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Configure My Router Over Wi-Fi


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#1 crybllrd

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 12:15 AM

I just got a new D-Link 300l wifi router. I hooked it up to my modem which resides on another floor.

When it comes to setting it up, I know I need to plug an ethernet wire into it and go to http://192.168.0.1 to begin configuring it.

However, I really don't want to haul my whole setup down two flights of stairs. I am connected to it over wifi, but with "no internet access" as per Win7.

If I go to 192.168.0.1 in Chrome, I get 

Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to 192.168.0.1

Do I really need to hardwire it? Can I not setup over Wi-Fi?

 

EDIT: Also my internet requires a password. Is that why my wifi has no internet access, or is it just because it hasn't been configured yet? And where do I enter my username and password for the router to get internet?


Edited by hamluis, 18 September 2013 - 11:15 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Networking - Hamluis.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 12:58 AM

192.168.0.1 should be your router gateway.... plug it into your machine via LAN to access this, you don't need your modem.

 

Your username and password to access the router are normally printed on the label that is attached to it.

 

Then once in the config pages set up the wireless network... No internet connection required.


Edited by TsVk!, 18 September 2013 - 01:03 AM.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 06:27 AM

So I need to bring the router up here, set it up via LAN, set it up, carry it back down and  connect to modem?



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 07:55 AM

What you want to do is connect the wan connection from your modem to the wan connection on your router. Then from there you should be able to change the config over wifi as most out of the box routers come with no security by default. If your main internet makes you have a password, then type the password in, and then go to the 192.168.0.1 address and see if you're allowed to get to the login page. From there you will type your default username and password.

 

Essentially you can always do what TsVk suggested and configure it over the lan with no internet. Most routers come with a getting started guide, or a cd to help you through the installation process. Have you looked at these?

 

Also if this is going to turn into a Network related topic, it will need to be moved to the networking forum.


Edited by chrisd87, 18 September 2013 - 07:59 AM.

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