Question about Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1: Windows
A technician set up my wireless network so that 2 computers were connected by cable to the router and a third via wireless adapter. Now someone has installed a different antivirus software on the 2 computers and, I think, messed with this setup. The 2 computers that were directly connected used to access the Internet immediately. Now one takes a long time to connect and shows the 2-monitor networking icon in the task bar (don't think it appeared before). I think the tamperer didn't realize both were connected by cable to the router and set that one up as though it uses a wireless adapter. Why not compare all the settings between the computers? Well, because the one in question has Vista Home and the other has Windows XP and I just can't spot where I should make changes. There are so many network-related pages. May I add "duh"?
Can anyone unravel?
To disable the ( redundant ) wireless connection, right click ' My network places' click properties, in the dialog right click your wireless connection, click disable. YMMV in Vista. There are several ways to disable an adapter, might try Windows Help.
If your "someone" installed Norton AV that's what degraded your performance. Remove it and pick one of the free ones like Avast or AVG. If the previous AV wasn't removed properly you're going to see a slowdown.
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Wireless routers are used to connect computers into a network without running network cables throughout your home or office. Netgear wireless router settings must be changed using the router's Web-based interface. Any computer that is "hard wired" with a network cable to the router, rather than on a wireless connection, can be used to access the router. From the Settings menu, options such as "Encryption," "Network setup details" and "Passwords" can be customized.
On a computer that is connected to the router with a network cable, open any Web browser, such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. In the address bar, type "192.168.0.1" (without the quotes) and press "Enter." This will bring up the login prompt for most Netgear wireless routers. If that doesn't work, try "www.routerlogin.net", "192.168.0.5", or "10.1.10.1" until the login window appears.
Type "admin" in the Username field, type "password" in the Password field and click "OK." If the password fails, try "1234," "Password" with a capital "P" or "admin". Once you enter the proper credentials, the settings screen will open.
Make any required changes to the settings. Under Security section, it is possible to specify a new username and password for added security. Once you have saved your changes, close the window, and the system will automatically log you out.
Jan 04, 2013 | Computers & Internet
Click the link below for proper cable connections in setting up your wireless network.
Then, configure your wireless connection. The following links provides the step by step instructions for each version of Windows:
I hope this works for you.
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