problem with network.. Plz Help

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by ravaboli, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. ravaboli

    ravaboli LI Guru Member

    Helo everyone..

    I am new here and wanted ur expertise in diagnosing a problem with the network which I have laid out at our home to share an Internet connection wirelessly..

    I am using a Linksys router of model number: WRT54GS. The network set up has been done as follows.

    Since the modem that we use from the company that gives out the broadband Internet connection makes use of a USB port to establish connection with the PC as well as to power the modem, there is no possibility of establishing a direct connection between the modem and the router itself.
    So what I have done is connect the USB broadband router to a central Computer and then shared the Internet connection on the PC. I have connected the router to this PC via a network cable and then use the wireless connection to connect other computers to Internet.

    Recently I have been having the problem that I cant connect wirelessly to this Internet connection, but there iz no problem in connecting to the Internet via the central computer as it is directly connected to the modem. The wireless router has been set to DHCP mode and thus automatically assigns IP addresses to PCS that connect to Internet via the router.

    So if anyone could help me in diagnosing what the problem might be n point me in a direction where i could solve it.. I would be really grateful.

    PS: How can I tell when there is a problem with the network card that is installed in the computer. The reason is whenever i disconnect the network cable from the pc there is no indication in the PC that the cable has been disconnected.

    So if anyone could make sense of this mess I have written.. Plz help me..

  2. alxconn

    alxconn LI Guru Member

    If you are sharing the internet connection using the windows wizard thingy, then it has a DHCP server built in and you will have to disable the one in the router and put it in access point mode.
  3. bluebox

    bluebox Network Guru Member

    Save yourself headaches now and in the future: buy your own cable/DSL modem with an ethernet port. You can buy them for $10-40 on ebay.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    you have most likely got the router setup to get the Internet Connection Type automatically. this will be impossibly unless

    you will have to do many things here to make this work correctly since the router thinks it is a gateway (which it is not) and your PC can do DHCP and NAT / routing which i doubt it can. As bluebox says get yourseff something like a WAG54GS which can do all the things you want.
  5. SAPo57

    SAPo57 Network Guru Member

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