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Netgear WGX102 I have a verizon router (wireless) and could not get connection in the basement. So I purchased the Netgear powerline products ---connected the wired XE102 to the wall with a direct connection to the verizon router. Plugged in the WGX102 in another room and trying to establish a connection to this WGX102 ---- it does not work...I've followed their instructions, but it does not work. Please help

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  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    linksys

  • kathyspaid Jul 09, 2008

    I have the same problem, except I have a Linksys router. I configured the WGX102 with the same SSID as my router and set the WEP settings the same as my router. I also set the IP address outside the range of my DCHP range.



    When I take my laptop to the room where the WGX102 is installed (plugged in), my internet connection drops. I reconnect when I return to my office where my router and XE102 is located.



    Neatgear support has been clueless.



    Thoughts?

  • thardmanri Dec 27, 2008

    Same problem here

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1. Check the physical connections.

a. Connect the XE102 using an Ethernet cable into the modem or router.
b. Plug-in the XE102 and WGX102 into the power outlet.

2. Reset WGX102 device.

a. Please push the reset button in the WGX102 using paper clip and release after 30 seconds.
b. Unplug the WGX102 for 10 seconds and then plug it back in.

3. Set Static IP address on the wireless laptop

a. Please click on Start, select Settings and then Control Panel.
b. Double click on the Network Connections icon.
c. Right click on Wireless Network Connection and click on Properties.
d. Scroll down to Internet Protocol TCP/IP and click on Properties.
e. Change the option Obtain an IP address automatically to Use the following IP address and enter the following:

IP: 192.168.0.5
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

f. Click on Ok button and close Local Area Connection properties.

4. Connect wireless laptop to the WGX102.

If you are using Windows XP with Service Pack 1, please follow the steps below:

a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer.
b. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
c. Click on the Advanced tab.
d. Please delete all the preferred networks then click on OK.
e. Right click on the Wireless icon again and click on View Available Wireless Network. Please select NETGEAR and click on Connect
f. Make sure not to enable IEEE and then click on Connect.

If you are using Windows XP with Service Pack 2, please follow the steps below:

a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer.
b. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
c. Click on the Change Advanced Settings.
d. Click on the Wireless Networks tab remove all the preferred networks then click on OK.
e. Right click on the Wireless icon then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
f. Select NETGEAR and click on Connect.

5. Access WGX102 Web-based utility.

a. Please open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.
b. Connect to the router by typing http://192.168.0.101 in the address field and click Enter or Return key.
c. For security reasons, the WGX102 has its own user name and password. When prompted, enter admin for the user name and password for the password, both in lower case letters.

6. Change WGX102 Mode

a. Click on AP/router mode under setup.
b. Select the option Router (access point + NAT router) under operating mode then click Apply.

7. Configure wireless settings.

a. Click on the Wireless Settings under Setup.
b. Change the SSID to any unique name. Make sure that Broadcast name is Enabled.
c. Mode set it to G and B and Channel should be 6.
c. Scroll down, look for the Security Options settings and select WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).
d. Set the Authentication type to "Automatic" and the Encryption Strength to "64bit".
e. Leave the Passphrase field blank, select Key 1 and enter 10 digit numbers.

Note: The 10-digit number you typed in the key 1 will be the password or network key for the wireless connection.

f. Click Apply button to save the changes.

8. Set the wireless laptop back to dynamic IP address.

a. Please click on Start, select Settings and then Control Panel.
b. Double click on the Network Connections icon.
c. Right click on Wireless Network Connection and click on Properties.
d. Scroll down to Internet Protocol TCP/IP and click on Properties.
e. Check the option Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS address automatically.

9. Connect wireless computer to the router.

Connect wireless using Windows XP Service Pack 1.

a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer.
b. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
c. Click on the Advanced tab.
d. Please delete all the preferred networks then click on OK.
e. Right click on the Wireless icon again and click on View Available Wireless Network. Please select your network and click on Connect. It will ask you for the network key.
f. Please type in the network key and then confirm it. Network key is the password you type on the key 1 of the wireless settings of the router.
g. Make sure not to enable IEEE and then click on Connect.

Connect wireless using Windows XP Service Pack 2.

a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer.
b. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
c. Click on the Change Advanced Settings.
d. Click on the Wireless Networks tab remove all the preferred networks then click on OK.
e. Right click on the Wireless icon then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
f. Select your network and click on Connect.
g. It will ask you for the network key. Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect. Network key is the password you type on the key 1 of the wireless settings of the router.

From the above configuration please check if you are now able to go online wireless using the WGX102.

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