I have my router set up and it's been working well for the most part; however, I'm having problems when I want to hook my laptop directly into the router with an ethernet cable.
When I do this, it shows two different connections (WI-FI and LAN), and neither of them work. Is there a way to configure the set up so when the ethernet cable is plugged in, it just uses the LAN connection, and have the WI-FI kick in when there is no LAN connection.
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Re: Need help configuring LAN and WI-FI settings...
The first thing you have to check is if your computer is getting a valid IP address from your router. if your using a windows xp laptop just go to your network connections under control panel then right click the connection you want to check and got to status, click the support tab and it will show you the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway(for windows vista just go to details and look for the IPV4 info)
if your laptop has built in wireless you can just turn it off(theres a switch of a button to turn if on/off) so that your laptop will only be using the ethernet connection. there is not option to automatically switch from one connection to another.
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Before we start, try hooking your laptop up directly to the modem - if you're not getting an internet connection there, call your Internet Service Provider. If you are, then follow the steps below.
1) Make sure that you're not using more than one router at the same time. One router should be hooked up directly to your modem in the WAN port.
If you have wireless security enabled, go to step 2
2) As a test, remove the security on your wireless network and then see if you can access the internet properly. The router can be accessed by typing it its address in internet explorer, as long as you are connected to the router. Generally the address is 192.168.1.1
3) If you still can't access the internet, go to Internet Explorer Options, the Connections tab, LAN settings, and make sure "use a proxy server" is NOT checked.
4) If you DO get an internet connection now, go back to your router and enable WPA security (some older laptops have problems with WPA2 connections).
If everything doesn't work, post back with some more details!
connect directly to your wireless router, hook the modem to the router WAN port. From the computer type http:\\192.168.1.1 and log into the router. First make sure you can get Internet on the laptop through the wired connection. Then setup wireless without encryption or WEP and see if you can attach to the device unsecured.If both of these work, set WEP up and make sure you use the key and not the passphrase to authenticate.
Are you trying to set up router ?
You can set up your router manually, without the CD. Make sure that your computer is able to go online directly through the modem. If your computer is able to go online through the modem, that means the modem is working fine. You will need to connect the computer to the router and the modem to the router. open the set up page of the router and change the settings of the router according to the ISP.
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Try turning OFF DHCP from services. This may fix your problem.
Look for "DHCP Client", double click on it (or right click and choose properties), STOP the service, then set it's startup type to 'manual'. That'll kill it.See DHCP is what "Gives out/assigns addresses" and on the ONLY PC, it is the First one... 192.168.0.1... Both PC's will be assigning themselves as that, and that will cause a conflict. As the Router now does the DHCP work. Of course ensure you DO have DHCP set on router.
Hi, sorry not a solution, I have exactly the same problem with the same router, even when my laptop is next to the router with excellent signal strength if just drops the connection every few mins, Virgin, who I got the router from claim it is my laptop despite it working perfectly well on other wireless networks.
It sound like youe wireless card in the laptop is not configured correctly.
The TCP/IP settings on the laptop's wireless card should be as follows :-
In the wireless card's Properties - TCP/IP
Enablw - Obtain an IP Address automatically
Enable - Obtain DNS server address automatically
Have you tried hooking up with a cable directly to the router? have you tried hooking up with a cable directly to the modem? do you get any response from it either way. I use one of these with 2 ps3s and 2 laptops going and they work great. But I have WPA set up not WEP. If you go into the router settings is it setup to run more than 1 wireless item at a time? Did you manually set the ip address or is it set to automatic?
Are you trying to hook up the laptop wirelessly to the pc? because then the pc would need to have a wireless card as well....sounds like I need more info, but if you are trying to do what I think you are, you should just get a wireless router instead, hook the pc tower directly to it via ethernet cable, and then setup the laptop to connect to the router. The router would hook to your dsl or cable router....what service do you have?
first unhook router and hook up pc directly yo modem and type in 18.104.22.168 and goto config tab and see is modem is ppoe or bridge to ethernet needs to be ppoe second go back into setup on router and do a manually config and tell you have a dynamic dns and finish setup process i had the same problem with att internet and att had me setting it up wrong
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You need a router or a wireless router to do that. If your cable modem is wireless you can set directly via wireless network a connection with your laptop (the laptop also need a wireless card (if dont have any built in))
The connection must be done in this way
ISP ----->> Cable Modem ---->> Wireless Router o Router ----->> Computer ( 1, 2, or more)