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Modem/Wireless issue

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bullseye, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. Bullseye

    Bullseye Guest

    Stupid question that I can't seem to resolve myself.

    I have DSL, the phone line is connected to a Cisco 678 modem and the modem is connected to an 8 port hub. I then have a Linksys Wireless Router(BEFW11S4) plugged into the hub as well. I have two wireless machines that use the Router and about 6 PCs that plug into the hub. The 6 see eachother and the 2 see eachother, but the 2 do not see the six and the 6 do not see the 2. Otherwise, the Internet access works fine. I would prefer to use the Linksys as a hub rather than the DHCP server and let the Cisco distribute addresses.

    I push through a lot of data in a day and have experienced problems running everything through the Linksys. The Cisco seems more reliable. There was a Linksys knowledge base article that suggested cloning the MAC address of a machine I was hoking up to it, which did not make much sense, but I tried and did not work.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction?

  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    You should not be using a hub. A switch would be better. A switch remembers, what is connected to it and only send packets to a specific port. You can use the BEFW11S4 by connecting it by one of the LAN ports instead of the WAN port. You will be disabling the DHCP server on the BEFW11S4. Follow the instructions on the Linksys knowledge base: http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin...mVjdGluZyB0d28gcm91dGVycw**&p_li=&p_topview=1

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