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What are the step for setting up you computers to a network using a Linksys router. I have a 2 PC's and a laptop that I would linke to net work together. My first computer is connect to the Wireless-B router and the router in connect to the internet. My other PC is connect to the via the Linksys wireless card. My laptop has wireless capability and connects to the internet through the wireless reoter. How can I get them to use the same printers. Thanks.

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Hi Ed, if your using windows you can open network connections & run network setup wizard. Follow the instruction for a home network for the wireless PC's & notebooks. Once the network is setup for all PC's than you can install the printer cd software in the PC's that you want to access the printer. Each PC & notebook will have access to the printer through the network.
The PC that that is connected to the printer needs to be shared.
Open printers and Faxes. Right click once on the printer & left click sharing. Agai follow the instructions.
Lastly,I strongly suggest you setup security for your wireless. If you do not anyone close can tap into your network connection. Follow linksys instruction to setup security. If you run into a problem you can call linksys for free advise from a pro. Their number is listed in the manual.
http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C1&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1175238819816&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=1981627773H10

Good Luck! Take your time.
Have more questions, feel free to ask.
Mike

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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Go into your linksys router's settings, and set it's IP address to have the SAME subnet mask as your wireless router, (The third number in the ip address has to be the same)

e.g. if your wireless router is 192.168.0.1, make sure your linksys is 192.168.0.2
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This guide is recommended for Cable Internet Service in the USA like Charter, Cox, Comcast, Cable Vision, etc.
  1. First you need to connect the device together. You need to connect your cable modem to the internet port on the back of the router, and the computer should go to one of the 4-port on the router labeled Ethernet (1, 2, 3, 4).
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After doing this step there are times that this will already get you online. If the internet will not work, you continue following the steps 3.

3. If the internet is still not working; we will need to adjust a setting on the router setup page. To access the setup page of the router you need to open your internet explorer or Firefox on the computer that is hardwired directly to the router. In the address bar of your browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox) type http://192.168.1.1/ and hit enter or click Go. It will ask you for a username and password. Just type "admin" for the password field and there is no username. If you have ran the setup CD prior to this, then use the password that you have set when were running the setup CD.
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5. After doing step 4, do a power cycle. Power cycle is done by turning of the router, modem and computer. Leave them off for a minute, tuned them back on in this order. Modem first wait for the lights to stabilize, then the router wait until the power light become solid. Then turn on the computer. This will get you online through the router.


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These instructions assume the computers TCP/IP Properties are configured to " Obtain an IP Address Automatically"
1. Connect the Linksys power supply and connect a Lan port to the computers Lan port.
2. Go to your desktop and double click on Internet Explorer (Located on the Start Menu in Windows XP)
3. When "Internet Explorer" opens type »192.168.1.1[?] into the "Address" bar and click on Go
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6. Scroll down on this page and look for (on older firmware) PPPoE or select the option for PPPoE under "WAN Connection type"
7. Username: yahootheclown@sbcglobal.net or yahootheclown@ameritech.net and your password.
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10. Then click on the Continue button
11. Exit Internet Explorer

Power Cycling:
1. Shut down your computer
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3. Unplug the power from the DSL modem
4. Wait for 30 seconds and re apply power to the DSL modem
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Checking your internet Connection:
1. Go to your desktop and double click on Internet Explorer (Located on the Start Menu in Windows XP)
2. When "Internet Explorer" opens type »192.168.1.1/Status.htm[?] into the "Address" bar and press the "enter" key or left click the "go" button
3. The "Enter Network Password" window will appear.
4. Skip user name and type admin (admin is the default password) as the password, and click OK
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- Disconnected
- Connecting
- Connected
6. If the status is "Connected" you should be able to browse the web, if not reboot your computer
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You should also add the "Enter Network Password" page to the Favorites List, and review the user manual.


for linksys tech support call 1800 3267114

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Try resetting your IP address:
The laptop may be trying to use the IP address from the old router.

1) Click Start (assuming Windows 2000, XP, or Vista)
2) Click Run
3) Type in CMD
This will take you to a black command box
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The network key is set in the router by using it's set-up page. Usually, you type in a 26 character code or a text string that is used to form the key.
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