Need help with wireless router issues PLEASE!!!!!

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Alright, when it comes to computers I am a stone cold idiot!!!

    I have a HP desktop with XP SP2 and a HP laptop with XP SP2. Both have
    wireless cards and I have DSL through SBC/Yahoo (DSL modem). I purchased a D
    links DI-524 wireless router and I am stuck trying to build my home network.
    I have tried following the intructions with the D Links but after I connect
    it, the internet will not work. The only way I can access the internet at the
    moment is if I unplug the router and plug the ether net plug from the modem
    into the desktop.
    I want to share files,and the printer with both and I would like the freedom
    of being on the internet while my wife is taking her online classes.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    thank you
    Guest, Jul 23, 2005
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  2. Guest

    Clark Guest

    Do you have the 5100 modem? It has a setting to do the PPPoE itself or let
    the router do it. The recommended way is to let the router do the PPPoE so
    set it up that way. You need to be connected directly to the modem to set
    it that way, but then you can set up your network that way most of the how
    tos explain.

    Clark, Jul 23, 2005
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yes, I do have the 5100 modem. How do I change the setting?
    Guest, Jul 24, 2005
  4. Guest

    Clark Guest

    You need a wired connection to the modem.

    Use a web browser and type in the address

    From the modem setup page go to Advanced, PPP Location, and select PPP on

    Save changes and go back to the main page. While you are here, check what
    speeds are showing for your connection. Should be 1536 or 3008 download and
    384 or 512 upload. If these are different, let me know.

    Now redo you normal setup and use the router to do the PPPoE part. Now your
    router is your gateway, and your DHCP server. All four of the connections
    or however many wireless should work the same.

    Clark, Jul 25, 2005
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ok, I now have the router working fine with the desktop. I can open up
    explorer fine were as I could not before. THANK YOU!!!

    I now have a new problem and I bet it is something simple that the computer
    guru's would know but people like me are completely clueless. I go through
    the "set up a home network" wizard and set that all up but my new laptop says
    it can not find any networks within range, it is sitting three feet away from
    the router! When I go on business trips, I have no problems finding the
    hotels wireless network and connecting.

    Any thoughts, suggestions? maybe I am just overlooking something simple.

    thanks for your help everyone.
    Guest, Jul 28, 2005
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