How do I connect to 3com officeconnect dual speed switch 8 plus
How do I receive the wireless signal from my Macbook to a 3com officeconnect dual speed switch 8 plus. The router was given to me so I dont have the manual etc. I can connect all the cables but how do I make my mackbook receive the signal? I've been told I need an IP address. How do I find out what the IP address is?
Also, I cant see a reset button on the router? Do I need to find this as presumably the previous owner had a password to use it.
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Re: How do I connect to 3com officeconnect dual speed...
On a mac u have to go to finder, applications, uttility, network utility and in there under the info tab there is a drop down. in that drop down you have to choose network interface (en1) AND IT GIVES YOU THE IP ADDRESS
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This issue is most likely due to the quality of the signal between the PC and the wireless. If there is a lot of interference or the wireless devices are far from the 3COM, then the signal will be less then optimal. Sinnal quality will degrade quickly when going through walls floors and celings as the density and metal contained in these structures block wireless signals. Interference can come form other wireless devices, cordless phones, RC toys and some wireless mice and keyboards. The other factor to consider is the type of wireless being used. Wireless like all technology get better as time goes by. As new technology comes out it is categorized and classified. For Wifi there are currently 5 separate specifications for wireless. They are: 802.11 (Specless) - approx 1997 era devices. operates at 1 to 2 Mbps 802.11 a - approx 1999. operates at 6Mbps. 802.11 b - approx 1999. operates at 11 Mbps. 802.11 g - approx 2003. operates at 54 Mbps 802.11 n - October 2009. operates at 100+ Mbps If you have an old wireless device it will work with the 3COM but only at the speed it was designed for.
Unless, you can try another computer to connect or there is a tiny (and I mean sometimes pinhole) reset button to push, it may have seen its last day. It has happenned to me and I picked up a little 35 dollar Belkin that worked great.
Press reset button on the rear of the unit for 5 secconds, then by connecting your moden in to yor laptop go to the following web page: http://www.3com.com/products/en_US/detail.jsp?tab=support&sku=3CRWE454G72&pathtype=purchase and there you will find the software and manual for your AP (access point) the software will let you setup the device from scratch. the default password is admin. hope this helps.
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