Wiireless Network


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Ben Ramsay

System Spec
OS - Windows Vista Home Basic OEM (NEC)
CURRENT NETWORK - LAN
WIRELESS DEVICE TYPE - Belkin Wirless Router 802.11g
SYSTEM TYPE - NEC L1040 Desktop

Proposed - To setup a wirless router on my LAN port so that my laptop can
comunicate with my desktop.

Problem
I have connected my wireless router to my Lan Port and I am able to get a
basic connection, in other words, I show that the laptop and desktop are
connected. however I can not access files on either from the opposite system
nor can I access the internet from my laptop, my desktop holds a dialup
network that is currenty active.

Belkin as assured me that I can use the router as a wireless access point
and have given me a website to access, it is http://192.168.2.1, but i am
unable to access this site even with the router disconnected.

The questions I have is as follows:

1. Is it possible to use the Router for the purposes outlined above.

2. Is it just my system, or is there something wrong with the website
stated, if it is my system how do I fix this problem as it is starting to
get on my nerves. I have been emailing Belkin, but it seem like a dog and
bone trick.

Any help resolving this would be very much appreciated.
 
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Guest

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/bb727037.aspx

Read the above link about file sharing

OK, you have a modem > a router > then a desktop computer wired to the
router, and connected to the internet.
Forget the laptop right now, and take it out of the network.

In the desktop, open IE and put that address of the router in the address
bar of internet explorer. click on go to it!
Ask Belkin what their username and password is to access their router;
sorry, I don't have theirs.
Once signed in, set up a SSID Network(pick a name), with a minimum of a WPA
security Key.
Log out, grab the laptop, click start>connect to> and you should have the
wireless network available, put the WPA Key in, should be OK.

Make sure workgroup names are the same in both computers, and read that top
link 1st.
 
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Ben Ramsay

All other pages work on IE7, it seems, in this case to be only this
particular address, with regards to the error it returns a page not found
error. I do remember getting the page I am trying to get now but I cant
remember how. I have tested my system against Microsoft's, Symantec and with
exception to this, the belkin website. Belkin have not been very helpful, at
best in a very small way. So this forum is my last shot at sortong this out
before the router finds out how hard a road can be.

My apoligies for losing my nut.
 
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Guest

Ben Ramsay said:
All other pages work on IE7, it seems, in this case to be only this
particular address, with regards to the error it returns a page not found
error. I do remember getting the page I am trying to get now but I cant
remember how. I have tested my system against Microsoft's, Symantec and with
exception to this, the belkin website. Belkin have not been very helpful, at
best in a very small way. So this forum is my last shot at sortong this out
before the router finds out how hard a road can be.

My apoligies for losing my nut.
 
