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Wireless Belkin Confused Internet

By XxInuyashaxX
Nov 30, 2007
  1. Belkin Wireless Router
    2.4GHz 802.11 something

    Receiving on
    Acer Laptop
    1 gig ram
    Win Vista Home (dunno how to install XP without messing it up and cant afford XP)


    Well anyways a few days ago the household recieved a Acer Laptop
    With Wireless Printer and the Belkin Router
    I tried to setup the Belkin Router as it said to in the manual it connected to the router and everything but it doesnt connect to the internet just the router I have the cable wire hooked up to the modem then the modem wire with internet connected to the router THEN the router wire connected to the laptop for the test but it fails

    Then after failing at that i unplugged the wire hooked it up to my desktop then i tried connecting to the router from the laptop it can see the modem about 3 times in the list but it cant connect to any belkin52g and thats exactly the type i got so it has to be mine it can connect to a linksys around this area fine but thats slowwww. I want it to be unencrypted now but the problem is when i went to
    192.168.2.1 (Belkins router address) I turned on the access point in it and now i cant even access the default gateway ive tried most gateways i can think of but none work
    192.168.0.1
    192.168.2.1
    and so on
    How do i fix this and enable wireless networking?
    Even wireless the laptop connects to the router fine but it cant connect to the internet from the router
    Yet im using the router right now talking to you on my desktop (Wired)
    I am so lost and angry at this thing :/
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    the steps are:
    1. wire ANY system to the router.
    2. set or verify the LAN addresses to be used
    3. enable DHCP service
    4. configure the router for LOCAL ADMIN
      1. NO REMOTE ADMIN
      2. set a new password
    5. save the results / reboot the router
    6. go to the wireless section (while still wired)
      1. set a NEW SSID
      2. enable broadcast
      3. select a channel
      4. disable encryption(for now)
      5. save/restart the router
    7. disconnect the wired system, wait 30secs and replug the wire again
    8. verify your system is in the LAN address range (run->cmd /k ipconfig)
    9. verify you can browse the Internet
      1. take another system and access the router wirelessly
      2. verify you see your new SSID
      3. and you can connect w/o encryption

    once this works, you can go back and enable encryption -- BUT
    be sure to update the router firmware and the WiFi adapter(s) in your systems.
     
  3. XxInuyashaxX

    XxInuyashaxX TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How do I do steps number 2,3,4 and 6
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    2 & 3 are properties on your LAN card

    4 is on the router config page(s) which are specific to each vender.
    find your router's default IP addres and enter it into your browser as a URL
    http://xxx.yyy.zzz.1

    6 is usually on a tab name Wireless on the router config
     
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