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Computer will not connect with any routers

Q: Computer will not connect with any routers

I can get it to connect to the internet through a direct link to the modem, but I've tried several routers and it has the same issue every time. I see "connected" but can't get online, and each time I try to ping the gateway it times out. The routers are brand new, so I can only think that the computer just doesn't want to work with them. What might be causing the issue?

A: Computer will not connect with any routers

and welcome to the Forum

Did you powercycle when you changed from connecting to the Modem to the Router?

Lets take a peek at your network environment:


Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.


Remove all the stored wireless network profiles and search for the network again.

How to Remove Stored Wireless Network Profiles for XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found here's how.


with the pc connected to the router, Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type type the following command: IPCONFIG /ALL and press enter

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

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

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB drive, or a CD-R disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

then please Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.

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.

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I have a question which hopefully you can answer.

Router/Modem one is attached to the internet and transmits a wireless signal. My computer is connected to the internet via a wireless adapter, when I want to connect to my network TV HDD, printer , and home server (possibly a windows home server in the future) I just disconnect from Router one and connect to Router two. I want to know if it is possible to run a wired Ethernet cable in-between my computer and router two so I can connect to both networks. Wired to router two with the HDD and printer, and wireless to router one for internet.
Now here are the rules!!!

-I can NOT run a wire in-between router one and router two (by order of wife!)
-I can disable the wireless and/or DHCP on router two or even replace it with a switch.

If you have any good answers I would really appreciate them.
Thanks a lot,

A:Connect one computer to two routers

Yes. (I only saw one question.)

On the second (ethernet) connection if you use a router assign a static IP and mask and leave the Gateway and DNS server blank.

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Hi guys
I have a router connected with internet but it's does not
Cover my home so I have another router with wireless N and USB charing
So I want to connect both router together and let the router with
Wireless N to work as a repeater and re distribute the signal again

So how to do that???

A:how to connect two routers together?

Here is a tutorial on how to do it. Post back if it works or if you have any other questions.

How to Connect Two Routers on One Home Network |

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JohnWill said:

You would want to bridge the 2WIRE router to eliminate it's routing function and use it as a plain modem. This will allow you to configure any port forwarding and QoS in the D-Link router.Click to expand...

Ihave the same problem. how do you do this?
my setup
first: modem/router cable motorola. i just want to use the modem function.
second: tomato flashed router. I want all functions of router to run through this one.

currently I have dhcp enabled on first and disabled on second. I want dhcp, port forwarding, etc to all be run from the second. internet is working wired/wireless through second.

On the first, do i disble dhcp and nat?

A:Connect two routers.

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

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

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

Thanks for your cooperation.

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Ahoy guys,
I have a network question...

I have 2 Linksys routers (WRT or something). Router A is in Room A along with the modem. Router B(collecting dust) is in Room B (upstairs) and Room B has most of my computers. The only "functional" computer in Room B is my laptop, but that's because it's Wi-Fi enabled. I would like to connect Router A to Router B, which would give computers around Router B an internet connection. I have some cat-5 cables laying around, which might help.
Any Help?

A:Connect 2 routers together?

hi Metamencs, and welcome to sevenforums

this tutorial may help

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I have a Netgear connecting wired and wireless to internet. I want to use a BT home hub (same as Speedtouch 7g) as USB Print server. My printer is a Brother DCP 110C. My Netgear IP's are in the range 192.168.0.x but the home hub will only accept the printer on USB if IP is
therefore, I want to get the home hub to connect to my netgear, but dont want to change the netgear IP's as I have 2 PC, laptop and xbox already conncting through it.
All I want to do is share the printer on the network (at present, it goes through 1X PC, but means that Pc has to be switched on).
the hub firmware is 6.2.6H
any help please?

A:connect two routers

If the two existing PCs and the XBox are all set for DHCP, as most systems are, there is no reason you cannot change the router's subnet to Just reboot the PCs and they should pick up the new IP address after making the changes on the router.

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Hi, I have a similar problem. I have a Netgear MR814V.2 Wireless/Cable/4-Port Router and a 645Series ADSL Modem. How would I set this up. They are both routers and I'm trying to config them both.
The reason I need to is because I keep on getting connection drops. Either trying to log-in to E-Mail or... just streaming music. Please... help.

I read the above but the way you put it is confusing me a bit.

Here's a screenshot of my current Config on the Netgear Router:

Router Status

LAN IP setup

Modem DSL config page

Hope this helps...

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Hey! So, i want to connect a DIR-625 Wireless N ( to a DI-524 Wireless G I want the DIR-625 Wireless N to be the one exposed to the internet with the DI-524 Wireless G connected to the DIR-625. The reason i want to do this is because I want to have both wireless N + G running at the same time. Is that possible?

Here is the steps i have so far on how to do it. I got them from a previous post in the forum about a linksys and have adapted them to the D-Link and i want to know if they will work with the D-Link's.

1) Plug the DI-524 into a computer. Make Sure the internet is NOT connected to the DI-524.

2) Log into the router and change the Router's IP to and disable DHCP

3) Unplug the DI-524, plug the internet into the DIR-625, and connect the DIR-625 to the same computer.

4) Set up my PPPoE settings and set up my wireless security settings.

5) Connect the DI-524 to the DIR-625 by connecting them with standard Ethernet cable. Make sure to connect them by LAN ports.

6) Plug the rest of the computers into the DIR-625 and set them up normally.
Will these adapted steps work? Can i run Wireless G + N at the same time?

Thanks in advance Everyone!
Also, for reference here is the thread i got these steps from (

Also Sorry I can't post links so you have to add www. to the front of them

A:Connect Two Routers Together

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I want to have a little LAN party for 6 people. But I have a problem. I have two different routers one is newer than the other. Both are Linksys routers. The newer one has a WAN, 4 ports, and Uplink in the back. The other older version has an Internet and 4 ports. How would I set this up so 6 computers can connect to each other and play video games?

A:How to connect two different routers?

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hello guys,

I have a Netgear wnr2000 router in my house up and running.. I have a new xbox 360 slim but is to far from the router and doesnt have enought signal "to stream hd movies"

I have a router "lynksys"wrt160n

I would like to learn how to connect lynksys router as "repeater" to netgear router.

can you show me the way im not good with computers but i can follow instructions i look in both manuals can figure it out

Please help me???

A:how to connect 2 routers

If the Linksys WRT160n does not support Repeater or Range Extender mode you can use DD-WRT firmware unless it is version 2.0.

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I have a spare Linksys Wireless G router with speedbooster. I live in a 3 story
house and have a router on the lower floor. We will be moving to the 3rd floor
but want to keep our network setup as is. Can I connect another router which will be
on the 3rd floor? Will this cause a conflict with the lower floor router?

The router signal on the lower floor is not very strong when on the 3rd floor, the reason
I would want another Linksys device.

A:Can I connect two routers?

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I have just bought and installed a new wireless router. The problem is that I have two other computers, one of them gets the signal from the new router better, while the other computer recognize the old router's better. Is there anyway I can connect two routers together to make the two computers working at their best?

A:Connect two routers?

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hi there! firstly i want to thank you for accesing my thread. i hope you can help. secondly here's my problem: i have 2 routers connected wiredly - a Dlink dir-300 and a Dlink dir-615 (both of them are wireless routers). until some time ago my internet connection was basically this one: the ISP internet cable went in the internet port of an Asus normal (not wireless) router and from one of its lan ports went a cable in the in the internet port of the Dlink dir-300 which is in my room. now the Asus broke down so i bought the Dlink dir-615 to replace it. the connection is exactly the same except the Asus router which now is the dir-615. the problem is that now the dir-300 (the last router in the connection) doesn't detect the internet signal coming from the dir-615 threw the wire between them and the laptop connected to the dir-300 detects an ip conflict error. the dir-615 router (connected directly to the ISP cable) works just fine. i am open to any suggestions and thank you for showing your interest

A:please help me connect 2 Dlink routers

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Sorry. Figured it out.

