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If you have phone service not VOIP and high-speed internet on the same line you need to install filters. They're very important to making sure you get the best possible results from your phone and Internet connection. Install a filter not included in the modem kit on each telephone jack except the jack that goes to the modem. Home security system? There's an additional fee for this. Filters are not included in your modem kit. You can purchase them from us or a local electronics store.
Perhaps you purchased a new laptop, tablet, new machine for your spouse, or another machine for yourself. Perhaps you got a smart TV, light switch, video- streaming box, or Echo or Echo-like device.
Whatever the device, you want to connect it to the internet. Already have a networkbut not sure how to grow it? Become a Patron of Ask Leo! The basis of your LAN will be ethernet. That ethernet is then connected to a router. Routers control two important things.
Each of your devices need an ethernet adapter. Your internet goes in one connection, and you connect your devices to ethernet ports. Laptops, portable devices, utility devices, and even desktops now use short-range 1 wireless networking technology known as Wi-Fi. And yes, ISPs often provide a single box that combines all three devices: modem, router, and wireless access point. A wireless access point is a device that acts as a translator between wired ethernet signals and wireless Wi-Fi signals.
You do not need two routers. It connects all your wireless devices to the router. Wireless is easy. If all you have is a four- port router, adding that fifth device can be a problem. The best way to think of a switch 2 is as wired network extender. All a switch does is make sure that data coming in on one port is sent to the correct other port to reach its intended destination.
In the diagram above, one port of the switch is connected to one of the ports on the router. Additional computers are then connected to the switch. Switches come in many sizes and often add more than a few ports. Common configurations for home or small business switches include eight- or port switches.
But if all you want to do is share an internet connection with a few devices at home, your setup can remain pretty simple. Download right-click, Save-As Duration: — 3.
Silver-level patrons have access to this related video from The Ask Leo! Video Library. Setting up a Home Network. A networking switch is more like a railroad switch, sending traffic down the appropriate track. I am having trouble with my newtork which is between 2 computers, i have brought the ethernet cards and installed them no problem and the cable.
It says that there is a local area connection active. I have setup the network but cannot access the files from the other computer i have only got the files from that computer in My Network PLaces. Please help me!! If not, you need a crossover network cable. For that, and for just a plain old hub, you probably want to make sure you have netbui protocol installed as well.
And of course make sure sharing is enabled on both computers. Is this even possible? No one I ask seems to know. Quite possible.
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Sir, I have installed two operating systems O. S in my computer, i. Initially my computer was having only Win98se O. Now I have installed Window XP, recently. Win98se O. S is in D: drive. My computer is in small home network containing 5 computer in LAN. All of them are directly connected to the router. Whereas in Win98 I can perform all these tasks. Though I have given same I.
You, my friend, need a LAN, or Local Area Network. There are lots of ways to set one up; I'll review the basic setup for the most common case.
P address to both O. Please help me to fix this problem. Errors at the second step would be informative, as would the data that it reports on the last one. It had previously had Xp Professional but then it just collapsed because of all the spyware and viruses that had been on it.Setup IoT VLANs and Firewall Rules with UniFi. ULTIMATE (Smart) Home Network Part Three
My problem is that i dont know how to connect to the internet threw my first computer connects to my service provider[Verizon Adsl]. I try to make a Home Network but it sais that i dont have the right hardware…. I have three computers one XP two Win I have a DSL router The other ethernet card in the XP machine is plugged into a 5 port hub I know this is a lot to ask but I need actual configuration settings and IP addresses if you have the time and energy.
I have a desktop and mobile connected via a wired router to a cable modem. When I go through the XP networking wizard, it tells me this is unsafe because any files I share between computers are visible to the internet. It recommends connecting the two computers directly, then connecting to the internet by one of the computers. I cannot see how to do this. What do you suggest. I liked your article, but still it does not answer few questions.
For example setting IPs for each computer. Setting up LAN takes only few steps, and it is fairly easy, but explaining it to the public is not. I have exactly the set-up in your diagram. I am unhappy with the wireless signal between the router and two laptops in a part of my house.
