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I am trying to connectmy basement computer to my upstairs office

Downstairs computer is asking for some tcp/ip address?? and the internet light on my router is flashing. is that how it is suppose to be? any feed back would be appreciated,

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  • dayalsa Mar 04, 2009

    dear geekman, thanks for responding. i am trying to connect with a cable from my wireless router to the downstairs compute. i been using the wireless router with a card like u mentioned but the problem i have is that the downstairs computer is on the other end of my basement therefore the signal is very week and some times unavailable. i am now trying to connect the basement computer with a cable to the router upstairs. is the internet light on the router suppose to flash? thanks.

  • dayalsa Mar 05, 2009

    thanks mr geekman for taking the time out for me. i will try all over again tomorrow. thanks again.

  • sshorterm Apr 08, 2009

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    One Pc is upstairs with modem n cable. I would like to connect to the internet on my PC in the basement. What devices do I need and how do I do it

  • My reply is May 11, 2010

    Are you connecting by cable or Wireless?

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Do you have another computer connected to the router, and does it work? Also, have you checked Device Manager on the basement computer to make sure Windows sees the NIC card, and not just the Wireless network card?

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Your wireless router issues IP address to your computers.
Your wireless card on your downstairs computer needs to be configured to communicate with the router, ie WEP or WAP encryption - if your have enabled it, SSID etc.

To configure the TCP/IP settings on your downstairs computer -
Click on Start - Control Panel - then Network Connections - then right click on your Wireless Network connection - click on Properties.
Then in "This connection uses the following items, scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties. Under the General Tab make sure Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are selected. Click OK.

If you do not see TCP/IP in the Wireless Network Connection then click on the install button and then install the TCP/IP driver.

IF TCP/IP is OK then before you do the following, turn off or disconnect the power to your wireless router, wait for 1 minute before connecting the power again. Wait till the LED lights indicate that it is on line again and the wireless is on then :-

Click on Start - Control Panel - then Network Connections - then right click on your Wireless Network connection - click on View Available Wireless Networks
Do you see your wireless network (ie. your wireless router)?
If so click on your wireless router and then click Connect.

You can also click on Repair to try to reconnect to your wireless router.
Let me know if it works.

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    Chris Hingee Mar 04, 2009

    I'M ASSUMING YOU ARE USING A WIRELESS CONNECTION.

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    Chris Hingee Mar 05, 2009

    There are several lights on routers and they vary between manufacturers, so I don't know if there is an Internet connection LED.

    Does your wireless router have a WAN port that is connected to a cable modem or DSL modem or is it a single unit wireless router with an integrated cable/DSL modem?



    I assume your wireless router has several 10baseT ports (these are usually numbered) and if you are running a cable from the router (say it is connected to port 2) to the computer in the basement. The LED port 2 on the router would be lit and if there is any traffic/communication from the computer this LED would flash.

    Also there are usually two LEDs on the network card on the downstairs computer, one is the Link LED which indicates that it is connected to the router (if you don't get a lit LED then the cable is broken, the LED on the router will also be unlit) and the other is the traffic/data LED which flashes when data is transmitted or received from the computer.



    Setting up the TCP/IP settings on the network card is exactly as the same I described for the wireless card except you select the network card/connection instead of the wireless card.



    Hope this solves your problem,

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