I've recently set up my SBG900 (thanks Papa Chan!). I can connect now to the internet with the ethernet cable and it works fine. But: Even though the wireless light on the modem is on, my computer can't see the wireless network. I have a netgear wireless USB thing, that I have installed, but still no wireless network visible. Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance! Tom
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With that particular model you wont be able to use it as a wireless bridge. You can however run an ethernet cable from the modem to any point in your house. the SBG900 i believe has wireless built into it, so you may need up with 2 wireless networks.
Ethernet gives network signals from computer server with connectivity capacities. Once the ethernet is connected to your computer, once of the computers within the network structure has a modem or signal converter box to capture and distibute signals. Your computer is functioning with ethernet cable connection as arranged default. Recent computers however have wiifii capacities meaning that, the modem box is not ncecssary to make signals recognised. Recent computers have builtin signal recepticles, once the programs wireless features are enbled, any available computer networks aer detected. Howver, the wiifii makes connectivity to networks by requesting password keys if the aletrnate computers have protected the entry. Simply said, your computer is ok to function with ethernet as regular achievement. only when the ethernet is malfunct usually caused by the computer that has the modem disconnecting from yours. Your computer should actually get better networking with only one of the method available either ethernet or wiifii. Attempting to receive signals with wiifii and ethernet at the same time impedes the network speed since the structures may only allow an amount of data passage for each network on the same computer. Use the computer wireless buttons located at the system settings area to disable the wiifii until a computer request within your knownlege request to activate wiiffii. Keep in mind that once your wiifii is enabled, another computer is sharing resoruces makign the computer slower if a password was not set.
1 On a computer wired to the SBG900 USB or Ethernet port, open your web browser (for example, Microsoft Internet Explorer) 2 Type http//:192.168.100.1 and press ENTER to display the login window: 3 In the User ID field, type admin (case sensitive) and press TAB. 4 In the Password field, type motorola (case sensitive) and click Log In to display the SBG900 Setup Program main window: As soon as your network is operational, run the SBG900 Setup Program to:
"Wireless Network Setup" For a LAN with one or more wireless clients, enable wireless security on the SBG900.
"Wireless Network Setup" After enabling wireless security on the SBG900, as required on each wireless client: > If you disabled ESSID broadcasting on the SBG900, set the client Network Name (ESSID) identical to the ESSID on the SBG900. > If you enabled WEP on the SBG900, set the client WEP key identical to the WEP key on the SBG900. > If you enabled Allow Only Listed Stations Access, be sure the MAC address for each client is correctly listed on the SBG900.
You want to secure the wireless network. Is there any computer connected to the router with the Ethernet cable? If not then you will need to connect the computer to the router with the cable. Check the IP address on the computer. Open the router set up page. Once you open the set up page, you will find the option to make it secured Click Here for step by step instructions
To change any wireless settings on the router, you will need to make wired connections to the router. If you change the wireless settings on the wireless laptop it will drop the connection because you are changing a wireless setting. Click Here for more info about networking
that's normal, wireless is normally between 1/4 and 1/2 the speed of your wired connection. normally the router gives priority to wired devices, but this should not cause you any further slow down unless you have wired devices plugged in at the same time you are using wireless. this can be changed from your router's admin page.
i doubt it will work. most times the cable companies give you a modem/router all in one box. the problem is there in no inbound connection to recieve an internet signal other than the cable cord connection.
with the dsl modem you will need a seperate router. they cost around $40-50 on avg
If someone else setup the router for you they may have turned off the wireless. If you can connect via ethernet use the web based configuration utility to turn it back on.
The intial setup is as follows in the manual:
To provide an initial wireless connection to your network and the Internet:
1 Connect the SBG900 to the cable TV system as described in Section A.
2 On each wireless client computer, install the wireless adapter hardware and
driver software according to the manufacturer's instructions.
3 On each wireless client computer, set up a wireless adapter profile to
“connect” the client to the SBG900. The procedure depends on your
wireless adapter and computer operating system.
In your initial profile, use the SBG900 default wireless Network Name
(ESSID) motorola (case-sensitive).
Your computers are connected but not secure.
The default SBG900 settings provide no wireless security. After
your wireless LAN is operational, be sure to enable security as
described in “Setting Up the Wireless LAN” in the SBG900