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Things That Affect Wireless Router Signals 1. Many wireless routers are using the same wireless channel. Many manufacturers choose channel 6 as the default. Change to another channel. 2. Analogue video senders used to send audio and video to other TVs in the home. 3. Microwave ovens emit interference in the 2.4GHz band. 4. Wireless speakers and console controllers can cause interference with the wireless router. 5. Bluetooth devices, newer Bluetooth devices can jump to different frequencies if there is a connection problem. 6. Power cables located near the wireless router can cause dropouts and speed reduction. 7. Fish tanks will cause massive Wi-Fi shadow on the other side of the tank from the wireless router. 8. Depending upon the location of large mirrors will reflect wireless signal away your computer. 9. Building materials will block wireless signals such as plasterboards with metal foil, reinforced concrete walls and floors. Also objects near the wireless router such as metal filing cabinets and other electrical appliances. 10. Blinking Christmas lights can reduce Wi-Fi performance by 25% when it is close to the wireless router.
you can try typing in your browser address bar www.routerlogin.net then press enter this should bring up your routers setting wirelessly but this will only happen if your laptop detects your routers wireless network.
if you can connect your laptop to your router using ethernet cable you can go to the command prompt then type in IPCONFIG then enter this should pull up your ipaddress and the default gateway is your routers Graphical User Interface where you can go and change the settings, your Netgear default gateway should be 192.168.1.1 this is the default gateway that should show in command prompt for netgear routers.
If you are going to use wireless make sure in the router the wireless capability of your router is enabled ^_^
your settings depend on what your Internet service provider requires you for settings
First make sure that you can access internet through the router when connected to it wired. If yes, then please perform the steps below to configure settings:
1. Open the browser(Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) on a computer connected to the router. 2. Access the router, usually with http://192.168.1.1 or http://www.routerlogin.com. 3. Login to the router with the Username as "admin" and Password as "password" (please note that the username and password is case sensitive). 4. Click on Wireless Settings'(under Setup) from the left menu. 5. Select security options as 'WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)'. 6. Set the 'Authentication Type' as automatic. 7. Set the 'Encryption Strength' as 64-bit. 8. In Key 1 type a 10 digit number. 9. Apply the settings. 10. Click on Wireless Settings under Advanced in the left hand side menu. 11.. Click on Setup Access List. Uncheck the option Turn Access Control on and click apply.
Scan for the wireless network on the computer with the wireless adapter and connect to your network.
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you need to change the IP address of the router. Plug just the router into the computer. Open Internet Explorer and go to 192.168.1.1. user: admin password:password. On the main page it allows you to change the LAN IP. Make it 192.168.2.1. Now unplug everything and rewire it correctly. This should fix the issue. Verizon uses 192.168.1.1 for the modem well so does Netgear and this causes the network to not function. So changing the IP of the router should fix this issue and has worked for me many times that I have done that set up.
I'm confused because you say your trying to make a lan connection on the dell laptop but your connecting it via firewire into a DSL modem. doing this method would be a WAN connection and not a LAN connection. To make a lan connection you need to connect the laptop via network cable (or wireless connection) to a router that is connected to your actiontek dsl modem.
I can help you connect the laptop to the internet but 1st i need to know if your trying to connect it to a router or did you want to do a wan connection from the dsl modem.
At the bottom right hand corner of your screen, you have a wireless conenction icon. right click and view available wireless network...if you see your network there. connect to that network, if secured, then call netgear to verfiy what is your network key. if it is unsecure then you can log on right away.