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Windows 7: Can't connect to internet

13 Jan 2012   #41
Fred Garvin

Windows
 
 

Awesome! The cause of the problem was doing a hard reset on the Netgear. By default, the Netgear router and your Modem are both set to use the same address (192.168.0.1). They are also both configured to act as a DHCP server by default - which is what is responsible for handing out IP addresses to your computers. You can't have 2 devices with the same IP address or 2 devices acting as a DHCP server.

Put a sticker or mailing label on the Netgear and write 192.168.0.10 on it so you don't forget its address. If you need to get back into the Netgear's setup page, put that address in a web browser. If you ever do a hard reset on the Netgear again, you'll have to turn off DHCP and assign it the 192.168.0.10 IP address as you did above. Better yet, book mark this page! haha.

You should be able to figure out the wireless settings page and add a password to your network. If not, post back.


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13 Jan 2012   #42
ldj1002

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64 bit
 
 

I've done so much writing, printing of instructions my eyes are crossing. I set both starting and stopping ip range as 192.168.0.100 You had said making stopping at 192.168.0.150. I guess that is OK since it is working good. On that password, tell me how to get into that page, I can probably go from there.

Wonder how many folks have been watching this back and forth
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13 Jan 2012   #43
Fred Garvin

Windows
 
 

  • Open a browser and go to 192.168.0.10 and log in.
  • On the left side of the page click the Wireless Settings link near the top.
  • SSID: Enter a name for your network
  • Security Options: Try using WPA2 AES for the type of security
  • Passphrase/Password: Create a password which each computer will need to access the router wirelessly
  • Click Apply.

Some of the types of security may or may not be supported by the wireless network card on each computer. Depends how old the network card is. If the above works, you're good to go.

You can also download the manual for your Netgear and go to the wireless setup section for more details.

When you have everything running, you can run a full malwarebytes scan after it updates. Let it remove that rogue link on your desktop.

Anyone following along has wayyyyy too much time on their hands!! lol
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13 Jan 2012   #44
ldj1002

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64 bit
 
 

I'll probably wait till tomorrow to do that password, I need to let my eyes uncross.
Thanks very much for your help
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13 Jan 2012   #45
Fred Garvin

Windows
 
 

No problem, I understand! You're welcome, good luck
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14 Jan 2012   #46
ldj1002

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64 bit
 
 

Fred,
I am just getting around to setting password
On the wired window seven I went into settings and set password. On the vista It shows about 6 networks avaliable. Mine and one other have a red beside it and says "The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network" One network is unsecured and I can connect to it. The rest show them as secure. I put this XP in my shop and signal strength is low to fare but it still connects good. I need help.
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14 Jan 2012   #47
Fred Garvin

Windows
 
 

First you want to setup the wireless network on the Netgear. Log into the router and choose the 2nd link from the top (I think) called Wireless settings. Set the fields that I listed in my previous post. This is where you create the network password/passphrase

Next, go to the XP computer and use the Windows built in software. Click the signal strength icon in the lower right to show the available wireless networks then select your network name. Enter the password you created on the Netgear when prompted and see if you connect. Make sure the LAN cable is disconnected so you know you're wireless.

If the security method - WPA2 works on XP, it will work on Vista and 7. If you can't connect using WPA2 security, change it to WPA in the router and try again.
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14 Jan 2012   #48
ldj1002

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fred Garvin View Post
First you want to setup the wireless network on the Netgear. Log into the router and choose the 2nd link from the top (I think) called Wireless settings. Set the fields that I listed in my previous post. This is where you create the network password/passphrase

Next, go to the XP computer and use the Windows built in software. Click the signal strength icon in the lower right to show the available wireless networks then select your network name. Enter the password you created on the Netgear when prompted and see if you connect. Make sure the LAN cable is disconnected so you know you're wireless.

If the security method - WPA2 works on XP, it will work on Vista and 7. If you can't connect using WPA2 security, change it to WPA in the router and try again.
I think I didn't explain right.
I did log in like you said. In security options I had 2 choices, WEP and WPA-PSK, I chose WPA-PSK. The XP computer does get on internet and I know wireless because wired cable not connected. Vista does not get on line. Where it shows avaliable networks, mine is listed but where signal strength is showed there is a red X. If I click properties i get a window that has a lot of settings. I changed some of them even though I didn't know what to put in, it didn't help. On the wired computer I was going to log back into Netgear several times and got message username and password is wrong. Then I put in admin for username and password for password and I got in. Thought I would have had to use the new password I created, guess not. My SSID I set is Netgear. The 2 networks I am getting with redX are Netgear and Netgear2. I think?? Netgear2 was the name of network I had been logging on before I set password. I am wondering if both are in my computer confusing it? Don't remember if the XP has both listed or not.

How bad am I confusing you?
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14 Jan 2012   #49
Fred Garvin

Windows
 
 

When you log into the Netgear router thru a web browser, there is a user name/pw to access the setup pages. That log in is separate and different from your wireless network settings & pw that you create.

You shouldn't need to change anything on the computers. The Netgear is like your radio station, the computer is just your radio - you choose the station you want to connect to in the list of available networks on each PC.

Do the Win7 & Vista computers have a wireless network card in them?

If you set the wireless network name in the Netgear to something unique like LDJ, you'll be sure you aren't connecting to a neighbors network. You may have a dual band router which broadcasts 2 different networks at once. I'm not sure. If you do, you'll have a place to assign 2 network names in the Netgear wireless settings page. You could call them LDJ1 & LDJ2. You'll need a good reception signal on the computers as well. You should see at least 2 bars.
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14 Jan 2012   #50
ldj1002

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64 bit
 
 

I went back into netgear router and set unsecured. Went back to vista and now it shows netgear2 with good signal and no red X. and I can get internet.
Still shows Netgear with RedX. In the box for SSID I have Netgear as name but am connection with Netgear2
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