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modem to router connection

tiny4me2
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modem to router connection

So, I have a Netgear router and it should have a 3.0 port on it but it does not; or doesn't seem to have one. Is that normal? My Online light is flashing yellow/orangish and I have to have an adapter/converter for my connection from my modem to computer since my computer doesn't have a 3.0 but a 2.0 port. However even connecting the converter from the computer to the router it still doesn't give me the speeds I need and my light is still orangish/yellow. Is that normal as well. My converter doesn't work with the router. 

My model is AC750(R6020) won't let me post in the spot it goes in. 

Message 1 of 29
antinode
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Re: modem to router connection

> [...] I have a Netgear router and it should have a 3.0 port on it but
> it does not; or doesn't seem to have one. [...]

   What does "a 3.0 port" mean to you?  Are you talking about a USB port
(which an R6020 does not have) or an Ethernet port (which it does have)?

> [...] My Online light [...]

   Which light is that?  Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your
model number, and look for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Look
for "LED Descriptions".  What does Netgear call your "My Online light"?

> [...] is flashing yellow/orangish and I have to have an
> adapter/converter for my connection from my modem to computer since my
> computer doesn't have a 3.0 but a 2.0 port. [...]

   What is this "adapter/converter"?  What is your "my modem"?  What is
your "my computer"?  What, exactly, is connected to what, exactly?

Message 2 of 29

Re: modem to router connection


@tiny4me2 wrote:
My model is AC750(R6020) won't let me post in the spot it goes in. 

 


Try posting in the correct section:

 

General WiFi Routers (Non-Nighthawk) - NETGEAR Communities

 

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Message 3 of 29
tiny4me2
Aspirant

Re: modem to router connection

considering this is a night hawk produck as the app on my phone states and that it is not a general wifi question; this is the right section. Thank you. 

Message 4 of 29
tiny4me2
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Re: modem to router connection

I said a 3.0 port and that is an ethernet port. I did not say a usb port. 

The light I am referring to is on my modem; not my router; which means that I have stated the right term for it. 

Basically it looks like you dissected my question and still don't know what you are talking about. 

Basic connection from my spectrum modem to my net gear router is with an ethernet port. connection from my netgear router to my dell/hp computer is ethernet.

my computer does not have a 3.0 ethernet port; it was made with a 2.0 etherport so an adapter makes the ethernet from my spectrum modem able to send the 100mbs I am paying for to my computer. 

 

Did you follow me or was that to hard to understand?

Message 5 of 29

Re: modem to router connection


@tiny4me2 wrote:

considering this is a night hawk produck ...

 


Not according to Netgear. But what does it know?

 

 

 

 

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Message 6 of 29

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@tiny4me2 wrote:

I said a 3.0 port and that is an ethernet port. I did not say a usb port. 


 

There is no such thing as a 3.0 Ethernet port.

 

There is, however, a widely used 3.0 USB port, as well as 2.0 USB ports.

 

But the R6020 does not have USB ports,. so who knows what you are talking about?

 

This bit is seriously baffling:

 


My Online light is flashing yellow/orangish and I have to have an adapter/converter for my connection from my modem to computer since my computer doesn't have a 3.0 but a 2.0 port.

 

What is this Online light? The  R6020  has a Power LED and an Internet LED. Which one are you talking about?

 

And what is this adapter/converter?

 

If you are trying to work out what the lights mean, there is support and a manual for the R6020 somewhere at the end of this link:

 

>>>> R6020 | Product | Support | NETGEAR <<<<

 

See the section Troubleshoot With the LEDs.
 


Did you follow me or was that to hard to understand?

 

 I certainly found it hard to understand, what with your use of unfamiliar terminology and mistaking the router's model type.

 

 

 

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Message 7 of 29
tiny4me2
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Re: modem to router connection

Actually there is such a thing as a 3.0 ethernet port as most newer model laptops and computers have them built in. 

 

BUT in the essence of saving this thread for some one who will actually help and knows what they are talking about PLEASE STOP commenting. Thank you. 

Message 8 of 29
EverettReef
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Re: modem to router connection

tiny4me2, the words you are using do not mean what you think they do. 

Message 9 of 29

Re: modem to router connection

I was wondering.

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Message 10 of 29
antinode
Guru

Re: modem to router connection

> I said a 3.0 port and that is an ethernet port. I did not say a usb
> port.

   That's right, you did say that, and that's when you lost your
connection with reality, because no one else here knows what a "3.0
Ethernet port" is.  (But everyone (else) here _has_ heard of USB 2.0 and
3.0.)

> [...] The light I am referring to is on my modem; not my router; [...]

   No one else here knows what your "my modem" is.  (Or where you're
seeing these lights.)

> Basic connection from my spectrum modem [...]

   What, exactly, is your "my spectrum modem"?  Does it have a maker and
model number?

> [...] to my net gear router is with an ethernet port.

   An Ethernet connection involves a cable and two ports (one at each
end of the cable).  Another hint: If a device has multiple Ethernet
ports, then "connected to device" is not enough detail.

> [...] connection from my netgear router to my dell/hp computer is
> ethernet.

