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My Internet modem won't work with my router...

The cable from the modem connects to the WAN port on the router. A second cable goes from one of the LAN ports to the computer(s).

Here is the secret - Press the reset on the router for ten seconds (one thousand, two thousand...) AFTER this, unplug the power from the modem for ten seconds and then plug the power back in. Do it in this order.
The first step clears the router and finds the computer. (DHCP for those who must know)
The second step resets the modem and tells it to find the router. (After power off, the modem 'looks' for its connection - the router)
Enjoy your Internet!

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im trying to connect my modam could you please help


First step is to make sure if the modem is functional. This can be done by connecting your computer to modem and check if you are able to log on to internet.
Second step is to connect the cable which previously connected to computer to Router's WAN port not LAN
Third step is to power cycle the modem and router that is power off and on both modem and router
Last step is connect router to your computer with new ethernet cable using one of the LAN ports of the router. There are usually three or four LAN ports on Router!
Good luck! Repost if you still need help!

Sep 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have two ParkerVision WR1500 4-port Wireless DSL/Cable Routers. The first one I have connected my Ethernet Cable from my modem to the WAN port. This is where I get my Internet Signal. My understanding is this is sending the Internet Signal out. In another room I have a Desktop PC with an Ethernet Card. I plug my second ParkerVision WR1500 4-Port Wireless DSL/Cable Router into the Ethernet Port on my PC and the other cable into the Lan Port 1 on the ParkerVision. I am unable to pick up the Internet Signal. Can you help?


You won't get internet connection that way because there is no connection between the first parkervision and the 2nd one.
Best way is use only one parkervision router. Connect WAN port to modem for internet, 1st lan port connect to your pc and 2nd lan port connect to 2nd pc in other room. 2nd way is, use only one parkervision. Connect WAN port to modem for internet, 1st lan port connect to your pc, setup wireless SSID and connect your 2nd pc to this router for internet wirelessly. Assuming your 2nd pc has wireless capability.

Apr 13, 2011 | ParkerVision SIGNALMAX WR1500...

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how to have connections in my other pc if im using router , but if i direct the cable to the modem theres a connection?


One Ethernet cable goes from the WAN port on the router to the cable-modem (or DSL-modem).

Another Ethernet cable goes from one of the LAN ports on the rouer to your first PC.

Another Ethernet cable goes from one of the LAN ports on the rouer to your second PC.

Jul 27, 2010 | D-Link Computers & Internet

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how to connect the trend net tew-432 brp router to MT800 wired modem


MT-800 is is just an ADSL modem. The cable from the modem connects to the WAN port on the router. A second cable goes from one of the LAN ports to the computer(s).
Here is the secret - Press the reset on the router for ten seconds (one thousand, two thousand...) AFTER this, unplug the power from the modem for ten seconds and then plug the power back in. Do it in this order.
The first step clears the router and finds the computer.
The second step resets the modem and tells it to find the router.
Enjoy your Internet!

Mar 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Trying to hook up router. What is the wan for and the 4 inputs


The WAN port is the physical interface that provides input and output to and from the device that provides Wide Area Networking capability .. i.e. the modem that connects to your Internet Service Provider. The usual choices are a DSL modem, a cable modem or a Wired router or a wired switch.
The 4 other inputs are wired inputs and outputs for wired Local Area Network connections.
The WAN port normally connects to the Internet. It is not necessary to connect anything to the WAN port to have a network. But without one of the usual devices, you will not have access to the Internet.
The LAN ports connect to the network interface port on the individual computers that are part of the local network. One port connects to one computer.
A large system will have routers connected through the LAN ports to the WAN ports on sub routers and so forth.

Nov 25, 2009 | Dynex DX-E402 Router

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