Can't connect to internet through wireless router

  paws85 15:44 05 Oct 2007

I have Windows XP and Virgin Broadband, and am trying to connect to the internet via Pluscom Wireless Router WR-RTL8186.
I have a successful wireless connection but cannot access the internet.
If I connect a network cable to the router's WAN port and the Modem's Ethernet port and a second between the PC's network port and one of the router's LAN ports I can access the internet but if I disconnect cable between the PC and router the internet will not work.
The WAN access type is set to DCHP Client.
Please help
Thank you

  User-312386 16:20 05 Oct 2007

Did you restart the computer before trying to set up wireless?

  Technotiger 16:22 05 Oct 2007

You should only need one cable from router to pc. An ethernet cable from router to ethernet connection on pc.

Then any other pc/laptop can connect wirelessly, provided they are wifi enabled.

  Technotiger 16:28 05 Oct 2007

Using that router you do not need a separate Modem - 'cos your question reads as if you are trying to use a modem and the router. Unless I am reading that wrong.

  paws85 16:34 05 Oct 2007

Yes, I have tried restarting the pc before disconnecting the cables, it says there is a wireless connection however I just can't seem to access the internet for some reason.

I only have one pc which I am trying to make wireless from the modem/router, I don't have any other pcs/laptops to connect.

Yes, I have a router and a modem, which I seem to need according to the instructions. There is nowhere in the router to connect to the broadband otherwise.

Thanks for you replys.

  Technotiger 16:52 05 Oct 2007

OK - have a look here, from another forum and all to do with your router and Virgin broadband. Hope it helps.

click here

  paws85 19:10 10 Oct 2007

Thanks Technotiger, I had tried everything on this forum but to no avail.
I have however since managed to get it working however not entirely sure how!
I have to keep the router switched off until the PC has been switched on and this then seems to work for some reason.
Thanks for your help

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