Can't Connect wifi w/internet when connected to RJ45 to another Router (x64)

notech

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I have never run into this before.

I have a dsl modem/gateway (actiontec) which i use to connect to the internet

when I connected a Linksys WRT54G v.4 router to my laptop thru RJ45, WITH wifi disabled on the router, I lose connectivity to the internet on the wifi connection.

I'm used to XP with independent connectoids. Looking at the properties on each connection, they appear to be correct.

Has anyone run into this on Vista?

I thought surely by disco'g the wifi on the Linksys Router it should just be a standard wired connection.

both routers are setup for DHCP. Is that what's confusing Vista?

weird. appreciate any help. I am so out of troubleshooting ideas.
 

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MrNeeds

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I have never run into this before.

I have a dsl modem/gateway (actiontec) which i use to connect to the internet

I connected a Linksys WRT54G v.4 router to my laptop thru RJ45, WITH wifi disabled on the router, I lose connectivity to the internet on the wifi connection.

I'm used to XP with independent connectoids. Looking at the properties on each connection, they appear to be correct.

Has anyone run into this on Vista?

I thought surely by disco'g the wifi on the Linksys Router it should just be a standard wired connection.

both routers are setup for DHCP. Is that what's confusing Vista?

weird. appreciate any help. I am so out of troubleshooting ideas.
can you just run through your post again, you seem to be saying that you have disabled your wireless on your router and you lose connection on the wireless connection on your computer.
you will, because you disabled it.
 

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notech

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I understand your confusion lol.

the wifi was disabled on the Linksys router which i planned to use for local networking. I thought the 2.4ghz device must be interfering with the Actiontec Dsl/Wifi Gateway.

Disabling wifi on the Linksys had no effect to resolve the problem.

as soon as i power up the Linksys, I'd lose internet connectivity on the Actiontec.

It's an Actiontec GT724WGR

Actiontec

what's really weird is the actiontec showed connectivity to the internet, and still had an IP.... I just couldn't connect or ping any websites from my browser.

appreciate any help and ideas. I'd like to expand my home network with an NAS, IP camera etc, but not if I can't accomplish a simple connection like this. Something just isn't right.

I do have Commodo Internet Security Suite, but received no connectivity errors or blocking.

That's about the only thing I can think of.
 

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I understand your problem. So what you want to do is connect your Actiontec via Ethernet to Linksys. Listen: Plug one end of RJ45 to Ethernet Out of Actiontec. Plug other end into the Linksys Ethernet In Port. Turn wireless off the Actiontec and wireless on the linksys. then connect your computer via WiFi.
 

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MrNeeds

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I understand your confusion lol.

the wifi was disabled on the Linksys router which i planned to use for local networking. I thought the 2.4ghz device must be interfering with the Actiontec Dsl/Wifi Gateway.

Disabling wifi on the Linksys had no effect to resolve the problem.

as soon as i power up the Linksys, I'd lose internet connectivity on the Actiontec.

It's an Actiontec GT724WGR

Actiontec

what's really weird is the actiontec showed connectivity to the internet, and still had an IP.... I just couldn't connect or ping any websites from my browser.

appreciate any help and ideas. I'd like to expand my home network with an NAS, IP camera etc, but not if I can't accomplish a simple connection like this. Something just isn't right.

I do have Commodo Internet Security Suite, but received no connectivity errors or blocking.

That's about the only thing I can think of.
ok i understand now :p wireless router for internet and wired router for local networking.
unfortunately wireless will still be enabled on the linksys because all your doing is not broadcasting the SSID for the linksys, it will still be active but you wont see it.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Q6600 @ 2.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Evga NF78-CK-132-A 3-Way SLI
    Memory
    8Gb DDR2 Corsair Dominator @ 1066Mhz 5-5-5-15
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 560 GTX SC FTW 1GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC888 7.1 Audio, Logitech G35 7.1 Surround Headset
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2409W 16:9, HDMi, DVI & VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 7200rpm 250Gb SATA,
    Samsung 7200rpm 750Gb SATA,
    WD 7200rpm 1TB SCSI SATA.
    PSU
    Xigmatek 750W Quad sli quad core 80% eff
    Case
    Antec 900 Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9700-NT NVIDIA Tritium, Dominator RAM cooler
    Mouse
    Razor Lachesis Banshee V2 Blue, 4000DPI
    Keyboard
    Logitech generic keyboard
    Internet Speed
    16Mb Sky bb
    Other Info
    Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows, Wireless Xbox 360 Pad, Wireless Xbox 360 Les Paul Guitar

notech

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thx guys. i didn't know that wirelss was still enabled, after I disabled it.

I ordered a 2.4 ghz ccd camera that should come in today. Hopefully, I can position the receiver to not cause interference with the actiontec. The range on 2.4 ghz was more than I expected, so it could be a real problem.

I guess i'll leave the Linksys out of the loop for now. The actiontec has great wifi range. The linksys is not as good. We live in a 100 yr old house with plaster and lath so good wifi is hard to come by.

Appreciate your help. I was amazed how quickly it knocked out the actiontec!
 

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