Dell inspiron with netgear netwok card. wont work with speedtouch wireless router. but have worked fine with other routers
Hi i recently moved home. My dell inspiron computer did not have a built in wireless connectivity. so i have been using this Netgear PCI card (? the ones that are like a thick creidt card size and u slide in the side of ur laptop) for the last three years with different wireless routers with no problem. But this time the SpeedTouch router connects with this laptop. But in the connection properties it shows 'packets received'= zero while 'packets sent' goes up with time. my laptop recognises the router, and the connectivity icon at the bottom right corner of the screen is green and everything. but it just wont connect to the internet while other computers are doing fine at the same time under the same router.
I found out that the router does not assign any IP, DNS, WINS or Default Gateway numbers to my laptop, while apparently it does to other computers in the network. I have tried to copy those numbers and manually input in my laptop, (of course changing the last bit of the IP with an arbitrary number) but nothings working.
WEP security is enabled and it takes in the password without any error message.
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I am sorry but I am not so familiar with the Thomson Device but I can give you a clue on how to set it up....you can skip the security settings first just make sure they work then you can set it later...Check it out!
- Thomson as "Master Router" connected to modem set up as follows -- 192.168.1.1 -- Set up wireless access point as you normally would in Wireless Settings, muine are "MY_SSID",Channel 2,b+g mode, 64-bit WEP with hex key (rather than pass phrase) --- Enter any laptop wifi MAC addresses in the "Client Access List" here to allow them and make sure it's set to restrict them -- Set DHCP range to 192.168.1.10 to 192.168.1.127 (my preference) in "Lan Settings" -- go to Wireless Bridging and Repeating menu option --- Set "Enable Wireless Repeating Function" --- Set as "Wireless Base Station" --- DO NOT check the "Disable Wireless Client Association" if you want to be able to use laptop wifi --- Enter the mac address of your "Slave Router" here Make sure all of the above is applied and has stuck, i had a habit of setting some things then clicking to a sub-menu before clicking apply, always scroll down and click apply before drilling into sub options!
DG834G V3 : "Slave Router" -- Get latest firmware as earlier v3 firmware doesnt support WDS -- 192.168.1.2 -- Enable Wireless Settings and set to exact same as "Master Router" including 64 bit WEP key and MAC access list for laptops etc -- Disable DHCP in Basic Setup (I think) -- "Advanced Wireless Settings" menu option --- "Enable Bridging and Repeating" --- Select the "Wireless Bridge With Client Association" (or similar) option --- Enter the "Master Router" MAC address here Again, double check everything has stuck, that the "normal" wireless settings for both routers are identical and reboot both (in either order worked for me but booting the Master first is probably best practise) GOOD LUCK!!! I
Is the wireless card driver installed and working? Can the wireless card detect your Netgear Router and does it have a strong signal strength? The Wireless card needs to be configured with the Netgear Router's SSID and encryption settings before it will communicate with the Netgear Router. Let me know if you have further problems together with error messages.
Did you change your wireless SSID and channel? Better to enable
encryption too. If this problem never happens when you're connecting to
other wireless networks you might as well update or reload the
firmware/software of your router.
Hi,I am going crazy! Just moved house and took my Netgear Wireless router with me. However, even though the hard wired base unit works, my wireless laptop can't access the internet - even though a full stregnth signal is there when i browse for wireless connections. Using Vista Home Premium. Help appreciated!