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Topic # 12953 15-Apr-2007 19:18
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I just purchase the above - but I am stumped at the beginning of the setup process.

I connected the router between my modem and PC as per the instructions
I have done the power up in the order indicated.

But running through the smart setup wizard - it stops at the second step as it says it cannot find a internet connect
NB the first step was to print out the address settings

So on reading the instructions for manual setup and trying to connect to internet - it says go to the login and enter address, etc..
But as the routerlogin is a internet address - of course it wont work.

Has anyone go some ideas?

Out of interest - the routers internet light is flashing amber that indicates it has a connection but cann find the address
if I pull the power cable out - my PC says the lan is not connected - but goes away if I plug the cable back in again.
All 4 lights of my moden are solid green but with PC activity light flashing

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  Reply # 67174 15-Apr-2007 22:39
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Username is "admin", password is "password". You have to manually enter ip address, gateway and DNS server address (TCL provide these addresses - if your computer was previously directly connected to the cable modem then it would have been configured using these addresses) under basic settings. See manual page 3-4.



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  Reply # 67206 16-Apr-2007 12:53
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Thanks for help - It seems to be working now with good range - I just have to add security to the broadcast.

If anyones interested - my problem was I wasn't able to get as far as the router login screen..

I think my problem was I hadn't disabled Zone Alarm and AVG. 
Although just for good measure I powered off at the wall to do the power on sequence restart and I reset the router.


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  Reply # 67324 17-Apr-2007 10:06
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My Netgear Router works OK and I dont need any help to set it up.

I am curious as to why you go to a to set you router up?
Does this mean that all my router setup and security info is retained on netgear servers rather than the router itself?

Just wondering?

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