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Airtel and Linksys Wireless moderm

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    Hi ,
    I have a Airtel connection , with a switch in between my PC's and Moderm .
    I want to add a wireless Linksys moderm . and it is not working for wireless if i add it to the switch.
    I want to do the following Config for my wireless Laptop :
    ADSL-->Switch-->Linksys <------> Laptop
    |------>PC's
    |------>PC's

    Can any one point me in the correct direction and steps on how i can get this configuration set up for my Laptop , (rest is working fine for PC's)

    --Bally

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    Quote Originally Posted by xbally View Post
    Hi ,
    I have a Airtel connection , with a switch in between my PC's and Moderm .
    I want to add a wireless Linksys moderm . and it is not working for wireless if i add it to the switch.
    I want to do the following Config for my wireless Laptop :
    ADSL-->Switch-->Linksys <------> Laptop
    |------>PC's
    |------>PC's

    Can any one point me in the correct direction and steps on how i can get this configuration set up for my Laptop , (rest is working fine for PC's)

    --Bally
    What Linksys device to do you have? You refer to it as a modem which means it wouldn't work behind the switch because there is already a modem between the ADSL line and you (if you use the port labeled ADSL). However, if it is a modem/router it will also have a built-in switch itself and you can put a cable between one of the LAN ports and your current switch. The only concern you should have with this setup is making sure that only one device is providing DHCP addresses. Again, making another assumption that your ADSL modem is one of Airtel's BeeTel or other Ethernet types, it will probably have DHCP turned on already so you'll need to turn in off in your Linksys.

    I've made a bunch of guesses and I'm not sure how much sense the above makes. If it sounds reasonable to you and you can give some more details on your setup maybe I can be more helpful.

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    Default Linksys WRT 54G wireless router

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    I'm not sure if I have the same or a similar question as Bally.

    I have a Linksys WRT 54G wireless router that I am connecting to my beetel modem that came from Airtel. I cannot seem to connect.

    1. is there something inherently wrong?
    2. is there a help desk number I can call?

    thank you,

    Balu

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    There might me a helpline here in India, I'm not sure. You could also try Airtel, I have found their support to be quite helpful.

    The first thing you should establish is whether your DSL line works if you connect your computer directly to your modem via Ethernet. If that works OK, then plug your router (from the WAN port) into the Ethernet port on your modem and connect your computer to a wired Ethernet port on the router. If that works, then try the same thing only via wireless. This will help you figure out where you are having a problem.

    If you need a little tutorial on setting this configuration up, there is one on the linksys site here: Answer
    (sorry for the long URL, that's just the way it comes)

    This should take you through the whole process. Good luck.

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    Thank you for your quick reply!

    Yes, my modem works if I plug my computer directly to the modem.

    If i plug the modem to the wireless router, the wireless connection and the wired connections both show a low level of packets. No web pages load.

    Thus I believe the problem is with the Linksys device.

    I will check your link - thanks!

    Balu

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    Um...

    • Open up a DOS Box (Start/Run/cmd) and type "IPCONFIG". Are you getting a proper IP address? Your IP should be 192.168.x.x. If it is something else, like 169.254.x.x, then you aren't getting an IP from the router. That's a problem you'll need a hardware reset for as a start, then reconfigure the router ensuring that it is acting as a DHCP server.
    • If you're getting an IP address, does it say your default gateway is the router's address (192.168.1.1 probably)? Ping that address. If that works, try pinging Yahoo!. If that works, then you're getting out to the network OK and suspect a browser problem. If it doesn't work then I would do something tricky - change the DHCP address space on the router to ensure that it is different from the DHCP address space of the modem.
    • To do this, log into the router and on the main page (as I recall) tell it to use 192.168.9.1 through 192.168.9.10 for the DHCP address on your LAN. REMEMBER that this means your IP addy will change and your gateway addy will change so once you say OK, you will be logged out of your router. To get back in to your router you'll need to update your IP address (rebooting will do this) and use 192.168.9.1 instead of 192.168.1.1. Are you still with me? :-)
    • Once you've done all this, try opening a browser and see if it just works - it might. If it doesn't open a dos box again. Check your IP, ping 192.168.9.1 (your router), then ping 192.168.1.1 (your modem), then ping Yahoo!. This will tell you how far your pancakes are getting.
    • If everything is still now working, check the lights on the router to make sure it thinks you are connected on the WAN port and the LAN ports. Turn everything off for a few seconds, then turn the modem back on, then the router. If it still doesn't work, throw up your hands and swear that next time you'll get a Macintosh because nobody knows how the hell they work but mostly they just do. :-)


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    use a router with modem facility
    try n c what happens

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    The easier option if available will be to get a Static IP Address if its free under your plan. Once you have that you can easily configure the rest.

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    Could you open a cmd window run ipconfig /all and post the output? I could possibly point you in the right direction after seeing the output...
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