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Setting up wireless home network using Linksys gateway


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#1 gord79

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 04:26 AM

Hi,

I'm trying to set up a wireless network for a friend.

Current set up
At the moment he has a desktop pc running windows xp connected by Ethernet cable to a Linksys Wireless - G ADSL Gateway WAG54GS (see http://www.amazon.co.uk/Linksys-Wireless-G.../dp/B000BZU9SC).

There is a telephone cable coming of the the gateway to the telephone socket and also another cable coming out but I'm not sure where it goes!!

Wireless Network
Anyway, he has just bought a laptop with windows vista. He wants to connect it to a wireless network. At the moment, as stated above, the desktop PC is connected (wired) to the internet via the gateway. I presume I can also set up a separate wireless network through the same linksys gateway and connect the laptop to this??

Is this the best way to proceed? What would you advise?

Iím a novice so please reply in plan non-tech English! :thumbsup:

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

Gord

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 06:52 AM

Hi Mate,

Welcome to BC. Thanks for clear explanation. You need to check whether wireless is enabled or not on Linksys ( which I presume not).

1) First go to the desktop, in the web browser (Internet explorer or Firefox) type 192.168.1.1
2) Username: admin Password: admin, try this or else username: (leave it blank) and password: admin


Check out this Video

Hope it helps. Please let us know if any issues.

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 08:46 AM

Hi screez,

Thanks for the reply.

I will log onto the router to see if the wireless if enabled and follow the video. I trust it tells me how to set up wireless connection. Thanks again.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:26 PM

Hi guys,

Ok, hit a problem. I followed your instructions exactly and have set up the wireless network. However, when I try to connect my laptop to the wireless network and enter the correct passphrase windows cists says it cannot connect ok. I've checked the passphrase lots of times - it is definately correct.

Do you know what the problem might be? I've restarted the router gateway several times but with no success.

Thanks again for your help.

Gord




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