Connection Problems

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  1. Wabsta
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    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    Hello,
    I'm first going to explain, how my internet is set-up in my house.
    No, I'm going to use my superawesome photoshop skilzz for it.

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    Okay, the orange livebox should speak for itself.
    Dell computer under the livebox too.
    Left of the blue stripes is downstairs, in the livingroom, right, is upstairs, in my room.
    There, everything should speak for itself too. (No, my computer is not THAT old, but I couldn't find a proper image for it:P).

    So, now you see what I want.
    That's internet to all the computers/laptop/PocketPC.
    The only problem is, that the second router (the one in my room), doesn't "give" internet.
    When I use the cable from the livebox, directly to my laptop or my computer, I have internet.
    But when I plug it in the router, and connect 2 other cables to the laptop and the computer, it doesn't give me internet.
    I can even use my laptop's wireless skillzzzz to connect it to the router, but still, no internet.
    I tried making connections manually in the controlpanel, and it IS connected, as a LAN, but just not to the internet.
    So, could anyone help me getting internet?
     
  2. Frederica Bernkastel

    Frederica Bernkastel WebPerf and PWA advocate; @antoligy on Twitter

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    Did the orange box and the router come with a CD for installation? if so use it.

    I have a friend with an orange livebox, doesn't that make wireless all by itself?
     
  3. Wabsta
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    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    It did came with a CD, but I kinda lost it...
    And, it gives wireless all by itself, if you pay 5€ extra each month (or 2,50 or something...)

    I'm going to to a firmware update to the router, so the settings will be reset-ted. (got this router from a friend).
     
  4. Strider

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    As I understand it, you only don't get a internet connection if you're connected to the WLAN AP/Router. This seems simple enough, the device doesn't know what it should do. Configure it to use your orange box as a gateway and you should get internet access. Better yet, you might be able to configure it to act as a switch with WLAN AP, and not as a router (you don't really need routing there).
     
  5. Wabsta
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    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    And it doesn't stop with giving me those dots.
    What now?
     
  6. Strider

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    You got it backwards.

    Your WLAN Router does not contact your ISP. NO pppoe here! Direct IP, propably DHCP, as you yourself are the 'isp' (your orange box propably hands out DHCP?). No user/password.

    Try that.
     
  7. Wabsta
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    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    That was the thing I tried before.
    Test results:
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    Starting test.
    Contacting remote server.
    Server response OK.
    Test succesful. Internet acces is now available.
    But still, I can't connect to the internet...
    EDIT:
    Oh, when I go to the connections in my control panel, it says, that I'm connected to the internet.
    It looks like this:
    Internet-gateway
    [ icon ] Internet-connection
    Connected
    Internet-connection
     
  8. Strider

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    Router test successful, client also says ok but still doesn't work?
     
  9. Wabsta
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    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    idd.
    I just don't get it...
    And now I have to go to work, so I can't try stuff anymore today, damnit... stupid internet.
     
  10. Jiggah

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    Let me see if I have this straight. You have a computer and a modem downstairs, upstairs you have a router and other devices.

    How is the upstairs router connected to the modem downstairs is it wired directly to the router? Not familiar with European modems, but does the Orange Livebox come with WiFi?

    If it's wired directly between the modem and the router make sure to check to see if there are any conflicting IP addresses. For example, if the modem is using the 192.168.1.1 IP then the router must be something different like 192.168.1.2.

    If you're trying to connect the modem to the router wirelessly, the router needs to be configured to be a wireless client bridge.
     
  11. Wabsta
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    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    Thanks! That has to be it!
    I'm to tired to try it now though...
    And, now it has no wireless, and yes, it's connected to the livebox directly...