Netgear usb adapter will not acquire ip address from router
The adapter is the netgear wg111v2 usb type. i have installed the config utility and everything but when it connects to the router. everything is ok, the wep key works...i can connect. it just gives me all zeroes for my ip address. it wont acquire one for some reason. any help anyone?? im using windows xp pro on an ibm thinkpad t43p. ive also tried using the wireless program with microsoft and the program or utility with netgear. both have connected with the router but have been unable to acquire an ip address. PLEASE HELP!!
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Most laptops have a wireless card built in them and if you have one you should try using that instead and form past experiences USB adapters don't generally work on laptops in which case if you laptop has the slot for it you should buy a card like this http://www.netgear.com/Products/Adapters/SuperGWirelessAdapters/WG511T.aspx
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Install the Adapter using the CD, After installing if its windows XP it will ask you to choose XP utility or Netgear utility, choose windows and scan for the network.
If its windows vista , go to start-Connect to - u will see the network name here , try connecting to it
Connect a computer to any one of the four LAN ports of the NETGEAR router.
Open an Internet explorer and type the router IP address which would be either http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 (by default, refer to your product documentation ti determine the default IP address.) in the address bar and press Enter. The Login window will be prompting for a Username and Password. The default Username is admin and the default Password is password
Click Wireless Settings under Setup menu.
Under Security Options, Select WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
Not sure if this is where you are looking, but it probably is. click START then CONNECT TO then SHOW ALL CONNECTIONS then right click LOCAL AREA CONNECTION click STATUS then SUPPORT,,, or CONTROL PANEL then NETWORK CONNECTIONS then right click LOCAL AREA CONNECTIONS then click STATUS then SUPPORT tab See what you have there for an IP address Is it the computer you don't have an IP for or the router? In my case my computer IP the 8th or last digit is the next number after what it is for the router. The other numbers are the same
JRSavage - The solution you supllied is to assign the IP address to the client. It appears Guest is asking how to log into the Router.
Guest - If the router is a wireless router then you should not have to know it's IP to connect to it, simply looks for it's SSID in WIndows Zero Config wireless util (or the util that came with your wireless adapter)
If you're connected and looking how to log into the router itself you'll want to enter the router's IP address into the address bar of your internet browser.
If you're looking for where you enter the router's IP for NIC configuration, you would enter the Router's IP as the Gateway address.
Verify that the DHCP feature of the router is enabled. Alternately, you may want to set the PC to use static IP configurations rather than "Obtain an IP address automatically". Sometimes WinXP WiFi configuration messes connections when none WEP or WPA is used.
You may want to fix set your PC's WiFi config to IP Add:192.168.1.2; Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 and Default Gateway: 192.168..1 (that is of course assuming that your NetGear RangeMax WPN824 Router uses the 192.168.0.1 IP add).
If this still does not work, pls post back so we can figure out tricking the WinXP WiFGi config to connect.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Check the wireless IP address on the XP computer. try to ping default gateway and see whether its giving succesfull reply, after that do ping yahoo.com and check successfull pinging. if it pings successfully the yahoo website , then you should go online.