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I have a comtrent want to put one upstairs for stronger wireless can it be done with out running a ethernet cable.
In short, the answer is yes.
However both routers need to support what is knows as WDS (Wireless distributed Network)
This allows multiple routers to connect together to extend the signal of a single wireless network.
The steps change from one router to another, but in general you will need to log into one routers web interface (usually by first plugging a hard wire into the router then into your computer. Then open a web browser and put http://192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 in the address bar)
Default username / passwords are usually admin / admin unless you have changed them
Next goto the wireless section and set this first router up with the wireless name and security you wish it to have.
Repeat this on the second router, but this time you will need to goto wireless and look for an option that says "Enable WDS"
Some router have a "Survey" option, this will bring up the wireless network the router can see and allow you to easily select which network you want to connect this router to.
The one big step is to make sure the second router is setup the same as the first, you will need to make sure it is named the EXACT same, and also is using the same wireless password as the first.
In some cases you may want to disable DHCP on the second router, but this may not be necessary, so testing with DHCP on may be your first options.
Test the connection while the routers on are the same floor to start, this will save time going up and down stairs if settings need adjusted.
Also keep in mind wireless signal goes outwards from an antenna, so having one upstairs and one downstairs you may still see low signals, In some cases you can adjust one antenna on each router to lay flat instead of pointing up in the air. This should only be done on one antenna on each router if signal is too weak. It does not always help.
Hope this gets you started, feel free to provide model information for your router(s) if further help is required.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Dear Loud Nouises,
Your router must be connected properly to the cable modem. This must be to the wan port on the router.
Next, the router must be set-up accordingly to recognize the modem's internet connections. Please ask for the IP address.. and other relevant informations from your internet provider.
Set -up your computer using the internet connections wizard on each of your respective computer.
This should work fine if all connections were correctly configured.
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
It appears you may have confused the world because of your IP addressing choices. Do you know what a subnet mask is? It determines which machines share the same network with other machines. Routers by design are the connection between different subnets, Most routers default to 255.255.255.0 for the subnet mask which means both of your routers are in the same subnet as they are 192.168.2.? meaning you have two separate networks sharing the same same subnet address when they should be unique. Try making the wireless router 192.168.3.3 or 192.168.3.1. This puts devices in your wireless network on the 192.168.3 subnet and the devices in the ADSL subnet in the 192.168.2 subnet which includes the WAN half of the wireless router. I believe this will correct your network issues. In this case if hardcoded the gateway for the wireless router would be 192.168.2.1 also known as the the adsl modem
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
hi! try to check the settings on your 2wire modem, you can do this by going to gateway.2wire.net, run the system setup wizard, when you get to the ppp authentication page, check the username & password on it, it should be the one that you setup for your ISP account. as for the wireless on the desktop, it depends on the brand of the wireless adapter, be sure you have installed the drivers for this adapter. you may need to go to the client utility manager or the wireless adapter shortcut/icon on your computer screen then configure it to "see" the 2wire network. make sure wireless encryption is turned on in the 2wire modem's MDC, you can do this by going to homeportal/management, or go to gateway.2wire.net/mdc.
Posted on Apr 14, 2008
i have comcast wifi and i cannot set up vp eye to eye. i try to make phone call and get message says the phone number i call is unregistered. pls help me! thanks. my email is email@example.com
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
Unplugging the wireless router and connecting it again should not have altered the wireless connection/configuration. You have connected the cables correctly because the Internet works when you connect a LAN cable to the router.
The Linksys wireless configuration or the wireless card configuration in the computer was changed it to lose the wireless connection. The wireless card configuration needs to be changed to match the wireless router's settings or change the Linksys with new configuration settings and configure the wireless card accordingly.
To secure your router with a login password and wireless security, please follow my instructions - click on this link :-
Should you need further assistance, please leave me a comment.
Posted on Dec 26, 2009
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