broadband router

By linso ยท 4 replies
Aug 15, 2004
  1. I bought a broadband router xdsl/cable modenm, Ive tryed to set an other pc up and cant I got told all i do is plug in and thats it but not for me. if anyone could help me set this up i would be grateful. linso new user plz help
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    First of all,
    :wave: :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave: :wave:

    Secondly, what type of router did you buy? Maybe we can find you a picture guide or something related directly to your router. Also try unplugging your cable from the modem, as well as the power from the modem, then plug them both back in and see what happens.
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    you might want to give some details of the exact issue you have run into with setting up the network/accessing the internet. make and model of router and cards might be helpful, as well as the name of your ISP(SBC, Comcast, etc...) also the OS(along with service pack) used on the machines that will be used.
  4. linso

    linso TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the replys my router is a st lab i phoned my cable company they helpped me set it up but ive got the one in my livingroom working but not the bedroom
  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    A few basic setups when networking:

    Router-setup WAN:
    Protocol: Fixed IP
    IP-address, Subnetmask and default Gateway: as per ISP-information
    DNS-servers: as per ISP-information
    Enable NAT

    Router-setup LAN:
    IP-address: set to e.g. (or use default)
    DHCP-server: disable

    Router: Some System-settings (depending on your router)
    Optional SNTP (time): e.g. for UK/Ireland (GMT)
    uPnP: disable
    Dynamic routing: disable
    Remote config: disable
    Dynamic DNS: disable
    Firewall: Block hacker attack: enable
    Firewall: Block WAN request: enable
    VPN: disable all settings unless you need it

    Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
    Use the following IP address: (102, 103 etc.)
    Default Gateway: (IP-address from your Router)
    Use DNS Server address: (IP-address from your Router)
    Second DNS: leave blank or put in first DNS-server from WAN-part in Router

    Enable File/Printer sharing if you wish (works only within local network)
    Check individual printer(s) that they are shared as well (in printer-settings)

    And make sure all your PCs are in the same WORKGROUP.

    If software firewall installed, enable the other PCs IP-address(es)
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