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Cannot detect network connection

At the end of the set up process, after being asked for the type of internet connection (cable modem), it comes back and says, "cannot detect internet connection, would you like to continue anyway."

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  • sbjaffee Jul 04, 2009

    Windows XP, Dell PC, 4 other computers on the network

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    Jeffrey Orrell May 11, 2010

    I need your OS,type of computer, and how many other computers (if any) are on your network

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Hi,

Instead of running the CD, try to configure the router manually. First, make sure that you have verified internet connectivity between your PC and your modem. Once verified, connect your modem to the internet port of your router and then your PC to any of the ports (1, 2, 3, or 4) at the back of your router. Turn ON your modem, router and PC.

On your PC go to Start>Run> then type "cmd" and hit the Enter key.
On the black screen type ipconfig/all and hit the Enter key.
Check the IP address of your Local Area Connection.
If it is 192.168.1.xxx, then you are good to go.
Check the connectivity between your PC and the router. On the black screen type ping 192.168.1.1 and hit the Enter key.
If you're getting replies, minimize the window and open a browser.
Type http://192.168.1.1 and hit the Enter key.
Once prompted with a username and password type admin (admin is the default password).
Once you're on the Web interface of the router, enter your internet connection type and then save the settings.
Once done, click on the Status tab and then check the internet IP address.
If there's an internet IP address, try to open a new window and see if you can access the internet.





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we ll start with the physical connections.
1.take ethernet cable n connect one end of the cable to the modem and the other end to the isolated port on the router(internet port) and then connect the computer and your router with other cable(any lan port).refer the chart on the router to distinguish the internet and lan port.
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If you are using Windows XP with Service Pack 2, please follow the steps below:

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If you are using Windows Vista, please follow the steps below:

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1.
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Connect your wireless router
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If you currently have your computer connected to a router: Unplug the network cable connected to the Internet, WAN, or WLAN port from your current router, and plug this end of the cable into the Internet, WAN, or WLAN port on your wireless router. Then, unplug any other network cables, and plug them into the available ports on your wireless router. You no longer need your original router, because your new wireless router replaces it.
5641429.jpg Next, plug in and turn on your cable or DSL modem. Wait a few minutes to give it time to connect to the Internet, and then plug in and turn on your wireless router. After a minute, the Internet, WAN, or WLAN light on your wireless router should light up, indicating that it has successfully connected to your modem.



3.
Configure your wireless router
8d8f1b2.jpg Using the network cable that came with your wireless router, you should temporarily connect your computer to one of the open network ports on your wireless router (any port that isn't labeled Internet, WAN, or WLAN). If you need to, turn your computer on. It should automatically connect to your router.
Next, open Internet Explorer and type in the address to configure your router.
You might be prompted for a password. The address and password you use will vary depending on what type of router you have, so refer to the instructions included with your router.
As a quick reference, this table shows the default addresses, usernames, and passwords for some common router manufacturers.
Router Address Username Password 3Com
http://192.168.1.1
admin
admin
D-Link
http://192.168.0.1
admin
ts.gif Linksys
http://192.168.1.1
admin
admin
Microsoft Broadband
http://192.168.2.1
admin
admin
Netgear
http://192.168.0.1
admin
password
Internet Explorer will show your router's configuration page. Most of the default settings should be fine, but you should configure three things:
1.
Your wireless network name, known as the SSID. This name identifies your network. You should choose something unique that none of your neighbors will be using.
2.
Wireless encryption (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), which help protect your wireless network. For most routers, you will provide a passphrase that your router uses to generate several keys. Make sure your passphrase is unique and long (you don't need to memorize it).
3.
Your administrative password, which controls your wireless network. Just like any other password, it should not be a word that you can find in the dictionary, and it should be a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Be sure you can remember this password, because you'll need it if you ever have to change your router's settings.
The exact steps you follow to configure these settings will vary depending on the type of router you have. After each configuration setting, be sure to click Save Settings, Apply, or OK to save your changes.
Now, you should disconnect the network cable from your computer.
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Connect your computers
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Windows XP should show an icon with a notification that says it has found a wireless network.
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1.
Right-click the wireless network icon in the lower-right corner of your screen, and then click View Available Wireless Networks. If you run into any problems, consult the documentation that came with your network adapter. Don't be afraid to call their tech support.
2.
The Wireless Network Connection window should appear and you should see your wireless network listed with the network name you chose. If you don't see your network, click Refresh network list in the upper-left corner. Click your network, and then click Connect in the lower-right corner.5914228.gif 3.
Windows XP prompts you to enter a key. Type the encryption key that you wrote down earlier in both the Network key and Confirm network key boxes, and then click Connect.
4.
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