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Our D-Link DIR 615 will not connect to our wireless devices such as laptops, game consoles,etc. it got a little wet because we had it in the window sill when it rained and now the globe icon is red instead of green

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All you have to do is buy a receiver and plug it into the USB slots of whatever you want to go on the internet and then install it. if you are using it to give internet to a computer created with Windows XP, then you do not need a reciever, as they have one built in.

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How to configure a wired/wireless home network


Hello,

In this guide I will go over the steps needed to setup a basic home network. In this network, we will have a desktop computer, a wireless laptop, printer, router and cable modem.

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*All devices should be turned off at this point*

1) The cable modem which is usually provided by your internet service provider, should be connected to your coaxial cable(broadband internet) that is active, and can be anywhere in your household. This modem can also be for DSL connections(phone line).

*If you only have one device you wish to connect to your home network, this device can plug directly into the modem and you will not need a router*

2) Next, you will need to connect the router to the modem. You will use a Cat5 cable to do this. It is also commonly referred to as a Ethernet cable or patch cable. On the modem, you will see a Ethernet port, plug one end of the cable to this port. On the router, you will see many Ethernet ports. The port you wish to use to connect the modem to the router is usually separated from the other ports and may be labeled (modem or internet). The ports labeled 1-6 for example are your LAN ports and normally for computers etc. So, plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into the port labeled modem or internet that is away from the other ports.

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3) Now, for each device you wish to have wired network access(computers, laptops, game consoles) you will need to plug an Ethernet cord into each one, and plug the other end into one of the LAN ports on your router.

4) Power on the cable modem, wait 30 seconds then power on the router.

4) Next, you will need to power on your desktop in order to configure the router. Please consult your routers manual in order to do so.

5) Once your router is configured, you should be able to access it from any of your devices and these devices should have access to the internet. If you wish to have wireless access also, you will need to setup wireless security, password and a SSID. Your SSID is the name you give the router, and this is the name that will show up when you search for routers within range of your computer. Below is a picture of a list of wireless access point SSID.

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6) At this point there are several ways to connect a printer. For simplicity, you can connect it to one of the computers, and give access to the other computers. The following guide will go over this step,
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Install-a-printer

I hope this guide helps you in your quest to setup a basic home network. There are many factors that come into play and additional steps may need to be taking but this will get you started!

Regards,
G33k

on May 04, 2011 | PC Desktops

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What is the best router to use for this model


Hello
According to my recommendation, followings are the best
Cisco Linksys E3000 D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router
Cisco is the best in performance and price too
however D-link is good performance and affordable.
Hope it helps, if so do rate the solution

Dec 26, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex 170L PC Desktop

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Router / switch


For your type of varity the ideal harware would be a router. Preferably netgear.

May 30, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Can siemens speedstream 4200 be used with wifi antenna. do not want dsl.


The Siemens is a DSL modem and doesn't meet with your requirements.
Wireless connections to the Internet can be achieved by several methods and it depends upon the method of delivery by the Internet Service Provider in your location.
The most common is by DSL and cable, the modems that are used with DSL and cable connection can have a built-in wireless router. Your computer will require a wireless card to connect to the modem/wireless router and the range is restricted to approx. 100 ft depending where the wireless router is located within the building.

The laptop's wireless card can be a built-in device or a plug-in device eg a PCMCIA card or a USB device. and these can also connect to a wifi hot spot in locations such as McDonalds. Star Bucks etc.

There is another method that can connect into the Internet that uses a USB wireless device that connects to a G3 network, bacically a type of mobile transmission and the device is locked into a specific Internet Service Provider. This method gives a wider mobile range (even across states) of connecting to the Internet but usually at a higher cost.

Basically you need to see what the Internet Service Providers offer in your location. Beware of the costs of the various plans they offer in broadband speed, their download limits and the penality for exceeding the limits etc.

When you decide which method you choose, you need to consider setting up your wireless network securely to prevent unauthorized access.

May 02, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I have a DLink DSL 302G Modem hard wired via USB Cable then Ethernet Cable to second Computer. I also have a D Link Model DIR 300 Wireless Router. Are these compatable? I thought going wireless...


yes...but why are you using wired that your router is wireless..i can advise you to configure your router, so that you wont need a wire.

Jul 22, 2008 | PC Desktops

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can you a little bit describe what other device that you are using. maybe access point. Are you using an access point?, or switch?

Feb 15, 2008 | PC Desktops

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