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I'm the type of person to enjoy streaming music, videos, movies, and pictures. I have 3 Ps3's in my household and what I want to do is be able to have those ps3's connected to my room where I have a 1TB hard drive filled with family photos, music, music videos. I have an old Actiontec Q1000 Qwest Router that I no longer use; For the past days I've been trying to connect the router to my computer via ethernet and I have disabled DCHP and changed the router IP address but I seem to fail because I would like to use my computer for internet via WiFi which has all the media files I'd like to transmit/stream. I'm connected via Wifi on a Netgear to my computer as of now.

My question is, How can I use this old Router (Q1000) to stream movies as I'm connected to the internet via Wifi without it giving me problems which has been happening due to same IP or something like that on my computer popping up. Any help will be appreciated.

asked Jan 18 '13 at 05:05

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Kid DelaCruz

closed Jan 21 '13 at 04:12

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The question has been closed for the following reason "The question is answered, right answer was accepted" by KevinLockergnome Jan 21 '13 at 04:12

Posting the instructions as a separate answer since the site limits what you can put in the comments

if you are on windows 7, head to Control PanelNetwork and InternetNetwork Connections

(you can also get to that window by heading to Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsNetwork and Sharing Center and then clicking on change adapter settings )

at which point you should see your 2 network devices.

right click on your local area network device then click on properties

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after that head to the section names internet protocol version 4, then click properties.

In the window that pops up you should be able to specify an IP address and DNS server.

For the IP, you can enter in any address you want as long as it is in the same range as the PS3 (eg if the PS3 has an IP of then your PC's IP should start with 192.168.1.

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After that, you should be able to connect the desktop PC to the router with no IP issues.

after that, while in the network connections window, click on a blank space, then press the alt key 1 time to bring out the menu bar.

after that click on advanced, then advanced settings to pull up the priority list then move the wireless connection to the top

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after that, you can test if the server is working with the PS3, if it does not when we will have to move onto using force bind IP (which can get a little annoying in the initial setup but should work as a final resort)

answered Jan 18 '13 at 11:27

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edited Jan 18 '13 at 11:30

BEAU-TI-FUL! Thank you so much Razor!

(Jan 18 '13 at 11:34) Kid DelaCruz Kid%20DelaCruz's gravatar image

One LAST question

"Is there any specific settings that need to be assigned on the router?" Actiontec Q1000

(Jan 18 '13 at 11:41) Kid DelaCruz Kid%20DelaCruz's gravatar image

if you are using the actiontec router in a way where it will not be connected to the internet, then you can leave it on it's default settings)

(Jan 18 '13 at 11:42) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image

first test if the router has a DLNA server before going through the trouble of doing this

If it has the DLNA server, then do this setup to use it as one, Figure out how to disable the DHCP server on the LAN side (if it allows you to change the routers IP on the same page then great, set the router's IP address to something other than (for me personally I have my actiontec router set up with a IP address of

after that then connect an ethernet cable from a LAN port on the actiontec, to a LAN port on the main router.

The actiontec will then become a transparent bridge + a client as a trace rout will not show the actiontec but it will show it's services if you scan for them (I currently use my actiontec router as a moca to ethernet bridge but the same applies for what you want to do)

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answered Jan 18 '13 at 08:55

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edited Jan 18 '13 at 10:54

Understand that; I've done that when I had a weak Router because the Q1000 had way better WiFi signal and was B,G,N support so that was a +. I may have confused you though. What I'm saying is, I have two computers (My room is where the computer of 1TB with all the media files on it I'd like to share) I was wondering if it's possible to plug in my Actiontec Q1000 via Ethernet so my files can be shared for the PS3's non internet purposes. My other computer in the living room which is hardwired to the Netgear router which is all purpose internet usage via wifi & ethernet.

(Jan 18 '13 at 10:04) Kid DelaCruz Kid%20DelaCruz's gravatar image

are you trying to make 2 separate LAN's and have a special separate LAN where you just have a media server and router dedicated to the router?

If so then if you want the server to access both networks, then you will need 2 network cards, and then you will need to use an application such as force bind ip http://www.softpedia.com/downloadTag/Force+Bind+IP to force the DLNA to be hosted on the second NIC

But with all this in mine why don't you want the PS3 on the same LAN as everything else?

(Jan 18 '13 at 10:26) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image

Not quite. I'm trying to use my old router as an access point of somewhat for the PS3's to connect to. I use a windows application 'PS3 Media Server' which allows any router to be able to stream to PS3 consoles.

When I plug in the router Actiontec Q1000 via Ethernet behind my computer with all files I'd like to share It works but it doesn't allow it because I'm wanting to have WiFi on at the same time because I'd like to be on the internet and be able to have the old actiontec Q1000 running to stream media as well at the same time. In order for it to work I have to bridge the connection but afterwards it says it's the same IP address and my internet connection quits, which is understandable because the computer is only meant for one source of internet input I think which is WiFi for me. I'm sorry to confuse you, I'm trying my best to explain.

So I'm connected to my source of internet which is Netgear in the living room that's WiFi. I'm wanting to have the Actiontec Q1000 hardwired behind my PC and be able to have Wifi on so I can be on the internet from the Netgear.

(Jan 18 '13 at 10:32) Kid DelaCruz Kid%20DelaCruz's gravatar image

at that point, you will need to set a static IP on the pc so that the ethernet card will have a fixed IP and then you can just connect the PC to the actiontec router.

Then in the network settings, and set the wireless adapter as the first device, then use force bind IP to make the media server use the ethernet card

http://i.imgur.com/WbBuX.jpg (I will edit the main answer to include the image)

(Jan 18 '13 at 10:54) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image

Any chance you can walk me through that? or Inbox some directions? Not really familiar with Static IP's.

(Jan 18 '13 at 11:00) Kid DelaCruz Kid%20DelaCruz's gravatar image

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