Hello, I am a subscriber to AOL Broadband and have purchased a wireless router, sadly I cannot connect wirelessly, however, I can connect via ethernet cable. I contacted Netgear as AOL seemed very reluctant to help and told me to ask them. I was on the phone for 58 minutes (premium time) they obviously could read what was happening over the internet, ping IP adress, ping Yahoo.com ping here ping there. Complete waste of nearly an hour.
I really need someone to give constructive options in the hope that I might resolve this problem. All I wanted was to go on line without cables lying all over the lounge.
I am using a new Toshiba Satellite M50 laptop and have Centrino Mobile Technology so adaptor is built in. O.S Windows XP. Configuring seems to be the problem. Sorry but I am no expert, just a basic user.
Thanks for any help that comes my way.
Some netgears require you to upgrade firmware before they will work wireless, use the disk to set this up, it is the easiest way. Also make sure your laptop wireless is switched to on, I see them turned off all the time.
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The problem maybe that, you need to set up the router first via an RJ45 cable and enable wireless connections, as you already have said, but probably left the cable connected.
You need to then unplug your RJ45 cable from the laptop and router as you cannot connect both wirelessly and wired at the same time, as the router is trying to give the same IP address to two different connections.
Your laptop should be wireless enabled(check in the device manager, as it maybe dissabled, as some manufacturers do by default.)
Do not have your router WEP or WPA encrypted until you have set it up.
Your laptop should also find your connection and probably others in your neighbourhood as it should auto find other connections.
Right click on wireless connections in your connections folder and see if it has found your connection then click on connect.
Hope this helps
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I dont think you need the drivers for Router. And first of all you need to connect your modem to your router through ethernet cable. And after connecting your modem, configure your wireless router by typing this IP address in internet explorer: 192.168.1.1 The user id is admin and the password is password. Then detect your broadband connection by using the option in the router. Try connecting your Laptop to wifi after setting the connection.
Unplugging the wireless router and connecting it again should not have altered the wireless connection/configuration. You have connected the cables correctly because the Internet works when you connect a LAN cable to the router.
The Linksys wireless configuration or the wireless card configuration in the computer was changed it to lose the wireless connection. The wireless card configuration needs to be changed to match the wireless router's settings or change the Linksys with new configuration settings and configure the wireless card accordingly.
To secure your router with a login password and wireless security, please follow my instructions - click on this link :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security
Should you need further assistance, please leave me a comment.
what you want exactly?password for what? username and password for internet in subscriber? or just WEP for wireless key password?
if you forgot the password for username and password for subscriber....theres an option,i dont know what kind of subscriber do you have in your country...if you forgot the username and passowrd you can ask in the subscriber.
regarding in the WEP password for wireless,it doesnt matter,try this..
type 192.168.1.1 in the internet toolbar
and you can see the configuration,check the wireless settings for WEP...
1. If your laptop has a built-in wireless adapter, then you don't need a belkin wireless g plus adapter.
2. You can connect to the Internet using your adapter provided that the location where you at offers wi-fi or wireless connection
3. If you want wireless connectivity at home, then you need to have a wireless router and subscribed for DSL/Cable broadband connections
Connect your wireless modem router
Sign on to AOL.
Download the AOL Easy Installer for Thomson 576 Wireless Modem Router.
When prompted to save the file to a location select an appropriate place (desktop is a good example).
Once the AOL Easy Installer is downloaded, double click the file: ST_V1.exe
This will launch the modem router installer and show the "Welcome" screen.
Click the Start Installation button to continue. If you wish to cancel, click the Cancel Installation button.
Read the next page carefully. The text advises to close any running programs, ensure to close your AOL software also. Click Next to continue.
Connect a DSL filter to each telephone socket that is in use for telephones, dial-up modems and fax machines, etc.
If you require additional DSL filters, order online at AOL Keyword Broadband Extras.
Ensure to use AOL 8.0 or above.
The AOL account to be used for the modem router set up must be a General (18+) account.
This installer is not supported with a modem router containing beta firmware.
Was this ever solved - I have exactly the same problem and it does not appear to be an issue with the PC and Modem link - this is to do with the link between the modem and AOL. All works fine when wireless is disabled but as soon as wireless is enabled on the modem (through it's settings page), the internet connection dies.