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Do you have internet on the old laptop ?
Not at the moment as using satellite connection on the new one
You need to connect the New laptop with the modem. Right ?
Click Start > Control Panel ( Change the View by to large icons ) . Click Network and sharing center.
Not sure. I bought the router as understood this would connect the two laptops which meant my wife could then access the internet from another room.
Do you have any computer connected with the Tenda router right now ?
The existing set up of using my new laptop with satellite broadband works well. All I want to do is extend this use to my old laptop in another room. The Tenda is connected by cable to the NBN modem which is a Skyedge
Is it connected using a Lan cable ?
Can you see a blue port behind the Tenda router ?
Yes. I plugged it into the WAN socket on the Tenda and the last spare socket on the NBN modem. The blue port is the WAN socket
And you connected the Laptop in the Yellow port . Right ?
If you mean the old laptop (lets call it B) it is not connected. My understanding was that the router would connect the two by wireless. I cant have the router in the two locations can I!
It have WiFi . So you can connect your laptop using that.
First . Connect a laptop , A or B to the Yellow port.
have taken the second cable from the NBN modem and plugged into a yellow port on the router and plugged the other end into laptop B
Ok. You are chatting with me on the Laptop A . Right ?
Laptop B is Windows XP ?
In Laptop B. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt .
OK done have small black screen
Good. Now type ipconfig and press enter.
What is default gateway there ?
the default gateway is 192.168.0.1
Good. Can you access internet on the Laptop B now ?
the local area connection box shows connected but IE will not display my home page or bring a site from my favorites.
Can you try google.com ?
why would this work if the laptop is not connected to the satellite dish??
Tenda router is connected to the NBN satellite . Right ?
no it is not. I have two cables, one goes from A to the satellite modem and the other goes from the router to B. Are you saying I need
a third cable?
Oh . Yes , I was talking about the third cable. Leave it .
Does Laptop B have Wifi ?
Then Open internet explorer. And Go to 192.168.0.1
On Laptop B.
It will ask you Username and password. Right ?
it wont go to that address
Laptop B is connected with Tenda router right ?
Using the Yellow port?
sorry i left www there. has now opened box asking for user name and password
Now enter username admin
and password XXXXX admin
this has opened Tenda config wizard
Can you see WLAN settings there?
Click on it.
" Enable Wireless " is enabled ?
What is Main SSID ?
Can you see Wireless security settings?
Click the security settings on the leftside.
done, brings up connect to 19. . . with user name and password XXXXX
Can you see secuirty mode ?
no. do I use admin in both boxes again for this?
Login and check if you see Security mode.
now brought up security mode which shows disabled
Click on it and select WPA-Personal.
done. do I now need to click apply?
Enter a password XXXXX the Passphrase . It must be atleast 8 digits , And You must remember it .
Then click Apply.
brought up box for username and password XXXXX
Enter admin and password XXXXX again.
back at security settings
Ok. Now remove the Lan cable connected with the Laptop B.
Then connect the satellite and Blue port of the Tenda.
Now wait 60 seconds.
During this time, On laptop B, Click Start > Control Panel.
Can you see network connections there?
Open it .
Can you see Wireless network connection now
it shows LAN or High Speed Internet then Local Area connection network cable unplugged Firewalled etc
No Wireless network Connection ?
Are you sure that Laptop B have Wifi ?
not in the main dialogue white area there is a wireless network setup wizard listed in the main menu back a page
Right click on My computer, Select properties .
Go to Hardware tab. And select Device manager.
Expand Network Adapters .
What do you see there ?
Can you tell me what do you see under Network Adapters ?
3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX compatible)
Only that ?
Can you see any devices got Yellow Question mark there ?
Anything in device manager?
yes other devices. Also my manual in specifications says internal Mini PCI Wi-Fi (802.11b) wireless support
Can you tell me your Computer model ?
Laptop B .
Dell Inspiron 8200
I think you need to install the Wifi driver.
Please wait a minute . I will give you the link .
Connect Laptob B to internet now.
Remove the cable connected with Tenda and connect it to Laptop B .
If I do will have to lose you for a while and transfer cable from A to B OK?
You dont have to remove the cable connected with Laptop A.
Remove the cable connected with Tenda and connect it to Laptop B.
I am wondering about the socket I am using on the NBN modem for the second cable as the ethernet light is not coming on
I think your laptop B have some problem with that Wifi Card.
Can we try another method now.
On Laptop A , You have Windows 7 . Right ?
Can you refresh this page now ? You have some problem with the chat now.
Now follow the steps on Laptop A.
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and sharing Center.
Click Manage wireless networks.
Now make sure that Tenda and your Satellite are connected .
Can you see Tenda there ?
no. As I said I am worried about the second connection to the satellite modem. It plugs in OK but is it performing the same function as the cable to A?
Can you tell me how many ports are there in the NBN modem ?
Can you see a network icon on the Taskbar ? Near the speaker bottom right corner.
Click on it and check if you see Tenda .
Can you please refresh this page now.
I am not getting your chats.
two and yes. The port for the cable to A is flashing green but there is no light with the second cable. The network icon just says currently connected to internet access no mention of tenda
Connect Laptop B with Tenda , Login to 192.168.0.1
Go to WLan settings and check if Broadcast SSID is enabled.
it is enabled
Still you can see Tenda in Laptop A ?
no it does show on the icon
sorry does not show on the icon
Go to manage network connections in Laptop A.
or manage wireless network connection
Click Add button
Select Manually create .
Enter network name Tenda
Security Type WPA-Personal
Encryption type AES
Sercurity key , The 8 digit key you gave before.
