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Topic # 21375 24-Apr-2008 14:43
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Now, I'm not technical by any means.

I have added the new laptop's mac address into our router settings and saved presumably. However it fails to connect to the
network. It sees it and the strength is fine. However I want to double check some things. It's a dlink G604T wireless router,
(please note, when I untick "enable access list" so it's completely unsecure, the new laptop still won't connect), I'd like to know
the order that I do things, once I've added the mac address, I click the green tick to apply, how do I reboot the router to effect the new
settings? I've tried pulling the cord for sixty seconds, but to no avail, and I restart the new laptop at the same time.
Is there another setting in the router menu that is a final save and reboot? It's driving me nuts.
It's just a cheap lenovo that work repo'd, it's wireless works fine at my girlfriend's unsecured network so I know that it works at least.
I just want to leave it in the lounge for guests to use. It's too far to run a cable as well.

It does have some software for the wireless "broadcom wireless utility" which controls a few things, but I don't know that much
about computers to dabble in there without instruction.

So is it me not setting up the router properly?

The laptop disliking our router? (connects fine through ethernet cable)

Any help would be tops.

Cam




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  Reply # 126146 24-Apr-2008 15:01
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Does your DLINK have WPA setup? You might need to input these settings.
MAC access lists are almost worse than useless on their own (insecure).




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  Reply # 126148 24-Apr-2008 15:03
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Save and Reboot is required so that settings can be saved - so by pulling the power out and waiting really doesn't save.

"Apply" the setting(s) then go to Tools > System, and find the "Save and Reboot" button.

First off, I would recommend you completely reset the router to it's defaults (depress and hold the reset button for 10sec) and temporarily connect with it without any security (only for a short while) and test if your laptop will connect to it. Then set a password, save, reboot, and test again, and if you want, add MAC address filtering, and test again.

You must make sure that you are configuring the router while connected to it using an Ethernet connection (not wirelessly)




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  Reply # 126151 24-Apr-2008 15:11
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mudguard: ...I click the green tick to apply, how do I reboot the router to effect the new
settings?


1) Click the green tick following the steps you have done already
2) Select the 'Tools' tab at the top of the screen
3) Select the 'System' button down the left side
4) Select the 'Save and Reboot' button half way down the screen.

Done...give it a couple minutes, you should see all the lights turn off on your router, then 1 by 1 they will all come back on, once they are all back on, your ready to go.

Hope that helps.





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  Reply # 126155 24-Apr-2008 15:24
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TheBartender:

mudguard: ...I click the green tick to apply, how do I reboot the router to effect the new
settings?


1) Click the green tick following the steps you have done already
2) Select the 'Tools' tab at the top of the screen
3) Select the 'System' button down the left side
4) Select the 'Save and Reboot' button half way down the screen.

Done...give it a couple minutes, you should see all the lights turn off on your router, then 1 by 1 they will all come back on, once they are all back on, your ready to go.

Hope that helps.



And as if by magic, all is well!! It was me being unable to find the save and reboot option.

Thank you for your prompt replies.

And if anyone can enable encypted wireless access from an N95...

Seriously though, thanks for the help, I knew it was something simple,

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  Reply # 126161 24-Apr-2008 15:40
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Glad to be off help Wink

mudguard: And if anyone can enable encypted wireless access from an N95...

For that, start a new thread to get attention from people who own or know of the N95




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  Reply # 126314 25-Apr-2008 14:32
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TheBartender:

mudguard: ...I click the green tick to apply, how do I reboot the router to effect the new
settings?


1) Click the green tick following the steps you have done already
2) Select the 'Tools' tab at the top of the screen
3) Select the 'System' button down the left side
4) Select the 'Save and Reboot' button half way down the screen.

Done...give it a couple minutes, you should see all the lights turn off on your router, then 1 by 1 they will all come back on, once they are all back on, your ready to go.

Hope that helps.


Sup, dont forget to "save the configuration file to your hard drive, so if need be you can re-image the router if things get messy when your playing about next time.



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