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06 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Starter
 
 
Strange network problem with XP/Windows 7

Hi,

This is my first post so please go easy on me but I really hope someone on here will be able to help with my problem. I have a wired router that connects to the phone line and into this I have plugged in a wireless router that I have inherited. The wireless router can only receive a cable input (i.e. not from the phone line) so this is the reason I have this weird router configuration.

Anyway, I have two computers that I want to connect to the internet using the wireless router, one runs xp and the other windows 7 starter. Now in order to get both these computers to connect to the internet I need to boot them up and then restart them before they will connect. I'm guessing it is something to do with the weird configuration of the routers and it's not as if I'm unable to connect to the internet at all, but if anyone can suggest a fix so that I don't have to restart my computers before being able to get online it would be much appreciated!

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06 Oct 2010   #2

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Welcome to 7 forum adamdevall....
yeah that's a little weird but want to the little more system & router specification so we can give right solution...

HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR SYSTEM SPECS



In the line at the top of www.SevenForums.com you will see UserCP.
That is an abbreviation for User Control Panel.
Click on UserCP.
In the left-hand column, under Your Profile you will see Edit System Spec.
Click on Edit System Spec
You can copy and paste from the output of Speccy, Speccy - System Information - Free Download to fill out much of the info. Be sure to use the Other Info section of your System Specs for such info as your optical drive, your wireless adapter, your speakers, etc.
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06 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adamdevall View Post
Hi,

This is my first post so please go easy on me but I really hope someone on here will be able to help with my problem. I have a wired router that connects to the phone line and into this I have plugged in a wireless router that I have inherited. The wireless router can only receive a cable input (i.e. not from the phone line) so this is the reason I have this weird router configuration.

Anyway, I have two computers that I want to connect to the internet using the wireless router, one runs xp and the other windows 7 starter. Now in order to get both these computers to connect to the internet I need to boot them up and then restart them before they will connect. I'm guessing it is something to do with the weird configuration of the routers and it's not as if I'm unable to connect to the internet at all, but if anyone can suggest a fix so that I don't have to restart my computers before being able to get online it would be much appreciated!
This is a dual router set up which will require you make special adjustments to your routers in order to work properly. The link below explains the process and the required adjustments.
Router Setup - Two Routers on Same Home Network?
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06 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

Thanks for the link... I'll give it a try!
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