BT Voyager 205 - cannot share internet?

  rhiansara 12:20 27 Jun 2007


I am trying to set up a wired network to share my tesco internet between an Xp PC and a new Vista laptop. I managed to set up the router so that I could share files and printers, but the tesco internet set up on the PC would not work on either computer. The DSL light was on and not flashing on the router, which I think means that the router is receiving the broadband signal?

The installation disks that came with this second hand router were for BT Yahoo, but my internet is provided by Tesco. I know that this shouldn't matter, but there were no instructions as to how to set it up for other isp's.

I had the PC connected to the router via USB and the laptop connected to the router via ethernet - is this right or should I connect the PC via ethernet to set up router? The router only has 1 ethernet port and 1 usb port.

I know that I need to tell my router to receive the tesco signal, but I just don't know how!

any help would be really appreciated! I'm not that fabulous with all the technology so in simple terms would be even better :o)

Thank you

  ambra4 02:30 28 Jun 2007

Need model no of router

ISP does not matter once the router is setup correct

Remove laptop from ethernet cable and plug into Deskptop Lan card

Switch off laptop and put a side for now wireless will not work until the router is set up

Remove USB cable on router and desktop you can not use both cable on the router at the same time

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 to you

Have you setup your network adapter on the desktop and laptop

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 02:34 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”,
“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 02:37 28 Jun 2007

Once i know router make and number I will send you how to set up the router

  rhiansara 08:37 28 Jun 2007

Thanks for this, the router is a BT Voyager 205 model :o)


  ambra4 23:00 28 Jun 2007

Ok by now you should have set up Lan card and check browser setting

Download the manual on your router type

but can only see the front not back of there pages
so only get up to item 10 not sure what on back of pages

Follow the instruction and see if you can access the internet

User name and password is the one that you gave to Your ISP when you requested a broadband line account

they must be right as you will not allow access to the internet server.

  ambra4 23:01 28 Jun 2007

Let me know how you make out

  rhiansara 08:51 29 Jun 2007

Thank you I will give this a go!
The router is not wireless, so which computer should I use the ethernet cable with - the PC (main computer) or the laptop do you think?
Thank you

  ambra4 13:05 29 Jun 2007

Yes the main pc desktop

  ambra4 14:11 29 Jun 2007

The ADSL filters (splitters) that came in the box must be plug into the wall jack first and plug in the modem and phone in to the correct port.

Phone icon connector is for the phone. Display icon is the ADSL modem

You will also need to ensure that all phones, answering machine, fax, etc. in the house have a ADSL filter installed on the line if not you will have a noise problem on these machine. You can buy the filters from any computer store in your area.

There also no need to buy the double connection type like the one that came with router the single type connection will do

  ambra4 14:29 29 Jun 2007

Did you get the BT Voyager 205 USB Modem/Router Guide in the box

If not it should be on the CD or you can download the PFD version from this site

click here

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