[Connectivity] Guide to getting started with RCN and 3rd party r
Hello. Looking for a guide to using an RCN-provided cable modem with a self-provided wireless access point -- a Linksys WRT54G in this case. Details below.
- Posting for a friend that just moved to Boston and signed up with RCN.
- I don't know the brand of cable modem that RCN provided.
- She brought her WRT54G router/WAP with her, previously used with Comcast/Surfboard in Seattle
- WRT54G config looks to be pretty standard e.g. "Automatic Configuration - DHCP", DHCP enabled
- Current status: Multiple computers can join the wi-fi network, but only one computer has Internet access
I'm guessing that this is fairly standard configuration stuff. But I'm hoping that there is guide to follow. I checked RCN's site but didn't find such a guide. I also checked the FAQ here. I did find various posts here and elsewhere from the last 5 years, some suggesting MAC cloning etc..
Re: [Connectivity] Guide to getting started with RCN and 3rd par
With or without televisions? With or without TiVo (usually hooked up with MoCa network)?
It would be helpful to show information from this website. Have her upload here or give it to you and you can post.
I am not aware of a general purpose guide that covers all situations. If she has internet only you usually just plug it in with an ethernet cable.
|reply to skidog32 |
I use a Linksys WRT54G for years now. It was trivial to configure.
Don;t you want to configure all computers access to the internet? The box is highly configurable by following the useful help menus.
What exactly is your question?
|reply to skidog32 |
Thanks everyone. All is working now. It took a hard reset of the WRT54G. And then applying relatively standard settings ("Automatic Configuration DHCP").
The lesson learned, for anyone that finds this post later, is that 3rd party WAPs can be indeed be used with RCN-supplied cable modems. Just use fairly standard settings on the WAP/router, perhaps even the out-of-the-box-new settings. One specific note: MAC cloning is not required.