Can't keep connection to router, ethernet port makes a spark
I got a wireless router that worked for about 2 weeks, and after ignoring it for a year (my visitor left with his wireless), it still didn't work so I bought another, different brand. It worked for less than a week and then I started getting message that a cable was not connected. I checked all cables and connection and noticed if I wiggle the cable where it goes into the network adapter connector, I see a tiny spark inside. I can even watch it without touching the cable and it will spark.
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How to quickly install and use your wireless router1.Step 1 Place your wireless G router in a wide open and central location. Don't connect the power plug into the router, yet. Make sure your computer is turned off. 2.Step 2 Connect all the devices.
Find the Ethernet cable that connects your PC to the modem. Unplug the Ethernet cable from your PC and insert it into the wireless G router's WAN port. You should have an additional Ethernet cable that came with your router. Take this cable and plug one end into one of the LAN ports on the router. Then connect the other end to your PC's Ethernet port. 3.Step 3 Turn on your modem, router, and PC.
Plug the power plug adapter into the modem. Turn on the modem. It'll take approximately 30 seconds for the modem to boot up. Connect the power plug adapter to the router and the other end into a power strip or outlet. Like the modem, it'll take about 30 seconds for the router to boot. Turn on your PC. 4.Step 4 Verify lights are on for your devices.
Make sure the following lights are on for your router: power, WAN, and LAN light. If you don't see any of them lit, confirm these devices are turned on. Make sure the Ethernet cable connections are installed correctly. 5.Step 5 Install and configure software.
Use the setup wizard application to configure your Belkin wireless G router. Set up features, such as creating your password and setting up your time zone. Continue to follow the setup wizard so you can configure other settings.
This wireless router does not have any USB connection on it. Types of connection available on this router are wireless and Ethernet. You can check on the modem if there is an Ethernet port on it.
If your modem has an Ethernet port, I recommend that you test the Ethernet connection using one of your computers. We want to make sure that the Ethernet connection on the modem is enabled. If not, you may need to contact your ISP or the modem manufacturer to make sure that the Ethernet will work before you install the router.
If your modem does not have have an Ethernet port on it. This is not the router that will do the work for you. And I personally does not seen any router yet with the USB port for the modem.
I am not if you are referring to the Ethernet connection when you said connections to the telephone line. Your WRT54G does not have a telephone port, it has an Ethernet port. If you would like to know how to connect this router to your network here is how you can do it.
If you look on the back of your router, there will be 5 Ethernet ports there (looks like a phone port but it's bigger). They are labeled 1,2,3,4, and WAN or Internet.
The ports labeled 1-4 are for your computer/s that will connect to the router through wired connection using an Ethernet cable. The port all by itself labeled WAN or Internet is where the modem should go to. If you dont have a modem from your ISP and just have a line that is plugged in straight to the computer, that line can be plugged in to that port.
* cable-modem to 'WAN' (or 'Internet') port on the router;
* DSL-modem to 'WAN' (or 'Internet') port on the router;
2. Ethernet-cable from one of the 'LAN' ports on the router to the network-port on your Toshiba.
At this point, you should be able to web-surf.
Insert the CD-ROM that came with the router, and run the software to "configure" your router, including the "wireless" interface in the router. You get to choose an SSID (a "name" for your wireless network) and a password for your network (to keep unwanted people from "piggy-backing" on your connection).
Then, on your Toshiba, use "view available networks" and select the SSID that you chose, and enter the password.
Now, you can disconnect the Ethernet-cable, and you should still be able to web-surf.
Or, instead of all the above, make a date to take your brother out to a steak-dinner, and then "guilt" him into configuring your router & Toshiba.
Check the socket in either the router or the PC. I had the same problem, only with my modem. When I inspected the port, the pins were misaligned, causing it to drop a connection. I corrected mine with a screwdriver, which is not ideal but it works.
1. Make sure the wireless is disabled when you're doing that. It might cause a confusion between the wired and wireless connection.
2. Try to plug it at other ports (1-4)
3. Try another known working ethernet or CAT-5 cable.
4. Set the laptop's LAN card's speed to 10-hald duplex.