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I am currently at the start of the installation process. The cd was installed and is at the first step (Check Connection). It has been at the "Checking Network Adapter" point for about 1/2 hour.

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Router setup
You do not have to use the cd. Go to the control panel and un-install the program that the cd installed. then:

Shutdown your PC. Unplug the power from the router and the cable modem.
Wait 30 sec. then plug in the power to the cable modem, wait 30 sec. then plug the power to the router. Wait till you have "Internet" light then restart your PC. The PC should pick up an IP address and you should be able to get on-line. This is if you have a cable service provider. If you have DSL, the router needs to be configured with PPOe.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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This is the connection I got on 5/13/13 and you told me that everything would be answered about any questions without charge. why would i pay $48.00 for some other tech to fix this problem?

First who is charging you or trying to charge $48 ?
Is it a wireless connection or hardwired ?
Is your computer a Desktop or Laptop ?
If the problem is related to your internet try contacting your ISP internet service provider first to see if they can assist you.
Desktop computers are not known for their wireless connectivity, but it is possible to make yours one that is.
Wireless network adapters, which enable your desktop to pick up wireless Internet signals, come in a variety of forms, and are all fairly easy to install.
Once you have one installed, getting online wirelessly is almost effortless.
Choose the network adapter that is right for you.
The easiest network adapters to connect do so via USB, but if you have limited USB ports on your desktop, you may want to try another option.
There are also network adapters that plug into your Ethernet port, but if you want to use that port for a landline connection you have, and wireless is your backup, then this also may not work for you.
If that is the case, you can buy an add-in card, which fortunately for Dell owners is very easy to install.
Dell computers are designed to be opened and have add-in cards installed without the use of screwdrivers; check your manual for details.
Install the network adapter and any included software.
The adapter will usually come with a software CD with a notice to run the CD either before or after you have plugged in or installed your adapter.
Go through the setup steps on the CD, click "Finish" when it is complete, and your wireless network adapter should then be activated and ready to receive wireless signals.
Click the notification that pops up letting you know that wireless networks are available; or, if there is no notification, go "Start > Connect To" and all available networks will be displayed.
Double-click on the logo for the network you want to connect to and enter the security key if it is a secure network.
(If you set the network up, you should have the security key saved somewhere with your network settings.
If you are connecting to a nearby hotspot, you will need to ask the permission of whoever set up the connection and obtain the security key from that person.)
Select "Home," "Work" or "Public Location" when prompted to designate what type of network connection this is.
You will then be asked if you want your computer to remember this computer and start it automatically in the future.
If you plan to use this connection regularly, it is a good choice to check the boxes next to both options so that the connection will always be available and you won't have to enter a security key for it again.
5 steps: How to set up your home wireless network
Power on the laptop computer and wait for the operating system to boot.
Right-click the wireless Internet icon in the lower right corner of the desktop.
This brings up a new pull-down menu.
Select "View Available Wireless Networks."
This brings up a selection of different possible Internet connections that are in range of the computer.
Select the wireless Internet connection you want to use.
If a password is required, you need to type it in now.
Wait for the laptop to connect to the Internet.
In a moment the computer is going to state it has successfully connected to the Internet.
Click Start, Run type in cmd and click Ok to bring up a command prompt.
Type ipconfig /all and press enter and see if it gives you an IP address similar to
Check your wireless connection properties under My Network Places.
Right click the wireless connection icon and choose properties.
From there make sure Internet Protocol {TCP/IP} is listed, highlight it and click properties. Make sure Obtain an IP address automatically is checked and Obtain DNS server address automatically is checked.
You only need to check BIOS if you are unable to install the driver
Make sure you Ethernet is enabled in bios restart your computer during the boot up process you will see on your screen a certain key to
press to enter set up (BIOS) press and hold that key to enter bios using arrow keys scroll to intergrated peripherals
look for SiS On Chip Pci Device press enter scroll to SiS 10/100m press enter make sure its enabled
if still no joy
Let's first try to start the wireless service i.e. WLAN AutoConfig service manually.
To do this, login to the computer as an administrator.
1. Click Start, type services.msc and hit enter.
2. Locate WLAN AutoConfig service, double click on it to open its properties window.
3. Under General tab, change the Startup type to Automatic and click Start button.
4. Click Apply and then ok.
For more information about the wireless settings, check this link:

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Need to install wireless router without using the cd. My CD drive does not work so is there a website i can go to that will just tell me step by step instructions.

you will have to open up your network connections

click start control panel network connections this may vary depending on your operating system look for local area connection if you see a red x or a yellow exclamation or question mark ! ? you will need to update or install the driver or it could be firewalled

If you are trying to connect through a modem/router you it should have come with a disk then
you might have to connect the usb lead to your modem to get a connection then

click start control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll to network adapters should see a yellow question mark? right click install drivers
the driver might be on the disc supplied by your ISP internet service provider
or the motherboard disc

or you could download one
on the homepage you will see a search bar type in the ethernet diver or controller you want/need
Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
hope this helps you

Sep 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Cant download skype, problem with toolbar, error 2738

Take a look in Event Viewer I looked in Event Viewer to find out what MSI-file that generated the error message and found:
Log Name: Application
Source: MsiInstaller
Date: 23.09.2010 21:58:26
Event ID: 1040
... ...
Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: C:\ProgramData\Skype\{D103C4BA-F905-437A-8049-DB24763BBE36}\SkypeToolbars.msi. Client Process Id: 6564.
2. Running MSIEXEC with logging options I started a "Command Promt" and used the command: "cd C:\ProgramData\Skype\{D103C4BA-F905-437A-8049-DB24763BBE36}" to navigate into the folder containing the MSI-file.
Now using the command: "msiexec /i SkypeToolbars.msi /lv log.txt" (msiexec options: /i = Install, /lv = Log + Verbose output).
After clicking away the error message I just wrote "log.txt" in my "Command Promt" to open the log-file. Near the bottom of the log-file I found this line:
DEBUG: Error 2738: Could not access VBScript runtime for custom action
3. DEBUG: Error 2738 After a quick search at Google I found out this error indicates that the VBScript engine is not registered on the computer.

