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I have a comcast cable modem and a wireless linksys router. One pc is plugged directly into the router. 2 laptops are using the wireless. When one laptop is online there is no problem. When the second laptop connects it tanks the whole wireless network. What's going on?

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You need to change the ip address of the second notebook. Here is a video link that should help you change it.

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-change-your-ip-address-in-windows

This should fix your problem?

Please rate. Thanks.

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Hi Support team, I use Modem Motorola SB100 with Linksys WAP54G, and DLink Wireless G DWA USB Adapter to connect to Linksys WAP from my PCDesktop. Connection from the PC to Linksys is ok but can't...


peter_picasa:

You cannot use a Wireless Access Point (WAP) to connect directly to your IPS's modem. A WAP does not provide the ability to share a single IP address on the internet like a router does.

Either return the WAP for a refund and buy a wireless router or buy an Ethernet wired-only router and plug the WAP into the LAN side of that router. You would then plug the WAN side of the Ethernet wired router into your modem.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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I HAVE A NEW HP DESKTOP AND AN OLD LINKSSY WIRELESS G


Hi Vivian,

Chweck you cables and where they are conencted.

You will need to make sure that the Comcast modem is providing internet, you can do this by connecting your laptop to it using ethernet directly if it connects to the internet, that will be a good thing.

From your comcast Modem, the ethernet Cable should go to the linksys where it says "WAN". this should give you an internet connection and make your comcast modem communicate with your linksys Router.







Jul 22, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Can not complet setup for Linksys wireless G


You must be using the cable type of isp i guess like comcast,cox or cable vision, Try this Take power cable out from modem and router-

Now PLUG OUT THE CABLE OF POWER TO YOUR MODEM WAIT FOR 2 MINTS. DONT DO ANY THING B4 2MINTS. NOW connect the power cable of router - Hope it may get work- Else try open IE page - type 192.168.1.1 - Press enter - admin is password

leave username blank

Click Mac address clone- Enable- Clone my pc's mac-save settings. Click Wireless - W/l n/w mode mixed - network name - user defined - Channel 6 SSID broadcast - Enabled- Save setings, Click on wireless security on the top under sub tabs of wireless select the wpa security type - make security of your own.

Now do

PLUG OUT THE CABLE OF POWER TO YOUR MODEM WAIT FOR 2 MINTS. DONT DO ANY THING B4 2MINTS. NOW connect the power cable of router.

Mar 30, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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HOW TO USE INTERNET IN MORE THAN ONE PC FROM LINKSYS WIRELESS G B


You have two ways on how you can get other computer online through this router. First, you can wired them (using an Ethernet cable) to one of the Ethernet ports on the back of the router. They are the ones labeled 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Second is through wireless, but those computers that will connect through wireless must also have a wireless adapter to be able to pick up the signal that this router is broadcasting.

Feb 12, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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No more internet thru router after new modem installed


Router setup
Go to the control panel and un-install the program that the Comcast cd installed. then:
Shutdown your PC. Unplug the power from the router and the cable modem.
Wait 30 sec. then plug in the power to the cable modem, wait 30 sec. then plug the power to the router. Wait till you have "Internet" light then restart your PC. The PC should pick up an IP address and you should be able to get on-line.

Did Comcast reset you wireless router settings? If so, you may need to set up your SSID and security settings.


Customizing Wireless Settings of the Router
Having default wireless settings on the Linksys router may cause conflict with other Linksys routers within your network range. Linksys suggests changing the SSID (network name) and the Wireless Channel of your router. Also, if it is possible, enable the Wireless Security of your router.
To change the router’s SSID or the wireless network’s name, click here.
To change the router’s channel, click here.
To enable the wireless security on the router, click here.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe



Jun 05, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Connection


Hi Susie
With related to your particular issue it seems like that your broadband modem is not configured for the router. There are basically 2 types of connection. DSL and Cable modem. Verizon, ATT are DSL and comcast other providers give you a normal cable broadband connection. If its comcast make sure the cable from the comcast modem is going to the internet port in the linksys router and also make sure that there is a system connection the linksys router and the cable from the system goes to any of LAN 1, 2, 3 and 4 ports. Then reset your cable modem by using a pin and inserting to the reset hole in the modem. You could use the same step to reset your linksys router as well .If its a verizon or dsl connection you need to put normally your username and password in the router page. here is the link to how to configure linksys for your internet modem.
Here is a video as well on it?
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=vSAXMO7aNzg

http://tinyurl.com/5tqqhl


Also post the linksys router model. your ISP modem model number and also information on how many systems are wired to the router and wireless and let me know if you need more help.

Thank you
Rakesh
Dell Laptop Expert

Jan 09, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Why does this keep happening??? Please advise...


Your modem is set to only allow one main IP address, which it assigned to your laptop.

Connect the cables through the router, then unplug first the modem, then the router.

Wait 45 seconds, then plug in router, wait 5 seconds, then plug in modem.

Give it a few seconds to talk to everything, and you should be good to go.

Dec 04, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Setting Up a Wireless Network


You can still use your existing Linksys router with your cable modem. In fact the router your have is designed to work with DSL/Cable Broadband connections.

1. Make sure to properly connec the devices in your network. Modem will be connected to the Internet port of the router. Then, laptop will be connected to one of the 4 Ethernet ports of the router. For initial setup of your router with modem, you need to hardwire laptop to the router.
2. Press and hold reset at the back of the router for about 15 seconds.
3. After 15 seconds turn off the router and then turn off the modem. Wait for a minute.
4. Power on modem and wait for the lights to be ready.
5. When modem lights are on, turn on router.
6. There should be 4 lights on. Power should be steady green. Internet, WLAN and Ethernet port.
7. Checked if you have Internet connectivity on your laptop while it is wired to the router.
8. If Internet is working, disconnect laptop from wired connection to the router and check available wireless network that laptop can detect.
9. The default wireless network name that the Linksys router broadcasts is "linksys". Connect to it which is an unsecured wireless network.
10. Once you are successfully connected, check Internet.

Hope this helps!

Nov 16, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Connecting to internet


Ok, cable (coax) comes in from wall and attaches to modem. Ethernet cable goes from modem to WAN Port of router. You may have to reboot both devices to ensure that your modem (internet service provider) assigns IP address to your router. If PC is close enough, attach new ethernet cable from one of the 4 ports on your router down to your PC's ethernet adapter. (where your modem used to plug into). Router will now assign an IP address to your PC and you should be able to access the www.

Good Luck and let me know if you have any more questions.

Jul 13, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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