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How to set up for internet use with muliple pc's

Trying to figure out how to use a router with a cable modem to get internet with 2 computers and a xbox360

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Re: how to set up for internet use with muliple pc's

I assume you router came with a configuration manual or CD. Its very easy. Once by following the instructions, go into the router like:
http://192.168.x.x (whatever IP is suggested by the manufacturer) and make sure the internet connection type. Mostly the ISP's use 'Dynamic IP' (if you scroll other ones will be like PPPoE, PPTP etc). Select Dynamic IP and restart your router and you will see after few seconds that your router has started to offer IP's to the internal Lan Pool. connect your ethernet cables from the computers to the router (behind the router you will find the ports to connect them)
In your Network settings in the router assign an internal IP to the router like '192.168.x.x' subnet mask, enable DHCP server and assign the internal LAN ip pool like 192.168.x.20 to 192.168.x.100 and you are all set.
Very important:
Security settings Always make sure your router (if in case its wireless router as well) assign and use an authentic security feature like 'WPA, PSK or WPA2, PSK' you could also use WEP (but WEP its getting old) I recommend WPA higly for wireless clients. If you have NONE wireless connections to offer than do not worry about it.
simply put the CD inside your system connect it with router and it will guide you through for configuring it.

Good luck!
I hope it helped

Posted on Dec 16, 2007

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Scientific atlanta modem is not showing that it is connected to my linksys wireless router

Seems to be that you have cable modem from Scientific atlanta.
  1. Turn off the modem and the router.
  2. Connect the modem to router with ethernet cable on internet port
  3. and computer to router's port no 1.
  4. power up your modem and wait for 2 minutes
  5. then power up your router and wait for 2 minutes and try to go online on computer.
  6. If not , then reset your linksys router by pressing your reset button at the back of the router with help of a pen for 10 sec.
  7. then follow the steps again 1 to 5
  8. try to go online.
  9. if still not , the open up a browser on computer
  10. type in the address bar and hit enter on the key board
  11. leave the user name blank and type admin in the password box
  12. click on subtab of mac address clone under set up tab
  13. click on enable and click on clone my pc's mac tab.
  14. then click on save settings.
  15. and follow the step 1 to 5.

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Can not connect to the internet through router if i hook up the internet straight to computer it works but when i try through the router the computer has no internet connection but it picks up the router

Some cable modems look for the MAC address of the computer until reset. You can either enter the MAC address from the PC into the MAC spoofing setting on the router OR disconnect and unplug the cable modem for 24 hours and start over. First, plug in the cable modem and connect the cable. 2nd, plug the router cable into the modem and router and plug in the router's power supply. Then connect the computer and it should work fine.

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I have 2 desk top computers hooked up to one internet source and they are hooked up to a box which my old linksys router was hooked to. I now have a lynksys wireless router G. i unplugged the internet...

Are you trying to set up the router.
You can do it manually without the CD.
Make sure that your computer is able to go online
through the modem.
If your computer is able to go online through the
Then you 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.

Click Here for step by step by instructions

Feb 11, 2010 | Linksys WRT54G2 Wireless Router

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My computer can see my router but can't get past my modem

1. delete all the saved networks from your computer

2. Make sure that firewall id disabled in computer

3. Tried to set your wireless as unsecured network and try to connect

4. Uninstall/Reinstall wireless adaptor and tried.

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Trying to program my zonet zsr4154we with comcast modem cannot figure it out tried the sequence in the manual is there something else i must do also

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To configure your router for Cable you will need to set your router's WAN (INTERNET) port to 'Dynamic IP' (DHCP) option. The router is set to this option by default.

Configuration steps:

Step 1 Connect the cable modem to the WAN (INTERNET) port of your router. If the modem has USB connection make sure that it is NOT connected to any computers via the USB cable and that the modem is switched to Ethernet (not USB). Only the modem's Ethernet port should be connected to the router's WAN (INTERNET) port.
Connect your computer(s) to the router's LAN port(s) or establish connection to it wirelessly.

Step 2 Open your Internet Explorer and log into your router by typing in its IP address (in most cases the default IP is ). Note that you do not have to be on the Internet in order to access this address because you are just connecting to your router's address. Specify username and password for your router, default is `admin' for both.

