Configuring a wireless router

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Old 07-25-10, 08:40 AM
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Configuring a wireless router

I have picked up a DLink DI-624 router- presumed to be working. I have plugged connected a lan cable into the router and into the PC's jack, opened a browser, and typed in the default IP address. However, the browser returns a blank page saying "the page cannot be displayed".

The PC has only been connected to the internet via dial up, never via broadband. Is there a network or internet connection setting that needs to be changed?

Any ideas for connecting to this router?

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Old 07-25-10, 09:43 AM
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is your NIC ( Network Interface Card ) driver for your PC installed?

as if it was you should have the TCP/IP protocol installed when it does, since
a Dial Up connection only uses
a WAN / Miniport driver
and connects via a RJ11 cable to a phone outlet and uses the internal or external modem to dial out.

check you network and connection settings, disable the network dialer, as that might be interfering with you trying to connect to directly to the router, also make sure you patch into any port BUT the WAN port of the router, make sure your proxy settings is off.


also temp turn off your firewall

IP address of the DI-624, default is 192.168.0.1.

Subnet Mask of DI-624, default is 255.255.255.0.

Local Domain Name: (optional) Enter in the local domain name for the network.
 
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Old 07-25-10, 01:00 PM
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OK, time for dumb a dumb question

Mike, thanks for your reply. The dumb question is: Is a live internet connection required? Am I configuring the device via software from the internet, or a direct connection between the PC and the router?

Currently there is no internet connection: it is being installed tomorrow, I thought I could start getting ready for it now.

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no
a live internet connection is not needed
you are merely logging into the router via the web browser and setting it up

most other routers use the 192.168.1.1 as default administrator access IP of the router
the dlink is different IP address, but the principal is the same

you did not say what OS you were running ( XP, Vista , Win7 or even *** gasp** 98/95 )

hit the start button

look for the run command

type in

ipconfig /all

if you have a NIC installed with the drivers
you should see an IP address of 169.x.x.x since
it does not have an IP address yet assigned to it by the router ( which would start with a 192.168.0.X ),

you can also type at he prompt

ipconfig /flushdns

to clear any settings that the miniport driver might have on the system

then

ipconfig /renew

to reset the IP of the computer

then open up your web browser and try to logon to the dlink
 
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look for a reset button on the back of the router and reset it , you will probably need a paper clip or something similar
 
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Old 07-28-10, 06:29 AM
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Thanks, all

Finally got this together- I had clicked the reset button a couple times, but it seems the trick is to press and hold for a couples seconds. I was finally able to connect to it and it is now operational. Thanks!
 
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