

A:Wireless Router and modem, Need help

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please i want to find out if its possible to connect a usb modem to a wireless router which u can connect other wifi devices like x box, ipad and laptops to it?

A:usb modem to a wireless router

normally NO

Whats the make and model of the modem - does it have a LAN connection at all ?
whats the make and model of the router

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adsl modem/wireless router connection to laptop
need advice on connections --line to modem/wireless router and then for normal 'phone connection .

will be able to get adsl broad band in a week or two and thus seeking advice on what to buy and how to wire/connect etc.

A:Adsl/modem/wireless Router

The ISP usually provides you with a modem, they will also supply the line filters required to use phones on the same line.

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In July I purchased a Siemens speedstream 6520 through Valor Telecom(now Windstream Communications). It worked perfectly. We changed phone companies and DSL service and now the modem won't work with the new service. How can I set it up with the new provider? I have the IP address and all that stuff but it still doesn't work. A regular modem connects, but I would like to use the wireless since we have 2 computers and an xbox 360. I would rather not pay for another one. Please help!

A:Wireless modem/router not working!

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I currently have Virgin cable broadband and wish to establish a wireless connection to my PS3. I have a wireless router (Sagem model...old one from now defunct Sky Broadband service) and would like advice as to how to make the physical connections between cable modem, wireless router and the PC.

Many thanks in anticipation of help.

A:Cable modem + wireless router

Generally,the cabling is.
Cable connection to modem
ethernet connection from modem to router's wan/internet(could be called either)
If you want a wired connection,then from the router's lan port,ethernet connection to your pc's lan/ethernet port.

Before doing anything,power off both devices.
When completed with cabling,power on modem first,wait for it to settle(proper lights on)
Then power on the router and as above,wait for it to settle(generally,power light,wan light,internet light and ethernet port light if you have a hard wired connection.)

Then,log onto your router's admin page and set up your wireless network(security encryption,wireless mode,name,channel,etc.Hopefully you have a user's guide for your router)
Hope this helps a bit

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I have a Dynalink RTA1046VW and it's a Modem + Router.
Although, the wireless is extremely horrible and even in my own room, in the corner, I get 75 percent signals.

Where as, earlier, We had a separate modem and a separate Router. That was on Telstra.

So what I was wondering was, if it's possible to connect my Router ( Netgear WGR614 v7) to the Dynalink and make this act as the main wireless router, and not use Dynalink's. I just don't know how exactly to do the wiring. Or how to set it up.

I would've used my netgear as a repeater but it can't act as one. Hence I thought this idea I'm thinking here, could be possible.

Much appreciated. Thanks!

A:Modem+Router - Crappy Wireless

We need to know a lot more about your configuration, but using the Netgear gives you the options you need... It depends on what sort of high speed internet you have and how you are connected... Cable Modem, etc... Who is your provider of High Speed internet.
Usually the problem is simply corrupted or incomplete installs that are best dealt with by uninstalling them and starting from scratch.

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my dsl modem only has 1 ethernet port and my pc isnt wireless capable..what do i do???


A:connecting a wireless router to a modem with only 1...

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Hey guys, this is my first post here. Hello to all!

I'm using a cable internet service which requires me to login every time using their login page which opens in a browser when i try to access a website. This has to be done everytime the modem restarts (which is frequent due to frequent power outages in my country )

I have to use a wireless router since my primary machine is a laptop and I can't sit at one place with the ethernet cable connected to the modem all the time. With the wireless router, the system is unreliable. Sometimes it will open the login page, sometimes it wont. Sometimes it will open webpages, sometimes it wont, and sometimes it will only open select pages.

I was wondering if i can use some setting on the router to save my username and password for the cable internet service that would automatically log it in so i don't have to do that manually every time. It could be done with DSL using the PPPOE setting, doesn't that work with cable internet?

I'm using the Linksys WRT54G.

A:Cable Modem and Wireless Router

You didn't mention which country, but I will make some assumptions.

No, PPPoE doesn't work on cable modems, so you can't use that. On most routers/cable modems, the web page thing is an configurable option on the router. You need to turn it off. Contact your ISP about turning it off.

In the U.S. cable service does not require a log in (by the user) The cable modem does this automatically before the modem even comes up. It is invisible to the user. ADSL always requires a login. This is where the PPPoE auto login comes in.

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I am new and this is my first posting.

I hope someone can help me?