A:Solved: Connect 2 routers together?

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I have Vonage phone service and they sent me a router. I conntected it up and everything is fine. I connected my wireless router to one of the 4 ports. I can get to the internet over the wireless router but I can not get to the other pc's on my network. the second router is 192.168.1.XXX/ and the router that is connected to my cable modem is 192.168.15.XXX/

I used to use vnc to control the pc's but it cannot see pc's on the other router. what is wrong?

A:connect two routers in series

You should probably only use one router, or disable DHCP on the second router (Whichever one that is plugged into the internet through the other)

It'd be more helpful if you could tell us the models of the two routers, maybe we could tell you step-by-step how to disable DHCP. But I still think that using only one router is a better idea. And I'm fairly certain that Vonage will work on any router, having set it up before on a Linksys purchased at Wal-Mart for a friend.

So, if you need wireless, then try plugging the Vonage phone and your computers into the same router, not using the one that Vonage sent you. If this works, then just keep the one they sent you as a backup in case yours breaks.

Tell me if this works, if it doesn't, then we'll just try a bit harder.

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I have my main PC which I have moved within the house and the speed etc is all fine

My 2nd PC is downstairs and is connected wirelessly - however after moving the main PC the connection is pretty slow and frequently drops.

I have a spare router can this be plugged into either the main router to boost performance or to the 2nd PC rather than use the WIFI card

A:Can you connect two routers to one network

You should be able to plug in the 2nd router to the main one and set it up as an access point, im not sure if you could use it as a receiver.

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HI guys, I reset my router (WBR-T2) a fews days ago and now I cannot connect to internet (although I can connect to the router - local only). Any solutions please? Thanks guys . Oli.

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I have an issue that I cannot resolve...I'm relatively novice to networking - so if possible it would be helpful if the answer is easy to understand and step by step

Here is what I'm trying to do:
I have a Belkin F5D8235 N+ Wireless router that is my primary router and is connected to my cable modem. I have this hooked up to a D-Link DHP-302 Powerline HD setup that runs my internet through the electric lines. Downstairs at the TV I have an old Linksys wrtsl54gs wireless router that I want to hook up to the Powerline setup to provide internet access to my DirecTV and PS3. Also, I would like the Linksys router to serve as an extender of my main wireless network so I can get a better signal downstairs.

I'm trying to figure out how to configure the Linksys router to hook into my current network rather than wanting to establish its own and act as a server, etc... I'm just not that advanced with network settings - I've tried to make several settings changes to the Linksys router, but it does not seem to accept my changes.

I uploaded some screen shots of the configuration utilities for each router.

Thanks so much!!

A:Trying to connect two Wireless Routers Together, please help!

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Hi, i have two routers, a Dlink and a linksys. i have 2 computers upstairs, one of which connects wirelessly to the dlink, and the other wired. the dlink is connected to my cable modem. all this works, and has the internet.

my problem is i have 2 computers downstairs that dont have wireless cards, but i have a linksys router lying around. the linksys has wireless. im wondering if its possible to make the linksys connect to the dlink's network so that my two computers can have the internet. basically, they'd be wired to the linksys, and it would be networked with the dlink which is sharing the internet connection. is this possible or should i just buy wireless cards?

thanks in advance!

A:Trying to connect two routers wirelessly

Some wireless router will operate in bridge or AP mode, but many will only operate in gateway mode. If you don't have a bridge or AP mode in the wireless setup of the secondary router, you won't be able to bridge them wirelessly.

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A:Solved: Connect Two Routers

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I have a linksys 54g wireless broadband router and a belkin 54g wireless broadband router.

I wish to connect 2 x pcs upstairs, to one router, then have that wirelessly connect to second router.

The second router would be my dhcp server, firewall and internet connection.
The first router would just be a glorified access point.

The problem I have is that if I use the first router in 'access point' mode, it wont see the second router, my pcs lose their dhcp addresses and the whole thing falls over.

I have both routers in the same IP range, same network name, same wireless channel - and even the same room for testing purposes!
BOTH will act as routers and connect me to the net on their own - wired or wireless - but NEITHER can see each other when I try to go from one to the other to get to the net.

Do I need to make an entry into my routing table?
Do I need the internet hosting router to be the gateway and the other to just be a 'router'.............

A:Connect to the net via 2 x wireless routers?

No can do, routers only connect in gateway mode, and two routers will never talk to each other.

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A:2 new wireless routers and still cannot connect

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I have been struggeling a little to connect 2 Routers wireless and share the internet connection Hopefully someone here might help me.

The setup i have nad wish to use is:

1X Cable router connected to a Linksys Wireless router with cable ( This is working fine as i can connect wireless and get internet and everything). Problem appears when i want to connect 2 desktops from another room and these dont have Wlan adapters - So here i connect them wired to a third Wireless Router "Billion" i had in hope that i can make the Billion and Linksys to talk together wireless and then be able to get the 2 Desktops on the internet as well.

Anyone have a clue how to set this up ?


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I have a problem very similar to this but slightly different. I have moved into a new flat and share an internet connection with my flatmate - which ever room we put the router in though one of us ends up with a terrible signal.

I have my own router to use as a secondary range extender from my previous flat but it isn't practical for us to have our routers connected together physically. Can they be connected together wirelessly and then have the signal rebroadcast so we can both receive a strong signal?

I realise this would probably slow down my connection speed but I don't have a lot of money & if I could use my router instead of buying a new bridge I could sacrifice some connection speed.

A:Wirelessly connect routers

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

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

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

Thanks for your cooperation.

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i'm new in this forum, and kind of new in networking.
i will highly appreciate any help for my question.
i have 2 pc's in my office that are connected together via a router (i'll call it 1) which is connected to another router (i'll call it 2) then to a firewall then a modem to internet.
All other computers are connected to the router #2. i want to be able to connect and share files with them but i don't know how to do it.
my operating system is WinXP professional.
Thanks in advance for your help.

A:connect to a comuter behind 2 routers

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I'm trying to figure out how to setup 3+ routers in sequence, and the settings required for each router, so I can run them down a long corridor.

The Router connected to the internet is a Draytek Vigor 2800.
1 IP
DHCP IP range: -

I purchased 2x TP-Link TL-MR3420
I've set IP's on both of these to
2 IP:
3 IP:
Subnets are also the same
A: Am I right to Disable DHCP for routers 2, and 3 as IP addresses for each computer connecting to the network will be assigned by router 1?

B: I want to connect them in sequence 1-> 2-> 3, Is it correct to connect them via the Lan ports, so
Router 1, Lan Port 1
Router 2, Lan Port 1
Router 2, Lan Port 2
Router 3, Lan Port 1

Is That correct

C: Does it matter what I call the networks, or do they all need to have the same name?

D: is there any other setting I've missed out on?


A:Connect 3+ routers in Sequence

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Hi all
My Nephew has a very long house and a computer cannot get a signal from the wireless router which is at the other end of the house. He doesn't want to run RJ45 cables.
Could he use 2 routers so the second one connects wireless to the first one which is connected to his adsl phone socket by a ethernet cable. if so how would i go about setting them up, settings wise. in easy steps please.

If so would the computer also be able to talk to each other to be able to transfer files etc to each other.. (enable workgroup & sharing drives/folders) i know how to setup this bit.

A:Connect 2 Routers together Wirelessly

Quote: Originally Posted by nadogr4

Hi all
My Nephew has a very long house and a computer cannot get a signal from the wireless router which is at the other end of the house. He doesn't want to run RJ45 cables.
Could he use 2 routers so the second one connects wireless to the first one which is connected to his adsl phone socket by a ethernet cable. if so how would i go about setting them up, settings wise. in easy steps please.

If so would the computer also be able to talk to each other to be able to transfer files etc to each other.. (enable workgroup & sharing drives/folders) i know how to setup this bit.

