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Wired network connection problem

I have a Belkin router hard wired to 2 computers. I installed the router on one computer which has no connection problems. The 2nd computer is also wired into the router with a long ethernet cable. This computer is having extremely slow response times and the browser freezes up a good amount of time--the router seems to be working fine since computer #1 functions fine while computer #2 is having issues. I did not install any hardware on the 2nd computer --just hooked up the cable.

I restarted the router and computer and things work OK for a while-but the problem quickly returns-- any ideas? Is the long cable the issue? Did I need to install the router on the 2nd computer as well?

Thanks for your time!

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  • BB-999 Apr 30, 2008

    Ethernet cable is probably about 50 feet long--- my internet provider had me put my modem in "bridge" mode so I don't believe a direct connection to the modem is possible...

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    i have a belkin n wireless router and it is installed on one computer...if i plug a usb into a second computer i dont have to use the install disk do i? if i plug in a usb to the second computer and establish a connection do i have to keep the usb connected in order to keep an internet connection?

  • Ella Grace Leynes
    Ella Grace Leynes May 11, 2010

    It is not necessary to install the router on the second computer, once its installed it should work already.



    Just some clarifications, how long is the cable connecting the router to your second computer? have you tried connecting the second computer to the modem to check if the computer freezes?

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Remember to have space in between several computers. Wave interference could be causing this.

Also the computer #2 could be having issues.

It could have malware viruses or trojans slowing incoming connections to the computer.

It could be another program that uses the internet on that computer and hogs all the bandwidth.

Also you didn't mention is your router password protected? Take this stuff into consideration.

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Thank you for the clarification. I believe that 50 feet long is prone to interference that is why your computer freezes. You can try using a shorter cable to and check if the same problem occurs. This could be a problem with interference or a problem with the second computer. By trying a shorter cable, you would be able to define which is the problem.

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It's hard to tell exactly what you have but it sounds like you have DSL on the 2wire. If everything is hard wired you can use the LAN Ethernet ports on the Belkin as a switch. You should to assign a static IP on the Belkin for management purposes and shut off its DHCP server. The static IP should be something in the range assigned by the 2wire but out of its DHCP range. Like 192.168.0.5 You will not need the WAN port on the Belkin. After you reconfigure the Belkin connect the Ethernet port on the 2wire to it. Along with your PC and DVR. I think it has 4 LAN ports so that will leave one open. It would probably be easier to buy a switch at the store.

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How to Configure Belkin routers without installation CD for Centurylink, Embarq, Bell sympatico, Bell Canada ISPs ?
Configuring Belkin routers without installation CD for Centurylink, Embarq, Bell sympatico, Bell Canada ISPs :
  • Connect the Computer to the Router in one of the 4 ports named wired (usually grey in color) using an Ethernet cable.
  • Do not connect the modem to the router.
  • Open internet explorer / Firefox / chrome or any of your default web browser.
  • In the address bar type the default gateway address of Belkin router i.e., 192.168.2.1
  • Belkin router setup page (RSP) will be displayed.
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Wired Part Configuration:
We need to configure the wired part by following these steps.
Step 1: You need to LOGIN to the router for making any changes. (No login password, just leave it blank and click SUBMIT)
Step 2: Click on LAN settings (found on left side of RSP), change the IP address from 192.168.2.1 to 192.168.40.1 and save changes.
Step 3: Now Connect the DSL Modem to Router in the port named Modem (usually yellow in color) using another Ethernet cable.
***Once you are done that, you need to re-login to RSP by typing the new IP address 192.168.40.1 in the address bar of web browser.

Step 4: Check for the internet status at the top right hand corner of RSP. If it is connected then the wired part is working perfect with the router (wired computers will go online). Need not follow the steps below, directly jump to wireless part configuration.
Step 5: If the Internet Status is not connected then, click on CONNECTION TYPE (found on left side of RSP), it has to be selected as DYNAMIC and click next. It will ask for HOST NAME, leave it blank or you can type anything there and click on APPLY CHANGES.
Step 6: Now check for the internet status at the top right hand corner of belkin RSP. If it says connected then everything for the wired part is configured perfectly. You can go ahead and configure for the wireless part.
If it is not connected then we need to do a network power cycle.

Steps to be followed for performing Network power cycle:
  • Unplug the power cable of both your modem and router.
  • Wait for 30 seconds.
  • Plug back the power cable of the modem and wait until all the lights are lit up in it.
  • Now plug back the power cable to the router and check for the lights in the router.
Modem & Internet lights will be lit and they will be solid (blue/green) in the router; it says that the Internet status is connected. Now you will be able to go online in the wired computers.

If still Modem & Internet lights are not solid in the router; it may be blinking in red/ amber it says that the Internet status is not connected. You will not be able to go online in the wired computers.

In this case you need to connect your computer directly to the modem and check whether you are able to go online. If you are not able to go online, then you need to contact your ISP and fix your issue with internet.

The above method is applicable only for Embarq, century link, Bell Sympatico, Bell Canada ISPs. Because these ISPs will have the IP address same as Belkin routers....

