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how to configure Outlook Express for a Netgear router

by jrcameron / February 17, 2005 6:50 PM PST

I have installed a netgear dg834g/UK router and it connects to the ISP web site ok but My Outlook Express
cannot find the server,it is configured for a dialup/broadband connection using a modem and now I have put the router into use instead of the Modem it fails to connect and I am at a loss for what to do next,and I have to go back to the modem for Emails.Any suggestions please? Thank John

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Are you using the same ISP
by glb613 / February 17, 2005 7:06 PM PST

as you did before the router? When you say configured for a dialup, what do you mean?

If you are using Internet Explorer, you can change how it tries to connect to the internet. Since Outlook Express shares how you connect, the settings will effect how it sends/receives mail. Open IE, go to tools, internet options. Click on the connections tab and select never dial a connection. Be sure to select apply before you close. Try OE again and see if it works.

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how to configure Outlook Express for a Netgear router
by jrcameron / February 18, 2005 8:52 AM PST

Hi glb613,
I am using the same ISP BTyahoo!broadband.I have tried doing what you asked without success.IE connects without any problems,I would imagine it is something simple that is beyond me.At the moment I am swapping my connection between two machines one using the router and the desktop using the broadband modem to get my emails .I wonder if I should delete the broadband modem and use the settings for LAN ,whatever they should be. Thanks for your help.regards John

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Configure Netgear Router for Outlook Express.
by gcclg123 / February 18, 2005 9:16 AM PST

Are you using WinXP and Windows IE? Do you have instructions from Yahoo-Broadband to configure settings?

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Configure Netgear Router for Outlook Express
by jrcameron / February 20, 2005 9:02 AM PST

Hi gcclg123, I am using XP pro with all updates & IE 6.I have asked for help but it is a bit slow getting sorted from BTyahoo.So I dont know what to alter.IE works fine and all the other progs are Ok as well,its just that I cannot access my Emails.I presume I have to alter the setting in Outlook express. Thanks for your help. Regards John

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Configure Netgear
by gmperry / February 25, 2005 9:50 AM PST

I am also runing a Netgear Router with a Modom. Can you get your e-mail by bypassing the Router Gordon

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BB and OE
by Papa Echo / February 18, 2005 11:32 AM PST

* What is the full OE error message ?

* Are you able to connect to other web sites other than your ISP's ?

* Do you use a firewall, e.g. Zone Alarm ?

* Does your ISP has different mail servers specially or Broad Band access ?

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configuring Netgear router for outlook express
by jrcameron / February 21, 2005 5:11 AM PST
In reply to: BB and OE

Hi papa Echo,
The error message is "error 8002801c accessing the OLE registry"
/iis help/common/500-100.asp line17
IP add
The IP address and submask above is not for the router.

My IE works ok on various sites including BtYahoo!(My ISP) I have ticked the box to stop the dial up software working for Outlook Express .I Don't use a software firewall only the routers,I have stopped the XP firewall.
I am not sure about the Servers for broadband.Thanks for your help John

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correct your mail server
by SQuRilLe / February 22, 2005 10:14 PM PST

this is a bit obscure but try this:

select TOOLS -> ACCOUNTS... ->

There should be an account called "mail"

select this and click "Properties"
then click "Servers" tab at the top

if your "incoming mail" just says "mail" then you need to change it to something like
or something else

the exact address is probably similar to you ISP's home page just with "mail." in frount of it.

i realise that this post is a bit blurry in that matter but see if this sets you on the right track.

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Thank you
by jrcameron / February 25, 2005 6:44 AM PST

Hello SQuRilLe,
Thank you for your help,unfortunately it didnt work but I will keep on trying as it must be something like that. Many Thanks John

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You are not alone?
by MatthewBridges / April 6, 2005 7:11 PM PDT

yes I am having similar probs: switched to BT Broadband but am trying to use my old mail accounts on wanadoo, recieving mail ok but the smtp (send) is stopped by the firewall hmmmmmm.
Will post here if I find out anything of use.

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Incoming/Outgoing mail server for router
by redmons / May 1, 2005 2:11 AM PDT
In reply to: You are not alone?


First of all please let me assure that I am no expert!! But I have recently had a similar problem with a Netgear 8134 modem/router and broadband.

Instead of putting in something like for POP and SMTP open a MSDOS dialog box from Start-Programs-Accessories-Command Prompt and type after the prompt


or ping

or whatever your ISP/Pop box 'Supplier' is. Note that you might have to do this twice if they are different. Make a note of the number that comes back (in the first sentance) and type this into the relevent box for your incoming or outgoing mail server.

It basically is the direct address as I think the modem/router is working like a server.... or something like that

HOpe this helps!

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