It is possible.. what are the make and model of his routers... some routers are able to become APs

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I am not able to connect my new Kindle Wi-Fi to my Linksys WRT160Nv3 802.11b/g/n or my Dell TrueMobile 1184 802.11b routers. I use WPA2 Personal security on the Linksys. I tried using N mode and mixed mode without success. I prefer not to set my router exclusively to g mode. I will *not* turn off security on the Linksys for obvious reasons.

With the Dell, I tried using both WEP and no security. No success.

With both routers I tried manually configuring the network using both DHCP and static, being careful to set the router, mask ( and DNS ( or to values that work with our laptops.

Someone posted a similar issue with a Linksys WPN160N saying that after waiting *long* times on hold for tech support and no solution that they drove over to a hot spot, connected successfully, then was able to come back home and successfully connnect to their home network. I tried the same. Was able to connect at the McDonalds hot spot OK. Came back home and was not able to connect to either the Dell with no security or the Linksys with WPA2 Personal.

I'm considering returning the Kindle. Thought about getting the 3G, but I hate the idea of having to pay the extra $50 only because my Christmas gift did not work. I figure why reward Amazon for their Wi-Fi model not working by buying a 3G Wi-Fi? But that's just me.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

A:Kindle Wi-Fi cannot connect to routers

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My desktop XP is temporarily off-line. It was connected to the Internet via a DSL router, using ethernet cabling. My portable Toshiba Satellite A20, with XP, is currently connected to the Internet through a Netgear router to a satellite internet provider via a dish. this works fine, except when we have snow or ice, which happens often in Canada.

I would like to connect both the DSL router and the satellite router to the A20, so that I can share printers and other devices with my iPad (on the DSL LAN). i want to avoid any major changes to my configuration parameters, so that I can return to the status quo ante, when my desktop is returned soon.

Advice would be appreciated.

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I've set up two routers (one a primary router and the second as an access point to extend my wifi). They are currently in the same room connected together a by 1 metre cable and everything is working fine.
However, I need to move the second router upstairs and trying to replicate the connection between the two routers. The house is wired with network points and cables which all feed into a 24 Port Planet 10/100Mbps Ethernet Switch.
I've located the wall socket/ethernet port number (No. 6) from which the primary room is located and connected and similar the second router in the upstairs room (No. 2).
As its going into an ethernet switch, I thought that should automatic connect routers on the network. However, when I try to access the second router (via WIFI), its not connecting to the internet which is likely because the two routers are no longer connected.
I tested the two sockets (No. 6 and No. 2) with one of those cable testers and I did get a signal on both ends, so not sure what is going on. To my mind, the routers should be connected.
Can anyone help?

A:Connect 2 routers via Ethernet Switch

From your description it should work.
Go back to step one with two routers connected by the 1M cable and double check you get a wifi connection to the internet.
Plug Primary router into wall socket and secondary router into other end of cable, before the switch - check connection.
Recconect switch and plug secondary router to switch with 1M cable - check connection.
Reconnect switch and try secondary router in desired location - check connection.
A bit of hassle but will identify where the connection is failing.

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Hi Buddies,

I hope this forum may help me a lot. Can you please help me finding a solution for this issue?
I want to connect two different networks with 2 soho routers.

R#1 -
Router - 1 WAN port and 4 LAN ports

R#2 -
Router - 1 WAN port and 4 LAN ports

A:How to Connect 2 Soho Routers with different network

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A:2 new routers wont connect to internet.


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Hi, I am trying to connect two wireless routers together so I can use the wireless n on one and have g on the other to allow smart phones to connect to it.

I have cable internet and it is connected to my wireless n router (Linksys WRT320n) and I would like to connect another wireless router (Netgear WPN824) to it by a wire.

So far I have connected the two routers by a cable from the linksys into the wan port on the netgear. I have assigned the netgear router a ip address, which is different from the linksys
I have also turned off DHCP on the netgear.
The wireless network from the linksys is called NETWORK1 and the wireless network on the netgear is called NETWORK2

When I connect to the netgear using a cable the internet works. However I cannot get an internet connection through the netgear's wireless network.

Does anyone have any suggestions, or do I just have the wrong hardware to attempt this kind of configuration?

Thank you in advance. Will

A:Connect two wireless routers using a wire

have a read here


Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together
Shamelessly stolen 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.

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 rout... Read more

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I've been having issues with my Windows 8.1 laptop's wi-fi for a while now. It used to work perfectly fine and then started acting up. Basically I could see all the available access points but was not able to connect to any of them (home routers, iphone hotspot etc.). I was only able to connect via ethernet. I recently moved into a new house for uni and got Virgin wi-fi installed and suddenly my laptop could connect wirelessly no problem!

I assumed the problem had somehow been fixed but I recently took my laptop into uni and wasn't able to connect there and was still unable to connect to my phone's hotspot. I'm thinking that my laptop is able to connect to 5Ghz frequencies but not 2.4Ghz. Does anyone know why this might be and how to fix it?

Solutions I've tried:

Updated network drivers
Replaced the wireless adapter itself
Re-installed Windows 8.1 completely
Fully updated Windows


A:Laptop won't connect wirelessly to *most* routers

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I have one wireless router connected to the internet. I would like to use another one to connect to it on a portable piece of equipment. I would like to be able to access the network and internet on the first router from the second router.

How do I configure the second router to wirelessly connect to the first router and allow access to the internet and the other network?

A:Connect two wireless routers together, wirelessly

The second router has to support "range extender" mode (or whatever it may be called by the manufacturer) (most routers don't). You may have better luck with an access point - these dedicated devices usually have more wireless-specific features.

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I have two units for rent. Thus, I need a total of three separate networks so we don't accidentally share files. The two units, a duplex, and the main residence is about 20 meters away. I'm thinking of putting a router in each unit and have them connected wirelessly to the router in the main residence. I think they can connect to the main router in bridge mode but can them have their own network (I mean one has an ip address of something like 100.50.10.x, the other 120.60.20.x)? Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Can two routers connect to one router wirelessly and have their own ip

Hello yky, can you answer questions 2-4 from the guide below?

Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread

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Ok I have two wireless Linksys routers, one is an old Linksys WRT54G v2 the other is a brand new Linksys E1000. I want to hard wire them together with RJ45 ethernet cable in order to have wireless connectivity throughout the home. I will not be using a SSID, as I live in a very rural area and password protecting my network is not an issue. The main router will be connected to a Cable broadband modem that uses dynamic ip addressing. Anything I should know before attempting this

A:Please help me connect these two wireless Linksys routers

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. Note that you should use the same SSID and encryption key for the secondary router but a non-conflicting channel. I recommend channels 1, 6, or 11 for use for the best results.

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 (o... Read more

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Hi All,

I have a Linksys BERFS41 wired router that I use as the main distribution point from my cable modem. I have also connected a NetGear WGR614 wireless router (off of the Linksys) for my few laptops. I would like to have the Linksys set the IP addresses for all of the computers, but whenever I try to set it up, I cannot access the internet through it. I have an NAS device on my network that I use for back-up and also as a USB print server. I've tried setting the RIP on both units to level 2 (don't remember the exact phrasing) and disabling the DHCP server on the wireless router but with no luck. I'm sure I'm missing a step (or 10) here and hope you can help me solve this.

Right now, the way it's set up, it works, but I cannot access the NAS or printer (or other desktops for that matter) unless I plug the laptops into an ethernet cable

One question, if I flash the routers to the Tomato firmware (assuming it supports them both) will that help my problem?


A:Wired & wireless to connect them

Please don't post duplicate threads. If your thread is in an inappropriate forum, please report it and a moderator will move it.

Continue the problem resolution here:

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Hello all,
I have a Netgear DG834 PN wireless router. I have a happy network set up but thick walls mean doesn't extend v far. Is it possible for me to connect this router to a D Link DI524 wireless router to get a 2nd wirless network in another part of the house? I can run a patch cable between the routers.

