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Re: cannot connect wireless device
If you have the correct wireless security and the laptop wont connect wirelessly, the best thing that you can do here is to access the router setup page and change some wireless settings on the router like the wireless channel , I advice you set the wireless channel to 11 then after that try to connect your laptop again to the wireless network and by the way change also the SSID or wireless network name of the router....
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It may be the device you are trying to connect. shut down everything, unplug , remove batteries, plug in the ISP model, allow the self test, plug in the wireless device, allow it to self test, plug in, reboot the device, laptop, desktop, ipad, phone, whatever. You say you can connect using a Ethernet Cable? Just no connection wirelessly?
The numbers are the LAN ports on the router. When a number is turned on, it indicates a LAN device (computer) is connected to the router and is active. If a device is connected to the router and that LAN port number is not turned on then either the LAN cable is faulty or the LAN card in that computer is faulty or LAN driver is not installed.
If the cables supplied have RJ45 connectors then they are used for connecting and configuring the wireless settings in Netgear router and to connect the Netgear to the DSL modem foe Internet access. Most likely the color of the cables is not important. To configure the wireless settings, connect a cable from one of the LAN ports (not the WAN/Internet port) to the LAN port on your computer. You may remove this cable after configuring the wireless settings if you want to connect to the Netgear by wireless only. You need to connect other computers to the Netgear's LAN port with a cable if they do not have wireless cards installed in these computers.
The other LAN cable is used to connect the Netgear WAN/Internet port to the DSL modem so you computers can connect to the Internet via the Netgear router.
More information is needed.
Is the 'WAN' port on the Netgear router connected to anything?
How many friends will come over at the same time?
How many 'LAN' ports are on the Linksys? How many ports are "free" ?
How many 'LAN' ports are on the Netgaear? How many ports are "free" ?
How many "spare" Ethernet cables do you have?
Is your goal to provide computer-to-computer connectivity,
or are you just trying to provide Internet access for everybody?
If you are "downstairs", is the wireless signal from the "upstairs" router strong-enough to provide wireless coverage "downstairs"?
If you are "upstairs", is the wireless signal from the "downstairs" router strong-enough to provide wireless coverage "upstairs"?
If you connect the computer directly to the modem, does it work? If that works then the modem is working. Now connect the computer to the router and the modem to the router. You will need to open the set up page of the router to check the settings of the router. You can set up the router without the CD also. It is very easy. Click Here for step by step instructions about how to set up the router
This would normally mean that you have assigned the IP address manually but have also given that same IP to another computer and they are fighting about it.
If this is the case then just check your IP allocations and find out which computer is using the same IP and change it to one that is not in use.
It may also mean that your router is trying to use the same IP as your modem
With just your modem connected to the computer
go to the START MENU / RUN then type CMD and press enter.
Now in the black screen type IPCONFIG /ALL
Take note of the numbers esp in the default gateway, that is your modem)
Now with just the router connected by wire do the same thing.
This time the default gateway is your router if it is the same as your modem then you need to alter it in your router,
You haven't given a model so you will have to work this bit out yourself but your are looking for a setting on your router that starts with the same number you got.
If your default router gateway was lets say 192.168.1.1 then that is what you would be looking for. Change the third block so now it reads 192.168.2.1 and save the settings. This would clear any conflict between modem and router.
If you have assigned IP's to computers they would need to be changed to reflect the routers new IP and again you would just change the third block in the allocated IP to a 2
If in doubt read this a couple of times or print it out.
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Connect the lan cable from the dsl modem into the first port on your netgear router .. make sure your dsl modem is on PPPoE mode so that it autoconnects.. Now just connect to your wireless router via your pc interface.. *Do add a network key to your wireless network to avoid unwanted access
-- what is the operating system of your computer? -- is this working fine before or is this a brand new router
you may try this and see if this help solve your problem. make sure your computer is directly connected to the router
Step 1: Shutdown the computer. Step 2: reset the router while power on then Unplug the router’s power cable. Step 3: Unplug the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for 30 seconds. Step 4: Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear stable. Step 5: Plug in the router's power cable once the modem’s lights appear stable. Step 6: Power on the computer on Step 7: test the Internet connection on both pc
if this still didnot work, upgrade the firmware of your router
Securely connect an end of an Ethernet cable to your computer, as shown.
Securely connect the other end to any of the router's four LAN ports.
Connect a second Ethernet cable from the router's single WAN port to the modem.
Make sure the modem is connected to the jack or cable to the Internet that was set up by your ISP.
Start your network in this order:
Turn the modem power off.
Turn the router power off.
Turn the modem power back on. Wait two minutes until the lights are stable.
Turn the router power back on. Wait one minute until the lights are stable.
Turn the computer power back on.
Open an Internet browser, and type http://192.168.0.1.
a "Configuration Assistant" appears immediately, then do not follow the
rest of these instructions. Follow the Configuration Assistant
instructions, instead. Once you are finished, test your Internet
connection by browing online, for example to http://kbserver.netgear.com.
Type admin for User Name, and password for Password. (Older routers use 1234 as the password.)
Click OK. This logs you into the router.
Click Setup Wizard, on the left of the router settings page and set up your router