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connect the dsl cable which is coming out from the qwest modem to the internet port on the wifi router
and then follow these steps
Double-click on the WiFi Connection icon. It can be found in the system tray at the bottom of the laptop screen.
Click on properties.
Use the refresh button it will show all available wireless network or router identify your router in the list and select it
Use the Add button at the bottom of the dialog if your WiFi network isn't in the Available Networks section.
Click on Configure when you see your network's SSID in the "Available Networks.
Enter your network's SSID and WEP key.
Click on Start, then choose Connect To and Wireless Network Connection. Your computer should now be able to access the WiFi network. If the WiFi network is connected to the Internet, it should also be able to connect to the Internet.
Let me know how it goes
So i'm not quite understanding your answer. I'm trying to connect a liinkys wirless "repeater" to a qwest modem/router. The instructions you gave me don't make sense for this application. I can connect to the wiresless router fine, it's utilizing the repeater that i'm having problems with. How do I configure the repeater in the router?
I will open the question to othe experts who can help you with the repeater question as i am out of ideas.
I can wirelessly connect with my computer to the internet via the Qwest PK5000K wireless modem/router ( a DSL connected unit). What I cannot do is extend the range of the Qwest PK5000K with my Linksys WRE54G range extender, aka, repeater.
What this means to me is that I cannot connect to the internet via my laptop when I am in one of the more remote places in my home, because the Qwest PK5000K's wireless signal range does not extend that far (it is hard wired in a specific room). This is why I wish to use my WRE54G range extender to fill in the signal gap.
The WRE54G will be located somewhere more central in my home providing more complete home signal coverage. How do I make the wireless WRE54G range extender communicate with the Qwest PK5000K modem/router, and vise versa?
The Qwest PK5000K is set up with WPA security.
The complete laptop IP address is: 192.168.0.3.
The WRE54G is an Auto Configuration device. It is suppose to "see" the wireless router signal, lock on to it and start rebroadcasting data to/from the router. When I run the WRE54G cd for setup, it comes back with a survey failure, i.e., it isn't seeing the Qwest PK5000Z wireless router/modem.
PC gateway is 192.168.0.1
I have connected the WRE54G to the PC via ethernet cable. When I run the Setup application it still comes back with a scanned failure.
I cannot get far enough into the Setup to enable manual settings for the WRE54G.
From the Control Panel:
1. Wireless Network Connection
Broadcom 802.11 Multiband Net
2. Local Area Connection
Realtek RTL8139/810x family fast ethernet NIC
1 = Qwest (ZyXEL) PK5000Z
2= PC connected WRE54G