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netgear wireless - how to set up as wireless internet


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#1 blue100

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 06:53 AM

Hi,


Hope I'm on the right forum. I am moving from pc to laptop and want my internet access to be wireless. I have a netgear wireless modem which works fine when plugged into one phone connection in the house (which I think is a cat 5 line but not certain). When I connect via standard phone line in another room (which I need to do as can't use the original room anymore) the connection doesn't work. Is there anything I can do? Am I supposed to configure netgear / internet differently? on my laptop?

Thanks.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 12:36 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

The reason why you can not get a connection on a standard phone line is because phone wires do not support nor carry the digital signal your Ethernet card requires.

You would need a cat5 twisted pair wire for it to work and standard phone lines do not fit under that category.

Now granted, DSL is carried over standard phone lines, but Ethernet and networking cables are entirely different arrangements.

So you need to string a new cat5 network wire from the router to the wired computer.

Now for wireless to work, your laptop has to search for the wireless networks that are in your area.
Your router's wireless should be setup to broadcast a wireless signal, it should be secured with a pass phrase, which is a password, you have to duplicate on your laptop.

Chances are your networks name is netgear, but you have to enter your wireless properties in your routers setup utility.

I can give you the instructions if you post the model number of your netgear router.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 03:15 PM

Thank you for your help.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 02:25 AM

Thank you for your help.

You're welcome, but you did not provide me with the model number of your router so I can explain how to setup your wireless connection.

If I have already answered your question please let me know.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 01:40 PM

Thanks, but the router is set up already. Turns out i had a cat 5 line in another room that I hadn't realised so all is working perfectly! Thanks for your help.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 04:48 PM

Very good, I am glad everything is "Golden" at your location.

Happy computing and if you run into any problems in the future, we'll be here to help when you need us. :thumbup2:

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