Wireless networking with fiber internet connection

By pecantan12 ·
My ISP is BellSouth (Now known AT&T). I do not use a modem to connect to the internet. I believe the type of service I have is called "fiber". I have been trying to create a wireless network in my home but I have not been successfull. I have tried brands such as Belkin, Netgear, D-Link and Linksys. Do I have to configure the router to accept my internet connection? If so, how do I do this?

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Re Do I have to configure the router

by OH Smeg In reply to Wireless networking with ...

The answer is most defiantly YES you do have to configure your router. The directions for this are in the Users Manual that comes with the WiFi Access Point generally as a PDF File on the CD in the Box with the router.

As for setting up the WiFi Access point you need to plug the router into the ISP's Modem the modem goes to the Uplink Port of the Router with a CAT5 cable and then you need to configure the Router with a Hard wired connection to enable it to share the WiFi Access point.

Depending on the Make & Model of the router some are setup to work with a standard setup and Security so if you have a working Signal to the Uplink Port all that is required is to run the Utility on the CD and set the Security Codes when prompted.

As for how to setup the router you need to read the manual as each one has different instructions as to how they work.

You also have a modem of some form as it has to interface between the ISP's connection and your internal computers so there is some type of powered box with wires connected to it somewhere.


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by pecantan12 In reply to Re [i]Do I have to config ...

Thanks for your reply but it is no help to me. As stated before, I do not have a modem. My internet is connected straight from a box (similar to a telephone jack) directly into my desktop ethernet port.

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And what exactly do you think that Box is?

by OH Smeg In reply to Thanks

A Modem isn't just a device to Dial Up an ISP, it is any device that acts as an interface between the ISP and your computer.

The current list of modems are Dial Up, ADSL, Cable and finally Optical Fiber.

To have a modem you don't need it to dial out to connect to a ISP's Network so here remove the CAT5 Cable from the Ethernet Port of your Computer and plug it into the Uplink port of the Router that you are using. Then from one of the Ethernet Ports on the Router run a CAT5 cable to the Ethernet Port of your computer.

If you have a ADSL Router this has the ADSL Modem built into it you can connect that to the Telephone line replacing your ISP's provided Modem and run CAT5 Cable to your Desktop. If you are buying Cable Routers you do the same thing but connect it to the cable Connection and so on through the entire range of Router Types.

Does that clear up your misunderstanding?


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Does this clear up your misunderstanding

by pecantan12 In reply to And what exactly do you t ...

I know what a modem looks like. When I said "box", I meant a jack that looks like the one that you use for your telephone connection. It is exactly like that, except it has a ethernet port. I use one CAT5 cable. It connects directly from that jack to my ethernet port on my desktop.

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Still not getting it?

by Mr.Wiz In reply to Does this clear up your m ...

Follow the instructions given previously, unplug the CAT 5 cable from the back of the computer and plug it into the WAN port on the back of the router. Then plug a different CAT 5 cable from the router port to the back of your computer.

The definition of a modem isn't pertinent here. If you follow the instructions that everyone else has given you, it should work.

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