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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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.
DO any of these error conditions show up on the front panel display?
Front-Panel Lights and Error Conditions
Light Turns Off During Startup If:
RECEIVE The downstream receive channel cannot be acquired
SEND The upstream send channel cannot be acquired
ONLINE IP registration is unsuccessful
POWER The SBG900 is not properly plugged into the
Light Turns Off During Normal Operation If:
RECEIVE The downstream channel is lost
SEND The upstream channel is lost
ONLINE IP registration is lost
POWER The SBG900 is unplugged
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I guess your modem router was already configured well since it worked already previously. It seems that your motorola router is set to broadcast dynamic IPs (DHCP enabled) and your last connected Pc and laptop were configured with static IP. Please check your "network connection" setting and make sure it is set to "Obtain IP automatically"
hardwire the modem with the acer computer and shut both the modem and the computer down..then turn on the modem ..wait for a minute and then turn on the computer..just check whether the status still says local or not.....remember this is the first step..if it doesnt work,,keep me infmd,,i will be back with u
In order to access shared files on a Windows XP computer (or any
computer running Samba) from a Mac, the Mac will need to "connect" to
the Windows XP computer and "mount" the shared files.
Start at the "Go" drop down menu at the top of your screen, then "Connect to server".
If the computer you wish to connect to is listed, just select it from the list. If
the computer is not listed, type into the "Server Address" field
'smb://' followed by the computer name or IP address of the computer to
which you want to connect.
Click the "Connect" button in the bottom right corner of the window. See more at the link below:
Well, to avoid confusion, I'd start by doing a factory reset. Insert the straightened end of a paperclip into the reset hole and power up the device to do this. From there, the device should begin broadcasting the default wireless network with the name (SSID) of "Motorola." The DHCP server should also be enabled and if your computer is configured to receive an automatically assigned IP address your wireless network interface should pick up an IP. The security for the "Motorola" network is disabled by default.
Basic troubleshooting from there would be to try to see if you can connect your wireless computer to another wireless network that is know to be working well. Either buy and return another wireless access point or router from a retailer or head to a Starbucks or other establishment that offers free wireless. If the wireless computer is hooking up nicely with the secondary wireless network, you can refocus on the SBG900 as the likely source of the problem.
If after attempting the aforementioned procedures you find that the wireless computer continues to fail to connect to the SBG900 you might have to consider that you have a faulty device. At that point I would consider consulting the manufacturer's documentation.