connecting a router to wireless laptop

Hewlett-packard / Hp compaq 6730b (gw687av)
December 11, 2009 at 06:50:19
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.394 GHz / 1976 MB
My roomate has a wireless belkin router that i am wirelessly connected to with a hp laptop 6730b, I connected my ethernet port on my laptop to a wired linksys router (wan) and then another computer to the router. the little icons at the lower right of the laptop and the third computer is connected but cant access the internet with the third computer. is this possible?

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#1
December 11, 2009 at 07:03:51
I connected my ethernet port on my laptop to a wired linksys router (wan)

Your laptop or any other computer has to be connected to LAN port on the router, if connecting by wire.
The WAN port has to be plugged to the wall plug (internet plug).


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#2
December 11, 2009 at 07:07:55
Is the lan port the same as the uplink, and when i do connect it there, it says network cable unplugged

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#3
December 11, 2009 at 07:14:43
If it is a special uplink port, no, it's not the same, because it's just like a crossover cable.
Try using a ordinary LAN port to connect the wire or your laptop.

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#4
December 11, 2009 at 07:24:54
What exactly is it you're trying to do?

It sounds like you're trying to provide internet connectivity to other computers from your laptop via the linksys router.

If that's the case, it will be tricky to get it working since you would have to enable ICS on your laptop's wireless interface in order for this to work.

The way you have things setup now, there's no way for the internet traffic from a client plugged into the linksys router to flow through to the internet, it's going to stop dead at your laptop...........that's why I said you'd have to enable ICS on the wireless NIC of your laptop.


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#5
December 11, 2009 at 07:55:15
I wanted to practice networking with other computers I have laying around, but the only way I have of connecting them is with this linksys router. I was just wondering if it was possible. I'm going to try the ics thing and see if that works.
But do i have it connected correctly now. from ethernet of laptop to uplink on router, then from one of the ports on router to third computer. with this connection, it says I have a network cable unplugged. should the ip on this connection be static or dynamic? help!

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#6
December 11, 2009 at 08:04:38
For networking computers in a Local Area Network (LAN), you have to use LAN ports on the router.

So if your laptop is connected to the uplink port and the network card shows, that it's not connected, the uplink port is most likely a special port with crossed data wires.
Simply try to connect the computers only to LAN ports. This should work for you.


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