If nothing works then you need to contact your ISP and ask them to bridge the modem...Bridging the modem disables NAT in the modem and allows you to get a public IP in the modem.
click here to configure wireless part...

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How to Configure Belkin routers without installation CD for DSL ISPs :
  • Connect the DSL Modem to Router in the port named Modem (usually yellow in color) using an Ethernet cable.
  • Connect the Computer to the Router in one of the 4 ports named wired (usually grey in color) using another Ethernet cable.
  • Open internet explorer / Firefox / chrome or any of your default web browser.
  • In the address bar type the default gateway address of Belkin router 192.168.2.1
  • Belkin router setup page (RSP) will be displayed.

Wired Part Configuration:
Check for the internet status at the top right hand corner. If it is connected then the wired part is working perfect with the router (wired computers will go online). Need not follow the steps below, directly jump to wireless part configuration.
If it is not connected then we need to configure the wired part by following these steps.
Step 1: You need to LOGIN to the router for making any changes. (No login password, just leave it blank and click SUBMIT)
Step 2: Click on CONNECTION TYPE (found on left side of RSP), it has to be selected as DYNAMIC and click next.
Step 3: HOST NAME leave it blank or you can type anything there and click on APPLY CHANGES.
Step 4: Now check for the internet status at the top right hand corner. If it says connected then everything for the wired part is configured perfectly. You can go ahead and configure for the wireless part.
If it is not connected then we need to do a network power cycle.
Steps to be followed for performing Network power cycle:
  • Unplug the power cable of both your modem and router.
  • Wait for 30 seconds.
  • Plug back the power cable of the modem and wait until all the lights are lit up in it.
  • Now plug back the power cable to the router and check for the lights in the router.

Modem & Internet lights will be lit and they will be solid (blue/green) in the router; it says that the Internet status is connected. Now you will be able to go online in the wired computers.

If still Modem & Internet lights are not solid in the router; it may be blinking in red/ amber it says that the Internet status is not connected. You will not be able to go online in the wired computers.

In this case you need to connect your computer directly to the modem and check whether you are able to go online. If you are not able to go online, then you need to contact your ISP and fix your issue with internet.

The above method is applicable for DSL ISPs only.

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Two ways to do it:
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or:
2- run the network cable from one of the output jacks on the back of your wireless router direct to the network input on your computer. The wireless network will still work for you and anyone else connected, but your pc will be connected directly to your internet provider.

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you need not have a disk to install your router....you can configure it manually by following the steps below...
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For Wired Computers:
Step 1: Connect the Modem to Router (in the port named Modem) and take another ethernet cable and connect one end to the Router(in the port named wired) and other end to any one of your computer
Step 2: Open the Internet explorer and type 192.168.2.1 and click on Enter in the keyboard
Step 3: Now you will be able to see the belkin router setup page
Step 4: On your left hand side click on Connection type,it will prompt for Login Password,leave it blank and click on Submit
Step 5: Now select the Connection type as "Dynamic" and Click on Next.
Step 6: In the next screen,leave the host name as Blank and Click on Apply Changes
Step 7: The Router will save the information and bring back to the router setup page
Step 8: Now,on your left hand side click on MAC Address or MAC Address Cloning.
(If it ask for any Login password,leave it blank and click on Submit)
Step 9: Click on Clone and Click on Apply Changes
Step 10: The router will save the information and bring back to the same page
Step 11: Now check the Internet Status on the top right hand corner,Check wither it says connected or not connected
If it says connected, then you can start to go online in the wired computers
If it says Not connected or no connection,then please follow the steps
Step 12: Unplug the power cable of both your modem and router,leave it for 10 secs,then put the power cable only on to the modem and wait until all the lights are lit up,then put the power cable back to the router and check wither u are able to see all the lights in the router.You will be able to see all the lights glowing and the Internet status:Connected.
You can start to go online in the wired computers
Wireless Computers:
Step 13: In the Belkin router Setup page,on your left hand side,if you have Wifi Protected Setup(WPS) Click on it.
Step 14: It will Promot you for a login password ,leave it blank and Click on Submit
Step 15: Change the WPS to Disable and Click on Apply Changes
Step 16: The router will save the Information and bring back to the same page
Step 17: On your left hand side,click on Security.
You can select any security type, the belkin routers have 2 types,they are
A) WEP(64-bit WEP)
B) WPA
C) Disabled
A) WEP (64-bit WEP):
If you are selecting the Security type as WEP (64-bit WEP) then you will be able to see the Key 1 with 5 small boxes.You have to type 2 numbers in each box only in Key 1.
After you have typed please make a note of it and Click on Apply Changes.
B) WPA:
If you are selecting the Security type as WPA then you will be able to see the Preshared key or Password (PSK),in that box you can type as thing as you wish.
After you have typed the password please make a note of it and Click on Apply Changes
C) Disabled:
If you feel no need of any security for your Wireless Network you can select the option as Disabled and Click on Apply Changes
Step 18: After you have selected any one of the Option,now on your left hand side Click on Channel and SSID.
Step 19: Changed the SSID to any name as you wish
Step 20: Change the Wireless Channel to 6 or 1
Step 21: After you have changed please click on Apply Changes.
Step 22: Now we have configured the Router for both Wired and wireless Computers
To Check the wireless computers:
Step 1: Go to the wireless computer
Step 2: If it is a laptop turn on the wireless switch in the laptop
Step 3: Now Search for wireless Networks in the range,please see below according to your Operating System
WINDOWS XP:
Start---->Control Panel----->Network and Internet Connections(Network and Internet)---->Right Click Wireless Network Connection---->Click on View Avaliable Wireless Network
WINDOWS Vista:
Start---->Control Panel---->Network and Internet (Network and Sharing Center)---->On your left hand side click on Manage Wireless Networks------>Right Click on Wireless Network Connection----->Click on Connect
WINDOWS 7:
Start----->Control Panel---->Network and Internet (Network and Sharing Center)------->On your left hand side Click on Change Adapter Settings---->Right Click on Wireless Network Connection--->Click on Connect
Step 4: Now you will be able to see the Network name which you gave in the Router,try to connect to this it will ask for password type it and click on Connect.
You will be able to connect in wireless and you will be able to go online in wireless computers
The above mentioned tips are the Complete setup of a belkin router for both wired and wireless computers