The area I want to improve the wireless signal to is near a wired XP computer. Can I attach another wireless router or access point to the port near the dead area? Or do I need to put a non-wireless router in the basement and a wireless one on the port? Can I reuse the MR?
Yes, you could connect another wireless access point. The key is simply that the access point must be wired to to the router. Is it possible to set up a wireless connection to my dsl connection for my laptop thru a wireless lan router?
Say I want to surf in the kitchen or outside under my favorite tree. Do i need to have another computer? Or is it enough that i buy a wireless lan router. No additional computer required. I have a DSL cable running to a wireless router then to my desktop. I have a Sony Vaio wireless laptop.
I like the idea of me and my wife being on the net at the same time but i would love to transfer files from the desktop to the laptop and vice versa. The scenario you describe should work. Just make sure you have file sharing enabled on one or both machines.
I have a Chromebook Ethernet or wi-fimy wireless router which connects to cable company. No access point? Router has one internet port and 4 lan. Modem has one internet port.
However, it is not secure even with my security and password. My computer has USB with extender and adapter. How do I get an access point? Also have two mobile phones.
Thanks for any explanation you can give me about the access point. Can i connect a 3rd one without buying an access point, or an access point is necessary in order to connect more than 2 computers? It would go cable modem to router or access point? Can I have both a wireless adapter in my XP machine that connects to an access point in another WLAN to the internet and a hardwired ethernet connection that goes to my LAN to access my printers?
I want to share internet between two computers at home. A desktop wired and two laptops wireless. What would my needs be? Doug: it may just work. Roberto: you want a router the interface between the internet and all your computers with a wireless access point the way the wireless computers will connect to the router built in.
Think of the access point as nothing more than a wireless alternative to the network cables that also come out of the router. The Belkin you point to should be fine, I run a LinkSys in a couple of situations as well.
Thanks very much — Ive ordered those items and a wireless laptop card to as the model Im getting doesnt have one intergrated. Is it safe for health to place our wireless router on a bedside table beside our bed, with a view to frequency emissions etc.
This is where our phone console is. Just got me thinking when you read about the concern with mobile phones etc. Hi Leo: I have two computers. They are both be within a few feet of each other. I have a cable modem. I want to share the network connection. I like Linksys. Question: should I buy the linksys wrt54g to get If possible could you help me out with my home network. The 2nd PC is connected to the 1st PC by means of a crossed over network cable.
The network connection on the 1st PC is bridged to allow the 2nd PC internet access. Unfortunately once bridged the internet connection is very slow, even if the 2nd PC is not connecting to the internet. Is this normal? Is it possible to link the 2nd PC and the internet using the network card that has 8 ports instead of creating the bridge?
Thanks for your time. Shane: I avoid bridging like the plague. That allows that PC to act as a NAT router for your other machines, and in my experience has been quite fast. Hi im going to buy a laptop im using OptusNet Cable on my computer so if i buy a laptop i can use my cable on it? You may only need a cable modem and a network cable to go to it, or you may want to add a router to the mix. Hi Leo I have just got broadband and want to connect to one laptop a desk top to follow shortly I am trying to connect to th einternet wirelessly but the connection kept droppin off even with a good signal.
I have a 2-station LAN set up with a desktop and laptop. I just installed a cable modem to the ethernet switch.
I can configure the desktop to connect to the internet. I am unable to have lan and cable. I called the cable company and after speaking with 3 technicians, was told that their cable internet lite version that I have will not allow me to run a LAN.
I need to upgrade to the business-version of their cable internet. Am I out of luck on this one? Use a router that provides NAT instead of your switch. Hard to say without more details. My first suggestion is can you get one computer working without the router? If so, check the setup against the diagrams included in this article. If you still have problems report back with some of the specific symptoms and equipment used. I have a Linksys wireless B setup and two laptops.
My question is, is there a way to the main laptop to be wireless as well, without having it plugged in via ethernet cable to the router? It would be great to have both laptops with no cables attached.
