new to wireless. . . please help

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lono Posted: Sat, Oct 6 2007 3:19 PM

To start with, please treat me as a complete wireless novice.

I bought a Zyexl NBG334WUK01 wireless cable router. I set the router up as follows, I attach the blue WAN cable from the broadband modem to the blue port on the router and then I connect the yellow cable from the router to the ethernet card in my PC (Win XP).

I then put the IP address for the router into firefox, run the wizard and all seems to be set up fine. Because the router is connected through the ethernet card, should I be able to just connect my pc to the net without having the wirless connection? (if that makes sense?). I can't, I get 'No sever found' in firefox.

My laptop (Ubuntu) finds the router fine and once I enter the security key it says I am connected, however when I try to connect to firefox it tells me 'No server found' and I can't acces any websites.

Please help!

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kid007 replied on Sat, Oct 6 2007 6:06 PM

what is your question? nothing got posted buddy

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lono replied on Sun, Oct 7 2007 9:27 AM
oops. . .Seems my PC here at work doesn't like java or something. Sorry about that.
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kid007 replied on Sun, Oct 7 2007 4:09 PM

trying using IE and see if you get the problem, also go to run, cmd, ipconfig see if your connected. It should say connection-specific (the name of your wireless router)

and then your ip.

 

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lono replied on Mon, Oct 8 2007 6:09 PM

Hi, thanks alot for the suggestions kid007. Tried IE and got the same thing, ipconfig is showing an IP address and default gateway (IP for my router) and subnet.

Couple of newbie questions that might really help me, first is what is a MAC code? how do I find this and does it matter? Would a screenshot of Ipconfig help?

Many thanks

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