This isn't really a problem with my Linksys router, it's more of a problem with my computer, but it's interfering with my wireless needs. On my computer, there is only one Ethernet port. The Linksys router that I have says that I need at least two. What is a cheap solution that won't require a whole new computer?!
I have this router, you do not need two ports for your pc. one port marked internet goes into your modem then the other ports marked 1-4 goes into your pc. it doesnt matter what one you plug it into. heres a little diagram
MODEM---------> LINKSYS ROUTER ------------> PC ethernet port.
(note: the cable from the modem to router and router to pc is a straight through cable, AKA Patch Cable. )
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That is connect. You will need to connect the router to the modem with the Ethernet cable.
First connect the computer to the modem with the Ethernet cable. Make sure that you can access Internet without router.
Connect the computer to the Ethernet port 1 and modem to the Internet port on Linksys router. Open the setup page of the router. Change the Internet connection settings according to the Internet service provider. Create a wireless network and then connect your computer and other devices to the wireless network.
If you just bought the router, you will need to insert the router between your computer and your ATT DSL Modem. The cable from the wall goes into the modem (should already be that way) then the Ethernet cable from the modem should now go to the source of your Linksys Router. then use one of the ethernet ports from your router into the ethernet port on the back of your computer tower.
Use the documentation that came with the Linksys for more information on setting it up.
Ok, cable (coax) comes in from wall and attaches to modem. Ethernet cable goes from modem to WAN Port of router. You may have to reboot both devices to ensure that your modem (internet service provider) assigns IP address to your router. If PC is close enough, attach new ethernet cable from one of the 4 ports on your router down to your PC's ethernet adapter. (where your modem used to plug into). Router will now assign an IP address to your PC and you should be able to access the www.
Good Luck and let me know if you have any more questions.
Get one router working first with the modem following the standard instructions. If you've been messing with the router settings, use the Reset procedure described in the manual.
When your computer is able to access the internet, you've got the first router working.
I assume you want the second router to make more ethernet ports available.
Disconnect the computer from the first router, and plug it into the second. DONT CONNECT IT TO THE MODEM.
Again, reset it to the factory defaults. Open your browser and type in 192.168.1.1 and login to the router. Find the DHCP server setting, and disable DHCP.
Get another ethernet cable and connect it to one of the ethernet ports on the first router, and the other end to an ethernet port on the second router. DONT USE THE WAN PORT. Unplug each router, then replug them.
You should now be able to use any of the ethernet ports on either router (reboot your PC after doing the above).
First : check your cables if its plugged in securely on each each port Second: Try to change their ends Third : Try to replace your Ethernet cable.
If your router is connected to a modem try to isolate the problem by connecting your router directly to your computer and check f light would turn on. IF YES then thers something wrong with your modem, check it out.
Hope those simple steps ive provided helped you in way, If not pls let me know and lets keep the ball rolling.