My problem concerns my cable modem and my wireless router, I use a motorola surfboard cable modem. I got the Tv cable coming into the modem and by ethernet cable going to my linksys wireless broadband router. Which supplies a signal to my other two computer located upstairs. Also I got from the wireless router a ethernet cable to my computer. In the past I had this working. Working fine but lately it has a problem. I Found out that when I turn on my main computer down stairs the one connected hard wire that I lose the signal to the computers up stairs which are wireless. If I turn off my computer down stairs then the wireless system works. My system is Microsoft Windows Xp, HP Media center Edition Version 2002. I restored my computer hard drive back to the factory settings and I still am having the same problem. So if anyones has an answer I would be interested
Thank you John

A:Cable modem and wireless router?

Hi patrolunit_98 welcome to techspot. You may want to take a few minutes to read the threads at the beginning of this site. One is a message on how to post a thread. Good luck.

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

A:Bridge DSL modem with wireless router

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I have Time Warner Cable and Live in the Southern California Area where they have just upgraded to fiber optic speeds for free. With new speeds came a new router/modem combo. My Internet via Ethernet cable worked perfectly fine until the new modem/router was installed with new speeds. Wireless works all the time with no issues. My LAN however is intermittent. Via windows 8 it never says I am disconnected form the internet but web pages won't load (this happens at random times, every 20-30 mins or so). If i have lets say a skype call going and I am browsing the web, my skype call would still continue without interruption and but my web pages won't load at random times. So I'll get web browsing for approx 30 mins or so and go without it for about 2-3 minutes and most programs/games requiring internet access does not work during the downtime.

I am no networking genius so i'd appreciate if you can explain any possible solutions as if it was for dummies.

What I've tried-
Modem/Router Hard reset.
New Ethernet Cables
DNS changes on primary secondary and tertiary ip addresses

Modem/Router Combo-
Arris DG1670A

I5 Ivy Bridge 3570k
Corsair Vengeance 1x8gb 1600 Ram
Antec EA750 powersupply
R9 290X Video Card

A:New Router/Modem. Wireless works Lan goes on/off

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Hi all,

I am new to the site, I have tried searching around for some help for my problem but haven't found anything specific, so I thought I would register and start a new thread

I am fairly computer literate, I have set up some basic home networks, done port-forwarding, some video streaming and am a flash programmer but I am not in any way advanced at networking.

Here is my deal. I am house sitting for a friend. He has ADSL broadband with ukonline. He has a voyager 105 modem that he connects directly to his PC. I want to expand the network for use by multiple PCs. I want to know if I buy a wireless router, am I going to be able to expand the network or is there a chance that the ISP will make this a nightmare? Has anyonelse encountered a similar issue?

Thanks a lot


A:ADSL Modem, I want to add a wireless router

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i have a verizon access broadband card 'usb' and a linksys wireless router 'ethernet' is there a way i can make hook up the usb to my pc and the linksys and it put off a wireless signal...i have vista home premium..please help

A:How do i use my usb modem on a linksys wireless router?

No need to get carried away with font sizes, we can read the normal sized fonts just fine.
You need a EV-DO router like this one:

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i have just got a new netgear wireless modem/router and was wondering if it is possible to use my old linksys wireless/modem router as an access point in another room?

A:spare wireless modem/router help!

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My friend has a motel .. and he has Cable internet into a modem, modem plugged into wired router and then into a wireless router so all the motel gets internet ... using Windows XP, auto obtain ip and all that is checked ... any clues ?? STRONG signal ... just limited connection couldn't obtain ip address. It was working last year, then shut it down for the winter and now its hookced back up but cant get ip or anything ... whats the easiest way to get it working ?

TIA Matt

A:Cable to Modem 2 router 2 wireless help PLS

Start by telling us the exact make/model of the modem and the two routers.
Here's a suggested configuration that should work, but it's based on the limited information we have to work with.

Here's what I'd do first, this is using the modem and the wired router.
Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on. 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:

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>



Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to th... Read more

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Hello -
I don't necessarily have a problem but I would like an opinion. I currently have a HughesNet HN7000S modem coupled with a Linksys WRT54G v5 wireless router. Its been a good combination for me for about 4 years now but I feel the router may be a little slow in comparison to what I would like. The problem is I do not know what I should replace the old router with.
I work 100% from home and I VPN into multiple client sites on a daily basis therefore I need the best response time I can get. I really like the Linsys router and would like to stay with that brand but there are so many different models out there that I don't know what to pick.
Also, my computer is company issued and I have no control over the build of it. I currently have a Dell Latitude laptop but will soon have it replaced with an HP but again I will not have any control over 'guts' of the machine.
So, any suggestions on what I can do to boost my router interaction with my HughesNet modem would be greatly appreciated.


