The modem won't broadcast the wireless signal and we're not sure at all how to get it to work... (we reset it and the wireless light just plain wont come on, ust the first three, the power one and then two others).. i know this is vague but any suggestions?
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Re: wireless wont broadcast
Hello, Depending on router brand but the Default Address is 192.168.1.1.....enter this in the address window of browser. You'll be prompted to enter user name and or password(You also need to change User name and Password). Default for both is "admin". From there you'll need to click on the wireless settings and check the box for "Enable wireless router radio" and "Enable SSID Broadcast". Be sure to Check "Enable Wireless security" for WEP security(I also use a 64 bit key). Hopefully this will help.
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How are you connecting to the internet?
This can have an effect on the speed. A wired connection is not subsceptable to any interference and wont slow down from it.
A wireless connection can be slow because of the router, other things that broadcast radio signals, other things that broadcast non radio signals (like flourescent lights.)
How are you testing the speed? Unless you go to a website that has a speed test program or you are running a speed test application, there is no way to know for certain that your speed is what you believe it is. Your speed can also change due to the amount of people on the internet and other things like equipment failure outside your house.
That depends on what comcast modem you have. If it has an integrated router, yes. If it is just a modem not. Simply spoken, a modem just converts your computer's digital signal to whatever is on the other side, usually analog. It doesn't do what a router does - routing the signal. Just reply to this post and let me know what model of modem you have and I can give you a definite answer.
Make sure the latestwireless card driver is installed in the computer.Locate the wireless routerhigher and away from concrete and brick walls, foil-insulated walls. Locate the wireless routeraway from cordless phones and microwave ovens these can cause interference.You could be gettinginterference from other wireless access points or wireless routers in yourarea. Check the wireless broadcast channels in your area, and select one thatis unused or one that has the weakest signal strength.
Is this the first time you set your router? Make sure that the cable from your modem to your router is connected properly. You can also try connecting the modem directly into your PC just to make sure your modem is connected to the internet. If it is working without the router, reset your router then connect the modem again to your router.
These types of issues can be tough to troubleshoot. Let's start with the generic basics and you can let me know if we need to get more specific.
I'm assuming that you have the laptop connected (wired) to the router and the router wired to the modem. When you're troubleshooting, everything should be wired, not wireless.
Make sure that the cables are connected to the right ports! Not trying to insult you here, but I've done this accidentally myself.
Turn off everything except the modem.
Follow the manufacturers instructions to reset the modem. Most of them have a reset button. Make sure the modem indicates Internet link is up before proceeding.
Now turn on the router. Does it connect to the modem? Check the lights. If the modem is connected, but the router is not, then I would suspect a cable issue, or even possibly a defective router. If the router and modem are connecting, go to the next step.
Start up the laptop and try to connect to the Internet via the WIRE. When troubleshooting, it is important that you test wired before trying wireless.
If that works, try wireless. Make sue you're in the same room as the router when you test this out. In other words, make sure you have good signal.
So those are the basics on how to isolate the problem to a particular piece of equipment. Once you know where the problem is, then we can get to specific troubleshooting techniques.
Let me know how this works out.
Reset the router to factory settings and test. Please remember that security settings may be restored too here, so you may need to encrypt the signal. You will need to log into the router's configuration page in order to achieve these. Also try changing the channel in terms of broadcasting... and test again. I hope I have helped here. Good luck.
Either the router is not connected properly to the modem, or the modem is not set up properly. First, unplug the router from the modem and disconnect power to both of them. Make sure the modem is connected to its data source, in this case the telephone line. Make sure the company has authorized the modem and make sure it's connected to the phone socket they specified, if they did. You should plug a CAT-5(ethernet) cable between the LAN port on the modem and the WAN port on the router. Now power on the modem. Wait until the modem's lights indicate it has a connection. If the modem doesn't indicate a connection, call your ISP. It will probably be as simple as them sending a refresh signal to it. After the modem finds a connection, power on the router. Your internet service should now be working. If not, try plugging the computer's network cable directly into the LAN port on the modem. If that computer then has internet, your problem is with the router. If the computer still doesn't have internet, then the problem is either with the settings on the computer or there's still a problem with the modem/ISP