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How to work wireless Netgear Mimo router!


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hoggle2000

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Ok I've bought a Netgear modem/router DG834G but its in my lounge with my Xbox 360 connected by ethernet. I want to be able to use my laptop and PC in other rooms in the house but the range wasnt good enough.

My laptop has a built in wireless Smart card thingy and my PC is using a Netgear wireless USB Adaptor.

To increase the range I bought a Netgear Rangeless Mimo router WPN824. However, I found configuring it confusing. My PC can 'see' the network but can't connect and the laptoip appears to be still using just the original modem. These are my main issues/questions:

1) When I configured the Mimo router it seemed identical to the way I set up the original Netgear modem. Am I effectively creating a different network to my original one? If I called my original network 'Hoggle' do I still call the Mimo network 'Hoggle' or is it a different network.

2) I used WEP security in the modem but when configuring the Mimo router it offere WEP2 security which I used (therefore the two pieces of equipment have different security policies).

3) Basically, am I supposed to be configuring the Mimo to mirror the settings of the original network or am I creating a new network to which the laptop and PC must be configured to access.

Im sorry about waffling but Im sure those in the know would get what Im saying and I would appreciate some help. Although Netgear works well, their instructions are awful, if not non-existant!

Cheers!
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your problem is probably with the wep2..your laptop and pc may not be capable of using that protocol...remove all security on the router and see if you can connect that way...
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