A:Best Wireless Router for HughesNet modem

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DSL modem/wireless router combo for AT&T?
Is this a crazy idea? will it work?
I just killed my DSL 2wire modem wired connection by trying to add a wireless router. Attempting to bridge, I changed a setting and now I cannot even reach the modem with the computer.

so, since I am in the middle of hassle anyway, I am considering just replacing this old (6-year-old) modem, and replacing with combo DSL modem and wireless router.

Has anyone done this? suggest a model?

A:DSL modem/wireless router combo for AT&T?

You know you rent that from AT&T, but you can make sure by calling CS to verify? But you know you can get another on for free from AT&T. Did you check with them first. Like the cable companies have all-in-one with digital phone in one box.

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I purchased a F5D8631-4 today to replace my ageing modem/router. I thought it would be a nice easy swap over, Belkin for Belkin - even the power supply is interchangeable! However on setting up my N1 M/R and waiting for it to detect the ADSL line an hour passed with absolutely nothing! The ADSL light didn't even consider blinking! I have tried to follow the manual but it gives me "Incorrect details for connection, Please check username & Password" (or words to that effect) when I get to the "Connecting to internet stage" although these details work fine with my other router/modem. My line is already boosted to "Max" by BT, and I am using the recommend Demon settings from within the router so as far as my ISP is concerned there is nothing more that I can do, and Belkin technical support keep telling me that the "green" light should start to flash if I have ADSL.... All the lights on the modem are blue . This is the second of these routers I have tried to connect (I took the first back thinking it was a broken port) and try as I might I cannot resolve this problem.

Has anyone else had this trouble? Anyone got these to connect with demon?

A:N1 Wireless Modem Router Not connecting to WAN


(now that my fellow countryman are awake!)

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Hello Members

I hope you can advise me, my new Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop has Wireless N built-in running Vista home premium, my old Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro v2060 has either a Wireless B, G or an older standard built-in, it's running WinXP professional.

My ISP is TalkTalk, and i'm using there packaged Huawei Smart AX MT882 modem it's connected by ethernet to the WinXP laptop.

Is there a 'Wireless' router that is Wireless N compliant, and that will also work with the Wireless B/G standard, and, still be compatible with, and be able to connect to the existing TalkTalk modem?

Would any such Wireless router still have extra ethernet ports to connect either of the laptops by a ethernet cable connection also?

Also, would any such router know when to be in Wireless N mode, and when to be in B/G mode depending on which laptop needs to connect to it at the time, and automatically adjust accordingly?

Your valuble help would be very grateful

kind regards

A:Which Wireless router for TalkTalk modem please..?

Can no members lend a helping hand at-all

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Hi all,

Currently I'm using a 2wire ADSL Wireless modem router... its good only on G standard. Now, I'm thinking of getting the Belkin or Netgear N wireless router for my wireless networking.

1) How can I configure this new router to co-exists with my modem router? (logically I think I've to disable all routing functions on the 2wire, if that is possible?)

Any help is appreciated.


A:Wireless modem router upgrading ...

Hi Sudmeister.

Get Netgear or Linksys over Belkin any day in my opinion!

You could buy a combined ADSL modem/router but if you want to keep the 2-wire (which is a good idea should things go wrong you can always revert back to using it as wireless router)

You need to configure the 2-wire as a bridge which is mentioned here.....,

and here

You have it working now so I would start from option 10 of the 'ehow' instructions.

Good Luck. Let us know how you get on?

Make a note of current settings to save you a headache if things do not work out with the router.

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I have the above mentioned router and when I set it up and try to log onto the router the page takes ages to come up and when it does it's incomplete .will there be anything I have running that will cause this to happen IE firewall-antivirus or any other program.Also do I need to have my McAfee firewall running aswell as the firewall on the router?

Host comp Wind XP
Client comp Win ME

Any help gratefully accepted thanks


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I am setting up a network that has 6 tv's that need internet and 1 wireless router. So I figure I need one modem, one 8 port switch, and one wireless routers. I know very little about all of these execept a little about wireless routers. I am just looking for suggestions for this as in should I get all the same products or is there something I should be looking for? Thanks in advance.

