Have just bought a laptop and zoom wireless router. Have broadband connection and have tried umpteen times to connect them all together but have no internet connection!! once ethernet cable is put into lan connection of router HELP
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Re: cant connect wireless router to laptop
With cable attached type http://10.0.0.2 and enter the username admin and the password zoomadsl then go to basic setup and make sure your ISP username and password are listed under PPP then click start next to 'configure my network' save changes and write to flash. Make sure the DSL light is on solid (otherwise its an issue with your phone line/isp account).
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What are you trying to connect with ? A laptop? What kind? What OS are you using? If it's connected correctly and you can access the internet with a Ethernet Cable attached to the Netgear and the computer, it may be a computer wireless issue.
If you can connect directly to your virgin Media Broadband and get internet then your laptop and broadband router is fine.
The wireless router appears not to have a DNS entry and you will need to add that manually.
I suggest that you connect directly to the Broadband modem, be sure you can get onto the internet. Once you have confirmed you can get onto the internet you need to get the dns information from your Broadband modem for later.
once connected directly to the broadband modem, click start>run> then type "CMD" then click open. you will get a prompt type the following and record the DNS Server ip addresses.
"ipconfig /all" then hit enter this will display your ipaddress information but mostly you need the DNS server ip addresses.
once you have recorded them rerun the install, but this time instead of at the end of the install where it shows the Wireless router information you can modify or change it and add the DNS server entries.
Also by default most wireless routers ip address is 192.168.1.1 and you can type that from a internet explorer and change it from there as well. I believe it's no ID or user name and the password is admin.
Do you get an error message? Can you connect with an ethernet cable? Do you see the wireless icon in the system tray? Have you used any encryption? Is your wireless turned on? These devices tend to be pretty fool proof. It might benefit you to start over, paying careful attention to the instructions, which can be confusing.