Problem connecting to router

Currently I have a BT Home Hub 2.0 (the black one) which has one wired computer and multiple wireless computers connected to it. I have tried connecting my pc to this hub using a long Ethernet wire. However, when I plugged this wire into my pc, it would continue to say "network cable unplugged". I have also tried a crossover cable and multiple network cards to no avail.

Next, I set up a Belkin G Mimo Router in my room, connect the Ethernet wire from the BT Hub and then connect another one from the new Belkin router into my pc. With this set-up, I could access the internet from the BT Hub downstairs.

However, this setup will no longer work and Im not sure on the settings that I have used on the Belkin Router.

The IP address of the BT Hub is 192.168.1.254 using a range of IP's of 192.168.1.64 to 192.168.1.237.

The Belkin's default IP address is 192.168.2.1 but have changed this to 192.168.1.253 and tried setting it as an Access Point but when I connect to it, I cannot ping the BT Hub suggesting I haven't set it up correctly.

Both, use the subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.

Does anyone have any suggestions of how to configure the router correctly so I can access the BT Home Hub's internet through the router or the Ethernet.

Thanks
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  1. Do you connect to the WAN/Internet port or the LAN port of the Belkin to the BT?
  2. I've tried both but at the moment Im connecting using the LAN port. Which should it be?
  3. it should be the LAN port with DHCP turned off on the Belkin
  4. I have already tried this setup.

    I have disabled the DHCP in the Belkin and connected the Belkin to the BT hub using LAN ports on both.

    If my BT hub's IP is 192.168.1.254, is setting the Belkin's IP to 192.168.1.253 correct?
  5. Yes since it outside the BT's DHCP range
  6. Thanks.

    Do you have any other ideas why the router cannot connect to the hub?

    Should the Access Point settings be changed?
  7. if you connect the computer via network cable to the Belkin does it work?
  8. No, if I connect the cable to the Belkin that is connected to the hub, it does not work and my pc is not assigned an IP. The connection says "Unidentified network" suggesting that it's not connected to the BT Hub.

    If I connect the computer to the Belkin whilst it had it's default settings (DHCP On and any IP) it works fine.
  9. if you connect the cable that come from the BT to your PC does work?
  10. No, it keeps saying that the network cable is unplugged. However I've tried this with other wires and other network cards and all say the cable is unplugged.

    I know the cable is fine as when I plug it into the Belkin the light turns on, on the port and I have managed to access the internet through the Belkin before.
  11. is the network card enabled?

    have you tried assigning a Static IP?
  12. Yes, the network card is enabled.

    When connected to the Belkin, I assign a static IP, it will then connect to the Belkin Router, but it will not have any internet access or be able to ping the BT Home Hub.
  13. Hello,

    Ok, below is the output from Ipconfig. The ethernet connection is the Belkin router that Im trying to connect to the BT Home Hub.
    The Wireless adapter is connected to the BT Home Hub.

    The Ethernet's IP is not automatically assigned so I have to give it a static IP which I havent done here in this paste.


    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Spammy
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Generic Marvell Yukon 88E8056 based Ether
    net Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-61-12-54-1F
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2572:6c7:feaf:403f%33(Preferred)
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.64.63(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 184606817
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-B0-42-91-00-E0-61-12-54-1F

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 7:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : RT73 USB Wireless LAN Card #7
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-0A-1B-F1-E4
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b486:115e:20f1:3cc3%24(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.118(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 01 January 2011 17:59:59
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 02 January 2011 18:00:03
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 419436042
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-B0-42-91-00-E0-61-12-54-1F

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.home:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Reusable Microsoft 6To4 Adapter:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #3
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #4
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #5
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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