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Replacing routers on a home wireless network set up

Q: Replacing routers on a home wireless network set up

I m trying to replace two wireless routers in a home wireless network set up The network consists of One Belkin router going into a Cable Modem Time Warner In the LAN ports of this router there are two connections that represent data ports upstairs a network Replacing wireless routers home set up on I can t get into the config sheet of this router The second Belkin router is Replacing routers on a home wireless network set up in the lady s study and it is hard-wired to its WAN port I can get into the config page and it is and it has DHCP Replacing routers on a home wireless network set up on although curiously when I wirelessly connect to it and right click the wireless network connection in the properties sheet it shows as access point The third Belkin router is in a bedroom at Replacing routers on a home wireless network set up the opposite end of the house and it wasn t hard wired and I can t get into its config sheet My guess is that it must have been hard wired into the data port on the wall as these routers can not act as wireless repeaters When I swap numbers and out neither of the two new ones can connect to the Internet which makes me think that router is mac address controlled or the cable modem is blocking Internet access I m at the point where I think I am going to have to break everything and start from scratch but I am hesitant without knowing how the existing network was set up as ideally I just want to mimic it but with fresh hardware On the new routers when I connect to the interface I can set up all the security etc but the only thing that is missing is internet connectivity Cyber pint to anyone that can shed any light on what I should do next nbsp

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A: Replacing routers on a home wireless network set up

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

For reference, here's a link to a Typical example config using a Netgear router

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/replacing-routers-on-a-home-wireless-network-set-up.916973/
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I ve recently upgraded my internet provider to BT and received a BT Home Hub as the new wireless router Previous to this I was using a wireless Belkin G MIMO ADSL router model number F D - There are places in the house where the wireless signal is very poor Connecting to the internet using either of these routers is difficult in these spots However since the Belkin is now spare I ve been thinking about trying to use it as a low cost repeater i e free to extend the wireless range in the house There are several good articles that I ve found on this a a link routers wireless network between two wireless wireless using Extend site which address the connection of two routers together e g John Will s article on connecting two SOHO routers is a good example but they rely on an ethernet connection between the two routers I m just wondering if anyone can tell me if there is a way to establish a wireless link between the two routers to extend the range of the current wireless network Cheers everyone and thanks in advance nbsp

A:Extend a wireless network using a wireless link between two wireless routers

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I have a network that is currently set up in the following way:
Modem -> vonage Motorola router -> wireless router

Most computers are hard wired to the Motorola router. Some other ones connect via the linkseys wireless router. All computers are able to connect to the Internet.

The problem I have is that I will be setting up a home computer as a file server connected to the Motorola router. The network acts as though it is two meaning that computers on one router can't see computers on the other router. What steps should I take in order to make all computers accessible through both routers.

Don't know if this helps:
When I type 192.168.1.1 from a computer on the Motorola router, I get nothing, when I type in my actual ip address, I get the Motorola router. When I type in 192.168.1.1 from a linkseys connected computer, I get access to the linkseys router.
 

A:Home network with two routers

Why aren't they all using the same router?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/home-network-with-two-routers.1035964/
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Someone please help me!!!!
 

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I am getting ready to set up a home network to share my internet connection between multiple computers. I have been looking at a couple different brands of routers, and was wondering if anybody had any comments about them. I have been looking at Linksys, D-Link, and Netgear brands (basically because thats all our local computer shops offer, and I don't have a ton of money). Do you have any comments or suggestions about those brands? I won't be carrying a heavy load, I don't do gaming or anything, just basic internet surfing, email etc.... Thanks for the help.
 

A:home network routers

Hi

If I was you I would go look in the local newspaper and get the cheapest one you can find. At least that's what I did and I have had no problems in 2 years sharing 4 computers on a network. I have a Belkin router(with 5 ports). That was the one that was on sale at the time I wanted to set up my network. Any of the ones you mentioned are fine. I think networks fail more because someone doesn't know how to set them up correctly or doesn't maintain them. The router shouldn't be a problem.
 

