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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 59358 3-Apr-2010 13:27
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I moved into a new flat the other day, which has broadband, but only a single pc modem, so I went and bought a Wireless Router.

I have set one up for my parents, but i've had a brain fade and cant remember how I did it!?

Can I set this wireless router up without knowing the username/password for the exisiting internet connection?

I pluged the modem into the router, and the router into my laptop, logged in on (router), and entered a network name and password, thinking that was all i needed to do, but it doesnt seem to be working... My laptop is picking up the wireless signal, but it wont connect..

Can someone recommend a guide?  I would like to be able to configure this router to my laptop without losing any ability to connect to other wireless signals (parents, sisters place etc).

Or do I need to know the Username/Password for the internet connection? (current owner/flatmate says his previous flatemate didn't need his username/pass though, when he had a wireless router).

any suggestions would be awesome!!

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  Reply # 314428 3-Apr-2010 16:57
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If the existing router is also using 192.168.1.x then it wont work on almost all routers. Try changing the lan IP of the wireless router to something like 192.168.100.x or 10.0.0.x and see how you get on.


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  Reply # 314430 3-Apr-2010 17:01
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Thanks Richms, I'll give that a try.


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  Reply # 314569 4-Apr-2010 08:53
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Thanks again, that was indeed the issue. The ADSL modem IP wasn't 100% the same (, but I guess being to similar was still causing problems! Thanks!

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  Reply # 314614 4-Apr-2010 10:14
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Sorry, another Question.... I have added MAC Address security.. I have my laptop all sorted, copied the MAC address into the router, so thats all working...

Question, there is a Desktop Computer connected directly to the router, would I need to copy that mac address? or is that a wireless only thing i need to worry about? (i cant log into the pc as its not mine).

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