Help with Belkin F5D9260-4 and wireless USB


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Roscoe P Pendoscoe

Posted in 2 groups with no help.

Have to try this weekend and hope someone has a little help

I am trying to connect a new computer for my Son and the OS is MS
Vista.

I have little or I should say NO experience with Vista and use XP and
Linksys products on my home wireless network.

It is a Belkin F5D9260-4 and have a USB adapter additionally. I
installed the software first for the USB adapter then plugged it in.
It seemed like the installer did not fully complete or it is a Vista
deal.

I then installed the software for the router and then plugged in the
modem (Comcast) then plugged the router into the modem and had no
connection to the internet.

Seems all instructions are for routers connected to the computer
directly. In this instance the computer is in the bedroom and the
cable has only one jack in the living room. Can this type of
connection be done, with the wireless router and modem providing a
connection to the computer in the bedroom with a USB wireless adapter?

I can connect my laptop at the other end of my home and my main
computer off as long as my router is powered up. Does BElkin and Vista
not play nice together or am I doing something wrong. I feel bad I
cannot get this up and running. He does not live with me and I want to
have a little more knowledge next Saturday when I stop over.

Anyone..........................?


Regards,


RP





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Philip Herlihy

Roscoe said:
Posted in 2 groups with no help.

Have to try this weekend and hope someone has a little help

I am trying to connect a new computer for my Son and the OS is MS
Vista.

I have little or I should say NO experience with Vista and use XP and
Linksys products on my home wireless network.

It is a Belkin F5D9260-4 and have a USB adapter additionally. I
installed the software first for the USB adapter then plugged it in.
It seemed like the installer did not fully complete or it is a Vista
deal.

I then installed the software for the router and then plugged in the
modem (Comcast) then plugged the router into the modem and had no
connection to the internet.

Seems all instructions are for routers connected to the computer
directly. In this instance the computer is in the bedroom and the
cable has only one jack in the living room. Can this type of
connection be done, with the wireless router and modem providing a
connection to the computer in the bedroom with a USB wireless adapter?

I can connect my laptop at the other end of my home and my main
computer off as long as my router is powered up. Does BElkin and Vista
not play nice together or am I doing something wrong. I feel bad I
cannot get this up and running. He does not live with me and I want to
have a little more knowledge next Saturday when I stop over.

Anyone..........................?


Regards,


RP





Knowledge is like money, the less you talk about it
the more people assume you have.

I couldn't find your router on the web from the model number you gave,
which limits what I can suggest. Is it a wireless access point, or an
integrated modem/router/WAP perhaps? I'm also not clear about what
combinations/connections do work. How are you connecting the Belkin
device to the modem - Ethernet cable? Why would the router need
software - for a direct USB cable connection to a client computer, or
are you thinking of firmware? What do you mean ".. the cable has only
one jack..."? I think you need to take a deep breath and describe it
all in more detail, in a logical order! :)

Vista's wireless configuration is fairly straightforward - as long as
you have the key, it'll figure out everything else. If you're using a
USB wireless adapter, and it's installed correctly, it should tell you
if it detects a wireless connection.

Phil, London
 
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Roscoe P Pendoscoe

On Fri, 30 Jan 2009 17:07:04 +0000, Philip Herlihy

Mistyped maybe, can't tell until I see it myself on Sunday. Maybe it
is 9230 or 9250. Sorry.
I couldn't find your router on the web from the model number you gave,
which limits what I can suggest. Is it a wireless access point, or an
integrated modem/router/WAP perhaps? I'm also not clear about what
combinations/connections do work. How are you connecting the Belkin
device to the modem - Ethernet cable? Why would the router need
software - for a direct USB cable connection to a client computer, or
are you thinking of firmware? What do you mean ".. the cable has only
one jack..."? I think you need to take a deep breath and describe it
all in more detail, in a logical order! :)

Vista's wireless configuration is fairly straightforward - as long as
you have the key, it'll figure out everything else. If you're using a
USB wireless adapter, and it's installed correctly, it should tell you
if it detects a wireless connection.

Phil, London





Knowledge is like money, the less you talk about it
the more people assume you have.
 
R

Roscoe P Pendoscoe

I couldn't find your router on the web from the model number you gave,
which limits what I can suggest. Is it a wireless access point, or an
integrated modem/router/WAP perhaps? I'm also not clear about what
combinations/connections do work. How are you connecting the Belkin
device to the modem - Ethernet cable? Why would the router need
software - for a direct USB cable connection to a client computer, or
are you thinking of firmware? What do you mean ".. the cable has only
one jack..."? I think you need to take a deep breath and describe it
all in more detail, in a logical order! :)

Vista's wireless configuration is fairly straightforward - as long as
you have the key, it'll figure out everything else. If you're using a
USB wireless adapter, and it's installed correctly, it should tell you
if it detects a wireless connection.

Phil, London


OK Phil, here goes.

I am pretty certain it is a 9250-4 wireless MIMO G Plus wireless
router.

It came with an install CD and gave instructions on how it should be
installed.

She also game me the Belkin Wireless G Plus USB adapter which also had
an install CD and I followed those instructions.

When I said one jack I meant CABLE, sorry. In a perfect world (for me)
the computer would be directly connected to the router then the
modem. Or vice-versa so to speak. I have a running wireless network at
home and know it should be pretty straight-forward but this never
seemed to install all the way. The FINISH screen never showed for the
WL USB adapter.

This is the connection as it was planned by CABLE REP.

