Desktop can no longer access the internet with Linksy router
Get message that says little or no connectivity with Rhine II Ethernet Adapter. Called service provider TWC spent numerous hours with their reps. pinging ipconfig, rebooting router, changing cables etc. still no access. one tech stated desktop computer is not communicating with router, another said I need a new network cord. When I connect my laptop to the router with another ethernet cable,
don't know what else to do. i had this v2 premier computer and this linksy router for 4 years, and never had this problem. I welcome and answers you may have. thank you
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That modem is in itself a router. However it only has one Ethernet port and no means of broadcasting a wireless Internet Signal which makes its function of a Router somewhat useless. What you need a(n) (wireless) access point. The Access Point will give you more Ethernet slots allowing more computers to be connected to the modem/router via CAT5 (Ethernet) cables. Depending on if you get a Wireless access point or not you might also be capable of using a wireless adapter to connect to the 2wire and get Internet access.
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If you disconnect the desktop from the modem, were you able to get an Internet connection in your laptop?
In order to get Internet connectivity on your desktop at the same time with the laptop, then the desktop needs to be connected to the router. It should be connected to one of the Ethernet ports at the back of the router. Since, your desktop doesn't have an Ethernet port, then you need to connect a USB to Ethernet adapter to your desktop. Then from that adapter, you will connect to it an Ethernet cable going to the router.
You may check the following models:
Belkin Gigabit USB 2.0 Network Adapter(F5D5055)
There are other brands that offer USB to Ethernet adapters that you can check.
Regarding your message, all I have to do is click on the internet Explore icon and I am connected to the internet. The wireless service is connected all of the time. My adapter connection is a VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter. Hope that this will help you. TKS...