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Help with Tesco's 200 jobbie

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Hi all,

    I need a bit of help. I consider myself reasonably computer literate, but can't get this device working at all.

    Have Linksys ADSL gateway from tesco's, connected to bt broadband via microfilter.

    I am using a usb wifi adapter (linksys again) to connect to the gateway.

    I can get as far as seeing the HG200 "internet gateway" in "My network Places", and if I click on it it looks like it is connected and swapping packets with the internet.

    My question is, how do I point my browser at this gateway?

    If i try to open I.e. it just goes to my old adsl wired dial up.

    If I try to make a new internet connection, it does not give me the option of the hg200 gateway to use.

    So it seems I am connected, but cant force my browsers to access the gateway.

    Any ideas much appreciated (btw tried same equipment on friends comp-exactly the same result).

  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Things got worse, my p.c. with usb wifi adaptor failed at all to associate with the access point.

    After much faffing, I got the p.c. blue screen of death, and upon restart the linksys associated with the p.c. straight away, so probably a windows problem.

    I now have it working.

    These are the importnat points for bt broadband and anybody switching over from dial up.

    1) Right click internet explore, options, conections, lan settings. Uncheck all boxes here.
    2)Go back to connections, check "never dial a connection". This forces windows to use the gateway for internet connection.
    3) Go to the gateways web based set up screen. Here choos ppooa and then insert your bt broadband password. This is basically: yourfirstname.yoursurname@btbroadband.com.
    4) Btbroadband does not use a password, but linksys insist you enter one. I jus put the number 1 as a password since btbroadband seems to ignore it.

    The above is what I needed to get my p.c. working through the gateway, and could imho be a lot more simply explained in the product literature.
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Oh dear!

    Now it wont associate again.

    I now have a laptop card and the laptop associates fine with the access point on Windows xp pro.

    Also my Nintendo Ds works fine.

    However my own build desktop completely fails to associate with the hg200, though it is listed in available network connctions. The p.c. has windows xp home sp2. all firewalls turned off, avg antivirus on.

    Anybody know how to sort this out, or do I have to await the blue screen of death again?????

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