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Please help me with my wireless router!! I'm an idiot.?


Usually I'm pretty confident with IT... but evidently not with wireless routers. I have a Belkin Wireless G Router with Modem.

According to the manual, to set it up you;
1) Plug in the Ethernet cord from between the Belkin to your pc... it all lights up like a Xmas tree. Check.
2) Plug in the phone line to the Belkin. Cool, more lights -it seems to be connected. Check.
3) Type in into the address bar of Internet explorer and hit return.

Errrr... I'm then asked by IE how I'd like to connect to the internet. What the? I assume its still trying to connect with my old modem?

If I disconnect the Belkin and connect to the internet with my previous BT Modem again, then I can go to 192.168 etc fine. But that's not really any use is it.

What do I do? This is supposed to be easy!!


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router configuration page

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Sounds like you successfully accessed the Belkin outer's administration/configuration page by going to Then the router asked you a question about how you would like to connect to the internet; that is, the router is asking you to configure it for use with your particular Internet service. Sounds normal.

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Not exactly

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No sorry, what I meant was, I cant connect to the 192.168 page! Because windows asks me to connect to the internet first! If I click 'work offline' then I get the usual page.

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got it

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Does your computer indicate that a successful wired (not wireless) connection has been made to the router. (Start > Connect To > Show all connections.)

Hold in the reset button for 10 seconds while the router is powered on. Now try

Any luck?

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Are you sure. . .

In reply to: Please help me with my wireless router!! I'm an idiot.?

of the address. My D-link wants, and a friends Linksys wants

Another thought. Define "Phone Line". What kind of broadband connection do you have?

After connecting everything, have you tried rebooting? Sometimes XP needs a reboot when hit with a new IP address. Or you might open a command prompt and type in:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

Just some thoughts.


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