07-05-2012 06:53:36 AM
I am trying to solve two issues:
1) I only have one ethernet port in my office and am trying to add additional ports so I can plug in directly to my LAN.
2) The WiFi signal in my office is extremely weak for my cell phone.
I have an extra Lynksys wireless router. I have tried plugging it into my ethernet port so I can use the 4 ports and the closer WiFi signal. Once I plug in a computer into the router I can see that it is connected at 100mbps, but I can't access the internet. Apparently the access to the internet is being blocked by the router somehow. Am I missing any steps or is this not possible?
07-05-2012 07:02:54 AM
Which U-verse gateway do you have?
07-05-2012 07:13:20 AM
You have a paired bonded install with an iNID. The i38HG is actually a break-out box and WAP. The actual gateway is the i3812V (iNID) which is on the side of your house. Please see the discussion in the thread below:
07-05-2012 07:30:15 AM
I actually read through that thread before I posted my question. I don't want to replace the break-out box that's in my network closet. I want to add an additional Linksys router in my office. The CAT5 port in my office is plugged into one of the ports on that break-out box, which works fine. But when I plug in the router in that port, even if I only connect 1 computer to the router, I can't access the internet.
07-05-2012 08:27:31 AM
You cannot plug your own router into a port of the i38HG. If you want to use your own router, it needs to be a replacement for the i38HG and connected to the i3812V (iNID).
Perhaps the discussion in the thread below might offer some assistance with other options:
07-05-2012 09:41:31 AM - edited 07-05-2012 09:41:49 AM
From looking at how the i38HG is connected I may have to get some help with that one. I'll jump on the other thread to see the options discussed there can work for me. Thank you.
07-11-2012 11:06:59 AM
You could use a Netgear Wireless repeater. It has four ports as well as extends your wireless connectivity. In fact, I use mine as if it is a wireless hub (I use the Ethernet ports for my Blue Ray.).
07-18-2012 02:18:50 PM
Timelord1957, it looks like that will resolve both of my major issues. The only thing I won't get is the 100 mbps from connecting directly to my LAN ( I'm guessing that since it's wireless connecting via the Ethernet ports will be a max of 54 mbps right?).