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WAG200G(UK) Has it got an internal modem?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by car67, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. car67

    car67 LI Guru Member

    I have recently bought a WAG200G(UK) with the intention of replacing my broadband modem (Thompson SpeedTouch) and allowing another user to get online simultaniously with me using a USB network adapter (Sitecom WL-172) on their laptop. My WAG200G(UK) claims to include a modem but I don't think it does, as I can't connect using only it (I resorted to using a USB network adapter).

    After following the wizard for the WAG200G(UK) I couldn't complete the setup (to get to the admin page) without using a network adapter on my desktop PC which is confusing me as I understood the WAG200G(UK) includes a modem and that the ethernet cable connection from my XP to the WAG200G(UK) should make it uneccessary for me to use a network adapter on this PC. Am I wrong thinking this or is it probable that I haven't set everything up correctly to get online by cable only (no network adapter)? If online with both cable and network adapter plugged in and I physically unplug the network adapter I am cut off which is one reason that makes me think the WAG200G(UK) doesn't include a modem.

    Hope someone has some answers. Thanks for reading.
     
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    The WAG200G is a wireless ADSL router, connects to your phone line line on the WAN side and provides Ethernet or Wireless on the LAN side.

    It is recommended to configure the device using a wired Ethernet connection, to setup wireless security etc before connecting using wireless.
     
  3. car67

    car67 LI Guru Member

    Thanks, but is it me or does it seem an oxymoron to call it "wireless" if it needs to be at least partly cabled (using ethernet). LOL.

    I have the router sorted now, but still have problems getting online with the laptop as a) the signal strength is weak (25%) and b), even when it indicates it is connected, I can't receive email/ftp/websites etc (just like what happened with the router until I used the admin option to allow all ports 24/7. Does the laptop need to be allowed access some way via the admin page like identifying it with its MAC?
     

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