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03-Sep-2010, 12:31 AM #1
Talking Connecting a wireless router to my (wired) verizon boradband dsl 6100 modem
well right now i am using a pc but i am getting a laptop soon and i will need wireless connection. can i buy a wireless router from lets say Walmart or best buy and install it myself?
if so can you tell me how to do this in "Beginners language" lol please and thank you
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03-Sep-2010, 08:37 AM #2
Yes, it's not a big deal to install the router. You'll want a standard router with Ethernet WAN connections, what model are you considering?
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07-Sep-2010, 02:52 PM #3
well i think the question i really ment to ask is what kind of wireless router do i need to get if i have a verizon model 6100 dsl modem thingy and i plan to get a hp 6v6t laptop....
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07-Sep-2010, 02:59 PM #4
If you don't like John's "a standard router with Ethernet WAN connections" how about "a standard wireless router with Ethernet WAN (or Internet or Modem) connection"? We're both saying "Ethernet WAN" to make sure you don't get some kind of modem/router combination unit.
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thank you i just didnt want to go out and buy the wrong thing...
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07-Sep-2010, 03:12 PM #6
Understandable.

I am not making any comment positive or negative about Best Buy or any specific router, but since you mentioned that retailer here are some examples from their web site: NETGEAR - RangeMax Wireless-N 150 Router, Cisco Linksys - E1000 Wireless-N Router, NETGEAR - Factory-Refurbished 802.11g Wireless Router.
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Thank you.
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i am thinking of gettting this one : http://www.bestbuy.com/site/NETGEAR+...&skuId=5507043 even though the laptop has a wireless n card, the g router will still work, correct?
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Yes, that router will work.

Since both the Netgear router and the Verizon Westell 6100 modem/router default to LAN address 192.168.1.1 you will need to set them up in one of the three following ways.

a. Change the LAN address of one of them to something else; for example 192.168.3.1. This is not the best, but is the easiest for somebody just starting with networking.

b. Bridge the Westell to act as a modem only. If you do this you then must configure the WAN section of the Netgear for your DSL connection (probably PPPoE and account/password) as Verizon gave you and as you can see in the WAN section of the Westell. Instructions for doing this are here.

c. Use the Netgear as an ethernet switch and wireless access point:

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. [You will not need a cross-over cable if one of the "routers" is a computer.] Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

For reference, here's a link to a Typical example config using a Netgear router
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1 more question (i hope) will i need a wireless network adapter if my pc is not able to get wireless internet? or does it not matter
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12-Sep-2010, 05:00 PM #11
If you expect to connect a machine wirelessly, you'll obviously have to have a wireless adapter for that machine. Most modern laptops come with wireless capability.
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12-Sep-2010, 09:32 PM #12
You can still connect the PC by ethernet.
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13-Sep-2010, 10:14 PM #13
thank y ou Terry....JOHN i was asking about my desktop pc which has NO wireless card....just trying to get my facts straight
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No problem, we just answer them as we understand them.
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TERRY...........
ok. i have a verizon modem-dsl model 6100
i already bought a wireless router its a netgear wireless g router
my pc is some kind of e machine
im trying to connect a wireless router to my dsl modem so i can connect my laptop wirelessly


but i only have 1 ethernet port on my verizon modem, what do i do?
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