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Internet but can't see other machines on the network

I have a DSL modem that gets a private IP address (192.) so the WNR834 is set to, all machines (wired or wireless) on the network can see the router and get the internet. None of them can see each other, even if they are both hooked up on wired. I have turned off all firewalls, ping the machines hostname resolves to the right IP address but can't be reached. I have turned off the dhcp on the router and hooked the DSL modem to one of the LAN ports and have it hand out the ip addresses but that didn't change anything. I found out that a new vista laptop can see the other two machines on the network but they can't see it. Any thoughts?

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If you have a switch or would be able to borrow one from someone. Try connecting your computers to it and see if they can see each other. If they can then that means there is a problem with the switching part of your router which normally means a hardware problem on the router.

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Ip location

no. An IP address refers to an address that is attached to your network card (or your router). In most cases you will have what is considered a "Private" address (there is a range of addresses reserved for people to use in their private networks so that they don't get confused for things on the internet). So your computer will have a "private" address if you are behind a firewall, router, or internet service provider. You may be looking for your "public" address which would not allow someone to get to your computer from the internet, unless you had "port forwarding" set up in your router. Public addresses usually do not stick to your cable modem or dsl modem, and may change over time. If you need to figure out what your current Public IP address is you will want to go to google and type "what's my ip address" in the search, and it will show you (as well as some links to other web sites that will tell you what your IP address is). If you need to find your private IP address so that other computers on your private network can communicate with you, open the command prompt and type "ipconfg /all" and hit enter. This will give you a list of different adapters that you have on your computer, and what the IP Address is for each (you may have wireless, hard wired, even vpn adapters). The email address that is transmitted in the headers of your email is the public IP address of your mail server (or googles, or yahoos, or whatever your mail provider is).
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192 168 254

There should be four sets of numbers each seperated by a dot. These are the address of your router which will allow you to configure the router as you wish. Follow explanation below.

Broadband router manufacturers generally allow users to setup and configure the router settings through their web browsers. You just have to connect the browser to your computer and enter the default private IP address in the address bar of your browser.
The default IP address is factory set and is usually begins with 192.168. Some of the popular brands as given below use as their default private IP Address.
  • some 3Com OfficeConnect routers
  • Netopia / Cayman Internet gateways
  • Billion ADSL routers
  • Linksys SRW2024 managed switches
  • Westell modems for Bellsouth DSL Internet service in the U.S. Router Password

Alongwith the default Private IP Address, these manufacturers also set a default username and password. Users are allowed to change these default password settings. But in case they forget the changed admin and password details, they can use the hardware reset button to change all the settings to the default settings. In this process the password is also reset to the factory default value

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Cisco SF100 and Bell DSL modem on port 24. Shows green light, but cannot access internet. Bell says not their problem.

Switches can only communicate with devices that are on the same subnet. Routers can route traffic to other subnets. You need a router to be able to forward traffic to the next hop on it's way to the Internet.

I would need the model number from your Bell DSL modem to see what it is capable of. But most ISP modems will have 2 IP addresses. One public, one private address. The modem's usually do some sort of Network Address Translation (NAT) and routing for the users. The essential piece you may be missing is that every device plugged into the SF100 switch MUST be on the same IP subnet as the private IP address of the DSL modem. On top of that, your gateways (next-hop) must be configured correctly.

Let me know the model and I should be able to help out.

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Cant set security


According to you security settings of your modem is difficult for you.

But you don't have say the OS you are using there. It depend on modem and OS. while installing the driver supported your OS select the PPPoa/PPPoE. After installing go to the web explorer and type the link (IP add) of your modem at the address bar and enter in the modem settings. Your modem vendor will provide this IP or see the manual.

Then go to the security settings and set it pasword protected. Enable the NAT (Network Address Translation)with your Private IP address for security. You can follow the manual to set it properly

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Router ar 410, wan port is eth0 with statick ip, public, and switch port 1 is on vlan2 with pirvate ip address how tu add default route for acces to internet eth0 is connected on shdsl...

Does the DSL router have a model number? Also for the public address, can you give me the first couple of digits. I just want to make sure it is truly a public IP address and not a class A or B private address because only an ISP can hand out public addresses.
If the IP address on eth0 is indeed private, I am guessing you have to get into the DSL router and set a static route to point to let it know about both of the the ar410 networks on each interface. Keep in mind it might not understand VLSM so when you static route in the DSL to the 192 network you will only need to specify it as as class C default mask is 24.

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How do i hook up my router?

There are several ways to do this, depending on how your network is configured.

Generally, if you have only one router - you connect the network jack of your cable modem or DSL modem to the WAN ("wide area network" or "internet") jack of the router with a CAT 5 network cable or jumper. Each computer's network jack would be connected to one of the router's (4) LAN ("local area network" or "home network") jacks labeled 1, 2, 3, & 4.

In the picture above, the left most jack (WAN) of the router connects to the cable or DSL modem. The "LAN" jacks labeled "1, 2, 3 & 4" connect to each computer's network jack in your home.

The above would change if you are simply adding this router to extend an existing network. You'd likely be using this router as a switch, and leaving the routing duties to the main router. Over simplified, all the CAT 5 network cables would be connected to the 4 LAN jacks. There would be no connection to the router's WAN jack because the output of the first router provides only private IP addresses used in YOUR location. The internet IP address from your ISP is used only at the first router so that your entire home has the single IP address. The WAN jack is for internet addresses only - and the LAN jacks are for local / private addresses in your home only.

Have a look at the LinkSys web site for help configuring your particular model router, or reply with the model and version here.

I hope this helps & good luck. Please rate my reply - thanks!

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Installed the router today, for some reason i am able to connect to the internet with a wire however the program that came with the router still says unable to connect even though the internet is working....

