I'm trying to connect my desktop computer to a router to allow my wife to access the internet using her laptop upstairs.
I connect to the internet via highspeed modem when it's connected directly to my desktop but once I follow the steps for connecting the router, it no longer wants to go online, or all the way thru the setup process.
The funky thing with 3web is you have to edit the setup on the software to tell it that you are using a router. Never heard of that before now.
Does anyone else use 3web and a wireless router? How'd you get it up and working?
If you are not familiar wit configuring your wireless router --
Will you provide me with the Manufacturer and Model of the
Router? They all configure differently when it comes to
detailed instructions. (the link provides instructions for some routers however maybe not for yours)
I may need manufacturer and model information on your modem device depending on what I find at the ISP's site. (if the link is right I probably do not need this)
The following is probably not covered in the 3web documentation.
With wireless services attached to your network you should also
consider securing that wireless service so others cannot easily access
your network and computers, like your neighbors or people on the street
with a laptop.
If you want to consider that I can discuss several options with you.
However to determine which options your equipment supports I will need
to know the manufacturer and model number of your wireless adapter or
the computer with a built-in wireless adapter you intend to connect to
your wireless network.
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No. You'll need to run a "cross-over" Ethernet cable from one of the "LAN" ports on the "downstairs" router, connecting to the "WAN" port on another router that you will need to buy, and place "upstairs", and connect the 4 devices to the 4 "LAN" ports.
Or, run a long "straight-through" Ethernet cable from your DSL-modem (or cable-modem) that is "downstairs", and move your wireless router "upstairs", and connect the 4 devices to the router's "LAN" ports.
Your laptop "downstairs" should still be able to connect (wirelessly) to the wireless-router that is "upstairs".
Your slow connection could be affected by poor location wireless router (therefore poor signal strength), electrical interference, or even someone else with a wireless router transmitting on the same channel as your wireless router. Try relocating your router away from solid walls, and/or move your computer or router to another location. If your connection speed varies, could be electrical interference with appliance/s in your house, turn off all appliances, test your internet speed connecting then turn on one appliance at a time to determine which appliance is at fault (could have a faulty capacitor in the appliance)
Try to check in your wife's computer the network connection make sure that the LAN connection is not disabled and has a DHCP configuration, on the TCP/IP settings choose obtain IP address automatically, and also make sure you have the same workgroup name.
You may be running into a problem of your ISP only allowing one computer on the internet. while the internet is on can you access the internet from the desktop comcast originally setup? If so that is more then likely your problem.
I have comcast myself and they told me they do not allow home networks. I fixed that problem by using the mac address cloning feature in my router.
The setup cd is also junk, all you should really need to do is: 1. unplug modem, router, and turn off computers 2. Plug modem into router 3. Plug computers into router (don't worry about wireless right now) 4. Turn on modem, wait 20 seconds or so for lights to set, 5. Turn on router. again wait for lights to set 6. Turn on ONE computer that is hard wired into the router 7 Try to surf the net. 8. If successfull try to connect wireless computers (Without using cd) and see if they surf.
If not call comcast and see if your computers are trying to obtain real-world ip's instead of LAN ip's like they should. If so, you'll need to enable DHCP on the router.
Ok, so why do you need an access point upstairs and a router downstairs connected wirelessly? If you can't connect with a laptop or a pc, why whould you think you could connect the access point? The purpose of this configuration would have to be with the access point to the router via ethernet. What's the point? If the problem is range, check out http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/index.php to enhance the capabilities of the WRT54G... and maybe building a parabolic antenna for it as well. Plans to do so abound at Lifehacker.com.