Posted 04 April 2005 - 07:15 AM
Alexcraw - I'm a wireless novice also, but since I was passing through I thought I'd throw in my 10c worth to help you along until an expert arrives:
I typed in ipconfig into Start>Run. and nothing happened
Type in "cmd" at Start>Run to open a command prompt window then type "ipconfig /all" at the c:\windows\whatever prompt to get your IP address.
How would I log into the router?
Ideally you need to find the user manual that came with the router. You also need to know the IP address or name of the router and the SSID and the router password. Check for labels on the router which may have this information.
What is the ssid?
The "Service Set IDentifier" is the unique name given to this network when it was set up. If no unique name was given the SSID is probably something like "Belkin". The laptops have to be told the SSID to which they will connect otherwise their wireless communications will be rejected by the router.
Go to the PC which is able to connect to the internet. Open a browser window and in the address bar (or nav bar) type the IP address of the router or the name of the router. The browser should now open a Belkin Router homepage. It will probably ask you to log in before you can view or change configuration details, hence the need for a password.
That's all the light I can shed at the moment, I hope its of some use.
Edited by Rimmer, 04 April 2005 - 07:41 AM.
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