If so please advise of the settings required.

Thanks in advance

A:Trying to connect 2 wireless routers in series

Yes you can, altho you have to make sure the second router has a different ip to the other one. You can also fit larger aerials to improve signal strength!!!!

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Hell, I am a new member and would like to thank you for being part of so many solutions that some have helped me solved. Can you connect an independent hard drive so that music can be shared with whole network? If so what are my options? Have a great day.
Whether I have to buy something or not, Operating system Hp sin.8

A:Using your Routers USB to connect Music Hard Drive?

Only if it is specified in the documentation that you can use the USB port for a Network Shared USB drive.

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i successfully connected an old g-router to my Netgear DGN3300 with the help of this tutorial.

But the old router does not have guestnetwork (I do have very secure normal network, and a separate guestnetwork on the DGN 3300). If i buy a new router that has guestnetwork (even if it is the same DGN3300), will that also enable both networks on the accesspoint-router? I would think so, but want to be sure before i buy a new one.



A:connect 2 routers but with gues and standard network

I will have to look at the link more tomorrow but if each device is on a different subnet then yes your local network is secure. If they are the same then guest network can most likely access your local PC's.
Example. with subnet mask
And with subner mask are on 2 different networks.

Then and with subnet mask of are on the same network.

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ok... i own a house right next door to my own, and i have allowed my mother to live there under a true "rent-to-own" policy, being that im the landlord, and her son, and about 50 ft from each others house, i gave her an early christmas gift of road runner internet added to her cable, since my first idea didnt work which was to let her leech off of my dsl... which I PAY FOR as well as the cable internet she has, both are under my name, just 2 different house numbers. now for some reason when im outside on the screen deck, her weak wifi signal has a higher transfer rate than my strong wifi signal on my dsl. with all the file sharing, video chatting, internet tv i sometimes watch, its a pain to be disconnected from one network when i try to connect to the other network and vise versa. i was wondering if there was a way to connect to both at the same time and just have my computer feed off of which ever one it sees with a faster transfer rate on its own without having to disconnect from the first one.

now i have seen the forum where you had to close discussions because you deemed it to be a topic of illegality, however i only touch on this topic at this time because i accually own both service providers, and was wondering if you would consider helping me if there is a solution only because unlike most, who you have already stated just want to leech off the neighbors unsecured wifi, i am the owner of both plans. if you do not wish to post anything publically because... Read more

A:is ther a way to connect to 2 wireless routers at the same time

With all due respect to you, I am having a very difficult time with what I am reading here. I am not speaking about the wifi/ Internet, either.

All that I can tell you is to check with your local Internet providers as to their policy (and legalities) of sharing a wifi signal. There is no reason in the world that if you are truly just 50' feet away from the router that is broadcasting an 802.11g wifi signal, that you should encounter any Internet connectivity trouble whatsoever - and vice-versa. A 50' distance from a router today would be welcomed by many.

It is possible to connect to two wifi signals at once from what I have seen, but it serves no purpose. Your system limits the bandwidth as well as the number of concurrent connections that you may have to the Internet at any given time.

Go into the Network and sharing Center, delete all profiles, connect to the 2 wifi profiles that you wish and select "connect to a better signal if available". While staying in hotels recently, my system would switch between wifi signals constantly - and seamlessly. It takes but a few seconds, if that, and I never knew while it was happening.

Good Luck to you.

Regards. . .



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i have a scenerio.I have hubs that connect PCs together and routers that connects the hubs. I also need to connect the routers(approx one on each level in a ten level building)to a mainframe(fileserver). what do i use to connect them up? Do i need devices like switches??

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I have two wireless routers, one Linksys N and one Netgear G available in the box. My laptop is N and my wife's laptop is G. But I only have one internet connection. As far as I know the N network is degraded to G if I add her G laptop to the network. Could I activate the G router by connecting the two routers via a lan cable and assign her laptop to it? I would try that but searching and reading posts here makes me think I should avoid uneducated experiments.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:How do I connect two wireless routers to one internet connection?

Hi jborchel

Use one wireless router for both laptops.

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I have been using one wireless router which is working fine, but i have decided to add another wireless router downstairs to better the signal by putting the internet wire into the router. But when i do this both the routers work fine for 10mins, as i am able to browse the internet etc but then everything stops working from both routers. It shows on my computer and iPad as connected as they have full signal strength but no webpage loads. Can anyone help please

A:Why does my internet keep dropping out when i connect two wireless routers?

Describe your network, including the brand and model of the modem, routers, switches, etc., and how they are interconnected.

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I have a T1 backbone connected to a Linksys wireless 4 port N router running 2 hubs and 1 websmart POE switch. I need to bring in another network on the same T1 backbone, keeping it separated from my current network with it's own DHCP router. I'm thinking I need to go from the T1 to a hub uplink port, then out to the ethernet port on both routers. Keeping the current setting on #1 router and assigning an IP to the #2 Linksys router I'm not sure if this will work, but it seems right, right?

A:How do I connect T1 to two DHCP routers, setup two networks

Thanks Rick

Thanks for your input Rick.
Currently I do have the T1 in the WAN port of my Linksys wireless router. This is my network DHCP server and has been working great. We have a school moving into my church building and I'm trying to provide them with their own LAN and internet. I'm not going to spend the cash for VLAN stuff, not cost effective. So I guess I'll just have to give them a router with static IP routing and their IT guy will have to assign IP's to each of their machines. My Linksys router is managing about 20 user stations and 5/8 wireless each day. This leaves me about 20 IP avail for my network. I could easly manage the school's needs without another DHCP router, but I don't want them to see my shared folders on my network. The static solution is the only one I can think of. Plus I don't want to use up my IP's.

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I have a Linksys WR54GS router as my main router attached to the internet. I run a Bed & Breakfast and I give my guests free access to the internet via WiFi. My problem is, I also use that network for my business and personal computers and I am afraid that a tech savvy guest could hack into my files. I thought that if I connect a second WiFi router, I could set up a second network which my guests could use to access the web thru my main router.

Does anyone have a clue if this is possible?

A:I want to connect 2 Wi-Fi routers to create 2 separate networks

It mostly depends on the company that is your internet provider... With their sayso, you can do it easily... just be sure the channels are widely different, and that you can control them through your client setups so the customer understands what and where.

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I am trying to connect, with permission, to my neighbor's wifi. I intend to use a Quad-4 transmitting antenna in the focal point of a parabola at his place and an additional quad-4 antenna on a parabola as receive at my house. 14 db gain should cross 1000 feet. My question is: what connections must I use at each site? My computer automatically connects to any available wifi. He will purchase a router, (Any recommendations)? to add another wifi ready laptop in another room in his house. I want to send his router wifi to my house. Will we need routers in each house? Head scratcher?...Easy?
Thanks guys...keep up the good work.

A:Connect 2 computers via parabolic ant, wifi routers-

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Hi All,

I have a Linksys BERFS41 wired router that I use as the main distribution point from my cable modem. I have also connected a NetGear WGR614 wireless router (off of the Linksys) for my few laptops. I would like to have the Linksys set the IP addresses for all of the computers, but whenever I try to set it up, I cannot access the internet through it. I have an NAS device on my network that I use for back-up and also as a USB print server. I've tried setting the RIP on both units to level 2 (don't remember the exact phrasing) and disabling the DHCP server on the wireless router but with no luck. I'm sure I'm missing a step (or 10) here and hope you can help me solve this.

One question, if I flash the routers to the Tomato firmware (assuming it supports them both) will that help my problem?


