Question about HP Pavilion dv8000t Notebook

1 Answer

Netgear Rangemax Router not supported/can't find wireless networks after first time it logged on.

I purchased a new netgear rangemax G Mimo router and my HP Pavilion logged right on. The next day and every day since, it has not. I have updated every driver and file I can think of. I have checked all troubleshooting info from Netgear and all settings are just as they should be. I have disabled firewalls, run virus and spyware, etc with no help from anything I have tried. Googled the problem and many others having same problem with no luck. Please help!!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Contributor
  • 854 Answers

Lets do it again...

1. Check physical connections.

a. Connect the modem to the Internet port of the router. The Internet “i” LED on the front of the router should light up.
b. Connect the computer to one of the four LAN ports (i.e port 1, 2, 3 or 4) on the back of the router. The corresponding port light where you connected the computer should be lit up.

2. Access the router's web-based utility.

a. Please open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
b. Connect to the router by typing http://routerlogin.com/basicsetting.htm or http://192.168.1.1 in the address field and click Enter or Return key.
c. A window will prompt for a user name and password. The default username is "admin" and the default password is "password".

Note: If you were unable to access the router's web-based utility, you may reset the router to restore the settings to factory default.

To reset the router:

a. Please push the reset button at the back of the router and release after 30 seconds.
b. Unplug the power adapter for 10 seconds and then plug it back in.

3. Configure the router.

If your Internet Service Provider is using a cable connection, please follow the steps below:

a. Click on Basic Settings under Setup tab.
b. Select No for Does Your Internet Connection Require A Login?.
c. Scroll down on the center page and look for the Router MAC Address section. Set it to Use computer MAC address and click on the Apply button.

If your Internet Service Provider is using a DSL connection, please follow the steps below:

a. Click on Basic Settings.
b. Select Yes for Does Your Internet Connection Require A Login?.
c. Select Other on the Internet Service Provider drop down box.
d. Enter your ISP's username (username@ISPdomain) and password. Then, click on Apply.

4. Configure the wireless settings.

a. Click on the Wireless Settings under Setup.
b. Change the SSID to any unique name.

Note: Name (11N SSID) is for wireless N computers running at 5GHz and the Name (11G SSID) is for wireless G computers running 2.4GHz. Kindly make sure that (11N SSID) and (11G SSID) names are different.

c. Set the mode to Up to 270Mbps at 5GHz & 54Mbps at 2.4GHz.
d. Set the 11N Channel to 48 / 5.240GHz and 11G channel to 1 / 2.412GHz.
e. Scroll down, look for the Security Options settings and select WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).
d. Set the Authentication type to "Automatic" and the Encryption Strength to "64bit".
e. Leave the Passphrase field blank, select Key 1 and enter a 10-digit number.

Note: The 10-digit number you typed in the key 1 will be the password or network key for the wireless connection.

f. Click Apply button to save the changes.
g. Go to Router Status under Maintenance tab and check if there is an IP address under Internet port. If it's 0.0.0.0, do a power cycle.

5. Power cycle.

a. Power off the modem, router and computers.
b. Turn on the power of the modem first and wait for it to initialize, the lights to stop blinking.
c. Power back the router and the computers. Check if it will be able to get online.

6. Connect wireless computer to the router.

Note: If your wireless computer supports 5GHz and 2.4GHz frequency you will see two wireless networks which are 11N and 11G SSID. However, if your wireless computer only support 2.4GHz frequency you will only see one wireless network which is 11G SSID.

If you are using Windows XP with Service Pack 1, please follow the steps below:

a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer.
b. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
c. Click on the Advanced tab.
d. Please delete all the preferred networks then click on OK.
e. Right click on the Wireless icon again and click on View Available Wireless Network. Please select your network and click on Connect. It will ask you for the network key.
f. Please type in the network key and then confirm it. Network key is the password you type on the key 1 of the wireless settings of the router.
g. Make sure not to enable IEEE and then click on Connect.

If you are using Windows XP with Service Pack 2, please follow the steps below:

a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer.
b. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
c. Click on the Change Advanced Settings.
d. Click on the Wireless Networks tab remove all the preferred networks then click on OK.
e. Right click on the Wireless icon then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
f. Select your network and click on Connect.
g. It will ask you for the network key. Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect. Network key is the password you type on the key 1 of the wireless settings of the router.

If you are using Windows Vista, please follow the steps below:

a. Click Start then select Connect To.
b. Connect to a network window will show up.
c. Select your wireless network and click Connect.
d. It will ask you for a network key. Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect.

From the above configuration, please check if you can now access the Internet with the ideal speed you have from your ISP.

However, if this does not resolve the issue we will need to get some additional details from you to be able to assist you further. I have summarized my questions below:

1. Who is your internet service provider? Is it Cable or DSL connection?
2. How many wired and wireless computers are connected to the router?

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

Testimonial: "Thank you so much."

