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Old 06-20-2005, 04:27 PM   #1
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hi,
i recently got a new laptop which came with an MSI Wireless 11b card model CB1152. I went out and bought a linksys home wireless-G router. I have ntl broadband by the way. I connected my router to my ntl cable modem through the ethernet port but can't get my wireless connection to work. Could you please tell me if these are compatible products adn if there is anything else i need. Whatever the answer could you also tell me how to get it all to work so i can get wireless internet around the house.
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Old 06-22-2005, 02:58 PM   #2
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What type of ethernt cable have you used ie crossover or straight through. You need a straight through ethernet cat5 type. Can you also ping the router, should be on 192.168.0.1 or soemthing similar.

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its like 192.168.1.1 but that is for linksys or any type of router
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Old 06-24-2005, 12:44 PM   #4
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Did your router come with instructions on how to connect to the router to configure it? You've got to connect to your router via ethernet cable and your computer/laptop. Use an internet browser and type in the address bar the default address of the router ... probably 192.168.1.1 or something similar. After that, follow the instructions on how to enable wireless.

Your wireless card should be fine, 802.11g is backward compatible with 802.11b, which is what your card is.

If you've already done the configurations to enable the wireless ability of the router, then it sounds like you need to configure your laptop to connect. In device manager, does it show that the wireless card is enabled and functioning correctly? No red X in it? Is it set to automatically obtain an ip address? Does your router require a WEP key in order to connect to it? ...

Your problem/question is very general & has lots of variables. Somehow we need to get you to narrow down the things you've done already and get to where the problem lies.
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hi,
my router on came witha cd-rom but when i put it in it says tht it can't find the wirless connection. as for typing in the address for the router it wont work it just says this page cannot be displayed. i haven't done any configurations to anything so any advice on how to do so would be nice. it doesn't have a red cross in it and i don't think tht my router needs a WEP key to connect.
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here's what you do, connect the router to your computer via the supplied ethernet cable, then connect your broadband modem to the router. insert the cdrom and run it. it will auto-detect your internet settings and set it all up for you. once you get that all completed then you can go wireless. you have to do this first before you can go wireless.
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hey,
it still isn't working. i connect all the cables but it still says tht it can't detect the router.
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is your lan installed properly on the laptop?
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Not Sure but see if you can reset the Router back to factory default. From there connect your ethernet cable from your laptop to the router. you then should be able to connect to it with a default address of most likly 192.168.0.1 from there you should be able to configure it.

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Not Sure but see if you can reset the Router back to factory default. From there connect your ethernet cable from your laptop to the router. you then should be able to connect to it with a default address of most likly 192.168.0.1 from there you should be able to configure it.

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192.168.1.1 is the default address
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Control Panel>Wireless Network Setup Wizard.
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hey,
i connected the ethernet cable between my laptop and router and can now get the settings up but don't know where to go from there.
can you help?
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Control Panel>Wireless Network Setup Wizard.
That is only if you have sp2 btw.
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***** This gigantic post has been cobbled together due to a frivolous complaint of a NON-mod that I posted 2 posts consecutively (without another person posting in between) or has he termed it "double post'd" (isn't double-posting when you post the same post in different areas of the forum as 2 different threads?). Yet, the complainer decided to hop on this thread only to make his complaint rather than discuss the thread's issue and posted twice within this thread about it. Lame if you ask me. I*****

hey,
i connected the ethernet cable between my laptop and router and can now get the settings up but don't know where to go from there.
can you help?
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You've got to connect to your router via ethernet cable and your computer/laptop. Use an internet browser and type in the address bar the default address of the router ... probably 192.168.1.1 or something similar. After that, follow the instructions on how to enable wireless.

Finally followed the instructions given. Now you got to do some reading in your manual about how to configure it. You got to decide on several things here:

1. SSID - rename to something you want. And probably disable broadcasting it, unless you want the whole neighborhood to see it and have them trying to hack in.
2. NAT - do you want the router to issue DHCP? If so, consider changing ip address scheme from 192.168.1.x to 192.168.49.x (or whatever with that third #).
3. How many pc's do you want to connect? Set your ip address range from 1 pc to 256 pc's.
4. WEP - this shouldn't even be discussed ... just do it. Do 128 bit encryption by entering in 13 characters for the key.
5. Enable wireless by following the instructions in your manual.

Read, read, read ... you're reading this post ... so read your manual.

Good luck with it.

After you do these configs from instructs of your manual and above posted suggestions ... SSID, DHCP, IP range ... you'll need to configure your laptop wireless connection to tap into the wireless router.

1. right-click my network places>properties
2. right-click wireless connection>properties
3. select wireless networks tab
4. select add
5. manually input SSID that you gave your router
6. de-select "The key is provided for me automatically"
7. manually input WEP key in the 2 spaces labeled: Network Key: & Confirm Network Key:

If all is configured right by following instucts of manual and the above steps for configuring laptop ... you should be able to access your internet via wireless.

BTW ... exactly what model Linksys Wireless G router are you working with?

hmm ... Steven12 ... Ill let the mods moderate my posting style ... not a fellow "junior member". But thanks for the input. BTW ... double posting to me means posting the same thing TWICE. My 2 posts in sequence were not identical. If the mods are concerned about it, they will let me know, until then your request is frivolous & unwarranted

doesn't matter (Steven12) ... lame thing to complain about. Im not going to argue with you. Mods handle these issues, lets allow them to moderate the forums not you. I would think your explanation of double posting would mean having the same comments repeated over and over by several members within a thread. You know .... like beating a dead horse? Go on ... keep beating it Steven11 or 12 ... whatever.

does this please you now Steven11/12? Im sure you'll add to your post count, responding. lame ... why not just re-edit a previous post so you wont have multiple posts within a thread. We can't have any consecutive posts now can we?
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Please dont double post if there is any information that you would like to enter afterwards please use the edit button, thts why its there.
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Well its when you post two posts consecutively on this forum so your wrong and i am actually not a junior member i have another account that i requested to be locked called steven11 and i was a guru with over 1100 posts, you wouldnt say im a fellow junior member would you now?
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