Question about D-Link RangeBooster G WBR-2310 Wireless Router (WBR2310)

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I cannot creat a wireless network

Hi I have a WBR 2310 and it works perfect on my PC and also as a great WiFi device. I can access the internet but I need to create a wireless network and get my laptop to share files with the pc... I'm not getting to do that. Can you help?

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  • dumais217 Jul 14, 2008

    I cannot create wireless network with my PC. I need to share my printer and other file on my PC
    Do you have a solution on how I can make this happen ?

  • wendydarewil Apr 02, 2009

    i have the router and modem my laptop only sees it self and the router but does not see my desktop, I have checked the share folder on both computers I think i did everything but still cannot see my desktop from my wireless laptop connected to the same network. I have the same Passphrase and still...

  • Dutyacx May 11, 2010

    Interesting, but is the Laptop's Wifi protocol compatible with the WBR 2310 (802.11a/b/g/n/ ?????)

  • reginald calhoun May 11, 2010

    good questions. these r "need 2 know" maybe not the O.S.

  • serra baby
    serra baby May 11, 2010


    -- have you already enabled the wireless adapter on your laptop?

    -- have you already set the wireless settings on your router?

    -- what is the operating system of your laptop?



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What OS are you running? If XP:

There are two ways to configure your wireless router: using Windows Connect Now and manually.

• If you don't have a router that supports Windows Connect Now, you need to manually configure your router:
Using the network cable that came with your wireless router, temporarily connect your computer to one of the wired network ports on your wireless router (any port that isnt labeled Internet, WAN, or WLAN).
Turn your computer on; it will automatically connect to your router.
Open Microsoft Internet Explorer and type in the address to configure your router, as described in your router's instruction manual.
Create a password if a prompt appears. The address and password you use will vary depending on what type of router you have, so refer to the instructions included with your router.

Here is the general login user and passwords

(leave blank)

Internet Explorer will show your router's configuration page. Most of the default settings should be fine, but you should configure three items:
Set your wireless network name (known as the SSID) to something unique that does not identify your name or address.
Enable Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) encryption to help prevent uninvited guests from connecting to your wireless network.
Note: We don't recommend using WEP. WPA-2 is more secure. If you try WPA-2 and it doesn’t work, we recommend that you upgrade your network adapter to one that works with WPA-2.
Set your administrative password to prevent others from configuring your router.
The exact steps you follow will vary depending on the type of router you have. After each configuration setting (SSID, WEP, and administrative password), be sure you click Save Settings, Apply, or OK to save your changes.
Note: The pictures in this section show Linksys wireless equipment. Equipment from other manufacturers will vary in appearance. For example, to save your settings in Linksys, you click Save Settings. Other equipment may have a different display, and you may have to click Apply or OK.
SSID or naming your networkA service set identifier, or SSID, identifies your network. Choose a unique name that you're confident none of your neighbors will use, but don't specify your name or your address. This is not a security tool, so you don't need to make the SSID complex.

Help prevent uninvited guests from connecting to your wireless network. To learn how, read Implement WPA2-Personal wireless security on a Windows XP SP2-based computer.

Administrative passwordThe last configuration change you should make is to the administrative password. Just like any other password, the administrative password should not be a word you can find in the dictionary, and it should be a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Be sure you can remember this password, because you'll need it if you ever have to change your router's settings.

Connect your computers and devicesIf your computer does not have wireless network support built in, you can install a wired or a wireless network adapter. Windows XP will automatically detect the new adapter and might prompt you to insert the CD that came with it. The on-screen instructions will guide you through the configuration process.
Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) is not required for wireless networking, but it does make setting one up much easier. SP2 also helps protect you against viruses, worms, and other Internet intruders. To install SP2, visit Microsoft Update. The steps below apply only if you're using SP2. Windows XP will show an icon with a notification that says it has found wireless networks.

To connect your computer to your wireless network
Right-click the wireless network icon in the lower right corner of your screen, and then click View Available Wireless Networks

The Wireless Network Connection window appears and displays your wireless network listed with the SSID you chose. If you don't see your network, click Refresh network list in the upper left corner. Click your network, and then click Connect in the lower right corner.

3. Windows XP prompts you to enter a key. Type the encryption key that you wrote down earlier in both the Network key and Confirm network key boxes, and then click Connect.

Windows XP will show its progress as it connects to your network. If the Wireless Network Connection window continues to show Acquiring Network Address, you may have mistyped the encryption key—click Cancel and return to step 3.