A:Solved: Wired & wireless to connect them

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Here is the situation. I have setup a wireless network (802.11b) in my wife's office at work. I used a Netgear Wireless Cable/DSL Router with the factory defaults on (NAT = on and DHCP = on). Everything works fine on this network regarding file and printer sharing as well as internet connection sharing through NAT. The other part of my wife's office wants to share the internet connection that already exists but wants their own wireless network such that either local network cannot see the other's network. The office that wants to get hooked up just purchased their own Wireless Cable/DSL Router (vendor is Linksys) and wants to know if I can use that to hook them up to share the internet connection and at the same time provide them with their own LAN with no file or print sharing with the other LAN. How can I hook up the 2nd router to do this and what configuration changes must I make? I assume that I need to turn off DHCP on the 2nd router and possible set the gateway on the second router to the IP address of the 1st router which is by default. Let me know what to do ASAP. Thanks.

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I am trying to connect two wireless routers in order to extend the range of my wifi signal. Preferably they would be connected wirelessly.

The models are the Virgin Superhub (VMDG480) - which has the internet access - and the Netgear Wireless-G Router WGR614 v9 - which is intended for use as a repeater.

Firstly, is this possible, given that the Netgear model doesn't support client mode or bridging?

Secondly, if this is possible could anyone help me configure these routers? I know about having them on seperate channels and different IP addresses but that is about all I know.


A:Solved: Is it possible to connect these two routers to increase wifi range?

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Hi, You could save my sanity here guys and gals.

Virgin media superhub was swapped for a new identical one as some users were unable to connect, but my connection was fine. When i booted my system up after it was configured by virgin I could see all connections but clicking on any "connect" button doesn't yield any form of output from the computer. Password problem? I dont get a response whenever I click "connect" on any of the other 20 wireless connections that i'm picking up, none of them being mine. When trying to add a new network from "network and sharing centre" via "set up a new connection or network" button on the mainpage or "add" button on the "manage wireless networks" tab yields the same, absolutely no reaction from the system.

Now, I only add this info for science of deduction purposes, because it is truly baffling me right now, but when i first discovered the problem and went into "devices and printers" in contr panel and "add a device" my computer paused and then BSOD'd.

I've spent a long time scouring forums to try and resolve this but haven't found anything that works.

Things I have tried:

Updated the network card drivers
Ran start up recovery - no problems detected after 20x running
Logged onto the superhub through another users system and added my mac address to allowed lists, reserved i.p. address - both on and off, all combinations
Pressed the wir... Read more

A:Solved: Swapped identical routers, cannot connect to wireless connections

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Okay so for the past week i have battled with my two routers trying to make them talk to each other.
My main router (router A) is a dlink dir-615 ver. B
My second router (router b) that im trying to make talk to router A is a dlink router dir-615 ver E1 flashed with dd-wrt custom firmware.
I have looked at every setup guide people have posted online and youtube videos to no avail.
can anyone help me make my 2 routers talk to each other?

A:trying to connect my 2 dlink dir615 routers in client mode to talk

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I have three home desktop computers all with windows 7 ultimate and connected to internet by ethernet cable via a Dlink n router DIR 628.

I know I can connect a printer installed to one computer and then sharing it through Windows 7's homegroup sharing. But I guess the printer can't be shared if the computer its plugged to is not ON.

The Dlink router has a usb slot at the back. Can I share the Printer on the home network thru the routers usb slot?. The printer has no ethernet port.

A:Solved: Can I connect a Printer to home network thru routers usb slot?

support site for that dlink - with manual - click on "support resources"
The USB appears to be available only to setup wireless settings - so NO you cant use for printer - But you can buy print servers which will connect to the LAN connection - USB print server HUB - belkin make 2 one for just lan and one for wireless - but there others available

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1 modem
1 Belkin N600 router
1 Linksys E1200 router running DD-WRT

Currently, Belkin router is connected to modem. Belkin's ip is
Linksys router's IP is and its WAN port is connected to Belkin's LAN port.. internet is working fine however my PC can only access the GUi of the Belkin router since it is conected to the LAN port of the Belkin Router. I also want my PC to access the Linksys GUI without having to plug my PC's cable to the linksys..

How do i go about doing this?

Thanks a lot

A:Solved: 1 modem and 2 routers conedtion access both routers GUI

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I am an IT guy, so security is constantly on my mind -- I would like feed back as well some input and opinions into this injustice done by major manufacturers. This is the fact that major manufacturers of Consumer Routers (Mostly) are building in "Default" back doors to these devices that are not documented in their manuals. The fact that they (Companies) have built in users like "User", "Admin", "Mso", "Moxi", and "Root" Not only do they have built in [users] but they also have multiple inputs to those [users] ie. "User" / administrator "User" / Michael. Most of us are aware that the "User" is there and can be changed as well as [user] ie. "Admin" / admin "Admin" / Password ==> But I recently found a vendor with the hidden user named "Root" with default "password" and also the user "Moxi" (which is a multimedia acronym) with the default password "Blank". These type of back that are not documented and pose a threat to our home routers via government or hackers and I personally think that they should stop. I did not list the names of the five most popular brands on purpose. I don't think this forum would like it much, so I left the names out. ALL are guilty of creating this type of back door with users. I learned of this when my ISP called and said I downloaded some type of illegal music. Which turned out to be... Read more

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Hi all, I am having problem with the routers that we have. Basically we have no problem to access the internet. The only problem is we can't see each other computer. Here is the situation

We have 2 routers. Linksys 4 ports and Belkin 4 ports. Both routers has the uplink port. All the computers are running either Win XP or Win 2000. The Belkin router is connected to cable modem and used as the main router. The last port from Belkin is used as an uplink and connected to Linksys router. The Cat5 cable connects to Linksys WAN port instead of one of the LAN port.

If I have this setting(mention above), all the 6 computers are be able to online. However we can't see each other from the Local Netwrok. Since we are can access each other share folder when we were using only 1 router. But not anymore after the second routers has been added.

I know we need to disable the second router DHCP so that it becomes a switch. But even I have the 2nd router DHCP turn off (from router website), I still wont be able to see others pc from Local Network. When I do the ipconfig /all from Dos, it shows the DHCP is still enable. Well, did I miss something? All these computer are under a same workgroup. Have no problem to see each other when we only use one router.

I have visited a lot of websites, after reading some of the readers replies, I became more confusing in the way of configurating the routers. Here are the few questions that I would like to ask:

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A:2 routers but can't see each computer

Easiest solution is to replace the second router with an inexpensive switch like this .

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My stepfather who lives next door to me has a windows xp desktop and a actiontech modem with dynamic routing turned on for up to 4 computers on a dsl connection. I ran a cat 5 cable out of one of the ports and ran it to my house next door... about 175 feet roughly. I can get online next door. I am attempting to get all of the computers on the same network so we can share various resources and drives. All of the computers are apart of the same network, and I have double checked spelling... I have disabled all the firewalls, both on the machines and in the routers. If anyone can think of a step I might be missing, please let me know.

Thanks in advance!

A:Mulitple routers, computers on diferent routers can't see one another.

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i live in a house with 7 people. we have a cable connection and 2 routers (a linksys befsr41 and a netgear mr814). right now i have the setup as cable modem -> netgear router -> linksys router. all computers get internet but only computers hooked up to the netgear modem can see eachother, and only computers hooked to the linksys modem can see eachother. i have disabled DCHP on the linksys router. how can i see all computers in the house?

A:2 routers in house, internet works but not lan across routers

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For my work I am looking to create wireless capabilities to remote locations. To do this we are using a standard modem/router that is connected to an Engenius (802.11b/g) wireless outdoor radio connected to a dish antenna. We are able to go to locations (3+km) and then with a corresponding receiving antenna (using LoS), receive the Internet and connect both to computers at the transmitting point as well as to the WWW. The problem exists is that we want to employ a series of routers at the receiving end that would be able to carry the transmission to a different location (relatively close), due to the fact that some of the locations do not have line of sight to the antennas.
We are using Encore routers, model # ENHWI-N3. When we connect the radio's Ethernet into the routers WAN reciever, we can connect to the Internet with a computer. The problem exists is we want to pass that connection over to a second router (R2). This connection is done when the routers are on access points set to a WDS function with R1 having R2's mac address and vice versa. Both routers are set to channel 1. Even when the routers are seperated by distances >50m a computer plugged into R2 can see a computer plugged into R1. Files can be transferred between the 2 computers wirelessly at speed around 3 mbps. However computer 2 on R2 can not connect to the WWW. This router features a spot that lights up if it has Internet access and R1's is lit up but R2's is not. How do we transfer t... Read more

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I will try to describe the issue as best I can, although I am pretty unfamiliar with networking.

