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Router computer does not recignise router is hooked up

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Try the following

Click Start then All Programs then Accessories then Command Prompt A new window will open

I suggest trying this wired (turn off wired adapter and then wireless


If this command times out 4 times you are not connected to the router.

If it does not time out you are connected to the router.

Then when the ping works -- if you cannot connect to the internet you may be missing DNS Addresses

From the same Window enter -- (1 space before /)

ipconfig /all

You should see in the lines of data that follow the ip address like 192.168.1.?, the subnet mask, the default gateway (router address) and if there are no DNS addresses you either need to configure them into the router (generally preferred) or configure them onto the adapter -- network connection -- Internet Prorocol (TCP/IP).

If that does not fix the internet you probably have probably failed to meet the internet service providers requirements for the WAN/Modem side of the router. These can often be found on the ISP support or help site. IF your ISP is a Telco -- you MAY need to configure PPPoE (and "bridge" their modem/router), cable based ISP's less often have requirements for the WAN side of a router.

PS with wireless communications you should consider encryption. This is a protection from others accessing your network and any files that mau be in shared folders.

Leave a comment to this message indicating what you know and where you could use help I will continue to respond as necessary.

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Do you have your wireless on in the computer. I need more info, you should be able to go into your network setting and enable your wireless there, or in the control panel also under wireless networks, Try that and if it don't work give some more info plz. Thanks

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If this is a new installation/set-up, you need to run the Installer CD that came with the router.

If your are adding to an existing network that is already running/working:
1. try running the new/additional PC using lan cable instead of WiFi initially for the configuration;
2. Verify that the new PC do get an IP add from the DHCP server (which is also the router); or
3. Static assign IP add to the new/additional PC based on what your network is using. Example on the new/additional PC: IP Add; Subnet Mask; Default Gateway; DNS whatever your ISP/Router is using;
4. Verify what WEP/WPA security/key your network is using and that is also configured in the new/additional PC.

Hope that this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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