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Re: New Modem with a router for wireless Laptop
Some routers have a kind of built in firewall. You need to let the router/modem that it is okay for it to let this information pass through it. Here are your instructions Overview
Follow the steps in this chapter and use the Gateway’s web-based utility to configure the Gateway. This chapter will describe each web page in the Utility and each page’s key functions. The utility can be accessed via your web browser through use of a computer connected to the Gateway. For a basic network setup, most users only have to use the following screens of the Utility:
• Setup. On the Setup screen, enter the settings provided by your ISP.
• Security. Click the Administration tab and then the Security tab. The Gateway’s default username and password is admin. To secure the Gateway, change the Password from its default.
There are seven main tabs: Setup, Wireless, Security, Access Restrictions, Applications & Gaming, Administration, and Status. Additional tabs will be available after you click one of the main tabs. Setup
• Setup. Enter the Internet connection settings on this screen. Wireless
• Basic Wireless Settings. You can choose your wireless network settings on this screen.
• Wireless Security. This screen allows you to choose your wireless security mode.
• Wireless Network Access. This screen displays your wireless network access list.
• Advanced Wireless Settings. On this screen you can access the advanced wireless features.
• WDS. The wireless distribution system feature is accessed on this screen. Security
• Firewall. This screen contains filters and the Block WAN Requests feature. Filters block specific internal users from accessing the Internet and block anonymous Internet requests.
• VPN Passthrough. To enable or disable IPSec and/or PPTP Passthrough, use this screen.
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Is your Wireless router integrated in the modem? If it is not, try to unplug the router for a few minutes then restore the power and see if it fixes the problem. If it is integrateddo the same for the modem. Try to connect using the laptop. If it does not work use the laptop to scan for new wireless locations and make sure you see the home location. If you do not your wireless router is not working, If so select the home location and enter any Web Encryption Protection and try to connect. If your wireless router is not working, make sure the preference for the router has the wireless function turned on. To do this use ether the software which you received with the router/modem or internet explorer to access the IP address of the router. If your router is configured for wireless use it may be a bad wireless router.
No, the SB5100 is just a cable modem, not a wireless router. You will need to keep your sb5100 but you will need to purchase a wireless router if you want wireless on your laptop. If you can also plug your laptop into the sb5100 via an ethernet cable for your internet connection. Linksys and Belkin and others make wireless routers that you can use for your wireless connections.
Hi, Your laptop has got a modem built in, but it is intended for dial up 56Kbps, not DSL. So they are both right. But if you want to use a DSL internet service you will need to buy either a DSL router or modem. You should not need to buy bothas the router will have the modem built in. Your ISP may have a prefered model and will probably sell you one at a fairly cheap price or you can get one from your local PC world. If you only have the one Laptop at home you can buy either the router or the modem. The modem will probably be cheaper. But for around $60 you can buy a router I prefer wireless. This will allow you around 4 connections and more importantly frees you up from having to be directly and closely connected and allows you to work in various places around the home without trailing cables everywhere. Your ISP will advise you on the settings you require. I advise you to enable all the security options on any wireless devices. I hope this was useful. Carrie
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.
I may be able to help with this...but I need a detailed description of how you have things connected between the XP desktop, the cable, modem, the Linksys router, and the laptop. Also, is the Linksys router new?
Typically, the wan port on the wireless router connects directly to the cable modem with a cat5 network cable....then the desktop pc connects to the router...on port 1 for example...with a similar cable. Once the wireless router is set up properly, the laptop should then be able to connect using wireless.
Just plug the cable modem ethernet into the input to your router and you will be fine. Just remember, if you decide you want to make any changes to your router settings through your browser, make sure you hook up an ethernet line from your laptop to the router before making any changes. The reason for this is if you make a change in security settings on your router while wireless, the router will reboot and if your laptop did have the settings changed in it, you can be locked out. Not that you can't get back in, but it is a pain to have to do.