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My problem is about router configuration. I have 4 computers that i want to connect using a router. When i directly connect the modem to my single computer, i can access to internet but when it connects to router all computers have no connections to internet. What steps should i do in router configuration so I can easily browse webpages fast and easy. Please assist me... Hoping for your immediate reply. Thank you!

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  • Lailei  Pasiona
    Lailei Pasiona May 11, 2010



    Hi!



    Router configuration depends on who is your ISP (Internet service provider - cable or DSL). It also depends on what brand/model number of your router. Also, the brand.model of your modem.



    Please indicate the name of your ISP, brand of your router. I can give you the step by step instruction in setting up your router.



    I hope to hear from your soon.





  • Alexander Banaag II
    Alexander Banaag II May 11, 2010

    There are two major types of configuration depending on your ISP and your modem.



    1. DHCP - This is the easiest. Since the router will just automatically detect your modem's configuration.

    2. PPPoE - This setup is usually used by AT&T. With this setup, you still need to put your modem into bridge mode before you can access your router.



    Please state the brand/model of your modem and router as well as the name of your internet service provider.



    Thanks, ArnWuLF

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Can you get into the router setup page? Connect the modem to the WAN port of the router. Then connect one pc (to start do not connect to a switch port beside the WAN port). Get into the setup page (usually http://192.168.1.1), and ensure that your modem is connected (to internet), that you have internet access enabled, and that DHCP is turned on. If all of this is ok, try turning the power off to modem and router; then power on modem, and when it has reset, turn on the router.

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You should also add the "Enter Network Password" page to the Favorites List, and review the user manual.


for linksys tech support call 1800 3267114

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