   Does that also mean a cable, or is that a wireless connection?  (I
won't even ask what a "dell/hp computer" might be, but, again, a
(single) maker and model number might be interesting.)

> my computer does not have a 3.0 ethernet port; it was made with a 2.0
> etherport so an adapter makes the ethernet from my spectrum modem able
> to send the 100mbs I am paying for to my computer.

   Approximately none of that makes any sense.  Are you talking
about some kind of USB-wireless adapter (maker? model?) which adds a
wireless-network interface to your (unspecified) "my computer"?

> Did you follow me or was that to hard to understand?

   Beyond hard; closer to impossible.

> Actually there is such a thing as a 3.0 ethernet port as most newer
> model laptops and computers have them built in.

   It still sounds as if you're talking about USB, not Ethernet.  Can
you point to a picture which might show what you're actually talking
about?

> BUT in the essence of saving this thread for some one who will
> actually help and knows what they are talking about [...]

   So far, there's only one particpant here who seems to be utterly
clueless, and that one seems to be adamant about staying that way.  But,
if you stop insisting on how correct you are about the nonsense which
you are posting, and start answering previous questions in simple terms,
then there may still be some hope of making some progress.  And, until
you learn what terms like "Ethernet" and "USB" actually mean, and what
their connectors actually look like, you might want to go a little
easier about "correcting" the folks who have been trying to help you,
despite the obstacles which you keep erecting.

   Look for this special character in previous postings: "?".  It

denotes a question.  An answer for each of these could be helpful.


> Try posting in the correct section:

   That wouldn't help; you'd still find it.

Message 11 of 29
IrvSp
Master

Re: modem to router connection

Some pictures SURE would help here... get us all to common ground what you are talking about...

Message 12 of 29

Re: modem to router connection

They seem to have been scared off.

 

 

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Message 13 of 29
tiny4me2
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Re: modem to router connection

No, fortunately i have a job so itemizing what some one is trying to get help it is not my life. I asked a simple question and it looks like all the "master's" and "sensie's" need a picture book to follow. I apologize for soinding degrading but guys if you are REALLY trying to help making the person frustrated or unsuccessfully feel dumb. Here are your "pictures"
Message 14 of 29

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I don't know about anyone else – forget about the labels, they are experienced troubleshooters – but all I see is the front of a box with some lights on it. (Those lights look nothing like those on the R6020 mentioned in your first message.)

 

My guess is that people want to see the sockets on the back. Then they may finally understand what this "3.0 ethernet port" is that baffles everyone else.

 

I see you also have an Arris box. What is it?

 

 

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Message 15 of 29
tiny4me2
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Re: modem to router connection

Not letting me post all the pics
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Message 16 of 29
tiny4me2
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Yes. My arris Is for my phone system. I tried to send the others but they are not uploading. The first is my modem...it is showing the "online" light i was referring to.
Message 17 of 29

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@tiny4me2 wrote:
Not letting me post all the pics
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content://media/external/file/22885
content://media/external/file/22885
content://media/external/file/22885
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That gets us nowhere.

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Message 18 of 29

Re: modem to router connection


@tiny4me2 wrote:
Yes. My arris Is for my phone system.


Does it have a  model number?

 

That picture just shows a router with an Ethernet cable.

 

 

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Message 19 of 29
tiny4me2
Aspirant

Re: modem to router connection

My 2nd is my netgear router. This should be my adapter to make my computer have a 3.0 port.
Message 20 of 29
tiny4me2
Aspirant

Re: modem to router connection

This one is how all the lights are green bypassin the router. The r6020 netgear router has been mentioned multiple times.
Message 21 of 29
tiny4me2
Aspirant

Re: modem to router connection

This one is with the router connected showing all green on it (r6020)
Message 22 of 29
tiny4me2
Aspirant

Re: modem to router connection

Last one is how my spectrum business modems online light is yellowish orange now instead of green.
Message 23 of 29
tiny4me2
Aspirant

Re: modem to router connection

Michael if u are asking for a model number for my arris it is not connected to the router. It is a separate entity.
Message 24 of 29

That device is a USB to Ethernet adapter. It has nothing...

That device is a USB to Ethernet adapter. It has nothing to do with anything called  "3.0 ethernet".

 

 

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It allows you to use a USB port on your PC as a LAN port to connect to your network. (I have one that also has four USB3 ports.)

 

I can't see if it is the 100 or 1000 Gigabit version. The 1000 Gigabit version is USB3, while the 100 Gigabit version is USB 2.0.

 

If your PC does not have USB3 ports  – it must be pretty old –  then you are at a disadvantage. I usually install PCIe cards inside my PCs to provide extra USB ports.

 

As it is, your R6020 is limited to 100 Mbps, no matter how fast your internet speed or how capable the adapter. According to Netgear's manual for this device the LAN and WAN support only 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX. That makes it slower than many newer internet services and most modern network hardware. This may not matter to you, but be warned that it will hobble you if you ever sign up for faster Internet. It also slows down whatever is going on in your local network. Newer devices support 1000BASE-TX.

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