Thanks, Brian. They typically plug into the pcmcia pccard slot, but there are now also inexpensive USB wireless adapters that work very well also. I only have one computer but I am on Comcast high speed internet full broadband. In general only one is enough. I tend to like hardware firewalls because they keep the load off of your PC. Software firewalls will check outgoing traffic, though, which most hardware firewalls do not. Hi i have two computers, a desktop and a laptop, they are both connected to a linksys router via ethernet.
The linkysys router is also connected to a cable modem. Both my computers are connected to the internet but i cant seem to get them on the same network. Both computers have different ip adresses but have the same workgroup and different names. I also want to be able to disconet my laptop from the linksys router because it has wireless and stil be connected to the same network with my desktop. I have had a network with them sharing a dial up connection. I now have a broadband connection and was trying to connect both together.
It was working fine til I accidently turned off my computer, and now it wont connect at all to the net, but the other computer will. ANy advice at all? We have four computers that all connect to a router, which is located in a bedroom central to the house. This also happens to be where our broadband connection comes into the house. He brings his laptop home on weekends and connects it. We want to switch to a wireless network.
We have a total of 2 PCs and 2 Macs. Some already have wireless cards in them. Or are we good to go once we plug it in? This wireless stuff is foreign to me. I also have a question and concern about speed.
My son has a laptop the one in college PC with an He says he gets great speed at college. My laptop Mac can only run an Since I work from home on my Mac, mostly on the internet web designspeed is of course an issue for me. My office is less than about 50 feet from where the router will sit, however it is a different room. A wireless access point or router does not need a computer to run. Please help!!
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My guess is you need a router, not a switch. I also have a router, and have recently purchased a hub. Before buying the hub, I had the cat5 cable from my modem running to my TB gateway, then from the gateway out to a landline phone, and a cat5 out to my router, then to my 3pcs. According to my TB provider, this is the way that the network must be setup, with the hardware available.
I was discontent with this set up for 2 reasons.
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The TB is a bit unreliable, and ocassionaly goes off line, denying me not only phone service, but also denying internet to all my hosts. I have other members of the house that I share the single internet connection with, and they need to have their own individual ip address, of which my cable isp provides, but are not accessable when using only the router. So upon getting the 4 port hub, I connected the TB gateway from the hub, and nothing out from the TB gateway that would be affected by it going off line.
I use the other three connections from the hub for the 3 pcs and they now all have their own unique ip address. Any suggestions?
Other computers can connect to the hub if they want, or to the router. I know that. But if my computers are connected to the router, they will all have the same IP address. As I said, the reason I got the hub is so that the computers will have different IP addresses. I want all the computers to continue to have separate IP addresses, but I also want the security and networking features of the router.
Is there a way to accomplish this? If you need to actually appear as separate addresses on the internet, then by definition you are bypassing much of the security provided by these routers. If you really need separate IP addresses on the internet for each machine, I would just use the hub, and make sure that each machine has appropriate firewall software installed and enabled.
But mine will be from the PC at home to my lap top at college. Let me put it this way, do i need to be in the same erea of connection to be able to use the internet? If I understand your question correctly … yes. Wifi has a range of around feet at best, quite often far less. Hi Leo, I have a ethernet hub and NO router. Each individual PC is thus able to setup seperate Internet sessions. Can you kindly offer some advice.
All I want to do as a minimum is Printer sharing. File sharing is a nice to have but not required. In all honesty … replacing the hub with a router is by far the quickest and easiest way to get that to work. I have a 2Wire HW wireless gateway.
It has one USB and one ethernet port on the back of it, neither of which I need, since both my wife and I connect to it via wireless with our laptops. I figure, since the 2Wire is a router, it should be able to do this. Any thoughts??
It depends on the printer. In the past, printers needed to be connected to a computer. It is possible to add a wireless network connection onto a shared line, you see, the scenario is, the network connection is coming from another location, CAT5 through a router, a network line is then made available to another area.
