What is the problem ???

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ZAnwar, Sep 11, 2002.

  1. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    I have got ADSL and an internel ADSL modem. I have connected an RJ45 wire from my PC's network card to the ethernet router ( Linksys BEFSR41 ), but the WAN port lights do not come on !?!

    WHY ???

    Because I want my brother to use it aswell, if the router thinks there is no modem connected or on, how will my brother get on to the net then ?
     
  2. Vorpal

    Vorpal Guest

    Your WAN light should come on when your DSL modem is plugged into the routers WAN port - it doesn't have anything to do with your PC.

    Logical questions would be like: Are all 2/4 lights on your DSL modem on?

    For the best help on this subject, try the forums of:

    www.dslreports.com

    (try the Linksys sub-forum: http://www.dslreports.com/forum/equip,16
     
  3. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    sure u plugged the cable modem out to the wan port of router and not the uplink or other 4 ports?
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Is the cable correct (meaning is it a straight or a cross-over)? You won't need a router since you have an internal modem. Just activate ICS on the modem connection. Try connecting the cable directly to you brother's computer (if it's a cross-over, this will work).
     
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    "Hacker of NTFS" :rolleyes:
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  6. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    If the ADSL connection comes up in your network connections thing then you can select each of the ADSL and the LAN connection and Bridge them. I am not sure of the degree of security on that though.
     
  7. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    I can't bridge it because, I ticked it where it said, Share Connection.

    My ADSL modem is internal so, I need to put a RJ-45 connection from my network card to my Router !
     
  8. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    No, you don't need a router. Your computer IS your router. ICS is routing software you use to share your connection. All you need is a hub/switch or a cross-over cable.
     
  9. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    I have got a hub, how do I share my connection then ?
     
  10. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    1. Turn on ICS on the ADSL modem.
    2. Connect the other computer (client). Use cross-over or hub you want. Just make sure the lights come on. If they don't the cables are wrong type or faulty.
    3. Set the client to obtain IP autmatically.
    4. Surf!
     
  11. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    How can I turn on ICS, do all modems support it ?
     
  12. JJB6486

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  13. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    But now I have bought a router for about 60 quid, so how can I put that to work ?
     
  14. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    Well the only way that I'm aware of to put your router to work is call your ISP and ask for an external ADSL modem. I've read on the same site that JJB6486 listed that u can't use a router with an internal DSL modem. So you have the choice that I listed above or u can see if u can return the router for a refund.
     
  15. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I agree.
     
  16. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    Yes, if the modem is internal a router cannot be used. ICS is your only option (unless the ISP will give you an Ethernet Modem instead)

    JJB
     
  17. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    ICS is a service. Look in your services and see if it is disabled.

    All you need is a crossover RJ-45 cable. Plug on end into one network card and the other end into the other pc's network card.

    If you are really set on using the router, then call your ISP and request an external modem. My experience with ADSL is the internal modem sucks and didn't like staying connected.
     
  18. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    Ah, **** !!!!!

    DAMN !!! I will try to refund my ROUTER then !
     
  19. renakuajo

    renakuajo Guest

    i have an external dsl modem plug it to a hub and from it i have few other pcs connected......to be on the internet i just need the modem and hub plug in, i think thats the best choice
     
  20. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    yeah, i have already got a hub. Damn, why did I buy a router for then !