I am having difficulty setting up a new NETGEAR WGT624 router. It keeps asking for the gateway IP Address. I have all the other numbers IP Address, 22.214.171.124 IP Subnet Mask, 126.96.36.199 Primary DNS 62 253 162 237 Secondary DNS 188.8.131.52 But setup will not proceed without the Gateway IP Address. All help gratefully received.
Thanks lads. I'm not quite sure how, but I now have access to the net through my router. I can also see both my desktop (wired) and laptop (wireless) from Start/network, but if I try to access one from the other I get a screen asking for User Name and Password. I have not set either of these so far as I know and I haven't a clue what to do about it. None of my usual names and passwords will work. I am on NTL but can't think that has any bearing on this problem. I hope you lads enjoy doing this. it is certainly a blessing for me.
In order to share files and connect to another PC on your Network you need to have the same Windows Logon User name and password on each PC (ie the same account on each PC) and they have to be in the same Workgroup eg WORKGROUP which you will see if you R click on My Computer and select Properties and click on the Computer Name tab.
I now have on my Desktop computer; Computer name - Ernest Full computer name - Ernest Computer description - Desktop Workgroup - WORKGROUP On my Laptop they are respectively; ErnestDale ErnestDale Laptop WORKGROUP When I go to Workgroup on the Desktop computer I am faced with ERNEST, COMET-PC and ERNESTDALE, in other words I seem to have three computers. When I try to access ERNESTDALE it says Windows cannot access \\ERNESTDALE - Check the spelling etc. The same applies to COMET-PC. When I go to Workgroup on the Laptop I am faced with the saame three computers. When I try to access ERNEST it ask me for user name and password which I cannot make it accept. Over to you!!!