Solved Cannot connect wireless Router

September 2, 2011 at 05:22:38
Specs: Windows 7, i5/8GB
I recently took a cisco linksys ADSL2+Wireless router, it has a DSL pin for internet connection (which is four pin, i.e. RJ11 connector) but i have a cable net, it has an 8 pin connector i.e. RJ 45
that is why im not able to connect my internet cable to the wifi router, please help!!!!!!!

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#1
September 2, 2011 at 07:34:39
If your broadband internet runs over coaxial cable then you'll require a modem with a coax connector.

ADSL and cable differ in the media they're delivered on and you can't mix and match the modems.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
September 2, 2011 at 08:02:38
Curt R--> it doesnt run on coaxial, it runs on cat5/cat6

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#3
September 2, 2011 at 10:46:30
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Your original post is a bit sketchy on details. What it sounds like to me is, the device you're trying to connect your internet to is a combination unit. Which is to say, it's a combination of a modem, a router, and a wireless access point all in one.

That's as compared to a device that's just a router. A router will have an RJ-45 "WAN" port for the incoming internet. A combo unit won't. It's incoming internet port with be an RJ-11 phone jack for ADSL or a coax connector for cable.

If I'm right, you already have a modem from your provider and you were hoping to use that combo unit as a router. If that's correct I'm sorry to tell you, unless it also has an RJ-45 "WAN" port, you can't.

So, if that is the case, go buy a SOHO Router that isn't a combination unit (ie: doesn't have the modem built into it) and that will work.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#4
September 2, 2011 at 11:28:48
okay thanks buddy, i'll go check with the shop tomorrow, i have one more query,
my computer and laptop both are wifi enabled, im using internet on my computer, now i have to lan my laptop with my computer(so that i can share files between both of them) and also use the internet on my laptop
i tried ad-hoc but it didnt help, then i tried a software name "connectify" even that didnt help.... can u give me the ip configuration for both the computer as well as the laptop so that i can use the LAN and internet wirelessly on my laptop...

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