03-14-2009 08:04 PM
How do I password protect my router?
How do I get both my lap top and my desktop online at the same time without the IP address conflict error? Laptop is running on Linksys network card, desktop is hard wired to DSL.
How do I prevent having to restart numerous times in order to get my laptop to connect? Currently it will only connect if the green Linksys box loads in the bottom right corner near the clock, then I right click and click on using windows wireless connection and THEN it will connect. However, the green box only appears when it is in a good mood. :o)
Any and all help would be great!
03-14-2009 10:49 PM
Access the router configuration web setup page. Click the security tab and set the WEP password. Use the same password for the laptop and the desktop.
Setup the router with DHCP Dynamic IP address and configure the router IP address such as 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1. Setup the laptop and desktop network card with DHCP Dynamic IP so that you don't need to worry any conflict error, or use static IP address for the network card with IP address different from the router, laptop, and desktop. I prefer the router use 192.168.10.1 with DHCP Dynamic IP, and let the laptop and desktop network card setting use DHCP Dynamic IP so that I don't have to worry the laptop and desktop IP address...just let the router assign the IP address for the laptop and the desktop. Use a fix channel such as 1, 6, and 11 provides a more stable connection then to use "auto" channel.
Most laptop and desktop network cards use their own network connection, such as netgear and dlink. If you set to let/use Windows to handle the network and it work fine, just use this configuration. If the network card configuration requires to disable the let Windows to handle the network, use the network card connection icon to handle the network connection.
03-15-2009 02:22 PM
Press the Windows toolbar START button, under Setting select the wireless network to locate your router connection IP address.
Open Internet Explorer and at the address bar type in the router IP address such as 192.168.1.1 and press enter. It should bring you to the router setup page. Type in the user name and password (check the router user manual for the user name and password). The router configuration web page should pop up. Now you are ready to configure your router setup.
03-15-2009 02:56 PM
Thank you! Can I do this from my laptop? The desktop is currently not working. Under start menu I do not have a settings option. I am using XP, is is under the control panal?
Also, I have been told to try typing in the ip address you mentioned above and each time I do in IE I get an error page. :o( I really appreciate your help, I am getting highly frustrated with not being able to get it all to work properly.
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