I have given my Belkin router (not sure of exact model...but it's silver, not wireless, 4 hub, and 2 or 3 years old) to my son so that he may share his internet connection with other pcs in the house. Does his computer need anything extra to be able to connect via the router, rather than by the (adsl) modem as he has been doing? I have given him my cables as well. Hope the solution is easy....Thanks, Lissa.
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Re: Troubleshooting router connection
He should be able to just plug-in and enjoy! You may need to "Repair Connection" when connecting the new source of i-net. You probably won't, but if you plug in and don't see i-net, just hit "repair connection" and windows will renew your DHCP lease and you'll be golden.
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Make sure you entered the same key exactly the same way in both the router and the computer. Also, make sure you have selected a Security protocol that is supported by the computer. Some versions of Windows do not support WPA. XP supports it but really doesn't like to auto detect it. If it's a HP laptop make sure you are using a communications channel other than 6. Some routers give you an option to select the channel HP computers don't like working with channel 6.
Wireless light will lit up only if any wireless computer is connected to Belkin's wireless network. First, connect to Belkin's wireless network that you can scan. After you connect, try to go online It ll work...
The usual setup is to connect your internet cable or dsl model to the WAN port on your wireless router. any devices that were formerly connected to your cable/dsl modem then get connected to the LAN ports on your router. You will need to connect to the wireless router via etehrnet cable the first time in order to setup your wireless connection, it's usually a simple setup following the prompts.
You actually have a couple of issues here. Fix these in this order.
1.) Login to router and turn off wireless (if you're not wanting to use wireless)
2.) Connect the ADSL modem CAT5 port to the WAN port of the Belkin router.
3.) Login to router and turn on NAT and make sure DHCP is enabled.
4.) On your Windows machine turn on DHCP under the network settings.
This should allow your connection to be setup automatically and stop wireless access on the Belkin router.
Let me know if you need more help.