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Internet Thanks dray723 for explanation about routers, this really helps. Have you any recommendations as to what make to buy?

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Any of the retail routers are pretty good. I'm a big fan of Linksys since they are made by a larger networking company, Cisco. But, really, anything you see in the electronics stores should suit you just fine.

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Posted on May 28, 2008

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I am getting ready to switch from dial-up to satellite internet service, I have a Compaq Presario SR1730T and need to know what type of wireless router is best or will any wireless router be compatible????


Usually the internet service provider (even satellite) provides a modem/router to access the internet. This being said to purchase a wireless router must mean that you are going to "broadcast" your satellite internet throughout the house so that others in the house can access the internet.

In that case, no it doesn't really matter what kind of wireless router to buy. Just make sure you connect your satellite modem/router (what they send you) into the wireless router correctly. Also, make sure you put a password on that wireless router so that your neighbors or unknown persons do not gain access to your internet/computer.

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Can not get it hooked up and working.


The G Wireless Router is the central connection point of your wireless network. Position your Belkin Router in between your cable/DSL modem and your computer to start sharing your broadband Internet access. It is pretty straight forward. you may learn wap or wep (encryption).
Now, I recommend that you contact your ISP (internet SERVICE provider) should you have any problems and they will talk you through every step. Or may take over you machine and do it for you. Hey you are paying for the service, you might as well use it. (verizon and comcast are really helpful, usually.)
This should do it for you my friend, good luck and please leave a rating. thank you kindly

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How to connect wireless router, Netgear WGR614, to my computer?


4 steps to set up your home wireless network
1.
Choose your wireless equipment
The first step is to make sure that you have the equipment you need. As you're looking for products in stores or on the Internet, you might notice that you can choose equipment that supports three different wireless networking technologies: 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g. We recommend 802.11g, because it offers excellent performance and is compatible with almost everything.
Shopping list
• Broadband Internet connection
• Wireless router
• A computer with built-in wireless networking support or a wireless network adapter

A wireless router
The router converts the signals coming across your Internet connection into a wireless broadcast, sort of like a cordless phone base station. Be sure to get a wireless router, and not a wireless access point.
A wireless network adapter
Network adapters wirelessly connect your computer to your wireless router. If you have a newer computer you may already have wireless capabilities built in. If this is the case, then you will not need a wireless network adapter. If you need to purchase an adapter for a desktop computer, buy a USB wireless network adapter. If you have a laptop, buy a PC card-based network adapter. Make sure that you have one adapter for every computer on your network.
Note: To make setup easy, choose a network adapter made by the same vendor that made your wireless router. For example, if you find a good price on a Linksys router, choose a Linksys network adapter to go with it. To make shopping even easier, buy a bundle, such as those available from D-Link, Netgear, Linksys, Microsoft, and Buffalo. If you have a desktop computer, make sure that you have an available USB port to plug the wireless network adapter into. If you don't have any open USB ports, buy a hub to add additional ports.
2.
Connect your wireless router
Since you'll be temporarily disconnected from the Internet, print these instructions before you go any further.
First, locate your cable modem or DSL modem and unplug it to turn it off.
Next, connect your wireless router to your modem. Your modem should stay connected directly to the Internet. Later, after you've hooked everything up, your computer will wirelessly connect to your router, and the router will send communications through your modem to the Internet.
wireless_chart.jpg Next, connect your router to your modem:

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I can connect Belkin router N Mino(F5D8633ak4A)to myPC (window NT)and can use internet. But internet sign on router is amber about 10-15 minutes and I still can use internet.It will turn to solid blue...


hi buddy!

first you move is configure your router to internet connection you have.

by typing 192.168.1.1 or .2 or .3 but most default is .1 and configure it in 1 computer only after that then you can conect all the computer you have ok. if you like more chat me how to configure ok or reply it thnx im willing to help you.

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pls rate me if my solution solve the issue and you need more further information. but if is invaluable solution rate me fixya.

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How do I set up my Linksys router?


Physical Setup of a LinkSys Router Each model of LinkSys router will differ slightly, but the general design is similar across all models. Therefore, the setup is similar across all models.
  1. Attach the antennas to the router (if your LinkSys router support wireless)d
  2. Plug the Ethernet cable from your broadband Internet provider into the port labeled "Internet"
  3. Plug another Ethernet cable into one of the available ports
  4. Plug the other end of that same cable into an Ethernet port on your PC
LinkSys Router Configuration LinkSys routers now ship with a Setup Wizard which is intended to simplfy basic configuration tasks.
We do not recommend the LinkSys Setup Wizard for two reasons:
  1. The Setup Wizard is not significantly easier that the regular configuration menus
  2. If you use the Setup Wizard, you will end up learning two interfaces for your LikSys router instead of just one
Instead, we recommend simply starting your web browser and jumping into the configuration.
Once your web browser is open, go to the URL http://192.168.1.1/. This will take you to a popup box which asks you to enter a username and password.
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Logging in to a LinkSys Router
The username is either blank or "admin" and the default password is "admin".
Once you are past the login screen, you are able to access (and change) a plethora of configuration options for your router.
Don't be worried by the enormous number and variety of options, your LinkSys router ships with default settings that enable it to work right out of the box in most environments.
From here the configuration options that you choose are largely up to your own personal preference.
If this is a wireless router, we recommend that you consider setting an SSID to identify the router as your own and configuring WEP to encrypt your wireless traffic.
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I really hope this information is helpfull.

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Well, you'll need a wireless router for starters (if you don't already have one). I'd recommend a Linksys wireless router. This will broadcast your internet throughout your house. Make sure to secure it, otherwise neighbors can jump on your wireless. As far as the printer goes, it really depends what your going to be printing. If you need a photo printer, get one that prints great quality images. Thats really up to what you need it for though, a sales associate can answers those questions in person.

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I WAS JUST WONDERING HOW TO PUT A PASSWORD ON A BELKIN WIRELESS G ROUTER - 2.4Ghz-802.11g BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE USING OUR WIRELESS AND ITS GOING REALLY SLOW THANKS


goto the router configuration by typing the default gateway ip address on the internet explorer search bar. e.g 192.168.1.1
and there you can put wep and wpa key to protect your router.

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Issues with Netgear WGT624 v3 Router


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Try to put the Internet cable in the Network slot rather than Wireless one.. it will work fine..

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I have a new wireless router and the set up cd cant find my router even tho i can access the internet through a wire


if you have a wireless router that has some lan ports.. there is no problem..
  1. You should connect an ethernet cable from wall jack directly into the WAN port on your router/access point.
  2. We recommend that you have some kind of encryption enabled- at least WEP, and preferably WPA or WPA2 which are far more secure than WEP.
  3. We also recommend (for increased security) that you enable MAC filtering. This feature allows you to identify which wireless cards the router will "speak" to, and it can specify that your router ignore all other ethernet cards. This ensures that only computers you approve of can use your access point. You can find your MAC address by clicking Start -> Run, typing "cmd", clicking "Ok", and then typing "ipconfig /all" in the console window that pops up. Your MAC address is listed next to Physical Address. If you have more than one network adapter, such as an ethernet and wireless, you probably have more than one MAC address. Make sure to use the one from the wireless adapter.
then:
  • Open Internet Explorer (with the computer connected to the Router)
  • Enter 192.168.1.1 into the Address Bar, push Enter
  • Leave the User Name field blank
  • Under the password field enter “admin
  • Click “OK
some routers have a quick set up... try that firts.. then.. you could get to make your connection a bit secure... by changing the password.. its really simple.. just tour around the options.. and if you need help, just post your problems

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