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hello, Trying to install this NetGear RangeMax NEXT WN311B into a Pentium III computer with a AMD chip, should be fairly simple just put SSID and Passphrase, - IT WILL NOT CONNECT! Please help


From a computer that uses an Ethernet cable to connect to the router,
access the web-server "inside" the router, and enable "logging" of events,
i.e., attempts to connect, and IP-addresses handed-out by the router to wired/wireless clients.

Then, on the computer with the RangeMax, try again to connect.

Go back to the computer connected to the web-server, and "refresh" the view of the newly-updated "log" file. What new messages are displayed?

Nov 17, 2010 | NetGear RangeMax NEXT WN311B...

1 Answer

How do i connect my netgear rangemax wireless router


You should have a manual/setup guide.
BUT, the basics of setting a wireless router are.

Connect an ethernet cable from your MODEM to the WAN port on the rear of the ROUTER.
Connect an ethernet cable from one of the LAN ports (usually 4) to your computer.
You now log on to your router via your web browser, set your wireless security (using WPA2) choose your password.
Save and exit from the router setup, disconnect the ethernet cable from your computer to the router and try and connect wirelessly
Your support page is here, choose which version of the router you have and download your manual
http://kb.netgear.com/app/products/family/a_id/1299

Aug 11, 2010 | NetGear RangeMax WPN824 Router

1 Answer

Have a new desk top bought the wireless-g usb adapter wg111 to pick up my netgear range max wireless router wpn824v3. After installing the wireless-G picked up internet once but after the system was shut...


I have the WPN824v3 and it can be balky finding and connecting to a network sometimes. It works best (and gets the best range) using the Netgear RangeMax Wireless USB 2.0 adapter (WPN111). The router and this adapter are (according to Netgear) specifically designed to work with each other, thereby maximizing both the range and the speed of the router.

Feb 02, 2010 | NetGear RangeMax WPN824 Router

2 Answers

No Power to my Netgear Rangemax Next Wireless N-Router WNR834Bv2


This happens from time to time with these routers. It happenned to me with a Linksys and I found that the power unit in the router failed. One thing you could do is try a couple of different wall sockets or see if another adapter might work. Is your Netgear new enough to get replaced by the store?

Jul 08, 2009 | NetGear RangeMax NEXT WNR834B Wireless...

1 Answer

Netgear RangeMax Wireless Router--trouble opeing ComCast email


Sadly the mimo router you show in the picture is similar to the one I had. I still have it, and it works somewhat. I had the same problems, and Netgear had no fix for me.

So I fixed it with dlink, I went and bought a dlink router and the problem vanished. Sorry to reply like this, but it was the only fix for me. The dlink router has worked flawlessly. I refrained from further Netgear purchases after this. The problem has not returned. :) Now please don't rush out and buy dlink, any other brand will work, like linksys, or belkin. Sometimes the problem is caused by the brand. This problem and many like it caused Netgear major problems they'll never recover from.

Word of the wise..Quality can never be fixed by quantity. Pay the extra $10 and get a decent router.

Feb 11, 2009 | NetGear RangeMax WPN824 Wireless Router...

1 Answer

Can I use the Netgear Rangemax wireless router as an access point?


Yes you can use it as an access point and hook it to your existing router, since this is a wireless router and can work as a wireless access point on your network............

Nov 03, 2008 | NetGear RangeMax WPN824 Router

1 Answer

Just want your opinion


Standards
  • IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, 2.4 GHz
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 1.2 in (223 x 153 x 31 mm)
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs (.5 kg)
Performance Advantages
  • When used with RangeMax client adapters, delivers the longest range of any wireless technology on the market up to 500,000 square feet of uninterrupted coverage*
  • Maintains video quality up to 10 times the effective speed when at long distances
  • Improves performance of existing legacy 802.11b and 802.11g wireless devices up to 50%
  • Five 10/100 (1 internet, and 4 LAN) ports equipped with auto-sensing technology
  • Data speed of up to 108 Mbps*
Privacy & Parental Control
  • “Trusted user” controls
  • Time-based usage controls
  • Web site logging
  • Remote management
  • URL content filtering
Security
  • Double Firewall
  • Network Address Translation (NAT) to hide PCs & files from outside users
  • Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall to deny outside requests for personal information
  • Denial of Service (DoS) attack prevention
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS)
  • Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) 64-bit,128-bit encryption
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA, Pre-Shared Key)
  • Wireless Access Control (SSID) to identify authorized wireless network devices
  • Supports 2 VPN pass-through tunnels (IPSec, L2TP, PPTP)
  • Exposed Host (DMZ)
  • MAC address authentication
Warranty
  • NETGEAR 1-year warranty
Package Contents
  • RangeMax Wireless Router (WPN824v2)
  • 12V, 1.0A Power Adapter, localized to country of sale
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Vertical Stand
  • Setup Guide, Setup CD Warranty/Support Information Card
this product seems good, but do you need only wifi o do you want also wimax?
Sergio

Mar 05, 2008 | NetGear RangeMax WPN824 Wireless Router...

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Pavilion dv8000t Notebook Logo

245 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18358 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

Are you a HP Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...