My desktop connect via Cat5 Ethernet to the router, while my laptop connects via Wireless.
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If I disabled those on either device I lose all connectivity. What changes can I make on the equipment to prevent these conflicts? I am novice computer user and am having problems setting up my wireless network.
I have two desktops on 2nd floor of my house and a laptop which i use mostly in the basement. I have verizon DSL connection. I ended up buying Belkin pre-n router, belkin pre-n desktop card and a belkin pre-n notbook card. I disables the wireless n dhcp in versalink and set up belkin router. The desktops on 2nd floor are working fine and my laptop seems to have no problem connecting to the network on mail floor n other parts of the house but when i go to basement the connection is not steady….
That happens mostly at night. Please let me know how can i increase the range of my network? What are other options there?
The biggest problem with WiFi range is usually interference from other devices. Specifically 2. My laptop connects via wireless signal and desktop is ethernet-cabled from the router…both are running Windows XP Pro. I want to share files and esp printers back and forth. My question is can I simply turn on sharing for files and printers via control panel OR must I first set up a network with the Network Wizard? And if that is correct, do I have to set up the desktop as ICS?
Thanks in advance for your help. You do not need to run the network wizard, you can in fact just enable sharing. You also do not need to turn on ICS if both computers are getting their internet via the router. All PC. I have the same problem as posted by Steve on April 6, at PM. I have a desktop XP home edition in basement connected to modem and router I also have laptop XP prof ed that is networked wirelessly to desktop. I have a printer connected to the desktop which I used to share with laptop.
Everything worked perfect for a month but now I cannot see any networked printers on my Laptop. I connect to internet fine though. I tried setting up the network again. Can you help? Does the desktop have the Windows Firewall turned on? That will cause shared items to not be visible locally.
Since you had multiple computers, when you had dialup, did you have the modem connected to one computer, and internet connectionsharing turned on on that computer? I think either of two things is happening: either your router is not providing DHCP, or you have ICS still turned on on one of your computers.
If you follow the general plan outlined in the article using a router, each pc is independant. I have a new laptop and thats in my room which is in 3rd floor and my phone line is in the ground floor.
What i would like to know how can i access the internet do i have to:. You have a lot of good information here, and have answered several questions I have had about setting up my home wireless. But when I went to your recommendations page to look at what was there, I found most of the links to specific things give a Internal Server Error. Makes it hard to check out what you recommend. Ont eh pc i have broadband. This website is pretty good.
I have a networking set-up question. My roommate has a home network setup already. He connects the cable modem and a router on his desktop window XP home SP2 and all other three laptops will connect to the home network via the router wirelessly.
Thanks much! The most common problem is the Windows firewall. Turn it off on your VAIO and see if things start working. I am trying to set up a wireless network with acess to the internet on three pc and one laptop already have Tiscali broadband.
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Please Help. A router will be by far the easiest solution. They both use xp but for some reason I cant configure them to communicate, will I just have to buy a switch? The router should work just fine.
I have a netgear WGR wireless router and a built in Broadcom I bet it works ok wish me luck John. Yes, Australia. Keep up the good work, Leo. Who cares? Typically things like the Windows firewall get in the way of computers seeing each other on a LAN.
Was wondering what if you have a USB dsl modem, no cat5 connection. And u wish to share the internet connection through a DLink wireless router? When i first tried it, with some fiddling i got it to work however two days later it stopped working.
It depends on what other connections you have available. Im trying to connect my desktop to the internet via dial up and then my laptop from my desk top is it posible. Yes I am running ME on both of my computers, and I was wondering how or if you can set them up as one of them acting as a server so that it can gain access to the other one, and also block the other one from loading software with out an administrative password?
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I know this is a lot but can you please help me? Leo, I am a novice with wireless and connectivity. Please bear with me: I have a dial up modem with one phone line, and three computers.
Two are laptops, one is a desktop. I would like the lap tops XP to be wireles to the internet, the desktop ME can stay as it is. What do I need to do? Do I need to change my phone connection type, or does the router? How do you find a card for my laptop that is compatable with a router, and my phone company?
