Is this product compatable with vista? I have had this unit for about 6 years and has been in a closet. Changed my internet service and had this old router. It looks like I have it connected properly, but...
Routers are usually not OS dependable. Which means, yes it is. It is compatible. You need to go inside configuration and make sure your router is picking up IP address from your ISP. This is how to do it:
If you are connecting the router to a cable/DSL/satellite modem, please follow the steps below:
1. Place the router in an open and central location. Do not plug the power adapter into the router.
2. Turn the power off on your modem. If there is no on/off switch, then unplug the modem’s power adapter. Shut down
3. Unplug the Ethernet cable (that connects your computer to your modem) from your computer and place it into the
WAN port on the router.
4. Plug an Ethernet cable into one of the four LAN ports on the router. Plug the other end into the Ethernet port on your
5. Turn on or plug in your modem. Wait for the modem to boot (about 30 seconds).
6. Plug the power adapter to the router and connect to an outlet or power strip. Wait about 30 seconds for the router
7. Turn on your computer.
8. Verify the link lights on the router. The power light, WAN light, and the LAN light (the port that your computer is
plugged into) should be lit. If not, make sure your computer, modem, and router are powered on and verify the cable
connections are correct.
Now to configure router, do this:
To access the configuration utility, open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the router (192.168.0.1). (no parenthesis)
Enter the user name (admin) and your password. Leave the password blank by default.
You may run the setup wizard to quickly setup your router. Click Setup Wizard to launch the wizard.
Click Launch Internet Connection Setup Wizard to begin.
Click Next to continue.
Create a new password and then click Next to continue.
Select your time zone from the drop-down menu and then click Next to continue.
Select the type of Internet connection you use and then click Next to continue.
Your connection is probably Dynamic, meaning your ISP is giving you IP address automatically and it changes. So, choose dynamic, and leave host name, mac address and everything else blank. Save it.
That should do it. You can also proceed to setup your wireless. Make sure you secure it also.
If any questions, let me know!
Aug 11, 2010 |
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