I have a laptop with Vista Home Premium and a Belkin F5D7230-4 wireless router.
I have Virgin Media Cable Broadband.
The router is my flatmates and she brought it with her from her previous flat where it worked fine. I have restored the factory settings.
The problems are:
1) I can't access the internet while connected by a wire to the router. I can access the router by connecting through a wire to the modem.
2)I cannot seem to access the router's log in page with any degree of certainty. I've managed it once and then found I couldn't access the web at all afterwards, even connecting directly to the modem and not the router.
I have the router's log in address which is:
I also have the Belkin manual.
I downloaded the set up wizard from Belkin's site but this didn't instal correctly - presumably as it's not compatible with Vista.
Can anyone take me through the steps involved, in very simple terms, in getting connected to the web via the router. I think once I've done that I'll be able to set up the wireless etc but at the moment I'm tearing my hair out.
Power off your cable modem.Now connect your computer to the LAN port and Modem to the WAN port of the router. Power on your modem. Reset the router as you did before.Log on to click here default password is blank.Click on connection type in the left hand column under internet WAN heading.Click on Dynamic and then click next. Leave the host name blank.Click on change WAN Mac address. Click on Clone.Click apply changes.Save the settings. Click on home link at the top of screen.
Internet status should show connected on the top right hand corner of the web page.
Thanks for all the suggestions. I've done all of that and it still does not work! I am starting to think that the router was somehow damaged in the house move. Will have to make do with being plugged into the modem for the time being.
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