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Windows 7: Connecting Wireless Router


05 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 N Edition
 
 
Connecting Wireless Router

Hi. Sorry if this is the wrong place to put this topic but I felt it was the right place.
Basically, my computer needed a new PCI network card but my only local PC shop didnt have any so i bought a wireless router instead. I can't get this router working though.

I thought that I could just plug an ethernet cable from the wireless router into my PC which are both in my bedroom, then run the install CD and connect to the wireless modem router downstairs. I always connected to the wireless modem router downstairs with my network card but when I try to run the install CD for the router it says -

"The ethernet adapter is either disabled or no ethernet adapter is installed on this computer. Either enable or add an ethernet adapter and run the application again."

The model of the wireless router is 'Netgear N150 wireless router'. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I dont want the money I spent to go to waste. :P

Thanks in advance.

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05 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So you got two wireless routers and trying to connect the wireless router downstairs (which is connected to the internet) wirelessly to the other wireless router?

If thats the case, the routers must have a feature called Range Extender or atleast the one ur trying to connect to the one with internet. As typically you use a wireless access point in place of your 2nd router. Most routers do not have this feature. some do some don't. Ill check to see if your new router does allow this feature.

Correct me if im wrong. About what your trying to do.

- Tony
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05 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 N Edition
 
 

Hi. Yeah i have a wireless router upstairs in my room which I'm trying to connect wirelessly to my wireless modem router downstairs which is connected to the internet.


|Wireless router| <-- in my room

|
<-- trying to connect wirelessly
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|Wireless modem router| <-- downstairs (connected to the internet)


Hope that diagram kinda helped. Thanks for the help.
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05 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Unfortunately i do not believe you will be able to connect your Netgear N150 wirelessly with the other wireless router downstairs. You must either replace this "Netgear N150" with a wireless access point or purchase a router with extender. Some of the newer routers can act as a wireless access point.

You can however connect both routers together via Ethernet cable or purchse a router that can act as a range extender or have range extender mode. Or purchase an access point.

Mine for example... Mine is a Linksys with aftermarket dd-wrt software which enables more features to fully take advantage of your router.
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05 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 N Edition
 
 

Oh wow that sucks. Thanks for the help anyway, I appreciate it!

One last question, the one downstairs is a 'modem router'. I'm not sure what that is tbh but would it make a difference?
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05 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DanielHumphreys View Post
Oh wow that sucks. Thanks for the help anyway, I appreciate it!

One last question, the one downstairs is a 'modem router'. I'm not sure what that is tbh but would it make a difference?
What kind is it? Typically no, as a modem router is just a router with the modem built in, so instead of having 1 modem and 1 router it has the modem and router as one unit.

- Tony
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05 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 N Edition
 
 

The modem router is a belkin dg834g.
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05 Jan 2011   #8

 
 

You mention a network card in your first paragraph, but nothing further. How do you know the PCI NIC is bad? If you couldn't get the new NIC, are you still using that, or do you additionally have a wireless capable NIC as well? How did your system connect to the internet before? Could it connect from the bedroom? How does buying a wireless router solve your bad NIC? Desktop or laptop? Give us all details possible.

James
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05 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 N Edition
 
 

I had a wireless network card in my computer, but my computer crashed alot from an outdated driver that the network card used, so I was adviced to replace the network card. PC World, the only computer store near me, didnt have any wireless network cards so I bought a wireless router thinking that I could easily connect this to the wireless modem router downstairs wirelessly, but I was wrong and I'm now down 30 with a wireless router I dont need.
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05 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DanielHumphreys View Post
I had a wireless network card in my computer, but my computer crashed alot from an outdated driver that the network card used, so I was adviced to replace the network card. PC World, the only computer store near me, didnt have any wireless network cards so I bought a wireless router thinking that I could easily connect this to the wireless modem router downstairs wirelessly, but I was wrong and I'm now down 30 with a wireless router I dont need.
Should be able to return it As its only a few hours old. Tell them you where unsatisfied.
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