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Nope. You know this cuz... you get an error "can't connect to the network" or you can't connect to the internet? Can you connect wired?
The modem should be plugged into the router and the PC should be plugged into the router. A cable should be run from modem's internet port to router's internet port. Plug the PC into one of the router's ports labeled #1-4.
Got the right passwords for your network? Are they saved in your devices? Has your password been changed?
If this is a Cisco/Linksys router you can check the router settings by connecting to the router (wireless or wired) open a browser and typing 192.168.1.1 in the address line. The default User ID is <blank> and PSW is admin. This should take you to a menu where, under the Wireless Tab, you can change your SSID (broadcast name) type of security you have and password. If you have cable internet, you should change the mode to "G Only" or "G and N" if this is an N router and you have N devices. You probably don't have any A or B devices and "Mixed" will cause your router to run at 10Mbps instead of 50Mbps. If you have DSL or ADSL it won't matter cuz your internet won't do over over 3Mbps.
You should also check for the Max number of wireless users. Some DSL ISPs will change that number to 5 or less to keep you from using too many of their resources. You should change that to 50.
The problem has more to do with your Internet Service Provider than your router. The more users online within your neighborhood the less bandwidth or signal strength you'll receive. For instance around noon each day is one of the busy times for Internet use everywhere. It also, depends and what's occurring amongst the users within the house. Downloading, streaming music or videos is very taxing to bandwidth especially if five users are trying to stream video at the same time. Perhaps you may need to increase your service speed. So if you have 3M service you may wish to move up to 5M,10M or 15M service.
Setting up a wireless router is usually very simple, and the entire process should be well explained in the users manual of the router you choose to purchase (as far as setting up security, plugging things in, etc.). You do want to make sure that all the computer's that will be using the network have a wireless adapter built in, if not you will need to purchase those as well (one for each computer). Also consider the speed at which you need to access the internet, as using wifi can slow your connection speeds a little bit, usually its not noticeable though. There are currently 2 popular wifi "modes" Wireless G, which is around 10mbs (not very fast, but fast enough for most users), or Wireless N, which is the fastest available today around 150mbs.
Hope this helped.
Reset your router to manufacturer's settings by pressing with a small pin the hole found at the rear of the router. It is labeled "reset".
When the router is reset to default setting, connect the router to a computer and visit http://192.168.1.1 to configure it. By default, username = admin and password = <blank> or no password. If no password don't work, try the password "admin". So username = admin and password = admin.
You you reach the configuration field, you need to enter the configuration settings provided by your ISP (AT&T) to connect to their internet services. Most likely, you will be using a dynamic IP address (DHCP Enabled) for home users or a static IP for business users. But these information you can get from AT&T.
When all is set, try connecting to the internet and try if your wireless router is broadcasting wifi.
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Remember that router will use only 54Mb of bandwidth which will be shared across all users (as long as router is used as access point). Simple mathematics: 1 user = 54Mbps 2 users = 27Mbps 10 users = 5Mbps
Also please note you might have further probems with channel interferences between users when you have all users in the common area
Also remember that 54Mbps will be only wireless Speed. They all will share common Internet connection
Yes. For your router go to the computer that has the router attached. Open up Internet Explorer and in the address bar type in the IP 192.168.0.1 That will open up your router configuration. Just be warned that you should NOT play with any of the numbers that are there unless you know what they are.