What am I doing wrong???

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Ryan, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    I just moved in with my mother and stepfather and he has Alltel DSL and
    a desktop pc running XP. I own a Linsys wireless router with 4
    ethernet ports on the back. I tried to hook it up so that I could use
    the internet on my laptop (also XP) from the other room while he could
    connect to the internet by having his desktop wired into the back of
    the router and the DSL modem wired into the router instead of the back
    of his PC like it was before I came along. The problem is my laptop
    (wireless) can never connect to the internet unless I go to the desktop
    and select "disconnect" on his connection. then it works fine until he
    comes along and reconnects his desktop's connection. What am i doing
    wrong? We must be able to both connect at the same time. Is there a
    setting somewhere? I am at a loss and tech support at Linksys and
    Alltel seem to barely know anything about anything. -Thanks
    Ryan, Aug 14, 2005
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  2. Ryan

    anglirich Guest

    If you go to www.linksys.com and click on the Support page, then you will
    see the Linksys automatic wireless connection tool, that will make the
    configuration for you.

    Be sure you have a Cat5 cable to hook up from the laptop to the Linksys
    adapter also.

    This will give you your configuaration settings and password to transfer to
    your laptop. Just follow the prompts. It is really well done , on Linksys
    anglirich, Aug 14, 2005
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  3. Ryan

    NetSteady Guest

    Are you sure you're plugging into a Router instead of a switch? There's
    a big difference.

    If you are using a router, then make sure that the cable from your
    router to your internet connection is in the port labeled internet, and
    not one of the four on the back.

    What IP is your desktop getting?
    What about the laptop?

    NetSteady, Aug 15, 2005
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    It is a router (linksys model wrk54g) and i have the cable from the dsl
    modem plugged into the correct "jack" on the router...both connections
    only work intermittently but they do work (when they want) but they
    never seem to work at the same time. :(
    Ryan, Aug 15, 2005
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    Pete D Guest

    I assume you have DHCP enabled on the router?
    Pete D, Aug 17, 2005
  6. Ryan

    NetSteady Guest

    Try new firmware, and try blasting your config back to nothing.

    Start completely over, and it normally fixes it. Yeah, it's an
    inconvenience, but it'll be worth it.

    Additionally, make sure no computers on the network have a static IP.
    That may be causing your issues.
    NetSteady, Aug 18, 2005
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    DanS Guest

    I trust that a static IP issue would be that the DHCP is trying to allocate
    an IP that is already staticlly set to a PC ?

    DanS, Aug 28, 2005
  8. Ryan

    NetSteady Guest

    Yes. Or it could be that two devices have the same IP in general.

    Normally, when having these issues, I take a step back and look at the
    network as a whole. Make sure there are no conflicts (IP or otherwise),
    update all firmwares/softwares, and if need be, rebuild the network by
    adding one peice at a time back into the mix.
    NetSteady, Aug 29, 2005
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