How do I connect router-modem to existing central panel?

I am going to use a TP-Link router here for writing these steps but these are generic so these steps can be used to configure any router with your PTCL modem. We would also change the IP address for the router and disable router from getting an IP automatically which in other words mean disabling DHCP on the router.

1.Plug in your routers power cable and turn it on.

2.Now that your router is turned on you need to connect this router to your computer using an Ethernet cable. Please connect using the LAN port.

3.Your computer will establish a connection with the router automatically as DHCP is enabled on the router by default.

4. Open Firefox or whatever browser you use for surfing websites and type in the routers default IP address in the address bar which in our case is as we are using a TP link router. Please find out what the default IP is for your router from the user manual if you are using a different brand.

5. You would see a log...

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For combined modem/router setups, plug the modem into any available electrical outlet. Using a phone cord, plug the WAN port into an available wall jack. Do not use a DSL filter on the phone line. Plug an Ethernet cable into the LAN port of the box, then plug the other end into the LAN port on the laptop. Boot up the computer, enter the Start menu and select Control Panel. Navigate to the Network and Sharing Center, click "Set up a new connection or network," and then select "Connect to the Internet." The automatic wizard takes will guide the rest of the process, according to Windows.

If there are two separate devices, a modem and a router that are not combined, plug the modem into any available electrical outlet. Use a phone cord to connect the WAN port on the modem to any available wall jack. Use an Ethernet cable to connect the modem to the WAN port on the router, then connect the router to any available electrical outlet. Finally, use another Ethernet cable to connect...

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It is possible to use a second router as a range extender to your existing network. It is also very possible to create only one network name between the two routers so your Bluesound Players and other network devices will connect to which ever router has the stronger signal.

Many newer routers include WDS or Wireless Distributed Services to create multiple Access Points on a single network with a single name.

If your existing routers do not support WDS you can manually create a WDS environment using these simple steps.

Router 1

Set up this router as normal. In the wireless security settings of the router, disable Automatic Channel selection and manually set the channel to channel 3.

Router 2

In most cases, this router must be wired to the original router. Consider a wireless media bridge or by running a single network cable in this case to the other location.

Disable the DHCP server on this router...
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Upon successful connection of your Comcast Arris modem to a router you will be able to allow other computers in your home to connect wirelessly to the Internet or allow multiple ethernet connections to your wired network. Each router has different functionality, but the process of connecting a router to your Comcast cable modem is the same for all models. You may have to create a new network in your operating system when adding a router to your Comcast modem.

A router allows you to connect multiple computers either to a wired or wireless network.

Uplug the ethernet cord (connected to your Arris modem) from the back of your computer and unplug the modem from the wall outlet.

Plug the end of the ethernet cord that was initially connected to the computer into the ethernet port of the router labeled 'Internet.' You should now have one ethernet cord running from the back of the Arris modem to the back of your router.

Take a second ethernet cord and plug one...

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You can connect a DSL modem to a D-Link router by using an Ethernet cable and then entering your DSL username and password. Most DSL modems have a built-in router, though, and this configuration will prevent you from performing some activities such as online gaming, file sharing and webcam communication over the Internet. To properly connect the devices, first configure the modem in bridged mode, then configure the router with your DSL credentials, and lastly, connect the modem and router to provide Internet access to the computers on your network.

Configure Modem

1. Power off the DSL modem and your computer. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the modem and the other end to the Ethernet port on your computer. Power on the modem, and then power on your computer.

2. Launch a Web browser on your computer. Type the DSL modem interface address into the browser's address bar. For example, type "" and press "Enter." Review the modem documentation...

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Please note that this FAQ applies to most cable connections,set top boxes or satellite modems (e.g. NTL World,Telewest)

Step 1Log into the web-based configuration bytyping in the IP address of the router (default: inyour web browser. The username is admin (alllowercase) and the password is blank(nothing).

Note: The address is NOT on theInternet. The web-based configuration is built-in to therouter.

Step 2 Click the Home tab andclick the WAN button. Dynamic IP Address is thedefault value, however, if Dynamic IP Address is not selected asthe WAN type, select Dynamic IP Address by clicking on the radiobutton. Click Clone Mac Address. Click onApply and then Continue to savethe changes.

Step 3 Power cycle the cable modem androuter:

Turn the cable modem off (first)Turn the router offLeave them off for 2 to 5 minutesTurn the cable modem on (first)Wait until you get a solid cable light on the cable modemTurn the router onWait 30...
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bill001g said:

You can pretty much place the router in any room that has both a coax and a ethernet that goes back to this box. So if we assume you can put it say in a bedroom that can get good coax signal you would then put the router there. You can of course hook up all your devices in that room directly to the router. What you do is cable one of the lan ports to the wall jack which takes it back to the central box. You then put a switch in the box and connect all the ports to it.

The key issue with doing this is you have to be sure you get good enough signal in that room on the coax. You generally have one or more coax splitters in the path. With good quality splitters and strong incoming signal it can work.

Ok let me get this clear if I understood this correctly this might have saved ally my problems....

The FIOS Router is currently in my living room there is a coax there and an ethernet that goes into that box in the garage. but this and the...

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Firstly, read this to get an idea about switches vs routers.

My bet is that you'll end up with a switch, something like this one:

As for wires, run them right into the switch. But I would do them all at once. Sure your only going to use 4 or 5 right now, but when you need more, you'll be thankful that you got the job done the first time and don't have to go back and try to figure out which wire went to which jack.

Get at least a gigabyte switch. sure it's more expensive but the connection is faster. No point in building a system like yours with obsolete technology that your just going to have to replace in a short time...

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