Enable Start connection automatically.
done now shows successfully change connection settings
Now connect the cable to the WAN port of Tenda , Which is connected with Laptop A.
sorry do you mean take my cable from A and connect to Tenda WAN
If you loose this page, Connect the cable back to Laptop A and refresh this pag.e
I think we got lost moving that cable
now connected back to A
do we need to change connection settings as shown after adding Tenda in wireless management box?
Click change adapter settings in Network sharing center.
Can you see Wireless Network Connection there?
Can you see Wireless Network connection there ?
it shows 3 wireless connections all not connected and underneath microsoft virtual wifi miniport etc
Can you name them ?
wireless network connection, wireless network connection 2, wireless network connection 3
Anything is disabled ?
just says not connected and the first one says Intel (R) Centrino (R) Wireless N2230 the others say Microsoft etc
Right click on that Intel Wireless adapter and select Connect.
Check if you see Tenda now.
Tenda does not appear in the icon box
I think there is some problem with Tenda.
It must be shown on your Laptop A, as the Wireless is enabled.
Is it under warranty ?
only just received it so it would be still under warranty
Before that , Let me ask.
Do you have a Wifi enabled phone ?
If you have a Wifi enabled phone . Check if Tenda is shown in its wifi settings.
dont think so just an ordinary land line and a pretty basic mobile phone. no smart phones here!
Then better try to replace the modem.
I think the modem Wifi is not working .
Replace the modem. Follow the steps : Give the password XXXXX the WLAN security settings.
And it will be shown in your Laptop A.
are you saying that A should be able to communicate with Tenda although not cable connected?
If the Wifi on the Tenda is working, The Laptop A can communicate with the Tenda without wires.
it is working with B although that is with a cable connection
Yes. Cable connection is not having any problem.
But the Wireless connection is not working.
so if I get a replacement, can I use that connection as shown manage network connections?
If the wifi is working on the Tenda, Then you don't need any wires to connect the laptops.
After the replacement , configure the router as before. Login to 192.168.0.1 , Go to Wireless security settings, Select WPA-Personal , Give the password.
After that it will be shown on the Laptop A.
can I test the wifi before returning it?
If the WiFi is working , It will be shown on the Laptop A.
With a name Tenda.
not a lot to show for all day and over 60 bucks - you must be exhausted too!
Bookmark this page ( Add to favorites ) .
You can comeback if you have any doubts after replacing the modem .
OK will say farewell for now and thanks for your patience
You don't have to pay again. Use the bookmark and then you will get this page. You can continue the same question .
You are welcome.
Let me know if you need any help.
Have a nice time.
Have now established wireless connection between laptop A and Tenda.
The problem was that on this new laptop the wifi radio had not been switched on!!
Just need to establish internet acces with laptop B
Install this software on Laptop B
After that Restart the computer, and check if you see Tenda in Wireless networks.
( Do not forget to turn on WiFi :))
sorry for the delay but trying to work out to download this to B without running it on A as cant connect to dell on B at this stage without intern et access.
OK have done that. Have tried the cable from laptop B to either yellow or blue wan port but still shows only local area connection with limited or no internet connectivity.
I only have two cables so that what you are suggesting would require a third. Even if this were possible, how can you have laptop B in another room if both it and the satellite are connected to Tenda? Should not Tenda be connected to say laptop A and the satellite and laptop B receive internet access by wifi in the other room? Incidentally the NBN satellite device is a Giltat SkyEdge IIip if that helps.
Yes I installed R46482 on laptop B
not a wireless adapter as such but under network tasks 'set up a wireless network for a home or small office' is listed. Any use?
network adapters only shows 3C920 Fast Ethernet Controller and there is no PCI listing. To make sure I reinstalled R46482.exe and watched the wizard do the set up and state that the Mini PCI etc had been successfully installed and ready. So where has it gone?
in control panel there is a listing for True Mobile Wireless Utility which when opened says that there are currently no wireless adapters available and enabled, please enable any available adapters before accessing this configuration utility. Is this what you are talking about? In the Inspiron 8200 owners manual under communications it lists under wireless an internal Mini PCI WiFi (802.11b) wireless support. Do you think support means adding a card?
does not do anything.
have found dell CD that lists a True Mobile 1150 series Mini PCI Card Client Manager for Win XP that came with the 8200. Did an installation which I think shows up in the Device Manager as PCI bus. Does have some relevance?
Local area connection with limited or no connectivity. Firewalled 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller. If you expand that it quotes an IP address Subnet mask, automatic private address and IPv6 enabled
does it plug into A or B. Does Tenda go with B to the other room and if so does the cable from B goes to the blue WAN port?
as I said before, I had some doubts as to the status of the second port on the Gilat SkyEdgeIIip satellite device. Just tried swapping the cable from A to this port and it does not connect to the internet. So unless there is such a thing as a twin connecting cable ie two cables joined together that only requires one port access, then I'm up the creek again. Or will A also be able to receive signals from the Tenda?
did not have internet by connecting the cable from A to WAN in Tenda. When you say connect A to Tenda using wifi, is that automatic or do I have to do something. Sorry to be so dum
did not have a win. clicking on Tenda in bottom rh box only goes from connect to disconnect so no request for password XXX
correct. Double clicking on Tenda only toggles between connect and disconnect. However in the top box it still shows Tenda no internet access. If you right click on Tenda it shows on tghe status setting that IPv4 and IPv6 have no internet access
IPv4 address 192.168.0.101 default gateway 192.168.0.1
sorry but where do I enter 192.168.0.1?
sorry I have that site up but cannot see how you log in. It just talks about default IP address explained and then shows how to access the ipconfig you got me to access earlier!!
bingo - we have internet access on Tenda wirelessly from A
OK just to make sure I have this right. After the adapter is installed on B I can then move this laptop to the other room and Tenda will connect with it by wireless. If this works will definitely by you a beer!