Who are "they?" I see make, model of the router but little else to even hazard a guess.
This may be a little too technical for the beginner networker. Can you get some local help?
Remember that some connection "lock" onto the machine that connects first. To change to the router you may have to ask the ISP (who is that?) how to change machines.
I just had wireless internet installed in my rural house. They installed a receptor on the roof and brought a cable directly into the house. They tested the signal by plugging in a laptop to the cable (It looks like an Ethernet), and it worked. He said just put that into a wireless router (seems simple right?). Well I have a university online mid-term and need a reliable internet source, but I CANNOT GET THE ROUTER TO WORK!!!
I bought a D-Link Xtreme N and have a Dell laptop with an N card.
I don't know all that much about computers, but the software that comes with the router doesn't seem to work.
What should I be doing? There isn't a modem, and I assume it is close to DSL (or PPTP I think). The cable that comes straight through the wall will give me internet only when directly connecting to the cable.
I plug it into the Internet slot on the router and the Ethernet cable that came with the router to my computer. But from then on I can't connect to the internet through the wireless router. I spent hours fiddling with ISP's, DCHP, DNS, and nothing. They gave me nothing but the cable that came through the wall. Does anyone know how I should go about setting up the wireless router?
Any help is really appreaciated. (Sorry for the wordy question).
Thanks in advance,