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Old 09-12-2008, 09:47 AM   #16
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mnh811 -

I asked five specific questions, and you kind of gave vague answers to a couple of them.

You've got lots of good ideas from all of the posts on these threads. Please:

1. Pick one suggestion.
My vote is that you *forget* about the RCN (for now) and use your 2-wire for DSL *and* wireless.

2. Write down the steps you propose ("1", "2", "3", etc)

3. Read the RCN manual I showed you above (if you haven't already)

4. Tell us the 2-Wire model#

Thanx in advance .. PSM
 
Old 09-13-2008, 03:47 AM   #17
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Ok thanks I appreciate your patience guys..the only point i wanna mention is that i am M.D and my computer knowledge is limited...this is why sometimes i don't understand everything... i will try to figure it out from the valuable information u already gave to me..thank u again and sorry for the headache
 
Old 09-13-2008, 12:10 PM   #18
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Since the OP is using cable broadband and not DSL the RCN modem is required. There is really nothing to configure on the cable modem so its manual will not help. If it is not possible to disable the 2wire router's DHCP or modem functions then you will not be able to use it as a wireless access point. I not familiar with 2wire equipment and without access to a manual online I can not help you with its configuration setup. It might be best to purchase a wireless router instead of trying to get the old one to work. If you have future plans for additional computers etc. then you will need to get one anyway.
 
Old 09-13-2008, 12:27 PM   #19
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Hey no problem. It may well turn out that you can't do what you're trying to do with the 2 wire - don't forget you're making it do something it wasn't really designed for !

You may find it easier just to go out and buy a wireless router - something like the linksys wrt54gl is what you are looking for.

These devices have a Wan port that connects to your RCN cable modem and enables you to share the connection between several computers. The are specifically designed to do what yo are trying to do.

Another simple solution may be to see if your ISP provides an "off the shelf" solution i.e wireless router/modem that may be just "plug and go".

Personally I like to see if I can utilize whatever I've got lying around but that's probably just my hacker mentality !

Damn - michaelk beat me to it !!

Let us know how you get on and good luck.

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Old 09-13-2008, 01:35 PM   #20
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Sorry, mnh811.

All this time I was fixated on the mistaken impression that your RCN and 2-Wire were both DSL (there was an "is it cable or is it DSL?" question early in the thread, I recalled the answer being "all DSL").

Apologies. You said right in the 1st post: I've got cable broadband, and the RCN is my cable modem.

Sooooooo -

I'm with bgeddy and michaelk - just go out and buy a wireless router (with should come with at least 4 spare ports).

Please post back what happens, please post any questions.

Sincerely .. PSM
 
Old 09-18-2008, 01:11 PM   #21
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mnh811 - Did you get it working?
 
Old 09-19-2008, 12:30 AM   #22
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hi paul...as several friends mentioned here, i will buy a new wireless which can get along with my modem...by the way it was a good teaching expereince for me... ...thank you guys!

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