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Old 12-25-03, 09:57 AM
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Help setting up a wireless router

I got a Netgear MR-814 wireless router to get a laptop onto the net wirelessly. The laptop took the card just fine, however I lost my internet once I hooked up the router. I am operating WIN2K and it doesn't seem to recognize a LAN. The setup steps say to right click on network neighborhood to find the LAN, but for some reason my computer doesn't have one. How do I go about setting one up?

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it should auto detect. try resetting both ends(router and modem), let it sit by itself for a littel bit then try again.

also on your comp you should configure settings.

im on a linksys and at first there was a little trouble connecting.
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Do you have internet access on any other computer (other than the laptop)?

On the laptop, can you see your network under "View Available Networks"?
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I got this same router in the spring (worked great so far).

First, get everything working with the defualt setting a NO WEP enabled.

Then once everything is working change the default and reboot. If still working fine, then enable WEP. Then reboot.

The only trouble I had was making to many changes at once and not know where I was getting hung up. After a process of elimination, I figured out that in my case, I was not setting WEP the same on all machines. Which of course was causing the problem.
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Well, so far all I have done is plug the dsl router/modem into the Netgear wireless router. Then the wireless router into my PC. My PC doesn't detect a LAN at all under the network neighborhood area and I don't know how to set one up. I have internet access through the desktop without the wireless router hooked up. Once I get it connected I lose all internet capabilities.

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