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wireless router issues, need help plz!!!

By stubz9
Mar 29, 2007
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  1. Hi, I recently purchased a D-link AirPlus Extreme G+ Wireless Router DI-624+ along with a D-link wireless usb adapter DWL-G122. I previously owned a D-link ADSL Modem/Router DSL-502T which i accessed broadband with. Ive followed the steps on the cd in creating the wireless network, so my pestering brother can access internt on his laptop in his room with the wireless usb. These are the steps ive followed:
    - Connected ethernet cable from adsl modem to 'wan' slot in wireless router.
    - Connected ethernet cable from adsl router slot '1' to ethernet adapter at rear of computer.

    The next step of the installation tells me to enter http://192.168.0.1 in my web browser to configure the router, yet i have no internet access when connected through the router and cannot access this next phase of the installation. I tried pinging the router ip adress which gave 'host unreachable'.
    Under network connections all i have is local area connection connected through 'Sis 900-Based pci fast ethernet'. Should there be a router connected in network connections? I noticed that also in the manual it had rather than 'Sis 900 based pci fast ethernet' that it had 'D-link wireless adapter' or something of the like. Ive spent hours trying to fix and have been on many faqs but nothing has worked yet. Also worth noting my broadband download limit has expired for the month, would that have any impact on the connection of the router to modem and affect internet access? Any help would be much appreciated, thanks guys, stefan :stickout:
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,426   +317

    your Network Interface Card(NIC) is apparently not configured

    Right-click My Computer->properties and click the hardward tab and then the
    Device Manager
    Find the Network Adaptors and expand the list

    If there's a red X, the device is disabled and you just ENABLE it
    if there's any yellow, then there's a driver problem; look for an update
    Close the windows

    Network Places->View Network Connections
    right click on the Local Area Connection and go to Properties

    Under This Connection uses ...
    slide down to Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and select
    click Properties
    click Obtain IP address and DNS server automatically
    click ok twice

    with the router connected to the computer
    run->cmd /k ipconfig /release
    when that completes
    enter ipconfig /renew
    (this may take a few seconds)

    now you should have a config from the router and you can see it using
    ipconfig /all
    Code:
    Windows IP Configuration
    
            Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LTBEARD
            Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
            Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
            IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
            WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
            DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : xxxx.rr.com
    
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    
            Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : xxx.rr.com
            Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
            Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-xx-yy-zz-aa-bb
            Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
            Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.4
            Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
            Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
            DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
            DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 66.75.164.90
                                                66.75.164.89
            Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, March 29, 2007 7:30:02 AM
            Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 18, 2038 8:14:07 PM
    
    C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff>
    
    Once you have something like this, you should be able to try
    nslookup www.google.com
    and get back some ip-address, but not a timeout

    NOW your browser should be able to access the router as documented :)
     
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,663   +86

    Remember if you're starting over again you need to make sure:
    Check list
    Step#1

    A. DSL modem (connected)
    B. Wireless Router (connected)
    C. Wired PC connected to Router (connected)

    Step#2

    1. Everything is hooked up correctly
    2. Once the DSL Modem has Activity Link or DSL light is on
    3. Configure your Router with your DSL username and password
    4. Test the Internet Connection
    5. If you connect and everything okay.

    Move on to the next setup..

    Before you getting anything else active you have to have one working system to fall-back on just in case something doesn't work.

    Again I can't stress this enough to users "take your time and don't rush" These actions can't be rush otherwise mistakes will be made.
     
  4. NetCablesPlus

    NetCablesPlus TS Maniac Posts: 480

    You also want to be sure that you are using good Ethernet cables. That is the easiest (and therefore first) thing to check. See if both of the cables will connect your PC directly to the modem and get on the Internet to make sure that they are working correctly.
     
  5. stubz9

    stubz9 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    re:

    its ok now, lol, resetted the modem to factory settings and miraculously started working, yay. Was getting worried my ebay router was a dudsky. My trust in the ebay system still remains :p
     
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