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MuZ_DyL 
27/8/08 11:48:41 AM
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Just moved into our newly renovated house and I eventually want to run cables through the house (currently having fun running new TV cables through the walls which have wall ducting – not looking forward to running network cables). I have created small networks with cables in the past, but I have never encountered a house with wall ducting before, using the excellent thread that AccessDenied started ( http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=17&t=4375)

Anyway, to my current dilemma, I would like to have my modem / router, which is a dlink G604T modem with the most current firmware connected to the phone line and not connected to a PC. I have a dlink wireless card in my PC which I am trying to link to the modem / router it tells me that I am connected to the network, but I am not sure that I have it configured correctly.

I really have no idea about wireless networks apart from accessing them when I need to for my PS3, Wii, PSP and my friends laptop - normally I just give people the key and everything works.

My ISP has advised me that my internet connection will be up and running either tomorrow or the next day.

I would like to know if I have done everything I can before the internet connection is set up by my ISP or am I just dreaming and I will need my desktop connected to the modem/router for it to work?

I have a 15 meter CAT5e cable to configure the modem, when I get my ISP’s connection details, I just can’t run it through the house.

My wife has deemed the PC as the devil and it must be hidden from view at all times, hence it is in the garage with all of the other things that the wife deems devil material : P

Any help would be appreciated.

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aliali 
27/8/08 12:00:13 PM
SuperHero
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Quote by MuZ_DyL
it tells me that I am connected to the network, but I am not sure that I have it configured correctly.




Quick check if ADSL is not up is can you access the modem config page or ping the modem? If so then everything is done and ready for your connection to be enabled.

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MuZ_DyL 
27/8/08 12:28:11 PM
Master

I am able to get into the config page, when I run the network cable from my PC to the modem, but not through wireless card, will attempt it again, when I get home this evening.

Is there anything I need to do on the wireless card to access the modem/router?

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aliali 
27/8/08 5:43:43 PM
SuperHero
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Quote by MuZ_DyL
I am able to get into the config page, when I run the network cable from my PC to the modem, but not through wireless card, will attempt it again, when I get home this evening.

Is there anything I need to do on the wireless card to access the modem/router?


Nope nothing to the card, but you do have to connect to the wireless network and enter your security key.
If you are having issues actually connecting first remove your security temporarily and try again.
Also try changing wireless channels on the router (11, 12 and 13 seem to be the most problematic).

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MuZ_DyL 
1/9/08 10:20:51 PM
Master

Thank you.

I finally got it working, but I had to reset the damn modem and start from scratch (updated the firmware in the process) all working well.

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