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Re: how can you duble the use of a modem&is it posible?
Definitely if you are planning on hard wiring all 10 computers you need to purchase a hub..Basically you would use one of the 4 ports on your modem. Run ethernet from router to hub input and add up to 16 computers. Over 16 you need a switch. If you are going to have some wire and the others wireless, you just need to security access code from the router,that you should have from the first wireless set up.You should have a setup disk for router if you didn't complete initial setup. Or contact manufacturer to get a replacement disk. As long as all 10 computers have wireless capabilities you just have to enter the access on each individual computer to access your wireless network.
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You sure can. Start w/ the Comcast modem as long as it is NOT a USB type and hooks using a CAT-5 cable (regular network cable). Hook the comcast modem to the WAN port of the wireless router. On the back of the wireless router use the normal 1-4 extra LAN ports to hook other computers or the SD208 switch to it and other computers from there.
Word of advise if using Wireless Router, be sure to read manual and set a KEY for your network to secure it from unwanted outside use.
Connect the cable from the LAN port on the DSL modem to any of the 4- LAN ports on the Linksys Swicth (not the port Labelled Internet), then from any of the remaining 4 ports then connect your computer. Also try using a cross-over cable to modem from the DSL LAN port to the Linksys.
First try connection the Yellow ethernet cable from the rca modem to your computer's network connection. If you get a connection this way, then your modem will work with a ethernet cable. If not, then call Comcast for help. The modem ethernet out to computer port must be connected to the wan line of the router. Then you can connect an ethernet cable from your computer network connection to one of the 4 ports of the router. For wireless connections you must set up the router and wireless adaptor with the same settings to connect. Follow the routers directions.
Just saw your post, so please accept my apologies for being almost a month late in responding, as I only joined this service on March 26th.
1. When a modem has both usb and ethernet, only ONE of the two should be used as most isp modems will allow one or the other.
2. Your Vonage should be discreet and not intermingled with the rest of your system. It would be better to connect the Vonage to a router, and not the router to the Vonage. iow, do not connect the Vonage modem between the isp's modem and your router.
3. denigration of service or slowdown is typical with VOIP if more than 2 systems whether telephone or other systems are connected, due to the ringer voltage splitting that occurs when you put more units on the Vonage, or any other Voip modem. One ISP solves this by providing separate outputs for Voip and Ethernet.
Observation of these rules should speed up your system.
There are several types of wireless modems available.
A PCMCIA wireless card that inserts into the laptop's PCMCIA slot.
A stand alone wireless modem that connects into the LAN port (10BaseT connector) with a network cable or a USB cable to the computer's USB port.
A USB wireless device (similar in size as a USB memory stick)that connects into the computer's USB port.
I want to help you out. I have some questions to ask you first:
1. What brand and model are your wireless router and laptop?
2. Does the laptop have a built-in wireless card or you installed one?
3. If it's has its built-in wireless card, check the wireless switch of the laptop. ICheck if it is on or off (some laptops sometimes has an on/off switch)
4. Check if the wireless light on your router is on (it's sometimes refered to "WLAN")
5. How many wired & wireless computers do you have and their operating system?
Your physical connections are correct. BTW, can you also specify what port from the modem is going to the router? Some routers have 1 port named "Internet or WAN" and 4 ports for "Ethernet." Check if the modem is connected to the "Internet or WAN" port.
-- is this a brand new router?
-- who is your internet service provider?
-- what is the brand of your modem?
-- what is the operating system of your compter
you may try the basic connection:
-- while the router is powered on, reset the router for 10 secs
-- turn off your modem, router and computer
-- from the ethernet port of your modem, to the internet or wan port of your router
-- from one of the regular port of your router to the ethernet card of your computer
-- turn on the modem first, after 5 secs, turn on the router, another 5 sec turn on your pc and check if you can get online