The solution for a Windows Vista or Windows 7 32bit:
- Click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories
- Right click "Command Promt" and click on "Run as administrator"
- Write "cd %windir%\system32" and hit Enter
- Write "regsvr32.exe vbscript.dll" and hit Enter
- You should now get a message that says: "DllRegisterServer in vbscript.dll succeeded."
- Click "OK"
The solution for a Windows Vista or Windows 7 64bit:
- Click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories
- Right click "Command Promt" and click on "Run as administrator"
- Write "cd %windir%\syswow64" and hit Enter
- Write "regsvr32.exe vbscript.dll" and hit Enter
- You should now get a message that says: "DllRegisterServer in vbscript.dll succeeded."
- Click "OK"
4. Try again... Now I tried once more to run "msiexec /i SkypeToolbars.msi /lv log.txt" (I kept the /lv log.txt option to look for changes if the installer would fail again).
If you still get the same Error than continue to step 5.
5. Cleanup registry first, then re-reg My installation still gave me the same error, so after some more searching and reading on Google I found a solution that explained what I tried before (with the regsvr32.exe) and also an alternative step if that one should fail. The alternative step was to remove the Registry Key pointing to vbscript.dll.
The alternative solution for a Windows Vista or Windows 7 32bit is then:
- Click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories
- Right click "Command Promt" and click on "Run as administrator"
- Write "reg delete "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{B54F3741-5B07-11CF-A4B0-00AA004A55E8}" /f" and hit Enter
- Write "cd %windir%\system32" and hit Enter
- Write "regsvr32.exe vbscript.dll" and hit Enter
- You should now get a message that says: "DllRegisterServer in vbscript.dll succeeded."
- Click "OK"
The alternative solution for a Windows Vista or Windows 7 64bit:
- Click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories
- Right click "Command Promt" and click on "Run as administrator"
- Write "reg delete "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{B54F3741-5B07-11CF-A4B0-00AA004A55E8}" /f" and hit Enter
- Write "cd %windir%\ syswow64" and hit Enter
- Write "regsvr32.exe vbscript.dll" and hit Enter
- You should now get a message that says: "DllRegisterServer in vbscript.dll succeeded."
- Click "OK"
Now using the command "msiexec /i SkypeToolbars.msi /lv log.txt" the installer started perfectly, ran all the way thru and Finished.
Conclusion This message indicates that VBScript engine is not currently registered on the Computer running the installer.
Vbscript.dll must get registered to solve the problem.


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The easy way is to download an .iso file from say Ubuntu or Fedora. Then with the disk in the CD drive reboot your system. It will probably look at the CDRom first and then it will start to install the Linux operating system.
JUST REMEMBER that once it is installed you will have erased anything on the Hard drive.
You can download a Virtual Machine such as Virtual box and install it inside of Virtual box without affecting your current Operating system. That is what I currently do so that I am able to test the version of Linux.

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How to instal printer on dilink dir-888

i 1 D-Link DIR-855 User Manual 0
Section 2 - Installation
If you are connecting the router to a cable/DSL/satellite modem, please follow the steps below:
1. Place the router in an open and central location. Do not plug the power adapter into the router.
2. Turn the power off on your modem. If there is no on/off switch, then unplug the modem’s power adapter. Shut down your computer.
3. Unplug the Ethernet cable (that connects your computer to your modem) from your computer and place it into the Internet port on the router.
4. Plug an Ethernet cable into one of the four LAN ports on the router. Plug the other end into the Ethernet port on your computer.
5. Turn on or plug in your modem. Wait for the modem to boot (about 30 seconds).
6. Plug the power adapter to the router and connect to an outlet or power strip. Wait about 30 seconds for the router to boot.
7. Turn on your computer.
These instruction are on the CD that came with the router
Here is the start:
D-Link DIR-855 User Manual 13
Section 2 - Installation
The DIR-855 includes a Quick Router Setup Wizard CD. Follow the simple steps below to run the Setup Wizard to
guide you quickly through the installation process.
Insert the Quick Router Setup Wizard CD in the CD-ROM drive. The step-by-step instructions that follow are shown
in Windows® XP. The steps and screens are similar for the other Windows operating systems.
If the CD Autorun function does not automatically start on your computer, go to Start > Run. In the run box type
“D:\DIR855.exe” (where D: represents the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive).
When the autorun screen appears, click Install Router.

Section 3 - Configuration
This section will show you how to configure your new D-Link wireless router using the web-based configuration utility.
Web-based Configuration Utility
To access the configuration utility, open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the router (
Select Admin from the drop-down menu and then enter your password. Leave the password blank by default.
If you get a Page Cannot be Displayed error, please refer to the Troubleshooting section for assistance

Click Launch Internet Connection Setup Wizard to begin.
If you want to enter your settings without running the wizard, click Manual Configuration and skip to page 19.
follow the prompts.
You also can go to for setup instructions

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I have upgraded to windows 7 and my internet is slow. I have the instal disc but when i try to re-instal the router it says that The network adapter in this computer is not responding. You must use the...

Are you trying to install the router ?
Check the status of the network connection.
If the local area connection is disabled then enable it.
Click start . go to control panel. go to network and internet. go to network and sharing center. You will see view network connection. Under that check for the Local area connection.
You can set up the router manually also without the CD.
Click Here for more info about router set up.

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