Step 3 After logging into the router select Setup. Set Internet Connection to 'Dynamic IP (DHCP)' option.

- Select the MAC Cloning option. Click on Clone MAC Address button. Do this from the computer which the cable modem was directly connected to the last time. This will place the MAC address of your computer into the router. Save settings and reboot the router. Reboot your cable modem as well.

- Log in to the router and go to Status page. Note what IP address it is getting on the WAN (INTERNET) interface. If the IP address you see under WAN (INTERNET) appears to be in the same range you are using on your network (e.g. 192.168.0.x), you will need to change the range you are using on your LAN to something different, e.g. 192.168.88.x. You can do this on your router under Setup > LAN Setup. Note that after changing the IP of your router you will only be able to access it through its new IP, e.g.

- Uninstall your antivirus/firewall software (sometimes disabling or closing the software is not enough) and reboot your PC. After establishing the Internet connection through the router, reinstall your antivirus/firewall software.

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To get my connection to work, I had to configure my Netopia DSL modem for Bridged Mode and let my router take care of the routing and address assignment. I would also try to get a working connection before configuring security. You can always do that later. You have the order of powering up you equipment correct. Read this link. It works for me.

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unless you were switching from DSL to cable Broadband, there usually wouldnt be much reason to rerun the software just because you got a new computer. when you ran the software the first time on the other computer, it was the router you were setting up, not the computer.
if the new computer is not getting internet when hooked to the router, try this.

1.turn off computer and unplug electricity from router and cable modem.

2. connect all ethernet cable to the right location. ethernet from modem to router goes in the non-numbered port, ethernet from your computer to router goes in numbered port.

3. plug in cable modem electricity first, wait for all its lights to come on like normal.(this part is important). the ethernet light on the modem (it might be labeled ethernet, link, pc link, or something similar) will not be lit, this is normal until you get to the next step

4. plug in the router electricity, give the router 2-3 minutes to get connected to the modem.

5. start up the computer, wait for everything to fully load and check internet again.

hope this helps.

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Router worked. Modem quit. Now it won't work with new modem

Ok in this case the problem is more than likely a generic one for all modems. All modems like to bind themselves to whatever device you have initially plugged in when you plug in the power cable for the modem. My guess is you had the pc hooked up directly to the modem and then plugged in the poewr cable to the modem.

To fix this you need to unplug the router and modem cables for 2 minutes. Plug in the modem with it being hooked up to nothing but the wall [Power Cable and Internet Cords hooked up only; no pc yet]

Your router is probably not need to be bridged so there should be a small hole somewhere on the router normally on the back or bottom saying reset. Press and hold that button with the router only plugged into the power no internet or pc [Although it doesnt matter if the pc is hooked up to the router] for at least 10 seconds. This will cause the router to reset to the factory default settings undoing the bridge. After this time the modem should say it has internet and whatever else except a activity light and similar things.

What you want to do now is unplug the router from the power and hook up the modem to the router and then plug the power cable back into the router.

After all this you should be able to go into the pc and access the router and set up the settings you like or need for the router if you want. Otherwise you should have internet again.

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-- who is your internet service provider
-- what is the operating system of your computer?
-- is this working fine before or is this a brand new router

you may try this and see if this help solve your problem. make sure your computer is directly connected to the router

Step 1: Shutdown the computer.
Step 2: reset the router while power on then Unplug the router’s power cable.
Step 3: Unplug the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for 30 seconds.
Step 4: Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear stable.
Step 5: Plug in the router's power cable once the modem’s lights appear stable.
Step 6: Power on the computer on and configure the router settings
Step 7: test the Internet connection.

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Hello, I've had the electric cut off and immediately back on and I lost my connection from Wireless router to modem. I could not connect in the same way. I could access the router settings with wireless laptop and PC but not to internet on either. I bypassed the router and connected the PC computer to modem then to internet verifying with a browser. I then reconnected the computer cable back to router and router to modem. It stayed connected. But I'm not sure if you have a PC connected to the router also. Sometimes just unplugging some cables and replugging will solve problems. Hope this helps.

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