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Daisy-Chaining a HomeLink Phoneline Network

I have HPRO200. How do I Build a Daisy-Chained HomeLink Phoneline Network?

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Re: Daisy-Chaining a HomeLink Phoneline Network

With a HomeLink card installed in your PC, connect your PC to a phone jack using a standard phone cable. Using another standard phone cable, connect the card's other phone cable port to connect to your second PC. Continue to connect up to twenty-five PCs in this way on one chain. If you want to use your telephone, modem, or fax machine, add a two-way splitter to your wall?s phone jack or connect the device to the empty phone jack in the last card at the end of your daisy chain. Daisy-chaining your HomeLink PCs and peripherals can create a simple network that acts in the same way an Ethernet network acts on your PC's desktop. In a HomeLink network, data passes into one side of a port, and continues out from the port?s other side. You can string up to 25 PCs on a single HomeLink network, provided that the entire length of cable does not exceed 150 meters (500 feet). HomeLink networks can send data through existing telephone lines without disrupting your telephone service. If you have PCs on two different floors of your house, plug one of the downstairs PCs into the phone jack in the wall, and you're able to network your PCs upstairs without running excessive amounts of extra cable.

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Good evening, I have a router 9107 us-robotics, in which the cable is connected to the internet. On the other hand I have a wireless router d-link dsl-G604T, connected to the router us-robotics. I did port...

You cannot have two routers connected, or daisy-chained, together. The internal workings of both devices are the same. The "internet" connection going into the us-robotics works fine, but the us-robitics thinks that the other devices connected to it are computers. So the us-robotics assigns an internal IP address (192.x.x.x or 172.x.x.x) to the dlink. The dlink then is connected to the computer and assigns the same type of IP address through DHCP. This causes havoc on home networks.

So, thinking about it, the dlink thinks that the connection it is getting from the WAN side (or from the us-robotics) is the internet and forwards you that page. Port forwarding only forwards data on specific port but is not true service.

If you are trying to get a wireless signal and that is the reason for the additional d-link, the you may want to look at a Wireless Switch, rather then a Wireless Router. The difference is that the Switch will take commands from the us-robotics, while the router will try to think for itself.

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Which lead do you need? a Network cable or the power or the lead to the filter into the phoneline?

Power - Have a look on ebay and see if somebody has a 2nd hand router going for sale, you'll probably find that buying a new router is cheaper than getting hold of a proper power supply from linksys. The other thing you could try is look next to the socket and see if there is a voltage and polarity symbol in which case you could try run it from a universal adapter with the same settings.

Network cables/Filters/Phone Line leads - Try ebay again or somewhere like

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Configuration password doesn't work on my Linksys hpro200 router and I need to rest it

folow the reset options in the manual that came with your router.

become familiar with how to reset the router.

use the admin password when resetting the router

let the software guide you thru trouble shooting

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I cannot access an Internet in one of my computers

if you are using dynamic ip address makes sure in that computer that are not connecting has no static ip address, go to my network places and hit propertis, and select tcp ip4 and hit properties, make sure its selected as dynamic not static, if this not working this means, there is cable problem, or network card problem. or try to change the port from the router could be the router port is bad.

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I have a actiontec gt704wg trying to connect another router behind it .... iam not able to ...

your other router has to have the following settings:

1) it's IP must be on the same subnet as your actiontec. The subnet is the "third" number in the ip address. So if your actiontec has ip of, your other router must have IP of 192.168.1.XXX where xxx is some number other than 0.

2) the dhcp server of your other router must be turned off

3) you must run a lan cable from a lan port on the actiontec to a lan port on the other router. Note that the internet/wan ports are NOT used on either router for the purpose of daisy-chaining routers together.

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I am assuming the Verison was setup and working before this started, if not let me know.

Do you know the address and subnet mask for the lan side of the Verison Actiontec router? assumed like address subnet mask This means all addresses 192.168.0.? belong to the verison router's subnet.

Assuming the Netgear router is being daisy chained using a lan port from the Verison Router to the WAN port of the Netgear, the WAN side of the Netgear router needs to be either dynamically addressed or statically addressed in the 192.168.0.? uniquely outside the DHCP range for the Verison router.

The LAN side of the Netgear Router must not be addressed the same as the LAN side of the Verison router in this configuration.

There is another potential configuration where lan ports of both routers are connected. however in that configuration there are additional considerations. Please let ne know which connection you are attempting between the two routers.

There is some additional informatin you can gather

Assuning you have windows XP for the operating system on your computers hook a computer wired if possible to the LAN side of each router and issue the following commands

Click Start then All Programs then Accessories then Command Prompt in the new window that opens type the following command and press enter


write down th IP Address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway for each adapter

Then issue the following command once for each default gateway not = where {...} is replaced in its entirety with the default gateway.

pring {default gateway address no {}}

the expected responses will be either 4 timeouts or 4 lines with elapsed times. Timeout is failure -- elapsed times means it was connected.

For each router I need to know the default gateway and the subnet mask for the successful pair. Plese reply ina comment to this problem and additional steps will be forthcomming.

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The following routers are the only models that support the AOL Broadband Cable service. Note: All Linksys routers support AOL DSL connections due to the standard PPPoE login and authentication connection type used with that service. Please be sure to check the version number of your router (which can be found on the underside label). Only the specific models and versions listed here are supported by AOL Cable: * BEFW11S4 * BEFW11S4 v2, v3, and v3.2 * BEFSR41 * BEFSR41 v2 * BEFSR11 * BEFSRU31 * BEFSR81 * BEFSR81 v2 * HPRO200 (Available from AOL only at this time) You must Enable the "AOL Parental Controls" option located in the Security tab of the web-based Setup utility pages of these routers in order to get a connection using AOL Cable. You may access the utility by visiting in a web browser and by logging in using the router's password (by default, the password is admin).

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