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need advice on home network

By ckeville · 5 replies
Mar 2, 2006
  1. I'm trying to setup the network in my house now that things have been wired.

    I have:
    Linksys WAP


    Voip Broadband Router
    Linksys RTP300

    Cable Modem
    Linksys BEFCMU10

    I have the Voip router connected to the Cable Modem, and the WAP connected to the Voip router. My computer, wirelessly connected to the WAP can get to the internet, but I want to be able to see machines connected directly to the Voip Router.

    Do I need a different piece of equipment before the Voip Router? Do I need to change the settings on either the WAP Or the Voip router?

    I would consider setting the system up like they suggest on the Vonage site…

    but I need the Voip connection in the basement (which is where the cable modem needs to be), and would like the WAP upstairs (and may need more than one WAP if walls create connection issues).

    So I looked up Linksys and they had this link, the suggested fix did not work, I couldn’t even access the WAP


    Any suggestions?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    "able to see" means what? If you mean Windows Network Neigbourhood, then have you atually set up Windows Networking (Workgroup name, poke holes in software firewall etc)? Can you ping the other computers? If ping works, then all your problems are software.
  3. ckeville

    ckeville TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I have 2 Tivo's. If they are both connected to the WEP they can see one another. If one is connected to the WEP and one connected to the Voip Router, they cannot.

    I have 2 computers, if they are both on the WEP I can view them in "View Workgroup Computers". If one is connected to the Voip Router and the other to the WEP I cannot.

    When both computers are connected to WEP, Ping finds the second computer. If one is connected to the Voip Router. Ping does not find the second computer.

    My guess is that I either need to change some settings on the WEP and/or need something more advanced at the base of my network than they Voip Router.

    Is there some setting I need to change on my WEP that might be restricting the network view?
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    That Linksys is a router.. You didn't connect it to the VoIP using the WAN port, did you? You shouldn't have!

    Disable DHCP on the Linksys and set its local IP so it fits into the VoIP's local network. Connect the Linksys using one of its LAN ports.
  5. ckeville

    ckeville TS Rookie Topic Starter

    wrong address

    Thank you. The WAN connection was the majority of my problem. Had I finished reading the Linksys article, it indicates I should use the "uplink" conenction.

    But I run into one of the first problem I had with this plan (and a partial excuse for not finishing the Linksys article). I can no longer see the WEP directly. I can access the internet, my Tivo's can see each other, my computers can see each other, but when I try to navigate to the WEP "" it can't find the page, it doesn't prompt me for password and user name. Also I use to be able to see the WEP under my network places, but no longer. This might be a side effect of the other chanegs or could be related to my inability to access the device directly.

    My Voip Router was, so I needed to set my WEP to I think that does it.
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Yes that makes senes after reading your edit. That is how I have my setup at home.

    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
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