I have Virgin Broadband connected. I bought this rooter to enable my daughters laptop to go wireless. The problem I have is that when I connect the ethernet port on my cable modem to the WAN port on the AP+4, the WAN LED does not turn on. This should indicate if the broadband device is on and working, even though I the internet to our home computer is working.
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i don't think you can access setting webpage from your laptop wirelessly unless you hardwire it to the router(security issue plus you have to enable it in the settings). so hardwire the laptop to the router and try the ip address again....should work.
please check following points:- 1) IP address (some wireless AP's follows ip address such as 192.168.1.1 for AP and 192.168.1.2 for 1st workstation, 192.168.1.3 for 2nd workstation and so on). 2) check connection options in IE. it should be lan setting and detect automatic setting and use automatic configuration script(put IP address of AP) 3) if DHCP is enabled then obtain IP automaticlly 4) check for any WEP security options i AP. 5) user must have internet access rights. 6) if Static IP is Used please give gatway ip (your AP's IP address) and same for DNS IP address. then restart your system and enjoy internet.
To use a laptop computer wirelessly a few things are required.1) make sure that the router/Access Point (AP) has the proper connections (i.e. power, data access such as ADSL or or other broadband internet connection, and good placement of the AP so that the signal goes to the locations that you want to get connected wirelessly. 2) Make sure that you have a power option where you want to connect wirelessly (either a good strong battery or a place to plug in the power cord). 3) Make sure that all appropreate security concerns are addressed (such as proper signal encoding to guard against someone using your connection to do something illegal, or that the signal does not overlap with some one else's to where there is interferance for you or them).
For specific help with making the connections or the specific software settings please post more details (computer operating system, router make and model, and connection details). Good luck and welcome to the unwired.
If you can connect directly to your virgin Media Broadband and get internet then your laptop and broadband router is fine.
The wireless router appears not to have a DNS entry and you will need to add that manually.
I suggest that you connect directly to the Broadband modem, be sure you can get onto the internet. Once you have confirmed you can get onto the internet you need to get the dns information from your Broadband modem for later.
once connected directly to the broadband modem, click start>run> then type "CMD" then click open. you will get a prompt type the following and record the DNS Server ip addresses.
"ipconfig /all" then hit enter this will display your ipaddress information but mostly you need the DNS server ip addresses.
once you have recorded them rerun the install, but this time instead of at the end of the install where it shows the Wireless router information you can modify or change it and add the DNS server entries.
Also by default most wireless routers ip address is 192.168.1.1 and you can type that from a internet explorer and change it from there as well. I believe it's no ID or user name and the password is admin.
Try setting a static IP on your computer with the DNS provided by the modem- to set this up contact Virgin and have them help you setup a static IP(or if you know how to set static IP on the computer use the same IP information you getting from the DHCP).
It really depends on what "modem" Orange provided you with and how your personal PC is connected to the modem.
If the "modem" provided by Orange uses WiFi (such as Livebox) networking, then it is a matter of setting up your daighter's laptop to access and use the Livebox WiFi Network. In this case no router is needed since your modem is also a router.
If your PC is connected via Ethernet port to the "modem" and Orange's "modem" is a single Ethernet output port, you would need an AP/Router (Wireless since I am presuming the your daughter's laptop would be accessing the Internet wirelessly) such as the LinkSys WRT54G.
If your PC is connected via USB port to the "modem" and Orange's "modem" has only a USB output port (no Ethernet), you need to make your PC as the default gateway/software router and share your PC's Internet connection. If you are connecting your daughter's laptop using Ethernet cable, then you don't need a WiFi AP/Router but an ordinary hub. If on the other hand the new laptop would connect wirelessly, you would still need something like the WRT54G.
Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post again how things turned out or should you need additional information.