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We have cable, and are using a Speedstream 2620 to route between my Mac, and a roomies PC, but we think her pc is set up for wireless routing,(not sure how to find out), and if so, how do I set it up to work without CAT5 cables. Mine is the computer it's coming from, since I don't have an airport card. Hers is running XP, but I don't know where the TCP/IP is.....? Do I just configure it like mine( ethernet/DHCP?)
10-21-2005, 03:09 AM
well within your router, you will need to set up the ssid for the router.
then on the pc, go to control panel, network connections, and set the wireless card to connect to the ssid you have created. you should be able to leave tcp/ip to use dhcp to get an address. the tcp/ip settings should be the same
10-21-2005, 11:36 AM
In other words.. make sure the wireless card is ON and installed on your friends computer. (go to the PC manufacturers website, and download the Drivers for the card installed, if you know the card manufacturer, you can go to their website instead).
Once it is, the software that came with the card should be able to scan the air to see if there is a broadcasting wifi signal comming from your router. If there is not, you have to configure the router to broadcast a message (called a ssid, that identifies that this is a router, and can accept wireless connections).
Once you get it up, secure it (read the manual, and the hundreds of guides on securing wifi connections from routers).
10-21-2005, 12:31 PM
We have a Netgear 108 wireless router.
You need to follow the instructions of how to install the router exactly as stated in your owners manual.
I don't mean kinda sorts, I said EXACT.
If you do, it will work.
After you get on the internet.
If you have a static IP address, you will need to call your ISP and talk to tech support and get the IP address, SubNet address and Gateway address. When you have these settings.
Go to the ADMIN section for your router.
There you can input these settings.
Then test and save them.
Be sure the settings on the NIC for your computer is all set to AUTO.
Do not have and settings there.
Thanks for the imput from all of you...I just didn't know enough about PC's, to know where to look, but this helps.
I have a way to go now, yay!
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