If my latop is wireless can I use it in any hotspot like an airport or do I need yet anotherpiece of hardware of service provider? If I can set this up will this system also allow me to recieve landline phone calls. When setting up XP it askes if i am a part of a domain or a local network. I have a network set up and running just fine on four computers.
Hey there, I was going to buy a router today until i started thinking what i need to buy! So if i had 2 desktop computers in each side of the house how would i connect them to a router and what would i need? My problem is frequent dropped home network connection. The scheme is DSL to server with one client computer. When I boot up and start the proxy the connection is strong and stays strong.
File sharing works great, and the client can access the net through the server no problem. Then suddenly the connection will be dropped and the computers lose contact. I have tried everything and read all I could so far to solve this problem but nothing works. Drivers are up to date.
Equipment seems good because it works like new when it IS working. Any advice? I do have one question that may lead somewhere. Should I have something in there with this setup? I have my cable modem and Linksys cable router attached to my Windows 98 machine which acts as the host. Ocassionaly, a re-boot will fix it but more often than not, I will get a message that a network cable is unplugged or something like that. The mapped drives to my host machine never connect without forcing a search for the mapped drive.
This has worked flawlessly for over a year. Any ideas what might be going on? Network Neighborhood does indicate two connections which I believe are my external firewire hard drives, but I am not sure.
I would check, perhaps even replace, the cable you are using. Perhaps plug the cable into a different port on the router, and lastly, perhaps even try replacing the network card on the machine.
Both have LAN cards and have a cable between them. How can I rectify this problem? Check that last article for that. It has a static ip address, and the gateway is the router, the router is the dhcp server. Thanks, Monica. An access point is expected to be connected to a wired network. It does not communicate wirelessly to the router. Just like in the diagram.
But for some reason the Internet will still not work on either computer. Right now there is the wire running from the modem to the router and two wires running out of the router to each computer. But still nothing. Does something need to be connected to that running to the base computer?
Or would this be an ISP issue? After flashing BIOS, the screen is nothing but power led is blink. I think my BIOS is error. Please, help me! I have set up a home network that looks like this. PC Connected…. Laptop connected …. The primary reason for setting this up was to connect wirelessly to the internet.
That works fine. So far so good. XP has an automatic wireless network set-up feature but this requires that the wireless router use a flash drive, and my wireless router does not have a USB port. Now, one thing I have found is that if I change my SSID on the wireless and router to a custom name, then I CAN log on to the wireless network and access the routerbut, cannot access the internet from that wireless network.
This could mean that the problem is some setting with the modem. With NAT enabled, this means that you can actually set up two computers out of the one modem one IP address. However, all sorts of problems arose when I tried to go wireless, and no one wanted to help me when I had the other setup, as people found it weird. Also, I have left NAT on, because it seems to be very popular. I think of it as kind of like a universal splitter that just kicks in whenever you need it, but really, I have no idea what it does or whether I should just turn it off.
Excuse the length, but I thought that if I gave as detailed a description as possible, people might make better use of this. Thanks all. Despite my protestations, I did have a secondary firewall on. When I got rid of that, I could right click on a Folder and choose to share it.
When I searched from the other computer, it found it. It always seems strange how computer things appear impossible until you get them working, but when you do, they always seem so bloody simple! I set it up using the MS XP wizard. It works perfectly with my main Desktop and my Laptop, I can access the internet and my email with no problems and share my printer.
I do not necessarly wish to share files between both computers, so just a simple network and the same ISP. At the moment I have a guest at my house who has normally only dialup but with a different ISP than myself. What can I do. I have 2 PCs. How do I create a LAN Peer-peer between the two of them, just to share files and printers and probably internet connections. I will very much appreciate your quick response. And someday you can plug in the internet. I have a computer in my basement connected to a cable modem.
Is it possible to connect a wireless-router to a upstairs computer and be able to read the basement cable modem? Or do i have to directly connect the router to the modem?
