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Change router locaation

I have had my router set up at home through my desktop to run my laptop. I removed the router and brought it over to my daughters house so i can use laptop here. She has
comcast internet modem which runs thru her cable tv. i do not have cd or remember security code. I really need to hook up this router with a secure connection for work. My laptop runs vista home premium. Please Help
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Re: change router locaation

Do factory reset of configuration settings then log in with the routers default credentials. then change settings to your liking with one exception: DO NOT USE WEP!!!!! At a minimum use WPA 1 personal (with MAC filtering if you know how.) WEP can be hacked in less than 5 minutes.

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I am trying to create a home network using a wireless laptop running windows 7 and a desktop using Windows XP. The laptop is wireless over internet and the desk top is plugged in with Ethernet into the...

Try plugging the desktop into another router port. Recycle the router. Set both your desktop and laptop to obtain IP address automatically. Make sure router is dynamically assigning IP addresses. Make sure your Domain and Workgroup settings are the same on both machines. Those are just a few ideas. :) Hope it helps.

Feb 23, 2015 | Routers


Getting the most out of a Home Network

A wired connection is still the best way to get maximum download and upload speeds because your computer is directly connected to your gateway/router via an Ethernet cable. While this method offers consistent speed, it might not be convenient running multiple PCs and Laptops with a wire in your home.

Improving your wireless connections:

1. Do not use wireless connections where it is not needed or not important.
Devices that are not moved frequently such as a printer or a desktop PC can use the ethernet cable to minimize traffic in the wireless connection. Some home users use a wireless adapter for their desktop PC to connect wirelessly which I think is irrelevant not unless your desktop PC is really far from the router. Most routers provide 4 ethernet ports which you can use for the printer and desktop PC.

2. Make sure that your Wireless Network has WEP/WPA enabled.
All routers are equipped with security features that can provide passwords to your network. A secure network is less susceptible to unathorized use of your network. The more users use your network, the slower it becomes.

Sample video on how to secure your network using a LinkSys Router:

3. Get a better range.
Depending on how your home is designed, your wireless gateway may not be able to reach certain parts of the home, but you may be able to improve access to those trouble spots. There are several companies that have developed wireless repeaters (sometimes called a signal booster), devices that can pick up the signal from your router and extend that signal to other parts of the house. It should be noted that any repeater has its own limitations and the greater your distance from the repeater the weaker your signal and the slower your speed will be.

4. Change your wireless channel to reduce interference.
You may experience weak or dropped signals if a cordless phone or any other electronic device and your wireless router share the same frequency channel. A potential fix for this issue is to change the channel, thereby reducing frequency interference. The wireless channel can be can be accessed in the wireless settings of your routers interface. Channels to choose from are Channels 1 to 11. This should be done in a trial and error method, choose whatever channel delivers the most speed.

Sample video on how to change the wireless channel on a Zoom Router:

5. Make sure that you are running the latest firmware and driver updates.
One of the easiest steps to improve your connection speed is to make sure you are running the latest software updates for your wireless adapter. If you are, the next step would be to check if your network card has been updated with the latest drivers. To confirm that you have the latest drivers available, go to the wireless card manufacturer's website and look for a Support and/or Driver link. If you have a built in wireless client (one that cannot be removed from your PC), check to see if your PC manufacturer has issued any updates.

The above tips has greatly improved our home network which consists of a Prolink router, 2 netbooks, 1 laptop, 1 desktop pc, 1 printer and an occasional use of mobile phones to connect to the internet.

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on May 26, 2011 | Routers

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Running install disc, says does not support operating system

Are you trying to set up router ?
You can set up your router manually, without the CD.
Make sure that your computer is able to go online directly through the modem.
If your computer is able to go online through the modem, that means the modem is working fine.
You will need to connect the computer to the router and the modem to the router.
open the set up page of the router and change the settings of the router according to the ISP.

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Cannot connect my laptop to internet through router wrt54g v8

Make sure you have ipx and spx protocol installed, and a home network setup through windows. Also if the first try don't work make sure you firewall setting is not blocking your router.

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Lose Internet connection on wireless network

Go to the router configuration and change the options so you could use both of them, there is an option says only one type of connection or both of them, change it to both, and everything will be fine.


Aug 02, 2009 | Zyxel Prestige 660HW Wireless Router...

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Wireless computers work fine, wired desktop extremely slow

On your old desktop, go to Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings make sure no check on boxes there. Click OK and Apply. Click on General tab, click on Delete File (delete all offline content), Clear History and Delete Cookies. Click Apply and OK.

Jun 29, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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ZyXeL P320W Won't connect to internet

check weather urwireless zero configuration is disable go to the my computer right in that manage in the manage go to the services in that go to the services in that one service is there in down wireless zero configuration just start it if already start just go for the restart

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Wireless home network problems I have 1 laptop and 1 desktop, both running MS Vista. I am trying to set up a wireless home network so that I can share files. I have a cable modem connected to a wireless...

make sure both computers are on the same workgroup.. make sure you have the firewall settings to allow incoming connections to your shared files... make sure you have allowed acces to them in windows security panel..if you can access the media then you are almost there with the setting... fasted way is to right click on start choose explore then right click on drive or folder you want to share and then choose share from menu.. it will change your firewall and security settings so long as you have already turned off the windows advisor..

Feb 18, 2009 | Routers

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Wireless connection problems

How bout setting ur mom's laptop to remove all wireless connection history and then try to make new connection to the router at her home. It also recommended to see from the router
administrative tool is your mom's laptop detected? no kind of blocklist applied in the router? Hope it helps :)

Dec 18, 2008 | D-Link DI 514 Wireless Router (DI-514)

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Will not connect another computer

you have to set up the WEP key. Open internet explorer and enter and click on the wireless tab to set up the security key - there you can create a WEP, or WPA key - remember the key so that you cab enter it into the laptop.

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