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I ve read John Will s instructions for configuring routers on a home network and it makes sense so far I do have a couple of questions that maybe someone could answer for me When I change the IP address of the secondary router will Network Routers 2 Home on that change the on-line configuration site for that router The router manufacturer gives an ip to go to do the configs and I wonder if this will somehow change or not 2 Routers on Home Network be accessable Second you say run the ethernet cable from the lan port on the primary to a lan port on the secondary router This means ports - it s a port and not the one that says quot internet quot Primary router is Netgear RP secondary router is Linksys WRT GS Thanks in advance JohnWill said Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router For instance DHCP server addresses through I d assign the secondary router as it s IP address Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router Connect from the primary router s LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports use a cross-over cable Leave the WAN port unconnected Click to expand nbsp

A:2 Routers on Home Network

DTinVA said:

I've read John Will's instructions for configuring 2 routers on a home network and it makes sense so far. I do have a couple of questions that maybe someone could answer for me.

When I change the IP address of the secondary router, will that change the on-line configuration site for that router? The router manufacturer gives an ip to go to do the configs and I wonder if this will somehow change or not be accessable.
Click to expand...

Yes, when you change the base address of the router, that becomes the new address to access it's setup pages. As long as you follow the instructions and keep it in the same subnet as the primary router, you can access it freely from any connected computer. Note the detail of it being outside the DHCP server pool of the primary router.
Second, you say run the ethernet cable from the lan port on the primary to a lan port on the secondary router. This means ports 1-4 (it's a 4 port) and not the one that says "internet?"Click to expand...

Correct, you leave the WAN/Internet port empty on the second router. You are using the second router as a switch, and if it's wireless, you can use the wireless capability. I have a pair of wireless routers here on opposite ends of the house wired that way.
 

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Thank you for looking.
 

A:Solved: Naming a wireless network using two wireless routers

I wouldn't use two SOHO wireless routers for this.

The better way is to use APs from companies like Aruba Networks, Ubiquiti, or Meraki. These companies have APs which allow them to operate as one unified wireless network without the expense of purchasing a wireless controller. By doing this, you have the ability to add APs anytime you want which will join the AP cluster and operate as a unified device with the cluster. It allows the ability to have the APs being aware of each other and as a result adjust their output transmissions so they won't be stomping on each other running full blast. It allows you to use one or more SSIDs which all the APs will service and hence more seamless roaming throughout your house; without issues inherent with using independent APs or with SOHO wireless routers configured to use the same SSID. These systems also have the ability to constantly auto select operating channels in both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands so your wireless network is always operating at the best efficiency/performance.
 

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A:Home Network not working - two routers

What are the distances between red and blue?
 

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A:Home Network Using 2 Routers from different connections

Well you can do that... Sure. Well just use 2 modems and then one router and plug both of the modems into the router and then connect the router to the computers!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/home-network-using-2-routers-from-different-connections.945575/
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Thank
Ron
 

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A:Packet loss over home network - two routers

Check the wiring of the cable, it would be my top suspect.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/packet-loss-over-home-network-two-routers.941862/
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Please responed...

This is what i really hope to set up.
Its really all there..
if someone could tell me what i have to do...

BTW- the routers are both linksys.

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A:Please Help Answer About My New Network And 2 Wireless Routers in One Network

I know English is not your first language... What is your question? Your link isn't posted properly
 

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A:Setting up 2 wireless routers on same network

why not let the first router do all the DHCP ?

see here

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Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together
From a John Will Post

http://library.techguy.org/wiki/Connecting_two_SOHO_broadband_routers_together

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

For reference, here's a link to a Typical example config using a Netgear router

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/setting-up-2-wireless-routers-on-same-network.1040875/
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A:Please Talk Me Through How To Set Up A Wireless Network Using 2 Routers

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/please-talk-me-through-how-to-set-up-a-wireless-network-using-2-routers.520095/
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I have three home desktop computers all with windows 7 ultimate and connected to internet by ethernet cable via a Dlink n router DIR 628.

I know I can connect a printer installed to one computer and then sharing it through Windows 7's homegroup sharing. But I guess the printer can't be shared if the computer its plugged to is not ON.

The Dlink router has a usb slot at the back. Can I share the Printer on the home network thru the routers usb slot?. The printer has no ethernet port.
 

