Problem networking PC's to new Router

  Petewaka 12:49 06 May 2007

Just purchased new laptop and router (belkin wireless G+Mimo) and want to share internet with existing PC's, I have broadband with NTL cable and currently use USB connection between 2 PC's which are next to each other from NTL modem, both PC's are running XP, 1 is a Mesh which is wireless enabled, the other is not.
When I run the belkin software CD-ROM it instructs me to remove the internet cable from my PC and plug it in to the router, but there is no USB port on the router?, I guess they assume I'm using an ethernet connection, I have got an ethernet cable which I assume came with the NTL modem, but when I plug this in to the modem and PC it dosen't work and I have no internet connection, any ideas please on what my problem is and what I need to do to install router.

  setecio 14:37 06 May 2007

Forget about the wireless Mesh until you get the other PC working fully by ethernet cable.

Your new setup will be:
NTL->NTL modem --ethernet-->router --ethernet-->PC

So you need 2 ethernet cables.

Once you have it connected then go into
control panel-internet options-connection, tick never dial a connection, click the LAN button and tick automatically ...

  Petewaka 16:57 07 May 2007

Thanks Setecio, now sorted, however having difficulties securing network, it doesn't seem obvious what I need to do?, can you advise the steps I need to go through or do I need to post new problem.

  setecio 17:31 07 May 2007

log into the router and look for wireless security section, select WPA tkip, type in a random 20 or so characters&numbers and set.

Then on the laptop scan for the network, select it, connect and you will be asked to type in the key above

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