Help needed on connecting Sky Broadband Router

  DeadBrick 17:23 18 Jun 2007

Hello, I am changing from NTL / VIRGIN to SKY. SKY has sent me a wireless broadband router DG834GT which I have set up as instucted. Now comes the crunch. I am totally ignorant of wireless working as I have never had the need to. My motherboard is AS Rock Alive Sat2Glan. O.S. Win XP PRo. Do I need to instal a PCI wireless adapter in my desktop for the DG834Gt to be recognised? Help Appreciated. Ta.

  postie24 18:44 18 Jun 2007

Yes you will if you want to go wireless,if not just set it up for ethernet use.
If you want to go wireless install the wireless adaptor on pc 1st.

To set up wireless,type in in your address browser,that will take you to the router homepage where you set up the encryption.
Click security/wireless,you will be prompted for username and password,think its admin and sky as default.
Choose wpa encryption and choose a long password from here
click here
Enter the password and make a note of it.
Click on SSID and change it from sky to any thing you want.Its just to stop hackers seeing your using Sky for your broadband.
Once thats done close the homepage down,and right click on the wireless icon in system tray,choose view available networks and connect to yours.
You will be asked for the network key which is the password you wrote down.Enter the key,re-enter it and you should be up and running.

  DeadBrick 06:30 19 Jun 2007

Thanks postie 24, I would rather set it up for ethernet as my house is wired with cat 5 cable. Sky hasn't given any info regarding ethernet working. Glad of your help. Ta

  ambra4 04:15 28 Jun 2007

It is strongly recommended by All router suppliers that you use a physically connected cable
to the Router (via an RJ45 cable) for router setup. (Please read manual before installing router)

Using a wireless connected computer for setup is Not recommended or to access setup at any time.

Can cause major corruption to firmware on the router and great pain

Have you setup your network adapter on the desktop

Click “Start”, “Settings”, then “Control Panel”.

2. Double-click on the “Network and dial-up connections
“Network” icon (Windows XP).

3. Right-click on the “Local Area Connection” associated with your
network adapter and select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.

4. In the “Local Area Connection Properties” window, click “Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP)” and click the “Properties” button

5. Select “Obtain an IP address automatically

6 Obtain DNS server address automatically”

7 Click “OK”.

Your network adapter is now configured for use with the Router.

  ambra4 04:16 28 Jun 2007

Recommended Web Browser Settings

In most cases, you will not need to make any changes to your web
browser settings.

But if you was using dialup check your browser setting.

Internet Explorer 4.0 or Higher

1. Start your web browser. Select “Tools” then “Internet Options”.

2. In the “Internet Options” screen, there are three selections:
“Never dial a connection”, “Dial whenever a network connection
is not present”, and “Always dial my default connection”.

If you can make a selection, select “Never dial a connection”. If you
cannot make a selection, go to the next step.

3. Under the “Internet Options” screen, click on “Connections” and
select “LAN Settings…”.

4. Make sure there are no check marks next to any of the displayed
options: “Automatically detect settings”, “Use automatic
configuration script”, and “Use a proxy server”.

5 Click “OK”. Then click “OK” again in the “Internet Options” page.

  ambra4 04:20 28 Jun 2007

You can download the pdf manual which you will need to set up router if you do not a manual

Which you should read before access the router as you will have the correct password for access setup

click here

  ambra4 04:29 28 Jun 2007

Broadband Wireless Internet is total difference to ADSL

Wireless Internet required a special wireless card installed on the computer or laptop which will pick up the signal in the car at your office at the football match etc.

ASDL require a phone line connected to a router and hard wire to your LAN card

  ambra4 04:42 28 Jun 2007

ADSL router with wireless

The wireless is only used in homes, offices etc. to connect laptops or desktops on to the local network as range is about 300ft before signal is drop

Hope that explain the difference systems.

Ethernet networks will run 100bps-1000bps the LAN card control the speed most LAN will run at 100bps but you can buy 10/100/1000bps these days

Wireless only run at 54bps for now

  DeadBrick 18:30 28 Jun 2007

Hi ambra4, The problem was a faulty Sky broadband box. Replacement installed this morning and connected straight away , You may have read my posting wrong as I stated that my house is wired with cat 5 cable.( I did it myself). Every room has a RJ45 socket and I have no desire to take the wireless option. Thanks for the time you have taken to reply and may your input be helpful to others. Cheers, Bill

  ambra4 19:30 28 Jun 2007

Make sure that the wireless is disable in the router

As your system can be access from outside you house

Glad to here your problem is solve

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