Modem plugged into Belkin WL MIMO G Plus via ETHERNET

HP Windows Vista Home PC in the bedroom with Belkin WL USB adapter.

After 2 hours I gave up. Going back tomorrow, Sunday to give it
another shot.

I don't know if this helps or not Phil but thanks for the time.


RP




Knowledge is like money, the less you talk about it
the more people assume you have.
 
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Roscoe P Pendoscoe

On Sat, 31 Jan 2009 20:17:32 -0600, Roscoe P Pendoscoe

One last time. it is a 9230-4 G Plus MIMO and says on Belkin site
Vista supports it natively. Yeah right.

Sorry about top post.
OK Phil, here goes.

I am pretty certain it is a 9250-4 wireless MIMO G Plus wireless
router.

It came with an install CD and gave instructions on how it should be
installed.

She also game me the Belkin Wireless G Plus USB adapter which also had
an install CD and I followed those instructions.

When I said one jack I meant CABLE, sorry. In a perfect world (for me)
the computer would be directly connected to the router then the
modem. Or vice-versa so to speak. I have a running wireless network at
home and know it should be pretty straight-forward but this never
seemed to install all the way. The FINISH screen never showed for the
WL USB adapter.

This is the connection as it was planned by CABLE REP.

Modem plugged into Belkin WL MIMO G Plus via ETHERNET

HP Windows Vista Home PC in the bedroom with Belkin WL USB adapter.

After 2 hours I gave up. Going back tomorrow, Sunday to give it
another shot.

I don't know if this helps or not Phil but thanks for the time.


RP




Knowledge is like money, the less you talk about it
the more people assume you have.





Knowledge is like money, the less you talk about it
the more people assume you have.
 
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Philip Herlihy

Roscoe said:
On Sat, 31 Jan 2009 20:17:32 -0600, Roscoe P Pendoscoe

One last time. it is a 9230-4 G Plus MIMO and says on Belkin site
Vista supports it natively. Yeah right.

Sorry about top post.






Knowledge is like money, the less you talk about it
the more people assume you have.

So, substituting CABLE for JACK:

"... the cable has only one CABLE in the living room..."

Hmmm.... You lose a couple of points there...

This appears to be your router:
http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=272220

It doesn't have an integrated modem, which is what I wanted to check
(many different devices are called "router").

To set this up:

Have modem working and tested with a direct cable connection to a
computer. Broadband ok? Then continue:

Insert your new router between the modem and the computer, still cabled
up. You'll run the setup CD do do this. Broadband ok via cables? Then
move on to try wireless.

Does any computer have a built-in wireless client? If so, try to
connect that first. If using Windows (XP or Vista) built-in software
client you'll only need to supply any encryption key that was set up on
the router - there may be a default one, or it may have been left
unencrypted out of the box, or you may have been prompted to choose one.

If neither computer has built-in wireless hardware you'll need to
install the USB gizmo. No reason not to try it on either/both machines.
Install the CD first, then plug in the dongle. Should recognise new
hardware, and install it. Check in Device Manager to see if it appears
under Network Adapters. Any yellow ? or ! means it hasn't installed.
If not, go to the manufacturer's site (use cables again!) to see if
there is an updated driver for the device (which could be faulty, of
course).

That's about it! Of course, try the wireless connection in the same
room before trying it at distance.

Phil
 
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Roscoe P Pendoscoe

So, substituting CABLE for JACK:

"... the cable has only one CABLE in the living room..."

Hmmm.... You lose a couple of points there...

This appears to be your router:
http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=272220

It doesn't have an integrated modem, which is what I wanted to check
(many different devices are called "router").

To set this up:

Have modem working and tested with a direct cable connection to a
computer. Broadband ok? Then continue:

Insert your new router between the modem and the computer, still cabled
up. You'll run the setup CD do do this. Broadband ok via cables? Then
move on to try wireless.

Does any computer have a built-in wireless client? If so, try to
connect that first. If using Windows (XP or Vista) built-in software
client you'll only need to supply any encryption key that was set up on
the router - there may be a default one, or it may have been left
unencrypted out of the box, or you may have been prompted to choose one.

If neither computer has built-in wireless hardware you'll need to
install the USB gizmo. No reason not to try it on either/both machines.
Install the CD first, then plug in the dongle. Should recognise new
hardware, and install it. Check in Device Manager to see if it appears
under Network Adapters. Any yellow ? or ! means it hasn't installed.
If not, go to the manufacturer's site (use cables again!) to see if
there is an updated driver for the device (which could be faulty, of
course).

That's about it! Of course, try the wireless connection in the same
room before trying it at distance.

Phil

I am heading over there before the game. We will see.

As I said, I would have liked a CABLE connection in the bedroom. There
is only the one computer also. I have a long Cat 5 cable with RJ-45
ends and will plug into the router with that to try it.

Let you know tomorrow.

Thanks.




Knowledge is like money, the less you talk about it
the more people assume you have.
 
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Philip Herlihy

Roscoe said:
I am heading over there before the game. We will see.

As I said, I would have liked a CABLE connection in the bedroom. There
is only the one computer also. I have a long Cat 5 cable with RJ-45
ends and will plug into the router with that to try it.

Let you know tomorrow.

Thanks.




Knowledge is like money, the less you talk about it
the more people assume you have.

One really simple option is to use a pair of Powerline Adapters. I like
the Netgear ones with four ports each. You just plug them into the
mains at each end, and in 99% of cases they just work. You can encrypt
the connection if you need to.

My spell-checker thinks you're an endoscope!

Phil
 

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