You need to connect your access point or router to the cable modem, and install a wireless network card on the upstairs computer. I have started a new business. I have a laptop connected to the internet via cable. I have no land line in my home, I just have a cell. In order to connect to home office the program they have supplied me with to transmit statements is dial up.
Obviously I have no dial tone to connect. Is there a way of connecting with my cable modem to their dial up modem? I would like to ask if you could clarify regarding what you said about the configuration of connecting from the isp to the router. Ana: not really. In general what I do instead is use a data connection between my cell phone and laptop exactly how depends on the phone and your cell provider. Bonus is that you get higher speeds that way. Ria: you really need to ask you provider what it is they need.
Again, your ISP should tell you. Does any actions carried out by one pc affect the other. A one time registration for something online on one pc but not being able to carry out the same registration on the other. But in general, no, machines do not affect each other that way. Registration in particular is one that remains unique to each machine.
Hi there. I am wondering if I can direct connect two computers to each other without a router. Namely an old win95 laptop to a winxp desktop. Both have Ethernet cards etc. Hi I have a computer connected to the internet by 56k, How can i share this connection to intenet through a Linksys Wireless-B Broadband Router? I am able to access and share files from the laptop to the PC but not the other way.
It is as if there is some kind of firewall stopping me seeing the laptop?! I have tried every measure I know of and searched forums for an answer but as yet have had no success. Avast anti-virus previously had Nortons.
Windows firewall on or off makes no diff Sharing on all folders. You can in theory hook up a hub or switch switch is better straight to this modem and use more than 1 computer on the connection.
The problem is the modem interfaces are usually horrible. If so how could I do that I really don;t want to buy network cards and network cables. Phone line: no. One pc connects via the usb port, the other via the LAN port, as the userguide shows.
I assumed the SB would automatically assign individual addresses to each PC? Any ideas on how to cure? Thanks in anticipation, Col. That modem supports one OR the other, but not both at the same time. You probably need to add a router to your mix, as described in the article. Clarification: your ISP probably supports only one connection.
In either case adding a router is the appropriate solution. Thanks for your prompt replies, I also asked Motorola support this question and got the following reply:. The modem only supports sharing files between the 2 PCs, not internet connection, the manual never states that. Thanks again, Colin. The Motorola SB is able to give 2 or even more connections.
This provides internet acces to my other computer via my ethernet card. Your article assumes the use of ethernet for 2 of the PCs. File sharing would be an added bonus as she has run out of storage space on her 20 Gb HDD! How do I set up a wireless router if I only have a laptop. I have no desktop to plug the cable into. I have done this with a desktop and a router, but now I need to set up elsewhere for just a laptop.
I have a broadband connection which needs to be logged into. Can I use a switch instead of a router to use two systems simultanously? Or can I at least use one system and use one port of the switch to connect the Packet8 device? Pretty much like the diagrams in the article.
We have your basic wireless setup Using a broadband router. Do we need to add firewalls to the computers behind the router that is set up with bit incription. Otherwise, no … I run without firewalls on my machines, just the router. Users log on to a server for central data storage and shared resources. It all works ok but net logons are hideously slow. That is fine but if you are not using the wireless feature DISABLE it by turning it off in the wireless configuration part during the initial setup!
If you are not using the wireless portion then there is no reason to allow other to see you have a network and to try to break in. Wireless networks, even when using the built in security, are fairly simple to break into.
If a malicious person wanted to, they could get in and steal your files or delete them or do whatever they wanted. They could also install software that will tell them your passwords for online accounts eBay, PayPal, online banking, etc. I have a home network set up to share an internet connection and to share files and printers.
I have a cable modem connected to a linksys b wireless router with four available RJ34 ports. I have the four ports wired to rooms in my home. He wished to know how to scan to find out the IP addresses on his network. The nicest piece of software that I know of to do this is angry ip scanner. Available from snapfiles, and lots of other sites. I got a question. You might need to charge your Apple TV Remote.
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