A:Solved: Can I connect a Printer to home network thru routers usb slot?

support site for that dlink http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=670 - with manual - click on "support resources"
The USB appears to be available only to setup wireless settings - so NO you cant use for printer - But you can buy print servers which will connect to the LAN connection - USB print server HUB - belkin make 2 one for just lan and one for wireless - but there others available
 

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A:Need help to setup home network with multiple Access Points or Routers

With Ethernet wiring available you have some nice choices;
use wires to access remote locations
and place wireless in the room(s) needed
Likely you can just wire to each floor and the garage and then let the wireless be accessed from those locations.

The Modem==>#1Router can control all the DHCP assignments and assuming that you only need four remote locations, you can use a 4-port router. If you need more than four, you will need a Switch, eg
Code:
modem==router---switch-- four connections
|
+---- three more connections
Each port from the router is wired to an Access Point or a WiFi router (doesn't matter so use whatever you have). The trick is
disable the dhcp in each Wifi device
attached the ethernet from #1Router to any LAN slot on the WiFi (leaving its Wan slot empty)
This will place all the WiFi on the same subnet as #1 router and sharing et al works across the board

WiFi setups:
start with just one to get the setup running and then you can use that as a template to
config the others. When performing this task, ALWAYS connect a pc to the Wifi device with a cable!

a) change the SSID to something unique to you but not obviously name, address ,,, (
you could add a suffix to it to identify one from the other

b) set a unique channel on each WiFi router to reduce interferrence.
(if you're using a DSL service, then make sure all phones in the house have a new filter attached)

c) enable encryption (WPA2 or WPA in that order) and set the passphrase (can be the same for all wifi devices)

d) for heaven's sake, change the admin password and save it.
(this will disconnect your PC from the device being configure so don't be shocked)

disconnect from the Wifi device and attempt a wireless connection.
Once this works, you can repeat for each of the others.
 

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A:Solved: Two wireless routers cant see computers on network

Here's the recipe for connecting two routers to accomplish what you are trying to do.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).
 

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A:Setting up a basic home network with 2 Cisco 2600 Routers and switch

we always need nat.

Most of the time the connections look like
Code:

modem----router --- other devices and/or switchs --- still more devices
There are a FEW cases where the modem needs to be set to BRIDGE mode, but
don't go there unless it all fails.

Keep it simple to start with [ modem---router---one system]

see this for testing your ISP connection
 

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The desktop is old, running WinME, one laptop is running WinXPpro, the other laptop is running Vista. They are all connected to a Westell router/dsl modem for internet through Verizon.

So, I turn the desktop off daily. Today I go to turn it off and it says the WinXP laptop is connected and do I really want to shut down. I go to windows explorer on both machines and sure enough I have access to the other drives on each computer. I start the Vista machine and see the same.

Am I compromised?
 

A:MY home computers suddenly sharing over home wireless network

If you didn't make the change to share all drives, then somebody did. I would assume the worst. Time to reformat and reinstall.

Windows ME is past end of life, and no security updates are provided by MS. I wouldn't run it anymore. Maybe you'd want to try out some linux distros, some are quite good on old hardware. See this review:
http://www.linux.com/feature/52134

It seems you don't have a separate router, I would advise you to get one. I have a modem/router too but I also have a separate hardware firewall/router. The modem/router does NAT but I constantly see connections/attacks making it past the modem/router to my firewall. Having a separate router is a good thing.

Since you are using wireless, did you enable the encryption? If you have WPA or WPA2 use them and setup a long and complicated passphrase. Use WEP if you have no other choice cause WEP can be broken into real quick. You must enable encryption because with wireless, all your machines are sitting ducks when you have close range attackers, whereas with wired, at least you still have a perimeter which you can fortify with a firewall. Also it is especially important to have software firewalls on Each PC when using wireless.
 

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A:Everytime my wireless home phone rings I get disconnected from my wireless network.

Welcome to Tech Spot

Do you have 802 B or 802 G wireless?

When I was in Best Buy, one of the sale people mentioned how 2.4 GHZ phone interferes with 802 B Wireless networks (uses same frequencies).

