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Hooking up a Linksys dual range router to a 2 Wire cable modem

I recently purchased a Liksys dual range router that is designed for gaming and media transfer to go along with the Linksys Media Center Extender that I bought. The 2 Wire modem that I have is a cable modem that hooks up to my 2 desktops in the house wirelessly. It is my understanding that I have to hook up to the modem with an ethernet cable directly to my computer so the software that came with the router can preform the appropriate test to see if the internet connection will work. When I plug a wire into the back of the modem there is no connection to the internet. What am I doing wrong. I called AT&T tech support but they told me they can't help me even thought they supplied the modem, because it is a 2 Wire product and not their equipment.

2nd, the desktop that I want to extend my media center to living room from is in another room away from the router and modem. Once the internet connection is resolved will I be able to connect to the modem and the router wirelessly, or does the router need to be wired to that specific desktop.

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  • Chuck May 11, 2010

    if your 2 wire modem is wireless and has 2 ports do you need the Linksys router as well there? If not then put the linksys router in the other room with the desktop (media center). But before you can connect wirelessly you must go into the configuration pages and set all your wireless id's and such as well as the security settings and all have to be the same as the 2 port modem.

  • Chuck May 11, 2010

    you stated this The 2 Wire modem that I have is a cable modem that hooks up to my 2 desktops

    in the house wirelessly

    what is this modem model #. if it is wireless all you need is a bridge or access point the router you have will work but just overkill that is if you modem is wireless.

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Ok once your internet is resolved you shouldnt need to have any computer hard wired to the router but it should go like this cable from your wall to the modem, then cable from modem to the router, after that you can go wireless all the way just make sure that its all secure and encrypted dont want the next door neighbor stealin your internet

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