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

Discussion in 'Networking' started by barnhart77, Feb 9, 2013.

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  1. barnhart77

    barnhart77 Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. TerryNet

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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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