Need to connect 2 PCs via ethernet and keep wireless signal

December 8, 2012 at 15:29:04
Specs: Windows 7
How do I use an Actiontec 1000 modem (with wireless) and a TP-Link 4 port cable/DSL router and still have a wireless signal? When I connect the ethernet from the modem to the router, the router lights come on but the wireless signal goes down. Want 2 PC's wired (only one port on modem) and still want wirelss signal. Is this possible with this equipment?

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December 8, 2012 at 15:46:38
Use a switch instead of the router.

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December 9, 2012 at 05:34:26
Advise you to configure TP-Link router as switch since you already got a wireless router, take a look on this configuring router as switch only article, think could give you more ideas.

Hope this helps.

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December 9, 2012 at 09:17:59
The hardware doesn't matter.

It's having two gateway ips listed in tcp/ip properties that matters. Windows will choose the fastest one and ignore the other connection.

If you want just a pc to pc connection you must do static ip assignments that do not contain the gateway entry.

Now if you think you want both as internet connections it will not work as you have verified from your experience.

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December 9, 2012 at 10:48:20
Thank you - will give this a try (using as a switch) or enlist some help - I am very new to this and have much to learn.

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