Wireless already installed in acer or do i need another router also>?
I am SOOOOO new to a pc. (i had a webtv for 8yrs)...(stop laughing...:-))..but now have the acer aspire 5630-6288. i'm confused about this router stuff. it says i have an 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN. does that mean i don't need a wireless router between my modem and pc? i thought maybe i was doubling up on the connection stuff. all i'm getting lately is 'internet explorer cannot display this webpage'...for a month or more now. i hooked this up to my phone line i had still for my webtv but it's soooo slow.....can you help? and yes, i have windows vista home premium. was already installed in pc. no disk came with this.
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For you to use the modem direct - you may need drivers - BUT connecting to a router does not require any drivers - and you should just be able to plug in and go
If wireless - then you may need to provide the wireless security key if the wireless is secure - and if the wireless is on the same SSID name as before that may cayse a problem - but you can renove the xp wireless profiles to overcome that
- delete the preferred networks
start>control panel>network connections>
right click on the wireless connection listed wireless networks tab in the preferred network list click on each one and - remove button
you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to
If on a LAN connection - you may need to turn off the modem/router and PC - then turn on the modem - allow to settle and all the light to show normal status - turn on router and do the same then turn on the PC
You can install a either a 4 jack wireless router( cost about $25). This will allow you to either cable 4 PC's or connect your PC's via the wireless feature. The instructions that come with the wireless router will give you installation instructions (it's fairlly easy). Make sure you secure your network with at least WEP security.
Let me know if you need more help.
you said that you are to connect the new laptop to the router. Do you have any other computer already working through the router ? If your other computers are working through the router then your router already set up and you don't need to run the CD. all you need to do is connect to the wireless network. If this is the only one computer in your network and you are trying to install the router then you can do it manually also without CD. Click Here for step by step solutions
I guess your modem router was already configured well since it worked already previously. It seems that your motorola router is set to broadcast dynamic IPs (DHCP enabled) and your last connected Pc and laptop were configured with static IP. Please check your "network connection" setting and make sure it is set to "Obtain IP automatically"
The thing you don't say, is that you already have a high speed network connection by either DSL or cable. You already have a modem/router that you plug into for your internet. This one is an extra one you would like to use as an access point for your home wireless network.
You will need to set it up as a router not a gateway in the configuration. You should turn off the DHCP for the wireless router and just let it perform pass thru to the primary router to assign IP addresses. Set up the wireless router to have an IP address in the same subnet as the primary. If primary is 192.168.1.1 set the wireless routers IP to be 192.168.1.2 or 192.168.1.3, etc. Then set up the configuration for the wireless settings and test the wireless connections with a laptop or PC. Plug the Wan connector on the wireless router to one of the ports on the primary router and you should be good to go.
Just first install the wireless card to your computer then when its already properly installed , connect to the wireless network name of your router and when its say connected try the internet that should e working fine already..........
In addition to a wireless router you will need a wireless reciever for each PC you wish to have working simultaneously (assuming the PC does not already have a wireless networking capability) .
The wireless receiver is usually a USB or laptop PC slot device which you plug in to the PC and after installation of the necessary software (usually supplied with the device) you can surf wirelessly. The USB type wireless devices are about GB£20 to buy .