I hooked up a new printer & lost my internet connection.
I phoned my provider & they informed me that my wireless card in my hard-drive was bad.They had me unhook my Wireless Router & plug my modem directly into my computer & that corrected the problem. I need the Wireless Router for my daughter to get acess to the internet so, they they advised me to buy an Ethernet Cable to correct the problem. I purchased the Ethernet Cord & it has NOT corrected the problem.......Can you help?
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If you lose or forget your password, you can usually get it from your modem or your Internet service provider.
Look on your modem. This is the box that your Internet service provider gave you when your Internet service was installed. Some Internet Service providers put your wireless password directly on the box along with your user-name. A modem may or may not be separate from a wireless router, which sends out the wireless signals. If you have two boxes and are unsure which is which, look at both.
Call your Internet service provider if you cannot find a password on the modem. You can also try online customer service through your service provider's website if you are able to get Internet access apart from your wireless connection.
3 Talk to a customer service representive and ask to retrieve your password. You may be required to change it. Be prepared to provide security information that the service provider has on file, such as your Social Security number, phone number, address or another personal security question.
To connect to the Internet you need a few extra things aswell as a network or wireless card and install the LAN or wireless driver. 1. You need to sign up with an Internet service provider. 2. Connect a LAN cable from your computer to the DSL or cable modem 3. You need a DSL or cable modem and connect and configure the modem to inaccordance with your Internet service provider's instructions. 4. Install Internet Explorer if it has not been done. 5. If everything has been done correctly, when you open Internet Explorer youcan access the Internet.
If you have a wireless router and it is connected to the DSLor cable modem then - To connect to yourwireless router, the router needs its wireless settings to be configuredwith the SSID, encryption key etc., also the wireless cards in all thelaptops/computers needs to be configured with these router's wireless settings.Then the laptops/desktop computers can communicate with your wireless router.
If you can connect to the Internet using the LAN cable then your Internet connection is OK. If you are trying to connect to the Internet using the wireless connection, then your problem is the wireless settings in either the Linksys or the wireless card in your computer. First check the wireless settings in the Linksys, ie. the SSID and encryption key. Second check the wireless settings in the computer's wireless card, this must match the route's wireless settings. If it matched then do a Repair connection. this will get the Linksys to issue a new IP address to the wireless card.computer. If the Linksys wireless settings were changed then configure the wireless card in the computer with these new settings. Please click on this link for further diagnostic procedures on network problems :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r4229966-network_diagnostic_procedures
You ned to contact an Internet Service Provider to determine if your USB wireless adapter is compatible with their service.
Read this info for an idea on how to connect to the Internet :-
There several ways to connect to the Internet. 1. You can use a cable or DSL modem and connect this modem to the laptop with a LAN cable. 2. You can use a wireless router with a cable or DSL modem and connect to the wireless router using a wireless card (a PCMCIA wireless card or the laptop may have a built-in wireless card). This wireless card can also be used in WiFi locations such as the airport, McDonalds and Starbucks etc. 3. You can use an USB G3 wireless adapter. This type of device uses the G3 mobile network and may not give you Internet coverage in some locations. All these require an Internet Service Provider and the costs vary widely depending upon the various plans they offer. Check the ISP in your area and compare the plans and cost of their plans and pick the one that best suits your needs.
METHOD 1 - Using Internet connection using DSL or cable connection.
1st. If you wish to connect to the Internet with a LAN cable or a wirelessly and if your computer doesn't have a LAN card or wireless LAN card you need to purchase a LAN card (to configure the wireless router) and if you want a wireless connection you will also need to purchase a wireless LAN card.
2nd. You need to select an Internet Service Provider in your area with a plan and cost to suit your requirements.
3rd. You need to decide what type of broadband connection you need, DSL or cable modem with or without a built-in wireless router, the Internet Service Provider can assist you with this.
5th. The Internet Service Provider can supply these items or advise you what make and model to purchase. They will also provide information on how to connect and setup your Internet connection.
METHOD 2 - Using USB wireless adapter that plugs into the laptop's USB port. It doesn't need a wireless router or a cable or DSL modem.
This is used mostly on laptop computers which allows Internet access anywhere the Internet Service Provide has a wireless transmitter. It uses the G3 mobile system.
This type of service usually costs more and again you need to select an Internet Service Provider that can provide the wireless coverage, the plan and costs that suit your requirements.
Installation and setting up information is supplied by the ISP.
You could do this, it would be a bit of work! You would have to dedicate the computer with the sprint card to provide the internet connection to your router, which would then supply all the other computers with internet.
Assuming you have windows XP or Vista on the machine with the sprint card you would enable Internet Connection Sharing, which would provide an internet connection into whatever is plugged into the ethernet port, your router.
Hooking up a router is often more that just hooking up cables. Some internet service providers ISP's (phone/cable/internet companies) have requirements to be configured into the router to allow for communication with their networks. Unless you are sure you understand the ISP's requirements perhaps you could provide a link to the ISP's support website or his name. Confirming the manufacturer and model of the router would be good too just in case the one in the heading of this message in incorrect. If you provide the required information in a comment to this message I will attempt to provide steps to hook up your router.
Generally starting with either a cable or a phone wire out of a phone jack a connection is made to a modem (often supplied by the ISP) the modem is generally connected with an ethernet cable to the wan side of a router and the router is connected from one of 4 lan ports with an ethernet cable to a computer's network adapter. There are variations on this cabling that substitute USB cables or Wireless communications.