He mentioned that 802 G wireless network were not affected with the phones.
 

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A:Solved: How to - Wireless Internet & Home network with wireless Printer

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Have windows XP on main computer which has a wireless network wizard but although have gone through setup on this, still have no connection.
Obviously doing something wrong; doing something in the wrong order or have wrong equipment.
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Thanks from one confused grandmother
 

A:Home wireless network

Disable encryption on the router and try to connect that way. If successful re-enable encryption and reconnect. If possible use WPA-PSK. If you have to use WEP use a HEX key, not an ascill passcode that sometimes gets translated differently by different devices.

Can you successfully connect the second computer via ethernet?

If still unsuccessful with the wireless please show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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Laptop:

XP HOME
SP2
802.11B Wireless Card

Desktop:

XP PRO
SP2
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Can You guide me through the steps in setting this up??

Thankyou In Advance

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A:Wireless home network

Sure, just share the printer on the desktop and you can print to it from any machine on the network.
 

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A:Wireless Home Network Help

Hi:Here is a link to a pretty extensive tutorial on this subject.
Hope it helps.

http://networking.nitecruzr.net/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wireless-home-network-help.767678/
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Cheers
 

A:Home wireless network

Hey Ben, There is a lot to consider before set plans can be made, for instance where does the internet come into the house, could a wireless router be set in the middle of the house?
If the Router has to be where the desk top is located, there is options like adding a wireless extender, but you won't really know where this has to go until the network is running to know the weak spots.
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It also depends on the router you are using, for instance if you use 802.11n it gives you a stronger signal.
 

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A:Home Wireless Network

This article includes your OSes: Set Up Your Home Network, Windows 7 Edition.
 

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3 P4 Desktop EXP

I have two printers I wish to network
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Other
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A:Wireless Home Network

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A:Wireless Network at home :)

If you dont have a router, then you dont have a wireless network..

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A:Wireless Home Network

What is the exact model of your router? This way we can give you instructions specific to you, and not generic advice.

Once we get your network setup we'll concentrate on printing over a network.

BTW
:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
 

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A:XP Home Network Wired/Wireless

have a read here
TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial
http://www.homenethelp.com/web/howto/net.asp

how to share a printer on XP network
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx
 

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A:Wireless performance home network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by angusmdmclean


I have Comcast Cable and a Linskys router WRT54G (V4) upstairs in my home office: In summertime I move downstairs, where it is more comfortable. I have to move my desktop computer , monitor and printer downstairs. My router and cable modem has to remain upstairs, since the Comcast Cable is directed there. I do not have a Comcast cable near where my desk is downstairs. So downstairs I use the wireless option to get the signal from the router. I am looking to optimize on the signal to noise ratio from my router and also to have a way of assessing the performance by virtue of measuring the signal received. There is a series of vertical bars that you can see in Windows denoting the signal strength and this measure has looked excellent downstairs. Nevertheless after a couple of days I lost my signal downstairs so I had to move all the equipment upstairs again and reconnect to the Internet with an Ethernet cable again. So I am back upstairs now. With the Ethernet Cable disconnected in the wireless mode upstairs it looks OK, but the vertical bars were not any different from when I was downstairs.

I am looking to optimize the wireless signal and quality downstairs so suggestions are welcome,

Angus


I'm a strong supporter of Alfa wireless, and have used them for years, even used one of their cards in a custom made WiFi satellite dish to pick up WiFi from, if I remember correctly, up to almost 3/4 a mile away with their USB b/g card, was a long time ago I did that. To say the least it never failed over the year or two I used it and that's an indoor card sitting out in the sun, rain, wind, etc powered on 24/7. May sound like I'm recommending some over priced overpowered thing but they don't cost too much ($26 on their Amazon store). ALFA NETWORK Inc.

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Dear all,

First of all, I apologize if this thread shouldn't be here as I don't know under what category I should address my question.

I have a privacy concern regarding internet browsing at my home network that I need you to help me with.

I am accessing internet through wireless LAN network that is shared with 5 other people in the house. My landlord has the access to the router. Since we are sharing the same network, I am wondering whether he would still be able to monitor my website traffic even though I have my Comodo firewall turned on ?

