Re: my 2 wire router will not work with a cable modem
What is the model of the 2 wire that you are using? 2 wire routers, most of the time are modem/router devices. they don't need a modem to go online. just plug it directly to your connection, configure it properly and you then should be up and running..
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unplug the modem and wait 30 seconds. Modems remember the MAC address of the last device connected to them. If it was connected to your laptop and working fine, then it has stored the MAC address of your laptop and will only communicate with the laptop. You need to connet the router and unplug the modem to clear the memory, then plug it back in so that it stores the MAC address of your router.
If you have a exterior modem from a company like at&t or verizon,you don't need a router.The modem will work for your wired connection and to laptops wireless.You just need to change settings on the computer,or call the phone company and they will talk you through it.Take the router back and get your money for it.
Have you check your DNS settings within your Wireless Network Adapter TCP/IP properties settings? Or it may be a proxy server or firewall settings wich may block internet access to the internet. Try testing it with your LAN cable first and see if you are able to connect to the internet using that cable from the laptop/pc to the modem. If it works using the network cable then it might be a DNS related issue on your wireless network adapter tcp/ip properties.
-- who is your internet service provider -- what is the operating system of your computer? -- is this working fine before or is this a brand new router
you may try this to setup your router and see if this help solve your problem
Step 1: Shutdown the computer. Step 2: reset the router while power on then Unplug the router’s power cable. Step 3: Unplug the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for 30 seconds. Step 4: Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear
stable. Step 5: Plug in the router's power cable once the modem’s lights appear stable. Step 6: Power on the computer on and test the Internet connection.
My advice and personal experiences with both wired and wireless connectivity, is if you wish to share files and internet connection, purchase a combined Modem/Router and not a seperate router to work along side your original modem.
Your modem will send your router an ip address in turn your pc is sent one from your router and can get complicated; keep it simple!
These are much easier to set up and control as one unit and if there are ever any connection problems you will know it's either a setting or a modem/router problem and not have to wonder ; is it the modem?; Router? settings? etc.
As there are frequent loss of connections both internet and LAN it makes sense have one peice of equipment to maintain.