Getting wireless internet from the router.
i got the router from my dad. i plugget teh ethernet cable into it and from there i am not sure how to get the wireless signal to be picked up my my computer. I plugged an ethernet cable into my laptop from the router and have internet that way but i have no idea how to get the wireless signal
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Why connect the XBOX to the computer? Can you connect it to another port on the DSL router or do you only have one port for internet connection? If so get a DSL router that will allow you to connect multiple network devices. The router will have to be configured like the current PC so that it can connect to teh internet. Then you can connect your XBOX to one of the router ports and teh PC to another port. Your PC ethernet internet connect will need to be changed so that it uses DHCP.
a second option:
You PC probably only has one ethernet port that you are using to connect to the DSL. You will need to get a second ethernet card for the PC to connect the XBOX. Not worth the trouble or $$$.
Once you have everything hooked up:
Ethernet cord going from modem into wireless router in port labelend internet or wan, and an ethernet cord going from the router to the xbox you should try these steps:
Unplug the power cord on the modem and plug it back in- once all the lights come back on
Unplug power cord on router and plug it back in-
You have to check if your computer can connect to the modem with an Ethernet cable. This will tell you if the ethernet port on the modem is working. if that does not work call your cable provider.
Next thing after you get the instructions above done.
Press the reset button on the back of the router> press it in for 30 seconds then let go and pull out the power. Connect the router up the way it should be before you reset by the way. check if you have internet if you do not follow hte directions at teh link below.
OK, check which address ya on... see there are a couple of sets... there is 192.168.0.*, and 10.1.1.* ... or the like sometimes the settings get screwed up..I suggest that ya reset it up all again using the Wizard... then go to each client and run Internet connection manager to establish the connection... Think of the router as a stand alone little PC... that "hands out" the address, to the clients... work methodically thru it & hopefully ya be all good to go?