Is there a way to prevent anybody from monitoring my internet browsing at all if I shared the same internet connection wirelessly ? especially from one who has access to the router ? . If there is , besides the firewall, what else can and should I do ?

Thanks for your advice..


Ken
 

A:Help with Home wireless network privacy please

You can avoid anyone from reading the content ONLY if you use an SSL (ie https://)
or a VPN connection.
The DOMAIN portion of the URL however, will still be logged (if so configured) by the router (wired or wireless connections).

if the url was http : // www.website.com / thisDir / somepage.aspx
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allow www.website.com aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd date time​where aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd is your lan ip address.

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A:Trouble with home wireless network

If other devices can connect then it is more than likely the wireless security settings on your failing device.

Bottom right hand side of the screen near the time and date right click the wireless symbol and open up the network and sharing centre.

Choose manage wireless networks located top left of page this takes you to your security profile for your wireless card. Right click and goto properties and then chose the security tab.

Check your security type, encryption method and password matches the details on your router.

If in doubt best to delete the current network profile from the problematic machine and manually create one to be doubly sure nothing is corrupted.

Hope this helps

Andy

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A:Can't connect to home wireless network

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A:Wireless home network and IPhone

Well, WPA or WPA2 is far better than WEP in any case, so even if the iPhone works with WEP, I'd move up to real encryption anyway.
 

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Do you still see the wifi icon in systray (on bottom right of screen)? If so, does i look normal? Red cross in image?

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Hi there.

Just checked your system specs and saw you're using a desktop. By default, a desktop PC does not have the ability to connect to wifi connection unless you have a network card that supports it, or you have a USB wireless adapter.

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A:Solved: Wireless Home Network

Joe;It has been my experience that your signal strength can vary from room to room.When I had my laptop connected via wireless connection in one room,my connection strength was weak.I moved it into another room about 20 feet closer to the router,and the signal strength is now consistently excellent.
The other thing you could try,if possible change the channel you are using to communicate wirelessly.This is normally done from the router's admin /setup page.
 

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A:Can't connect to home wireless network

Disable encryption on the router and try to connect. If successful then re-enable encryption and try to reconnect.

If WEP doesn't work try WPA(2)-PSK. Vista and newer versions of Windows sometimes struggle with WEP, especially with older routers. A firmware update, if one is available, may help.
 

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A:Secured Home Wireless Network

Hey, RP! We really need to know what operating system you run, as well as the brand of your computer's wireless network adapter (or the brand and model of the computer) and what router you use.
 

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A:wireless home network problems

They both need to be in the same "Workgroup". I'd bet your XP machine is in Workgroup "MS Home" and your Vista machine is in something else (I forget what the default Vista Workgroup name is, but it isn't MS Home). Change the workgroup of one to match the other.
 

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A:Home Wireless Network Problems

Wireless will always have significantly worse performance than wired connections. You are subject to interference, other people tapping in on your connections, as well as the fact that 802.11b is half-duplex.

If you can run a wire, it's clearly the superior solution.
 

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A:Solved: wireless network @home

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A:Cannot connect to home wireless network

when i tryed typing ipconfig /all run flashes up very fast and writing scrolls down then closes before i can even attempt to read it.

You are probably doing that in the Run command box. Instead type cmd first then the IPCONFIG command, or simply go to Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt.

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A:Extending a home wireless network

Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain™ WiFi Range Extending Products.

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A:I need security for my home wireless network

the router should have software to set up a WEP key on their, if not download the latest software/drivers from there site,

Dan
 

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Here is a screenshot from Xirrus the wifi inspector program from the pc in my room connected via the network:

http://s1068.photobucket.com/albums/u455/shaween23/?action=view&current=xirrusscreenshot-1.jpg

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A:Wireless drop out on home network

I can`t work out whether it`s the internet connection to your ISP or if it`s the internal wireless signal that`s playing up but if it`s the internet itself, then check the obvious like wires and filters.

If it`s the wireless signal inside the house read on ... I`m not sure where in the world you are so I`m basing this advice on living in the UK but if you think it`s a good idea and you live elsewhere, I`m sure you can find something similar in your area.

