Wireless router causes wired PC to freeze

Dell / Dimension e510
February 27, 2012 at 11:25:43
Specs: Windows XP, 2 G RAM 3.0 Ghz cpu
I recently purchased a Medialink Wireless N router. Since I have installed it the PC that is hard wired to it freezes up at least once a day, and the 2 laptops connected wirelessly cannot get internet acess (although it shows good signal strength). Once I force a reboot of the hard wired PC (have to push the power button), the 2 laptops can once again connect, as well as the hard wired PC.
Any ideads? All running Win XP.

Thank you

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February 27, 2012 at 12:36:38
Provide a detailed description of your entire networking infrastructure.

Do you have a broad band modem with multiple ports?

Who is your ISP and what type of internet connection do your have? fibre optic, Copper cable, ADSL.

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February 27, 2012 at 12:49:36
Your ip setup is off. Any part of it from two gateways to wrong dns or metrics.

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February 27, 2012 at 13:51:59
Cable modem is being used. Coax from outside to modem. Modem to router is cat 5e. Router has 4 ports, with one being occupied. What setting in the router could cause a problem where the hard wired PC gets locked up and the 2 laptops can't get an internet connection? Anyone know? Thanks. And as I mentioned earlier, when I force a reboot of the PC, everything returns to normal operation.

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February 27, 2012 at 13:57:38
So then does the modem have multiple ports for computer connection?

Post the brand and models of the modem and the wireless router.

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February 27, 2012 at 14:32:42
Motorolla SBV5220 is the cable modem make and model. The previous wireless G router which worked ok was a linksys G. This one is a medialink MWN-WAPR150N. Cable modem has one coax and one NIC.

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February 27, 2012 at 15:09:44
Read section 2.1a DSL Modem Configuration of your router manual. You may need to reconfigure the router settings. Below are links to both manuals.



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