Limited and unreliable connectivity to a wired modem.
There's a single ATT modem in this household, currently providing internet access to two wired desktop pcs and one wireless desktop pc. At most only two are online at the same time, and even when only one is using the connection websites load irregularly, messengers cut in and out, and so on. I've tried restarting it, messing with my network settings, and all sorts of things with no luck. I am currently on one of the wired pcs (this is the only one I use) and it is unbelieably frustrating. Thanks in advance for any help.
Re: Limited and unreliable connectivity to a wired modem.
This can be a couple of things. The modem is bad itself as brought up by apihel or it can also be an I.P. conflict as i feel that arthropluera is having. arthropluera should call their internet provider and ask how they can set the I.P. addresses so there is no conflict. you may not get a knowledgeable person the first time you call but try back later and see if the next customer rep can give you the numbers to set your router. also ask if it would be better to be on static or dynamic. i wish i could give you the numbers for the settings myself but the settings will depend solely upon your internet provider.
please let me know if this helps you and if it does please rate me.
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unplug everything wait a min or so and plug in your modem and wireless access point they will run a self test, light will blink until they are finished, then plug in your laptop or PC, Is your Internet Provider working, are you POST storm? Are you connected via cable, ATT, etc. Is the Internet Provider up and running. Sometimes, I have Comcast/xfinity, the TV will work, but the internet will not. STORM AREA?
This issue might be due to your internet service provider experiencing a downtime. I would suggest to perhaps be wired into your internet in the meantime and wait a few ours and try again. Or to phone your internet service provider immediately
ATT is your high speed internet provider and they supply you with 2wire DSL modem which has alot of power supply adapter going bad (you can Google 2wire AC dapter problem).
You can buy your own DSL modem but the key is the setting it up, it depends on how your ATT DSL system is setup, DHCP, PPOe, etc. What ever you do I hope you do have the user name and password that you may need to setup the new modem.
To explain exactly how here will take many many words and pages to explain, and without knowing your exact setup, it will be real difficult.
ATT does not care if you use your own DSL modem but they will not help you setting it up.
I would suggest you to get someone at school that knows a lot about computer, may be aks your school IT person to see if he/she can help you for free pizza.
I hope my explanation will help you out.
You just have to perform a hard reset on the modem to erase any previous data stored. Locate the small pinhole for the reset button on the bottom of the modem box if it is not at the back. Then you need to access modem gateway to put all configuration information on modem software by typing in 192.168.0.1 in your IE browser's GO TO website box (where you type website address/URL)
NOTE: Make sure that you know your username and password for your current internet connection configuration before RESETTING modem. If you don't have this settings, call your internet provider. =)
I think up to now you've been using someone else's Internet service, by picking up the signal wirelessly. You need your own Internet Service. You now connect your access point in the way the Internet Service Provider guide you. It is a different set up with cable (they provide a modem) or with BT (connection through your phone line).
I had this same problem. I was going to go ahead and call ATT and ask them to put my modem into bridge mode, but I messed around a bit more....
I went ahead and turn on PPPoE...tried to run the set up again. Well it worked. Not the internet connection is working through the modem. For some reason, the setup changed PPPoE back to DHCP Client, but it's working now. Give this a shot before calling ATT if you like. Good luck.
There is one ethernet connection to the modem which supports one computer. I have this device with my ATT Yahoo service.
This simplest however possibly undesirable option would be to take turns using the single connection.
I added a router between the modem and my computers and I can wire up to 4 computers to the router connected to the modem.
WIreless routers (as was mine) often have 4 wired ports for multiple machines connected by wire and can accomodate additional machines wirelessly.
The first set of answers you can probably give me to assist you is the make and model of the two computers you want to connect as well as the name of your internet service provider or even better a link to their help/support web site.
If you decided to connect them with a wire could you place a wire safely (like along a wall to connect both computers)?
Second option is connect wirelessly one or both computers the information already provided.
The answer to the above question will affect the router you choose to purchase to connect the machines.
If necessary there is a means to connect the second machine to the first and the first to the internet without a router however unless you already have the hardware and are willing to have the first machine on for the second to use the internet the cost of parts for this solution will likely be the same as for the router and it is not very flexible if you want to add another machine.
I would be happy to analyze the above alternatives and provide you a recommendation to move forward -- however to do so I need you to add a comment to this request with the information about your computers and your Internet service provider. and whether or not a wire only solution works for you. Look forward to the receiving the information and providing you some options.