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Do i need a modem for my linksys WRT160N Broadband router of enable to connect to my dsl, or can i connect directly my dsl cable to WRT160N Broadband router. Thanks in advance

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You need to have a separate DSL modem

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Hi I configured wrt160n v2 linksys router well but when the power goes down and restart it again it stop working for more than 1 hr? any solution for it? Noor Muhammad ISP Engineer Multinet Kabul...


your ISP is a cable or DSL...??? if it is a cable then you should do a mac clone... if your ISP is dsl, then check with the direct connection from modem....Make sure the direct connection with modem is working good when the modem is restarted and connect the router...

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Compatibility with high speed ADSL2 Broadband


Yes, Linksys WRT160N is 100% compatible with ADSL2. Linksys WRT160N is a Broadband router.

you will not be able to use the linksys WRT160N, as an ADSL2 modem router. you should be using an ADSL2 Modem separately and connect the cable from the modem to the Linksys WRT160N. Hope this clarify the doubt.


Apr 02, 2010 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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I just switched from cable modem to dsl modem..dsl modem gets on the internet when connected directly to computer..once connected to router doesnt connect to internet


Your new ISP is DSL. the router was working before with the cable modem. The settings for the cable and DSL ISP are different. Now your computer is working when you connect it directly to the DSL modem. that means the modem is working.
The DSL modem works on 2 different modes.
You will need to check which mode is your modem working on and according to the settings of your modem you will need to set up the router.
To change the settings of the router, you will need to open the set up page of the router.
Click Here for more information about the router set up.

Feb 20, 2010 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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I went from a ATT dsl modem to a net gear modem and i cannot get the net ger mode and linksys mode to talk to the computer


Most DSL providers use PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) to establish Internet connections for end-users. To set up a Linksys router, you need to enable PPPoE on the router’s web-based setup page.
To setup a Linksys router with a DSL connection you need to perform four steps:
  1. Verifying Internet Connection
  2. Connecting the Devices Together
  3. Checking the LEDs
  4. Setting-up a DSL ISP on a Linksys Router
Verifying Internet Connection
Connect the Broadband modem to the computer using an Ethernet cable without the router installed and make sure that the Internet connection is active. If not, contact your Internet Service Provider.

Aug 01, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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I have a Bell DSL modem Speed Streem 6520,linksys Wrt160n &16port


How to Set up the Bell DSL modem: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=97732

Setting up a Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router: http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/support/WRT160N
(Download the Manual from this site)

Setting up a Linksys 16 port switch: There are many different switch models, however if it just your basic switch, you should be able to just plug it in and plug in your computers via RJ45 cables.

If you need any further assistance let me know....

Serge

Apr 09, 2009 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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Lacking correct cable


Simply an RJ45 cable connector. Routers are broadband and a dialup modem will not work. You need an ethernet card. They are cheap and easy to get. Steve

Jan 20, 2009 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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Connection


Hi Susie
With related to your particular issue it seems like that your broadband modem is not configured for the router. There are basically 2 types of connection. DSL and Cable modem. Verizon, ATT are DSL and comcast other providers give you a normal cable broadband connection. If its comcast make sure the cable from the comcast modem is going to the internet port in the linksys router and also make sure that there is a system connection the linksys router and the cable from the system goes to any of LAN 1, 2, 3 and 4 ports. Then reset your cable modem by using a pin and inserting to the reset hole in the modem. You could use the same step to reset your linksys router as well .If its a verizon or dsl connection you need to put normally your username and password in the router page. here is the link to how to configure linksys for your internet modem.
Here is a video as well on it?
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=vSAXMO7aNzg

http://tinyurl.com/5tqqhl


Also post the linksys router model. your ISP modem model number and also information on how many systems are wired to the router and wireless and let me know if you need more help.

Thank you
Rakesh
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Trying to install Linksys wrt54gx2 srx200 on my vista computer


who is your broadband provider? Is this cable or DSL connection? Setting up the router is done via http://192.168.1.1. Leave username blank, password is admin. If you have Cable ISP, then make sure you have "Automatic Configuration-DHCP" selected and MAC address Clone is enabled on Setup > MAC address Clone (click Clone, and Apply). If it's a DSL connection and your broadband provider gave you a username and password, select "PPPoE" for Internet Connecton Type, and enter in your DSL username and password. Next verify if your modem is communicating with the router by going to the Status page and by verifying that you have an Internet IP address. If none, wait for a few minutes and power cycle your modem and router.

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Vonage Phone Adapter and Motorola DSL Modem and Linksys NUltra


Your connection should be from DSL modem > internet port of Linksys router > Vonage phone adapter to port 1 of the router.

Nov 01, 2008 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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Installation


hello!

-- who is your internet service provider
-- what is the operating system of your computer?
-- is this working fine before or is this a brand new router

you may try this and see if this help solve your problem. make sure your computer is directly connected to the router

Step 1: Shutdown the computer.
Step 2: reset the router while power on then Unplug the router’s power cable.
Step 3: Unplug the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for 30 seconds.
Step 4: Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear stable.
Step 5: Plug in the router's power cable once the modem’s lights appear stable.
Step 6: Power on the computer on and if your ISP is dsl configure the router settings by setting your isp username and password
Step 7: test the Internet connection.

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