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Motorola SBG900 - network cannot see hardwired computer

I have an SBG900 and it is working perfectly EXCEPT for one thing: I have set up a Windows XP network and the computer that is hard-wired (connected via Ethernet to the one Ethernet port on the back of the SBG900) does not appear in the Windows network I have set up at home. All computers, including wireless and the one wired computer, can connect to the Internet perfectly. But when I set up my home network, the wired computer is not visible; the shared folders do not appear on any computer. All computers are a member of the same workgroup. Any suggestions?

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Try to logon to the configuration page of your router and from there you can able to setup the Local Domain Name on it for your network.

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Set up wireless security


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
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"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
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> If you enabled WEP on the SBG900, set the client WEP key identical to the
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> If you enabled Allow Only Listed Stations Access, be sure the MAC
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Motorola SBG900 Assign network address to computer


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See the other post. Change the "channel" on the online settings and that should work.

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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
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Can't connect to my wireless


I had the exact same problem w/ the Motorola SBG900 Modem/Roter combo. I used to be able to connect to my wireless laptop and then all of a sudden it just wouldn't anymore. So I finally called Motorola and one of their techs (who's like a genius or something) walked me through this complicated procedure for resetting the SBG900 at my desktop and, after, even helped me to connect to my wireless laptop. SWEET! Don't waste your time trying these internet solutions. Call Motorola tech support at (877) 466-8646. They're open unitl 1AM Pacific Time.

Good Luck,
Chris from Cali

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Changing settings on your computer does not affect your router, but since the other computers cannot pick up the signal, then there is something wrong here.. See if there is a reset button on the Motorola and press it for 30 seconds to see if the router resets to its original configuration. If not, then you need to hardwire your computer to the router and get into the config page. usually, to do this, you just open up a browser and in the address line, type in the Default Gateway Address (usually this is 192.168.1.1).

To find the DG for your LAN:

Start > Run > cmd (ok)

From the Command Shell type:

ipconfig /all > ip.txt
notepad ip.txt

This should open a window with all your IP information in it. you will find a line called Default Gateway.. this is the address (probably 192.168.x.x) that you put in your Browser Window Address Line to access the configuration page of the router..

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