Connecting a new wireless notebook to my existing Belkin 802.11g
Hi guys, I am currently running 2 computers (1 desktop PC & 1 notebook PC) off my Belkin 802.11g (F5D7230 - 4) router. I am running a cable connection, with the desktop PC connected via one of the 4 ports on the router. My notebook is connected wirelessly to the router. I have secured it using WEP 128bit encryption. Everything is working great. I am about to purchase another wireless LAN (802.11g) notebook and want to add this to my existing network arrangement. My question is when I power up the new notebook and turn on it's wireless LAN, will it search for and pick up my existing network? Because it is a protected network, will all I need to do to get connected, is enter my WEP Encryption code? Will it be that easy? I just want to buy the new notebook, charge it and connect..without any problems. Have I missed anything I need to do..? Thankyou. Jamie Australia.
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We have already talked to someone on the phone at belkin, before i did that i called aol and they said my router blew out so i told them to connect me through aol so i no longer need the router cause its no good also so im trying to get a message to belkin since belkin said they couldnt do it on the phone i need to see about gettin my money back and sendin it back to belkin could you please help me. thank you nancy
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All the steps you have mentioned is You are correct..you can connect by configuring the WEP code. but if you have disabled the ssid broadcast then you have to add your access point(FSD7239-4) manually when the wireless discovery fails to detect.
And also refer the manual of the Notebook or wireless adaptor' manual for how to configure the same. (Check the help files of the client configuratin utility if anything installed if not you can refer how to use Wireless Configuration in windows.)
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As the router is working and connected to the internet - then its probably and issue with the wireless setup on router or your PC
1) remove any wireless profiles on your PC
read here - how to do that
then when reconnect it will ask for the key again
2) A firewall maybe blocking your access - disable any firewalls
3) Remove the wireless security if enabled in the router and see if you can connect - if this is the only wireless device connecting - it may interference try also changing the wireless channel in the router - use 1 or 6 or 11
Once its connected you will have the blue light in the belkin router
1.Turn on the wireless switch in your laptop 2.Click on start menu--->control panel--->Network and internet--->Network and sharing 3. In the right hand side click on "Change adapter settings or Manage network connections" 4.You will see the wireless network connection 5.Right click on wireless network connection and click on Connect/Disconnect 6.you will be able to see the network name,try to connect it. 7.it will be connecting and then connected 8.try to able to go online in the laptop
Connect that one port to your Belkin WAN (Internet)connector (Yellow Port). The other ports go to other computers, to their Broadband RJ45 connectors.
Here's from the manual:
1. Unplug your existing modem’s power supply.
Find the cable connecting your modem and computer.
Unplug it from the modem and plug it into the gray port
on the Belkin Router.
If you are replacing an existing router, find the cable
connecting the computer and old router. Disconnect it from
the old router and plug it into the gray port on the new router
2. Connect the new cable (provided in the box) to the yellow
port on the Router. Plug the other end into the modem.
G WIRELESS ROUTER Quick Installation Guide
3. Plug in your modem’s power supply. Wait 60 seconds for the
modem to start up.
Plug the Router’s power supply into a wall outlet, and the
other end into the black port on the Belkin Router.
As the Router wakes up, lights will come on; recheck your
connections if the “power” and one of the “wired” lights
are not lit up in green after 20 seconds.
4. Locate the CD in this guide and insert it into your computer
The Setup Assistant should appear automatically.
If it doesn’t, open the CD in My Computer (Windows®)
or the Finder (Mac OS® X) and double-click on the
“Setup Assistant” icon
As long as the computer you are connecting has the capability to connect in some form, wireless or wired, you will not have to run the web utility again. However, if you are currently connecting your laptop wirelessly, and you are connecting your other computer with a wired connection, you must make sure that the wired network is not disabled.
Has the computer ever stayed on long enough to connect to the internet?
Is there a wired computer working when attached to the router?
If not, if possible please try to connect the laptop wired to the router as a test and tell me if it works.
I am trying to determine if your router works with the internet before considering the wireless connection simplying the initial problem. Once the router works wired is time to try the wireless. Once the wireless works unsecured you may want to change the router and wireless adapter to secure the wireless network. So this can be a three step process.
Sounds like you are setup to use Internet Connection Sharing. don't do this. Have each computer connect to the internet via the router. If the router is wireless connect all computers wirelessly to the router that are wireless capable and any computers that are not wireless capable, connect them to the router via a cat5 cable to the cat5 ports on the router. This will solve your problem. BPCS