Small business computer originally part of a network which is running off a server in the office through a dlink.

We have a Nucleus by Wayne Dresser gas controller(a computer which controls our pump and pos software), my workstation interfaces with it so I can import and export from a BOS 3rd party software. When they did a upgrade of the Nucleus computer it was neccesary to put my computer on a new router which was required for the new install to work and interface properly.

So my computer was taken off the Dlink router and consequently i am off our office network(server which our quickbooks and other programs operate off of), although i have internet capability.

What i would like is to not touch anything to do with the new router and install, while being able to get back on our office network.

Thx for any help, and i will try to give more info I can which you might need.


A:2 networks, 2 routers, 1 computer

Hello, thanks for making an effort but your explanation is quite murky.
The best thing to do is to draw a diagram of your current configuration along with the ip addresses of every device involved, you can find free software for this purpose that will make easy on everybody.

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The title sums it up.  I have done a system restore on 2 laptops, 5 times each.  I have had remote settings turned off. I have also deleted any software that would leave an open port....truly left nothing and deleted a lot that was installed.  I most recently (after the last system restores) got a static IP address and new router. Bam....It took a mere 12 hours to be completely locked out of my router again (and that is being plugged into the ethernet.)  I NEVER used the wireless this last time, although it was broadcasting. The Internet Service Provider can't log into the router either. Thankfully, the last time, I only connected one of the computers to the home service.  I have one laptop that has been connected to a Hotspot.  It seems clean at the moment.  Thanks to my Internet Service real tracing has been done...

RogueKiller continually finds registry errors.  Occasionally, Norton finds a small something. But nothing major.  After doing restores, I go in an MAKE SURE that no remote services are on or can start even manually. AND now they are back. I read today about a powershell script that can change a bunch of stuff. I am finding that the system time is being moved forward, then back.  I am still finding evidence (Event Viewer) that there are still remote connections booting. 
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A:Hacked through 4 different routers & think they are still accessing my computer

Computer is a Toshiba Satellite C655D  64 Bit  Windows 7 Home Premium Running Service Pack 1

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I have 2 linksys routers wired together, the first with DHCP enabled, the 2nd disabled, the first at the 2nd at I am trying to get a windows xp computer to have internet access via 2nd routers wifi not cable connected but am having problems with it. It keeps trying to "acquire the network address" assumingly because it cant get its ip address although its configured to do so automatically. I was unable to get internet through the first router on this computer but since adding the 2nd (DHCP disabled mind you) I am able to receive good signal. What do I need to do to get this xps internet working? Im sure im just not doing something with the tcp/ip address setting but Im not sure what. Help Please!

A:2 Routers & 5 computers working, 1 computer not

Given the info you provided, when you have two routers on the same subnet one should be configured as an access point, two routers should not work when on the same network like that. When you configure one as an access point it will still be on the network but will have all routing capabilities disabled. I assume that the reason for the two linksys routers is to extend wireless range?

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Is there a kind of routers to receive Wi-Fi then share it with several computer? if yes, any recommendation? Thanks in advance!

A:Is there a kind of routers to receive Wi-Fi then share it with several computer?

let's confirm what you are asking . . .


isp--->someRouter .. . . wifi connection . . . to second router - -- shared connections
yes, that is possible. the second router acts as a bridge and wired systems can use it.

to use 2nd router with wifi to 'shared connections' you need another wifi router, eg

. . bridge router --wired-3rd router with wifi . . . shared systems


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Hi! Hope this doesn't conflict with forum policy. I'm an instructor with my local Computer Club and am looking to put together a lecture on the basics of Home Networking for our membership (we have over 400 members so we always get a good turn out for all our lecture classes). What I would like, is some feedback on different routers. Please include brand, model, ease of use and reliability in your review. My only personal experience is with the Linksys wrt54g.

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So out of nowhere my internet drops so I do the usual and try to unplug both my wireless router and modem since that usually fixes the problem. But today, after several tries of that my computer that connects wirelessly to the router was suddenly able to find any routers at all. When I go to "view networks" it says it's "not connected." I know it's not a signal problem, it always shows about 100% signal strength. When I open up the wireless wizard, it shows no routers on the list at all, which is weird because it usually finds around 4. I am still able to connect to the internet with the router that it's supposed to be connecting to with this laptop that is directly connected to the wireless router that the other computer should've found. so I'm thinking it's something with the computer.

A:Computer suddenly unable to find any routers

just clarify
Other computers are able to connect wirlessly to your router
One machine cannot see any wireless signals

can you post some makes and models of pc

not sure if you have win98, xp,vista

for XP - vista is similar
control panel
device manager
network adapters

post back whats there and if any ? or ! or X

some laptops have a switch to turn off the wireless - is this switch ON

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Researchers at the University of Indiana and Symantec Corp. are warning that about half of internet users with a home router are vulnerable to having the hardware hijacked. The researchers found that home router users are susceptible to attackers who could change settings on the devices to divert traffic without the owner's knowledge...The attack appears to work on all major consumer versions of routers, such as those made by Linksys, Belkin, Netgear and D-Link,

A:Computer Routers Face Hijack Risk: Study

And yet another "+", for Firefox's NoScript extension. Thanks for the information, quietman7.

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Background: Little home network, 4 computers I regularly use. Main PC, Win7Pro64, connected by WiFi, other PCs, all Ethernet to the router, Win7Pro32, XPPro, Win2KServer. (I never can bring myself to get rid of a computer). Anyway, all working moderately well, Main PC can remote desktop to all the others, and see shared folders.

Then some problems: Due to some erratic speed (initially thought my internet speed, but trouble shooting hints at LAN), I was experimenting, and it seemed that my old Netgear router was acting erratically. Continuing to experiment, I replaced the router with a somewhat newer D-Link router (One I had bought ~18 months ago, but didnt like some features, and it has been on the shelf.)

The D-Link seemed to make an improvement in speed, but the problem was very intermittent, so, I am still playing with it. But, here is my problem. The Win7Pro32 computer is no longer available by remote desktop. The other two are fine. and all three show their shared folders. Just no remote desktop on the Win7 computer. I have swapped the routers until I have about worn out the cable connectors, and the D-link just does not allow remote desktop between the Win7 computers.

This is likely something obvious to someone who understands networking, and I dont. I just keep changing settings, reconnecting and rebooting until it works. No suggestion rejected.

A:Change in routers breaks remote desktop to one computer (LAN)

Have you tried resetting the d-link router"

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My laptop was hooked up by broadband cable to the faceplate and was working fine, but now both cabled and wireless internet don't work, however I can connect to wifi on mobile. The troubleshooter does not run, it just reads error. I bought a brand new cable but still no luck, have tried undoing system updates but it has merely made it worse. Help!!

A:No internet connection, all cables and routers are fine, computer says otherwise

Have you checked the Device Manager to make sure your network cards are OK?

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I bought a new Dell computer and then got another brand new dell that they replaced for free because they thought something was wrong with it. I returned that one and bought a brand new HP that i still have currently, all have/had Windows VISTA...

After being on the phone for hours and hours with Microsoft, Comcast and Dell, there still hasnt been anyone that can resolve the issues...

I have a Motorola modem thats connect by ethernet cable to a D-Link wireless router, but is only used as a medium to connect multiple computers to that motorola router through ethernet cables.

The connection is good given that i'm typing from my old computer with Windows XP. Plug and play and the internet works no issues.

