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general networking help

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by shames, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. shames

    shames Network Guru Member

    Hi I had a few questions about some general networking issues.
    I have a wrt54gs v4 flashed to thibor 11
    now after having the computer on for a while without actually doing anything on it, it seems that when i get back the internet isn't actually connected and needs to connect to the network again.
    this is not good for my downloads that i leave overnight etc.
    How to fix this?

    second thing i would like to do is i have 3 comps on my network (2 wireless, 1 wired)
    and although i want the router to auto detect the network settings for the internet (cable modem, dhcp currently)
    i want to assign static ips for each comp so it doesn't always try to get new ips and such
    any help on doing this would be greatly appreciated
  2. scotkb

    scotkb Network Guru Member

    on each of the computers, open network connections and assign an ip, subnet mask, etc in the TCPIP properties (if you have windows) that is in the same subnet as your router. ip for router, subnet mask ip for first pc, subnet mask ip for second pc, subnet mask

    .. and so on. you really don't need DHCP for most home networks. Just log the network information (write it down) so you know what you have. Notice I skipped a few numbers in the sequence (in case you get another router, etc).

    If you don't have windows, you need to know how to setup network properties for what you have.
  3. shames

    shames Network Guru Member


    ahh so i can just set the info for each network adapteR?
    there's nothing to change in the router itself?
    yes i use windows and am familiar with setting those kinda settings so it should be no problem/
    i would set my network connection to static but my connect is constnatly changing my ip and stuff so it'd be more trouble in the end
    thanks for the help
    any idea on setting it to not turn off internet while it's on for long times?

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