Our Gateway M305 has a wireless network card and we have a Netgear wireless routher. We can not get a wireless connection on this laptop. However, we can on others same model. Probelm is, we were able to get a connection a few days ago? We do not see a on/off switch.
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Re: Gateway M305 cant get wireless connection
Check the fn key and f keys for )))))) wireless first
if not, turn unit upsidown check the wireless card antennas ( two wires with gold cup like connections, push on to them)
also in device manager locate your wireless card see if there is yellow mark next to card
to see if driver is there
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Connect a LAN cable from the Netgear to the LAN port on your computer, open a browser and enter the Netgear configuration URL - http://192.168.0.1 The default login = admin The default PW = password You can now change the default admin password and configure the wireless settings. Go to the wireless configuration and set up the SSID and WPA or WPA2 encryption to protect your wireless network and Internet from unauthorized access. Now apply these settings to the wireless card in your laptop/computer. To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access, please click on this link and follow my instructions :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security
Typically you should be using configuration software until a real IP can be setup and you either address it statically or turn on DHCP. As for the gateway and other information, on a wireless gateway, it should all be routed through the network. Also, I think you have to be wired to the WAP to access the config page, I don't believe it can be seen over the wireless connection as a security feature.
you can try typing in your browser address bar www.routerlogin.net then press enter this should bring up your routers setting wirelessly but this will only happen if your laptop detects your routers wireless network.
if you can connect your laptop to your router using ethernet cable you can go to the command prompt then type in IPCONFIG then enter this should pull up your ipaddress and the default gateway is your routers Graphical User Interface where you can go and change the settings, your Netgear default gateway should be 192.168.1.1 this is the default gateway that should show in command prompt for netgear routers.
If you are going to use wireless make sure in the router the wireless capability of your router is enabled ^_^
your settings depend on what your Internet service provider requires you for settings
The Netgear router needs the wireless settings configured i.e SSID, WPA encryption etc and the wireless card in the laptop/computer needs to be configured with the router's wireless settings for the laptop/computer to connect with the Netgear wireless router. Pleas click on this link and follow my instructions to secure your wireless network, configure the wireless router's settings and configure the wireless card in the laptop/computer :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security
This is beacuse there is NAT on the router for which you need to open certain TCP/UDP Ports on the router . but firtstly you need to Bridge the Verizon DSl Modem set up the internet connection as per same .
The Gateway m305 has 3 WiFi hardware options, 2 Broadcom and 1 ActionTec. I have found at times that the wireless adaptor will have its own control and configure software running and it will not allow windows to manage it. If this is so you can manage the connection with the manufactures software or find the option in network connections in the properties of the wireless adaptor to allow windows to manage it. Either way should allow you to connect but I prefer to use windows management. I hope this is of some help. Good Luck
Assuming they all will work with the version of wireless the netgear works with (802.11a/b/g) then you really just need to enable the wireless network on the netgear and choose how you want to protect it. I recommend using WPA or WPA2 if all your devices will support it - this depends on the wireless cards in all your pc's - just set up a name for the wireless network (not recommended that you use the default because everyone does) set up your WPA/WPA2 passphrase on the netgear and it should be pretty much ready to go. On each pc then, once they are able to see the wireless network with the unique name you gave it, just hit connect in your wireless settings and enter the passphrase. Each pc should be set up.
The only other thing to consider is to make sure they are all using DHCP via the wireless router or, if you prefer setting up their IP addresses manuall, make sure none of them conflict with eachother (each one needs to be unique).
If Internet sharing is set up correctly one pc will be the one that connects directly to internet, the other will connect through a gateway or other device connected to your network.
Check they have'nt both got the same IP address.
Is this related to last problem, did you get the wireless card working wirelessly online?