I have a wrt160n router hooked up to a desktop computer and a
Starband modem. My wireless connection works fine but my internet explorer from my desktop that is hardwired to the router works very intermittently. One moment it will be fine and the next moment it says that it cannot display the web page. I check the linksys status and it says that the connection is fine.
Oddly enough when I unlug the router for a few seconds and plug it in again the Tx light on the starband modem starts flashing and it works fine for a few minutes. Then it dies again. Any ideas? Thank you!
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Re: I have a wrt160n router hooked up to a desktop...
Sound like you have a bad network card on the PC or the router ports have gone bad.
Have you tried different ports on the router?
The problem could also be in the ethernet cable.
Try another cable and see if that makes any difference.
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If you have a wireless router and it is connected to the DSLor cable modem then -
To connect to your wireless router, the router needsits wireless settings to be configured with the SSID, encryption key etc., alsothe wireless cards in all the laptops/computers needs to be configured withthese router's wireless settings. Then the laptops/desktop computers cancommunicate with your wireless router and access the Internet via the DSL or cable modem.
If I understand your problem correctly, you are able to connect to the Internet when you hook the computer directly to the modem, but not when the router is connected to the modem.
If this is the case, then you need to do a power drain on the modem. Power cycling the modem is not enough to clear the NVRAM of the MAC address of your computer. You have to unplug the power cord of the modem for 15 to 20 minutes in order for the NVRAM to reset and allow the modem to recognize the MAC address of the router.
After the modem has been unplugged for 15 to 20 minutes, disconnect the power cable from the router and then connect router to the modem using the Ethernet cable.
Next with the router power cord still disconnected, plug in the power cord of the modem and allow the modem to sync to the network.
Once the modem is finished with its start-up, plug-in the power cord of the router and let it sync to the network.
After the modem has completed its start-up, it should now be connected to the internet.
1.Connect modem to the one separate port of the router on which you would see Internet, Wan or Lan.
2. Connect one of the Four port of the router to the laptop or desktop.
3.Insert the disk that came with the router into the laptop drive and install it.
4. Turn on the wireless services on the laptop by hitting the wireless button the laptop.
5. Now, connect to the available wireless networks.
Yes you can but it is not as easy as using a router with a cable or dsl connection.
The 360 modem requires the Mission Control software in order to run properly so you can't just hook it straight to a router.
What you need to do is use an old computer to sit in the corner and act
as a router(kind of) and then connect it to a real router.
When your finished you won't even need a monitor for it. You will need
either two network cards in it or 1 network card and a usb port to hook
it up to the 360 modem. Make sure network cards are also working
correctly. Install the starband mission control software and make sure
it is working correctly.
In Winxp go to network connections and right click on the one hooked to
the starband modem and click properties. Now click on the advanced tab
and check "Allow other network users to connect through this computers
You can plug the other network cable straight into a switch and this
computer will hand out ip addresses through ICS(Internet connection
sharing) built into winxp.
You can also get a wireless router and change the ip address of it to
match the range that ics is handing out and disable the dhcp server so
that you don't have two things handing out ip addresses.
If you use the web accelerator you will have to put it in the browser
of each computer that you will be using (in the browser under proxy).
It will be something like 192.168.0.1:9877.
Also make sure your running a firewall on your little router-computer.
If the computer is running winxp professional you can take the monitor
off and use remote desktop connection to check on things or to control
it. Or search the Internet for VNC.
Most cable companies will only allow 1 active device at a time conneceted to the cable modem. When ever you change what is connected to the cable modem you must always cycle the power/reset your cable modem.
When you are reseting the units, always rset the cable modem first, wait until it boots back up then reset the router. If that doesn't fix the poblem then it may be a configuration problem.
On which port of the D-link router did you plug the WRT160N router?
Do this setup.
Disconnect the WRT160N from D-link.
Connect a computer to port 1 of the WRT160N. Access the setup page by typing 192.168.1.1 on the address bar. you may need to type in the username and password for WRT160N. on the setup page Change the LAN IP address from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.2.1. save the settings.
Connect a cable from port 1,2,3 or 4 of the D-link router to the Internet port of the WRT160N. turn off everything then turn them on starting from cable modem>D-link >WRT160N then computer.