I'm trying to set up a wired router...
Posted 04 March 2007 - 02:42 PM
Posted 04 March 2007 - 02:48 PM
Edited by Tyger, 04 March 2007 - 02:49 PM.
Posted 14 March 2007 - 12:03 PM
Posted 14 March 2007 - 12:09 PM
describe the physical setup? (what plugs into what)
what have you already tried?
the more info you give...the better the answers will be
Posted 14 March 2007 - 01:36 PM
I bought a router and wireless card set up after achieving good results in the SATs (America Grade 8). This didn't work until a friend came by and troubleshooted it. Then my network went down for a few months and I got it working again when another friend came around to the house. The next time that friend came by, my parents called me down for dinner. Being the obnoxious prig that I am, I slammed shut my laptop case and put it down on my bed. Since I wasn't being careful, it slid onto the floor and landed on the network card, breaking the card and the slot.
I tried buying a new card, but that didn't work because my case was broken. I tried to open the case with some miniature screwdrivers I bought, but that just caused these two weird lines to appear on the monitor. I swapped the card for a USB wireless receiver, which promptly broke along with the USB slots... I have broken a USB stick and a webcam in those USB slots in my laptop. My original router had it's antennae broken.
Then I tried to buy a router, but instead I bought a WAP. I didn't realise this for several months and tried to set it up as a router for _ages_. When I did so, I realised that neither my card or USB slots would work for routing, so I tried using a WAP to receive the signal. Since I didn't have a router either, my parents eventually bought a Cable and Wireless one, which wasn't compatible with my ISP. I tried to set it up anyway, to no avail. (I love the phrase "to no avail" ^_^) Then I saw a router that was listed as supported and compatible with my ISP (AOL 9.suck)... It turned out it was a wired one. I tried to join netgear.com to ask if I could buy an antennae or if I'd have to buy a whole new router and they said that my serial was not valid, so I can't register.
I've probably been troubleshooting my wireless (on and off) for about a year now.
My options at the moment are:
1.Convincing my parents to change ISP
Pros:Sounds very selfish, but AOL are overcharging us about £9 anyway, so it's actually economical.
Cons: Perfect opportunity for my parents to cancel our internet subscription, as they always threaten.
2. Buying the same router I had before.
Pros: It was the only router I've ever been able to use to get a wireless connection.
Cons: Will probably make the amount of money I've spent on trying to get a wireless connection total £300. Will probably not even work. Will take away any chance of receiving my birthday presents. (I was 16 on January the 5th).
Posted 14 March 2007 - 08:25 PM
You may have damaged the system board in your laptop.
Edited by 98springer, 14 March 2007 - 09:16 PM.
Posted 15 March 2007 - 06:21 AM
Posted 15 March 2007 - 01:47 PM
The laptop didn't actually take that much damage... Surprising, for how it's treated. I would love it so if it could just bear the joys of the internet though.
The display just has two lines running across it, not very far across (I'm not sure how big pixels are, but I'd say about 1 pixel >_>). It just becomes annoying when ya watch a full screen DVD. I think that was either caused by me opening the case, which I've always wanted to do, or my brother attacking it in some way. Before, if I just pushed on the back of the monitor, they'd go away for a long time. That doesn't work any more and I don't want to make it worse, so I just ignore it.
Any tips for fixing the monitor or somehow getting internets?
Posted 15 March 2007 - 07:16 PM
Take it to an authorized service provider. Seriously. There are too many variables for remote support.
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