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This is very simple and will work with most routers that use DHCP to lease the LAN IP addresses to you Home Network, it will work for Wired (Ethernet) and Wired (54g) network cards.

Most third party Routers can be set up not to use either a WEP or WPA-PSK so this is a simple and effective alternative if you struggle to get this type or security to work, if you have a bundled router like SKY with the Sagem and BT with their Netgear home hub then the WEP key will be on the bottom so its easy to use this.

The first step is to goto your admin panel usually you will need to change the admin password from the default to one you will remember this stops anyone else undoing these changes.

You will need to find your MAC addresses for all the PC's and print servers that you will use on your home network. The easiest way to do this is to goto the command prompt and type

c:ipconfig /all

It will also show the MAC or physical addresses of all you connections, shown here is also a Belkin 10m bluetooth adapter.

However you can also do this by going to the Control Panel, Network Connections icon, double click it to show on your physical NIC the MAC address will be a long number in hex-decimal under the details button

click on details an it will show you the Physical Address (MAC) for your network card. it will be in the form of a 12 digit number with either colons or minus signs separating the hex-decimal number XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX

You will notice that the IP address has already been leased to the NIC from the routers DHCP server.

The example below is for the SKY Broadband Black Sagem Router just goto the corresponding menu for you router

In this example the IP address has been given an address reservation to allow a Standard IP Printer Port to be used for all wired PC's on the home network. Check out my other Tip for setting up a wireless printer for use with wired computers on you home network for more detailed help.


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For a DHCP-server, you can connect a "cross-over" Ethernet cable from one of the switch-ports to one of the LAN-ports on any "home" wired router. That "home/SOHO" router will become the DHCP-server for all the computers connected to the switch.

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I am trying to connect my Dlink DKT-401 router to my Linksys cable gateway router. I am not getting internet access when connecting to the Dlink network

1. Connect as local device or bridge - If connecting the second router via Ethernet cable, plug it into one of the LAN ports on the first router. If connecting the second router wirelessly, ensure the second router is set for client mode. Note that some home wireless routers do not support client mode; these must be connected by cable. Check your router documentation for details on its client mode configuration support.

2. Check / change IP address - Most home network routers use a default IP address setting. Often, these default IP addresses will not work in a two router environment. Check the second router's IP address value and reset it if necessary to work within the valid address range of the first router (and to not conflict with any other device on the network).

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Instead of adding a second wired router to an existing network, consider adding a network switch instead. A switch accomplishes the same goal of extending the size of a network, but it does not require any IP address or DHCP configuration, greatly simplifying configuration.
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wireless security enabled and lan not able to work together

Try to set up an IP reservation for your ethernet using the MAC address of your NIC, this way the router can't steal it for the WLAN.

Mkae sure that if the router is run as a DHCP server that there are suffcient on IP address range to allow extra PC's to be leased an IP address.

I suggest that you disable in WZCSVC on both your wired PC and wireless PC and use the laptops own NIC connection software and the routers WEP or WPA-PSK to allow you to connect your wireless

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you are right, need cd for you lan card for it to work right,,but if you dont have it go to linksys web site and download the files you need

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