I've purchased a Linksys router and a usb wireless adapter for my pc because I didn't know that I could connect wirelessly with my 2wire modem that I originally got from my sbc internet service provider.
My question is: if I return the Linksys router, am I going to be able to connect wireless to both my pc and my laptop (I also purchased a wireless card from linksys for my laptop).
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Yes, you can. just make sure that the computer has a wireless capability, if not then you need to connect a wireless adapter so you could connect the computer to your 2wire router wirelessly. Another possible way to have it hooked up to your 2wire router is via Ethernet cable but depending on the distance you may need a longer cable.
there is nothing issue with the linksys ist chk the ipaddress which u had provided to the modem and router is in same serious for eg: if ur modem is in 192.168.1.1 ten provide ur router ip as 192.168.0.1 and also chk whether the connection type is in PPPoE and also chk whether u r able to browse through modem which is provided by the ISP....
The 2WIRE modem will have at least 3 ports:
* AC power,
* 4-pin telephone-cable, connecting to a telephone-jack in a wall-port,
* 8-pin Ethernet-cable, connecting to the 'WAN' port on the LINKSYS router.
Look at both ends of the Ethernet cable. It's necessary that the colour-arrangement of the 8-wires is _IDENTICAL_ at both ends, i.e., a "straight-through" cable, NOT a "cross-over" cable.
With another "straight-through" Ethernet-cable, connect one of the LAN ports on the router to the network-adapter port on your computer.
Turn on the 2WIRE modem. Wait for the lamps on it to settle down to a repeating pattern.
Turn on the router. Wait for the lamps on it to settle down to a repeating pattern.
Turn on your computer. When Windows finishes booting, you should have a connection to the Internet.
you may be suffering from mixed Cat 5 and Cat 6 cabling. The wiring is slightly different and they don't work well when mixed in routers and modems etc. One or the other will work , but when they're mixed it'll do what you have going on here...
I would recommend wiring everything with cat 6 ethernet cabling. Look on your cable and you will find the labeling on the outer casing.
Hi, You can not use a router to connect a computer to another wireless router. You need to purchase a wireless adapter if you want to connect a computer wirelessly to the network. There seems no other way of doing this.
Let me know if you need any further help regarding this.
All routers will only work with ethernet. You would need to get an ethernet card installed in your computer. You can probably buy one for about 20.00 at Walmart. If you don't want to do this you can purchase a usb/ethernet adapter and still use the usb port on your computer. You can purchase one of these for around 5.00's on ebay. Just go to ebay and search for usb/ethernet adapter. Please rate if this has helped. Thanks.
Unplug the plug (from phoneline) on back of USB modem, plug into Zoom router. Plug one end of an ethernet cable into router and one end into your PC. Type http://10.0.0.2 into a web browser (eg. Firefox or Internet explorer) username/password is admin/zoomadsl go to basic setup and input your ISP username and password (the one given to you by your internet provider) under PPP. Click configure my connection. Save changes and then write to flash (both buttons on bottom of page)