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Please follow the below mentioned steps for the configuration of Belkin Routers for any Model in both Wired and Wireless Computer

For Wired Computers:
Step 1: Connect the Modem to Router (in the port named Modem) and take another ethernet cable and connect one end to the Router(in the port named wired) and other end to any one of your computer

Step 2: Open the Internet explorer and type 192.168.2.1 and click on Enter in the keyboard

Step 3: Now you will be able to see the belkin router setup page

Step 4: On your left hand side click on Connection type,it will prompt for Login Password,leave it blank and click on Submit

Step 5: Now select the Connection type as "Dynamic" and Click on Next.

Step 6: In the next screen,leave the host name as Blank and Click on Apply Changes

Step 7: The Router will save the information and bring back to the router setup page

Step 8: Now,on your left hand side click on MAC Address or MAC Address Cloning.

(If it ask for any Login password,leave it blank and click on Submit)

Step 9: Click on Clone and Click on Apply Changes

Step 10: The router will save the information and bring back to the same page

Step 11: Now check the Internet Status on the top right hand corner,Check wither it says connected or not connected

If it says connected, then you can start to go online in the wired computers

If it says Not connected or no connection,then please follow the steps

Step 12: Unplug the power cable of both your modem and router,leave it for 10 secs,then put the power cable only on to the modem and wait until all the lights are lit up,then put the power cable back to the router and check wither u are able to see all the lights in the router.You will be able to see all the lights glowing and the Internet status:Connected.

You can start to go online in the wired computers

Wireless Computers:
Step 13: In the Belkin router Setup page,on your left hand side,if you have Wifi Protected Setup(WPS) Click on it.

Step 14: It will Promot you for a login password ,leave it blank and Click on Submit

Step 15: Change the WPS to Disable and Click on Apply Changes

Step 16: The router will save the Information and bring back to the same page

Step 17: On your left hand side,click on Security.

You can select any security type, the belkin routers have 2 types,they are

A) WEP(64-bit WEP)
B) WPA
C) Disabled

A) WEP (64-bit WEP):

If you are selecting the Security type as WEP (64-bit WEP) then you will be able to see the Key 1 with 5 small boxes.You have to type 2 numbers in each box only in Key 1.

After you have typed please make a note of it and Click on Apply Changes.

B) WPA:

If you are selecting the Security type as WPA then you will be able to see the Preshared key or Password (PSK),in that box you can type as thing as you wish.

After you have typed the password please make a note of it and Click on Apply Changes

C) Disabled:

If you feel no need of any security for your Wireless Network you can select the option as Disabled and Click on Apply Changes

Step 18: After you have selected any one of the Option,now on your left hand side Click on Channel and SSID.

Step 19: Changed the SSID to any name as you wish

Step 20: Change the Wireless Channel to 6 or 1

Step 21: After you have changed please click on Apply Changes.

Step 22: Now we have configured the Router for both Wired and wireless Computers

To Check the wireless computers:

Step 1: Go to the wireless computer

Step 2: If it is a laptop turn on the wireless switch in the laptop

Step 3: Now Search for wireless Networks in the range,please see below according to your Operating System

WINDOWS XP:

Start---->Control Panel----->Network and Internet Connections(Network and Internet)---->Right Click Wireless Network Connection---->Click on View Avaliable Wireless Network

WINDOWS Vista:

Start---->Control Panel---->Network and Internet (Network and Sharing Center)---->On your left hand side click on Manage Wireless Networks------>Right Click on Wireless Network Connection----->Click on Connect

WINDOWS 7:

Start----->Control Panel---->Network and Internet (Network and Sharing Center)------->On your left hand side Click on Change Adapter Settings---->Right Click on Wireless Network Connection--->Click on Connect

Step 4: Now you will be able to see the Network name which you gave in the Router,try to connect to this it will ask for password type it and click on Connect.

You will be able to connect in wireless and you will be able to go online in wireless computers

The above mentioned tips are the Complete setup of a belkin router for both wired and wireless computers

Regards,
Ayyasam

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