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Setting up a cable modem, wireless router, switch and vonage router.

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Setting up a cable modem, wireless router, switch and vonage router.

itsecuritygal
Okay I have the following:
Comcast Cable Modem
Netgear wireless router (4 port)
Netgear hub (8 port)
Vonage Linksys router (4 port)

Currently all 4 pieces are in my basement hooked up as follows:
Cable modem to Netgear wireless router.
vonage router to port on netgear wireless router port
Netgear switch is going to netgear wireless router port
In the netgear hub, I have four home PCs running to it and a network printer.

All this works fine as is, EXCEPT that the wireless router needs to come upstairs because we don't have a good signal with it in the basement. Last night i moved it upstairs and unpluged the Linksys Vonage router and switch and re-routed these the following way (which didn't work).

Cable modem to Netgear wireless router.
vonage router to port on netgear hub
Netgear switch is going to port on netgear hub
In the netgear hub, I have four home PCs running to it and a network printer.

So, any ideas how to set this up without using the router on the wireless network access point? With it being upstairs the vonage router and the hub need to be routed elsewhere, but I don't know how. Any help is appreciated. If you need more information please ask. Thanks
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    jets_ya

    Why not route you cable input to a place upstairs, and maintain your hook-up as it was in the basement?

    I have my cale modem going 1st to my voip router, my wireless router going from the WAN port of the voip router.
    In other words 1) cable 2) modem 3) voip router 4) wireless router .

    I don't quite understand what you are using the wireless router for, except to connect swicth/hub, since you seem to be running the PCs and printer from the hub(doesn't the wireless router have any LAN ports for wired hook-ups?. Hope simply having the input from cable company upstairs to cable modem and all your router/hubs being their also as you were running from the basment works for you.
    P.s. I have found that the voip router 1st works best for me, maybe you can try it.

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    itsecuritygal

    I would love to bring it all upstairs - I'm kicking myself for making the decision to put it all in the basement (BAD IDEA!!) Anyway, I don't have the option to bring the cable upstairs. We have one cable input and it comes into the basement, everything upstairs is satilitte. I don't know that I can talk my hubby into drilling a hole to string it into the upstairs and it would have to be in the kitchen (yuck). Anyway, to answer you question the wireless router really isn't needed as you say since I have the switch/hub, it was just the way it was set up in the beginning and I thought I cold move those to the hub, but last night that didn't work.

    I will try to play and move it all around and put the voip first and see if that lets me get the wireless router out of the mix so that I can put the wap upstairs (which is out goal to have a better wireless signal throughout the house.

    Thanks for the input!

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    jets_ya

    Hope I was some help. Let me know, thanx

    jets

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    jets_ya

    Bring everything upstairs. Get the cable modem upstairs, then route the modem to the vonage router, the wireless router from the vonage, then the hub(if needed)(most wireless routers have LAN ports built-in.

    Note: having the voip router 1st works best for me from the modem.

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    jet1959mo

    2 routers are competing to give ip addresses unless you know how to set them up.
    http://vonage.nmhoy.net/tworouters.html
    The Netgear hub has enough ports for your 4 computers and a network printer.
    Contact Vonage to setup both routers.

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    jets_ya

    Why not route you cable input to a place upstairs, and maintain your hook-up as it was in the basement?

    I have my cale modem going 1st to my voip router, my wireless router going from the WAN port of the voip router.
    In other words 1) cable 2) modem 3) voip router 4) wireless router .

    I don't quite understand what you are using the wireless router for, except to connect swicth/hub, since you seem to be running the PCs and printer from the hub(doesn't the wireless router have any LAN ports for wired hook-ups?. Hope simply having the input from cable company upstairs to cable modem and all your router/hubs being their also as you were running from the basment works for you.
    P.s. I have found that the voip router 1st works best for me, maybe you can try it.

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    itsecuritygal

    I would love to bring it all upstairs - I'm kicking myself for making the decision to put it all in the basement (BAD IDEA!!) Anyway, I don't have the option to bring the cable upstairs. We have one cable input and it comes into the basement, everything upstairs is satilitte. I don't know that I can talk my hubby into drilling a hole to string it into the upstairs and it would have to be in the kitchen (yuck). Anyway, to answer you question the wireless router really isn't needed as you say since I have the switch/hub, it was just the way it was set up in the beginning and I thought I cold move those to the hub, but last night that didn't work.

    I will try to play and move it all around and put the voip first and see if that lets me get the wireless router out of the mix so that I can put the wap upstairs (which is out goal to have a better wireless signal throughout the house.

    Thanks for the input!

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    jets_ya

    Hope I was some help. Let me know, thanx

    jets

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    jets_ya

    Bring everything upstairs. Get the cable modem upstairs, then route the modem to the vonage router, the wireless router from the vonage, then the hub(if needed)(most wireless routers have LAN ports built-in.

    Note: having the voip router 1st works best for me from the modem.

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    jet1959mo

    2 routers are competing to give ip addresses unless you know how to set them up.
    http://vonage.nmhoy.net/tworouters.html
    The Netgear hub has enough ports for your 4 computers and a network printer.
    Contact Vonage to setup both routers.