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looking for some help with old linksys WAG200G please


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#1 oopsmuh

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 01:05 PM

hello all, 

I'm staying in on-campus college accommodation, and we're given a little Ethernet port for some nice 90mbps broadband. At the moment I just stick it into my laptop, but ideally I wanna set it up with this router so I my phone and other devices can connect to it and communicate with each other, etc.

What I've tried is enabling RIP, disabling NAT, disabling DHCP, and putting it in "Bridge Only Mode" or "RF something Bridged", but the devices had no internet when they connected. Networking is not a skill of mine yet, so I would really appreciate any help.

 

I think the snag with this router is that it has a DSL "input", so it's designed for a phone line - which I don't have here

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 01:22 PM

you should just be able to plug the Ethernet cable into the blue port on the back  and then from your computer go to 192.168.*.* (whatever the IP is, it's usually on the router) set your pass and such. 

 

Disabling DHCP isn't good because now the router can not give a device an IP address so no internet.  ((Unless you manually set your Subnet Mask))

 

 

the DSL and Cat5/Cat5E ports look the same except one is slightly smaller than the other in size. 

 

if it really does have the DSL port then you may needa new router, decent ones go for around $20-$50 depending on brand and network band and letter, eg. D-Link 802.11N 2.4 GHz.

 

 

EDIT: after looking it up you will need another router..

 

 

Product details
Brand: Linksys
Connectivity: Wireless
Wireless standard: Wireless‑G
Encryption type: WPA2, WEP, WPA
Modem typeDSL
Device Type: Wireless router ‑ 4‑port switch (integrated)

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 01:48 PM

Hello, thanks for the quick response. Just to confirm, it's definitely not possible on this router because it's DSL?



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Posted 28 September 2016 - 01:50 PM

It is Possible but you need a DSL to ethernet adapter (roughly $5) but you might see some speed reduction.

 

 

But why do that when you could get a new better router for about $30.


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Posted 28 September 2016 - 02:09 PM

OK, that's alright.

Got my eye on a TP LINK TL-WR841N, that should work, right?



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Posted 28 September 2016 - 02:32 PM

Yes that should work just fine :)


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Posted 28 September 2016 - 03:29 PM

Yes that should work just fine :)

OK thanks for all of your help :)



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Posted 29 September 2016 - 05:11 PM

This could have been handled with the existing equipment if it has been setup this way.

 

http://www.techsupportforum.com/3001-connecting-additional-routers/



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Posted 29 September 2016 - 05:18 PM

This could have been handled with the existing equipment if it has been setup this way.

 

http://www.techsupportforum.com/3001-connecting-additional-routers/

Seeing as the main router is the Schools property the OP can not do it this way. 

 

Also, the router the OP had was DSL not "LAN" so the OP needed either a new router or an adapter. 

 

OP has the Ethernet cord, they just want it to be their "Personal" network by simply adding a router.


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 05:54 PM

DSL is the wan port.  If you read the article you would understand you can set the unit up as a glorifed wifi switch by bypassing the wan port.

 

"Seeing as the main router is the Schools property the OP can not do it this way"

 

There is no need to configure the "schools" router to accomplish this. 

 

FYI just being informative

 

Note: my apologies.  I appear to have been a bit blunt.  I have edited the post accordingly.


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 06:31 PM

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