Ask Computer Networking Questions and Get Answers ASAP
Open Network Connections by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Network and Internet, clicking Network and Sharing Center, and then clicking Manage network connections.
Right-click the your wifi adapter(this is the one getting internet right, if not select the adapter that is providing your internet to pc), and then choose properties.
OK Frederic - you are going to find that I am totally clueless regarding this stuff. I don't follow the first two paragraphs. I think I am supposed to do the second paragraph first, but totally don't understand what it is I am to do.
Do I put the cable into 1, 2, 3 or 4 on the back of the router, and also plug it into the computer? Where do I go to set up a password?
"First though you need to setup the router to broadcast wifi by plugging an ethernet cable into its 1 to 4 ports and powering up the unit. Then go thru the set up of the router on the pc to broadcast wifi and setup your password XXXXX it."
You are probably going to be pulling your hair out when you are done with me!
First you need to set up the router for the first time, this must be done thru one of the ports 1 thru 4 on the router so you will be given a gateway address.You then use your gateway address for the router to log into its web based configurator. Then from there you can make changes to the wifi and such. Look below for proper instructions.
How do I set up the router for the first time? I plugged in the cable to port 1, plugged it in to my laptop, nothing happened so I typed in the path you provided:
and this took me straight to Netgear website q&a page.
I apologize for my ignorance. I think I am not doing it right from the start. When I first tried on my own, I plugged the router in internet slot and into my laptop and put in the disc - it was looking for a hardwired internet connection which is when i stopped and went to you.
I don't even know what to ask anymore. The device shows on my internet login but does not connect to the internet. FYI - WEP was not an option in the wireless setup you had me go to so I chose the one they recommended. I created a password. But still nothing, I still have to access the internet through the original info.
OK - just so I have it set up properly,
I will be signed into the wifi internet connection.
Do you want me to have the Router plugged into the laptop already, or will we do that after you go remote?
Also, you are saying when the router is plugged in you want it in one of ports 1-4, not the internet port to start?
I will be standing by. Thanks again for your help.
haven't seen any movement on the other one in a while - is there anything i need to do?
I am unable to connect to the internet now. Triton wireless had disappeared from the network and sharing center - i managed to put it back in but still can't connect to the internet.
Anything on your end - my end is just spinning!!!