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Guest

The "Web" Address that Belkin gave you is NOT a "Web" Address. It is the
address to the ROUTER's INTERNAL SETTINGS. You must set up your router
settings thru a WIRED (NOT Wireless) Connection between a Computer and the
Router. Place the router next to your PC. Connect one end of an Ethernet
(CAT5) Patch Cable to LAN Port 1 on back of the router, and the other end to
the LAN NIC Connector on back of your PC. IF APPLICABLE: Connect Cable/DSL
Modem to the Internet WAN Port on back of the router. Otherwise, connect
phone cord from a phone jack to the Modem jack on back of PC (you will have
to set up Internet Connection Sharing -ICS -in Windows to use one Internet
Connection for all Computers on the network- THIS WILL BE DONE LATER). Plug
power cord into router & verify Router is ON. Turn Computer ON. After
Windows Boots, Go into Network Settings and Verify your Local Area Connection
is Enabled. Verify "1" Status Light on Front of Router is Lit (this confirms
a connection between Router & PC). Once all of this is done, Open Internet
Explorer and click TOOLS / INTERNET OPTIONS / CONNECTIONS Tab / Select "Never
Dial a Connection" / LAN SETTINGS / AUTOMATICALLY DETECT SETTINGS / OK. In
the Internet Explorer Address Bar type "HTTP://192.168.2.1" (or Whatever
Address Belkin gave you) and click Go. A Login Window should appear- Factory
Default Login & Password (Case-Sensitive) are USUALLY "admin" & "password",
but you will need to verify this. Now you are inside the router, and are
able to set up your Network Settings / Wireless Settings / Wireless Security
Settings. ALSO VERY IMPORTANT: CHANGE YOUR ROUTER'S LOGIN ID & PASSWORD. If
you don't, you're a Hacker's Dream-Come-True. Be sure to set your Router to
"Act As DHCP Server". This puts the Router in Control of Assigning IP
Addresses to all computers on the Network. Set SPI and/or NAT Hardware
Firewall to ON (these should be factory settings), this helps keep Hackers
Out of your Network. Set Up an SSID (this is a Name You Assign to Your
Network, DO NOT LEAVE THIS AT THE FACTORY DEFAULT). Set Up your: WIRELESS
SETTINGS (RF Channel #, Region, 802.11b/g/n, etc. -or- "WIRELESS RADIO OFF"
for Security's Sake if Not Using Wireless). If Using Wireless, Set Up your:
WIRELESS SECURITY SETTINGS (Do NOT Leave these DISABLED or OPEN, Choose WEP
[older, less-secure / more compatible] or WPA-PSK [newer, easier setup,
more-secure / only compatible with newer wireless networking products] and
set up a Network Password. You will also need to set up these same Wireless
Security settings in every Wirelessly-Connected PC, but Later). Be sure to
APPLY & SAVE all changes to Router Settings before you LOG OUT. Most Factory
Settings are Probably OK. ONCE AGAIN, THE ROUTER ADDRESS IS -NOT- A
World-WideWeb Internet Address. Think of your router like the deadbolted
front door of an exclusive night club with a bouncer right inside. Nobody's
getting in or out without the bouncer's approval, and he's only supposed to
let in the people that YOU tell him to (this is your Network Address
Translation -NAT- and Stateful Packet Inspection -SPI- Hardware Firewall
which is built-into many Routers). The Internet is Outside the door, and
your Local-Area Network is Inside the Nightclub. The Router is the Security
Door and Bouncer between the two.
Install your Wireless Cards in your PCs, Set Up the SSID, Wireless Security
Settings & Password the same as in the Router, Select Your Network(SSID) and
click CONNECT.

NOW, you will need to Set Up: INTERNET CONNECTION SHARING -ICS- (if
using a Dial-Up Modem in One PC, NOT NECESSARY for Cable/DSL Modem Attached
to the Router) in Windows. Once this is done, you will also need to give
Every PC a Unique COMPUTER NAME, Set Up a WORKGROUP NAME (Same on all
Networked PCs), & Set Up FILE [& PRINTER] SHARING in Windows (on Every
Networked PC). This will allow you to access files on your Desktop PC from
your Laptop, and vice-versa, for instance (supposing both computers are
turned on). By the way, you may need to reset Internet Explorer on your PC
where your Dial-Up Modem is, Back to the Original Dial-Up Settings (or Get a
Cable Modem- yeah!). Good Luck & Happy Turkey Day!
 
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Guest

BY-THE-WAY-- I Don't Believe Windows Vista Home BASIC has all of the
Networking Features Needed to Accomplish your Goals... Check w/ Microsoft-
You may need Vista Home Premium or better (I'm running Home Premium w/ a
NetGear 802.11g-MIMO Wireless Router / Cable Modem / 54 Mbps Wireless g Media
Center PC / 108 Mbps Wireless Super-g Dell Laptop.

I just realized that I've spent over 2 Hrs. typing all of this... Hope
it Helps.
 
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Ben Ramsay

"SparkyTMS"

Your A Bloody genius, I have actually got the page Forum 1 Belkin 0, the
forum wins again. It goes to show you how much companies know.

With regards to the network features on Windows Vista Home Basic, I agree in
part however I had a LAN setup and it was fully functional.

THANKYOU VERY MUCH !!!!!!!!!!!
 
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