Have 2 desktops and we need internet connection on both
My son just moved in and has a desktop and I have a desk top as well, I have internet on my computer but not on his. How can we connect this router to have internet on both? i am very illiterate when it comes to these things. please help out with the simplist instructions. thanks
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Re: have 2 desktops and we need internet connection on...
Hello...if your son's desktop is set up near the router, the simplest way is connect his desktop to the router via an ethernet cable.
To do this, find an ethernet cable. Plug one end into a spare port (socket) on the back of the router, and the other into the ethernet port on his desktop (it should look like this, with the ethernet symbol under it).
That's it! He should soon be connected to the internet.
NOTE: If you need to buy an ethernet cable, key words to look for are Cat5e or Cat6, straight or patch cable - NOT crossover.
If your son's desktop is not near the router, you may want to consider a wireless connection. Please come back to Fixya if this is the case, as this takes a little more time.
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You will need to check the settings of the router.
You are able to go online when you connect the computer directly to the modem.
Your internet service provider is DSL.
You can try to reconfigure the router.
Press the reset button on the router for 30 seconds. release it. unplug the power to the router.
plug it back in. wait for 1 minute and try to reconfigure the router.
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First connect that desktop to linksys with ethernet cable. then set ip property to network adapter . Set ip address ,subnet mask and gateway ip to ip property. Set ip address as the ip of network like if router ip is 192.168.1.1 so set ip like 192.168.1.15 set subnet mask as same as your other computer. Set default gatway ip as your router ip. Then you can connect internet. Let me know if you need more assistance.
Are they both hardwired? Have you tried refreshing the router?
What kind of router is this? Is your ISP PPOE? If you an ISP such as Verizon, you have to clone the mac address to the router. The mac address will be the the pc that is okay when connected. I suggest powering down all and then bringing up desktop first then making sure it connects and go into your router and find the option to clone the mac address of your desktop.
Here is a great article on this: http://www.ofzenandcomputing.com/zanswers/605
I have had this issue with Verizon modems a few times.
Desk top to internet is OK. How about Destop through Router connection to Internet OK? Assuming you want to connect wireless from Lap top to Network, need to configure correctly for wireless in Router. If you connect Lap top to router by wire and it didn't work that mean your router is bad.
You don't need to have a WiFi adapter for the desktop. It can be connected using a LAN cable from the PC's Ethernet port to one of the routers Ethernet port. AS long as the desktop is set to "Auto obtain IP add" then it should work straight out.
If the LinkSys WRT54G did not came with a setup CD/Wizard, then you would need to reset it since I can only assume that it has been tried/used elsewhere before and the settings/configuration may not match your ISP and/or your network configuration. Reset involves pressing a small recessed button at the rear of the unit for about 10 seconds or more.
Once the reset was done and your router can connect to your ISP and therefore your desktop to the Internet, the laptop would also follow suit as long as the network settings is likewise set to Auto obtain.....
To verify if you can connect to the router, on your desktop, open a browser and log on to your router using 192.168.1.1,
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Sounds like you are setup to use Internet Connection Sharing. don't do this. Have each computer connect to the internet via the router. If the router is wireless connect all computers wirelessly to the router that are wireless capable and any computers that are not wireless capable, connect them to the router via a cat5 cable to the cat5 ports on the router. This will solve your problem. BPCS