Help with wireless router would be greatly appreciated

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by P. Townshend, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. P. Townshend

    P. Townshend LI Guru Member

    Hi, thanks in advance very much if you respond to this and help me out.

    I really know nothing about routers and setting them up. I bought a wireless Linksys router a few months ago and could never figure out how to set it up. It says Wireless-G broadband router, 2.4 GHz. I also lost the installation cd. I was wondering if it's possible to even use my router now, without the cd.

    Thanks in advance a ton for any help you guys provide.
  2. catcole

    catcole LI Guru Member

    No Problem

    Right click on my Network Places and select properties. Right click on your LAN connection and select properties. Double click TCP/IP and select Use the following IP Address: = IP = Subnet = Gateway

    Restart your PC.

    Open IE and type in the address field and that will take you into the admin section.

    please email me with any issues:
  3. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    goto, when prompted for a username and password the default is no username and a password of "admin". if you changed the password a while back and do not remember it, you will have to do a hard reset on the unit.

    from there you can goto the wireless tab and turn on the radio, name it and add encryption. if you dont know about what something means, check the help or ask here
  4. P. Townshend

    P. Townshend LI Guru Member

    Ok I got it all set up but I have one last problem. Whenever I try to add a security type, the wireless internet won't connect. It just goes to "limited or no connectivity". Do you guys know how I can make it a secure connection and still have the wireless work?

    Thanks a ton guys
  5. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    what security type are you trying? and what wireless card are you using, WPA/2/ can have compatability issues with older cards.
  6. P. Townshend

    P. Townshend LI Guru Member

    I was trying the WEP type security just because it seemed easiest to get into. I really don't know what the different types of securities do though. I also don't know what wireless card I'm using is. How do I find out?
  7. MAS3

    MAS3 LI Guru Member

    When you set up a security, you should also check if your NIC's driver is able to do the same level of security (before actually setting this serurity level).
    Also, ofcourse when you have setup your router to do this and click the button to actually accept these new settings, you cannot connect until you have setup your NIC's serurity the same way.
    That means you will need the same passphrase (or whatever) setup here.
    The router will take a few seconds (not minutes) to reboot after you have clicked accept, so loosing the connection during this reboot is OK.
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