A:Looking For Modem->Switch->Wireless Router

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So my friend, whos network was unsecured, asked me to help him out with security. The last person he let tinker with it didnt leave the changed credentials so I had to reset the Linksys befw11s4 to access the config page. Thats where my trouble came in. Now the linksys router wont get the ip address from his westell modem. Even though its set to DHCP on the linksys. If I go straight from the modem to his comp, the computer gets an IP and accesses the internet. But when I add the linksys, nada. On the status page, there are entries for the WAN IP config that it should be pulling from the modem. But its all blank.

Im going from the Ethernet port on the modem to the 'Internet' port on the linksys right? Not a LAN port? I made sure the linksys is set to dhcp. Is there anything else im missing? Im gonna try a different wireless router tomorrow, and maybe update the firmware on the linksys. But what setting or settings am I overlooking here?

Thanks in advance!!

A:Solved: DSL Modem to Wireless router help plz

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hi there

i have an internet connection at the office, it uses an ethernet cable and comes out of socket in the wall. if plugged in, there is no login page etc ie it is a direct internet connection.

i have a DLink wireless adsl2+ router model DSL 2640T. this unit was previously used as a broadband router at home (the type that you plugged in a telephone cable, and there was a login page)

so my questions are

1. i want to use the Dlink unit at my office, so that it can use the office's internet connection and make a wireless area network (for use of smartphones/ tablets/ other coms etc). so i am using it as a wireless router only, and not using the modem. can this be done?

1a. if a Wireless AN can be established, can i run a cable from said modem to my main computer? (currently, the set up is that the internet cable runs to my desktop, and i can access the internet from there). so the connection is 'shared' between the desktop com and any other device (for eg a smartphone) that is connected via wireless.

2. if it can be done, how can it be done? what is the name of the process?, so that if any probs occur, i can refer to the resources on the net etc.
your help is very very appreciated.

A:Using a wireless router + modem for routing only

You cannot use a modem/router as a router only.

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Hi my dad is convinced that keeping the wireless router and modem plugged in all the time, or at least during the day will cost alot of money. Its just like 7 LED lights and the wattage to actually fun the router and modem. If you have any figures on how much it costs please post. Im just talking about ballpark estimates you dont have to try to calculate the exact based on what kind of router it is or anything just an approximate.


A:Cost of wireless router plus modem

opps run not fun my bad

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Hi all!! i have recently purchased the NETGEAR WGT624 v2! But i have one problem! The instructions ask me to connect the router to the modem via Net cable! But i do not have one! It only has a usb socket on the back as well as the power connector! What do i do in this situation?? I'm using a BT voyager 105 USB ADSL Modem!


A:Wireless Router & Modem Trouble

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I have a 2wire wireless modem/router combo right now but would like to upgrade to a 10/100/1000 one. Can anyone steer me in the right direction what I should look for. I have a DSL connection from AT&T.

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Hi all,

I need some guidance on this:

Currently I'm using a 2wire ADSL Wireless modem router... its good only on G standard. Now, I'm thinking of getting the Belkin or Netgear N wireless router for my wireless networking.

1) How can I configure this new router to co-exists with my modem router? (logically I think I've to disable all routing functions on the 2wire, if that is possible?)

Any help is appreciated.


A:Wireless modem router upgrading ...

Welcome to Seven Forums!

Can you be a bit more specific on how you want the old router to "coexist" with the new one?

Could it be you want to keep the 2WIRE ADSL router in place but disable the "g" wireless and then use the new "n" in it's place?

If so, you'll need to shut off or disable the "g" radio in the 2Wire first. That's all you'll need to do there.

Next, shut of the DHCP server on the new "n" router. Give the LAN port a static IP address on the same IP subnet as the "g" router but outside it's DHCP server range.

IE: If the "g" router's DHCP server hands out addresses in the range 192.1658.1.2 to, use or higher. If it uses the whole range, you'll need to make it smaller to make room for the "n" router's address. The reason for this is to allow you to manage the new "n" router.

Then take a CAT5 cable and connect from the LAN port of the "g" router to one of the LAN ports on the "n" router. *NOT* the WAN port!

What this does is turns the "n" router into a basic Access Point (AP). You've bypassed the router and DHCP server function on the "n".

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I have just bought a Belkin N Wireless Modem Router F5D8636uk4A (to replace a faithful older Belkin wireless unit which finally died the other day). I have it connected to one laptoprunning Vista and another XP.

The connection to the router is fine. However, quite regularly, I am unable to connect to webpages even though the connection to the router is still there and I can, for eg, send and receive email. This then necessitates a restart of the router which clears the problem till the next time.

