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Cannot get my Netgear WNR834B router to see the 'net

I've been using a Netgear WGR614 wireless router on my Windows XP home network for the last 2-3 years without issue, recently decided to upgrade to a wireless-N router, the Netgear WNR834B. Got a refurb'd unit ($25, couldn't resist), looked brand new.

I can access the router's setup mode easily, but I cannot access the internet in any browser whether using the router wirelessly or via a direct Ethernet connection between the router and my desktop. Windows can see the wireless connection, and signal strength looks excellent. Tried cycling the power on the router and cable modem a few times, no change. At a friends recommendation, I updated the router's firmware to DD-WRT---no difference.

This just feels like some inane Windows XP network configuration issue to me, but I can't figure out what I should be checking next. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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  • Anonymous Oct 28, 2008

    I have an identical problem, i filled in all the details and i think they are correct but the light on the Router says that it doesn't have an IP address yet.

  • kgivens Nov 12, 2008

    Solved my own problem, and the answer was embarrassing, but perhaps someone else will learn from this.

    I went through many reboot cycles in trying to get the router to handshake correctly with the cable modem (a Motorola SBV5220). I repeatedly rebooted both the router and the modem...or so I thought. My mistake was thinking that simply unplugging the cable modem for a minute or two would trigger a reboot, as it does with the router. In fact, it does not---this modem has a built-in UPS which kicks in instantly when you unplug it. Instead, you have to force a hard reset by depressing the tiny recessed button on the back of the cable modem with a paper clip or pin. Once I did that, the modem correctly assigned the appropriate addresses to the router, and the internet came to life. Precious hours of my life were lost in uncovering this stupidly simple fix. I hope someone learns from my bone-headedness.

  • kgivens Nov 15, 2008

    tekiMum, yes---I have IP addresses for both LAN and WAN showing.

  • Jannette Amandy May 11, 2010

    If you look at the status page your router, is there any Internet IP address?

  • Carl Navarro
    Carl Navarro May 11, 2010

    kgivens if you saved your old router, log into it and read the basic and wireless settings. Pay close attention to how the WAN is set up. If you happen to have PPPoE, it's the trickiest to set up, as it needs a username and password supplied from your ISP (usually with a DSL from the telco).



    Once you have those setting, forget the wizard, just configure it manually and let it test.



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Here are some troubleshooting steps that I suggest you try:

1. Check physical connections.

a. Connect the modem to the Internet port of the router. The Internet “i” LED on the front of the router should light up.
b. Connect the computer to one of the four LAN ports (i.e port 1, 2, 3 or 4) on the back of the router. The corresponding port light where you connected the computer should be lit up.

2. Access the router's web-based utility.

a. Please open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
b. Connect to the router by typing http://routerlogin.com/basicsetting.htm or http://192.168.1.1 in the address field and click Enter or Return key.
c. A window will prompt for a user name and password. By default, the user name is "admin" and the password is "password".

Note: If you were unable to access the router's web-based utility, you may reset the router to restore the settings to factory default.

To reset the router:

a. Please push the reset button at the back of the router and release after 30 seconds.
b. Unplug the power adapter for 10 seconds and then plug it back in.

3. Configure the router.

Since your Internet Service Provider is using a cable connection, please follow the steps below:

a. Click on Basic Settings under Setup tab.
b. Select No for Does Your Internet Connection Require A Login?.
c. Scroll down on the center page and look for the Router MAC Address section. Set it to Use computer MAC address and click on the Apply button.

4. Configure the wireless settings.

a. Click on the Wireless Settings under Setup.
b. Change the SSID to any unique name.
c. Scroll down, look for the Security Options settings and select WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).
d. Set the Authentication type to "Automatic" and the Encryption Strength to "64bit".
e. Leave the Passphrase field blank, select Key 1 and enter a 10-digit number.

Note: The 10-digit number you typed in the key 1 will be the password or network key for the wireless connection.

f. Click Apply button to save the changes.
g. Go to Router Status under Maintenance tab and check if there is an IP address under Internet port. If it's 0.0.0.0, do a power cycle.

5. Power cycle.

a. Power off the modem, router and computers.
b. Turn on the power of the modem first and wait for it to initialize, the lights to stop blinking.
c. Power back the router and the computers. Check if it will be able to get online.

If you have wireless computers, you can connect them wireless to the router. Kindly follow the instructions below:

6. Connect wireless computer to the router.

If you are using Windows XP with Service Pack 1, please follow the steps below:

a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer.
b. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
c. Click on the Advanced tab.
d. Please delete all the preferred networks then click on OK.
e. Right click on the Wireless icon again and click on View Available Wireless Network. Please select your network and click on Connect. It will ask you for the network key.
f. Please type in the network key and then confirm it. Network key is the password you type on the key 1 of the wireless settings of the router.
g. Make sure not to enable IEEE and then click on Connect.

If you are using Windows XP with Service Pack 2, please follow the steps below:

a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer.
b. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
c. Click on the Change Advanced Settings.
d. Click on the Wireless Networks tab remove all the preferred networks then click on OK.
e. Right click on the Wireless icon then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
f. Select your network and click on Connect.
g. It will ask you for the network key. Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect. Network key is the password you type on the key 1 of the wireless settings of the router.

If you are using Windows Vista, please follow the steps below:

a. Click Start then select Connect To.
b. Connect to a network window will show up.
c. Select your wireless network and click Connect.
d. It will ask you for a network key. Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect.

From the above configuration, please check if you can now access the Internet.

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