Having trouble getting a wireless signal from my router...

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barnhart77

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I did a google search on my problem and found an expired link to this forum between Etaf and another member that exactly describes my problem. The link to the original post is:

http://forums.techguy.org/networking/1035131-wifi-devices-can-see-router.html

Anyway, I'm too new and can't directly message Etaf so hopefully, this message gets to him. I have my internet through Charter Cable. My cable modem is a Motorola Surfboard SB5120. I have an Actiontec Q1000 Wireless Router leftover from my days as a Qwest DSL customer that I would like to use. I just hooked up the Actiontec in hopes I could get it to transmit a wireless signal to my android-based cell phone and my laptop. I hooked the cable modem into Port 1 of the Actiontec router & hooked the computer into Port 4 of the Actiontec router. I currently have connectivity on my computer, without any problems, but I cannot get any other device to be able to connect wirelessly. The computer and the phone both recognize the wireless connection, but neither one can obtain an IP address. I found a webpost that said I should enable transparent bridging mode on my router and I did that. Also, I ran the IPCONFIG with the above configuration, like Etaf recommended to the other person and here is what I got:


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Chris-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 78-2B-CB-88-F5-F1
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c4f:e7b0:52fb:6a02%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 75.139.190.132(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.248.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, February 09, 2013 9:56:03 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, February 09, 2013 5:56:01 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 75.139.184.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.114.39.242
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 242756555
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-F5-CA-27-78-2B-CB-88-F5-F1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.116.46.115
24.205.192.61
24.205.224.36
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{C3D49153-C4FD-4802-B27C-8542DB7EE33F}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Reusable Microsoft 6To4 Adapter:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:4b8b:be84::4b8b:be84(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::c058:6301
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.116.46.115
24.205.192.61
24.205.224.36
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:953c:3ce1:420:b474:417b(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3ce1:420:b474:417b%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

I know that I've got something connected or configured improperly. I have a pretty decent working knowledge of hardware and software, but I know zip about networking. If anyone could help me, I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

Chris Barnhart
Milton-Freewater, OR
 

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You need to pay for multiple public IP addresses, or a broadband router to connect to your modem, or replace the modem with a cable modem/router combo.

If you decide to add public IP addresses (the worst choice, if your ISP even provides them) you can then configure the Actiontec Q1000 DSL modem/router as an ethernet switch and wireless access point.
 
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