Can this be an issue with the Modem or D-link router? Ethenet Cable? I can not think of anything else and with the Dell computer(s), microsoft and dell tried everything physically possible to try to un-install Vista, do this and do that with everything. Comcast did say that all their modems are Vista friendly and i even tried directly plugging the ethernet cable from the modem to the computer, bypassing the router and that didnt work. One comment that was made was that i had a bad IP address, which they tried to fix and that didnt work either. Please someone help me! Or im going to have to go with a brand new computer that has XP and not Vista. THANKS!

A:Can't connect to the internet, 3rd BRAND NEW computer that work connect! HELP!


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I have this desktop Windows XP that is not connecting to my wireless network although it is picking up that it is there and on the list. But when I try to connect it to the network it says "windows can't connect to any of your preffered networks". I have another Windows XP laptop that is connecting to the same network just fine. Also, for some strange reason on the desktop everytime i set the time on the bottom and I turn off computer the time always resets to 12:00am Jan 1, 2003. Why is this happening? And how can i get my desktop to connect to my network?

A:Computer finds network to connect to but does not connect when tried.

i have answered you other post - with the same question here

you replied and deleted your answers ?

please do not duplicate questions on the forum

closing post

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So most of my family works on laptops, but i have one old desktop that i haven't turned on in a while, but now I need to get it back connected to the internet for a bit.

I have a network cable running to it (most of my comps run on wireless but this one doesn't have a wireless card), and it connects to the network, but gives me the "limited to no activity" message. Last time I turned it off (a few months ago) it worked fine)

Troubleshooting so far (after rebooting/powercycling everything, of course)
1. connected the network cable to my laptop, after disconnecting the wireless. worked fine.
2. Tried "repair", could not renew
3. tried release/renew, error on renew "unable to contact your DHCP server.
4. tried DNS flush
5. did netsh dump
6. DHCP Client is started, and automatic
7. disabled and reenabled the NIC card (VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter)

Any thoughts, help, ideas would be great. . Just need to get itunes connected to the internet!

A:Old computer WILL connect to network, WON'T connect to internet

Assuming Windows ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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This is an XP pro machine and after it failed to connect I have also re-installed XP.
It cannot ping the linksys router and connect to the LAN/ internet.
I have tried comparing TCP/IP settings, checked off windows firewall , compared with other computers on the LAN, checked the cables, assigned working IP's to it to see if that helps etc.

If I bring it home and change the TCP/IP settings to match my home router, it works flawlessly.
I have also completely formatted and reinstalled XP.
What else can I try?
Appreciate any input. Thanks!

A:computer cannot connect to work LAN but can connect on home LAN

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Please see image & video links to see all I've tried & what's going on.
Long story short, I've got a laptop connecting wirelessly with no issue
I have a desktop connecting via ethernet cable.
My problem desktop shows "connected" but has no internet connection. Tried wireless & unplugged ethernet from working system & plugged into problem system...still not connecting.
Please see video & image results of diagnostics & a few things I tried from command prompt.

since computer can't connect online, am unable to run TSG SYSINFO
but (sorry this is my 1st time on this forum) I put my sys info on the signup page, so hopefully everyone can see it...
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
i7 processor 870 2.93 GHz
8GB 64 bit

A:unable to connect 1 computer, others connect

try a tcp/ip reset and post the results - just the text - not a video at this stage

what security suite do you have or ever had on the PC

lets also see some ping tests and another ipconfig/all - just post the text
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

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

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

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

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

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

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

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

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Of my four computers on a home workgroup, one can "see" files on the others but the others cannot connect to it.
A) Windows 7 pro desktop (new dell t1700, name=DELL-T1700)
B) Windows 8.1 laptop (hp spectre, NAME=GRANDMABARB)
C) Windows 7 pro laptop (dell studio 15, name=STUDIO15)
D) Windows 98 desktop (no single vendor, name=TOWER)
The workgroup name is SERVICCO.

Computer (A) can connect and display files on Computers (B), (C) & (D).
Computers (B), (C) & (D) cannot connect to computer (A)
Computers (A), (B) & (C) have the same username (stan) and password (stan). Computer (D) doesw not use a username or password.
When I try to access (A), For example from computer (C) the message is:
Windows Security
Enter Network Password
Enter your password to connect to DELL-T1700
Domain: Studio15
* Logon Failure: Unknown username or bad password
[OK] [Cancel]

Computer (B) displays the same message as (C)
Computer (D) displays the message:
\\DELL-T1700 is not accessible
The request is not supported by the network.

Note: Computer (A) is a replacement for an XP computer that failed. With the XP, I did not have this problem.

In [computer] [properties] [advanced sharing settings] I have set the options in:
Profile=home or work (current profile)
* Turn on network discovery
* Turn on file and printer sharing
* Turn on sharing so an... Read more

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Hello everybody, I hope the thread title is adequate.
Here is my problem:
When I came home from my trip and powered up my Win7 laptop, all of a sudden it can't get internet access from any of the two home networks. It can connect, the credentials are valid as always, but it displays: "no internet access".
All of the other home computers we have can connect perfectly to both networks and browse free of any trouble. I doublechecked that my pc's MAC is allowed in the Access Control lists for both routers. I also tried it without the AC on, and still no luck.
I tried the solutions from these help threads:
Your computer is correctly configured, but the device or resource - Microsoft Community
"Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding" error message in Windows 7
I keep getting this message - Your computer appears to be correctly - Microsoft Community
Nothing changes. I have also restarted numerous times, but to no avail.
Antivirus does not detect any viruses (though I can't imagine why a virus would tinker with my connection, seems stupid).
The PC is password protected so nobody could have changed anything while I was away. It was working beautifully with both networks when I left, and now it seems like he can't get an IP address from them (ipconfig /all returns 0es for the Physical Address)
The error message when I run the Win7 troubleshooter is the dreaded: "Your computer ap... Read more

A:Computer seemingly "kicked out" from both home routers.

By running ipconfig /all several more times I discovered that under the I-E NIC my physical address is the correct MAC I have stored in the Access List and the IPv4 address looks just like a valid home network address - 192.168.something.something

However under the Tunnel adapter isatap my Physical address is simply 0s.

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alright were havin a little problem first let me tell you about the two computers:

Computer A: Windows XP Home Edition
Has the Cable modem connected to it
Has the router connected to it
512mb ram

Computer B: Windows 98SE
Being Wirelessly connected to the xp computer

Ok well i know i have my network set up because a) i went through the XP computer, and B) The 98SE computer is getting an internet connection and finally C) because the XP can connect to the 98SE but not visa versa

Now every time im on the 98SE computer and i try to connect to the XP comp i get this "Resource: \\MAIN\IPC$" Then its askin for a password, ive tried every single password ive known it wotn connect, i have even made an account exactly the same as the 98SE computer on the XP computer. IE (this is true) The windows 98SE computer has a username of Default and password - nothing. So i went to the XP connection, i made an account named Default and in the password field put nothing. I dont know what else to do ive tried everything plz help soon!!!

A:98SE computer wont connect to XP computer

the modem goes into the wan port on the router
both computers connect to the router with straight through patch cables
enter the assigned ip address into the router for them to see each other on the network
enable sharing on each computer for whatever you want to share
not my area best i can come up with

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I am now on my boyfriend's computer because I am unable to even access the internet on mine. Everytime I try to connect to my wireless network it says another application is controlling the wireless adapter.

*Please* if someone could help me! I cannot do all the instructions on your website here because I can't get my computer online.

Here is what happened:

Yesterday morning I was watching an informercial and I went to that product's
website and it downloaded (without me consenting to anything!) a bunch of junk on my
computer. A popup came and said "Install WebBuy" (I think that was the name of the
program). I figure it was asking you if you wanted to install it. So I closed it.

It proceded to install a bunch of programs on my computer. I tried using Ad-Aware SE
and Window Washer to get rid of them. I also deleted some of the files but they continue
to show up in my computer. I see them in Start up, I delete them and when I restart my
computer they are back again!

