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Question about a home network using a Linksys WRT54GS2

Q: Question about a home network using a Linksys WRT54GS2

If I'm able to, how would I go about running a network hub from an existing port on the router?

I.E. Modem->Router->PCs/Hub->TV/PC

In theory I'm trying to run a wired connection to my room and have the ability to have my PC/TV and any other devices connected to the network physically, my wireless strength isn't exactly good and it's very inconsistent at best when it comes to my internet speeds makes it a bit harder to watch Netflix/Play games.

Any insight would be wonderful!

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A: Question about a home network using a Linksys WRT54GS2

Modem > Router >

Then use a LAN port on the router to connect to a LAN port on the hub.
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Sorry. Posted too soon. I finally rebooted each computer and they now display both machines when I click on the workgroup icon. However I still have issues.

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A:Home network printer, linksys router, 2 different OSs

If you connect the laptop directly to the printer and install the driver and check that everything is working.

once this is done disconnect the direct link and go through the network add printer and it should see the printer and allow you to use the "existing driver"

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A:Home Network Question

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A:home network question

depends very much on the router - whats the make and model - if it can be used as a wireless access point
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A:Home network question

How much "managing" do you do?
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A:Solved: Home network question heh

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Make and exact model and hardware version of any other network equipment, like a repeater, a booster, hi-gain antenna, etc.
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
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Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

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A:question about network Home/work or Public

I won't pretend to be an expert on the subject, since I only started using a LAN network recently myself, but since there is only 1 PC involved, and you say nothing about needing to connect to some other network via the internet, I don't understand why you need either? Perhaps if you explained more fully as to how you use a network it would help get a better answer.

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A:Solved: Home network connectivity question

Solved: Went to another forum, and received suggested solution which appears to work. Both posted at same time, other responded.
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If "Everyone" is selected on a home network PC for home network uses/ "Everyone" also vulnerable to outside/Internet/neighborhood penetration and attack ?

Or does the "Everyone" user block any and all users except those on the home any outside the home attempts to enter my home system/network ?


A:6 PC home network permissions/security question

Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz

We have a home network with 6 pc's with various OS's. I think somewhere in one of the Tutorials I read to use user "Everyone" to setup the Network. With the different OS's we are not using the HomeGroup setup thru Windows.

The system is up (and has been) running fine but reading another post I am concerened that this is not a safe/secure home network using "Everyone"

If "Everyone" is selected on a home network PC for home network uses/ "Everyone" also vulnerable to outside/Internet/neighborhood penetration and attack ?

Or does the "Everyone" user block any and all users except those on the home any outside the home attempts to enter my home system/network ?


It only means that any machine that is part of your network will have access to those drives you set sharing and security permissions for "Everyone".

It does not mean that everyone outside your network will have access, although if someone were able to break into your network they would have full access to those drives. So from a security stand point it's not the safest way to share.

It would be a bit safer to either share the entire "User folder" if you need access to all of the "User" folders on the drive, or only share the folders you need access too from inside the network.

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A:Home network configuration question (2 sub networks)

That will work. The secondary routers need to have a different subnet from the primary router. It doesn't matter if the two secondary routers use the same subnet.

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A:Help with basic exchange server / home network question

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A:XP Home Edition & Linksys Wireless-G adapter not connecting to home DSL/Wireless

what do you have connected to the router (Siemens SpeedStream 5620 Wireless ADSL Gateway) that works , as we will probably need to see some test results

lets start with these two
. *I also need to learn how to save his pics & videos to a Sandisk memory stick (another issue), plus how to CLEAR OUT this PC which seems jam packed, plus guided to a lower cost or free virus protection that is adequate.Click to expand...

depending on the size of "all the stuff" you may want an external USB harddrive to copy all the files/pictures to - what do you have ?
can you got to the
my documents folder - which should also contain my pictures and right click on the folder my documents and select properties from the menu
that will give you the size of that folder

you don't need norton, there are many free versions just as good - I will list below
but first you need to remove Norton, as it may be the reason you cannot access the internet as its blocking - see removal tool below

next we would like to see an ipconfig /all and an xirrus screen shot- again see below


Norton Removal Tool
I would recommend that you restart the PC and run the removal tool for a second time - I have found instances where the removal tool needs to be run twice to fully remove all traces of norton and symantec from the PC

All Versions - The Norton Removal Tool uninstalls all Norton 2010/2009/2008/2007/2006/2005/2004/2003 products, Norton 360 and Norton SystemWorks 12.0 from your computer.


i'm not an expert here - but if you look through the security forum, you will see a lot of recommendations
Have a read in our "general security" forum and look for the advice from our security gurus, they are identified with a gold shield next to their name

Several excellent free antivirus programs are available.

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE)



Two other programs to also have on the PC

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
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Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.
Direct link to the program is here

{If the above link does not work heres another link,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

A user guide is available here

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

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A:linksys wrt54gs question

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A:scvhost.exe error - LINKSYS PrintServer + (XP-Home & XP-Pro) = Complicated Sharing!

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Reset the router back to factory default settings and start over.
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Please do not post duplicate threads for the same issue, continue here:
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Hi and welcome. Ethernet cable from your computer to the router, unless you have wireless on the new computer.
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Apologies for the delay.
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A:Linksys Network monitor must die


Go into device manager and see what drivers are listed in the cards properties, now get a pen and paper, and write them down.

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IF the links do not work you can get to the forum here:

64 bit drivers for Linksys adapters - Wireless Adapters - Linksys Community Forums

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Your links go to Which is BS site with no drivers Thanks for wasting my time
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is there an easier way to ensuring I get all my custom configurations, then from going screen to screen and writing it down?Click to expand...

Go screen to screen and save screen shots.

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Update the Linksys to the most current software.

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Uninstall the drivers!!! I tried the XP drivers, and they did the same thing. IF it hang on uninstall/rollback, manually delete ntcwd10.inf (or something very similar) from the windows/inf directory.
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