It works with ethernet cable plugged in and at my brother-in-laws house but on my home wireless network. My laptop that I'm using works fine. This is a toshiba sattelite. the one that doesn't work is a Dell Latitude D610 running XP professional.
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The wireless sounds like its not working or the drivers are not installed.
The Ethernet port may have been programmed with a static IP address or you do not have a DHCP on the network your plugging into.
open the network and sharing centre by right clicking on the network icon by the clock.
Then local area network.
Then internet protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
The display should look like this :-
If it doesn't and there are numbers in the click the Obtain IP address automatically radio button.
The red socket on the back of the HomeHub5 is to connect the Hub to an Openreach modem and thus provide a network facility for the whole house, wireless or via ethernet cable. Since the Homehuh 5 has the modem built in anyway it seems a bit redundant unless you have an RJ45 (ethernet) plug connecting to your telephone line rather than the more usual similar but slightly smaller RJ11 plug which goes in the grey socket.
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Anyway all you need to connect your Netgear is to use an ethernet cable from one of the yellow ports on the HomeHub and then configure the Netgear as necessary to act as a wireless access point, or wired router. The HomeHub5 is however quite a good wireless access point working at both 2.4Ghz and 5GHz bands to give you the best speed, as well as the network ports (yellow) on the back.
Can you plug pick up internet with a different laptop in the same place? If another laptop can plug in with the same ethernet cable and get a signal then you know its "your" laptop and not the cable or the connection, If it is your laptop that is the problem, check to see if your network card is working properly by going into device manager. My guess is you need a new network card.
First you should check what kind of connection you have available in your home or office.
If you have a wireless connection, (and your computer has wireless capabilities)* then all you have to do is identify your network and enter the password. Try accessing the networking options and selecting "connect to an existing network". Most of the times, the password is written between brackets "[ ]" in the router or modem that was installed in your house.
On the other hand, if you have a wired connection available, you should try to connect the ethernet cable in your computer and then select the same option (connect to an existing network). This one should have no password. An ethernet cable is like a telephone cable, but wider.
* you should check this on the manual / specifications.
the router's lan connection are already set if it works on one cable it works on all 4...same with the wireless connection .. the thing to be donne is to check the lan card of teh computer to be set ok ... for most routers it is enough to set the tcp/ip to get an IP automatically amd it will work ..cause the router wlan is now the connection with the provider ..and you are connected to an internal work-group in which the router is the default gateway ..and the sub-net mask is the 184.108.40.206 and the ip is the next in line after the router.s one ...so ...if the automatic get an IP do not work ...do this .. set the tcp/ip to automatically get an ip address.. after that in alternate configuration..choose user assigned... configuration ..and in there as follow.. the ip adress the next number after the one you have in your computer ...ex: 192.168.1.2 it is your ip in the computer u use..for this one choose the last digit 3 2nd. the subnet mask choose 255.255.255.0. cause being a close workgroup this is the one to use.. 3rd the default gateway will be the router ip ..for example 192.168.1.1 and the dns same as in the router's setings on the wlan..the ones u used before having the router but the direct with the provider..or let them on automatic.. Important ...!! this setings will depend on the Ip that your router has by the factory ...so ...better take a look in your configuration ..and just put the same numbers excemt the Ip ..this will have a unit in plus..
The Cable may have loose connect to the RJ45 jack get another good cable and it will work. Also make sure that the clip on the RJ45 jack as not broken and make it click when you connect the jack to the Network port on your laptop
make sure you donot have any static ip address in your network, or make sure you didnot disabled your network card, try to look in laptop network card if there is a linking light when you connect the cable? if not either cable or network card has problem.
try this and let me know what happen?
Are you trying to access your laptop (which you leave at home) from another computer away from home?
If so, head over to www.logmein.com and sign up for a free account. It's a wonderfully easy way to get remote control of your machine from another location without worrying about the networking.
Are you trying to use your laptop on the road and still have Internet?
If so, you will need some method for your laptop to connect to the Internet. If your laptop has a wireless WiFi card you can go to some location that has wireless internet. Many locations (such as hotels, cafes, and coffee houses) have free or paid wireless Internet service.
You can also get a Wireless Aircard as your friend said. These are a fee-based service from cell companies such as Verizon or Sprint that give you a card that plugs into your laptop and uses the wireless cell network to give you Internet access.