1. How do I set up additional devices using SecureEasySetup?
Repeat the SecureEasySetup process for each device until all of your devices have been configured.
2. Where is my SecureEasySetup button?
On the Router, the SecureEasySetup button is located on the front panel. The button should be lighted either orange or white. For other SecureEasySetup devices, refer to each wireless device's documentation to locate the button on that device.
3. I have devices that support WPA-Personal security, but do not have SecureEasySetup. Can I still use SecureEasySetup?
Yes. Print out the wireless security settings at the end of the SecureEasySetup process, and then manually configure the settings for your non-SecureEasySetup devices. Refer to each wireless device's documentation for instructions on how to enter these settings.

4. What is the maximum number of IP addresses that the Router will support?
The Router will support up to 253 IP addresses.
5. Is IPSec Pass-Through supported by the Router?
Yes, it is a built-in feature that the Router automatically enables.
6. Where is the Router installed on the network?
In a typical environment, the Router is installed between the cable/DSL modem and the LAN. Plug the Router into the cable/DSL modem's Ethernet port.

7. Does the Router support IPX or AppleTalk?
No. TCP/IP is the only protocol standard for the Internet and has become the global standard for communications. IPX, a NetWare communications protocol used only to route messages from one node to another, and AppleTalk, a communications protocol used on Apple and Macintosh networks, can be used for LAN to LAN connections, but those protocols cannot connect from the Internet to a LAN.

8. Does the Internet connection of the Router support 100Mbps Ethernet?
The Router's current hardware design supports up to 100Mbps Ethernet on its Internet port; however, the Internet connection speed will vary depending on the speed of your broadband connection. The Router also supports 100Mbps over the auto-sensing Fast Ethernet 10/100 switch on the LAN side of the Router.

9. What is Network Address Translation and what is it used for?
Network Address Translation (NAT) translates multiple IP addresses on the private LAN to one public address that is sent out to the Internet. This adds a level of security since the address of a PC connected to the private LAN is never transmitted on the Internet. Furthermore, NAT allows the Router to be used with low cost Internet accounts, such as DSL or cable modems, when only one TCP/IP address is provided by the ISP. The user may have many private addresses behind this single address provided by the ISP. If you wish to enable Filter Internet NAT Redirection click here for more information.

10. Does the Router support any operating system other than Windows 98SE, Windows Millennium, Windows 2000, or Windows XP?
Yes, but Linksys does not, at this time, provide technical support for setup, configuration or troubleshooting of any non-Windows operating systems.

11. Does the Router support ICQ send file?
Yes, with the following fix: click ICQ menu -> preference -> connections tab->, and check I am behind a firewall or proxy. Then set the firewall time-out to 80 seconds in the firewall setting. The Internet user can then send a file to a user behind the Router.

12. Can multiple gamers on the LAN get on one game server and play simultaneously with just one public IP address?
It depends on which network game or what kind of game server you are using. For example, Unreal Tournament supports multi-login with one public IP.
35. How do I reset the Router?
Press the Reset button on the back panel for about five seconds. This will reset the Router to its default settings and password. Click here for more information.

37. I have excellent signal strength, but I cannot see my network. Wireless security is probably enabled on the Router, but not on your wireless adapter (or vice versa). Verify that the same wireless security method and passphrase/keys are being used on all devices of your wireless network. Click here for more information.

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Trying to connect two PC's to a Netgear FE108 switcher and a Thompson cable modem. Modem is connected to "Uplink" port on switcher. Normal/Uplink switch on switcher is set to "Uplink" Can connect one PC if...

Any network device, PC or otherwise, needs an IP address assigned. So, yes, both your PC's need an IP address.
Assuming your ISP lets you have multiple PC's(IP's) then you'll have to use the IP space provided by your ISP. The default gateway would also be provided by your ISP.

The way you SHOULD do this is to use a router, linksys for example. This way you can setup you private network(I.E. for example). This will hide and protect YOUR private space from would be hackers. The router would use the REAL IP address on the outbound side to talk to the cable/DSL modem. can use the ipconfig command at the command prompt(I.E. a DOS window) on your working machine to see the DHCP address and gateway that was assigned. Sound like your ISP only allows you one IP. The router solution above will fix that and let you connect as many as you want because the ISP will only see the one IP from the router.

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My computer keeps telling me I do not have an internet connection when I connect my router. I can unplugg the router and plug it back into my dsl modem and the internet again works. why won't my router...

More info would be helpful, but I am assuming that you have a router device that is not the DSL Modem, maybe a linksys, or something? Most likely what is happening is that the DSL modem is assigning private IP addresses, like 192.168.1.x, and the router is obtaining that IP address on its WAN interface, but is also configured for the LAN at 192.168.1.x, which is the same subnet, so it cannot route packets to the internet properly, as both interfaces have the same network range. Can you give me more info? I can try to walk you thru step by step.
Step 1. Verify current IP address when internet connection is working. (Go to a command prompt and type ipconfig, press enter, and document what your IP address is, also document the gateway address and subnet mask)
Step 2. Connect to the router instead of the DSL modem, do the same thing, document your IP address, gateway, and subnet mask
Step 3. Compare the two, your IP may be different, and the gateway may even be different, but see if both are trying to use the same IP range.

If they are the same, or close (the first 3 octets(set of numbers) are the same) then you will need to configure the lan side of either your DSL modem, or the router to be on a different IP address.

To do this will vary depending on the model of your router, so if you respond in the next few hours, I will still be online, and will try to assist.

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What is an ip?

IP= Internet protocol it would have numbers like or what ever range the isp uses. If the first 3 numbers have a 169. whatever you are not connected.

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