I have had three online chats with Belkin who have recommended restoring the router to factory condition and then restarting (which I have done). Their final suggestion was that the router was faulty. It may be but I suspect that there is some simple setting which needs to be tweaked.

Has anyone else had this problem?

Thanks in advance!

A:Belkin N Wireless Modem Router

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I do a lot of P2P and assorted traffic. The router and modem die on a regular basis and it's really annoying. I have a linksys WRT54G v5 router and a Terayon TJ715 modem. It could be the cabling to my house, but I the connection is very unstable when doing P2P type activity.

I'm prepared to spend upwards of 700 dollars to get this fixed... but don't want to spend more then I need to.

What do you recommend.

A:What's the best Wireless Router and cable modem?

I use a Motorola Surfboard SB-5100 Cable Modem and your Linksys WRT54G wireless router should be ok

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Here's the situation, I just upgraded from DSL to cable due to the fact that my cable company was supplying a package which consisted of: Broadband, Telephone, and of course cable. What I would like to do is purchase a wireless router in order to provided access to one other computer and my Xbox 360 (Connected via: Wireless Gaming Adapter), but I'm unsure how to go about doing this. Here's the information I recieve when using IPCONFIG
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:
DHCP Server:
DNS Servers:

I guess my real question would be, if I bought a router could I implement NAT in order to connect multiple computers to the internet, is a router compatible with this modem?
<b>(Cable Modem=RCA DCM 425)</b>

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Cable Modem To Wireless Router

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I use cabled internet connection. I have only one internet cable. I plug in to my laptop, write the MAC address of the internet, open the log-in page of the internet service, write down the username and password and then I surf the internet. The question is how can I set up my wireless router?

I tried it but there was no internet access. I know the password of my wireless router's password but when it connects it says 'No Internet Access'. So I went to my laptop's wireless port advanced settings and wrote down the MAC address in the Network Address tab. Still no connection.

So I am asking, what can I do in such situation like this? Do I need a modem to do this or the MAC address/log-in page is causing problem. I need answers ASAP, thank you.

A:Is it possible to set up NETGEAR wireless router without a modem?

go to the router web page... (or similar), set up a wireless network, then try your adapter...

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Hey all -- got a problem that's driving me nutso.

The girlfriend and I were browsing the internet normally, and a friend came over, and he couldn't connect on his laptop. He could see the network, but he couldn't connect with it. I noticed that it started to kind of drift in and out on my computer as well. So I decided to mess around with the router, and now I'm not quite sure what I did.

If I run an ethernet cable directly to my computer, it's fine. The internet works like a dream. The wireless router is on and get full signal, so I assume the computer is communicating with the router. But, when I connect the modem to the router, and give it a while, connect, and try to log on, I get nothing. The modem doesn't send/receive any packets at all. I've tried resetting everything, messing around with the prefs at, returning to factory standards, etc.

Cox Internet
Linksys WRT54GS G Router
Scientific Atlanta Modem

I figure there's just a setting or something that I effed up, since it DID work not two days ago.

I really appreciate it, and I would MORE than willing to part with a future firstborn.

A:Wireless Router not communicating with Modem?

What's the model of your modem?

Reset the router to factory default settings. Unplug modem and router and shut down computer.

Connect modem to router WAN port and a PC to router LAN port.

Plug in modem; plug in router; boot PC.

If no internet access see if you can access the router's configuration pages--check the WAN (Internet) status to see what IP it has, and if there are any errors in the log.

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I have a Netgear Wireless Modem/Router. It has an USB port into which I have plugged several USB Flash Drives and USB Hard Drives but none of them show up on either of my two computers. The Netgear device works fine in all other respects.

Do I need to do something special to see a USB device plugged into the USB Port?

Thank you.

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Hello, I am in the market for a cable modem / wireless router combo. I have looked at reviews and can only seem to find a d-link. I have had problems with them in the past and I am now trying to avoid that brand.

Does anyone here have experiece with any good cable modem / wireless router combo's?

If you didn't have a good experience with one, which ones should I avoid?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Cable modem / Wireless router

I'd recommend netgear.

Always worked well for me.

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i would like to know how to setup a wireless connection (without having a router) between my computer and my friends computer. we both have dell laptops which have those inbuilt WIFI cards.

could someone please help me with step by step instructions? thank you

A:setup wireless without router/modem

This Microsoft article on setting up an Ad Hoc network should get you started.

