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How do I connect my Telstra satelite to my Linksys and receive internet

I have a Linksys WRT54G router connected to my desktop computer via a blue cable. I have a Wireless-G Notebook Adapter inserted in my laptop. I can swap files back and forth from both computers. I am on Telstra Saterlite internet access. Its all to do with my work. On main building at my workplace we have an arial that sents the saterlite signals to a receiver that I have connected to a small grey box next to the computer. Two wires come rom the receiver and plug into the grey box. I have connected the blue cable that was in the Linksys router into the grey box. My desktop receives internet but as soon as I try to connect the grey box via a blue cable to the router and then another to the desktop, plugged all in the right spots I get no internet on either desktop or notebook. What ever I have tried the computers will not receive the internet. I have turned off firewalls (Win XP) on both computers. Made sure the Lan auto detect settings is on. The router just will not connect in Setup. Also when I use e-mule I have a lowID any sujestions how to make that a highID.

The first problem is more important than the second.

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The issue you're describing could be caused by two different issues, so let's discuss them both:

  1. Your satellite modem (that's the grey box that the two cables from the dish connect) knows the hardware or MAC address of your desktop and when you try to connect your linksys router directly to the satellite modem, the modem ignores the requests from your router for an IP address. No problem, all we need to do is turn on the MAC Address cloning feature on your router and have it mirror the MAC of your desktop. All you have to do is from your PC go to the administrator web interface of your router (usually http://192.168.1.1) and click the MAC Address Cloning link and click the Clone mac button. It is very important that you connect your desktop up to the linksys router via one of your blue cables so that router can clone the right MAC address. Once you have done this and saved the new MAC address the router should restart and you should be back in business (you may have to go to the status page and click the DHCP release and then DHCP renew a couple times though).
  2. Some of the satellite ISPs configure their networks in such a way that NAT routers like your linksys do not work. In situations like this you have to use the Windows Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) but it will require the addition of a second network card for the desktop.

Getting a LowID on emule could be the result of a firewall blocking the emule ports you're trying to use. To verify that you've opened the appropriate ports, see this page from emule:
http://www.emule-project.net/home/perl/help.cgi?l=1&topic_id=124&rm=show_topic

I hope this information helps, I know that when dealing with satellite connections, the normal rules of networking don't always apply. If I missed something, let me know and I'll give it another shot.

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You could try checking the grey box for loose connections or none at all.I gather this grey box is bought from supplier (Telstra)or home made.
Try runni9ng,Grey box to Router.Then Blue cable to Desktop & another blue cable to Laptop.
Ensure that your PCs are on the same network,with the same Default Gateway address & Preferred DNS.
Desktop
IP Address: 192.168.1.1
Default Gateway: 10.0.0.138
Preferred DNS: 10.0.0.138
Laptop
IP Address: 192.168.1.2
Default Gateway: 10.0.0.138
Preferred DNS: 10.0.0.138

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U need switch new roughter that not made for what your trying to do get linksys n off the main out to linksysy then try

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