My router has developed a problem with wireless acess. When I view the available networks, on any system with wireless capability, I see all my neighbors, but can only see my router occasionally, and cannot connect through it. The settings are WEP, shared key, 64 bit, running on channel 6. It used to work, but for some reason, it doesn't show up in the available list anymore. I've turned the unit off overnight, but the problem is still there.
Does wireless gateway functionality fail? Is there any way to fix this?
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Are you using the WZC on your WinXP computer of the wireless adapter's software utility? Try to reboot the computer and check on the system tray if you will see the computer icon with a red X, right click it and select view available wireless networks, if it cannot see anything... Go to Start, All Programs and look for anything that pertains to wireless adapters open the utility and refresh the list of wireless networks available.... if you see your wireless network name, select it and hit connect
First of all delete the port numbers you forwarded and upgrade the firmware on the router.Follow the link below where you will find the information on how to upgrade the firmware:- http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/896
After upgrading the firmware open the ports for the x-box with the ip address of same as that you have on the x-box and then try for the connection test.
1. Please open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. 2. Connect to the router by typing http://routerlogin.com/basicsetting.htm or http://192.168.1.1 in the address field. Please click Enter or Return key. 3. A window will prompt for a user name and password. The default username is "admin" and the default password is "password".
Note: If it does not take password as the password, you might have changed it when you have run the NETGEAR Setup CD so please try other passwords. If you cannot remember the password, you need to reset the router and run the Setup CD to reconfigure it.
4. Click on Wireless Settings under Setup page. 5. Take note of the SSID. 6. Scroll down, look for the Security Options and check whether WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) or WPA (Wi-fi Protected Access) is selected. 7. If its WEP is enabled, copy the value of the selected Key number. If WPA is selected, take note of the Passphrase. 8. To configure the computer with wireless adapter, please consider the following:
Configuring the NETGEAR adapter and Saving the Profile
a. Open the NETGEAR Smart Wireless Settings Utility icon located at the lower right portion of your computer screen. It will then open the Settings tab. b. Change the Network Name SSID to match the one on your router.
Tip: As an alternative to typing in the SSID, you can use the Network tab to view the available wireless networks. Double click on the desired network.
c. Click the Apply button to activate the connection. d. Enter a name for your profile (e.g. NETGEAR to Home Network) and click the Save Profile button to store the current settings.
Note: The above procedure applies only if you are trying to connect to a wireless network with no wireless security.
If the computer is using Windows built-in wireless program to manage the wireless adapter, please follow the steps below:
For Windows XP Service Pack 1
a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer. Then click on to View Available Wireless Networks. b. Click on the Advanced tab. c. Please delete all the preferred networks then click on OK. d. Right click on the Wireless icon again and click on View Available Wireless Network. e. Please select your network and click on Connect. If you have Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-fi Protected Access (WPA) enabled on the router, it will ask you for the network key. The network key will be the Key or Passphrase you have copied from the router setup (refer to step 7). Please type in the Network Key and then confirm it. f. Make sure not to enable IEEE and then click on Connect.
For Windows XP Service Pack 2:
a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer. Then click on to View Available Wireless Networks. 2. Click on the Change Advanced Settings. 3. Click on the Wireless Networks tab remove all the preferred networks then click on OK. 4. Right click on the Wireless icon then click on View Available Wireless Network. 5. Select your network and click on Connect. If you have Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-fi Protected Access (WPA) enabled on the router, it will ask you for the network key. The network key will be the Key or Passphrase you have copied from the router setup (refer to step 7). Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect.
Note: You may use the wireless utility of your wireless adapter in connecting to the wireless network but you need to clear "Use windows to configure my wireless networks" on the Wireless Networks tab. Please ask assistance from the wireless adapter vendor for configuration if using a proprietary wireless utility (non-NETGEAR wireless adapters).
The Tick light should only come on when the netgear first starts, and when all the checks are complete and OK, it goes out. First, make sure you computer wireless is turned on, Next, go to the lower right of your screen to the system tray where there should be a monitor icon with an"X" on it. Right click and select "View available wireless networks". Select your router name and click "Connect" You should connect and be able to get on the web. If you set up security, select your network and click connect. Type in your KEY and then you should connect to the web.
Follow the steps to configure wireless connection :
1. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'. 2. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'. 3. Click on the 'wireless network' tab. 4. Under Preferred networks if you see any name in the list then highlight the name and click remove.Click OK. 5. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'View Available Networks'. 6. Look for the SSID (aka Network Name) of the Wireless router or access point. 4. Highlight the SSID from the list that you want to connect to. 5. Type the security Key here and click on the 'Connect' button. 6. You should have successfully established a wireless network connect
To establish a wireless connection between the router and computer, the router’s wireless setting (SSID or Network Name, Channel, and Mode of communication) has to be configured. Please follow the steps below to configure the wireless settings on your NETGEAR router.
Connect a computer to the LAN port of the router using an ethernet cable.
Open up a browser and type in the following URL: http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 (depending on the model number of the router)
Type the Username as admin, and Password as password. Then click OK.
To change the Wireless settings, click Wireless Settings under Setup on the left menu bar.
Under Wireless Network, (make a note of these settings, you need these values to configure your wireless clients)
Change SSID from default NETGEAR to any desired name (for e.g. Home)
Select the Region as applicable - Incorrect selection may cause performance problems.
Select any one of the available Channel.
Apply the changes
Configuring Wireless Clients: The steps explained below use the Windows XP wireless client. If your card came with
its own wireless configuration utility, you may use that as well.
Open the Control Panel from the Start Menu.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection and choose Properties.
on the Wireless Networks tab and if unchecked, check the box for Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings.
Then click OK.
Right-click on Wireless Network Connection, Select View Available Wireless Networks
This will lists all the available wireless networks in range. Select your network from the list and click Connect.
If you are connecting to a secured wireless network, you will be prompted for a Network key. Type the Network key (if you are using WEP security, make sure you are typing the network key, not the Passphrase) and click Connect
Your network list should now display your connection status. If you are connected and your router is setup for internet access, you are ready to connect to the Internet wirelessly.
channel 6 is very common with 2.4ghz wireless phones. Try changing the channel to a different one ie. 2 to -5 is rarely used so i suggest one of those. Also WEP is very insecure and easily hacked. If the only risk is people stealing your internet then i suggest you use MAC filter as the most secure way and turn off wep. This will make your router and internet surfing experience even faster.
At the bottom right hand corner of your screen, you have a wireless conenction icon. right click and view available wireless network...if you see your network there. connect to that network, if secured, then call netgear to verfiy what is your network key. if it is unsecure then you can log on right away.