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Belkin adapter will not connect!

By Robin997
Feb 15, 2008
  1. hi there
    i have a belkin "g" wireless usb adapter and am having SERIOUS trouble getting it to connect to the internet.
    I install all the drivers, select "SKY broadband" which is my ISP, and click connect, i have to then enter a network key. I do this then click connect. A box appears saying "connecting to network" or something like that and a loading bar. After about 1 minute of the box appearing it just dissapears, and a red cross appears over the network icon in the icon tray next to the time in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. I have just traveled 50 miles to my nearest pc world store to get this usb adapter, as i thought the problem occured because the adapter was faulty. The signal strength is at 2/3 out of 5. I have also put the wireless usb adapter right next to my router, and the signal strenth increases to 4/5 but i still get the same problem again and again.
    i am now increadably frustrated and wondering wtf this is happening!!!
    it is probably some stupid little option that needs configufing, or prehaps belkin gear is not compatable with my netgear router, i really don't know.

    if anyone at all could plz give me some help i would be increadibly greatful!!!
     
  2. Robin997

    Robin997 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    oh sorry, the message said "waiting for network to be ready", could there be a problem with the IP adress??? could there be a problem with security???
    i have found many instances of the exact same problem as me and the problem was something to do with their routers security settings or something along those lines i think.
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    please describe the hardware on the network from the modem thru to your wireless usb device.

    make/model, systems that connect vs. those that don't

    Belkin's can be difficult when there's a mix of vendors on the same network.

    did you configure your wireless router using a wired connection yet?
     
  4. Robin997

    Robin997 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    where can i locate this information, as you have probably allready figured out my knowlage of networking is fairly limited.
    no i have not configured it using a wired conection yet.
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    to help you, you need to help me ...
    >>>>please describe the hardware on the network from the modem thru to your wireless usb device.
     
  6. Robin997

    Robin997 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    ok right, router-pc1-laptop thats it.
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    ok, there's
    a modem (which one)
    a router (which one)
    a PC and
    a laptop​
    how does the PC connect {wired/wireless} and does it have internet access?
    same question for the laptop.

    the fix is in the details ....
     
  8. Robin997

    Robin997 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    as you are probably aware my knowlage of networking is limited, as i only got the internet about 6 months ago

    modem-don't have one
    router- netgear/sky broadband
    the main pc conected to the router is wired and has internet access
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

  10. Robin997

    Robin997 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    so where does this leave me know?
     
  11. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    follow as much of the blog as possible
     
     
  12. Robin997

    Robin997 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    honestly, that seems really bad. i have never had any serious problems with my sky broadband before and it is quite fast.
    what would you advise i do to solve my unfortunate problem
     
  13. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    I found this
    The DG834GT management interface offers a debug option that enables the embedded
    Telnet server. To do this, fire up your web browser and enter the following URL
    (changing the IP address to your router's address if necessary):

    http://192.168.0.1/

    You'll be asked for the administration username/password
    ('admin' and 'password' on a normal DG834GT though I understand this
    to be 'admin' and 'sky' on Sky's branded
    version). ​
    if you can login this way, you should be able to set G-Mode only to improve connectivity.
    Also set your own SSID and change the channel
    Turn off encryption (for now), save and restart the device.

    You Belkin should find the router using the Wireless Network Wizard
     
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