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I have a linksys cm100 cable modem coupled to a D-link wbr1310 wireless router. When the cable guy was installing the service we decided that the best plan was to put the modem in the office where the desktop is so that I can connect the desktop with an ethernet cable. So the modem is on top of a bookcase with the router next to it. (near my PC) Here is the problem... My wife uses a laptop with Vista. When in the bedroom directly above the router (probably 5' through the floor) she can get 90% signal or more using the wireless card in the computer. If she moves 22' into the living room/kitchen where she sits at a counter with it a lot, the signal drops to 50% or less. She has an alfa usb adaptor that will give her 90% in that same spot. The problem is that since we now have our own internet that we pay for, (We are surrounded by vacation rentals with unsecured wireless) she does not want to have to have the external adaptor sitting around, and contends that the onboard wireless card should be enough at this close range. The last thing is that when I am on her computer I cannot 'see' a difference in performance over mine which is hardwired. It may be there, but?? Anyway, she is fixated on that % and wants to see it higher. How much does that matter? Is this a weak router? Should I consider a better router? Is the wireless card in the Toshiba Satelite not that good? I guess I need someone to give me a Router/wireless signal for Dummies short course. I am... Read more

A:Router/wireless modem signal

As long as the data throughput is good,the signal strength
is not that big of a deal.
It is probably that the metal shielding inside the laptop is
blocking the signal somewhat depending on what
direction it is pointing.
Wiring in the house can also block the signal somewhat.
Had the same problem with another laptop.
No signal one direction,turn it 90 degrees and good signal.
Using the external adapter shouldn't be a problem,as the
settings and password are stored on the laptop.
If someone else tried to use the adapter,they would have
to install drivers and would need to know your security settings
to access your network.

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I am switching to Cable access and have a Motorola SurfBoard SB5101 cable modem. I want to use the router in my old Westell Versalink 237W DSL/Wireless Router for LAN and WIFI. Are there any "gotchas" when I use this combo? Can it even be done?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, x64 Family 15 Model 95 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1981 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 142305 MB, Free - 68227 MB; D: Total - 10238 MB, Free - 235 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc, 0UW457
Antivirus: Norton 360 Premier Edition, Updated and Enabled

A:Using Cable Modem with DSL/Wireless Router

Can it even be done?Click to expand...

No, you cannot use a modem/router as only a router.

You can use it as an ethernet switch and wireless access point, but you are going to need a router.

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I've finally got round to replacing my USB modem with a dynamode r-adsl-c4w-g wireless router/modem. I can connect to the router. to set the settings, I've confirmed the supposed settings with my ISP (tiscali) but the thing still won't connect to the internet. I've reset my ISP settings and they are correct as I've rechecked using my old USB modem and I can still connect. But at present it seems to be a waste of money if I cant get the thing to connect to the internet.

Any ideas as to what I can do to make the yellow WAN light start to glow? According to the pitiful manual that came with it, it its currently suggesting that the DSLline isn't connected, but it is.ADSL filter inplace and everything! When I view I get green blobs against the modem that turn red if I unplug the modem. Are these misleading?

Any ideas most welcome!!


A:New adsl wireless router/modem help

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Hey guys, I recently upgraded my Internet because I needed the upload to stream on, my ISP sent me a new wireless docsis3 modem. I figured since it was wireless I didn't need my router but now my wireless keeps dropping ALL the time for like 5 to 10 minutes at a time then comes back.

Is it possible for me to disable the wireless in my modem and connect the modem to my router (it's an almost brand new Netgear) I need the more ethernet ports anyway.

Also, do you guys recommend I buy my own docsis3 modem? I know my friend kept having Internet dropping issues and he had to buy his own to fix it.

A:Wireless Modem Combo to Router?

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I’m trying to install a domestic network with an ADSL Modem and a Wireless Router and I can’t get connected to the Internet.

ADSL Modem connected to the telephone line.
Wireless Router connected to the Modem.
Two PCs Windows XP connected to the Router (Ethernet 10/100).
Laptop Centrino Windows XP Tablet PC connected to the Router (wireless).

With this configuration I succeed linking the 3 computers sharing files but no one get connected to the internet (however, if I link them directly to the Modem I get the Internet, including the laptop if I use its Ethernet door).

It seems to me that the problem is in the Wireless Router configuration. I tried to configure it like the Modem, with no success. I also tried without any configuration and no success either.

Could someone kindly tell me what I’m doing wrong?

