I connect to the internet thru a modem which is connected to the Netgear router which in turn is connected to the desktop computer. network connection between the laptop and desktop has been fine, until two days ago. Laptop is not receiving the router signal. It says that network cable is unpluged and wireless network connection is connected.
Mairelina, if all was well 2 days ago then resetting the router should fix your problem. usually a small button on the back of the router.
chelliepooh, you need to check that the router's wireless function is on. connect using the ethernet and go to the config page (usually 192.168.1.1) make sure wireless is on and security is set to wpa-psk.
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depends on how u r hooked to internet. direct thru cat5 cable to modem, or wirelessly thru router? then, you must make sure that your modem is connected to web? make sure modem is connected; plug in to desktop(off) then turn desktop on; go to start, then control panel, then Network and Internet; find out if you see a connection? if so, then right click on network connection, click on Troubleshoot Issues. this will try to resolve your internet connectivity. if you still cannot get online, call your internet provider for more specific steps in fixing.
a lot of times its the sequence of the reboot for each device. what happens is, the modem connects to a particular device (computer, router, etc.) and then establishes that connection as a relationship. if you try to plug the ethernet cable into a different device without rebooting the modem, it will never connect. that being said........make all of your connections modem ethernet to router input, then router output to computer ethernet input. then, reboot the modem (with no power plugged into the netgear...its next, just no power yet). once the ready or cable light goes solid and the modem is up, plug the power supply into the router and let it do its thing, then you should see the "i" with a swoosh under it light up, it will be orange for a bit until it connects to the modem, finally turning green. from the router to the computer ethernet.......click your start button on your desktop, click the "run" near the control panel button....a little window pops up down by the start button....type the letters cmd (short for command) and then hit ok button...........black screen for dos pops up with a blinking curser.......type ipconfig then hit enter. the first stages of numbers for the default gateways etc should read close to this 192.168.0.1 (this is the ip of the router). if you see these numbers, you should be able to surf the web. you must do the reboots in the sequence as stated above.. give each interval a minute to do its thing. some newer operating systems need you to physically acknowledge the "new network detected" and select home away office...... so once the reboots and the ipconfig stuff is done but you still cant surf, restart the computer, hopefully when it comes back on it will detect the new network. i am a senior tech for charter cable and have installed over 5000 internet connections. you can also email me thru my website yostamplifier.com for further questions.
Connect the lan cable from the dsl modem into the first port on your netgear router .. make sure your dsl modem is on PPPoE mode so that it autoconnects.. Now just connect to your wireless router via your pc interface.. *Do add a network key to your wireless network to avoid unwanted access
Make sure your desktop doesn't have static IP address. Go to Network Connections, Properties of Local Area Connection, Internet Protocol > Properties. Select Obtain IP Address Automatically and Obtain DNS Servers Automatically. Apply the changes and restart the computer.
put the blue cable connection with the router and cable modem first.configure wireless setup.put the desktop rj45 connection to a free router rj45port.As u are getting internet on wireless check the desktop ip configuration.obtain auto ip configuration should be clicked.
OK well I think it is better to set it up like this... Connect the Modem to the Phone Line, Connect the Modem to the Router with an Ethernet Cable, Use a CABLE connection from the Main PC to the Router. (Ya gonna ditch the USB WiFi)
Set that Main PC connection up to connect to the internet from the Main PC, thru Router thru Modem....
Then from Slave, install the USB adapter in this PC, and use this to connect DIRECTLY to the WiFi Router... and thus to the internet.
This way will give the best transfer rates, and reliability