I bought a Zoom AP+4 router and it does work. I can get internet access on my laptop, ps3 but not on my computer. The wireless aspect of it works lovely but because my computers not wireless it does'nt seem to connect to the interenet even though it's all wired up correctly. I'm just guessing the settings are wrong. Please help me.
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Re: Router works but internet to computer does not.
Your pc might be using a static IP address. Make sure its on automatic. Go to Control Panel, Network Connections. Right-click on Local Area Connection and click Properties. Look for Internet Protocol TCP/IP and double click it. Select Obtain an IP Address Automatically and Obtain DNS Servers Automatically. Click OK all the way out. Also disable any firewall you have like Norton Firewall, McAffe, Zone Alarm and the likes.
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You don't seem to understand what an Access Point is.
an AP is used to extend your wireless range and will connect to your router to provide network and internet access. An AP by itself cannot connect to the ISP since it does not use a WAN port
a router is an AP that will allow you to connect to your ISP for internet connection. A router can be configured to work as an AP but a AP cannot function as a router.
Read the manual. When you reset the AP the IP of the AP device became 192.168.1.1
That means you need to set the IP address of your computer to 192.168.1.x where x is anything from 253-2 and the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0
The password is the encryption key in your wireless router,
without this key the wireless router won't allow the laptop or PS3 to connect to this
wireless router. The WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption key is in your router's wireless
settings. Log into your router and got to the wireless settings, you will need
to get the SSID and the encryption key. Then go to your PS3 or computer/laptop's
wireless card and configure it with the router's SSID and encryption key, so it
will then connect to the wireless router and the Internet.
What sort of router, I'm guessing it's a wireless modem, your pc is plugged in via ethernet? Unplugging and replugging the router can often fix it. You will get lousy connection on wireless if you are outside the range of the router. If your wireless is off within the laptop it won't connect. There are hot keys along the top. One will be for your wireless, turn this on using the fn key.
There are a few requirements other than the laptop and the wireless card. You need to also have an Wireless AP/Router that must be connected to the modem that connects to your ISP. All your PCs must then connect to this router either using the wired/Ethernet ports or WiFi.
If such a device (WiFi AP/Router) already exists and is connected to your modem and your other PC(s) are tied up to it and can access the Internet, you need to install the drivers (in a CD that came with the wireless card) to your IBM ThinkPad. Thereafter, you need to configure your laptop's wireless networking to access the AP/router. Your AP/Router must also be configured to accept wireless clients.
Please post back with brand/model of your AP/Router.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.
It really depends on what "modem" Orange provided you with and how your personal PC is connected to the modem.
If the "modem" provided by Orange uses WiFi (such as Livebox) networking, then it is a matter of setting up your daighter's laptop to access and use the Livebox WiFi Network. In this case no router is needed since your modem is also a router.
If your PC is connected via Ethernet port to the "modem" and Orange's "modem" is a single Ethernet output port, you would need an AP/Router (Wireless since I am presuming the your daughter's laptop would be accessing the Internet wirelessly) such as the LinkSys WRT54G.
If your PC is connected via USB port to the "modem" and Orange's "modem" has only a USB output port (no Ethernet), you need to make your PC as the default gateway/software router and share your PC's Internet connection. If you are connecting your daughter's laptop using Ethernet cable, then you don't need a WiFi AP/Router but an ordinary hub. If on the other hand the new laptop would connect wirelessly, you would still need something like the WRT54G.
Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post again how things turned out or should you need additional information.