I have given my Belkin router (not sure of exact model...but it's silver, not wireless, 4 hub, and 2 or 3 years old) to my son so that he may share his internet connection with other pcs in the house. Does his computer need anything extra to be able to connect via the router, rather than by the (adsl) modem as he has been doing? I have given him my cables as well. Hope the solution is easy....Thanks, Lissa.
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Re: Troubleshooting router connection
He should be able to just plug-in and enjoy! You may need to "Repair Connection" when connecting the new source of i-net. You probably won't, but if you plug in and don't see i-net, just hit "repair connection" and windows will renew your DHCP lease and you'll be golden.
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Regarding your inquiry sir, the only thing I can be proud of Belkin is the stability of it's wireless signal. Now, if this Belkin router is configured to connect to a HUB, then all computers that you have within its range can be accommodated. Just make sure though that the desktop computer have their wireless cards for wireless capability, but of course as long as the router is within reach, ethernet cable would be perfect as well.
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Make sure you entered the same key exactly the same way in both the router and the computer. Also, make sure you have selected a Security protocol that is supported by the computer. Some versions of Windows do not support WPA. XP supports it but really doesn't like to auto detect it. If it's a HP laptop make sure you are using a communications channel other than 6. Some routers give you an option to select the channel HP computers don't like working with channel 6.
Some routers start handing out DHCP wireless IP's at 192.168.2.100. Try setting the upper limit at .110. If the router is found in a site survey (view wireless networks) but cannot connect, the limitation would be why.
You actually have a couple of issues here. Fix these in this order.
1.) Login to router and turn off wireless (if you're not wanting to use wireless)
2.) Connect the ADSL modem CAT5 port to the WAN port of the Belkin router.
3.) Login to router and turn on NAT and make sure DHCP is enabled.
4.) On your Windows machine turn on DHCP under the network settings.
This should allow your connection to be setup automatically and stop wireless access on the Belkin router.
Let me know if you need more help.