The material:
Modem ADSL Draytek Vigor 2600 (it is also a Router with 4 Ethernet doors)
Router ASUS Wireless WL500G (it has also 4 Ethernet doors)
PC1-Windows XP - Ethernet 10/100
PC2- Windows XP - Ethernet 10/100
Laptop Centrino -Windows XP Tablet PC – Intel Wireless 2200BG (it has also Ethernet 10/100)

A:ADSL Modem + Wireless Router = no Internet

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OK, I'm having some trouble with my DSL connection. Right now it's working, but it's starting to slow down again which means that I'm soon to be disconnected totally. My provider says that nothing is wrong on their end (which I've confirmed with 2 neighbors) so it must be on my end.

My connection starts to work REALLY slowly and then eventually just quits working altogether. My "status" light on my DSL modem/router is completely black, the other lights are green, however, the LAN light is blinking furiously (I don't really know if it's always been that way or not... )

Anyway, I called the "tech support" people at my provider, and they walked me though some steps that seemed to alleviate the problem for now, but I want it stopped permanently!

I put in the "IP address" (shown on the IPconfig command prompt) into firefox's address bar and it pulled up the Zoom information page and I went to the system status portion like I was told to do, but there was NO IP ADDRESS!! NONE!! So we cycled the modem--nothing. We powered down the computers--nothing. I unplugged the ethernet cable from one port and moved it to another--PRESTO!! The internet works again!

I'm not even sure why this worked the way it did, because my laptop is wirelessly connected....why did changing the port of my desktop do anything? Or was it just chance? And how do I keep this from happening? Ideas?? Suggestions?? Anyone??

A:DSL/Wireless Router/Modem--dropped connection

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I have 2 computers. My main computer is connected to a belkin ADSL modem with built in 802.11g wireless router via ethernet (which i communicate and change settings via my web browser).

The other computer (no.2) has a wireless network card installed and working fine.

I had it all connected to a point where i could access the internet on both comuters but not share files, and i could communicate with the router.

So i tried some trickery to get this file share to work. this involved messing about with the "file and print sharing for microsoft networks" and "clients for microsoft networks", installing clients and service, in the local area connection

When i did this, i found that i could no longer communicate with the router via my web browser and not access the internet.

I also noticed that under my TCP/IP settings in address type, my connection was an "automatic private address" instead of "assigned DHCP".

I thought this would be the problem. so i scouted around the web to find answers and found things like using ipconfig (via cmd in the run command). but no luck. got message like "cannot contact DHCP".

I tried reinstalling but no luck........WHAT CAN I DO???????/

A:Help with ADSL modem with built in 802.11g wireless router

Post the ipconfig output of both computers. And what exactly did you do in network settings?

"Automatic private address" means that Windows was unable to connect the DHCP server (the router) to obtain an IP address. You should always turn on the router before turning on the PCs. Or assign static IP addresses to your machines.

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Just moved across town in DFW and now have SBC DSL. They gave me their 2Wire modem/router and I'm confused about something. As long as my computers (macs and PCs) are connected to the modem/router with ethernet cables, I can print to my old Laserjet 4000n with out any problems. But as soon as I go wireless with any of the computers, I can no longer see or connect to the printer that is still hardwired into the 2Wire unit. When I had Verizon DSL the modem/router they gave me was able to allow wireless printing from my laptops to the hardwired HP Printer feeding into a Westel modem/router.

Can anyone tell me is this is the nature of the 2Wire units? Why do the computers (Macs and PCs) still see each other when wireless but they can't see the laserjet? Do I need to change some settings in the modem to allow the wireless laptops to see the wired Laserjet? like I said, as long as everything is connected with ethernet cable I have no problems. The printer is always connected to the 2wire modem router.

Any help is much appreciated!!!


A:wireless modem/router can't route to printer

Beginner Guide
To start try this guide.

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Hi All,

I am having trouble setting up my new wireless modem/router.

I have been using a Voyager 105 USB Modem, which comes with software etc to connect upon pressing the link.

I have now purchased a Netgear DG834G Wireless Modem Router. To connect to this modem to adjust the settings, you have to enter an IP address of 192.834.0.1 to access the settings. When I type this into IE7, it says that I need to be connected to the internet. If i remove the ADSL wire to my old Voyager and connect to the internet via this unit, I can control the new router, and adjust the settings, but when I come to test these settings, obviously it does not work as the ADSL phone line is connected to the Voyager. When I remove the wire from the Voyager and into the Netgear, and press test, it says I need to be connected to the internet!