The two programs that keep coming up in Start Up are "TA_Start" and "Think_Adz". Also,
when I go to restart my computer I get a program not responding error for "BRDR" which
I read is also Spyware.

I use Windows XP and Internet Explorer version 7.

If anyone could please help me to get this junk of my computer, it would be *really* appreciated.

Thank you!

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A:Malware took over computer, can't connect to internet, on different computer Help!!

User being assisted here

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Hi all,

I am having problem with one of my desktop pc which running vist os. i could not remote desktop within any of desktop my LAN network, i can ping the pc and its fine. i log in to the pc himself as local and try to remote desktop to other desktop in our network they working fine as well but the only problem is when i try to connecting this pc using remote desktop its not working, i disabled window firewall and also i disable my other firewall and open port 3389.Its says this computer cannot connect to the remote computer try connecting again, if the problem continue contact your network administrator or owner of the computer.

any idea please what cause issues.

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I work in an animal hospital, and we are set up on a domain with one PC hosting our practice management software, along with various files that need to be accessed hospital-wide. Our workstations are all wired in to the network, but suddenly one could not connect to the server a few days ago. The issue has continued through today, but there are no other network issues (I can connect to the internet, along with all other computers in the hospital, from said computer). Additionally, I can still access the server from all other computers in the hospital. When I try to access the server, it tells me that the computer is not authorized to access the server. No other employees would have access to change any system settings on either end of the connection, but the server did undergo some updates yesterday (Windows 8 updates I believe). Any input or hints to a resolution would be great. Let me know what information you need, and I'll provide what I can.

EDIT: I've attached a screenshot of the error message I am receiving. I am able to connect TO the workstation from all other computers, along with the server, a fact I realized I did not initially include.

After extensive digging, I found it had created a false Windows credential that was causing the issue. Removing the credential resolved the issue.

A:Solved:LAN computer cannot connect to another computer

Are the Logons correct and activated??

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I have 2 computer at my house.

Obviously its for family uses.

One is crappy one that was bought like 6 yrs ago and one is one bought last year.

The one that was bought last year caught AVE.exe file and I found out how to get rid of it in

So I try to get here and read guides for my computer cuz I am bad at computer stuffs.

But after I got rid of the AVE.exe when ever I try to get on certain site, such as bleeping, it redirect me some place random.

I ran virus scan and got rid of 2 virus, but it still does that.

Can anyone help on this pls?

And where do I ask a problem about my internet connection?

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I have a question on connecting to another computer. I have a Xp and i want to connect to my windows 95 computer to try to fix it up, because the floppy drive doesnt work and the cd rom drive doesnt work on my windows 95. So i want to connect. what do i do and what kind of cable do i need? Can i use a phone line cable?

A:Connect to another computer

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When I have a computer connected to our VPN from a remote location, I try to connect to it with RDC and the VPN connection disconnects which drops the RDC before it completes the login.

I am using windows PPTP VPN on the remote machine and standard windows RDC on the local machine.

I believe the PPTP VPN connection is running as the remote user so that when I connect to the remote admin account it logs out the remote user which also drops the VPN.

I thought there may be a way to run the PPTP VPN as a service but have not come up with a way to do that.

Is there a way around this?

A:Connect to computer on VPN with RDC

I don't know of a way to log in to your VPN without logging in to your computer, but you can remote assist the remote comuter without kicking the user that initiated the VPN off the machine.
If you either offer remote assistance or have the remote user send you a remote assistance invite you are able to control the other machine much like remote desktop.

What exactly are you trying to accopmlish here? I hope this helps you out.

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If I am logged on to a windows system, whether it be a 2000 workstation, server, how do I connect to another computer with the MMC. I can right click and choose connect to another computer within the MMC snap in, but if I am not logged onto the computer with the same credentials as the one I am trying to connect to, it fails. There does not seem to be anyplace to enter a username and password before attempting the connection. Is there another way to do this?

A:connect to another computer through MMC

come on! somebody must know how to do this?

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Okay, another day, yet another prob.

One network, 3 comps, 2 running Win2k, the other running ME (groan!). Went to access some files from the ME comp today, and got this error message:

\\ stella not accessible. The parameter is incorrect.

So, I pinged that comp's IP address; all good. However, cannot ping comp name. Everything else looks/works fine.

Can anyone help? Is this what they call a name resolution issue?



A:Cannot Connect To Computer!

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So, I'm an experienced computer user. I've been on this problem for a few days and have tried EVERYTHING that I can think of. I have a 19" LCD Computer Monitor and I have a 32" Sharp LCD TV that I want to use when I watch movies on my computer. The TV works fine in safe mode, but it will not load windows. At first I thought it was the refresh rate, or the resolution. So I lowered those down as far as they will go, but with no luck. I tried reinstalling the video card drivers. I've tried a new monitor cable. I've tried using s-video, and it actually works but the quality is so bad that I'd rather go out and rent the movie on DVD. I've tried a different slot on my video card. I've tried jiggling and wiggling for hours but nothing happens. It's just black! I have been playing around with my video card settings for hours and tried everything but nothing seems to work.

The thing that I don't get is it worked about a month ago on my computer and I haven't gotten any new hardware or software; I'm baffled. Help!

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I have three comps all connected via a 10/100 switch. I have the ip addresses as; Main comp Laptop Second comp

and the subnet mask:

The main comp and the laptop can see eachother, but neither can see the second comp.

The lights on the switch tell me that there is a connection present, but when i try to ping it all i get is request timed out.

I have tried reinstalling the TCP/IP protocol, but it didnt fix the problem and i dont know what to do next.

Can anyone help?

A:Cannot connect to computer

What O/s versions are each box running?

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Wasn't sure where to post this thread...been trying to figure this out all day. My internet connection was working just fine last night, woke up this morning, now it doesn't connect. My computer is hooked up to a router w/ 2 other computers, whose internet connection is working just fine. Tried reinstalling XP, now it says it's connected, but cannot bring up any webpages. Keeps saying it can't repair, something about IP/TCP settings. If anyone knows what could possibly be wrong, or something I am missing, please help! Any response is greatly appreciated!

A:Computer will not let me Connect! HELP!

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i've a wireless internet connection at home.
I've 3 computers: 1 vista XP and 2 with Vista.
3 computer can connect to the internet.
I'm not able to ping to one of the Vista Computers (Home Edition 32b SP2).
Form the Vista (Home Edition 32b SP2) i'm able to ping any of the other 2 computers but none of the other 2 computer are able to ping/remote desktop connection with the Vista (Home Edition 32b SP2).
The firewall of the target computer is off.
Does anyone have an idea of how can i workaround this problem?
Thank you very much


A:Can't connect to other computer


Originally Posted by cajomachado

i've a wireless internet connection at home.
I've 3 computers: 1 vista XP and 2 with Vista.
3 computer can connect to the internet.
I'm not able to ping to one of the Vista Computers (Home Edition 32b SP2).
Form the Vista (Home Edition 32b SP2) i'm able to ping any of the other 2 computers but none of the other 2 computer are able to ping/remote desktop connection with the Vista (Home Edition 32b SP2).
The firewall of the target computer is off.
Does anyone have an idea of how can i workaround this problem?
Thank you very much

Hi -

X = XP system
Y = Vista system w/o issues
Z = Vista system that is topic of debate for this evening

- X, Y, Z can connect to Internet and surf web
- X canot ping to Z
- Y canot ping to Z

- Z can ping to Y
- Z can ping to X

- Z has a firewall that is [allegedly] disabled

Appears to be the firewall on Z. Is the same firewall on Y ?

What is the name of the firewall?




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how do i connect into an another computer that is in my house ...

A:I've need help how do i connect to another computer?

What kind of network do you have, wired, wireless. Are other computers connected to the network? Do they all have the same network name WORKGROUP?

More information is needed here.

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