Wireless help for a Netgear DG834GT

Discussion in 'Wireless' started by Karen44, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Karen44

    Karen44 Nibble Poster

    Evening all,

    The story so far....

    I had a friend try to set up my wireless network today. 8 hours later and he gave up. :(

    I have no experience of wireless networks at all, but thought I'd give it a go! My sister has the same router as me, so she gave me all of her settings to copy. These are:

    SSID = UTC
    Region = Europe
    Channel = 11
    Mode = g & b
    Enable Wireless Access Point = Ticked
    Allow Broadcast of Name (SSID) = Ticked
    Security Options set to WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
    WEP Security Encryption:
    Authentication Type = Automatic
    Encryption Strength = 128bit
    WEP Key typed into the 'Passphrase' box - try using something like karensnet, I then click generate to generate the hexadecimal key

    On the Basic Settings page:
    Does your internet connection require a login - Yes
    Encapsulation = PPoA (PPP over ATM) - no idea just pick it!
    Login - the login name you usually use to connect to the broadband on your PC
    Password - usual password for same
    Idle timeout = 0
    Internet IP Address - Get Dynamically from ISP
    DNS Address - Get Automatically from ISP
    NAT - Enable

    So, I logged onto to update the settings. I changed all the settings to the above and the page hung for about 10 minutes so I exited out, restarted the computer and tried again.

    Once I logged back on, it had actaully registered the new settings, so I tried to access the setup wizard again, but then it went to page cannot be displayed when checking my settings.

    I then realised I was no longer connected to the router.

    Now I can't get it to connect at all and finally it is now asking for my network key, which I haven't got written down as didn't know I would need it and can't get back to the page to get it as the page can't be displayed unless the network is connected!

    I think I've broken it :rolleyes: :oops: :cry:

    Any advice?!

    Cheers guys,

    PS. Im using Windows XP Service Pack 2
    Certifications: None worth mentioning yet...
    WIP: A+, N+, MCSE
  2. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Can you get into the router using a regular LAN cable?

    Leave all the wireless settings until the internet connection is setup and then take it from there.
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  3. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

    What type of router, Karen ? (Edit: I just RTFQ and saw the title of your post :oops: )

    Also, you should have a reset button/ switch/ hole in't case. Reset the beast to factory defaults and then run the installation process again - this time, writing down the important bits :wink:

    Let us know ......... :)
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  4. Karen44

    Karen44 Nibble Poster

    Have found the reset button :biggrin Will give that a try!

    Watch this space

    Karen (yes, Im blonde!!!)
    Certifications: None worth mentioning yet...
    WIP: A+, N+, MCSE
  5. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    Europe is not UK - see if there is a setting for UK
    PPoA is normal for ADSL in the UK.
    what is your IP address now? You need to set it to get the address automaticaly. But I don't see anywhere where you set the DHCP stuff.


    Reset the router - usualy a small button somewhere - see the manual - either paper or more likely on the CD.

    Set your PC to get IP automaticaly.

    Connect to the router with Ethernet - not radio.

    Many CDs will have an automatic setup system - use it.

    After getting it to work via Ethernet then setup the radio part.

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