Last year my cable company gave me the box with all the instructions to go wireless on my old IBM ThinkPAD. I never did it. I just restored my laptop and would like to now hook up to wireless but do not know how to go about doing it. I used the resource CD and downloaded the necessary drivers etc. Now what? I am unable to read the manual due to some issue with my reader - Is thee more I have to hook up like to the router in my office? I might have to just pay for them to come out and hook me up. The adaptor is in my laptop. It shows it is connected to the wireless and its green, but the light on the side blinks blue.
Any ideas? I am so clueless when it comes to wireless.
I also have a Etherlink III Lan PC Card (3C589D TP) for 10 base-T. How the heck can I get that working? Do I have to change the settings on my computer? This is getting so annoying.
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Re: Clueless on going wireless
I'll guess you're using xp, though there are similar resources to the ones I'll give here for vista.
Start here, then if you have troubles see links here and here.
An excellent resource for many questions you will encounter is here. Make sure to take a look at the FAQ there.
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Connect a LAN cable from the Netgear to the LAN port on yourcomputer, open a browser and enter the Netgear configuration URL - http://192.168.0.1 The default login = admin The default PW = passwordYou can now change the default admin password and configurethe wireless settings. Go to the wireless configuration and set up the SSID and WPA or WPA2encryption. Apply these settings to the wireless card in your laptop/computer. To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access, please click on thislink and follow my instructions :-http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security
Hi dude check this would be useful http://kbserver.netgear.com/pdf/wgt624v3_ref_manual_25Apr05.pdf
Things You'll Need:
Cable or DSL modem
WGT624 Installation CD
Plug the Netgear WGT624's AC adapter into a wall outlet. Plug
an Ethernet cable into the yellow Ethernet port on the back of the
Netgear router. Attach the other end of the cable to the Ethernet port
on the back of your modem.
Insert the installation CD that was included with the Netgear
WGT624 into your computer's disc drive. Click the language option you
want to use and then click "Setup."
Follow the setup wizard's onscreen instructions and then
click "Finish." The wizard will automatically detect your Internet
settings. Open a web browser and navigate to "http://192.168.1.1."
Type "admin" in the Netgear's "User Name" text box and then
enter "Password" in the text box labeled "Password." Click "OK."
Click "Yes" and wait for the latest firmware upgrade to
install. Double-click the upgrade file and follow the onscreen
instructions to install the upgrade.
Click the "Wireless Settings" link if you want to password
protect your wireless network. Click the "WEP" radio button and then
type in the password you want to use for your network in the
"Passphrase" text box.
Take the ethernet cable which is going from your Warner cable modem to your computer, and run it from your cable modem to the input connection of your router. Then take a second ethernet cable and run it from the router (ports 1, 2,3 or 4) to your computer. Log into your router's setup page (see your instruction manual), and set up all the passwords and wireless settings. Please read the instructions for specifics of your particular router.
The Netgear wireless router wireless settings need to be configured and the the wireless card in the computer needs to be configured with the Netgear wireless settings.
Follow these steps. : - 1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable. 2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL 3. Enter the router setup login and password 4. Change the admin password 5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast. 6. Setup encryption key the strongest is WAP2 7. For further security measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router. 8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings. 9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router. 10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer then the computers should be able to connect to the router.
Use the process of elmination, disconnect Vontage, does the problem go away? If no then look at the modem (cable or dsl).
Hint! If you have a cable modem, make sure all cable connections are tight from the outside of the house, to every TV, and from the wall to the cable modem. Use plyers to tighten all of them.
You don't need to do a re-install of the DLink WiFi adaptor since I believe it is running as it should (as you posted). All that is needed is to configure it to exclusively select only your NetGear WiFi Router. This could be done in the DLInk Wizard (Start/All Programs/DLink.../) set the DLInk to connect only to the SSID of your NetGear. Though it may pick up your neighbors WiFi, the DLink will only acknowledge the presence of the other WiFi but connect only and always to the NetGear.
A couple of other things that may help improve your WiFi connection. Use static IP add in your PC to match that of the NetGear, disable wireless security (WEP or WPA) but rather enable MAC filter and input that of your PC's WiFi Networking Card.
Should you need a more detailed instructions, pls post back the model of your router and the make/model of your PC as well as your OS.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.