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Re: wired and wireless computers

First get your router works with the internet on the wired connection before considering the wireless connection simplying the initial problem.

Once the router works wired is time to try the wireless.

Once the wireless works unsecured you may want to change the router and wireless adapter to secure the wireless network.

So this can be a three step process.

If you internet service is provided by a cable(tv) there is a reasonable chance your router will work out of the box no configuration changes. However, if your internet service is supplied on the phone line chances your router will work as it comes out of the box are much less. Who is your Internet Service Provider and if possible can you supply a link to their help/support website so I can see if they supply configuration instructions?

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What is the model number of your router?
Is it Linksys or Netgear. You have selected Linksys router and you are asking about Netgear router?
Please explain the problem in details.
How many wired and wireless computers do you have?
Do you have any computer wired to the router?
Can you access the Internet on the wired computer?
If the wired computer is also not working then I think you many need to check the Internet connection on the router.
If only wireless computer is not working then you should check the wireless settings on the router and the computer.
What is the operating system on the computer?

I can suggest you few websites which may help you.
Try Fix Home Network
Try How to connect to the Wireless on your computer

May 19, 2012 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I have 3 wireless connected and 1 computer that is connected via wired lan to this router. The problem is whenever I use the computer with wired connection, I computers with wireless connection cannot...

On the "wired" computer:
Click Start
Click Run
Type CMD
Press Enter
Press Enter
Press Enter
Note the IP-address assigned to the Ethernet adapter.
Note the date/time at which the router assigned the IP-address to your computer.

Repeat on one of the "wireless" computers.
The IP-address should *NOT* match the IP-address of your "wired" computer, and the date/time should be close, but not identical, to the valuesl from the "wired" computer.

Any error-messages from the 'IPCONFIG /ALL' command?

Sep 26, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I'm trying to hook up a second computer in my son's room. Problem - how do I connect the second computer to my Comcast cable router which is a Motorola SB5100 so he can get internet over the cable?

In the picture, it looks like a wireless router. In that case, his computer just needs a wireless card to get the internet. Or, you can hard wire it directly from the modem to the computer, if you don't have a wireless card for the computer.

Mar 12, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Need to restart wired computer to connect laptop to wireless router. wired computer is dell e520 using windows vista. router is linksys wrt54g ver 6.Laptop sometimes gets connected by another network, not...

To connect to your wireless router, it needs the router’s wireless settings configured and also needs the wireless cards in all the laptops and or computers to be configured with the router’s wireless settings. Then the laptops and desktop computers can communicate with your wireless router.

To set-up and secure the wireless router from unauthorized access, follow these steps: -
1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable.
2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL IP address.
3. Enter the router setup, login and password
4. Change the admin password
5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast.
6. Setup encryption key the strongest is WPA2 (if not then WPA).
7. For further security measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router.
8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings.
9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router.
10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer then the computers should be able to connect to the router wirelessly.
To access the Internet you need to connect the DSL or cable modem to the WAN (Internet) port on the wireless router.

Nov 27, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Wireless connection

On your computer, click "view available networks".
Click to select the SSID that you created for your router.

Nov 06, 2009 | Belkin (F5D7231-4) Wireless Router

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Okay-- I have no idea what I'm doing so don't assume I know or understand anything! We have 3 computers in our home with the basement one wired and the other two connected to the internet using a Belkin...

If the other two computers are still connected and working ( wired / wirelessly ) it has nothing to do with the router or the modem. Its with the wireless card in your computer.
First of all try to swap the wireless cards between both the computers to isolate the problem. Then if it is not the cards, try power cycling the computer to see if that can solve the issue
hope that helps

Sep 24, 2009 | Belkin Routers

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Internet Connection Problem on One Computer

By any chance, are you trying to use something other than Windows to manage the wireless adapter? If you are, remove it.

Now, Click on Start, right click on Network highlight properties, and click on manage network connections on the Tasks menu.
Your two options will be the icons for your LAN and Wireless Network. Is it enabled and without red or yellow marks? It could be disable, it could be not connected and you can't view wireless networks because the switch is off, or it may just nut see your unsecure network (unlikely).

If the above is clear, right click on the wireless and highlight Properties and left click so it brings up the Networking tab. Highlight IPv4 and click on Properties. Make sure the Obtain dots are ticked. That should work, since you are running unsecured.
If it already is, check the red X or if it isn't click OK and close down the box.

Now, back to where your Wireless card is showing, right click it and you have Disable, Connect/Disconnect, Status, Diagnose etc.

If you're still Disconnected but not Disabled, click on Connect/Disconnect. Does it show your wireless network?

By this time, it should. If it doesn't post back. The other possibility is that you take your computer to a wireless internet cafe, McDonalds, Panera Bread, or motel with WiFi and test it there.


Jun 21, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Ineed to know what blue light tells me that my router is working?

Hi jackmyrtue,

Here's what the lights on the front indicate:

A. Wireless Security
  • OFF Wireless security is off
  • Solid Blue Wireless security is on
B. Wireless-Computer Status
  • OFF Wireless computer is not present
  • Solid Blue Wireless computer is connected to the Router
  • Blinking Amber Problem with wireless computer onnecting properly to the Router
C. Wired-Computer Status
  • OFF Wired computer is not present
  • Solid Blue Wired computer is connected to the Router
  • Blinking Amber Problem with wired computer connecting properly to the Router
D. Router/Power Status
  • When you apply power to the Router or restart it, a short period of time elapses while the Router boots up. During this time, the "router" icon blinks.
  • When the Router has completely booted up, the "router" icon becomes a solid light, indicating the Router is ready for use.
  • OFF Router is off
  • Blinking Blue Router is booting up
  • Solid Blue Router is on and ready
E. Modem Status
  • This icon lights in blue to indicate that your modem is connected properly to the Router.
  • It turns amber when problem is detected.
  • OFF Router is NOT connected to modem
  • Solid Blue Router is connected to modem and functioning properly
  • Blinking Amber Problem with modem
F. Internet Status
This unique icon shows you when the Router is connected to the
  • Internet. When the light is off, the Router is NOT connected to the Internet.
  • When the light is blinking amber, the Router is attempting to connect to the Internet.
  • When the light is solid blue, the Router is connected to the Internet.
When using the "Disconnect after x minutes" feature, this icon becomes extremely useful in monitoring
the status of your Router’s connection.

  • OFF Router is NOT connected to the Internet
  • Blinking Amber Router is attempting to connect to the Internet
  • Solid Blue Router is connected to the Internet

I hope this helps figure out your PS3 issue.

Thanks and don't forget to leave a rating.


Feb 01, 2009 | Belkin N Wireless Modem-Router F5D8633au4A

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Jun 09, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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