After you're connected, you can close the Wireless Network Connection window. Now you're ready to browse the Web wirelessly. You can also create a wireless network in your home that connects your computers, printers, cameras, games, and other accessories for easy access and enjoyment.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

  • James
    James Oct 06, 2008

    To network computers:

    10-step total networking
    You can get a complete home network up and running in 10 easy steps. Here's
    a summary of what's involved:

    1. Take stock of your existing hardware.

    2. If you wish to share an Internet connection using Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), choose which computer will be your
      ICS host.

    3. Decide what type of network technology you wish to use.

    4. Make a list of the hardware you need for each computer.

    5. Install the network adaptors and install your modem on the ICS host computer.

    6. Physically cable the computers together.

    7. Switch on all computers, printers and other peripherals.

    8. Make sure the ICS host is connected to the Internet.

    9. Run the Network Setup Wizard on the ICS host.

    1. Run the Network Setup Wizard on the other computers on the network.

    Let's take that step by step.

    1. Take stock of your hardware Note each computer's location and its hardware, including peripherals such as printers and modems

    Choose your ICS hostIf you wish to share an Internet connection
    between your computers using Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), choose which computer will be your
    ICS host.

    ICS host has a direct connection, either by dial-up modem or high-speed
    link, to the Internet and provides access to the Internet for other
    computers on the network. Ideally, the host should be a computer
    running Windows XP. I'll assume you have made this choice in the
    following steps.
    Apart from
    XP's easy handling of ICS, by using an XP computer as your ICS host you get the benefits of using the
    Internet Connection Firewall

    Choose a network technology The most common choices
    are Ethernet and wireless LANs. For an Ethernet LAN you will need to
    install a network interface card, or NIC, in each computer and run
    cabling between the computers.
    If you
    don't like the idea of opening your computer to install a network card, look for a USB adaptor instead.
    on the size of your network, you may also need a network hub or router
    to provide interconnection between PCs on the LAN. Two PCs can get by
    using an RJ-45 crossover cable; three or more computers require a hub
    or multi-speed hub (called a switch).
    If you have a high-speed Internet connection, a high-speed router is a good option.
    If you opt for a wireless LAN, you'll also need a NIC for each PC
    (there are versions which use USB adaptors as well). The big benefit
    for home environments is that a wireless LAN does away with the need
    for cabling. On the down side, though, wireless LANs tend to be slower,
    less robust and appreciably more expensive than traditional Ethernet
    LANs. In particular, wireless LANs do not always live up to their
    stated working range, and you may find factors such as your home's
    construction and design, plus interference from other devices affect
    your wireless LAN's performance. You may need to add an expensive
    Access Point to extend the range of the LAN and, even so, it may not be
    sufficient. The bottom line is, if you decide to go the wireless route,
    make sure the store will refund your money if the LAN will not provide
    reliable performance within the specified range.

    Make a list of hardware neededMake a list of the hardware you need for each computer, not forgetting
    any cabling, and buy it. If you're a little dazzled by the choices and
    configurations, consider purchasing a networking kit. These kits
    contain all you need to set up a two- or three-PC network. If possible,
    look for hardware which features the Windows XP Logo, indicating it is
    fully compatible with XP.

    Install the adaptorsInstall the network adaptors and
    install your modem on the ICS host computer (you can also let the
    computers connect to the Internet independently by installing modems on

    Cable the computersPhysically cable the computers (and hubs or routers) together.
    Of course, you won't need to do this if you've chosen to go the wireless
    If you're installing an Ethernet network and have a lot of
    cabling work to do, you may prefer to get a professional to come in and do
    this work for you. It won't be cheap, but you can be sure you get the job
    done correctly and hopefully with minimal damage done to walls, ceilings and

    7. Switch it onSwitch on all computers, printers and other peripherals.

    Connect the ICS hostGo to the ICS host computer and make sure it is connected to the Internet.

    Run the Network Setup Wizard on the ICS host
    To run the Network Setup Wizard on the ICS host, click Start ->
    Control Panel -> Network And Internet Connections -> Setup Or
    Change Your Home Or Small Office Network. Follow the instructions in
    each screen and press Next to continue.
    The Network Setup Wizard will guide you through:

    • Configuring your network adaptors (NICs).

    • Configuring your computers to share a single Internet connection.

    • Naming each computer. (Each computer requires a name to identify it on the network.)

    • Sharing the Shared Files folder. Any files in this folder will be accessible to all computers on the network.

    • Sharing printers.

    • Installing the Internet Connection Firewall to guard you from online attacks.

    10. Run the Network Setup Wizard on all computers
    To do so:

    1. Insert the Windows XP CD in the first computer's drive.

    2. When the XP Welcome Menu appears, click Perform Additional Tasks.

    3. Click Setup Home Or Small Office Networking and follow the prompts.

    4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 for each computer on your network.

    Make sure you maintain an active Internet connection on your host computer as you proceed through this process.



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