I`ve had experience of this type of problem and it`s been resolved by using the mains supply around the house to plug in a LAN adaptor, (link below) then hard-wire the computer to the adaptor although it`s not particulaly cheap but it does the job well and can be taken with you and used wherever and whenever you want it.

Jenny

http://www.amazon.co.uk/200Mb-Home-plug-mains-through/dp/B0012NKTAA
 

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A:Setting up a wireless home network

No need to shout..

That 3-in-1 is just buzzwords. AT most you can say you have a 2-in-1 device that supports wifi and ethernet.

No, you don't need any extra hardware. Set up the AP as described in the manual. Once the wireless works you configure the network just like you would for a wired connection - there is no difference.

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A:Making A Wireless Home Network

First you should decide if you will want to add more computers to your wireless network in the future. If you will eventually want more then two computers you should go with a wireless access point with a wireless NIC installed in one computer. On the other hand if you only want the two computers you will need two wireless NICs along with the other netwok card that will be connected to the DSL.

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A:Printer on my wireless Home Network

Your printer already an ethernet port, so no extra hardware is needed, except for a network cable perhaps.

Reading The Friendly Manual would be a good start setting things up.

Better detach and delete the printer from the computer - you are supposed to connect it to your router.
 

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A:Setup Wireless network at home??

This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.

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don't you have a firewall in the router

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A:Cannot connection to my home wireless network.

Did you tried using Troubleshooting wizard?
Often, the problems will get solved by using the troubleshooting wizard itself. So, give it a try.
Check whether the modem is secured by MAC filtering feature or by such kind of security facilities.
Comment here if the problem still persist.
Take Care

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A:Wireless + Wired Home Network

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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A:can not network xp home - xp mce over my wireless network?

Sure, it's not an issue.

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Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following two commands:

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ipconfig /all

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

Also, I'd like some information.

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Make/model of the broadband modem.
Make/model of the router.
Connection type, wired, wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc.)
Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2, Vista, etc.

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A:Cannot get wireless home network to work with vista!

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A:Issue with config on one pc on wireless home network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nightfrogs


Hi,

For the last couple of weeks, i've had rubbish speed on my pc when connected to wireless. Used to get around 6Mbps bandwidth but this has decreased to around 2Mbs.

I have 2 other machines (i have not tampered with :/) on the same network which perform fine (around 6Mbps).

I tried several 'Speedguide' tweaks (including Nagle algorythm tweak) but get varying speeds and 'rubberbanding' when playing games online (BF3) and huge lag spikes (from around 40ms up to 1000+).

Specs:
Win 7 Home Premium, Intel i7 2600k @ 3.4gh
Netgear DG834G v4
BIOS, router firmware and all drivers are up to date.

Please find below my analyser results:

? SpeedGuide.net TCP Analyzer Results ?
Tested on: 2012.12.21 05:26
IP address: 2.99.xxx.xxx
Client OS/browser: Windows 7 (Chrome 23.0.1271.95)

TCP options string: 020405b401010402
MSS: 1460
MTU: 1500
TCP Window: 64240 (multiple of MSS)
RWIN Scaling: 0 bits
Unscaled RWIN : 64240
Recommended RWINs: 64240, 128480, 256960, 513920, 1027840
BDP limit (200ms): 2570kbps (321KBytes/s)
BDP limit (500ms): 1028kbps (128KBytes/s)
MTU Discovery: ON
TTL: 108
Timestamps: OFF
SACKs: ON
IP ToS: 00000000 (0)

I hope someone can suggest something.

Cheers!


What is the make and model of your router?

What is the signal strength on these machines?

There are settings in your routers set up page that can have a dramatic effect on wireless performance, 6Mbps is terrible.

If you can post a screen shot of the Xirrus WiFi inspector it will help greatly.
Wi-Fi Inspector | Xirrus

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If you buy a cellular network card for the laptop, you can do what you are looking to do.

It would help if you accurately described your current home setup, and any projected additions, like the cameras.

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Make and model of the broadband modem.
Make and model of the router.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2, Vista, etc.
 

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