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Help - Netgear Integrated Modem/Router


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hoggle2000

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I have just purchased a "NETGEAR DG834G Integrated ADSL Modem 54Mbps 802.11g Wireless Firewall Router" and a "Netgear WG111 54Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB Adapter".

Basically, I have a new Desktop computer and a funky new Laptop (with built in wireless PCMIA card thingy).

I wanted a wireless modem so I can connect my laptop to the internet in my little abode and the little USB adaptor should get my desktop PC linked up.

Here's where I get confused - I imagined having this little modem/router thing next to a phone point somewhere in my apartment (which isn't very big) and my PC and laptop could connect whereever they are in my flat. However, from the pics on the side of the box and the installation instructions, is it right that it has to be PHYSICALLY connected to my PC? ie to the PC's ethernet card? If so, that's a litle disappointing - there is no phone point in my 'study' and I would have to trail a wire in from the nearest point which counters the whole wireless benefit (it would also move the wireless modem away from the lounge (which is probaby where I would connect with my laptop :tazz: )

Any thoughts?

Edited by hoggle2000, 17 September 2005 - 07:06 AM.

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You should be able to connect wireless to the router. You may need to physically have the router attached to your computer initially, because wireless connects are disabled by default with new routers. So you don't need to have your computer moved into the room with the phone jack, instead just plug the router into a wall jack near your computer and then connect an ethernet cable from your computer to the router. Turn on your computer, and then when your computer is booted up, you will just need to go to Internet Explorer (or your browser of choice) and log into it. Easiest way to find out how to log into your router is to go to START-->RUN and type in 'cmd' Then in the window that appears, type in ipconfig. The numbers listed next to DEFAULT GATEWAY will be what you need to type into the address bar of your browser. You may need to know the login/password information for your router, which you can find in the documentation that came with it. For my netgear router, then default login was: admin and the password was: 1234 You can try those and if they don't work then look and see what it is in the documentation.

Good luck! Post any problems you have in here.

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Ah, so once it has been connected to my PC and configured, I can disconnect the modem and move it next to the wall socket in the next room and have both my desktop PC and laptop connect to it wirelessly?
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