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Hiya, just bought a new laptop and wanted wireless, currently just have phoneline broadband. Tried to follow quick step guide which came with our dg834gv3 netgear box but couldn't on either main comp or laptop. it says to go to web address but as there was no internet connection after plugging in router, we couldn't do this on main comp. the laptop did get further but not much. Any ideas? Thanks, liz

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First as to the accessing the router configuration -- lets try by wire -- there is less likelyhood of a problem.

Connect an ethernet cable between the computer and one of the LAN ports (block of 4 side by side and NOT the separate WAN port). Attempt to access the configuration as indicated at You do not need to hook up the phone line until indicated later if you want to wait.

Instructions are also in this link

Once you have access to the router's configuration you need to configure it for your specific ISP the following link from Netgear may help determine your ISP's requirements

Now you need to hook up the phone line to test the configuration

Now if this has been completed successfully you should have wired access to the internet.

Assuring your wireless adapter is turned on (built-ins have a switch to turn them on). See if your wireless has access to the internet. If so good -- consider the following paragraph on security. If not please add a comment to this and explain the issue. Also attempt the ping above and report if the ping works from the laptop,

Wireless security -- your wireless signal reaches outside your home or apartment, you should consider adding WEP or WPA encryption to the wireless network to prevent access by others not desired or intended by you. This is achieved by entering a common passphrase into the router AND the wireless adapter configuration on the computer to use the network. If necessary please request additional instructions for this. Identification of the wireless adapter or computer with built-in adapter may be required to assist with this.

If you require assistance with any of the above please ask by adding a comment to this issue.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

  • david Jan 01, 2008


    Sorry in your case the WAN is a modem port expecting a phone line.

  • david Jan 01, 2008

    Instructions for Ping (Windows XP)--

    Click Start then All Programs then Accessories then Command Prompt. A new window will open in that window enter the following


    and press enter if it works you will see header information and 4 lines indicating elapsed times. If not you will see Timeouts.

    If you see timeouts try the following command in the same window (1 space before / only)

    ipconfig /all

    and press enter -- the default gateway (router address) if it appears will be something different from Try pinging that address (replacing with whatever is reported and see if it works. If it works try to configure using the http:// command replacing with the default gateway (router address) returned from the ipconfig command.



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