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Linksys Router and DSL hookup

by michaeltsage / September 11, 2006 10:07 AM PDT

I was recently trying to help a friend of mine set up her internet and network. She has comcast DSL. She bought a Linksys router. I can connect to the router from each computer, but as soon as I hook up the internet (from the DSL modem), I can't get anywhere. I figured it was an IP conflict so I changed the router IP address. Tried to different addresses and neither worked. Any ideas?

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(NT) (NT) Did you setup the router usng the CD provided?
by glb613 / September 11, 2006 10:18 AM PDT
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by william551 / September 11, 2006 1:01 PM PDT

it could be the wireless. on my dsl if its 2.4 ghz wireless transmitter, it'll interfere with the dsl signal. everytime i was getting a phone call my dsl modem would quit.

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by john_mcdoogle / September 11, 2006 2:08 PM PDT

You just need to set the router's WAN address to the DSL modem's internal address. Usually either 10.x.x.x (very uncommon these days) or 192.168.0.x or 192.168.1.x -- where x is some number between 0 and 255.

If the DSL modem has a DHCP server, it's that much easier so long as you don't need to forward ports.

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Port Addressing
by kwkid / September 11, 2006 2:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Simple

Actually, x should = 1 thru 254, as 0 and 255 are reserved for routing and broadcasting purposes.

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by john_mcdoogle / September 11, 2006 11:31 PM PDT
In reply to: Port Addressing

You're correct, except it only applies to the final digit. Aside from the whole 10.x.x.x block being non-routable, an address such as is perfectly acceptable.

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