I am sure this is probably just some setting that needs to be changed. What I would like to happen is that I leave the Netgear connected all the time, so that every time I turn on the PC, it connects automatically, and I just have to open IE7 and its connected. With the voyager 105, when I click on IE7 it asks to connect to the internet and opens a dialogue box for dial up connection, I click connect, it dials '0, 038' and thn connects.

Pleas help me, I am going mad!!



A:Problems Setting Up Wireless Modem Router

Try this:

Select CONNECTION tab at the top, select "never dial a connection", APPLY, OK

Hope this helps

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So I have the internet setup fine via ethernet. My problem is I got a dsl wireless Netopia router. and it has a dsl connection only and 4 ethernet ports. Can someonw please help me with figuring out a way to make this thing work with the circumstances.

A:How do you connect a cable modem to a dsl wireless router

More info needed, what modem are you using? You say you have a dsl wireless router then in the next breath say it has dsl only connection? So which is it a Wireless/Ethernet router or just an Ethernet router?

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I have just aquired broadband through Virgin and they sent me a speed touch modem that works wonderfully.Problem is i have a pc running winxp pro and the wife a pc running win2000.i bought this adsl router as i want to have both connected to broadband and i am using the four conections to our ethernet cards via cables.i can contact the router from both pc's and bring them up in the network search yet i can not ping each pc.anyways my problem is i followed Virgins settings and the instructions of Belkin you know untick the boxes and everything but i can't access the net.All the green lights are on yet when i call up the router settings it shows no internet connection even though the adsl says connected.I am going in circles and ready to trash this router.

I am new so ask if maybe someone would be able to help

A:Belkin ADSL modem with wireless G router 802.11g

Try resetting the modem, by disconnecting the power jack, from the modem (you can have your computers on while doing this), leave it disconnected, for about a minute, then plug it back in, and let it reset itself.

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OK, here's the situation. I have a Dell E1505 laptop with Windows Vista that I use as my main computer. I am connected to the internet with a 2wire2701HG-T router/modem. I just bought a Acer Aspire One D250 with Windows 7 Starter and connected it wirelessly to the network. Now, however, when the Dell is connected to the modem by ethernet, my preferred connection for security, speed, and battery issues, the internet connection on the Acer slows down to nothing and soon disconnects. After a bit, it reconnects, but is still very slow, only to disconnect again. However, when I connect the Dell by wireless, everything works normally. Is this a modem problem, or is it an issue with one of the computers? I must admit, my networking skills don't go beyond being able to set up a network name and password.

A:Wireless connection on 2Wire modem/router

i think we saw an issue recently with a cordless phone base station being next to the modem/router

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I have read through a number of threads on the BT Voyager 2100 Wireless and it seems that a few people have had the same problem as me with resolution coming from different fixes everytime. Well, I think I have tried them all so maybe someone can give me a hand.

I have had the BT Voyager 2100 Modem/Router for over a year now and I set the system up with my PC wired and my wife's old HP laptop wireless using an old Micorsoft WiFi USB receiver. This all worked for about 8 months and while I was gone on business my wife said the laptop stopped working on the internet. When I got back I tried everything, reset the router, refreshed the network search (it could see a neighbor's network but not mine), rebooted the laptop, nothing worked although one time the laptop saw the network and I clicked connect and after trying to connect it lost the network again and never reacquired.

Well, fast forward about three months and we decided it was time to purchase a new laptop, this one comes w/ built-in WiFi. I hoped that this might solve the wireless problem but I am experiencing the same problem. The WiFi is enabled on the router and the laptop, the correct channel is selected on both computers (default of 1), to my knowledge I have absolutely no security selected on the router at this time (it is configured with all the factory defaults). I have troubleshot my laptop as well and it believes the router is the cause.

It seems that the BT Voyager 2100 has caused this problem in ... Read more

A:Wireless ADSL Modem/Router and Laptop

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Someone please help me. As the subject says, I have a cable modem, 2 NICs and a wireless router. What I want to happen is for the cable modem to supply the internet connection to one NIC and the other NIC to supply the wireless router with a connection. I dont know where to start so if someone could help me it would be much appreciated. Thanks for everything.

A:2NICs, 1 cable modem, 1 wireless router

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i have wireless broadband internet modem & i want to know if there are any routers that supports this. i want to set up a wireless network this way. is it possible? please help!!!!

A:Can you set up wireless broadband internet modem to a router?

If your ISP's cable modem also provides wireless then it's probably also a router. Best way to confirm exactly what it is is to tell us the exact make/model of the device. Look for a metal tag on it (usually on the back where the cables connect or on the bottom) and give us the make/model

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